By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | July 13, 2015


  • Loretta ‘Deliana’ Fuddy, former Hawaii state director of health and Subud USA national chairperson (2006-2008) coauthored an academic paper at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), as first reported by 1776 Channel.
  • Subud is a spiritual practice (some call it a cult) that began in Indonesia, the childhood home of Barack Obama.  A 1970s photo uncovered by 1776 Channel may show Obama’s alleged mother Stanley Ann Dunham at a gathering inside Subud’s Jarkarta, Indonesia headquarters.
  • Fuddy’s step mother Marjorie Ireland Fuddy was born in Australia and worked as a computer programmer at the Hawaii Department of Health.
  • Fuddy simultaneously managed large amounts of money for the Hawaii Department of Health and for SUBUD USA.
  • Fuddy died following a bizarre Pacific ocean plane ‘crash’ off the coast of Molokai, Hawaii on December 11, 2013.
  • UIC is the same university where radical communist domestic terrorist Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground was a professor.
  • UIC Professor Emeritus of Art and Design History Dr. Victor Margolin and his wife Sylvia ‘Shoshanah’ Margolin live in the Chicago area and have long been members of Subud.  Dr. Margolin has also worked as a professor in Havana, Cuba.
  • The  Margolins are are involved with Subud Chicago. Victor serves as treasurer.
  • The mailing address on Victor Margolin’s résumé also appears in Subud USA corporate nonprofit filings.
  • Victor Margolin, who graduated from Columbia University, is an expert on the history of political propaganda graphic design, and his Union Institute Ph.D. dissertation focused on the work of top Soviet propaganda graphic design artists.
  • ‘Shoshanah’ Margolin was named Subud USA national chairperson in 2012, the position held by Fuddy from 2006-2008.
  • ‘Shoshanah’ and ‘Deliana Antone’ a.k.a. Fuddy are listed as friends on facebook.
  • ‘Shoshanah’ and ‘Deliana’ Fuddy both attended the Subud USA board of directors meeting in Portland, OR on November 10, 2010, 11 weeks before Fuddy was appointed Hawaii acting director of Health.
  • Victor Margolin’s father Benjamin Margolin worked for Nelson Rockefeller and for the Pan American Health Organization (part of the United Nations).
  • Victor Margolin’s mother Olya Margolin was involved in a scandalous 1976 secret meeting in Washington, D.C. with representatives of the P.L.O, uncovered by Wolf Blitzer at the Jerusalem Post.
  • The name ‘Olga Margolin’, a spelling which was used in a federal document now hosted at to refer to Victor Margolin’s mother, also appears in a William Remington FBI file index of an espionage case involving accusations of passing secrets to a Soviet agent, but the actual file pages appear to be missing or redacted.
  • Barack Obama 2008 campaign logo lead designer Sol Sender has given presentations at graphic design conferences in Chicago and China where Victor Margolin was also speaking.
  • Margolin has known School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor Maud Lavin since the early 1990s. Lavin and Sender worked together “team teaching” graphic design classes as early as 2003.
  • Sol Sender’s father Ramón Sender lived at a Northern California commune called  “Morning Star Ranch” in Sonoma County with two members of the Indonesian Subud cult in 1966.
  • Obama logo designer Sol Sender’s father Ramón Sender co-produced the “Trips Festival” with Ken Kesey (author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”).  Kesey was involved in the CIA’s PROJECT MKULTRA LSD experiments at the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital.
  • Kesey was a close friend of Timothy Leary (broken out of jail by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn and the Weather Underground)
  • Some researchers have suggested that Subud is an intelligence community cut-out for CIA mind-control experiments.
  • Fuddy was in Southern California close to the time period when Obama attended Occidental College.
  • ‘Shoshanah’ Margolin is facebook friends with Suzanna Dayne, who has done graphic design work for Subud Worldwide in Jakarta and has also worked with UNICEF on vaccine campaigns in Indonesia. Dayne has also worked with Voice of America, USAID, NBC and CNN.

Have you ever wondered who took over as Subud USA National Chair after Loretta ‘Deliana’ Fuddy?

The trail eventually leads to Chicago.

An American Report and 1776 Channel  investigation of former Hawaii Director of Health Loretta ‘Deliana’ Fuddy’s connections with Subud Chicago leads to Victor and Sylvia ‘Shoshanah’ Margolin, a married couple from Chicago: He’s a political propaganda graphic design expert at the university where Bill Ayers taught and she assumed Fuddy’s former position as Subud USA National Chair.

Sylvia Margolin appears to be known within the Subud organization as ‘Shoshanah’ Margolin. Loretta Fuddy was known inside the Subud organization as ‘Deliana’ Fuddy.

