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Concert or Coincidence

Trevour Loudon has just published his Obama File 94 -- Concert or Coincidence? Obama and the Committees of Correspondence Connections.

He says the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism is one of the US's most significant Marxist-Leninist parties.

The organization was born in 1992 out of a major split in the Communist Party USA, incorporating Trotskyites, former Maoists, socialists and anarchists to form an entirely new party.

The party has strong ties to Cuba , Vietnam, Venezuela and the communist parties of France and the former East Germany.

Committees of Correspondence, was and is strong in Chicago. I have written here how two leading CoC members have worked closely with Barack Obama.

What makes Obama different is that he has also been a community organiser. He has read left literature, including my works, and he understands what socialism is. A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists. There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years...

He was almost certainly referring to his Chicago CoC comrades.

I have in my possession a Chicago Committees of Correspondence "Membership, Subscription and mailing list" dated October 14, 1994.

Of the nearly 400 names on the list, many have been identified as CoC members from other sources.

The list does not prove CoC membership per se, but it does indicate some degree of contact with the organization.

What struck me as significant were the names of several people who have promoted, or impacted on the political career of Barack Obama.

Click here to read Loudon's list  -- lots of familiar names . . .
Concert or Coincidence?
Trevour Loudon has just published his Obama File 94 -- Concert or Coincidence?  Obama and the Committees of Correspondence (CoC) Connections.

He says the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism is one of the US's most significant Marxist-Leninist parties.  The organization was born in 1992 out of a major split in the Communist Party USA, incorporating Trotskyites, former Maoists, socialists and anarchists to form an entirely new party.  The party has strong ties to Cuba , Vietnam, Venezuela and the communist parties of France and the former East Germany.

Committees of Correspondence, was and is strong in Chicago.  Loudon has written how two leading CoC members have worked closely with Barack Obama.

What makes Obama different is that he has also been a community organizer.  He has read left literature, including my works, and he understands what socialism is.  A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists.  There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years.

He was almost certainly referring to his Chicago CoC comrades.

Loudon has in his possession a Chicago Committees of Correspondence "Membership, Subscription and Mailing List," dated October 14, 1994.  Of the nearly 400 names on the list, many have been identified as CoC members from other sources.  The list does not prove CoC membership per se, but it does indicate some degree of contact with the organization.  What struck me as significant were the names of several people who have promoted, or impacted on the political career of Barack Obama.

Click here to read Loudon's list  -- lots of familiar names . . .
 

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