Palestine Human Rights Campaign
Palestine Human Rights Campaign
The Palestine Human Rights Campaign first appeared in a full-page newspaper ad in the New York Times in late 1977, from Walnut Creek, Pennsylvania. It apparently was the work of two brothers, James Zogby and John Zogby, who would become more well-known in the future as pro-Palestine Liberation Organization activists, as a national pollster, and a college professor.
The Campaign was established to take advantage of President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy emphasis on "human rights" which proved to be disastrous for the U.S.
National Organizing Conference
A brochure came out in early 1978 announcing "A National Organizing Conference" sponsored by The Palestine Human Rights Campaign PHRC to be held on May 20-21, 1978, at American University, with the theme of "Palestinian Human Rights and Peace".
The list of "Sponsors" was a mix of a several groupings including the Communist Party USA CPUSA and its sympathizers, theHanoi Lobby, black extremists, mainly marxists, radical Christians, and Arab/Arab-American organizations, plus a few phone-booth sized pro-Palestinian Christian groups (as opposed to larger organizations).
From this brochure were: Organizations:
- Association of Arab-American University Graduates -- AAAUG, led by marxist-cause supporter and attorney, Abdeen Jabara
- Local 3, Auto Workers, Detroit - UAW, where there was a heavy Arab immigrant community and auto industry workforce
- Middle East Research & Information Project - MERIP, an SDS offshoot, led over time by Merle Thorp, Jr. and Joe Stork, the latter a key member of Human Rights Watch in the late 2000's.
- National Association of Arab-Americans - NAAA, an older organization of Arab-Americans
- Near East Committee of the Antiochian Orthodox Church
- Palestine Solidarity Committee - PSC, a mixed marxist/PLO organization that had leaders who came from the Maoist-oriented Guardian newspaper
- Ramallah Federation - an organization composed of people supposed from Ramallah living in the U.S.
- Search for Justice and Quality in Palestine - SEARCH, a phone-booth pro-PLO operation
- World Peace Council - WPC the top Soviet "peace front", reportedly run by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the KGB
- Sen.James Abourezk - Senator D-SD, one of the leading pro-PLO supporters in Congress
- Elsie Adjali - Director, Women's Division, United Methodist Office of the UN (NB: A Mia Adjali was a major figure in the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, being on their Steering Committee with the identification of: United Methodist Churchwoman, Detroit; United Methodist, and a member of a delegation of communist/leftist women who met "with representatives of North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front, (in) Canada, July 7, 1969" at an affair arranged by the far-left Canadian Voice of Women CVW. The CVW was Canada's equivalent of the Communist-dominated Women Strike for Peace WSP in the U.S.).)
- Eqbal Ahmad - Transnational Institute TI, the London branch of the Institute for Policy Studies and an open supporter of communist and Arab terrorism
- Herbert Aptheker - Editor, Jewish Affairs, the publication of the CPUSA's Jewish Commission. Open member of the CPUSA and Party theoretician
- Edward Bontempo - National Education Association NEA
- Dewey M. Beagle - Wesley Theological Seminary, Wash. D.C., a bastion of leftist Methodists
- Daniel Berrigan - convicted of damaging the Catonsville, Md. draft board center and jailed for it and many other acts of vandalism over the decades. A veteran supporter of various communist causes and fronts, along with his brother Phillip Berrigan
- Rev. Philip Berrigan S.J. - Reverend, Society of Jesuit, convicted in the Catonsville 9 vandalism of a Maryland draft-board; also jailed many times for various acts of civil disobedience and vandalism. Supporter of numerous communist fronts and causes. Name is also spelled Philip Berrigan
- Robert S. Browne - Black Economic Research Center- veteran leftist activist
- George Wesley Buchanan - Wesley Theological Seminary, Wash. D.C.
