Tag: National Alliance Newspaper

Fred Newman: “Communism is Dead, I Killed It!”

The Destruction of the International Workers Party (IWP) By Lumpen Thunder and the AK-47s (William Pleasant, 1993) The IWP was the premiere political combat organization in the U.S. from 1984 thru 1990. It achieved a relatively fused relationship with the

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Open Letter to Minister Louis Farrakhan (1994)

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Nation of Islam Chicago, Illinois A-Salaam-Alaikum, Minister: My name is William Pleasant. I am the former senior editor and chief writer of the National Alliance newspaper. As you know, the Alliance was the leftist journal

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Newman in Africa (1994)

William Pleasant, 1994 New York City, February 14–Over 1,000 Zairian civilians and renegade soldiers have been killed in the last month. The slaughter is the by-product of a political confrontation between the Central African Republic’s dictator/president, Mobutu Sese Seko, and

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Open Letter to Lenora Fulani (1993)

The following two letters, dated March 12, 1993 and October 5, 1993, respectively, were sent to Lenora Fulani and published in the National Alliance, November 25, 1993. Dear Lenora: By now you have probably read my letter to Fred (1/25/93).

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Open Letter to Fred Newman (Pleasant, 1993)

Dear Fred: How are you? I hope you are well. You never responded to the report I gave you about the GREENS. Did you receive it? I left it for you at the 72nd St. office in mid-September. I also

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Business Unusual (1991)

NOTE: Interesting how Newman used to be more than willing to step up to the plate and take full responsibility for every single front group (and, more importantly, to openly acknowledge a connection among the IWP’s cultural, political, therapeutic and

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Art Caper (1990)

Artists Defect From Castillo Center Auction When Links to Political Group Surface By Alisa Solomon Village Voice, November 1990 Artist Les Levine handed over a silk screen worth more than $2,000 to the Castillo Cultural Center for its auction November

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The Art Factory: What is a Revolutionary Workers’ Collective (1989)

By Fred Newman Stono, 1989 Castillo is a new collective of artists, journalists, technicians, intellectuals, formed by the coming together of two other collectives—the National Alliance (NA) newspaper collective (begun in 1979) and the Castillo Center for Working Class Culture

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U.S. Left Opens $2.7 Million Psychology & Cultural Center (1989)

By Jacqueline Salit National Alliance Newspaper, 1989 The New York Times’ real estate section described it as a “hands off condo conversion” in a front page story last April. The property is 500 Greenwich Street in the far west section

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Inside the New Alliance Party (1988)

aka Rainbow Alliance aka Rainbow Lobby aka the Organization a/k/a By Dennis L. Serrette Radical America, 1988 I write after much thought and some distance from the New Alliance Party (NAP). When I broke ties with NAP after my 1984

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