Rossana Cambron

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Rossana Cambron


Rosana Cambron is a Los Angeles activist. Cambron coordinates the activities for the Communist Party USA in Southern California and is active in the peace movement.[1] She is married to Arturo Cambron.

Related by marriage to Mauricio Terrazas.

Introduction to communism

From the Peoples World:

As an activist in my early 20s, I didn’t know much about what communism really was; all I’d heard was they were bad people that could hurt you and your loved ones. Being active in the Chicano student movement, I came across a member of MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán) who mentioned to me that the Communist Party USA was giving a class on Marxism and asked if I was interested in going.[2]

China

International solidarity was the theme of a meeting of Chinese and U.S. Communist Party leaders held on March 10 2021.

The International Department of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and the International Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held a bilateral meeting to celebrate and discuss the 100th anniversary of the CPC. Rossana Cambron, national co-chair of the CPUSA, and Alvaro Rodriguez, International Secretary of the CPUSA, led the CPUSA’s delegation.

The history and friendship of both parties were expressed and celebrated. Tony Pecinovsky, a CPUSA organizer and labor historian, presented the last 100 years of the militant history of the USA to our Chinese comrades beginning in 1919 with our foundation, and expanding on our leading and participatory roles we played in the labor and people’s movements over the past century. From sending comrades to defend the Second Spanish Republic from the fascist hordes to organizing a global movement to free Angela Davis, the CPUSA has always been at the front lines of the struggle for democracy and socialism.

Comrade Zhou, the CPC’s international secretary, remembered 100 years of CPUSA-CPC friendship in addition to 100 years of USA-Chinese relations: ones that have not always been easy. “We remember how Americans came to help us during the War of Japanese Aggression, we remember the solidarity that the CPUSA showed the CPC during this time of resistance,” he stated proudly.

Comrade Yinchun, a member of the CPC’s central committee and international commission, gave an analysis of China’s recent eradication of extreme poverty, particularly in Fujian Province, whose example was applied to other provinces for economic development. “Our socialist market economy has lifted millions out of dire poverty, and by 2035, they will have achieved an even higher standard of life,” she said.

Rossana Cambron recalled the last time she was in China as a delegate of the CPUSA. “I fell terribly ill and was so warmly and professionally received by medical professionals,” she said. In an emotional response, Comrade Zhou stated, “The Chinese people read Rossana’s story and were deeply moved about her experience in a Chinese hospital” and were thankful for her telling the story to the American public.

Despite the CPUSA and CPC being briefly estranged during the Sino-Soviet split of the 1960s and ’70s, the parties have been working to strengthen their solidarity and the relationships between their working classes for nearly two decades now.

In response to a question about climate change policy, Comrade Yinchun responded that China takes environment policy very seriously and implements economic development with due consideration of environmental regulations and climate change agreements. Responding to questions about how young people in the U.S. perceive socialism and the CPUSA, Comrade Maicol David Lynch stated that most young people have a positive attitude toward socialism, especially after the political election campaigns by Bernie Sanders. The CPUSA has attracted a lot of interest from young people, and increasing numbers of young people are applying for membership.

The PRC has been engaged in humanitarian efforts to ship COVID-19 vaccines to many developing countries. In a time when many developed capitalist countries are producing and hoarding vaccines, it demonstrates real international solidarity. We agree that peace, multilateralism, and win-win outcomes should be the goals for international relations. The CPUSA will continue to work in the interest of world peace, international solidarity, and cooperation rather than international confrontation.[3]

"WE’RE NOT GOING BACK!"

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"WE’RE NOT GOING BACK! Annual celebration of African American culture and struggle".

The defeat of Trump’s coup must be celebrated. The forces of reaction tried by legal maneuvering and brute force to steal the US presidency, but were unsuccessful. For the second time since 1980, the extreme right-wing of the monopoly capitalist class has lost its control of the US political landscape. We are at a turning point on the road to freedom. The movement to defend and expand democracy has made powerful steps and must continue pushing forward.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Gerald Horne

Panelists will include: Rossana Cambron, Communist Party USA*, Hon. Robert Jackson, New York State Senate*, Tamika Mallory, Until Freedom*, Rev. West McNeill, NYS Poor People's Campaign* / NYS Labor-Religion Coalition*

Performers will include: Emi Augustine, Game Rebellion*, Len Xiang, independent artist

