Cuba - US Visitors Meet Angolan PMLA Officials
Cuba - US Visitors Meet Angolan MPLA Leaders
An article in the Communist Party USA newspaper Daily World (DW), of Wednesday, March 3, 1976, "U.S. visitors to Cuba meet with Angolans", P. 4, by Portia Siegelbaum, told of a meeting between American communists and associated leftists with a delegation from the Marxist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and Angolan government officials for a two day seminar in Havana, Cuba.
The Angolan delegation members were identified as:
- Commandante Dibala - a member of the MPLA Central Committee and Political Commissar of the Eastern Front
- Olga Lima - Director of Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Relations
- Pedro Zinga Baptista - a member of the Foreign Relations Department of the MPLA
According to the DW, "Attending the seminar were 26 North Americans representing a wide range of organizations as well as several journalists. Among the representatives were:
- Marjorie Boehm- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), a heavily CPUSA infiltrated and often guided organization that has followed the Soviet line on "peace" and related issues without any major deviation since at least the late 1960's.
- Hames Bristol - American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), an organization that played a key role in the Hanoi, Anti-Defense, and Anti-Intelligence lobbies in the US and abroad.
- Robert Chrisman - of the magazine Black Scholar, a very far-left publication
- Henry Foner - Fur and Leather Workers Joint Board, and veteran CPUSA fronts and causes supporter along with his brothers
- George Houser - American Committee on Africa (ACA), an organization that has backed every communist/marxist guerrilla organization in Africa
- Lee Johnson - Coalition of Black Trade Unions Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), an organization created with the direct help of the CPUSA and whose leadership includes(ed) many supporter of CPUSA fronts and causes
- Brenda Jones Brenda L. Jones - Freedomways Magazine, an FBI identified and congressionally cited publication of the CPUSA. Jones is an identified member of the CPUSA's youth arm, the Young Workers Liberation League (YWLL) and later of the CPUSA itself
[KW: There is another Brenda J. Jones, an elected official in Detroit and labor union leader, who has a page site at KW. Apparently the KW Jones is not the same as the Freedomways individual]
- Willies Logan - of the Africa Office, National Council of Churches (NCC). The NCC has openly supported the communist guerrilla forces in Angola, Southwest Africa and South Africa, among others.
- Tony Monteiro - National Anti-Imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation (NAIMSAL), a congressionally identified CPUSA front..
- Patricia Murray - National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), a marxist-oriented organization with direct membership in the Cuba-based marxist legal front, the Association of American Jurists (AAJ) and its parent Soviet legal front, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), the latter cited two in the HCUA publication "Guide to Subversion Organizations and Publications and Appendixes," December 1, 1956, HCUA citation 1950 and SISS citation 1956, P. 88.
- Antonio Ridriguez - Centro de Accion Social Autonomo (ACASA) - a chicano organization
- Jose Velazquez - Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PRSP), an avowedly marxist organization with strong ties to Castro's Cuba
- Rep.[[Charles Diggs] - "A telegram sent to the gathering by Rep. Charles Diggs (D-MICH) expressed regret that he could not attend and offered his hope for a frank and fruitful meeting."
DW writer Siegelbaum also wrote at the end of the article: "The seminar was arranged with the help of the Cuban government. All the North Americans stressed that there was no Cuba involvement beyond that point, and they expressed gratitude for Cuba's providing them with a first-hand opportunity to meet with representatives of the MPLA and the Angolan government."
- ↑ Political Affairs, Issue #, date of Template:CITATION
- ↑ Terrorism, A Staff Study, House Internal Security Committee (HISC), August 1, 1974, P. 83 specifcally, and as a creation of the National Anti-Imperialist Conference in Solidarity With African Liberation (NAICSAL), which was detailed in this study on pages 78-83