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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_USA

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a communist political party in the United States. ... But the Communist Party's early labor and organizing successes did not last. ... The party attempted to recover with its opposition to the Vietnam War during the ..... Meanwhile, some in the peace movement and the New Left rejected the ...

lists.csbs.utah.edu/pipermail/marxism/1999-September/032219.html

Sep 27, 1999 ... When Reagan was rejected by the CPUSA ... FOR COMMUNISTS It is too late for the politburo to gloat, but Ronald Reagan, slayer of the "evil empire," tried to join the Communist party as a young man and was rejected for being too dim. ... by friends who knew the former president when he was an actor.

educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/19438-ronald-reagan-applied-to-join-the-american-communist-party

Aug 27, 2012 ... Ronald Reagan applied to join the American Communist Party ... According to one FBI informant "Reagan was turned down... for being too dumb." ... Reagan had been president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and was still an ... He was an actor who made a good speaker, but talking with him before and ...

overmanwarrior.blog/2011/08/25/ronald-reagan-was-a-communist-yes-the-president-was-once-a-union-leader

Aug 24, 2011 ... The idol of the Republican Party was an actual leader of a union. ... And Ronald Reagan loved it; he even applied to join the Communist Party of the United States. ... Reagan stayed on as the President of the Screen Actors Guild but had lost ... The assumption was because Reagan turned against the union, ...

www.history.com/topics/boris-yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007) served as the president of Russia from 1991 until 1999 . Though a Communist Party member for much of his life, he eventually came to ... he climbed atop a tank to denounce a coup attempt against his rival Gorbachev. ... to change but not destroy the Soviet Union, resigned on December 25, 1991.

www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/16/gorbachev-guardian-interview

Aug 16, 2011 ... The former president looks back on his role in the fall of the Soviet Union 20 ... left the Communist party months before the attempted coup of 1991. ... Gorbachev cuts a relaxed, even cheerful figure these days, but there are ... Gorbachev vigorously rejected theories that he had given a green light to the plot.

www.britannica.com/topic/Communist-Party-of-the-Soviet-Union

Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU): the major political party of Russia ... within the party, but discontent with his tyranny and arbitrariness smoldered among ... secretary until his death in 1982, being in turn succeeded by Yury Andropov. ... to Mikhail Gorbachev, who attempted to liberalize and democratize the party ...

nypost.com/2016/01/16/dont-be-fooled-by-bernie-sanders-hes-a-diehard-communist

Jan 16, 2016 ... Sanders took several “goodwill” trips not only to the USSR, but also ... Sanders lobbied the White House to stop the proxy war and even tried to broker a peace deal. ... He exalted Ortega as “an impressive guy,” while attacking President ... a known front for the Communist Party USA, whose members swore ...

history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/fall-of-communism

But just as the Wall had come to represent the division of Europe, its fall came to represent the end of the Cold War. ... to “tear down this wall” would have imagined that two years later the communist ... office of the President, and the recognition of Solidarity as a political party. ... Only in Romania did the events turn violent.