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Mark Solomon


Prof. Mark Solomon is a former co-chairman[1] of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

Solomon has been a long-time activist in peace and justice movements. He was among the founders of Citizens for Participation in Political Action (CPPAX) in Massachusetts. He held the post as national chairperson of the U.S. Peace Council, and a Presidential Committee member of the World Peace Council. Solomon is a former union printer, and a retired history professor. He has written extensively on U.S. Foreign Policy, peace issues, and anti-racism.

His latest book is "The Cry for Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936.

WEB DuBois Clubs of America

In 2014, Mark Solomon, was listed a a friend on the DuBois Clubs Facebook page.[2]

World Peace Council

In 1970, U.S. members of the Soviet front World Peace Council were;[3]

In the late 1970s, the Information Centre of the Soviet front World Peace Council, Helsinki Finland, published a booklet naming members of the organization, worldwide.[4]

We publish in this booklet a list of members of the World Peace Council elected at the Council's Session in Warsaw in 1977.

U.S. members listed, included; Mark Solomon, Professor of Simons College, Massachusetts.

We Will Make Peace Prevail!

On March 28, 1982 the New World Review organized a gala luncheon "We Will Make Peace Prevail! Disarmament Over Confrontation, Life Over Death", at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Roosevelt, New York City. Virtually all participants were identified as Communist Party USA.

Mark Solomon was listed on the Committee of Sponsors.[5]

1980s U.S. Peace Council leaders

The five U.S. Peace Council Co-Chairpersons[6] 1983-1985 were;

  • Mark Solomon, Professor, Simmons College, Boston, MA

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992, Mark Solomon, Boston, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[7]

CoC National Coordinating Committee

The following are listed in order of votes they received as members of the Committees of Correspondence National Coordinating Committee, elected at the Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19, 1992.:[8]

In 1994 Mark Solomon was a member of the National Coordinating Committee of the Committees of Correspondence.[9]

Center for Political Education

In 1999, Mark Solomon, author of the The Cry Was Unity gave a talk entitled "The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans 1930-1936" The talk was sponsored by the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism linked organization, the Center for Political Education.[10]

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Mark Solomon of Newton, MA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[11]

Science & Society

In 2009, the Editorial Board of Science & Society, a New York based "journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis", consisted of:[12];

References

  1. http://www.cc-ds.org/leadership.html
  2. FB friends page
  3. New Perspectives 1970 issue
  4. WORLD PEACE COUNCIL LIST OF MEMBERS 1977-1980, Information Centre of the World Peace Council Lönnrotinkatu 25 A 5 krs 00180 Helsinki 18 Finland
  5. We Will Make Peace Prevail! event brochure
  6. USPC conference brochure Yale University November 8-10, 1985
  7. CCDS Background
  8. Proceedings of the Committees of Correspondence Conference: Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the '90s booklet, printed by CoC in NY, Sept. 1992 (Price: $4)
  9. CoC National committee meeting, January 7-9, 1994, New York minutes
  10. Center for Political Education website: Past Classes (1998 - 2007)
  11. Open Letter to Obama on Iran
  12. http://www.scienceandsociety.com/history.html