05/23/18

Stacey Abrams’s Georgia Primary Victory is a Big Win for PowerPAC Marxists

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

The left is taking Stacey Abrams’s Georgia gubernatorial bid  extremely seriously. They are treating her race as a national race. So must we.

Stacey Abrams’s 75%/23% landslide victory in the May 22 Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial primary should be a massive wake-up call to Peach State Republicans and conservatives, and more importantly to the national GOP.

Stacey Abrams will be a formidable opponent in the November election.

“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” Abrams told supporters in Atlanta Tuesday night at her victory party. “Now let’s go get it done.”

Stacey Abrams is not just a threat because of her own considerable talents. The Georgia State Senator is the protege of San Francisco Democratic power broker Steve Phillips and his wife Susan Sandler, daughter of multi-billionaire bankers Herb and the late Marion Sandler. Sandler money is a foundation of PowerPAC+ and Steve Phillips’ vehicle for electing as many far left “candidates of color” across the country as possible.

Stacey Abrams, Steve Phillips

Susan Sandler put $1 million of her own money behind Abrams’ campaign and personally recruited other big donors who committed to another another $1 million.

Phillips and Sandler want to flip red state Georgia blue and see Abrams’s campaign as a doorway to that goal.

“The upset election of Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race in December gave a glimpse of a new electoral equation,” Sandler wrote in a memo to potential Abrams supporters. “If we elect Stacey, we will show that we know how to win in the South without compromising our principles and beliefs.”

Steve Phillips has been honored by the Democratic Socialists of America-controlled Midwest Academy as “one of the architects of the victory in Alabama.”

According to USA Today:

Sandler and Phillips  helped fuel the large voter turnout in the Alabama Senate race. They plan to use the same strategies: a mix of door-to-door outreach, phone calls and advertising to turn the tide on the Georgia governor race.

African Americans make up about 30% of the electorate in Georgia. Sandler and Phillips want some 80,000 black voters to back Abrams in the primary. They plan to hire 250 to help them push the campaign.

Phillips was a self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninist in the 1980s, closely affiliated with the pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle. Many of his PowerPAC+ staff and board members come from the same millieu.

Phillips and many of his PowerPAC+ comrades were active in the Rainbow Coalition that coalesced behind Jesse Jackson in his 1984 and 1988 bids for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

Phillips has updated Jackson’s strategy for the new millenia. Cultivating and harvesting the progressive/minority vote, ignoring white “swing” voters, is the emerging Democratic party strategy. Steve Phillips and PowerPAC+ have used the Rainbow Coalition approach to elect Cory Booker as Senator of New Jersey and Kamala Harris to the US Senate from California.

Cory Booker, PowerPAC+, 2014

Kamala Harris PowerPAC+, 2012

Cory Booker campaigned for Doug jones in Alabama. Both Kamala Harris and Booker campaigned for Stacy Abrams in Georgia.

Another PowerPAC+ beneficiary, former Ohio state Senator, now president of the nationwide Bernie Sanders support organization Our Revolution, also traveled to Georgia to support Stacey Abrams.

Nina Turner PowePAC+

Our Revolution is completely infiltrated, all over the country, by Democratic Socialists of America. Metro Atlanta DSA is about 400 strong. There are also DSA chapters in the Athens and Augusta areas. Neighboring Tennessee, Alabama and Northern Florida DSA chapters can also contribute several hundred doorknockers, phone bankers and donors to the Abrams campaign.

DSA recently helped elect Randall Woodfin as Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama and ultra-radical Chokwe Lumumba to the Mayoralty of Jackson, Mississippi. The left is gearing up to make the South “blue” again.

Stacey Abrams is an old friend of Metro Atlanta DSA. They may not publicly endorse her, but you can guarantee they will support her campaign.

PowerPAC+ allies and DSA played played a large role in turning once red Virginia to almost blue. Both organizations can take huge credit for Democrat Doug Jones’ Senate victory in Alabama.

Both organizations are throwing huge resurces into the Republican’s soft underbelly in the South and the Southwest. They are particularly targeting North Carolina, Florida, Arizona, Texas and Georgia – all Red States with large Black and Latino populations, who tend towards low voter turnout. PowerPAC+ and DSA are going after the minority vote in a huge way. If they can flip vulnerable North Carolina and Florida in 2018, and then Arizona and Georgia in 2020, that is the end of the Trump presidency. That is also the end of the GOP as a national force.

The Republicans must treat the Georgia gubernatorial race as a national battle with huge longterm ramifications. They must pour significant money into the race and thousands of on the ground workers into this battle.

The left is taking Stacey Abrams’ Georgia gubernatorial bid extremely seriously. They are treating her race as a national race. So must we.

05/23/18

The Rainbow Conspiracy Part 4: Steve Phillips’s PowerPAC – Marxist Money Machine For The “New Progressive Majority”

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

The Rainbow Conspiracy Part 3 here.

With access to huge wealth through his marriage to Susan Sandler (daughter of billionaire leftist donors Herb and Marion Sandler), Steve Phillips has been able to elect stealth socialist  “candidates of color” all over the country.

Steve Phillips, National Press Club, June 2014

San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips is one the most influential, and from a Constitutional point of view, one of the most dangerous political operatives in the country today.

A “former” Marxist-Leninist, once close to the pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle, and a leader of its successor organization Unity Organizing Committee, Phillips is using Maoist-style racial politics to take over the Democratic Party. With access to huge wealth through his marriage to Susan Sandler (daughter of billionaire leftist donors Herb and Marion Sandler), Steve Phillips has been able to elect stealth socialist “candidates of color” all over the country. He and his team have already chosen their favored Presidential candidates for 2020. In the meantime, they are focused on taking back the House for the Democrats in 2018, to completely neutralize the Trump Presidency.

Phillips also used his considerable influence to “salt” the Obama White House with several dozen operatives of his choosing.

Steve Phillips’ main vehicle for funding and electing his stable of candidates until recent times was PowerPAC+.

From the PowerPAC+ website:

Originally called PAC+, PowerPAC+ is a political action committee formed in 2012 to build the political power of America’s multiracial majority. It emerged from the groundbreaking work of Vote Hope in 2007-08. At that time, then-Senator Barack Obama was assembling his Presidential campaign and California’s primary moved from June to a more influential month, February. “We created Vote Hope, the first super-PAC aimed at supporting Barack Obama’s bid for president. Vote Hope was the largest independent effort in the nation to increase voter turnout in communities of color. It drew in $10 million, and expanded to 18 states during the primary season”.

After President Obama’s election, “we set up a DC office and worked closely with the administration’s personnel staff” to build a Diversity Talent Bank that the White House used to identify and hire more than 60 people including Associate Attorney General Tony West. During that same period, many in our network became leaders in non-profits, philanthropy, and government such as Vote Hope fundraiser and former board member Benjamin Jealous who became NAACP president”.

In 2009, “we convened” the leadership of the largest civil rights groups in the country and helped execute a media campaign targeting senators who were wavering on the health care reform bill. That effort led to the creation of a coalition of labor, civil rights, and progressive groups who conducted the One Nation Working Together 10/2/10 March on Washington.

Since then, PowerPAC+ has consulted with the leadership of the Democratic Party, organizations and campaigns about how to best build support in the communities of color.

Thanks to our many donors, we have been able to support some of the most exciting leaders to emerge in modern politics. From Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – a two-time veteran and first Samoan in Congress, to Congressman Mark Takano – the first non-white openly gay member of Congress, to Ohio Minority Whip Nina Turner – who is standing up for voting rights in this important swing state – our group of social justice champions represent an exciting future for American politics.

Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Senator Kamala Harris (California), Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey), Texas Congressman Mark Veasy and California Congressman Pete Aguilar are among the many new American leaders PowerPAC+ has elected on your “behalf.”

Watch this 2012 PowerPAC+ promotional video if you still have doubts about Steve Phillips’s influence.

While open and public in many ways, PowerPAC+ is still a stealth operation. Most PowerPAC+ people are covert Marxists. As are most of the candidates they support. Steve Phillips made sure that only trusted friends would serve in the PowerPAC+ leadership. Most of his inner circle  were old Stanford University comrades, or fellow California student radicals. The “Stanford Mafia” as they sometimes jokingly call themselves.

PowerPAC+’s key leaders include:

  • Aimee Allison, Senior Vice President PowerPAC+. A Stanford graduate, Amy Allison and Steve Phillips knew each other well, even traveling to Alabama together in 1988. In 1989, Aimee Allison, served on the Stanford Council of Presidents (Stanford’s student government leadership body), with Chin-Chin Chen, David Brown and Ingrid Nava (a current PowerPAC+ board member). All were elected on the “Slate of the Times” ticket, which was supported by the League of Revolutionary Struggle-aligned “Peoples Platform.” Allison, then an Army Reserve combat medic, and active in Stanford University’s Ujamoa, African-American center, was also interviewed in the Unity Organizing Committee’s Unity of February 18, 1991, regarding conscientious objection to the Gulf War. Allison was later a director at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and led several sessions at the United Nations Commission on the status of women NGO conference.

Chin-Chin Chen, David Brown, Aimee Allison, Ingrid Nava, Stanford Daily, April 13, 1989

  • Julie Martinez Ortega, Senior Advisor to and former President of PowerPAC+. She is also a Stanford University graduate and an old Steve Phillips comrade. Martinez was active in the Stanford Latino Students Alliance and the radical “let’s return the Southwest to Mexico” group MEChA, which at Stanford was heavily infiltrated by the League of Revolutionary Struggle. Like Aimee Allison, she was also active in student politics, supported by the radical Peoples Platform. Julie Martinez went on to work on Capitol Hill as a Special Assistant to far left California Senator Alan Cranston. Dr. Martinez Ortega was voted one of Top 50 Influencers in US Politics by Campaigns and Elections Magazine for her work on the 2014 first ever outside audit of Democratic Party spending. She has undertaken “landmark research for numerous leading national foundations, major donors, the federal government and labor unions on a variety of issues, including mapping the new electorate, targeting and modeling progressive voters, protection and enhancement of workers’ rights, healthcare access, quality and equity, and economic policies that mitigate income inequality.” She served as Senior Adviser to the mega-influential, ultra-left Democracy Alliance on “research and data about voter behavior and has advised its Latino Engagement Fund as it developed a research agenda and quantitative metrics for the program work conducted by its grantees.”

POWERPAC+’s sister organization, PowerPac.org, is also run by Phillips’ old student radical comrades.

  • Andy Wong is President of PowerPAC.org, POWERPAC+’s sister organization. He also serves on the PowerPAC+ board. Wong wasn’t educated at Stanford (he studied electrical engineering in Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley and Applied Math at San Francisco State University), but he worked very closely with Steve Phillips on radical student politics. Andy Wong was an active member of Unity Organizing Committee’s Student Unity Network. He worked on the Unity newspaper and in May 1992, guest-edited the paper with two current PowerPAC+ board members: Stacey Leyton and Ingrid Nava. Wong began his political career by winning a series of student government elections at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Stanford. He went on to run city and county campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area, electing “people of color and gay community activists to Community College Board, BART Board, School Board and the Board of Supervisors.” Since then, he has “helped flip the most red to blue Congressional races for one state (California) and continues to run PowerPAC+’s support of candidates of color around the country.”
  • Lisa Le, PowerPac.org Controller, was active in the Asia Pacific Students Union and was interviewed in that capacity in the League of Revolutionary Struggle’s Unity of April 30, 1989 issue.

Steve Phillips, Julie Marinez Ortega, Andy Wong and Lisa Le were all key organizers of the 1987 student March on Sacramento that drew 8,000 people to the state capitol to “support expanded educational opportunities for students of color.”

PowerPAC+’s board of directors is also clearly descended from the League of Revolutionary Struggle, its successor Unity Organizing Committee, Stanford University and radical student politics. The board is a who’s who of prominent non-profit execs, legal professionals, well-connected Democratic Party activists and media strategists, and particularly minority voter registration and “Get Out The Vote” experts. Almost all are from far left backgrounds.

Notable board members have included:

  • Stacey Abrams, State Representative from Georgia, House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly. Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia.

Aimee Allison, Stacey Abrams, Steve Phillips, July 2014

  • Greg Akili, a Senior Adviser to the Black Workers Center, Project Coordinator at Corporate Accountability International. Previously SEIU Local 1000, Obama for America, California State Assembly. Early member of Democratic Socialists of America.
  • Iris Archuleta, CEO of Emerald Consulting, Antioch California. Formerly active at Stanford University.
  • Keith Archuleta, Chair Antioch Economic Development Commission. Currently serves on Antioch Redevelopment Oversight Board, East County Business-Education Alliance Board and CSU Gateways East Bay STEM Network Steering Committee. Formerly active in the Stanford University Black Students Union. Contributor to the League of Revolutionary Struggle’s Unity newspaper and a member of the Unity Organizing Committee.
  • Patricia Barrera, Director of Legislative Affairs & Community Advocacy at Alameda County Medical Center. Formerly a Stanford University MEChA leader with fellow PowerPAC+ board member Gina Hernandez.
  • Ludovic Blain, former Special Projects Director of the Center for Social Inclusion, where he started StopDogWhistleRacism.com, tracking racism in the 2008 election cycle. Blain has run the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice for America’s Families campaign and directed national felon voting rights and election day registration campaigns at far left non-profit Demos. Blain has written for the Democratic Socialists of America magazine, Democratic Left.
  • Sherry Broder, founder and Executive Director of the Jon Van Dyke Institute of International Law and Justice which has sponsored symposiums, workshops and publications on International Ocean Law, International Environmental Law, Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the East-West Center, in Hawaii.

Hawaiian PowerPAC+ board members Sherry Broder and Dina Shek present PAC+ check to future US Senator Mazie Hirono, August 8, 2012

  • Gregory Cendana, Executive Director of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance at the AFL-CIO. Former President of the United States Students Association.
  • Subodh Chandra, founding and managing partner of The Chandra Law Firm, LLC, Cleveland, Ohio. Chandra served as Director of Law of the City of Cleveland, a billion-dollar corporation. He also sometimes served as the city’s acting mayor. In 1988, Chandra was co-chair of the Stanford Democrats. He graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University, which awarded him the John Gardner Fellowship to work with Ohio Governor Dick Celeste,
  • Anathea Chino, served as an Investment Adviser at the Democracy Alliance and prior to that, she was the Development Director at NARAL New Mexico and a Regional Field Director for the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Party of New Mexico. She is also a co-founder of Indigenous Women Rise and a senior adviser to a Women Donors Network-funded reflective democracy project called Advance Native Political Leaders.
  • Maria Echaveste, currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a co-founder of the Nueva Vista Group, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that works with nonprofit organizations, associations and corporations on such issues as immigration, healthcare, telecommunications, labor and finances. Her clients include AOL, Time Warner and the Rockefeller Foundation. From 1998 to 2001, Echaveste served as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton. Echaveste managed President Clinton’s domestic policy initiatives on education, civil rights and immigration. At Stanford University in the mid-1970s, Echaveste was a leader of MECHhA and in a small group called “Students for Equity,” an “umbrella organization for all minorities.” This group was led by Cuba-visiting Black Student Union leader Charles Ogletree. In 1991, Harvard Law Professor Ogletree would find fame as Anita  Hill’s lawyer, leading the charge against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Ogletree also claims to have mentored both Michelle Obama and Barack Obama during their respective periods at Harvard. Barack Obama participated in Ogletree’s Saturday School Program, which were designed to “expose minority students, in particular, to critical issues in the study of law.” According to Ogletree, the Obama’s have called on him for advice since that time. In September 2014, President Barack Obama  nominated Maria Echaveste to become the US Ambassador to Mexico, but she withdrew her name from consideration.

