Hypocrital Connecticut Congress members condemn Trump’s Russian ties: all are connected to pro-Moscow organizations

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Trevor Loudon

From: WND

Few Congress members have been so critical of President Donald Trump’s Russian ties as has the Connecticut delegation.

Yet, Connecticut’s two Senators and five House members all have their own long standing ties to a pro-Moscow organizations, operating in their own state.

In early May, the entire delegation issued statements on the President’s Russian connections.

“The need for a special prosecutor is now crystal clear,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who has called for a special prosecutor in the past. “President Trump has catastrophically compromised the FBI’s ongoing investigation of his own White House’s ties to Russia.”

Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own investigation into possible ties with Russia, said, “I will do everything in my power to ensure that this irresponsible move doesn’t end the necessary work law enforcement is conducting to discover the truth about Russia, its interference in our democracy and any and all who might be complicit.”

Sen. Chris Murphy joined Blumenthal in calling for a special prosecutor. “No matter the mistakes that Director Comey has made, the timing of his firing clearly suggests that President Trump is trying to influence or upend the FBI’s investigation into his campaign’s possible collusion with a foreign government.”

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said the firing of Comey while he was “spearheading” the Russia investigation “does not pass the smell test…It is painfully clear that we need an immediate and independent investigation of all aspects relating to Russia’s meddling in our election. We need a review that the American people can have faith in.”

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, said the White House has shown a “corrosive pattern of disinformation and obstruction” over the last four months, which has “impeded the public’s ability to determine the full truth” about possible Russian interference.”

Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, said “The firing of FBI Director James Comey should renew every American and every member of Congress’s call for an independent investigation into Russian involvement.”

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, said the White House must provide “an urgent and thorough explanation” for its decision, given the ongoing FBI investigation into Russian interference.

“These events further underscore why I have continued to demand an independent commission with subpoena power in order to get to the bottom of the Russia investigation.”

All seven Congress members listed above have direct ties to the  pro-Moscow Connecticut Communist Party, through one or more of its three main front organizations: the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, the New Haven Peace Council, or the New Haven Peoples Center.

The Connecticut Communist Party has both huge influence on the Connecticut Democratic Party and extensive and ongoing ties to Moscow. These Moscow connections survived the “collapse of communism” and endure to this day.

Connecticut Communist Party leaders Art Perlo and Joelle Fishman are the son and daughter-in-law respectively of Roosevelt-era Soviet spy ring leader Victor Perlo.

Victor Perlo

Today’s Russian connection comes mainly through the work of the New Haven Peace Council, which is the main US affiliate of the former Soviet Union’s most influential international front organization, the World Peace Council, which is now run largely by Greek and Cuban communists, but maintains close links to the Putin allied Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

Two leading Connecticut Communist party supporters Al Marder and Henry Lowendorf are active in both the New Haven Peace Council and the World Peace Council. Those activities include a trip to Moscow in 2015, during which Marder addressed a Communist Party rally in downtown Moscow and got a comradely hug from Communist Party leader and Putin ally, Gennady Zyuganov.

Gennady Zyuganov, Al Marder, center

Gennady Zyuganov, Vladimir Putin

Senator Blumenthal has long-term connections to the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, including to members Kevin Lynch, a Communist Party supporter and New Haven Peace Council activist, and to Communist Party member Win Heimer.

Senator Blumenthal center, Kevin Lynch right

Senator Blumenthal center, Win Heimer right

In 1988, Jim Himes submitted his thesis to Harvard University: “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua” which praised the civilian “secret police units” of the pro-Soviet Sandinista regime.

According to Peoples World:

There was much to celebrate at the 89th anniversary of the “Communist Party USA” New Haven Connecticut Dec. 7. 2008.

The party and its allies, unionists and friends joined together this year to work diligently to help elect our first African American president, Barack Obama. Folks pounded the pavement in Bridgeport, Conn., to defeat the last standing congressional Republican, Chris Shays. His replacement, newly elected Jim Himes, is vowing to take the people’s agenda forward.

Rep. Himes is also a longtime friend of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, including Communist Party supporters Kevin Lynch and Cal Bunnell.

Kevin Lynch left, Rep. Himes center right,  Cal Bunnell right

Senator Chris Murphy was close to Connecticut Opposes the War in the early 2000s, an organization partially led by Communist Party supporter Henry Lowendorf. He is also very close to Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, including activists such as Lowendorf and Communist Party leaders Joelle Fishman and Win Heimer.

Henry Lowendorf left Senator Murphy, Joelle Fishman background

Win Heimer left, Senator Murphy

Rep. Joe Courtney is also very close to Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, including links to Communist Party members Win Heimer, Joelle Fishman and Edie Fishman.

