Hanoi/NorthVietnam Visitors During the War

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Hanoi/North Vietnam Visitors During the War

This section will list the names of people who visited North Vietnam/Hanoi during the Vietnam War as well a provide citations for this information. Everyone knows about Jane Fonda and her trip in 1972, but most do not know that hundreds of American citizens went to Hanoi in a show of solidarity with "the people of Vietnam". Most were members of various "anti-war", "peace" and "anti-Vietnam war" groups and their open support for the Communist dictatorship in North Vietnam was openly expressed by many of them. There were very few "dupes" among these visitors, though some later on claimed that they had been fooled or duped into supporting Hanoi, with being "young and impressionable" their major defense.

Many of these visitors were members of the Communist Party USA CPUSA or its front groups, or groups significantly influenced by them, such as Women Strike for Peace and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom WILPF. Only a few people from the "Quaker" groups could be viewed as naive' or duped, but their leaders were hard-core Communist sympathizers as shown by their actions over the years.

Publications about North Vietnam Travelers During the War

This book is basically pathetic, not for the topic or it being writing, but for the fact that its author was either totally naive as to who he was interviewing and in believing what they said, or because of the fact that he was "A decorated combat aircrew member of the United States Air Force" in South Vietnam.

Secondly, the forward was written by Richard Falk, a law professor at Princeton University and one of the most hard-core communist sympathizers in the legal field. His record is documented throughout the Keywiki site.

While book jacket descriptions of what the book is about are written so as to be enticing and interesting, this one reads like a deliberate cover-up of who the people really were, i.e. "Americans who publicly opposed the Vietnam War and who traveled to Hanoi to demonstrate their commitment toward ending the brutal conflict." The largest bloc of the visitors were those from the CPUSA or its fronts and influenced support groups, with WSP being the most dominant of these support groups (Clarke, Duckles, Taylor, Weiss).

Those interviewed for the book were:

Hearings Regarding H.R. 16742

The following information is on "Hearings Regarding H.R. 16742: Restraints on Travel to Hostel Areas", Hearing, House Internal Security Committee, Sept. 19 & 25, 1972.

These hearings provided perhaps the only government source of information on some of the Americans who traveled to North Vietnam (and some to Laos, Cambodia, communist-occupied South Vietnam, and even Red China and North Korea), as well as listing many of those who made radio broadcasts on Radio Hanoi, either live or taped.

The best known radio broadcasts were those of Jane Fonda which were reproduced in whole from transcriptions of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service FBIS, the CIA's airwaves monitoring operation. The following is the HISC list pages 7684 to 7687, entitled "Log of Statements Attributed to U.S. Citizens which were Broadcast by Hanoi Radio, 1965-1971.Following this list, in the hearing publication, was a "Memo re Radio Broadcasts From North Vietnam By U.S. Citizens" by HISC Research Analyst Joseph E. Thach, which explained the three categories of broadcasts that were recorded 1965 to 1971.

  • 1. Hanoi in English to American Servicemen in S. Vietnam 1330 GMT 17 March 1965. Speech by Negro Leader Robert Williams.
  • 2. Hanoi in English to American Servicemen in S. Vietnam 1300 GMT 30 July 1965. Recorded talk by Cecil Clarence Adams.
  • 3. Hanoi in English to American Servicemen in S. Vietnam 1300 GMT 4 August 1965. Talk by Margaret.
  • 4. Hanoi in English to American Servicemen in S. Vietnam 1300 GMT 10 August 1965. Talk by (Leo Taylor) - (Phonetic).
  • 5. Hanoi in English to American Servicemen in S. Vietnam 1300 GMT 12 August 1965. Talk by (Leo Taylor) - (Phonetic).

UNLESS OTHERWISE WRITTEN, ALL THE OTHER LISTINGS STARTED OUT WITH "Hanoi in English to American Servicemen in S. Vietnam" - which will be written only as "Hanoi in English

  • 6. Liberation Radio (Clandestine) in English South Vietnam 1300 GMT 20 September 1965 (Recorded statement by Robert Williams).

Liberation Radio (Clandestine) was supposedly a radio station run by the Viet Cong VC National Liberation Front NLF, but which was actually run by North Vietnam. Most LR broadcasts came from No. Vietnam.

