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Monday, January 31, 2011

How Much is $100 Million in Budget Cuts?

This video is one and a half years old, but if you haven't seen it, you need to watch it now (it's under two minutes), and then pass it on to your friends who can't get their heads round the U.S.' out of control spending, and why the ever-promised budget cuts are all but meaningless.

Also, if you've got another minute, take the time to watch another video by the same guy - this time visualizing the cost of Health Care Reform.

Of Philanthropists and Monsters - Rockin' the Casbah

Further to my article on the situation in Egypt this morning, and my 2007 article on the annual Cairo Conference and its ties with the Socialist Workers Party which I just re-posted, I am cross-posting an article below by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton. In it she zeros in on... you guessed it, George Soros' connection to the situation in Egypt...

The 1st Edition of Wasla - The Link Featuring Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei on the Cover

Riots. We are seeing them erupt throughout the Middle East everywhere we look: Tunisia, Algeria, Albania, Yemen, Jordan and of course, Egypt. And in the wings, drooling with horrific glee, Iran is pushing and prodding for a Muslim uprising to oust the enemies of Islam - primarily the US and Israel - using their Muslim Brotherhood henchmen and utilizing Hezbollah and Hamas. And Iran's chosen vessel for Egypt - Mohamed ElBaradei, who, until a day or two ago, was under house arrest.

You remember ElBaradei right? He's the tool for the IAEA who kept giving blessings to Iran and their nuclear program. But I'm sure he's a good guy - he has a Nobel Peace Prize just like Obama does. Wait a minute... On second thought, I guess that designation is pretty much a joke currently. I'm also sure it is a huge coincidence that George Soros and ElBaradei both sit on the Board of trustees for the International Crisis Group.

By all accounts, Mubarak is a vicious dictator who routinely uses torture and murder to achieve his goals. The brutal Egyptian police are the feared enforcers for Mubarak and now they have all but disappeared from the streets, leaving Egyptians to protect themselves from roving gangs and militant Muslims who were freed from the prisons by radical Islamists. He needs to go, but G-d forbid he is replaced by Islamofascists. Since the Muslim Brotherhood is approximately 20% of the rioters and the Coptic Christians are about 20%, there is hope for a free government to be put in place. But much is in doubt.

Side note: Why does the media keep calling the Egyptians who are protecting their homes and families vigilantes? A vigilante is someone who illegally punishes an alleged lawbreaker, or participates in a group which metes out extralegal punishment to an alleged lawbreaker. That word unjustly labels these people as criminals which they are not. Wouldn't you protect your home and family if it was you? Of course you would...

Let us return to the beginning of the riots. I have seen many who are asking who started all this in Egypt, including Walid Phares on Fox News last night. That's a very good question. And Phares stated that he believed it was bloggers on Facebook who began the riots. Curious, I started to dig and I believe he has stumbled upon something.

In April of 2010, a weekly magazine aiming to link Arab bloggers with politicians, the elderly and the elite was launched in Egypt. The weekly Wasla - or "The Link" - is being heralded as a first for the Arab world, with plans for articles by bloggers as a way of giving them a wider readership. I understand that only 50 issues were planned. Sounds like just enough to accomplish an intended goal. 1,000 copies are planned for distribution to political, academic and literary circles.

Wasla is published by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information and financially supported by the Open Society Institute created by none other than George Soros. That wasn't very long ago and Soros has a definite track record of rallying the youth to create chaos and revolt. This is a link between Soros and Egypt and the other riots as well. Of course, he is several levels removed as he always is, but this has his telltale stamp on it as well as his documented financial support.

If bloggers on Facebook started the riots, Wasla and ANHRI could well be involved. I don't read Egyptian or Arabic so I cannot know for certain. But I do know this, Soros always cloaks the implementation of revolutions in human rights. The names of his front groups are always misleading and usually state the opposite of what he does.

Look at the links here:

Soros + OSI + Wasla/ANHRI + ElBaradei + The Muslim Brotherhood + Iran

Get it now? Not good.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air puts it succinctly:
The Western nations that think ElBaradei will be a leader they can trust had better hope that ElBaradei can deal with the Islamists in his own backyard better than the ones in Tehran. He seems more like a convenient beard for the Muslim Brotherhood at this point than a charismatic revolutionary leader for democracy and personal liberty. Obama and the EU don’t have many choices here — in fact, they have none at all, really — but ElBaradei is a long shot at best to survive as leader of a free Egypt.

Update (AP): Sounds like the Muslim Brotherhood has decided on its cat’s paw.

The Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday threw its support behind Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei to hold proposed negotiations with the government in order to form a unity government.

Speaking to Al-Jazeera, Muslim Brotherhood official Essam el-Eryan said that “political groups support ElBaradei to negotiation with the regime.”

Read Morrissey's post all the way through. We seem to be in complete agreement on this issue and besides he's one hell of a writer and there are a lot more pieces in this puzzle than you are seeing in the media.

ElBaradei spouts massive lies on ABC today:

“This is total bogus that the Muslim Brotherhood are religiously conservative,” he said. “They are no way extremists. They are no way using violence. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people. They will not be more than maybe 20 percent of the Egyptian people.

“You have to include them like, you know, new evangelical, you know, groups in the U.S., like the orthodox Jews in Jerusalem,” ElBaradei said.

He said the Islamists were “not at all” behind the uprising.

Right... More Jihadist propaganda from ElBaradei. Who would've thought?

Is Soros somewhere behind this lurking with another of his regime collapse scenarios? Every piece of information and evidence I see adds up to it. Here's a refresher on his 5 step plan for a regime collapse:
  • Step One: Form a shadow government using humanitarian aid as cover.
  • Step Two: Control the airwaves. Fund existing radio and TV outlets and take control over them or start your own outlets.
  • Step Three: Destabilize the state, weaken the government and build an anti-government kind of feeling in the country. You exploit an economic crisis or take advantage of an existing crisis — pressure from the top and the bottom. This will allow you to weaken the government and build anti-government public sentiment.
  • Step Four: Provoke an election crisis. You wait for an election and during the election, you cry voter fraud.
  • Step Five: Take power. You stage massive demonstrations, civil disobedience, sit-ins, general strikes and you encourage activism. You promote voter fraud and tell followers what to do through your radio and television stations. Incitement and violence are conducted at this stage.

Sounds eerily similar to the riots in Egypt currently doesn't it? Do you think it is possible that Mubarak shut down the Internet to stop the bloggers from continuing the riots? That I don't know, but it is a possibility. Doesn't make it okay by any means, but it does show a level of desperation and a knowledge of who was behind the original flash point.

