10/14/20

Why Is No One (Except the President) Calling Out Kamala Harris’ Communist Ties?

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Democratic vice presidential nominee and senator from California, Kamala Harris, gestures during the vice-presidential debate in Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 7, 2020. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

On Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” on Oct. 8, President Donald Trump described Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) as a “communist; she’s left of Bernie!” The president went on to cite Sen. Harris’ views, which are indeed even more extreme than Senators Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) or Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA).

But there’s much more compelling evidence to indicate that, yes, Kamala Harris may indeed be communist.

Communist Parents

Harris’ parents, her mother Shyamala Gopalan, an Indian cancer researcher, and Donald Harris, a Jamaican economist, were both hard-core leftists.

In the early 1960s, the couple was active in the Berkeley-based Afro-American Association.

According to one former member, Aubrey LaBrie, “Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were the heroes of some of us. … We would talk about Black Muslims, the liberation movements going on in Africa, everything.”

The group’s leader Donald Warden mentored two young Afro-American Association members Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, who would go on to found the Black Panther Party in 1966. The Panthers followed a Maoist philosophy and supported communist China. They serve as a model for today’s Black Lives Matter movement.

Years later, Warden (by then known as Khalid al-Mansour) would play a role in helping Barack Obama get into Harvard Law School.

In 1975, Donald Harris was recruited to the Stanford University economics department as an open Marxist.

Pro-Communist Boyfriend

After playing at student radical at Howard University, Kamala Harris returned to the Bay Area to launch her legal career. Thirty-year-old Harris formed an eyebrow-raising romantic relationship with then 60-year-old Willie Brown, a leading California Democrat, soon to become mayor of San Francisco.

Brown helped Harris’ career and steered her into a couple of board positions that paid her about $400,000 over 5 years, according to the San Francisco Weekly.

Brown was a long-time communist sympathizer. He was first elected to public office with the help of the Communist Party USA youth wing. He was funded by Dr. Carlton Goodlett, a communist newspaper owner once awarded the Lenin Prize by the government of the former Soviet Union.

Several years after his affair with Harris, Brown was still openly sponsoring Communist Party fundraisers in the Bay Area while serving as San Francisco mayor.

Today, Brown is widely regarded as one of the Chinese Communist Party’s best friends in the Bay Area.

Communist-Affiliated Protégé

While serving as San Francisco district attorney, Harris mentored a young San Francisco activist named Lateefah Simon. After hiring her and helping Simon get through college, Harris introduced her young friend to many influential San Franciscans. Today, Simon serves as president of the leftist Akonadi Foundation and chairs the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) board.

When Harris first met Simon, the younger woman was serving on the board of directors of the Oakland-based Youth Empowerment Center. Every single other board member—Harmony Goldberg, Adam Gold, Cindy Wiesner, and future Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones—were members of the Maoist communist group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).

Gold is today a member of LeftRoots, an affiliate group of America’s main pro-China communist party Liberation Road.

Simon is best friends with another LeftRoots member, Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza.

Harris openly supports Black Lives Matter and is still close to Simon and Garza. In turn, Garza is a long-time friend and associate of LeftRoots comrade Alex Tom—a man with close ties to the radical Chinese Progressive Association and the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco.

Communist Financial Benefactor

Harris’ sister Maya Harris was a student activist at Stanford University. She was a friend of Steve Phillips, one of the leading Marxist-Leninists on campus and a long-time affiliate of a pro-China group League of Revolutionary Struggle.

According to Phillips’ blog “Political Intelligence”:

“First, let me make clear that I come out of the Left. I’ve studied Marx, Mao, and Lenin. In college, I organized solidarity efforts for freedom struggles in South Africa and Nicaragua, and I palled around with folks who considered themselves communists and revolutionaries …, and I did my research paper on the Black Panther Party.”

After leaving Stanford in the early 1990s, Phillips led many of his comrades into the Democratic Party. He also married into the multi-billion Sandler family Golden West savings and loan fortune, which enabled the young revolutionary to buy himself considerable political influence.

