Reds Run Anti-Ukraine Protest
This is a classic case of communists using front groups to attract what Lenin called “useful idiots” to their cause. A leading (former) World Party (WWP) member, Brian Becker, is a key organizer. He is the National Director of the ANSWER Coalition. Becker is now identified as "a founder of and a central organizer for the Party for Socialism and Liberation."
Established in 1958 by a communist named Sam Marcy, the WWP has taken up the role that used to be played by the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA, which has diminished in importance since the demise of the old Soviet Union. But like the CPUSA, the WWP believes in working with the Democratic Party and liberal-left groups that form its base of support.
An Internet search discloses Becker’s connection to one of the worst regimes on the planet-the Kim Jong Il dictatorship in North Korea. This is revealed in this dispatch from Pyongyang on February 24, 2000.
“Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea [WPK], today met and conversed with the delegation of the Workers World Party of the United States headed by Brian Becker, a member of its secretariat. At the meeting the head of the delegation said that the Korean people are firmly defending socialism despite the continued isolation and suffocation moves of the imperialists, adding this is attributable to the tested leadership of the WPK led by General Secretary Kim Jong Il. He noted that his party would continue to wage a vigorous struggle for the pullback of the U.S. forces from South Korea and intensify the movement for solidarity with the WPK.”
Becker, who also serves as chairman of the U.S. Get Out of Korea Committee, was involved in a “Korea Truth Commission” project to expose U.S. “crimes against the Korean people.”
The group insists that South Korea is under “occupation” by the U.S. and that North Korea was “liberated.” Its Web site features commentary from the WWP.
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