  • 7. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 18 February 1966. Recorded statement by Robert Williams, American leader in exile.
  • 8. Hanoi in English to Southeast Asia 1000 GMT 9 April 1967. Excerpts from statement by American Lawyer Hugh R. Manes at Press Conference in Hanoi.
  • 9. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 16 April 1967. Recorded statement by Charles Cobb, Member of American Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee SNCC, at a Free Conference in Hanoi. Proper name of the group was Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SNCC.
  • 10. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 22 April 1967. Recorded statement by American Lawyer Hugh R. Manes at a press conference in Hanoi.
  • 11. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 15 Sept. 1967. Recorded statement by Stokely Carmichael.
  • 12. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 18 Sept. 1967. Recorded statement by Stokely Carmichael.
  • 13. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 20 Sept. 1967. Recorded statement by Stokely Carmichael.
  • 14. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 1 Oct. 1967. Recorded statement by Mrs. Dagmar Wilson, President of Women's Strike for Peace WSP in an interview in Hanoi.
  • 15. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 28 Oct. 1967. Recorded statement by Stokely Carmichael.
  • 15. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 28 Oct. 1967. Statement by Tom Hayden of Newark, N. Jersey.
  • 16. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 29 Oct. 1967. Recorded statement by Stokely Carmichael.
  • 17. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 3 Nov. 1967. Recorded interview with Dagmar Wilson and Ruth Krause
  • 18. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 4 Nov. 1967. Recorded statement by Tom Hayden.
  • 19. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 5 Nov. 1967. Recorded statement by Stokely Carmichael.
  • 20. Hanoi in English - 2300 GMT 6 August 1969. Interview with Rennie Davis, head of American Antiwar delegation.
  • 21. Hanoi in English - 1000 GMT 10 August 1969. Statement by Linda Evans, member of Students for a Democratic Society SDS, at a mass rally in Hanoi.
  • 22. Hanoi in English - 2300 GMT 10 August 1969. Statement by James Johnson, chairman of the Black Antiwar Antidraft Union, to black GI's in S.V.
  • 23. Hanoi VNA International Service in English 0551 GMT 12 November 1969. Speeches by Richard J. Barnett Richard Barnet (sp)and William Meyers at Hanoi Mtg (meeting).
  • 24. Hanoi in English to Southeast Asia 1000 GMT 14 April 1970. Speeches by Professor Noam Chomsky, Prof. Douglas Dowd, and Clergyman Richard Fernandez at Hanoi meeting welcoming the 1970 American people's spring offensive.
  • 25. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 30 Aug. 1970 (different date). Speeches by Eldridge Cleaver and Phil Lawson at 22 August Hanoi rally in solidarity with the struggle of the black people in the U.S.
  • 26. Hanoi in English to Southeast Asia 1000 GMT 25 Aug. 1970. Eldridge Cleaver's comment on Spiro Agnew's visit to Asia.
  • 27. Hanoi in English - 0830 GMT 5 Sept. 1970. Robert Scheer talks about his visit to both zones of Vietnam.
  • 28. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 6 Sept. 1970. Interview with Ellen Brown. (This is probably Elaine Brown, a Black Panther Party) BPP leader
  • 29. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 7 Sept. 1970. Part I: Eldridge Cleaver addresses GI's in S. Vietnam over the Voice of Freedom.
  • 30. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 8 Sept. 1970. Part II: Eldridge Cleaver address.
  • 31. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 9 Sept. 1970. Statement by Pat Sumi to black GI's in S. Vietnam. (Sumi was identified on p. 7691 of this HISC hearing as a leader of Movement for a Democratic Military (MDM). Her full name was Hideko Pat Sumi and she went to Peking and No, Korea with the Cleaver delegation.
  • 32. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 10 Sept. 1970. Talk by Ann Froines to black GI's in S. Vietnam.
  • 33. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 1 Oct. 1970. Talk by (Randy Randerport) to GI's in S. Vietnam. Actual name is Randy Rappaport.
  • 34. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 5 Oct. 1970. Martha Westover's talk to American GI's in S. Vietnam. (also known by the name Martha Honey and later the wife/companion of Tony Avirgan.
  • 35. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 31 December 1970. David Ifshin's talk over Hanoi radio on "true nature" of the war. (Ifshin was the leader of the National Student Association NSA).
  • 36. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 2 January 1971. Second part of David Ifshin's speech during his visit to N. Vietnam.
  • 37. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 4 January 1971. Part I of J. Craven's statement during his visit to North Vietnam. Full name is Jay Craven Joseph Jay Craven.
  • 38. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 5 Jan. 1971. Part II and conclusion of J. Craven's Jay Craven statement during his visit to North Vietnam.(Craven was also a representative of the National Student Association NSA and later the People's Peace Treaty PPT organization, as well as a Steering Committee member of PCPJ.[2].
  • 39. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 13 January 1971. Mark Wefer's talk during his visit to N. Vietnam
  • 40. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 1 February 1971. Talk by Mme. Katherine Camp before her departure from N. Vietnam.
  • 41. Hanoi in English - 2300 GMT 25 Aug. 1971. Message to the Vietnamese people and "black brothers in Vietnam" attributed to Reverend Charles Koen, National Chairman of the Black United Front.
  • 42. Hanoi in English to Australia and New Zealand 1000 GMT 22 Sept. 1971. U.S. professor John Woodward tells how scientists are used for war work.
  • 43. Hanoi in English - 1315 GMT 21 Sept. 1965. Recorded talk by Herbert Adams.
  • 44. Hanoi in English - 1315 GMT 5 Oct. 1965. Recorded talk by Clarence Adams.
  • 45. Hanoi in English - 1315 GMT 12 Oct. 1965. Recorded statement by Robert Williams.
  • 46. Hanoi in English to Southeast Asia 1000 GMT 22 April 1967. Recorded statement by Julius Lester, American Negro and member of the 4th Investigating Team of the International War Crimes Tribunal International War Crimes Tribunal.
  • 47. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 31 Oct. 1967. Recorded statement by Richard E. Smith (POW) and Charles Donald Rice (POW).
  • 48. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 12 Nov. 1967. Recorded statement by Stokely Carmichael.
  • 49. Hanoi in English to Southeast Asia 1000 GMT 10 June 1968. Recorded statement by David Kirby and Mark Fulmer, two young Americans who visited the DRV.
  • 50. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 20 Sept. 1970. Talk by Phil Lawson to black GI's in S. Vietnam.
  • 51. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 30 Nov. 1970. Interview with Prof. Sydney Peck Sid Peck Sid Peck on GI's antiwar movement in the U.S.
  • 52. Hanoi in English - 1430 GMT 23 Dec. 1970. Recorded talk by Mark Wefers.
  • 53. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 30 Dec. 1970. (Zeus) A. Parker's Zeus A. Parker talk to black GI's in S. Vietnam.
  • 54. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 6 Jan. 1971. Terrie Cook's speech during her visit to N. Vietnam.
  • 55. Hanoi in English - 1300 GMT 1 Feb. 1971. Talk by Mmme. Katherine Camp before he departure from N. Vietnam.