‘Shoshanah’ appears to also use the name ‘Sheila Samuels’ according to her facebook profile.

Shoshanah Margolin moved up from Subud USA vice-chair to Subud USA chair in 2012 according to a 2012 3rd quarter report published in Subud Voice.

Shoshanah Margolin was listed as National Chairperson of SUBUD USA in the Board of Directors listings published in the September 2012 edition of Subud USA News. Shoshanah is listed as ‘Past National Chair’ in the May 2015 edition of Subud USA National News.

Subud is a spiritual practice (some call it a cult) that began in Indonesia, the childhood home of Barack Obama. A 1970s photo uncovered by 1776 Channel may show Obama’s alleged mother Stanley Ann Dunham at a gathering inside Subud’s Jarkarta, Indonesia headquarters.

“Shoshana and Victor Margolin” were listed as 2009 donors to the Muhammad Subuh Foundatiion, according to the foundation’s 2009 annual report.

“Victor and Shoshanah Margolin generally host a potluck for Bapak’s birthday and end-of-fast feast during the month of Ramadan. Occasionally we engage in other activities…” –September 2012 edition of Subud News

Victor Margolin has also served as Treasurer for Subud Chicago, according to the September 2012 edition of Subud News.

Shoshanah Margolin is currently listed as Subud USA Treasurer according to the Subud USA National Dewan. Dewan means council, according to the group’s website.

‘Shoshanah’ and ‘Deliana’ Fuddy both attended the Subud USA board of directors meeting in Portland, OR on November 10, 2010, 11 weeks before Fuddy was appointed Hawaii acting director of Health.

Fuddy reportedly released President Barack Obama’s long-form certificate of live birth to the White House in April 2011 then allegedly died minutes after surviving a bizarre plane crash in December 2013.

Victor Margolin is a Professor Emeritus of design history at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), who retired in 2005.

Dr. Margolin appears to be a strong supporter of President Obama, based on an article he wrote entitled “Obama Sightings.”

The same Chicago mailing address appears on Dr. Margolin’s résumé and on Subud USA nonprofit corporation filings, including with the State of Washington.

Dr. Margolin has also been a a visiting professor at the Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial in Havana, Cuba, according to his résumé.

Dr. Margolin’s Ph.D. dissertation, according to his résumé, focused on Soviet propaganda artist El Lissitzky, László Moholy-Nagy, a Hungarian artist who supported the Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919, and graphic designer Alexander Rodchenko, who Stalin called in 1935 “a hero of the revolution.”

UIC is coincidentally the same university where radical leftist domestic terrorist and Barack Obama associate Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground taught until he retired in 2010 and where Loretta Fuddy coauthored an academic paper, as first reported by 1776 Channel.

“Bernardine and I had hosted the initial fundraiser for Obama and uncharacteristically donated a little money to his campaign,” Ayers said. “We lived a few blocks apart and sat on a couple nonprofit boards together. So what? Who could have predicted it would blow up like this?” – Bill Ayers reading an except from his book “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident” as quoted in the Daily Caller.

Victor Margolin joined the UIC faculty in 1982, followed by Ayers in 1987.

Victor Margolin and Ayers both studied at Columbia, although in different years.

Both Victor Margolin and William C. Ayers have received the University of Illinois ‘University Scholars Award:’ Ayers in 1997 and Margolin in 2001.

“Sylvia and Victor Margolin” and “Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn” are both listed as donors in the Crossroads Fund 2006 Annual Report.

“Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias may have a bit of explaining to do on more than just his history with the failing Broadway Bank, owned by his family, the source of his personal wealth, and where he served for several years as chief loan officer. Now it appears that his brother Demetrus, the bank’s Chief Financial Officer, served on the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Fund: a foundation that provides grants to left-wing community organizing groups in the Chicago area. Community organizing Chicago style means ACORN, the group being investigated for voter registration fraud and exposed in the national scandal involving underage prostitution and human smuggling. Sure enough ACORN is a recipient of the Giannoulias fund grants. Not surprisingly, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dhorn are active fundraisers for Crossroads.”- Peggy Shapiro, American Thinker, February 22, 2010

link to Crossroad’s website allegedly showing Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dhorn “hosting a Crossroads fundraiser” in 2006 appears to have been removed.

Dr. Margolin edited the 1976 book Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion: World War II.” The book explores the propaganda material used by both the Axis and the Allies and the book’s cover features a Nazi propaganda poster by K. Stauber depicting Adolph Hitler holding the Nazi flag. The poster’s words translate to “Long Live Germany!”

