• Don Bracken

America In Crisis

Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all change which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men who will either hope to aggrandize themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.
-Alexander Hamilton on human nature and political power in Federalist #1 October 27, 1787

Two generations ago when America faced its last great crisis, young men in Higgins boats poured out of them onto the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima and confronted that crisis and sent it into the pages of history.


Two generations later, the descendants of those young men who poured out of the Higgins boats are in crisis, but unlike their forebearers, they are oblivious to it. They have not been confronted by it; they have been seduced into ignoring it. This program, along with its companion book In Their Own Words, exists solely for the purpose of bringing attention to the crisis.


On Normandy and Iwo Jima, young Americans faced a physical crisis; not unlike a savage tiger that stared at them and dared them. The soldiers and marines accepted the dare and moved forward; the tiger ran.


It is not the savage tiger their descendants face, two generations later; they are surrounded by vipers, poisonous snakes in the underbrush about them. Most are oblivious to the vipers; unaware that the damage being done is to the very traditions and beliefs for which their ancestors fought on the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, two generations ago.


The origin of all national crises begins in the halls of power. It is in such a hall that today’s crisis began five decades ago. That hall is the Democratic Party whose members have exercised the pursuit of power to the detriment of the rights and privileges of the American citizen. Today the crisis is alive in the underbrush of Washington DC.


In Their Own Words is a placement of the words, spoken and written of members of the Democratic Party as they work to bring communist totalitarianism to the United States. There are no opinions of the authors in the work.

Snakes Everywhere

The Great Delusion

Prior to the onslaught of the Coronavirus, the Media gave the impression that the Democratic Party had weathered a rupture as evidenced by the recent Super Tuesday on March 3, 2020 and the subsequent Mini-Super Tuesday in which Moderate Joe Biden, backed by the adult forces of Middle America, soundly defeated the avowed far left-wing Socialist and unapologetic communist sympathizer, Senator Bernie Sanders and his army of young disciples. Not so. There was no rupture at all,


What we saw was just a delusion. The disciples in the rallies just lost to the men and women in the back rooms who quietly run things in the Democratic Party. The Backroom People who quietly and quickly pulled Mayor Pete and Senator Amy from the race and gave the Democrats in Middle America only one place to go.


As the Bernie disciples scratched their heads and wondered what to do next short of raising hell at the Democratic Convention, the men and women in the back rooms were smiling, perhaps even laughing, not at the disciples but at the media who don’t even seem to know what was going on. They laughed because they knew the media doesn’t really know what is going on and will not put in the time to find out…that is if they really want to find out. The backroom crowd knew they had a clear road. The never-ending Coronavirus coverage by the media gave it even greater cover.


Then suddenly Bernie throws in the towel…and the avowed communist then supports Joe Biden, recently risen from the dead. So what is going on? A movement of implementing communism quietly and incrementally is clearly underway and has been for fifty years. New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted to it with the words “this is about a movement that has been decades in the making.” Unlike the Lenin approach with a Red Army clearing the path of resistance, this movement has been more stealth-oriented. The Machiavellian words of advice “Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception,” would serve well for the mantra of this movement.


Then suddenly there was light where there was darkness. Bernie Sanders suspended his pursuit of the Presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, the political party to which he does not belong. He claimed that his movement, - there’s that movement word again-had “won the ideological struggle” referring to the party’s embrace of the single-payer health care, a $15. minimum wage and the elimination of fossil fuels. “Few would deny that over the course of the past five years our movement has won the ideological struggle,” he said, neither would the same few deny that Bernie Sanders had hijacked the Democratic Party and dragged it unceremoniously to the left.


But Bernie Sanders was not throwing in the towel. At least for the record, he is not. After touting the gung- ho words of the fighting man who was not giving up, why did he? People of suspicious minds might think that there was some reward to be given to Bernie.


Joe Biden was quick to say there was indeed something in the wind for Bernie. Following Super Tuesday he said that he wanted Sanders to be part of his White House “journey” and that he agreed with much of the Sander’s socialist’s views.

The Movement Afoot

Movements have leaders and movements in the modern world of the internet leave traces like a herd of moose in a blanket of newly driven snow. This series of posts for the next several weeks will follow those tracks.Who are the leaders of the movement who would replace the Bill of Rights and The Constitution to suit their quest for power? That is the essence of the entire matter. It is all about the attainment of power, the kind that is never yielded.

Congress is a place where the members are constantly annoyed with the requirement of re-election. Congressman James Clyburn has his way of looking at things and he has a way of doing things. He sounded the trumpet of resurrection and endorsement to raise Joe Biden from the political dead, prior to the South Carolina primary..James Clyburn repeatedly compared President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler on various news outlets. James Clyburn once taught history and reached back into his history book and tore a page from the Black Panther Party playbook and with planned dispatch, threw the “racist” word, without hesitation or proof, at President Trump. James Clyburn is a member of the House of Representatives and House Whip for the Democratic Party, He is the man who said “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) worked to scupper the phase-three Coronavirus relief package on Sunday after Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told caucus members that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” Clyburn’s comments came on a Thursday call featuring more than 200 House Democrats, during which caucus members laid out a list of provisions they wanted to be included in the Senate’s trillion-dollar package. James Clyburn’s vision is far more than suspect. He is a prominent member of the Democratic Party’s backroom. When called on to defend his statement, he said. “I find it kind of interesting that one of my colleagues said he has a problem with me because I’m a ‘restructure government’ person,” Clyburn told Roll Call. “Yes, Jim Clyburn is a restructuring government guy.and everybody with any common sense, and looking at where we are today, needs to be a restructuring government person.”

