The lunatic left sent an array of forces to St. Paul to disrupt and destroy the Republican National Convention earlier this month. They meant to do serious harm through violent means that appear to have been closely modeled on 1969’s SDS-sponsored Days of Rage riots in Chicago. Law enforcement authorities did an admirable job of preventing the scheme from working. Media interest in what the left had planned for St. Paul has been scarce, both before and after the convention.
Having come under attack for their actions during the convention, law enforcement authorities have begun to talk back. Last week Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher held a press conference to defend the work of his office in preventing what he described as the intended destruction of St. Paul on the first day of the convention. St. Paul police officer Paul Iovino provides a ground-level perspective on the work of authorities during the convention.
Star Tribune metro columnist Katherine Kersten reports the concerted efforts of the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War together with those those who sought to destroy the convention through violent means. Kersten shows that the Coalition worked hand in glove as a front group for the leftist thugs.
Take a look at the groups and individuals affiliated with the Coalition to March on the RNC. It’s a long list that among others includes Cindy Sheehan, several SDS chapters and anti-Israel groups. The list sheds some light on the sources of support for the efforts described in Kersten’s column:
Anti-War Committee; AFSCME Local 3800; SDS – Univ. of Minnesota; Twin Cities Peace Campaign â€“ Focus on Iraq (MN); Welfare Rights Committee (MN); Women Against Military Madness (MN); Action Center for Justice (NC); Action LA Coalition; Al Awda Right to Return Coalition – Chicago Chapter; Al Awda Right to Return Coalition – Omaha Chapter; Alliance for Global Justice; AlliantAction (MN); American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council; ANSWER Coalition; Arlington (MA) United for Justice with Peace and the Lexington (MA) Peace and Justice Committee; BAYAN USA Bolivarian Circle – Cincinnati; Call ‘Em Out Coalition (Detroit); Campus Antiwar Network; Centro CSO (Los Angeles); Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism; Chicago Progressive Alliance; Coalition for Palestinian Rights (MN); Coalition to Protect Public Housing (Chicago); CODEPINK; Colombia Action Network; Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES); Communist Party-USA (MN); Communities United Against Police Brutality (MN); Dekalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice; Democratic Socialists of America, Twin Cities; Evanston Neighbors for Peace (IL); Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST); FIST (Raleigh, NC); FMLN of Minnesota; Freedom Road Socialist Organization; General Federation of Workers Councils and Unions of Iraq; George W. Bush Marrionette Puppet Show (GA); Grassroots Netroots Alliance; Green Party, 4th Congressional District/St. Paul; Green Party, 5th Congressional District; Gus Hall Action Club (MN); Impeach for Peace; International Action Center; International Socialist Organization; International Solidarity Movement, Chicago Chapter; Iraq Peace Action Coalition (MN); IWW, Twin Cities General Membership Branch; Junkyard Empire; Latin America Solidarity Coalition; Latinos Against War (Los Angeles); Lexington Peace and Justice Committee (MA); LIBERTY TREE Foundation for the Democratic Revolution; 49. Living Wage Avengers (MN); Low Income People Organized for Power (LIPOP) – Duluth, MN; Madison Infoshop; Madison Raging Grannies; March 10th Committee; March 25 Coalition – Los Angeles; May 1 Movement for Worker and Immigrant Rights; Mexico-US Solidarity Network; Military Families Speak Out – Minnesota; MN Cuba Cmte ; MN Immigrant Rights Action Coalition; MN Women’s Earth Brigade; Montevideo Area Peace Seekers(MN); National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera; National Immigrant Solidarity Network; National Network On Cuba; Neighbors for Peace (Evanston, IL); Network in Solidarity with the People of the Philippines (NISPOP); Neverwood Collective; New England United (MA); New Jersey Solidarity – Activists for the Liberation of Palestine; Nicaragua Solidarity Committee – Chicago; Northland Anti-War Coalition; Organic Consumers Association; Palestine Solidarity Group – Chicago; Pan-African Roots; Peace Action Wisconsin; Peace and War in the Heartland; Peoples Republic of the North Star (ML); Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign; Potluck Democracy; Progressive Students of Milwaukee; Radio Free Maine; Rainbow Affinity Tribe; Reno World Canâ€™t Wait; Revolting Queers; RNC Welcoming Committee; School of the Americas Watch; Seeds of Peace (MT); Socialist Alternative; Somali Cause; Southsiders Together Organized for Power (Chicago); Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) – National; SDS – Macalester College; SDS â€“ Ohio State; SDS – Tuscarora High School; SDS – Univ. of Alabama-Tuscaloosa; SDS – UCLA; SDS – UIC; SDS – UNC-Asheville; SDS – UNC-Chapel Hill; SDS – UNC-Charlotte; SDS – Univ. of North Dakota; Students for Peace – University of Minnesota, Duluth; Students for Social Justice – Oakton Community College, Des Plains, IL; Students for Workers’ Rights at SUNY Albany; SWEEPMN; Teamster Local 743; Troops Out Now Coalition; Twin Cities TransMarch Collective (MN); Unconventional Action Chicago; United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ); Veterans for Peace Chapter 80; Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115 (MN); Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27 (MN); Voices for Creative Nonviolence; War Resisters League; We The People United Bangla Desh; Welfare Warriors; Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice; Youth Against War and Racism; 8th Day Center for Justice; 1000 Grandmothersâ€¦ Individuals: John Dear, S.J.; Marlys Fox; Jonathan Hutto; Mark Lynch; Jeff McCarron; Cindy Sheehan; Lynne Stewart; Dr. Cornel West.
Lynne Stewart appears at the end of the list, just before the absurd Cornel West. She is of course the former attorney for the blind sheikh who was the spiritual mentor of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers. Stewart has herself been convicted of providing material support for terrorists in the course of her representation of the blind sheikh. She embodies what David Horowitz calls “the unholy alliance” between Islamists and the radical left that — as I argued in the brief account of my encounter with Stewart — is united only by its hatred of the United States.
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