Once again, a country is devolving into violence and revolution. Only this time it is spreading throughout the Middle East and it could have deadly consequences for Israel and the US. Many of the people in Egypt are starving or hungry. Inflation and food prices are going through the roof. They can't find jobs. When people get hungry and desperate, all bets are off. You will always find the likes of anarchists, communists, Marxists (CodePink is now in Egypt) and of course George Soros, just waiting to offer their help; waiting for that perfect moment to make their move to create chaos so they can grab more power and more wealth. It may be that the monster Soros is rockin' the Casbah right now and it is getting ready to explode.

The hidden hand that rocks the Casbah, could rule the Middle East and beyond...
Some Trotskyist "solidarity" from the Asia-Pacific region for the unfolding Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions.

Socialist Party of Malaysia solidarity statement with the People's Uprising in Egypt, Tunisia and the Middle East

January 29, 2011 -- The Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) would like to express its solidarity with the revolutionary masses in Egypt, as well as in Tunisia and other countries in North Africa and the Middle East, for their courageous struggle against repressive regimes which are mostly backed by US-led imperialist powers.

The flame of anger and people's power is spreading in North Africa and the Middle East, and this has made the ruling regimes in the region tremble in front of the rising of massive revolutionary waves. The Tunisian revolution which sparked off in December 2010 has put an end to the 23-year rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who came to power through a coup d'état...

Besides Tunisia and Egypt, there are also massive waves of protest sweeping across Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and other parts of the Arab world. These people's struggles deserve our solidarity...
All repressive regimes and those who collude with imperialist powers must go. The people of Tunisia and Egypt have shown the way and more nations will follow their footsteps. Like the past revolutions which have brought dramatic change to the world and the ongoing revolutionary struggles in Latin America, the people's revolution in Tunisia and Egypt will continue to inspire people around the world to revive their fighting tradition and stand up against powerful ruling elites who collude with imperialist powers, and to build a better world from below.
Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM, Party of the Labouring Masses), Philippines
January 29, 2011 -- The progressive movement and peoples of the Philippines stands in solidarity with the Egyptian people and the mass movement in the streets in these critical moments in their struggle for the ouster of the dictatorial Mubarak regime. 

We also salute the upsurge of the Tunisian peoples in overthrowing the US-backed dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 14, and how their victory has electrified and inspired the people of Egypt and the Middle East, while dictators shake with fear.

Revolutionary flames are sweeping across the Arab world. Yesterday Tunisia removed a barbaric dictator. Today is for Egypt. Tomorrow is for Palestine and all those in the Middle East struggling against dictatorships and exploitation and oppression.

Long live the revival of genuine peoples popular power in the Middle East!

Long live the revolution in the Middle East!
Statement by the Socialist Alliance, Australia
January 29, 2011 -- The Socialist Alliance applauds the courage and tenacity of the Tunisian people, whose protests for democracy and economic and social justice, now in their second month, have ended the 23-year rule of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

The Tunisian revolution has inspired ordinary people across the Arab world and protests have broken out in Algeria, Jordan, Yemen and, most dramatically, against the United States-backed dictatorship in Egypt.
The Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings are not just against Western-backed dictators. They are against an unjust global economic system based on the plunder of the human and natural resources of poor countries by Western corporations. The policies of multinational institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, faithfully implemented by Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, create poverty, unemployment and lack of opportunity for ordinary people.
The Socialist Alliance calls for:
  • No Western interference in Tunisia. The Tunisian people have shown that it is they, and not the Western empires, who know what democracy means.
  • The West to stop propping up the Mubarak dictatorship in Egypt, the second-largest recipient of US military aid in world (after Israel).
  • An end to the ongoing Western military occupation of Iraq, and other Western military interference in the Arab world and the neighbouring region, including the occupation of Afghanistan and covert operations in Yemen and Somalia.
Labour Party Pakistan statement on mass upsurge in Egypt and Tunisia
January 20, 2011 -- The Labour Party Pakistan expresses its solidarity with the masses for their daring struggle against authoritarian regimes in Middle East, particularly in Egypt, which are mostly backed by US-led imperialist powers. We stand in solidarity with the Egyptian people and the mass movement in the streets in these critical moments in their struggle for the ouster of the domineering Mubarak regime... 

Besides Tunisia and Egypt, there are also massive waves of protest sweeping across Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and other parts of the Arab world. These people's struggles deserve our solidarity...
The people of Tunisia and Egypt have shown the way and we believe that more nations will follow their footsteps. Like the past revolutions which have brought dramatic change to the world and the ongoing revolutionary struggles in Latin America, the people's revolution in Tunisia and Egypt will continue to inspire people around the world to revive their fighting tradition and stand up against powerful ruling elites who collude with imperialist powers, and to build a better world from below.

We call on the masses of Pakistan to follow their brothers and sisters of Tunisia and Egypt. We call on the masses of Pakistan to overthrow the present pro-US imperialist capitalist feudal system and to elect a constituent assembly to do away from pro-IMF policies, to separate the state from religion, to dismantle feudalism, end of privatisation and a process of re-nationalisation, to grant right of self-determination to the nations, equal rights to the minorities, an end of all discriminatory laws against women and minorities and to demand an end of imperialist occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Socialist Aotearoa (New Zealand)

January 28, 2011 -- A revolution is unfolding in Egypt and across the world: from Tunisia to Athens, London to Amman people are demanding political freedom and economic justice. The current system of US imperialism, neo-liberal capitalism and constant social crisis is incapable of meeting the peoples demands and as revolt spreads we witness the system come crashing down.
Yet the ruling class will fight furiously to maintain their wealth and power. Armies of secret policemen will attack demonstrators on the streets, global corporations like Vodafone will cut cellphone and internet access to prevent news spreading, diplomats and politicians will urge protesters to be non-violent and listen to their rulers, even after decades of violence and deaf ears by rulers like Mubarak and Ben Ali. If the US thinks that Israel is threatened if the regime in Cairo falls then they might even intervene with force to suppress the Egyptian uprising...

In the face of the brutality of the Egyptian military and the callousness of the US imperialists, we need to urgently organise worldwide protests to show our solidarity with the Egyptian people and to demand that the US end its military support to its puppet dictators and regimes in North Africa and the Middle East. In workplaces, schools, universities, churches and mosques we should spread information about an uprising where Christians told Muslims that they would defend them from the police and where university professors and slum dwellers stand shoulder to shoulder against the regime. As tanks and tear gas fill the streets of Cairo, people across the world must stand in solidarity with the Egyptian people.
Yep -"democracy" is coming to the Middle East folks.

New Zealand Marxists Cheer On Egyptian Revolution - Say It Will Spread to Greece, Spain and France

Video of a January 29 Auckland New Zealand "Egyptian Solidarity" protest organized by Trotskyist splinter group Socialist Aotearoa.