Jerold Nadler and Keith Ellison are two other members who populate the backroom that cleared the deck for Joe Biden. Like Clyburn, the reason is basic; Joe Biden can be easily handled. He is the perfect candidate. Bernie would be the most imperfect candidate at this time. He is too obviously a candidate who would be widely rejected by Middle America…yes, much too obvious. Stealth, not the open forum, is the style of the American politician practicing the implementation of incremental communism in the United States.

Keith Ellison is the current elected Attorney General for Minnesota. He could definitely be considered a leader of the “Movement” and a possible U.S. Attorney General in communist America. In 1989, always on the move to implement incremental communism in America, Ellison uses the power of the word as a weapon, an abundance of them flowed from his lips when he and another student were interviewed for an article that appeared in Forward Motion magazine published by the Freedom Road socialist organization.

“…The people have been subjected to too much police brutality, and they just got sick of it,” he said,… “These changes aggravated the contradictions such that people are coming face-to-face with their own oppression…. Eight years of mean-spiritedness of the Reagan era have encouraged fascist and racist forces to come out again…”

Ellison’s statements are all the more significant given the background and ideology of Forward Motion (FM). FM described itself as: “a magazine of socialist opinion and advocacy. We say socialist opinion because each FM presents analyses of important organizing work and reviews of political and cultural trends. We say socialist advocacy because FM is dedicated to a new left-wing presence in U.S. politics and to making Marxism an essential component of that presence. We share these purposes with other journals, but we seek for FM a practical vantage point from within the unions, the Black and other freedom struggles, the women’s movement, the student, anti-war and gay liberation movements, and other struggles…”

Jerold Nadler is a lifelong resident of New York City, his congressional colleague Alexandria Ocasio Cortez may be the poster girl of the socialist-communist movement but Jerold Nadler could well be the poster boy. He has every qualification for it. His lifestyle of subsistence off the taxpayer is a matter of record. After school, first, the New York State Assembly in Albany, then non-stop into the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. Jerold Nadler never stopped to find out what earning a living is like in the free marketplace nor did he ever find out what it was like to do military service. In the political setting, it is the pursuit of power for Jerold, and he admitted to it too-probably unaware that it would become a matter of record on Strausnews.com on April 10, 2019.

As previously noted, leaders of movements leave moose like- tracks in a blanket of newly driven snow. Jerold Nadler’s tracks dot such a landscape in New York State. Unashamedly he appears to have presented himself to the revolutionary Weather Underground as its political champion and concurrent to that, he has demonstrated a passionate devotion to issues favored by other groups such as the Black Panther Party of Self-Defense; the Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party of the United States. He has spent years as a “champion of Progressive causes” as he sought freedom for convicted murders of police officers and convicted and imprisoned revolutionaries seeking to overthrow the U.S. Government.

Jerold Nadler’s Tracks

¤ Got Pardon of Weather Underground activist from Bill Clinton for Terrorist Susan Rosenburg who was convicted of murdering a police officer in a Brinks robbery attempt in Nyack, NY. in 1981.

¤ Dealing with Bill Clinton again for Weather Underground Terrorist Linda Evans. Clinton releases Evans from prison. Nadler supports Hillary Clinton for U.S. Senator from New York.

¤ Nadler’s cozy relationship with the Clintons came to the fore when terrorist Linda Evans was released twenty four years early from prison. She had been convicted of acquiring deadly weapons(700 pounds of dynamite) with the intent of doing explosive damage to the U.S. Capitol building, the National War College, the Navy Yard Computer Center, the Navy Yard Officer’s Club, the Israeli aircraft industries, the FBI and the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association. Linda Evans today is involved with the Center for Third World Organizing

¤ Nadler’s lead role in getting clemency for Weather Underground Terrorist Judith Clark, a driver in the getaway car of the Brink’s robbery in which two policemen were killed.

¤ Nadler’s Defense of clemency for the FALN the Puerto Rican terrorist organization. Again his close connection with Clinton brings forth favorable results for the terrorists.

¤ Nadler’s relationship with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

¤Nadler’s connection with the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA)

¤ Nadler, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the CPUSA.


A thorough examination of Jerold Nadler’s behavior with communist organizations is available in In Their Own Words. That examination follows.

Congressman Jerry Nadler, Democrat from New York, is one of the best examples of the threat posed to America by the ideology of communism. While attending Columbia University in New York City, he organized students into a group that became known as the West End Kids. They were enamored by the Presidential campaign of Eugene McCarthy, and swept up in the anti-Vietnam war protest movement of the 1960’s.

From founding the West End Kids at Columbia, to becoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Nadler has held elective office almost his entire life- forty-two years. He never fought in a war. He never policed a street in America. He never created a job for another American.

“My original motive in politics, from the time I was probably 12 years old, was civil rights and civil liberties and due process… I have always concentrated on them, and that has never changed…I now have a lot of responsibility, which I didn't have, and a lot of power…”1

Nadler’s political rise coincides with his passionate devotion to the same issues as the Weather Underground, the Black Panther Party of Self-Defense, the Democratic Socialists of America, and the Communist party of the United States.

On the way to becoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, where he has oversight of the Department of Justice and the FBI, Nadler has formed alliances with the Democratic Socialists of America and union leaders sympathetic to the ideology of communism. He has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from those unions.

From advancing the cause of public employee unions populating U.S. Government agencies with people who are loyal to unions and the Democratic Party, to securing presidential pardons for cop killing revolutionaries, Congressman Nadler has been on the front lines of fulfilling the ideology of communism-incrementally but absolutely.

