12/3/18

Does Freshman California Congressman Mike Levin Owe His Job to Communists?

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal | The Epoch Times

Democratic congressional candidate Mike Levin (CA-49) waves at a 2018 midterm elections rally on Oct. 4, 2018, in Fullerton, California. Levin went on to win the seat. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Democratic Party’s clean sweep of California’s once deeply conservative Orange County brought several new far-leftists into the U.S. House of Representatives. One of the most radical is the 49th District’s new congressman, Mike Levin.

The freshman representative has already joined the communist-allied Congressional Progressive Caucus — not a surprise, considering that socialists and communists helped get Levin elected.

Levin beat Republican Diane Harkey by nearly 14,000 votes, so the Marxist-help was probably not decisive in the general election. However, one of Levin’s socialist supporters has admitted that they engineered his nomination by out-maneuvering his Democratic primary opponents.

The 49th District was always a major target for the left. When incumbent Darrell Issa retired, it became a top priority. Even before the candidate primaries had been decided, a group — Flip the 49th! Neighbors in Action — was created specifically to turn the very marginal seat blue.

“The closest Congressional race in the Country is in our backyard. In 2016, the Republican won by just 1,621 votes. In order to stop the corrupt and chaotic agenda of the Trump Administration, the Democratic Party must win control of Congress. The path to winning back the House runs straight through our home in California’s 49th Congressional District,” states the group’s website.

Flip the 49th held rallies, knocked on doors, and phone-banked for Levin. They were the backbone of his campaign.

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12/3/18

Pro-China Labor Group Helped Flip 2 Senate Seats in Nevada

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal | The Epoch Times

APALA at an International Workers’ Day 2017 rally in San Francisco. (Pax Ahimsa Gethen [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)] via Wikimedia Commons)

A Beijing-aligned U.S. labor group is actively involved in state elections. The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) has helped Democrat candidates win several close races, including two U.S. Senate contests in Nevada.

In the 2018 election cycle, about 30 APALA canvassers knocked on doors in Las Vegas from the end of September. According to APALA coordinator Kathleen Flores, the canvassers backed specific candidates like Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen in her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Dean Heller.

“We’re trying to let her win, Jacky Rosen, because she’s fighting for higher pay, higher minimum wage, and good education, better health — that’s why I’m here,” Flores told the Las Vegas Sun.

With 72,000 registered Asian-American or Pacific Islander voters in Nevada (up more than 160 percent since 2000), it makes sense for the left to target this significant Democrat-leaning voter bloc in a Republican-tilting state.

The APALA canvassers were not working for love. They were paid $15 an hour to brave the Nevada fall heat through a $160,000 grant from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Despite Heller leading in the polls through most of the race, Rosen’s winning margin was a comfortable 50.4 percent to Heller’s 45.4 percent — about 49,000 votes.

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11/29/18

Congressional Progressive Caucus Has Extensive Ties to Marxist Organizations

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal | The Epoch Times

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House Minority Leader at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC on Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi has recently made a deal with the Congressional Progressive Caucus to give members more positions of power in return for support in her race to become the next Speaker of the House. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is by far the largest and most influential coalition in the federal government. It is also the most radical, having extensive ties to several major Marxist organizations.

Buoyed by an influx of new far-left members, the caucus has struck a deal with Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi to significantly increase socialist power in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The deal will see more Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) supporters appointed to key congressional committees and enjoy a greater role in influencing legislative priorities.

The quid pro quo? Support for Pelosi in her tight race to become the next speaker of the House.

“It wasn’t a coincidence that moments after Nancy Pelosi promised progressive House leaders more power in the next Congress, a host of liberal groups announced they were supporting her for speaker,” Politico recently reported.

“Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who is expected to co-chair the Progressive Caucus next year, left a Nov. 15 meeting with Pelosi in the Capitol and proclaimed that her members would have more seats on powerful committees and more influence over legislation.”

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11/29/18

DSA Marxists Rack Up Victories On Election Day

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal | The Epoch Times

Democratic Socialist candidate Julia Salazar delivers her victory speech after defeating incumbent Democrat State Senator Martin Dilan on Sept. 13, 2018, in New York City. She went on to win the Senate seat in the November elections. (Scott Heins/Getty Images)

America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), won big on election night 2018. Working in conjunction with four pro-China/pro-Cuba organizations (Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Freedom Road Socialist Organization and LeftRoots), the Marxist left ran approximately 300 candidates — almost all posing as Democrats — for local, state, and federal office.

Most of these candidates did not get past the primaries, but some made it all the way to Congress. Still many others now serve in state legislatures, county commissions, on school boards, and as local Democratic Party executives.

Even those subversive candidates who didn’t win were able to advance socialist policy in the form of hard-left ballot initiatives, which enjoyed victories across the country.

