Thursday, December 1, 2011

Activist Boasts of Communist Leadership in Occupy Movement – Links to Re-election of Obama

While addressing a gathering of the international communist front World Federation of Democratic Youth,  in Lisbon Portugal, November 10, 2011, Young Communist League USA organizer  Lisa Bergmann, boasted of communist leadership in the US “Occupy” movement and their desire to harness the movement  to the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.

Lisa Bergmann, Communist

Addressing the assembled young comrades, Bergmann made no bones about communist participation in, and initiation of , “Occupy” encampments all over the United States. (Emphasis added)
My name is Lisa Bergmann from the Young Communist League USA.  On behalf of our organization I would like to thank WFDY and the Japaneses Communist Party for hosting this inspiring, well-organized event and for ensuring that the YCLUSA could be here with all of you today.  The Young Communist League USA stands firmly, as it always has, united with all of you against U.S. imperialism, greed, and war…
Youth in the United States are shouting at the top of their lungs that the U.S. capitalist economic system has failed them… thousands of youth in the United States are taking to the streets to demand a better world.
Inspired by the “Arab Spring” and other youth movements in Europe and Latin America, the Occupy Wall Street Movement began in the heart of the U.S. capitalist system, and has now spread to more than 300 cities in the United States. Occupy is predominantly a youth movement, calling attention to the unprecedented wealth inequalities that exist in our country…  While the participants in the Occupy movement are members of a wide variety of groups, they all identify as part of the “99” percent of people who do not have access to the country’s wealth.  The labor movement in the U.S. has been one of the strongest allies to the Occupy movement.  Other participants in the Occupy movement include peace activist groups, veterans, elected officials, immigrant rights groups, and of course the Communist Party and the Young Communist League! The Young Communist League, even though we are in a re-building phase, has participated in Occupy in every city where we exist, and has even initiated the Occupy chapters in some cities.  Leaders of the Young Communist League and leaders of the Communist party have been arrested in Chicago on two separate occasions during police raids on the Occupy movement.
Bergmann went on to highlight the role of the labor movement and the rallying cry of “job creation” to unite a the youth and labor movement behind socialist aligned Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and President Obama’s “job creation” bills.

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