Angelo D'Angelo

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Angelo D'Angelo is a Staten Island activist. D'Angelo received a BA and an MA in history at Wagner College; he was conferred with a Ph.D. in labor history at New York University in 1978. He has actively participated in the working-class movement since joining the W.E.B. Dubois Clubs of America in 1965. He was a member of the Young Workers Liberation League (1970-1973); chair of the Wagner College chapter Students for a Democratic Society (1969-1970); active in the rank and file caucus of Local 2, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, in NYC for 35 years; participated in Trade Unionists for Action and Democracy; a member of the Italo-American Fraternal Society of Richmond County, N. Y.; a member of the Executive Committee of the New York Association for American-Soviet Friendship (1978-1980); chair of the Staten Island Council for Peace and Justice (1975-1994); a member of the Steering Committee for a Nuclear-Free Island, leading opposition to the NYC nuclear Homeport in Stapleton, Staten Island (1983-1988); a founding member of US Friends of the Soviet People in 1993 after the 1991 counter-revolution in the USSR, and is presently on its national board; he is also currently on the Board of Directors of the People’s School for Marxist-Leninist Studies. Angelo went on a National Teachers Tour of the USSR in 1976.[1]

The Worker


Published by Ideological Fightback, Inc., POB 140434, Staten Is-land, NY.

Writers: Angelo D'Angelo, Joseph Hancock, Chris Bovet, Mark Maxey, Alan Shorb, Tracy Ford, Kelly McConnell

Editorial Board: Angelo D'Angelo, Chris Bovet, Sara Cisero, Cody Fleenor, Tracy Ford, Joseph Hancock, Kelly McConnell, Mark Maxey, Charles O'Connell, Nuri Ronaghy, Cristian Waters.[2]

"A letter to Congress" on North Korea

In 1974, approximately 50 prominent, mainly Communist Party USA aligned leftists, signed a "Letter to Congress" on the situation regarding North Korea.

"For a quarter of a century the people of all Korea have needed such a peace agreement. The American People are ready for it. The People of the world deserve it. Peaceful coexistence must replace war and the threat of war. Negotiations must replace confrontation."
"Therefore, we the undersigned, concerned about the dangerous conditions in Korea earnestly appeal to you, and to all peace-minded Americans to join together in combining our reason and our political influence to secure the peaceful resolution of this problem."

The letter to Congress was in response to a March 25th, 1974 letter from the Supreme Peoples Assembly of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to the United States Congress.

The signatories which included Angelo D'Angelo School Teacher, urged Congress to act on North Korea's Concerns.[3]

Endorsing Communist Party call

The Communist Party USA paper People's Weekly World issued a statement to mark Labor Day 1995, entitled "We honor the dead and fight like hell for the living."

Of the more than 100 endorsers listed, almost all were identified members of the Communist Party USA.

Angelo D'Angelo, AFT Staten Island was on the list.[4]

Party 29th conference

In 2010, Angelo D'Angelo, Ed Wlody and Kevin Keating wrote a paper for consideration at the Communist Party USA's 29th National Convention, entitled "To Build Our Party — Rebuild Left and Intermediate Forms" calling for the re-establishment of party "intermediate forms".[5]

In the past, the Party helped to launch left and intermediary forms. Many will remember their initials: NAIMSAL (National Anti-imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation), WREE (Women for Racial and Economic Equality), TUAD (Trade Unionists for Action and Democracy), USPC (the US Peace Council, an affiliate of the World Peace Council), NAARPR (National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, "The Alliance") and others.

U.S. Friends of the Soviet People Hold Summer Meet

Circa 2010, members of the East Coast Section of U.S. Friends of the Soviet People met in New York City to solidify organizational plans for the upcoming year.

Under the banner proclaiming solidarity with the Soviet People in their continuous struggle to restore Socialism to a rejuvenated USSR, the delegates enjoyed comradely discussions. After lunch they discussed the future growth of the organization across the country.

delegates heard of plans for the growth of the organization across the United States with Branches planned for Philadelphia, Berkeley, Virginia and the Mid-West with the center being in New York City Branch Also discussed were plans for future telephone conferences leading up to a National Convention in 2011.

the Soviet Film Project was discussed at length, including the Project Fund Drive, which had already netted over $500 in addition to equipment for digitization worth $1,000.

Membership Cards were approved by the delegates as well as joint activities with other groups, including a meeting in an upstate New York progressive Park for an all-day Conference.

The next meeting was scheduled for November and will feature the re-published book "Socialism Betrayed" and its author, as well as a full lunch and program, celebrating the 93rd Anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

Director Dr. Angelo D'Angelo announced that the USFSP would be sending several delegates to the upcoming 3rd Congress of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with the Soviet People, to be held in Belgrade, Serbia in 2011. Observers would also be sent to the International Congress of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) to be held in Athens, Greece in 2011.[6]


In 2011, Dr. Angelo D’Angelo, was Chair, U.S. Friends of the Soviet People; Co-Chair, Staten Island Council for Peace & Justice (an affiliate of the U.S. Peace Council), President, Italo-American Fraternal Society, Richmond County, NYS. [7]

Ideological Fightback

Ideological Fightback is the journal of the National Council of Communists, USA.

As of May 2014. Board of Directors (In Formation) consisted of;

Party of Communists USA

In 2014 Angelo D'Angelo was a Member at Party of Communists, USA.