First up speaker is  rabidly anti Israeli,   die-hard Marxist Green Party  MP Keith Locke - who makes the point that any new Egyptian government will be far more pro Palestinian and far more anti Israel than than the Mubarak regime.

Second speaker is Socialist Aotearoa leader Joe Carolan, a veteran of the Political Committee  of the Irish Socialist Workers Party. Carolan claims that the revolution will spread through the Arab world and into Greece, Spain and France. I believe we can take his word for that.

Life long Marxists Mike Treen and John Minto also chime in.

Egyptian Revolution and the Trotskyist Connection

Here is a re-post a column  I wrote in July 2007 on the links between the international Trotskyist movement (including NZ Socialist Worker) and the Muslim Brotherhood and other Egyptian revolutionary groups.

The British Socialist Workers Party (the main force behind last years student rioting in Britain) and other European and American Trotskyists and communists  have been working with the Egyptian left and muslim brotherhood for years.

The current events in Egypt have been a long time in the making.

From New Zeal July 28 2007

Socialist Worker NZ is the sister party of the British Socialist Workers Party.

Since 2002, the SWP have been key participants in a series of annual conferences held in Cairo.

From Wikipedia

The Cairo Conference against U.S. hegemony and war on Iraq and in solidarity with Palestine generally known simply as Cairo Anti-war Conference, is an anti-war and anti-neo-liberalism conference held regularly since 2002 in Cairo, Egypt.

The Cairo Conference set up the International Campaign Against Aggression on Iraq,
Held on the 17th-19th December, 2002, 400 attended, at the Conrad Hotel on the banks of the Nile...

One out come of the conference was the production of the 'Cairo Declaration', which took a stance against the then looming Iraq war...
The ICAAI co-ordinated the February 15th global day of action against the Iraq war which became the largest day of demonstrations in history involving up to 25 million people in 150 countries.

The President of ICAAI is Ahmed Ben Bella, former pro Soviet president of Algeria,  while Vice-President is British Socialist Workers Party leader John Rees.

The UK Stop the War Coalition, in particular John Rees of the SWP, initiated the signing of the declaration by European lefties, including: Jeremy Corbyn MP, George Galloway MP, Tony Benn, Susan George (Left-wing activist based in France), Bob Crow, Mick Rix (general secretary, train drivers' Aslef union), Julie Christie, George Monbiot, Harold Pinter, Dr Siddiqui (leader, Muslim Parliament of Great Britain), Tommy Sheridan, Dr Ghada Karmi (research fellow, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter), Tariq Ali.

The conference was followed by a 1,000-strong anti-war demonstration that was surrounded by riot police and armoured cars.
Note presence of George Galloway and well known British Trotskyists, Tommy Sheridan and Tariq Ali.

Second Conference

Held 13th and 14th December, 2003, at the Egyptian Journalists' Union headquarters. This had 800 attendees. Conference final declaration available here. Anti-war MP George Galloway, Tony Benn, Salma Yaqoob, and former US attorney-general Ramsey Clark were among the international speakers. Prominent Egyptian campaigners taking part included Nasserist MP Hamdeen Sabahy, Galal Aref, head of the Egyptian Journalists' Union, and Ma'mun al-Hodeiby, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian novelist Sonallah Ibrahim and human rights activist Aida Seif-al-Dawla were among the conference organisers.

The presence of Muslim Brotherhood leader Ma'mun al-Hodeiby brought a large number of Islamist activists into the conference. The Muslim Brotherhood, although officially banned, is by far Egypt's largest opposition organisation. However, some delegates were critical of the Muslim Brotherhood's cooperation with the government in a series of stage-managed anti-war rallies held before the invasion of Iraq.
Note that the Muslim Brotherhood has long been regarded as strongly Marxist in orientation.

Third Conference

24-27 March 2005. Political groups, independent activists, and organisations in Egypt were invited to take part in the conference and also to propose their own activities to take place at the same time as the conference.

Egyptian organisations supported the third conference....20th of March Movement for Change, Egyptian Communist Party, Karama Party, Muslim Brotherhood, Organization of Revolutionary Socialists, Socialist People's Party, Wasat Party.
Fourth Conference
The fourth conference, under the rubric "International Campaign against US and Zionist Occupation", was held 23-26 March, 2006, on a platform expressed through the slogans "With the Resistance in Palestine and Iraq" and "Against Globalization, Imperialism and Zionism".

The conference discussed means of supporting the resistance in Palestine and Iraq, challenged U.S. and Israeli plans to expand their aggression against the region to Syria and/or Iran as well as their plans to liquidate Palestinian and Lebanese resistance organisations, dealt with the issue of supporting the struggle of the peoples of the Arab world for democracy against regimes of the region who collude with aggressors, and called for expanding and developing social struggles against globalisation policies in the Arab region.
The Fifth Conference was held between March 29 and April 1 2007.

It is easy to see NZ's tiny Socialist Worker as a bit of a joke.

However Socialist Worker is part of an international network that links Trotskyists, mainstream communists and some of the most fanatical Islamic radicals on the planet.

Revolution in Egypt - Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

Those Westerners who believe that the ongoing turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia may lead to a flowering of "democracy" in the Arab world are in for  bitter disappointment.

For years European and American Trotskyists and communists have been working with Egyptian leftists and the Muslim Brotherhood to oust pro US dictator Hosni Mubarak.

If the Egyptian revolution succeeds Egypt will turn both further to  the left and to radical Islam. This will have huge implications for the security of Israel , regional stability (if you can even use such a word in the Middle East) and the security of the Suez Canal and Western oil supply and trade lines.

Already Trotskyists and communist forces around the world are rallying in support of the Egyptian revolution.

From an article by Egyptian socialist Wassim Wagdy in Britain's Socialist Worker Online
They said they would be there, and they were. The 25 January was declared a “Day of Anger” by democratic and socialist forces a week beforehand...

For years the resistance to Mubarak’s regime has been on the rise: a democratic movement feeding from the solidarity with the Palestinian Intifada, the protests against the occupation of Iraq, against the attack on Gaza, protests against fraudulent presidential and parliamentary elections; the second part of the 2000s saw a massive wave of strikes that demanded, and often won, economic demands and always called for the ousting of Mubarak. Step by step, workers and the political opposition have been increasing in confidence...

Against the background of the developments in the democratic and workers movement in Egypt in the past years, the Tunisian revolution can be seen as the raising of the curtain on seismic events in the region. The Egyptian protesters are starting off from where the Tunisian revolution left...