Joe Courtney with Communist Party members Win Heimer left and Joelle Fishman and Edie Fishman right

Rep. Elizabeth Esty is close to Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans and was endorsed by the national Alliance for Retired Americans in 2012 and 2014.

Rep. Esty and Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans

Rep. John B. Larson visited communist Cuba in  May 2015, which included a meeting with Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.

Larson has extensive ties to Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, including to Communist Party supporter Kevin Lynch and to Party member Win Heimer.

Rep. Larson center, Kevin Lynch and Win Heimer right

Back in the 1980s, Rep. Rosa DeLauro led Countdown ‘87, which pushed to defund the US war against Nicaragua’s pro-Soviet government.

Rep. DeLauro keynoted at the August 2010 kickoff event for Social Security’s 75th birthday held at the Communist Party USA run New Haven People’s Center by the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans. The meeting was chaired by DeLauro’s longtime friend, Connecticut Communist Party Chair Joelle Fishman.

Rep. DeLauro, Joelle Fishman

The March 2012 Host Committee, in honor of Connecticut Communist Party veteran  Alf Marder‘s 90th Birthday Celebration, held at the New Haven People’s Center included  Hon. Rosa DeLauro, several Democratic state reps, Communist Party members Joelle Fishman, Craig Gauthier, Jarvis Tyner and Party supporters Henry Lowendorf and the Rev. Scott Marks.

Rep. DeLauro congratulated comrade Marder in the Congressional Record:

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise today to join the many friends, family, and community leaders who have gathered to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Alfred L. Marder as he celebrates his 90th birthday. Al is one of our community’s most active advocates—dedicating much of his life to fighting for social justice and the improvement of the quality of life for all.

Rep. DeLauro visited communist Cuba in 2007, 2014 (when she met with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla), 2015 and 2016.

Rosa DeLauro is one of the House’s highest ranking Democrats. Rep. Jim Himes serves on the House Intelligence Committee. Rep. Joe Courtney serves on the House Armed Services Committee.

Senator Murphy serves on the the Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Blumenthal serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

All are, to put it mildly, security risks.

Every one of the Connecticut Congressional delegation would, if they were applying for low level federal jobs, struggle to pass an FBI background check. Fortunately for them, no security checks are required for Congress or Senate members.

All of them are within two or three degrees of separation from Russia.

President Trump needs to turn the tables. To call the left’s bluff. The Democrats have been in bed with Moscow for 50 years now. The “collapse of communism” only made it safer to connect with pro-Moscow groups.

Let’s hope President Trump will call out America’s real Russian partisans, before they destroy his Presidency.

The American voters deserve the truth.


The Working Class Republican… A Book Review

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

For those who know me well, there are two presidents that I loved more than all the others. The first is Calvin Coolidge. The second is Ronald Reagan who idolized Coolidge. A new book has come out that I highly recommend that is written by Henry Olsen, entitled: The Working Class Republican – Ronald Reagan And The Return Of Blue-Collar Conservatism. President Reagan changed my life and made me a staunch constitutional conservative. So of course, this book intrigued me.

In this book, Olsen takes a controversial stand that Roosevelt’s New Deal was more conservative than anyone knew. The book promotes that Ronald Reagan was the natural heir to the New Deal. Now, I personally don’t agree with that, but I find Olsen’s argument very interesting. I think you will too. Some of the things that Olsen puts forth are correct. Reagan appealed to both Democrats and Republicans because he used common sense, truth and passion to get his points across. And when he was elected, he had a clear plan, kept his promises and got things done. He worked within the government, not against it to accomplish his agenda. He was monstrously successful at it too.

From HarperCollins Publishers:

In this sure to be controversial book in the vein of The Forgotten Man, a political analyst argues that conservative icon Ronald Reagan was not an enemy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, but his true heir and the popular program’s ultimate savior.

Conventional political wisdom views the two most consequential presidents of the twentieth-century—FDR and Ronald Reagan—as ideological opposites. FDR is hailed as the champion of big-government progressivism manifested in the New Deal. Reagan is seen as the crusader for conservatism dedicated to small government and free markets. But Henry Olsen argues that this assumption is wrong.

In The Working Class Republican, Olsen contends that the historical record clearly shows that Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal itself were more conservative than either Democrats or Republicans believe, and that Ronald Reagan was more progressive than most contemporary Republicans understand. Olsen cuts through political mythology to set the record straight, revealing how Reagan—a longtime Democrat until FDR’s successors lost his vision in the 1960s—saw himself as FDR’s natural heir, carrying forward the basic promises of the New Deal: that every American deserves comfort, dignity, and respect provided they work to the best of their ability.

