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POWER LINE BLOG on A.N.S.W.E.R (Unreconstructed Marxists)
Power Line Blog | January 18, 2003 | John H. Hinderaker

Posted on 01/18/2003 2:46:19 PM PST by Timesink

Saturday, January 18, 2003

Here is another photo of A.N.S.W.E.R.'s San Francisco office. The woman shown is identified by the Associated Press as "activist Nancy Mitchell." Note the signs. Also, this is a nice office in the most expensive real estate in the U.S. It would be interesting to see where the money comes from. One possibility: A.N.S.W.E.R. lists filmmaker Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine") as one of its supporters.


Now, who exactly is "activist" Nancy Mitchell? She is a prominent member of the Workers World Party (as well as the International Action Center, another WWP front which was founded by Ramsey Clark). Let's let her explain her politics in her own words, from the Workers World Party's website:

"Those of us who came to the movement during this period of reaction and through the expansion and success of the I[nternational]A[ction][Committee] over the last decade have had a lot of experience fighting racism and imperialism. But we may feel a little less prepared to do mass agitational work on the need for socialism and building a communist party in the United States.

"But I know I speak for the newer comrades when I say: I'm excited to start. I'm excited to strengthen my ability to talk about socialism, to get the paper out to the workers in my union, to build the branch meetings, to pass out palm cards with the www.workers.org Web site on them. And I'm really excited about having regular Marxism classes and doing introductory classes for students and workers, to show them that Marxism is not some field for academic study--it's a living struggle!"

In fifteen minutes of internet research, you can figure out that the anti-war demonstrations taking place today were organized and led by unreconstructed Communists. This would seem to be significant news. Watch for it tomorrow morning in the New York Times.
posted by Hindrocket at 2:28 PM

 
This is a photo of anti-war demonstrators in Washington, D.C. picking up their signs to begin the demonstration. The signs were supplied by a group called A.N.S.W.E.R., which is the principal organizer of the demonstrations in Washington and San Francisco.


This photo shows the A.N.S.W.E.R. office in San Francisco. The individual on the right is Richard Becker, A.N.S.W.E.R.'s principal spokesman.


A.N.S.W.E.R. is a front for the Workers World Party, a Stalinist group that cheered the Tiananamen Square massacre and supports Kim il Jong and Saddam Hussein. To learn more about A.N.S.W.E.R. and Mr. Becker, read this and this. And Mr. Becker describes his own political views here, in a eulogy to a man whom Becker describes as "the very embodiment of Leninism."
posted by Hindrocket at 1:35 PM

 


Um, no thank you.

Anti-war rallies are scheduled to take place around the world today. We'll probably post images of the protests and counter-protests from time to time.
posted by Hindrocket at 12:29 PM


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1 posted on 01/18/2003 2:46:20 PM PST by Timesink
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2 posted on 01/18/2003 2:47:45 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Timesink
Ironic that people who likely haven't done an honest day's work form the core of the world worker's party (or whatever the hell it's called). Must be nice to have parents well-off enough so you can waste your time being an 'activist'.
3 posted on 01/18/2003 3:13:53 PM PST by SoDak
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To: Timesink
BTW, in Sioux Falls today, three people (that I could see) protested the war. I never saw so many birds come out of car windows, especially as frigid as it is outside. I gave a hearty "salute" of my own.
4 posted on 01/18/2003 3:15:58 PM PST by SoDak
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To: Timesink
great post! Bump to show others later.
5 posted on 01/18/2003 3:20:01 PM PST by Tailback
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To: Timesink
It's almost time...
6 posted on 01/18/2003 3:21:45 PM PST by Noumenon
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To: Timesink
It's happening here in Houston...



These were taken today as I walked in the park.
I was sickened.

7 posted on 01/18/2003 3:25:20 PM PST by humblegunner (Do not remove Tag under penalty of Law)
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To: humblegunner
One of the things that the KGB did in its heyday was to reach out to the fringes of American society in order to appeal to malcontents, deviants, criminals, and others who were generally shunned by mainstream American society.

Now, long after the KGB is itself history, the seeds of its early outreach efforts have grown into blooming fields of Communistic acceptance by gays, anarchists, athiests, some welfare recipients, and criminals.