Demonstrators in their thousands gathered and marched in all major cities with one goal: ousting Mubarak’s regime. Their slogans included: “Revolution until Victory”, “Revolution in Tunis, Revolution in Egypt”, “Oh Mubarak, Bin Ali is waiting for you in Jeddah.”

The prospect of radical change in the region has never been so close. It might not happen today, but this is definitely the beginning of the end...

In London, demonstrations are being held every day in front of the Egyptian embassy demanding regime change and supporting the protestors in Egypt. Echoing the slogans from the streets of Egypt the protestors outside the Egyptian embassy in London have been chanting: “The people want to bring the regime down”, “Bread, Freedom and Social Justice.” Last night, in front of the embassy, and to the tune of the national anthem, protestors chanted “My homeland, my homeland, You need a revolution, Oh my homeland.”
Egypt will not be the end of this. Look for increased violence and unrest not just trough the Arab world, but also in Greece, Spain and in France.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Allen West on Olbermann's Firing

Understanding the Dialectic - Please Make the Effort to Comprehend the Message in this Video

 The production of this video is not brilliant, but the message is entirely accurate.

To understand communism, you must understand the dialectic. "Progressives" move the world through a dialectic approach that involves periods of pressure, periods of "progress" and just as importantly periods of strategic retreat. Obama's "state of the union" speech was a good example of this. Some "centrist", even "conservative" rhetoric, designed to weaken and divide his opposition in preparation for the next "progressive" assault.

Also the concept of "negation". Right now both the Chinese and the Russians have "negated" their previous "modus operandi". When will they "negate" the "negation" and return to more obviously "communist" patterns of behavior? Answer - when they think the time is right to strike a huge and probably fatal "hammer" blow against U.S.

This video is worth viewing several times, to fully understand the way history is currently unfolding.

Please make the effort. There is much at stake.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Is PCism Worse Than Communism?

 In some ways yes.

PCism is now wreaking havoc in what's left of Eastern Europe and George Soros is helping.

Dr. Srdja Trifkovic is a pleasure to listen to.

Must view.

Thanks to Graham.

Allen West on the Tea Party

Rubio on the "Tea Party"

 Florida freshman Senator Marco Rubio's thoughts on the "Tea Party" movement.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Nuclear Treason Part 3: Who's Who at the Council for a Livable World?

Nuclear Treason Part 2 here

Council for a Livable World is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit advocacy organization "dedicated to reducing the danger of nuclear weapons and increasing national security".

In reality,  C.L.W. is a leftist pro-disarmament lobby group, which has bought itself huge influence on Capitol Hill.

C.L.W. was founded in 1962, by Leo Szilard, an Hungarian born Nuclear scientist and key initiator of the Manhattan Project. Szilard was a life-long communist sympathizer and an alleged agent of the Soviet Union.

C.L.W.'s former long-serving president, CEO and current Chairman Emeritus Jerome Grossman, is a committed leftist and at least, an associate of the U.S.'s largest Marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America.

Several other leaders of this organization have connections to  other Szilard creations, including the far left sister organizations Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Federation of American Scientists, as well as  Democratic Socialists of America  and the far left Washington based "think tank", Institute for Policy Studies - once described as the "perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted were they to openly originate from the KGB."

Former C.L.W. Board members include;
Ruth Adams
  • Ruth Adams -1980s Board member (died 2005) - An arms-control activist and a former longtime editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In 1962, Adams served on the Advisory Board of the Hyde Park Community Peace Center alongside Communist front activists Timuel Black, Robert Havighurst, Sidney Lens, and Quentin Young. Comrades Black and Young would both go on to join Democratic Socialists of America and to befriend and mentor a young Chicago lawyer named Barack Obama. Adams would serve on The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in the 1980s with Quentin Young's wife, the late Ruth Young and also with future Obama "Science Czar", John Holdren. Adams was also a chair of the Institute for Policy Studies and a supporter of a  Communist Party USA front (with Timuel Black and Quentin Young), the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights.
  • Bernard Feld - 1980s Board member - A member of Richard Nixon's famed "enemies list", editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and a member of the Soviet friendly, pro-disarmament American Committee on East-West Accord.
  • Jerome Frank - 1980s Board member - An affiliate of the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Federation of American Scientists.
  • Herbert "Pete" Scoville - 1980s Board member - Former CIA Assistant Director of Scientific Intelligence and as Deputy Director for Research, and later was Assistant Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Scoville was active with the Institute for Policy Studies in anti-NATO and disarmament projects since the 1960s. In January 1978, Scoville participated in the Washington, D.C. meetings of the World Peace Council Bureau, a well documented Soviet front.
  • Kosta Tsipis - 1980s Board member - Former Board member of the heavily communist and socialist infiltrated SANE - "A Citizens' Organization for a Sane World". A member of the Board of Directors for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
  • Paul Warnke - 1980s Board member - A leading Arms Control experts under Democratic administrations in the 1970s and '80s. A Trustee of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Current C.L.W. National Advisory Board members include;
Julian Bond
  • Julian Bond - Long time leader of the NAACP and a veteran of the Soviet front World Federation of Democratic Youth Festival in Helsinki, Finland in 1962. Bond is a long time member of Democratic Socialists of America and has been affiliated to several Institute for Policy Studies spin-offs and to the communist front Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights. In November 2006, Bond traveled to Cuba to take a first-hand look at the island’s health system, and especially to find out about the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) and its nearly 90 U.S. students.
  • Tom Downey - A former far left Democratic member of Congress from New York. While in Congress, Downey was affiliated with and supported by the Long Island Progressive Coalition, a front for Democratic Socialists of America.
  • Patricia Schroeder - A former far left Democratic member of Congress from Colorado. Schroeder was an affiliate of the Institute for Policy Studies and a protoge of Democratic Socialists of America leader and Democratic Party women's leader, Mildred Jeffrey.
On Feb. 4, 2010, the Council for a Livable World announced that David Bonior would be succeeding Patricia Schroeder as the next chair of PeacePAC, the organization’s arm dedicated to endorsing pro-disarmament candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. At the time Bonior commented,
“I am honored to be selected as the next chairman of PeacePAC. I look forward to working with the experts on the committee’s Board of Directors to endorse and help elect strong, progressive candidates in the 2010 elections.”
David Bonior, formerly number 2 Democrat in the U.S Congress, had most recently been working as a member of the Obama Economic Transition Team to reunify America's two rival labor federations, the AFL-CIO and Change to Win.

Bonior was also a long-time affiliate of both the Institute for Policy Studies and Democratic Socialists of America. Since leaving Congress Bonior has become an open member of D.S.A.

