01/5/20

Socialists Infiltrate Texas Judiciary

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

The Harris County Courthouse in Houston, Texas, on April 1, 2017. (Patrick Feller via Wikimedia Commons)

American Marxists are seriously targeting judicial positions in key states—Texas among them.

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has already elected some comrades to key positions in the Lone Star State and is targeting several more positions in upcoming races.

The Marxists understand that it’s not always who makes the laws but who interprets the laws that counts. Influencing the legal process in favor of the left is a revolutionary act.

So far Houston DSA has elected two comrades to local judgeships.

DSA member Franklin Bynum won his bid for judge in Houston in November 2018 with an endorsement and electoral support from Houston DSA.

His platform “includes plans to stop jailing those who can’t pay bail, an end to ‘plea mill’ practices that coerce guilty pleas from defendants in exchange for freedom, support for diversion programs to reduce arrest, an end excessive to court appearances, and providing more police oversight in the courtroom,” according to Jacobin magazine.

He believes “capitalism drives the horrors of this [justice] system.”

At the same election DaSean Jones, a self-described “criminal justice reformer,” was elected as a judge for the 180th criminal court in Houston. He’s also a member of the Houston DSA.

On Jan. 31, 2019, Bynum, Jones, and Tarsha Jackson of the Communist Party-influenced Texas Organizing Project participated in a Houston forum “The end of policing: putting abolition into practice” — ”a conversation” with anti-police activist Alex Vitale.

A former Houston DSA member, Vitale is a professor of sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. “He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally,” according to People’s World. “He also serves on the New York State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.”

Vitale is a personal friend of Bynum and is active in the “close Rykers Island” and the “End Gang Database” campaigns in New York.

Comrade Vitale has also advised Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign concerning the candidate’s “Justice and Safety for All” proposal—so you can guess how “just” and “safe” these proposals may be.

In November 2019, Vitale gave a similar presentation at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Berkeley, California—sponsored by the Northern California Communist Party,

According to the People’s World account of the event:

“In his recent work, ‘The End of Policing,’ Vitale gives a scathing critique of police reformism and presents realistic alternatives to policing, such as restorative justice and harm reduction programs implemented in various departments around the world. The book attempts to spark a public discourse by telling the racist and anti-labor origins of modern policing as a tool of social control, in which police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice, and public safety.

“Vitale says, ‘The origins and function of the police are intimately tied to the management of inequalities of race and class. The suppression of workers and the tight surveillance and micromanagement of black and brown lives have always been at the center of policing. Any police reform strategy that does not address this reality is doomed to fail.’

“An example is the reformist idea of ‘community policing,’ which focuses on police accountability, diversity, training, and community relations which so far do not produce positive results, either alone or in combination. ‘The problem,’ Vitale says, ‘is not police training, police diversity, or police methods. The problem is the dramatic and unprecedented expansion and intensity of policing in the last 40 years, a fundamental shift in the role of police in society. The problem is policing itself.’”

Imagine a prosecutor trying to bring a case before a judge imbued with this type of judicial philosophy?

Recently, Houston DSA endorsed Audia Jones (wife of DaSean Jones) in her bid for Harris County District Attorney—that’s Houston’s top prosecutor.

According to her campaign website, while working in the Harris County DA’s office, Audia Jones noticed:

“… courts disproportionately filled with the poor, people of color, intellectually disabled, and people suffering with addiction standing accused of non-violent offenses. It became clear that the criminal justice system was sorely broken and was not working for the benefit of our largest and most vulnerable communities.”

Unsurprisingly, Audia Jones has also secured the endorsement of socialist and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.

A couple of hours away in the state capital Austin, the 1,000-comrade-strong Austin DSA chapter is also endorsing and backing two socialists for high judicial office in Travis County.

According to Austin DSA’s Facebook page:

“Austin DSA is proud to endorse Dominic Selvera for Travis County Attorney and Jose Garza for DA. Our criminal justice system needs to change. People in Travis County deserve real reform, champions who will end mass incarceration and the war on drugs, eliminate wealth-based detention, protect immigrants, fight racism, and restore integrity to the way victims are treated. If Jose and Dominic win, things are going to change. And we will be the ones changing them.”

