Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy
The Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy was based in Washington, D.C. as a lobbying coalition and information clearinghouse to lobby for U.S. cutoff of aid to South Vietnam.
It was the successor to the first "united" "Hanoi Lobby" known as the Indochina Peace Campaign (IPC) and its lobbying arm, the Coalition to Stop Funding the War (CSFW), which was founded shortly after the IPC's October 25, 1973 national meeting in Germantown, Ohio, which was led by Tom Hayden, along with his wife Jane Fonda and others, just back from meeting with the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong's political front, the Provisional Revolutionary Government, formerly theNational Liberation Front (NLF).
CNFMP During and After the Vietnam War
1977 CNFMP Letterhead List of Human Rights Working Group
A partial document from the CNFMP dated February 7, 1977, listed the attendees of their "Human Rights Working Group" meeting for that date. From page one we read as follows: Attending:
- Brewster Rhoads - Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy (CNFMP)
- Janice Glazer - CNFMP
- Richard Eisemen - observer from New Directions, a liberal-leftist organization set up by Democrats, esp. congressmen
- Philip Devlin C.S.C. - Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a hardcore Marxist organization that supported "liberation theology" and Marxist guerrilla forces in Latin America
- Fred Hofrichter - United Church of Christ (UCC), Office of Church in Society
- Olga Talamante - Argentine Commission for Human Rights - Argentinian Marxist who was described in a book as follows: "Olga Talamante of USOCA's New York office, for example, was active with the Marxist terrorists in Argentina who provoked the violence that triggered the 1976 military coup in that country. (USOCA stand for U.S. Out of Central America. Talamante was arrested by Argentine authorities while attending a meeting of the terrorist Montoneros and People's Revolutionary Army. Returning to America in 1976, she lobbied for the Argentine terrorists in Washington, and, after counsel from one-time Communist Party attorney David Rein, admitted to the Department of Justice that she had lied under oath to a Congressional committee before which she had testified.FTNT97" 
- B. Ahmed - Catholic University
- Morton Sklar - Center for National Policy Review
- Chris Root - Washington Office on Africa (WOA), a lefist, pro-Marxist guerrillas in Africa supporter group
- Ruby Rhoades - Washington Office, Church of the Brethren Church of the Brethren
- Ann Lugbill - Church of the Brethren
- Dan Connell - Eritrean Relief Committee , 2028 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140. Connell wrote some very good articles on Africa, especially about Ethiopia and Eritrea, for the Marxist weekly the Guardian, among other publications he freelanced for.
- Michael Connor - Clergy & Laity Concerned (CALC) - hardcore leftist organizational member of the Hanoi Lobby
- Elaine Fuller - NARMIC/AFSC (NARMIC), (AFSC)
- Warren Weinstein - Institute for International Law & Economic Development
- Corazon Tiglao - Movement for a Free Philippines
- Bruce Cameron - Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), and member of the "Anti-Defense Lobby" coalition
- Bill Davis - Jesuit Social Ministries - hardcore Marxist Jesuit, with a somewhat Maoist orientation. Was a member of the far-left Christic Institute, a pro-Marxist guerrillas propaganda arm for the Sandinistas of Nicaragua and the FLMN of El Salvador. NOTE: This Bill Davis (often written as Fr. William (Red) Davis, is NOT the "Bill Davis" of the CPUSA who has his own page here at KW.
CNFMP states that by a "new" policy, it means one "based on... the need to cooperate with nations of highly different political systems." CNFMP's programs call for U.S. recognition and economic aid to Communist and pro-Soviet regimes in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Angola. Other programs call for aid to revolutionary and anti-U.S. terrorist movements by a cut off of U.S. aid and economic relations with the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, El Salvador, Chile, etc. This indicates that CNFMP's phrase "nations of highly different political systems" is code for "Communist totalitarian regimes."
With a mailing list of some 12,000 presently, CNFMP ambitiously has hired Liz Broder to build its list "to upwards of one-half million eventually."
CNFMP is a major distributor of propaganda originated from the Institute for Policy Studies and Center for Defense Information, and works closely with the two groups. In 1981, Steve Daggett who had worked on the IPS staff for three years became CNFMP's Budget Priorities Coordinator. CNFMP's slogans and projects also closely parallel those of the World Peace Council and WPC delegations to Washington hold meetings with CNFMP.
On February 26, 1982, CNFMP sponsored an all-day conference, Nuclear Arms and National Security, on issues for the U.N. Second Special Session on Disarmament. CNFMP is supporting the Nuclear Freeze Campaign, and is working with the American Friends Service Committee's National Action/Research on the Military/Industrial Complex on a "Guns versus Butter" slide show.
Among the members of the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy's Disarmament Working Group were:
- Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
- War Resisters League (WRL)
- U.S. Peace Council (USPC)
- The Institute for Policy Studies' Militarism and Disarmament Project (IPS)
- The American Friends Service Committee's National Action/Research on the Military/Industrial Complex (NARMIC)
After formation of the U.S. Peace Council, that front dissolved and recommended its members and supporters become active in both the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy and the U.S. Peace Council. As at March, 1982, members of the CNFMP included:
- Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)
- Women's Strike for Peace Women Strike for Peace (WSP)
- War Resisters League (WRL)
- SANE, Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC)
- Center for International Policy (CIP)
- Business Executives Move for New National Priorities (BEM)
- American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)