This blog is long; however if you will take the time to actually view/read the entire thing, you will have your eyes opened on the movement that is trying to take over America.
**NOTE: Links to facts and verifiable information in BROWN, not BLUE*****
WHO, WHY and HOW…..
Why is this video posted as a “Famous People” video on Heather Booth’s site?
Trevor Loudon (http://www.newzeal.blog.com) first wrote about Schakowsky in February 2008. Recently, he mentioned Schakowskys husband, Robert Creamer, who is a board member, along with former SDSers, husband and wife, Paul Booth and Heather Booth (Chairman), of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge-funded Midwest Academy. But theres a whole lot more to the Schakowsky-Creamer-Obama relationship.
From Discover The Networks:
- Radical organizer/activist since the early 1960s
- Co-founder and President of the Midwest Academy, which teaches tactics of direct action, confrontation, and intimidation
- Helped develop methods adopted by AFL-CIO’s “Union Summer”
- Co-founder of left Democrat group Coalition for Democratic Values
- Was Training Director for the Democratic National Committee
- Executive Director of the NAACP’s National Voter Fund
- Board member of the Center for Community Change
- Vice President of USAction
Heather Booth’s husband, Paul Booth, was a founder and national secretary of Students for a Democratic Society. He is currently an assistant to Gerald McEntee, President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
In 1979 Heather Booth helped organize five state activist groups in Oregon, Massachusetts, Illinois, Connecticut, and Ohio into a national federation called Citizen Action, a consumer advocacy organization focused on such issues as environmentalism and socialized medicine. She served as Citizen Action’s co-director until 1988. By 1999 the group had become moribund, and Booth helped resurrect it that year under the name USAction.
In 1990 Booth became Director of the Coalition for Democratic Values, a partisan organization of leading left Democrats, formed as a counterweight to the centrist Democratic Leadership Council.
In 1992 Booth directed the Field Operation for Illinois Democrat Carol Moseley Braun’s successful run for the U.S. Senate.
Booth believes that the conservative movement in America is on the decline, and that the left needs to unite and seize the moment:
“The right wing control (hegemony) is fracturing and it is not clear that it can be put back together…. A majority of people are turning against the right…. It is now, when there is this opening, that the extraordinary work which has been tak[ing] shape over the last 30 years really will pay off.”
Booth’s vision of uniting various leftist factions has also been the subject of her two books: Toward a Radical Movement (1968), and Citizen Action and the New American Populism (1986).
In December 2005 the Midwest Academy announced its establishment of the “Heather Award,” in honor of Booth’s four decades of work as an activist leader. The award is given annually to a woman who has spent at least 15 years in the field of organizing and who, “like Heather, demonstrate[s] a generous spirit that brings others along.” Past recipients have included: Chicana activist Alicia Ybarra, Training Director of SEIU International; Sarita Gupta, past President of the United States Student Association; and Mary Beth Maxwell, former Deputy Field Director for NARAL Pro-Choice America.
In June 2009 Booth praised ACORN as an organization of people dedicated to “building a better society and a better world.”
Over the years, Booth has contributed money to the campaigns of numerous political candidates — all Democrats. Notable recipients of her donations include Barack Obama, Al Franken,Barbara Boxer,Tom Harkin, Jesse Jackson, Kweisi Mfume, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Tammy Baldwin, Al Gore, Ralph Neas, Jan Schakowsky, Russell Feingold, and Lane Evans.
Booth also has made contributions to the Progressive Politics Network, Progressive Majority, EMILY’S List, Moveon.org, and 21st Century Democrats.
The Midwest Academy recruits people by teaching them how to use radical techniques to win on a local community issue of interest to them. It also indoctrinates its students in “us-versus-them” leftist ideology, thereby turning out an ever-growing cadre of radicalized activists who can be called on to “take on larger issues,” including anti-war protests, labor rallies and political confrontations.
One prominent Midwest Academy graduate is Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Andrew Stern, one of the most radical leaders in the labor movement, who supported the creation of “Union Summer.”
