01/29/15
Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon’s Speaking Schedule For The First Half Of 2015 – Updated 1/29/15

New Zeal

Trevor Loudon is back in the states, gearing up for the 2016 election and spreading the word on how and why conservatives must win.

Noted author and anti-communist figure Trevor Loudon from New Zealand has an important message all Americans need to hear:

Ever wonder why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over your lifetime, while much of the electorate has become more conservative? Why government regulation and taxes have exponentially increased, even though most Americans still oppose Big Government?

Trevor’s new book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” exposes the extreme Left’s infiltration of Capitol Hill.

“The Enemies Within” profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations.

Trevor says the Tea Party has stopped the socialist agenda in its tracks, but we must keep fighting. Freedom-loving people around the world are counting on us.

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What’s new in the 2015-2017 edition of Trevor Loudon’s “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the U.S. Congress“?

joaquinjjjjjj

The San Antonio connection -who are those Castro twins? Joaquin is a Congressman. Julian runs HUD. The Latino Obama they call him. Possibly on the Democratic ticket in 2016. Being talked about as a future Democratic Party Presidential candidate. San Antonio has been a hot bed of communism since the 1920s, and it didn’t all end with Emma Tenayuca and the Pecan Sheller’s Strike.

The movement reaches out far beyond Texas. See how even Eric Holder was connected. Obama too. See how the Castro twins are deeply rooted in Texas communism, not just through their La Raza activist mother Rosie Castro, but through their own radical ties, right up to the present day.

The 2015-2017 edition of “Enemies Within” will expose covert Congressional radicals in several new states, including Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana and Rhode Island, plus, it will include new profiles from California (seven), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York (four), North Carolina, Texas (three), Wisconsin and Vermont.

The book will profile more than 75 serving members of the US House of Representatives and the Senate.

Trevor’s new book will be released on April 11, 2014, but you can begin to pre-order PERSONALLY SIGNED copies immediately.



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February

Tues., Feb. 3rd, 2015
Event: Gainseville Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://gainesvilleteaparty.org/
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Place: TBD
Gainseville, FL

Wed., Feb. 4th, 2015
Event: The Andrea Shea King Show — Radio Interview/Confirmed
Time: 9:15 pm EST
Place: FL

Thurs., Feb. 5th, 2015
Event: Tampa 9.12 Project — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Place: Bloomingdale Library
1906 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596

Sat., Feb. 7th, 2015
Event: Bearing Witness — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 2:30 pm EST
Place: Florida International University
11200 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL 33174

Sun., Feb. 8th, 2015
Event: The Elise Richmond Show – KNEWS 94.3FM — Radio Interview/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.eliserichmond.com
Time: 9 am PST
Place: CA

Tues., Feb. 10th, 2015
Event: The Highlands Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.thehighlandsteaparty.com
Time: 6 pm EST
Place: Homers Restaurant
1000 Sebring Square
Sebring, FL

Wed., Feb. 11th, 2015
Event: Bearing Witness — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Place: Salem Center
7235 Bonneval Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Thurs., Feb. 12th, 2015
Event: North Central Florida Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://northcentralflorida912project.org/
Time: 7 pm EST
Place: Jackie Taylor Building
128 SW Birley Avenue
Lake City, FL 32024

Fri., Feb. 13th, 2015
Event: Common Sense Campaign — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6 pm EST
Place: Magnolia Springs Baptist Church
6058 Theodore Dawes Road
Theodore, AL 36582

Sat., Feb. 14th, 2015
Event: Voice of the West – Bruce Ash – Emil Franzi 1310 KVOI — Radio Interview/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.eliserichmond.com
Time: 3 pm MST
Place: AZ

Sun., Feb. 15th, 2015
Event: Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 2 pm EST
Place: Magnolia Grill
157 Brooks Street Southeast
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Mon., Feb. 16th, 2015
Event: Grassroots & GOP — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 3 pm PST
Place: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Fri., Feb. 20th, 2015
Event: Riverside Republican Women — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 11:30 am PST
Place: The Victoria Club
2521 Arroyo Drive
Riverside, CA 92506

Sat., Feb. 21st, 2015
Event: Unite IE Conservative Conference — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 8 am PST
Place: Performing Arts Center
3801 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501

Tues., Feb. 24th, 2015
Event: National Press Club News Conference on the History and Future of the House Committee on Internal Security — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 1 pm EST
Place: National Press Club
529 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC

March

Tues., Mar. 10th, 2015
Event: American Freedom Alliance — Inteview/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.americanfreedomalliance.org/
Time: TBD
Place: TBD
Los Angeles, CA

Wed., Mar. 11th, 2015
Event: Second Wednesday Club — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 11 am PST
Place: Piatti’s Restaurant
625 Redwood Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tues., Mar. 17th, 2015
Event: Temecula Valley Republican Women — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://tvrwf.org/
Time: 11 am PST
Place: Wilson Creek Winery
35960 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591

Tues., Mar. 17th, 2015
Event: Calabasas – West Valley ACT for America — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7 pm PST
Place: Calabasas Library
200 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

01/28/15
Snowed In

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Snowed In Edition

The Watcher’s Council

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

The Council In Action!

*Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of The Noisy Room was quoted quoted from coast to coast on Christian radio for a post at Right Wing News: For God and country’ recruiting poster was ordered removed by the US Army; ‘God’ is a problem in Obama’s military

*This week, Trevor Loudon, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, The Political Commentator and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an email address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that! And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

01/28/15
Carol O'Cleireacain

Carol O’Cleireacain: Why is a Marxist Running Detroit’s Economic Recovery?

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

In October of 2014, new Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan appointed Dr. Carol O’Cleireacain as Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy, Planning & Strategy.

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Carol O’Cleireacain‎

According to Mayor Duggan, O’Cleireacain would be responsible for identifying “outside sources of funding” for the city so that it becomes financially stable outside of bankruptcy.

“Our ability to live within the Plan of Adjustment once it is approved can’t rely solely on traditional revenue sources because they can fluctuate based on conditions we can’t control,” Duggan said in a statement. “I’ve charged Dr. O’Cleireacain with identifying new funding sources to help insulate ourselves against these unknowns so the city can provide a consistent level of service.”

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr had hired O’Cleireacain before the Mayor and Detroit City Council legally revoked his powers. Duggan, however, continued the appointment when he retook full control of the city.

“Mayor Duggan is setting a strong tone of fiscal accountability with his administration and I’m thrilled to have been asked to play a role,” O’Cleireacain said in a statement. “The mayor is building a great team that is going to transform the way Detroit meets the needs of its residents for years to come.”

Sounds great – except that Carol O’Cleireacain has been a card-carrying Marxist, who presided over New York City’s finances during one of the Big Apple’s most depressed periods, the 1990-93 Dinkins’ mayoralty.

O’Cleireacain came to Detroit from New York City, where she is a nonresident senior fellow at the leftist Brookings Institute, a think tank that is based in Washington, DC and an adjunct faculty in management and urban policy at the even more leftist New School. She is also a member of the “nonprofit, nonpartisan” Council on Foreign Relations.

O’Cleireacain moved to New York City in 1976 at the height of that city’s fiscal crisis and served 13 years as chief economist at District Council 37 AFSCME, a union notoriously controlled by Marxists led by the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee. DSOC, would in 1982, merge with the New American Movement (an amalgam of mainly former Students for a Democratic Society and Communist Party USA members) to form Democratic Socialists of America.

O’Cleireacain was first identified as a Democratic Socialists of America member in DSA’s Democratic Left, Sep./Oct. 1987, page 9, while she was serving as assistant to the executive director of AFSCME, District Council 37, Stanley Hill – another DSAer.

In 1990, another DSA comrade, David Dinkins, was elected mayor of New York on the back of a big campaign mounted by DSA, organized labor and the Communist Party.

Dinkins immediately appointed several Marxists to key positions in his administration (including current Mayor Bill de Blasio and Carol O’Cleireacain.

DSA’s Democratic Left, May/June 1990, page 8, proudly noted that their member, Carol O’Cleireacain, had been appointed Commissioner of Finance for New York City.

The same year, Democratic Socialists of America sent a delegation to the October 1990 Socialist International meeting in New York, which included DSA’s permanent representative to the SI, Bogdan Denitch; DSA Honorary Chair, Cornel West; Pat Belcon, a DSA NPC member; Motl Zelmanowicz, a “DSAer active in the Jewish Labor Bund;” Jo-Ann Mort, a DSA NPC member; Jack Sheinkman, president of ACTWU; Terri Burgess, chair of the DSA youth Section; Skip Roberts, Chair of DSA’s Socialist International Committee; and NYC Commissioner of Finance, Carol O’Cleireacain. She had briefly became NYC budget director in the last days of the Dinkins’ administration.