President Bill Clinton, Maria Echaveste, circa 1998

  • Marcelo Gaete, president of the board of Mi Familia Vota. He serves as Vice President of Public and Government Affairs with Entravision Communications Corporation, manages the company’s community and government relations, works with national organizations and serves as a spokesperson for the organization. Entravision Communications Corporation is the second largest Spanish-language media company in the U.S.
  • Kim Geron, writes about “public policy issues including labor and immigration, and racial politics.” His latest book is entitled, The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism: Community, Vision, and Power. Former member of the Unity Organizing Committee.
  • Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahasse Florida. Currently running to secure the Democratic Party nomination in the Florida gubernatorial  race.
  • Hans Goff, Director of Member Engagement and Political Strategy at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Former CEO of Voting Works, LLC.
  • Maria Gomez, serves on the National Council of La Raza, General Board of Directors.
  • Miguel Gonzalez, Spokesperson, National Education Association.
  • Gina Hernandez, is Director of Arts, Stanford University. Hernandez is a former Stanford MEChA leader and was active in the League of Revolutionary Struggle’s Peoples Platform. She also served on the student desk of the Unity newspaper. In 1991, Gina Hernandez and fellow PowerPAC+ board member Stacey Leyton, were editors of Unity’s Spring student supplement.
  • N’Tanya Lee, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. Closely linked to to another League of Revolutionary Struggle successor group Freedom Road Socialists Organization. She was commissioned by Steve Phillips to do a year-long study which resulted in the formation of a nationwide activist network, LeftRoots
  • Stacey Leyton – San Francisco, CA Partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP. Leyton served as a law clerk to Clinton-appointed Associate Justice Stephen Breyer (another Stanford alumnus) of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Susan Illston of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In 2011, Leyton was named a “California Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine for her work in a case challenging cutbacks to the California program providing in-home care to Medicaid recipients. She has been selected by the Northern California Super Lawyers 2013-2015 as a Benchmark Plaintiff California Local Litigation Star 2012-2015 and Benchmark Plaintiff Top 150 Women in Litigation in 2013. Stacey Leyton was extremely close to the League of Revolutionary Struggle at Stanford University. She was chairperson of the LRS’ student electoral front, the Peoples Platform. She was also active in Maoist-aligned Stanford Out of South Africa, the Rainbow Agenda and was a co-founder of the California Alliance of Progressive Student Activists. In December 1990, Leyton made a trip to Cuba for a meeting of the Soviet-controlled International Union of Students and the Federation of University Students in Cuba. She was also treated to a three-hour speech by Fidel Castro. In 1992, Stacey Leyton was vice president of the United States Students  Association.

Stacey Leyton with Justice Stephen Breyer, circa 1998

  • Ingrid Nava, Associate General Counsel at SEIU Local 32BJ, New York. She previously worked at Northeastern University, SEIU Local 615, Greater Boston. Nava was active in MEChA and the Peoples Platform at Stanford University. Nava was also active in the Unity Organizing Committee.
  • Sergio Lopez, Director of Latino Programming, Familia es Familia | Freedom to Marry.
  • Jennifer Pae, Director of FairVote California. Pae “continues to travel around the country with Camp Wellstone, New American Leaders Project, and APIA Vote, training hundreds of activists to run effective and strategic campaigns.” Pae was Project Director for PowerPAC+, a founding staff member of 18MillionRising.org and Project Manager for Voter Service at the League of Women Voters of California, where she worked to “engage young people, women, and people of color in the political process.”
  • Solomon Rivera, Deputy Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass. For many years Bass was an active supporter of another 1980s Maoist group Line of March. She has visited Cuba several times.
  • Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Vice President, Rappaport Family Foundation.
  • Renee Saucedo, Organizer & Attorney at La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco. Saucedo has worked as a staff attorney at La Raza Centro Legal, the SF Day Labor Program and as the Executive Director of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights. She helped create the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission and served as its first Chair for four years. Saucedo helped “spearhead almost every immigrant-related legislation or policy in the city, from housing subsidies to non-citizens in Public Housing to having San Francisco be declared an ‘INS Raid-free Zone.'” Saucedo was a panelist at the 2002 Committees of Correspondence National Conference and Convention at San Francisco State University. This organization was formed mainly by former Communist Party USA activists, former Trotsyists and ex-League of Revolutionary Struggle and Line of March Maoists.
  • Gloria Totten, President of Progressive Majority, a “national multi-issue organization dedicated to electing progressive champions at the state and local levels.” She also developed what is now the “most comprehensive national progressive candidate recruitment program in the country. Under Gloria’s leadership, Progressive Majority has established permanent state offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin. She has also worked to establish the Racial Justice Campaign, a Progressive Majority program to prioritize the election of candidates of color.”
  • Lauren Veasey, Program Director of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, an activist traing school, closely linked to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Former Stanford University student activist.
  • Rebecca Wasserman, Deputy Director of Government Relations at SEIU. Former Deputy Director of Government Affairs with the anti-Israel organization, J Street.
  • Norman Yee, San Francisco Board of Education President.
  • Crystal Zermeno, a former Stanford University MEChA leader. Zermeno has served in various capacities with the “let’s turn Texas blue” Texas Organizing Project, developing “campaign strategy, fundraising and, as Director of Electoral Strategy, developing and implementing TOP’s local and statewide electoral program.” Zermeno has also worked as staff on a number of different political campaigns including a successful State Assembly race in Alameda County, California and the SEIU New Mexico effort in Albuquerque and Las Cruces to elect President Obama. Zermeno worked with PowerPAC.org as their Director of Operations, conducting a statewide mapping of California to assess priority geographies for investment in electoral work with the expressed goal of “improving participation of communities of color in the electoral process.”

Steve Phillips’ goal is to use America’s minorities to create a “permanent progressive majority,” in other words, a “one-party state.” Given his own Marxist-Leninist history and the similar backgrounds of most of his team, we can guess what kind of state that might be.

Would a socialist America resemble Norway or Sweden, as some naive conservatives still seem to think? Or will it more closely imitate Venezuela or Cuba?

Steve Phillips didn’t originate his ideas. He modified and updated them to suit the technology and the times. In the next installment, I’ll expose the origins of Steve Phillips’ movement for a “New American Majority.”

Look for Part 5 coming soon: “Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition – Marxist/Maoist Model for Modern Democrats.”

A book entitled “The Rainbow Conspiracy” will be released in October 2018.

