Sidney Peck

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Sidney Peck

Sidney Peck has been one of the key workhorses of American communism for decades, especially in his role as a key leader of the various "Mobes" committees that constituted the heart of the "Hanoi Lobby" during the Indochina War.

He was identified in several Congressional Record items as well as in the House Internal Security Committee staff study on "The New Mobilization Committee and Its Predecessor Organizations", 1970, as having been a Communist Party USA Committeeman of the Wisconsin Communist Party.

His family, wife and children, were more sympathetic to the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and its' youth arm, the Young Socialist Alliance (YSA). His wife's name was Louise Peck, and his childrens' name were ********.

National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam

Peck was a leader of "National Mobe from 196? till it changed its name in July, 1969.

New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam

Peck was one of the top leaders of the name-changed New Mobe, July, 1969 until it later morphed into a Communist Party USA-dominated faction known as "National Committee to Stop Racism, War, and ??, which later became the Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ).

GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee

Circa 1969, Prof. Sidney Peck, Cleveland, was listed as a sponsor of the Socialist Workers Party led GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee .[1]

Conference on Socialism and Activism - Columbia Un., December 6-8, 1985

Sidney Peck was listed as an "Endorser" of the Marxist-sponsored "Conference on Socialism and Activism", scheduled at Columbia Un., for Dec. 6-8, 1985, according to an ad/notice in the weekly Marxist newspaper "The Guardian (Guardian), p. 9.

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Sidney Peck , Retired Professor Sociology, Cambridge, MA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[2]


  1. Undated, GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee letterhead circa 1969
  2. Open Letter to Obama on Iran