He considers himself the man of the hour, as our Constitutional Republic faces an unprecedented crisis, precipitated by power, “I'm in the right place at the right time. And it's a place I wanted, it's a place I think I'm well trained for, it's a place I think I'm well suited for…”2

Nadler has no self-doubts about the road he is traveling with America and Americans, “I'm in the middle of a lot of things I care very deeply about as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and people look to me for leadership and guidance by virtue of this position…”3

Every American should have a clear understanding of how Chairman Nadler’s political ideology developed. Chairman Nadler has had a long career as a progressive in the Democratic Party. According to his Congressional website Nadler is, “a veteran member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Jerry Nadler has been a champion of progressive causes both in New York and throughout the country.”4

Nadler has spent years as a “champion of progressive causes” pursuing freedom for convicted terrorists who played a major role in crimes in which police officers were murdered. He has used his position of “power” as a United States Congressman who took an oath of office to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, to free from prison terrorists who fought for the revolutionary overthrow of the United States Government. Nadler used his position of “power” as an elected official to fight for people who had declared war on the United States of America and desired to replace our constitutional Republic with socialism- followed by communism.

Nadler’s Role in the Pardon of Weather Underground Terrorist Susan Rosenburg

Jerry Nadler is very familiar with the domestic revolutionaries of the 1970’s. At Nadler’s urging, President Bill Clinton pardoned Susan Rosenburg, a member of the May 19 Communist organization, and former member of the Weather Underground, for her role in committing terrorist acts of violence in the 1980’s, in an effort to overthrow the U.S. Government.

In a brazen 1981 military style assault on a Brink’s armored car in the town of Nyack, New York, members of the Weather Underground and individuals connected to the Black Liberation Army, ambushed and murdered Brinks’ guard, Peter Paige, during an armed robbery attempt. Another Brinks’ guard was wounded. As Nyack police officers arrived at the scene of the robbery and gave chase to the getaway cars, two Nyack officers, Edward O’Grady and Waverly Brown, were killed in the ensuing shootouts.

The FBI and police investigation identified six Black Liberation Army (Jeral Wayne Williams, Donald Weems, Samuel Brown, Samuel Smith, Edward Ferguson, Cecilio Ferguson) and four Weather Underground members (David Gilbert, Judith Clarke, Kathy Boudin and Marilyn Buck) involved in the Brink’s robbery and murders. Federal investigators also established that Susan Rosenburg was a driver of a getaway car and acted as a lookout during the robbery. Following the Brinks’ robbery, Rosenburg became a wanted fugitive.

In 1984 Rosenburg and Timothy Blunk were apprehended in New Jersey while unloading almost 650 pounds of explosives from a U-Haul truck into a storage unit. They were in possession of weapons, false identification and terrorism manuals. Rosenburg and Blunk admitted they were part of a domestic terror network planning additional terrorist bombings inside the United States.

“Blunk and Rosenberg acted as their own attorneys during the trial. Rosenberg screamed revolutionary slogans in court and demanded the maximum sentence. ‘The truth,’ Rosenberg pronounced, was that ‘revolutionary resistance fighters were defending the world-wide anti-colonial and anti-imperialist peoples and nations.’ ‘The system,’ she thought, would not last as long as her sentence. A federal jury, the majority of whom were women, found her guilty, and she was sentenced to 58 years in prison.”5

A few days before he left office in January 2001, President Bill Clinton pardoned Rosenburg. The New York Times captured the outrage of the moment, “Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a Republican, and United States Senator Charles E. Schumer, a Democrat, were among those who criticized the pardon, as did Bernard B. Kerik, New York City's police commissioner, and David Trois, a Rockland County police union official.” 6

Jerry Nadler used his Congressional office to play an untiring role over several years in pressing forward with efforts to have Rosenburg pardoned. Rosenburg’s parents were long time Democratic Party supporters. While Rosenburg was incarcerated in a Lexington, Kentucky prison, an organized campaign was mounted to secure her freedom.

Nadler’s synagogue social action committee showed a documentary on prison conditions where she was incarcerated. A story line developed that Rosenburg and Blunk “were not convicted for their connection with explosives or attempted prison breakouts or bank robberies or seditious conspiracy, but because they happened to be attending a rally in Central Park.”

Marshall Meyer, Nadler’s rabbi subsequently ended up on a discussion panel where Rosenburg’s father delivered the same dual messages about Rosenburg’s unfair sentence and conditions at the Lexington, Kentucky prison where she was sent to serving her sentence on the explosive possession charges. Rabbi Meyer accepted the newest narrative about Rosenburg’s imprisonment. He enlisted the help of a friend, Rabbi Rolando Matalon to get Rosenburg freed from prison.

In 1993, Matalon and Rosenburg’s mother had a meeting with Nadler to seek a commutation of her sentence so that she could visit her dying father. Nadler held a meeting with the head of the Bureau of Prisons on her behalf.

In 1994, Nadler wrote a letter to the parole board, seeking a pardon for Rosenburg. He cited her work on AIDS, creative writing classes, and her status as a model prisoner in support of his request. Rabbi Matalon was also involved in the pardon efforts. By this time, Nadler and the other activists trying to get Rosenburg out of jail stressed she was never charged in the 1981 Brink’s robbery.

However, U.S. Attorney for New York City, Mary Jo White, responded that “compelling evidence pointed to her complicity.” Due to the letter, Rosenburg’s attorneys waived any further requests for consideration of parole. 7

Following Blunk’s release from prison in 1997, Rosenburg’s lawyers again asked for, and received, Nadler’s help in securing a pardon for her. Continuing work was being done on several fronts by a number of people, including Nadler, to get the pardon. Rosenburg had a meeting with, and told her story to, a senior producer at CBS’ 60 Minutes.

A CBS segment on Rosenburg with host Morley Safer aired in late 2000, minimizing her criminal culpability and involvement with the Weather Underground. A few weeks later President Clinton received yet another letter from an “important congressman” urging Rosenburg’s pardon. Clinton commuted her sentence and credited her with time served. This led to her immediate release, just a day before Bill Clinton left the White House, in January 2001.

