04/28/17

America Under Siege: Soviet Islam

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

The next episode in Capital Research Center’s five-part “America Under Siege” webseries, “Soviet Islam,” has just been released on this YouTube channel and at DangerousDocumentaries.com.

With President Trump executing missile strikes in Syria and radical Islamic terrorism being as big a threat as it ever has been, we need to understand how these oppressive regimes and extremist ideologies got started and are empowered. Working with Dangerous Documentaries, director Judd Saul and conservative commentator Trevor Loudon have compiled a team of researchers who have uncovered the history of the Soviet Union’s meddling in Middle Eastern politics, creating a new enemy for the United States, and have learned that Russia’s continuing alliance with Islamists is forwarding a radical domestic threat in America today.

“Soviet Islam” is the second episode in the five-part “America Under Siege” documentary web-series releasing over the course of 2017. Each episode profiles the influence of radical Marxists on various segments of American society.

The film uncovers the secret history of how the Soviet Union used Islamists and dictators in the Middle East to further its objectives and how Vladimir Putin’s Russia continues this strategy today, endangering Americans and all freedom-loving peoples.

After World War II, the Soviet Union used Muslim intelligence assets to subvert neighboring Muslim-majority nations. Putin’s Russia continues to infiltrate Islamic communities around the world, including Chechnya, Iran, Syria, and Palestine, and also at home in the United States, where Islamists and communists have joined in an unlikely alliance.

The film is narrated and written by conservative author Trevor Loudon, directed by Judd Saul, and produced by Cohesion Films in partnership with Dangerous Documentaries (a project of the Capital Research Center). (Bombthrowers, too, is a project of Capital Research Center.)

The first film in our “America Under Siege” webseries, “Civil War 2017,” is available to view here.

04/25/17

WATCH TRAILER: COMING APRIL 28: #AmericaUnderSiege: Soviet Islam (video)

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

The next episode in Capital Research Center’s five-part “America Under Siege” webseries, “Soviet Islam,” releases April 28th on its YouTube channel and DangerousDocumentaries.com.

The film uncovers the secret history of how the Soviet Union used Islamists and dictators in the Middle East to further its objectives and how Vladimir Putin’s Russia continues this strategy today, endangering Americans and all freedom-loving peoples.

After World War II, the Soviet Union used Muslim intelligence assets to subvert neighboring Muslim-majority nations. Putin’s Russia continues to infiltrate Islamic communities around the world, including Chechnya, Iran, Syria and Palestine, and also at home in the United States, where Islamists and communists have joined in an unlikely alliance.

The film is narrated and written by conservative author Trevor Loudon, directed by Judd Saul and produced by Cohesion Films in partnership with Dangerous Documentaries (a project of the Capital Research Center). (Bombthrowers, too, is a project of Capital Research Center.)

The first film in our “America Under Siege” webseries, “Civil War 2017,” is available to view here.

Cross-posted from Bombthrowers.

04/21/17

Khalid Kamau: DSA communist wins Georgia Council race

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Khalid Kamau, a member of the Marxist Democratic Socialists of America has resoundingly won a City Council seat in South Fulton, Georgia’s second largest city.

Also Black Lives Matter activist and Democratic Party member, Khalid Kamau, won 43% of the vote in a five-way primary, then 67% in the April 18th run-off.

Kamau’s impressive victory was won with massive DSA support. Marxists from across the country volunteered in, donated to and phone banked for comrade Kamau’s campaign.

According to Pittsburgh DSA:

Thanks to the work of DSA chapters across the country, including Pittsburgh DSA, Khalid Kamau won a whopping 43% of the vote in a five-way race. Our work helped put Khalid in a commanding 1st place, but it was short of the majority needed to win outright. Now we need to work together to put him over the top in the run-off election, so he can help advance the struggle for municipal victories around wages and housing.

“Far too many elected officials start their day thinking of your boss instead of you — but the working people of South Fulton will have a City Council member on their side: Khalid Kamau,” explained Maria Svart, Democratic Socialists of America’s national director. “Khalid’s win today is a tremendous victory for his community and a shot across the bow for politics as usual nationwide.”

Erin Parks, a Metro Atlanta DSA chapter member and Kamau campaign volunteer expressed enthusiasm: “Khalid’s campaign and victory prove that teamwork and a people-centered platform can prevail against all odds. His win is a harbinger of things to come in the Metro Atlanta progressive movement.”

Khalid entered today’s runoff election after coming in first place in a five-way primary election held in March with 43%. In that race, khalid won twice as many votes as the next runner up, and the highest percentage of any candidate running for any office in South Fulton. DSA members across the country made thousands of phone calls on behalf of khalid for both rounds of the election.

