100 Years After Bolshevik Revolution and US Red Scare, California May Lift Ban on Communists in Govt

A century after the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 spurred the United States to implement its Red Scare policies — where fears of communist espionage and overthrow propelled the country to build up anti-communist hysteria — the state of California at least may finally be rolling back some of those laws.

Lawmakers in the state assembly narrowly approved Monday repealing a law enacted during the second Red Scare of the 1940s and ’50s that banned communists from holding jobs in government. The bill must now pass through the Senate.

The Communist Party USA, founded in 1919, has an estimated membership of 5,000 nationwide.

— source telesurtv.net

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