Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Citizens

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Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Citizens was a Communist Party USA front.


A very strange and interesting full page ad appeared in the New York Times of >>> 1973?, published by a group calling themselves the "Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Citizens", Treasurer Anton Refregier, 111 Broadway, Room 300, New York City, NY.

It was concerned with the actual and perceived actions of the anti-communist, anti-appeasement organization known as the Jewish Defense League (JDL), formed by assassinated Rabbi Meir Kahane to protect Jews in America from anti-semitic violence, and to support the safety of Israel. Kahane was murdered by a man many assume was an Al Qaeda assassin, , 1992, perhaps the first Al Qaeda attack on U.S. soil.

The Ad Hoc Committee was formed by the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) because there were so many identified and open members of the Party in it, that it could only have been formed through the CPUSA membership/sympathizer network. No other group could have reached so many old CPers, many of whom were unknown to the younger radical groups.

There was a heavy presence of entertainment and Hollywood Party members and supporters, as well as red artists, labor leaders, several identified Soviet spies/agents, and members of CPUSA fronts, including:

Other groupings included CPUSA attorneys and sympathizer lawyers, CPUSA professors, CPUSA clergy and sympathizers, a few assorted marxists, and leaders of the Hanoi Lobby who were listed with their own organizational affiliations (WILPF, WSP, WPC etc.)

Text of the Ad

List of Sponsors

"Many sponsor names were received too late to be included. The Committee regrets these unavoidable omissions. (Organizations, professions and posts listed for identification only)."

Clip-Out "contribution" section which says: Make contributions payable to: "Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Citizens", or "Treasurer, Anton Refregier, 111 Broadway, Room 300, NYC, NY.


  1. The Venona Secrets:Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors", Regnery, Herbert Romerstein & Eric Breindel, 2000
  2. Communist Activities **** in Los Angelese, HCUA, Hearings, 1940
  3. see: Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications (and Appendixes), HCUA, Dec. 1 1961 page 42 for citations)
  4. Pamphlet, "National Conference for a Drastic Cutback in Military Spending, April 5-6, 1975, Chicago, id. her as "General Secretary, Jewish Cultural Clubs and Societies, NY
  5. Pamphlet, "National Conference For A Drastic Cutabck in Military Spending", April 5-6, 1975, Chicago, id. as Unitarian Universalist Minister, Los Angeles, Cal.
  6. 1949 Report Un-American Activities in California, California Senate Factfinding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities", Pages 429-432, as referenced in the "Fourteenth Report UUAC 1967, Page. 37
  7. Initiating Sponsor, American-Korean Friendship and Information Center (AKFIC), 1973 booklet for this pro-North Korea front. Davis is listed as "author, Massachusetts", as Exhibit 230, PP. 3877-3880 in "National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) and Peoples Coalition for Peace & Justice (PCPJ) - Part 4, , Hearings, House Internal Security Committee, July 20-22 & June 17, 1971