Ben Sears

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Ben Sears

Ben Sears is a Pennsylvania activist. He is labor editor of the Communist Party USA's Political Affairs and is author of "Generation of Resistance: The Electrical Unions and the Cold War".[1]

Communist Party USA

On June 1, 1975, Ben Sears was elected as literary director of the District Committee of the Pennsylvania Communist Party at the Party's District Convention.[2]

Communist Party MLK tribute

On January 19, 2002, the Communist Party USA newspaper, Peoples Weekly World published a signed tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr..

We salute Dr. King’s courage and vision. He saw and struggled for an America and world that can be. We pledge in his memory to work to reorder our nation’s priorities “so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.”

Signatories included Ben Sears. Almost all signatories were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA[3].

Communist Party Member

In September 2006 the Peoples Weekly World listed several members, or supporters of the Pennsylvania Communist Party:[4]

Asad Ali, Billie Penn Johnson, Denise Edwards, Donna Puleio Spadaro Dr A S Mahdi Ibn-Ziyad, Gary Puleio (In Memoriam), George Edwards, Joe Kopnitsky, Ken Heard, Ben Sears, Dave Bell, Debbie Bell, Diane Mohney & John Vago, Evie Horwitz & Larry Horwitz , Frances Gabow, The Incognito Family, James Bradford, Jimmie Wayne Moore, June Krebs, Leonard Pepper, Rookie Perna, Rosita Johnson, Sharon Hurley.

Communist Party tribute

In July 2007, the Communist Party USA paper Peoples World published a tribute "We salute Joyce Wheeler" to retiring Baltimore public school teacher and Communist Party member Joyce Wheeler. Peggy Sears and Ben Sears signed the tribute page. Most of the more than 100 signatories were identified Party members.[5]

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Ben Sears of AFT (Retired), Phila, PA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[6]