- 1 Leadership
- 2 CCDS Peace and Solidarity Committee
- 3 LOM connection
- 4 FRSO
- 5 How Class Works
- 6 Communist Party member
- 7 Political Affairs
- 8 Anti Zionist
- 9 CCDS member
- 10 Breaking the silence, Dr. Martin Luther King
- 11 "China, The Working Class, Unions And The Economy" forum
- 12 Left Forum 2015
- 13 Left Forum 2012
- 14 African American Equality Commission
- 15 War Times crew
- 16 National Party Building Conference
- 17 CPUSA 31st National Convention resolution
- 18 References
Gary Hicks is a Massachusetts activist. He is also a cultural worker in the San Francisco Bay area. Active in promotion of people-to-people relations between China and the U.S. Member Revolutionary Poets Brigade, San Francisco, and Liberation Poets Collective, Boston.
Gary Hicks has been active in the politics of the left since the 1960s. He has been at various times, an educator, a community organizer, and a cultural worker. In the early 2000s Hicks works aed a substitute teacher in Boston. He has been writing poetry since 1983, and is the author of A Pen Is Like a Piece. You Pick It Up. You Use It.
Currently he is a Berkeley CA is a housing activist and researcher/presenter concerning international issues. Gary describes himself as "an alleged US citizen of African descent, when not acting out my clear residency as an international proletarian." He is a member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, and Communist Party USA.
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism co-chairs elected October 2020:
CCDS Peace and Solidarity Committee
In 2020 Tom Gogan, Duncan McFarland and Gary Hicks, Harry Targ, Betty Smith and Courtney Childs were all members of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism Peace and Solidarity Committee.
In 1988 Gary Hicks was a member of the Boston Frontline Committee.
How Class Works
At the How Class Works - 2002 Conference, panels included;
- 1.5 Pedagogy of Class
- Gary Hicks, South Boston
“Globalization and Its Critics the First Time Around: Twain, Casement, Conrad, and Euro-American Imperialism, Late 19th – Early 20th Century”
- Sharon O’Dair, University of Alabama – English
“ Class Work: Site of Working-Class Activism or Site of Embourgeoisement?”
- Svitlana Taraban, York University, Toronto – Education
“Class Restructuring in Contemporary Ukraine and Its Effect on Education”
Communist Party member
In 2010, Gary Hicks contributed article is part of the discussion leading up to the Communist Party USA's 29th National Convention May 21-23, 2010, "Zionism is a form of racism, and racism has no place in our Communist Party!".
- In 1975, the United Nations characterized Zionism as "a form of racism". By the early 1990s, under pressure from the United States, that characterization was rescinded. Such rescinding did not make the characterization any the less true then or now.
- The role of the Communist Party today, in 2010, must intervene in the following ways to consign Zionism to the rubble of history:
- * To organize those forces in our country that will pressure the United States to withhold all government funding and other non-humanitarian resources to Israel
- * To place travel bans to our country on all prominent Zionist Israeli leadership
- * To forbid commerce and trade between our two countries, until the state of Israel begins to meet in good faith to address the right of return of the Palestinian peoples to their homeland and other forms of reparations for damages and losses suffered since 1948.
- To reiterate and conclude: Zionism is a form of racism, and racism has no place in our Communist Party.
On May 27 2010, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism member Greg King, wrote an email to several "CCDS members", forwarded from "Carl D", (probably Carl Davidson) on the subject of a John Case article on the just finished Communist Party USA National Convention in New York. The email named the "CCDS members" as Al Sargis, Jim Nakamura, John Witeck, Joe Bageant, W. A. Halabi, Mort Ahmadifar, Oliver Lee, Gary Hicks and Sandy Rosen.