Sandler money has funded the Center for American Progress, ProPublica, and multiple candidates and ballot initiatives around the country. In 2008, Phillips spent $10 million through his PowerPAC-plus on voter registration drives in Southern and South Western states that got his friend Barack Obama ahead of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

In 2013, Phillips helped elect his old Stanford friend Cory Booker to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey. In 2018, he almost made his proteges Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum the governors of Georgia and Florida, respectively.

Phillips is a friend of the Harris family and helped Maya Harris’ husband Tony West become associate attorney general in the Obama administration. He has also been a major sponsor of Kamala Harris’ political career.

In 2003, Phillips helped elect Harris as the San Francisco district attorney. Ironically, she beat incumbent Terence Hallinan, who as a young communist helped Willie Brown win his first election.

Phillips’ PowerPAC-plus helped elect Harris as California attorney general in 2010 and then to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Pro-Communist Chief of Staff

In the early 2000s, Harris’ current Chief of Staff, Karine Jean-Pierre was active with the New York-based Haiti Support Network. The organization worked closely with the pro-China/North Korea Workers World Party and supported Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the far-left former president of Haiti, and his radical Lavalas moment.

In April 2004, at the Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2,000 gathered to hear a program entitled “An Evening with Friends of Haiti: The Truth Behind the Haiti Coup.”

The rally was co-chaired by Jean-Pierre and Kim Ives of the Haiti Support Network, along with Pat Chin and Sara Flounders from the Workers World Party.

In May 2004, Jean-Pierre joined a delegation to Haiti with two well-known Workers World Party comrades Steve Gillis and LeiLani Dowell.

Around the same time, Jean-Pierre worked for China-friendly New York City Council member James Sanders. Her duties as part of his reelection campaign included working with the local branch of the much discredited “community organizing” group ACORN.

Communist-Affiliated Husband

Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff works for the law firm DLA Piper, which “boasts nearly 30 years of experience in China and over 140 lawyers dedicated to its ‘China Investment Services’ branch,” according to the National Pulse.

Writes the National Pulse:

“To facilitate DLA Piper’s China practice—which has received countless prestigious awards from the China Business Law Journal and China Law and Practice—the company employs a host of former Chinese Communist Party officials.

“Ernest Yang, who serves as the firm’s Head of Litigation & Regulatory department and Co-Head of International Arbitration, was appointed to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in 2013. The CPPCC serves as the top advisory board for the Chinese Communist Party, and Yang was promoted to the body’s Standing Committee in 2019.

“Jessica Zhao, a Senior Advisor, served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), a government-owned body established by the Chinese Communist Party in 1956. It was developed under the auspices of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, ‘a governmental body for the furtherance of Chinese trade promotion.’”

Several other high-level DLA Piper employees, both Chinese and American nationals, have served the Chinese regime in some capacity or another.

Emhoff took a leave of absence from the firm in August, the New York Times reported.

Background Check Anyone?

If Biden is elected president, Harris will be one heartbeat or a few brain cells away from the top job.

If Harris was to apply for a mid-level job in the Department of Agriculture, she would almost certainly fail the security background check. She owes her entire career to sympathizers or active enablers of the Chinese Communist Party.

Fortunately for her (and potentially disastrous for the country), elected officeholders are not subject to the security clearance process.

President Trump has said that “If Joe Biden ever got elected, China will own America.”

Biden picked the ideal running mate to help out.

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.”

09/23/20

⚠ Communists Take Credit for Riots in Explosive Three Minute Video

“I can’t tell you the joy it brought all of us to see the third precinct destroyed.”

An explosive new video by the group “Choose Freedom” exposes pro-China communists taking credit and expressing “joy” over the horrific riots that took place in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Marxist-Leninists from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) take full responsibility for the chaos in Minneapolis and beyond in this three-minute video.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE AND PLEASE SHARE!

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Please check out Trevor Loudon’s latest book: “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists, and Security Risks Running for US President, 2020.”

09/15/20

Weekly Profile – Jess Sundin

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Jess Sundin

Socialist Organization in Minnesota. She is the wife of FRSO Political Secretary Steff Yorek.

She is the leader of the anti-police group Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar which was the group responsible for sparking the April riots in Minneapolis after the police killing of George Floyd.

