Robert Allen

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Robert L. Allen

American-Korean Friendship and Information Center

On Feb. 27, 1971, Robert Allen Author, Black Studies Dept., San Jose State College, California, was listed as an initiating sponsor of the American-Korean Friendship and Information Center. The Center, a front for the Communist Party USA, was established to promote the withdrawal of US troops from South Korea and Vietnam.[1]

"A letter to Congress" on North Korea

In 1974, approximately 50 prominent, mainly Communist Party USA aligned leftists, signed a "Letter to Congress" on the situation regarding North Korea.

"For a quarter of a century the people of all Korea have needed such a peace agreement. The American People are ready for it. The People of the world deserve it. Peaceful coexistence must replace war and the threat of war. Negotiations must replace confrontation."
"Therefore, we the undersigned, concerned about the dangerous conditions in Korea earnestly appeal to you, and to all peace-minded Americans to join together in combining our reason and our political influence to secure the peaceful resolution of this problem."

The letter to Congress was in response to a March 25th, 1974 letter from the Supreme Peoples Assembly of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to the United States Congress.

The signatories which included Robert Allen Author, urged Congress to act on North Korea's Concerns.[2]

Political Rights Defense Fund

As at July 22, 1975, Robert Allen served on the Advisory Board of the New York based Political Rights Defense Fund.[3]

In The Times Founding sponsors

In 1976 founding sponsors of the Institute for Policy Studies/New American Movement linked socialist journal were;


In March 1979, the New York radical magazine the Guardian issued an emergency appeal to funds in an effort to save the publication.

Over fifty supporters endorsed the appeal including Robert Allen[5]



  1. Full-page advert in unknown newspaper, Feb. 27, 1971
  2. Letter to Congress undated 1974 Hugh DeLacy papers Accession Number 3915 Box Number 9 Folder Number 2
  3. Political Rights Defense Fund letter to supporters signed by Syd Stapleton
  4. [1] In These Times home page, accessed March 6, 2010
  5. Guardian March 2 1979