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Communists Warn of New McCarthy Era
Morning Star ^ | Sunday 17 October 2010

Posted on 10/17/2010 6:19:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway

US communists called for unity against McCarthy-style witch-hunts at the weekend.

Their appeal came in the wake of a series of raids on the homes of 12 peace activists during which computers and photographs were seized.

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) said the September 24 raids had nothing to do with protecting the US people against terrorism and "everything to do with chilling the long-cherished tradition of the right to dissent."

FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force agents ransacked the activists' homes across the Midwest for evidence of "material support" for organisations such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia which are on US terror blacklists.

None of those whose homes came under investigation were charged with any crime.

Trade union organiser Joe Iosbaker and his teacher wife Stephanie Weiner were surprised to find officials standing on the front porch of their Chicago home shortly before 7am.

Ms Weiner said up to 25 agents "turned the house upside down" for 10 hours and rummaged through boxes from the '70s and '80s in the couple's attic before removing items.

The Chicago home of Arab American Action Network executive director Hatem Abudayyeh was also searched.

And in Minneapolis-St Paul six more homes of anti-war activists were searched, along with the offices of the Minnesota Anti-War Committee.

The CPUSA said the raids resulted from the repressive set of laws and institutions developed since the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act in 1996 and the Patriot Act rushed through Congress by President Bush after September 11 2001.

The party stressed that it did not ignore the "real danger" of terrorism but said the raids had nothing to do with protecting the US people against terrorism but "everything to do with quashing these activists' right to free speech."

Drawing a parallel with the McCarthy period when CPUSA leaders and members were jailed or fired from their jobs and blacklisted, it said the hysteria and persecution "severely curtailed democracy and free speech, stained our constitution and distorted political discourse for a generation."

It called on the US people to be vigilant in defence of their constitutional rights.

And it urged the Justice Department to end the harassment of peace and justice activists and Congress to repeal the undemocratic and repressive aspects of the Patriot Act.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commies; communism; cpusa; enemies; enemyofthestate; farc; harasscommies; pflp; runthemout; traitors
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1 posted on 10/17/2010 6:19:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
CPUSA

Couldn't happen to a nicer more patriotic bunch of people.../s

2 posted on 10/17/2010 6:22:57 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nickcarraway

give me a break!

read w. stanton evan’s “blacklisted by history”

and then get back to me.


3 posted on 10/17/2010 6:23:11 PM PDT by ken21 (who runs the gop?)
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To: nickcarraway
One can only hope, and this time we shouldn't stop until we have purged government of these destructive and misguided people. Communism is the natural ideological enemy of the US. The concepts of the USA and communism are mutually exclusive. Communism and socialism are the tools used by those who are envious or resentful of the rest of society.
4 posted on 10/17/2010 6:25:16 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: ken21

McCarthy was right the first time. They should talk to their pal Obama about the Patriot Act. Not our problem, commies.


5 posted on 10/17/2010 6:25:21 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: nickcarraway

We could only hope...


6 posted on 10/17/2010 6:25:57 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: nickcarraway
US communists called for unity against McCarthy-style witch-hunts at the weekend...

From the same maggots who call Christine O'Donnell a witch. Geeesh! You can't make this crap up.

7 posted on 10/17/2010 6:27:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: nickcarraway
Drawing a parallel with the McCarthy period when CPUSA leaders and members were jailed or fired from their jobs and blacklisted, it said the hysteria and persecution "severely curtailed democracy and free speech, stained our constitution and distorted political discourse for a generation." ****
OK, communism is about the absolute limit on freedom of speech, yet these commie pukes are bitching about McCarthysm because it would curtail their "freedom of speech'??
8 posted on 10/17/2010 6:27:43 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: nickcarraway
McCarthy-style witch-hunts

Horsepucky. Joe McCarthy was an American hero, he didn't conduct witch-hunts, the commies must be thinking of Henry Waxman.

9 posted on 10/17/2010 6:28:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: nickcarraway

ha ha!


10 posted on 10/17/2010 6:28:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: nickcarraway

whatever needs to happen, needs to happen, For the survival of this nation.


