06/11/17

Meet Rep. Joe Courtney: Security Risk!

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Rep. Joe Courtney (D) CT

Crossposted from WND

Is a close association with the Communist Party USA compatible with service on the House Armed Services Committee? Should a congressman charged with overseeing some of America’s most valuable defense capabilities be mixing with members of a political organization closely allied with some of America’s most dangerous enemies?

If the answer is “No,” then Rep. Joe Courtney, D, Conn., should have to answer some questions.

Congressman Courtney is a high-powered member of the House Armed Services Committee.

From his biography:

Rep. Joe Courtney “is a ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee, which has a broad oversight portfolio including Navy acquisition and shipbuilding programs, deep strike bombers, cargo and airlift platforms, as well as security-related aspects of our domestic maritime industry. He also serves on the Readiness subcommittee, which oversees military installations, training, energy and environmental programs, and civilian personnel policy.”

Should a man charged with such key responsibilities be in any way involved with communist organizations?

According to Washington, D.C., law firm Burnham and Gorokhov, PLLC:

“… a person can be disqualified [from gaining a security clearance] for any conduct that calls his or her allegiance into question. Disqualifying conditions include exhibiting sympathy for an enemy organization (e.g., al-Qaida), participating in certain organizations (e.g., the Communist Party), or advocating for the overthrow of the U.S. government.”

Many readers have likely experienced some form of grueling “security clearance” procedure, which continues to be required for many federal government positions. A known association with a subversive organization would normally result in the denial of a security clearance – so why is this not a problem for Rep. Joe Courtney?

Fortunately for many on Capitol Hill, members of Congress require no security clearance whatsoever to serve on the most critical and sensitive congressional committees. Not the Intelligence Committee, not the Homeland Security Committee and certainly not the Armed Services Committee.

All senior military officers are security checked, but the elected officials who oversee them require nothing. Zero. Zip.

Could your congressman pass an FBI security check? Learn the disturbing truth in Trevor Loudon’s documentary “The Enemies Within.”

Enemies of America are undoubtedly aware of and exploiting this “loophole.” The most powerful legislators in the world, with access to sensitive information and the ability to influence national and international policy at the highest levels, have ZERO security scrutiny.

What could possibly go wrong?

For several years, Rep. Courtney has worked closely with the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA), a known and established front for the Communist Party USA.

Based at the Connecticut Communist Party USA’s headquarters at 37 Howe Street, New Haven, CARA is run by well-known Communist Party USA cadres like Joelle Fishman, her mother Edie Fishman, Win Heimer and Tom Connolly. Art Perlo, Joelle Fishman’s husband, is also involved. He serves on the Communist Party USA’s “Economics Commission” just like his father before him, lifelong party member and Roosevelt administration Soviet spy-ring leader Victor Perlo.

CARA, along with the Communist Party USA-infiltrated “Connecticut Working Families Party,” has endorsed Joe Courtney every two years since 2008.

Rep. Courtney has attended many CARA events over several years.

CARA presentation to Rep. Joe Courtney, Dec. 21, 2009.

Joe Courtney with CARA member and Communist Party supporter Kevin Lynch, April 2011.

Rep. Courtney does not shy away from contact with CARA, even though he almost certainly knows it is Communist-controlled.

Rep. Courtney with Tom Connolly, CARA official and Hartford Communist Party leader, September 2009.

Rep. Courtney certainly does not shy away from these people, although they are well known locally as Communist Party members and supporters.

CARA leaders Win Heimer, left and Tom Connolly right, Communist Party rally, May 2017.

Joelle Fishman, CARA leader, at Communist Party convention.

Those who might dismiss today’s Communist Party USA, as a harmless shadow of its former self would be very much mistaken. The 5,000-member-strong party maintains strong ties to China, Cuba, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Communist Party USA delegation to Vietnam, 2016.

Even more disturbingly, the Communist Party USA is closely connected to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Russia’s second-largest political party, which is very much in sync with Vladimir Putin on foreign-policy issues that are staunchly anti-American.

The Connecticut branch of the Communist Party USA has a route to Moscow through Al Marder, a local member since at least 1952. Marder is a leading official of the still highly influential World Peace Council, once the Soviet Union’s largest and most important international front organization. He is a regular guest at high-level international communist gatherings.

In June 2015, Al Marder, a World War II veteran, was in Moscow helping to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the “Victory over Fascism.” In between meetings and radio interviews, Marder addressed a large Communist Party of the Russian Federation rally in downtown Moscow.

Al Marder with Russian communist interpreter.

At the rally’s end, a fellow speaker was so moved, he came forward to embrace comrade Marder with a heartfelt hug.

That “hugger” was none other than Gennady Zyuganov, leader of the Russian Communist Party.

Al Marder and Russian Communist leader Zyuganov.

