- 1 Institute for Policy Studies
- 2 Anti-Vietnam Protest Movement Activities
- 3 Jews for Urban Justice
- 4 DSOC Religious Commission
- 5 Democratic Agenda
- 6 Opposing loans to Chile
- 7 New Party builder
- 8 United for Peace and Justice Affiliation
- 9 Open Letter to Obama on Iran
- 10 Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace
- 11 The Rag Blog
- 12 External links
- 13 References
Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Institute for Policy Studies
Marcus Raskin and another founder of the Institute for Policy Studies, Arthur Waskow, had previously worked for Democratic Congressman Robert Kastenmeier of Wisconsin. In 1961 they co-authored a report for him that recommended unilateral disarmament for the U.S.
Anti-Vietnam Protest Movement Activities
Waskow was a major activist in the various Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam organizations from the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam National Mobe, New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam New Mobe, the Strategy Action Conference, People's Peace Treaty (PPT) endorser, 1971, P. 1805, etc.
Jews for Urban Justice
DSOC Religious Commission
In 1977, John Cort attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee convention in Chicago. At the convention Cort and others organized a DSOC Religion and Socialism Committee (later Commission). Cort was elected coordinator and editor of the newsletter.
Among early leaders, co-editors and contributors to the newsletter were Peter Steinfels, Sister Mary Emil, Rosemary Ruether, Harvey Cox, Cornel West, Arthur Waskow, Joe Holland, James Luther Adams, Jim Gorman, Maxine Phillips and Jim Wallis. Monsignor George Higgins was also a contributor.
More than 1,200 people attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee initiated Democratic Agenda Conference held November 16-18, 1979, at the International Inn and Metropolitan AM Church in Washington 1 DC. The conference focused on "corporate power'; as the key barrier to "economic and political democracy," concepts many Democratic Agenda participants defined as "socialism.'
The Democratic Agenda meetings attempted to develop anti-corporate alternatives" through influencing the direction of the Democratic Party during the period leading to the July 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.
Opposing loans to Chile
In 1987, Joanne Landy, Thomas Harrison and Gail Daneker, Directors, Campaign for Peace and Democracy/East and West, New York, circulated a statement Against Loans to Chile calling upon the Reagan Administration to oppose all loans to Chile.
It has been signed by leading "peace, labor, human rights, religious and cultural figures from the United States, Western Europe and Latin America." They were "joined by a large number of activists and writers from the USSR and Eastern Europe, many of whom have been persecuted in their own countries for work in independent peace and human rights movements."
Arthur Waskow endorsed the call.
New Party builder
New Party News Fall 1994 listed over 100 New Party activists-"some of the community leaders, organizers, retirees,, scholars, artists, parents, students, doctors, writers and other activists who are building the NP" the list included Arthur Waskow, Philadelphia.
United for Peace and Justice Affiliation
Open Letter to Obama on Iran
In 2008 Rabbi Arthur Waskow of Philadelphia, PA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.
Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace
The Rag Blog
- Communists in the Democratic party, page 70
- Institute for Policy Studies 30th Anniversary brochure
- National Peace Action Coaliton (NPAC) and Peoples Coalition for Peace & Justice (PCPJ), Part 1, hearings, House Internal Security Committee, May 18-21, 1971, P. 1663 (Exhibit 14, Strategy Action Conference list of delegates
- Dreadful conversions: the making of a Catholic socialist, By John C. Cort, page 319
- Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 372
- New York review of books, Vol 34, Number 10, June 11, 1987
- Open Letter to Obama on Iran
- Rabbinic Cabinet