The times are a-changin, says Communist organizer at Columbus festival

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Ohio once again hosted the nation's largest and oldest volunteer-run music and community festival, known locally as ComFest, during the last weekend in June. This year the Ohio District of the CPUSA sponsored a table on behalf of the district's youth organizers which was staffed by young and old communists from across the state. During the three-day fest they spoke to hundreds of people, sold progressive literature and union-made apparel, and signed up dozens of people for the area's mailing list.

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CPUSA builds online community

NEW YORK - As Communist Party chair Sam Webb noted in his opening speech for the 2nd annual CPUSA National Conference April 21, many of the delegates present were youth. With them came a modern medium for the journalistic and political environment: social media. That tool was one of the highlights of this important two-day event.

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