The Center for Democratic Values, a “progressive think-tank” developed with Democratic Socialists of America sponsorship, made its first public appearance at the Socialist Scholars Conference in New York, on April 12-14. 1996. CDV cosponsored two panels at the conference and held a reception to introduce the Center to the assembled socialist scholars and activists.

The first panel dealt with rethinking the role of government. The discussion centered around a paper authored by DSA member and CDV organizer David Belkin (a policy and budget analyst in the office of the Manhattan Borough President), which “challenged the left to seriously reopen the issue of the role of government in a democratic society.” Carol O’Cleireacain, former New York City Budget Director, another member of the panel, “stressed the need for the left to pay more attention to organization and management as well as policy and structure, the traditional focuses of socialist theories.”

Here is a photo from the late 1980s of Carol O’Cleireacain wearing the badge of DSA’s Institute for Democratic Socialism. DSA’s “rose and fist” symbol can be clearly seen.

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Carolo

As late as 2009, O’Cleireacain was still serving on the Editorial Board of Dissent Magazine, alongside well known DSA comrades Joanne Barkan, Paul Berman, Mitchell Cohen, Bogdan Denitch, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Todd Gitlin, Michael Kazin, Deborah Meier, Harold Meyerson, Jo-Ann Mort, Patricia Cayo Sexton and Cornel West.

Detroiters are wise to remember that DSA played a big role in wrecking Detroit in the first place. After socialists seized control of the United Auto Workers, they used union muscle and money to elect Marxist politicians all over the state – including to the Detroit City Council.

One of their greatest victories was the election in 1973 of Coleman Young, a bona fide Communist Party member posing as a Democrat, to the Detroit mayoralty.

Young presided over a Council, stacked with socialists, whose cronyism, corruption and over-regulation drove an already teetering city off the financial cliff. Socialist influence on the Council continued until recent times under DSA aligned Councillors Maryann Mahaffey, and JoAnn Watson, revolutionary Marxist Ken Cockrel, Sr., and Communist Party supporters Erma Henderson and Clyde Cleveland.

While in charge of New York City’s finances, Carol O’Cleireacain computerized the city’s tax system, massively increasing revenues. Sound fiscal policy perhaps, but not the kind of shock Detroit’s very fragile business community could easily handle today.

But Carol O’Cleireacain may not actually care that much about private businesses anyway.

In an article in DSA’s Democratic Left, Spring 2007, DSA National Political Committee member and Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America Chairman David Green, wrote in support of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) – or “card check”.

What distinguishes socialists from other progressives is the theory of surplus value. According to Marx, the secret of surplus value is that workers are a source of more value than they receive in wages. The capitalist is able to capture surplus value through his ownership of the means of production, his right to purchase labor as a commodity, his control over the production process, and his ownership of the final product. Surplus value is the measure of capital’s exploitation of labor…

Green went on to write:

Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production. Our immediate task is to limit the capitalist class’s prerogatives in the workplace…

In the short run we must at least minimize the degree of exploitation of workers by capitalists. We can accomplish this by promoting full employment policies, passing local living wage laws, but most of all by increasing the union movement’s power…

Will this be Carol O’Cleireacain’s strategy for “saving” Detroit? More taxes, more regulations, stronger unions? Where will the “outsourced” revenue come from? What happens when American businesses and taxpayers are bled dry? Chinese interests?

Hasn’t America’s once greatest city suffered enough from socialists?

Trevor Loudon is an author, activist and political researcher from Christchurch New Zealand.

He is best known for exposing the ties between a young Barack Obama and Hawaiian Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, as well as exposing the communist background of former Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones. Loudon’s latest book, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress, is designed to expose the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

01/26/15
Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon’s Speaking Schedule For The First Half Of 2015 as of 01/26/15

New Zeal

Trevor Loudon is back in the states, gearing up for the 2016 election and spreading the word on how and why conservatives must win.

Noted author and anti-communist figure Trevor Loudon from New Zealand has an important message all Americans need to hear:

Ever wonder why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over your lifetime, while much of the electorate has become more conservative? Why government regulation and taxes have exponentially increased, even though most Americans still oppose Big Government?

Trevor’s new book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” exposes the extreme Left’s infiltration of Capitol Hill.

“The Enemies Within” profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations.

Trevor says the Tea Party has stopped the socialist agenda in its tracks, but we must keep fighting. Freedom-loving people around the world are counting on us.

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What’s new in the 2015-2017 edition of Trevor Loudon’s “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the U.S. Congress“?

