Lou Diskin

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Louis Diskin was a World War II veteran and held district and national leadership positions in the Communist Party USA for many years. He was a carpenter, book publisher and seller, educator, and political leader. He was admired for his wisdom, modest character, deep concern for the well-being of all around him, and his daily humorous story. He was well-read in literature as well as politics.

We Will Make Peace Prevail!

On March 28, 1982 the New World Review organized a gala luncheon "We Will Make Peace Prevail! Disarmament Over Confrontation, Life Over Death", at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Roosevelt, New York City. Virtually all participants were identified as Communist Party USA.

Lou Diskin was listed on the Committee of Sponsors.[1]

Communist Party dissidents

On November 15-16 1991, 30 dissident members of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA convened a meeting to "sign a statement of events" - most or all signatories were soon to break with the party and were later to form Committees of Correspondence.

The signatories included Lou Diskin, New York[2];

Communist Party reformer

In 1991, Lou Diskin, New Jersey, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" - most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.[3]

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992, Lou Diskin, Weehawken New Jersey endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[4]

Greetings to Committees of Correspondence conference

Lou Diskin and Bernice Diskin sent greetings to the Second Committees of Correspondence National Conference, held July 12-14 1996, in New York.[5]

Communist Party MLK tribute

On January 19, 2002, the Communist Party USA newspaper, Peoples Weekly World published a signed tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr..

We salute Dr. King’s courage and vision. He saw and struggled for an America and world that can be. We pledge in his memory to work to reorder our nation’s priorities “so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.”

Signatories included Lou Diskin. Almost all signatories were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA[6].


  1. We Will Make Peace Prevail! event brochure
  2. List of those NC members who signed statement of events at meeting of 11/15-16/91
  3. Addendum to Initiative document
  4. CCDS Background
  5. CoC Second National Conference program, 1996
  6. http://transitional.pww.org/so-that-the-pursuit-of-peace-will-take-precedence/