N.Y. Times publishes ad for movement seeking to overthrow government
It’s safe to say the New York Times likely would not publish a full-page ad from the American Nazi Party or even from someone as far from the center as Richard Spencer.
But on Nov. 1, the Times had no problem publishing an ad from the communist front group Refuse Fascism promoting mass protests designed to drive President Trump from power.
The decision is ironic because the Times is running stories critical of media outlets that ran Russian ads and tweets from Russian activists during the 2016 election, even though the Russian effort was directed against Trump as much as Hillary Clinton.
The group Refuse Fascism bragged about its Times ad on its website Thursday, proclaiming “Welcome New York Times readers!” and inviting donations. Actors and pop culture figures such as Michael Shannon and D.L. Hughley have also pledged support for the effort.
However, Refuse Fascism is simply a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party. The Revolutionary Communist Party explicitly opposes the existence of the United States and has drafted a “Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America,” outlining ambitions beyond ending the Trump administration. The RCP is notorious for hosting burnings of the American flag and chanting “Two-four-six-eight, America was never great!”
Now, media outlets that have sought to expose tenuous “links” between the conservative movement and figures it designates as “far right” are promoting the Revolutionary Communist Party.
The Huffington Post recently published an article from Carl Dix, who is identified as the “co-initiator” of Refuse Fascism.
Only by clicking through to his biography page is he also identified as the national spokesman for the Revolutionary Communist Party. His Twitter account also describes him as “an advocate of Bob Avakian’s New Communism.”
The RCP is well-known for building a cult of personality around Avakian, its leader. The website of “Refuse Fascism” eagerly promotes a talk by Avakian as one “full of substance, and heart” about the “threat to humanity itself posted by the Trump/Pence regime.”
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It’s not the first time the RCP has taken out an ad in the New York Times. It also ran an ad in the paper on Jan. 4 before President Trump’s inauguration, urging “protests that don’t stop.”
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