REDS AT NEA
The District of Columbia cell of the Communist Party USA has been revealed
as holding a monthly luncheon in the cafeteria of the National Education
Association (NEA), without the sponsorship but not with the disapproval of the
huge, politically powerful schoolteachers union.
The Communist meetings were reported by Chris Peterson in the Washington
City Paper edition of Nov. 11-17. A lawyer attending the September meeting
bolted from the cafeteria when he learned a reporter was present.
"We had no knowledge of this," NEA spokeswoman Denise Cardinal told this
column, "because the NEA does not screen the patrons of our cafeteria or listen
in on conversations. It's open to the public."