Additional names of North Vietnam visitors

This section is a catch-all for people whose names appeared in other public sources besides the congressional hearings mentioned. There will be duplication with other lists in this section but often the sources of information and where they spoke about their trips provides researchers with a good insight into the operations of the Hanoi Lobby and its constituent parts.

  • "The delegated were convened by the I.L.C. (KW: Possibly the International Liaison Committee) to coordinate and strenghten the effectiveness and impact of the international anti-Vietnam movement. The movement's extensive planning network and the extremely close connection maintained between the various national anti-Vietnam groups and the Hanoi Politiburo were especially clearly demonstrated in the close congruence between the points of an agreement reached in Hanoi by an I.L.C. delegation and the substance of resolutions approved at the Stockholm planning conference in January."

According to Svahnstrom, the Vietnamese Communists and the I.L.C. delegates had decided in Hanoi to focus their next actions on: a 'Vietnam Appeal' calling for U.S. withdrawals, on pressures to withdraw other allied troops, on a new international conference, on exposure of U.S. war crimes and on diplomatic and material support of the P.R.G."

Jane Fonda visits to North Vietnam and Communist occupied portions of South Vietnam

James Clinton Book: Appendix: U.S. Citizens who Traveled to North Vietnam; 1965-1972

One really useful service author James W. Clinton provided in his book "The Loyal Opposition: Americans in North Vietnam, 1965-1972" was to provide a chronological list of U.S. citizens who traveled to North Vietnam during that period of time, often including who they represented re an organization, and who they traveled with (pp. 287-295). While this is partially a duplication of the Radio Hanoi broadcast chronological list, and the names of those who were featured in the book's chapters, it is an extremely valuable research tool to see how the Hanoi Lobby operated both over time and through what radical organizations.

