Rosalio Munoz – Mexican American Communist

By: Trevor Loudon

As a leader of the Communist Party USA’s Mexican American Equality Commission, Los Angeles based activist Rosalio Munoz enjoys a level of political influence that would be envied by most U.S. Congressmen or Senators – if they had the slightest inkling of its extent.

Rosalio Munoz

Munoz’s primary job is to ensure that as many Mexican Americans as possible vote Democrat – to ensure that the Republican Party and conservative values in general, are consigned to the “dustbin of history.” It is up to Munoz and his comrades to tilt the balance of power, in the border states particularly, to the point the Republicans become a permanent minority.

Rosalio Muñoz has a long activist history. He was the co-chair of the Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War, a Los Angeles protest march of 20,000 Mexican Americans on August 29, 1970. One year before that, Rosalio Munoz decided that if drafted he would refuse to go fight in Vietnam. When he received his draft notice in the mail, Munoz, who had been UCLA’s first Chicano Student Body President, started organizing in the Chicano community.

His induction date coincidentally fell on Mexican Independence Day, September 16, 1969. He showed up at the draft board with around 100 activists and supporters. The draft board postponed his induction for a few months and Munoz continued to fight at every point in the induction process. He refused to cooperate with the board, insisting on speaking in Spanish instead of English and eventually undertook a hunger strike. He did not go to Vietnam.

In recent years, Munoz has opposed the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through his leadership of Latinos for Peace, an affiliate of the communist dominated United for Peace and Justice.

But it is through organizing voters that Munoz has made his biggest impact.

Rosalio Munoz and his comrade, Arizona based Lorenzo Torrez, were entrusted by the Communist Party USA with swinging the Mexican American vote in the Southern States behind the Democratic Party. From the Peoples Weekly World of March 6, 2004:

TUCSON, Ariz. – Communist Party leaders and activists met here to discuss plans to bring out the broadest possible Mexican American and Latino vote to defeat the ultra-right in the November elections and to strengthen the CPUSA’s work among this section of the population. The participants at the meeting, held in the Salt of the Earth Labor College on May 15-16, came chiefly from the Southwest and the West Coast.

Lorenzo Torrez, chair of the Party’s Mexican American Equality Commission, reviewed the Commission’s work in the recent period. He proposed the organizing of a left-center Latino coalition to mobilize the progressive sentiments of U.S. Latinos. Rosalío Muñoz, CPUSA organizer in Southern California, reported on Latinos and the elections. He noted that the presidential race will be decided in key “battleground states.” A number of these, such as Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, are states where Mexican Americans are concentrated, he said.

Muñoz proposed that the CPUSA put out literature in both Spanish and English explaining what is at stake for Latinos in the upcoming elections.

The 2007 Latino Congreso was designed partly to influence the 2008 election cycle.

Rosalio Munoz and Joelle Fishman of the Communist Party USA Political Action Commission, were two of many communists involved in the Congreso.

In an article written for Communidad by Munoz and Fishman, the comrades quote Congreso opening speaker Antonio Gonzalez, President of the Southwest Voter Registration Project. Gonzales coincidentally serves on the advisory council of the the Los Angeles based organization Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday, which is led by Communist Party USA Mexican American Equality Commission member, Evelina Alarcon:

Some 2000 Latino leaders and activists from throughout the United States came together in Los Angeles October 5-9 to iron out a plan of action and a social justice program of issues for the 2008 elections with the goal of bringing out 10 million Latino voters that can play a decisive role in the presidential and congressional elections.

Latinos can be decisive in determining the presidential electoral in the key battle ground states of “Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada … and congressional elections in twenty states” that can change the political direction of the country said Antonio Gonzalez President of the Southwest Voter Registration project, in opening up the 2nd National Latino Congreso convened by 10 national Latino organizations and hundreds of state and local groups from 22 states.

“We are going to mobilize massively to reach record levels of Latino vote” on the key issues of immigration reform, the war, greening cities, health care and climate change declared Gonzalez. While recognizing that “today we don’t have a critical mass to affect that change,” Gonzalez said this can be achieved with “conscious thinking, planning and organizing” leading up to the 2008 elections.” “We have big issues not only as Latinos, but as citizens of the world,” he concluded.

