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URGENTLY NEED FREEPER HELP -- scanning newly posted Barack Obama Data on Google
http://www.google.com/search2001/search?hl=en&q=%22barack+obama%22 ^ | 10/07/2008 | self / vanity

Posted on 10/07/2008 1:58:42 PM PDT by NYC_BULLMOOSE

In honor of Google's 10th birthday, they've brought back their oldest available search index -- from January 2001. First blush scan -- it appears to feature Barack Obama Material NOT currently available in more recent search indices -- there may well be something here that Obama's people have not yet had a chance to purge -- but there is a lot of stuff here and i need help scanning it... also it may be worthwhile to search Jeremiah Wright, Rezko, Michelle Obama (+her maiden name). I know it may be a longshot -- and i'm prepared to be flammed and wear my tinfoil hat -- but god works in mysterious ways - Anybody up to help?

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1 posted on 10/07/2008 1:58:42 PM PDT by NYC_BULLMOOSE
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

Linky no Worky.


2 posted on 10/07/2008 2:00:29 PM PDT by JennysCool (Death to all vanities and searing pain to those who post them. - Petronski (McCain-Palin '08))
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

Cancel that. Got it to work now.


3 posted on 10/07/2008 2:01:09 PM PDT by JennysCool (Death to all vanities and searing pain to those who post them. - Petronski (McCain-Palin '08))
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

that link no worky


4 posted on 10/07/2008 2:01:23 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Wish it was Palin/McCain)
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To: JennysCool
good link
5 posted on 10/07/2008 2:01:56 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Mr. K

Dead link here!

A Celebration of Black Alumni - Harvard Law SchoolBarack Obama, D-Chicago, is the Illinois State Senator for the 13th State Senate
District representing areas of Chicago’s South Side. ...
http://www.law.harvard.edu/alumni/celebration/obama.shtml
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6 posted on 10/07/2008 2:04:04 PM PDT by ncfool ("Obama been lying. "Get it? Sounds Like "Osama bin Laden"?)
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To: Mr. K

REFRAMING GUN VIOLENCE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE

Gun violence is a leading cause of death and injury in
America, and it is steadily increasing. There are now 38,000 gun
deaths a year in America, a number that continues to climb. Gun
deaths of young people are increasing at an especially high rate.
While the Surgion General of the United States and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have acknowledged gun
violence as a public health epidemic, most laws and public
policies treat gun violence as a purely criminal problem. The
Foundation’s focus is on reframing gun violence as a public
health issue.
The Joyce Foundation seeks to foster broader public
understanding of the health implications of gun violence - an
understanding that will lead to strategies that emphasize
prevention and do not rely solely on punishment.
In the interest of decreasing gun injuries and deaths in
America, the Foundation will consider proposals directed toward
the following goals:

o strengthening public policies that deal with gun
violence as apublic health issue;

o developing, coordinating, and disseminating policy
research that collects and analyzes gun violence data
from a public health perspective and examines
prevention strategies;

o encouraging and strengthening the activity of medical
professionals in addressing gun violence as a public
health issue;

o supporting coalitions that address gun violence as a
public health issue and promote policies that reflect
that view; and

o increasing public awareness of gun violence as a public
health issue.

In general, we will limit our consideration to proposals
focusing on gun violence rather than on broader violence issues.
We seek proposals that place a priority on evaluating the impact
of their work and that include an evaluation plan. Because of
the Foundation’s Midewest focus, locally oriented proposals from
outside the Midwest region are unlikely to receive support.

