Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice

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Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice

History

The Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice PCPJ was the direct successor of several anti-US Vietnam policy "united fronts" known as the "Mobes", of "Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam" that were formed by the Communist Party USA CPUSA, its sympathizers, and associated leftist radicals as early as late 1966. While ostensibly opposed to the U.S. involvement in South Vietnam (Cambodia and Laos) to stop North Vietnamese aggression against these states, these groups were actually supporters of a communist victory in Indochina despite posing as "peace" groups. They have been characterized as "Hawks on the other side", as opposed to "doves".

While the Mobes attracted hundreds of thousands of people to their protests between 1967 and 1973, it can be said that the majority of the people who attended were not in favor of a communist victory in Indochina. They often felt that this involvement was not in the best interest of the United States, but by omission (i.e. opposing Hanoi's aggression), they opened the way for the American communists to set up a support Hanoi movement whose covert goal was a North Vietnamese victory in Indochina. When Hanoi conquered Laos and South Vietnam, as well as aiding the genocidal Khmer Rouge of Pol Pot to seize control of Cambodia, many "Mobe" leaders showed up at "victory" celebrations,as well as greeting the North Vietnamese representative to the U.N. in New York City. [1]

The U.S. government held a long series of investigations/hearings into the "Mobes" as well as the later Trotskyite split-off organization known as NPAC, i.e. "National Peace Action Coalition", which became an open rival to the CPUSA-dominated PCPJ after having worked as an "united front" in the various Mobes since 1968. This congressional hearings and reports, as well as items inserted into the 'Congressional Record', covered the lifetime of the various Mobes and PCPJ, as well As NPAC. Within these are the history of the various organizations, the full identities of their leaders, information on the factional fighting between teh Stalinist CPUSA and the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party, international communist ties, especially to the Soviet fronts the World Peace Council and its various regional "Assemblies".

Additional communist identifications of some of the people involved were not made public until decades later, especially in the cases of Rev. William Hogan, CALC; Chicago Peace Council; Abe Bloom, Washington, D.C. SANE, Washington Mobilization Committee, Montgomery County Gray Panthers, Washington Peace Center, and the W.E.B. DuBois School of Marxist Studies [2]

Letterheads

It should be noted that there were numerous letterheads for PCPJ and not everyone appeared on each succeeding list as people came and left. An attempt will be made to list each letterhead as they appeared in congressional hearings and mailings

February 20,1971 Signatures on Letter

Coordinate Committee in formation




APRIL 10, 1971 signatures on letter:

  • William Douthard
  • Trudi Young - wife of Ron Young; member of Women Strike for Peace
  • Bradford Lyttle -
  • Sidney Peck - identified in congressional hearings and the Congressional Record as a "former member of the Wisconsin State Committee of the CPUSA" ,ref> "New Mobe Staff Study", 1970, House Internal Security Committee </ref>
  • Dave Dellinger - small "c" communist; "Liberation" magazine

Coordinating Committee in formation: Identifications provided by KeyWiki staff

  • Mia Adjali - United Methodist Church
  • Althea Alexander -

Irving Beinin - A key member/writer for the marxist/maoist-oriented "The Guardian" (US publication)

  • Allan Brick - Fellowship of Reconciliation - a so-called pacifist group
  • Bill Briggs -
  • Kay Camp - head of the CPUSA-influenced, if not dominated Women's International League for Peace & Freedom
  • Sally Chancey -
  • Mary Clark - longtime CPUSA front supporter and key member of the CPUSA-dominated Women's Strike for Peace
  • Therrie Cook -
  • Dave Cortright - veteran leftist in the Hanoi Lobby, SANE, and other leftist groups
  • Jay Craven -
  • Carlos Dabezies -
  • Rennie Davis - radical from the Chicago 7, Mayday Tribe, and other far-left groups
  • Stu Davis -
  • Dave Dellinger - self-described "small c" communist. Key leader of all the so-called "anti-Vietnam" mobilization groups. Early visitor to Hanoi, editor of the far-left "Liberation" magazine, and supporter of many communist fronts
  • William Douthard -
  • Jim Duffy -
  • Don Duncan -
  • Rev. Dick Richard Fernandez - Clergy & Laymen Concerned, Clergy & Laity Concerned, various Mobes
  • Alan Fisher -
  • Carleton Goodlett - identified member of the CPUSA; newspaper publisher/editor
  • Gil Green - open member of the CPUSA, head of its Economics Commission; suspected Soviet spy during WW2
  • Terrance Hallinan - (aka "KO Hallinan), identified member of the CPUSA along with his brothers Matthew and Conn
  • Dave Hauseman -
  • Dave Ifshin
  • Willie Jenkins
  • Louis Kampf
  • Sylvia Kusher
  • Sid Lens
  • Marcia Landy
  • Brad Lyttle
  • Josh Markel
  • Paul Mayer
  • Dave McReynolds
  • Stewart Meacham
  • Chris Meyer
  • Susan Miller
  • Dr. Luther Mitchell
  • Rosalio Munoz
  • Sid Peck
  • Claudette Piper
  • Pat Richartz
  • Irving Sarnoff - Id. CPUSA
  • Rev. Ken Sherman
  • Jack Spiegel - id. CPUSA
  • Bill Tate
  • Leonard Tinker
  • Jarvis Tyner
  • Deborah Wallace
  • Cora Weiss
  • Ron Young
  • Trudi Young
  • Carl Zietlow


