Pat Carey, who died in May 2013 in San Francisco at age 93, was “one of the greatest peace activists and homeless advocates,” said Paul Bernardino of The People’s Investigation of 9/11, the Thomas Merton Peace & Social Justice Task Force, and He credited Carey as a founder of the 9/11 Truth Movement as well as active with Food Not Bombs and in other progressive movements.

Born in New York City to emigrant parents, Carey was young when the family moved to Los Angeles. An artist, she worked for major Hollywood studios before moving to San Francisco and opening the Pat Carey Gallery. A biographical documentary A Portrait of Pat Carey explores Carey’s “vibrant” role in the San Francisco art scene.

Bernardino described Carey as part of “the inner circle of Mae Brussell’s anti-fascist movement.” Brussell was a Beverly Hills housewife when the assassination of President John Kennedy in 1963 and subsequent Warren Commission hearings woke her to the dark side of American politics.

“Brussell saw the international terrorist network comprising the Axis powers during World War Two had gone underground and continued their world-wide fascist campaign, overthrowing one country after another including America,” according to the website established to preserve her work.

Frustrated the infiltration of fascism in the U.S. was unknown to the American people, Brussell moved to Carmel, California where from 1971 through 1988 she relentlessly broadcast her findings on her radio program. Eventually, death threats would force her off the air, but she continued to send out weekly tapes to subscribers almost until she died of cancer in October 1988.

Bernardino called Carey and Brussell “two of the greatest, bravest truth tellers, women activists, and friends of all humanity … since the fall of the Third Reich and the rise of the insidious Fourth Reich/National Security State with its phony 9/11 ‘war on terrorism.’”

He included in his tribute a reference to the “vanishing” movement to fight international fascism. “Many in the movement have unfortunately been co-opted and duped by phony, double talking, double speak, double agents” Brussell warned against on her radio program.

Certainly, Pat Carey was a pillar of the anti-fascism fight.

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