Olsen corrects faulty assumptions driving today’s politics. Conservative Republican political victories over the last thirty years have not been a rejection of the New Deal’s promises, he demonstrates, but rather a representation of the electorate’s desire for their success—which Americans see as fulfilling the vision of the nation’s founding. For the good of all citizens and the GOP, he implores Republicans to once again become a party of “FDR Conservatives”—to rediscover and support the basic elements of FDR (and Reagan’s) vision.

Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. A former president of the Commonwealth Foundation, he has also served in senior leadership roles at the Manhattan Institute and American Enterprise Institute. Olsen earned his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and J.D. from the University of Chicago. This is a brilliant and thoughtful man. And one that would be fascinating to debate points with.

The book draws parallels between the Trump presidency and Reagan’s. Perhaps there are some, but for the most part, I don’t see them. Trump did mimic Reagan to some extent, but their styles and methodology are as different as night and day. Olsen applies to American politics what he terms the “truckers and cashiers” test. Truck driving is the biggest employer of white, working-class men, and being a cashier or waitress is the most common blue-collar job for white, working-class women. For Reagan, “virtually every speech had this person in mind, and virtually every speech had something that person could uniquely relate to.” Trump does this to some extent as well, but not nearly as effectively. He is attempting to work within the government framework somewhat, but not to the extent or the manner that Ronald Reagan did.

Read the book and decide for yourself if there is indeed a connection between FDR and Reagan. It’s a fascinating conclusion that deserves considering. But in the end… personally I feel Reagan was the disciple far more of Coolidge than he was of FDR. Pick up a copy of Olsen’s fascinating book here.


Beware Det. Drebin’s March, O Trump-assassinating ‘Julius Caesar’ Troupe

By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound

How tasteless, spiteful and gruesomely distorted of soul can progressives get?

Don’t answer that! Please!

But, here’s something scooped up from a few miles along the path. Via Newsmax, this (or if you’re familiar with this news, just scroll to the end):

The New York Times on Monday stated that it would continue as sponsor of New York Public Theater’s production of “Julius Caesar,” despite a social uprising over the depiction of Caesar looking very much like President Donald Trump.

CNN parent company, Time Warner, also remains as a sponsor of the play in which Caesar, or Trump, in this case, gets assassinated at the end.

And there, they link to their July 6 story, this:

Shakespeare in the Park Casts Trump as ‘Julius Caesar,’ Kills Him Onstage

First, it was Kathy Griffin’s brutal depiction of herself holding a bloody severed head of President Donald Trump; now New York’s Shakespeare in the Park is casting Trump as Julius Caesar and depicting his assassination onstage.

For a video report, by Inside Edition:

Now, here in the Gulag, we do not condone violence (which of course, is to be distinguished from active defensive measures). But take note. What goes around can come around!

Via the realm of altering-right memedom and in this particular instance, @Thomas1774Paine in Twitter:


And to life-disoriented progs on Broadway and in the greater Marxstream media… you should be wary of justice. It can come from the funniest places. Seriously.

Et tu, fool?


Meet Rep. Joe Courtney: Security Risk!

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Rep. Joe Courtney (D) CT

Crossposted from WND

Is a close association with the Communist Party USA compatible with service on the House Armed Services Committee? Should a congressman charged with overseeing some of America’s most valuable defense capabilities be mixing with members of a political organization closely allied with some of America’s most dangerous enemies?

If the answer is “No,” then Rep. Joe Courtney, D, Conn., should have to answer some questions.

Congressman Courtney is a high-powered member of the House Armed Services Committee.

From his biography:

Rep. Joe Courtney “is a ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee, which has a broad oversight portfolio including Navy acquisition and shipbuilding programs, deep strike bombers, cargo and airlift platforms, as well as security-related aspects of our domestic maritime industry. He also serves on the Readiness subcommittee, which oversees military installations, training, energy and environmental programs, and civilian personnel policy.”

Should a man charged with such key responsibilities be in any way involved with communist organizations?

According to Washington, D.C., law firm Burnham and Gorokhov, PLLC:

“… a person can be disqualified [from gaining a security clearance] for any conduct that calls his or her allegiance into question. Disqualifying conditions include exhibiting sympathy for an enemy organization (e.g., al-Qaida), participating in certain organizations (e.g., the Communist Party), or advocating for the overthrow of the U.S. government.”

