Wade Defense Committee
In 1954 , a week before the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Anne Braden and Carl Braden bought a house in an all-white neighborhood for a black couple, Andrew and Charlotte Wade, who were unable to purchase it due to racial restrictions in real estate. This act resulted in mob violence against the Wades and bombing of the house. Anne recounts: The Prosecuting Attorney said there were two theories. One was that the house was bombed by the neighbors to get rid of the Wades. The other was that this was all a communist plot to foment race hatred in order to overthrow the government of the state of Kentucky. Lew Lubka, a member of the Wade Defense Committee, recalls being pulled before the Grand Jury and asked, out of the blue, "Were you ever or are you now a member of the Communist Party?"
WEB DuBois Clubs of America
In 2013, Lewis Lubka was listed a a friend on the DuBois Clubs Facebook page.
New American Movement
Lubka visited Cuba in 1979 and 1980
Hands off Venezuela!
In May 2005 Hands off Venezuela! circulated an internet petition: "from American trade unionists and workers to the appeal to the U.S. government to stay out of Venezuela." Lewis Lubka, retired college professor, member of the North Dakota Higher Education Association, and retired member of the NEA endorsed the petition.
Communist Party USA
Aaron Moss, Alan Donohue, Andre Brochu, Annie Fox, Barbara Samuelson, Barbara Collins, Barry Weinstein, Carol Sorflaten, C.T. Weber, Delmer Berg, Dorothy Kohl, Doug Smiley, Earl Harju, Emile Schepers, Everett Hoagland, Fay Bussell, Gregory King, Jack Bussell, James Thompson, Jerome Moss, Joe Bernick, John Falchi, John Smith, June Dennis, Karl Dennis , Karl Sorg, Karl Weichinger, Lee Dlugin, Lewis Lubka, Mark Jordan, Michele Artt, Pat Barile, Raymond Tate and Robert Jastad
- States along the northern edge of the country and in the plains, like Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Alaska, Utah, and Idaho with few voters of color and with large participation by women, fell easily to Obama. Lew Lubka, a North Dakota caucus participant described the scene in his precinct as exuberant for Obama with more participation than in the last caucus. According to Lubka, "The key feeling that I was able to sense from the conversations was the folks wanted change. Enough of the horror of the past two terms. New directions, new blood, new politics. Maybe even peace."
Lubka wrote on the PA Editor's Blog February 6 2008;
- I was at the Fargo, ND Democratic NPL caucus tonight. About 500 more voted in the caucus this year then the last caucus four years ago. Obama outdid Hilary by about 500 votes...
- The key feeling that I was able to sense from the conversations was the folks wanted CHANGE!! Enough of the horror of the past two terms. New directions, new blood, new politics. Maybe even PEACE!!
Fasting against “Star Wars”
In 2008, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space promoted a June 22 “Global day of fasting to Stop Star Wars”.
- The global day of fasting to Stop Star Wars on June 22 is one important way for the public to become involved in this debate. All over the world the U.S. is dragging the "allies" into Star Wars and active resistance to the insanity of an arms race in space is growing.
Included on the “fast’ list was Lewis Lubka of Fargo, North Dakota.
- ↑ http://peoplesworld.org/letter-from-the-fargo-flood-this-tragedy-has-given-the-word-community-a-deeper-meaning/
- ↑ http://media.gfem.org/node/10765
- ↑ FB friends page
- ↑ undated NAM contacts list Tarzynski papers Southern California Library for Social Change
- ↑ http://www.areavoices.com/KevindF/?blog=21720
- ↑ http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/signatures_appeal_us_government.htm
- ↑ We salute the labor movement!, People's World, September 1, 2006
- ↑ http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/6449/1/314/
- ↑ http://paeditorsblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/north-dakota-wants-change.html
- ↑ Organizing Notes blog: STAR WARS OR SOCIAL PROGRESS - YOU DECIDE, June 21, 2008 (accessed on April 21, 2010)