Charles Barron, a onetime member of the Black Panther Party, is running for Congress in New York's 8th District Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.
Charles Barron regards ousted Libyan leader Moamar Qaddafi "an African hero" who never should have been "murdered."
In 2002, Charles Barron invited Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe (the Leninist, anti-white, anti-Western president of Zimbabwe who has violently suppressed political opposition and repressed the white minority in his country) to deliver a speech at New York's City Hall. Barron calls for the importance of standing up for Robert Mugabe "the African hero, taking land back …white people stole the land from us in the first place".
Charles Barron has also called Cuban dictator Fidel Castro "a true champion of human rights worldwide."
Charles Barron holds the opinion that America is evil. "If you're looking for the Axis of Evil, look inside the belly of the beast," Barron has said of the United States. At a 2003 anti-war rally organized by International ANSWER in Washington, DC, Barron denounced U.S. capitalist interests as the real "axis of evil".
Charles Barron has participated in the pro-Hamas Viva Palestina US convoy to Gaza.
Charles Barron describes Gaza as a "a death camp set up by Israel".
Charles Barron has called into question the legitimate existence of Israel. "Where should we start [the discussion]?" he said at a Brooklyn church in 2010. "Should we start with the 1906 Zionist Convention, or in 1914, with the Balfour Declaration? With Menachem Begin, the terrorists, all the wars, you want to discuss Israel becoming a state in 1948 when it should not have? Who are the terrorists? You want to talk about the definition of terrorism? How do you define acts of piracy?"
ECI has recently put out the following video about Charles Barron: