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Vicious attacks on Communists in the U.S. by bourgeois press

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 23 Feb 2004, 22:46
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Post 05 May 2004, 20:12
Check out this... the bourgeois media is at it again... learn how the American government is trying to paint the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA as a "terrorist" group...


What's Behind the Attacks on the RCP and What's at Stake

Revolutionary Worker #1239, May 9, 2004, posted at http://rwor.org/

"It is good if we are attacked by the enemy, since it proves that we have drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves. It is still better if the enemy attacks us wildly and paints us as utterly black and without a single virtue; it demonstrates that we have not only drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves but achieved a great deal in our work."
--Mao Tsetung


On September 27, 2001, only 16 days after the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, the Washington Times ran an article entitled "Communists, Go Home." Ostensibly in response to a long-planned Washington mobilization against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund by forces in the anti- globalization movement, this article was a very clear call to put communists in the government's crosshairs immediately after 9/11.

"Why are we sending aircraft carriers halfway around the world to look for enemies," the article asked, "when our nation's worst enemies--communists proclaiming an anti-American jihad--will be right there in front of the Washington Monument on Saturday?"

Singled out in this article were C. Clark Kissinger and Mary Lou Greenberg, identified as "RCP activists," and Brian Becker and Larry Holmes from the International Action Center. About Kissinger, the article goes on at length:

"Kissinger--who recently served a 90-day jail sentence for probation violation--was a national officer of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in the 1960s, was involved in the 1968 riots in Chicago, then left SDS. A follower of Mao Zedong, Kissinger has been affiliated for more than 20 years with Maoist RCP.

"Last year, Kissinger offered this bit of analysis: `The problem in this country is the oppressive system of capitalism that exploits people all over the world, that destroys our planet, that oppresses minority people, that sends people to the death chambers in droves. That is a problem that has to be done away with. Is there a solution? Yes. Rev- olution is the solution.' "

A Serious Campaign Unfolds

Since the fall of 2001, over 50 similar articles have appeared in different newspapers, magazines, and web sites, all offering various fabricated "exposures" of how communists, supposedly in the pay of foreign terrorist organizations, are behind the mass opposition to Bush's war program. Most of these articles made a special point of singling out Clark Kissinger. Here it is important to understand that these articles are not just the petulant outpourings of rightwing zanies. Some are written by people with close ties to the government and contain information (however distorted it is presented) that appears to come from government files.

In short, this campaign appears to have been initiated by the political police with some clear goals in mind. One is to frighten people away from the growing movement of opposition to war and repression. But a more important goal is to create public opinion, and concoct a legal basis, for the criminalization, and quite possibly prosecution, of those who uphold internationalism and rally people to the banner of revolution.

As outlined in an earlier article ("Serious Attack on Antiwar Movement," RW #1193, available online at http://rwor.org/), the attacks on communists in the antiwar movement went through several phases. Initially, the attacks were from the hard right and consisted of rather crude red-baiting. Michael Temoglie, a former Philadelphia cop, wrote about "The Communist-Iraqi Fifth Column" and Ronald Radosh attacked the Not In Our Name statement and Clark Kissinger as "Saddam's Little Helpers" in the New York Post in summer 2002.

But then two stunning events made it clear this tactic was not working. First was the publication of the Not In Our Name Statement of Conscience, the first public statement repudiating the administration's whole "war on terrorism" and domestic repression, in the New York Times on September 19, 2002. Then on October 6, 25,000 people jammed Central Park's East Meadow to loudly proclaim their opposition... continue this article @ http://rwor.org/a/1239/attacks.htm
Comrade Andrei Mazenov
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 02 May 2004, 18:28
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Post 06 May 2004, 01:19
thats old news surely, the various factional groups of the left are always being attacked from all angles, the bourgeois press and more often than not from other leftist groups continuing that usual trend of sectarianism.

john
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 09 May 2004, 21:17
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Post 09 May 2004, 21:23
The media should not be controled by the people! By being controled by the people, the pro-American democrats try to brainwash us. Why must we live in such a tyranny? Why are we speaking and writing in English? Why do the people not stand up and wipe this sad excuse of government from the face of the earth?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 02 Mar 2004, 15:19
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Post 10 May 2004, 01:32
you lost me there on that english part. if you meant we should be speaking russian or something well it's very unsocialist to force languages on a group of people. as far as media being controlled by the people, I think that is very important, although only after the class struggle when one class is left. and by then, what we call media will be very different from what we know today.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Apr 2004, 09:08
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Post 10 May 2004, 14:11
Standard american ANTI - COMMUNIST/LEFT propaganda...

Americans allways have to hate someone, better yet UNITE two national hatreds INTO ONE! COMMUNISM + TERRORISM

" The "Eagle of Peace" is once again threathened by the vissious Communist Terrorists who want to force us to give away our property, share it with others, grow beards, speak russian and smell funny"

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Post 11 May 2004, 23:21
Otto-Wille wrote:
Standard american ANTI - COMMUNIST/LEFT propaganda...

Americans allways have to hate someone, better yet UNITE two national hatreds INTO ONE! COMMUNISM + TERRORISM

" The "Eagle of Peace" is once again threathened by the vissious Communist Terrorists who want to force us to give away our property, share it with others, grow beards, speak russian and smell funny"



no its not ''American'' propaganda, its bourgeois propaganda

get it right

john
So I read in the paper that the good guys won the war, and the red star won't be shining over moscow anymore, and my heart fell like a sparrow in the midst of my despair, when i saw la passionara with a flower in her hair
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