Special Projects [deleted]

Money and Politics [deleted]

Special Opportunities [deleted]

President’s Discretionary Fund [deleted]

Grants to Individuals [deleted]

Proposal Deadlines [deleted]

Grant Application Information [delete]

Letters of Inquiry [deleted]

Formal Proposals [deleted]

Board of Directors


John T. Anderson
Chairman
Cushman B. Bissell, Jr.
Robert G. Bottoms
Lewis H. Butler
Carin A. Clauss
Charles U. Daley
Richard K. Donahue
Vice Chairman
Roger R. Fross
Carlton L. Guthrie
Marion T. Hall
Deborah Leff
Barack Obama <—————— lookie here!!!!
Paula Wolff

at this link

http://rkba.org/antis/joyce-foundation


7 posted on 10/07/2008 2:04:29 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: JennysCool

Here is Obama sponsoring Islamic Community Day

http://web.archive.org/web/20010222074715/www.legis.state.il.us/legisnet/legisnet90/summary/900SR0110.html


8 posted on 10/07/2008 2:05:24 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: Mr. K; JennysCool

Looks like it has all been scrubbed. I’m finding dead links.


9 posted on 10/07/2008 2:05:29 PM PDT by Islander7 (The only thing Obama has to fear is the truth!)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

They’ve set it to search only items from 2001.


10 posted on 10/07/2008 2:08:25 PM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE; All

For assistance with dead links, go here:

http://www.archive.org/index.php

Copy/paste the dead link into the “Wayback Machine”.


11 posted on 10/07/2008 2:08:40 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion USMC '08!!)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

New Ground 45
March - April, 1996

Barack Obama

Barack Obama is running to gain the Democratic ballot line for Illinois Senate 13th District. The 13th District is Alice Palmer’s old district, encompassing parts of Hyde Park and South Shore.

Mr. Obama graduated from Columbia University and promptly went into community organizing for the Developing Communities Project in Roseland and Altgeld Gardens on the far south side of Chicago. He went on to Harvard University, where he was editor of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated with a law degree. In 1992, he was Director of Illinois Project Vote, a voter registration campaign that made Carol Moseley Braun’s election to the U.S. Senate much easier than it would have been. At present, he practices law in Judson Miner’s law firm and is President of the board of the Annenberg Challenge Grant which is distributing some $50 million in grants to public school reform efforts.

What best characterizes Barack Obama is a quote from an article in Illinois Issues, a retrospective look at his experience as a community organizer while he was completing his degree at Harvard:

“... community organizations and organizers are hampered by their own dogmas about the style and substance of organizing. Most practice ... a ‘consumer advocacy’ approach, with a focus on wrestling services and resources from outside powers that be. Few are thinking of harnessing the internal productive capacities, both in terms of money and people, that already exist in communities.” (Illinois issues, September, 1988)

Luckily, Mr. Obama does not have any opposition in the primary. His opponents have all dropped out or were ruled off the ballot. But if you would like to contribute to his campaign, make the check payable to Friends of Barack Obama, 2154 E. 71st, Chicago, IL 60649. If you would like to become involved in his campaign, call the headquarters at (312) 363-1996.

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html


12 posted on 10/07/2008 2:11:24 PM PDT by Islander7 (The only thing Obama has to fear is the truth!)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

Isn’t this something Team McCain has probably already found? If not, you need to send this to the RNC ASAP.


13 posted on 10/07/2008 2:11:46 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Sarah Palin reminds me of the story about David and Goliath)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

Some Basic Facts About Chicago DSA

Chicago DSA is affiliated with the national Democratic Socialists of America but is separately incorporated. Anyone paying national membership dues in the Chicago area is automatically a member of the Chicago DSA local. Chicago DSA is incorporated as an Illinois non-profit corporation and, like DSA nationally, has 501c4 status from the IRS. This means we are tax exempt but contributions are not tax deductible. It also means our electoral participation is limited in much the same way as participation by labor unions is limited.

———— snip

Chicago DSA Endorsements in the March 19th Primary Election
-——— snip

Barack Obama
Barack Obama is running to gain the Democratic ballot line for Illinois Senate 13th District. The 13th District is Alice Palmer’s old district, encompassing parts of Hyde Park and South Shore.

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html#anchor1079286


OK, I admit I am paranoid this info will disappear before we can scan it all.


14 posted on 10/07/2008 2:19:40 PM PDT by Islander7 (The only thing Obama has to fear is the truth!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Another dead link...

