Noel Rabinowitz

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Noel Rabinowitz

Noel Rabinowitz is Director of Media Programs, at Oakland based Applied Research Center[1]. He has lived in the Bay Area since 2006, with his wife and family. Rabinowitz comes from a Communist Party USA background. Both parents and his older brother Jason Rabinowitz, were party members.[2]

He is married to Ilana Kohn.

Education and early activism

Before graduating with Physics and Visual Arts double BA with honors at Brown University, Rabinowitz gained media experience while organizing for affirmative action, anti-apartheid, labor-student solidarity, anti-war and pro-financial aid coalitions.

Living in Oakland in the 90's, Rabinowitz's partnership in InfraRed Communications–with clients including Macromedia, Netscape and Applez – allowed for organizing and media work with groups including CTWO, PUEBLO, Californians for Justice and the World Festival of Youth and Students.

1997 May Day

In People's Weekly World, May Day Special Supplement, Section J, 1997 an advertisement was placed "Solidarity with workers everywhere in their struggles for a better life for all! from Northern California Friends of the People's Weekly World/Nuestri Mundo:

Signatories included Noel Rabinowitz .

Young Communist League

In 1998, at the age of 28 Rabinowitz was national co-ordinator[3]of the Young Communist League USA (YCL}.

At the June 1998 6th National Convention of the Young Communist League held at Temple University, Philadelphia Rabinowitz told[4]the gathering;

We're here because youth demand a future and we don't see that a future is being prepared for us. We have many streams that are forming the river that will be the mass YCL...We will speak truth to power. Our job is to organize the YCL to enable youth to fight. We need a working class kind of organization to fight the battles ahead.
We are heirs to a long history of struggle...That's why we are dedicating this convention to Paul Robeson. Stolen people built this country on stolen land. But together, we will turn this country around. Our goal is socialism.

"Changing America"

In 1999 Judith LeBlanc was an host of the Communist Party USA cable TV show "Changing America", while Noel Rabinowitz served as cameraman.[5]

Communist Party role

In 2001, Noel Rabinowitz left "Changing America", to head the Communist Party USA Internet Department.[6]

Communist Party MLK tribute

On January 19, 2002, the Communist Party USA newspaper, Peoples Weekly World published a signed tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr..

We salute Dr. King’s courage and vision. He saw and struggled for an America and world that can be. We pledge in his memory to work to reorder our nation’s priorities “so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.”

Signatories included, Noel Rabinowitz. Almost all signatories were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA[7].

Endorsed Communist Party Call

On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsers[8]including Noel Rabinowitz, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.

National Party Building Conference

National Party Building Conference Hosted by Communist Party USA and People's World.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST

Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here

The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate.

The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.[9]

Those invited on Facebook included Noel Rabinowitz.

"Socialism Betrayed"


In 2004 Roger Keeran, and Thomas Kenny published "Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union"

Special thanks went to Bahman Azad, Norman Markowitz, Michael Parenti, Anthony Coughlan, and Betty Smith for reading the entire manuscript and suggesting editorial and substantive changes. We would also like to thank those who read all or parts of the manuscript and those who shared their ideas and sometimes their encouragement: Gerald Horne, Frank Goldsmith, Erwin Marquit, Sam Webb, Elena Mora, Mark Rosenzweig, Gerald Meyer, Joe Sims, Lee Dlugin, Pat Barile, Daniel Rubin, Phillip Bonosky, Bill Davis, Evelina Alarcon, Tim Wheeler, Scott Marshall, Noel Rabinowitz, Paul Mishler, Jarvis Tyner, Esther Moroze, Marilyn Bechtel, Gerald Erickson, Constance Pohl, Jackie DiSalvo, Richard Najarian and Brawee Najarian, and Jim Miller.

Also thankedd were librarians, Mark Rosenzweig of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies and Jackie Lavalle, for helping with the research, and Eileen Jamison for tracking down numerous books and articles. Also owed a debt of gratitude were Gregory Grossman for helping find sources on the second economy. Also thankedd were SUNY Empire State College for granting a sabbatical leave to Roger Keeran during which he did some early research and writing. Catherine Keeran for her assistance and Alice Ward and John Ward for providing accommodations and company, while Roger did research at the University of Texas. David Granville, Derek Kotz, Ian Denning and Charles Keller, and for technical help.[10]


Returning to his native New York in 1998, Rabinowitz was Director/Editor of Changing America a national weekly labor-community TV news magazine show, then Communications Director and webmaster of Longview Publishing, publisher of the Communist Party USA newspaper People's Weekly World, then Technical Director for Democracy Now! TV and radio show.

As a consultant, Rabinowitz did web development and communications for clients in labor and small business, including the Alameda County Central Labor Council and Just prior to joining ARC, Noel was Online Communications Specialist for SEIU-UHW healthcare workers union where he co-created a hospital workers unionization campaign website, a union member democracy campaign website and DVDs and a union-member-created web video.