In 2008, the Communist Party USA, including Rosalio Munoz, campaigned hard for their “friend” Barack Obama.

In February 2008, Rosalio Munoz wrote on the Communist Party USA PA Editors Blog:

I’m active in East LA Obama activities, outreach to the neighborhoods by phone and shoe leather is mushrooming Obama support, manana is here its time to get out the vote all day Super Tuesday.

Why bother with risky guns and bombs when you can manipulate millions of voters into progressing your Marxist-Leninist agenda?


Communist Rosalio Munoz on Using Mexican Americans to Advance the Revolution

By: Trevor Loudon

The Communist Party USA maintains a Mexican American Equality Commission.

Rosalio Munoz

Los Angeles based activist Rosalio Munoz is a leader of that Commission.

The Commission’s job is to coordinate Mexican American opposition to immigration laws and for immigration amnesty, promote Latino seperatism and radicalism, exploit and exacerbate Latino grievances, build mass Latino organizations and labor unions, agitate for bi-lingualism and to build the Mexican American community into a “progressive” power bloc loyal to the Democratic Party.

From a paper entitled “Special Convention Discussion: Mexican American Equality” submitted by Rosalio Munoz, for discussion before the May 21-23 Communist Party USA National Convention in New York:

The pre-convention call for our 29th convention gives the right lead for our party, class and people and the Mexican American people and their struggles for equality and justice. It stresses:

  • The key is broad united action, overcoming all obstacles that hold the movement back, getting a massive vote against the ultra-right in the primaries and in the midterm general election Nov. 2.
  • The election of President Barack Obama and ending Republican majority rule in the House and Senate has opened many padlocked doors.
  • The challenge now is to consolidate, widen and deepen that victory which can help open an era of progressive change.
  • The ultra-right, bankrolled by Wall Street and the big corporations, will stop at nothing to filibuster meaningful change. We are confident that the democratic, progressive majority can win the day.

Munoz calls for a recognition of the potential influence of the Mexican American “bloc” and the necessity of harnessing its power for “progressive” change.

Mexican Americans are a necessary force in the struggle to break through the right-wing obstructionism and counteroffensive and win progressive changes in health care, jobs and income, immigration, civil rights, labor rights and a more reasonable foreign policy in ongoing electoral struggles and the coming elections.

Mexican Americans make up over 25% of the population in nearly 80 Congressional districts. They are core constituencies for progressive Latino, African American, white and Asian Pacific American representatives and the key oppositional forces to the right-wing.

They are vital in many vulnerable Democratic districts, and in areas of smaller population, a strong united anti-right vote can make a difference in close races. Mexican Americans are strong supporters of the Obama administration’s efforts to move away from the right-wing policies of the past and to move for progressive reform as evidenced by the 76% approval rating of California Latinos for Obama, in the January 2010 poll by the California Public Policy Institute.

These developments are reflected in the strong races of Rudy Lozano for Illinois legislature, Rick Nagin for the Cleveland City Council and the big victory of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia as Cook County Commissioner in Illinois and Ana Rizo as Mayor of Maywood, one of the cities of greatest immigrant concentration in Los Angeles County…

While concentrated in the Southwest, Mexican Americans, after African Americans, are the largest racially oppressed group outside of the Southwest and becoming among the largest of newcomers in most areas including much of the Northeast.

The precise numbers in these statistics are not so important. What is important is the direction the proportion of racially and nationally oppressed in the class and people that has more than doubled and is growing geometrically. The struggle for equality is doubly important and more and many times more complex. Mexican Americans, immigrants and native born, are the largest part of that change.

The Communist Party has made historic contributions to the Mexican American people and to their struggles for social justice. It was the first and most persistent and helpful in seeing and working on integrating Mexican Americans into all aspects of US society and in particular class and democratic struggles. It has been foremost in seeing the need for recognizing the plight and need for special steps to be taken in the struggles for equality for Mexican Americans. The more that it has contributed to, and participated, the more the Party has grown among Mexican Americans.

