Here's the first installment on the Enemy Within...Every single piece of information is easily available on the Internet. Most of the information came from their own websites...
UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE (UFPJ)
The People for the American Way created United for Peace and Justice in October 2002. UFPJ was created to put a milder face on the antiwar movement. The separateness of UFPJ from NION and ANSWER was strictly symbolic.
The UFPJ website has a list of its member groups. Listed as member groups are the Communist Party of Maryland, NY and Central Indiana, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Communist Party USA, the Green Party, the Socialist Party, the Independent Progressive Politics Network, Rainbow/PUSH, Greenpeace, Global Exchange, Middle East Children’s Alliance, MoveOn, National Lawyers Guild, Not in Our Name, the Communist Party of Vietnam and many others. Many of the UFPJ member groups are also members of the ANSWER coalition and/or the ANSWER steering committee.
Donations to UFPJ are tax deductible. Donations of $100 or more can be deductible if the check is made out to the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute.
**almost every single "anti-war" group is tied to UFPJ in one way or another**
INTERRELIGIOUS FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (IFCO)
In 1967, progressive church leaders and activists founded The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO). According to the website, the purpose of IFCO is “to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination.” One of IFCO’s major projects is working to end the US economic blockade of Cuba.
IFCO serves as the fiscal sponsor to Not In Our Name. The IFCO was also the fiscal sponsor for the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom (NCPFF). NCPFF’s co-founder is Sami Al-Arian. IFCO is also a member of ANSWER’s steering committee.
OUT OF IRAQ CONGRESSIONAL WORKING GROUP
This is a group of members of the House of Representatives that renounce the President and the military. The group’s sole purpose is to be the “main agitators in the movement to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan.” Keep in mind that this group is being paid by US taxpayers while they bash the President and our country. The group’s leader is Rep. Maxine Waters. Waters admitted that the group has no plan for getting out of Iraq and will not develop one. They just want the soldiers out.
Members of the group are essentially members of the Progressive Caucus. The member list includes Rep Charlie Rangel, Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee, Rep Barbara Lee, Rep Lynn Woolsey, Rep Xavier Becerra, Rep John Conyers, Rep John Lewis, Rep Dennis Kucinich and approximately 25 others.
IRAQ OCCUPATION WATCH
Iraq Occupation Watch was created by Leslie Cagan and Medea Benjamin. Originally the IOW was set up to serve as a watchdog for human rights violations committed by Coalition Forces. Once the organization was fully entrenched in Baghdad, the focus switched to a mission of getting soldiers out of Iraq. The current main purpose of IOW is to incite US soldiers to claim conscientious objector status.
The Progressive Caucus is a group of more than 50 Democratic members of the US House of Representatives. Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an avowed Socialist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, formed the group in 1991.
The Progressive Caucus advocates socialism by sugar coating it as “social and economic justice”. The group also proposed that most of the national defense budget be reallocated to social programs in the US.
Failed presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich is the co-chair. Barbara Lee is co-chair and Lynn Woolsey is the vice-chair. Other members of the Progressive Caucus include John Conyers, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and Henry Waxman. To see the full list of members, check out the Out of Iraq Working Group – they are essentially one and the same.
WORKERS WORLD PARTY
There is no question about it. The Workers World Party is a Communist organization. The WWP freely and openly admits, “We’re independent Marxists” on their website. According to WWP, Fidel Castro is a hero of the common person.
The WWP is the front group for International ANSWER and the International Action Center. Teresa Gutierrez was the Vice-Presidential nominee for the WWP in 2004. She is also co-director of ANSWER and a member of the International Peace for Cuba Appeal. The WWP newsletter, “Workers’ World”, frequently publishes articles written by Ramsey Clark and Brian Becker.
NEXT... more so-called peace organizations exposed. Who are the puppeteers pulling the strings behind the scenes?