11/23/10

Mark Ritchie, File 4, Minnesota S.O.S. Supported by Communists, Socialists and Soros Family

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Mark Ritchie File 3 here.

Minnesota’s Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, has been supported by some very radical people.

A quick view through Ritchie’s 2006 supporters list highlights five main interrelated socialist organizations and one highly influential family:

  • Communist Party USA – Four prominent members of the Minnesota/Dakotas Communist Party appear on the list – not surprising given Ritchie’s high level ties to this organization.
  • Democratic Socialists of America – The US’ largest Marxist organization is represented by several known members and supporters.
  • Institute for Policy Studies – One of the most influential far left organizations in America. Brian Crozier, director of the London-based Institute for the Study of Conflict , once described I.P.S. as the “perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB.”
  • New Party – A radical party formed by Democratic Socialists of America and the Institute for Policy Studies in the early 1990’s. Its most successful candidate has been Barack Obama. Mark Ritchie was an early New Party “builder.”
  • Students for a Democratic Society – The leading leftist student radical organization of the 1960’s. many of its leaders went on to work through the Institute for Policy Studies and Democratic Socialists of America. The S.D.S. also spawned a terrorist offshoot, the Weather Underground.

Key 2006 Mark Ritchie supporters included:

  • Gar Alperovitz – A fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and a long time Democratic Socialists of America affiliate.
  • Barbara Baran – A Democratic Socialists of America member.
  • Ann Beaudry – An Institute for Policy Studies affiliate.
  • Jeff Blum – A former Students for a Democratic Society leader, linked to the violent Weatherman faction.
  • Jeremy Brecher – A former Northwest regional organizer for Students for a Democratic Society. Brecher was also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and co-editor of Left Mailings, a radical pamphlet series.
  • Steve Cobble – An Institute for Policy Studies official and New Party founder.
  • Pam Costain – In 1976, Pam Costain of the Twin Cities Women’s Union, attended the Weather Underground and Prairie Fire Organizing Committee organized National Hard Times Conference Jan 30 – Feb 1 at the University of Chicago.
  • Kate Ellis – A member of Democratic Socialists of America and supporter of Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama.
  • Jeff Faux – Long time Institute for Policy Studies and Democratic Socialists of America affiliate.
  • Mark Froemke – A leading Minnesota labor unionist and member of the Minnesota/ Dakotas Communist Party USA.
  • Karen Hansen – A one time member of the Feminist Commission of Democratic Socialists of America.
  • Mark Hertsgaard – An Institute for Policy Studies affiliate, now a Fellow with George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
  • Adam Hochschild – A Democratic Socialists of America and Progressives for Obama supporter.
  • Victor Honig – A member of the Publishing Consortium of Chicago based Democratic Socialists of America linked journal, In These Times.
  • Frances Moore Lappe – Author, Democratic Socialists of America member and Institute for Policy Studies affiliate.
  • Eleanor LeCain – Boston Democratic Socialists of America affiliate. LeCain has appeared on “Oprah” with Michelle Obama.
  • Michael Lerner – Rabbi and Democratic Socialists of America member. Active in the early 1970’s with the Weather Underground affiliated Seattle Liberation Front.
  • Doris Marquit – A leading member of the Minnesota/Dakotas Communist Party USA.
  • Erwin Marquit – A leading member of the Minnesota/Dakotas Communist Party USA.
  • Carlin Meyer – Active in the Harvard Students for a Democratic Society.
  • Peter Molenaar – A leading member of the Minnesota/Dakotas Communist Party USA.
  • Bernard Rapoport – A former insurance company executive and member of Institute for Policy Studies.
  • Miles Rapoport – A long time Democratic Socialists of America and Institute for Policy Studies affiliate. Active in the Harvard Students for a Democratic Society with Carlin Meyer.
  • Joel Rogers – Long time Democratic Socialists of America affiliate and New Party founder.
  • Juliet Schor – A Democratic Socialists of America member.
  • Ellen Shaffer – A member of the Students for a Democratic Society initiated 1969 Venceremos Brigade to Cuba.
  • Jim Shoch – A former Democratic Socialists of America national director.
  • Sarah Siskind – The wife of Joel Rogers. A New Party founder and lawyer. Works for the Wisconsin office of Barack Obama’s old law firm Miner, Barnhill & Galland.
  • Jonathan Soros – The son of currency trader and financier of leftist causes, George Soros.
  • Jennifer Soros – The wife of Jonathan Soros.
  • Dan Swinney – Labor unionist, New Party “builder” and and Progressives for Obama supporter.
  • Margery Tabankin – An early Students for a Democratic Society leader in Wisconsin.
  • David Tilsen – In 1976, Tilsen attended the Weather Underground and Prairie Fire Organizing Committee organized Hard Times Conference Jan 30 – Feb 1 at the University of Chicago.
  • Rand Wilson – A Boston Democratic Socialists of America member.
  • Daphne Wysham – A current Institute for Policy Studies trustee.

Socialists and communists seldom support politicians who are not sympathetic to their cause.

Why would Mark Ritchie be supported by some of the most militant socialists in America, if they did not consider him one of them?

11/23/10

Pro-North Korean Communists Chant Obama Slogan in Spanish

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

My fearless friend, Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival, attended the pro-North Korean Workers World Party National Conference in New York on November 13.

He recorded this video before he was kicked out.

Watch WWP operative Teresa Gutierrez call for freedom for terrorist lawyer Lynne Stewart (now serving 10 years in prison for illegally assisting Islamic terrorist clients), Leonard Peltier (who killed two FBI agents) and five Cuban spies in prison in the U.S.

Watch the crowd chant “Si Se Puede!,” Cesar Chavez’s old slogan, now a communist battle cry. Barack Obama’s campaign anglicized this in 2008, as “Yes we can!”

Well done Cliff “Cojones” Kincaid.

11/23/10

Weekly Featured Profile – Abner Mikva

By: Trevor Loudon
KeyWiki

Abner Mikva is a far-left former Congressman from Chicago and an early mentor to Barack Obama. He is married to the equally far-left Zoe Mikva.

He has long lent his support to Communist Party USA causes. In January 1969, the CPUSA-linked Chicago radical newspaper, Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, listed Mikva as one of those who had helped produce its first 16 monthly issues. In April 1975, Mikva spoke alongside Frank Rosen and Richard Criley at the “National conference for a drastic cutback in military spending” organized by the CPUSA-controlled Chicago Peace Council in Chicago. In October 2006, he was a member of the Honoring Committee for a “Celebration of the The Dynamic Life” of CPUSA, New American Movement and Democratic Socialists of America leader, Frank Wilkinson.”

In April 1983, Congressman Mikva and his wife attended the 20th anniversary celebration for leftist think-tank, the Institute for Policy Studies. In May 2002, He and his wife sent the message “Hooray for Progressives” to the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America 44th Annual Eugene V. DebsNorman ThomasMichael Harrington Dinner.

Mikva has had the opportunity to influence the early lives of two extremely key people now in the U.S. legislature today. From 1986-1987, Elena Kagan worked as a Judicial Clerk for Mikva in the U.S. Court of Appeals. Kagan was appointed by Obama in May 2010 and is now in place as the 112th Supreme Court Justice. By 1990, Mikva was one of Barack Obama‘s early admirers. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Mikva’s backing was important in Obama establishing his credentials in the early days of his political career and in his U.S. Senate run.

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11/23/10

Full Video: LSU Astronomy Class

The other day, an individual on Twitter claimed that a previous video posted on our blog from Campus Reform was skewed, inaccurate and unfair. When asked for the full video, they could not or would not give it to me. Campus Reform has been kind enough to provide us with the full video – the truth shall set you free… 🙂 Thanks Campus Reform, you guys rock…

Full Video: LSU Astronomy Class from Campus Reform on Vimeo.

This is the full, unedited, and uncaptioned video of Professor Bradley Schaeffer’s astronomy class. Watch and judge for yourself.

LSU has claimed there’s “missing” video. The truth is, the portion of the video where students talk in groups about their class assignments was not taped. LSU has not explained why this matters, what subject material is missing, or what could possibly exonerate Professor Schaeffer for his comments and behavior in the video Campus Reform has posted.

Previous Post: CampusReform.org – LSU Global Warming Indoctrination

11/23/10

TSA – Do Ya Wanna Touch Version – Part V

Hat Tips: Jean Stoner

Beating the TSA: How a determined passenger spent hours arguing his rights before

Excerpt:

As a US citizen, I have the right to move freely within my country as long as I can demonstrate proof of citizenship and have demonstrated no reasonable cause to be detained.’

As the situation escalated further airport police were called and more senior TSA officials but Mr Kernan refused to back down, remaining calm throughout.

Eventually causing a stand-off between police and TSA officers over who should resolve the situation, Mr Kernan was told by a superviser: ‘Here’s what we’re going to do. I’m going to escort you out of the terminal to the public area.

‘You are to stay with me at all times. Do you understand?’

He was then escorted by the police and no less than 13 TSA officer through security without a hand laid on him.

snip

We walk over to the staff entrance and he scans his badge to let me through. We walk down the long hallway that led back to the baggage claim area. We skip the escalators and moving walkways.’

He was then waved away by annoyed officers and said: ‘In order to enter the US, I was never touched, I was never “Backscatted,” and I was never metal detected.

‘In the end, it took 2.5 hours, but I proved that it is possible. I’m looking forward to my next flight on Wednesday.’

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From Jean Stoner:

In other words WHAT THE HECK WAS SCANNING HIM ALL ABOUT ANYWAY? He was getting off a flight arrived from Paris. He didn’t get on another flight according to the article. He doesn’t fly again until next Wednesday.

Would you let these thugs do this to your child? I wouldn’t, not even if the child was grown.

Congresscritters Exempt From TSA AIT Full Body Scanners

Canadians outraged: Veiled Muslim women not required to lift veil, prove ID at airports

Excerpt:

The issue came to light through a video taken by Mick Flynn of Bradford, England. Flynn was boarding a flight at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport when he witnessed two women with their faces covered board an Air Canada Heathrow-bound flight without being asked to remove their veils.

In fact, in the video that Flynn has posted online, a man traveling with the women hands in all the passports and is the only one to interact with airline staff while two veiled women simply walk through.

“I complained at the desk — and again as I boarded the plane — asking if the pilot was happy that two women boarded without being identified,” Flynn told QMI News Agency. “Both members of staff whom I spoke to were flustered and clearly embarrassed.”

Lilley and Bryn Weese write that Flynn’s communication with Air Canada and his video posting have resulted in a threatened lawsuit from the airline. As for answers from the company about security procedures, their response reveals holes in Canada’s air security.

“Airline passengers have already undergone multiple security checks before arriving at the boarding gate,” Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick told QMI. “A final check is made at the gate prior to boarding in order to confirm passengers on the flight.”

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TSA Rolls Out Ad on Pat-Downs (Your taxpayer money for Obama’s propaganda)

Letter of Concern to Holdren

TSA WORKERS FEAR BACKLASH

Vent their anger at fatties and smellies

Inspection gloves spreading infections?

Security Measures Spark Unusual Passenger Reaction

White House Fights Back: Terrorists Have Discussed Use of Prosthetics to Conceal Explosives

ABCNEWS STAFFER GETS UNDERWEAR SEARCH

Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel

Are Trains and Subways Next?

Police: TSA agent abducted, raped young Atlanta woman

Obama Regime Administration Releases Propaganda Ad on Gropings Pat-Downs

Confirmed: TSA Says It Can Fine Americans $11,000 Who Back Out of Abusive Pat-Downs

Man Who Taped TSA Searching Shirtless Boy Describes Agent’s Intimidation

Video Update: Cancer Patient Describes Urine-Drenching TSA Pat-Down

TSA Screenings: Real Threat or Media Hype?

Jindal Tells Beck: TSA Needs to ‘Move Away From Political Correctness’

Napolitano: TSA Procedures Could See ‘Changes’

Delta: Flight Attendants Should be Allowed to Skip Scanners

Man Arrested for Trying to Record Underwear Strip-Down at TSA Checkpoint

11/23/10

North Korea – And So It Begins…

North Korea, Iran, Russia and China are thick as thieves and do you really think they won’t attack the US now that they smell blood and weakness in the water? Dominoes are beginning to fall – watch the other hand as well. Tick, tick, tick…

South Korea Vows ‘Enormous Retaliation’ After North’s Deadly Island…

North, South Korea exchange fire; 2 marines killed

SKorea Scrambles Jets After NKorea Border Attack

Krauthammer: It’s Time to Arm South Korea With Nukes

Nudge, nudge…

Gird your loins: North Korea fires on South Korea

NORTH KOREA ATTACKS SOUTH KOREAN ISLAND – At Least 2 Marines Dead …Update: Dictator-In-Waiting Linked to Attack

South Korea Vows ‘Retaliation’ for Attack

NKorea’s military command vows ‘merciless’ military strike against SKorea

Fires artillery onto island

South denies seeking redeployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons

Returns Fire

May strike NKorea’s missile base

‘Intentional, planned attack’

Japan prepares for ‘any eventuality’

CHINA WATCHES…

UPDATE: WHITE HOUSE CONDEMNS; OBAMA ‘OUTRAGED’

Russia Sees ‘Colossal Danger’

FLASHBACK: UK fears NKorean attack on Seoul G20 summit

IT BEGINS

SKorea says it test-fired in area before NKorea firing

MYSTERY: NKorea needed outside help for nuke site