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The delegation was composed of [[Romesh Chandra]], Secretary General of the [[World Peace Council]]; [[Josef Cyrankiewicz]], former Premier of Poland, for many years a prisoner at the infamous  Auschwitz prison camp, "outstanding anti-fascist fighter", and Chairman of the [[Polish Peace Committee]]; Ambassador [[Harald Edelstam]], Swedish Ambassador to Algeria, formerly Ambassador to Chile during the Allende Presidency,"renowned for his rescue of hundreds of Chileans from the fascist junta"; [[Purabhi Mukherji]], General Secretary of the [[Congress Party of India]], member of Parliament and formerly a minister of the Indian government ~ for 15 years; [[James Lamond]], Labour member of British Parliament, former Mayor of Aberdeen, Scotland, and active member of the Engineering Workers Union; [[Yacov Lomko]], Editor-in-Chief of the Moscow News, leading member of the [[Soviet Peace Committee]], and [[Communist Party USA]] member [[Karen Talbot]], US member of the WPC Secretariat.
 
The delegation was composed of [[Romesh Chandra]], Secretary General of the [[World Peace Council]]; [[Josef Cyrankiewicz]], former Premier of Poland, for many years a prisoner at the infamous  Auschwitz prison camp, "outstanding anti-fascist fighter", and Chairman of the [[Polish Peace Committee]]; Ambassador [[Harald Edelstam]], Swedish Ambassador to Algeria, formerly Ambassador to Chile during the Allende Presidency,"renowned for his rescue of hundreds of Chileans from the fascist junta"; [[Purabhi Mukherji]], General Secretary of the [[Congress Party of India]], member of Parliament and formerly a minister of the Indian government ~ for 15 years; [[James Lamond]], Labour member of British Parliament, former Mayor of Aberdeen, Scotland, and active member of the Engineering Workers Union; [[Yacov Lomko]], Editor-in-Chief of the Moscow News, leading member of the [[Soviet Peace Committee]], and [[Communist Party USA]] member [[Karen Talbot]], US member of the WPC Secretariat.
  
The WPC delegates were guests of a number of members of Congress at a luncheon in the House of Representatives' dining room, and at a reception. Among those present were several members of the [[Congressional Black Caucus]],including Congressman [[John Conyers]] (Democrat of Michigan), Congressman [[Ron Dellums|Ronald Dellums]] (Democrat of California), Congressman [[Ralph Metcalf]] (Democrat of Illinois) and others. Congressman [[Philip Burton]] (Democrat of California), House majority leader, joined the luncheon, expressing interest in the work of the WPC and the New Stockholm Campaign. The delegation was also able to speak with a few members of the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees and the Armed Services Committees, including Congressman [[Paul Findley]], Senator Briscoe, ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, and Senator [[Thomas McIntyre]].<ref>World peace council Tour USA. 1975, pages 6 and 7 , wpc information centre, Lonnrotinkatu 25 A 5 krs 00180 Helsinki 18 Finland</ref>
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The WPC delegates were guests of a number of members of Congress at a luncheon in the House of Representatives' dining room, and at a reception. Among those present were several members of the [[Congressional Black Caucus]],including Congressman [[John Conyers]] (Democrat of Michigan), Congressman [[Ron Dellums|Ronald Dellums]] (Democrat of California), Congressman [[Ralph Metcalfe]] (Democrat of Illinois) and others. Congressman [[Philip Burton]] (Democrat of California), House majority leader, joined the luncheon, expressing interest in the work of the WPC and the New Stockholm Campaign. The delegation was also able to speak with a few members of the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees and the Armed Services Committees, including Congressman [[Paul Findley]], Senator Briscoe, ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, and Senator [[Thomas McIntyre]].<ref>World peace council Tour USA. 1975, pages 6 and 7 , wpc information centre, Lonnrotinkatu 25 A 5 krs 00180 Helsinki 18 Finland</ref>
  
 
The first official conference of the Soviet front [[World Peace Council]] in the U.S. was the [[Dialogue on Disarmament and Detente]] held January 25-27, 1978, in Washington, DC.
 
The first official conference of the Soviet front [[World Peace Council]] in the U.S. was the [[Dialogue on Disarmament and Detente]] held January 25-27, 1978, in Washington, DC.

