06/27/16
Dems

Red Democrats: Meet the Communists and Socialists on the Dems Platform Drafting Committee

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Several communists and radical anti-American socialists now serve on the influential Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee.

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None of them covertly infiltrated their way onto this important body. All were appointed at the request of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton or at the discretion of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Many of those appointed have been involved with Democratic Socialists of America, which despite its name is a communist group based on the theories of Italian Communist party theoretician Antonio Gramsci – an advocate of revolution through infiltration. Others come from more traditionally communist groups.

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These appointments prove that whether Bernie, or Hillary (or Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren) prove victorious in the primary, Marxists will set the policy direction for the Democratic Party. No matter who wins, the fix is in for socialism.

Bernie Sanders supporters on the platform committee include:

Dr. Cornel West, Theologian, activist and decades-long member and Honorary Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. A founder of the socialist New Party in the 1990s.

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a longtime associate of the Minnesota Communist Party. Keith Ellison has held several meetings in the home of recently deceased Minnesota Communist Party leader Erwin Marquit, was elected with the help of teams of communist phone bankers and has contributed an article to the Communist Party USA‘s People’s World website.

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Hillary Clinton supporters include:

Carol Browner, President Barack Obama‘s former “Global Warming Czar.” Browner worked for Citizen Action, in Washington, DC, which was founded by former Students for a Democratic Society radicals Steve Max and Heather Booth, both later affiliated with Democratic Socialists of America. Heather Booth is the wife of Paul Booth (below). Until late 2008, Browner was a member of the Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable World Society.

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Carol Browner, Socialist International

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a former member of the pro-Cuba, Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican Socialist Party. In the 1980s, Gutierrez worked with the Maoist Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Since then, Gutierrez has worked closely with Democratic Socialists of America members such as Eliseo Medina. He was given a Progressive Leadership Award by the Midwest Academy (below) in 2013. Luis Gutierrez was an affiliate of the socialist New Party in the 1990s.

Freedom Road Socialist Organization event, July 1986.

Freedom Road Socialist Organization event, July 1986.

Paul Booth, a senior AFSCME official, former Students for a Democratic Society, card carrying Democratic Socialists of America member in the 1990s. He still serves on the board of DSA’s Midwestern Academy, a Chicago school which has trained thousands of community organizers in Saul Alinsky tactics.

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Wasserman Schultz picks include:

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), a longtime associate of Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party USA. In 1993, Lee, then a Democratic California State Assembly member, was a secret member of the Committees of Correspondence, a Communist Party breakaway organization. She has been to communist Cuba more than 20 times.

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Committees of Correspondence NCC profiles, Corresponder, Vol. 2, Number 1, 1993

Former Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), a far left Congressman who worked very closely with Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America.

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The Los Angeles Democratic Socialist, Fall 1985, Issue 3, Page 8

Most of these individuals could not pass an FBI background security check to sell you stamps at the Post Office. They would not be allowed to clean the toilets on any military base in this country. Yet they are drafting policies that will shape the lives of more than 300 million Americans.

It is time for loyal Democrats to realize that their party is no longer the party of Harry Truman, or JFK. It has been hijacked at the highest levels by enemies of the US Constitution and American freedom.

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Trevor Loudon is a New Zealand writer and speaker, currently living in the USA. Loudon is working on the soon-to-be-released documentary: The Enemies Within (see trailer here) and is the author of the 2013 book The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress.

Contact Trevor Loudon [email protected]

06/25/16
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Trevor Loudon Speaking in Torrance, So. Cal., Tuesday June 28

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Trevor Loudon will be addressing the South trvBay ACT for America group Tuesday June 28.

Location: Torrance Airport located on 3301 Airport Dr. The cross-streets are Pacific Coast Highway and Zamperini.

Time: 7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.

All welcome, see you there!

06/20/16
Tim Wheeler

Weekly Featured Profile – Tim Wheeler

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Tim Wheeler is a dairy farmer, journalist and veteran Communist Party USA activist. He is the son of the late Don Wheeler, a Soviet spy in the FDR administration.

Tim Wheeler is the national political correspondent of the People’s World website. He has been a reporter and editor for the working-class press for well over 40 years. He lives in Baltimore, MD and in Sequim, WA with his wifeJoyce Wheeler.

In December 1999, a Communist Party USAmeeting was held at the May Day Bookstore inMinneapolis, Minnesota for the purpose of re-establishing the Communist Party USA Farm Commission.

Party members present were Erwin Marquit, Helvi Savola, Jack Brown, Peter Molenaar, Morgan Soderburg, Bill Gudex, Mark Froemke, Scott Marshall, Gary Severson, Mike Madden, Becky Pera, Charlie Smith and Tim Wheeler.

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Mark Ritchie, later Secretary of State for Minnesota) also attended and addressed the meeting. In a written report on the meeting by Tim Wheeler, Ritchie was referred to as a “non-party friend” of the Communist Party. The report was marked “not for publication”.

In 2008, Tim Wheeler and his Communist Party USA comrade Rev. Pierre L. Williamsof Baltimore canvassed for Obama in South Carolina in January of 2008.

I have been canvassing with a friend, Rev. Pierre Williams, a United Methodist minister in Baltimore. We got a vivid feel for just how deeply Obama’s message is resonating here going door-to-door in a working class neighborhood yesterday.

Tim Wheeler was in Obama’s campaign HQ as the primary results came in.

I’m at the Obama headquarters and you can hear the cheering all over. It’s really very exciting.

In early 2008, Tim Wheeler, his wife Joyce Wheeler and another Communist Party USA couple Jim Baldridge and Margaret Baldridge were all active members of Obama’s Baltimore operation – organizing, canvassing, phone banking and general campaign work.

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In 2010, Tim Wheeler andJoyce Wheeler worked in Democratic Senator Patty Murray‘s campaign inSequim, Washington State.

Tim Wheeler wrote in thePeoples World:

The highest profile election victory here Nov. 2 was the reelection of Sen. Patty Murray. She defeated Republican Dino Rossi by more than 100,000 votes.
I was asked to coordinate street-corner “waves” for Murray here in my hometown. We could tell Murray was doing well by the number of motorists, especially women, who honked and gave us the thumbs-up salute, far outnumbering the Republicans who gave us a sour look and the thumbs-down.
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My wife Joyce and I spent one afternoon canvassing for Murray up on Bell Hill, where my family once owned a dairy farm. It is now crowded with luxury homes with panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Mount Baker.

Tim Wheeler is active in the Clallam County Democratic Party: it is common for Communists to double as Democrats.

And of course he supported Obama in 2012.

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06/7/16
Thomas Pearce

Weekly Featured Profile – Thomas Pearce

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Thomas Pearce

Thomas Pearce, based in the Louisville area, is Co-Chair of the American Indian Movement of Indiana and Kentucky. He has been organizing solidarity rallies for the trans-national Indian movement Idle No More.

He has been closely associated with the Maoist leaningFreedom Road Socialist Organization since his leadership of the Progressive Student League, the Louisville Kentuckyaffiliate of Freedom Road’s Progressive Student Network, in the late 1980’s.

Thomas Pearce helped design the “Columbus was Lost” button, back in 1992:

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It became a big fat hit among young anti-racist activists. It (and a companion tee-shirt) were designed and produced locally in Louisville, KY by Average Tom Pearce, a young American Indian Movement activist (who is still at it today, almost a quarter century later). Those buttons and shirts, along with the Columbus Discovered America—NOT tee-shirts designed by graphix ace ERK were mainstays on the Freedom Road and Progressive Student Network lit tables that year.

Thomas Pearce contributed an article to Freedom Road Socialist Organization‘s Forward Motion, January/February issue 1993, “Thinking about dynamite: at war against the lies.”

As a leader of the state Sierra Club affiliate Thomas Pearce has been an effective enemy of Kentucky’s vital coal industry. In 2011, he helped shut down a proposed coal terminal near the Ohio River in West Paducah.

“We turned out 200 people, and everyone was given signs that said NO in big letters,” says Sierra Club organizer Thomas Pearce.

“We’re organizing with area residents, who are circulating petitions,” says Pearce, who has helped create a new Beyond Coal team in the Sierra Club‘s Great Rivers Group.

Thomas Pearce is also a co-chair of the radical/union controlled Kentucky Jobs with Justice.

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05/31/16
Tom Fiegen

Iowa Marxists back Democrat Tom Fiegen for US Senate

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Iowa’s Marxists hope to elect one of their own to the US Senate this year.

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Tom Fiegen is one of four Iowa Democrats hoping to win the June 7th primary to become the Democrat nominee contesting this year’s Iowa Senate race against Republican incumbent Chuck Grassley.

Fiegen is the only contender to have endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders‘ Presidential campaign, which has further endeared him to Sanders’ long-time backers Democratic Socialists of America.

Despite their comparatively “moderate” name, Democratic Socialists of America, like Sanders himself, draws inspiration from the “socialism through stealth” tactics of Italian Communist Party theoretician Antonio Gramsci.