Many readers have likely experienced some form of grueling “security clearance” procedure, which continues to be required for many federal government positions. A known association with a subversive organization would normally result in the denial of a security clearance – so why is this not a problem for Rep. Joe Courtney?

Fortunately for many on Capitol Hill, members of Congress require no security clearance whatsoever to serve on the most critical and sensitive congressional committees. Not the Intelligence Committee, not the Homeland Security Committee and certainly not the Armed Services Committee.

All senior military officers are security checked, but the elected officials who oversee them require nothing. Zero. Zip.

Could your congressman pass an FBI security check? Learn the disturbing truth in Trevor Loudon’s documentary “The Enemies Within.”

Enemies of America are undoubtedly aware of and exploiting this “loophole.” The most powerful legislators in the world, with access to sensitive information and the ability to influence national and international policy at the highest levels, have ZERO security scrutiny.

What could possibly go wrong?

For several years, Rep. Courtney has worked closely with the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA), a known and established front for the Communist Party USA.

Based at the Connecticut Communist Party USA’s headquarters at 37 Howe Street, New Haven, CARA is run by well-known Communist Party USA cadres like Joelle Fishman, her mother Edie Fishman, Win Heimer and Tom Connolly. Art Perlo, Joelle Fishman’s husband, is also involved. He serves on the Communist Party USA’s “Economics Commission” just like his father before him, lifelong party member and Roosevelt administration Soviet spy-ring leader Victor Perlo.

CARA, along with the Communist Party USA-infiltrated “Connecticut Working Families Party,” has endorsed Joe Courtney every two years since 2008.

Rep. Courtney has attended many CARA events over several years.

CARA presentation to Rep. Joe Courtney, Dec. 21, 2009.

Joe Courtney with CARA member and Communist Party supporter Kevin Lynch, April 2011.

Rep. Courtney does not shy away from contact with CARA, even though he almost certainly knows it is Communist-controlled.

Rep. Courtney with Tom Connolly, CARA official and Hartford Communist Party leader, September 2009.

Rep. Courtney certainly does not shy away from these people, although they are well known locally as Communist Party members and supporters.

CARA leaders Win Heimer, left and Tom Connolly right, Communist Party rally, May 2017.

Joelle Fishman, CARA leader, at Communist Party convention.

Those who might dismiss today’s Communist Party USA, as a harmless shadow of its former self would be very much mistaken. The 5,000-member-strong party maintains strong ties to China, Cuba, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Communist Party USA delegation to Vietnam, 2016.

Even more disturbingly, the Communist Party USA is closely connected to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Russia’s second-largest political party, which is very much in sync with Vladimir Putin on foreign-policy issues that are staunchly anti-American.

The Connecticut branch of the Communist Party USA has a route to Moscow through Al Marder, a local member since at least 1952. Marder is a leading official of the still highly influential World Peace Council, once the Soviet Union’s largest and most important international front organization. He is a regular guest at high-level international communist gatherings.

In June 2015, Al Marder, a World War II veteran, was in Moscow helping to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the “Victory over Fascism.” In between meetings and radio interviews, Marder addressed a large Communist Party of the Russian Federation rally in downtown Moscow.

Al Marder with Russian communist interpreter.

At the rally’s end, a fellow speaker was so moved, he came forward to embrace comrade Marder with a heartfelt hug.

That “hugger” was none other than Gennady Zyuganov, leader of the Russian Communist Party.

Al Marder and Russian Communist leader Zyuganov.

There are but a few degrees of separation between Rep. Joe Courtney and the leadership of the most dangerous military power currently opposing the United States.

At the very least, Rep. Courtney is guilty of extremely poor judgment. Would a low-ranking military officer be awarded a security clearance for higher office if he had similar connections to an anti-American subversive organization?

Given the well-known track record of Communist Party USA espionage and the aggressive methods used by Russian military intelligence to entangle those it wants to suborn, should America take any more risks with Joe Courtney?

America’s national security is too important to treat so lightly.

Rep. Courtney should be asked to explain himself. Or he should resign from the Armed Services Committee – and Congress – immediately.


Meet Austin Binns: ROTC Officer and Revolutionary Socialist

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Austin Binns

This article appeared first at Bombthrowers.

Not all military types lean to the political right.

A case in point is Austin Binns, a former Eagle Scout and an active and highly competent ROTC officer — as well as a militant socialist activist. Though leaning to the left since his teens, Binns (see KeyWiki article) has gone overboard since studying politics at Philadelphia’s Drexel University.

Five years ago, Binns was a volunteer for Obama for America. He followed that up with campaign work for the unsuccessful runs of leftist Philadelphia Democrats like Allyson Schwartz (governor) and Manan Trivedi (U.S. House).