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The San Antonio connection -who are those Castro twins? Joaquin is a Congressman. Julian runs HUD. The Latino Obama they call him. Possibly on the Democratic ticket in 2016. Being talked about as a future Democratic Party Presidential candidate. San Antonio has been a hot bed of communism since the 1920s, and it didn’t all end with Emma Tenayuca and the Pecan Sheller’s Strike.

The movement reaches out far beyond Texas. See how even Eric Holder was connected. Obama too. See how the Castro twins are deeply rooted in Texas communism, not just through their La Raza activist mother Rosie Castro, but through their own radical ties, right up to the present day.

The 2015-2017 edition of “Enemies Within” will expose covert Congressional radicals in several new states, including Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana and Rhode Island, plus, it will include new profiles from California (seven), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York (four), North Carolina, Texas (three), Wisconsin and Vermont.

The book will profile more than 75 serving members of the US House of Representatives and the Senate.

Trevor’s new book will be released on April 11, 2014, but you can begin to pre-order PERSONALLY SIGNED copies immediately.



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February

Tues., Feb. 3rd, 2015
Event: Gilchrist County Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://gilchristcountyteaparty.com/
Time: 7 pm EST
Place: Gilchrist County Offices
Corner of U.S. Highway 129 and S.E. 1st Avenue
Trenton, FL

Thurs., Feb. 5th, 2015
Event: Tampa 9.12 Project — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Place: Bloomingdale Library
1906 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596

Sun., Feb. 8th, 2015
Event: The Elise Richmond Show – KNEWS 94.3FM — Radio Interview/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.eliserichmond.com
Time: 9 am PST
Place: CA

Tues., Feb. 10th, 2015
Event: The Highlands Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.thehighlandsteaparty.com
Time: 6 pm EST
Place: Homers Restaurant
1000 Sebring Square
Sebring, FL

Wed., Feb. 11th, 2015
Event: Bearing Witness — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Place: Salem Center
7235 Bonneval Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Thurs., Feb. 12th, 2015
Event: North Central Florida Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://northcentralflorida912project.org/
Time: TBD
Place: TBD
Lake City, FL

Fri., Feb. 13th, 2015
Event: Common Sense Campaign — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Magnolia Springs Baptist Church
6058 Theodore Dawes Road
Theodore, AL 36582

Sun., Feb. 15th, 2015
Event: Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 2 pm EST
Place: Magnolia Grill
157 Brooks Street Southeast
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Mon., Feb. 16th, 2015
Event: Grassroots & GOP — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 3 pm PST
Place: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Fri., Feb. 20th, 2015
Event: Riverside Republican Women — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 11:30 am PST
Place: The Victoria Club
2521 Arroyo Drive
Riverside, CA 92506

Sat., Feb. 21st, 2015
Event: Unite IE Conservative Conference — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Performing Arts Center
3801 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501

Tues., Feb. 24th, 2015
Event: America’s Survival/Cliff Kincaid — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: TBD
Washington, DC

March

Tues., Mar. 10th, 2015
Event: American Freedom Alliance — Inteview/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.americanfreedomalliance.org/
Time: TBD
Place: TBD
Los Angeles, CA

Wed., Mar. 11th, 2015
Event: Second Wednesday Club — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 11 am PST
Place: Piatti’s Restaurant
625 Redwood Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tues., Mar. 17th, 2015
Event: Temecula Valley Republican Women — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://tvrwf.org/
Time: 11 am PST
Place: Wilson Creek Winery
35960 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591

01/26/15
The Enemies Within - Updated

Trevor Loudon Speaking in Florida, Alabama, Delaware, Southern California and DC.

New Zeal

New Zealand author Trevor Loudon will be speaking across the United States, starting on February 3 in Trenton, Florida, to the Gilchrist County Tea Party.

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Why is the United States Constitution under continual assault? Why are America’s enemies – Russia. China, Iran and militant Islam growing stronger by the day, while the President does everything he can to downgrade US military strength?

Why is unrest plaguing US cities at levels not seen for decades? Why are the police under attack all across America? Accused of institutional racism, while the US Justice Department consistently acts to increase racial division.

Why is the Southern Border being effectively abolished, allowing dangerous terrorists to cross unhindered, imposing huge costs on states across the nation, while the Democrats salivate at the thought of millions of new voters for their party?

Trevor Loudon discusses the threads that bind all these seemingly unconnected issues in the context of his book The Enemies Within: Communists. Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress and the upcoming documentary film “The Enemies Within.”

