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Posted on 03/24/2011 4:26:55 PM PDT by Kaslin
Freedom's Enemies: A collaborator of the Rosenbergs admits his previously unknown Soviet espionage more than 60 years after the fact. It's just the latest revelation that the anti-communists of that era were right.
The "innocent victims" of the Red Scare were once legion like suave U.S. envoy Alger Hiss, who doubled as a Soviet spy chief, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who gave Moscow A-bomb plans.
The latest debunking of this myth is Rosenberg fellow spy Morton Sobell, who finally admitted it in 2008. But in a December interview with Ronald Radosh and Steven Usdin, Sobell, 93, added that he gave hundreds of secret Air Force documents to the Soviets in 1948.
Sobell also fingered William Perl, who had been attending the City College of New York with Sobell and Julius Rosenberg, and worked at a Virginia Army air base during World War II. Perl had denied wrongdoing, but was convicted of perjury in 1953.
"I did it for the Soviet Union," said Sobell, a Red-diaper baby whose parents were both Communist Party members who hosted meetings in their home.
In case you didn't know, the secret communists of 20th century history and their pawns have just been rolling out from under the bed in recent years. British historian Christopher Andrew in 2005 revealed that Salvador Allende, elected president of Chile in 1970 on a 36% plurality and the first Marxist ever to win power through the ballot box, was for all intents a KGB agent.
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PROBABLY TOO MUCH INFORMATION - BUT HERE THEY ALL ARE:
In 2007 Morton Sobell and Nancy Gruber were listed on the DataCenter’s annual report as donors to the organization. The Oakland, California based DataCenter is widely regarded as the intellegence wing of the United States Left and has close ties to Cuba.[
DataCenter is an Oakland, California based research center for “progressive” organizations. It is effectively the intelligence agency of the U.S. left.
DataCenteran activist library and publication centerwas founded in 1977 in affiliation with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) by Jon Frappier, Fred Goff, Loretta Strharsky, Harry Strharsky and approximately 40 volunteers..
In 1979 DataCenter established a Corporate Profile Project for clients such as the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations and a customized research service for immigration attorneys representing Central Americans seeking political asylum.
In 1980 DataCenter published a series of press profiles, including The Reagan File, on Ronald Reagan and his policies on labor, El Salvador, foreign policy, and military policy in Asia.
In 1981 Datacenter’s New Right Project tracked the rise of neo-conservatism. A Right-to-know Project was launched in response to censorship and “growing restrictions on access to information”. Datacenter monitored and reported on plant closures and layoffs and published a press profile Toxic Nightmare for distribution to leading environmental organizations
1983 saw the the expansion of DataCenter’s Search Service to include corporate accountability research to support community, labor, and corporate campaigns and political asylum seekers. The Search Service went online in 1988.
In 1984 Datacenter started the Third World Resources quarterly newsletter and a specialized resource directories series.
1987 saw the launch of of a Pro Bono Fund to subsidize services to low-budget “progressive” organizations.
In 1991 DataCenter initiated the Cuba Project/Conexiones to “respond to information needs of institutions in Cuba & facilitates information exchange between U.S. and Cuban colleagues-for the next ten years. The organization also published three volumes on the First Gulf War.
1993 brought the Freedom of Expression Project and CultureWatch newsletter monitoring the “culture wars waged by the Religious Right”.
In 1994 DataCenter held the first workshop on Research Methods for Community Activists and sought to “partner” with Communities for a Better Environment to “provide research & training for grassroots toxics activists”.
In 1997 DataCenter marked its 20th Anniversary with a celebration honoring Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, Communities for a Better Environment, The International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Progressive Asset Management, Public Media Center, United Farm Workers and Womens Educational Media.
1998 brought the Capacity Building Campaign to buy new offices and computers. An affirmative action policy was implemented to hire organizers from “communities of color”.
In 1999 DataCenter introduced a community research training program and mounted a major research campaign for the anti-California Proposition 21 Campaign.
In 2000 Information Services Latin America (ISLA), launched to monitor U.S. press reporting on Latin America, became an independent entity on its 30th anniversary. A Youth Strategy Project was initiated to “support the upsurge in youth organizing nationwide”.
In 2001 DataCenter released the report Moving Stronger: Needs of the criminal justice reform movement and established a Criminal Justice Project.