[MORE DETAILS NEEDED HERE]]

FILL IN DETAILS.

Coffin went on to amass a very significant record of supporting CPUSA and other marxist/radical fronts and causes, and hired Hanoi Lobby leader Cora Weiss to head his Riverside Church's "Disarmament Program".[5]. Eventually he came out with a pro-Viet Cong statement (CITE SOURCE - possibly the film in New Mobe hearing).

National Antiwar Conference is apparently a reference to the July 4-5, 1969 conference sponsored by the National Committee to End the War in Vietnam National Mobe held in Cleveland, at Case Western Reserve University. At this conference, National Mobe changed its name to New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam New Mobe, possibly because of extensive congressional coverage of the Communist Party's domineering role in it. See the HCUA hearing on the "Spring Mobilization", April 1967. For details on the New Mobe founding conference, see the first hand report by SISS[6]. Also see the other listed "New Mobe" hearings/staff study, and the 4 volume hearings on NPAC and PCPJ, as well as the detailed report in the Congressional Record, April 21, 1971, entitled "The Second Front of the Vietnam War: Communist Subversion in the Peace Movement."

Fonda, Hayden and Cora Weiss also visited North Vietnamese captured territories in South Vietnam in 1974 (SOURCE - Newspaper article -- )

1965

"It's quite likely, if we get out, that the government that would come into power in South Vietnam would be a communist government of some sort. This is just a political analysis of the thing that has grown out of our present situation. My -- I would much prefer to see that government emerge if that is the government that the political forces in Vietnam would end up with than to see the present situation continue."

[[KW: Note - Plamondon, Kurshan Rubin, Gumbo, and a few others were either members of or loosely affiliated with the leftist radical groups known as the Yippies and/or the White Panther Party. CITATIONS NEEDED.