The Midwest Academy’s 425-page manual Organizing for Social Change is widely used by radicals as a textbook on how to conduct direct action organizing. AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the Rev. Jesse Jackson have encouraged their supporters to read it.
Obama-file 14 Socialist Led Mega-Union Backs Barack Obama
Their intention is to use union money, muscle and manpower to move the US government further down the socialist road.
According to the Freedom Road Socialist Organisation, the Midwest Academy;
Probably the most well-known organizing method is Alinskyism, named after Saul Alinsky, a Chicago-born community organizer who helped set up the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council and later the Industrial Areas Foundation in the 1930s. (Today in New York Alinskyism can be found in groups that do neighborhood-based organizing like ACORN, Mothers on the Move, TICO as well as NYPIRG). The Mid-West Academy is a training center set up by members of DSA [Democratic Socialists of America] that draws heavily from Alinskyism.
Barack Obama was a disciple of Alinsky while working a “community organisor” in Chicago in the early “80s. later he did considerable legal work for the radical community group ACORN, which is closely linked to the Midwest Academy.
ACORN and Chicago DSA formed the backbone of the leftist New Party which Obama worked closely with during his successful 1996 Illinois State Senate bid.
Jackie Kendall also knew Barack Obama when he first worked in Chicago.
Another SEIU vive president, Eliseo Medina is both an honorary chair of DSA and a supporter of the Communist Party newspaper, Peoples Weekly World. Medina was involved with Chicago DSA in 1975, working on the farmworkers union “grape boycott“. While there he recruited a young Jan Schakowsky to the union cause.
Schakowsky also has close ties to Chicago DSA and is one of Barack Obama’s key supporters in the US Congress.
Such is the incestuous world of US labour/left politics.
My own END NOTE HERE:
Since Carl Davidson (Shown in video above) monitors my blogs; I am adding this at the end.
- Marxist anti-war activist
- Former member of Students for a Democratic Society
- Political supporter of Barack Obama
Carl Davidson is an American Marxist who serves as a national steering committee member of United for Peace and Justice, a field organizer for the Solidarity Economy Network, and co-chair of Chicagoans Against War & Injustice. The latter organization has formed alliances with such groups as the League of Women Voters, Rainbow/PUSH, Citizen Action, People for the American Way, the Progressive Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Aiming ultimately to transform the United States into a socialist nation, Davidson advocates the mobilization of “new grassroots majorities required for progressive, systemic change.”national secretary of Students of a Democratic Society and a national leader of the anti-Vietnam War movement. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Penn State University and later found employment as a philosophy instructor at the University of Nebraska, also in the 1960s.
As a college student in the 1960s, Davidson was a
Davidson and Tom Hayden (Jane Fonda’s ex-husband) take credit for having launched in 1969 the “Venceremos Brigades,” which covertly transported hundreds of young Americans to Cuba to help harvest sugar cane and interact with Havana’s communist revolutionary leadership. (The Brigades were organized by Fidel Castro‘s Cuban intelligence agency, which trained “brigadistas” in guerrilla warfare techniques, including the use of arms and explosives.)
In 1988 Davidson founded Networking for Democracy (NFD), an initiative that teaches computer skills and radical politics to Chicago-area teenagers. The NFD program encourages students to engage in “mass action” aimed at “tearing down the old structures of race and class privilege” in the U.S. “and around the world.”
In 1992 Davidson became a leader of the newly formed Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members. The organization has since changed its name to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, where Davidson remains a prominent figure.New Party, a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials. Most New Party members hailed from the Committees of Correspondence (the Marxist coalition cited in the preceding paragraph), the Democratic Socialists of America, and the militant leftist organization ACORN. Davidson first met Barack Obama through the New Party, which endorsed the latter in his run for the Illinois state senate in 1996. Obama had actively sought this endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers.helped organize a large 2002 rally where Obama first established himself as an eloquent anti-war spokesman.
In the mid-1990s Davidson was a major player in the Chicago branch of the
Davidson quickly became one of Obama’s most ardent political supporters.