Friday, June 10, 2011

Hot Summer: Alinsky, AFSCME, and Sandy Pasch

Sometimes connections are just co-incidence. Sometimes they're not.

The founders of a radical group that teaches tactics of direct action, confrontation and intimidation were among the main speakers at a union convention at which one leader called for opposing "right-wing threats to dismantle the Middle Class."

Heather Booth, director of a Saul Alinsky-style community organizing group, the Midwest Academy, was among the main speakers at the "2011 State Battles Summit," held this week at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The four-day summit, which ended yesterday, was organized by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, with participation from the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest union

So maybe they're trading their drums for bats and bricks?

Yes, there's a Wisconsin connection.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin, an arm of Booth's Midwest Academy, is part of the Moving Wisconsin Forward movement, one of the main organizers of the major Wisconsin protests this past February

Midwest's founder was the secretary of SDS--a very radical bunch, indeed. Midwest spawned Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and who sits on that Board but Sandy Pasch, who would like to replace Alberta Darling.

Careful what you wish for on that Upper East Side. Pasch, just today, was given a "PANTS ON FIRE LIAR" award for her lies about Ryan's plan.

Still think she's the right one?

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