From: "The Council for National Policy: Selected Member Biographies"
Jack Abramoff - CNP Member 1984-85, 1988. National Chairman, College of Republicans; Chairman, United Students of America Foundation, 'dedicated to educating students on the need to defund political activism on campus'; president Scorpion Film Productions, Inc.; chairman, Regency Entertainment Group, Ltd.; member, Board of Directors, The Conservative Caucus Research and Education Foundation. Former executive director, Citizens for America, former chairman, College Republican National Committee, and also USA Foundation.
In the 1984-85 Council for National Policy Annual Directory, it stated under his bio;
Jack Abramoff is an Orthodox Jew with close ties to Rabbi Lapin/Toward Tradition and movie critic Michael Medved. He was also a supporter of CNP's Tom Delay, whom Delay once called "one of my best friends."
"In July 2002, at the height of the anti-Jena campaign, Bauer and Rabbi Daniel Lapin, a fixture at Christian-right events, founded the American Alliance of Christians and Jews. On the group's board were Dobson, Robertson, Falwell and one Jack Abramoff. Lapin's organization, Toward Tradition, which administered the AACJ, received $25,000 from one of Abramoff's gambling industry clients in 2000; took $75,000 from Abramoff and his clients; and then, upon Abramoff's written instructions, hired the wife of Tony Rudy to the tune of $5,000 a month. Rudy, who was Tom DeLay's deputy chief of staff at the time, later a lobbyist, has been named in Abramoff's guilty plea" [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060220/blumenthal ]
Founder and former chairman of The International Freedom Foundation (IFF) which was recently exposed by senior South African military personnel as a cut-out of the South African military and Special Branch. IFF functioned as a propaganda arm for South African STRATCOM directed against the African National Congress and the trade union confederation. 3b
3b. For STRATCOM> Stratcom's bogus news agency rings by Ann Eveleth, August 14, 1998 See: http://web.sn.apc.org/wmail/issues/980814/NEWS16.html ; See: A Small Circle of Friends. by Tom Burghardt Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights (BACORR)> http://www.webcom.com/~pinknoiz/right/lpratt.html
RE: STRATCOM "...General Viljoen had personally ordered the attacks on so-called "African National Congress Targets" including the blow up of suspected anti-apartheid activists and critics. As revealed by former spy Craig Williamson from classified State Security Council documents, Viljoen was also responsible for Stratcom (Strategic Communications), a covert organization involved in frame-ups, political assassinations, bombings, torture, covert propaganda and "dirty tricks campaigns"...(Stefaans Brummer, "The Web of Stratcoms", Weekly Mail and Guardian. 24 February 1995)." 4
[4. http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/37/076.html > Political History of South Africa; > Fri, 9 May 97 ;EXPORTING APARTHEID TO SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA By Michel Chossudovsky; Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa, author of The Globalization of Poverty: Impacts of IMF and World Bank Reforms, Third World Network, Penang and Zed Press, London, 1997. Copyright by Michel Chossudovsky, Ottawa, 1996.]
"...In the late 1980s and early 1990s [CNP's] Dan Burton and [CNP's] Republican Senator Jesse Helms worked with the International Freedom Foundation, a Washington-based organization in part clandestinely funded by the South African military to prop up overseas support for apartheid. The goal of the anti-communist group was to gather intelligence on, and discredit, the then-banned African National Congress. Burton and Hatch voted against key 1986 legislation banning trade and investment with South Africa, even when most of their party moved across the floor to support it...It is the height of hypocrisy that Orrin Hatch or Dan Burton would be opposed to anyone breaking sanctions against South Africa," said Salih Booker, who was the Democratic professional staff member of the House foreign affairs subcommittee on Africa in the mid-1980s. He is now executive director of the Africa Policy Information Centre, a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington. Dan Burton called the freedom movement of the ANC a 'terrorist' organization and spent most of the time attacking their leadership, notably Nelson Mandela," Booker said, noting that Burton was the ranking Republican on the Africa subcommittee at the time. "He never had a word against the white supremacists who ruled; he never met with those fighting for freedom, unlike others on the committee, Republicans and Democrats alike...after many of his Republican peers decided to support US trade and investment sanctions against South Africa, Burton remained a stalwart against the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. So did Hatch. That Bill " which became law by garnering a two-thirds majority to override president Ronald Reagan's veto " outlawed petroleum product exports and imports of South African coal, uranium, iron, steel, textiles, sugar and other agricultural products, and prohibited new investment in South Africa.