In 2011, Nadler was interviewed about the Brinks robbery and Susan Rosenburg. His response- “a couple of cops were killed…she proclaimed that she was innocent of that…she was sentenced to 58 years in jail, which is a hell of a sentence, you know, 59 months for this stick of dynamite…” 8

But in 2017, prosecutor Andrew McCarthy had this to say about Rosenburg:

“Rosenberg turned her New Jersey terrorism trial into a circus, posturing as a

political prisoner. At her sentencing, she urged her supporters to continue their war against the United States. (“When we were first captured, we said, we’re caught, we’re not defeated, long live the armed struggle. We’d like to take this moment to rededicate ourselves to our revolutionary principles, to our commitment to continue to fight for the defeat of U.S. imperialism.”) She expressed remorse about only one thing: she hadn’t had the courage to shoot it out with the police who’d apprehended her…

“Her brazen barbarism moved a highly respected federal judge not only to impose

the 58-year sentence but to recommend against parole (within the limits of then existing

law, under which convicts “maxed out” after two thirds of their jail terms). Southern District U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani then dismissed the Brinks charges: not because Rosenberg was innocent but because there had already been a grueling trial that Rosenberg didn’t deign to attend while she was out plotting murder and mayhem. There was no need for the pandemonium a second Rosenberg trial promised: the New Jersey sentence should have kept her on ice for at least 20 and, more likely, well over 30 years…” 9

Nadler’s Role in Commuting Weather Underground Terrorist Linda Evan’s Sentence

Nadler’s aid and support for radical revolutionaries didn’t end with Rosenburg. He realized President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton needed his continuing political support if she was to become the next Senator from New York. Nadler skillfully used his influence to intervene with Clinton on behalf of Linda Evans, another Weather Underground terrorist seeking early release from prison. Like Rosenburg, Evans was caught possessing explosives to further the revolution.

In the late spring of 1985, she was arrested, charged and then convicted for acquiring deadly weapons. Specifically, she was planning to target the United States Capitol Building, the National War College, the Navy Yard Computer Center, the Navy Yard Officers Club, the Israeli Aircraft Industries, the FBI, and the New York Patrolman’s Benevolent Association. Her plans were ambitious, but she was well armed. In her possession were well over 700 pounds of dynamite.” 10

Marshall Meyer, Nadler’s rabbi subsequently ended up on a discussion panel where Rosenburg’s father delivered the same dual messages about Rosenburg’s unfair sentence and conditions at the Lexington, Kentucky prison where she was sent to serving her sentence on the explosive possession charges. Rabbi Meyer accepted the newest narrative about Rosenburg’s imprisonment. He enlisted the help of a friend, Rabbi Rolando Matalon to get Rosenburg freed from prison.

In 1993, Matalon and Rosenburg’s mother had a meeting with Nadler to seek a commutation of her sentence so that she could visit her dying father. Nadler held a meeting with the head of the Bureau of Prisons on her behalf.

In 1994, Nadler wrote a letter to the parole board, seeking a pardon for Rosenburg. He cited her work on AIDS, creative writing classes, and her status as a model prisoner in support of his request. Rabbi Matalon was also involved in the pardon efforts. By this time, Nadler and the other activists trying to get Rosenburg out of jail stressed she was never charged in the 1981 Brink’s robbery.

However, U.S. Attorney for New York City, Mary Jo White, responded that “compelling evidence pointed to her complicity.” Due to the letter, Rosenburg’s attorneys waived any further requests for consideration of parole. 7

Following Blunk’s release from prison in 1997, Rosenburg’s lawyers again asked for, and received, Nadler’s help in securing a pardon for her. Continuing work was being done on several fronts by a number of people, including Nadler, to get the pardon. Rosenburg had a meeting with, and told her story to, a senior producer at CBS’ 60 Minutes.

A CBS segment on Rosenburg with host Morley Safer aired in late 2000, minimizing her criminal culpability and involvement with the Weather Underground. A few weeks later President Clinton received yet another letter from an “important congressman” urging Rosenburg’s pardon. Clinton commuted her sentence and credited her with time served. This led to her immediate release, just a day before Bill Clinton left the White House, in January 2001.

In 2011, Nadler was interviewed about the Brinks robbery and Susan Rosenburg. His response- “a couple of cops were killed…she proclaimed that she was innocent of that…she was sentenced to 58 years in jail, which is a hell of a sentence, you know, 59 months for this stick of dynamite…” 8

But in 2017, prosecutor Andrew McCarthy had this to say about Rosenburg:

“Rosenberg turned her New Jersey terrorism trial into a circus, posturing as a

political prisoner. At her sentencing, she urged her supporters to continue their war against the United States. (“When we were first captured, we said, we’re caught, we’re not defeated, long live the armed struggle. We’d like to take this moment to rededicate ourselves to our revolutionary principles, to our commitment to continue to fight for the defeat of U.S. imperialism.”) She expressed remorse about only one thing: she hadn’t had the courage to shoot it out with the police who’d apprehended her…

“Her brazen barbarism moved a highly respected federal judge not only to impose

the 58-year sentence but to recommend against parole (within the limits of then existing

law, under which convicts “maxed out” after two thirds of their jail terms). Southern District U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani then dismissed the Brinks charges: not because Rosenberg was innocent but because there had already been a grueling trial that Rosenberg didn’t deign to attend while she was out plotting murder and mayhem. There was no need for the pandemonium a second Rosenberg trial promised: the New Jersey sentence should have kept her on ice for at least 20 and, more likely, well over 30 years…” 9

Nadler’s Role in Commuting Weather Underground Terrorist Linda Evan’s Sentence

Nadler’s aid and support for radical revolutionaries didn’t end with Rosenburg. He realized President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton needed his continuing political support if she was to become the next Senator from New York. Nadler skillfully used his influence to intervene with Clinton on behalf of Linda Evans, another Weather Underground terrorist seeking early release from prison. Like Rosenburg, Evans was caught possessing explosives to further the revolution.

