Nick Giannone

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Nick Giannone


Dominic (Nick) Giannone is a Massachusetts activist.

Weymouth Council run

In 2013 Giannone ran for Weymouth Council;[1]

The contest for District 1 councilor in Weymouth is drawing some extra attention this time because of the political affiliation of one of the contenders.
Dominic Giannone III is a lot like other candidates for local office who campaign with pledges to seek positive changes for their neighborhood and city, but with one notable distinction: He is a Communist.
Giannone is registered to vote as a member of the Green/Rainbow Party, but belongs to the Communist Party USA and has long been active in promoting its causes.
The 37-year-old union boilermaker is open about his political orientation; his campaign website mentions his membership in the Communist Party and his belief that “capitalism is the root cause of the economic crisis, poverty, discrimination, war, and environmental destruction.”

While he has been a member of the Communist Party for less than a year, Giannone said he has identified as a Communist for much longer.
A 1993 graduate of Weymouth High School, Giannone’s activism has included protesting on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther whom supporters contended was wrongfully convicted of killing a police officer. Giannone has also demonstrated against the war in Iraq.
His political activism led to several brushes with the law. In 2004, he was arrested for assault and battery of a police officer while marching outside the Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Giannone said the charges stemmed from an unfounded claim by police that he took a swing at Boston’s police superintendent during the incident, and that he was found not guilty in a 2005 trial.
In 1999, he was arrested in Weymouth on graffiti charges that he said were the result of his posting leaflets about a protest he was helping to organize at the high school in support of Abu-Jamal. Several days later, he was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct during the action.
Giannone said that the case was continued without a finding but that he served 10 days in jail. At the time, he was on probation for an arrest some years before for possession of two marijuana cigarettes. He said serving the jail time allowed him to have the probation dropped.

Communist Party

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In 2014, Nick Giannone, Casey Doyle, Chris Persampieri, and Jeff Baker, were all affiliated with the Communist Party USA in Boston.[2]

"Lenin: National Liberation, Socialism, and Imperialism"

The Center for Marxist Education (CME) is located at 550 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd floor, in Cambridge near the Central Square MBTA station on the Red Line.

Join members of the Communist Party in Boston to discuss Lenin's writings on the right of nations to self-determination, th role of the working class against all forms of national oppression, and how these relate to imperialism and the fight for socialism. "Lenin: National Liberation, Socialism, and Imperialism"Thursday 28 January 2016".

Those indicating they would attend on Wherevent included Austin Mueller, Gerry Scoppettuolo, Priti Vlvspock, Sarah Ensslin, Casey Elizabeth Doyle, Firas Zreik, Nick Giannone III, Daniel Casares, Jason Arnold, Elsa Khalil, Clayton Nino Brown.[3]

CPUSA Environmental Action

CPUSA Environmental Action is a Facebook closed group. It is "a meeting place for members and friends of the Communist Party USA to discuss environmental issues (especially climate change), share information, and coordinate activities".

As of June 21, 2017 members included Nick Giannone;[4]

Anti-Trump meeting

According to a report by Sandy Eaton, Over 120 people from across the Massachusetts South Shore and beyond gathered in the United First Parish Church in Quincy Square on January 5th to discuss their concerns regarding growing threats to human rights and the environment, and to plan actions to promote equality, fairness and a healthy climate. This event was sponsored by the South Shore People’s Network and the South Shore Coalition for Human Rights, and hosted by the church’s Social Justice Concerns Committee.

Reverend Rebecca Froom, Minister of the Church of the Presidents, greeted everyone. Deanna White-Hebert, president of the South Shore Coalition for Human Rights, recalled the Coalition’s forty-year history of struggle against racism. Nick Giannone, a union activist from North Weymouth, introduced four invited speakers and then chaired the lively discussion that followed.

Cameron Bateman of the Massachusetts Nurses Association spoke, as did Lily Huang, a life-long Quincy resident, representing Jobs with Justice, and Nicole Sullivan from Boston Feminists for Liberation. Clayton Nino Brown, representing the ANSWER Coalition, urged folks to go to Washington on January 20th to protest the Inauguration.[5]

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