There are but a few degrees of separation between Rep. Joe Courtney and the leadership of the most dangerous military power currently opposing the United States.

At the very least, Rep. Courtney is guilty of extremely poor judgment. Would a low-ranking military officer be awarded a security clearance for higher office if he had similar connections to an anti-American subversive organization?

Given the well-known track record of Communist Party USA espionage and the aggressive methods used by Russian military intelligence to entangle those it wants to suborn, should America take any more risks with Joe Courtney?

America’s national security is too important to treat so lightly.

Rep. Courtney should be asked to explain himself. Or he should resign from the Armed Services Committee – and Congress – immediately.

06/7/17

Meet Austin Binns: ROTC Officer and Revolutionary Socialist

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Austin Binns

This article appeared first at Bombthrowers.

Not all military types lean to the political right.

A case in point is Austin Binns, a former Eagle Scout and an active and highly competent ROTC officer — as well as a militant socialist activist. Though leaning to the left since his teens, Binns (see KeyWiki article) has gone overboard since studying politics at Philadelphia’s Drexel University.

Five years ago, Binns was a volunteer for Obama for America. He followed that up with campaign work for the unsuccessful runs of leftist Philadelphia Democrats like Allyson Schwartz (governor) and Manan Trivedi (U.S. House).

In 2015, he interned in the Washington D.C. office of U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA).

But since 2016, while still serving in the U.S. military, Mr. Binns has been actively involved with the Philly Socialists and one of their student groups, Drexel Socialists.

AUSTIN BINNS, BEHIND PHILLY SOCIALISTS BANNER, 2016

AUSTIN BINNS, DREXEL SOCIALISTS RALLY, 2016

Philly Socialists are hardcore. One of their leaders, Brandon Slattery, is a former leader of the Young Communist League, the youth wing of the Communist Party USA. They are undeniably and unapologetically revolutionary Marxists.

They hold seminars that examine topics like “The History of Marxism: Pre-Marxism and Post-Marxism; Race and Socialism; Gender and Socialism.”

Does the United States Army care that one of its stellar young officers is a revolutionary? That he marches alongside hardcore Marxists and Antifa types? Are such views and activities acceptable in today’s U.S. military?

Is being an active revolutionary socialist compatible with serving as a U.S. Army officer?

06/6/17

EXCLUSIVE: Trevor Loudon Confronts Revolutionary Communist Party Members (Video)

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Trevor Loudon tries to get answers from the Revolutionary Communist Party.

In March, Trevor Loudon confronted members of the group Refuse Fascism, a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party in Cleveland, Ohio. The protest was coordinated by long-time activist Don Bryant, a recipient of President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award in December 2016 at Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s office.

In this exclusive video, Trevor asks who is willing to speak for the Revolutionary Communist Party. Instead of responding, one of the communists clearly instructs the other to “start up the chants.”

It appears that these radicals want onlookers to believe that their movement is spontaneous and grassroots rather than organized by communists and their allies. It is also evident that having a civil discussion is of no interest to these commies.

Another member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Jeremy David Brustein, is also seen in the video.

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06/4/17

Weekly Featured Profile – Reese Erlich

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Reese Erlich

Reese Erlich is a best-selling book author and freelance journalist who writes regularly for CBS Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corp. and National Public Radio. He is a Special Correspondent for GlobalPost and contributes to VICE News. Erlich has won numerous journalism awards including a Peabody award.

Erlich worked with Walter Cronkite on four public radio documentaries. Cronkite has written, “Reese Erlich is a great radio producer and a great friend.”

Erlich is essentially a skilled and influential socialist propagandist.

Erlich was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1965, he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley and later became active in the anti-Vietnam War movement. In October 1967, Erlich and others organized Stop the Draft Week. They were arrested and became known as the “Oakland Seven.”

In 1968, he visited Cuba for the first time, which led to a continuing interest in that country that would eventually lead to a book called Dateline Havana (2009).

In 1968-9, Erlich worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, a national investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco.

Erlich’s book, Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You, co-authored with Norman Solomon, became a best seller in 2003. His book, The Iran Agenda: the Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis, was published in October 2007, with a foreword by Robert Scheer. In a San Francisco Chronicle book review, Ruth Rosen wrote, “Some people are treated as pariahs when they tell the truth; later, history lauds them for their courage and convictions. Reese Erlich is one of those truth tellers.” Erlich’s book “Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba” came out in January 2009.

Erlich’s fifth book, “Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect” (Promtheus Books, foreword by Noam Chomsky), was published in 2014. In a starred review of “Inside Syria,” Publisher’s Weekly wrote, Erlich’s “insights and conclusions are objective and valuable. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the current turmoil in the Middle East.”

In the 1980s, Erhlich was a leading comrade with the League of Revolutionary Struggle, an ultra secretive, militantly pro-China organization.