Khalid Kamau’s victory is part of a much bigger plan. DSA sees the new City of South Fulton as an opportunity to create the largest Progressive city in the South.

At February’s Young Democratic Socialists gathering, “Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump,” Khalid Kamau “highlighted the right wing’s long-term strategy, especially their use of local races as a path for base building and candidate training. He argued that the left also needs to employ this strategy.”

In April 2017, Quad Cities Democratic Socialists of America member Dylan Parker was elected to the Rock Island City Council, 5th Ward Alderman, with DSA support.

Parker was the thirteenth DSA member holding elected office in the country, including Carlos Rosa, Chicago’s 35th Ward Alderman, Mike Sylvester of the Maine House of Representatives and Julie Ann Nitsch Austin Community College Board of Trustee in Texas.

Khalid Kamau’s victory is also indicative of DSA’s strong interest in Georgia. With more than 300 members in Atlanta alone, DSA aims to use upcoming Mayoral, Congressional and the next Gubernatorial race, to return a much more vulnerable than you might think Red State back to the Blue column.

Khalid Kamau’s victory was just a practice run.

04/16/17

Weekly Featured Profile: Juan Pablo Guevara

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Juan Pablo Guevara

Juan Pablo Guevara is a Los Angeles musician, songwriter and community activist. He studied recording engineering at The Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA and in 2016 earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Los Angeles.

When he’s not doing volunteer work and serving his community, Juan is a consultant for recording studios, houses of worship, and numerous professional musicians.

For several years, Juan Pablo Guevara was a leader of the Southern California Young Communist League USA, youth wing of the Communist Party USA.

In December 2010, Tashia Holloman, Jordan Farrar and Juan Pablo Guevara were Young Communist League USA delegates to the 17th World Youth Festival, in South Africa, a regular event organized by the still existing Soviet front organization, World Federation of Democratic Youth.

Jordan Farrar, Tashia Holloman and Juan Pablo Guevara

Juan Pablo Guevara with North Korean delegates

The 18th festival was held in Quito, Ecuador, on December 7-13, 2013. Juan Pablo Guevara, Mik Diddams, Abimael Lucio Sucio, Lisa Bergmann from the the Young Communist League USA represented the United States.

Juan Pablo Guevara, Mik Diddams, Abimael Lucio Sucio, Lisa Bergmann, right unknown

Circa 2015, Juan Pablo Guevara and his comrade Abimael Lucio Sucio, led a split from the Young Communist League USA to form a hard core Maoist organization based in East LA, Red Guards – Los Angeles.

The new organization joined with the New York based Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee, the Kansas City, Missouri based Progressive Youth Organization and the Texas based Red Guards Austin to form a nationwide Maoist party, Liaison Committee for a New Communist Party. The alliance soon fell apart, after the RSCC’s collapse in 2016.

Juan Pablo Guevara has also been affiliated with the International League of Peoples Struggle, “an international formation of more than 350 organizations from 40 countries promoting, supporting and developing the anti-imperialist struggles of the peoples of the world.”

The organization supports Maoist revolutions around the world, particularly in India and the Philippines.

(Juan Pablo Guevara|more…)

04/14/17

How cute is this??? Socialists bowling for abortion

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

How cute is this???  Democratic Socialists of America has started bowling teams all over the country to raise money for women who can’t afford abortions.

Cute names too!!!

  • Chicago, IL, The Bowletariats
  • Austin, TX, The PAP Smears
  • Seattle, WA, The Wildcat Strikers
  • Columbus, OH, The General Strikes
  • North NJ, The Jacopins
  • Austin, TX: Roll v. Wade
  • Austin, TX: Wildcat Strikes!

Caroline Reid in Washington DC explains the program.

04/14/17

Austin Democratic Socialists of America: Warning us of dangers ahead

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Austin Democratic Socialists of America are a force to be reckoned with in and around Texas’ capital city.

With 450 to 500 members and control of the local Texas State Employees Union, Austin DSA comrades have huge influence inside the Travis and Bexar County Democratic Parties. At last year’s DNC, about 55 delegates were DSA members, including about 40 percent of Sanders’ delegates from Texas. Given DSA’s explosive growth (6,500 to 20,000 comrades in one year), Marxist influence inside the Democratic Party can only increase.

Local Representative Lloyd Doggett has long been a DSA ally, but is not the only elected official in the socialists camp.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett with Austin DSA leader Glenn Scott

In a  down-ballot election victory in December 2016, Austin DSA member and Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Julie Ann Nitsch won her runoff for Austin Community College Board of Trustees.

