Sunday, September 16, 2012

CPUSA Memphis Club statement of solidarity with the Tennessee Equality Project's non-discrimination ordinance.

The following statement was crafted by the Communist Party USA in Memphis and was ratified by a unanimous vote:

Memphis is no stranger to struggle. The entire city’s history is one of people grappling with powerful forces whose interests were best served by oppressing and exploiting the people of the Mid-South. At every turn in our history average people have stood up against the forces of discrimination and hate. Famous author Richard Wright refused to be shut out of a public library during Jim Crow and Dr. Martin Luther King spent his final moments here standing in solidarity with the Memphis sanitation workers.

Today is no different. While true racial equality has yet to be realized in our nation, those who oppress and exploit the working class and their allies have selected another segment of our society, the LGBTQ community for hyper-discrimination.

We, the Communist Party USA in Memphis, will not sit silently by while our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer friends, co-workers, family, and neighbors are singled out and denied their civil rights in Tennessee.

We are students, professors, coppersmiths, journalists, historians, lawyers, chefs, medical professionals, sound technicians, and activists. We are members of the labor and faith community. An attack against one of us is an attack against us all.

We stand in complete support and solidarity with the Tennessee Equality Project and their initiative to pass an anti-hate ordinance in the City of Memphis.

The Communist Party USA in Memphis.


Friends, please take the time to read and sign this petition urging the Memphis City Council to enact the TEP's non-discrimination ordinance. The fact that you can legally discriminate against someone because of who they are is ridiculous.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Memphis Club comrade James holding a sign after a rain at Occupy Memphis.  This photo made the front page of the Commercial Appeal.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Photos of an Occupy Memphis march and an Occupy Memphis General Assembly.  Local Club comrades were present at both.


Comrades, including one Memphis comrade, at an Occupy Chicago march.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

in autumn school starts and the leaves turn red....

The Marxist Student Union will have a table at the U of M this Monday, August 29th. Check here for details.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Michele Bachmann and Chuck Manson.

Motivation for the 2012 election.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Marxist Student Union

The Marxist Student Union is up and running at the U of M!  Thanks to the comrades involved in getting all of the paperwork and signatures needed.  A spectre is haunting Memphis - the spectre of communism!!

Check out the Marxist Student Union's brand spankin' new website here.