Democrat Lisa Brown Admits to Founding Socialist, Anti-Capitalist Bookstore
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Democrat Lisa Brown Admits to Founding Socialist, Anti-Capitalist Bookstore

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The Democratic congressional candidate admitted she was the founder of a far Left bookstore.

Lisa Brown, the Democrat candidate from Washington's 5th Congressional District, has been caught on video speaking of the “socialist,” “revolutionary,” “anti-capitalist” bookstore Left Hand Books and Record Collective that she founded in the late 1970s.

“When I lived in Boulder, Colorado, I was part of a group that started a book and record collective – vinyl, of course – and we were known as Left Hand,” Brown said.

Brown mentions that Left Hand recruited leftist activist Howard Zinn, and she quotes him at the end of her speech.


In 1989, Zinn made a speech called “Second Thoughts on the First Amendment” at the University of Colorado at Boulder to advertise Left Hand Books. He identified himself as “something of an anarchist, something of a socialist. Maybe a democratic socialist.”

Left Hand Books describe themselves as “Boulder's one-stop-shop for all socialist, resistance, revolutionary, radical, alternative, and anti-capitalist literature.”

This bookshop was founded to support the Boulder chapter of the New American Movement, a democratic socialist group that later merged with the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee to form Democratic Socialists of America.

Brown also shows delight for communist leader Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, naming her “The greatest hero we have never heard of.”

Author: Usa Really