Bertha Lewis


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  In a recent speech to the Young Democratic Socialists, an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America, longtime ACORN luminary Bertha Lewis publicly embraced her socialist ideology, declaring: “First of all let me just say any group that says, ‘I’m young, I’m democratic, and I’m a socialist,’ is alright with me.” She also suggested that conservatives planned to reinstitute segregation and […]

Herbert Daughtry


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  Called the “People’s Pastor” for his long activist career, Herbert Daughtry in 1953 was convicted of armed robbery and assault charges. In prison, he had a religious conversion to Pentecostalism which led him to become a pastor in Brooklyn, New York. In 1980 Daughtry helped establish the National Black United Front, which helped organize the national campaign for reparations and has worked alongside the […]

UNITE HERE!


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On July 9, 2004, the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) merged with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (HERE) to form the politically progressive UNITE HERE. This union has given millions of dollars in “hard” and “soft” money contributions to political candidates; the vast majority of these funds have gone to Democrats. In 2008, UNITE HERE supported Barack […]

AFL-CIO


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  The American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the largest labor federation in America, consisting of 57 autonomous and international unions. For decades, under the leadership of George Meany and Lane Kirkland, this entity was a bastion of anti-communism. In fact, Meany invited Alexandre Solzhenitsyn to speak at AFL-CIO meetings and brought awareness of […]

Universal Health Care Action Network


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Founded in 1992, the Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) supports a single-payer health care system controlled by the federal government. It has partnered in its national campaigns with the George Soros- and Teresa Heinz Kerry-funded Health Care for America Now!. UHCAN’s  former Executive Director Ken Frisof worked closely with the Democratic Socialists of America to promote a single-payer system.  To view the full […]

Henry Waxman: Leftism Personified


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Henry Waxman has served in the House of Representatives for the past 36 years. He supports the Fairness Doctrine, Cap-and-Trade, and the implementation of government-run health insurance. Six years ago he facilitated the efforts of Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange, and Code Pink to deliver a combined $600,000 in medical supplies and cash to the families of the terrorist insurgents who were […]

Charles Rangel: A Profile in Corruption


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Plagued by multiple serious scandals, Rep. Charles Rangel has stepped down from his post as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The move, which Rangel said was “temporary,” came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the congressman that he did not have enough votes to survive an expected Republican challenge to his chairmanship. To view a […]

ACORN’s Shame


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In an effort to distance itself from the massive, shameful scandals of ACORN’s national organization, the Arkansas chapter of ACORN has announced that it is re-forming itself under the name Arkansas Community Organizations (ACO). Just six weeks ago, ACORN’s California chapter took a similar step, changing its name to the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.  To view […]

Dennis Kucinich and the Politics of Appeasement


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Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1996. Kucinich does not believe that the U.S. should hold foreign states accountable for the actions of terrorists who operate within their borders. In this view, the 9/11 hijackers and their co-conspirators were an independent band of criminals who should have been prosecuted through legal, not […]

John Murtha


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John “Jack” Murtha, a Democrat from western Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District, died Monday of complications from gall bladder surgery. He had been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1974. During the Bush administration, Murtha consistently assailed the manner in which the Iraq War was prosecuted. In a November 2005 statement, Murtha described the U.S. military as “stretched thin” […]