8 posted on 01/18/2003 3:36:24 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Timesink
Pacifists and socialists: Exploiters of the wretched
9 posted on 01/18/2003 3:37:39 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe (God Armeth The Patriot)
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To: Timesink
Thanks for the post. To connect some more dots, remember that Ramsey Clark and Lynne Stewart were both listed as attorneys-of-record for Rachman, the 93 WTC bomber. Stewart was indicted for helping pass messages to/from Rachman and Al Qaeda. These are dangerous people.

http://www.whistleblowers.org/wtc.htm
10 posted on 01/18/2003 3:38:12 PM PST by Ben Hecks (Support a Democrat-free America)
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To: Ben Hecks; Lion's Cub
Wow, thanks for that info.
11 posted on 01/18/2003 3:41:50 PM PST by piasa (Sheep! It's what's for supper.)
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To: Ben Hecks
Sorry, that's "Omar Ahmed Ali Abdel Rahman".
12 posted on 01/18/2003 3:42:53 PM PST by Ben Hecks (Support a Democrat-free America)
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To: Timesink; TLBSHOW
The question is not "why do communists oppose war?"

The question is "why do communists need to preserve Saddam? Radical Islam?

13 posted on 01/18/2003 3:48:36 PM PST by dasboot
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To: Southack
Blooming fields, indeed.
These folks need jobs, reasons for maintaining lives;
not to mention baths and clean clothes.

It upset me greatly to walk amongst them.

14 posted on 01/18/2003 3:54:01 PM PST by humblegunner (Pacifist dog commie rat coward barstards)
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To: dasboot
Communists are merely trying to break down their main perceived obstacle to their success: The USA.

By the way, ever notice that in Democratic republics like the U.S., people protest their government, but in repressive Communist regimes like North Korea and Cuba, people only protest the U.S.?!

15 posted on 01/18/2003 3:54:28 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Timesink
This lady (or one of her ilk) got her 60 seconds of fame this morning on the Saturday Today show. When asked, she said that A.N.S.W.E.R. stood for "Act Now to Stop War & End Racism". That's all I needed to hear -- this group is straight out of the 60's Viet Nam era with their anti-US vomit disguised as as effort for "peace". Unfortunately, the NBC interviewer took it all in as if she represented the majority who have doubts about our Iraq policy. Although I didn't know their background before now, I knew that any group with both "war" and "racism" in their name was likely leftover slime from the Cold War, or a fungus trying to regain a foothold in today's uncertain and anxious environment.
16 posted on 01/18/2003 3:57:34 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Southack
The U.S. will be "transformed" ; is being transformed. The networking with, and developement of, new U.I.'s (as a natural result of the late anti-war zeitgeist) is important; but it's secondary to the main purpose. IMO
17 posted on 01/18/2003 4:05:38 PM PST by dasboot
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To: humblegunner
These were taken today as I walked in the park. I was sickened.

It's times like this I wish I owned one of those jackets with "FBI" in giant yellow letters on the back. I'd just walk all around the protest all day, wearing that jacket and carrying a camera with a HUGE honkin' lens, snapping hundreds of photos and making the Saddam lovers all paranoid as hell.

18 posted on 01/18/2003 4:07:03 PM PST by Timesink (Poodle: The Other White Meat)
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To: Noumenon
It's almost time...

?

19 posted on 01/18/2003 4:08:18 PM PST by Timesink (Poodle: The Other White Meat)
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To: CedarDave
Only thing I have to say about it.. Maybe the exposure they got on C-Span will push Bush's points up about 10 more...

I gagged so much, I had to turn it off for 10 minutes at a time.. I had to look though.. like a passing motorist does at a traffic accident.. It was a pretty gore-ey thing to behold.. YUCK!!

Worst part.. my cable bill help show it... Double YUCK!! Counter protests were not shown.. Triple YUCK!!!

20 posted on 01/18/2003 4:09:32 PM PST by glowworm
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To: glowworm
Worst part.. my cable bill help show it... Double YUCK!!

Yeah, I know. But I'm going to sign up for cable next week -- with the war coming on, I don't want to be stuck with ABCCBSNBCPBS for news. Our local provider has FOX so I know I'll get "fair and balanced" (my local bank has FOX News on over the teller windows so you don't notice how slow the lines are)!!

21 posted on 01/18/2003 4:26:59 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Noumenon
Bump.
22 posted on 01/18/2003 4:32:02 PM PST by michigander
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To: Timesink
BUMPING a GREAT POST...
23 posted on 01/18/2003 4:38:42 PM PST by tubebender (<)
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To: Timesink
It's times like this I wish I owned one of those jackets with "FBI" in giant yellow letters on the back. I'd just walk all around the protest all day, wearing that jacket and carrying a camera with a HUGE honkin' lens, snapping hundreds of photos and making the Saddam lovers all paranoid as hell.