How would you like to be a property owner or businessperson in Austin with people like this running the legal system?

The DSA’s infiltration of the Texas judicial system has nothing to do with justice in the traditional American sense. This is a quest for revolutionary justice. It’s an attempt to seize the power of the courts to weaken the “capitalist” system and private property rights to pave the way for worker’s revolution.

This is not justice. It’s subversion. The Justice Department should be investigating and countering the DSA’s penetration of the judiciary before it becomes even more entrenched

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.

01/5/20

Billionaire Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer Hired Socialist State Director

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer speaks at the National Action Networks Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on Nov. 21, 2019. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer hired a bona fide socialist, Mike Morrill, to run his vital New Hampshire operation.

Low-polling Steyer must do well in New Hampshire to remain a viable candidate. Hiring a radical like Morrill as his state director could be something of a risk in the fairly evenly divided Granite State.

And Morrill is definitely a radical socialist.

Based for decades in rural Berks County, Pennsylvania, Morrill has been involved in left organizing since childhood, working for numerous unions, leftist civic organizations, and political campaigns.

According to a bio on Netroots Nation, “[Morrill] has served as executive director of Keystone Progress, Pennsylvanians United for Quality Care, Pennsylvania’s Campaign for Choice, Pennsylvania Citizen Action and Christian Churches of the Tri-County Area. He has written extensively with numerous articles in publications around the world and has appeared frequently in state and national media as a spokesperson for working families.”

In 2000, Morrill was a leader of the Reading, Pennsylvania, branch of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). In that capacity, Morrill organized a major militant protest against that year’s Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

According to DSA’s Democratic Left Fall 2000 issue:

“One of the major events of the summer was R2K, a series of demonstrations and other actions during the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. … DSA, particularly the Greater Philadelphia Local, was deeply involved in the organizing of most facets of R2K.

“When the convention was announced last fall, a coalition of groups convened by Mike Morrill, Reading DSA member and executive director of the Pennsylvania Consumer Action Network (PCAN), decided to work together to create one large event, a march and rally, under the banner of UNITY2000.”

The UNITY2000 march brought together 25,000 to 30,000 activists to march against the Republican gathering.

Endorsing organizations included ACT-UP, the Pennsylvania Consumer Action Network, NOW, the Philadelphia NAACP, AFSCME District Council 47, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the International Socialist Organisation, United Students Against Sweatshops, the Green Party, the Communist Party USA, the Industrial Workers of the World, national DSA and Greater Philadelphia DSA.

“Marchers carried placards and banners dealing with globalization, capitalism, the death penalty, the military industrial complex, [defending] Mumia Abu Jamal, the environment, unionizing, the growing divide between rich and poor, and more.

“Street theater portrayed Bush and Gore mud wrestling for corporate dollars under a capitalist pig; ‘Billionaires for Bush (or Gore),’ a street theater group associated with United for a Fair Economy, swaggered down the street in tuxedos and gowns, satirically proclaiming ‘Cut taxes for the rich;’ and ‘Plutocracy, not Democracy!’; and someone wearing a box on his head with life-size photos of George W. on each side begged passersby to ‘Stop me before I kill again.’”

And Morrill put it all together.

In 2002 Morrill was the Green Party USA nominee for Pennsylvania governor, receiving 38,000 votes—1 percent of the total.

Morrill was also suggested by some Socialist Party USA activists as a possible Socialist Party presidential nominee for 2004. However, the nomination did not go ahead as more high-profile socialists threw their hats in the ring.

In 2008, Morrill founded Keystone Progress, one of the largest left-wing activist groups in Pennsylvania. Morrill served as executive director until he left the organization in 2017. Keystone board members included Eileen Connelly, formerly of the far-left U.S. Labor Against the War, and John Meyerson, a former member of the District Committee of the Pennsylvania Communist Party.

Morrill went on to run a small operation with a big-sounding name—Greyroots Action—from his Reading, Pennsylvania, base:

“Greyroots Action is the national network of American Elders fighting for progressive values. Together we are building a network that will fight to stop ageism, racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.”

