John Bachtell

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John Bachtell

John Bachtell...

John Bachtell is a Communist Party USA activist.


In the mid 1980s John Bachtell was a leader of the Young Communist League USA[1]

Party role

In 2001, Bachtell, then New York District Organizer, moved to Illinois.[2] to become the Illinois District Organizer, with an eye to making Chicago a Midwest regional center and helping to build the Party in that region.

Endorsed Communist Party Call

On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsers[3]including John Bachtell, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.


John Bachtell traveled to Cuba in the latter half of 2009[4].


  1. Far Left of Center: The American Radical Left Today By Harvey 43