In 2007, Jess Sundin was a member of the Twin Cities-based Anti-War Committee and the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War which caused major havoc at that year’s Republican National Convention.

In 1998, Jess Sundin led a delegation of Minnesota activists to Saddam Hussein‘s Iraq.

In 2000, Jess Sundin, of the Colombia Action Network, led a small delegation of three North American activists to Bogata Colombia, to attend a conference “responding to U.S. military aid” for the Colombian government. The delegation also traveled to the area in Southern Colombia controlled by the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army. A State Department-designated terrorist group.

Jess Sundin with Raul Reyes

While there, Jess Sundin met the late Colombian revolutionary leader Raul Reyes.

In November 2010, the FBI raided the home of Jess Sundin and Steff Yorek and more than 20 other FRSO comrades in search of evidence of material support for terrorism.

The Eric Holder Justice Department dropped the indictments.

(See more|Jess Sundin…)

08/31/20

Maoists Burn Kenosha

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

A man on a bike rides past a city truck on fire outside the Kenosha County Courthouse during riots following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 23, 2020. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY via Reuters)

The rioters who attacked police officers with Molotov cocktails and fireworks and torched numerous buildings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, for about a week included members of the same pro-China communist group that “sparked” the May riots in Minneapolis after the police-involved killing of George Floyd.

Maoist activists from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) can take most, if not all, of the credit for inciting the recent rioting in Kenosha. The town of 100,000 people has been torn apart, businesses and cars have been razed, multiple people have been arrested, and two people have died—yet no one seems to want to call out the real culprits.

FRSO is based in the Midwest. It has maintained a strong presence in Chicago and Minneapolis for decades. The subversive organization has expanded in recent years into Milwaukee and the smaller university towns of Oshkosh and Kenosha, where new cadre are recruited through campus branches of FRSO’s youth wing: New Students for a Democratic Society.

On Feb. 20, 2017, the day President Donald Trump was inaugurated, FRSO political secretary Steff Yorek declared to a crowd of Washington protesters: “We need to stay in the streets the entire four years opposing Trump and making the country ungovernable.”

In November 2019, FRSO convened a conference in Chicago to form a new nationwide front organization: the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR).

More accurately, it was a re-founding of an old Communist Party USA-front of the 1970s of the same name. The original NAARPR was set up to free iconic communist Angela Davis, who was then under arrest for alleged complicity in the murder of a California judge. Davis was eventually acquitted of the murder charge in 1972, and she even came to Chicago to confer her blessing on the new organization.

Headed by FRSO Central Committee member Frank Chapman, the new NAARPR is clearly designed to confront police about alleged issues of racism and police brutality. Chapman told FightBack! News:

“Black and brown communities are over-patrolled and under-protected and must confront police harassment, racial profiling, torture, and murder on a daily basis. This is not happening in just Chicago, New York City, or Los Angeles; this happening throughout the nation.

“We believe the enormity of the problem of police tyranny has created a mass demand for community control of the police. We believe this problem can best be confronted by a national movement organized by a refounding of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR).”

The NAARPR quickly established branches and alliances all over the country—all affiliated with FRSO or sympathetic communist groups.

It was the Minneapolis affiliate of the NAARPR—the Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar—headed by FRSO comrades Jess Sundin and Lorraine VanPelt that is credited with sparking the Minneapolis riots.

When protesters gathered in downtown Kenosha after the Aug. 23 police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, three banners were clearly visible at the head of the several-hundred-strong crowd: the bright red FRSO banner, the green banner of the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, and the smaller black flag of New Students for a Democratic Society—probably the local University of Wisconsin—Parkside branch.

Just before the march, a young woman led the crowd in a chant of “long live the revolution” directly in front of the signature FRSO banner. FRSO Facebook pages (both Wisconsin and national) contain extensive coverage of the protests and riots—as does the FRSO-affiliated website FightBack! News.

The Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Facebook page issued a call to free arrested protester Adelana Akindes—a leader of the UW–Parkside New Students for a Democratic Society.

The Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is led by FRSO member Lauryn Cross.

A Wisconsin FRSO Facebook page post on Aug. 25 features a quote from Mao over a picture of the Kenosha protest and the hashtags #Justice4JacobBlake #NationalLiberation and #Kenosha.