  • Harrison Salisbury - editor, New York Times; author, "Behind the Lines: Hanoi, December 23, 1966-January 7, 1967" (New York, Harper & Row, 1967). 1966. (KW: Salisbury was one of the biggest media dupes for the communist cause since another NYT correspondent, Herbert Matthews told the world that Fidel Castro was not a communist, but a democrat. His portrayal of Ho Chi Minh and the North Vietnamese communists completely glossed over who they really were). Three works that refute Salisbury's reporting include: "History of Vietnamese Communism, 1925-1976, Douglas Pike, Hoover Institution Press, Stanford, CA, 1978 (Pike being the preeminent scholar on Vietnamese communism); "Vietnamese Communism - Its Origin and Development", Robert F. Turner, Hoover Institution Press, Stanford, CA, 1975 (Turner, a Vietnam veteran and civilian specialist in Vietnam, was a student/protege of Douglas Pike); "Ho Chi Minh: A Life", William S. Duiker, Hperion, NY, 2000. Duiker is a highly respected scholar of Vietnam and his book was characterized as a "frank examination of the life and works of "Uncle Ho" (as listed in the bibliography for the section "The Enemy", "Whitewash/Blackwash: Myths of the Viet Nam War", Bill Laurie and R. J. Del Vecchio, ISBN 0-9623992-5-6, self published by the authors with the help from a group of Vietnam combat and civilian veterans).
  • Robert Scheer - editor, "Ramparts"; author, "How the United States Got Involved in Vietnam", (Santa Barbara, CA: Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1965). 1970. Scheer, a 1960's radical from the California political scene, has amassed a significant record of supporting communist and far-left causes over the decades. He shows up in the California Senate reports on "Un-American Activities" as well as HCUA/HISC hearings, studies and reports, esp. concerning both the "Hanoi Lobby" and the "Anti-Intelligence Lobby".
  • Phyllis Schmidt - accompanied Mary Clarke. 1965
  • David Schoenbrun - reporter, CBS News, author. 1967. A leftist reporter who eventually disappeared from the Vietnam scene and whose objectivity has been challenged by Vietnam scholars and observers.
  • Ralph Schoenman - secretary to Bertrand Russell; author, "A Glimpse of American Crimes in Vietnam" (London: Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 1967). 1966. (KW: A book could be written about Schoenman and his pro-communist activities from the 1960's onward. Details will appear on his KW page in depth. He was not viewed as very mentally stable, including by his wife who divorced him for physical cruelty, and by many in the "anti-war movement" who knew him.)[17]
  • Franz Schurmann - professor, University of California; author (with Peter Dale Scott and Reginald Zelnik), "The Politics of Escalation in Vietnam" (Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, 1968). 1968 [KW: Scott was viewed by many people as a "loose cannon" regarding both Vietnam and the JFK assassination. His rather broad and outlandish statements caused a lot of unease inside the "Left".[18]
  • Pete Seeger - folksinger. 1972. Said he had quit the CPUSA in the 1950's but continued to support their fronts and causes all the way through the first decade of 2000-2010. he also did fundraisers for the maost weekly, "The Guardian" and supported SWP fronts and causes along the way.
  • Toshi Seeger - accompanied husband, Pete Seeger. 1972. Also a supporter of communist fronts and causes.
  • Susan Sontag - author, "Trip to Hanoi" (New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969). 1968. A leftist writer who later changed her mind about some things concerning the far-left, especially her fight with writer Mary McCarthy FIND DETAILS.
  • Morton Stavis - accompanied [[Peter Weiss; Lawyer's Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam; Center for Constitutional Rights CCR. 1966. Stavis was a longtime identified member of the CPUSA, a member of the communist-dominated law firm of "Kunstler, Kinoy, Stavis & Weiss" (along with other members); and deeply involved in CPUSA legal fronts such as the National Lawyers Guild, its offshoot, the CCR, and the NECLC. CITATIONS TO BE PROVIDED.
  • Russ Stetler - NA. 1966.[19].
  • Rasheed Storey - chairman, Communist Party, New York. 1972
  • Pat Sumi - leader, Movement for a Democratic Military MDM. 1970. Sumi's communist-support activities both in the U.S. and overseas shows up in the series of hearings held by HISC entitled "Investigation of Attempts to Subvert the United States Armed Forces", Part 1-3, 1972, esp. Part 3, May 9 & 10, and June 1 & 20, 1972, and in the HISC "Annual Report for the Year 1971", re the MDM, her travels to Red China and North Korea, Venceremos Brigade,etc., p. 210.
  • Harold Supriano - accompanied Jon Koch Christopher Koch, Michael Myerson, and Richard Ward.[20] 1965. Supriano was an identified member of the CPUSA youth front, the W.E.B. DuBois Clubs of America and other CPUSA fronts and causes over the years.
  • Amy Swerdlow - accompanied Irma Zigas; Women Strike for Peace; professor, Sarah Lawrence College; author, "Women Strike for Peace" (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1993). 1971. A key member of the various "Mobes" and other communist fronts and causes.
