Saturday, September 14, 2013

Communist Groups Helped Organize Petraeus Protest

Well, I could've told you that, lol.

At National Review:
Protests against General David Petraeus Monday by CUNY students were organized by an ad hoc committee that includes several Communist groups.

A leaflet for the protests, which refers to Petraeus as a “war criminal” and “mass murderer,” says that the events were organized by the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY and were endorsed by the Internationalist Group, Workers Power-US, and IGNITE.

These groups are explicitly Communist in nature. Workers Power states that it is a “revolutionary, communist organization . . . in the tradition of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky.” The Internationalist Group uses the hammer and sickle alongside its articles. IGNITE is a self-described “communist youth league.”
No surprise here. I've been covering campus communists for years now. What's particularly bothersome is how they pick up so much support from rank-and-file students, to say nothing of Democrat Party and so-called progressive organizations. It's no enemies on the left, as I always say.