We have to grow the Party among Mexican Americans workers and community, especially the youth, in the work places, communities and campuses around the major issues of jobs, peace, immigration, civil and labor rights. We have to project a real vision of a better future with strategy and tactics that make the difference. We also need to recognize and prioritize the importance of building the Party in Texas with the comrades there.

We need to study and write more on the struggle for equality of the racially and nationally oppressed as a whole, the growth of its importance as one of and part of all the core forces, its dialectics. While recognizing and building on commonalities distinctive features are key. There are qualitative changes in the movement for Mexican American equality and contributions to the working class, labor movement struggles of other racially oppressed and other groups. The overall qualitative nature makes the party’s approach of linking the struggle against racism with working class unity more relevant than ever. We need to work for affirmative action in the mass democratic movements.

We need to have forums to discuss the work nationally, as well as in districts, cities and neighborhoods. We cannot take the issue of Mexican American equality and writings and concerted action on Mexican American equality for granted. We cannot leave it for the last minute and not follow up.

The new opportunities presented by the growing sector of Mexican Americans in the working class and the election of Barack Obama offer new challenges to our Party. Our convention can put us in place to break yet new ground in the struggles for unity, equality and against racism that are necessary for the country to move forward.

The upsurge of Mexican American activism and growing pressure for immigration “reform”/amnesty is no accident. It can largely be attributed to the hard work of the Communist Party USA and its allies over several decades.


Communist Rick Nagin on Defeating the Republicans in November

By: Trevor Loudin

Rick Nagin is a leader of the Communist Party USA in Ohio.

Like many communists, Nagin is also a Democrat, almost succeeding in securing a Cleveland City Council seat running as a Democrat in 2009.

Rick Nagin has a history with Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich. He served as Kucinich’s Labor Coordinator in the 2008 primary and in return Kucinich endorsed Nagin during his 2009 Council run.

Dennis Kucinich Supports Rick Nagin’s 2009 Council Race

In 2008 Rick Nagin was a full-time volunteer in the AFL-CIO Labor 2008 campaign for Barack Obama.

In the latest Peoples World, Rick Nagin impresses on his fellow communists the vital importance of defeating the Republicans in November’s mid-term elections:

Defeating the Republicans in November must be the top priority for all progressives. The pundits tell us incessantly that Democrats will lose seats and possibly control of Congress because usually (but not always) this is what happens to the party in power in mid-term elections. The Republicans hope this narrative will help demoralize Democratic voters, but their main message is that President Obama and the Democrats are responsible for the unrelenting economic crisis.

This crisis was caused by the Republicans and the Republicans are doing everything possible to sustain and aggravate it. If they do gain seats in November, we can expect further gridlock in order to set the stage for a return to power in 2012.

Given the fierce resistance the Republicans have mounted to all steps to relieve the crisis, the claim that the Democrats are responsible for the continued high unemployment and despair is nothing but Big Lie propaganda. It is the Republicans, not the Democrats, who have blocked extending unemployment benefits and further stimulus packages like the Brown-Miller jobs bills…

Anyone who blames the Democrats for the ongoing crisis or accepts the phony concern about the deficit has fallen victim to cynical Republican Big Lie propaganda.

Unfortunately this includes some on the left who seem more inclined to attack Obama and the Democrats than to build the movement to defeat the ultra-right. That movement depends on electing Democrats, some of whom may in fact be less than inspiring. But only if Democrats are elected will the progressive movement have the time and space to grow. The 30 years of increasingly right-wing governments, beginning with the Reagan administration, were very difficult for labor and all its allies, including the progressive movement.

If the right-wing returns to power, the situation will be much worse. The Bush-Cheney administration will be mild in comparison. The right-wing is hell-bent to destroy the current administration and guarantee that nothing like Barack Obama happens again. They will mount an unprecedented attack on the living standards and rights of labor and the American people. The assault on the environment and the military threat to all nations on earth will escalate. Given the blatantly fascist orientation of the corporate-funded Tea Party and their cheerleaders in the media and much of the Republican Party, the dangers inherent in the November elections must be a clarion call to action for all of labor and all democratic and progressive-minded people.

Those who minimize the importance of the elections or, worse, have already accepted defeat, are irresponsibly playing directly into the hands of the enemy. An all out effort is needed to defeat the Republicans in November.