Here’s Trevor’s schedule for the first three weeks, including several events in Florida, one presentation in Southern Alabama, one in Delaware, several in Southern California and one in the DC area:

  • February 3, Gilchrist County Tea Party, Gilchrist County Commission Chambers U.S. Highway 129 and S.E. 1ST Avenue IN Trenton, FL 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
  • February 5, Bloomingdale Library – 1906 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, FL (Tampa) 33596, 6.30pm -9.00pm.
  • February 6, Delaware Faith & Freedom Coalition – Word of Life Christian Center, 854 South Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, Delaware, all day Friday.
  • February 7, Rvent Miami Florida TBD.
  • February 10, Event Sebring Florida TBD.
  • February 11, Bearing Witness – Salem Center – 7235 Bonneval Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256, 6.30pm – 9.00pm.
  • February 12, North Central Florida Tea Party, Lake City, Florida, 6.30pm-8.30pm.
  • February 13, Common Sense Campaign, Magnolia Springs Baptist Church – 6058 Theodore Dawes Road, Theodore (Mobile), Alabama 36582, 6.30pm-9.00pm.
  • February 15, Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee, Magnolia Grill – 157 Brooks Street Southeast, Fort Walton Beach (Pensacola), FL 32548, 2.00pm-5.00pm.
  • February 16, President’s Day Republican event, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa – 41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs), CA 92270, 3.00pm-7.00pm
  • February 20, Riverside Republican Women, The Victoria Club – 2521 Arroyo Drive, Riverside, CA 92506, 11.30am-1.30pm.
  • February 21, Unite IE Conservative Conference (tentative), Performing Arts Center – 3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501, 8.30am-5.00pm.
  • February 24, America’s Survival Conference, TBD 12.00pm-5.00pm
  • February 25-28 Attending CPAC, Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Washington DC.

There are still a few days free in Southern Florida and Southern California. If you’d like to book Trevor Loudon to speak to your group, please email his agent Regina Thomson.

01/25/15
Mona Field

Weekly Featured Profile – KeyWiki – Mona Field

KeyWiki

Mona Field

Mona Field was first elected by the voters to the Los Angeles Community College District Board in 1999 and reelected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. She has been elected by her colleagues twice to serve as the President of the Board of Trustees (2004 and 2009).

A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Ms. Field received a B.A. degree in Social Relations at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and an M.A. degree in Social Sciences at California State University. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Field has been a leader in furthering causes of “social responsibility, positive labor-management relations and excellence in education.”

Ms. Field has been a professor of Political Science at Glendale Community College. She has taught courses in American Political Ideals, California Government, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Community Volunteerism and Introduction to Social Science.

She has also taught and lectured at other venues, including UCLA Extension, California State University, Sacramento in the Community College Leadership Program and the California School Employees Association Leadership Training Program.

In 1979, Mona Field was a teacher at the Socialist Community School in Los Angeles, a project of the Gramscisit/Marxist New American Movement.

The West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference 1993, “New Realities, New Identities; Socialism and Empowerment” was held April 17, 1993 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Speakers included, Mona Field, future Congresswoman Karen Bass and Los Angeles City Councillor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Co-sponsors included Socialist Community SchoolDemocratic Socialists of AmericaCommittees of CorrespondenceCrossRoads Magazine – International Socialist OrganizationSocialist Organizing NetworkSolidarityUnion of Radical Political Economists

In 1995, Mona Field claimed long time membership of Democratic Socialists of America.

In 2003, Mona Field was co-author of, “California Government and Politics Today”, with fellow DSAer and academic Chuck Sohner.

In 2013, Mona Field was a financial contributor to the Liberty Hill Foundation, one of California’s most influential leftist non-profits and a hangout for rich, elderly LA socialists.

(more…)

01/24/15
John Bachtell

Top Communist Admits: Communist Party ‘Utilizes’ the Democratic Party – a Lesson for Constitutionalists

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

New national chair of the Communist Party USA, Chicago man John Bachtell, has admitted that his Party “utilizes” the Democratic Party “to advance its agenda.”

John Bachtell

John Bachtell

Writing on the People’s World website, Bachtell explains that much of the left wants to abandon the Democratic Party (as much of the “right” wants to abandon the GOP) to form a radical third party.

In an article entitled A radical third party? I agree! Bachtell explains:

Certainly, there’s widespread disillusionment with both the Democratic and Republican parties. That’s reflected in the latest Pew Research poll: 38 percent of voters describe themselves as independent, 32 percent as Democrats, and 25 percent as Republicans. In 1991, the three were approximately equal.