Chaired by Susan DiRaimo, PSC-CUNY* & Christian Parra, Citizen Action NY*

The Host Committee (partial list) Zakiyah Ansari, Michael Arney, Kazembe Balagun, Kazu Bernstein, Bianca Cunningham, Bernard Cylich, Susan DiRaimo, Ava Farkas, Pat Fry, Diana Harris, Joel Hertzog, Nova Lucero, Beatrice Lumpkin, Ana Melendez, Marina Metalios, Dr. Gerald Meyer, Charles Mohan, Radhames Morales, Dr. Mark Naison, Estevan Nembhard, Cameron Orr, Cheryl Pahaham, Dr. Mary Louise Patterson, Ibrahim Pedrinan, Carmen Quinones, Carol Ramos, Hon. Carmen De La Rosa, August Scott, Michael Shulman, Joe Sims, Toni Smith, Dominick Tuminaro, Jarvis Tyner, Janice Walcott, Jason Walker, Jorel Ware, Matthew Weinstein, Jawanza Williams.[4]

WEB DuBois Clubs of America

In 2014, Rossana Cambron was listed a a friend on the DuBois Clubs Facebook page.[5]

Communist Party co-leader

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In June 2019 Joe Sims and Rossana Cambron became co-leaders of the Communist Party USA.

Communist Party

In 2006 Rossana Cambron was Communist Party USA Southern California district organizer. [6]

Young Communist League Club leader Gaby Castillo is working with the Communist Party of Southern California district organizer Rossana Cambron to develop a joint CP/YCL book club.

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Rossana Cambron signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[7]

El Salvador

Arturo Cambron August 27, 2010 ·

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1st day in El Salvador. Caves by Cuisnahuat.

Nadir Ruben Romo Quezada, Arturo Cambron, Rossana Cambron, Juan Pablo Guevara,

Peoples World personnel

As at December 2010, personnel of the Communist Party USA paper, Peoples World, ;[8]

Editorial Board

Bureau Chiefs and National Contibutors, Juan Lopez (N. Calif.), Rossana Cambron (S. Calif.), Joelle Fishman (Conn.), John Bachtell (Ill.), John Rummel (Mich.), Tony Pecinovsky (Mo.), Dan Margolis (N.Y.), Rick Nagin (Ohio), Libero Della Piana, Scott Marshall, Elena Mora, Emile Schepers, Jarvis Tyner, Sam Webb

Occupy LA

Arturo Cambron September 29, 2011:

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Occupy LA starts this Sat. at 12 noon at city hall. If you're mad as hell and won't take it no more, join us. — with Laura Cambron, Rossana Cambron, Juan Pablo Guevara, Gaby Castillo, Mario Gonzalez-Brito, Audrey Silvestre, Scott Patrick, Lex Steppling and Miguel Paredes in Los Angeles, California.

Ecuador communist conference

Dee Myles and Rossana Cambron represented the Communist Party USA at the 16th Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, Nov. 13-16, 2014 in Ecuador.[9]

Peoples World 2015

New member phone bank

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New member phone bank Public · Hosted by Communist Party USA.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11 AM - 4 PM EDT

Your living room

We're organizing a phonebank to our new members on Saturday and we need your help. The callfire service allow you to make the calls from home, using your smartphone, laptop or deskstop. You'll get a real charge from talking to them! Aint' nuthin like it!! Please click "going" if you can make calls! Thanks!

Those invited to participate on on Facebook included Rossana Cambron.

YCL at UH closed Facebook group

Members of the Young Communist League at UH closed Facebook group, as of January 25, 2018 included Rossana Cambron.

United Socialists initiative

United Socialists initiative is a Houston based Facebook group, run mainly by the Communist Party USA, but open to other leftist tendencies.

This group is for left unity. All factions of leftists welcome for open debate and forum discussion

United Socialists initiative closed Facebook group members, as of December 13, 2017 included Rossana Cambron. [11]

Left Inside/Outside Project phone conference

On May 23, 2018 the Left Inside/Outside Project hosted a call that brought together representatives of the Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Democratic Socialists of America, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and LeftRoots. The call focused on approaches to electoral politics of these organizations. It also provided an opportunity to explore potential for political alignment among the part of the left that broadly agrees with the strategy of building power inside and outside of electoral politics, and inside and outside of the Democratic Party.

