Adam Hochschild

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Adam Hochschild


Adam Hochschild (b. 1942) is a U.S. writer and activist. He is the son of Harold K. Hochschild, the namesake of the Harold K. Hochschild Foundation. His wife is Arlie Hochschild.

He wrote, King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa.[1]

Citizens Party

In 1979 Stanley Weiss, an Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) Trustee was a founding member[2]of the IPS connected Citizens Party. Other founders included IPS co-founder and senior fellow Richard Barnet, Adam Hochschild of Mother Jones magazine, Archibald Gillies, director of the John Hay Whitney Foundation, Julian Bond, a trustee of the IPS spin-off Institute for Southern Studies, Chicago activist organizer Don Rose, campaign manager and adviser to Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne, and Quentin Young, the Director of Medicine at Cook County Hospital, Chicago.

Opposing loans to Chile

In 1987, Joanne Landy, Thomas Harrison and Gail Daneker, Directors, Campaign for Peace and Democracy/East and West, New York, circulated a statement Against Loans to Chile calling upon the Reagan Administration to oppose all loans to Chile.

It has been signed by leading "peace, labor, human rights, religious and cultural figures from the United States, Western Europe and Latin America." They were "joined by a large number of activists and writers from the USSR and Eastern Europe, many of whom have been persecuted in their own countries for work in independent peace and human rights movements."

Adam Hochschild endorsed the call.

The majority of signatories were affiliated with Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

Campaign for America's Future

In 1996 Adam Hochschild was one of the original 130 founders of Campaign for America's Future[4].

Democratic Socialists of America Member

Adam Hochschild was named as a member of Democratic Socialists of America, in Democratic Left, January/February 1991 issue, page 16.

In 2006 Adam Hochschild, writer, California, donated $500 to the Democratic Socialists of America Political Action Committee. According to DSA's Democratic Left Spring 2006,[5]

"DSA has formed a Political Action Committee—Democratic Socialists of America PAC (DSA PAC), which will raise funds to enable activity that supports or opposes candidates for federal office. By law, DSA is not permitted to expend its resources in support of or against candidates in partisan elections; however, DSA is permitted to form a PAC for this purpose...
...Only DSA members in good standing may contribute to the PAC. Because the law is so specific, all contributions are carefully screened to make sure that they are from members."[6]

DataCenter Donor

In 2007 Adam Hochschild was listed on the DataCenter's annual report as a donor to the organization. The Oakland, California based DataCenter is widely regarded as the intellegence wing of the United States Left and has close ties to Cuba.[7]

Progressives for Obama

In 2009 Adam Hochschild Author, 'Breaking the Chains'was listed as a signer of the Progressives for Obama website.[8].

Campaign for Peace and Democracy

Hochschild is listed as an endorser of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, as of March 15, 2010.[9]

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