Posted by: exiwp | August 8, 2011

Ex.IWP.NAP is an informational website about the International Workers Party (IWP) and its various front groups (aka the Tendency, the Organization, All Stars Project, Inc., Castillo Cultural Center, East Side Center, Institute for Short-Term Social Therapy, Committee for a Unified Independent Party (CUIP), Performance of a Lifetime, Otto Rene Cultural Awards, Performing the World, New Alliance Party (NAP), Rainbow Lobby, Ross & Green, Centers for Change, “If … Then,” among others). The IWP is an insular organization founded and formerly led by the late Fred Newman. Journalists and former members often describe Newman’s tendency as a destructive political/therapy cult.


Party to fraud – New York Daily News, December 9, 2013

Independence Party endorses Adolfo Carrion Jr. for New York City Mayor – New York Daily News, February 21, 2013

Built on deception, the Independence Party boosted Michael Bloomberg into office in three elections (New York Daily News, December 14, 2012)

Lots of reasons DA can crash this ‘party’ (New York Daily News, December 12, 2012)

City Independence Party insiders wrongly filled their governing committees with unwilling and unwitting voters (New York Daily News, December 12, 2012)

Independence Party’s confusing name has tricked thousands of New Yorkers (New York Daily News, December 11, 2012)

The state has to end the confusion that has swelled Independence Party rolls with unwitting and unwilling members (New York Daily News, December 11, 2012)

Revealed: How cult-like band exploits voter deception to wield political power in N.Y.C. (New York Daily News, December 10, 2012)

Anti-Semitic Jew Fred Newman led his cult-like followers to Independence Party power in New York City (New York Daily News, December 10, 2012)

Gov. Cuomo must deliver an ultimatum to the Independence Party: Stop the shams or the party dies (New York Daily News, December 10, 2012)

Rupert Murdoch Joins Independence Party In New York Accidentally (Huffington Post, September 26, 2012)

The Strange Life of the Late Fred Newman (Pajamas Media, July 12, 2011)

Fred Newman, Writer and Political Figure, Dies at 76 (The New York Times, July 9, 2011)

NYC Independence Party Founder Newman Dead At 76! ‎ (NY1, July 5, 2011)

Former Leaders of New Alliance Party Have Become Leading Opponents of Ballot Access Reform (Ballot Access News, December 30, 2010)

Bloomberg and the Not-So-Independent Independence Party

Mating Game: Bloomy Loves Fred Newman, All Over Again (Village Voice, February 19, 2009)

Bloomberg’s Therapist (Village Voice, June 14, 2005)


Political Research Associates (Extensive Information on the IWP)

Steve Hassan’s IWP Web Page

“Psychopolitics”: Inside The Independence Party Of Fred Newman (NY 1 News, November 2005)

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