Although there are significant differences among (and within) these organizations, generally they see electoral politics as a crucial one for the left to engage in. While engaging in electoral politics has its limitations, it presents huge opportunities, which the experiences of these organizations demonstrate, including a path to governing. In the U.S. today, where the fight against the far right must utilize all possible methods, it is also a necessity.

The call was moderated by Rishi Awatramani from LeftRoots. Speakers included Sendolo Diaminah from Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Rossana Cambron from the Communist Party USA, Christian Bowe from DSA, Maria (Maria Poblet?)from LeftRoots and Janet Tucker from the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

Address to 20th Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties

Rossana Cambron and Chris Butters represented the Communist Party USA at the 20th World Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, Athens 22-23 November, with Cambron delivering the party’s contribution.

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This 20th World Meeting occurs in the middle of a profound crisis of the capitalist system and increasing attempts to solve it along extreme right and fascist lines. The classic definition of fascism was offered by Georgi Dimitrov at the 7th World Congress of the Comintern in 1935: “Fascism is the open terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary sections of finance capital.”
Recently, these reactionary forces have taken control through the legislative process, rather than by force.
These developments require even greater unity among all Communist and Workers’ Parties. They call us to be more vigilant in striving for common ground and to focus on building a united front to confront, vote out, and expose extreme right and fascist leaders. We need to develop tools to help workers in each of our countries to understand their power to resist right-wing propaganda and to recognize when their own ideas are being used against them...
The coming to power of political forces promoting unbridled racism, anti-Semitism and right-wing nationalism represents a grave danger throughout the world. In the United States, Donald Trump leads an extreme right and fascist-minded administration.
The Trump regime represents the most reactionary sections of big business, whose agenda it pursues no matter what the cost to democracy, labor rights, civil rights, the environment, and even human decency.

In the U.S., their instrument is a coalition of the Republican Party with finance capital, evangelical Christians, and the right-wing media. That coalition is working to dismantle the hard-fought gains of the labor and civil rights movement. They want to destroy what their ideologues term the “administrative state.” This would be accomplished by eliminating collective bargaining, privatizing government programs, and removing all regulations on big business, particularly with regard to the environment.
Internationally, they seek U.S. imperialist dominance by promoting Europe’s extreme right and redefining the U.S.’s ties to NATO and its relations with other international bodies, trade agreements and countries. A key aim is to forge a coalition against China. This is what’s behind Trump’s withdrawal from the treaty governing medium range missiles...
At stake in the elections was the very character of our nation with democracy itself hanging in the balance. Would the broad working-class public accept Trump’s vilification of the press, the attack on public institutions, and the Republican Party’s attempt to suppress the vote? Would voters turn a blind eye to Trump’s sexism, his administration’s discrimination against LGBTQ people, and attacks on African Americans? Would the electorate permit the continued denial of climate change, deregulation of big business, and tax breaks for the rich?
The answer given on Election Day was an emphatic no. Trump suffered a significant setback losing close to 40 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and over 300 in state legislatures across the country. It was biggest electoral defeat of the Republican Party since the Reagan years. Control of the House of Representatives by Democratic Party is important because it will slow the Trump regime’s attempts to take complete control of our country...
There are many new progressive members of Congress with a different mindset. Still, the people’s movement to refute, resist and stop Trump must continue and never let up...
The Communist Party works to build a broad front against the extreme right and fascist danger. In our view, defeating the Trump Agenda is central to social progress in our country. We join with and participate actively in the broader resistance in pursuit of this goal. The CPUSA’s main objective in this effort is promote working-class interests and working-class leadership of this movement.

Fighting for the leading role of our Leninist party means for actively participating in the key day-to-day struggles for trade union rights, health care, voting rights, and against climate change. We work to build the Party in these struggles...

We saw the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2007 as marking the end of politics as usual in the U.S. and the beginning of new period. Neoliberal state monopoly capitalism has run its course and something new began to stir. The election of Barack Obama, the Occupy Wall Street movement and more recently the candidacy of Bernie Sanders are reflective of the beginnings of a new direction.

Today we continue the effort to rebuild and grow in the course of fighting right-wing extremism and for the interests of our working class and people. Today we work to prevent the interference of U.S. imperialism in other countries, to increase our solidarity with Venezuela, end the blockade of Cuba, and achieve the recognition of a Palestinian homeland within the framework of a two-state solution.[12]

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