In May 2001, Erich Pfuehler from the office of Congressman David Bonior spent seven days in Havana, Cuba, for the purpose of "fact finding". The trip cost $2,004.43 and was paid for by the leftist Christopher Reynolds Foundation.

In 2002 Bonior and two other far left Democratic Congressmen Jim McDermott and Mike Thompson traveled to Iraq on a "fact-finding mission". It was later revealed that Iraqi intelligence had funded the trip through a Michigan-based Muslim group headed by Muthanna Al-Hanooti.

Before he was indicted for allegedly spying for Saddam Hussein, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government.

Iraqi intelligence agents had reportedly received confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed in March 2008 accuses him of using his work with the Michigan-based Life for Relief and Development, formerly known as the International Relief Association, Inc., to become an Iraqi agent.

According to the indictment, Al-Hanooti drafted a plan to undermine the sanctions for the Iraqis, listing members of Congress who would support the move. He then led tours to Iraq, indirectly funded by the Iraqi government, with congressional leaders including the 2002 Bonior, McDermott, Thompson jaunt.

An intermediary for the Iraqis gave Al-Hanooti $24,000 in September 2002 to cover trip expenses, the indictment alleges. The next month, Al-Hanooti received $10,000 more. The indictment also claims he also was given the right to buy 2 million barrels of oil under Iraq's Oil for Food program.

FBI agents interviewed Al-Hanooti in 2007. He denied knowingly meeting with any Iraqi intelligence officials and denied being offered the oil contract. That led to three counts in the indictment of providing false statements to federal agents

That is the caliber of the people who lead America's most influential pro-disarmament Political Action Committee.

Nuclear Treason Part 4 here

America's Surrender 20..?

Thanks to Nick.

Japanese Surrender - Sept 2, 1945

 Some history from the days when the West's enemies still mostly wore military uniforms.

Thanks to Ken.

New Zealand Radical Researcher "Exposes" Israeli Spy Base

Russian propaganda outlet Russia Today recently exposed a large Israeli electronic listening base - with the help of New Zealand researcher and writer, Nicky Hager.

Hager is regarded as an international expert on Western spy bases. He has testified before the European Parliament, lectured widely and has written many articles and books on the subject.

While cultivating an image of a dispassionate observer concerned only for peace and civil liberties, Hager's background belies that image.

During the early 1980s,  Hager was a leader involved in the pro-Sandinista Wellington Nicaragua Solidarity Committee. He was also involved in several groups associated with the Workers Communist League, a rabidly Maoist group notorious for their anti American, anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activities.

Hager (right) with W.C.L. member Ron Smith, circa 1983

Later like many former W.C.L. affiliates Hager was later involved in anarchist-connected "peace" and environmental causes.

One of his main projects for many years was campaigning against the US satellite tracking base at Waihopai in New Zealand's South Island.

Now Hager is busily trying to hinder Israel's attempts to monitor their many enemies in the region.

If Nicky Hager attempted this sort of stunt in any other country in the Middle East, he would be jailed or deported by now.


Socialist vs Capitalist Debate - Must Watch

Fascinating 1980 debate including arch  socialist Frances Fox Piven and free market economists Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman.

Ignore the silly Brit. The hairstyles are more amiusing.
"The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality, will end up with a good measure of both..."
From The Blaze

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Confession of an Unrepentant

Self serving "confession" from Rosenberg spy ring  fringe player  Miriam Moskowitz.

Blaming McCarthyism apparently absolves all crimes, up too and including treason.

Trouble is, Joseph McCarthy did not embark on his crusade, until after Moskowitz was convicted.

Lying isn't necessarily something one grows out of.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hallelujah!!! Repubs Attack UN

 At last someone cares about national sovereignty.

 From AP
Newly empowered Republican lawmakers are taking their first shots at the United Nations, depicting it as bloated and ineffective as they seek to cut U.S. funding for the world body.

On Tuesday, a House of Representatives panel  aired criticisms of the U.N. at a briefing expected to prescribe congressional action.

Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs committee, is seeking cuts and has introduced a bill intended to pressure the United Nations to change the way it operates and to make dues voluntary. She also is promising investigations into possible corruption and mismanagement.
Let's hope this is only the first step in completely de-funding this boil on the bum of humanity.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Communist Van Jones On "Social Justice"

Shalom Interview With Allen West

Great interview with Congressman Allen West, with an emphasis on Israel. Some probing questions and some honest answers.

I wish every Democrat voting Jew in America could see this.

Imagine if every US Congressman were this good.

This man has never failed to impress me.

The "North Platte Canteen" - How Free People Help Each Other In Times Of Peril


Thanks to Nick.

Nuclear Treason Part 2 Who Is Jerome Grossman?

Nuclear Treason 1 here

In my first post in this series, I looked at Leo Szilard - communist sympathizer, accused Soviet agent and founder of Council for a Livable World (C.L.W.), America's oldest and most influential Political Action Committee which is dedicated to funding pro-disarmament candidates into the U.S. Congress and Senate.

According to C.L.W.'s website, "its purpose is to campaign against the proliferation of nuclear weapons through lobbying and by supporting candidates who share their vision."

Next up, I profile C.L.W's major  guiding force, Massachusetts businessman, activist and power broker  Jerome Grossman.

Born in 1917, Jerome Grossman worked in his  family business, the Massachussets Envelope Company,  for thirty-five years.  After selling his interest in the firm, Grossman,  accepted a position as the President and National Executive Director of Council for a Livable World, before becoming after 12 years, the  chairman of the organization. He is still officially Chairman Emeritus on the board of the C.L.W. 

While coming from a business background, there is no doubt that Grossman is a socialist at heart.

Grossman told  interviewer  Nancy Earsy in 1996;
"The dynamics of the modern world under capitalism tend toward the growth of large corporations with semimonopoly positions. That’s my basis for supporting a big government, is to control big corporations."
Jerome Grossman, grew up in a "liberal" household, reading The Nation and watching his father supporting supporting several  Massachusetts leftist politicians.
By this time he had left the business. When I was twenty-four he gave me the keys, and says, “You run it.” So that’s what he did. So he was known as a capable, effective, well-respected political person. I’m known as the Massachusetts liberal. Not radical––liberal. Although a lot of people think I’m radical––I’m more radical than they think. But my activities have been along those lines.
Grossman began his own political activism in the 1950s, working through the "peace movement" of the time, but became dissatisfied with lack of progress.
This in the middle 1950’s. And, of course, everybody was still terrified of McCarthyism, unwilling to do anything that appeared to recognize the existence of the Soviet Union and that they had a right to exist. It was interpreted as being against the Cold War. I was against the Cold War and I wanted it resolved. The reason why I wanted it resolved is so that nuclear weapons ought not to be used. So I became involved in National Committee For A Sane Nuclear Policy and various other organizations that were founded virtually every other year in response to various pressures.
Of course what we were working on then was the nuclear test ban. We're still working on the nuclear test ban to try to complete it. But I was the one who became quite dissatisfied with the fact that we were essentially talking to each other in church basements and academic meetings, middle class, upper class, highly educated people. We weren’t reaching the public.
Founded in 1957,  the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, became known as SANE and later Peace Action. The organization has been guided by communists and socialists throughout its history. In the early days Communist Party supporters  like Abe Bloom and General Hugh B. Hester served alongside Socialist Party types such as James Farmer, Victor Reuther and Norman Thomas.

