Thursday, July 23, 2009

Black and White and Red No More

Our Party continues to get very favorable notice in the mainstream media when we do things that are newsworthy.

The Associated Press reported widely on our newly remodeled glass offices. This only cost us over a million dollars. Had we not spent this money remodeling our officies we would not have been noticed by the commercial media.

Now we are getting more favorable media. We only had to shut down the printed edition of the People's Daily World.

Some people argue we should spend some money on the class struggle. I say "no." This has been proven to keep us marginalized. Look; progressive activity like remodeling jobs and stopping publication of newspapers that our new high road capitalist friends don't like gets us media.

This is a wonderful news story. This is the kind of media coverage we want.

Anything that we can do to marginalize our Party is newsworthy.

Sam Webb
National Chair, CPUSA

UPDATE: Black and White and Red No More: Communist Paper Going Online-Only

By Mark Fitzgerald

Published: July 22, 2009 11:10 AM ET

CHICAGO Readers of the nation's official Communist newspaper -- unite, you have only your links to lose!

Next January, the United States Communist Party is shutting down the print edition of its People's Weekly World newspaper, the successor to the Daily Worker. The paper will then go online-only. People's Weekly World is now producing a PDF version for its Web site each week, and it is also offering daily news online.

In a note to readers, Editor Teresa Albano said the Chicago-based PWW is also considering a downloadable daily version of the paper.

"Perhaps, with the wind at our back and successful fundraising efforts, a regular printable daily digest could be a doable goal in the not-too-distant future," she wrote.

"The Daily Worker began in Chicago in January 1924," Albano added. "This is our 85th year of 'fighting words.' We're very excited about this new venture, and look forward to your continued involvement and support."


This story has been corrected. An earlier version stated that People's Weekly World had already gone to online-only publication. The print edition will actually end in January 2010.

Mark Fitzgerald ( is E&P's editor-at-large

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.