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[While the below net newsgroup message may seem credible at 1st blush, the fact is that IPS was about as much a nest of revolutionary commies as Disnetland. For example, Karl Hess (Goldwater's former chief speechwriter and Libertarian anarchist) was a IPS Fellow during the time in question. And since we were there (clandestinely, and doing GENUINE subversive things) during the time in question, we know ist hand the IPS was filled mostly with a bunch of sniveling liberal intellectual wimps. Also, note the description of the Nat'l Review, Forbes & the WSJ as "usually very liberal"... Give us a break... While Clinton and his cronies may be a lot of things, 'commie lackies' isn't one of them. - Staff]
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 96 16:13:40 EDT
SUBJECT: IPS -COMMUNIST TIES
I have a copy of the declassified FBI documents that tie the Clintons and many of their administration to a communist organization called the Institute For Policy Studies. In all there are more than 50 pages to this document file, so I'll do a summary. It may take a few notes:
The Institute For Policy Studies was formed in 1963 by Peter Weiss and Cora Rubin, daughter of Samuel Rubin. The organization is funded by the Samuel Rubin Foundation.
Samuel Rubin was a member of the Comintern of the Communist Party, which was the inner circle of Lenin, and helped foment the Russian peasants into revolt in 1917. He left Russia at some point during the revolution, and came to the U.S., where he made a fortune using the name, "Faberge", for his cosmetic company. The Faberge family, who were "White Russian" (non-communist), and who also fled Russia, sued Rubin for using their name for a company whose profits supported the spread of communism, and won a settlement. Rubin was assisted in his financial endeavors by billionaire Armand Hammer. Hammer has long been suspected of being a member of the Communist Party. After the downfall of the USSR, the KGB files were opened and Hammer's membership in the Communist Party was proven. The Soviet publication, Izvestia, confirms that Armand Hammer was a Soviet agent, who personally carried the money from Lenin to the United States to establish the Communist Party USA.
Back to the Institute For Policy Studies (IPS). The FBI has compiled 2705 pages of documents on this organization, 1743 of which are available to the public through the Freedom of Information Act. The FBI has withheld 962 pages of documents, and one of the reasons given is, "specifically authorized by an Executive (Presidential) Order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense." Another reason for withholding the 962 documents was given as follows.... "Records or information were compiled for law enforcement purposes and could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source."
"The IPS is described as a Washinton-based "Think Factory", which helped train extremist who incite violence in the United States and whose educational research serves as a cover for intrigue and political agitation" (FBI file 175-398). Another description given is that the "IPS apparently exercises considerable influence in the New Left Movement and may have as its goal the destruction of the United States Government/" Mainstream media, usually very liberal, has described the IPS as follows: Wall Street Journal... "A funnel for disinformation", Forbes.... "A radical Washington propaganda mill", National Review... "The perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB."
DEREK SHEARER, a member of IPS, has been described as one of Bill Clinton's closest friends. Roger Altman (former Sec. of Treasury) stated, "Derek is a very old and close friend of Bill Clinton's, and among the advisors he is probably the oldest and closest friend." George Stephanopolis describes Shearer as both "a friend and advisor". Derek Shearer is the step-brother of Strobe Talbott, who was the former editor of TIME magazine, and Bill Clinton's roommate at Oxford. Derek's sister, Brooke Shearer, is a very close friend of Hillary Clinton, and is her frequent travelling companion. Prior to the 1992 election, Clinton appointed Shearer as his top economic advisor (Wall Street Journal - Sept. 11, 1992).
In 1980, Shearer wrote a book titled, "Economic Democracy: The Challange of the 1980's", in which he explained, "Socialism has a bad name in America and no amount of wishful thinking is going to change that... the words, economic democracy are an adequate replacement." Shearer proposed the economic dismantling of American's free enterprise system and that all businesses be controlled by government socialist planners. Shearer states that his 'economic democracy' is fashioned in part according to the teachings of Antonio Gramsci, founder of the Italian Communist Party, and one of this century's formost Marxist theoreticians (from Shearer's book). In the 1970's Derek Shearer created and ran the platform of Tom Hayden in Santa Monica, California. The platform was called the Campaign for Economic Democracy. Shearer's wife was elected mayor of Santa Monica, and she appointed Derek and fellow activists to the City Commission. Shearer's anti-business edicts crippled Santa Monica's economy and earned that city the nickname of the "Peoples Republic of Santa Monica." Shearer has spoken of a plan to elect a socialist minded President who would help advance his Economic Democracy program (National Review, Sept. 14, 1992).
STROBE TALBOTT, as mentioned above, is the step-brother of Derek Shearer, and formerly an editor of TIME magazine, and earlier a roommate of Bill Clinton's at Oxford. Talbott is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Since it's founding in 1921, the CFR has been dedicated to forming a socialist world government under the auspices of the U.N. Other members of the CFR, include IPS co-founder, Richard Barnet, and Cora Rubin (dau. of Samuel Rubin), Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and most of Clinton's cabinet.
LEON PANETTA, LES ASPIN, and ANTHONY LAKE are all members of the IPS, with Anthony Lake serving in the capacity of instructor at the Washington-based school. All three are CFR members as well.
MORTON HALPRIN, a member of IPS, was considered (but rejected) as Assistant Secretary of Defense under Aspin. Halprin has been one of the foremost supporters of turning U.S. troops over to the U.N. command. Halprin was a friend and assistant of Frank Donner, a member of the Communist Party USA, who advocated the dissolution of all U.S. intelligence agencies.
EDWARD F. FEIGHAN (D-Ohio, retired) was Bill Clinton's campaign Communications Director. Feighan has worked closely with both the IPS and the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), which was co- founded by Jahn Gerassi and Michael Locker of Castro's Venceremos Brigade (FBI File SF 100-66966 AIRTEL & FBI file NYFO #105-86160). NACLA recieved major funding from IPS, and has become a direct support group for Marxist insurgencies worldwide.
JOHNETTA COLE is closely associated with IPS and other anti-American groups. Cole was in a leadership role in the Pro-Castro Vencenemos Brigade, which was controlled by the Communist Party USA in conjunction with Havana. She was a founding sponsor of the U.S. Peace Council, a Communist Party USA front organization.
HILLARY CLINTON first had contact with the IPS while at Yale. She served on the board of editors of the quarterly, Yale Review of Law and Social Action. The Spring 1970 issue featured and aricle by IPS director Robert Borosage. While serving as Director and Chair of the Board of the New World Foundation in 1987/1988 Hillary Clinton gave money to several far left groups including IPS.
In addition, Hillary Clinton gave money money to pro-communist groups, who were closely associated with IPS. Hillary gave $5000.00 to the Committee in Support of the People of El Salvador (CISPES - a supporter of Marxist Salavadoran guerillas), and which has been classified as a communist front organization. Hillary gave $15,000.00 to the National Lawyers Guild, an official adjunct of the Communist Party USA. Committee on Un-American Activities, House Report 3123 on National Lawyers Guild - 1950: "NLG is the foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party (and) it's front organizations (which) since its inception has never failed to rally to the legal defense of the Communist Party and individual members thereof, including known espionage agents." IPS Chairman, Peter Weiss, served on the Board of Trustees of the National Lawyers Guild.
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