11 posted on 10/17/2010 6:29:11 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s bring back the HUAAC. Senator McCarthy was correct in saying the Federal Government, the United Nations, the political parties (especially the Democrats), the trade unions, Hollywood and so much more, as we found out after the demise of the Soviet Union.


12 posted on 10/17/2010 6:30:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: nickcarraway

“US communists called for unity against McCarthy-style witch-hunts at the weekend. “

Why hunt them only on the weekends? It needs to be 24/7 365.


13 posted on 10/17/2010 6:30:33 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: television is just wrong

“whatever needs to happen, needs to happen, For the survival of this nation.” <-———— THIS


14 posted on 10/17/2010 6:31:21 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: nickcarraway
Remember this?:

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He should be the first on the list as the CP Poster Child and example of what not to do.
15 posted on 10/17/2010 6:32:08 PM PDT by BocoLoco
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To: nickcarraway

These commies need to take up their complaint with the commie-in-chief, Hussein Obama. He is the ultimate boss of the FBI.


16 posted on 10/17/2010 6:32:29 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: nickcarraway

A commie is a commie, there were no witch-hunts.

Joe McCarthy was a patriot and dead on the money.


17 posted on 10/17/2010 6:33:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: All

And by CP I mean the COMMUNIST PIGS.


18 posted on 10/17/2010 6:34:01 PM PDT by BocoLoco
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To: nickcarraway

“…The Communist Party USA (CPUSA)…” an affiliate to the Democratic Party USA…

That’s rich; sneaks, cheats and liars trying to preemptively deter common-sense.

Although, McCarthy did not have his ducks in a row; he was correct.


19 posted on 10/17/2010 6:34:22 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about their misdirection!)
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To: nickcarraway

“Drawing a parallel with the McCarthy period when CPUSA leaders and members were jailed or fired from their jobs and blacklisted,”

Bring back McCarthy. We could then fire there leader, now in the White House, and maybe put him in jail for treason.


20 posted on 10/17/2010 6:34:42 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: nickcarraway

Any communist living in the United States of America is NOT a communist. They are mentally undeveloped communist wannabes. They could impress me by moving to Havana, North Korea or Red China. THEN they could be REAL communists. These maggots are nothing but a bunch of frauds.


21 posted on 10/17/2010 6:34:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: nickcarraway

Communists they can go the hell,they need searched everyday these worms are trying to bring about our downfall.


22 posted on 10/17/2010 6:35:03 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: nickcarraway
I spent six years in the military fighting commie bastards....

....now we have one in the White Hut.

Unbelieveable.

23 posted on 10/17/2010 6:35:05 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: nickcarraway

Does “McCarthyism” even register for anyone under 40?


24 posted on 10/17/2010 6:36:00 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: nickcarraway

Communists should be arrested for shear stupidity alone.


25 posted on 10/17/2010 6:37:20 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: smoothsailing
Horsepucky. Joe McCarthy was an American hero, he didn't conduct witch-hunts, the commies must be thinking of Henry Waxman.

Dam straight, extremely well said!

26 posted on 10/17/2010 6:37:59 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: nickcarraway

Yup, we are going to name names and get all the commies blacklisted at Hop Sings!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaTbErVDQ40


27 posted on 10/17/2010 6:38:47 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: BocoLoco

That’s the only time he’s been on the “far right” of anything. What a loser he is.


28 posted on 10/17/2010 6:39:01 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: nickcarraway

Stalinists vs. the Trotskyites.

Nothing new under the sun.

Some of the most vicious battles of the last hundred years have been between the various factions of socialism.


29 posted on 10/17/2010 6:39:17 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. - Patton)
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To: nickcarraway

Communism doesn’t belong in America. It is as antithetical to American principles of governance as Islam is and should be shunned and derided at its every appearance in public discourse. McCarthy was proved right about everyone he investigated.


30 posted on 10/17/2010 6:41:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: nickcarraway
Drawing a parallel with the McCarthy period when CPUSA leaders and members were jailed or fired from their jobs and blacklisted, it said the hysteria and persecution "severely curtailed democracy and free speech, stained our constitution and distorted political discourse for a generation."