05/21/18

The Rainbow Conspiracy Part 3: Unity Organizing Committee, “Seeds Of A Socialist America.”

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Part 2 here.

“Working around a core of former Stanford University  Maoists, League of Revolutionary Struggle supporters and Unity Organizing Committee members, Steve Phillips has created a network that has infiltrated the highest levels of the Democratic Party.”

San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips was a Marxist-Leninist student activist in the 1980s, a supporter of the League of Revolutionary Struggle and a leader of its successor organization, the Unity Organizing Committee.

Student League of Revolutionary Struggle supporters Erich Nakano, Mike Schmitz and Steve Phillips socialize, circa late 1980s.

Today he still works for a socialist America. Just at a much higher level.

At the League of Revolutionary Struggle’s September 8, 1990 conference, a majority of delegates (including most of the Asian comrades) voted to abandon traditional Marxism-Leninism and devote themselves to electoral politics, especially the left wing of the Democratic Party.

Maintaining control of the League’s Unity newspaper, this majority faction soon adopted the interim name Unity Organizing Committee.

In Unity, January 28, 1991, the new organization issued a statement: “A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond.”

Unity, January 28, 1991

Signed by 153 activists, almost all former League of Revolutionary Struggle (LRS) members or supporters, the new organiztion hoped to become a major force on the US left, a force that would use the Democratic Party, where possible, to further its socialist goals.

Several members of Unity Organizing Committee/Unity, already held influential positions in the Democratic Party, often through their positions in the Rainbow Coalition, the organization supporting the Rev. Jesse Jackson in his 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns. Some were also involved in the campaign of Democratic Socialists of America member David Dinkins, who was elected to the New York mayoralty in 1990, on the coattails of the Rainbow Coalition.

Several also became leaders of important civic institutions. Many became leaders in legal, labor, racial, cultural or educational activism.

Many were alumni of Steve Phillps’ alma mater, Stanford University.

Notable Unity Organizing Committee members include:

  • Richard Adams is the State Chair of the Pennsylvania Rainbow Coalition and a former Pittsburgh School Board member.
  • Keith Archuleta is a Stanford University activist and staff member. He was active in the Rainbow Coalition in 1984 and 1988.
  • Jim Cason is on the Committee on Africa. He is currently the Associate Executive Secretary for Strategic Advocacy, the Legislative Director for Foreign Policy and is on the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
  • Julius Davis is the President United States Student Association, Washington, DC.
  • Pat Diaz is the President of the highly influential Mexican American Political Association, Los Angeles.
  • Robyn Gabel is currently a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 18th District.
  • Kim Geron is now an Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University East Bay and Vice President of the California Faculty Association. She serves on the boards of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and the Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco).
  • Alexandro Gradilla is currently an associate professor of Chicana/o Studies and African American Studies at UC Fullerton.
  • Roger Green is a Democratic New York state assemblyman, Brooklyn. Green endorsed the LRS’ Unity newspaper in 1988, alongside long serving Illinois Democratic Congress-member Luis Gutierrez, a one time member of the House Intelligence Committee. Both were Rainbow Coalition activists.

LRS’ Unty 1984

  • Darrell Grigsby is the author of: “For the People: Black Socialists in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.”
  • Colin Hampson is a Stanford University activist and belongs to the Stanford American Indian Organization. He is a lawyer for several major Indian tribal bodies in San Diego.
  • Susan Hayase is a Stanford University activist, the Chair of the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee, San Jose, and was an active participant in the WW2 Japanese internment redress movement of the 1980s and a member of the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations. She was appointed to the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund board by President Clinton and served as its vice-chair from 1996 to 1998.
  • Alex Hing belongs to the Asian Labor Resource Center, New York. He is a former League of Revolutionary Struggle member and currently board member Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.
  • Sasha Hohri is the contributing editor to LRS publication East Wind. She is a member of the Concerned Japanese Americans and the former co-chair of the East Coast Japanese Americans for Redress. In 1984, Sasha Hohri was a member of the New York Asians for Jesse Jackson and a Chinese Progressive Association (New York) activist. She was also the 1984 Chair of the Asian Desk for the Mondale-Ferraro campaign in New York. In 1990, New York Mayor David Dinkins established the 1990 Census Project to aid voter registration. The Project Director was Sasha Hohri, the Deputy Director was Democratic Socialists of America member Hulbert James. Hohri is a former officer at Ms. Foundation for Women.
  • Mary Hoover is a professor of Black Studies, San Francisco State. She is the Founder of the National Association of Black Reading and Language Educators. She is also a board member of the National Council on Educating Black Children, the former Chairperson of the Education Task Force for the National Coalition for Black Reparations in America, a member of the Mayor Anthony Williams Transition Team Education Committee, a panelist for the Congressional Black Congress, Annual Legislative Conference, and a volunteer consultant for the District of Columbia Public Schools Superliteracy Project.
  • David Kakashiba is the current District Two Representative to the Oakland Board of Education and the Executive Director of the East Bay Asian Youth Center.
  • Amanda Kemp is a Stanford University activist and voter registration activist with the California Rainbow Coalition. She is the Founder and former Artistic Director at the Theatre for Transformation.
  • Lee Kiburi is the Chair of the Malcolm X Coalition and the publicist for Kuntu Repertory Theater Pittsburgh. He is currently an education management professional in Pittsburgh.
  • Mae Lee is the Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association (New York). She is also a board member of the New York Immigration Coalition.
  • Suzanne Lee is the former president of the Chinese Progressive Association (Boston). She ran unsuccessfully for Boston City Council in 2013.
  • Guillermo Linares is the President of the Community School Board 6, New York. He went on to become a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 72nd Assembly District in Manhattan from 2015 to 2016, and previously represented the district from 2011 to 2013. He is a former New York City Council Member and a former New York City Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs under mayor Bloomberg. Linares also served on Mayor Dinkins’s Transition Team.
  • Michael Liu is the Director of the Asian American Resource Workshop, Boston. He is currently a member of the Chinese Progressive Association (Boston) Steering Committee.
  • Lydia Lowe is Co-Director of the Chinese Progressive Association (Boston). She is a former member of the League of Revolutionary Struggle. She is also a founding member of the Chinatown Master Plan Committee and the Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative. Lowe is a former Boston Rainbow Coalition activist.
  • Mark Masaoka is currently a ‎Policy Coordinator for the ‎Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council, Los Angeles.
  • DeDe McClure, of the Rainbow Coalition, is the former president of the United Community Democratic Club, San Diego. She is the former president of the San Diego Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus.
  • Jean McGuire is on the Boston School Committee.
  • Deborah Moy is the Chair of the Asian/Pacific Caucus of the California Democratic Party, San Francisco. She is also a staffer of LRS Asian-American publication East Wind.
  • Mike Murase is a former League of Revolutionary Struggle member. He is the Co-founder of the Little Tokyo People’s Rights Organization in Los Angeles and the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA. Murase is a former Rainbow Coalition Board member. He was also Jesse Jackson’s 1984 deputy field coordinator and Asian American Coordinator (California). In 1988, Mike Murase was Jackson’s California campaign director. He is the former district director for Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Murase was active in the 2014 re-election campaign of California Assembly-member Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).

Mike Murase left, Jaesse Jackson second from left, Los Angeles circa 1988

  • Bert Nakano is the National Spokesman for the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations.
  • Mae Ngai is a former League of Revolutionary Struggle Central Committee member. She was active in Asian Americans for Dinkins and Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign. Currently, she is Professor of Asian American Studies, Columbia University.