In 2018, Greyroots Action endorsed Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in their respective U.S. Senate races, as well as far-left gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum (Florida), Stacey Abrams (Georgia), and Ben Jealous (Maryland).

Morrill then moved South to serve as interim executive director of leftist pressure group Progress South Carolina.

In July 2018, Morrill represented Progress South Carolina at the Progressive Leadership Institute’s State Strategy Forum in Washington. Morrill scored himself a photo op with Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee, two DSA comrades who later won seats as Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

In May 2019, Morrill ran for Berks County Commissioner in Pennsylvania on a pro-illegal immigrant platform.

According to his campaign bio:

“Mike Morrill is a lifelong union organizer and progressive leader who is running for Berks County Commissioner. He is running on a bold progressive platform and promises to focus on shutting down the Berks County Refugee Family Detention Center – the only county-run ICE detention center in the country.”

Morrill lost the primary against an incumbent by only 32 votes.

Why would a life-long “true believer“ socialist like Morrill work for a billionaire like Tom Steyer rather than for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren?

What does Morrill know about Steyer that the rest of us don’t?

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.

01/5/20

Iraq Parliament Vote to Remove US Forces, Symbolic So Far

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The vote is hardly final and the United States military forces would likely not begin to exit Iraq for a year or more. In the meantime, the U.S. military has suspended all consular operations at the embassy in Baghdad and suspended all training operations of the Iraqi military.

Iraq parliament passes resolution to expel US troops

For the details of the Iraq parliamentary vote, read on.

Key Takeaway: Iraq’s Parliament, the Council of Representatives (CoR), passed a non-binding resolution to cancel the request for military aid from the government of Iraq to the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition. The resolution does not require a U.S. withdrawal, which only the Prime Minister can order by rescinding the Status of Forces Agreement with the U.S. It is unclear whether caretaker Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mehdi has the authority to do so. The CoR resolution sets political conditions to justify subsequent Iranian proxy attacks on U.S. forces and installations, however. Nationalist Shi’a Cleric Muqtada al Sadr also called for the mobilization of new “resistance” groups to support such attacks.

Iraq’s parliament passed a non-binding resolution rejecting the presence of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. 172 members of the Iraqi Council of Representatives (CoR) convened on Sunday, January 5 in an “extraordinary session” to discuss the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Committee Deputy Chief and Kata’ib Hezbollah commander Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis on January 3, 2020. Kurdish political parties boycotted the session, as did many Sunni political parties. Caretaker Prime Minister (PM) Adel Abdul Mehdi submitted the resolution. It passed with 170 votes.[1]

The resolution does not require an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces. The CoR’s resolution asks the Government of Iraq (GoI) to cancel the 2014 military aid request from the GoI to coalition forces. The resolution does not explicitly ask the GoI to revoke the State of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the U.S. and Iraq.[2] It does, however, say the GoI “must work to end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, airspace or water for any reason.” [3] It also calls on the Iraqi government to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of all foreign troops. The CoR cannot itself cancel the 2014 request for coalition support or the SOFA, which requires executive action from the PM. It is unclear if PM Mehdi has the legal authority to do so given his status as a caretaker PM. Mehdi resigned on November 29, 2019 during mass protests.

Nationalist Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr may participate in attacks on US forces and installations. The leader of Sadr’s Toward Reform bloc issued a statement to the CoR on Sadr’s behalf that included demands for an even greater response. In addition to withdrawing from U.S. security agreements, Sadr called for the immediate closure of the “Embassy of American Evil in Iraq,” the closure of U.S. bases in the country, the “humiliating expulsion” of U.S. troops, the “criminalization” of any communication with the U.S. government, and the boycott of American products.[4] In a tweet following the session, Sadr condemned the CoR resolution as insufficient and called on “the Iraqi resistance factions in particular and the factions outside of Iraq for an immediate meeting to announce the formation of “international resistance groups.”[5]

Implications: This resolution renders the maintenance of a U.S. or coalition military presence in Iraq politically difficult but does not yet legally require a U.S. withdrawal. However, it solidifies the Iranian narrative of a U.S. “occupation” of Iraq and sets political conditions to justify subsequent attacks on U.S. forces across the Middle East. These escalations will likely come not only from Iran’s direct proxy militias, but also from a pan-Shi’a resistance movement that Muqtada al-Sadr is now attempting to generate. The Iraqi Security Forces have up until this point depended on coalition military support to sustain pressure on the Islamic State (ISIS). Any withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq offers ISIS increased freedom of movement and improves conditions for ISIS to reconstitute itself inside of Iraq and Syria.

