A picture speaks a thousand words. Here are a few taken at the “anti-war” protest (Picture Set #1, Picture Set #2). The U.S. and Israel were the main enemies. The heroes were Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. There were some dupes in attendance but the leaders know exactly what they are doing. Our media pretend not to understand. What was happening was a classic communist trick ? manipulating people through front organizations. The Workers World Party was there, but so was International ANSWER. They had separate tables but are not really separate groups.
The veil came off, as we noted in our release on Friday, when one of the leaders of the WWP and ANSWER posted an article urging “solidarity” with the “Iraqi fighters” and “resistance” killing American troops and innocent civilians in Iraq.
The article, “Iraqi resistance earns world’s respect,” is posted on the web site of the Workers World Party (WWP) and is written by John Catalinotto, a WWP veteran who also represents International ANSWER, the WWP front organizing and sponsoring the protest. You can read the article here.
The Workers World Party is an openly communist organization sympathetic to regimes such as those in Cuba and North Korea. How many people in attendance at the rally were aware of the WWP role in the demonstration? Whatever happened to the public’s right to know?
The Catalinotto article states that it is appropriate “that the U.S. anti-war movement, especially the serious opponents of imperialism, think of the Iraqi resistance as an important ally?The duty of the movement here is to join the struggle to make the continued U.S. occupation of Iraq impossible and to do this in solidarity with the Iraqi sisters and brothers who have stopped the empire in its tracks.”
We were tipped off about the article by Herbert Romerstein, a former government investigator into communist strategy and tactics who produced a 1974 congressional study, “The Workers World Party and its Front Organizations,” examining how the organization manipulated innocent people into supporting communist regimes and Arab terrorism.
Romerstein said that the Catalinotto article reveals the real intentions of the protest organizers. “They’ve finally come out in the open,” he said. “They’ve pretended to be for peace. But they’re really a solidarity group for Al Qaeda and the terrorists in Iraq. The Marxist-Leninists and the Islamic fundamentalists are now allied against the United States.”
To read a previous AIM Report on how the Workers World Party runs the “anti-war” movement, see http://www.aim.org/aim_report/A217_0_4_0_C/