In the late spring of 1985, she was arrested, charged and then convicted for acquiring deadly weapons. Specifically, she was planning to target the United States Capitol Building, the National War College, the Navy Yard Computer Center, the Navy Yard Officers Club, the Israeli Aircraft Industries, the FBI, and the New York Patrolman’s Benevolent Association. Her plans were ambitious, but she was well armed. In her possession were well over 700 pounds of dynamite.” 10

Again, Nadler succeeded with President Clinton. Linda Evans was released from prison, 24 years early, her sentence commuted by the White House. It was only 8 months before America would suffer a devastating international terrorist attack killing over 3,000 people on 9/11. And following the 9/11 terror attacks and election of Barack Obama in 2008, Nadler became a major Congressional supporter of Obama’s arms deal with Iran.

In the meantime, Linda Evans reprised her role in the political revolution, remarkably and unabashedly lacking any remorse.

“Along with her partner, Eve Goldberg, Evans travels around the United States advocating for lesbian and female inmates' rights. 11 Evans is involved with the activist organization the Center for Third World Organizing.12 In March 2002 she helped convene a conference with other formerly incarcerated people, entitled Tear Down the Walls, in an attempt to gain support for giving amnesty to people she identified as political prisoners, claiming that, ‘These political prisoners of war are women and men incarcerated because of their involvement in political activities which challenged the unjust nature of the U.S socioeconomic system.’” 13

“In 2003 Evans gave an interview in which she identified her sexuality as an influence for her political activities, stating that ‘Being a lesbian has always been an important part of the reasons why I am a revolutionary – even before I was self-conscious about how important this is to me’ and ‘because I experience real oppression as a lesbian and as a women, I am personally committed from the very core of being to winning liberation for women, lesbians, and all oppressed people.’” 14

Nadler’s Role in Clemency for Weather Underground Terrorist Judith Clark

Nadler signed his name on an April 2, 2019 letter to the New York State Board of Parole, along with other Democratic Congressional Representatives, seeking the early prison release of Judith Clark, another driver of a getaway car in the Brink’s armed car robbery.

“Ms. Clark participated in an unspeakable tragedy. Three people were killed, including two police officers. Although Ms. Clark was the “getaway” driver and did not fire any weapon, she does not minimize her role or in any way try to absolve herself from guilt. Judith Clark is painfully aware of the irrevocable harm she caused, and for more than three decades has done everything a human being could do to repair, repent and express remorse. She again forthrightly acknowledged her role, accepted responsibility, and expressed her contrition to the Parole Board at her initial appearance before the Board in April 2017…

“At age 69 and after 37 years in prison, Judith Clark is among the oldest and longest serving women in New York State prison (only one woman among the almost 2,400 currently incarcerated in New York has served longer than Ms. Clark.

‘We ask that you consider who she is today in 2019, not who she was in 1981, and implore you to grant her release…” 15

The letter was also signed by Representatives Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat, Hakeem Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney, Gregory Meeks, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jose Serrano, Nydia Velazquez, Tom Suozzi.

Like Rosenburg in 2001, Clark apparently worked on behalf of AIDS causes, had been a model prisoner, and began writing poetry while in prison. By a vote of 2-1, the New York State Parole Board released Judith Clark from prison. Although it took him several years of effort, Nadler was successful again, securing the release of yet another terrorist.

The New York Times and many hundreds of advocates for Clark’s release from prison stressed that she had become a changed person inside the gates-writing poetry, working as an AIDS activist and behaving as a model prisoner.

However, Tina Trent, in “No, Judith Clark Isn’t A ‘Reformed Prisoner.’ Yes, Her Victims Are Still Dead. And Guess Which Congressional Freshman Supported Her Parole,” sees it differently:

“…Her demand that prisoners receive better education wasn’t about readily available GEDs but about institutionalizing limitless, taxpayer-funded access to a plethora of fake university and graduate programs taught by tenured radicals, intent on fomenting violence and resentment among the incarcerated.

“All of her activism behind bars was and is no different from the primitive demands for attention and communist revolution she once levied at the end of a gun. Only the tactics changed…” 16

Decades after self-described “communist women and men” used the anti-Vietnam War movement as their catalyst to build the masses, establish international solidarity with America’s enemies and overthrow our Constitutional Republic, mainstream media, books and online references paint a deceptive image of the terrorists liberated from prison by Congressman Jerry Nadler.

Wikipedia leads off an article on Susan Rosenburg, describing her as, “a far-left revolutionary, author and advocate for social justice and prisoners' rights. Rosenberg was active in many radical movements of the 1970s.”

The article ends with the words of a Kirkus review of Rosenburg’s 2011 book, An American Radical: A Political Prisoner in my Own Country. "Articulate and clear-eyed, Rosenberg's memoir memorably records the struggles of a woman determined to be the agent of her own life.” 17

Wikipedia calls Linda Evans, “an American radical leftist who was convicted in connection with violent and deadly militant activities committed as part of her goal to free African Americans from white oppression.” 18

In a lengthy article appearing in The New York Times in 2012, five years before Judith Clark was released from prison for her role in the Brink’s 1981 murders and robbery, the author describes her “radical transformation,” and by the third paragraph points out that, No one ever accused Clark of holding or firing a gun that deadly afternoon.” The author is Tom Robbins, described then as teaching, “investigative reporting at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.” 19

Nadler’s Defense of Clemency for the FALN

The FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional) (Armed Forces of National Liberation) is described by the FBI as “an extremist organization advocating for Puerto Rican independence through acts of violence. The group, active in the 1970s and early1980s, is credited with committing more than 100 bombings that caused several deaths, multiple injuries, and millions of dollars in damage.”20 The bombings occurred in Puerto Rico and New York.

