* Author and political commentator David Horowitz has
called Barbara Lee “an
anti-American communist who supports America's enemies and has
actively collaborated with them in their war against America.”
has supported Rep. Dennis
Kucinich’s proposal to create a cabinet-level Department
of Peace (DOP) in the executive branch of the federal government.
Kucinich envisions the DOP dealing with such disparate matters
as weapons reduction, nuclear disarmament, domestic violence, drug
and alcohol abuse, criminal rehabilitation, violence against animals,
gun violence, gang and school violence, hate crimes, and the
establishment of a “peace curriculum” in the
* In her youth, Lee was a single, teenage mother who relied on food stamps. During her years in Congress, she has
fought to expand food stamp coverage. In April
2008 she introduced legislation to reverse a provision in the 1996 welfare-reform bill
that barred ex-convicts from receiving food stamps.
magazine that her life was influenced greatly by the late Carlton
Goodlett, a dedicated Stalinist who served as a leader of the World
Peace Council and used a newspaper that he owned to spread Soviet
disinformation and promote KGB
* On September 3, 2003, Lee introduced
H.R. 3000, the United States Universal Health Service Act, which called for governmental provision of healthcare coverage for all Americans. “The United States is the only industrialized nation in
the world that does not provide universal health care,” said Lee.
“We must become a health care provider, not a denier of this