  • Pedro Antonio Noguera is on the Berkeley School Board and is a former League of Revolutionary Struggle supporter. Currently, he is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University. He is also the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings.
  • Rosa Yolanda Pineda is President of the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, New York.
  • Stan Shikuma is a former Stanford University activist. He was active in the Rainbow Coalition in Seattle.
  • Tracy Takano was the Chair of the Hawaii Rainbow Coalition. She now works in the organizing department of the International Longshore Workers Union.
  • Sergio C. Tapia II is currently a judge in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. He was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, on December 5, 2013.
  • Diane Tomoda is part of the Asian Pacific Partnership for Leadership and Education, Sacramento. She was a Jesse Jackson delegate at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. She worked for the late Democratic Congressman Robert Matsui and former California Governor Gray Davis. Tomoda was instrumental in the passage of HR 442, the Civil Liberties Act which resulted in redress for the internment of Japanese-American citizens during WW2. She is a former leader of the Japanese American Citizens League, Sacramento Chapter.
  • Wanda White was the Economic Development Director to three Chicago mayors, Executive Director of the Community Workshop On Economic Development, founding board member of the Annenberg Challenge Grant process and is the architect of the Chicago Empowerment Zone process.
  • Lyle (Butch) Wing is a former League of Revolutionary Struggle member. In 1984, he was the co-chair of Asian-Americans for Jesse Jackson (San Francisco) and in 1988, he was the Northern California field director of the Rainbow Coalition. Wing was also a Rainbow Coalition board member. Wing still works with Jesse Jackson today, pressuring Silicon Valley to hire more racially diverse staff members.

Jesse Jackson, Butch Wing, San Francisco 1984

  • Eddie Wong is a former editor for LRS’ Asian-American journal East Wind. He was the National Field Director of the 1988 Jesse Jackson for President campaign. Jackson said of Wong: “Some of those victories in caucus states, where it was said we could not win, the guy who engineered those victories and thought through the details of that organization and how to win those states was Eddie Wong.” He was later active in the Asian and Pacific Islander Leadership Council for presidential candidate Obama.
  • Alicia Ybarra was a Stanford University MEChA activist. She was also a United States Student Association official. She is currently a board member of the Chicago based Alinskyite “community organizer” training school Midwest Academy.
  • Jerry Yu is President Korean American Coalition, Los Angeles.

Other Unity Organizing Committee supporters identified from other sources include:

  • Carmelita Gutierrez is a former League of Revolutionary Struggle member and a MEChA activist. She was also a 1988 Jesse Jackson delegate. She is currently the Administrative Assistant at South Bay Labor Council and Secretary Treasurer at Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance South Bay Chapter.
  • Bruce Iwasaki is a lawyer. He was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court by Governor Jerry Brown in 2012. He is also a former Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress board of directors member.
  • Adriana Martinez was Stanford University activist. She served as Associate Director of Economic Development for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, as well as Economic Policy Director for Mayor James Hahn. She also served as a Policy Adviser to Democratic Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.
  • Erich Nakano was a Unity student editor. He is currently Deputy Director at Little Tokyo Service Center, Los Angeles. Nakano was active in the 2014 re-election campaign of California Assembly-member Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).
  • Alan Nishio is the Chairperson on the Board of Governors Little Tokyo Service Center. He was active in the 2014 re-election campaign of California Assembly-member Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).

Ex UnityOC activist Mike Murase left, Al Muratsuchi center left, ex UnityOC activist Erich Nakano center right, ex UnityOC activist Alan Nishio far right.

  • Allison Porter is a recruitment officer for the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute.
  • David Sandoval is a MEChA activist. He became Director of Equal Opportunities Program, Cal State Los Angeles.

Like many political projects on the left, the Unity Organizing Committee started off well, but seems to have quickly run out of momentum. The group published Unity through 1992 and a couple of issues of a magazine of the same name in 1993-94. It then faded from view.

Many ex-League of Revolutionary Struggle/Unity Organizing Committee members remain active in Democratic Party politics and broader leftist movements. Many of them are still cooperating behind certain candidates or campaigns. The question is, is there still some form of centralized control or direction; some form of program to move the Democratic Party and the country further down the socialist road?

The answer is yes.

In 1992, Unity organizing Committee leader Steve Phillips, by then a Bay Area lawyer, married his Stanford University girlfriend Susan Sandler. This marriage unified Phillips’ revolutionary zeal and strategic vision with one of the largest fortunes in America.

Barack Obama, Susan Sandler, Steve Phillips

Susan Sandler is the daughter of billionaire “progressives” Herb and the late Marion Sandler.

In 1963, Marion and Herb Sandler bought Golden West Financial Corporation, a two-branch California savings and loan company, with a $3.8 million loan from Marion’s brother, businessman Bernard Osher.

Golden West was sold in 2006 for $24 billion to Wachovia Bank. The Sandler’s approximate 10% shareholding in the company netted them around $2.4 billion. Of this amount, the Sandlers donated $1.3 billion to the Sandler Foundation.

This money has finaced several major progressive organizations, such as the Center for American Progress and ProPublica. Some of it has also helped to give Steve Phillips the wherewithal and political influence to pursue his socialist dreams.

Working around a core of former Stanford University Maoists, League Revolutionary Struggle supporters and Unity Organizing Committee members,  Steve Phillips has created a network that has infiltrated the highest levels of the Democratic Party. If this network is not exposed and countered, it stands a good chance, within the next few years, of permanently  socializing the United States of America – without firing a shot.

Look for part 4 coming soon: “PowerPAC+ – Steve Phillips’s Marxist money machine – filling your Congress full of stealth socialists.”

A book entitled “The Rainbow Conspiracy” will be released in October 2018.

05/18/18

Weekly Featured Profile – Cindy Domingo

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Cindy Domingo

Cindy Domingo is a Filipino-American community activist in the Seattle area. She currently serves as the legislative aide to King County Council-member Larry Gossett, a former member of the Seattle Black Panther Party.

In the 1980s, Cindy Domingo was an active member of Line of March, a pro-China, morphing pro-Soviet communist organization.

Cindy Domingo played a key role in the Asian American and Filipino youth movements of the 1970s and has been a community leader in the Seattle area since then. In the 1970s, she helped lead solidarity campaigns on the University of Washington campus against the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. She was active in the Union of Democratic Filipinos, a support group for the then raging communist insurrection in the Philippines, for which she did organizing in Seattle and Oakland.

The 2016 book: “Women Against Marcos: Stories of Filipino and Filipino American Women Who Fought a Dictator” By Mila de Guzman, documents the lives of eight women (including Cindy Domingo), in the Philippines and in the U.S. who “put aside concerns for their well-being in order to fight injustice.”

Cindy Domingo was an active member of the Washington State chapter of Jesse Jackson‘s Rainbow Coalition in the 1980s and served on the boards of the Church Council of Greater Seattle and has been board president of the Center for Social Justice.

Domingo is currently co-chair of U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration and has visited Cuba 14 times, primarily as a leader of women’s delegations.

She is also a leader of Up For Democracy, “a multi-cultural grassroots coalition for participatory democracy, economic and social justice and peace.”

