Dave Dellinger

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Dave Dellinger was one of the "Chicago Seven" from the 1960s and 70s.[1]

The "Chicago Seven," tryptichally photographed by Richard Avedon, Sept. 25, 1969. L-R: Lee Weiner, John Froines, Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, and David Dellinger

Dellinger was arrested in one while protesting the Vietnam War during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.[2]

The Various Mobilization Committees to End the War in Vietnam

Dave Dellinger was involved in literally all of the major so-called "peace" mobilization committees protesting the Vietnam war which arose out of the original 1966 "Call to Vietnam Week" which became the "Call for a National Student Strike" first proposed by the Communist Party USA's youth front, the W. E. B. DuBois Clubs of America (DuBois Clubs) (DCA), led by Bettina Aptheker, an avowed communist and daughter of CPUSA theoretician Herbert Aptheker.

This "call" led to the formation of an "united front" that was formed at the University of Chicago conference held from December 28-30, 1966. Its' name eventually became the "Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam" (Spring Mobe), and was dominated by various types of communists, Marxists, socialists and leftists. The dominant communist/Marxist organizations included the CPUSA and its youth arm the W.E.B. DuBois Clubs of America (DCA), the Trotskyite "Socialist Workers Party" (SWP) and its youth arm the Young Socialist Alliance (YSA), the splinter Trotskyite "Workers World Party (WWP) and its youth arm, "Youth Against War and Fascism (YAWF), the Maoist Progressive Labor Party (PLP), and the Marxist weekly newspaper the "National Guardian (NG) which later changed its name to just the "Guardian".

David Dellinger was elected as a Vice Chairman of the Spring Mobilization Committee (Spring Mobe) at this organizational meeting, and he was described in a House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) report as follows (Page 34): "Vice Chairman - David Dellinger, editor of Liberation, which describes itself as a "monthly of revolutionary nonviolence." (A.J. Muste was also an editor of this publication." Dellinger is a self-proclaimed pacifist, a defender of Castro's regime in Cuba, a supporter of the Fair Play For Cuba Committee (FPFCC) and similar groups. Last fall he made a world tour which included visits to Moscow, Peking and Hanoi. He visited the last two named Communist capitals despite the fact that the State Department had not validated his passport for travel to Red China or North Vietnam".[3].

The more complete history of the Spring Mobilization Committee, the "November Mobilization Committee, the National Mobilization Committee (National Mobe) (NMC), and its last incarnation, the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (New Mobe), can be found in the House Internal Security Committee (HISC) "Staff Study", "Subversive Involvement in the Origin, Leadership, and Activities of the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and Its Predecessor Organizations", April 1970 and the two volumes of hearings on New Mobe earlier in 1970. The split in late 1970 within the New Mobe between the CPUSA dominant faction and the SWP's minority faction is extensively documented in the 4 hearings volumes entitled "National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) and Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ), 1971.

People's Peace Treaty

The People's Peace Treaty (PPT) was a fraudulent document of "peace" between the leftist-led National Student Association (NSA) of the US and several North Vietnamese communist "student" fronts, as well as with the [[National Liberation Front/SV], the political wing of Hanoi's Lao Dong Party in South Vietnam and the Lao Dong Party of North Vietnamese itself.

The organization behind this "peace treaty" placed a nearly full page ad in the New York Times (NYT) of March 7, 1971, Sunday edition, Page 7, starting with a quote by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1959 which said "People want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of their way and let them have it." [The quote was referring to the Captive Nations of the Soviet Bloc, North Korea and Red China (which had just invaded Tibet and conquerred it).

A list of "endorsers" of the PPT included:

More on the People's Peace Treaty and its communist history can be found in several House Internal Security Committee hearings entitled "National Peace Action Coalition ((NPAC) and People's Coalition for Peace & Justice (written on the hearing volume as Peoples Coalition for Peace & Justice, (PCPJ), 92nd Congress, 1st Session, Parts 2 and 3, 1971.