While acknowledging that both major parties are heavily influenced by Wall Street, Bachtell sees a big difference:

However, it’s not enough to make sweeping generalizations about the Democratic and Republican parties. It’s true both parties are dominated by Wall Street interests, but it’s also necessary to see how each party differs, particularly their social bases and how this affects their policies.

While the Republican Party is led by the most reactionary sections of Wall Street capital including the energy extractive sector and military industrial complex, it also consists of extreme right-wing elements including the Tea Party, white supremacists, social conservatives, right-wing evangelicals, climate deniers, anti-reproductive rights groups, etc.

Meanwhile the Democratic Party is also home to labor, African Americans, Latinos, other communities of color, women, most union members, young people, and a wide range of social and democratic movements. These constituencies exert influence on party leadership and hold positions at all levels.

Therefore, it makes sense, according to Bachtell, for the Communist Party to stick with the Democrats until a viable third party is feasible. To Bachtell, progress towards socialism is possible only after the “right” is soundly defeated.

The Communist Party’s tactics for political independence rest on several interrelated elements. First, they occur within the constraints of the two-party system. We don’t operate in a parliamentary system which allows proportional voting. Instead, winner takes all, and during the general election it usually comes down to voting for one of two candidates most likely to win.

That means candidates are backed by coalitions. Under these circumstances voting based on purity of positions is not a viable tactic. Coalition forces may disagree with a candidate on one or another issue, but find they must support candidates for strategic reasons – to advance issues and create a more favorable terrain of struggle.

Our tactics also occur within the framework of our strategic policy of building a broad coalition to defeat the extreme right, which we see as the main danger to democracy and social progress, embodied within today’s Republican Party. There are voting constituencies that presently support the GOP that have to be won over. Such an approach sees the need to actively challenge right-wing and GOP ideas that influence sections of the people, especially working-class whites, for example, through hate talk radio. This includes racism and intolerance which are key issues dividing the working class.

We see this as one of the stages in the long struggle for advanced democracy and socialism. Without decisively defeating the most reactionary sections of monopoly capital, disintegrating Republican Party support at every level, it’s hard to see winning more radical and advanced programs and policies and waging a fight against the monopoly class as a whole.

We envision a prolonged process toward political independence, with many turns, advances and defeats, utilizing many forms, resulting in a radical third party based in labor, working-class neighborhoods, communities of color, and democratic movements. Such a coalition third party must extend its reach beyond urban areas, to suburbs, exurbs, rural areas, and in “red” states and congressional districts.

Until that glorious day arrives, the Communist Party will continue to “utilize” the Democrats:

First, we are part of building the broadest anti-ultra right alliance possible, uniting the widest array of class (including a section of monopoly), social and democratic forces. This necessarily means working with the Democratic Party. This differentiates us from those left groups who underestimate the right danger and overestimate the readiness of key class and social forces to bolt the Democratic Party.

Second, our objective is not to build the Democratic Party. At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda. We are about building the movements around the issues roiling wide sections of people that can help shape election contours and debates.

The Communist Party often upsets less mature Marxist groups because of their refusal to abandon the Democratic Party, despite not always getting every item on their agenda immediately.

As an experienced Communist, John Bachtell understands that in spite of difficulties and disappointments, the Communist Party agenda is far better served by infiltrating the Democrats than by marching in the streets yelling revolutionary slogans.

The Communist Party and their only marginally less radical Democratic Socialists of America allies can point to real achievements under their “friend” Barack Obama. Obamacare, illegal immigrant “amnesty,” the NEW START Treaty with Russia, negotiations with Iran, military budget cuts and recognition of communist Cuba, are all Communist Party policies, implemented through the Democratic Party.

Bachtell understands that to prematurely break with with the Democrats, on some Quixotic adventure of forming a new leftist third party, would almost certainly hand the next few elections to the GOP. He fears that a revitalized GOP, led by Ted Cruz, or some similar figure, would roll back most, or all of the Communist Party’s hard fought gains.

If US Constitutionalist conservatives and Tea Party activists can show similar political discipline and maturity, they will abandon plans for a suicidal third party agenda – for now. Instead they will work through the GOP, as the Communists have through the Democrats. Learn from the opposition. Utilize the GOP machinery and voting base to build a big Constitutionalist base inside the GOP. Build your strength, do as the Communists have done, primary any vulnerable GOP candidates who will not support your Constitutionalist agenda.

The Communists did that to Senator Joe Lieberman from Connecticut. Now, virtually no senior Democrats will buck the Communist line. They know the price.