Grossman decided to move into electoral politics to achieve his goals. In 1962, the Massachusetts Socialist Party promoted their own "peace" candidate in the Massachusetts Senate elections - Communist Party front activist, chair of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and Harvard Professor, H. Stuart Hughes. Jerome Grossman chaired the campaign committee, while ultra radical Chester Hartman was the organizer of the massive signature drive required to place Hughes on the ballot.

Hughes gained only a tiny vote  in an election that first put Ted Kennedy into the senate, but the campaign had far reaching implications. According to Grossman;
In the process we built a town-by-town organization all over the state, a structure that remains in place today. A clear result has been the election over recent decades of so many progressive voices to the state's first-rate Congressional delegation, including Michael Harrington, Father Robert Drinan, Gerry Studds, Jim McGovern, Barney Frank, Ed Markey, John Tierney, Michael Capuano and John Kerry. 

The Hughes campaign built the strongest statewide peace movement in the country, a movement that changed the face and reputation of Massachusetts politics.
Grossman played a major role in recruiting "peace candidate" Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 presidential campaign.
My worry about the Vietnam War was that it could result in a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union or the United States and China. That was my main motivation. We were working in various ways. Then the presidential election of 1968 was looming. I worked with Allard Lowenstein and Curtis Gans to try to find a candidate who would run against Lyndon Johnson for the Democratic nomination on the issue of the Vietnam War. We went to George McGovern and he turned us down. He was Senator then. We went to Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas who was the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and had had very good hearings. He turned us down. We went to Bobby Kennedy and he turned us down. We had nobody. 

Then one day in August, 1967––I’ll never forget it–– I got a telephone call out of the blue from this obscure Senator from Minnesota, Eugene J. McCarthy, wanting to talk to me about his running for President. What do you think he said? He asked me all kinds of questions. I said, “You know, I’m thrilled that you called,” I said, “but we have to talk about this.” He says, “Can you come down to Washington tomorrow?” So I went down there the next day. I took with me people from the Mass Pax organization, the fellow who had been the organizer of the grassroots, Chester Hartman, he came with me; Marty Peretz and his wife, Ann Peretz , I took them down because they were the money people...
Well, everybody went crazy. It was a focus, right? And we worked very hard in the campaign. As you know, the prime issue was the Vietnam War. We propelled Bobby Kennedy into the race. Then, of course, Nixon was elected...

Fr. Drinan
One of Grossman's next projects was the recruitment of Jesuit priest, Fr. Robert Drinan, to run for Congress. Communist fronter Drinan turned out to be one of the  most far left Representatives to ever serve in the U.S. Congress. He played a lead role in ending U.S. government investigations into subversive activities. This campaign also led to Grossman's connection to future U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate, the leftist John Kerry.

We decided that we wanted to elect a member of the House of Representatives who was against the Vietnam War... So we furthered our activities against the Vietnam War by using the most Democratic tactics, by bringing in all of the two thousand anti-Vietnam War activists in the fourth Congressional district; bringing them all into a school for an all-day session and selecting a candidate from people who ran.

I was a candidate, and I was the likely candidate, until I found a Jesuit priest, Father Robert F. Drinan, the Dean of the Boston College Law School... Okay. So when I heard that Drinan, a well known priest, the Dean of the Boston College Law School, might be interested in running, I called him up immediately and said, “I’m dropping my candidacy; I will work for you.” So we nominated him at the caucus, and we elected him. And electing him was part of the process.

While this was going on I got a telephone call from somebody I had never heard of... This fellow calls me up and he says, “You don't know me, but I have a brother who is a natural politician, and he’s over in Vietnam now. He’s coming back. And he wants to run in the caucus that you are organizing.” And I said, “I already have a candidate.” He says, “Yes, but my brother is special.” I said, “Who’s your brother?” He says, “John Kerry.” This was Cameron Kerry who at the time was a junior at Harvard College. He interested me so I said, “Get over here.” He hopped a bus and he came over in his sweater and everything. And we talked. John Kerry did run in that caucus and did very, very well in the caucus. I was hard pressed to beat him. But John Kerry, after he lost, he stood up and he said, “I’m going to respect the wishes of the caucus. I’m not going to run in the primary. I will dedicate the rest of the campaign to working for Father Drinan.” And that’s why I have been a supporter of John Kerry every since.

In  1982, Jerome Grossman, was a member of the American Committee on East-West Accord. The A.C.E.W.A., based in Washington, D.C., was a tax-exempt "independent educational organization", with the stated aim of "improving East/West relations, with special focus on U.S.-Soviet relations."
One of the key pro-disarmament organizations of the "Cold war", A.C.E.W.A., while attempting to maintain an aura of respectability was riddled with far leftists.

Prominent A.C.E.W.A. members included;
There is some evidence also that Grossman, a former member of the Democratic National Committee may also be a member of Democratic Socialists of America - the U.S.'s largest Marxist organization.

In 2010, Jerome Grossman's son Steve Grossman, was endorsed by the Boston Democratic Socialists of America, in his run for the Massachusetts treasurer job.
Son of CPPAX founder Jerome Grossman (one of DSA’s first Debs-Thomas honorees),  Steve Grossman has strong labor backing and says he will use this office to leverage progressive issues.
Jerome Grossman is also listed on the advisory board of the Democratic Socialists of America-affiliated National Jobs For All Coalition, alongside identified D.S.A. members  Elaine Bernard, Noreen Connell, Staughton Lynd, Manning Marable, Lawrence Mishel, Rep.  Jerrold Nadler, Juliet Schor, Ruth SidelVictor Sidel, Theda Skocpol, Joseph B. Uehlein, Cornel West (Barack Obama's Black Advisory Council 2008), and William Julius Wilson (a panelist with Obama at a D.S.A. sponsored forum in Chicago in 1996).

Though little known nationally, Jerome Grossman has probably had more influence on U.S. disarmament policy than any living person in the country.

More to come.

