Category Archives: Social Movements

ECHOES OF POL POT: BERNIE MOVEMENT’S CLOSE TIES TO NORWEGIAN COMMUNISTS

By Trevor Loudon  |  The Epoch Times* “Our Revolution” and “People for Bernie,” two key elements of the Bernie Sanders for President movement, have developed a close relationship with a militant Norwegian communist party. The party in question, Rodt (Red Party), was formerly known as the Arbeidernes Kommunistparti (AKP or Workers’ Communist Party) and was notorious in Norway for its open support of Cambodian communist leader and mass murderer Pol Pot. The Sanders movement’s ties to one of the most extreme communist parties Read More...
TOPSHOT - People hold a banner picturing Communist figures including (From L) German philosopher and communist theoretician Karl Marx, German philosopher and communist thinker Friedrich Engels, Soviet leader Vladimir Ilitch Lenin, Soviet leader Josph Stalin and Chinese late communist leader Mao Zedong, as they gather in Bakirkoy district as part of the the May Day rally, in Istanbul, on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

56 COMMUNIST PARTIES GATHER IN TURKEY TO CELEBRATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMINTERN

By Trevor Loudon  |  The Epoch Times* Commentary The international communist movement just celebrated its 100th birthday at a gathering in Turkey. Far from using the occasion to confess their responsibility for 160 million to 200 million deaths and their legacy of torture, famine, and oppression, the assembled communists look forward to a bright future, in which Marxism-Leninism rules every corner of the globe. The “One-Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist International: The Fight for Peace and Socialism Continues” was held in Read More...
The City Hall building with the statue of William Penn on top is seen in the city center of Philadelphia on December 3, 2017.
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in metropolitan area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley region, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.  / AFP PHOTO / Eric BARADAT        (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

MAOISTS AND SOCIALISTS INCREASE THEIR INFLUENCE ON PHILLY CITY COUNCIL

Trevor Loudon |  The Epoch Times*   | November 12, 2019,  Updated: November 13, 2019 Commentary Radical Maoists from Liberation Road and their small “c” communist allies from Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) elected one of their own to Philadelphia City Council on Nov. 5. Kendra Brooks, who won a city council at-large seat, will join fellow radical Helen Gym on the 17-member body. Heavily Democratic Philadelphia follows an unusual system for electing city councilors. Ten councilors are elected by district, while seven Read More...

COMMUNIST LEADER MOBILIZES NATIVE AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC VICTORY

Trevor Loudon  |  The Epoch Times*  | October 11, 2019  Updated: October 11, 2019 Commentary Judith LeBlanc, a leading member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), is organizing Native American communities in several states to turn out in high numbers for the Democratic Party in 2020. At just over 2 percent of the population, the Native American vote could be enough to swing several key U.S. Senate races and even the presidency. LeBlanc also organized the nation’s first Native American Presidential Forum Read More...
Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (L) walk down the Colonnade before a press conference at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on March 19, 2019.

TRANSNATIONAL TREASON: DSA PARTNERS WITH BRAZILIAN TROTSKYISTS TO BUILD SOCIALIST MOVEMENTS, ATTACK TRUMP AND BOLSONARO

Trevor Loudon  |  TheEpochTimes*  | September 16, 2019,  Updated: September 16, 2019 Commentary The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is working closely with Brazilian Trotskyists from the Party of Socialism and Liberty (PSOL) to coordinate attacks against U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The U.S.–Brazil revolutionary alliance is conducted through revolutionaries in both countries aligned to an international Trotskyist revolutionary coordinating body—the Brussels-based United Secretariat for the Fourth International. One of the key point men in the alliance is Pedro Fuentes, Read More...
Freedom Road Socialist Organization supporters during an anti-Trump march in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017. (slowking4/GFDL 1.2)

AMERICAN MAOISTS SEND 4 DELEGATIONS TO VENEZUELA IN 6 MONTHS—IS THIS LEGAL?

Trevor Loudon  | The Epoch Times*  |  September 5, 2019, Updated: September 5, 2019 Commentary For the fourth time since April, U.S. Maoists from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) have sent a delegation to Venezuela. These delegations are clearly in support of Venezuela’s Marxist regime. They organize support and solidarity for the regime and clearly propagandize in its favor. They also clearly side with the Maduro regime against President Donald Trump. Is this legal under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)? Are any Read More...