Far Left Group ANSWER Coalition Plans MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION-UNREST During Trump Inauguration
Angry leftists are hanging and burning Trump effigies after his historic win this week.
ANSWER Coalition, a Socialist group, is planning mass protest in Washington DC during Donald Trump’s Inauguration.
The group claims to be an anti-war group but remained silent during the Obama years as he drone bombed country after country across the Muslim world.
The far left group announced the protest on Wednesday.
Progressive people from all over the country will be descending on Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2017, to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day.
It is critically important that we keep building a larger grassroots movement against war, militarism, racism, anti-immigrant scapegoating and neoliberal capitalism’s assault against workers’ living standards and the environment.
This protest has the potential to unite tens of thousands of people in the streets against Trump, but we can only do this with your urgently-needed support. Please make a donation today to cover the cost of buses, leaflets, placards and other organizing expenses.
Where and What is A.N.S.W.E.R.?
The National Office for A.N.S.W.E.R. is 617 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Remember that address. Its branch locations will be referenced later.
Who Funds A.N.S.W.E.R.?
That is a question not easily answered. An effort to track the money trail that funds A.N.S.W.E.R. surfaced one relatively recent, significant source – the Progress Unity Fund.
According to the Form 990’s from 2010-2012 for the Progress Unity Fund (PUF), 167 Anderson St., San Francisco 74110, PUF granted a total of $278,458 to A.N.S.W.E.R. during those three years.
A 2006 Human Events article entitled “Who Funds Pro-Amnesty ANSWER Group?” stated that “Since ANSWER’s inception , PUF has given $147,987 to ANSWER as revealed on their IRS Form 990, a hefty amount considering PUF generated only $219,370 in revenue in 2004.”
The article noted that, in 2006, the Progress Unity Fund and the San Francisco office of A.N.S.W.E.R. shared the same address.
Human Events also stated that PUF’s Form 990 “lists Brenda Sanburg, Rosa Penate and Keith Pavlik as officers of the organization, all three of whom have written for the WWP’s publication, Workers World.” In 2006, Rosa Penate was affiliated with A.N.S.W.E.R. and Keith Pavik is now among the 24 key members identified by Liberation, the “newspaper” of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Pavik is also identified as the current designer of the PUF website.
Additionally, in 2006, Human Events identified several other funding sources for A.N.S.W.E.R.:
“ANSWER also received money from a wealthy ‘social justice philanthropy,’ called the Vanguard Public Foundation, which is also connected to PUF through grant exchanges. VPF gave ANSWER $7,000 directly in 2004 and gave PUF and IAC [International Action Fund] lump grants totaling $11,250 from 2002-2003. VPF has also sponsored anti-war protests that ANSWER supported. In 2002, VPF donated $116,391 to an anti-war march on Feb. 16, 2002, and $69,535 towards “Stop the War Marches” in March 2003. The Alliance for Global Justice, an anti-free trade organization that focuses on Latin America, has given ANSWER $28,958. ANSWER, AGJ and the Mexico Solidarity Network also share the same Washington, D.C., office.”