Posted on | September 15, 2013 | 69 Comments
Protests against General David Petraeus Monday by CUNY students were organized by an ad hoc committee that includes several Communist groups.
A leaflet for the protests, which refers to Petraeus as a “war criminal” and “mass murderer,” says that the events were organized by the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY and were endorsed by the Internationalist Group, Workers Power-US, and IGNITE.
These groups are explicitly Communist in nature. Workers Power states that it is a “revolutionary, communist organization . . . in the tradition of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky.” The Internationalist Group uses the hammer and sickle alongside its articles. IGNITE is a self-described “communist youth league.” . . .
Erick Moreno, a senior at Queens College and a member of Students Without Borders, a group that endorsed the protest, confirmed that the leaflet came from the committee, which he said serves as a “united front of student, faculty, and community organizations that are taking on the task of promoting this campaign to oust General Petraeus from CUNY as well as ROTC and military contractors from the CUNY system.” . . .
(Via College Insurrection.) A cruelly ironic question: How is it that the United States “won” the Cold War, yet anti-American Marxism is now the default doctrine of our nation’s colleges and universities?