Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Communist Party Leader on 2012: "There Must Be A Broad Coalition From The CPUSA To Harry Reid In Order To Defeat The Ultra-Right".
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) not only support the re-election of President Obama, but they also promote a broad coalition in order to just "Defeat the Ultra-Right".
According to the CPUSA News, People's World, Sam Webb (Pictured Above) CPUSA National Chairperson, not only praises Occupy Wallstreet, but says that the Broad Coalition should include everyone from the CPUSA to Harry Reid:
"This is a volatile period in our history," declared Sam Webb, the party's national chairperson. "We are in the midst of an upsurge in both the class and the democratic struggles." He said the Ohio vote was both a victory for workers and a victory for the rights of everyone in the state.
Webb credited Occupy Wall Street with changing the political environment, with "shining the spotlight on the crimes of Wall Street" rather than on the demands of right wingers calling for budget cuts and for "starving of government programs."
He said the Occupy Wall Street movement did not "spring from nowhere, but is part of a stream of activity that includes the international struggles for democracy and against bank-imposed austerity, the earlier struggles this year in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio and, even earlier, the broad coalition that had come together to elect Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008."
Webb warned, however, that despite the gains made by the progressive movements recently, "right-wing extremism remains the main obstacle to progress in this country." He said Obama's election in 2008 was a "blow to the right wing but it was not at all a decisive blow."
"Because of this," he said, "The 2012 elections are critically important. The right wing aims to control all the branches of government. If they achieve their aim, the terrain of struggle for all progressive forces will be much more limited and much more difficult."
Webb said that the coalition that has to be built for these elections must be "bigger and even broader than the one we had in 2008." He said it has to include, essentially, everyone from the CPUSA to Harry Reid, Democratic Majority Leader in the Senate. "There are big differences between the huge numbers of groups that are involved, he said, but the thing that unites all of them is the need to defeat the ultra-right.
"The 2012 elections are not about settling for the lesser evil," he said. "They're about the struggle over the basic direction of our country."