Reese Erlich left

A delegation from the Central Committee of the League of Revolutionary Struggle visited the Dominican Republic at the invitation of the Unified Central Committee of the Unified Structure for the Foundation of the Dominican Workers Party (PTD) in March 1980. The League delegation, headed by Central Committee member Reese Erlich, held fraternal and informative discussions with leading members of the Central Committee of the Unified Structure for the Dominican Workers Party.

In late 1983, Reese Erlich and comrade Tim Thomas were part of a left wing journalists delegation to Grenada, shortly after American troops had liberated the communist outpost.

Recently Reese Erlich has been active in Iranian support work.

(Reese Erlich|more…)

05/30/17

Rob Bonta wanted to legalize Communists in California government – has Maoist family background

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

This article has been cross-posted from Bombthrowers.

In May, anti-communist California State Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen (R-Santa Ana) pushed back hard against Assembly colleague San Francisco Democrat Rob Bonta‘s Assembly Bill 22.

Rob Bonta

Bonta’s Bill was intended to amend an existing statute for removing a public employee who “is knowingly a member of the Communist party,” or a member of an organization that “advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of any state by force or violence.”

Bill 22 would have allowed communists to work legally in the California government.

On May 10, the bill passed the Assembly and was headed for a rubber stamp Senate vote, but with the support of her district, often referred to as “Little Saigon,” Nguyen launched a petition to oppose the legislation.

Claiming that his bill didn’t “endorse communism or encourage communism,” Bonta maintained that he was protecting “people’s rights” and “following constitutional precedents that made it illegal for a government to fire employees due to their political affiliations.”

On May 18, after intense pressure from Nguyen and Assemblyman Travis Allen who called it “blatantly offensive to all Californians,” Bonta withdrew the Bill and apologized to US military veterans and refugees from the Vietnamese communist regime.

Communist Ties Run Deep for Rep. Rob Bonta

Rep. Rob Bonta should not get off the hook so lightly. Far from protecting innocent political activists from government overreach, Rep. Bonta was much more likely protecting serious security risks from legal consequences for their subversive activities.

It turns out that Assemblyman Rob Bonta has close personal and family ties to a network of activists with histories of “advocating the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of any state by force or violence.”

These activists were never members of the old pro-Soviet Communist Party USA, but were members of the even more radical Katipunan ng Mga Demokratikong Pilipino, commonly known as the KDP or Union of Democratic Filipinos.

KDP, San Diego

This organization advocated the forceful overthrow of both the United States and Philippines governments. Many former KDP activists continue to network with each other and other communist organizations, and many hold influential California government jobs to this day.

Cynthia and Rob Bonta

Rob Bonta’s mother Cynthia Bonta, was a very active member of the KDP and both mother and son remain close to many ex-KDP comrades.

Until recently, Rob Bonta served on the board of Filipino Advocates for Justice, under former KDP member and Cynthia Bonta’s long time comrade Lillian Galedo.

Rob Bonta wrote on Facebook in April 2017, that he is “so proud to honor Filipino Advocates for Justice on the well-earned retirement of their incredible executive director Lillian Galedo after 37 years. You are my friend and all of our inspiration!”

Rob Bonta praises Lillian Galedo on Facebook

Founded in 1973, in a retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains, the KDP “was a nationwide collection of Fil-Ams and Filipino immigrants who were involved in community organizing around social justice issues in the US and democratic nationalism in the Philippines. They openly supported the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army.”

KDP was founded as a response to President Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law crackdown on a growing insurgency mounted by the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines and its military wing, New People’s Army.

New Peoples Army, 1986

Philippine Communists work with Americans for Revolution in Both Countries

Among the KDP’s founders were radical Filipino-Americans, as well as movement veterans from the Philippines. In the spring of 1970, a series of mass protests in Manila, known as the First Quarter Storm, threatened to topple President Ferdinand Marcos. The movement was brutally suppressed by the military, prompting many anxious parents to send their activist children to sanctuary in the United States.

Many of these young expatriates continued with their political work by joining the KDP, providing to their American comrades direct ties to the Communist Party of the Philippines and the underground New People’s Army.

Cynthia Maglaya immigrated to the United States in 1970 and settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maglaya had been a student leader in the Kabataang Makabayan, a Communist Party of the Philippines-controlled student organization prominent during the First Quarter Storm. Before leaving the Philippines, she was charged with building support for the Philippine revolution in the US.

Cynthia Maglaya would later become one of the three main founders and national leaders of the KDP.

Many US-born KDP leaders traveled to the Philippines to work with the underground. Some were arrested, but as American citizens, received comparatively lenient treatment, usually a short stint in jail, followed by deportation.

Initially, the KDP had two main purposes – supporting revolution in the Philippines and instigating revolution in the US.

