Does the Constitution of the cpusa allow any of this to be done without democratic participation of the elected delegates through votes at a national convention? -
"CPUSA Constitution (2014) ARTICLE IV – Club Organization
SECTION 1. The basic unit of the Communist Party shall be the club, based on community/neighborhood, workplace or other standards set by the National Committee." Andrew t, Blogger
Original Title:Changing times, social networking and enhancing the Party's role
I'd like to begin by reiterating the decisions of the May 30-31 National Board meeting and progress made to date. We are guided by the 26th National Convention and Nov. 2014 meeting of the National Committee to continue updating and modernizing our organization. This interconnects with our political priorities to help build and unite the growing labor, racial and social equality and climate justice movements and to defeat right wing extremism in the 2016 elections.
The first National Board decision prioritized resources around PeopleWorld.org and mass communications.
We are not starting from scratch. We are building upon the PeoplesWorld.org award winning journalism and ties to the labor and people's movements.
The mass communications revolution is already changing and will continue to change the Party organization, including in ways we cannot foresee.
I want to elaborate on the nature and role of the Party, the impact of the mass communications revolution and why I think the changes we are making are only a beginning.
Party of 21st century socialism: probing form and content
Over the past 15 years we have adopted many changes toward building a "party of 21st century socialism." Time doesn't permit me to list them, but they include updating our theory, politics, strategic policy, communication apparatus, culture and forms of organization.
If 20th century socialism is no more, what about the model and culture of a revolutionary party that dominated the 20th century?
The political realities of modern day capitalist society and in particular US political realities raise other questions about party form and structure, questions often debated often in the world movement.
I want to end with a few additional observations the impact the new emerging movements and social networking is having on organization and in particular the Party.