Victor Margolin wrote a book review for the Chicago Tribune in 1976, shortly after the publication of “Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion: World War II.”

The book Margolin reviewed is entitled “Here to Stay: American Families in the Twentieth Century” by Mary Jo Bane.

Here to Stay grew out of a project on “alternative approaches to child rearing” supported by the Carnegie Corporation. It is an important work.” wrote Margolin.

“The limits of parental and state responsibility are far from clear. But that’s what transition is all about.” – Victor Margolin, book review of “Here to Stay: American Families in the Twentieth Century,” Chicago Tribune, November 28, 1976.

The subject matter of the book Victor Margolin reviewed for the Chicago Tribune, the role of the State in family and children matters, is interesting. Bill Ayers would go on to teach early childhood education at UIC, the same institution where Margolin ended up teaching.

Margolin also published “The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1946.”

“Worth the wait. . . . Margolin usefully presents what he calls the ‘failed hope’ of this movement in this valuable effort.” —Publishers Weekly review of The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1946.

Margolin also authored “Rebellion, Reform, and Revolution: American Design for Social Change,” published by the MIT Press in 1988.

Margolin suggests ways in which Radical America, the journal of Bill Ayer’s ‘Weather Underground’ Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), could have employed graphic design elements to better deliver their message:

“However, this is not a central issue for many activists on the Left who still hold the traditional belief that the word is more important than the image for making political statements. Until The Masses appeared most Leftist editors paid little attention to art. And after it folded, few subsequent radical publications gave any emphasis to their visual format. The Students for a Democratic Society journal Radical America began in 1967 with a cheaply reproduced offset format, and in its later incarnation it has not changed very much even though the editors have recently added color and occasional drawings to the covers… Thus, there is a need to pay greater attention to the potential power of images in Left political publications.” – Victor Margolin, “Rebellion, Reform, and Revolution: American Design for Social Change,”


Exploring all of Victor Margolin’s vast writings is beyond the scope of this article. The following excerpt may be of interest to readers in light of 1776 Channel’s exposé on Alvin Onaka and the East-West Population Institute:

“In 1972, the Club of Rome published Limits to Growth, a study based on MIT computer models that simulated the relations between the earth’s resources and the human population. As a forecasting tool, the study argued that the continued consumption of resources at the current rate was unsustainable. Its call for new sustainable environmental and social policies was continued in subsequent studies—the Bruntland Commission’s Our Common Future and Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet. Both originated within the United Nations system, the latter in conjunction with the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.” – Victor Margolin, “Design, the Future and the Human Spirit

The Family Business

Victor Margolin’s late father, Benjamin Margolin, was an attorney who “came to Washington in 1941 to work on the legal staff of the Office of Inter-American Affairs, under the direction of Nelson A. Rockefeller” according to a 2005 obituary published in the Washington Post.

“In 1949” Benjamin Margolin “joined the Pan American Health Organization as legal adviser, working on treaties and other documents and representing the organization in meetings in London, Geneva and Havana” according the Washington Post obituary.

The Pan American Health Organization, started in 1902, describes itself as “the world’s oldest international public health agency”.

“Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system” explains the organization on it’s official website.

Benjamin Margolin’s wife Olya Margolin, who was born in Lithuania according to her New York Times obituary, was a also a Washington player in her own right. Olya was the Washington representative of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Olya Margolin was one of several American Jews who met secretly in Washington, D.C. with a representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) on November 1 and 15, 1976.

Wolf Blitzer, who during his pre-CNN days was an editor for Near East Report, disclosed the secret meetings in the Jerusalem Post on November 23, 1976, according to the 2002 book “Torn at the Roots: The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America” by Michael E. Staub. A similar account of the controversial meeting exposed by Wolf Blitzer appears in the 2003 book “Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”

Olya Margolin was also known in Olga Margolin. A 1958 U.S. government report “Foreign Aspects of U.S. National Security: Conference Report and Proceeding” lists “Mrs. Olga Margolin, National Council of Jewish Women, Washington, D.C.” among the hundreds of attendees. Among the speakers at the event were President Dwight Eisenhower and CIA Director Allen Dulles.

The name ‘Olga Margolin’ also appears in the index of an FBI file on William Remington, a Columbia University graduate and U.S. government economist who was convicted of perjury following accusations that he passed classified aircraft manufacturing information to Soviet spy-turned-FBI-informant Elizabeth Bentley. “In June 1950 the grand jury indicted Remington for perjury for denying membership in the CPUSA” according to the book “Early Cold War Spies: The Espionage Trials that Shaped American Politics.”

