Cross-posted from the KeyWiki Blog…
Guided by the Communist Party USA, the U.S. “peace movement” is entering a new phase.
The struggles against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be de-emphasized, while focus will shift to a broad based campaign to cut U.S. military spending.
The Communists plan to exploit public concern over economic problems, to pressure the Obama administration to hugely cut back on defense spending, weapons systems and overseas commitments.
From 2005-2008, she was the National Co-chair of United for Peace and Justice an organization that she helped found. She is nationally recognized as a leader of the US “peace and justice” movement and has traveled around the world including to Beirut during the 2007 invasion by Israel.
Le Blanc is one of the vice-chairs of the Communist Party USA and chairs its Peace and Solidarity Commission – the body charged with running the U.S. “peace movement” and liaising with foreign revolutionary movements.
LeBlanc has just given an interview to the Communist Party’s theoretical journal Political Affairs, explaining the new direction of the U.S. “peace movement”
Firstly LeBlanc rightly claims credit for helping to influence the 2008 elections
The peace movement played a critical role in the results of the 2008 elections, and for anybody who has read Game Change and was active in the anti-Iraq War movement, you can really can see that it made a difference. Behind the scenes in the campaigns, both during the democratic primary and in the general elections, people were concerned about the positions the candidates were taking, because they knew the power of the grassroots sentiment opposing the war in Iraq.
LeBlanc then clearly signals that the “peace movement” must shift its focus to target, U.S. military spending… (Continue Reading)