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Phillip Burton


Philip Burton was a Democratic Party California Congressman.

Helped by Carlton Goodlett

According to radical former San Francisco district attorney Terence Hallinan, an endorsement from Carlton Goodlett was important to the election of many political leaders. Goodlett helped to inspire and promote the political careers of Mayor Willie Brown, the late Representative Philip Burton, Senator John Burton, and Representative Ron Dellums[1].

World Peace Council

From September 29, to October 12, 1975 the Soviet front World Peace Council sent a delegation on a ten-day tour of the United States of America, where it was "warmly and enthusiastically received". In six of the ten cities visited, the delegation was officially welcomed by the mayors' offices and presented with "keys to the city", medals and proclamations.

The delegation was composed of Romesh Chandra, Secretary General of the World Peace Council; Josef Cyrankiewicz, former Premier of Poland, for many years a prisoner at the infamous Auschwitz prison camp, "outstanding anti-fascist fighter", and Chairman of the Polish Peace Committee; Ambassador Harald Edelstam, Swedish Ambassador to Algeria, formerly Ambassador to Chile during the Allende Presidency,"renowned for his rescue of hundreds of Chileans from the fascist junta"; Purabhi Mukherji, General Secretary of the Congress Party of India, member of Parliament and formerly a minister of the Indian government ~ for 15 years; James Lamond, Labour member of British Parliament, former Mayor of Aberdeen, Scotland, and active member of the Engineering Workers Union; Yacov Lomko, Editor-in-Chief of the Moscow News, leading member of the Soviet Peace Committee, and Communist Party USA member Karen Talbot, US member of the WPC Secretariat.

The WPC delegates were guests of a number of members of Congress at a luncheon in the House of Representatives' dining room, and at a reception. Among those present were several members of the Congressional Black Caucus,including Congressman John Conyers (Democrat of Michigan), Congressman Ronald Dellums (Democrat of California), Congressman Ralph Metcalfe (Democrat of Illinois) and others. Congressman Philip Burton (Democrat of California), House majority leader, joined the luncheon, expressing interest in the work of the WPC and the New Stockholm Campaign. The delegation was also able to speak with a few members of the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees and the Armed Services Committees, including Congressman Paul Findley, Senator Briscoe, ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, and Senator Thomas McIntyre.[2]

The first official conference of the Soviet front World Peace Council in the U.S. was the Dialogue on Disarmament and Detente held January 25-27, 1978, in Washington, DC.

A luncheon was held to honor World Peace Council president Romesh Chandra that was attended[3]by California Congressmen Philip Burton, Don Edwards, Ron Dellums, and New York rep. Charles Rangel.

IPS 20th Anniversary Committee

According to Information Digest[4]the Institute for Policy Studies celebrated its 20th anniversary with an April 5, 1983, reception at the National Building Museum attended by approximately 1,000 IPS staffers and former staff.

The Congressional IPS comittee members included Les Aspin {D. WI}, George Brown, Jr. (D.CA}, Philip Burton (D.CA), George Crockett (D-MI}, Ron Dellums (D.CA}, former Texas Congressman Robert Eckhardt, Don Edwards {D.CA}, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, Tom Harkin {D-IA}, Robert Kastenmeier (D. WI}, Chairman of the Subcomittee on Courts, Civil Liberties and the Administration of Justice, George Miller (D-CA}, Richard Ottinger {D-NY}, Leon Panetta (D-CA}, Henry Reuss (D.WI}, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, Patricia Schroeder {D.CO}, John Seiberling (D.OH} and Ted Weiss {D.NY}.

Supported by Council for a Livable World

The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Phillip Burton in his successful House of Representatives run as candidate for California.[5]

References

  1. http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/4263/Goodlett-Carlton-B-1914-1997.html
  2. World peace council Tour USA. 1975, pages 6 and 7 , wpc information centre, Lonnrotinkatu 25 A 5 krs 00180 Helsinki 18 Finland
  3. Information Digest Vol XI #4 2/24/78 pp 62-65
  4. Information Digest April l5, 1983 p77-79
  5. CLW website: Meet Our Candidates