“The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.” — Mao Zedong

The Facebook post then highlights “our comrades on the frontlines down in Kenosha tonight.”

FRSO’s FightBack! News declared:

“Members of the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Freedom Road Socialist Organization are participating in the protests.”

The morning after the first riots, FightBack! News described the previous night’s chaos as an “Uprising underway in Kenosha:”

“Riot police assembled at the scene of the shooting as the crowd began to gather, including members of the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Those assembled quickly grew restless in their anger. Squad cars were smashed and Molotovs were thrown. The people chased the cops away and then set off on a march to the Kenosha Police Department (KPD) downtown.

“When protesters arrived at the KPD building, they rallied in the front parking lot. As the crowd swelled, SWAT trucks and riot cops rolled onto the scene. Tear gas was deployed, but not enough to disperse the crowd. The riot police formed a line and attempted to push the crowd away from the building and out of the parking lot. The people met them with linked arms and prevented their advance. Holding strong, the people chanted ‘No justice, no peace!’ and ‘Jacob Blake!’

“Eventually, the riot police began to retreat into the police station. People from the crowd threw fireworks behind the row of cops. Then the second wave of tear gas was fired into the line of protesters, this time in a more substantial quantity, forcing them to break up. In spite of these efforts, people would not quit. More cop cars were smashed and other vehicles used by KPD to block roads were set on fire.”

The language is similar to that used in the wake of the Minneapolis riots. During an interview with the Green Flame podcast (that has since been removed from their website), Minneapolis FRSO comrade and protest organizer Sundin said:

“The first two weeks after George Floyd was killed saw an intensely high level of organizing all day and all night every day. During the day we would have marches and rallies and at night the focus was often at the Third Precinct. Which is the police station where George Floyd’s killers were working out of … I can’t tell you the joy it brought all of us to see the Third Precinct destroyed.”

Speaking to a crowd in Milwaukee two days before Blake was gravely wounded in Kenosha, prominent Wisconsin FRSO leader Ryan Hamann publicly praised the arson of Minneapolis’ Third Precinct police station:

“On May 28, thousands more in that city organized and marched and forced the police into a full retreat from the Third Precinct police station and it was righteously burned.”

The FRSO follows the Chinese Communist Party line. Their connections to the riots in Minneapolis, Kenosha, and more than a dozen other cities across the United States aren’t hard to find.

Are authorities loathe to point out that China’s loyal American comrades are burning American cities?

How many more cities have to be destroyed before authorities are willing to act?

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.”

08/27/20

Trevor Loudon’s 2020 list of 65 communists, socialists and security risks in Congress

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Here’s my long-awaited list of communists, socialists, and security risks in the US House of Representatives.

In my opinion, all of those listed would struggle to pass a low-level background security check.. but guess what? There are no security checks in Congress.

Do you think Hamas, Hezbollah, North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, Cuba, Turkey, or Venezuela might be aware of this massive defect in US national security? Maybe even try to exploit it? Surely not!

Here’s my list of 63 of the most obvious security risks in the House, with links to my website Keywiki for the backup evidence. Apologies to the many I’ve omitted. Please email me at trevor.newzeal @gmail.com if you’d like to be included in next year’s list.

Terri Sewell (D-AL) works very closely with communist former civil rights activists in the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and similar organizations. Has traveled twice to Cuba.

Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since at least 1993. A self-described “Alinskyite.” Traveled to Cuba in 2015.

Ami Bera  (D-CA) Has used Communist Party USA campaign volunteers in 2010, 2014, and 2016. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America. Close to HAMAS-Linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Very close to several key Communist Party USA allies in San Francisco in the 1970s and ’80s. Also some involvement with Democratic Socialists of America. Led a Democratic delegation to China in 2015. Helped found the National Muslim Democratic Council with CAIR.

Barbara Lee (D-CA) Lee has been close to the Communist Party USA for decades. In the 1990s she was a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off Committees of Correspondence. Has been to Cuba more than 20 times. Close to the National Iranian American Council.

Ro Khanna (D-CA) Works extremely closely with Democratic Socialists of America. Close to pro-Iran and North Korea groups.