MAY 28, 1971 Signers of letter

  • Bradford Lyttle
  • Dave Dellinger
  • Sidney Peck

Coordinating Committee in formation

  • Mia Adjali - United Methodist Church
  • Bill Barrie
  • Lucille Berrien
  • Kay Camp - head of the CPUSA-influenced, if not dominated Women's International League for Peace & Freedom
  • Mary Clarke - longtime CPUSA front supporter and key member of the CPUSA-dominated Women's Strike for Peace
  • Dave Cortright - veteran leftist in the Hanoi Lobby, SANE, and other leftist groups
  • Jay Craven -
  • Rennie Davis - radical from the Chicago 7, Mayday Tribe, and other far-left groups
  • Dave Dellinger - self-described "small c" communist. Key leader of all the so-called "anti-Vietnam" mobilization groups. Early visitor to Hanoi, editor of the far-left "Liberation" magazine, and supporter of many communist fronts
  • William Douthard -
  • Don Duncan - USSF
  • Mary Emeny
  • Rev. Dick Richard Fernandez - Clergy & Laymen Concerned, Clergy & Laity Concerned, various Mobes
  • Allan Fisher -
  • Jane Fonda
  • Cynthia Fredericks
  • John Froines
  • Barbara Fuller
  • John Gilman - id. CPUSA
  • Carleton Goodlett - identified member of the CPUSA; newspaper publisher/editor
  • Gil Green - open member of the CPUSA, head of its Economics Commission; suspected Soviet spy during WW2
  • Rev. James Groppi
  • Terrance Hallinan - (aka "KO Hallinan), identified member of the CPUSA along with his brothers Matthew and Conn
  • Dorothy Hayes - id. CP
  • Dave Hauseman (Houseman)
  • Al Hubbard
  • Dave Ifshin
  • Willie Jenkins
  • Louis Kampf
  • William Kunstler
  • Sylvia Kusher
  • Marcia Landy
  • Sid Lens
  • Pat Levering
  • Karen Levy
  • Brad Lyttle
  • Josh Markel
  • Kim McCoy
  • Dave McReynolds
  • Stewart Meacham
  • Chris Meyer
  • Susan Miller
  • Felicia Oldfather
  • Claudette Piper
  • Irving Sarnoff - Id. CPUSA
  • Sally Chancey
  • Jack Spiegel - id. CPUSA
  • Bill Tate
  • Leonard Tinker
  • Jarvis Tyner
  • George Vickers
  • Deborah Wallace
  • Rinda West
  • Cora Weiss
  • Ron Young
  • Trudi Young
  • Carl Zietlow

SEPTEMBER 1, 1971 Signatures on letterhead:

  • Bradford Lyttle
  • Pat Samuel
  • Bob Levering
  • Faith Evans

Coordinating Committee:

