National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
- 1 Communist Party "intermediate form"
- 2 New leadership
- 3 Sponsors of the Founding Conference of the NAARPR, May 11-13, 1973
- 4 NAARPR & Jewish Cultural Center 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Daily World
- 5 6th National Conference May 29-31, 1981, Birmingham, Alabama
- 6 The Eddie Carthan Support Project in Los Angeles, November 6, 1982
- 7 Executive Committee
- 8 Angela Davis 40th Birthday and NAARPR Celebration, January 29, 1984, City College, New York City
- 9 References
National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) was founded in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois. Its grew out of the struggle to free Angela Davis from a "racist frame-up" on murder charges surrounding the aborted attempt by Jonathan Jackson to free his brother, George Jackson and the Soledad Brothers, from jail, in 1970.
It is survived by the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, and the the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
Communist Party "intermediate form"
In 2010, Angelo D'Angelo, Ed Wlody and Kevin Keating wrote a paper for consideration at the Communist Party USA's 29th National Convention, entitled "To Build Our Party — Rebuild Left and Intermediate Forms" calling for the re-establishment of party "intermediate forms".
- In the past, the Party helped to launch left and intermediary forms. Many will remember their initials: NAIMSAL (National Anti-imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation), WREE (Women for Racial and Economic Equality), TUAD (Trade Unionists for Action and Democracy), USPC (the US Peace Council, an affiliate of the World Peace Council), NAARPR (National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, "The Alliance") and others.
Since the Communist Party split in 1991, the Alliance has been led by members of the breakaway Committees of Correspondence.
A memorial was held, Nov. 11 2017, where friends, family, and comrades of Josephine Wyatt gathered to remember her 95 years of life and struggle.
Among the speeches about her life was a video from Angela Davis. Josephine had been tireless in the campaign to free Angela Davis and all political prisoners in the early 1970s. She was at the founding convention of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, which grew out of the struggle for Davis’ freedom in 1973. Josephine continued until her death to be a leader in the Chicago chapter, which became the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression when the national organization ended.
Josephine Wyatt was born in Georgia, and moved to Chicago in the 1940s, where she and her husband joined the Communist Party USA. A number of the speakers, including her son, spoke about the CP and her dedication to it. One of those speakers was Mark Durham, whose 98-year-old mother, Clarice Durham, also spoke about Josephine, her friend of many years. Clarice continues on the leadership body of the Chicago Alliance.
Josephine was so dedicated to the struggle for Black freedom that when the CP leadership under Gus Hall greatly de-emphasized the Black National Question in the late 1980s, she left the party and carried on the work in the Chicago Alliance. Years later, she recruited Frank Chapman to become active again in Chicago when he left the CP.
The emotional highpoint of the evening was an unexpected speak out from the new activists leading the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Called upon to share their thoughts about one of the founding revolutionary mothers of the movement, the result was spontaneous reflections and self-assessments by the new generation of leadership about the meaning of their work with the Alliance.
Each of them spoke of their convictions; each shared with the room the passion they have for this struggle, and for an end to the system of oppression. The measure of the success of the memorial was expressed in the depths of their feelings and thoughtful remarks.
Nataki Rhodes, an Alliance co-chair talked about her activist history, and the experience of police brutality aimed at her family, and how she got involved in the Alliance and became a leader. She said she “didn’t realize that she was walking in the footsteps of giants” until she learned of the legacy of strong, Black women like Josephine Wyatt, Charlene Mitchell, and Angela Davis that had gone before her.
Jeff Baker, also an Alliance co-chair spoke out. With his son present in the room, having himself become an active member of the Alliance in recent months, Jeff compared leading the Alliance with the sense of accomplishment and pride he feels about his relationship with his son. He said he considers himself to be part of the living legacy of Josephine Wyatt.
Brian Ragsdale, the Alliance treasurer, told those assembled, that having been an academic, battling against institutional racism, he decided to put his beliefs and his desire to fight for Black people into practice. Joining the Alliance was finding the purpose that he was seeking, and a fulfillment that he didn’t think was possible.
Jazmine Salas, co-chair of the Stop Police Crimes organizing committee said her dedication to the work of the Alliance comes from knowing that her Puerto Rican people suffer at the hands of the police just like the Black community. Organizing the movement against police crimes is in the interests of both peoples.
