Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is "committed to socialism in America and sides with the Soviet Union on almost every important foreign policy issue." It was founded by Richard Barnet and Marcus Raskin in 1963. Most of the money they used came from the Samuel Rubin Foundation.
According to Dr. Rael Jean Isaac, Rubin was a Comintern member and a Communist agent. The founders dedicated themselves to helping Communist revolutionaries. Both men hated the United States and openly supported the Communist cause during the Vietnam War. In the mid 1980s Barnet visited Communist Nicaragua, staying at the home of Thomas Borge, chief of Nicaragua's secret police.
Now declassified, FBI File 100-447935-119 makes special mention of the Institute for Policy Studies, stating that "
|“||this group played an insidious and influential role in developing strategy and tactics for all phases of subversion, seditious activity, racial conflict and revolutionary political agitation and violence. ...||”|
Operation Iraqi Freedom
IPS is among a variety of CPUSA splinter groups claiming the mantle of the Left spun-off from a series of front groups and issue-oriented action "committees." A.N.S.W.E.R. is the largest of these groups, which also include United for Peace and Justice (UPJ), Code Pink, Not In Our Name (NION), the Green Party. The War on Terror, which included Operation Iraqi Freedom, prompted these groups to form coalitions and seek allies. Their aim is a “struggle” against “oppression” and “imperialism,” code words in the lexicon of revolutionary socialism.
Not In Our Name (NION), a satellite of the Revolutionary Communist Party, decries the War on Terror as a ploy: “We will not stop until all of us are free from your bloodthirsty domination.” Many contmeporary antiwar organizers used to support the Soviet Union and its proxies such as the Vietcong, the Sandinistas, North Korea, Fidel Castro’s Cuba and the Communist guerrillas in El Salvador.
The second largest anti-war umbrella group to emerge since the 9/11 terror attacks is United for Peace and Justice (UPJ). UPJ was in charge of planning the massive August 29, 2004 demonstration in New York City on the eve of the Republican National Convention. Like A.N.S.W.E.R., it claims to be a response to the events of 9/11. But it’s also an old Soviet-style “agitprop” front group directed by a veteran Communist activist. UPJ was created in October 2002 at a gathering of representatives of fifty diverse organizations (e.g. the Institute for Policy Studies, a left-wing think-tank, and the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group) who met in the offices of People for the American Way. UPJ claims responsibility for organizing
Activists denounced Operation Iraqi Freedom at the very moment when Saddam Hussein’s forces appeared utterly defeated by the U.S. military (i.e., well before the Iraq insurgency). The demonstrators wanted to protest any U.S. military actions, including those that successfully defeated a tyrannical regime.
- Clinton's Socialist Agenda
- Clinton's sympathy for Marxist terrorists, J.R. Nyquist, WorldNetDaily.com, September 27, 1999.
- The Politics of Peace: What’s Behind the Anti-War Movement?, by John J. Tierney, Capital Research Center. Retrieved from http://www.capitalresearch.org September 14, 2007.
- NAMBLA Bulletin, Editorial: War in Iraq?, March 2003.
- Right Web