(Cindy Domingo|more…)

05/18/18

The Rainbow Conspiracy Part 2: The Most Dangerous Man In America You Never Heard Of – Steve Phillips

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

The Rainbow Conspiracy: Former Stanford University Maoists On The Cusp Of Choosing The Next US President, Creating A ‘One-Party-State,’ Part 1 HERE

Barack Obama, Steve Phillips, April 2016

“Steve Phillips is currently one of the most powerful Democratic Party operatives in the country and is a highly influential progressive strategist. His political roots are Marxist-Leninist and he has never wavered in his commitment to a socialist America.” – Trevor Loudon

A maelstrom engulfed the tiny backwater of Stanford University student politics on May 23, 1990. After months of investigation, The Stanford Daily Senior Staff Writer Michael Friedly was ready to blow the lid off Stanford’s most insidious political cult, the League of Revolutionary Struggle (LRS).

The ripples off this expose are still being felt today.

Wrote Friedly:

Over the past three months, The Daily has interviewed dozens of students who have some familiarity with the League. These interviews were part of an investigation of the League which included more than 100 interviews with students, administration officials and nationwide experts. Many students interviewed by The Daily asked not to be identified because they said they are afraid of harassment by League members.

The bombshell article went on to detail the League’s history of highly secretive political manipulation of certain student groups and its wider influence on student politics.

A secretive nationwide organization called the League of Revolutionary Struggle (Marxist-Leninist) has been a little-known factor in student politics at Stanford for several years, a Daily investigation has  found:

Through the selective recruitment of Stanford students into its organization, the League has been able to influence aspects of progressive politics on campus by trying to place its members in leadership positions within the ASSU (Association of Students at Stanford University, the student government) , the communities of color and in staff positions. The total number of Stanford students and staff members who are League members is apparently fewer than 30, but these individuals are in positions that allow them to shape student government policies, according to a number of sources who said they have either been recruited by the League or have worked with League members in the ASSU or student of color organizations.

The presence of the League has been in part responsible for dramatic effects at Stanford, ranging from divisions within the communities of color to the pressured resignation of an administrator to parts of the planning of last spring’s takeover of University President Donald Kennedy’s office.

Friedly exposed the cultish secrecy and hunger for power of the Pro-China, Maoist LRS.

The League, based in the Bay Area but with membership across the country, has been able to recruit Stanford students into its organization in a manner secret enough so that students are not initially told they are being recruited by the League, according to several Stanford students who said they were recruited but did not join the League. Recruitment of individuals by the League is generally conducted over a long period of time, several years in some cases, according to students who were recruited. Students who are successfully recruited by the League are then able to further the League’s goals by running for student offices and helping to determine policies in the ASSU.

In typical Maoist fashion, the LRS focussed heavily on racial politics and agitation. These politics should feel very familiar to any Obama-era survivor.

According to League theory, the United States is composed of various “oppressed nations,” such as the Afro-American nation in the South, the Chicano nation in the Southwest and the Asian American nation. The overall goal of the League has been the liberation of these nationalities under a socialist state, according to a  League publication called “Peace, Justice, Equality and Socialism” that explains its goals.

Until it can gain enough support to stage a revolution, the League attempts to “organize, agitate and educate the masses” by working with more mainstream groups, according to the publication. By making mass organizations more radical, the League can gain enough support for its “protracted revolution” in the United States, the publication states. Unlike the Communist Party USA, which is a predominantly white organization, the League focuses on mass organizations dealing with people of color for its support within student and labor movements.

At Stanford, the League has tried to work toward its goals with varying degrees of success in MEChA, a Chicano/Latino student group; AASA; the Black Student Union and the ASSU through the People’s Platform.

Friedly went on to name the names of several League activists, including two staffers of his own newspaper. Friedly quoted student activist  Richard Suh, who was heavily recruited by the League, but eventually balked at full membership.

Former Asian American Student Association chair Richard Suh said he was heavily recruited by Elsa Tsutaoka the office manager of the Asian American Activities Center. According to Suh, when Tsutaoka asked him to apply for membership in the League, Suh asked her which Stanford students were members of the League. “You shouldn’t ask that question,” was the reply, he said.

When questioned by the Daily, Tsutaoka “denied having any knowledge of the League or that she had ever recruited for the League“. Added Friedly “because the recruitment process is secretive and individuals refuse to acknowledge that they are members of the League, it is difficult to prove whether anyone is a League member.

Council of Presidents member David Brown and former COP member Stacey Leyton are both believed to be members of the League, according to a number of sources. Brown refused to comment. Leyton denied that she was a member or that she had any knowledge of the League’s membership at Stanford.

Although there is no indication that she joined the League, COP member Ingrid Nava, who was recently re-elected to a second term, was heavily recruited by the League beginning at the end of last summer, according to a number of students. Nava refused to return numerous phone calls. At the end of last summer, Nava lived briefly at a house on Bryant Street in Palo Alto known sarcastically by some progressive students as the “Revolutionary Hotel,” where recruitment for the League has occurred, according to sources who say they have been recruited.

Tsutaoka and Steven Phillips, a former BSU chair and current Daily multicultural editor who has allegedly recruited for the League, currently live in the house. Phillips recruited Nava beginning in September, according to a student who was also recruited by the League. Phillips said he had no knowledge of the League’s involvement at Stanford and has not recruited for the organization.

Such evasions were standard League practice. The flat-out denials were almost certainly lies.

Elsa Tsutaoka contributed to Unity, May 4, 1987, the newspaper of the League of Revolutionary Struggle. She was also listed as a contributor in 1988 and was a close collaborator with Phillips.

Steve Phillips center, Elsa Tsutaoka right, canvassing in 1990

In May 1985, the League of Revolutionary Struggle newspaper Unity published a supplement on the university South African divestment movement.

The article profiled the activities of several Stanford Out of South Africa activists including Steve Phillips – Black Student Union chair, Stanford Out of South Africa (SOSA) liaison committee with the Administration and Stacey Leyton – Students Against Reaganism.

In the interview, Steve Phillips proudly stated that “some of the people who have played roles in organizing SOSA have been folks who’ve worked with UNITY and take a Marxist-Leninist perspective…It’s really exciting to see the principles of Marxism-Leninism being successful and making a difference.

Steve Phillips, Unity supplement May 1985

Steve Phillips and David Brown were principal organizers of the April 1987 March on Sacramento that drew 8,000 people to Sacramento to support “expanded educational opportunities for students of color“. The March was a  League operation.

In 1990, Steven C. Phillips, 1984 – 1986 chair of Stanford University’s Black Student Union and co-chair of the California Black/African Student Statewide Alliance 1987 – 1990, contributed an article on Nelson Mandela to the July 9, 1990 issue of the LRS’s Unity and another article  “keeping hope alive in 1990” in the November 26 issue.

After the LRS dissolved in late 1990, Unity January 28, 1991, issued a statement: “A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond.” It listed more than a 100 activists working to build a new group from the ashes of the LRS – the Unity Organizing Committee. The League wasn’t dying. It was reincarnating.

Among those committed to building the new organization were:

  • David Brown, former student body co-president Stanford University
  • Stacey Leyton, West Coast organizer United States Students Association
  • Ingrid Nava, student body co-president Stanford University
  • Steven C. Phillips. writer, education activist San Francisco

Today, Elsa Tsutaoka is a medical doctor in San Francisco.

David Brown went on to work in education and is today Chief of Staff at the Office of Democratic Party leader and Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan – herself a former League of Revolutionary Struggle leader.

Ingrid Nava is a labor lawyer, Associate General Counsel at SEIU Local 32BJ, New York.