Finally, Jeffrey Baker, son of Jeff Baker, was moved to read excerpts from the poem, What Will Your Legacy Be? by Margaret Burroughs, a lifelong comrade of Josephine. The poem was a favorite of Jose-phine’s, and over the decades, she often posed the question to her descendants.
Sponsors of the Founding Conference of the NAARPR, May 11-13, 1973
The following is a list of "sponsors" of "A Call" for a founding conference of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression from the large pamphlet sent out about it.
- Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy - Reverend, SCLC
- John J. Abt - Attorney, NY - id. CPUSA member and id. Soviet spy
- Eqbal Ahmed - "former political prisoner", IPS
- Hursel Alexander, President, Local 1108 AFSCME
- Herbert Aptheker - American Institute for Marxist Studies AIMS, the educational arm of the CPUSA
- Max Aragan - V.P., Local 26, ILWU
- Ramon Arbona - Puerto Rican Socialist Party PRSP, the marxist, pro-Castro, pro-terrorism group as opposed to the pro-Soviet, CPUSA-controlled Communist Party of Puerto Rico CPPR
- Fred Bell - political prisoner
- Jane Benedict - Metropolitan Council on Housing , NY, id. CPUSA member
- Rev. Daniel Berrigan - former political prisoner, Catonsville 9, Reverend
- Rev. Philip Berrigan - former political prisoner - Catonsville 9, Reverend
- Julian Bond - Georgia State Legislature
- Anne Braden - Southern Patriot, id. CPUSA leader in the South, SCEF which publishes Southern Patriot
- Carl Braden - Kentucky, SCEF and id. CPUSA leader in the South
- Allan Brotsky - attorney, San Francisco NLG
- Margaret Burnham - attorney, Boston (see the Angela Davis Organizations file)
- Haywood Burns - National Conference of Black Lawyers NCBL, marxist-oriented group; husband of Weather Underground member Jennifer Dohrn
- Rev. Benjamin Chavis - political prisoner (i.e. Charlotte 10), Reverend, later to become the leader of the NAARPR
- Prof. Noam Chomsky - Professor, leading communist sympathizer in academia
- Robert Chrisman - Black Scholar
- Virginia Collins - V.P., Republic of New Africa RNA, a violent black communist group in the South
- Walter Collins - former political prisoner, SCEF - maoist oriented radical
- Rep. John Conyers, Jr - Representative D-MICH - hardcore Communist Party supporter, NLG
- Marvel Cooke - National Legal Defense Fund - poss id as a CPUSA member in a CPUSA newspaper TO CHECK
- Bert Corona - Executive Secretary, Casa Hermanidad, longtime id. CPUSA member
- Richard Criley - Exec. Director, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, a CPUSA front and chapter of the parent National Committee to Abolish HUAC/HISC, id. CPUSA member
- Ricardo Cruz - Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund L.A.
- Margo Dashielle - Berkley, California Black Caucus
- Angela Y. Davis - former political prisoner, Communist Party USA CPUSA
- Sallye B. Davis - Birmingham, mother of Angela Davis and herself a member of the CPUSA
- Rep Ronald V. Dellums - Representative D-CA, one of the top marxists in Congress
- Dave Dellinger - Liberation magazine and self-described small "c" communist
- Ethel Dotson - Richmond, California Welfare Rights
- Armida Duran - Director, Clinica Familiar del Barrio, L.A.