IllinoisBarack Obama (D-Chgo) and over 30 others. In an April 13 election, ... Exchange
to protest the virtual buying and selling of people on the stock exchange. ...
http://www.uhcan.org/files/states/illinois.html
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15 posted on 10/07/2008 2:19:57 PM PDT by ncfool ("Obama been lying. "Get it? Sounds Like "Osama bin Laden"?)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

November 4, 1997 Press Contact: Julia Morse
(773) 702-8359
morse@uchicago.edu

Should a child ever be called a “super predator?”
A panel at the University of Chicago debates the merits of the juvenile justice system
Children who kill are called “super predators,” “people with no conscience,” “feral pre-social beings”–and “adults.”

William Ayers, author of A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court(Beacon Press, 1997), says “We should call a child a child. A 13-year-old who picks up a gun isn’t suddenly an adult. We have to ask other questions: How did he get the gun? Where did it come from?”

Ayers, who spent a year observing the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, is one of four panelists who will speak on juvenile justice at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the C-Shop of the Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave.

The panel, which marks the 100th anniversary of the juvenile justice system in the United States, is part of the Community Service Center’s monthly discussion series on issues affecting the city of Chicago.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ayers will be joined by Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the University of Chicago Law School, who is working to block proposed legislation that would throw more juvenile offenders into the adult system; Randolph Stone, Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Chicago; Alex Correa, a reformed juvenile offender who spent 7 years in Cook County Temporary Detention Center; Frank Tobin, a former priest and teacher in the Detention Center who helped Correa; and Willy Baldwin, who grew up in public housing and is currently a teacher in the Detention Center.

The juvenile justice system was founded by Chicago reformer Jane Addams, who advocated the establishment of a separate court system for children which would act like a “kind and just parent” for children in crisis.

One hundred years later, the system is “overcrowded, under-funded, over-centralized and racist,” Ayers said.

Michelle Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University of Chicago Community Service Center, hopes bringing issues like this to campus will open a dialogue between members of the University community and the broader community.

“We know that issues like juvenile justice impact each of us who live in the city of Chicago. This panel gives community members and students a chance to hear about the juvenile justice system not only on a theoretical level, but from the people who have experienced it.”

http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/97/971104.juvenile.justice.shtml
Last modified at 03:50 PM CST on Wednesday, June 14, 2000.


16 posted on 10/07/2008 2:21:18 PM PDT by kabar (.)
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Dead Link:

The University of Chicago Weekly News... a strong challenge from State Senator and Law School lecturer Barack Obama.
... Bearing protest signs, international flags, and a 30-foot Chinese paper ...
http://cwn.uchicago.edu/2000w/03.09/front.html
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17 posted on 10/07/2008 2:22:04 PM PDT by ncfool ("Obama been lying. "Get it? Sounds Like "Osama bin Laden"?)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

Here is a list of bills Obama sponsored as a state Rep

http://web.archive.org/web/20010222104946/www.legis.state.il.us/legisnet/legisnet90/sponsor/OBAMA.html


18 posted on 10/07/2008 2:22:57 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: ncfool

Takes you to the ACORN SITE: But the article is not there:

ACORN Report... on board and initial actions including a protest at Sam’s Club, which, ....
State Senator Barack Obama and the Chicago Sun-Times, Thomas is running on ...
http://www.acorn.org/acorn-reports/acornrep1999.04.content.html

- View old version on the Internet Archive


19 posted on 10/07/2008 2:24:58 PM PDT by ncfool ("Obama been lying. "Get it? Sounds Like "Osama bin Laden"?)
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ACORN Report... on board and initial actions including a protest at Sam’s Club, which, ....
State Senator Barack Obama and the Chicago Sun-Times, Thomas is running on ...
http://www.acorn.org/acorn-reports/acornrep1999.04.content.html

- View old version on the Internet Archive


20 posted on 10/07/2008 2:27:45 PM PDT by ncfool ("Obama been lying. "Get it? Sounds Like "Osama bin Laden"?)
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To: JennysCool

Google manipulates his up to date stuff. They like the MSM will keep anything against Obama hide.


