03/30/13

Weekly Featured Profile – Kurt Alan Stand

KeyWiki

Kurt Alan Stand, then 42, a regional labor union representative along with his wife, Theresa Squillacote (39), a former senior staff lawyer in the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, and friend James Clark (49), a private investigator, were arrested October 4, 1997, on charges of spying for East Germany and the Soviet Union. All three were convicted and jailed. Stand was due for release from prison in 2012. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

Kurt Stand recruited his wife and his friend Clark.

All three were members together of the Communist Party USA youth wing, the Young Workers Liberation League.

Entering high school, I acted on my beliefs — participating in the peace movement and in defense of such imprisoned activists as Angela Davis and Phillip and Daniel Berrigan, joining in local New York City battles for rent control and welfare rights and in support actions for striking postal workers and the United Farm Workers grape boycott. I also took part in events on behalf of movements for social justice abroad, be it for civil rights in Northern Ireland, on behalf of Puerto Rican independence, against the economic and cultural blockade of Cuba, or in opposition to South African apartheid.

Kurt Stand was a leader of Democratic Socialists of America, at the time of his arrest. His wife was then active in the Communist Party spinoff Committees of Correspondence, a fact that didn’t seem to concern her Pentagon bosses.

Kurt Stand began his spying activities in 1972 after being recruited by East Germany to cultivate other spies in the Washington, D.C. area. He was introduced to East German intelligence officers (the Stasi) through his father, Mille Stand, a communist and chemical engineer who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

An FBI affidavit said East Germany’s relationship with the Stand family goes back to Stand’s father, but In a secretly recorded conversation, Squillacote said the family relationship was even deeper.

“Between my husband and myself, we go back in this work to 1918…” she reportedly told an undercover FBI agent.

Stand and Squillacote frequently traveled to Mexico, Germany and Canada, during which time Stand would meet with their East German handlers. When the two Germanys united in 1990, Stand’s controllers tried to recruit him to spy for the Soviet Union and then for the Russian Federation. Although he never gained access to classified material, his role in the operation was to recruit agents and to provide information about the non-governmental groups with which he worked. Stand allegedly received $24,650 for his recruiting and coordinating efforts.

In June 2008, Kurt Stand wrote an essay in prison entitled: “Supporting Barack Obama: A Prison-Eye View of the Presidential Campaign.”

The conversations I’ve listened too and taken part in over these past months have made me a stronger supporter of Obama than I otherwise would have been; have strengthened my perception that his election could be a critical part of building a movement of resistance to our country’s current direction, could help provide the space or framework in which more radical alternatives are again spoken and heard…

It will be up to those who want genuine social justice to build movements that give him the possibility of pushing further; finding out then whether he will or won’t remembering that the key will not be him but us (us defined as those who worked for his election, for social justice activists, the left) and what we do, how we organize. How we use the social solidarity the campaign is developing as the basis of a renewed social solidarity…’

In sum, radicals and progressives ought to join those—including those in prison—who have already decided to back Obama, see where the campaign can take us, see what can then be accomplished…

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03/30/13

Loudon to Tour US, 2nd Half of 2013, 2014 – Early Bookings, Assistance Requested

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Trevor

New Zealand based author Trevor Loudon will be touring the United States in the second half of 2013 and again in 2014, to promote his upcoming book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the US Congress.”

Loudon’s book will show how the radical left has been able to advance its Marxist agenda in the U.S. House and Senate by utilizing a large network of sympathetic and covertly socialist legislators.

The book will profile more than 50 of the worst offenders. Many of these people are outright security risks. They are connected to domestic Marxist groups and often to hostile foreign powers. Most would not be allowed to clean the toilets at any military base in America. Yet, they are allowed to sit on powerful policy committees, with huge influence and access to all sorts of sensitive information, with zero security service scrutiny, vetting or security clearance.

This is America’s “Achille’s Heel.” It must be exposed and the problem corrected if America is to survive.

Trevor Loudon is the author of “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within,” an oft referenced work that blew the lid off the president’s extensive Marxist background. He is also the editor of this blog TrevorLoudon.com and of KeyWiki, an online encyclopedia covering the covert side of U.S. politics.

He has broken several major stories, but is most well known for exposing the connection between Barack Obama and his boyhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, as well as the communist background of Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones, which led to his departure from the White House.

Trevor addressed more than 150 patriot audiences in more than 20 states in 2011/2012. He already has several dozen tentative invitations for appearances into late 2014.

If you would like to discuss Trevor Loudon addressing your conference, group or gathering, please email tour coordinator Regina Thomson as soon as possible, to avoid possible disappointment.

Trevor Loudon covers costs with proceeds from book sales, speaker’s fees, “love offerings” and donations.

Touring is expensive and pre-booking cuts costs enormously. We are appealing for financial assistance to build a tour “war chest,” so that travel, research and associated tour costs can be covered well in advance. So, early bookings and financial assistance are very welcome.

Please help today!





03/29/13

Jim Carrey’s Anti-Gun Parody Video Gets Its Own Parody Video: ‘Just Like in Your Movies, You’re Talking Out Your ‘A**’

Hat Tip: BB

Read more at The Blaze…

Lyrics of the song:

Sometimes dudes minds are skewed
and they choose to go a-killin’
Because they saw a Batman villain
killing, well…ring a bell?

Sometimes stars get armed guards
When they make a million buck-ers
Then call you heartless mother f*****s
to want the same…is it the fame?

Polio and smallpox they no longer kill en masse
Because of vaccinations they are a thing of the past
But you tell parents to skip them and the science you contrast
Because just like in your movies…you’re talking our your ass

It takes a talking ass
to oppose a vaccination
when your PhD
is in
 making funny faces
It takes a talking ass
to tell people they can’t arm when
You don’t walk around
without an armed bodyguard

It takes a talking ass
to call fans dumb and demented
When you are the one
who wants something uninvented

It takes a talking ass
to be out there passing blame
when you’ve shot someone
on every TV ever made