08/3/20

Karen Bass: Will Joe Biden Choose a Pro-Communist Running Mate?

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) gives an opening statement during a markup on H.R. 7120, the “Justice in Policing Act of 2020,” on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 17, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

While the Las Vegas bookies still favor California Sen. Kamala Harris to clinch the Joe Biden running mate spot, another Californian, Congressional Black Caucus chair Karen Bass, is rapidly gaining ground.

With Biden’s decision only days away, many eyes are turning toward Bass as a more loyal and trustworthy lieutenant to the Democratic presidential nominee.

But who is Karen Bass? Given Biden’s widely perceived neurological difficulties, it’s possible that Bass could soon become the most powerful politician on the planet. But what do we actually know about her?

Well, just enough to terrify most American voters.

Communist Roots

Karen Bass grew up in mainly white liberal West Los Angeles. Well, hard-left West Los Angeles, actually.

Bass told Melina Abdullah and Regina Freer in the book “Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities”:

“It [the white left] played a huge role for me. In Hamilton [High School] for instance, lots of the Jewish parents were activists. Some of them were in the Communist Party. So, I grew up with a lot of red diaper babies. And there were some African American parents who were in the Communist Party. There were teachers who were in the Communist Party. So white radicals were very influential. And at the same time, you have the Panthers and the whole Black movement.”

And according to left-wing journalist Laura Flanders in her book “Blue Grit: Making Impossible, Improbable, and Inspirational Political Change in America,” Bass went on to actually join the Black Panther Party—that’s right Bass was a Panther. She hung around with pro-China, Maoist domestic terrorist revolutionaries—a direct ancestor of today’s Maoist Black Lives Matter organization.

By the mid-1970s, Bass was in San Diego working on anti-Vietnam War activities. But allegedly left town after somebody fired shots into her home.

Back in Los Angeles, Bass became involved in “forces working directly under the guidance of the rectification line/unity with the line,” that is, Maoists who would soon coalesce into a nationwide pro-China communist “Line of March.”

Call for a Conference on Racism and National Oppression” was a 1980 letter initiated by Marxist-Leninists of “The Trend,” most of whom were Line of March activists, for a national conference on “Racism and National Oppression” to be held in the summer of 1981 in New York or the Bay Area.

Los Angeles signatories to the letter included Line of March comrades Michael Downing, Cyrus Keller, Dan Lund, and Jaime Geaga—plus Bass.

In May 2010, old comrades from Line of March and the closely related Union of Democratic Filipinos including Florante Ibanez, Rose Ibanez, David Kimbrough, and Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough held a grassroots fundraiser to help elect their old friend to Congress.

Bass founded and led for many years the “Community Coalition” in South Los Angeles, a “community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing, and changing public policy.”

The organization was a nest of Maoists, including former Director of Strategic Projects Bob Wing, a veteran Line of March comrade.

Sylvia Castillo, who had once moved in Line of March circles, was district director to California Assembly Speaker Bass and was also a founding leader of the Community Coalition.

Socialists and Communists

By the late 1980s, Bass was hanging around with the Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)—even contributing an article to their “Los Angeles Left” magazine October 1988 issue titled “Gang Violence: A crisis that must not be ignored.”

The West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference 1993, “New Realities, New Identities; Socialism and Empowerment,” was held on April 17, 1993, at the University of California—Los Angeles.

Speakers included Bogdan Denitch, Mona Field, Harold Meyerson, Rudy Torres, and Angie Fa of the DSA, former Line of March leader Irwin Silber, and Bass.

Los Angeles activist Oneil Cannon was the education director in the Southern California District of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), and a member of the party’s Southern California and National Central committees.

Cannon was committed to electing black and Latino representatives at all levels of government, according to the CPUSA’s People’s World publication. He helped to elect congress members Augustus Hawkins, Ed Roybal, Diane Watson, Maxine Waters, and Bass.

When Cannon died in January 2017, a few days shy of his 100th birthday, Bass placed a tribute into the Congressional Record to her “friend and mentor.”

“Oneil was instrumental in supporting my own work as a community organizer early in my life, and without his help, my life would have taken a very different path. …

“I would like to salute Oneil Cannon for his longstanding commitment to serving and uplifting others, and for a century of fighting to make the world a better place.”

In April 1995, Bass and others, including the Greater Los Angeles Committees of Correspondence (a Communist Party spinoff), supported a memorial for late South African Communist Party leader Joe Slovo at the Kingsley Hall in South Los Angeles.

Slovo had been the head of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the terrorist wing of the African National Congress, and reputedly a colonel in the Soviet KGB, but that did not deter Bass.

On March 11, 1998, Los Angeles DSA leader Steve Tarzynski wrote an email to another Los Angeles DSA leader Harold Meyerson.

Tarzynski listed 25 people whom he thought should be on an “A-list” of “25 or so leaders/activists/intellectuals and/or ‘eminent persons’ who would gather periodically to theorize/strategize about how to rebuild a progressive movement in our metropolitan area that could challenge for power.”

Tarzynski listed himself, Meyerson, Bass, and her staffer Sylvia Castillo as key invitees.

Others on the list included former Maoist and prominent lawyer Barry Litt, far-left businessman Aris Anagnos, labor leader and future California legislator Maria Elena Durazo, ex-Communist Workers Party leader Kent Wong, and Bill Gallegos of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Those listed were the cream of the Los Angeles far left, and Bass was right at the top.

This group evolved into the Progressive Los Angeles Network. Bass served on the group’s advisory board.

Cuban Patriot

Bass is a Cuban patriot. She has visited the communist island at least a dozen times and has publicly praised the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro (though, she has recently renounced her 2016 comments).

She has also worked tirelessly through the very pro-Cuba Congressional Black Caucus to remove U.S. trade and travel restrictions on the totalitarian state.

In July 2015, a crowded party celebrated as the flag was raised over the newly re-established Cuban embassy in Washington on 16th Street NW.

“It’s an amazing moment,” Phyllis Bennis, a former Line of March comrade, told the Washington Post. “In the decades-long effort to normalize relations with Cuba, to stop the U.S. attacks and hostility toward Cuba, we have not had so many victories. Suddenly we have a victory. The flag going up—that’s huge.”

Guests included Bass.

The guests were jubilant because Cuban communism had been near collapse. Diplomatic recognition and the easing of trade and travel restrictions by President Barack Obama had saved communism in Cuba.

In 1973, Bass traveled to Cuba for the first time under the auspices of the Venceremos Brigade, which is reportedly used by Cuba’s intelligence service to assess and recruit spies and “agents of influence.”

Bass traveled to Havana, Cuba, on June 5, 2011, accompanied by senior Democratic Party operative Donna Brazile, former congresswoman Jane Harman, and Sara Stephens of the pro-Cuba “Center for Democracy in the Americas”—which picked up Bass’s $2,915 tab.

Serving on the Center for Democracy in the Americas advisory board at that time was notorious Cuba sympathizer and journalist Julia Sweig.

“On Nov. 17, 1962, the FBI cracked a plot by Cuban agents that targeted Macy’s, Gimbel’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos [1,102 pounds] of TNT,” wrote Humberto Fontova in FrontPage Magazine. Had those detonators gone off, the death toll would have been almost certainly far greater than the 9/11 attack.

Two of those arrested were Cuban intelligence officers Elsa Montero and Jose Gomez Abad.

Sweig’s book “Inside the Cuban Revolution” contains this acknowledgment: “In Cuba, many people spent long hours with me, helped open doors I could not have pushed through myself and offered friendship and warmth to myself during research trips to the island. … Elsa Montero and Jose Gomez Abad championed this project.”

In addition, Sweig thanked the “warm friendship and championship of” Ramon Sanchez Parodi, Jose Antonio Arbesu, Fernando Miguel Garcia, Hugo Ernesto Yedra, and Josefina Vidal for their “warmth, their friendship and their kindness in opening Cuban doors,” according to Fontova.

All the above have been identified by Lt. Col. Chris Simmons (retired), America’s top Cuban spy-catcher, as veteran Cuban intelligence officers.

Unsurprisingly, Simmons has named Sweig as a Cuban “agent of influence,” according to Fontova.

Bass went back to Cuba with the Center for Democracy in the Americas in January 2018. In May the same year, Bass was a guest of honor at a Center for Democracy in the Americas Cuban cultural event on Capitol Hill.

Security Risk

According to former Vice President Biden, Bass is being thoroughly vetted as a potential presidential running mate.

If that vetting process is legitimate, there’s no way Bass could be approved. She couldn’t pass the most superficial background check to work in the Post Office, let alone in the White House.