In 2015, he interned in the Washington D.C. office of U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA).

But since 2016, while still serving in the U.S. military, Mr. Binns has been actively involved with the Philly Socialists and one of their student groups, Drexel Socialists.



Philly Socialists are hardcore. One of their leaders, Brandon Slattery, is a former leader of the Young Communist League, the youth wing of the Communist Party USA. They are undeniably and unapologetically revolutionary Marxists.

They hold seminars that examine topics like “The History of Marxism: Pre-Marxism and Post-Marxism; Race and Socialism; Gender and Socialism.”

Does the United States Army care that one of its stellar young officers is a revolutionary? That he marches alongside hardcore Marxists and Antifa types? Are such views and activities acceptable in today’s U.S. military?

Is being an active revolutionary socialist compatible with serving as a U.S. Army officer?


EXCLUSIVE: Trevor Loudon Confronts Revolutionary Communist Party Members (Video)

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Trevor Loudon tries to get answers from the Revolutionary Communist Party.

In March, Trevor Loudon confronted members of the group Refuse Fascism, a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party in Cleveland, Ohio. The protest was coordinated by long-time activist Don Bryant, a recipient of President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award in December 2016 at Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s office.

In this exclusive video, Trevor asks who is willing to speak for the Revolutionary Communist Party. Instead of responding, one of the communists clearly instructs the other to “start up the chants.”

It appears that these radicals want onlookers to believe that their movement is spontaneous and grassroots rather than organized by communists and their allies. It is also evident that having a civil discussion is of no interest to these commies.

Another member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Jeremy David Brustein, is also seen in the video.




Weekly Featured Profile – Reese Erlich


Reese Erlich

Reese Erlich is a best-selling book author and freelance journalist who writes regularly for CBS Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corp. and National Public Radio. He is a Special Correspondent for GlobalPost and contributes to VICE News. Erlich has won numerous journalism awards including a Peabody award.

Erlich worked with Walter Cronkite on four public radio documentaries. Cronkite has written, “Reese Erlich is a great radio producer and a great friend.”

Erlich is essentially a skilled and influential socialist propagandist.

Erlich was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1965, he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley and later became active in the anti-Vietnam War movement. In October 1967, Erlich and others organized Stop the Draft Week. They were arrested and became known as the “Oakland Seven.”

In 1968, he visited Cuba for the first time, which led to a continuing interest in that country that would eventually lead to a book called Dateline Havana (2009).

In 1968-9, Erlich worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, a national investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco.

Erlich’s book, Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You, co-authored with Norman Solomon, became a best seller in 2003. His book, The Iran Agenda: the Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis, was published in October 2007, with a foreword by Robert Scheer. In a San Francisco Chronicle book review, Ruth Rosen wrote, “Some people are treated as pariahs when they tell the truth; later, history lauds them for their courage and convictions. Reese Erlich is one of those truth tellers.” Erlich’s book “Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba” came out in January 2009.

Erlich’s fifth book, “Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect” (Promtheus Books, foreword by Noam Chomsky), was published in 2014. In a starred review of “Inside Syria,” Publisher’s Weekly wrote, Erlich’s “insights and conclusions are objective and valuable. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the current turmoil in the Middle East.”

In the 1980s, Erhlich was a leading comrade with the League of Revolutionary Struggle, an ultra secretive, militantly pro-China organization.

Reese Erlich left

A delegation from the Central Committee of the League of Revolutionary Struggle visited the Dominican Republic at the invitation of the Unified Central Committee of the Unified Structure for the Foundation of the Dominican Workers Party (PTD) in March 1980. The League delegation, headed by Central Committee member Reese Erlich, held fraternal and informative discussions with leading members of the Central Committee of the Unified Structure for the Dominican Workers Party.

In late 1983, Reese Erlich and comrade Tim Thomas were part of a left wing journalists delegation to Grenada, shortly after American troops had liberated the communist outpost.

Recently Reese Erlich has been active in Iranian support work.

(Reese Erlich|more…)


Rob Bonta wanted to legalize Communists in California government – has Maoist family background

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

This article has been cross-posted from Bombthrowers.

In May, anti-communist California State Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen (R-Santa Ana) pushed back hard against Assembly colleague San Francisco Democrat Rob Bonta‘s Assembly Bill 22.

Rob Bonta

Bonta’s Bill was intended to amend an existing statute for removing a public employee who “is knowingly a member of the Communist party,” or a member of an organization that “advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of any state by force or violence.”

Bill 22 would have allowed communists to work legally in the California government.