21 posted on 10/07/2008 2:28:06 PM PDT by gunnedah
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE
i'm prepared to be flammed

Flamming can be painful.

Flim-flamming is even worse.

22 posted on 10/07/2008 2:30:53 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE
If you google Obama Ayers you can see they have been working a lot with John Ayers who is the brother of William Ayers. They seem to be involved in The Catalyst of Chicago and there are photos from a 10th Anniversary Prom they all attended.

http://www.google.com/search2001/search?q=Ayers+Obama&hl=en
23 posted on 10/07/2008 2:33:07 PM PDT by ljswisc
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

1996 Democratic National Convention Diary... is the heartland of black culture, the “Sweet home Chicago” that Little
Junior .... Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, hosting a party for Senator Leahy.
...
http://www.petercoyote.com/dnc82598.html - View old version on the Internet Archive

CATALYST, November 2000: Story title here


24 posted on 10/07/2008 2:34:28 PM PDT by quegley (Leaky Leahy gets Ayers/Dohrn Tea Party)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

What is the New Party

http://www.freepress.org/Backup/UnixBackup/pubhtml/newparty/newpart4.html


25 posted on 10/07/2008 2:35:13 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE; Calpernia; nw_arizona_granny

ORGANIZING AND ISLAM

Organizing in neighborhoods has taken two paths that reflect historic dichotomy between integrationist and nationalist strategies. Many top conununity leaders collaborate on urban issues through city’s grasgroots network, forging multi-racial coalitions, while others take black nationalist approach, looking only within the African-American community for leadership and resources.

In first category are Ani Russell of community policing network, 312-461-0444; Jacky Grimshaw, former strategist for Harold Washington now working an community transportation issues; 773-278-4800, ext. 133; and Barack Obama, 773-684-4809, whose work to empower blacks has included his law practice, community organizing, philanthropy and most recently electoral politics: he is a candidate for state senate. A quiet leader with broad vision of empowerment and redevelopment in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood is Sokoni Karanja, 773-373-5700, whose nonprofit Centers for New Horizons provides social services, youth programs, education and child care.

Chicago is national center of black nationalist thought and organization. Head of the nation’s largest secular black-nationalist organization, the National Black United Front, Conrad Worrill, 773-268-5658, is a professor at Northeastern Illinois University’s Center for Inner City Studies and was prominent speaker at last year’s Million Man Man March. Another Northeastern professor, Robert Starks, 773-268-7500, heads local Task Force for Political Empowerment, along with Worrill was major organizer in Harold Washington campaigns. Radio commentator and former newspaper columnist and publisher, Lu Palmer, 773-624-0242, holds forth two nights a week on a WVON-1450AM political talk show. He founded the Black Independent Political Orgization and Chicago Black United Communities. Eddie Read, 773-663-0704, is president of both organizations mentioned above; CBUC members have shut down construction sites where blacks don’t get fair share of jobs. Salim Muwakkil, 773-643-3730, is senior editor of In These Times and contributing columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. He has done extensive coverage of black activism and the black nationalist movement.

Chicago is home base for African-American Muslim organizations. Muslims have been visible forces for organizing and stability in many neighborhoods, only some of them aligned with controversial leader Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam. Organizer Kublai Toure, 773-538-7217, is a member of Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can youth organization, with projects ranging from helping arrange gang traces to trips to Chicago Cubs baseball Sitines for public housing youth. Mikail Bilal, 773-721-6588, is chek of the Muslim addiction-prevention group Millati Wami, with twice-weekly meetings on South Drexel St. for recovering substance abusers. Abdul Rashid Akbar is the Muslim chaplin at Cook County jail, 773-721-6588, where many incarcerated African-Americans convert to Islam. The Nation of Islam’s contact point for the media and editor-chief of The Final Call newspaper is James Muhammad, 773-602-1230. Ayesha Mustafaa reports on the larger Muslim community as editor of The Muslim Journal, 312-243-7600.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010723055650/www.newstips.org/blackchicago.html


26 posted on 10/07/2008 2:36:28 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Forrestfire

New Party at wicpedia. notice connection to Acorn. Say it ain’t so Obami


27 posted on 10/07/2008 2:38:32 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

December 7, 1999 — Illinois Looks at “DWB” Bill - Dec. 7, 1999

CHICAGO, IL — Adding fire to the debate over allegations of “racial profiling” by police in Illinois, State Senator Barack Obama announced plans on Monday, December 6th, to sponsor a bill requiring state police to record and release statistics on the race of all motorists they stop.

