Skip to comments.US Anti-War Activists Urge to Reject New McCarthyism
Posted on 08/08/2023 3:44:30 PM PDT by Right Wing Vegan
"We must firmly resist this racist, anti-communist witch hunt and remain committed to building an international peace movement," said Code Pink and ANSWER Coalition.
On Monday, anti-war organizations across the United States issued an open letter to reject a trend that targets China and to call on people to reject what they call the "new McCarthyism."
"From The New York Times to Fox News, there's a resurgence of the Red Scare that once shattered many lives and threatened movements for change and social justice," said the letter titled "McCarthyism is back: Together we can stop it."
It warned the new "Red Scare" targets not only left-wing groups but also "everyone who exercises their free speech and democratic rights."
"We must firmly resist this racist, anti-communist witch hunt and remain committed to building an international peace movement," said the letter, whose initial signers include 13 organizations, such as Code Pink and ANSWER Coalition, as well as dozens of famous anti-war activists.
"Scientists, researchers, and service members of Chinese descent have been falsely accused of espionage and unregistered foreign agency, often with cases later collapsing due to insufficient evidence," said the groups, referring to the now-defunct program "China Initiative."
U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy became a tireless crusader against Communism in the early 1950s -- a period that has been commonly referred to as the "Red Scare." The term "McCarthyism" was created to describe similar witch hunts in recent American history.
"The new McCarthyism is targeting peace activists, critics of U.S. foreign policy, and Chinese Americans," Code Pink said and asked for public support to "avoid a McCarthy-era red scare targeting peace activists."
"In the face of adversity, we say NO to xenophobic witch hunts and YES to peace!" said ANSWER Coalition, a U.S.-based protest umbrella group consisting of many anti-war and civil rights organizations, in a social media post.
During the former "Red Scare" and McCarthy periods, scores of organizations and leaders were attacked with factless accusations, read the open letter.
"Today, prominent organizations and individuals, including CODEPINK, The People's Forum, and Tricontinental Institute have been targeted, with smears and accusations propagated by outlets like The New York Times."
They accused the media outlet of "painting a sinister image of a secret network funding the peace movement."
"However, there's nothing illegal or fringe about opposing a New Cold War or a 'major power conflict' with China, views shared by hundreds of millions globally. Receiving donations from U.S. citizens who share these views is not illicit," said the groups.
They noted the "McCarthy-like attacks" initiated by those media outlets posed a threat to free speech and the right to dissent. "We must oppose this trend," they said.
TOO MANY XENOPHOBIAS!
… racist, anti-communist …Oxymoron.
Uh-oh. It’s Code Pinko!
Communism is racist.
Karl Marx was one hell of a racist.
Check it out.
Oh, and Communist China is the most severely racist, so phobic place in the Universe.
one can be against the war profiteers who use our military as pawns without joining the ranks of red communist groups like code pink.
Joe McCarthy was absolutely right when he warned America about the growing threat of communism.
75 years later and we have one political party sold out to the chicoms. but the damage that has been done here in America by the communists was not achieved simply because they own one party. they also have a silent majority of the gop under their control as well.
name any rino and you will see the hammer and sickle as their influence peddler.
how successful have these communists been here in America since Joe McCarthy raised the issue?
Judge for yourself:
45 COMMUNIST GOALS FROM 58 YEARS AGO
Are they getting money from CCP?
You mean like the Bidens did?
I’ve never heard of any code pink militants standing up against china’s military.
I have this book, meant to be against the anti-Communist battles in the 1950s-1960s but for me enjoyable to nostalgically remember when I wasn’t the minority I am now.
Red Scared!: The Commie Menace in Propaganda and Popular Culture
by Steven Heller and Michael Barson
These people can sod off.
in the process of deep retrospect we must all now consider that McCarthy was right and a seer of the future of these United States if nothing was done to stop them. nothing was done and now we are there. “smile and grin at the change all around” and then “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”
MCARTHY WAS RIGHT AND THERE SHOULD BE A MCCARTHY MEMORIAL!
I have read that book many times.
Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.The list of communist goals was published back in 1958 and entered into the Congressional record in 1963. So the takeover of the GOP was ongoing back then. 2020 revealed that takeover to be all but 100 percent complete.
— Goal #15 on that list
The ccp does fund anti war groups like code pink,antifa to foment violence
America’s still worth fighting for. problem is our leaders are more interested in spilling blood on other lands while surrendering the land our forefathers spilt their blood on.
Hallowed ground to them is where they sold their own souls for thirty pieces of silver.
Wow. The other person who bought a copy.
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