Henry Lowendorf

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Henry Lowendorf

Henry Lowendorf is a Connecticut activist. He is the partner of Susan Klein. He is chair of the Communist Party USA Peace and Solidarity Collective.[1]


  • Case Western Reserve University, 1965 – 1972. Ph.D. Biology.
  • University of Michigan, B.S. Cellular Biology.1960 – 1964.[2]


Associate Director, Office of Cooperative Research, Yale University. 1985 – 2006.

Technology assessment, inventions management, patenting, marketing, commercialization, licensing, start ups, research agreements.[3]

Connecticut comrades


With Kevin Doyle, Yusuf Gursey, Pearl Granat and Henry Lowendorf December 2019.

Dedication to the striking "workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital"

The May Day Supplement, page H, to the People's Weekly World May 20 2000, carried a dedication to the striking "workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital"

Signers included Henry Lowendorf.

2001, Solidarity with the Charleston 5

The May Day Supplement, page C, to the People's Weekly World May 12 2001, carried a dedication from "Connecticut labor and community activists standing in solidarity with the Charleston 5"

Signers included Henry Lowendorf.

Communist Party USA

In September 2006 the Peoples Weekly World listed several members, or supporters of the Connecticut Communist Party USA.[4]

Al Marder, Art Perlo, Brian Steinberg, Dorothy Johnson, Eda diBiccari, Edie Fishman, Edward Broderick, George Fishman, Henry Lowendorf, James Barnes Jr, Joelle Fishman, Joseph Taylor, Lola Johnson, Mary Johnson, Melvin Gonzalez Mendez, Pamella Saffer, Yusuf Gursey, Sallie Caswell Thomas, Tom Connolly Reed Smith, Jr. .

Marching behind Communist banner


2017 Connecticut Communist Party Year of Resistance. Henry Lowendorf marching behind Communist Party USA banner with Art Perlo and Joelle Fishman.

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Henry Lowendorf of Greater New Haven Peace Council, CT signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.

Connecticut Opposes the War

2009, Henry Lowendorf, Moderator; Chair, Greater New Haven Peace Council; Steering Committee, Connecticut Opposes the War; No Nukes No War CT.[5]

Greater New Haven Peace Council

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In 2010, Nancy Eberg, Henry Lowendorf and Mary Compton were active were active in the Greater New Haven Peace Council.[6]

Disarm Now! conference

In June 2010, Henry Lowendorf addressed the Disarm Now! Conference, Riverside church, New York. (Workshop: National Struggles Against the Violence of Global Imperialism), Lowendorf chairs the Greater New Haven Peace Council and No Nukes No War, Connecticut, USA.[7]

Anti NATO activism in Portugal

Henry Lowendorf, a U.S. Peace Council Representative, flew into Lisbon, Portugal, in early November 2010, to participate in actions calling for the dissolution of NATO.[8]

Heads of state of all the NATO countries are meeting here at a special summit to expand the military alliance’s role in the world. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton lead an enormous contingent from the U.S.

Opposing this summit and its threat to peace, the World Peace Council (WPC) and the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) beginning last January built a large, broad coalition to prepare anti-NATO activities in Lisbon. The coalition is called Paz Sim! NATO Nâo! Peace Yes! NATO NO!

Yesterday the CPPC organized an anti-NATO conference in the municipality of Almada immediately across the Tagus River. The vice president of the town council welcomed participants.
WPC President, Socorro Gomes of Brazil opened the conference. There is no justification for the NATO military alliance, she said. With its invasion of Yugoslavia in 1999 and of Afghanistan in 2001 and the new powers it is giving itself, it is turning the world into a military camp.
But the main event of the anti-NATO effort is the demonstration this afternoon. I can’t wait to see what that looks like, from the inside.

Alfred L. Marder 90th Birthday Celebration

New Haven People's Center blog

The March 2012 Host Committee, in honor of Connecticut Communist Party USA member Alfred Marder's 90th Birthday Celebration, held at the New Haven People's Center consisted of;

Hon. Rosa DeLauro, Sen. Toni Harp, Sen. Martin Looney, Rep. Juan Candelaria, Rep. Patricia Dillon, Rep. Toni Edmonds Walker, Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, Rep. Roland Lemar, Ald. Jorge Perez, President, New Haven Board of Aldermen, Ambassador Sylvester Rowe, Mohammed Barrie, Vinie Burrows, Mary Compton, Joelle Fishman, Craig Gauthier, Emanuel Gomez, Hilda Kilpatrick, Henry Lowendorf, Kenneth Marder, Rev. Scott Marks,William Morico, John Olsen, Quentin Snediker, Jarvis Tyner, Andrea van den Heever, Susan Yolen

A statement issued on the committee's behalf read;[9]

Dear Friends and Family of Al Marder,
We are excited to invite you to celebrate the 90th birthday of Al Marder and to recognize his many contributions, international and local, toward world peace, justice and equality.
Please join us in this joyous occasion on Sunday, March 18, at 3:00 pm at the New Haven Peoples Center, 37 Howe Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511.



In July 2012 Lowendorf was in Kathmandu for a conference of the Nepal Peace and Solidarity Council.

Haifa conference, 2013


Lowendorf spoke at a Haifa conference calling for a nuclear weapons and WMD - free zone in the Middle East. No more wars over weapons of mass destruction, December 2013.

Global Warming


Peace Table Workshops at the Global Climate Convergence. – U.S. Peace Council with Henry Lowendorf, Dr. Bahman Azad, James Patrick Jordan, Banbose Shango.