The statistics would then be studied in an effort to determine whether there is a pattern of discrimination in the state.

Obama, who is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1st congressional district, said the bill was a response to constituents’ concerns that Illinois state police may target minority motorists for traffic stops and searches.

Obama noted that analyses conducted in North Carolina, Texas, and New Jersey have revealed such bias by police in those states. He also said that at least 13 other states require highway patrols to record race on citations and warnings.

The senator announced his plans while flanked by representatives from the ACLU and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund.

Harvey Grossman, Legal Director of the ACLU of Illinois, said that expert analyses by his organization have shown that some state troopers stopped Hispanic drivers at a substantially higher rate than their proportion of the population. Those analyses were prepared for the ACLU’s federal lawsuit against Illinois police, which is currently on appeal.

State police have said that the ACLU’s conclusions about racial profiling are flawed. They declined to comment on the new bill proposed by Senator Obama.

http://web.archive.org/web/20000414050445/http://aclu.org/news/1999/w120799a.html


28 posted on 10/07/2008 2:40:23 PM PDT by Islander7 (The only thing Obama has to fear is the truth!)
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

Found this one

November 4, 1997 Press Contact: Julia Morse
(773) 702-8359
morse@uchicago.edu

Should a child ever be called a “super predator?”
A panel at the University of Chicago debates the merits of the juvenile justice system
Children who kill are called “super predators,” “people with no conscience,” “feral pre-social beings”–and “adults.”

William Ayers, author of A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court(Beacon Press, 1997), says “We should call a child a child. A 13-year-old who picks up a gun isn’t suddenly an adult. We have to ask other questions: How did he get the gun? Where did it come from?”

Ayers, who spent a year observing the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, is one of four panelists who will speak on juvenile justice at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the C-Shop of the Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave.

The panel, which marks the 100th anniversary of the juvenile justice system in the United States, is part of the Community Service Center’s monthly discussion series on issues affecting the city of Chicago.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ayers will be joined by Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the University of Chicago Law School, who is working to block proposed legislation that would throw more juvenile offenders into the adult system; Randolph Stone, Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Chicago; Alex Correa, a reformed juvenile offender who spent 7 years in Cook County Temporary Detention Center; Frank Tobin, a former priest and teacher in the Detention Center who helped Correa; and Willy Baldwin, who grew up in public housing and is currently a teacher in the Detention Center.

The juvenile justice system was founded by Chicago reformer Jane Addams, who advocated the establishment of a separate court system for children which would act like a “kind and just parent” for children in crisis.

One hundred years later, the system is “overcrowded, under-funded, over-centralized and racist,” Ayers said.

Michelle Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University of Chicago Community Service Center, hopes bringing issues like this to campus will open a dialogue between members of the University community and the broader community.

“We know that issues like juvenile justice impact each of us who live in the city of Chicago. This panel gives community members and students a chance to hear about the juvenile justice system not only on a theoretical level, but from the people who have experienced it.”