I’m betting, though, if Bass doesn’t get the job it won’t be because of her communist background.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His recently published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

07/2/20

‘People’s War:’ Pro-China Communists Claim Credit for ‘Sparking’ US Riots

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

A protester fires fireworks at the police by the steps the State House during a protest against the death of George Floyd, in Boston, Mass., on June 2, 2020. (Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images)

Leaders of the pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) have claimed credit for “the spark that has inflamed the world,” referencing the recent wave of rioting that has devastated several U.S. cities.

There’s also evidence that the Beijing-loyal FRSO was not just a catalyst for some of the most destructive civil unrest in U.S. history, but also laid the groundwork for and is playing an active role in maintaining momentum for the ongoing insurrection.

One of the most striking things about radical left movements is their ability to cause such great damage with comparatively minuscule numbers of agitators. Many of these individuals and organizations work relentlessly to bring about a revolution with little to no scrutiny.

A great example of this is reflected in a June 18 Facebook post by Chicago FRSO leader Joe Iosbaker, who wrote about his comrade Frank Chapman’s recent visit to Minneapolis. Readers are likely not aware of Frank Chapman, but everyone is familiar with the riots that he and his comrades take credit for “sparking” after decades of communist exploitation of race for revolutionary purposes and anti-police agitation.

The communist organizers could pass for a group of friends at a neighborhood barbeque, but their innocent appearance should not lull citizens into complacency.

Their leaders are trained Maoist revolutionaries.

“Frank Chapman is in Minneapolis/St. Paul today to meet with the movement that launched the nationwide rebellion in the wake of the police murder of #GeorgeFloyd,” Iosbaker proclaimed.

Accompanying photographs in the post highlighted Chapman giving a raised fist salute with several leaders of the Minneapolis-based FRSO front “Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar,” and also addressing a meeting of the organization.

In a June 20 Facebook post Chapman wrote:

“Part of my Juneteenth was spent in Minneapolis/St. Paul with the rebels that gave us the spark that has inflamed the world. I also visited the George Floyd Memorial and discovered in the park next to it this memorial cemetery created by the rebels for the far too many Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ, and Trans people murdered by the police. … ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!”

The Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar was founded in late 2015 after 24-year-old black man Jamar Clark was fatally shot during a physical altercation with police (who were found to have acted in self-defense).

The coalition has played a major anti-police agitation role in Minneapolis since that time and was heavily involved in the protests that erupted after the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody.

According to the Communist Party USA website People’s World:

“Community control of the Minneapolis police took a step toward that goal at a forum hosted by the Twin Cities Justice for Jamar Clark Coalition on Thursday, June 18. The Coalition has played a leading role in organizing protests and actions demanding justice for George Floyd.”

Key coalition leaders include FRSO comrades Loretta VanPelt and Jess Sundin, the wife of FRSO Political Secretary Steff Yorek.

Frank Chapman

In 1961, Frank Chapman was sentenced to life plus 50 years for armed robbery and murder in Missouri. In prison, Chapman became a Marxist-Leninist and a jailhouse lawyer. His cause was championed by the Communist Party USA.

As explained in a 2019 profile of Frank Chapman’s book, “The Damned Don’t Cry: Pages from the Life of a Black Prisoner and Organizer” by Joe Iosbaker:

“Through Freedomways magazine, started by leading Black Communist Party (CP) members Esther Jackson, Jack O’Dell and others, Chapman established movement contacts in the outside world. Over the years in prison, Freedomways and the Daily World, the CPUSA’s paper, published a number of his writings. Herschel Walker, the Black CP district organizer in Saint Louis, was the living link to the movement in Missouri, and started a defense committee to free Chapman.”

After the Communist Party leader and leftist icon, Angela Davis, was charged in connection to the murder of a California judge, the Communist Party formed the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR), also referred to as the National Alliance, to campaign for her freedom. That alliance also fought for comrade Chapman to be released from prison.

“Chapman is very clear that it was the massive movement to free Angela Davis which paved the way to freedom for him and other political prisoners,” Iosbaker explained. “The National Alliance said Chapman was a political prisoner because he had started advocating for civil rights while in prison.”

Chapman explained in his book, as relayed by Iosbaker, that the National Alliance “helped free him,” and a grateful Chapman became the “leader of the Saint Louis chapter” after his release, “building it up through community and labor struggles to becoming one of the largest chapters in the country.” Eventually, the NAARPR dissolved, with some branches remaining open in Kentucky and Illinois.

After years as a Communist Party member, Chapman eventually joined the central committee of the Marxist-Leninist group Freedom Road Socialist Organization, where he’s “helping to guide and train a new generation of Black communists.”

The Re-founding of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

In November 2019, the NAARPR was re-founded as a national organization at a gathering of 1,200 comrades in Chicago—Chapman was appointed chairman.

According to Chapman, interviewed for FightBack! News:

“Our call for the re-founding of the National Alliance was a direct response and a conscious intervention into a mass youth uprising that we can trace back to the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012. Our young people became very agitated by how they were being ruthlessly and recklessly murdered by the system. The police said it was OK for Zimmerman to stalk and murder this teenager. That sparked a very powerful response and agitated into being organizations of young people such as Black Lives Matter, Dream Defenders, and Black Youth Project 100. This was the dawn of a new youth-led stage in the Black liberation movement.

“Coming into the present, police repression has continued to grow and intensify, bringing tens of thousands of people in the streets. … We had a new stirring in the Black community that had to be reckoned with. …”

When the NAARPR called a “May 30 National Day of Action” to protest George Floyd’s killing, FRSO front groups and allies nationwide responded to the call—including the Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar.

“We will be protesting to stop the racist murder and violence that this administration has willfully unleashed,” the National Day of Action invitation proclaimed in part. “Not only is the government standing by as COVID-19 ravages African American, Latinx, and Indigenous communities—inciting mass Black death with their calls to reopen the economy, but the police and racist vigilantes continue to brazenly hunt and kill Black folks while they sleep in their beds and on open roads in broad daylight.”

Taking a step back, Chapman made some very revealing statements in a November 2017 interview on the FightBack! News website on the rioting in Charlottesville, Virginia:

“You know, [Russian revolutionary Vladimir] Lenin talked about sparks. … A spark is a moment that agitates into existence a mass response to something that’s been done by the system that grossly violates human rights or intensifies human suffering. We have a spark with Charlottesville. Look at what’s happened: an anti-racist activist was maliciously murdered, and the response by people throughout the country has been massive.”

The death of George Floyd was just such a spark.

But a spark has to be fanned into a flame, and that was FRSO’s job. If it hadn’t happened in Minneapolis, it would have happened the next week in Georgia, or the week after in New York. Whatever the spark, these riots were long-planned for an election year.

Chapman continued:

“I’m not saying it was more massive than the response to Michael Brown, or Eric Garner, or Philando Castile. All those were massive responses. But this is different, because this involved the White House. This involved the president of the United States refusing to acknowledge the terrorist act that had been perpetrated that day. That’s what makes it qualitatively different.

“… Trump has told the police throughout the country that they can take off the velvet gloves, now’s the time for the iron fist. During his campaign, and his tenure in office, he’s been consistently beating the racist war drum. He’s calling down the thunder on our people.”

And this movement is clearly targeting the president, and the plan to tear down statues has been simmering since Charlottesville:

“For the movement, this is definitely a turning point. What makes this different than the other racist crimes that have been perpetrated, mostly involving the police, is that mostly there hasn’t been a clear target. The closest you came is ‘Jail killer cops.’ Or ‘Stop police crimes,’ ‘Stop police impunity.’ This movement has objectives with far deeper political implications.

“Take down all the Confederate statues. Take down all those vestiges of slavery that have been haunting our country ever since the Civil War. Take those down. And a direct frontal attack on white supremacy. Being led for the most part by white people. I think that’s a great beginning. Sometimes events make a breakthrough that the movement has been trying to make for years. ‘There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen,’ is how Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Party put it. …

“There’s a new slogan in this movement: We are the majority. That does two things; it recognizes that Trump is a minority-elected president, but also saying that most people in the country don’t support his racist agenda. The left has been fighting for unity for decades, because potentially we knew it was there. But this is the first time that slogan has come out of a spontaneous uprising of masses of white people. Our task is now to unite the many in order to defeat the few.”

Charlottesville was indeed a breakthrough for the left. Pro-Chinese communists battled in the streets with pro-Putin white supremacists—President Trump and genuine conservatives in the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party were awarded the blame.

Bringing Down President Donald Trump

Charlottesville was one chapter in a long-running saga to bring down President Trump.