National Committee for a Citizens' Commission of Inquiry on U.S. War Crimes in Vietnam

A mélange of hardcore communists/Marxists and New Lefters, including a few Vietnam veterans, formed a organization to "investigate" U.S. war crimes In So. Vietnam. It was officially entitled "National Committee for a Citizens' Commission of Inquiry on U.S. War Crimes in Vietnam", commonly known as the Citizens' Commission of Inquiry (CCI), and formed in late 1970 with the help of old-line pro-Hanoi communists/Marxists and radical Vietnam veterans.

David Dellinger was listed as a "Sponsor" of the CCI and his named appeared on their letterhead in at least printed exhibits of their letters including "The Meaning of the Bicentennial: Volume One: The Peoples Bicentennial Commission" (PBC), Max Friedman, ACU Education and Research Institute American Conservative Union (ACU), 1976, Exhibit 8, page 38 (with a related article on their "war crimes" exhibit on page 39, Exhibit 9, "Darling of Radic-Libs Opens "War Crimes" Show", Human Events weekly, Feb. 6, 1971, p. 3, and two in "The Attempt to Steal the Bicentennial: The Peoples Bicentennial Commission", hearings, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS), Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC), 94th Congress, 2nd Session, March 17 and 18, 1976, p. 112 (Exhibit 18) and p. 119 (Exhibit 19).

There is a Keywiki page for the CCI which lists all its leaders, Sponsors, and their National Coordinating Committee including Jane Fonda and Jeremy Rifkin. A Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the founding conference of New Mobe can be found in the "Extent of Subversion in Campus Disorders: Testimony of Max Phillip Friedman", Part 2, Aug. 12, 1969 (Executive Session, released Oct. 15, 1969), 91st Congress, 1st Session.

In all these publications, many more details on the "Mobe" and PCPJ activities of David Dellinger can be found, along with those key Mobe leaders whose true identities as various types of communists/Marxists were not presented or known in the earlier hearings, as well as their direct ties to North Vietnam in support of Hanoi's efforts to conquer South Vietnam (and Laos, with their troops in Cambodia in support of the murderous Khmer Rouge).

Palestine Human Rights Campaign

A brochure came out in early 1978 announcing "A National Organizing Conference" sponsored by the Palestine Human Rights Campaign to be held on May 20-21, 1978, at American University, with the theme of "Palestinian Human Rights and Peace".

The list of "Sponsors" was a mix of a several groupings including the Communist Party USA and its sympathizers, the World Peace Council, the Hanoi Lobby, black extremists, mainly marxists, radical Christians, and Arab/Arab-American organizations, plus a few phone-booth sized pro-Palestinian Christian groups.

Individual sponsors of the event included Dave Dellinger.

National Committee Peoples Alliance


Those Serving on the National Committee of the Peoples Alliance in 1978 included Dave Dellinger, Seven Days.

NCIPA (members who joined Peoples Alliance later on

A number of people who attended the Peoples Alliance Strategy Conference of November 9-11, 1979 later showed up as members of the National Committee for Independent Political Action. From the Sept.-Oct. 1984 NCIPA Newsletter we find these individuals listed on the NCIPA Steering Committee.


In March 1979, the New York radical magazine the Guardian issued an emergency appeal to funds in an effort to save the publication.

Over fifty supporters endorsed the appeal including Dave Dellinger[4]

1987 Rainbow conference/Board

At the 1987 National Rainbow convention in Raleigh North Carolina, a new board was elected, which included Dave Dellinger.

1993 NCIPA National Steering Committee

As of Spring 1993, the National Committee for Independent Political Action Steering Committee included Dave Dellinger.


  1. "January 17, 1970: Jerry Rubin Brings the Chicago Noise to Seattle"
  2. Brief History Of Chicago's 1968 Democratic Convention
  3. "Communist Origin and Manipulation of Vietnam Week (April 8-15, 1967), Report, HCUA, 90th Congress, 1st Session, March 31, 1967
  4. Guardian March 2 1979