- J. Richard Butler - Director, Middle East Committee, National Council of Churches National Council of Churches NCC
- John Buteyn - Secretary, World Ministry of the Reform Church in America; chairman, Middle East Committee, National Council of Churches NCC
- Jo Butler - D.C. Statehood Party - an old marxist associated with the CPUSA and its front operations in Washington, D.C. Sponsor of the World Peace Council welcoming committee in D.C., for the International Dialogue for Disarmament and Detente, Jan. 25-28, 1978. The D.C. Statehood Party's "constitution was written largely by Maurice Jackson, the head of the Communist Party of D.C. and a teacher at the W.E.B. DuBois School of Marxist Studies in the early 1970's. In the 2000's, he has been a professor of African-American History/Studies at Georgetown University
- Lee Cain - Local 3, United Auto Workers Executive Board UAW Local 3 and identified CPUSA member
- Rep. John Conyers - Representative D-Mich, one of the top supporters of the PLO in Congress
- Suzanne Cepeda - Women for Racial & Economic Equality WREE - a CPUSA front CITATION from Cong. Rec. needed
- Jacqui Chagnon -- Clergy & Laity Concerned CALC, a member of the Hanoi Lobby
- Prof. Noam Chomsky - Professor, MIT
- Marylynn Clement - correct spelling Marilyn Clement
- Ken Cockrel, Sr.- Detroit City Council and well-known member of Democratic Socialists of America and other radical organizations.
- Erma Henderson - President, Detroit City Council and well documents CPUSA front supporter, esp. the WPC and USPC
- Rev. Harry T. Cook, II - Emmanuel Church Episcopal Detroit
- Tom Cornell - Fellowship of Reconciliation FOR, part of the Hanoi Lobby
- Judge George Crockett - actually George Crockett, Jr., a Communist Party USA supporter who was identified by one of their fronts as a "former Communist political prisoner". Crockett went on to become a U.S. Representative D-Mich despite having one of the longest records of any congressman or woman regarding participation in and support of CPUSA fronts and causes..
- Angela Davis - Co-chairperson, National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression NAARPR, a cited CPUSA front, a CPUSA leader, and former Vice-Presidential candidate in 1976.
- John Davis - Former Commissioner-General, UNWRA
- Dave Dellinger - Editor, "Seven Days", a marxist-oriented magazine; top leader of the Hanoi Lobby and admitted "small 'c' communist". A draft resister during WW2, he accumulated one of the largest records of support for various communist fronts and causes of anyone, all the while posing as a "pacifist."
- George Depue - Editor, Publisher, Michigan Free Press
- Lee Dinsmore - Retired Foreign Service Officer
- Jimmie Durham - Jimmy Durham, International Indian Treaty Council and American Indian Movement AIM. Described in detail in a congressional hearing and report "Revolutionary Activities Within the United States: The American Indian Movement," hearings, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee SISS, April 6, 1976, and "Report" of same name, 1976]]
- Prof. Richard Falk - Professor, part of the legal arm of the Hanoi Lobby, of the Anti-Defense Lobby, and in the late 2000's, a far-left, anti-Israel member of a U.N. comission. Falk was one of the "Directors" as of 2005 of the far-left, anti-defense lobby organization known as the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, Inc. LCNP, a successor to the Lawyers Committee on Vietnam, a member of the Hanoi Lobby. Another on this PHRC list who was a member of the LCNP is Peter Weiss - President.
- Fred Gaboury - National Field Coordinator, National Coordinating Committee for Trade Unionists for Action & DemocracyTUAD and CPUSA member. TUAD is and always has been a CPUSA front. Gaboury was featured as the editor of Labor Today, the paper of TUAD, in their premier issue of September 1973. He later became an open member of the CPUSA.
- Prof. Irene Gendzier - Professor Boston University, one of the most leftist of the radical Jewish activists
- Dan Georgakas - Poet and Author; associated with "Cineaste" magazine and contributor of articles to the "Guardian"
- Joe Gerson - Acting Peace Secretary, AFSC, N.E. Regional office American Friends Service Committee
- Carlton Goodlett - President, National Black Publishers Association and id. CPUSA member
- Rev. David Gracie - Reverend Vicar, St. Barnabas Parish, Philadelphia and longtime supporter of CPUSA fronts
- Gene Guerrero - Executive Director, ACLU, Georgia ACLU - Georgia
- Jose Angel Gutierrez - Zavala County Judge, Crystal, Texas Judge
- Prof. Stephen Halbrook- Professor Howard University
- Marianne Hamilton - member of the Hanoi Lobby re political prisoners in So. Vietnam; Indochina Peace Campaign IPC, SOS
- Prof.Clement Moore Henry - Professor, University of Michigan
- George Houser - American Committee on Africa ACA
- John Baxter Howes - Wesley Theological Seminary
- Elizabeth Hrenda - President, Coalition of Labor Union Women CLUW, a heavily CPUSA-influenced group
- Prof. Michael Hudson - Professor Georgetown University
- Rev. Peter Johnson - Reverend Co-Secretary, North American Region, World Student Christian Federation
- Rev. Muhammed Kenyatta - Reverend, Executive Director, Black Theology Project and longtime supporter of communist fronts from the CPUSA to the SWP and the "Guardian" weekly
- Ronald Kircher - Wesley Theological Seminary - D.C.
