In August 2017, a University of Houston Young Communist League USA flier was pinned to a campus bulletin board. The flier was aimed at building student support against “Trump’s fascist regime” and “terrorist hate groups.”
“We must stand united against Trump’s fascist regime and its Nazi henchmen, affirming that our university is a safe place for people of all ethnic backgrounds and is not safe for racist, terrorist hate groups.”
This international communist gathering of more than 30,000 young people was timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution. The festival was personally sponsored and keynoted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Michael Leone and his American communist friends Al Neal, Chauncey Robinson, Estevan Nembhard, Cameron Orr, Emiliana Sparaco and Yennifer Mateo mixed with young Marxist-Leninists from all over the world.