According to FightBack! News:

“In the aftermath of the dramatic 5,000-person protest that caused Trump to cancel his March 11 [2016] campaign appearance on the campus of the University of Illinois, Steff Yorek, the political secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, urged progressive activists around the United States to follow Chicago’s example.

“‘We need two, three, many Chicagos,’ said Yorek. ‘Trump is an open advocate of racism and national chauvinism. Forcing Trump to chicken out of his Chicago campaign appearance was a real victory. Chicago protesters of all nationalities sent a message to the world, that here in the U.S. there is widespread and militant opposition to his reactionary agenda.’”

On Jan. 20, 2017, the day of President Trump’s inauguration, Yorek proclaimed at a Columbus Circle, Washington DC protest: “We need to stay in the streets the entire four years opposing Trump and making the country ungovernable.”

Naturally, election year would see an uptick in FRSO attacks on the president. Causing enough unrest and economic damage to defeat the president would be a huge victory for the FRSO—and would no doubt please their Chinese comrades.

The ‘People’s War’

FRSO is an openly Maoist organization and proudly follows the “line” of the CCP.

In May 2019, in response to President Trump placing tariffs on Chinese goods, CCP mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency published a strongly worded editorial stating that the United States was fighting for “greed and arrogance” while China fought to “defend legitimate rights and interests:”

“The trade war in the United States is the creation of one person and his administration who have swept along the entire population of the country. Whereas the entire country and all the people of China are being threatened. For us, this is a real ‘people’s war.’”

Most commentators naively thought that the term “people’s war” referred to trade. However, in Maoist ideology, “people’s war” carries a much wider and highly significant meaning.

Developed by Chairman Mao, the “people’s war” was a strategy whereby Maoist insurgents could use attrition and unconventional warfare to defeat much more powerful conventional armies.

Autonomous Zones as a ‘People’s War’ Strategy

In a rural setting like pre-1949 China, this meant luring government armies into rural areas and harassing them with guerilla warfare—never in direct battle. Eventually, the Maoists would take over certain rural areas and establish autonomous zones or guerilla-ruled counter governments. These would be gradually expanded until the countryside was controlled and the cities could be surrounded—then seized.

This strategy was followed successfully in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. It’s still being used today by the Maoist New People’s Army in the Philippines.

Does the people’s war strategy make sense of recent Maoist-inspired attempts to establish autonomous zones in several cities coupled with constant political and physical attacks on police?

The FRSO is well aware of the concept of people’s war, citing it on May 5, 2020, in their “45th anniversary of Vietnam’s victory over US imperialism,” which credits communists of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos with creating a “wave of activists who wanted to bring down U.S. imperialism and who decided to take up Marxism-Leninism” in the United States. “People’s China,” according to the article, “had a profound effect on the student, anti-war, Black, Chicano, Asian American and other oppressed nationality movements.” The FRSO bragged that they’re “carrying forward the best aspects of the new communist movement.”

Targeting President Trump, the article continued:

“45 years ago, Vietnam showed the world what was possible, and it is important to remember that today. Trump and his corporate backers are doomed. Capitalism is a failed system.

“It is like Mao said about the U.S. in the 1960s, ‘However, all reactionary forces on the verge of extinction invariably conduct desperate struggles. … And the revolutionary peoples are bound to meet with all kinds of difficulties before final victory. Nevertheless, all these difficulties can be surmounted, and no difficulty can ever obstruct the advance of the revolutionary people. Perseverance means victory.’”

In the late 1980s, a Maoist faction of the terrorist Irish Republican Army (IRA) tried to develop a new theory of people’s war, suitable for more advanced countries or urban settings.

As explained on the Facebook page Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Ireland, the idea was to destroy police stations in certain areas, which would then become governed by the IRA as occupied areas—from which to spread further insurrection:

“This strategy was devised by IRA commanders along the border as an attempt to implement Chairman Mao’s theory of Protracted People’s War to the concrete conditions in Ireland. …

“From 1985 onwards, the IRA in the border areas began to implement this strategy, attempting to create liberated zones, areas were the occupation forces were powerless and the Republican movement was in control.”

This strategy failed when its originators were killed in a British Army ambush while trying to blow up a police station. The more urbanized people’s war apparently lives on with modern Maoists.

The FRSO could be causing mayhem on the direct orders of the CCP or it could be acting autonomously in sympathy for the international revolutionary movement.

Either way, it’s clear that the FRSO thinks of itself as the instigator of the recent revolutionary wave and that their goal has only a little to do with “racial justice” and a lot to do with destroying President Trump and the global wave of patriotism and state sovereignty.

As America’s institutions have become heavily infiltrated, it’s not surprising that communist subversives are able to act freely. But Americans surely deserve a government with the political will to enforce existing laws that would thwart bad actors from destabilizing the United States, and the world.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His recently published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

06/12/20

Beijing’s Revenge? Two Pro-China Communist Parties Coordinate Violent US Protests

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Freedom Road Socialist Organization supporters during an anti-Trump march in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017. (Slowking/GFDL 1.2 [https://bit.ly/2SdJbpl])

Two pro-China communist parties—Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Liberation Road—are playing leading roles in coordinating the often-violent protests now occurring across the United States.

These groups openly state their desire to destroy the Trump presidency and bring down the Republican Party. The current protests and rioting should be viewed in that context. This is not about justice for George Floyd—this is about revolution.

Background

Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) was founded in 1985 as an alliance of the remnants of the 1960s and ’70s Maoist revolutionary movements—Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Weathermen, Revolutionary Communist Party, League of Revolutionary Struggle, Communist Party USA (Marxist-Leninist), Communist Workers Party, and other groups.

Like most Maoist groups, FRSO heavily focuses on racial issues and organizing minority groups (Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Native Americans, etc.) for both electoral and revolutionary change.

In 1999, the FRSO split into competing organizations—but confusingly both kept the same name.

The smaller FRSO-FightBack! (FRSO-FB) (named after its newspaper FightBack!) is based in the Midwest. It’s strong in Chicago, Minneapolis, and several parts of Wisconsin. It also has a presence in New York; California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Tucson, Arizona; Dallas and Houston, Texas; and Tallahassee, Tampa, and Jacksonville, Florida. FRSO-FB works closely with the Workers World Party, several leftist Islamic groups, and sometimes the Democratic Socialists of America.

FRSO-FB openly supports China and North Korea and has ties to the State Department-designated terrorist groups the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army. FRSO-FB has sent at least four delegations to Venezuela in the last year alone.

In September 2010, the FBI raided the homes of 23 FRSO-FB members and supporters in Minnesota, Illinois, and California looking for evidence of “material support for terrorism,” according to The Washington Post. “Search warrants, subpoenas and documents show that the FBI has been interested in links between the activists and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Hezbollah.”

Despite considerable documentation being seized and the first-person evidence of an FBI informant inside FRSO-FB, no prosecutions were carried out. The fact that several of the arrestees were tied to President Barack Obama through Chicago activist circles may have been a factor in that decision.

Today FRSO-FB is a classic Maoist activist party. It generally keeps out of electoral politics and does not usually cooperate with the Democratic Party.

The larger FRSO-Organizacion Socialista del Camino para la Libertad or FRSO/OSCL thankfully changed its name in April 2019 to Liberation Road. The organization is strong in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Virginia, all across Tennessee, in Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Florida. It also has a smaller presence in several other states, including Washington, Oregon, Alabama, and Texas.

Liberation Road works closely with the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Solidarity, League of Revolutionaries for a New America, Socialist Party USA, and sometimes the Workers World Party.

Because Liberation Road is heavily involved in electoral politics and has heavily penetrated the Democratic Party in several states, they are not so open about their foreign communist connections as are their FRSO-FB cousins.

Several Liberation Road supporters live in China, and the party supports the Beijing line. Liberation Road also has ties to Palestinian radicals and foreign communist parties, including the formerly Pol Pot supporting Norwegian Left Party.

Liberation Road is so strong in Virginia that by signing up hundreds of thousands of minority voters for the Democrats they have flipped the state from red to blue. This was with the help of super-focused computer-generated electoral mapping done by Liberation Road comrade Steve McClure working out of Wuhan University in China.

Talk about foreign interference in elections!

Anti-Trump

Both Liberation Road and FRSO are militantly opposed to President Donald Trump and are working overtime to end his presidency.

Liberation Road’s Facebook page is headed with the phrase, “Crush the Fascists, Isolate Trump and Build a Path to Power!”

This is followed by a message from “Steve from Wuhan” comparing China’s response to COVID-19 with the United States’:

“The USA cannot respond as China did, at a national level because the ruling regime is in the thrall of white supremacy and the most reactionary block of capital.”