Salud Carbajal (D-CA) Long history with Democratic Socialists of America members.

Judy Chu (D-CA) Was heavily involved with the now-defunct pro-Beijing Communist Workers Party in the 1970s and ’80s. Still works closely with former members today. Works closely with the Communist Party of China connected Committee of 100. China’s best friend in the US Congress.

Mark Takano (D-CA) Extremely close to the Democratic Socialists of America front Progressive Democrats of America. Works closely with “former” Marxist-Leninist- Maoist Steve Phillips and his PowerPAC+. Traveled to Cuba in 2017.

Katie Porter (D-CA) Elected with pro-Iran National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and Democratic Socialists of America support.

Raul Ruiz (D-CA) Worked closely with Pro-North Korea and Iranian Workers World Party members in Massachusetts in the late 1990s.

Mike Levin (D-CA) Elected with National Iranian American Council and Communist Party USA support.

Adam Schiff (D-CA) First elected with Democratic Socialists of America support. Has enjoyed some Iranian-linked PAC support. Works closely with the Communist Party of China-connected Committee of 100.

Ted Lieu (D-CA) Works closely with Progressive Democrats of America and some Democratic Socialists of America members. Close ties to Muslim left group Council on American Islamic Relations. Also works closely with the Committee of 100. Visited China in 2015.

Karen Bass (D-CA) Was actively involved with the Marxist-Leninist group Line of March in the 1980s. Still works closely with former members. Mentored by a leading Communist Party USA member. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America and some Liberation Road members. Has been to Cuba at least 16 times.

Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) Travelled to Cuba in the early 1980s and again in 2016. Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists.

Maxine Waters (D-CA) Long history with the Communist Party USA. Also ties to the now-defunct pro-China and pro-North Korea Communist Workers Party, as well as Workers World Party fronts. Has employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle.

Jason Crow (D-CO) Elected with Democratic Socialists of America support. Has endorsed DSA members and supporters.

Joe Courtney (D-CT) Has worked closely with several Communist Party of Connecticut leaders.

Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Has worked extremely closely with the Communist Party of Connecticut for many years. Traveled to Cuba in 2014.

Jahana Hayes (D-CT) Has worked closely with both the Communist Party of Connecticut and Democratic Socialists of America.

Jim Himes (D-CT) His 1988 thesis “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua” was a sympathetic portrayal of the Marxist government’s civilian spy network. Has worked closely with the Communist Party of Connecticut’s front group.

Kathy Castor (D-FL) Has worked closely with Cuba and pro-Castro organizations to open US trade with the communist island.

Darren Soto (D-FL) Has worked closely with fronts for communist groups Liberation Road and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Very close to the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Hank Johnson (D-GA) Very close to both the Latin American and Muslim far-left. Traveled to Cuba in 2016.

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members through her political career. Ties to some Filipino-American “former communists.” Worked with Communist Party USA affiliated former Congressman Dennis Kucinich to defend Soviet-Russian puppet Syrian leader Bashar-al-Assad. Close to some pro-North Korea activists. Leaving Congress.

Bobby Rush (D-IL) Former leader of the Maoist-leaning Black Panther Party. Has worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Has traveled to Cuba twice.

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA for nearly 40 years.

Danny Davis (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the mid-2000s. Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since the 1980s. Also close to Committees of Correspondence in the 1990s.

Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the 1980s and has continued to work closely with the organization. Has also worked closely with some Communist Party USA members. Close to the National Iranian American Council.

Dave Loebsack (D-IA) has worked closely with Socialist Party USA and
Democratic Socialists of America members for many years. Leaving Congress.

Andre Carson (D-IN) Elected with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America support. Deeply tied to Muslim leftist groups like CAIR and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

John Yarmuth (D-KY) has worked with Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.

Chellie Pingree (D-ME) Connected to Democratic Socialists of America. Trained for a year in a liberation Road aligned training school in 2006.

Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) was first elected with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America support.

Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has worked closely with Democratic Socialists of America for many years. Also close to the Cuban connected Institute for Policy Studies.

Jim McGovern (D-MA) has supported Latin American socialist and revolutionary groups for 20 years. Has traveled to Cuba at least three times. Went to China in 2015.

Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) Has been endorsed by Democratic Socialists of America. Worked with Liberation Road front groups and with the pro-Beijing Chinese Progressive Association in Boston.

Andy Levin (D-MI) Close to Democratic Socialists of America for at least a decade.

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Democratic Socialists of America member. Close to Liberation Road. Extensive ties to CAIR and other Muslim Left groups.

Betty McCollum (D-MN) Close ties to communist Laos. Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members. Traveled to Cuba in 2014 and China in 2015.

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Extremely close ties Democratic Socialists of America and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization “FightBack!” faction. Close to CAIR and other Muslim Left groups. Strong ties to Turkey. Named in a Florida court case as a Qatari agent.

Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Was close to the Communist Party USA for many years. Also supported one Communist Workers Party organization. Traveled to Cuba in 2000 and worked with Fidel Castro to train leftist American medical students in Cuba.

William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Has worked with Communist Party USA fronts for many years. Some connection to Liberation Road. Leaving Congress.

Deb Haaland (D-NM) Close to Communist Party USA member Judith LeBlanc. Close ties to the Muslim left.

Greg Meeks (D-NY) Has traveled to Cuba at least 3 times. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

Grace Meng (D-NY) Very close to the pro-Beijing Asian Americans for Equality. Was also active in a radical Korean-American organization.

Nydia Velasquez (D-NY) Close ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Welcomed Fidel Castro to Harlem in 1995.

Yvette Clarke (D-NY) Addressed a Workers World Party rally in 2005. A close ally of a prominent Democratic Socialists of America member. Traveled to Cuba in 2007.

Eliot Engel (D-NY) First elected with help from Communist Party USA-influenced organization. Supported some Democratic Socialists of America causes. Very close to former Irish Republican Army terrorist leader Gerry Adams. has been to Cuba twice. Leaving Congress.

Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Was a member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in the 1970s and was involved with Democratic Socialists of America in the ’80s and ’90s. Some Communist Party support.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) A member of Democratic Socialists of America.

Jose Serrano (D-NY) Close ties to the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Leaving Congress.

G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) Some connection to the Workers World Party and Liberation Road. Also close to the “former” communist-led Moral Mondays movement.

Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Traveled to Cuba in 2002.

Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America.

Steve Cohen (D-TN) Close ties to Memphis Socialist Party USA/Liberation Road members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.

Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) Elected to the Texas State House with the Communist Party of Houston support. Works closely with a major communist-influenced organization.

Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Long relationship with the Communist Party USA. Traveled to Cuba at least twice.

Marc Veasey (D-TX) Very close relationship with the Communist Party of Texas and some Democratic Socialists of America members.

Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) Has been involved with Democratic Socialists of America since the 1980s.

Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) Has been involved with Liberation Road and Democratic Socialists of America-connected groups for many years. Trained in a Liberation Road aligned training school in 2010.

Mark Pocan (D-WI) Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists. A long-time active supporter of Colombian revolutionary movements.

Gwen Moore (D-WI) Has been mentored by leading Democratic Socialists of America and Communist Party USA members.

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Former Young Peoples Socialist League member. Long connection to Democratic Socialists of America.

For more information on socialists and communists in the US Congress watch my acclaimed 90-minute documentary the Enemies Within, or read my books White House Reds and Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, And Progressives In The US Congress.

08/8/20

Confessions of an American Insurrectionist: Communist Tells of ‘Joy’ at Watching Police Station Burn

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

A police officer stands watch as a looted pawnshop burns behind them, in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 28, 2020. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

The recent surge of rioting, looting, arson, and violence in the aftermath of the May 25 death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis was not a “peaceful protest” hi-jacked by “extremists.” It was violent from day one—and it was always intended to be that way.

The Minneapolis-based, Chinese Communist Party-aligned Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) has actually claimed credit for “sparking” the riots. The group specifically praised by FRSO comrades for “sparking” the “uprising” in Minneapolis was the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J)—an anti-“police brutality” organization formed after the police killing of Minneapolis teenager Jamar Clark in 2015.

TCC4J is led by several FRSO comrades—especially Loretta VanPelt and Jess Sundin.