On May 10, the bill passed the Assembly and was headed for a rubber stamp Senate vote, but with the support of her district, often referred to as “Little Saigon,” Nguyen launched a petition to oppose the legislation.

Claiming that his bill didn’t “endorse communism or encourage communism,” Bonta maintained that he was protecting “people’s rights” and “following constitutional precedents that made it illegal for a government to fire employees due to their political affiliations.”

On May 18, after intense pressure from Nguyen and Assemblyman Travis Allen who called it “blatantly offensive to all Californians,” Bonta withdrew the Bill and apologized to US military veterans and refugees from the Vietnamese communist regime.

Communist Ties Run Deep for Rep. Rob Bonta

Rep. Rob Bonta should not get off the hook so lightly. Far from protecting innocent political activists from government overreach, Rep. Bonta was much more likely protecting serious security risks from legal consequences for their subversive activities.

It turns out that Assemblyman Rob Bonta has close personal and family ties to a network of activists with histories of “advocating the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of any state by force or violence.”

These activists were never members of the old pro-Soviet Communist Party USA, but were members of the even more radical Katipunan ng Mga Demokratikong Pilipino, commonly known as the KDP or Union of Democratic Filipinos.

KDP, San Diego

This organization advocated the forceful overthrow of both the United States and Philippines governments. Many former KDP activists continue to network with each other and other communist organizations, and many hold influential California government jobs to this day.

Cynthia and Rob Bonta

Rob Bonta’s mother Cynthia Bonta, was a very active member of the KDP and both mother and son remain close to many ex-KDP comrades.

Until recently, Rob Bonta served on the board of Filipino Advocates for Justice, under former KDP member and Cynthia Bonta’s long time comrade Lillian Galedo.

Rob Bonta wrote on Facebook in April 2017, that he is “so proud to honor Filipino Advocates for Justice on the well-earned retirement of their incredible executive director Lillian Galedo after 37 years. You are my friend and all of our inspiration!”

Rob Bonta praises Lillian Galedo on Facebook

Founded in 1973, in a retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains, the KDP “was a nationwide collection of Fil-Ams and Filipino immigrants who were involved in community organizing around social justice issues in the US and democratic nationalism in the Philippines. They openly supported the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army.”

KDP was founded as a response to President Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law crackdown on a growing insurgency mounted by the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines and its military wing, New People’s Army.

New Peoples Army, 1986

Philippine Communists work with Americans for Revolution in Both Countries

Among the KDP’s founders were radical Filipino-Americans, as well as movement veterans from the Philippines. In the spring of 1970, a series of mass protests in Manila, known as the First Quarter Storm, threatened to topple President Ferdinand Marcos. The movement was brutally suppressed by the military, prompting many anxious parents to send their activist children to sanctuary in the United States.

Many of these young expatriates continued with their political work by joining the KDP, providing to their American comrades direct ties to the Communist Party of the Philippines and the underground New People’s Army.

Cynthia Maglaya immigrated to the United States in 1970 and settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maglaya had been a student leader in the Kabataang Makabayan, a Communist Party of the Philippines-controlled student organization prominent during the First Quarter Storm. Before leaving the Philippines, she was charged with building support for the Philippine revolution in the US.

Cynthia Maglaya would later become one of the three main founders and national leaders of the KDP.

Many US-born KDP leaders traveled to the Philippines to work with the underground. Some were arrested, but as American citizens, received comparatively lenient treatment, usually a short stint in jail, followed by deportation.

Initially, the KDP had two main purposes – supporting revolution in the Philippines and instigating revolution in the US.

Circa 1980, the KDP merged with the Line of March, a re-grouping of many strands of the fractured US Maoist movement. While part of Line of March, the KDP continued to operate as a semi-autonomous entity.

After 1982, the KDP lost many of its ties to the Philippines underground and shifted its focus to the American revolution. The KDP completely submerged into Line of March after the 1986 death of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos.

The Impact of the KDP is Felt Today

In 1990/91, the Line of March folded with many ex-members moving into the Democratic Party, where many of them still continue to operate. For example several ex KDP/Line of March activists, including Florante Ibanez and Rose Ibanez, David Kimbrough and Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough held a Grassroots Fundraiser on May 28, 2010, in Los Angeles to help elect Karen Bass to the US Congress. Rep. Bass had very close ties to Line of March through the early 1980s.

Many ex-KDP and Line of March activists still network extensively in California and Washington. They are still very influential in Los Angeles and especially the Bay Area where local government is heavily infiltrated by former Maoists from Line of March, Communist Workers Party, the League for Revolutionary Struggle and the still highly active Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Rob Bonta’s successful 2012 campaign got a big boost with the endorsement of Wilma Chan, an Alameda County Board of Supervisors member and former California State Assembly Majority Leader (2002–2004). Chan was a former leader of the League for Revolutionary Struggle.