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Longtime Iowa City academic, DSA comrade and leading Sanders supporter, Jeff Cox, endorsed Tom Fiegen in a May 20th letter to the Iowa City Press-Citizen:

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Johnson County Democrats have an opportunity to revitalize a moribund Democratic Party by voting in the June primary for three county supervisor candidates who endorsed Bernie Sanders: Rod Sullivan, Kurt Friese and Jason T. Lewis. They represent the future of the Democratic Party, a party that says ‘yes we can’ rather than ‘no we can’t.’

We can also vote in the primary for the only Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate who endorsed Sanders, former state Sen. Tom Fiegen of Cedar County. He has a distinguished record of campaigning against factory farming and corporate agriculture. Unlike his opponents in the Democratic primary, he does not take campaign contributions from corporations, corporate political action committees or other campaign committees that accept corporate funding. Like Sanders, Tom Fiegen is not for sale.

Jeff Cox is a longtime Democratic activist and the point man for a Johnson County steering committee which helped draft Sanders for the 2016 presidential contest.

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At the University of Iowa – Ames, the local Young Democratic Socialists branch, has endorsed Tom Fiegen and are actively training members and supporters to join his campaign.

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Hey everyone, a quick reminder that there will be a surrogate training for Tom Fiegen this Saturday. We strongly endorse Tom, and would love to spread the word about his plans for senate on campus. This training will be the best way to get started!!

This is not the first time Iowan Marxists have supported Tom Fiegen.

In 2004, Democratic Socialists of America targeted local races where control of state houses were up for grabs and where statewide electoral vote outcomes hinged on successful local district turnouts.

In Iowa, Tom Fiegen—who says his politics are in the tradition of the radical lay Catholic Worker Movement,—is attempting a return to the Iowa state Senate (District 40)..”

In Democratic Socialists of America’s Democratic Left Winter 2004/2005, Theresa Alt wrote:

We reported on the candidates that DSAers were supporting in the last issue of Democratic Left. How did they do?Longshot progressive insurgents Al Weed in Virginia, Lin Whitworth in Idaho, Dave Franker and Tom Fiegen all lost.

Let’s hope this attempt is as unsuccessful as the last. Iowa just got rid of long-serving socialist Senator Tom Harkin in 2014.

Does the Hawkeye State really want to send another Marxist to Washington?

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Trevor Loudon is a New Zealand writer and speaker, currently living in Iowa. Loudon is working on the soon-to-be-released, Iowa-produced documentary The Enemies Within (see trailer here) and is the author of the 2013 book The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress.

Contact Trevor [email protected]

05/29/16
Brad Sigal

Weekly Featured Profile – Blair Bertaccini

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Blair Bertaccini

Blair Bertaccini is a Connecticut Communist Party USA member and a labor activist.

Blair Bertaccini investigates “wage theft” with the State Department of Labor. He previously served as the President of AFSCME Local 269, which represents workers from the Connecticut State Department of Labor, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Worker’s Compensation Rehabilitation Services Division.

On Sunday, June 9th, 2002, the Harlem/Washington Heights Friends of the People’s Weekly World heardBlair Bertaccini, a trade unionist, Latin America scholar and solidarity activist, who recently returned from attending the Congress of the Venezuelan Communist Party.

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05/27/16
Trump

Why #NeverTrump must stand strong! It’s all about the leverage Mr. Trump

PoliticsTwo urgent tasks loom for patriots. Stop communist Hillary Clinton (or the more likely and equally dangerous Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren ticket) and save the US Constitution. How can #NeverTrump help achieve those goals.

First we must stand strong and support each other in our support for the Constitution, and our opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy.

If we cave now, we give up the one thing we still have left – LEVERAGE.

Donald Trump needs to know that at least 20% of the GOP base is militantly opposed to his candidacy. He needs to know that a big chunk of his potential vote is going to write-in Ted Cruz, vote Libertarian, stay home or work on saving the GOP Senate majority which many of us fear Mr. Trump will destroy. He needs to fear in his bones that if we stand firm it will likely cost him the Presidency.

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05/10/16
Trump

Some Advice from a Kiwi Cruz Supporter – how do we make the best of the Trump Disaster

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

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No sugar-coating it folks. Donald Trump’s victory over Senator Ted Cruz in the Republican primary is a disaster for the Republican Party,  the Republic and for what’s left of the free world. The question is – how do Constitutional Conservatives strategize to mitigate this “dumpster fire” in the short-term, salvage what we can of our movement and turn this catastrophe to our advantage in the longer term.