According to a June 18 interview with Jess Sundin on the Green Flame podcast, Sundin was involved in planning and organizing protests within hours of the death of George Floyd.

The interview is chilling for its casual approach to mass violence and destruction. It’s a must-listen for anyone wanting to see into the mind of a hardened communist revolutionary,

The Green Flame describes itself as a “Deep Green Resistance podcast that brings you revolutionary analysis, practical skills, and artistic expression from the grassroots movement to dismantle global industrial civilization.”

The podcasters introduce Sundin this way:

“Jess is a community organizer in Minneapolis. She has done solidarity work in El Salvador and Iraq. … She was involved in the Anti-War Committee that organized against the RNC [Republican National Convention] in St. Paul in 2008, and her home was raided by the FBI in September 2010 as part of a coordinated attack on that movement.

“Afterwards, she helped create the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. Jess has been a member of the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, which works for justice and police reform, since the 2015 murder of 24-year-old Jamar Clark …”

Sundin starts out making her ideological position very clear: “Myself, I am a revolutionary. I’ve been a communist for more than 20 years.”

Sundin makes it very clear she was a key player in the “uprising” and fully approved of the resulting violence and looting.

Sundin admits to having played a major organizational role in the Minneapolis protests:

“It’s been 20 days … the first two weeks after George Floyd was killed saw an intensely high level of organizing all day and all night every day. During the day we would have marches and rallies, and at night the focus was often at the Third Precinct, which is the police station where George Floyd’s killers were working out of. Those demonstrations I know the whole world saw.”

When discussing the spectacular arson of the Third Precinct police station, Sundin casually says, “I can’t tell you the joy it brought all of us to see the Third Precinct destroyed.”

According to Sundin, buildings were destroyed within a radius of 5 miles:

“Lots of buildings were destroyed. Some by fire, some by brute force … golf clubs, baseball bats. … That said, there was a really powerful unity between those night actions and the rallies and marches during the day, and it was clear to all of us who live here every day that all of the demonstrations were demanding not only justice for George Floyd but expressing this deep well of rage against the violence that police commit in our communities, over and over and over again. …

“While the spark was lit by the horrific murder of George Floyd … it really was about so much more than that.”

Sundin makes it plain that massive destruction and looting that went on during the night “demonstrations” were all part of the plan.

“There has been a lot of confusion sown … about whether those night demonstrations are in fact legitimate. And I want to be absolutely clear as an organizer—what I did most of the last three weeks was organize rallies … and marches—those night demonstrations, the emptying of the Police Department, the emptying of Target and other major stores … is absolutely tied to, connected to, and part of the movement.”

Sundin emphatically denies claims that Antifa or “white supremacists” turned peaceful demonstrations violent. She is very clear that the violence was very much part of the movement she helped to lead.

“The narrative that has tried to suggest that those more advanced actions, more militant actions, were specifically either carried out by Antifa or by white supremacists. … It’s also a huge mistake and it’s not true to say the main thing that happened that was destructive in the Twin Cities over the last few weeks was outside forces. … The myth of the outside agitator is just that.”

Incidentally, Sundin is the wife of FRSO political secretary Steff Yorek. On the day President Trump was inaugurated, Jan. 20, 2016, Yorek announced to a Washington protest, “We need to stay in the streets the entire four years opposing Trump and making the country ungovernable.”

These demonstrations would have happened without the George Floyd killing. Another spark would have been found had George Floyd never been killed.

FRSO comrades went on to lead demonstrations in several cities. They still are.

Are there grounds for RICO charges here? Under RICO statutes, leaders of organizations can be held liable for crimes committed by underlings if certain levels of proof can be met.

In September 2010, the homes of several members of the FRSO in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Michigan were searched by the FBI for alleged material support for Middle Eastern and Latin American terrorist groups. Fourteen people were subpoenaed to appear before a Chicago grand jury, plus another nine in the following months, but all refused to testify.

Those subpoenaed were facing decades-long jail sentences if indicted. But, in the end, the Eric Holder Justice Department did not charge them.

Had those cases been prosecuted may be U.S. cities wouldn’t be burning today.

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.”

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.”