Friday, June 2, 2017

An invitation from the Communist Party - Join us to build a better USA 1981 w. Angela Davis & Gus Hall

Vintage Leftist Leaflet Project

See the end of this post for details on the project.

Leaflet: An invitation from the Communist Party - Join us to build a better USA 1981

An outreach and recruitment leaflet from the CPUSA released shortly after Reagan became President. Interesting for a number of reasons reflecting the period it also has a brief set of examples of the contributions made by Communists to changing the US. Note also the Gus Hall-Angela Davis photo. They had run together as the CPUSA's Presidential-Vice Presidential ticket in 1980.

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When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource. 

While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.

All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets (which is still being updated with past posts).

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