[1] DO NOT GO TO SITE: “Shiite MPs draft legislation seeking to expel US troops from Iraq” Rudaw, 05 January 2020. https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/05012020

[2]“Iraqi Lawmakers Urge End U.S. Troop Presence as Iran Mourns a Slain General,” New York Times, 05 January 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/iran-general-soleimani-iraq.html

[3] “Iraqi Parliament Passes Resolution to End Foreign Troop Presence,” Voice of America, 05 January 2020. https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/voa-news-iran/iraqi-parliament-passes-resolution-end-foreign-troop-presence

[4] DO NOT GO TO SITE: Iraqi Council of Representatives Readout of CoR Session, 05 January 2020. http://ar.parliament.iq/2020/01/05/%d9%85%d8%ac%d9%84%d8%b3-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%86%d9%88%d8%a7%d8%a8-%d9%8a%d8%b5%d9%88%d8%aa-%d8%b9%d9%84%d9%89-%d9%82%d8%b1%d8%a7%d8%b1-%d9%86%d9%8a%d8%a7%d8%a8%d9%8a-%d8%a8%d8%a5%d9%86%d9%87%d8%a7%d8%a1/

[5] Muqtada al-Sadr Twitter 05 January, 2020: @Mu_AlSadr https://twitter.com/Mu_AlSadr/status/1213829592789782529

01/5/20

Iran Announces No More Compliance With Nuclear Deal

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Let’s begin with some side deals made that John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Europe never admitted to shall we? Check the date of that tweet… I have been calling for President Trump to declassify documents related to all the years of negotiations since early 2017.

At least three media sources are reporting:

*Iran Says Will No Longer Comply With Nuclear Enrichment Limits Under 2015 Deal – Iran Media

*Iran Says Won’t Respect Nuclear Deal Commitments on Enrichment Uranium Stockpile, Purity, Research – Iran Media

*Iran Says Will Continue to Work with U.N. Atomic Agency Inspectors – Iran Media

There are written steps Iran must take to make changes to the JCPOA. There is no indication of what the steps are and when the steps will be taken. Iran is at the 5th and final step regarding non-compliance/commitment. Of particular note, since May, Iran has been reducing its nuclear commitments with a series of steps every 60 days already. Last November, Iran gave Britain, France, and Germany yet another 60-day extension to salvage the deal or face further non-compliance. The deadline came and went.

The European Union has continued attempts for a diplomatic salvage, so far to no avail. Now, leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the nuclear deal and how to de-escalate tension since the strike to kill General Qasim Soleimani.

France is especially committed to the Iran nuclear deal and is urging Iran to stay with the landmark 2015 agreement.

Iran’s President Rouhani made a state television appearance stating it remains open to negotiations with European partners. Iran is desperate to sell its oil to Europe and to maintain trade with Europe as the Iranian economy is in a financial free-fall. Watch for epic smuggling directed by Iran.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has not yet responded regarding Iran’s assertion. Iranian officials are to meet in the coming days to discuss that final 5th step in separating from the nuclear deal. Iran has already previously broken limits of enrichment, stockpiles, and centrifuges.

Meanwhile, to further complicate tensions in the Middle East, Iran is pulling out the whole cultural protections law noted in the 1954 Hague Convention.

The 1954 Hague Convention, of which the U.S. is a party, bars any military from “direct hostilities against cultural property.” However, such sites can be targeted if they have been re-purposed and turned into a legitimate “military objective,” according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Iran, home to 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites, has in the past reportedly guarded the sprawling tomb complex of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, with surface-to-air missiles.

