Conference US Imperialism and the Pacific Rim
Conference US Imperialism and the Pacific Rim was schedule to be held November 13-14, 1969? at the Douglas Memorial Church, Washington, D.C. It was announced in an undated pamphlet which provided the following information on who was scheduled to be a speaker and on what topics.
"The attempt to convert the Pacific into an 'American lake' is no haphazard process. The objectives of this conference are to gain an understanding of the so-called Pacific Rim Strategy of the U.S. and help fashion the anti-imperialist movement in America which, together with the revolutionary forces of the Third World, will defeat it."
"In solidarity with the Japanese people, demonstrate against the security treaty when Sato visits Nixon. November 19"
Sponsored by the Pacific Rim Coalition
- Asian Americans for Action - apparently a small group of radical Asian Americans, mainly from New York City and California
- Committee of Returned Volunteers CRV - a maoist/Hanoi sympathizing group
- Leviathan - a partly feminist radical newspaper with SDS influence
- New University Conference NUC - an organization formed by leftist/marxist professors across the U.S. Only lasted a couple of years.
- November Action Coalition
- Pacific Studies Center
CRV/Pacific Rim Coalition, Box 380, New York City, 10003, (212) 228-4470 Scheduled Speakers:
- Franz Schurmann - "Imperialism in the Pacific" - scholar, author, Editor of "China Reader". A maoist sympathizer and Professor
- Carol Brightman - "Our People's War" - Editor of "Leviathan". A member of the Hanoi Lobby and writer/reviewer of several leftist books on Vietnam
- Makoto Oda - "Okinawa and the Security Treaty Struggle" - Japanese novelist and organizer of Beheiren Vietnam Peace Federation. A Hanoi sympathizer. Beheiren led a lot of anti-American demonstrations on Vietnam and U.S. bases in Okinawa.
Some Workshop Leaders:
- Michael Tanzer - author of "Political Economy and International Oil and Underdeveloped Countries"
- Shirley Gordon - Malaysian Sociological Institute
- Michael Klare - North American Congress on Latin America NACLA - NACLA was created by SDS as their "intelligence arm" to provide leftist propaganda to the media and academia. Klare was later to become a key Fellow at the marxist Institute for Policy Studies. A lot of information about him can be found in the Powell book "Covert Cadre"..
- Bruce Jacobs - Editor of "Leviathan". Not to be confused with the WW2 Army officer/author/editor of the massive history of the U.S. Army in WW2 (and veteran of Iwo Jima).
- Ben Page - recently returned from North Korea.
- Fred Goff - North American Congress on Latin America NACLA - veteran marxist
- Movement Panel: "Building the Struggle At Home"
- S. Steven Powell, "Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies", Green Hill, 1987