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Good news for PCUSA

We are living in a truly unprecedented moment in history and the actions we take now, together, will determine not only the future of our class but the entire world. If there has ever been a time in American history when our working class must stand together in the fight for economic, social, racial and environmental justice - now is that time.

The bad news is that we have a president who is a fraud, a pathological liar and a racist. The good news is that the working class people are standing up, fighting back and are demanding fundamental changes in our economic and political system.

The bad news is that we have a president who just shut down the government for 35 days because he couldn't get an expensive and unneeded wall with Mexico, while 800,000 federal workers tried to survive without paychecks.

The good news is those federal workers and their unions fought back and, with the airline industry facing growing delays because of worker sickouts, the president relented and reopened the government.

The bad news is that the scientific community is telling us that climate change is the greatest global crisis facing the planet, while we have an oligarchy leadership who are working overtime for more deregulation of the fossil fuel industry - and even more carbon emissions.

The good news is that at the grassroots level, here and around the world, more and more working people, led by the younger generation, understand that we need bold initiatives to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy.

The bad news is that at a time of massive wealth and income inequality when the 3 wealthiest Americans own more wealth than the bottom half of our country and 46% of all new income is going to the top 1%, we have an oligarchy leadership who want even more tax breaks for billionaires.

The good news is that poll after poll shows that the American people want these wealthiest people in this country and the largest profitable corporations to start paying their fair share of taxes. Working class people understand that instead of giving tax breaks to billionaires we should be rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and investing in health care and education.

The bad news is that Americans today are working for starvation wages. Many of them are forced to work two or three jobs just to survive and receive little or no family leave or vacation time.

The bad news is that we have a corrupt political system that allows billionaires to spend unlimited sums of money to elect candidates who represent their interests. We also see widespread voter suppression and extreme gerrymandering which affect the oppressed nationalities of the working class.

The good news is that the younger generation today, the future of our country is the least racist in our history and is prepared to fight for racial and economic justice.

The bad news is that there is now a massive, well-coordinated attack against women's rights.

The bad news is that we have a criminal justice system in this country which is severely broken. We have more people in jail than any other country on earth – disproportionately African-American, Latino and Native American. Unbelievably, hundreds of thousands of Americans are in prison right now simply because they cannot afford cash bail.

Let me conclude by thanking all of you for standing with the PCUSA, Marxist-Leninist ideologies in the fight for socialism. We should all be extremely proud that over the last few years, on issue after issue, we have made enormous progress in advancing the socialist agenda. Ideas that just a few years ago were considered "radical" or "extreme" are now supported by a strong majority of Americans.

In these very difficult times, despair is not an option. For the sake of our kids and grandchildren, Communists must continue this struggle. Black, white, Latino, Asian-American, Native-American, male or female, gay or straight, transsexuals, old and young let us proudly stand united and create a socialist future. We must resist the attempts by antiparty elements seeking to divide us.

That is why the really good news is that PCUSA has a solution! Our Commissions seeks to combat these bad news items. We arrive at decisions through Democratic Centralism. But we need you to help with this struggle.

We need you to join any of our Commissions: Labor, Peace & Solidarity, Oppressed Nationalities, Environmental, Health & Disability, Animal Rights, LGBTQ+, Electoral/Legislative, Arts & Culture, Religious Affairs, Veterans, Women's Commission.

We also have departments your input is needed. Organizational, International, Educational/Ideological.

Collectively we aim to replace capitalism with real scientific socialism as expressed through Marx and Lenin. Working people need to understand that socialism will create an opportunity to begin to solve the problem of capitalism.

Please join one or two of our Commissions/Departments today. For more information please contact Comrade Mark at 405-886-2892.

Dr. Angelo D'Angelo
General Secretary
Political Bureau of the Central Committee
Party of Communists USA