- Rev. Frederick Kirkpatrick - Reverend, National Black Political Assembly NBPA, longtime supporter of the CPUSA and fronts
- R. Scott Kennedy - leader, Resource Center for Non-Violence RCNV, Santa Cruz, Cal. Kennedy later became the mayor of Santa Cruz, California. He and his group have been exposed as a supporter of the "Palestinian led International Solidarity Movement" ISM in a new study released on April 1, 2011 at an "America's Survival, Inc." conference on Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based anti-American, anti-Israel news agency.. In this report, Kennedy is shown in a photograph "with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah and Kaplan wrote that "The RCNV is led by former Mayor Scott Kennedy, who became an active participant at ISM functions. It existed before the founding of the ISM, but later became a local headquarters for ISM functions." (Photo and description on Page 20 of the Report. Another photo, also on Page 20 was captioned "Kennedy tours Gaza with armed Hamas terrorists."
- William Kunstler - Center for Constitutional Rights CCR - longtime supporter of CPUSA fronts and causes; NLG
- Robert Lapham - Study Director on Population & Demography, National Research Council
- Virginia Lapham - Co-President, Methodist Federation for Social Action MFSA, one of the oldest existing CPUSA fronts
- Ellen C. Lauroff - Colorado Federation of Teachers
- Don Luce - Clergy & Laity Concerned CALC, a leader of the Hanoi Lobby; anti-Shah activist and supporter of Ayatollah Khomeini
- Salvador E. Luria - Professor, MIT, longtime supporter of CPUSA fronts
- Bradford Lyttle - War Resisters League [[WRL; member of the Hanoi Lobby, long record of radical causes
- Maryann Mahaffey - President, Pro-tem, Detroit City Council and longtime supporter of CPUSA and Soviet fronts - USPC, WPCand causes. Later went over to the marxist Democratic Socialists of America DSA.
- David Abdul al-Malik - Director, Black Unity House
- John Masterson - President, National Committee to Defend the Rights of Sami Esmail, a PHRC joint front with other pro-PLO groups. Sami Esmail was convicted of terrorist murder in Israel and deported to serve out his sentence there
- Rev. Paul Mayer - N.Y. Theological Seminary and extreme leftist supporter of Communist fronts and causes, including the Hanoi Lobby and had a trip to Hanoi during the war.
- Prof. Norton Mezvinsky - Professor, University of Eastern Connecticut, extremely anti-Israel Jew; his brother, a former congressman, went to jail on a fraud conviction. His nephew married "Chelsea Clinton" in 2010.
- George Murphy - National Representative, Afro-American Newspapers and longtime id. CPUSA member
- Michael Myerson - National Alliance against Racist & Political Repression NAARPR, id. CPUSA member, and once openly described as a CP member; early leader of the CPUSA's Hanoi Lobby and trips to Hanoi; Tricontinental Center. More can be found on Myerson's radical/communist affiliations in the California Senate reports on "Un-American Activities in California".. More on Myerson can be found in the "1962 HCUA Annual Report"..
- Elizabeth McAllister - radical nun and companion of the Berrigan brothers; supporter of many communist fronts and causes
- Dave McReynolds - War Resisters League WRL, closet marxist who later came out in open support of communism; leader of the Hanoi Lobby. Later identified as a member of the old Socialist Party SP.
- Prexy Nesbitt - Director, American Committee on Africa ACA, IPS associate; Chicago radical; long record of support for communist fronts and causes
- George Novack - Author (theoretical leader of the Socialist Workers Party SWP; former associate/secretary to Leon Trotsky and delusional communist who actually thought that the Trotskyites were going to beat the Stalinists for the leadership of the world marxist/communist movement. Expected that they would take-over in North Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh despite the fact that Ho wiped out the Trots in the mid-1940's Ta Thu Thau.