Nuclear Treason Part 3 here

"Mommy, Mommy, Obama's a Commie"

When Obama Talks like Reagan, Remember Mark Rudd's Warning Words

It is clear that President Barack Obama is going to move his rhetoric to the center, even to the right, as he positions himself for 2012. After all he can hardly talk further left can he?

But as the beguiling one talks like Ronald Reagan, we should all keep an eye on his actions

Mark Rudd, 1968

We should also remember this analysis from former Weather Underground terrorist Mark Rudd, written just after the 2008 elections;
Obama is a very strategic thinker. He knew precisely what it would take to get elected and didn't blow it. He used community organizing methods to mobilize a base consisting of many people who had never voted before or who regularly don't vote....But he also knew that what he said had to basically play to the center to not be run over by the press, the Republicans, scare centrist and cross-over voters away. He made it.

So he has a narrow mandate for change, without any direction specified. What he's doing now is moving on the most popular issues -- the environment, health care, and the economy. He'll be progressive on the environment because that has broad popular support; health care will be extended to children, then made universal, but the medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance corporations will stay in place, perhaps yielding some power; the economic agenda will stress stimulation from the bottom sometimes and handouts to the top at other times. It will be pragmatic...

And I agree with this strategy. Anything else will court sure defeat. Move on the stuff you can to a small but significant extent, gain support and confidence. Leave the military alone because they're way too powerful. For now, until enough momentum is raised. By the second or third year of this recession, when stimulus is needed at the bottom, people may begin to discuss cutting the military budget if security is being increased through diplomacy and application of nascent international law.

Obama plays basketball. I'm not much of an athlete, barely know the game, but one thing I do know is that you have to be able to look like you're doing one thing but do another. That's why all these conservative appointments are important: the strategy is feint to the right, move left. Any other strategy invites sure defeat. It would be stupid to do otherwise in this environment...
Read Obama's first book, "Dreams from My Father." The second section is the story of his three years doing community organizing in Chicago. It's some of the best writing on organizing I've ever seen. That's all it's about, the core of the book. Obama learned many lessons of strategy and patience...

This is no stupid guy... Had any of the stupid Republicans read his books, they never could have said, "We don't know who this guy is." You know every thought he's ever had.
Rudd, an unrepentant Marxist to this day,  works closely with  at three people who have been close to Obama in the recent past - Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Carl Davidson.

This is as honest an evaluation of Obama's strategy and tactics as you are likely to get.

Monday, January 24, 2011

How to Say Nothing in 4.02 Minutes

Obama's Radical "Go To" Man Moves to the DNC

In a move clearly signaling that planning for the 2012 Presidential election is underway, President Barack Obama's "go to" man Patrick Gaspard is leaving the White House to serve as Executive director of the Democratic National Committee.

Obama and Gaspard, 2010

In a January 20 email to the Democratic Party faithful, D.N.C. chairman Tim Kaine wrote of Gaspard;
Patrick Gaspard is a great person. He is a key Assistant to President Obama, having served as the Political Director of the White House for the last two years and before that as Political Director to President Obama's campaign. He understands the importance of grassroots politics and team building. He is someone with whom I have worked closely and I look forward to working with him even more closely at the DNC.
Gaspard's move also signals the almost complete acceptance of hard-left and labor union influence in the upper reaches of the Democratic Party. In embracing Gaspard, the D.N.C. has surrendered its "commanding heights" to the Party's almost completely dominant far left.

While never a proven member of any of the several radical and Marxist organizations operating within and the Democratic Party, Gaspard has worked with several of the most influential.

He is undoubtedly a servant of the far left.

Patrick Gaspard was reportedly born in Kinshasa, Zaire, after his father, a political opponent of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti, fled there.

Patrick Gaspard’s father moved with his wife from Haiti to "post-liberation" Zaire, when its pro-communist leader, Patrice Lumumba, appealed to French-speaking academics of African descent to teach in the impoverished nation.

Three years after Patrick Gaspard’s birth, the family moved to New York.

Aime Cesaire
Like Barack Obama, Patrick Gaspard wrote poetry. Also like Obama, Patrick Gaspard grew up admiring third world leftists and revolutionaries. He idolized Aime Cesaire, a Member of the French Parliament for the Communist Party, who went on to found his own leftist party in his homeland, the French colony of Martinique.

Cesaire also mentored the anti-colonialist Marxist theorist Frantz Fanon, of whom Obama wrote admiringly in his autobiography, Dreams From My Fathers.

Patrick Gaspard got his start in politics in the mid 1980s, organizing demonstrations in New York City for "social justice" in Haiti.

He got his first taste of campaign work in the 1988 presidential campaign of Rev. Jesse Jackson - who, like Obama, was a product of the Chicago socialist/communist machine.

Patrick Gaspard went on to David Dinkins’ first New York mayoral race, as an intern in Dinkins' office and then to City Hall, when Dinkins won the New York Mayoralty.

Dinkins was at the time, a member of the largest Marxist organization in the U.S., Democratic Socialists of America.

In 1997, outgoing Manhattan borough president Ruth Messinger, a Communist Party USA front activist and also a member of Democratic Socialists of America, enlisted Gaspard for her doomed mayoral campaign against Rudy Giuliani.

In 1999, Lopez loaned Gaspard out to help Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union to organize a march in protest of the police shooting death of Amadou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant.

Gaspard was allegedly a key organizer of the civil disorder that followed Diallo's death.

The SEIU Local 1199 was one of the central organizers of the civil unrest that followed, and its president Dennis Rivera asked Gaspard to coordinate those efforts.

Dennis Rivera, later  recruited Gaspard to the union - where he rose to the rank of union Executive Vice President.

It is important to note that Local 1199, isn't just any labor union, it New York's most powerful and socialist labor union.

Founded in 1932, the union was led by members of the far left from the start and was investigated in 1948 by the House Un-American Activities Committee for Communist "infiltration".

At at a March 2007 meeting to celebrate the Communist Party USA donation of its papers to New York's Tamiment Library, Steve Kramer, executive vice president of Local 1199, spoke of the Communist Party’s role in building and maintaining his union.

Recounting 1199’s ''disastrous'' 1984 strike and internal strife in which ''the union almost tore itself up'', Kramer said that but for the party’s efforts, “'1199 would have been a small union''. Today, with nearly 300,000 members, it is the world’s largest union local.

When the Communist Party split in 1991, several Local 1199 officials joined the dissenting faction and took many comrades into the breakaway Committees of Correspondence.

Among those Local 1199 officials signing the Communist Party dissenter's "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" document, which brought tensions to crisis point, were Paul Friedman (Local 1199 Vice President), Rafael Pizarro (Local 1199 organizer), Geoffrey Jaques (associate editor 1199 News) and Marshall Garcia (Local 1199 executive Vice President).