Rick Nagin understands the consequences of not defeating the Republicans and the Tea Party Movement in November.

Do the the Republicans understand the consequences of not defeating the Communists and the Democrats?


Links To Visit – 07/05/10

Liberty Pundits/Dr. Melissa Clouthier – Steele & Afghanistan

Phyllis Chesler – Potential Honor Killing Victim Wants Charges Dropped Against Brother, Father

Lorie Byrd – Happy Independence Day Links

OilPrice.com – The New Civil Wars Within the West (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

TechNewsDaily – Military Plans Hummingbird-Sized Spies in the Sky (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Telegraph – Surveillance system monitors conversations (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Caroline Glick – Standing down the hanging jury

examiner.com – Democrats reveal 2010 election strategy

examiner.com – Lindsey Graham: The Tea Party will ‘die out’

The Anchoress – Tumbling Empires & the Taming Church

examiner.com – Dr. Charles Stanley Warns of the Danger of a Tide of Socialism (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

WND – Schoolbook hunky-dory with Islam, but skunks Jesus? (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Brutally Honest – NASA’s “fore-most” mission under Obama revealed

The New Editor – We (You) elected Blago (Obama) — what were we (you) thinking?

Big Peace – Big Peace: The July 4th Happy Birthday to America Launch! (new Breitbart site) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The New Editor – 200 Years Ago Today

NewsMax – Democrats Facing Rising Anti-Obama Tide in Midterm Elections (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Asia Times – Weather Clears for a US Strike on Iran (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

ThirdWaveDave – JULY 4, 2010: I AM AN AMERICAN…

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Hating Jews

By: Nancy Morgan
Right Bias

Last month, students at a Southern California high school were caught playing a late-night on-campus game of tag called “Beat the Jew.” On the popular social networking site Facebook, a user named Alex Cookson launched an open invitation to an event called “Kill a Jew Day.” It was the fourth time that a call to murder Jews had been put on Facebook within recent days.

In D.C., White House press doyen Helen Thomas was captured on tape nonchalantly opining that all Jews should go back to Germany. Implicit in her statement was her assumption that everyone felt the same way, so what’s the big deal?

Also last month: Egypt decided to revoke the citizenship of any Egyptians married to Israelis. In Amsterdam, anti-Semitism has become so commonplace that Dutch police are now using “decoy Jews” in an effort to to cut the number of verbal and physical attacks on Jews, amid fears that anti-Semitic “hate crime” is on the rise. And in Germany, a Jewish dance group was attacked with stones by a group of children and teenagers during a performance at a street festival in Hannover. The teenagers also used a megaphone to shout anti-Semitic slurs.

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor last week gave a bleak evaluation of European Jewry. “Jews are afraid to walk the streets in Europe with Jewish symbols,” Kantor said. “Synagogues, Jewish schools and kindergartens require barbed-wire fences and security, and Jewish men, women and children are beaten up in broad daylight.”

Jews worldwide are again under attack. The Holocaust and 6 million slaughtered Jews have been forgotten. It now appears that history is on the way to repeating itself, aided and abetted by the world press.

During the much publicized clash between supposed peace activists and Israeli soldiers last month, Israel was roundly condemned when forced to board a ship that was trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza under the guise of delivering “humanitarian aid” to Palestinians. Reuters was caught, once again, photo shopping a knife out of the hand of a supposed “peace activist” in a blatant attempt to portray Israel as the aggressor.

The London Telegraph was also caught using a two-year-old photo in their quest to portray Palestinians as victims. A photo that was purposefully misleading, as is shown here.

When Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, Hamas launched 6,500 unprovoked rocket strikes on towns and schoolyards in Israel. The Israeli blockade of Gaza was a necessary self-defense measure to keep these rockets from reaching Gaza. But world opinion as expressed in the media, sees it differently. Palestinians are the victims and Israel should atone. Period.

The communications firm best known for shaping the liberal Moveon.org into a national movement has tackled a new project: orchestrating an international anti-Israel campaign. And it appears to be working.