In August 1999, President Bill Clinton offered clemency to twelve imprisoned FALN members if they would sign a statement of remorse for their terrorist activities. Clinton’s motivation appeared to be related to his wife Hillary, her upcoming run for Senator from New York state, and the Puerto Rican vote in New York.

Both the Senate and House were outraged with Clinton, given the FALN’s history of violence and terror. A vote was scheduled for September 9, 1999, to pass resolutions condemning Clinton’s actions. In debate before the vote, Congressman Jerry Nadler defended Clinton’s clemency decision, calling it a matter of the “rule of law.” 21

“What is relevant…is the rule of law…this resolution frankly is an outrage…this Bill makes many questionable statements of fact…these people were not condemned as terrorists. They were condemned for the crimes of seditious conspiracy and weapons possession…They were not convicted of bombing anybody, planning to bomb anybody, murdering anybody…If the President believed that the interest of justice called for clemency because they had been sentenced far in excess of the normal sentence…that’s his privilege as President to make that decision. It’s all our privileges to agree or disagree or criticize him severely as individuals.” 22

The House and Senate resolutions passed despite Nadler’s plea based on the “rule of law.” As Clinton left office, sixteen FALN members were granted commutations of their sentences. From Wikipedia:

“The commutation was opposed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and was criticized by many, including former victims of FALN terrorist activities and the Fraternal Order of Police. Hillary Clinton, then campaigning for her first term in the Senate, initially supported the commutation,[8] but withdrew her support three days later.


“The U.S. House Committee on Government Reform held an investigation on the matter, but the Justice Department prevented FBI officials from testifying. President Clinton cited executive privilege for his refusal to turn over some documents to Congress related to his decision to offer clemency to members of the FALN terrorist group.”23

Like so many other terrorist acts of the past, the FALN still haunts law enforcement. The FBI continues to look for fugitive William Guillermo Morales, for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution and Escape. Born in 1950 in New York, Morales vanished in 1988. He is likely being granted sanctuary by the Cuban Government.


“‘William "Guillermo’ Morales was an explosives expert/bomb maker for the FALN…, an extremist organization advocating for Puerto Rican independence through acts of violence. The group, active in the 1970s and early 1980s, is credited with committing more than 100 bombings that caused several deaths, multiple injuries, and millions of dollars in damage.


“On July 12, 1978, Morales was working on a bomb at a house in East Elmhurst, New York, when it exploded prematurely. Morales was severely injured, taken to a hospital, and arrested. Due to his injuries, Morales was held at the Bellevue Hospital prison ward in New York City until his potential transfer to federal prison. Morales escaped from Bellevue Hospital and fled to Mexico, where he was captured in May of 1983. He was imprisoned in Mexico, but eventually handed over to Cuban authorities and is believed to still be in that country.” 24


Nadler’s propensity to intervene in some of the most significant terrorism investigations of the 1980’s to secure the release from prison of convicted terrorists is horrifying. His cavalier attitude on the pardon of Susan Rosenburg (“a couple of cops were killed”) is appalling.


But his words and actions are a clear illustration of solidarity with the violent revolutionaries who comprised the Weather Underground (WU) during the 1970’s. The revolutionaries described themselves as “communist women and men.” Their goal was toppling our constitutional Republic. Since Rosenburg, Evans and Clark never pulled the trigger of a gun, Nadler believed they deserved to be released from prison. He was well aware of their history, and more importantly, the history of the violent revolutionary organizations they represented.


Most Americans do not understand or are unaware of the intensive efforts made during the 1970’s to topple the United States Government. America’s determined domestic enemies were supported by communist governments worldwide-the Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China, and Cuba. The same voices, words and slogans active then are active now-from inside the Democratic Party.


The Democratic Party does understand the violent history of the 1970’s. Revolutionary terrorists joined with committed anarchists to form the masses that wanted to terminate the American experience and replace it with the Marx/Lenin version of communist utopia. The FBI stopped the revolution then. It is helpless to stop the same voices inside the Democratic Party today.


Here is the rest of the story on the history Congressman Jerry Nadler ignored, as he used his position of power as a United States Congressman to free convicted terrorists from prison.


Ten years before the Brink’s robbery, Kathy Boudin and fellow domestic terrorist Cathy Wilkerson, were in a terrorist safe house in Greenwich Village in New York City when a deadly explosion rocked the structure. Three members of the Weather Underground were killed in the blast. A witness saw Cathy Wilkerson run from the building. The terrorists inside had been preparing for a bombing attack directed at Fort Dix, New Jersey, when the explosion happened.

Boudin, Wilkerson, and several other members of the Weather Underground terror cell fled New York City, becoming FBI fugitives as a result of the Greenwich Village explosion. As the FBI fugitive investigation to locate Boudin, Wilkerson and the others gathered steam, information pointed to the San Francisco Bay Area as a possible hiding spot.

San Francisco was also seeing increasing terrorist attacks in the greater Bay Area and suspected the Weather Underground or Black Panther Party might be involved. In February,1970, a San Francisco police officer was murdered in a brazen terror attack on the city’s Ingleside Station.

Less than a month after the Greenwich Village explosions, FBI Special Agent Donald Max Noel was assigned to work a San Francisco FBI “office special,” directed at the Weather Underground. One of the investigative projects involved the examination of deceased infant identities, and then comparison of the identities to various public records and Department of Motor Vehicle information.

DMV agencies were asked to provide the FBI with Driver’s License photos, as agents checked other records ranging from library cards to Pacific Gas and Electric utility bills. The FBI hoped to identify Weather Underground fugitives using deceased infant identities and thereafter trace them to their safe house addresses. As information rapidly developed, the FBI became more confident that some Weather Underground fugitives had taken up residence in San Francisco.