This past November:

The head of Iran’s nuclear program said that Tehran was now operating double the amount of advanced centrifuges than was previously known in violation of its atomic deal with world powers.

The announcement came as Iranians marked the 40th anniversary of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover and start of the 444-day hostage crisis.

The decision to operate 60 IR-6 advanced centrifuges means that the country can produce enriched uranium 10 times as fast as the first-generation IR-1s allowed under the accord.

The nuclear deal limited Iran to using only 5,060 first-generation IR-1 centrifuges to enrich uranium by rapidly spinning uranium hexafluoride gas. Salehi also said Tehran was working on a prototype centrifuge that’s 50 times faster than those allowed under the deal.

By starting up these advanced centrifuges, Iran further cuts into the one-year time limit that experts estimate Tehran would need to have enough material to build a nuclear weapon, if it chose to pursue one.

01/5/20

The Pig-Ignorance of Tim Kaine & The Pro-Iran Left

By: Frank Salvato

“Soleimani was a despicable killer, but this drastic escalation of hostilities, waging a military attack on Iraqi soil over the objections of that country and without congressional authorization, will increase the threat to American troops, diplomats, and families in the region,” US Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), said in a tweet.

This is the kind of opportunistic pig-ignorance that passes for statesmanship today in the Progressive wing of the Democrat Party; opportunistic because his statement is politically motivated, ignorant because it dismisses the reality on the ground in the Iranian-influenced Middle East.

Kaine, the failed vice-presidential candidate on Hillary Clinton’s ticket, has a history of making politically opportunistic statements for their shock and pander value including insisting that President Trump wanted every nation to have nuclear weapons. He is on record as saying, “We trust Hillary Clinton, my wife and I, and we trust her with the most important thing in our life.” That says quite a bit when you take into consideration Clinton’s trustworthiness.

So, when we look at Kaine’s catalyst (or any of the usual suspect Democrat obstructionists) for introducing legislation that would require the military’s Commander in Chief to get authorization from Congress for any military measure taken against Iran’s terrorist regime it must be seen as a move that targets the President politically, not ethically or procedurally, and puts the immediate well-being of our military personnel in-theater in jeopardy without support.

Soleimani’s existence was the existence of a physical threat to not only US military and civilian personnel in the Middle East, but Americans and Westerners everywhere. His chief terror organization – Hezbollah – was not pigeonholed to formal nation-state acts of war; it operates in the deathly shadows where terrorists lurk. They operate across the Middle East in cities as well as battlefields. They operate in Europe. They operate in Asia, South America, Central America, and right here in the United States.

This understood, how incredibly ignorant is Kaine’s statement that actions like taking out Soleimani will “increase the threat to American troops, diplomats, and families,” that threat is a constant. The elimination of Soleimani represents the removal of what the sycophantic Left in the US is calling the “mastermind” of Iranian military and terrorist operations. That makes American troops, diplomats, and families safer, not placed in more danger.

As for Iraqi “sovereignty.” There is none. The fact that anyone in Baghdad is mourning Soleimani’s death means that the Iraqi people have been subjugated to their historical enemy, Iran. The US presence in Iraq is meant to safeguard a government for the Iraqi people, not for the political elites who see opportunity in aligning with the terrorist regime in Tehran.

Therefore, there was no “attack on Iraqi soil,” but there was an attack that killed a bloodthirsty international terrorist in Iranian occupied Iraq.

It would serve the political opportunists of the Progressive Left well to stop playing games with the Iran issue. If the US is made to play the Left’s political game of “stall, politicize, and slow-walk” when military action is needed – and especially with Iran being nuclear-capable (and we all know they are) – should a massive loss of life occurs at Iran’s hand because we couldn’t respond in a timely and effective manner…well, let’s just say that Democrats will be cast into a hundred years of political darkness for the blood on their banner, if, in fact, the party survives at all.

Best for the political Left, as they did in the aftermath of 9/11, to shut up, sit down, and not draw attention to their terrorist sympathies.