Even Israel’s good friend, the United States, is throwing it under the bus. According to Israel’s ambassador to Washington, relations between Israel and its staunchest ally, the U.S., have suffered a “tectonic rift.”

Under President Barack Obama, the United States no longer provides Israel with automatic support at the United Nations where the Jewish state faces a constant barrage of criticism and condemnation. American sentiment now increasingly favors the supposed Palestinian “victims.”

As Thomas Sowell says, “Just as the American left has adopted blacks as mascots, so the international left has adopted Palestinians as mascots. In both cases, the actual well-being of the mascots is not the point. Mascots exist to be symbols for others. In all the years when the Arab states controlled the area that Israel took over after the 1967 war, nobody cared what happened to the Palestinians, much less offered them a homeland.”

If you are one of the unsuspecting Americans who have bought into the “Palestinians as victims” hoax, I urge you, in the interest of fairness, to watch this short video. It is a must-see history lesson from David Horowitz, laying out the true history of Palestine. The facts are incontrovertible.

No matter how thin the pancake, there are always two sides. If we allow the terrorists’ propaganda machine and the world press to continue presenting a false version of Israel and Palestine, it is possible that history could indeed, repeat itself. And we will become allies with murderous Islamic terrorists whose sole goal is to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for conservative news site RightBias.com.
She lives in South Carolina


Financial News Update – 07/05/10

Ritholtz: Home Prices to Plunge Another 10 Percent

$15 for a pack of cigarettes? What’s next?

Only 36% don’t want ObamaCare repealed

Retail Expert Calls Obama “Mr. Mass Destruction” on U.S. Economy – Video (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

A Market Forecast That Says ‘Take Cover’ (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Employment Depression (“Employment May Never Recover”) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Howard Davidowitz: U.S. Economy “Is a Complete Disaster” (Hat Tip: Brian B./Curtis Frantz)

Did Elites Expect a Depression?

America’s Leadership Under Contention – Has Monetary, Fiscal and Political Excess Run Its Course?

Analyst: Obama has U.S. economy in ‘death spiral’

Senate Candidate & Obama Pal Giannoulias Did Not Pay Taxes; Received $30K Refund for Failed Bank

How to Make an American Job Before It’s Too Late: Andy Grove (Hat Tip: Garry Hamilton)

Illinois: America’s new fiscal basket case

Euro Drops, Bonds Rise on Trichet Debt Remarks; Brazil, Canada Stocks Fall

Daiwa to Buy KBC’s Global Convertible Bond, Asian Equity Derivatives Units

BP Said to Consider Selling Colombia, Venezuela Fields to Pay Spill Costs

Spanish Savings Banks May Be Hiding Home-Loan Losses, CreditSights Says

Evans-Pritchard: It’s Really Starting to Feel Like 1932

Dow Repeats Great Depression Pattern

Obama: ‘The great jobs killer’

Germany focuses on cutting spending; Recovery plan aims to avoid imposing tax increases

PAPER: Great Republic in parlous state — politically, economically

Dems in jam as economy slows

Retailers Launch Their Own Stimulus Packages; Offer Loans to Shoppers

Defense employees fired over personal finances

Italian resort turns against rich


Illinois facing ‘outright disaster’ amid budget crisis

40% of Florida Home Sales are Foreclosures

Fed Made Taxpayers Unwitting Junk-Bond Buyers

Denninger: The Clock is Running Out

Gold Miners and Explorers Face Serious Supply Problems

Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs

Market’s Swoon Prompts Fear of the Dreaded “Death Cross”

A Depressing Thought: Deflation

Pending Home Sales Plunge Record 30%

Layoffs Climb as Housing Slump Deepens

1.3 Million Unemployed Won’t Get Benefits Restored

Stock Futures Head Lower to Open Third Quarter

New Jobless Claims Rise in Sign of Weak Job Market

Global Markets on “Cliff Edge” Amid Fears Over European Banks

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Time to Shut Down the US Federal Reserve?

Suiting Up for a Post-Dollar World

US Money Supply Plunges at 1930s Pace and Housing Index Dives

UK Manufacturing Outlook Follows Euro-Zone Slowdown

CBO Says Debt Will Reach 62% of GDP by Year’s End