"Burton, Helms and other foundation participants, such as former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes, denied knowledge of the South African funding link. But Burton was an active participant. In 1987, for example, when Senator Edward Kennedy chaired a study of children in apartheid prisons, the foundation retaliated by sponsoring an investigation into the ANC's treatment of children, The Observer of London reported...
"The International Freedom Foundation was created in 1985 by Jack Abramoff, a conservative lobbyist who once represented the late Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. Abramoff and [CNP's ] Duncan Sellars, who served as the foundation's chair, were both Burton campaign contributors but denied knowing about the South African funding, according to media reports in 1995.
[5. The Height of Hypocrisy, Story Filed: Thursday, March 22, 2001 2:21 PM EST ; Johannesburg, Mar 23, 2001 (Mail and Guardian/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX;) by Josey Ballenger , a writer for The Public; Africa News Service; Mail and Guardian. Distributed by All Africa Global Media (AllAfrica.com) obtained via Northern Light ]
See Also for more on IFF including the Newsday report, Front for Apartheid, which appeared in Newsday, Sunday, July 16, 1995>http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2807/lhiff.html
The IFF's headquarters was in north-east Washington, D.C., at 200 G Street, next door to the Free Congress Foundation". There were also contributions to IFF from a "Jay Parker".
It is unclear if this is the same Jay Parker> J. A. "Jay" Parker
International Freedom Foundation [UN connected, a Washington-based organization in part clandestinely funded by the South African military to prop up overseas support for apartheid.] ~ Duncan Sellars, Burton Yale Pines , Jesse Helms, Honorable Dan Burton, Jack Abramoff, Alan Keyes
Regarding being located next door to Paul Weyrich 's Free Congress Foundation, regardless of whether planned or coincidence, there are connections to other CNP members via that organization:
Free Congress Foundation [originally Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress] or it's affiliates~ Paul Weyrich Howard Ahmanson, Jr., Jeffrey Coors and Coors Family, Morton Blackwell, Hon. Howard "Bo" Callaway, Richard B. Dingham, Jesse Helms, Robert H. Krieble, Connaught (Connie) Marshner, Burton Yale Pines, Richard M. Scaife, Richard Viguerie, Larry P. McDonald , Diana Weyrich
American Legislative Exchange Council.(ALEC) >http://www.alec.org/ ~ Samuel A. Brunelli, Paul Weyrich, Coors now Castle Rock Foundation, Scaife's Family and Allegheny Foundation, Amway, IBM, Ford, Philip Morris, Exxon, Texaco and Shell Oil. Rep. Louis (Woody) Jenkins, Rep. Jack Kemp, John H. Sununu , Howard Kaloogian, Rep. Hal Jones, William M. Polk, Lawrence D. "Larry" Pratt, Penny Pullen , Kathleen Teague [Rothschild], Diana Weyrich
National Foundation for Women Legislators > http://www.womenlegislators.org/home.html~ Robin Brunelli [wife of Samuel A. Brunelli], Coors Brewing
Free Congress PAC ~ Paul Weyrich, Richard B. Dingham
Krieble Institute ~ Dr. Robert H. Krieble, Gary Hofmeister, Paul Weyrich
National Empowerment Television [NET]~ Paul Weyrich, Gary Hofmeister
National Pro-Family Coalition ~ Connaught (Connie) Marshner
Free Congress Foundation's Coalition for Constitutional Liberties > http://www.freecongress.org/centers/technology/ccl/wu990514.htm~ Harry Valentine/Sound the Trumpet Ministries
Free Congress Research and Education Foundation ~ Paul Weyrich, Jeffrey Coors, Coors Family, the Smith Richardson Foundation, Richard Mellon-Scaife Foundation, Sen. William L. Armstrong, John D. Beckett, Dr. Robert J Billings , Marion (Mac) Magruder, Kathleen Teague [Rothschild]
February 7, 2006 Update: On February 4, 2006, Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud in Florida. Prior to that, he had plead guilty to charges in Washington. In Florida, he
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign contributions,
Michael Scanlon, his business partner, has also pleaded guilty to corruption charges. James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, Jerry Falwell, Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, and other CNP and religious right leaders are being discussed in the press regarding their associations with Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay and whether they were privy to their respective activities. Footnotes 3