FRSO-FB was heavily involved in organizing protests against the Republican National Convention in Ohio in 2016 where Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination.

According to FightBack! News:

“In the aftermath of the dramatic 5,000-person protest that caused Trump to cancel his March 11 [2016] campaign appearance on the campus of the University of Illinois, Steff Yorek, the political secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, urged progressive activists around the United States to follow Chicago’s example.

“’We need two, three, many Chicagos,’ said Yorek. ‘Trump is an open advocate of racism and national chauvinism. Forcing Trump to chicken out of his Chicago campaign appearance was a real victory. Chicago protesters of all nationalities sent a message to the world, that here in the U.S. there is widespread and militant opposition to his reactionary agenda.’”

Also reported in FightBack! News, Yorek, speaking to protesters gathered in Columbus Circle, Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2017, said, “We need to stay in the streets the entire four years opposing Trump and making the country ungovernable.”

FRSO and the NAARPR

Every year roughly 1,100 Americans are killed by police—almost always in legitimate circumstances. Some of those killed will inevitably be black. The Maoists could be confident that during the course of the summer of 2020, a black man somewhere would be killed by police.

It is my contention that Liberation Road and FRSO were primed for just such an event. The killing of George Floyd was a gift to the communists. It was so egregious and so public that it was bound to provoke outrage. The communists seized on the event and magnified that anger to the point of mass violence. If Floyd had never died, the revolutionaries simply would have waited a few more days until the next opportunity inevitably arose.

In November 2019, FRSO gathered 1,200 people in Chicago to re-found the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR).

The original NAARPR had been led in the 1970s by well-known Communist Party USA leader Angela Davis to campaign against alleged police brutality and “white racism.”

The new NAARPR is led by Frank Chapman, a former prisoner turned jailhouse lawyer turned communist, who also served in the original organization. Today, Chapman serves on the central committee of the FRSO in Chicago.

From the March 30, 2019, call to re-found the NAARPR:

“We issue this Call in a sense of outrage in the face of increasing racist violence and political repression towards working class and Black and Brown communities. …

“We see blatant police occupation in such major urban areas as Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, St. Paul, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. with police being permitted by city government to commit unspeakable crimes against the people. Murders by the police, even when video-recorded, go unpunished. …

“Consequently, we are reaching out to you, our comrades in struggle, to join us in our renewed effort to create a Black-led, Left-led, multi-racial, multi-national movement to stop police crimes, mass incarceration and to end racist and political repression.”

The call also made it clear that the NAARPR was part of the wider international revolutionary movement:

“We continue to stand in unconditional solidarity with the national liberation movements of Palestine, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, as well as the anti-imperialist struggles of South Africa, Venezuela, and all progressive, democratic forces against imperialism.”

Endorsers of the call included Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Communist Party USA, Marxist Labour Party, Socialist Unity Party, United States Of Africa Revolutionary Party, several branches of Black Lives Matter, plus FRSO and least 20 FRSO front groups.

On Monday, May 25, the day George Floyd was killed, the NAARPR issued a call for a National Day of Protest for Saturday, May 30.

“Cities across the country are picking up the call for a National Day of Protest on May 30th ‘to stop the racist murder and violence that this administration has willfully unleashed’ on the many people trapped in jails, prisons, and detention centers many of which are becoming death camps in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

NAARPR produced a quick list of 11 major cities where protests were planned—almost all to be led by known FRSO front groups including:

  • Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minn.—Twin Cities Coalition Justice 4 Jamar
  • Chicago, Ill.—Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
  • Dallas, Texas—Dallas Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
  • Los Angeles, Calif.—Centro CSO
  • Jacksonville, Fla.—Jacksonville Community Action Committee
  • Salt Lake City, Utah—Utah Against Police Brutality

Many more cities were added; many more marches were planned and continue to be planned. Almost all were led by FRSO front groups or allied communist organizations.

Liberation Road and Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is a communist movement—period.

We’ve all heard the story about three young black women—Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi—who were sitting around after the 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin grieving for the young black men being systematically persecuted and murdered by law enforcement. They just happened to come up with the hashtag “Black Lives Matter”—which then just happened to spark a worldwide movement.

In reality, the hashtag got traction because FRSO/OSCL and their armies of sympathizers in the social movements and the media pushed to make it happen. Communists have been doing this daily for more than a century now. They are very good at it.

All three young women were seasoned far-left activists in the orbit of FRSO/Liberation Road.

Alicia Garza worked in Liberation Road-aligned organizations People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the Right to the City Alliance, and contributed to the War Times newspaper.

In 2014, she was involved in a Mapping Socialist Strategies retreat in upstate New York, which was organized by the New York affiliate of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation—a German-based group founded and led by senior members of the former East German Communist Party.

Currently, she is a leader of LeftRoots, an FRSO/Liberation Road spin-off organization.

Opal Tometi was executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Her predecessor was Gerald Lenoir, a former leader of the Maoist-leaning Line of March group.

On June 4, 2015, Tometi visited the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin where she spoke about police violence in the United States and the accomplishments of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Patrisse Cullors was mentored in Los Angeles by Eric Mann, a life-long Maoist and former member of SDS, the Weathermen, and the League of Revolutionary Struggle.

In January 2015, Cullors traveled to Palestine with a delegation of Black Lives Matter activists “to witness firsthand the effects of Israeli apartheid and occupation,” according to a Facebook post.

One of Cullors’ fellow American delegates, “Dream Defender” Ahmad Abuznaid, is the son of a Nabil Abuznaid, a “close friend” and adviser to Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

When protests began in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 10, 2014, the day after the police shooting of Michael Brown, FRSO/Libration Road quickly took charge of the ensuing events. The protests soon degenerated into several days of rioting, arson, and looting.

The main organization directing events at Ferguson was local activist group Organization of Black Struggle (OBS)—which was led by long-time FRSO/Liberation Road comrade Jamala Rogers.

In the spring of 2015, the New York/New Jersey District FRSO/OSCL sponsored a forum entitled “Ferguson: The Movement So Far and Lessons for Coming Struggles.” Speakers were “our comrade” Montague Simmons, chair of the OBS in St. Louis, and Loyda Colon, co-director of the Justice Committee, a “Latina/Latino-led organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City.”

According to an FRSO/OSCL’s advertisement for the meeting:

“Speaking for the first time in NYC since the police murder of Michael Brown, the chair of OBS, which played a major role in the Ferguson protests, discusses the new strategies, organizational forms and social forces that emerged there, and how the movement was sustained. Loyda Colon will reflect on the Justice Committee‘s work organizing with families directly impacted by police violence, and will share their thoughts on the current movement in NYC.

“Together they will share their thoughts on key questions for the movements against police abuse that are erupting around the country. How do we hold together broad united fronts with different generations, cultures, classes and political perspectives? What’s the role of anti-capitalists and socialists? What kind of policing reforms do we want and how do they relate to other issues in our communities, and to radical social transformation?”

At the meeting, Simmons casually told the assembled comrades that OBS had brought in just under 10,000 out-of-town activists to participate in the protests.

My wife and I traveled to Ferguson not long after the riots. We remember well one particularly chilling piece of graffiti—a large spray-painted machine with the caption “Death to AmeriKKKa.”

Today, the Black Lives Matter is coordinated nationwide by an umbrella group called the Movement for Black Lives (MBL). Several Liberation Road comrades work through MBL, including former FRSO/OSCL national organizer Cazembe Jackson and East Tennessee-based activist Ash-Lee Henderson.

MBL has been coordinating protests across the nation through regular Zoom conference calls.

On May 30, MBL convened an “In Defense of Black Lives: National Week of Action Call” where the “comrades” (their term) discussed coordinated protest activity.

Moderators were Bay Area Black Lives Matter activist Karissa Lewis and New York-based MBL strategist Lumumba Bandele.

Participants included:

  • Miski Noor of Black Visions Collective in Minnesota. Noor previously worked for Minnesota attorney general and former congressman Keith Ellison for three years on “foreign affairs, immigration, and outreach to the Muslim community.”
  • Chanelle Helm of Black Lives Matter Louisville.
  • Kayla Reed of Action St. Louis, a former Ferguson protestor and Organization for Black Struggle member. Reed was identified as an “organizer” of 2017 protests that turned violent in the St. Louis suburb of University City after a police officer was found innocent of murder after shooting a black man who engaged police in a high-speed chase.
  • Chinyere Tutashinda of The BlackOUT Collective in California.
  • Phillip Agnew of Dream Defenders in Florida, a former surrogate for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Agnew has led at least two Black Lives Matters delegations to the Palestinian territories.