Agents combined neighborhood investigations, surveillances and other techniques, combined with the deceased infant project, to locate the fugitive terrorists. Weather Underground members became aware that the FBI was on their trail and developed a plan to escape from the Bay Area. In need of money to implement their escape plan, they turned to the National Lawyers Guild in Chicago.

The National Lawyers Guild arranged to send funding to the fugitives through Western Union. The FBI became aware of the time, location, and name of the person who was supposed to pick up the money. FBI agents assigned to criminal squads teamed up with agents assigned to counterintelligence squads to conduct surveillances of the local Western Union office.

In the ensuing investigation, the criminal squad agents would collect evidence related to the Weather Underground bombings. The counterintelligence agents would analyze information to determine any connection between the Weather Underground and the foreign intelligence services of Cuba and the Soviet Union. The immediate plan was to follow whoever picked up the money at Western Union.

Agents discreetly observed the entrance to Western Union from their vantage points on the adjacent streets as an old Volvo sedan, with a man and a woman inside, appeared on the scene. While the woman waited in the car, the man went into the Western Union office to pick up the money wired by the National Lawyers Guild.

The unidentified man passed close by one of the surveilling agents, who let others know that the man looked like Jeff Jones (a highly sought Weather Underground fugitive). Another agent, who got a good look at the female who stayed in the car, told his colleagues she looked a lot like Cathy Wilkerson.

When the man cleared the Western Union office and returned to his car, the duo rapidly sped off into a maze of San Francisco streets and were lost by their hunters. A team of agents stayed behind at Western Union to process the documents the man touched for fingerprints, as others rushed to develop surveillance photographs.

The fingerprints and photographs revealed a shocking reality-the man and woman who picked up the money at the Western Union office were the notorious Weather Underground fugitives Jeff Jones and Cathy Wilkerson.

Later the same evening, agents carpooling home spotted the Volvo sedan parked on Golden Gate Avenue near the Federal Building. For several days the agents followed the car and its driver (not Jones or Wilkerson), until losing the vehicle in the vicinity of Pine and Taylor Streets. Teams knocked on doors throughout the neighborhood, left business cards behind, and did everything possible to get a break in their search.

After several days coming up empty handed, the agents got the break they were looking for. The owner of an apartment building called to report that he hadn’t seen the tenants in one of his buildings for some time. Dated newspapers had gathered outside the door. The owner felt the people who had rented his apartment matched the information that had been conveyed to him by a neighbor who had been visited by the FBI.

He unlocked the door and let the agents and members of the San Francisco Police Department bomb squad into the apartment. Inside they found an abandoned bomb factory. Anti-personnel devices, wire, various papers, and a trunk loaded with military C4 explosives filled the floor. Communist literature, mostly in praise of China and Mao, filled the apartment. There was ample propaganda strewn about inside about the revolution, but very little about the Vietnam War.

For the FBI and police, the find was highly important. San Francisco had been the sight of numerous terror attacks in 1970 and 1971. The murder of Officer John Young at Ingleside Station in 1971 had been especially tragic, leaving behind a grieving family and stunned police department.

The San Francisco Police Department never gave up pursuing the identities of those who attacked the Ingleside Station in 1970. Detectives assigned to take another look at the case were closing in on those responsible, as President Bill Clinton was entering his final days of office and preparing to commute the sentences of Susan Rosenburg and Linda Evans. Thanks to the determined efforts of Congressman Nadler.

On January 23, 2007, eight individuals were arrested after being charged with the attack on Ingleside Station in 1971. Seven of the men had been members of the Black Liberation Army. Two men were charged with the actual shooting of Sergeant Young and the others with playing various roles in the assault on the police station. Herman Bell, the alleged shooter, already serving time in prison for the murder of two police officers in New York City, pleaded guilty to killing Young, and placed on probation inside the prison where he is incarcerated.

During the timeframe between 1967 and the mid-1980’s, thirty-five (35) police officers in the United States were killed by Black Panther Party members or the Black Liberation Army. They were casualties in the communist revolution to overthrow the United States government.

Nadler’s Relationship with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)


As early as 1977, Nadler was identified as a member, or former member of the Democratic Socialists of America:

1983- Nadler was identified as a member of Democratic Socialists of America in DSA's Democratic Left, January 1983 issue, page 14.

1990- As part of the New Democratic Coalition, Jerry Nadler endorsed the New York mayoral campaign of DSA member David Dinkins. The New Democratic Coalition was a "coalition of progressive Democrats" and included New York Democratic Socialists of America, and known members and supporters of the Communist Party, USA.

1996-The Democratic Socialists of America Political Action Committee endorsed Jerrold Nadler

1995- Nadler chaired the DSA "People's Hearing on Economic Insecurity" on October 28, 1995. He claimed in the meeting, “many economists show that putting more money in the hands of the poor and middle class is more effective, and that one dollar spent by the government has greater impact on the economy than one dollar spent by the private sector."

Summer, 2004- The Democratic Left had an article on New York City DSA’s Socialist Scholars Conference. For May Day, the local DSA held an event in Union Square Park with Congressman Nadler and other speakers about the erosion of the rule of law under the Bush administration.

· 2009-Nadler was on a list of speakers at the 2009 America's Future Now conference, which was organized by the Institute for Policy Studies, and Democratic Socialists of America.

· 2010- Jerry Nadler, was listed as serving on the advisory board of the Democratic Socialists of America, National Jobs for All Coalition.

· 2/ 20/ 2019-Nadler endorsed the Green New Deal, sponsored by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a known member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Nadler’s Connection with the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA)


· 10/23/1986-Nadler greeted the Great Peace Marchers, after they hiked 3,500 miles to New York City. The following Friday, the Communist Party USA's People's Daily World sponsored a reception for the marchers at Unity Auditorium on West 23rd St.

