Catholic Worker

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The Catholic Worker movement is a "religious" socialist movement founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933.

Background

Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin wanted "a Communist society that would abolish the system of wage-labor and free enterprise and produce a classless society characterized by shared ownership of goods and communal child rearing."[1]

Communist Party USA Podcast

A podcast with Catholic Worker representatives was posted on the Communist Party USA website People's World with the following description:[2]

"There is no history of the Christian Left in the United States that can be complete without a discussion of the Catholic Worker. Staring in 1933, the Catholic Worker was a network of Catholics, Anarchists, and other Leftists who helped establish newspapers, communal farms, and houses of hospitality. In this Episode, Matt and Dean talk with two Catholic Workers: Brenna Cussen and Joe Kruse."

May Day Cinco de Mayo Greetings

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) liked to publish "May Day Greetings" and "Cinco de Mayo Greetings" in their Party newspaper, usually in late April, early May, from their state and local Party clubs and supporters, often under the name of "Friends of the Daily World", etc.

2000

The following May Day greeting was included in the Special May Day 2000 Supplement, page D, of the People's Weekly World - "We have been inspired by the broad people's coalition that confronted the WTO in Seattle".

Catholic Worker was a signatory.

2001

The following sent the below message with greetings from Arizona which was published in the May 12, 2001 Issue of the Peoples Weekly World:

Arizona's progressive community extends May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings to all our friend across the country. We commit ourselves to resist President Bush attacks on programs that serve working and poor people.

Catholic Worker was a signatory.

2002

The following sent the below message with greetings from Arizona which was published in the May 4, 2002 Issue of the Peoples Weekly World:

"Arizona's progressive community extends May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings to all our friend across the country. We commit ourselves to resist the Bush administration's drive for ever-increasing military spending and a neverending state of war. We must redouble our efforts to build a broad people's coalition that will drive the ultra-right out of Congress next November."

Catholic Worker was a signatory.

2003

The following sent the below message with greetings from Arizona which was published in the May 3, 2003 Issue of the Peoples Weekly World:

We call for peace with Iraq. We commit ourselves to resist the ever increasing military spending and promises of never-ending war. We must re-double our efforts to build a grassroots peace movement...."

Catholic Worker was a signatory.

2004

The following May Day greeting was included in the May 1-7 May Day 2004 Supplement, page H, of the People's Weekly World

We reject the Bush administration's policy of aggression, intervention and intimidation, that has alienated our country from the majority of the world's people.

Catholic Worker was a signatory.

Arizona "progressive" community

On May 1 2009, this statement appeared in the Communist Party USA paper Peoples World;[3]

Arizona’s progressive community extends May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings to all our friends across the country. We commit ourselves to join the struggle for jobs, equality, national health care, a fair immigration policy, and for peace and justice in the Middle East. Let’s make this planet a good place to live for all its inhabitants.

Arizona Peace Council, AZ4NORML, Campaign for Labor Rights, The Einstein Academy, Casa Maria/Catholic Worker East Valley Club Communist Party USA, Law Office of Payson & Gattone, The Latino Doctrine (TV show) Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee, Salt of the Earth Labor College Tucson Club Communist Party USA, Tucson Peace Action Coalition


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