2002 saw DataCenter celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gala honoring Youth United for Community Action, Southwest Organizing Project, and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Youth Force Coalition. It also recognized Fred Goff and Leon Sompolinsky for their years of service to DataCenter.
In 2003 DataCenter started “Strategic Planning prioritizing Deepening Partnerships with Social Justice groups, Diversifying Our Income & Implementing Anti-Oppression Organizational Culture: Staff is majority people of color for the first time in the organizations history; Incorporate Participatory research methodology and Decolonizing Research analysis in program work; Diversify Board of Directors.
In 2006 launched a Shared Leadership model with the assistance of Patricia St Onge. “Support Services, Program & Capacity Building committees lead the organizational work & a representative from each committee serves on Coordinating Council; Mission, Vision & Values finalized”.
2007 saw a celebration of “30 years of capacity-building for the Movement”. All of Us or None, Domestic Workers United, and Mary Anna Colwell, were honored. “Year 2 Shared Leadership model; Launch Research Justice framework; Launch $2 million sustainability goal for the Endowment.”
DataCenter Board and staff
As of 2008:
Andrea Mercado, Lead Organizer & Political Education Coordinator, Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Swati Prakash, Program Director, Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice, Pacific Institute
Jessica Tovar, Contra Costa County Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment
Miho Kim, Executive Director, DataCenter
Neil Tangri, Special Projects Director, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Yvette Robles, Director, Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities
Miho Kim, Executive Director
Celia Davis, Deputy Director
Fred Goff, Major Gifts Director and President Emeritus
Leilani Nguyen, Finance and Operations Director
Saba Waheed, Research Director
Nat Smith, Book keeper
Mary Anna Colwell, Volunteer
Michael Preston, Intern
Sonya Rifkin, Intern
Sylvia Aguinaga, Intern
Donors & Funders
For a list of over 400 individual donors, please see the DataCenter Category.
The following is a list of Organizations who have funded DataCenter:
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Ananda Skin Spa & Sanctuary
Applied Research Center
Asian Art Museum
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Caffe Venezia & Ristorante
Campaign for College Opportunity
Center for Community Advocacy
Center on Policy Initiatives
Chabot Space & Science Center
Chinese Progressive Association
Citizens League for Environmental Action Now
Design Action Collective
Designs by Tuyet
Domestic Workers United
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
Equal Justice Society
Garment Worker Center
Give Something Back
Highlander Research and Education Center
Just Cause Oakland
KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Landmark Theatre Corp.
Lark Creek Walnut Creek
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Los Amigos Janitor
Mamas Royal Café
Marin Theatre Company
Matanzas Creek Winery
Movement Strategy Center
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Oakland Museum of California
Parkway Speakeasy Theater
Peets Coffee & Tea
People Organized to Win Employment Rights
Principle Profits Asset Management
Professional Support Software
Rini Templeton Memorial Fund
Ripleys Believe It or Not
St. Johns Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Childrens Art Center
San Francisco Opera
Save Our Cumberland Mountains
Sisters of Saint Dominic
Socialism and Democracy
Sunset Day Spa
Sustainable Health Institute
Taxi Workers Alliance of Philadelphia
Tommy Toys Cuisine Chinoise
Winchester Mystery House
Women of Color Resource Center
Youth Justice Institute
Youth Media Council
The following is a list of Institutions that have funded DataCenter:
Cook Brothers Education Fund
French American Charitable Trust
Fund for Nonviolence
Hooker Family Fund
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
Marge Harburg Fund of the Vanguard Public Foundation
New Society Fund
Next Fund of the San Francisco Foundation
One California Foundation
Peace Development Fund
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Public Concern Foundation
Stephen M. Silberstein Fund
The California Wellness Foundation
Nice try but we all still know it was just Anti-you know whatism.
93 years old? He should be tried and shot for treason. Morally, he’s no different from a concentration camp guard.
Read “Blacklisted by History” by M. Stanton Evans...your blood will boil. I was born in Joe McCarthy’s home town (Appleton, WI) right around the time that Robert Kennedy asked him to be the Godfather of his new daughter, Kathleen...now Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Both Robert and John were supporters and friends of Joe McCarthy. It just shows you how “history” must always be questioned. Historians sometimes attempt to ignore the human nature of “heroic” events, not to mention the ideological agenda that is often advanced through biased editing.