The AFL-CIO is making headlines by running ads promoting “Occupy Wall Street.” One seriously doubts that members of the working class have much in common with the left-wing professional agitators running these protests and the tent cities they are erecting illegally in private and public parks in New York, Washington, D.C. and other cities. The most interesting part of this story, however, is that one of the AFL-CIO affiliates behind the campaign, the Working America group, is headed by a veteran of the Venceremos Brigades to Cuba, a progressive activist by the name of Karen Nussbaum. Equally significant, her husband works for the public relations firm that represented billionaire hedge fund operator George Soros.
Connections, connections, connections:
(I highlight that name in red for the obvious reasons....)
Wait, wait!! The fun's just beginning!!
The violence at Columbia University in 1969 was instigated by Mark Rudd after his trip to Cuba. Rudd was a leader of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and then the Weather Underground. In addition, three members of the “Chicago 7,” the group charged with sparking riots in the city during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, had been to Cuba.
You will recall that post-1968, the Democrat Party effectively 'left' its membership by making a very hard left-turn. They weren't the only ones who went hard-Left:
Nussbaum talks about how John Sweeney, then chief of the AFL-CIO, and Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer under Sweeney, had worked to “open up” the labor federation to “new constituencies” and had become “more aggressive.” Nussbaum was brought into the AFL-CIO as part of this effort, becoming an assistant to Sweeney and running the Working America affiliate under Sweeney and now Trumka, the current president.
Oh, yes; Nussbaum is married.
Nussbaum’s husband, Ira Arlook, who is also in the photo, works for Fenton Communications, the firm that has represented George Soros, the communist Nicaraguan Sandinistas, and others of that ilk. Arlook, chief of “advocacy campaigns” for the firm, handles the account of the Soros-funded Moveon.org.
If you've paid attention, you'll remember that Fenton Communications is the outfit supplying the Milwaukee JS with content about Bisphenol-A. The JS has swallowed their crap hook, line, and sinker, despite significant and dispositive evidence that the entire campaign is .........well.......bullshit.
George Meany would be the first to scream "Buy More Ammo!!!" if he knew........
HT: BearShat via Patrick