Saturday, January 27, 2007

A little something on United for Peace and Justice....

Some of you may be curious about the `umbrella organization' behind the current anti-war protests. These people, their funders. leadership and history are highly illuminating.

United For Peace and Justice (UFPJ) is an anti-war `coalition' of more than 1,300 groups joined together "to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our [American] government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building." The coalition's Unity Statement denounces "the 'pre-emptive' wars of aggression waged by the Bush administration" in its "drive to expand U.S. control over other nations and strip us of our rights at home under the cover of fighting terrorism and spreading democracy."

Among other policies, the group favors unilateral nuclear disarmament for the United States. "The world," it's unity statement says, "is destined to find itself in a state of perpetual war so long as the United States maintains its bloated nuclear arsenal. Nuclear disarmament must become a core issue on the global peace movement's agenda."

UFPJ was officially born on October 25, 2002 in the Washington, DC offices of People For the American Way. It was specifically created as a front to camouflage the hard edge leftist radical face of the anti-war movement. Before UFPJ was created, all the large-scale peace demonstrations were held under the auspices of International ANSWER, an organization aligned with the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party; Global Exchange, headed by the longtime pro-Castro communist Medea Benjamin (who's also an officer of Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan's press flack); and Not In Our Name, a project organized by Ramsey Clark and fellow leaders of the Revolutionary Communist Party. All of the aforementioned groups are still part of the UFPJ coalition, and UFPJ shares their policy of hatred for the United States and for capitalism.

The Co-Chair and principal leader of UFPJ is Leslie Cagan, a founder member of the Committees of Correspondence, a front group that grew out of the American Communist Party. She's been a member of the Communist left since the 1960s, and has a particular jones for the communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro.

UFPJ goes far beyond simple anti-war rhetoric. It impugns America's "daily assaults and attacks on poor and working people, on women, people of color, lesbians/gays and other sexual minorities, the disabled, and so many others." It asserts that "the government treats all immigrants as potential terrorist threats until proven innocent, in violation of the Constitution," thereby "expanding the scope and depth of racial injustice within the U.S."

Of course, they aren't fans of Israel either. UFPJ has campaigned against Israel's construction of an anti-terrorist security fence, which it refers to as an illegal "apartheid wall". The International Solidarity Movement, which has shielded Palestinian terrorists in Israel and endorses violent `resistance' against Israel's civilians is also a member of the coalition. So is the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Do a bit of googling on these folks and you get a very clear idea of who they are and what they believe.

1 comment:

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