Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just Another "Pragmatic Moderate?"

Huge cheers ring out from the Communist Party for radical California Representative Hilda L. Solis, Lord Obama's choice for Secretary of Labor.

--In November 2005 Solis addressed the DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) National Convention in Los Angeles.
--In June 2008 Solis sent Elana Henry, a caseworker from Solis's East Los Angeles office, to represent her at a forum on worker's rights organized by Socialists International. According to the group's website Socialists International bills itself as the worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist, and labor parties.
--Solis also reportedly sent a representative to a major event of the Communist Party USA. ---The Communist Party's newspaper documents that on June 20, 1996, Solis sent Antonio Aguilar on her behalf to present an honoree at the Party's Southern California Friends of the People's Weekly World tribute to two local labor leaders.