The American Report and 1776 Channel cannot verify if the “Margolin, Olga” listed in the index of the William Remington FBI file is the same individual as Olya/Olga Margolin, mother of Victor Margolin. It is also unknown what the index reference concerns because page 263 of the file appears to be missing or redacted, and the page sequence jumps from page 258 directly to page 268 .

Traveling in the same circles: Propaganda design expert Victor Margolin and Obama logo designer Sol Sender

Victor Margolin appears to have attended several professional events which were also attended by another Chicago designer: Sol Sender.

Sol Sender is famous for having led the design team that came up with the circular red, white and blue logo for the Barack Obama 2008 presidential election campaign. Chicago design firm Mode Project, which had already established connections with David Axelrod, commissioned Sender in 2006 to design the Obama logo. Mode Project, without Sender, later went on to design logos for the Obama administration’s stimulus program, as reported by NPR.

Mode Project also produced a short film about Obama 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe.

It remains unclear if propaganda design expert and Subud Chicago member Victor Margolin and Obama logo designer Sol Sender know one another personally, but they have attended several of the same design conferences, in Chicago and China.

Sol Sender and Victor Margolin are both listed as speakers at the 2009 Beijing Icograda General Assembly of the International Council of Design (previously known as the International Council of Communication Design and as the International Council of Graphic Design Associations). The conference was held at the Gehua New Century Hotel in Beijing, China from October 24 – 25, 2009. Sol Sender gave the keynote presentation at that conference.

Sol Sender and Victor Margolin also are listed as two of the ten ‘plenary speakers’ who gave 30-minute presentations at the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, held on February 13-15, 2010 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Maud Lavin is Professor of Visual and Critical Studies and Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

Victor Margolin and Lavin both gave presentations on second day of Looking Closer: AIGA Conference on Design History and Criticism, held on February 24-25, 2001 in New York. “Day two focused on history, with nine presentations representing a diversity of viewpoints (Neal Gabler, Andrew Blauvelt, Ellen Lupton, panel on popular culture, Victor Margolin, Jeremy Aynsley, Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler, Maud Lavin, Meredith Davis and Jack Williamson), and a tenth presentation discussed copyright law (Janet Hicks and Frank Martinez)” (emphasis added) writes Eye Magazine.

Victor Margolin and Lavin also both contributed essays to “Looking Closer 5: Critical Writings on Graphic Design: Book 5,” published in 2010.

Victor Margolin authored the book “The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies,” published in 2002 by the University of Chicago Press. The book covers, among other topics, “design as a political tool,” according to the inside flap.

Margolin mentions in his book’s appendix speaking at a symposium alongside Lavin at Cooper Union in 1991. “To accompany the Bauhaus exhibition, Lupton organized a symposium entitled “The Bauhaus and Design Culture: Legacies of Modernism,” which was held at the Cooper Union on April 20, 1991. Speakers included Maud Lavin, Rosemarie Bletter, Mike Mills and myself.”

One could argue, therefore, that Victor Margolin and Maud Lavin, both long-established professors of graphic design from Chicago, have been colleagues since at least the early 1990s.

Maud Lavin is important because of her long-time close connection to Sol Sender, the lead designer for the Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign logo.

Lavin and Sender worked together as graphic design co-instructors.

Lavin wrote: “I teach in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago…for example, Corporate Culture and Alternative Visions (an undergraduate course I team-teach with Sol Sender and Jennifer Moody).” Lavin’s statement about team-teaching with Sender appears in her essay “Be Selfish”, on page 251 of the 2005 book “The Education of a Graphic Designer,” edited by Steven Heller.

Lavin and Sender’s “Corporate Culture and Alternative Visions” course syllabus was also included in the 2003 book “Teaching Graphic Design: Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Graduate and Undergraduate Programs.”

Therefore it is established that Victor Margolin’s colleague Maud Lavin was working with Sol Sender at least three years before Mode Project approached Sender about designing the Obama Logo for David Axelrod’s Obama election campaign team.

Steven Heller would go on to write an opinion article for the New York Times entitled “The ‘O’ in Obama,” published on November 20, 2008, only weeks after the election. The article consists almost entirely of Heller interviewing Sender about the creation of the Obama logo. Heller has been an art director at the New York Times for over 30 years, according to his website.

Among the many books and articles Steven Heller authored:

Design for Obama. Posters for Change: A Grassroots Anthology,” authored by Steven Heller and edited by Aaron Perry-Zucker and film director Spike Lee, published in 2009.

The Evolution of Design,” a book review Heller wrote for the Atlantic about Victor Margolin’s “World History of Design.”