According to a report by the DSA National Political Committee:

“Nearly fifty thousand people have joined the Democratic Socialists of America since Trump’s 2016 election. …

“Thanks to this upsurge, DSA has been able to fight for Medicare for All, College for All, equal rights for all, and a revitalized labor movement. DSA has also succeeded in winning key elections all over the country, in red states and blue states. In addition to new DSA congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib, we also won other incredible victories at the state level.”

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11/27/18

Weekly Featured Profile – Emiliana Sparaco

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Emiliana Sparaco

Emiliana Sparaco is a San Diego based member of the Communist Party USA and an SEIU organizer. Until 2016, she was a national leader of the Young Communist League and active in CPUSA Environmental Action a closed Facebook group which is “a meeting place for members and friends of the Communist Party USA to discuss environmental issues (especially climate change), share information, and coordinate activities.”

Emiliana Sparaco‎ was involved in the San Diego anti-cop group United Against Police Terror and in 2016 was a California Fight for $15 organizer.

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11/24/18

‘Maoist’ Network Backing Espy’s Mississippi Senate Race Operates ‘Under the Radar’

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal | The Epoch Times

Then Congressman Mike Espy accepts his nomination for Secretary of Agriculture on Dec. 24, 1992, in Arkansas as then president-elect Bill Clinton listens. (HERB SWANSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mega-wealthy, far-left attorney Steve Phillips, through his political action committee PowerPAC+, is throwing huge sums of money and resources “under the radar” to back Democratic candidate Mike Espy in the tight Mississippi U.S. Senate race that will be decided on Nov. 27.

While Espy paints himself as a relatively moderate Democrat, Phillips — who is based in San Francisco — is intent on winning another Senate seat, both to counter President Donald Trump and to help re-build a permanent Democratic Party majority, based on his strategy laid out in his Obama-endorsed 2016 book: “Brown Is the New White.”

The PowerPac+ website. (Screenshot via PowerPAC+)

Phillips was heavily involved in Democrat Doug Jones’ shock win against Roy Moore in last year’s Alabama Senate race. He was also the mastermind behind Stacey Abrams’ and Andrew Gillum’s near-victories in the recently resolved Georgia and Florida gubernatorial contests.

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11/21/18

Socialist Members of Congress? Nothing New

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal | The Epoch Times

Conservative media pundits have been aghast that the new Congress will include two open socialists: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and Rashida Tlaib from Michigan. Both are dues-paying members of America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Conservatives need to get real. Communists — and the DSA is a communist organization — have been serving in the U.S. Congress for decades.

DSA members who have served in Congress have done huge damage to America’s interests over the last 30 years. The addition of two more DSA Marxists to their ranks should be cause for major alarm.

Listed below are some of the more obvious DSA comrades to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives in recent years.

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11/15/18

Weekly Featured Profile – Spencer Resnick

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Spencer Resnick

Spencer Resnick is a PoughkeepsieNew York activist. He is an organizer at Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, a “community organizing,” voter registration group with ties to the pro-China Freedom Road Socialist Organization. He is a former Field Canvasser with the far-left Working Families Party.

Spencer Resnick has been involved with Young Democratic Socialists/Democratic Socialists of America since at least 2009. While at Vassar, circa 2009 to 2012, he led the Young Democratic Socialistsgroup on campus.

 left, Alex Deane right

May 2013 Spencer Resnick traveled to Cuba with the 44th Venceremos Brigade, in a group which included his Vassar Young Democratic Socialists comrade Alex Deane.

DUMP TRUMP, DEFEAT RACISM AND MISOGYNY, BUILD THE LEFT was an open letter to the left from 47 grassroots organizers, sent on October 17, 2016.

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10/28/18

The Truth About Brazil’s Coming President Jair Bolsinaro

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Jair Bolsinaro

All going well, the very impressive Jair Bolisanaro should be elected president of Brazil today.

Bolisanaro is a dedicated anti-communist and a Brazilian patriot. He will be a great ally for President Trump.

If Bolsinaro wins, he will be vilified by the international left.

This interview gives a great background on Bolsinaro and Latin American politics.

10/19/18

The Radical Democrats of the Senate Judiciary Committee

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal | The Epoch Times

The Kavanaugh Supreme Court Senate hearings both transfixed and horrified America. Over the last few weeks, many have watched in increasing disbelief at the theatrics, grandstanding, walk-outs, and complete lack of goodwill exhibited by the Democratic contingent of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Most Americans who follow politics superficially, or not at all, must be wondering what has happened to the Democratic Party. Would Harry S. Truman or John F. Kennedy behave this way?

If one studies the backgrounds of these senators, however, their outrageous behavior becomes less of a mystery. All of these senators are—at least to some degree—socialists.

Several have connections to communist or Islamist front groups. At least three members are proteges of wealthy stealth socialist Steve Phillips, a former supporter of the pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle. Several also have connections to supporters of hostile foreign powers.

These Democratic senators would struggle to pass any form of basic background check to get even the lowest form of security clearance.

They are partisans who demonstrably don’t hesitate to put their own political agendas ahead of their duties to the Constitution and the American public.

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