DSA Members Glenn Scott, Julie Ann Nitsch, and Claudia Corum

According to Austin DSA Co-Chair Danny Fetonte, “DSA members provided the foot soldiers for the campaign.” Nearly 300 DSAers staffed phone banks, attended Democratic Clubs and union meetings with Nitsch, block walked, did mailings, and put up signs at member’s homes and at friendly businesses.

Next up,  Austin DSA is throwing its weight behind another member, Rick Trevino, who is running for City Council in neighboring San Antonio.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett is lending his support.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, San Antono Council candidate Rick Trevino

DSA’s immediate goal is to turn Texas blue. Since late 2016, DSA Marxists have opened new chapters in Dallas/Fort Worth/Houston, the Brazos Valley and the Permian Basin.

Given the way the Electoral College works, if Texas – with its 34 votes – can be flipped to the Democrate column (as Red State strongholds Colorado and Virginia already have been), there will never be another Republican President.

We need to pay attention to the massive Marxist movement into the Red States. That is where real change is happening. If this quiet insurgency is not exposed and reversed, we will all be flat-footed and dumbstruck as the left establishes a one party state in America in 2020 or 2024.

04/10/17

“Punch Trump in the gut”: Kansas socialists back Congressional candidate James Thompson

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

America’s largest Marxist organization, 20,000 strong Democratic Socialists of America, is intervening heavily in a special Congressional election to be held in the 4th District of Kansas.

DSA wants to “Punch Trump in the gut”…to deliver a shock defeat in the first Congressional election since Donald Trump won the presidency in November 2016. To this end, the socialists are heavily backing Democratic candidate James Thompson in a deep red district vacated by Trump’s CIA pick Mike Pompeo.

Regarded as an impossible mission only a few weeks ago, the April 11th election is now widely regarded as very much “in play.”

Candidate Thompson, a Bernie Sanders supporter,  plays to the middle, emphasizing his military background, but his Marxist supporters regard him as a “progressive Democrat,” very much worthy of their support.

Many Wichita Democratic Socialists of America supporters are actively supporting Thompson’s campaign. The most important is probably the candidate’s right hand woman, Field Director Rhonda Cox.

Rhonda Cox took on the important role of coordinating Thompson’s campaign volunteers in February, 2017.

In November 2016, Rhonda Cox joined the 400 member Wichita Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook groups and has signaled her intention to attend at least two Wichita DSA meetings since then.

Rhonda Cox has worked to enlist help from other “progressive” groups including Sister District and Moveon.org. She says “this is such an important race and a test of the Trump administration. If he (Thompson) can win this race in this red red state of Kansas it will be like punching Trump in the gut”.

Wichita Democratic Socialists of America seems to have made electing James Thompson a top group priority.

On February 8th, James Thompson participated in a debate with four other Democratic Party hopefuls, moderated by Friends University political science professor and Democratic Party activist Russell Arben Fox.

In recent days, the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) used Thompson’s alleged extreme pro-abortion views to attack the candidate in this ad.

The NRCC attributes its ad to statements allegedly made by Thompson at the February 8th event.

Russell Arben Fox

“That forum took place at Friends University, and I moderated it, and know exactly what was said about abortion that night, because I was the one who asked the candidates the questions,” says Russell Arben Fox.

“Thompson is pro-choice. But there was nothing – NOTHING – said that evening, by anyone, about “late-term abortions” or “sex-selective abortions.”

Thompson’s campaign has requested that the ad be pulled from a local TV station, but Matt Gorman, communications director for the NRCC, has said on Twitter that “the ad is still airing and is 100% accurate.”

No one unfortunately, has mentioned the fact that Russell Arben Fox has been a key leader of the Wichita Democratic Socialists of America for close to a decade.

04/7/17

DSA hits 20,000 member mark

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

A year ago Democratic Socialists of America, this country’s largest Marxist Organization, had 6,500 members.

On April 5th, thanks to the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Trump presidency, DSA reached 20,000 signed up comrades. 

A good chunk of this membership is also active in the Democratic Party. They are also organizing down ballot campaigns across the country, in a serious effort to move grass roots politics to the far left.

Their latest victory is Quad Cities Democratic Socialists of America member and Rock Island Illinois diesel technician Dylan Parker who has just won a position on the Rock Island City Council.

While the world is rightly focused on Syria right now, America needs to understand that domestic enemies are also a grave threat to the US Constitution.