Many former KDP activists hold government, or quasi-government jobs in California. Given that the organization was never more than 300 strong, it is likely that Rob and Cynthia Bonta know most, if not all of them personally.

They include:

  • Maria Abedesco – An ex-KDP and Line of March member. Now a Labor Specialist with the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Working with the National Democratic Institute as a consultant-trainer, Abadesco traveled to Cairo, Egypt and Morocco, working with the newly-established Arab Network for Democracy. Maria Abadesco has served on the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party.
  • Edwin Batongbacal – Philippines born and educated, Batongbacal was former aide to Luisito Balgos de la Cruz aka “Ka Rexie”, one time executive committee member of the eastern central Luzon regional organization of the Communist Party of the Philippines. An ex KDP member Batongbacal now serves as Director of Adult and Older Adult Service for the Community Behavioral Health Services as a Member of Governing Board at San Francisco Health Plan. Batongbacal traveled to Cuba, circa 2013 on a “research and educational” trip.
  • Emil de Guzman – An ex-KDP member, now a Mediator with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Emil de Guzman was Part of a 2016 labor delegation to communist Vietnam, led by former Communist Workers Party member Kent Wong.
  • Estella Habal – An ex-KDP and Line of March member. Now Assistant Professor of Social Science and Asian American Studies at San Jose State University.
  • Florante Ibanez – An ex-KDP member. In 2014, Ibanez was appointed to the California Library Services Board by Governor Jerry Brown.
  • Rose Ibanez – An ex-KDP member, now working at the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission. Active in the Democratic Party.
  • Bruce Occena – An ex-KDP member and Line of March leader. Now the Project Director for Health Access’ Video Medical Interpretation project, working to implement this new technology to assist patients in getting linguistically appropriate care in Oakland. Previously, he ran the Substance Abuse Program at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
  • Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough – An ex-KDP leader, now a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Public Social Services. Active in the Democratic Party.
  • Melinda Paras – An ex-KDP member and Line of March leader. Paras was deported from the Philippines in the early 1970s for working with the underground communist resistance. She named her daughter after a close friend who joined the New People’s Army and died fighting Philippines government forces. Paras runs the Translation Network, a company that works with state healthcare providers.
  • Felix Tuyay – An ex-KDP member. Now a Professor. Department: School of Arts, Communication and Social Sciences. Southwestern College, Chula Vista.
  • Victor Uno – An ex-KDP and Line of March member. Appointed by then Oakland mayor Jean Quan (a former member of the Communist Workers Party) to the Oakland Port Board Of Directors.

There are thousands of ex and current communists working in the California State government. Some are Maoists, some are Trotskyists, some are orthodox communists, some are Democratic Socialists of America crypto-communists.

We can safely assume that most consider it their revolutionary duty to use their government posts to advance socialism at every possible opportunity.

Rob Bonta’s Bill was of more than symbolic importance. It would have made it easier and safer for Californian revolutionaries to use their taxpayer funded positions to destroy the freedoms of the very people who pay their (usually very generous) salaries.

In 2013, Bonta introduced legislation that would require California public schools to teach students the contributions of Filipino Americans in the farm labor movement. It was signed into law in October of that same year by Governor Brown. As most prominent Californian Filipino labor leaders, such as Philip Veracruz, Fernando Gapasin, Larry Itliong or Cynthia Bonta, they were revolutionaries of some stripe, it is easy to see the potential for communist propaganda in this measure.

Assemblyman Bonta is doing the communists’ dirty work for them.  He should be publicly held to account for his communist sympathies, his lies and subterfuge.


Yes, Trump Did Condemn Radical Islamic Terrorism in Speech to Arab Muslims (quotes/transcript/video)

By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound

And what does this say? Click to see the featured tweet/clip.

President Trump’s speech before the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday did specifically condemn what he has before called “radical Islamic terrorism,” despite what we have heard from reporters and pundits for days. That he did not choose to string those words together in that order is simply beside the point.

Consider the following. Very clearly, he was speaking to Muslims about Muslims, that is, believers in Islam. Further, he directly condemned the “extremism,” or the “radicalization,” or “fanatical” interpretation of their ideology and the “terrorism” concomitant with it. So, there you have it. In the following excerpts, emphasis is added to make the point.

Trump began to draw the lines early in the address, “But in sheer numbers, the deadliest toll has been exacted on the innocent people of Arab, Muslim, and Middle-Eastern nations. They have born the brunt of the killings and the worst of the destruction in this wave of fanatical violence.”