29 posted on 10/07/2008 2:57:18 PM PDT by myuhaul
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To: All; nw_arizona_granny; Calpernia

Dead link:

Welcome to the College Virtual Mailroom... SHOW AND SKIT) Muslim Student Association presents: 10th Annual Ramadan ...
and participate in a reflection session led by State Senator Barack Obama. ...
http://www3-college.uchicago.edu/mailroom/messages/messagedisplay.asp?-messageid=134&source=weeklycalendar.asp - View old version on the Internet Archive
http://www.google.com/search2001/search?q=%22barack+obama%22+ramadan&hl=en&sa=N


30 posted on 10/07/2008 3:03:17 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

You will not recognize me but have been secretly lurking for years. FreeRepublic has been my secret addiction. Do not limit searches to Obama. I have found alot of different articles which I have saved under Dohrn and searching with their childrens names. I do not know how to link so need help with this address uta.edu./huma/aggu//fastcapitalism/1_2/dohrn.html this a adapted commencement address for Pitzer College in California dated May 16 2004. Mentions Barack Obama. Quote from this is in reference to RNC Convention. We had Barak Obama, swing weekends, United for Peace and Justice the RNC convention under siege in New York City, Move On, Code Pink, Michael Moore. Might be helpful.


31 posted on 10/07/2008 3:09:25 PM PDT by stormchange
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

State Sen. Barack Obama and Fr. Michael Pfleger led a protest against the payday loan industry Thursday...

http://web.archive.org/web/20010308083915/nbcin.nbc5.com/tvsd/inside/news/PixOfWeek/PixWk1_03_00.shtml

don’t know how to post pictures but there is a nice one of the two buddies at the link above...


32 posted on 10/07/2008 3:14:07 PM PDT by NYC_BULLMOOSE
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

http://web.archive.org/web/20010724081433/www.populist.com/11.96.Edit.html

Barack Obama identified as member of “The New Party” — many other simialr citations — the “New Party” is essentially a party of “soft-socialism” akin to the “green Party(s)” in Europe...

New Party members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, including an at-large race for the Little Rock, Ark., City Council, a seat on the county board for Little Rock and the school board for Prince George’s County, Md. Chicago is sending the first New Party member to Congress, as Danny Davis, who ran as a Democrat, won an overwhelming 85% victory. New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago


33 posted on 10/07/2008 3:27:55 PM PDT by NYC_BULLMOOSE
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To: All

Barack Obama from Africa
Scholarship winner; Phi Beta Kappa; portraits
Neg# A62-00099
http://web.archive.org/web/20010121110500/www.hawaii.edu/speccoll/arch/univphoto/txtlist.htm


34 posted on 10/07/2008 3:40:20 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

M.A. Degrees awarded in Anthropology at the University of Hawai’i 1980 to 1989

The M.A. degree provides a thesis and non-thesis option. The latter requires a defense of three papers.

Soetoro, S. Ann Dunham
1983
Dewey
Non-thesis
http://web.archive.org/web/20010915183650/www2.soc.hawaii.edu/css/anth/alumni/mas80-89.htm


35 posted on 10/07/2008 3:46:36 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE

Current Mentors
Ms. Bernadine Dohrn, Professor, Northwestern School of Law ... Ms. Michelle
Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services, University of Chicago ...
http://www.harrisschool.uchicago.edu/current/programs/2000mentors.html


Could it be that Michelle and Bernadine met first?


36 posted on 10/07/2008 3:47:47 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (`Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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Comment #37 Removed by Moderator

To: Evil Slayer
More lights 'than a rock concert' shine on Democrats Sixties radicals Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, once leaders of the Weather Underground, are hosting a fund-raising event Tuesday night for Democrats ... http://www.usatoday.com/elect/ec/ecd/ecd060.htm - View old version on the Internet Archive

this is all I could retrieve need to look at USAtoday
38 posted on 10/07/2008 3:50:04 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (`Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE
Network Operation Center Manager. NERO. Bill ayers Faculty Profile for: Ayers Dr. George (Bill) Ayers. Location: Columbia, SC. Primary Program Affiliation: gatesfoundation.org/

----------------------------- Also Important to look into Bernadine Dohrn connection with both Michelle and Barak
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How Does the Joyce Foundation Deal With Dissent? “Squash It!”
by Larry Jarvik

The Education Money Flow: Joyce’s Tidal Shifts
Charles U. Daly: Still A Power Behind The Throne
Funding The Greens
Funding Employment
“Gun Violence”? Squash It!
Statehouse Sellout: Joyce Money For Politics

