Non-profit

USPC Peace Education Fund

Website:

uspcpef.org/

Location:

NEW HAVEN, CT

Tax ID:

81-4529281

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Type:

Far-Left Foreign Policy Advocacy Group

President:

Alfred Marder

The USPC Peace Education Fund is affiliated with the U.S. Peace Council, a member organization of the World Peace Council. [1] All three organizations share the far-left goal of dismantling all United States foreign military bases and U.S. withdrawal from NATO. [2] The fund’s principal officer is longtime Communist activist Alfred L. Marder, the president of the United States Peace Council. [3] [4] [5]

USPC Education Fund

The USPC Education Fund states its mission as educating the public on preserving and protecting the peace through educational outreach programs where it promotes the viewpoints shared with the US Peace Council. Those principles include prohibiting weapons of mass destruction, abolition of all foreign military bases, universal disarmament under effective international control, elimination of colonialism, negotiations instead of the use of force and non-interference in the internal affairs of nations. [6]

Leadership

Alfred Marder leads US Peace Education Fund. He is a longtime Communist, reportedly joining the Communist Party in 1938. [7] Marder has received numerous awards and recognitions from Communist Parties and Communist-aligned organizations: He received the Medal of Peace from the extreme-left Cuban Movimiento Por La Paz which ardently supports the current Marxist-Leninist Cuban government. [8] Marder is a Vice President of the World Peace Council,[9] an international far-left convening which the U.S. government considered controlled by the Soviet Union as part of Soviet “active measures” propaganda during the Cold War. [10] World Peace Council executive secretary Iraklis Tsavdaridis honored Marder as “Comrade Alfred Marder” at a 2019 conference. [11]

Henry Lowendorf is the treasurer of the USPC Education Fund and also a member of the executive committee of the US Peace Council. Lowendorf is on record with Marder as supporting the Connecticut Communist Party[12] and has written for the Communist-aligned website People’s World. [13] His writings on the communist website defended Russian dictator Vladimir Putin while accusing the United States and the Obama administration of a hawkish stance towards Russia. [14] Lowendorf also called for NATO’s dissolution at a 2010 protest of a NATO alliance meeting. [15]

Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

The USPC Education Fund,[16] leader Al Marder, and supporter Medea Benjamin of Code Pink, support and participate in the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases. The coalition’s philosophy extends beyond their name to viewing these bases, including aircraft carriers, as instruments of imperialism, global domination and environmental damage which all lead to wars and occupation. [17]

References

  1. “USPC Peace Education Fund – Affiliated with the U.S. Peace Council.” USPC Peace Education Fund. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://uspcpef.org/.
  2. “Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases.” Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://noforeignbases.org/.
  3. “Against NATO: World Peace Council Speaks to US Antiwar Leaders.” MLToday. April 06, 2019. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://mltoday.com/against-nato-world-peace-council-speaks-to-us-antiwar-leaders/.
  4. Hesselberg, Erik. “A Man Of Conviction: Last Living Connecticut Communist Arrested Under McCarthyism.” Hartford Courant. March 30, 2016. Accessed April 29, 2019. https://www.courant.com/hartford-magazine/hc-nhl-alfred-marder-communist-20160330-story.html.
  5. “IRS.gov Applications.” 403. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/displayAll.do?dispatchMethod=searchAll&Id=4966797&ein=814529281&country=US&deductibility=all&isDescending=false&city=&ein1=81-4529281&postDateFrom=&exemptTypeCode=al&submitName=Search&sortColumn=orgName&totalResults=1&names=&resultsPerPage=25&indexOfFirstRow=0&postDateTo=&state=CT.
  6. “USPC Peace Education Fund – Affiliated with the U.S. Peace Council.” USPC Peace Education Fund. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://uspcpef.org/.
  7. Hesselberg, Erik. “A Man Of Conviction: Last Living Connecticut Communist Arrested Under McCarthyism.” Hartford Courant. March 30, 2016. Accessed April 30, 2019. https://www.courant.com/hartford-magazine/hc-nhl-alfred-marder-communist-20160330-story.html.
  8. “Movimiento Cubano Por La Paz Y La Soberanía De Los Pueblos.” Movimiento Cubano Por La Paz Y La Soberanía De Los Pueblos. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://cubaporlapaz.wordpress.com/.
  9. “An Interview with Al Marder, President, US Peace Council.” Marxism-Leninism Today. April 05, 2019. Accessed April 30, 2019. https://mltoday.com/an-interview-with-al-marder-president-us-peace-council/.
  10. United States Department of State. “Foreign Affairs Note: Soviet Active Measures: The World Peace Council.” Inside the Cold War. April 1985. Accessed April 30, 2019. http://insidethecoldwar.org/sites/default/files/documents/Soviet Active Measures in the World Peace Council April 1985.pdf.
  11. [1] “Against NATO: World Peace Council Speaks to US Antiwar Leaders.” MLToday. April 06, 2019. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://mltoday.com/against-nato-world-peace-council-speaks-to-us-antiwar-leaders/.
  12. “We Salute the Labor Movement!” People’s World. September 25, 2018. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/we-salute-the-labor-movement/.
  13. “Students | Page 11.” People’s World. October 26, 2010. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://www.peoplesworld.org/authors/henry-lowendorf/.
  14. Lowendorf, Henry. “NATO Games 2016: War Machine Slipping under the Radar?” People’s World. July 07, 2016. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/nato-games-2016-war-machine-slipping-under-the-radar/.
  15. Admin. “Actions in Lisbon, Portugal, Call for the Dissolution of NATO.” Http://peacenews.org/. Accessed April 28, 2019. http://peacenews.org/2010/11/21/actions-in-lisbon-portugal-call-for-the-dissolution-of-nato/.
  16. “Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases.” USPC Peace Education Fund. August 28, 2017. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://uspcpef.org/campaigns/conference-on-u-s-foreign-military-bases/.
  17. “Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases.” Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases. Accessed April 28, 2019. https://noforeignbases.org/

Associated Organizations

  1. U.S. Peace Council (For-profit)
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  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2017

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    USPC Peace Education Fund

    PO BOX 3002
    NEW HAVEN, CT 06515-0102