The first thing is DO NOT PANIC. Trump supporters are now flooding social media with enticements, olive branches, threats and abuse – all designed to get us signed up for the Trump Train. Their main argument is that we if don’t climb aboard, we are somehow endorsing Hillary Clinton.

I am equally terrified of a Clinton (or the backup Uncle Joe Biden/Pocahontas Warren ticket) victory. But blindly piling in behind Trump is not the best way to stop that. Also it surrenders, without a fight, the greatest power Constitutional Conservatives still have left – our bargaining power, our voting and financial leverage, and most importantly, the moral high ground.

I believe we need to work out how best to achieve several things.

They are in order of priority:

  1. Maximize the chances of the increased liberty, security and expansion of the free world (including my beloved New Zealand).
  2. Maximize the chances the the United States of America will survive and grow and prosper as a Constitutional Republic and the leader of an ever-expanding free world.
  3. Maximize the chances that the Constitutional Conservative movement will continue to grow and become the dominant political force in that Republic for many generations to come.
  4. Maximize the chances that the Republican Party can return to its Constitutional roots, or that a viable alternative force may replace it.
  5. Maximize the chances that our champion Ted Cruz will play a major role in that process. Preferably as the soonest possible two-term President of the United States.

Is that ambitious enough for you folks? Is that in line with your political values? Would these goals give your children and grandchildren the best possible shot at achieving the American Dream?

For those of us about to join the Libertarian Party, form a third party, or just stay home, I want you to consider one thing. We do not have the luxury of twenty years to turn this around. We don’t have 5 years. We may have as little as 6 months. Why do I say that? One word – AMNESTY.

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05/4/16
Ted Cruz

Thank you Senator Cruz and all who stand with him

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

I met Senator Cruz for the third or fourth time two nights ago in La Porte, Indiana. It was both exhilarating and poignant for me, as I knew the polls were not looking good.

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I shook Senator Cruz’s hand and touched his shoulder to wish him luck.

Now that Senator Cruz has stepped down from the race, I wish to thank him for the hope he has given me and millions of other freedom lovers all over this world.

I never thought I’d see a leader like Senator Cruz in my lifetime. A man of the deepest integrity, humility kindness, faith and courage. It was an honor for me to support Senator Cruz in any small way I could.

During the campaign, I got to meet Ted’s Dad Rafael on a few occasions and was extremely impressed by his courage and commitment to America and the Constitution. The apple did not fall far from the tree. I never met Heidi Cruz, but I saw her at several rallies. She was always impressive – whether tending to her lovely little girls, or wowing the crowd with her impassioned speaking.

You can judge a man by the company he keeps. The Cruz people were always great and the supporters around the country were amazing.

Right up front were stalwarts like Rep. Steve King, Greg Cummings and the super astute Steve Deace from Iowa. Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, Lloyd Marcus, Ben Shapiro, Jenny Beth Martin, Ann-Marie Murrell, Dana Loesch, Benjamin Weingarten, Arlen Williams, Shona, Thomas, Jack and Danita, Mike Michaels, Manny Roman, Pastor Greg Young, John King from Florida, Bryan from Idaho, Bill and Regina from Colorado, our New Hampshire friends, Curtis Bowers and his amazing family, Renee Nal and Sparky & Angela from the TK Radio Network!

Many that I’ve never met I like to consider friends – Eric Erickson and the crew from Red State, Mark Levin, Michael Harrington, Torin Archbold, Mark Prasek, John Daniels of TavernKeepers and SooperMexican from the Right Scoop.

A huge shout-out too to Glenn Beck and his team. True American heroes all.

There are many more, but I’m dog-tired as I write this, so please forgive me if I forget you temporarily.

I cannot begin to imagine how Ted and his family must feel right now. I wish them all the sound sleep of the righteous.

Ted Cruz has made an impact that will be felt for centuries. He has flown the flag for liberty like no other political aspirant I’ve ever seen.

I don’t think this election cycle has delivered all its surprises yet. Whatever role you play in the liberty movement Senator Cruz, I offer you and your family my humblest thanks and very best wishes for the future.

The fight for freedom moves to it’s next phase.

05/3/16
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Trevor Loudon speaking to Dane County Republicans tonight, Waunakee, Wisconsin

New Zeal

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Trevor Loudon is speaking Tuesday, May 3rd, to Dane County Republicans at Rex’s Innkeeper, 301 N. Century Ave., Waunakee, Wisconsin. The Meeting is from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Hope to see you there.