Friedman, Pizarro, Jacques and Garcia all went on to support Committees of Correspondence.

Pizarro also went on to help found the radical New Party, which Barack Obama helped establish in Chicago in the early 1990s.

Many other 1199ers also supported Committees of Correspondence, including Lenore Colbert (Local 1199 Vice President), Pat Harris (Local 1199 Vice President), David Kranz and Socorro Laguerra (Local 1199 rank and file), Pam Mills (Local 1199 Seattle), Bruce Richard (SEIU San Francisco, now a Local 1199 Vice President), Angela Doyle (Local 1199 Vice President) and Nelson Valdez (Local 1199 Vice President}.

Doyle, Valdez and Richard still hold senior positions with the union.

In addition, leading Committees of Correspondence member Mael Apollon is involved with the Local 1199 Child Care Fund.

Also of note is the late Merrilee Milstein, who was from 1972 to 1994, Vice President of the New England Local 1199. Milstein was a hard left activist in her own right and was married to Communist Party member Brian Steinberg.

Milstein left 1199, to become assistant to then Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport - now president of the ACORN supporting, DSA infiltrated, New York-based "think tank", Demos.

Barack Obama was one of Demos' first Trustees when it was established in 1999.

Gerry Hudson, now a vice president of the SEIU, also got his start at Local 1199 in New York. Hudson is a member of Democratic Socialists of America and also serves on the board of the Apollo Alliance - founded by Obama's former "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones.

Gaspard's 1199 patron Dennis Rivera also has strong socialist and communist ties.

A one time New York State Democratic Party Vice Chairman, Rivera, in November 1989, addressed a Boston conference of the Communist Party USA front U.S. Peace Council, with  future Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

At the October 1990 gathering of the Socialist International in New York, Dennis Rivera, "graciously welcomed the delegates on behalf of his 75,000 member union."

Speakers at the Opening Plenary at the 1992 Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference, "Whose New World Order?" included Bernie Sanders, Member of Congress, Vermont and Dennis Rivera, President, SEIU Local 1199 Health & Hospital Workers Union.

On June 24, 1993 New York City Democratic Socialists of America held its annual Debs-Thomas-Harrington awards dinner. Local 1199 president Dennis Rivera and DSA member Deborah Meier of the Central Park East Secondary School, received awards. In March 1998 Meier spoke alongside Barack Obama at the Memorial Service of Chicago DSA member Saul Mendelson. Featured speakers at the awards ceremony included included New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger and DSA honorary chair Cornel West. U.S. Rep. Nydia Velasquez (D-NY), who was unable to attend because of Congressional commitments, sent greetings.

In 2003, Patrick Gaspard was granted leave from Local 1199 to work as the deputy national field director for the presidential campaign of Howard Dean. After Dean was eliminated from the race, Gaspard became national field director for George Soros’ political action group America Coming Together.

Later Gaspard helped Yvette Clarke win the Congressional seat vacated by Democratic Socialists of America member and Communist Party USA supporter Major Owens.

Clarke is now a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus - which was founded in 1991, by Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialists of America.

In 1995 Patrick Gaspard was an organizer for the New Jersey chapter of the New Party, a creation of ACORN, SEIU , D.S.A. and the Committees of Correspondence.

By 2001 Gaspard was a leading activist in the New Party offshoot, the New York Working Families Party-a DSA/ACORN/Committees of Correspondence/Communist Party collaboration.

Bertha Lewis
Gaspard and Bertha Lewis of ACORN, wrote a letter to the July 2, 2001 issue of The Nation;

In the course of their letter, Gaspard and Lewis describe their extensive joint involvement in Working Families Party activities. The letter is signed: "Bertha Lewis, ACORN, WFP; Patrick Gaspard, SEIU State Council, WFP."

According to Democratic Socialists of America's Democratic Left issue of Summer 2001.
Veterans of the left will remember that the 1968 Peace and Freedom Party and the 1980 Citizens Party arose at moments of greater left-wing strength and did not significantly alter the national electoral landscape. Nor has, unfortunately, the New Party, which many DSAers work with in states where “fusion” of third party and major party votes is possible (such as the DSA co-sponsored Working Families Party in N.Y. State).
The DSA youth wing's 2004 "Life After Bush" Conference included;
A series of well-attended workshops detailed the nuts-and-bolts of electoral activism, lead by veteran campaigners from trade unions and the NY DSA-affiliated fusion Working Families Party.
Speakers at Life after Bush included;
  • Cornel West  - DSA, New Party founder, 2008 member of Barack Obama's Black Advisory Council. A Progressives for Obama endorser.
  • Frances Fox Piven - DSA, New Party founder, co-creator of the famous Cloward-Piven Strategy for wrecking the US economy. A Progressives for Obama endorser.
  • Steve Max - DSA Director of Organizing and Training, Midwest Academy Chicago.
  • Leslie Cagan - Committees of Correspondence, National Coordinator, United forPeace and Justice
  • Ian Williams - DSA, a correspondent for In These Times and The Nation
  • Bertha Lewis, Co-Chair, Working Families Party, Executive Director, New York ACORN.
DSA member Jay Mazur is also prominent in the Working Families Party and is also an endorser of the Progressives for Obama website.

Patrick Gaspard, was until recently listed on the advisory board of the the WFP aligned Center for Working Families, alongside;
  • Bob Master - Working Families Party co-chair
  • Jon Kest - Working Families Party Secretary and New York ACORN head
  • Hector Figueroa - SEIU, a regular speaker at DSA's Socialist Scholars Conferences - including the 2004 event where Van Jones also spoke.
  • Andrea Batista Schlesinger - on the board of the Oakland based Applied Research Center which is closely aligned with Van Jones' Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
  • Nathan Newman - former Committees of Correspondence National Coordinating Committee member , who recently wrote in the Daily Kos "I knew Van (Jones) pretty well back in the early 90s when we were both involved in community organizing efforts, including involvement in a variety of left-leaning groups".
Barack Obama, as a young man, admired third world revolutionaries like Frantz Fanon. He went into community organizing and the DSA/Committees of Correspondence aligned Chicago left, before moving on to the White House.

Patrick Gaspard, as a young man, admired third world revolutionaries like Aime Cesaire. He went into radical organizing and mixed with the DSA/Committees of Correspondence aligned New York left, before moving on to the White House.

Patrick Gaspard was "made" by the same socialist "mafia" who made Barack Obama.

Now these socialist "twin souls" face the struggle  of their lives, the war for the White House 2012.

Obama cannot succeed in 2012, without complete control of the Democratic Party machine. He'll surely be sleeping a little easier now, knowing that Patrick Gaspard has back over at the DNC.