- Rev. Alvin Dortch - Exec. Dir., SCLC West SCLC, and one of the most Left of that organization, Reverend
- Rev. Edgar Edwards - Minister, Reverend, Immanuel United Church of Christ UCC
- Chuck Eppinette, Jr - North Carolina Resistance Resistance
- Alicia Escalante - Director, National Chicano Welfare Rights Organization
- Al Evanoff - V.P. Distributive Workers i.e. District 65 Distributive Workers of America
- Arthur O. Eve - N.Y. State Legislature
- Stanley Faulkner - attorney, N.Y. and one of the top supporters in the legal field of communist fronts and causes
- Abe Feinglass - Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butchers Amalgamated Meatcutters & Butcher Workmens Union, id. CPUSA labor leader and key official in the Soviet "peace" front, the World Peace Council WPC
- Carlos Feliciano - political prisoner, Puerto Rican terrorist
- Rev. Richard Fernandez - Exec. Director, Clergy and Laity Concerned CALC, a leader of the Hanoi Lobby, Reverend
- Rev. W.W. Finlator - Raleigh, N.C., Reverend
- Rev. Allen Fisher - Committee for Racial Justice United Church of Christ, Committee for Racial Justice, United Church of Christ, UCC
- Harold Ford - Tennessee State Legislature, soon to be a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Representative
- Odell Franklin - Secretary-Treasurer, Local 10 ILWU
- Rodolfo Gonzales - Crusade for Justice
- Pat Gorman - Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butchers, veteran supporter of CPUSA and SWP fronts and causes
- Jesse Gray - N.Y. State Legislature , id. CPUSA member and leader of a small agitation group, National Tenants Organization NTO
- Father James E. Groppi - Reverend, Milwaukee
- Gene Guerrero - Georgia ACLU ACLU, and supporter of CPUSA fronts
- Rev. Edward Guinan - CSP, Washington, D.C. and viewed as a leftist clown by many
- Larry Gurley - National Black Caucus AFT
- Jose Gutierrez - National Chairman, La Raza Unida La Raza
- Fannie Lou Hamer - (no. id.) a leader of the leftist Mississippi Freedom Democrats
- James Haughton - Fightback i.e. Harlen Fightback, a black labor extortionist group of thugs
- Leamon Hood - Southeastern Director, AFSCME
- Al Hubbard - no. id, phony Vietnam veteran, leader of the leftist Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW
- Nancy Jefferson - Midwest Community Services, Chicago
- Rev. Irv Joyner - Reverend, Commission for Racial Justice, United Church of Christ, Commission for Racial Justice United Church of Christ UCC
- Ola Kennedy - Chairwoman, Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Steelworkers
- Rev. Muhammad Kenyatta - Black Economic Development Conference BEDC
- Rev. Charles Koen - United Front of Cairo, Illinois
- Prof. Frederick W. Kraus - Professor, University of Alabama
- William Kunstler - attorney, NY, NLG
- Anna Langford --Chicago City Council
- Sidney Lens - PCPJ, Hanoi Lobby leader, old marxist in the Revolutionary Workers League
- John Lewis - Southern Voters Education Project and future member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Representative, D-GA
- John Line - political prisoner, publicly identified member of the CPUSA youth front, the Young Workers Liberation League YWLL, "Revolutionary Activities" hearings, Part 4.
- Alfredo Lopez - Puerto Rican Socialist Party PRSP
- Walter Lowenfels - poet, and id. CPUSA member
- Prof. Beatrice Lumpkin - Professor Malcolm X University, Chicago, CPUSA supporter
- Fr. Lawrence Lucas - Church of the Resurrection
- Prof. Salvador Luria - Professor MIT
- Bradford Lyttle - War Tax Resistance also War Resisters League and key member of the Hanoi Lobby
- Conrad Lynn - attorney, NY and attorney for the Maoist Progressive Labor Movement
- Sister Elizabeth McAllister - Sister former political prisoner
- Al McSurely - Local 2352 AFT, and leader of CPUSA front SCEF in Kentucky
- Margaret McSurely - wife of Al McSurely, 1199 D.C. Drug and Hospital Workers Union
- Rev. Richard McSorley - Reverend, S.H. (sic), Georgetown University, a very weird clergyman, one of several at GTU and American University who acted very strangely during their terms of service
- John McTernan - attorney, Los Angeles, and id. CPUSA member
- Mako - East and West Players, Los Angeles, actor
- Peggy Smith Martin, Illinois State Legislature
- Rev. Paul Mayer - Reverend, N.Y. Theological Seminary, Hanoi traveler and key member of the Hanoi Lobby, Mobes PCPC
- Rev. William Howard Melish - Reverend, N.Y. and id. CPUSA member
- George Merritt - political prisoner, Plainfield 3, convicted cop killer; won a reversal (CHECK FINAL STATUS)
- Kate Millett - writer
- Howard Moore, Jr. - attorney, Berkeley
- Claudia Morcom - Angela Davis Michigan Committee to Free All Political Prisoners
- Rev. H.C. Mulholland - Reverend, Greenville, N.C.
