Deirdre Griswold

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Deirdre Griswold is a former candidate for President of the United States. Griswold ran in the 1980 as the nominee of the communist Workers World Party. Her running mate was Gavrielle Holmes.

She is the daughter of Vincent Copeland (deceased in 1993, at 77),[1] one of the founders of the party. Her mother, Elizabeth Ross Copeland, and paternal aunt, Cynthia Cochran, were also communists. She was married to Andy Stapp.[2]

She has edited communist publication Workers World for several decades.

Griswold stood in for third-party presidential candidate John Parker in the October 15, 2004 third-party candidate debates.


  • China; the struggle within from the pages of Workers World (1972) (with Sam Marcy and Naomi Cohen)
  • The Ethiopian Revolution and the Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism (1978)
  • Eyewitness Ethiopia: The continuing revolution (1979)
  • Indonesia: The Bloodbath that Was (1975)
  • Indonesia: The Second Greatest Crime of the Century (1978) ISBN 0-89567-003-8