Frank Salvato is a managing partner at TR² Consulting Group, LLC, an organizational and media strategies group. He is the host of The Underground podcast as heard on iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, and anywhere podcasts are heard. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His analysis has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, and Accuracy in Media, and is nationally syndicated. Mr. Salvato appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six books examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and Genesis Communications affiliate stations.

01/5/20

DHS Website Hacked with Pro-Iranian Messages

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

It seems with the timing, that as I was publishing an article yesterday about Iran’s robust cyber operations, they or their proxies were at work taking down our own Department of Homeland Security website. Another thought is a domestic Iranian sympathizer took down the site.

A website within the Department of Homeland Security was offline Sunday after a hacker uploaded photos onto the site that included an Iranian flag and an image depicting a bloodied President Donald Trump being punched in the face.

The images appeared on the Federal Depository Library Program program’s website late Saturday before the site was taken offline. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, said it was monitoring the situation.

“We are aware the website of the Federal Depository Library Program was defaced with pro-Iranian, anti-US messaging,” the cybersecurity agency said in a statement. “At this time, there is no confirmation that this was the action of Iranian state-sponsored actors. The website was taken offline and is no longer accessible.”

The statement added that “in these times of increased threats” all organizations should increase cyber monitoring, back up IT systems, implement secure authentication and have an incident response plan ready should a hack take place.

DHS also issued a two-week National Terrorism System advisory noting the U.S. drone strike in Iraq last week that killed Iran commander Qassem Soleimani. That spurred Iran and several affiliated extremist organizations to state publicly they intend to retaliate against the U.S.

“Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyberattacks against the United States,” DHS warned. “Iran is capable, at a minimum, of carrying out attacks with temporary disruptive effects against critical infrastructure in the United States.”

The library program website essentially had been replaced with a page exclaiming “Iranian Hackers!” An image of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also was posted, along with a message that “martyrdom was (Soleimani’s) reward for years of implacable efforts.

A graphic showed Trump being punched by a fist from Iran amid a flurry of missiles.

“With his departure and with God’s power, his work and path will not cease and severe revenge awaits those criminals who have tainted their filthy hands with his blood and blood of the other martyrs,” a message on the website read.

Another message claimed the hack was the work of an Iranian “security group,” adding that “this is only a small part of Iran’s cyber ability!”

Iran has promised a military response to Soleimani’s killing. Trump has vowed that if Iran attacks an American base or any American, “which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!”

I also received the following bulletin yesterday from the DHS email system.

01/5/20

Thanks Mr. President for Placing American Lives Above Politics

By: Lloyd Marcus

I awoke around 7:30 am, turned on the TV and flipped through channels. I briefly stopped on CNN and MSNBC. True to form, both fake news outlets were lying. They were selling the lie that by killing Iran’s top general, Soleimani, Trump recklessly put the U.S. in danger. While I realize that fake news medias’ mission is to spin everything to make Trump look mean, incompetent and insane, it is amazing that they never take a break; laser-focused on destroying Trump 24/7.

Ninety-two percent of media coverage of Trump is negative, designed to have him removed from office.

Thank God we have a president who places American lives above politics. In response to Iran-backed raiders attacking our U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Trump said, “This will not be Benghazi.”

Allow me to succinctly explain what Trump is talking about by referencing Benghazi.

It was reelection time for Obama. His Administration was spreading the narrative that Obama fixed terrorism, making it no longer a threat. As another 9/11 anniversary approached, Ambassador Chris Stevens at our U.S. Embassy in Benghazi alerted the Obama Administration to his concerns about a possible terrorist attack. Ambassador Stevens requested extra security. His request was denied because adding more security would undermine Obama’s narrative that terrorism is over.

Consequently, our U.S. Embassy was attacked, overtaken and Ambassador Stevens was raped and killed; his mutilated dead body was paraded through the streets.

So rather than celebrating President Trump for immediately stepping up to protect American lives in our U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, fake news media rushed to spread the lie that Trump behaved irresponsibility.

Folks, these people in fake news media are scum-of-the-earth. They don’t give a rat’s derriere about American lives or our nation’s best interests. Fake news media and their Democrat counterparts are laser-focused, obsessed with removing Trump, punishing his supporters and repealing our Constitutional power. If they can get rid of their major stumbling block, Donald J. Trump, they can transform America into their socialist/Godless dream.