04/5/17

Weekly Featured Profile – Danya Zituni

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Danya Zituni

Danya Zituni is a Tampa, Florida activist, originally from Damascus, Syria. She studied International Studies and Philosophy at the University of South Florida.

Danya Zituni has been a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the University of South Florida and a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

On July 3rd, 2015, Danya Zituni participated in the burning of multiple American flags, which she called “…the largest symbol of White supremacist national oppression and imperialism.”

Danya Zituni is a member Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! and a leader of its youth wing, Students for a Democratic Society.

Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! hosted a discussion panel for International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2015 at the First United Church of Tampa.

Danya Zituni of The Committee to Stop FBI Repression spoke of the fight of Arab and Muslim women for liberation, stating “Arab and Muslim women residing domestically and abroad bear the brunt of various forms of damage due to American imperialism. Palestinian women and native women everywhere have a righteous anger toward ending colonialism and imperialism, and this refutes the idea militancy is somehow masculine. As the primary targets we deserve to be on the front lines. There are many examples of strong resistance to capitalism, colonialism and imperialism by revolutionary Arab women such as Souha Bechara of the Lebanese Communist Party and Leila Khaled of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.”

On March 10th, 2015, members of Tampa Students for a Democratic Society disrupted an FBI recruiting event at the University of South Florida (USF). The FBI claimed the event was part of Women’s History Month, their goal being to recruit young women as agents of repression. The FBI continues to threaten important women leaders such as Assata Shakur, who is living in exile in Cuba.

The FBI recruitment presentation came to a quick halt when students rose from their chairs and disrupted the FBI speaker. One student called out, with the other students echoing their words to drown out the FBI. This is known as a mic check, popularized during the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. The students then chanted “FBI out of our mosques, FBI out of our schools!” and walked out.

“The FBI is attempting to recruit students at USF by glorifying their repressive practices as ‘protecting America’s security.’ explained Danya Zituni of SDS.

Organizers from the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC hit the streets of downtown Cleveland, July, 15th, 2016, putting out the word about the national protest set for the opening day of the Republican National Convention.

Danya Zituni, right

Unfurling a large anti-Trump banner in Mall A, located on Saint Clair Avenue and Mall Drive, activists leafleted passersbys and gave many interviews to the media that were covering the upcoming convention.

Danya Zituni of National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who was in Cleveland to build for the protest said, “SDS has hosted ‘Dump Trump’ protests on campuses across the country. Trump has been a major rallying point for white supremacists, and we believe everyone should join this protest against him.”

(Danya Zituni|more…)

04/4/17

Cornhusker Commie: Lou Braatz stands for Lincoln, Nebraska City Council, constitutionalists must pay attention

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

The United States’ largest Marxist organization, 19,000 strong Democratic Socialists of America, is pushing hard into Republican strongholds across the nation. New DSA locals have sprung up in red states like Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Idaho, Arkansas, Kansas, Alaska and now Nebraska.

Locals have recently been established in Lincoln and Omaha, with several hundred activists and supporters, recruited mainly from the Bernie Sanders movement.

DSA comrades have already won influence, including Omaha DSA leader Tom Tilden‘s election to the post of 2nd Associate-chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party.

Now, DSAer Lou Braatz is contesting an open seat on the Lincoln City Council.

Braatz is a veteran of three election campaigns: Patsy Koch Johns, who ran successfully for the state Board of Education; Larry Scherer, an unsuccessful legislative candidate; and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

His platform, mentions nothing of key DSA planks, such as elimination of private businesses, but talks benignly about scheduling more City Council meetings in the evening so “working residents can join in the conversations,” a commitment to mitigating the effects of climate change, support for the city’s park system and for promoting a safe, inclusive environment…

Both local and national Democratic Socialists of America have endorsed Lou Braatz’s run, so he will start the campaign with dozens, if not hundreds of campaign volunteers and no doubt a reasonable amount of both in-state and out-of-state cash.

Local constitutionalists and the Nebraska GOP needs to take this race seriously. They should pump money and people into this race to make sure Marxism gets no foothold in Nebraska.

DSA and other leftists are pushing hard in vulnerable red states like Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. Most conservatives laugh at these efforts, but the left knows that urbanization and demographics are on their side. They have already flipped Colorado and Virginia, and are targeting several southern Red States with truckloads of cash and busloads of hardened union campaigners and starry eyed college kids.

The Electoral College saved America in the last election – but it cuts both ways. DSA and their allies on the left understand that if they can flip either Texas, or a trifecta of Georgia, Florida and North Carolina (real possibilities all), there will never be another Republican president after Donald Trump.