Patrick McCann

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Patrick McCann


Patrick McCann serves on the Board of Directors of Montgomery County, Maryland Educators Association.[1]

Now lives in Lake Worth Florida.

Radicalization

It was 46 years ago (1969). I was a 19-year old GI when I attended a BPP rally in a south-side Chicago church on Dec. 4th, 1971, the 2nd anniversary of his assassination,. That night I became a freedom fighter. 5 months later, after refusing to go to Nam, doing a month in the stockade, organizing resistance from within the military, etc. I was given an undesirable discharge for the USAF. It has been a life filled with purpose ever since. Long live the spirit of Fred Hampton!

FRSO

Forward Motion, Sep/Oct 1993

In 1993 Patrick McCann was a member of Freedom Road/Socialist Organizing Network

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

McCann has been a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War since 1974.[1]

Revolutionary Student Brigade

Patrick McCann joined the Revolutionary Student Brigade in 1975, and stayed with it for some years after the Revolutionary Workers Headquarters took over the organization, after splitting from the Revolutionary Communist Party .

Maryland Rainbow Coalition

Patrick McCann contributed an article to Maryland Rainbow Coalition newsletter, the The Rainbow Spirit, Vol, No 1 page 2 "Divestment fight takes off at University of Maryland."

Veterans for Peace

As at 2010, Patrick McCann served on the Board of Directors of Veterans for Peace. He had served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 - 1972.[1] Veterans for Peace is a member group of United for Peace & Justice and seeks to "protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building".[2]

McCann was the contact person for the Maryland-DC chapter from 2003 - 2004. He was the president of the Miami/South Florida Chapter from 2004 - 2005. He led workshops at the 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 conventions. He was an executive member of the host committee for the 2009 convention. He organized 4 tours of IVAW vets in South Florida during 2005. McCann is also a lifetime member of VFP.[1]

In 2010 Patrick McCann was listed as District of Columbia contact for Veterans for Peace:[3]

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