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Committees of Correspondence NCC

July 25 2009 Karl Kramer,Northern California, was a candidate[1]for the Committees of Correspondence National Co-ordinating Committee at CCDS national conference in San Francisco-elected.

At the conference Karl Kramer discussed the immigrant rights movement and its interconnection to the battle against racism and for workers rights in the Bay Area.

Karl Kramer, Northern California, was elected in 2013 to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee;[2]

CCDS NoCal

In 2012, Northern California Coordinating Committee of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and and Socialism, consisted of Steve Willett, C.T. Weber, Ellen Schwartz, Walter Rice, Mel Martynn, Karl Kramer, Betty Brown.[3],

In 2013, outgoing Coordinating Committee Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism--Northern California committee members were Steve Willett, Betty Brown, C.T. Weber, Ellen Schwartz, Karl Kramer, Elayne Jones.

Incoming members were Steve Willett, Betty Brown, Ellen Schwartz, Karl Kramer, Barbara Blong, Marilyn Albert.[4]

Coc staff

Committees of Correspondence office moved to San Francisco in 2013. It is run by Barbara Blong and Karl Kramer.[5]

2016 CCDS National Coordinating Committee

Karl Kramer, Northern California, was elected in 2016 to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee;[6]

CCDS Democracy Charter Study Group

In 2017 the CCDS Democracy Charter Study Group consisted of James Campbell, Timothy V. Johnson, Mildred Williamson, Pat Fry, Erica Carter, Karl Kramer, Mark Solomon, Anne Mitchell, Meta Van Sickle.[7]

CCDS Latin America Task Force

Report to Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism NCC on the work of the CCDS Latin America Task Force by Pat Fry, 1/13/19

Our Task Force, a sub-committee of the Peace and Solidarity Committee, was established in June amidst a violent coup attempt in Nicaragua - organized by right wing forces tied to U.S. NGOs, elements of the Catholic church, remnants of the contras, and the anti-Ortega leftists MRS now colluding with rightwing members of the U.S. Congress and the CIA. There has been much confusion and unclarity among the left and progressives in the U.S. about these events. It was for this reason that several of us in CCDS felt compelled to do what we could to counter a well-organized social media disinformation campaign.

We issued a statement last month titled, "Challenging US Imperialism in Latin America." It is in part a response to John Bolton's "Troika of Tyranny" speech in which he has called for regime change in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. Congress passed the NICA act which imposes economic sanctions on the Nica government, similar to the sanctions imposed on Venezuela - in the name of "humanitarianism and democracy."

Our task force meets every six weeks. We invite all to join. Some CCDS members are active in local committees organizing in defense of Venezuelan sovereignty. Duncan McFarland forwarded to us a statement by the Boston Venezuela Solidarity Committee. A committee is soon to be organized by our comrades in Corvallis, Oregon. In NY, a group of activists including myself met this past week and will continue to meet with the aim of getting accurate information out about the situation in Nicaragua. CCDS has been invited to participate in the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on July 19th.

Members who have attended meetings are Courtney Childs, Arn Kawano, Karl Kramer, Ira Grupper, Harry Targ, Jay D. Jurie, and Pat Fry.[8]

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