From Trevor Loudon
November 11, 2011
Conyers tells the assembled Marxists of having fun working in the “struggle’, his support for the “Occupy” movement, and taking it “beyond a protest.” According to Conyers, the “capitalist system is broken”.
John Conyers, Jr. is a far left member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 14th district of Michigan. He is chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Serving his 21st term in Congress, he is the second most senior member of the House and dean of the Congressional Black Caucus. He was also a founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and an original member of President Nixon’s Enemies List.
Communist Party/Party fronts
National Lawyers Guild
Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights
In 1965 John Conyers was a guest speaker with Communist Party USA member Frank Wilkinson at a March 27 Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights supper-workshop-confrence at McGiffert House in Chicago.
DSA Launches Occupy Wall Street Page
DSA and YDS members have been participating in the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests in New York City and around the country from their beginning. This grassroots groundswell of activity is an exciting new development in the ongoing struggle for social and economic justice, and we are committed to supporting and building it.
This fall is a critical time for members to be politically active, whether at OWS or in the offices of elected officials. Unless members of Congress feel enough pressure from their constituents, the Congressional Super Committee will soon propose cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other important anti-poverty programs. DSA has numerous resources for activists, such as flyers, talking points and sample letters-to-the-editor, on our website, and they will now be even more accessible from
Available from the DSA and YDS homepages, this new page has everything OWS for DSA members:
- Articles by and about our honorary chairs, including Barbara Ehrenreich, Frances Fox Piven, and Cornel West
- Media coverage around the country featuring DSA and YDS members
- Commentary and analysis by DSA and YDS members
- Links to DSA and YDS resources for use by our members.