  • Margery Tabankin - accompanied Rev. Paul Mayer; president, National Student Association NSA. 1971. A key leader of the pro-VC/Hanoi "Vietnam Moratorium Committee", the U.S. government agency VISTA, associated with the radical-funding Youth Project and more recently with the Tides Foundation associate, the ARCA Foundation CHECK CITATION FOR CORRECT NAME.
  • Ethel Taylor - accompanied Cora Weiss and Madeline Duckles. 1969. Another key WSP leader in the Hanoi Lobby.
  • Telford Taylor - U.S. Army prosecutor, Nuremberg Trials; professor of law, Columbia University; author. 1972. (Taylor became radicalized during the Vietnam War and essentially supported Hanoi's propaganda efforts to portray the U.S. military as war criminals.)
  • Jarvis Tyner - vice presidential candidate, U.S. Communist Party; national chairman, Young Workers Liberation League YWLL. 1972
  • George Wald - Nobel laureate; professor, Harvard University. 1972. (Wald amassed a very significant record of supporting communist fronts and causes, starting with Vietnam, in the "Anti-Defense Lobby" and for other associated marxist causes.
  • Richard E. Ward - accompanied Harold Supriano and Michael Myerson; freelance writer. 1965. Later became an editor of the maoist weekly, "The Guardian" and later was associated with other maoist-oriented publications/organizations.
  • Mark Wefers - student. Communist sympathizer who made radio broadcasts over Radio Hanoi to our troops. Part of his broadcast included: "Just watch for a time when everything can be coordinated and get yourselves together, and when you think the time is right for some kind of massive sitdown or refusal to fight or turning your guns round the other way and getting the real pigs, then you should do it.***" (P. 186, HISC Annual, 1971[21].
  • Anne Weills - POW escort; member, National Mobe. 1968
  • Jayne Werner - NA. 1972
  • Martha Westover - NA. 1970. Radical journalist and author. Wife of "collectively" avowed saboteur Tony Avirgan(Willow Grove military planes sabotaged); part of the "La Penca" disinformation program of Avirgan and the Christic Institute re the bombing/assassination attempt on former Sandinista leader Eden Pastora in Costa Rico. Later backtracked on claims by her husband Avirgan that the CIA attempted to kill Sandinista defector leader Eden Pastora, in a 1990's book.
  • Robert Williams - NA. 1966. Probably the black maoist revolutionary leader of RAM who fled to Cuba and then Red China to escape kidnapping charges in the U.S.
  • Mrs. R. Williams - accompanied husband Robert. 1966
  • Dagmar Wilson - accompanied Mary Clarke; president, Women Strike for Peace (WSP); vice chairperson, Spring Mobilization Committee. Active in communist front affairs in the Washington, D.C. area for many decades.
  • John Woodward - professor. 1971
  • Ron Young - member, Fellowship of Reconciliation FOR, coordinator People's Coalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ), Washington Action Committee, a part of the Mobe groups; Steering Committee, New Mobe; National Coalition Against War, Racism and Repression NCAWRR, a CPUSA-dominated split-off from New Mobe; accompanied Anne Bennett and Trudi Schutz Young. 1970. Young was a key workhorse for the various Mobes and later got involved in anti-Israel groups on behalf of FOR. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.
  • Trudi Schutz Young - accompanied Ronald Young; national coordinator, Women Strike for Peace (WSP); Coordinating Committee, PCPJ; "Mobe" organizer; organizer 1969 March Against Death. 1970. Young was active in all of the key Hanoi Lobby organizations with her husband Ron. The later split. During the "March Against Death", candles were held up for the Vietnam dead. A pro-American group, the National Student Coordinating Committee for Freedom in Vietnam and SE Asia, took a homemade Viet Cong flag and burnt it in front of them, including Dr. Benjamin Spock during his speech, in Washington. D.C., perhaps the first time that a VC flag had been burnt in the public eye. It made CBS news. [22]
  • Carl Zietlow - crewmember of ketch "Phoenix". 1967. He was also a member of the Coordinating Committee of PCPJ, Sept. 1, 1971, letterhead, and in other Mobe groups. A Carl Zietlow has been a leftist "consumer advocate" for decades in Washington, D.C. CHECK NAME of GROUP. "Consumer *** in the Public Interest.
  • William Zimmerman - accompanied Rev. Paul Mayer; Medical Aid to Indochina MAI. 1971. Hardcore communist sympathizer who specialized in publicity and fundraising, including for Tom Hayden's political campaigns in California, and for the MAI-clone, Medical Aid to El Salvador MAES which went to the communist forces of the FMLN. He will show up later in the Obama election campaigns.
  • Howard Zinn - professor, Boston University; POW escort; accompanied Tom Hayden and others; author, "Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal" (Boston,Beacon Press, 1967.1972. Zinn, according to FOIA FBI documents, turned out to be a secret member of the Communist Party USA and amassed one of the largest records of supporting communist fronts and causes, both CPUSA and SWP, of any member of academia. See "Accuracy in Media" reports for 2010 for details on Zinn's communist background.
  • Irma Zigas - Women Strike for Peace. 1971. One of the Mobe activists

