Philip Agee

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Philip Agee...was a former CIA officer, turned Cuban and Soviet spy.

People’s Anti-War Mobilization/May 3 Coalition

May 3, 1981—It was the opening shot of a new progressive movement in this country. Over 100,000 people marched on the Pentagon under the slogans: stop the U.S. war buildup, U.S. hands off El Salvador and no intervention in Southern Africa.

They marched to demand money for jobs and human needs, not for the Pentagon. They marched to stop racist violence, to end racism, repression, and lesbian and gay oppression, and to stop the draft.

Sponsored by the People’s Anti-War Mobilization/May 3 Coalition (PAM/May 3), the militant and anti-imperialist action was co-sponsored by over 1,000 individuals and organizations across the country.

More than 120 cities organized for the event, making it clear that this is a new movement that speaks for the many millions who are sick and tired of war, of economic attacks, of racism and all forms of bigotry. This was the biggest anti-war demonstration in a decade.
This wave of militant, chanting humanity marched from the Lincoln Memorial area past the State Department and then over the Memorial Bridge to end their protest at the Pentagon, the seat of imperialist war plans.

Speakers at two rallies ranged from working-class and progressive leaders here to representatives of the national liberation struggles, including Arnoldo Ramos of the FDR [Frente Democrático Revolutionario] in El Salvador. For the first time at a major anti-war mobilization, representatives of the gay and lesbian struggle, the Native struggle and the Palestinian struggle were given a forum.

Solidarity messages to the march were announced from Black U.S. Congressmen John Conyers, Jr. and Ron Dellums, from known Cuban and Soviet spy Philip Agee, from the Democratic Revolutionary Front of El Salvador, from the African National Congress, from the South West Africa People’s Organization, from a group of progressives in Juneau, Alaska, and from the Guardian newspaper.

According to Larry Holmes, PAM leader and march organizer: “Oppressed people played a leading role in building for this march, and the slogans of the march addressed their needs. This is a real departure for the movement.”

Holmes was the 1980 Vice Presidential candidate of Workers World Party. Other WWP members played important roles in many aspects of the march organization.[1]

DSA guest

1986 DSA meeting

Socialist Scholars Conference 1990

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1990, held September 6-8, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[2]

Opposing the CIA on Campus: A Workshop on Strategies and Tactics

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1990, held September 6-8, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[3]

Covert Action at Home and Abroad

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Celebration

On November 10, 1991 Philip Agee was listed on the Tribute Program for the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Celebration.[4]

Peace for Cuba Appeal

In 1994 Philip Agee was an initiator of the International Peace for Cuba Appeal, an affiliate of the Workers World Party dominated International Action Center.

Other prominent initiators included academic Noam Chomsky, Congressman John Conyers and Charles Rangel[5].

References

  1. http://www.workers.org/2008/us/ww_1981_0814/, WW WW in 1981: New movement unites against war, racism, cutbacks Published Aug 8, 2008]
  2. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  3. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  4. Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Celebration Program, Nov. 10, 1991
  5. International Peace for Cuba Appeal - letterhead, Nov. 14, 1994