Obama logo designer’s father Ramón Sender lived at commune with Subud members, co-produced ‘Trips Festival’ with CIA MK-ULTRA LSD human guinea pig Ken Kesey, close friend of Timothy Leary (broken out of jail by the Weather Underground)

Sol Sender’s father Ramón Sender lived at a Northern California commune called “Morning Star Ranch” in Sonoma County with two members of the Indonesian Subud cult in 1966.

“Ramón Sender is a central figure in the history of the greater Bay Area counterculture: electronic music pioneer, lightshow technician at the first Acid Test in San Francisco, consigliore and chief remembrancer of Morning Star and Wheller’s Ranch communes. Born in Spain in 1934, he is a living link between the radical communal traditions of the Old and the New World – through his father, the Spanish Republican novelist Ramón J. Sender, and his first wife’s great grandfather, John Humphry Noyes, founder of the nineteenth centeruy utopian Oneida Community, by way of the authoritarian communism of the Bruderhof.” – West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California (text here)

Obama logo designer Sol Sender’s father Ramón Sender co-produced the “Trips Festival” with Ken Kesey (author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”). Kesey was involved in the CIA’s PROJECT MKULTRA LSD experiments at the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital.

Some researchers have suggested that Subud is an intelligence community cut-out for CIA mind-control experiments.

“The McMartin mind control experiments were reportedly the work of Subud, a religious sect with roots in Indonesia and the UK, according to confidential informants (active members who submitted to injections of sodium pentathol before questioning). The cult is a cut-out of the American security elite’s mind control fraternity.” – Alex Constantine’s Journal Preview

Fuddy was in Southern California close to the time period when Obama attended Occidental College

Fuddy ‘openened’ (joined) Subud in 1982 in San Diego, California, according to according to her own statements to Sylvia ‘Shoshana’ Margolin published in a Subud USA News. Fuddy served as Subud USA National Chair from 2006-2008 and according to those statements.

Fuddy appeared to be active with Subud in San Diego around the same time or within a year after the time when Barack Obama was attending Occidental College in Los Angeles. The distance between Pasadena, CA (where Obama lived in an off-campus apartment with his Pakistani roommate in 1981) and San Diego is approximately 135 miles , a two hour drive on I-5.

Muhammad Subuh, the Indonesian founder of Subud known by his followers as ‘Bapak’, held several talks in Los Angeles in July, 1981.

Bapak’s Los Angeles talks took place during Ramadan, which ran from July 3 until August 2.

Conflicting travel accounts published in two books, David Remnick’s “The Bridge” and Janny Scott’s “A Singular Woman,” suggest that Barack Obama was in Indonesia and Pakistan in July 1981, reports Jack Cashill at WND.

“As confirmation, Scott includes a letter purportedly written in May 1981 to Dunham’s employers at the Ford Foundation: “I would like to use my educational travel for dependent children to have my son, Barry, come out to visit us.” I say “purportedly” because Scott, like Remnick, is capable of deception to protect the Obama narrative. For instance, both lead their readers to believe that Obama lived with his mother and father in Hawaii for the first six months of his life”. – Jack Cashill: A closer look at Obama’s Pakistan trip, WND, June 2, 2011

Fuddy simultaneously managed large amounts of money for the Hawaii Department of Health and for SUBUD USA

Fuddy, according to her own statement to Sylvia ‘Shoshana’ Margolin published by SUBUD USA News in 2012, was deeply involved in the management Hawaii state employee medical benefit funds:

“Currently a Trustee for the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (Medical Plan for all state and city employees). I am a member of the investment committee which directs the organization’s investment portfolio ($185M)” – Loretta ‘Deliana’ Fuddy’s own statement of Sylvia ‘Shoshana’ Margolin, pubished in SUBUD USA News in June 2012

While Fuddy was managing Hawaii state and city employee health benefits money, she was simultaneously managing money for SUBUD USA:

The Subud USA Board of Directors in its recent meeting approved Deliana Fuddy as one of the three Subud USA Endowment Fund Trustees for a new three-year term commencing in June 2012. We are grateful for her willingness to serve another three-year term and we are grateful to all three trustees (Hamilton Helmer, Isaac Goff, and Deliana) for managing our money so well. The endowment fund has approximately $131,000; when it reaches $250,000 we can begin to use the interest it generates.” – SUBUD USA News, June 2012

Victor Margolin is hardly alone in his appreciation of Soviet-era propaganda design work. Former Obama administration White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, formerly Time’s Moscow bureau chief, famously had his home photographed for Washingtonian Magazine’s “Washingtonian Mom” feature with framed Soviet propaganda posters hanging in his luxurious kitchen.