Back during the Cold War the pacifists used to hold a demonstration in front of Wright-Patterson AF Base on Hiroshima Day. Some of us would hold a counter-demonstration to support the troops. One time my son was home from graduate school. I usually took a camera with me to the counter-demo, but never had time to take any pictures. I gave my camera to my son and asked him to photograph the event. I had forgotten he had been a photographer for his college paper when he was an undergraduate. He went around doing a very professional-looking job of taking pictures. He told me later that the leader of the pacifists came up to him and asked who he was taking pictures for (the guy had a record of opposing US military action going all the way back to WWII when he was jailed as a communist). My son told him it was just for himself. The commie replied, "Oh, I thought we were being targeted for assassination." It did my heart good to know we put some fear into his slimy little soul.

24 posted on 01/18/2003 5:33:50 PM PST by JoeFromSidney
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To: Ben Hecks
According to a World Net Daily story "Has anti-war movement been hijacked?" Ramsey Clark, founder of ANSWER, is legal counsel for Saddam Hussein. Sad-dam, can you say mother of all conspiracies?
(Thanks Mr. Farah for making research too easy :)
25 posted on 01/18/2003 5:53:21 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (Perfect world: GWB threatens retalatory deployment of all anti-USA types to Iraq. Saddam kills self.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican
Good article! Welcome to FR; If I might ask, how did you find this forum?
26 posted on 01/18/2003 6:13:24 PM PST by Ben Hecks (Support a Democrat-free America)
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To: glowworm
I know, they are disgusting and infuriating.

I had to skip taking part in the D.C. Chapter/MOVEOUT counter demonstration because I could not honestly pledge I would remain non-violent when a stone's throw from such as these.

And such is their agenda, and their allies, that I do not know how much longer it will be appropriate to remain non-violent.

VietVet
27 posted on 01/18/2003 6:39:49 PM PST by VietVet
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To: dasboot
The question is "why do communists need to preserve Saddam? Radical Islam?

Where was that link to our talk the other night?
28 posted on 01/18/2003 9:28:31 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Timesink; belmont_mark; Askel5
Here are some sponsors of A.N.S.W.E.R.
Monica Moorehead - Workers World Party
Freedom Socialist Party
Manfred Eber - Chairperson, Communist Party of Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
H. Charfo - Head of the Department of International Relations, Central Committee, Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Praha, Czech Republic
Patrik Köbele - Chairman, German Communist Party, Ruhr-Westfalen, Germany
Patricio Echegary - General Secretary, Partido Comunista de la Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maher Kouraytem - The Lebanese Communist Party, Beirut, Lebanon
Oklahoma Socialist Cooperative, Oklahoma
Chris "The Anarchist" Ryan - community organizer and activist, Columbus, Ohio
Victoria D. Gaines - Psychiatric escapee and activist, Hagertown, Maryland
Steven Schroeder - Instructor in Philosophy and Liberal Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
Ross Stuart Marat - Bedfordshire Socialist Alliance, Luton, England
For more, follow this link
A.N.S.W.E.R.
29 posted on 01/19/2003 12:47:54 AM PST by Orion78 (Communism is dead)
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To: TLBSHOW
"The second upgraded strategy involves the use of the new 'independent' Muslim states in the CIS to establish and develop economic and political cooperation with the fundamentalists in Iran and elsewhere in the Muslim world. According to this assessment the much-advertised feud between the Armenians and the Azerbaijanis of Turkish descent in Nagorno-Karabakh may be a tactical ploy to involve Turkey, Iran and other Muslim countries in support of eventual alliance with Azerbaijan and other Central Asian Muslim states in the CIS. This strategy takes into account the growing power of the fundamentalists and the possibility of gaining control over substantial oil reserves."
30 posted on 01/19/2003 12:53:23 AM PST by Orion78 (Communism is dead)
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To: Orion78
save for later. thank you all for getting and posting this.
31 posted on 01/19/2003 6:00:57 AM PST by Barset
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To: Timesink
Here's another link:
http://geocities.com/pastorswatch/main.htm

(Oh wow man. Where can I go, to sign up for International A.O.W.C.U.T.G.D.F.P.?)
32 posted on 01/19/2003 9:38:16 PM PST by unspun (Let's all think of the mentality of the anti-war protesters when we consider legalizing drugs. ;-`)
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To: Timesink
Bump to save links.
33 posted on 01/20/2003 3:10:42 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Timesink
A.N.S.W.E.R. changed their web site and deleted all reference to any anti-US, anti-democracy, anti-capitalism references and links. There is no mention of Castro, Kim Jong Il. Mumia is still there, though. They also still have the pro Palestinian sites linked. A lot of the more controversial links don't work either.
34 posted on 02/18/2003 8:25:39 PM PST by Eva
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