05/18/17

Maine Marxists work with Chellie Pingree to take over Democratic Party

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Cross-Posted at Bombthrowers

Marxists are working overtime to take over the Maine Democratic Party, from Congressional to local level. Since its founding in June 2016, Maine Democratic Socialists of America, the Portland-based local of this country’s largest crypto-communist organization, have become a significant force in Pine Tree State politics.

Members of Maine Democratic Socialists of America recently met with Jesse Connolly, chief of staff for leftist Congresswoman Chellie Pingree:

“Topics ranged from health care to crafting progressive messages and programs.”

Facebook, May 11, 2017, Jesse Connolly center

Last November, Maine DSA comrade Mike Sylvester, running as a “Democratic Socialist,” won a Maine State House seat representing the 39th District.

Now, another Maine DSAer, Joey Brunelle, is running for Portland City Council  as a “progressive.”

At the grassroots level, Maine DSA has effectively conquered the state’s most influential Democratic Party club, the Cumberland County Democrats.

Last November, DSAers Harlan Baker (a former Democratic state rep.) and Kathleen Worcester were elected Vice Chairs. Barney McClelland was elected Secretary, and Tim Goodwin became Treasurer.

Another DSA comrade, Shannon McCartney, came within 4 votes of taking the Cumberland County Democrats chairmanship.

Maine has long been a blue state, but never a socialist state. I’ll bet most Maine Democrats have no idea that their party is being hijacked by Neo-Marxists, socialists and outright communists.

There is nothing “Democratic” about Democratic Socialists of America.

05/15/17

Weekly Featured Profile – Tom Michalak

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Tom Michalak

Tom Michalak is a Detroit Michigan activist and a member of the Workers World Party.

Circa 2011, Michalak was active in the Communist Party USA youth wing, the Young Communist League and in Occupy Detroit.

Tom Michalak went to Moscow in February of 2015, as part of a small delegation of “peace activists” from the United States.

Our goal was to demonstrate that among working people of all countries, cooperation is possible and in our best interests. The other delegates were Oscar Hernandez Santoyo of Milwaukee, an immigrant rights activist with “Youth Empowered in the Struggle” and Joe Iosbaker, of the Rasmea Defense Committee and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.

The host during our stay in Moscow was Alexander Ionov, president of the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia. This is not a homogenous organization representing one ideological current. Some of its members subscribe to Korean socialism and some are “Putinists,” that is, champions of the Russian president, among other tendencies. The underlying current among the membership is staunch opposition to Western imperialism and the belief that all nations have the right to self-determination.

On the wall in the group’s office are framed photographs of Hafez and Bashar Al-Assad of Syria, Kim Il Sung of socialist Korea, Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara of Cuba, Moammar Gadhafi of Libya and Omar Torrijos of Panama — all political leaders that U.S. imperialism has demonized.

The Anti-Globalization Movement held weekly demonstrations in solidarity with the Cuban 5 political prisoners as well as a demonstration in solidarity with the “Black Lives Matter” movement outside the U.S. Embassy.

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Michalak addressed the conference:

Brothers and Sisters,

It is truly an honor and a privilege to come from my home in Detroit, USA, to speak to you all today. This year as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of military and political defeat of German Nazism at the hands of the various brave peoples of what was then the USSR.

The trip was paid for by the Russian government funded Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia.

In 2016, Tom Michalak was involved in anti-Trump rallies in Detroit and New York.

(Tom Michalak|more…)

05/9/17

Communists propel Chokwe Antar Lumumba towards Jackson Mississippi mayoralty

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

American Maoists’ plans to transform the Deep South got a major boost on May 2, when Chokwe Antar Lumumba won the Democratic primary in the Jackson Mississippi mayoralty with 55% of the vote.

In heavily Democratic Jackson, Lumumba will likely coast into the mayor’s seat at the general election on June 6.