- Jack O'Dell - Director, International Department, Operation PUSH, longtime id. CPUSA member, one of the earliest identifications occurred in HCUA, 1956 hearing. He was the personal aide to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in SCLC until his communist identity was revealed. He then was closeted away at the NY SCLC office until, again, exposed as being there when it was said that they had let him go. He then went on to serve as Rev. Jesse Jackson's top aide in Operation PUSH, and later the National Rainbow Coalition, interestingly as their "International Affairs Director." He was a key person in the various "Mobes" of the Hanoi Lobby, the Mobilization for Survival, and many other communist fronts and causes well into the 2000 decade.
O'Dell was identified as a National Committee member of the CPUSA
- Dr.Jacob Oser - Doctor - Author & economist
- Eleanor Otterness - Women's International League for Peace & Freedom WILPF
- Urbane Peachey
- Larry Rasmussen - Wesley Theological Seminary (Speaker at the 1992 Socialist Scholars Conference, NYC - see blue link)
- Prof.Thomas Ricks - Professor Georgetown University
- Rep.David Richardson - State Representative Pennsylvania State Legislature, longtime CPUSA supporter
- Prof.Rosemary Ruether - Professor, Garrett Seminary, a radical seminary that helped SDS in the late 1960's.
- Roger Rumpf - Clergy & Laity Concerned CALC, associated with the Hanoi Lobby
- Rev.Joseph Ryan S.J. - Reverend Holy Cross College Society of Jesus
- Prof.George Shepard - Professor University of Denver
- John Smith - President, Local 3, UAW Local 3 UAW
- Prof.Marvin Surkin - Professor, N.Y.
- Jon C. Swanson - Director, Bi-Lingual Bi-Cultural Studies Program, Livonia, Mich.
- Rev.Romain Swedenburg - Reverend, Wesley United Methodist Church, Fresno, Cal.
- Paul Sweezy - Monthly Review magazine, and avowed marxist.
- Harry Tobman - Committee for a Just Peace in the Middle East, and a CPUSA supporter
- Rev.Humphrey Walz - Past Middle East Studies Chairman, United Presbyterian Synod of the Northeast, Reverend
- James Weinstein - New Majority Publishing Co. and open marxist
- Joseph Weber - Wesley Theological Seminary, D.C. Wesley Theological Seminary
- Herman Will - Associate General-Secretary, Board of Church & Society, United Methodist Church His record of supporting communist fronts goes back to the 1940's as found in the SPCUA, 1940's reports known as Appendix IX on the CIO's Political Action Committee; also a key member of the Hanoi Lobby and the Anti-Defense Lobby
- John Zogby - Chairman, Utica Citizens Lobby, and reportedly one of the two Zogby Brothers who helped to create the PHRC. He went on to become a nationally recognized political pollster.
- "Congressional Record", article by Rep. Larry McDonald, concerning the testimony of Soviet diplomat/defector Igor Glagolev, 1975
- New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Part 1, hearings, House Internal Security Committee, April 6-9 & 15, 1970, pp. 3982, 3985 & 3851, resp.
- Trial By Treason: The National Committee to Secure Justice for the Rosenbergs and Morton Sobell, Report, House Document No. 206, August 25, 1956, House Committee on un-American Activities, HCUA
- About LCNP, print out from their website, www.lcnp.org/about|cnp/index.htm, July , 2005
- The International Solidarity Movement: Threat to America, Israel and the World", Lee Kaplan. This report is online at www.usasurvival.org
- Internal Security Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Handbook for Americans, S. Doc. 117, April 23, 1956, p. 91 as cited on p. 107, "Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications", HCUA, 1961
- Fifteenth Report Un-American Activities in California, 1970, Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities to the 1970 Regular Session of the California Legislature, Sacramento, California
- Committee on Un-American Activities, Annual Report for the Year 1962, HCUA, Jan. 2, 1963, House Report No. 176, esp. p. 29; also references to Michael Tigar and Richard Prosten
- Private communication from writer Max Friedman who questioned Novack on this very question at an SWP teach-in at George Washington University in late 1969. For an interesting Trotskyite splinter group view on the subject of communism in Vietnam, see the Spartacist League of the U.S., book, "Stalinism and Trotskyism in Vietnam", PP. 22-26, "Massacre of the Trotskyites", December 1976, Spartacist Publishing Co., Box 1377, G.P.O., New York, New York, 10001, Spartacist League SL
- Communist Infiltration and Activities in the South, Hearings, HCUA, July 29-31, 1956
- Structure and Organization of the Communist Party of the United States, Part 1, Hearings, Nov. 20-21, 1961, p. 576, where he was identified as a National Committeeman by district - South