Militant “Antifa” leftists responsible for organizing the riots in Berkeley have been tied to NAMBLA, a notorious pedophile group whose name is an acronym for “North American Man/Boy Love Association”.
This weekend, new documents surfaced by the Daily Caller allege
deep ties between BAMN and the North American Man/Boy Love Association
(NAMBLA). According to the documents, BAMN’s parent organization worked
directly with NAMBLA prior to founding BAMN. Additionally, one of BAMN’s
founders is an admitted member of the pro-pedophile activist group and
described society’s disdain for pedophiles as a “witch-hunt.”
As Heat Street previously detailed,
BAMN was founded in 1995 as a “front group” for a Detroit-based
communist party called the Revolutionary Workers League—an organization
deemed radical even by UC Berkeley standards. Many of BAMN’s leading
members have also been members of RWL.
Internal NAMBLA publications provided to The Daily Caller describe
the RWL as being “supportive of gay rights in general and NAMBLA in
particular.” In addition to organizational details, the NAMBLA
publications contained erotic stories about underage boys. A separate
NAMBLA bulletin described the RWL as a “NAMBLA ally.”
Per the investigation by the The Daily Caller, BAMN founder
and co-chair Shanta Driver has had open affiliations to RWL since 1983,
according to a communist publication called the Workers Vanguard. Driver
also identified herself as an RWL member in the LA Times in 1995 during a Berkeley protest.
Driver’s former law partner, Eileen Scheff, who represented BAMN at the Supreme Court,
has been a self-described member of NAMBLA and is identified within a
1992 NAMBLA bulletin as an RWL member. At a 1991 press conference,
Scheff spoke out against the “witch-hunt” of pedophiles.
“As an activist in the legal and political struggle for lesbian/gay
rights and for freedom of sexual expression, I am here to support NAMBLA
and to demand that the witch-hunt against it must be stopped,” said
Scheff. “The media and police are targeting NAMBLA because it stands for
the rights of young people to have consensual sex with whomever they
Scheff called for the creation of “youth-controlled centers” where children could freely have sex.
As a pro-pedophile organization, NAMBLA proposes eliminating age of
consent laws, providing children the ability to divorce their parents,
and the end of age-based curfews. Its most famous affiliated member was
the acclaimed poet Alan Ginsberg.
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