Benjamin Spock

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Template:TOCnestleft Prof. Benjamin Spock

National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee

As of May 1964, Benjamin Spock Ped & Psychiatry University, was listed as a sponsor of the Communist Party USA front, National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee.

GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee

Circa 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, New York , was listed as a sponsor of the Socialist Workers Party led GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee .[1]

Spock Prefers Reds to Thieu

In an article in the Washington Star, July 27, 1969, entitled "Spock Prefers Reds to Thieu", UPI, Portsmough (sich), N.H., the following quotes from Dr. Benjamin Spock revealed his leftist ideology, something that was missed by most of the mainstream media, and was later to surface when he ran for president of the U.S. under the banner of the marxist "Peoples Party".


Inspired a movement

In the early 1960s SANE "recognized the environmental and health impact brought on by the nuclear age". In 1962, convinced that nuclear testing would have a negative effect on generations of children, Dr. Benjamin Spock made an "inspired move" to unite health care professionals with the nuclear abolition movement.

SANE’s Executive Director, Homer Jack, convinced Spock to go public with his beliefs. The New York Times advertisement declared “Dr. Spock is Worried” and "our nation took to the streets in defense of children and the environment".

The connection was clear. Nuclear testing left radiated uranium deposits in the soil and water table. Once dispersed, the radiation infected the grass and grazing animals - moving its way through the ecosystem into our food supply and into our bodies.

At a late 2000s Peace Action Congressional book reception, Congressperson Ed Markey commented on this truth and how Dr. Spock inspired him as a teenager to get involved in the nuclear abolition movement.[2]



  1. Undated, GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee letterhead circa 1969
  2. [The Quarterly Newsletter of Peace Actionn and the Peace Action Education Fund Winter 2007 Vol.46 No. 3]