I read that McCarthy was correct in identifying Communists in the USA. If it is true that McCarthy was correct then nothing was curtailed and justice was accomplished. Is that not so?

31 posted on 10/17/2010 6:41:38 PM PDT by olezip
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To: EGPWS

Communism should be illegal.


32 posted on 10/17/2010 6:42:08 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: nickcarraway
FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force agents ransacked the activists' homes across the Midwest for evidence of "material support" for organisations such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

GOOD!

33 posted on 10/17/2010 6:42:21 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: ken21
read w. stanton evan’s “blacklisted by history”

See also Ann Coulter's Treason, which hits a lot of the high points.

34 posted on 10/17/2010 6:42:35 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: olezip

The Venona Papers revealed that the old senator largely had it right. Sulzberger at the NY Times shrugged, refused to report it, and continued to squall about “McCarthyism.” I’m amazed at how often people like Glenn Beck still buy into it.


35 posted on 10/17/2010 6:44:08 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: nickcarraway

Any group dumb enough to call themselves Communists these days doesn’t deserve to be heeded.


36 posted on 10/17/2010 6:44:23 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (11/2/10-Democrat Party is shovel ready)
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To: ken21

Second that! Only the ignorant and willfully subversive distort the truth about McCarthy. Evans’ book is meticulously researched and written. The facts speak for themselves.


37 posted on 10/17/2010 6:45:04 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: Psalm 144

Exactly.

Only question for the Commies: did you want this televised or on closed-circuit TV this time around?


38 posted on 10/17/2010 6:45:09 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Being a Senator McCarthy had nothing to do with HUAAC. But the left would like everyone to think he did.


39 posted on 10/17/2010 6:45:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
From the same maggots who call Christine O'Donnell a witch. Geeesh! You can't make this crap up.

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The Rats are shovel-ready for the dust bin of history.

obama - commie red devil

40 posted on 10/17/2010 6:47:03 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: TigersEye

Good point. The media throws the HUAAC and McCarthy interchangably. They never forgave Nixon and got him too. Media leftism has gone on for a very long time.


41 posted on 10/17/2010 6:47:17 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Cheetahcat

Much of what McCarthy said came out in hearings Congress held shortly after WW2. The long cherished right to desent does not exist in China or Russia, by the way.


42 posted on 10/17/2010 6:47:59 PM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama must be trying to collect the last bits of evidence that tie him back to the CPUSA which he was a member of.


43 posted on 10/17/2010 6:48:03 PM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: TigersEye

I didn’t say he did, I said bring it back. They’d soil themselves if anyone even brought it up.


44 posted on 10/17/2010 6:48:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: nickcarraway

Good, the last one didn’t last nearly long enough.


45 posted on 10/17/2010 6:49:12 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Any communist living in the United States of America is NOT a communist. They are mentally undeveloped communist wannabes. They could impress me by moving to Havana, North Korea or Red China. THEN they could be REAL communists. These maggots are nothing but a bunch of frauds.”

Fauxsheviks.


46 posted on 10/17/2010 6:49:37 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: olezip
It is. McCarthy was correct. You are understanding well, Reagan speaking in 1964 Reagan Just Getting Started
47 posted on 10/17/2010 6:50:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Psalm 144

Exactly.


48 posted on 10/17/2010 6:50:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: nickcarraway; All
I propose that because communism advocates the forced redistribution of wealth, that two commies meeting and discussing how to achieve communist ends, are conspiring to commit robbery and theft, the discussion is a felony in itself. Regular meetings would be a RICO felony.

Just pick 'em up after their meetings, and jail 'em for life.

49 posted on 10/17/2010 6:50:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: EternalVigilance

“Some of the most vicious battles of the last hundred years have been between the various factions of socialism.”

Heh. Barbarossa, Stalingrad, Leningrad, Kursk and Berlin suddenly sprang to mind.


50 posted on 10/17/2010 6:51:52 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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