Folks, we must defeat this wicked enemy within by kicking their butts in November.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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01/5/20

40 Million New Democrat Voters: Will the ‘State Power Caucus’ Destroy America?

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Voting booths are set up at the Yuengling Center on the campus of the University of South Florida as workers prepare to open the doors to early voters in Tampa, Fla, on Oct. 22, 2018. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A shadowy new alliance led by pro-China communists plans to mobilize 40 million new Democratic voters for the 2020 election.

This group, firstly known as the State-based Power Caucus and now simply the State Power Caucus, has the ability to mobilize thousands of volunteers and paid staff in New York, California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.

The State Power Caucus has already had a major political impact in Virginia, Florida, Kentucky, Texas, California, and several other states. This alliance could decide the 2020 election—yet it’s operating almost completely “under the radar.”

In July 2017, 20 state-based organizations from 13 states united to form the State-Based Power Caucus. The organization has no website and has generated very little publicity. We don’t even know its full roster of member organizations or the identities of most of its leaders.

What we do know is that most of its identified leaders come from “orbit” of Liberation Road—the United States’ main pro-China communist party. We also know that at least 22 major organizations in at least 15 states have now joined the caucus.

Leaders

Most known leaders of the State Power Caucus have some connection to Liberation Road. Known until recently as the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Liberation Road is descended from radical Maoist groups from the 1960s and ‘70s. While no longer exclusively Maoist in outlook, Liberation Road maintains ties to China, Cuba, and other communist nations and movements.

Identified leaders of the State Power Caucus include:

Jon Liss—co-chair of the New Virginia Majority, national chair of State Power Caucus. Long-time member of Liberation Road.

Andrea Mercado—co-chair of The New Florida Majority, leadership team State Power Caucus.

Bob Wing—organizing committee State Power Caucus. Former member of Maoist grouping Line of March. A long-time Liberation Road affiliate.

Anthony Thigpenn—founder and president of California Calls and leadership team member of the State Power Caucus.

Claire Tran—State Power Caucus staff. Long-time Liberation Road member.

Member Organizations

Most of the State Power Caucus affiliates are led by Liberation Road cadre or supporters. Some of the organizations are former affiliates of ACORN, the discredited “community organizing” organization exposed by Project Veritas, Glenn Beck, and others.

Confirmed organizations affiliated to the State Power Caucus include:

California Calls is a California-wide alliance with includes the renamed ACORN affiliate Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, several Liberation Road influenced organizations including Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Community Coalition, Strategic Concepts in Organizing Policy Education, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Oakland Rising, San Francisco Rising Alliance plus California Federation of Teachers, Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement, Dolores Huerta Foundation, and several others. These groups have signed up hundreds of thousands of mainly “minority” voters to turn California into one the most heavily Democratic states in the country.

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth claims 7,500 members across the state and played a role in the recent defeat of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. One of Democratic Governor-elect Andy Beshear’s first actions was to restore voting rights to 100,000 Kentucky felons—a move lobbied for by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. One of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth’s key leaders, Meta Mendel-Reyes, was involved with the pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle in the 1980s and has served on the board of the Liberation Road-led Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee.

New Virginia Majority can claim credit more than any other organization for turning reliably Republican Virginia into a Democratic state. In 10 years of solid organizing New Virginia Majority claims to have signed up more than 200,000 Democratic-leaning “minority” voters. The group also worked closely with former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to re-instate voting rights to more than 200,000 disenfranchised felons.

The New Florida Majority, like its Virginia cousin, is a front for Liberation Road. The New Florida Majority has signed up tens of thousands of “minority” voters for the Democratic Party and has helped elect several state-level politicians in Southern Florida. In 2018, the organization also worked with Organize Florida (formerly Florida ACORN) to pass a referendum re-enfranchising 1.4 million felons for the 2020 election. The New Florida Majority almost succeeded in electing the leftist Mayor of Tallahassee to the Florida Governor’s Mansion in 2018.