- George Murphy Jr - National Legal Defend Fund and id. CPUSA member
- Charlene Mitchell - National United Committee to Free All Political Prisoners NUCFPP, open CPUSA leader and soon to be leader of the NAARPR
- Ernie MacMillan - political prisoner
- Adrienne Nelson -- United Farm Workers UFW, Houston
- Fr. Joseph O'Rouke - Reverend, N.Y.
- Nareshimah Osel - United Defense Against Repression L.A.
- Dr. Helen Chavis Othow - The Ben Chavis Wilmington 9 Legal Defense Committee Wilmington 9 Wilmington 10 Ben Chavis
- Prof. John Pappademos - Professor President Chicago Teachers Union id. CPUSA member and later open CPUSA member (misspelled as Papademous)
- Sidney Peck - National Coordinator, PCPJ, former member Wisconsin State Communist Party; leader of the Hanoi Lobby, Professor Case Western University among others, Mobes
- Don Perdue - political prisoner Gainesville 8, Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW
- Seymour Posner - N.Y. State Legislature and supporter of CPUSA fronts and causes, esp. in New York
- Jesse Prosten - Packinghouse Division, Meatcutters and Butcherworkmens Union, id. CPUSA labor leader
- Susanne Post - Kentucky Civil Liberties Union Civil Liberties Union
- Rev. Harold Quigley - Reverend, Ethical Humanistic Society
- Rev. George Reddick - Reverend, Operation PUSH
- Anton Refrigier - artist and key CPUSA supporter among several artists (some of whom were identified CPUSA members - Rockwell Kent, Anthony Toney
- Antonio Rodriquez - attorney, L.A.
- Javier Rodriquez - Los Tres del Barrio Defense Committee
- Carlos Russell - Dean of School of Contemporary Studies, Brooklyn College, N.Y., "the latter a prominent activist within the NCNP Black Caucus and a known supporter of the Communist Party-controlled W.E.B. DuBois Clubs of America
- Irving Sarnoff - L.A. Peace Action Council, part of the Mobes, Hanoi Lobby, id. CPUSA member
- David Scribner - attorney, N.Y. NLG
- Pete Seeger - id. CPUSA member
- Judi Simmons - Kentucky Political Prisoners Committee
- Modjeska Simkins - President, SCEF a cited CPUSA front
- Billy Dean Smith - former political prisoner, military protester
- Joseph "Mongo" Smith - political prisoner
- Martin Sostre - political prisoner i.e. black radical in N.Y. City with ties to both communist and black extremist groups
- Jack D. Spiegel - Chicago Peace Council, a cited CPUSA front, id. CPUSA member, Hanoi Lobby, Mobes PCPJ
- Dr. Benjamin Spock - N.Y. and later the presidential candidate for the marxist People's Party
- Rev. Henry Starks - Reverend, Memphis
- Amy Swerdlow - Women Strike for Peace WSP and member of the Hanoi Lobby, Mobes
- William Tate - V.P. District 65 Distributive Workers
- Jarvis Tyner - Young Workers Liberation League YWLL, open CPUSA leader and V.P. candidate
- Jackie Vaughn, III - Michigan State Legislature and supporter of CPUSA fronts
- Joe Walker - Muhammed Speaks, the official publication of the National of Islam NOI, a CPUSA fronts supporter and member of the Soviet front, the International Organization of Journalists IOJ
- Paul Walker - Operation Push
- Prof. James Warf - Professor, Federation of American Scientists FAS, L.A.
- George Webber - Reverend, President, N.Y. Theological Seminary, Hanoi traveller, Hanoi Lobby
- Charles White - artist, CPUSA supporter if not member
- Dave White - V.P. Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Workers Union
- Prof. Fred Whitehead - Professor, University of Southern Illinois, member of the CPUSA
- Frank Wilkinson - National Committee Against Repressive Legislation NCARL, the CPUSA's new front, successor to NCAHUAC/HISC, id. CPUSA member, security section, and convicted felon
- Rev. Cecil Williams - Reverend, National Committee Against Repressive LegislationNCARL, also in NCAHUAC/HISC, veteran CPUSA supporter, Glide Memorial Methodist Church, the center of communist activities for decades
- Ronnie Williams - political prisoner, Alabama Black Liberation Front
- Henry Winston - Chairman, Communist Party USA
Additional Sponsors, P. 1655, cited HISC "Revolutionary Activities, Part 4" hearings, 1973 (citation in footnotes)
NAARPR & Jewish Cultural Center 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Daily World
A little "What's On" notice in the "Daily World" of Dec. 28, 1974, p. 11 said: Sunday, Jan. 5, 4:00 PM, 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Daily World and its predecessors. We will honor
and open our 1975 fund-raising campaign. Guest Speaker:
- Charlene Mitchell - Executive Secretary, NAARPR
(To be held at) Jewish Cultural Center, 429 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach.