On June 6, MBL held another forum entitled “Making Meaning of This Moment”—advertised with a picture of a burning Minneapolis police station. Participants included veteran communist Angela Davis, who is now close to Liberation Road, N’Tanya Lee of LeftRoots, and Kayla Reed and Karissa Lewis of MBL.

The MBL website states the MBL “seeks to reach millions, mobilize hundreds of thousands, and organize tens of thousands so that Black political power is a force able to influence national and local agendas in the direction of our shared Vision for Black Lives.”

The site invited activists to take part in a week of action from June 1 to 7 in defense of Black lives.

A daily list of talking points and action steps is listed which include: “We Demand a Divestment from the Police and Investment In Black Communities: We Demand Local Schools, Colleges, Universities, and All Public Institutions Cut Ties with the Police” and ”Immediate Relief for Our Communities” followed by a list of demands including a Universal Basic Income for Blacks and “direct cash payments, rent cancellation, mortgage cancellation, a moratorium on utility and water shutoffs and cancellation of student, medical, and other forms of debt.”

According to the MBL website: “By Friday, after a week of taking action together, we will have flexed our collective muscle and built power nationwide.”

Clearly the protests are aimed at socialism—and ending the Trump presidency.

Bring Down Trump With Ongoing Revolution

The pro-Beijing forces behind the current protests genuinely believe that President Trump is a fascist and must be removed from office by any means necessary. While most Americans believe that the protests and riots are about the tragic death of George Floyd, the Maoists understand that this is really about bringing down President Trump.

The current uprising is not an aberration. It must be seen (as the Maoists do) in the context of a long-term revolutionary strategy.

Long-time Maoist, former SDS, and Line of March comrade Max Elbaum recently published a propaganda piece “Black America: Beyond 1968 This Time” on the Liberation Road-run website Organizing Upgrade, hinting at what is to come:

“On the night of Martin Luther King’s assassination April 4, 1968 Black rebellions erupted in more than 100 cities. Flames came within six blocks of the White House; 70,000 troops were called out to ‘restore order.’

“Tuesday, there were uprisings in 140 cities. President Trump threatened to deploy the military. Trump’s top henchman, Attorney General William Barr, ordered the teargassing of peaceful protesters near the White House so Trump could pose for a photo-op holding a Bible.

“The pattern repeats, but several important things are different this time around.

“The millions who poured into the streets in the 1960s gave the powers-that-were-then a damn good scare. More than a few of us believed a final reckoning was near at hand. …

“Ruling class unity and confidence has been badly shaken. Their neoliberal economic order system is in tatters, still unrecovered from the 2008 financial crisis and under fire from all quarters. Washington’s global power has been steadily slipping away. The government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has made the U.S. a global laughingstock, while casting a spotlight on this country’s deep-rooted inequities. The current uprising has moved the country’s longstanding racial fault line center stage and is generating a new cohort of revolutionary fighters.

“The result is a crisis holding greater danger but also greater possibility than the high tide of 1968. The danger lies in the potential imposition of a racist authoritarian state. The possibility that exists is setting out on the path toward a Third Reconstruction that will remake the country. …

“There could be a massacre tomorrow. And short of winning the demand just raised by the Movement for Black Lives—‘Trump Must Resign’—we are likely to see an effort to steal the 2020 election through some combination of voter suppression, vigilante intimidation (or worse) at polling places, and refusal to accept the results if a vote count says Trump has lost.

“It will take a sustained effort—organized, focused and with the same scale and militancy as the current uprising—to prevent that from being successful.”

The Maoists of FRSO and Liberation Road happily believe that “Washington’s global power” is “steadily slipping away.

They are actively working on Beijing’s behalf to accelerate that process. Just as the United States is beginning to recover from the disastrous effects of COVID-19, now comes another disaster to retard the economic recovery, rip America’s social fabric to shreds, and drop President Trump’s poll numbers.

The Chinese Communist Party‘s loyal Americans have been actively involved in every major race riot in this country since the 1960s. I believe they are the major force behind the current wave of destruction.

The attorney general is correct to direct the FBI to investigate Antifa and other anarchist groups. However, he should not miss the far bigger threat—the much better resourced and politically connected pro-Beijing communist movement.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has every incentive in the world to bring down its adversary President Trump. He has challenged the CCP on trade. He has supported Taiwan and the Hong Kong protestors. He is rebuilding the U.S. military to oppose the CCP’s plans to dominate the Pacific region. He is leading the fight against the CCP-inflicted coronavirus pandemic. Can the CCP handle four more years of President Trump?

Would it not benefit the CCP to burn American cities and destroy Trump’s re-election chances—while taking none of the blame?

Any good detective knows that to identify the perpetrator of a crime one must first determine the motive and the means.

The CCP certainly has the motive to burn America. This article was designed to expose the means.

Postscript

For several decades, the wise U.S. policy of isolating the CCP economically and politically kept China a third-rate power—unable even to seriously threaten its near neighbors.

In the 1970s, President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told Americans that by engaging China, the CCP could be weaned away from communism and lured into the free world.

This disastrous mistake may yet be the undoing of us all.

Now, the CCP controls a world-class military and the world’s second-largest economy—all while staying firmly on the communist road.

The United States now stands with a dangerous enemy squaring off across the Pacific, a deeply penetrated political system and business community, a vastly reduced industrial capacity, a severely damaged economy, and now mass rioting in cities across the nation—all in some way related to the CCP.

Is all of this worth the ability to buy cheap toasters in Walmart?

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His recently published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

06/5/20

Cities Burn, but None Dare Call It Communist Insurrection

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

A check-cashing business burns in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 29, 2020. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

In the past few days, several cities have seen chaotic rioting. Cars and buildings have been torched, looting is rampant and even the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis was burned as officers abandoned the building. More is to come.

The protests ostensibly began because of the death of George Floyd during an arrest. Systemic racism and police brutality, leftist pundits argue, is to blame.

Some leftists are claiming, as they did during the Occupy Wall Street movement, that the protests have been hijacked by a violent element intent on discrediting the movement.

Conservative commentators, on the other hand, speak of frustration and rage, of a reaction to the claustrophobia of weeks on end lockdown.

They all miss the mark.

The violence since the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is a communist-inspired insurrection — nothing more, nothing less.

Democratic Socialists of America

In Minneapolis, the 600-comrade strong Twin Cities local of this country’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), has been actively supporting rioters and participating in protests.

The DSA, which works closely with Antifa-aligned groups, supported a resolution at its national convention in August to form a “National Working Group to help drive collaboration and resource sharing to support our antifascist organizing.” They say it bluntly: “One foot in the institutions, one foot in the streets.”

On May 27, Twin Cities DSA issued a call on social media for help to comrades for “supplies” at the same intersection where an Auto Zone burnt to the ground later that evening. “Want to help out your comrades protesting the 3rd Precinct at Lake and Minnehaha?” the Marxists posted on Facebook. “Here’s a list of needed supplies from folks on the ground.”

An attached list included medical supplies along with “plywood for shields,” “anything else useful for shielding from cops,” “tennis rackets” and “hockey sticks.” Private cars were also requested: “It sounds like another big need is people able to give rides to people who need to leave the fray.” Is this a call for private ambulances—or getaway cars?

The Twin Cities DSA ecosocialist working group on Twitter wrote to comrades, “Support the ongoing mass working-class uprising!”

Twin Cities DSA also wrote, “Please also give to the TCDSA solidarity fund, because people will need help in the days and weeks ahead!” That means bail money and lawyers fees.

On May 28, the DSA National Political Committee issued an emotionally charged and extremely biased statement in support of the rioters:

“We, the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America, condemn the public execution of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. His murder falls into the deeply entrenched pattern of violence, anti-Blackness, and oppression upheld by policing in this country. … This is white supremacy. …

“Racist police violence is not incidental to the capitalist system, it is necessary to maintain its operation. We recognize that as we fight for a better world, it will be the police who threaten our protests, the police who will break up our picket lines, the police who selectively wield their monopoly on violence against Black people and working-class people to protect those with power and privilege. …

“We stand with and share the rage of all those who are making themselves heard on the streets after years of being suffocated by policing and poverty, after years of being looted by corporations, landlords, and billionaires.”

Metro Atlanta DSA was similarly involved in the chaos in Atlanta.

Seattle DSA is also involved. DSA branches in Memphis and Los Angeles held events and are raising funds for “George Floyd Uprisings Nationwide.”

Workers World Party

The Stalinist–Trotskyist Workers World Party (WWP), which supports North Korea, Russia, China, Cuba, and Iran and has chapters in about 15 cities across America, is all over the protests.