Stacey Leyton went on to serve as an Appellate Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from 2010 until 2013 and currently serves as a Lawyer Representative to the Northern District of California.

Steve Phillips is a self-described “national political leader, civil rights lawyer, and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress… Phillips has appeared on multiple national radio and television networks including NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and TV One. He is a columnist for The Nation and a regular opinion contributor to The New York Times.

In 2014, he was named one of “America’s Top 50 Influencers” by Campaigns and Elections magazine.

As I will show in following posts, Steve Phillips is currently one of the most powerful Democratic Party operatives in the country and is a highly influential progressive strategist. His political roots are Marxist-Leninist and he has never wavered in his commitment to a socialist America.

More than that, he has the power and influence to change this country in ways that will terrify you.

Look for Part 3 coming soon: “Unity Organizing Committee, Seeds Of A Socialist America.”

A book entitled “The Rainbow Conspiracy” will be released in October 2018.

05/15/18

The Rainbow Conspiracy: Former Stanford University Maoists On The Cusp Of Choosing The Next US President, Creating A ‘One-Party-State,’ Part 1

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

FRSO/OSCL cadre at Ferguson, Missouri

This is the most important series of of posts I have ever written.

The United States of America is one bad presidential election cycle away from the establishment of a permanent socialist “one-party-state.”

On the current trajectory, if President Trump is defeated in the 2020 presidential election,  his likely Democratic successor will bring into power a clique of  “former” Maoist communists intent on permanently consolidating their control over this country. The “clique” in question has its roots in what was once America’s largest pro-China, Marxist-Leninist organization, the “League of Revolutionary Struggle” (LRS).

Founded in 1978, the LRS, at its height, had chapters in over a dozen cities with nearly 3,000 cadres and thousands of followers. Its newspaper, Unity/La Unidad, was published bi-monthly in three languages — English, Spanish and Chinese. The LRS was also unusual for communist organizations of the era in that the majority of its membership was Black, Asian or Hispanic, and women played strong leadership roles.

The LRS was a true “rainbow coalition.”

The League was very active in student politics, particularly in the Bay Area, and had strongholds at UC Berkeley, San Jose State, San Francisco State and Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

In 1990, after the shock of the Chinese Communist Party’s slaughter of students in Tianmen Square and Beijing’s move away from overt Maoism, the LRS split into two factions.

The larger grouping (including most of the Asian comrades) dropped Maoism and maintained control of the Unity newspaper and re-branded itself as the Unity Organizing Committee. The other faction kept a more traditional Marxist-Leninist outlook, becoming the Socialist Organizing Network, which later merged with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

The Unity Organizing Committee disavowed Marxism-Leninism, devoting themselves to electoral politics, especially through the left wing of the Democratic Party.

Remnants of this faction, many of them Stanford alumni, have made good on their commitments. Their network is now active at the highest levels of the Democratic Party, as well as its supporting and allied organizations. Affiliates have held senior positions in the Clinton Administration, the Obama Administration and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Many supporters hold influential positions in major non-profits, organized labor and business. Several U.S. Senators are beholden to the network, as are many Congress-members, gubernatorial candidates and state legislators.

The Obama presidency was to a large degree a product of this “Rainbow Conspiracy/” Today several leading contenders are being groomed to take the Democratic nomination in 2020. If one of them is successful, they will complete the socialization of America started under Obama.

While the Unity faction has infiltrated the highest reaches of the Democratic Party, the Socialist Organizing Network (SON) is taking care of  the lower levels of the party.

When SON joined the Freedom Road Socialist Organization in 1994, it completed a union of several Maoist groupings from the 1970’s and 1980’s. SON comrades now worked alongside a former cadre of the October League, Communist Party USA (Marxist-Leninist), Line of March, Communist Workers Party, Revolutionary Workers Headquarters and the Proletarian Unity League. This alphabet soup of tiny Maoist sects forged itself into one of the largest, well-funded and shadowiest organizations on the U.S. left today. Still supportive of China and North Korea, today’s Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad (FRSO/OSCL) has mended fences with their former LRS/Unity Organizing Committee comrades and are working in tandem to move the Democrats permanently to the far left.

FRSO/OSCL is the driving force behind the Black Lives Matter movement.

It is also heavily involved in local electoral politics and is very active in voter registration movements, particularly in targeted Southern and Southwestern states with high Black and Latino populations.

FRSO/OSCL poster

FRSO/OSCL has also formed a strategic alliance with the 5,000 strong (pro-China) Communist Party USA, the 35,000 strong Democratic Socialists of America and the much smaller (pro-China) Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, to run hundreds of candidates in low-level, and some Congressional, Gubernatorial and Senatorial Democratic primaries across the country.

This army of around 45,000 members is intertwined with the hundreds of thousands-strong Bernie Sanders movement and receives money and guidance from its allies at the highest levels of the Democratic Party. The “Rainbow Conspiracy” has proven its worth with significant election victories in Virginia and Alabama.

This year, the coalition is trying to take back the House for the Democrats by targeting the Republican’s soft underbelly in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Florida and Arizona.

In 2020, they will try to take back Democratic control of the Senate and install their chosen President into the White House. After 2020, the “Rainbow Conspiracy” will use racial politics, immigration (legal and illegal) and the power of the state to destroy all opposition to their complete and permanent dominance of this country.

Only President Trump, a handful of patriotic Republican politicians and a few hundred thousand grassroots activists stand in their way. God willing, that will be enough.

Look for Part 2 coming soon: “The most dangerous man in America you never heard of.”

A book entitled “The Rainbow Conspiracy” will be released in October 2018.

05/9/18

Weekly Featured Profile – Ras Baraka

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Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka is the Mayor of NewarkNew Jersey. He is seeking re-election in May 2018. He is the son of Amiri Baraka, late revolutionary poet and leader of the Maoist League of Revolutionary Struggle and poetress Amina Baraka, a former member of the Black Radical Congress and the Communist Party USA.

Ras Baraka was active in student government at Howard University in the early 1990s and took part in a conference, Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle, held in New York City on November 14, 1990.

Baraka spoke on a panel Campus Racism and the Rebirth of Militant Black Student Activism alongside Ray Davis, of the Maoist Student Coalition Against Racism, and Chris NisanAfrican Student Cultural Center University of Minnesota, and the pro-Cuba Socialist Workers Party.

In 2017, Mayor Baraka announced that he “would lead a delegation of elected officials, medical personnel, educators, activists and social scientists to Cuba. The purpose of the trip was to establish trade relations between Cuba and Newark.”

Baraka made the announcement after the far left National Conference for the Full Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations was held in the Fordham University School of Law. It was initiated and hosted by the New York-New Jersey Cuba Si! Coalition to mobilize an end to all U.S. economic, financial and travel sanctions against Cuba; to get the U.S. out of illegally occupied territory in Guantanamo; and to stop all regime-change programs against Cuba.”

As reported at Workers World:

All U.S. systems have not worked for Black and Brown people, Baraka added. Hospital emergency rooms are being utilized because of the high cost of and limited access to health care. And hospitals are closing, replaced by unaffordable housing in Black and Brown communities. Gentrification is not just about buildings, but about displacement and the lives of people in existing communities. U.S. cities are overrun with homelessness and racialized poverty, said Baraka.

In March 2015, a crowd of New Yorkers lined up at the security desk in order to make their way up to the third floor to Melba’s Restaurant and the annual “We’re Not Going Back” celebration of African American culture and struggle.