6th National Conference May 29-31, 1981, Birmingham, Alabama
The CPUSA front, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) scheduled its "6th National Conference" for May 29-31, 1981, to be held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A large fold-out brochure was printed to inform people of the event. It was broken up into several informational sections which are reproduced en toto below.
"Celebrate 8 Alliance Years! - RALLY
- Angela Davis - Co-Chair, National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
- Rev. Benjamin Chavis - Co-Chair, NAARPR; Director, United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice, (UCC) Washington Office
- Anne Braden - Vice-Chair, NAARPR; Co-Chair, Southern Organizing Committee for Economic & Social Justice (SOCESJ) - Braden was a longtime identified leader of the CPUSA in the South, and SOCESJ was another CPUSA front created after the loss of SCEF Southern Conference Educational Fund to a Maoist clique within it.
- Crystal Lee Sutton - Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union organizer portrayed in "Norma Rae" (the movie)
- Sharon Woodruff and Enlightenment
Rally, Friday, May 29th, 7:30 PM, St. Joseph Baptist Church, 500 Ninth Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama
Add Your Strength to Ours (One section of brochure)
The address page for mailing and return mail had the NAARPR national office address of 27 Union Square West, Room 306, New York, New York 10003, (212) 243-8555, and the union printing bug for this brochure was the CPUSA's print shop Bug #209, Prompt Press.
Section on "Housing and "Pre-Registration Form" omitted.
A three-section wide "Agenda"of the NAARPR was entitled "To Defend and Extend Our Democratic Rights & End Racist Terror: Alliance Agenda for the '80's".
- "A Time of Urgency"
"We Call this Sixth National Conference of our National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression at a time of great urgency in our national life. On May 29-31, 1981, we will convene in Birmingham to chart our future in the light of our deep concern for the democratic rights and aspirations of our people. Therefore, we see more than an organizational gathering in this Conference. Although organizing and making plans for future struggles is the essential function of our Conferences, we will reach out to thousands who share our concerns. Our Conference must pull together the many sisters and brothers who make up the many strands of the peoples movement."
- A Time of Outrage"
"Those who share our concern also share our outrage over the monstrous, racist violence that stalks the land. Those who share our concern understand that we must stop by the force of people who are organized, the lawless carnage of KKK-Nazi violence. We must include here the fact that cowardly murder of Black children in Atlanta, whoever the killer(s), is being carried out at a time of official tolerance for avowed racist terrorists. Racist and anti-Semitic terror must be outlawed and stopped."
"But our sense of urgency also arises from the fact that since our last Conference, two years ago, we have witnessed an ever-rising crescendo of attacks against Black, Latin, Asian and Native American peoples. We know these attacks on peoples of color and working people are instigated by a revived atmosphere of racism and cold war hysteria. Our Conference must bring together all those who can be united in action to defend and extend our democratic rights."
- "A Time of Victory"
"We have organized, participated in and will celebrate at this Conference two major victories won this past year: the release and vindication of our national co-chairperson Rev. Ben Chavis and the Wilmington Ten and George Merritt, member of our national board. While we celebrate these victories we are keenly aware of the continued attempts to stifle dissent, to silence every activist in the movements for equality, peace, freedom and solidarity with other peoples. Such dangers are represented by our government's continued prosecution of courage peace activist David Truong. These threats are also confronted daily by our numerous organizational efforts: the fight for Johnny Imani Harris' release from death row, only miles from Birmingham; the struggle to free Native American activist Leonard Peltier; stopping the mass murder vis-a-vis the death penalty planned for the Pontiac brothers; abolishing the behavior control unit and the brutal persecution of prisoners at Marion, Illinois; and at a thousand other hell-holes from Santa Fe to Leavenworth to MacAlister, Soledad and Parchman. Our Conference will address this continuing barbarism and seek to redress it."
