Weekly Featured Profile – Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author and popularizer of science. He’s the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory) and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.
Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, where he has taught for over 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University (NYU).
Kaku is the author of several scholarly, Ph.D. level textbooks and has had more than 70 articles published in physics journals, covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry and hadronic physics.
He has also been a Maoist-oriented Marxist for many decades, a fact totally omitted in printed materials about him except in the Marxist press. Kaku is like the two-faced figure of Janus, with only one face being shown to the general public.
Michio Kaku was active in Asians in the Spirit of the Indo-Chinese (ASI), at City College in the early 1970s. The group was designed to guarantee an Asian presence in the Anti-Vietnam War movement and was strongly Maoist in orientation.
In the 1970s, Michio Kaku was a leader, with Jerry Tung, of the Workers Viewpoint Organization, forerunner to the ultra-radical Communist Workers Party.
After the infamous November 1979 Greensboro Massacre of 5 Communist Workers Partymembers by the Ku Klux Klan, the CWP stepped up its political offensive. Within thirty days of November 3rd, the CWP began a national tour of the widows of the CWP 5, Party speakers like Central Committee member Philip Thompson and prominent friends. In New York, for instance, attorney William Kunstler and anti-nuke activist Dr. Michio Kaku spoke at the forum. General Secretary Jerry Tung personally attended the event.
Kaku became involved with the CWP’s reincarnation Asian Americans for Equality as a founder in the 1970s and hosted organizing meetings in his Chinatown apartment.
Speakers at other New York City Physicians for Social Responsibility meetings from August 1981 to January 1982 included Michio Kaku, a frequent rally speaker who links his antinuclear sentiments to the Hiroshima atomic bombing in which members of his family died.
In the 1980s, Kaku was a leading activist in the CWP’s main front group Federation For Progress.
A major “peace” and anti-nuclear activist, Kaku served on the Board of Peace Action, the the US’ largest (and heavily communist-dominated) “peace” coalition.
An ad/notice was placed in the Guardian, November 8, 1989, concerning an upcomingCommunist Party USA controlled U.S. Peace Council national conference. Speakers included Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Communist Party supporter Professor Gerald Horne, Zehdi Terzi –Palestine Liberation Organization, Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kaku.
On Monday, March 8, 1999, a Nuclear Y2K Symposium was held in the Canon House Office Building, Caucus Room 345. Speakers included Rep. Ed Markey, Sen. Tom Harkin and Kaku.