Additional Information on Jim McGovern

In April 2007 McGovern called for the United States and other countries to boycott the 2008 Olympic Games slated for Beijing, China—to protest the Chinese government’s support for the Sudanese government, which was responsible for the ongoing slaughter of non-Arabs in Darfur.

* Since 1998, McGovern has participated in a number of hearings and briefings with the Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First, founded by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins, both of whom have ties to the Institute for Policy Studies.[18]

* In November 2010, McGovern and 15 other congressional Democrats met—either personally or through their respective staffers—with three supporters of the Marxist-Leninist Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack (FRSO/FB). Those FRSO/FB supporters, representing the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, expressed their condemnation of “the FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas of people doing international solidarity work and anti-war organizing.” It was reported that McGovern and his 15 colleagues in Congress expressed “genuine concern” about the situation.

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