· 8/6/1993- Nadler was one of the speakers at Hiroshima Day, sponsored by Metro New York Peace Action Council. The group would “urge swift and complete nuclear disarmament," by the United States during the gathering.

· 1997- Nadler was one of 33 people to sponsor a Communist Party backed Jobs Bill, H.R. 950. The leaders of the, Los Angeles Labor Coalition for Public Works Jobs and its affiliate, New York Coalition for Public Works Jobs, were all known supporters or members of the Communist Party USA.

· 2001-Nadler spoke at the Memorial service of Ernesto Jofre, a New York labor activist and Communist Party USA honoree, who was the business manager and secretary/treasurer of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Local 169. He said that President Bush was "making war on workers,” and told people at the service, “don't mourn. Organize.”

· 3/ 3/2013-Nadler was one of 59 House members urging President Obama to support travel to Cuba by granting general licenses for all current categories of travel. The purpose of the request-“eliminating the laborious license application process, especially for people-to-people groups, managed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the majority of the bureaucratic red tape that holds up licensable travel to Cuba would disappear and actually facilitate what the President wanted to see in 2011, liberalized travel regulations.”

· 2014- Elizabeth Gurley of the New York chapter of the Communist Party USA Flynn Club wrote, “sometimes, we must be free to disagree with Democrats on selected issues even those whom we have supported, such as Obama on a national level, Jerrold Nadler, a progressive Congressman from Manhattan, and Bill DeBlasio, who is New York City's new progressive mayor.”

Nadler, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the CPUSA


Congressman Nadler has been a longstanding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. In 1999, 2000, and 2003 he was a speaker for the Progressive State of the Union address.

In September 2009, following the lead of Senate colleagues, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to cut off funds to the group, ACORN. The vote was 345-75. The seventy-five votes to continue Federal funding for ACORN were all cast by Democratic progressives, including Congressman Nadler. During a floor speech, Nadler aggressively fought Congressional efforts to cut off funds to ACORN:

“A little while ago, the House passed an amendment to the bill that we were considering that says no contract or federal funds may ever go to ACORN, a named organization, or to any individual or organization affiliated with ACORN. Unfortunately, this was done in the spirit of the moment and nobody had the opportunity to point out that this is a flat violation of the Constitution, constituting a Bill of Attainder. The Constitution says that Congress shall never pass a Bill of Attainder. Bills of Attainder, no matter what their form, apply either to a named individual or to easily ascertainable members of a group, to inflict punishment. That’s exactly what this amendment does. It may be that ACORN is guilty of various infractions, and, if so, it ought to be vetted, or maybe sanctioned, by the appropriate administrative agency or by the judiciary. Congress must not be in the business of punishing individual organizations or people without trial.”25

A report highlighting the CPUSA’s connection to the Congressional Progressive Caucus was delivered at the 14th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties, held in Beirut, Lebanon, from Nov. 22 to 25, 2012:

“‘The Communist Party USA not only welcomes the reelection of President Barack Obama, but actively engaged in the electoral campaign for his reelection and for the election of many Democratic Party congressional candidates. … ‘In our electoral policy, we seek to cooperate and strengthen our relationship with the more progressive elements in Democratic Party, such as the Progressive Caucus in the U.S. Congress, a group of 76 members of the Congress co-chaired by Raul Grijalva, a Latino from Arizona, and Keith Ellison, an African American Muslim from Minnesota. … ‘In its domestic policy, for example, the Progressive Caucus has put forth a program for using the public sector to deal with unemployment. It has opposed the use of the so called ‘war on terror’ to incarcerate U.S. citizens indefinitely without criminal charges. In its foreign policy, the Progressive Caucus and the Black Caucus are outspoken in their opposition to U.S. imperialist policies abroad. The Progressive Caucus, now that Obama has been reelected, will be playing an important role in contributing to the mobilization of mass activity on critical issues to bring pressure on the Congress and administration to act on them.’” 26

Congressman Jerry Nadler likes to remind Americans that he has fought on behalf of the rule of law and civil liberties his entire career. He was one of the most passionate defenders of President Bill Clinton during the latter’s impeachment process.

Despite Nadler’s assertions, he has consistently fought for progressive causes, on behalf of positions supported by America’s enemies (i.e.: ending the U.S. ban on travel to and trade with Cuba), and securing the release of imprisoned terrorists.

Congressman Jerry Nadler sits today as the Chairman of the immensely powerful Judiciary Committee, with control over, and power to influence, the FBI and the Department of Justice. He has consumed himself with efforts to impeach President Donald Trump.

Following the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 33 people, Jerry Nadler had this to say about President Trump trying to link immigration reform to gun legislation:


“…These shootings were clearly, in part, a result of his racist rhetoric. That’s clear. His divisive and racist rhetoric. People have warned they would lead to violence and now they have…


“And then to come out and say he could go for background checks for gun owners, but only if there’s immigration reform? What’s the connection between background checks and immigration reform? That we have to keep guns out of the hands of the invading hordes of less-than-human people coming across our borders?...


“That’s the implication. That’s disgusting. ... It reminds me of the 1930s in Germany.”27


Pursuing “social justice” and “oppression,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler did everything he could to see that Susan Rosenburg, Linda Evans and Judith Clark were released from prison for the roles they played in crimes that furthered the communist supported revolution and murder of police officers. He fought aggressively to defend President Bill Clinton’s pardon of a dozen FALN terrorists, knowing that the FALN was a Marxist/Leninist group trying to foster a communist revolution in Puerto Rico.


Yet now he sits as the chairman of a powerful House Committee, sounding the words of the same revolution. In Nadler’s words, this is what Americans should find “disgusting.”

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