WWP’s Monica Moorehead wrote an article May 28 titled, “Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified”:

“Workers World salutes all the brave protesters in Minneapolis, currently ground zero against police terror. We also salute those activists in Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities who are organizing protests and braving the pandemic to be in the streets or in car caravans to show solidarity with the demand: Justice for George Floyd and all victims of police violence.”

Moorehead goes on to quote WWP founder Sam Marcy’s defense of the 1992 Los Angeles riots—in which 63 people died:

“In times when the bourgeoisie is up against the wall, when the masses have risen suddenly and unexpectedly, the bourgeoisie gets most lyrical in abjuring violence. It conjures up all sorts of lies and deceits about the unruliness of a few among the masses as against the orderly law-abiding many.

“Marxism here again cuts through it all. The Marxist view of violence distinguishes between the violence of the oppressors as against the responsive violence of the masses. Just to be able to formulate it that way is a giant step forward, away from disgusting bourgeois praise for nonviolence. It never occurs to any of them to show that the masses have never made any real leap forward with the theory of nonviolence. Timidity never made it in history.”

Revolutionary Communist Party

The Maoist-leaning Revolutionary Communist Party is using the death of George Floyd to call for “a movement for an actual revolution.” They issued communique No. 6 titled, “Police murder after murder after murder… To YOU who are sick and tired of the madness, and ready to be part of a movement for an ACTUAL REVOLUTION”:

“If you’re sick of watching video after video of these murders by police … you need to … join with a movement for an actual revolution, to prepare for a time when it will be possible to lead millions to bring this system down, and replace it with a new society based on the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America.”

Party for Socialism and Liberation

The Marxist-Leninist pro-China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia Party for Socialism and Liberation has chapters in about 30 states. They also seek to exploit the death of George Floyd, referring to this time in history as an “absolutely critical period” to impose their vision of a communist revolution:

“The police will always fulfill their role of being shock troops for white supremacy and capitalism as long as it exists in this racist state.

“In this absolutely critical period, we sharpen our resolve to build organizations capable of waging militant class struggle against the racist state and their ruling class. … Amidst the deep crisis, the racist killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. and Sean Reed in Indianapolis, Ind., make it clear that the protests and fight back must continue and intensify.”

Long, Hot Summer

Despite overwhelming and abundant evidence that communists are heavily involved in these protests and riots, very few journalists have been willing to expose the truth.

One notable exception is Antifa expert Andy Ngo:

On May 30, Ngo wrote on Twitter:

“We are witnessing glimpses of the full insurrection the far-left has been working on for decades. Within hours, militant Antifa cells across the country mobilized to aid BLM [Black Lives Matter] rioters. The first broken window is the blood in the water for looters to move in. The fires come next.”

Ngo later added:

“Media, politicians, public—all of us—have underestimated the training, purpose & capability of left-wing extremists. Every part of the rioting has a purpose. Fires destroy economy. Riots can overwhelm police & even military. All of it leads to a destabilized state if maintained.”

The DSA now has 66,000 members nationwide and locals in almost every state. Other communist groups such as Communist Party USA, Liberation Road, Socialist Alternative, Workers World Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Socialist Unity Party, and Revolutionary Communist Party and their allies in Black Lives Matter and Antifa can mobilize tens of thousands of militants and organizing cadre on short notice.

During the Ferguson riots of 2014, the pro-China Freedom Road Socialist Organization (now Liberation Road) and its allies claim to have brought nearly 10,000 activists into St. Louis, Missouri, to swell the ranks of the rioters.

Without the communists, there would still be occasional racially charged incidents. However, all the major city-burning race riots of the 1960s (Newark, Detroit, Chicago, Watts, and many others) and every single one since have been fanned into something bigger by communist forces.

The U.S. left now has the power to start race riots in nearly every major U.S. city.

Unless forcefully countered, these current riots and protests will go on all summer up until the elections. The twin goals are to stall the U.S. economic recovery and destroy President Donald Trump. In truth, these riots have nothing to do with race and everything to do with regime change and revolution.

Unless resolute action is taken, Americans are in for a long, hot summer. Revolution may be coming to a city near you.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His latest book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

04/27/20

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04/27/20

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04/20/20

British Labour Party Elects ‘Moderate’ Starmer as Leader—A Fabian Socialist

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn (L) and Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, look on prior to delivering a Brexit speech at the Harlow Hotel in Harlow, England, on Nov. 5, 2019. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Western politics has been pushed so far to the left that small “c” communists, such as former U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and former British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, are often labeled “socialists” or even “democratic socialists.”

Some slightly less obvious socialists, such as Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, are somehow labeled “moderates.”

A case in point is new British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, who is being sold as a “soft-left” sensible moderate—just what is needed to bring Labour back to the middle after the far-left adventurism of his predecessor, the ultra-left Corbyn. The truth is far different.

Starmer’s replacement of Corbyn wasn’t a victory for moderate Labour principles over socialism. It was a victory for Starmer’s slower and more insidious “Fabian” form of socialism over the more open (and completely unelectable) Corbyn brand of Marxism.

Starmer is a longtime member of the legendary Fabian Society. He serves on the society’s executive committee alongside Anneliese Dodds, who also serves in Starmer’s cabinet-in-waiting—as shadow chancellor of the Exchequer. In addition to Dodds, all the top positions in Starmer’s shadow cabinet went to Fabian comrades: Angela Rayner, deputy leader and chair of the Labour Party; Lisa Nandy, shadow foreign secretary; Nick Thomas-Symonds, shadow home secretary; and Rachel Reeves, shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Ed Miliband, a former Labour leader and now Starmer’s shadow secretary of state for business, energy, and industrial strategy, also has a long history of Fabian Society affiliation.

Nandy also stood for the Labour Party leadership against Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey from the Corbyn faction. One Fabian or another was almost certain to win.

While many students of socialist history know something of the Fabian Society’s early history, few realize it’s still an influential force in British, even global, politics.

According to the society’s website, the Fabians derive their name from the “Roman general Quintus Fabius, known as Cunctator from his strategy of delaying his attacks on the invading Carthaginians until the right moment.”

The first Fabian pamphlet carried the note:

“For the right moment you must wait, as Fabius did most patiently when warring against Hannibal, though many censured his delays; but when the time comes, you must strike hard, as Fabius did, or your waiting will be in vain, and fruitless.”

The Fabian Society began in 1884 and soon attracted some of the most prominent leftist thinkers and activists of the era to its ranks.

“The 1880s saw an upsurge in socialist activity in Britain and the Fabian Society was at the heart of much of it. Against the backdrop of the Match Girls’ strike and the 1889 London Dock strike, the landmark Fabian Essays was published, containing essays by George Bernard Shaw, Graham Walls, Sidney Webb, Sydney Olivier, and Annie Besant. All the contributors were united by their rejection of violent upheaval as a method of change, preferring to use the power of local government and trade unionism to transform society.”

Fabians would go on to found the London School of Economics to educate future leaders and the New Statesman magazine as a “respectable” transmission belt for socialist ideas.

The Fabians helped found the Labour Party in 1900 and have maintained their affiliation for 120 years.

As the Society website describes:

“In 1923, over twenty Fabians were elected to Parliament, with five Fabians in [Prime Minister] Ramsay MacDonald’s cabinet. Future prime minister and Fabian Clement Attlee received his first ministerial post at this time. … 229 Fabian Society members were elected to Parliament in the 1945 Labour landslide, with many of them ministers in the Attlee administration.”

The pattern has continued into modern times: “After Tony Blair’s landslide victory in 1997, over 200 Fabians sat in the House of Commons, including many of the cabinet.”

It’s believed that every British Labour prime minister, including Harold Wilson, Neil Kinnock, Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown, have been Fabian Society members.

The Fabians can claim rightful credit for almost all of the extensive British welfare state measures enacted in the 20th century. These policies didn’t just do huge damage to Britain. They were unfortunately emulated across much of the English-speaking world.

India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was heavily influenced by Fabianism and almost wrecked his country’s economy attempting to implement it.

Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore, was initially strongly influenced politically by the Fabian Society according to his memoirs. However, he later abandoned his socialist views after seeing the results. In 1993, Lee said:

“They [Fabian Socialists] were going to create a just society for the British workers—the beginning of a welfare state, cheap council housing, free medicine and dental treatment, free spectacles, generous unemployment benefits. Of course, for students from the colonies, like Singapore and Malaya, it was a great attraction as the alternative to communism. We did not see until the 1970s that that was the beginning of big problems contributing to the inevitable decline of the British economy.”