- "... Of Danger"
"But there are newly instigated threats to our movements - their perpetrators being the new right wing President and Congress in collusion with the money barons from Wall Street to Dallas. We are now witnessing a wave of attempts to knock the already weak supports from under the poor and oppressed minorities. The call to repeal the Voting Rights Act; the refusal to propose the refunding of the Legal Services Corporation; the call for a federal death penalty; and, the elimination of minimum wage laws are but a few examples of these newly clad governmental threats. These threats join with the economic crises facing us such as plant closings, runaway shops, simultaneous double-digit unemployment and double-digit inflation, and inhumane cutbacks in human and social services. These are times of a mean-spirited refusal to meet the basic needs of the masses of people."
- "8 Years of Unity, Organization, Struggle"
"But our Alliance is no stranger to government and corporate conspiracy to undermine and destroy the efforts to expand democratic rights. Born in 1973, ours was the age of Watergate and governmental conspiracies against anti-war protestors and Black liberation movement activists and increasing attacks on the rights of labor to organize. We began our struggle in times such as these. We are, therefore, well-equipped with organizational experience to rise to the challenge of the 80's; to protect the people's right to organize for democratic rights."
"And Birmingham, the City of our Conference, was chosen for its similar history of successful struggle. Through the heroism of its common people, its workers and its Black liberation movement, Birmingham overcame police-dogs, cattle prods and the murder of children by cowardly bombs placed in centers of worship, to bring us to the present moment - threatened still by Klan night-riders who have set up military camps - where a representative of the Black community could be elected mayor. What great cause to celebrate, and what more urgent time to rally!"
"This is an important city, organization and time. Our meeting in Birminham on May 29-31, 1981 is by the necessity of our times, a meeting which must inspire and propel our efforts to organize against racist and political repression, to meet the demands of the people's struggle. In Birmingham, we must renew our commitment to protect the people's right to organize. In Birmingham, we must bring together sisters and brothers from across this country, who share our concern with the '80's, who fear the planned destruction of the trade union movement, of the Afro-American movement, of the Chicano movement, of the Puerto Rican movement, of the Native American Indian movement, of the Asia-American movement."
"We invite you to join us - we urge your participation in planning the defense of organized struggle in the '80's. Add your strength to ours. Freedom is a constant struggle."
"We Can Fight Back & Win!"
Flip-side of brochure, 3 sections as follows:
- "Political Prisoners"
"How to build mass movements around priority cases, to win freedom for political prisoners and other victims of racist and class injustice. Priority cases include David Truong, Imani Johnny Harris, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Attys. Lennox Hinds and Jerry Paul (who face disbarment in New Jersey & North Carolina].
- "Repressive Legislation"
"The fight against the death penalty, abuses of power by the FBI, CIA and local police intelligence agencies."
- "Defense of the Rights of Labor"
"The right to organize, strike and bargain collectively; amnesty for undocumented workers; repeal of state and federal anti-labor laws; defeat of proposed "right-to-work" legislation."
- "Ku Klux Klan, Nazi & Other Hate Groups"
"Organize massive struggles to defeat and outlaw the Klan, Nazis and other hate groups."
- "Police Crimes"
"Implement the results of the National Police Crimes Inquiry to work toward people's control of the police."
- "Rights of Prisoners"
"How to organize a mass defense movement for prisoners who are brutalized and denied their basic constitutional and human rights."
Friday, May 29th
- 3:00pm-Midnight: Registration
- 7:30pm: Public Rally - Including Conference Keynote
Saturday, May 30th
- 8:30am-12 Noon: Registration
- 9:30pm-12 Noon: PLENARY
Conference opens, Adoption of Rules, Report of Executive Secretary Charlene Mitchell: May '79 to May '81, Preliminary Credentials Report, Nominations to Conference & Credentials Committees, Nominations to Executive Board.