Circa 1980, the KDP merged with the Line of March, a re-grouping of many strands of the fractured US Maoist movement. While part of Line of March, the KDP continued to operate as a semi-autonomous entity.

After 1982, the KDP lost many of its ties to the Philippines underground and shifted its focus to the American revolution. The KDP completely submerged into Line of March after the 1986 death of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos.

The Impact of the KDP is Felt Today

In 1990/91, the Line of March folded with many ex-members moving into the Democratic Party, where many of them still continue to operate. For example several ex KDP/Line of March activists, including Florante Ibanez and Rose Ibanez, David Kimbrough and Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough held a Grassroots Fundraiser on May 28, 2010, in Los Angeles to help elect Karen Bass to the US Congress. Rep. Bass had very close ties to Line of March through the early 1980s.

Many ex-KDP and Line of March activists still network extensively in California and Washington. They are still very influential in Los Angeles and especially the Bay Area where local government is heavily infiltrated by former Maoists from Line of March, Communist Workers Party, the League for Revolutionary Struggle and the still highly active Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Rob Bonta’s successful 2012 campaign got a big boost with the endorsement of Wilma Chan, an Alameda County Board of Supervisors member and former California State Assembly Majority Leader (2002–2004). Chan was a former leader of the League for Revolutionary Struggle.

Many former KDP activists hold government, or quasi-government jobs in California. Given that the organization was never more than 300 strong, it is likely that Rob and Cynthia Bonta know most, if not all of them personally.

They include:

  • Maria Abedesco – An ex-KDP and Line of March member. Now a Labor Specialist with the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Working with the National Democratic Institute as a consultant-trainer, Abadesco traveled to Cairo, Egypt and Morocco, working with the newly-established Arab Network for Democracy. Maria Abadesco has served on the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party.
  • Edwin Batongbacal – Philippines born and educated, Batongbacal was former aide to Luisito Balgos de la Cruz aka “Ka Rexie”, one time executive committee member of the eastern central Luzon regional organization of the Communist Party of the Philippines. An ex KDP member Batongbacal now serves as Director of Adult and Older Adult Service for the Community Behavioral Health Services as a Member of Governing Board at San Francisco Health Plan. Batongbacal traveled to Cuba, circa 2013 on a “research and educational” trip.
  • Emil de Guzman – An ex-KDP member, now a Mediator with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Emil de Guzman was Part of a 2016 labor delegation to communist Vietnam, led by former Communist Workers Party member Kent Wong.
  • Estella Habal – An ex-KDP and Line of March member. Now Assistant Professor of Social Science and Asian American Studies at San Jose State University.
  • Florante Ibanez – An ex-KDP member. In 2014, Ibanez was appointed to the California Library Services Board by Governor Jerry Brown.
  • Rose Ibanez – An ex-KDP member, now working at the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission. Active in the Democratic Party.
  • Bruce Occena – An ex-KDP member and Line of March leader. Now the Project Director for Health Access’ Video Medical Interpretation project, working to implement this new technology to assist patients in getting linguistically appropriate care in Oakland. Previously, he ran the Substance Abuse Program at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
  • Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough – An ex-KDP leader, now a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Public Social Services. Active in the Democratic Party.
  • Melinda Paras – An ex-KDP member and Line of March leader. Paras was deported from the Philippines in the early 1970s for working with the underground communist resistance. She named her daughter after a close friend who joined the New People’s Army and died fighting Philippines government forces. Paras runs the Translation Network, a company that works with state healthcare providers.
  • Felix Tuyay – An ex-KDP member. Now a Professor. Department: School of Arts, Communication and Social Sciences. Southwestern College, Chula Vista.
  • Victor Uno – An ex-KDP and Line of March member. Appointed by then Oakland mayor Jean Quan (a former member of the Communist Workers Party) to the Oakland Port Board Of Directors.

There are thousands of ex and current communists working in the California State government. Some are Maoists, some are Trotskyists, some are orthodox communists, some are Democratic Socialists of America crypto-communists.

We can safely assume that most consider it their revolutionary duty to use their government posts to advance socialism at every possible opportunity.

Rob Bonta’s Bill was of more than symbolic importance. It would have made it easier and safer for Californian revolutionaries to use their taxpayer funded positions to destroy the freedoms of the very people who pay their (usually very generous) salaries.

In 2013, Bonta introduced legislation that would require California public schools to teach students the contributions of Filipino Americans in the farm labor movement. It was signed into law in October of that same year by Governor Brown. As most prominent Californian Filipino labor leaders, such as Philip Veracruz, Fernando Gapasin, Larry Itliong or Cynthia Bonta, they were revolutionaries of some stripe, it is easy to see the potential for communist propaganda in this measure.

Assemblyman Bonta is doing the communists’ dirty work for them.  He should be publicly held to account for his communist sympathies, his lies and subterfuge.

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.

Michalak.jpg

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.