But what fanaticism and violence did Trump describe? Very soon he specified: “The true toll of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in the number of dead. It also must be counted in generations of vanished dreams.” Later in the speech, he added Iran and its ally/puppet, Syria to the litany. What major strand do these terrorist entities have in common, but Islam?

Further quotations from the president, spelling out what all in the know realize he has addressed as “radical Islamic terrorism”:

But this untapped potential, this tremendous cause for optimism, is held at bay by bloodshed and terror. There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it.

Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death.

If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen. Terrorism’s devastation of life will continue to spread. Peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence. And the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered.

If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing—then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God.


Starving terrorists of their territory, of their funding, and the false allure of their craven ideology will be the basis for easily defeating [them].


But you can only unlock this future if the citizens of the Middle-East are freed from extremism, terror, and violence.


Will we be indifferent in the presence of evil? Will we protect our citizens from its violent ideology? Will we let its venom spread through our societies? Will we let it destroy the most holy sites on earth? If we do not confront this deadly terror, we know what the future will bring: more suffering, more death, and more despair. But if we act, if we leave this magnificent room unified and determined to do what it takes to destroy the terror that threatens the world, then there is no limit to the great future our citizens will have.

Semantically, it should also be noted that where Trump spoke of this violent form of Islam (commonly singled out as political and violent Islamism, or Jihadism) free of the word “radical,” he lays the issue more squarely at the feet of any and all Muslims, not less so, letting them sort through the crisis. When a sect presents a radical version, after all, it means to offer to change something at its root. But Trump at times let the roots simply lay wherever they may be found.

Since there are many passages in the Quran which call for violence, since its eschatological promise and aim is violent, and since Muslims are commanded to emulate the (extortive and violent) life of Mohamed, it is only right to express humanity’s concerns of Islamic violence, whether divergent or central, and whether episodic or systematic, to all Muslims.

Transcript of the address | Video:


Diana West Shows-up Robert Mueller’s NWO Snowflakedness on Islamic Terrorism

By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound

Behold the NWO* Deep State’s own Robert Mueller, now the official independent counsel assigned to Donald Trump, with Democrats hoping he will become America’s new Inspector Javert to President Trump’s Jean Valjean.

Of course, in the vast authority given him, Mueller can also investigate the misdeeds of the likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and their camps, at least during or beginning with this last campaign and pre-inaugural season. Do we think he will?

Summing up this video, as he and James Clapper assert in presser answers during a 2010 counter-terrorism seminar:

America can fight “Jihadis” as long as we never use such (Koranic) terminology anywhere they might hear it. We can also train them in FBI techniques! And we must never label Muslim Brotherhood’s stealth Jihad as what it is, since that organization, formerly designated as a terrorist or terrorist-sympathizing entity, is too big to fail among America’s Muslim population, 99.9% of which is “every bit as patriotic as” you or me!

Yeah, never mind the percentage who fund terrorism directly, to say nothing of indirectly. Don’t discredit the American patriotism of those who just happen to be faithful enough Muslims to believe in Jihad (global caliphate-building warfare) one of its most fundamental tenets. Don’t even think about the many American Muslims who believe in Sharia Law, or who refuse to denounce terrorist Hamas and Hezzbollah in Israel, or ISIS for that matter. And never mind that the most powerful leaders of Islam around the world insist that it is very much a global political endeavor, just as Mohamed, co-authors, and interpreting mullahs have laid out, in the Koran itself and its ever growing libraries of supporting materials.

From October, 2010 and the Center for Security Policy, via Diana West’s tweeting, today (it’s only 6 min., 47 sec.):


West, whom we are at times privileged to feature in Gulag, has been reminding (warning) us all about Robert Meuller since he was named White House Inquisitor yesterday.

How come we didn’t get such a headhunter for Barack Hussein Obama, by the way?

I’ll make a link for you here, to tweets with @Diana_West_ and Mueller in them. I hope you appreciate the read.

I also hope President Trump has at least begun to understand, by now, that he must stop trying to bring along power players in the NWO in attempts to save America from it, just as we must stop trying to bring along Jihadis to fight Jihad. That is just not America First, Mr. President. But that is the subject of another entry.

PS: Snowflakery? Snowflakistry? Snowflakidity? Should I post a Twitter poll on it? (Edit: done, please help me out here.)

*As with the term “jihad,” the “new world order” is adopted by its own practitioners, coined because there have to be words for destroying the sovereignty of all the world’s nations, in order to bring about globally governed empire.