So, the Tea Party and their allies need to take back the GOP for Constitutionalism and ensure that someone of the caliber of Ted Cruz or Scott Walker is the GOP Presidential nominee in 2016.

If that happens, Americans can have a second “Reagan Revolution” even better than the first. If it doesn’t, the Communist Party will have theirs.

If Constitutionalists fail and Jeb Bush, or some similar milksop becomes the GOP nominee, they should gather all their forces, leave the GOP en masse and run against him as a third party. At that point, Constitutionalists have nothing left to lose. They should also make it very clear to the GOP hierarchy and major donors that a third party will inevitably follow any further “dirty tricks,” or other attempts to frustrate the will of the people.

Less than a thousand hardcore Communist Party activists and their few thousand Democratic Socialists of America allies effectively dictate Democratic Party policy.

If the much larger Constitutionalist/Tea Party movement can learn from their opponent’s tactics and maturity, they can have a real shot at restoring the Republic.

The battle for America is not between the Democrats and the Republicans. It is between the Communists and the Constitutionalists. The Constitutionalists must better understand their opposition and borrow some of their tactics, if they want a chance of victory.

Trevor Loudon is an author, activist, and political researcher from Christchurch New Zealand.

He is best known for exposing the ties between a young Barack Obama and Hawaiian Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, as well as exposing the communist background of former Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones. Loudon’s latest book, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress, is designed to expose, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

01/23/15
Obama - Just Resign Already

The Council Has Spoken!! Watcher’s Council Results – 01/23/15

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

I came from the United States of America to stand for freedom, with all free people, against the forces of oppression and darkness which you are representing. … You are fighting for the most radically intolerant and hateful ideology on the planet. … You are already subjugated! You are already their useful idiots. You are already their tools. – Robert Spencer, speaking to a Left wing audience in Europe, June 2, 2011.

Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran… should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth. – CAIR Co-Founder Omar Ahmad

The ideological descendents of the communist/progressive Left that spent its capital hoping the West would lose the Cold War to the Soviet Union are today’s leftist core. Based on their hatred for the United States, the Left has forged a symbiotic relationship with radical Islam, whose hatred for America equals theirs. Both make it clear that they consider Western civilization evil and unworthy of preservation. – Ben R. Furman, Former FBI Counterterrorism Chief

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This week’s winning essay, The Noisy Room’sAn American Intifada – Communists and Radical Islamists Join Forces, is a scintillating piece that concerns something only the most blind refuse to see, the alliance between the Red and the Green, between the radical Left and Islam. Here’s a slice:

Trevor Loudon wrote an article that each and every one of us should read and take note of: Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to “Palestinian” Revolutionaries. I agree completely with Trevor when he says that 2015 could usher in chaos, unrest and violence as we have not seen in our lifetime. The Communists are now joining hands in America with the Radical Islamists, forming an American Intifada – an uprising, resistance, revolt. They are using racism as the building blocks and their hate for America as the glue to forward massive havoc and violence in our streets.

The riots in Ferguson and New York were just the warm up act for these thugs. They are looking to create what they think is an American Spring, which will push every radical and Communist ideal there is out there. It will scream racism, go after the police and alphabet agencies, cry social and environmental injustice, push demands for Islamic acceptance and Shariah law – and in the mix will be the ever-present Jew-hatred which is the kindling for their hatred. In this twisted case, the enemy of my enemy is my ally. For the short term anyway.

Taking the lead are primarily Black and Latino revolutionaries who claim to represent the movements for “black lives” and racial justice, who took a jaunt to Palestine to show solidarity against – you guessed it – Israel. Meet the Dream Defenders Palestine Delegation:

Representatives at the forefront of the movements for Black lives and racial justice took a historic trip to Palestine in early January to connect with activists living under Israeli occupation.

Black journalists, artists and organizers representing Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and more have joined the Dream Defenders for a 10-day trip to the occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel.

The trip comes after a year of highly-publicized repression in Ferguson, the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as solidarity between these places.

Ahmad Abuznaid, Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director and a co-organizer of the delegation, said that the goal of the trip was to make connections.

“The goals were primarily to allow for the group members to experience and see first-hand the occupation, ethnic cleansing and brutality Israel has levied against Palestinians, but also to build real relationships with those on the ground leading the fight for liberation,” wrote Abuznaid.

“In the spirit of Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and many others, we thought the connections between the African American leadership of the movement in the U.S. and those on the ground in Palestine needed to be reestablished and fortified.”

Abuznaid said the trip represented a chance to bring the power of Black organizing to Palestine.