- From: Greg King <gking...@msn.com>
- Subject: FW: [CCDS Members] FYI from CarlD: JCase's Reflections on the CPUSA 29th Convention''
- "Al Sargis" <albertsar...@comcast.net>, "Jim Nakamura" <j...@sonic.net>, "John Witeck" <witeckj...@hawaii.rr.com>, "Joe Bageant" <bagean...@aim.com>, "W.A. Halabi" <wah...@yahoo.com>, "Mort Ahmadifar" <ahmadi...@comcast.net>, "Oliver Lee" <o...@hawaii.edu>, "Gary Hicks" <longmarch2...@yahoo.com>, "Sandy Rosen" s...@verizon.net
Breaking the silence, Dr. Martin Luther King
On January 16 2011, presentations by Al Sargis, "Resistance to Racism of African-American Soldiers, Marines, and Sailors During the Vietnam War"; and by Gary Hicks, "Against Militarism, Racism, and Exploitation: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the National Security State", were held at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, Oakland.
"China, The Working Class, Unions And The Economy" forum
On July 6 2011 a forum "China, The Working Class, Unions And The Economy" was held at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland California .
- China is now developing into the largest economy in the world and this forum will discuss how this affects Chinese working people, unions (official & independent) and the Chinese people. It will also look at how the US government, U.S. unions and media look at this development
A panel followed by audience discussion:
Left Forum 2015
Sea Changes: China and the World Since 2008
- Gary Hicks, Chair Artworks for the People Berkeley CA
- Wadih Halabi Center for Marxist Education, Cambridge MA
- Duncan McFarland Center for Marxist Education, Cambridge MA
- David Ewing US-China Peoples Friendship Association
Left Forum 2012
China’s Peaceful Rising in Interesting Times
- The question of China will be introduced by examining China’s revolution in the 20th Century, and its place and behavior in international and global policies today. Such a presentation is supplemented by presenting several criteria that establish China’s socialist credentials, in whole or in part. Finally there is the place of Marxism in ascertaining China’s interaction with the global economy in the context of the general crisis of capitalism.
Chair: Gary Hicks, Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
African American Equality Commission
War Times crew
In 2017, the "War Times Crew" consisted of Rebecca Gordon, Sasha Wright, Jan Adams, Hany Khalil, Clare Bayard, Lynn Koh, Rami El-Amine, Jen Soriano, John Trinkl, Gary Hicks, Carlos Martinez, Christine Ahn, Francesca Fiorentini, Felicia Gustin, Greg Hom, Max Elbaum, Nathan Paulsen, Michael Reagan, Sarah Lazare, Alicia Garza, Elvis Mendez, Becca Tumposky.
National Party Building Conference
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST
Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here https://tinyurl.com/ycdouk3y
The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate. http://www.cpusa.org/2017-national-party-building-conference-resist-organize-vote-grow/
The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.
Those invited on Facebook included Gary Hicks.
CPUSA 31st National Convention resolution
17. FOR ASSESSING OUR WORLD MOVEMENT’S STRENGTHS AND SHORTCOMINGS
WHEREAS humanity faces mounting existential threats from imperialist aggressions and environmental and public-health breakdowns, and
WHEREAS capitalism creates these threats and cannot stop their escalation. and
WHEREAS only the world working class can lead initiatives among the oppressed masses to decisively address these threats, and
WHEREAS labor’s organizations worldwide, including our parties, unions, and states, have identical interests in the global class struggle,
BE IT RESOLVED that the 31st National Convention direct the International Department of the Communist Party USA to support efforts to identify the strengths and shortcomings of international communism from the Comintern to the contemporary international movement of our parties worldwide, and to address the implications for international transition from capitalism to socialism.
- FRSO, Untitled Posted on Saturday December 30th, 2000 by Freedom Road Socialist Organization Poem of the Week..Gary Hicks
- How Class Works - 2002 Conference Schedule (accessed July 24 2010)
- PA About, accessed October 2015
- Convention Discussion: Zionism is a form of racism, and racism has no place in our Communist Party! by: Gary Hicks, April 20 2010
-  Google groups, Socialist Economics FW: [CCDS Members] FYI from CarlD: JCase's Reflections on the CPUSA 29th Convention, May 27, 2010, accessed June 10, 2010
- http://peoplesworld.org/events/409 peoples world, Events]
- [http://peoplesworld.org/events/555 PW events, Oakland, Calif.: China, The Working Class, Unions And The Economy July 6 2011 19:00 - July 6 2011 21:00]
- American Equality Commission Communist Party USA FaceBook group. accessed July 10, 2015
- War Times Crew, accessed February 14, 2017