- Noon-1:00pm: Lunch
- 1:15pm-6:00pm: WORKSHOPS
- 6:30pm-8:30pm: SPECIAL SEMINARS: Legal workers; Media workers, Organizing
- 9:00: SOCIAL EVENT
Sunday, May 31st:
- 9:00am: WELCOME
- 9:30am: BALLOTING
- 10:00am=12:30pm: WORKSHOP REPORTS & GENERAL DISCUSSION
- 12:30PM-1:30PM: Lunch
- 1:30pm-2:00pm: RESULTS OF Balloting
- 2:00pm-2:30pm: SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS
- 2:30pm-3:30pm: CONFERENCE ADJOURNS
- 3:300pm: Meeting of Newly Elected Executive Board
- "NAARPR OFFICERS"
- Rev. Benjamin - Wilmington 10 defendant (Wilmington Ten)
- Angela Davis - Communist Party, USA
- Abe Feinglass - United Food & Commercial Workers' Union (UFCW) - longtime id. CPUSA member and Soviet operative in the World Peace Council
- Rev. David Garcia - St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
- Anne Braden - Southern Organizing Committee for Economic & Social Justice (SOCESJ), id. CPUSA leader
- Judge Margaret Burnham - Boston Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (strong CPUSA front ties)
- Attorney Lennox Hinds - (leader of the pro-Castro National Coalition of Black Lawyers (NCBL), affiliated with the Castro legal front, the Association of American Jurists (AAJ)
- Charlene Mitchell - open CPUSA member and former presidential candidate
- "DELEGATE CREDENTIALS":
"Each of the following categories will be entitled to voting delegates to the conference:
- 1. NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (any organization with nationwide membership or affiliates) are entitled to 6 delegates.
- 2. REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (any organization with regional membership or affiliates in two or more states) are entitled to 3 delegates.
- 3. LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS (any organization located in a single city or locality except Alliance branches) are entitled to 2 delegates.
- 4. EACH BRANCH of the National Alliance (a branch is composed of at least 10 members in one state or city that has been organized soley for the aims and purposes of NAARPR) is entitled to six delegates plus one delegate for every 20 members per branch. No branch shall have more than 20 voting delegates. All observers are welcome and will have voice but not vote.
"Advance registration is encouraged. Please expect your receipt in the mail (if registered prior to May 10). Please bring your receipt to the conference. Registration fee for delegates and observers is $7.50. Registration fee waived only for prisoners on furlough. Registration fee plus new membership in the NAARPR is $10.00."
The Eddie Carthan Support Project in Los Angeles, November 6, 1982
A rally supporting jailed former Tchula, Mississippi mayor Eddie Carthan was scheduled for November 6, 1982 at the 1st A.M.E. Church, 2270 S. Harvard, Los Angeles, sponsored by the CPUSA front, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression NAARPR Los Angeles branch. Its key speakers were, according to a flier distributed at UCLA in October, 1982, the following:
- Angela Y. Davis - San Francisco State University, author of "Women, Race and Class", and Co-chairperson of NAARPR; leading member of the CPUSA
- Assemblywoman Maxine Waters - State Assemblywoman, 48th Assembly District
- Charlene Mitchell - Executive Secretary, NAARPR, and leading member of the CPUSA
[Photos of Davis, Carthan, Mitchell and Waters] appeared on the leaflet]
Los Angeles Branch, NAARPR 3870 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Box 104776 Los Angeles, Ca.
Billed as a "Rally" with the speakers on "The Campaign to Free Mayor Carthan", the leaflet said the following about the case:
"Eddie Carthan, young, black, liberal Mayor of Tchula, Mississippi, faces the death penalty on a frame-up murder charge. At the age of 12, Carthan went to jail for marching with Martin Luther King. As mayor, he was convicted of "interfering" with a bogus chief of police whom he had not appointed; then of fraud because two men convicted of making phoney (sic) sales to Tchula claimed Carthan gave them permission to forge his name; and now he goes on trial on a marcher charge to which two men have already pleaded guilty. As a potential four time loser, Mayor Carthan faces a mandatory death penalty!.
He was acquired of the charge in 1982. The whole issue involved racial politics and power grabs in the city, which left a lot of bad blood been all parties concerned.