Fabian Beatrice Webb’s 1909 Minority Report to the Commission of the Poor Law provided the foundation stone for much of the modern British welfare state. After World War II, the Fabians, working through the Labour Party, ushered in a social revolution in the United Kingdom.

“The Labour manifesto Let Us Face the Future had been written by Fabian Michael Young and many of the pioneering reforms of the 1945 Labour government had been first developed in Fabian essays or pamphlets,” according to the Society website.

The post-World War II Beveridge Report laid the foundations for the National Health Service (socialized medicine) and other government programs that drove taxes through the roof and caused economic stagnation that lasted well into the 1970s. Many of the Beveridge Report’s ideas were drawn from Fabian William Robson’s essay “Social Security.”

Often, Fabianism overlapped with communism. Sidney and Beatrice Webb, for instance, were avid propagandists for Stalin and the Soviet Union. Their famous two-volume report, “Soviet Communism: A New Civilization?” was much quoted in the communist press.

In 1948, their Fabian Society comrade George Bernard Shaw said: “I am a communist, but not a member of the Communist Party. Stalin is a first-rate Fabian. I am one of the founders of Fabianism and as such very friendly to Russia.”

Starmer also has communist ties—but in his case, of the Trotskyist variety.

In 1986–87, Starmer served on the editorial collective of the Marxist journal, “Socialist Alternatives.” One founder of the publication, Benjamin Schoendorff (pen name Harry Curtis), says the group was “radical anti-imperialist ecosocialists.”

The publication was directly affiliated to a branch of the Trotskyist communist movement led by Egyptian-born Greek activist Michel Raptis aka Michel Pablo and his Paris-based International Revolutionary Marxist Tendency.

Pablo/Raptis was a major proponent of “entryism.” While leading the international Trotskyist formation the Fourth International (FI), Raptis urged his supporters to increase their minuscule influence through systematically infiltrating larger communist parties or “social democratic” formations.

Left-wing British blogger Andrew Coates, citing Wikipedia, put it this way:

“Michel Raptis, is best known for advocating this line, ‘To gain influence, win members and avoid becoming small sectarian cliques just talking to each other, the Trotskyists should — where possible — join, or in Trotskyist terminology enter, the mass Communist or Social Democratic (Labour) parties. This was known as entrism sui generis or long-term entry. It was understood by all that the FI would retain its political identity and its own press.’”

Raptis wrote several articles for Socialist Alternatives under his own name. Communist Party members from several countries contributed to the magazine—most of them likely Trotskyist infiltrators. One regular contributor, Denis Freney, had rejoined the Communist Party of Australia in 1970, after several years working in the revolutionary government of Algeria with Raptis.

Prominent British journalist Paul Mason is a regular speaker at Fabian Society conferences and a former member of the Trotskyist group Workers’ Power—which also practiced “entryism” inside the Labour Party.

In 2018, Mason created five short films for the Berlin-based Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung for their “200 Years of Marx Jubilee” celebration.

According to the organization’s website:

“Alienation, communism, revolution, exploitation and the future of machines are the topics of Marx theories Mason is exploring for showing how Marx, who Masons [sic] describes as the most influential thinker of the modern world, is still highly relevant.”

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is a German taxpayer-funded, wholly-owned subsidiary of the German political party Die Linke—which is a direct descendant of the former East German Communist Party.

Mason (a Corbyn supporter) agitated alongside Starmer in the 1980s. In January, Mason wrote a New Statesman column to defend his old comrade from charges that he’s not left-wing enough:

“You can criticize Starmer for many things. But you cannot say he is not left-wing. From the miners and print workers’ strikes onwards, even if you leave aside co-editing a Trotskyist front magazine in his 20s, Starmer has been of the humanist and socially-liberal left. As someone who stood in the way of the same mounted police charge as he did, at Wapping in 1986, I can tell you it didn’t feel very centrist at the time.”

Whether Starmer is simply a leading “garden variety” Fabian or a Trotskyist “entryist” inside the Fabian Society, he is and always has been a committed revolutionary.

Starmer is not “soft left” and he’s certainly no moderate. But he could, at some point, be the United Kingdom’s next prime minister.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

04/8/20

Chinese Communist Party Rallies 230 Leftist Parties to Exploit CCP Virus for Political Gain

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

A billboard shows the Chinese leader Xi Jinping with the words “Thank you brother Xi,” a message paid for and by a pro-government tabloid, in Serbia on March 30, 2020. When six Chinese doctors landed in Belgrade two weeks before, Serbia’s president greeted them with elbow-bumps before laying a kiss on their regime’s flag, a gesture that sent Chinese social media aflutter. These doctors are now running the Balkan state’s COVID-19 strategy, as Serbia becomes a willing theatre for Beijing’s “mask diplomacy.” For weeks China has been showering European countries with millions of poor quality face masks, inaccurate test kits and other forms of “aid,” recasting itself as the hero in the battle against the coronavirus. (Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images)

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has initiated an open letter calling on its allies and vassal parties across the globe to rally around Beijing and to exploit the CCP virus crisis to advance the international socialist cause.

On April 2, the website of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China published an “Open Letter calling for closer international cooperation in the fight against COVID-19.” According to a same-day report on CCP propaganda outlet Xinhua, at least 230 political parties from over 100 countries had already endorsed or re-published the letter.

While minimizing the seriousness of the virus for domestic consumption, the CCP strategy is to massively exaggerate the problem internationally. The CCP open letter calls the disease outbreak “the most urgent and serious challenge”—perhaps the CCP itself might better fit that description?

“Today, as Covid-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe, it constitutes the most urgent and serious challenge to both the health of humanity and world peace and development.

“Faced with this unprecedented situation, we, major political parties of various countries tasked with the weighty responsibility of improving people’s wellbeing, promoting national development and safeguarding world peace and stability, hereby issue our joint appeal as follows:”

The letter, openly initiated by the CCP, then calls for “coordinated policies” and “mobilization of resources and forces globally” before indulging in some shameless self-praise:

“We are aware that the virus respects no borders, and no country can respond to the challenges alone in the face of the outbreak. … Closer international cooperation, coordinated policies, concerted actions, and mobilization of resources and forces globally will enable us to defeat this virus, a common enemy to all of humanity.

“We take note of the significant progress in the fight against Covid-19 in China, … which has bought time and offered experience to the rest of the international community. We highly commend countries including China for adopting an open, transparent and responsible attitude to disclosing related information in a timely fashion, sharing experience on response and patient treatment, and in particular providing medical and other supplies to the best of their ability to other affected countries. …”

Next comes a coded message to the international communist movement—protect the CCP from international blame and retaliation, protect the CCP’s thousands of agents in Western countries from scrutiny or expulsion, and work toward increased integration with the U.N., World Health Organization, and other anti-Western international organizations:

“We stand firmly against all discriminatory comments and practices against any country, region or ethnic group, and call on governments of all countries to take proactive measures to protect the health, safety and legitimate interests of foreign nationals and students they host. …

“We are of the view that the Covid-19 outbreak has laid bare the need for all countries to further foster the global governance outlook of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration and to support the leading role of the United Nations and the World Health Organization in global public health governance. We call for all parties to enhance coordination and cooperation within the framework of the G20 and other international mechanisms for effective international prevention and control as we strive to build a global community with a shared future for public health.”

To date, the CCP has not published a list of the 230 signatories “from major political parties.” This could be because many of them aren’t “major” and most of them are communist.

Significant political parties are known to have signed on to the CCP letter so far include the ruling Communist Party of Cuba and the Communist Party of Nepal. The South African Communist Party, which semi-governs that country in partnership with the African National Congress, has endorsed the letter. The often-ruling and openly communist Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus also signed on.

Further down the socialist pecking order the Communist Party USACommunist Party of Australia, the Communist Party of Britain, and the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) have also lent their good names to the effort.

Less well-known parties backing the CCP initiative include the Communist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist-Leninist), Thailand’s leftist Pheu Thai Party, and the militant Rwandan Patriotic Front.

Granma, the newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, used the CCP open letter as a vehicle for promoting socialist globalism, defending the CCP, and increasing international communist coordination:

“The text, signed by 230 political parties from over one hundred countries, recognizes that the COVID-19 has put the world in front of the most pressing and serious challenge to human health and peaceful global development. …

“Aware that the virus knows no borders, the signatories said that no country is capable of dealing with it on its own, and therefore called for the pooling of resources and forces at the global level through international cooperation, integrated policies and coordinated actions.