“As a Palestinian who has learned a great deal about struggle, movement, militancy and liberation from African Americans in the U.S., I dreamt of the day where I could bring that power back to my people in Palestine. This trip is a part of that process.”

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For Steven Pargett, communications director for Dream Defenders, visiting the Dheisheh Refugee Camp outside of Bethlehem made these connections clearer: “A camp doesn’t have to have a fence with barbed wire all around it in order to be a place where displaced people are struggling to survive.”

Pargett said that Black people in the United States are also displaced refugees.

“Our refugee camps are lower income communities and project buildings all around the country that many would not be living in had we not been taken into slavery generations ago. Rather than having the Israeli Defense occupation in our hoods, we have the occupation of police officers who often prove to have little regard for our lives, being that they are not from these communities,” Pargett wrote.

Hip-hop was a unifying force for the delegation, Pargett said, commenting that Palestinians have been inspired by hip-hop in the U.S. and use it as a tool to amplify their own voices.

St. Louis-based rapper and activist Tef Poe said his experience in the camps connecting through hip-hop was the best day of his life.

“A refugee camp with a bunch of people fighting for their lives and using hip hop to lift their spirits and spark the minds of the children and break down gender barriers between young girls and boys,” Tef posted to Facebook. “I spent a day with these ppl .. Most amazing day of my life. Thanks be to the Most, the struggle is beautiful.”

This trip is another chapter in the recent history of Black-Palestinian solidarity. In November, a group of 10 Palestinian student activists visited Ferguson and St. Louis, meeting with people organizing in the streets.

A month later, upon their return, the students hosted a series of events at their university in the West Bank to raise awareness with the Black struggle and stand in solidarity. Dream Defenders unanimously passed a resolution to support the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in this interval.

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Moving forward, delegates expressed a desire for Black and American action in support of Palestine.

“I believe the Black Lives Matter movement can benefit greatly by learning about struggles outside of the U.S., but particularly the Palestinian struggle,” said Patrisse Cullors. “I want this trip to be an example for how Black folks and Arab communities can be in better solidarity with one another.”

Cherrell Brown sees joint action as a way to global freedom.

“I want us to take back things we can do in the now, as Americans, to raise awareness and action around Palestinian liberation. I want us to reimagine what society could and will look like when we’ve dismantled this white-supremacist patriarchal and capitalist society. I want us to do it together. I want to bring back these conversations and stories in hopes that it will help add to this global struggle to get free.”

The full list of delegates includes five Dream Defenders (Phillip Agnew, Ciara Taylor, Steven Pargett, Sherika Shaw, Ahmad Abuznaid), Tef Poe and Tara Thompson (Ferguson/Hands Up United), journalist Marc Lamont Hill, Cherrell Brown and Carmen Perez (Justice League NYC), Charlene Carruthers (Black Youth Project), poet and artist Aja Monet, Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter), and Maytha Alhassen, a USC PhD student. Catch up with the delegation and follow their last few days using #DDPalestine on Twitter and Instagram.

Gee, that’s a who’s who of racists, social justice agitators and Communists. Just look how chummy and united they have all become. I know you will be really, really shocked to learn that the Tides Foundation is funding this. And who is behind the Tides Foundation? Why, that old spider George Soros who hates Jews, America and freedom in general. You know, the guy who gave $33 million to the activists who took part in Ferguson and other venues of violence.

This is all part of a movement that has been gathering steam for a while now and it is thoroughly anti-Israel. Guess who is in the thick of it? Dr. Marc Lamont Hill of HuffPost Live, BET News and CNN. Watch it Marc, your antisemitism is showing and badly. Our comrade Hill also spouted revolutionary rhetoric to promote the Dream Defenders. Ferguson, Eric Garner and #BlackLivesMatter protests have become the calling card for the new face of the Occupy Movement. You are witnessing the rise of the Islamo-Communist Axis in America.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Victor Davis HansonMuslims And Islamists submitted by Joshuapundit. I’m a huge fan of VDH, even when I disagree with him. In this particular case, I think he is spot on and all I’ll say is that what he wrote here deserves your utmost attention.

Here are this week’s full results:

Council Winners

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01/21/15
SOTU Denial

Watcher’s Council Nominations: When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro Edition

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Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

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*Virginia Right’s Tom White continues to ascend! This week, an original song of his was featured on John Stossel’s FOX show. It starts about 5 minutes into this segment:

*This week, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, Seraphic Secret, The Pirate’s Cove and The Gates Of Vienna earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

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