Congressional Hearings and Bills on Restraints on Travel to Hostile Areas

  • "Hearings Regarding H.R. 16742: Restraints on Travel to Hostile Areas", Hearings, House Internal Security Committee, Sept. 19 & 25, 1972, which contains the name of many Hanoi travelers
  • "Restraints on Travel to Hostile Areas", Report No. 92-1461, on H.R. 16742, Sept. 28, 1972
  • "Hearings on Restraints on Travel to Hostile Areas H.R. 1594 (Clean Bill H.R. 8023), H.R. 278, H.R. 297, H.R. 2691, H.R. 3999, H.R. 6047", Hearings, HISC, May 9 & 10, 1973
  • "Restrains on Travels to Countries or Areas Engaged in Armed Conflict With the United States", Report No. 93-248, on H.R. 8023, HISC, June 4, 1973

References

  1. Subversive Involvement in the Origin, Leadership and Activities of the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and Its Predecessor Organizations New Mobe Staff Study, Staff Study, House Internal Security Committee HISC, 1970, p. 36, ftnt 389, 13th California Report on Un-American Activities, 1965
  2. National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) and Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ), Part 3, Hearings, House Internal Security Committee, July 13-15, 1971, p. 3335, concerning his speech at the Feb. 5-6, 1971 conference at the University of Michigan sponsored by the Midwest Coordinating Committee for the Peace Treaty and the NSA. His pro-Hanoi remarks were summarized by HISC witness Bradley J. Taylor. Brief information on David Ifshin and his remarks were also provided by the witness.
  3. "Thirteenth Report Supplement on Un-American Activities in California, 1966", Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities, to the 1966 First Extraordinary Session of the California Legislature, Sacramento, California", P. 79. Others who accompanied Meyerson on this trip were Harold Supriano, Christopher Kock and Richard Ward.
  4. New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Part 2, Hearings, House Internal Security Committee, June 9-11,1970, esp. p. 4285 which lists her other pro-communist associations and activities, including WSP.
  5. Powell, Covert Cadre, Chapter 17 - "Radical Politics Under the Cloak of the Clergy IPS and Riverside Church, 1977-81, pp. 290 - 304
  6. Extent of Subversion in Campus Disorders: Part 2 - Testimony of Max Phillip Friedman, Aug. 16, 1969/released October, 1969, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee
  7. Subversive Involvement in the Origin, Leadership, and Activities of the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and Its Predecessor Organizations, Staff Study, HISC, 1970, pp. 1-3
  8. see: Investigations of Students for a Democratic Society, Part 7A (Return of Prisoners of War, and Data Concerning Camera News, Inc., "Newsreel", Hearings, HISC, Dec. 9-11 & 16,1969, and other hearings in this series of 7 volumes (a & b for some);Anatomy of a Revolutionary Movement:Students for a Democratic Society, Report, House Internal Security Committee,Oct. 6, 1970
  9. Trotskyite Terrorist International, SIS, Hearings, July 24, 1975, p. 67, USLA letter/letterhead
  10. "Theory and Practice of Communism: Attempts to Penetrate the Labor Unions". HISC, 1972 or 1973
  11. The Theory and Practice of Communism, Part 3 (ExpoCuba), HISC, hearing, Oct. 17-18, 1973, p. 2248, summary of some of his communist/front affiliations
  12. The Theory and Practice of Communism, Part 3 (ExpoCuba), HISC, hearings, Oct. 17-18, 1973, p. 2249
  13. National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) and Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ), Parts 1-4, esp. Parts 1-3, Hearings, HISC, 1971; New Mobe Staff Study, HISC, 1970, and Hearings, New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Part 1 and 2, April and June, 1970;Extent of Subversion in Campus Disorders: Testimony of Max P. Friedman, SISS, August, 1969, released October, 1969,
  14. Communist Influence in the Peace Movement:Women Strike for Peace, HCUA, 1965, P. CITE
  15. Comrades in Arms: How the Ameri-Cong Won the Vietnam War Against the Common Enemy - America, RogerCan@pacbell.net for more information on how to obtain a CD copy
  16. Op. Cit, New Mobe Staff Study, 1970, HISC, P. 3, etc,
  17. Fifteenth Report Un-American Activities in California, 1970, pp. 219-220 provide some evidence of his mental state.
  18. Personal communication from research Max Friedman who met Scott at both a CPUSA front (1969) and at a major JKF Assassination Conference, probably the one at Georgetown University, 1973.
  19. Personal communication from Max Friedman, who questioned Stetler at Temple University, 1965, when he showed his made-in-Hanoi anti-American propaganda film. Stetler was correctly characterized as a wild-eye communist sympathizer, who later showed up as on the staff of Bertrand Russell's War Crimes Tribunal. After that, he dropped from sight
  20. "Thirteenth Report Supplement on Un-American Activities in California, 1966", Report of the Senate Factfinding Subcommittee of Un-American Activities, to the 1966 First Extraordinary Session of the California Legislature Sacramento, California"
  21. HISC hearings, NPAC & PCPJ hearings, 1971, Part 3 & 4, and HISC Annual Report for the Year 1971, p. 186. he was the student president at the University of New Hampshire and went to Hanoi as part of the NSA delegation.
  22. Personnel communication from Max Friedman, one of the flag-burning participants.