  • Mia Adjali
  • Mike Albert
  • Althea Alexander - CPUSA
  • Bill Barrie
  • Norma Becker - 5th Ave. Peace Parade; WREE
  • Irving Beinin - "The Guardian" (US)
  • Lucille Berrien - CPUSA; Milwaukee Welfare Rights Organization
  • Frank Blumer
  • Carl Braden - CPUSA
  • Allan Brick - FOR
  • Kay Camp - WILPF
  • Sally Chancey
  • Marie Clark
  • Mary Clarke - WSP
  • Thierrie Cook
  • Stoney Cooks - SCLC
  • DAve Cortright
  • Jay Craven - Peoples Peace Treaty
  • Bryan Curan
  • Rennie Davis - Chicago 7
  • Dave Dellinger - small "c" Communist
  • Ralph Digia - War Resisters League
  • Barbara Dougherty
  • William Douthard
  • Doug Dowd - New University Conference
  • Madeline Duckles - WSP
  • David Easter
  • Mary Emeny
  • Al Evanoff - id. CPUSA
  • Faith Evans
  • Ralph Fanelli
  • Dick (Rev. Richard) Fernandez - CALC
  • Gordon Finch
  • Alland Fisher
  • Jane Fonda - USSF
  • Cynthia Fredericks
  • John Froines - Chicago 7
  • Barbara Fuller - CRV
  • John Gilman - id. CPUSA
  • Carleton Goodlett - id. CPUSA
  • Dave Gordon
  • Gil Green - CPUSA
  • Rev. James Groppi
  • Terrance Hallinan, aka "KO" Hallinan - id. CPUSA
  • Dave Houseman
  • Dorothy Hayes - id. CPUSA; WILPF; Chicago Peace Council
  • Al Hubbard - VVAW, phony Vietnam war vet
  • Dave Ifshin - NSA
  • Willie Jenkins
  • Bette Johnson
  • Frank Joyce - Peoples Peace Treaty; Peace Against Racism
  • Louis Kampf - marxist professor
  • William Kunstler - NLG; NECLC?; Center for Constitutional Rights; National Committee to Abolish HUAC/HISC
  • Sylvia Kushner - id. CPUSA; Chicago Peace Council
  • Marcia Landy
  • Sid Lens - Workers League
  • Bob Levering
  • Caren Levy
  • Mary Lovett
  • Brad Lyttle
  • Josh Markel
  • Rev. Paul Mayer
  • Jim McCoy
  • Dave McReynolds - WRL; SP?
  • Stewart Meacham - AFSC and openly pro-VC
  • Chris Meyer
  • Joe Miller - VVAW; SANE; USPC (US Peace Council)
  • Susan Miller
  • Luther Mitchell
  • Rosalio Munoz
  • Felicia Oldfather
  • Pat Parmalee
  • Sid Peck - id. CPUSA
  • Claudette Piper
  • Pat Richartz - WSP?
  • Richard Riseling
  • Kathy Roop
  • Pauline Rosen - id. and publicly identified founder of the CPUSA; WSP; Center for a Drastic Cut in the Military Budget
  • Pat Samuels - WILPF
  • Buleah Sanders - NWRO
  • Lydia Sargent
  • Irving Sarnoff - id. CPUSA
  • Randy Shannon
  • Ken Sherman
  • Jack Spiegel - id. CPUSA; Shoeworkers Union; Chicago Peace Council
  • Max Surjadinata
  • Bill Tate
  • Mary Treadwell - OIC-DC poverty group; wife of DC mayor Marion Barry
  • Mel Turner
  • Jarvis Tyner - open leader of the CPUSA and its youth arm, the Young Workers Liberation League
  • George Vickers
  • Deborah Wallace
  • Abe Weisburd - writer, the Guardian
  • Cora Weiss - COLIFAM; WSP; IPS
  • Rinda West
  • Ron Young - FOR
  • Trudi Young - WSP, wife of Ron Young
  • Carl Zietlow

References

  1. "Congressional Record, Sept. 27, 1977, Page H10222, Rep. John Ashbrook, "Anti-American Hanoi Helpers" re Washington Post, Sept. 26, 1977, by Lee Lescaze, "Another Hurrah For Hanoi"; C.R. 9/27/77, Page S15746, Sen. Daniel Moynihan, re New York Times, Sept. 26, 1977, Thousands Welcome Vietnam Delegates --Antiwar Activists Among Those at Ceremony in New York for United Nations Team", by Pranay Gupte; 'Daily World', Sept. 27, 1977, p. 3, "Thousands at fete in n.Y. welcome Vietnamese to UN", by John Casmin
  2. "Peoples Weekly World", and "Washington Post, July1999,...