Skip to comments.AFLCIO reps coordinated anarchists for RNC
Posted on 09/07/2008 9:08:38 PM PDT by rogpits
University of Minnesota staff were key coordinators of the recent violent protests at the Republican National Convention (RNC). The university employees are also members of the local clerical union of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. The AFSCME is part of the AFL-CIO union.
Protests turned violent at the 2008 RNC located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Police have arrested hundreds of demonstrators for violent attacks on police officers and bystanders and other more nuisance crimes. The Saint Paul Police have identified an anarchist group called the RNC Welcoming Committee as being at the center of the violence. It's goal was to stop the convention.
The website ProtestRNC2008.org carries a press release which sheds light on the activities of the RNC Welcoming Committee. The online notification posted June 8th, 2007 by a woman named Jessica Sundin calls for a meeting at the University of Minnesota Student Union Center co-hosted by the RNC Welcoming Committee. Sundin is a clerk at the University of Minnesota. Another press release was posted by Sundin in the name of the RNC Welcoming Committee after the convention began.
Ms. Sundin told the Pioneer Press outlet TwinCities.com that she had discussions with the anarchists but only to make sure they dont disrupt the march. Sundin claimed Theyve made a commitment not to interfere. A website called fightbacknews.org describes another meeting held at the University of Minnesota last February. It claims that a gathering of sixty anti-war organizations including the RNC Welcoming Committee met to plan for the protest. Speaking at that meeting was Jessica Sundin. Also headlining the event was Phyllis Walker president of AFSCME Local 3800, the campus clerical workers union. That website describes the meeting as such: In the weeks leading up to the organizing conference extensive discussions took place among the forces that are planning actions at the Republican National Convention, including the anarchist-oriented RNC Welcoming Committee ... Videos of the speeches are on Google. These websites indicate that Walker, the union leader and Sundin, a union member coordinated for the RNC Welcoming Committee and that it was open knowledge at the time that it was an anarchist group.....
I don’t know about that but I know the unions aren’t rushing around telling their members about it.
The ‘anarchists’ were nothing but Demonrats. So, those were Demonrats being the great citizens they are threatening, destroying, harrassing, trying to kidnap and deny others their freedom of speech. It is important people get informed because ignorance is the only way these people get power.