U. Manhattan, 51 (101) Astor Pl. 12-story office building occupies the block between Third and Fourth Avenues in the East Village.

Workshop provides examples of imperialism in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa & the root causes.[10]

70th anniversary of the victory over Fascism

Henry Lowendorf, Alfred Marder

Henry Lowendorf was in Moscow, June 2015, with Alfred Marder, for the 70th anniversary of the victory over Fascism.

Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act


April 2016 , Greater New Haven Peace Council activists petitioned Rep. Rosa DeLauro to sponsor the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act (HR 1976).

Signatures on petition signed at event 4/29/16: Representative Rosa DeLauro constituents:[11]

Working with Iorio

The agreement struck between the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia, and China with Iran over its nuclear program is being lauded by arms control experts worldwide, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the organization tasked with monitoring nuclear programs under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, as a good, verifiable, and enforceable deal.

We urge you to call the Senators tomorrow. We must leave nothing to chance and the machinations from those dedicated to initiating a war on Iran.
It is really important to call your Senators and Representatives ASAP.
By Henry Lowendorf and Megan Iorio

Henry Lowendorf is the co-chair of the Greater New Haven Peace Council. Megan Iorio is the organizing director of Just Foreign Policy, a national advocacy group dedicated to promoting diplomacy and preventing war. Both are New Haven residents.[12]

Peace Council delegation to Syria

Meeting the Grand Mufti
Meeting President Bashar al Assad

August 9, 2016 — A Peace and Fact-Finding Delegation, organized by the U.S. Peace Council just returned from a week-long visit to Syria. The delegation met with representatives of numerous NGOs, heads of industry, religious leaders and civil society, high-level leaders of the Syrian government, and it held an extended private meeting with President Bashar al Assad.

The delegation’s findings could not be more timely as the world watched the Obama administration escalating violence and bombing in Libya and threatening to escalate its overt military role in Syria. These violent actions take place while the Syrian government and its allies are closing in on the various foreign-funded terrorist groups that have plagued the people of Syria for over 5 years.

Consisting of seven activists representing various peace organizations the Peace Delegation was led jointly by Henry Lowendorf from the executive committee of the USPC and Gerry Condon, Vice President of Veterans for Peace.

“Almost everything we read about Syria in the media is wrong,” said Gerry Condon. “The reality is that the U.S. government is supporting armed extremist groups who are terrorizing the Syrian people and trying to destroy Syria’s secular state.”

“In order to hide that ugly reality and push violent regime change,” continued Condon, “the U.S. is conducting a psychological warfare campaign to demonize Syria’s president, Bashar al Assad. This is a classic tactic that veterans have seen over and over. It is shocking, however, to realize how willingly the media repeat this propaganda, and how many people believe it to be true.”

The Peace delegation spent nearly two hours in dialogue with President Assad, a soft spoken man with a wry sense of humor who thoughtfully answered questions about the current engagement in Aleppo, his perceptions of the bilateral negotiations between the US and Russia, and the revolutionary policy of ending the war through grass roots reconciliation initiatives. Judith Bello reflected, “Syria’s reconciliation plan is a powerful example of a restorative response to divisive forces spreading violence and chaos in a generally tolerant and peaceful country.”

“All members of the Delegation returned convinced that Syria’s sovereignty must be respected, that it up to Syrians to overcome whatever problems exist in their country without interference from the US,” said Henry Lowendorf, co-leader of the delegation. “There exists in Syria a strong nonviolent political opposition who are working both inside and outside the government.”

Members of the Peace Delegation:

WPC Secretariat meeting


Henry Lowendorf attended a World Peace Council Secretariat meeting in Athens Greece, in 2016.

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference.

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate. http://www.cpusa.org/2017-national-party-building-conference-resist-organize-vote-grow/

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[14]

Those invited on Facebook included Henry Lowendorf.

Party member

Henry Lowendorf wrote "We need a Peace and Solidarity Commission" for the Communist Party USA website May 15, 2019:

While there may be individual members of our Party who participate in organized peace activities, how many actually lead, organize and mobilize around such activities? Are there any engaged in national forums, coalitions and organizations as leaders of the CPUSA?

What difference could a bold and visible Communist/Marxist presence make in the peace movement?
A loud CPUSA presence will make the case that cutting the military budget does not mean poverty for workers in the war industries, that conversion works for workers. It links ending the gun violence at home with ending the use of guns, bombs, drones and missiles for wars – driven by the drive for profits by the weapons makers. Killing abroad and killing at home are two faces of the Military Industrial Complex.

The newly revealed interest by youth in socialism exposed through the 2016 Sanders presidential campaign has led to large numbers creating and joining Democratic Socialists of America chapters.
We need to promote a Green Peace New Deal, which leadership of the CPUSA could enable.

The U.S. peace movement needs the principled, disciplined anti-imperialism that the CPUSA rightfully claims flows throughout its 100-year history.

We call upon the CPUSA, in order to re-establish its historical leadership in the peace movement, to create, populate, build and prioritize a Peace & Solidarity Commission. This Commission will envision strategy, be empowered to mobilize cadre, and project a bold, grounded, internationalist Marxist perspective onto the U.S. peace movement. It will work with Communist parties and anti-imperialist movements in other lands and bring their perspective to the U.S.

Let’s take this step now. Let the next 100 years move rapidly toward peace. The continued existence of history demands it.