Like his father Chokwe Lumumba before him, who won the mayoralty in 2013, but died a few months later, Chokwe Antar Lumumba owes his job to America’s largest Maoist grouping Freedom Road Socialist Organization and allied Marxists.

Lumumba campaigner Cazembe Jackson

According to Freedom Road Socialist Organization national organizer Cazembe Jackson:

Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad (FRSO/OSCL) fully supports the campaign to elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba. This campaign’s foundation is based on a participatory style of governance. The people of Jackson have helped design the platform that Lumumba is running on…

In 2013, the late Chokwe Lumumba, father of Chokwe Antar Lumumba, wowed the entire country when he became mayor of Jackson. We know that a second people’s victory is challenging because those in power have already seen a glimpse of what a people’s platform looks like in practice. Today, the vision will be restored.”

FRSO/OSCL stands with the oppressed and working people of Jackson and the candidate that they have chosen, Chokwe Antar Lumumba. We’re here today driving folks to the polls, phone banking and poll watching! Dare to struggle! Dare to win!

Maoist revolutionary strategy emphasizes setting up alternative governments to those already in existence. These pseudo states give the revolutionaries legitimacy and provide resources and money to spread insurrection through the surrounding countryside.

Freedom Road Socialist Organization poster

Freedom Road will use the capture of Jackson to spread revolutionary ideas through the Southern Black Belt. They will use the city’s money to pay themselves salaries as full time revolutionaries.

The Maoists work using an “Inside-outside strategy.” They will use the Democratic Party to elect as many radicals to local, state and federal positions as possible. Then they will organize local low income, student and labor groups in opposition to the state.

Bill Chandler, white shirt, sunglasses

Bill Chandler, a member of the Communist Party spin off Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, is Executive Director of the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance and a major supporter of both senior and junior Lumumba. Chandler served on Lumumba senior’s Transition Team and supplied workers for both successful campaigns.

Under Chandler’s guidance, Jackson will likely become the leading Sanctuary City in the South. Watch for a major challenge to president Trump’s anti-illegal immigration policies coming from Jackson, Mississippi.

05/2/17

Weekly Featured Profile – Shane Brinton

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Shane Brinton

Shane Brinton is a Labor Representative with the California Nurses Association, living in Sacramento, California.

He has been an agitator ever since he was a teenager in Arcata, Northern California. He has been involved with The Placebo, Democracy Unlimited, the Tenants Union of Humboldt County, the Redwood Peace & Justice Center, Food Not Bombs and in 2004, served on the National Council of Young Communist League USA.

He also served on the collective running the YCL USA’s magazine Dynamic and spent the summer of 2005 in “Missouri with the CP and YCL working on electoral politics. We knocked on hundreds of doors and got a black socialist progressive (John L. Bowman) elected as a state rep. He ran as a progressive Democrat against a white right-wing anti-choice Democrat that was backed by the Republicans.

In 2005, Shane Brinton was a US delegate to the communist World Festival of Youth and Students in Venezuela, a gathering of 15,000 young communists and socialists.

Brinton deserted the Communist Party USA after Venezuela and became heavily involved in local California politics.

Shane Brinton left

He’s the youngest person ever to sit on the Northern Humboldt Union High School District School Board. He also worked for SEIU in Eureka, Northern California. In 2013, Shane Brinton served as mayor of his native Arcata.

Shane Brinton was active in Progressive Democrats of America and in recent years has been part of the extreme left wing conquest of the California Democratic Party. All of the candidates who ran on the Progressive Slate in the 2012 California Democratic Party AD Delegate Elections, were elected! These newly elected CDP AD Delegates, including Shane Brinton, would go on to serve on the Democratic Party State Central Committee.

In 2013, Brinton served on the California Democratic Party Central Committee.

By 2016 Shane Brinton was a member of Sacramento Democratic Socialists of America. He is even on the left wing, in that most Marxist of organizations.

Shane Brinton left

(Shane Brinton|more…)

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.