Subsections of the flier included:
- Tchula: The Reality
- Tchula: The Promise
- The Reaction
- The Tchula Seven
- The Assault Continues
- The Attack Intensifies
- The Implications
- Fighting Back
- How You Can Help
The national NAARPR leadership and Endorses for November, 1982 was also included on page 3 of the flier, as follows: -Executive Committee-
-National Coordinating Committee-
- Wilhem Joseph
- Sheila Collins
- Charles Tisdale
- Anne Braden Ann Braden
- Rev.William Jones - Reverend
- Ted Quant
- Charlene Mitchell
- Gerry Conroy
- Jim Dunn
- Bennie Thompson
- Lucius Walker - Reverend
- Eddie Sandifer
- Wilbur Grattan
- Howard Spencer
- Henry Foner
- Sam Baity
- John Kinsman
- Bill Davis - unclear which Bill Davis this is. There was a leftist Jesuit named Bill Davis who was affiliated with the Christic institute
Partial List of Endorsers:
- All People's Congress APC - a Workers World Party WWP front
- Julian Bond
- California Democratic Council
- Catholic Committee of the South
- Coalition for a People's Alternative CPA
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists CBTU
- Delta Foundation
- Emergency Land Fund
- Equal Rights Congress
- Federation of Southern Cooperatives
- Mayor Richard Hatcher - (i.e. Gary, Indiana)
- Holmes County NAACP
- Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization IFCO - (i.e. led by Rev. Lucius Walker)
- Vernon Jordan
- Rev. Joseph Lowery - Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLC
- Mississippi Action for Community Education
- Mississippi Conference of Black Lawyers - (possibly a chapter of the marxist National Conference of Black Lawyers NCBL
- Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors
- National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression NAARPR - a congressional identified CPUSA front
- National Black Pastors Conference
- National Black United Front
- National Conference of Black Lawyers NCBL - a marxist oriented group affiliated with Castro's Cuba and its AAJ
- National Conference of Black Mayors
- National Lawyers Guild NLG - a congressional identified CPUSA front
- National Urban League
- Operation PUSH
- Southern Organizing Committee SOC - probably the short version of the CPUSA-front, the Southern Organizing Committee for Economic Justice SOCEJ led by Anne Braden
Angela Davis 40th Birthday and NAARPR Celebration, January 29, 1984, City College, New York City
Scheduled Guest Speakers:
- Eddie Carthan - former mayor of Tchula, Mississippi
- Mel King - recent Boston mayoral candidate
- Charlene Mitchell - member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party USA
- Rev.David Garcia - St. Marks Church and Co-chair of the NAARPR
- Henry Foner - president of the Joint Board Fur and Leather Workers Union
- Libby Frank - Executive Director of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom WILPF
- Lennox Hinds - attorney, and Co-Chair of theNAARPR
- Vinie Burrows - actress
- Judith Gorman-Jacobs - singer/musician
- John Hicks Jazz Trio
- Sechaba Singers
- Jesus 'Chuy' Negrete - musician/historian
- NAARPR website: Welcome to the NAARPR Chicago Branch (accessed on Sept. 12, 2010)
- , paper for CPUSA 29th National Convention, Angelo D\'Angelo & Ed Wlody May 19 2010
- FB News, Josephine Wyatt, fighter for African American freedom and socialism remembered By staff | November 14, 2017
- Revolutionary Activities Directed Toward the Administration of Penal or Correctional Systems, Part 4, HISC, Hearings, July 25, 1973, in part, p. 1654 and additional sponsors, p. 1655, to "A Call to a Founding Conference for a National Defense Organization Against Racist and Political Repression"
- Revolutionary Activities Directed Toward the Administration of Penal or Correctional Systems, Part 4, Hearings, HISC, July 25, 1973, in part
- additional information on Lynn is found in Guerrilla Warfare Advocates in the United States, Report, HCUA, May 6, 1968 and Subversive Influences in Riots, Looting and Burning, Part 1, Hearings, HCUA, Oct. 25, 26, & 31 as attorney for Maoist black revolutionary Robert F. Williams, Nov. 28, 1967, p. 919, Freedom Now Party "Formed by former Communist Party member Conrad Lynn and Red China travel-ban violator William Worthy for the purpose of running an all-Negro slate of electors in the 1964 elections."
- Revolutionary Activities Directed Toward the Administration of Penal or Correctional Systems, Part 3, HISC, hearings July 24-25,1973, in part; NLG
- p. 11/ftnt 169 re: Subversive Involvement in Disruption of 1968 Democratic party National Convention, Part 1, Oct. 1, 1968, HCUA, p. 2304.
- Fifteenth Report Un-American Activities in California 1970, Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities, to the 1970 Regular Session of the California Legislature, Sacramento, California, 1967 and 1965 reports, and HCUA hearings and reports on Operation Abolition, 1960's
- Daily World, "Birthday Celebration for Angela Davis", January 26, 1984, P. 3