As of today, the provisional CLP membership of Alice Summers of Sacramento, CA has been revoked. She no longer has permission to form a CLP chapter and does not in any capacity represent the Party.
CLP takes harassment and rape culture seriously. We will never tolerate that from members, provisional members, or anyone else.
New podcast: Dual Power Q&A from Red School 2016!
At Spirit of Contradiction, Sylvia Smith, the CLP’s Education Secretary, publishes a critical response to Sophia Burns‘s argument against electoral politics.
Electoralism vs Abstentionism (Or: Why You Should Run For Office)
Click here – recorded at Red School 2016, the CLP’s annual education retreat. Max S Morgan (CLP Chair) and Sophia Burns (Coordinating Secretary) discuses Dual Power.
Originally published on The North Star; reproduced in its entirety here.
NOTE: This article does not necessarily represent the views of the CLP, and does not express a position that the CLP has democratically adopted as its own. The analysis is the author’s.
Don’t Run for Office
by Sophia Burns
Neither desiring change nor protesting for it is enough to bring it about. Building awareness, consensus, and mass demonstrations? None of that’s easy, but by and large, the US Left has done it before and knows how to do it. We know what techniques can work. That’s what most of us are doing now, with incrementally growing success – Black Lives Matter, the Fight for 15, and the rehabilitation of the word “socialism” (for instance) are all already effecting shifts in popular consciousness. That’s important and grueling work, to be sure, but we know it’s not enough. There has to be some mechanism to actually implement what we want. As socialists, anarchists, and communists, we’re after deeper change than Campaign Zero-style modifications within the system. For us, the problem of the qualitative shift from desire to power is even sharper than for moderate reformers. Continue reading “Don’t Run for Office” by CLP’s Coordinating Secretary
Interview originally published on The North Star. Reproduced in its entirety here.
Radical Activist Interview: Max S Morgan
Max S Morgan is the chair of the Communist Labor Party and an organizer for the CLP’s Harry Bridges Chapter in Tacoma, WA. In the first of what will be a series of interviews with on-the-ground radical activists, he agreed to talk with The North Star about his group’s unusual approach to revolutionary work.
The North Star: Describe for us the work you’re doing. Continue reading CLP Chair Interview on The North Star