Communist Party USA leader Jarvis Tyner introduces Ras Baraka

The occasion was held downtown at the Communist Party USA‘s Henry Winston Unity Hall. The featured speaker was the newly elected mayor of Newark, the Honorable Ras Baraka.

The meeting’s theme was: “Support City Officials Who Fight for Equality, a Living Wage and Against Racism.”

Estevan Bassett-Nembhard, the New York organizer of the Communist Party USA, opened the program, greeting the over 200 participants and emphasizing the need for unity in the vital struggle to end racism. “We stand on the shoulders of those who defeated slavery and Jim Crow. Our history tells us that united we stand and divided we fall.” He continued, “We’re not going back! Our pledge is to stick together.”

Mayor Baraka “electrified the crowd with a stirring speech that highlighted both the transformative impact of the fight against racism and where the struggle for greater democracy is heading.”

“We [African Americans] are American history,” he argued. “There is no history in America without us.”

After hearing the mayor’s speech, Joe SimsCommunist Party USA social media and party coordinator said, “That was one of the best speeches I have ever heard on political tactics and strategy.”

A large and politically diverse host committee was formed to welcome Mayor Baraka, including representatives from labor, fast-food workers, police reform, immigrant rights, LGBTQ, religious and peace and justice movements. Among them were elected officials including State Senator Bill Perkinsand State Assemblyman Keith Wright, along with a representative for City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez. Baraka received proclamations from Perkins, Wright and Rodriguez. He also received a letter of welcome from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Estevan Nembhard,ca,paignig for Baraka

The left worked hard to elect Mayor Baraka. New York Communist Party USA leader Estevan Nembhard was a prominent member of the campaigner for Ras Baraka.

Signers of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s May 12, 2015 launch of the The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality included Ras Baraka – Mayor of NewarkNew Jersey.

(Ras Baraka|more…)

04/25/18

Communist Party USA Reaffirms Loyalty To China

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

While still aligned to Putin’s Russia, the Communist Party USA has re-affirmed its loyalty to the world’s most populous communist power – China.

                                            John Bachtell, CPUSA

CPUSA leader John Bachtell recently gave an interview to Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Speaking of China, Bechtell said the CPUSA and the Communist Party of China (CPC) have forged “fraternal” ties.

“And we try to find time to get together and to have bilateral meetings. We also have cooperated on the academic level. But it’s not enough,” Bachtell said, adding that his party would like to see “a higher and closer relationship” with the CPC, including mutual visits…

Bachtell further noted that the CPC’s performance in governance and leadership will continue to be an important example of what can be done…

“I’m sure that there will be plenty of opportunities in the future for us to work together, absolutely,” he said.

Bachtell is confirming here that the Communist Party USA’s loyalty is not to America, but to the world communist movement, still led from Moscow and Beijing.

This has serious implications, because both these countries are currently at war with the United States, in every way short of direct military confrontation. Both are tyrannies. Both support America’s more open enemies such as Iran, North Korea and Islamic terror.

The Communist Party USA was always the party of treason. It still is.

Ponder that thought Senators Murray and Murphy.

04/15/18

Weekly Featured Profile – Ruth Anna Buffalo

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Ruth Anna Buffalo chairs the Board of Directors at North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.

She is a citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, and is originally from Mandaree, North Dakota, located on the Fort Berthold reservation.

Ruth Anna Buffalo studied American Indian public health at North Dakota State University.

Buffalo’s consultant and independent contract work has included: ACLU of North Dakota George Soros funded Honor the Earth, which “focuses on anti-racism work through community capacity building, reconciliation, education and partnerships,” Sacred Pipe Resource Center and the MHA Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Si Tanka University) and earned a Masters degree in Public Health from North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Masters degrees in Management and in Business Administration from the University of Mary.

Buffalo recently ran for public office in 2016 as a candidate for North Dakota D Insurance Commissioner and also completed work for the ACLU of North Dakota which focused on the Standing Rock anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Ruth Anna Buffalo is a member of Democratic Socialists of America, affiliated with the Fargo, North Dakota based Red River Valley Democratic Socialists of America branch.

(Ruth Anna Buffalo|more…)

04/2/18

EXCLUSIVE: MARXIST DEMOCRATS PART 5: KANIELA ING for Hawaii’s First Congressional District

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Kaniela Ing

Several hundred communists and socialists will run for public office on the Democratic Party ticket this year. One of them is Kaniela Ing, who is vying for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, from Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.

Despite running as a Democrat, Kaniela Ing is a member of this country’s largest Marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) – a fact not revealed in his campaign literature.

Kaniela Ing is running for Congress in 2018, HI (1).

Father, Native Hawaiian, and state legislative leader, Kaniela Saito Ing is running for Congress as a proud progressive who will ensure no one gets left behind (HI-01). Kaniela is the only candidate looking at this seat who has a record of fighting for everything we believe in–like womenʻs rights, LGBT equality, climate action, and more. With your support, he will take our island values to DC.

State Representative Kaniela Ing of Maui held a press conference November 5 2017 to officially announce his 2018 candidacy for higher office. Ing plans to run for U.S. Congress to fill the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

“Standing up to Trump is important, but it’s not enough. Leaders must stand up to big-money corruption everywhere and offer a positive vision to win the world we want to see. .. I am running a grassroots campaign to put people before profits, keep Hawaiʻi Hawaiʻi, and offer a new generation of progressive leadership. I am uniquely positioned with decades ahead of me to build the seniority and influence Hawaiʻi needs.” 

Kaniela Ing DSA endorsement

District 1 has been a safe Democrat seat with at least 4 Democratic Party contenders, but the fact that Kaniela Ing, who already holds public office and can draw on the Honolulu DSA branch for doorknockers and phone bankers, works as a big advantage for him. If he looks likely to win the August 11  primary, Ing can expect money and support from more than 30,000 DSA comrades nationwide.

Like his mentor, the late Congressman Mark Takai, Kaniela Ing got his start as UH Manoa Student President, fighting tuition increases and Laura Lingle‘s budget cuts as ASUH President.

Kaniela Ing was elected to the State House in 2012, quickly rose up the ranks, and currently serves as Majority Policy Leader.

When I first ran for State House at 22 years old, I could count the folks who thought I had a chance on one hand—and half of them lived at my mom’s house. I was in a Republican district, running on a progressive platform, but I couldn’t stand by while the tea-party incumbent sold-out our islands.

So I personally knocked on 15,000 doors. I walked my neighborhood from noon to sunset, after working a full-time sunrise shift cleaning locker rooms at a nearby resort. It was an uphill battle, but people could relate to my grassroots message. So they joined the campaign. We were outspent-10-to-1, but still won by a huge 26 percent.

During my six years in the State House, I have always put people over corporate profits. We took on corporate polluters, special interest lobbyists, and even billionaires. I quickly rose up the ranks to become Majority Policy Leader, setting ‍‍ legislative priorities statewide. We expanded voting access, women’s equality, LGBTQ rights, environmental protections, gun safety, and more. Now, I’m taking this grassroots, progressive energy from Hawaii to Washington D.C.

Kaniela Ing is a crypto-communist running as a Democrat. His campaign is deceptive in nature and needs to be exposed. If he is not exposed, Ing has a good chance of winning a Congressional seat. Please help spread this information throughout Hawaii District 1 and beyond.

Watch and circulate Trevor Loudon’s shocking documentary The Enemies Within as widely as you can before November 2018. It is a vote-changing experience.

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