“They recognize nations, including China, for their open, transparent and responsible attitude in publishing epidemiological information and sharing experiences in prevention and treatment, especially for their assistance with medical supplies to affected countries. …

“The signatories also committed themselves to maintain close communication at this unique juncture, to give impetus to the battle against the epidemic, honoring their guiding political role.”

The Communist Party of Britain-affiliated newspaper “Morning Star” used the open letter as a springboard to praise the CCP and its Russian and Cuban allies—while strongly attacking the United States:

“China, Russia and Cuba have been among those countries leading the fight, sending medical teams and aid to places most affected by the pandemic. …

“But the US has been accused of acting as a ‘Wild West bully’ by blocking essential medical aid to Cuba and sending warships towards Venezuela.

“Washington has increased sanctions on Iran, preventing it from buying medical supplies on the global market, and ratcheted up an anti-China propaganda war that critics have described as a ‘smokescreen’ to deflect from US failures.”

The CCP’s harnessing of the world communist movement to take advantage of the CCP virus pandemic should not be minimized.

While most of the 230 parties are no doubt small, all will have an important influence in the more than 100 countries they represent. Some are ruling parties with all of the weight of their states behind them. Others have control over local labor union federations, women’s and youth alliances, academia and religious bodies. All are part of the largest coordinated political movement existing in the world today.

The West is already at war with the CCP and its allies. Their goal is to create social havoc, drive the economies of the West into the ground, and gut U.S. military spending. When that happens the CCP, Russia, Iran, and Cuba will run this planet.

Today, we are in a mainly informational conflict—with one side hardly fighting. If the CCP is allowed to win this stage of the war, the West will be in no position to resist whatever comes next.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

04/5/20

Covert Influence! Communist Party Supporters Run as Democrats in Arizona and Texas

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

The Texas State Capitol by night on Dec. 18, 2009. (Kumar Appaiah via Wikimedia Commons)

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is looking to increase its covert influence in the Arizona and Texas Democratic Party and state governments in the 2020 election cycle. This is part of a wider strategy playing out in several states.

Patrick Morales, a long-time Arizona Communist Party ally and vice president of the Tempe Elementary School Governing Board, is running for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 26 in a four-way Democratic primary scheduled for Aug. 4.

In Texas, Communist Party member Penny Morales Shaw is running for the Texas House of Representatives in District 148. Shaw is on the ballot in the Democratic primary runoff on July 14, 2020.

Both are running as Democrats. If successful both candidates will add to the already significant communist infiltration in their respective state Democratic parties.

The CPUSA has been supporting Morales and Shaw for some time.

CPUSA Political Action Committee chair Joelle Fishman mentioned the pair by name in a report to a CPUSA National Committee meeting on Nov. 17, 2018:

“Our concept of the revolutionary process and building broad unity against the right and for people’s needs is more relevant than ever, as is the importance of a larger Communist Party. …

“In Texas we had five candidates in the primaries who got a quarter million votes for US Senate and plans to run again. In the general election Penny Morales Shaw ran for county commissioner in a Republican area and got 45% of the vote in a great campaign with union support.

“In Arizona, in addition to races at every level, in Tempe Patrick Morales came in first for re-election to the School Board.”

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Morales, a small business owner, has been involved with the CPUSA and the Democratic Party for several years. He has served as Arizona Democratic Party regional field director, Maricopa County Young Democrats vice president, as an Arizona Bernie Sanders for President activist, and now serves as co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus. He has also been active in the Arizona Students’ Association’s executive board and in leadership positions with Progressive Democrats of America—which is essentially a front for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

The Communist Party has been active in Tucson and Phoenix for decades. Originally it infiltrated the mining industry; then in more recent times it focused on protecting illegal immigration. The Arizona communists helped elect Tucson-based Congressmen Raul Grijalva in 2002 and Phoenix area Congressman Ed Pastor in 1991.

When Pastor retired in 2012, the communists helped elect his successor and long-time CPUSA supporter Kyrsten Sinema. They also backed Sinema’s successful U.S. Senate run in 2018. After a deeply radical past, Sen. Sinema now portrays herself as a moderate Democrat and serves on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

In 2012, Morales worked on Sinema’s successful congressional campaign. He seems to be on close terms with Sinema, who he has dubbed “our fearless leader.” So far Sen. Sinema has not endorsed Morales’s state representative race, but she did endorse successful 2019 Tucson mayoral candidate Regina Romero, who has also enjoyed close ties to the Communist Party.

Texas

In the Houston area, the local Communist Party claims more than 250 members and is very active in traditional activist politics and electoral work through the Democratic Party. The Houston Communist Party is also deeply intertwined with the DSA.

In 2018, Houston Communist Party member and DSA comrade Ali Khorasani ran unsuccessfully for Congress in Texas’s 2nd District on the Democratic ticket. Houston Communist Party chairman Bernard Sampson is also a DSA comrade and a Democratic Party precinct chair.

Penny Morales Shaw is an attorney, business administrator, and former congressional legislative advocate.

She has been endorsed in her current race by a whole slew of prominent Houston Democrats, including former Congressman Gene Green, State Rep. Ron Reynolds, State Rep. Ana Hernandez, State Rep. Armando Walle, Harris District Clerk Marilyn Burgess, and Harris County Treasurer Dylan Osborne.

Morales Shaw is also backed by the Tejano Democrats, Harris County Young Democrats, Asian American Democrats, the local branch of Our Revolution, and the Texas Organizing Project (TOP)—formerly known as Texas ACORN.

Another notable endorsement came from sitting Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia from the 29th District. Garcia was formerly a state representative.

According to a 2014 CPUSA convention report by Bernard Sampson:

“Comrades, I’d like to talk about the growth of the Houston club in the last year and a half. … Next the political struggle here in Houston. We worked in the Sylvia Garcia campaign for state rep in which she won.”

Garcia has also worked closely with TOP for years. Prominent TOP leaders included Bernard Sampson and Reverend James Caldwell, another Houston Communist Party comrade. Rev. Caldwell also has ties to Houston Congressman Al Green—one of the very earliest voices calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Garcia is one of several Marxist-linked congress members now serving on the powerful House Judiciary Committee. She was also one of seven House Democrats to serve as impeachment managers, essentially acting as prosecutors during President Trump’s recent Senate trial.

Sinema and Garcia both started out as state-level politicians before rising to key congressional positions—both with ongoing Communist Party help.

Are Patrick Morales and Penny Shaw Morales being groomed to follow the same path?

The CPUSA has infiltrated the Democratic Party at every level in key states across the nation. Numerous articles have been written exposing this serious penetration. The Democrats cannot plead ignorance.

Why has the Democratic Party so far done nothing to address this problem?

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

04/2/20

Weekly Profile – Mike Siegel

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Mike Siegel

Mike Siegel is a far-left AustinTexas lawyer running for Congress in his second attempt to win Texas CD 10 – which stretches from Austin nearly to Houston.

Mike Siegel was previously an associate attorney with his father Dan Siegel‘s Oakland California law firm, Siegel & Yee. He practices law in the areas of civil rights, employment discrimination, criminal defense, and nonprofit business development.

Dan Siegel was in the 1970s and ’80s a leader of the pro-China Communist Workers Party, one of the most violent and fanatical socialist groups of the era.

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Mike Siegel graduated from Cornell Law School in May 2009, where he was president of the student chapter of the far-left National Lawyers Guild.

Prior to entering the legal field, Mike Siegel worked as a teacher in OaklandCalifornia and BrooklynNew York, and served as a union representative in the Oakland Education Association. He was also a co-founder and executive director of Oakland Leaf, a local nonprofit education organization focused on “community transformation through creative education.” Michael also recently co-founded the nonprofit organization Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, which is dedicated to “providing services and opportunities for youth and adults impacted by the prison industrial complex.”

Though not formally endorsed by Austin Democratic Socialists of America Siegel’s 2018 campaign was heavily supported by Our Revolution – Central Texas which was led by several DSA comrades including Roy WoodyChau Lan NgoMickey FetonteJulie Ann NitschClaudia CorumSusanna Woody, and Jim Tourtelott.

Mike Siegel with Democratic Socialists of America/Our Revolution – Central Texas comrades, including Roy Woody front

In the 2020 cycle, the Mike Siegel campaign is supported and endorsed by Progressive Democrats of AmericaSunrise MovementBrand New CongressOur Revolution (national) and the Working Families Party – all Democratic Socialists of America controlled or influenced organizations.

Mike Siegel is also a supporter of DSA inspired programs including the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.

In 2018 Mike Siegel a first-time candidate, lost to veteran Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, by only 5%. The Marxist left sees this seat as flippable and is going all out to put Mike Siegel into the House of Representatives in November.

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