Washington Community Action Network is the state chapter of USAction. The group claims that in May 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee signed “their” Eviction Reform Bill into law. Washington Community Action Network executive director Mary Le Nguyen was a 2017 alumna of the Liberation Road-affiliated Rockwood Leadership Institute, an Oakland, California-based school for “community organizers.”

The Plan

It’s no secret that the communist rulers of China would love to see President Donald Trump defeated in 2020.

Therefore, it’s not surprising that Beijing’s American franchise has a plan to do just that.

According to State Power Caucus leader Jon Liss writing in Organizing Upgrade:

“Inspired by the disaster of Trump and Trumpism two years out most organizers are engaged in barroom or coffee shop speculation about the 2020 election. …

“All of it is idle speculation unless ‘we’ collectively organize tens of millions of the 108 million eligible voters who didn’t vote in 2016. That’s right, one hundred and eight million eligible voters chose not to register or to vote in 2016. The non-voting block is disproportionately young, poor and people of color.”

So how does Liberation Road plan to harvest these millions of potential Democrat voters? They claim credit for nearly 4 million new voters in 2016—but the target is way higher for 2020.

“Over the last twenty-five years, state power organizations have grown to fill the political space created by the decline of Democratic Party local organization, the breakup and collapse of ACORN, and low levels of voter turnout. …

“These organizations have deep strategic knowledge and practice in their particular states. Starting in the summer of 2017 many leading state-power organizations have come together as a caucus to support peer-to-peer learning and incubate innovate organizing practices. …

“The State Power Caucus has worked to first analyze the collective reach of the national networks who engage in electoral and civic engagement work. …

“We’ve also begun to assess the collective impact of state-based organizations. Looking at 2016, our rough estimate is that at most 4 million people were contacted and encouraged to vote. This is our high-water estimate. The actual number who actually voted is probably much lower still.

“Now, recall the 108 million people who were eligible but not voting? They are largely our ‘core’ constituency, or in other terms, they are our unorganized social base. This 108 million when compared to the voting electorate is more Black, more immigrant, more working class and poor.

“If we initially target just half of the 108 million, and we acknowledge that some in that half are going to disagree with our values and politics, some aren’t going to vote no matter what, and some are in geographies that we just can’t reach, we believe our real voter mobilization target number is 40 million, and we’ve agreed as a caucus to that number as our target. That’s our natural consistency.

“These are the voters or potential voters who put AOC and Ilhan Omar into Congress. They are our friends and family, and they are the everyday members and supporters of our organizations that fight for racial justice at the state and local level.”

The State Power Caucus believes that 40 million new anti-Trump voters is both realistic and achievable.

“The State Power Caucus is committed to working more effectively, efficiently and collaboratively with national social justice networks. Together, we look to take a big leap forward and move from mobilizing 4 million and organizing many less to mobilizing and organizing many times more.

“The long game to defeat white nationalism and move past neo-liberal corporatism is by building a bottom up movement of 40 million people.

“At a minimum that is a movement where people vote consistently and consciously. Where people share our values for racial, gender and social justice and where people believe they have the capacity to rule.”

Does the Republican Party even understand what’s coming? While President Trump is confronting China on trade and challenging China’s military in the Pacific, his voter base is being undermined by pro-China communists in Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Arizona. If Liberation Road can flip only two or three states in the South, a China-appeasing Democrat takes the White House in 2020.

Permanent Socialism

The United States stands one election away from permanent socialism—otherwise known as “communism.” If the Democrats win in 2020 they will use the organs of the state to destroy their enemies. They will flood the country with immigrants, legal and illegal, and they will swamp the conservative voting base. They will consolidate their power just like they did in Cuba and Venezuela, and a free America will be over forever.

And all this could happen because a few hundred pro-China communists, with mountains of money from the Democracy Alliance, unions, and tax-free foundations are allowed to out-organize Trump and the Republicans in the South.

It’s perfectly legal to sign up “minority” voters for the Democratic Party. It’s not legal to do that to the advantage of a hostile foreign power.

The State Power Caucus and their constituent groups should become the number one priority for federal and state investigative bodies.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.