The social and political war over school choice has many battle fields, but none may be as important as the struggle now occurring in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which pits low-income and minority parents against the Milwaukee Teacher’s Union, the National Education Association and the ACLU. The conflict, described by author Daniel McGroarty in a new book, Break These Chains: The Battle for School Choice (Prima, 1996), is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Wisconsin Supreme Court deadlocked 3-3 this spring on the issue of the program’s constitutionality. The outcome of the case of Jackson v. Benson “will determine the future of the nation’s most promising educational reform,” says Institute for Justice attorney Clint Bolick, who represents the 1,500 parents and students participating in the program and who is pushing to expand it to 15,000 students. As part of a campaign to kill the voucher program in the cradle, a Milwaukee group called “Rethinking Schools” has published a 32-page pamphlet titled “False Choices: Why School Vouchers Threaten Our Children’s Future,” and it is working with the Milwaukee teachers union and the National Education Association to see that it is widely distributed. McGroarty writes that the pamphlet’s objective “is to taint the very idea of vouchers by portraying it as inherently racist.” In an introductory essay, Robert Lowe, editor of the eponymous newspaper put out by the group, charges that “the first school choice program provided white students in Virginia public funds in order to attend private academies in order to avoid attending public schools with blacks.” A cartoon in the Rethinking Schools newspaper, distributed free to teachers, shows black and white students drinking from separate water fountains. By poisoning a debate over educational policy with the red herring of racism, opponents of school choice think they can kill the program.

Fortunately Rethinking Schools and its allies have formidable opponents whose advocacy of school choice in Milwaukee cannot be vanquished by whispers of racism. One is former school superintendent Howard Fuller, who pronounced the public schools in his city “a failing system.” Fuller told Foundation Watch “I support low income vouchers. People with money already have choice. People like Bill and Hillary Clinton have choice. Vouchers empower poor people, and I support the expansion of vouchers to sectarian and religious schools.” Fuller resigned as superintendent after a bruising battle with the teachers union over vouchers. An African-American who holds a doctoral degree in Education (and who is married to the former Detroit Superintendent of Schools), Fuller is currently a professor of education at Marquette University. Another choice advocate is Polly Williams, the African-American Democratic state representative from inner-city Milwaukee who broke with her party’s leadership to push the choice program through the Wisconsin legislature. A passionate believer in doing whatever it takes to secure opportunity for those she represents, Williams told McGroarty, “The way I saw it, the system is preparing our children for slavery. Look at the situation: Drop out by tenth grade, get into the street life _ when you should be walking across that stage getting a diploma, you’re standing in front of a judge wearing chains.” Williams’ statement is a sharp retort to the white liberals who provide the funding for Rethinking Schools, a group who make convenient use of Rethinking Schools’ race-baiting to mask their own interests in maintaining the school system as a municipal power base and source of job security. For, contrary to the claims of Rethinking Schools, in the 1990’s the push for school choice has come from advocates like Fuller and Williams and from black parents whose children are trapped in collapsing urban school systems. School choice has become a weapon against the very forces of the white liberal power elite, forces which have impoverished the inner city and racially segregated its schools despite decades of political promises, court orders, and school busing. More rigid ideologues than pragmatic educators, the editors of Rethinking Schools are unmoved by the facts of the matter. They allege that schools of choice will unfairly siphon the “cream” of Milwaukee students, the best and brightest, from the public schools, making them ‘islands of excellence for the already privileged.’ In fact, Milwaukee’s choice program is limited to families at or below 175 percent of the poverty line and the privileged have left the system. But Rethinking Schools would rather kill the chance for low-income children to acquire a superior education in order to maintain control over a system that gives all children an equally inferior one.

THE EDUCATION MONEY FLOW:
JOYCE’S TIDAL SHIFTS

Rethinking Schools’ anti-school choice tracts have been published with financial support from the New World Foundation of New York City and the Joyce Foundation of Chicago. In describing their motivation, James Miller, president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, says that “Rethinking Schools is the new socialism. It has just been repackaged. They are very, very left of center, and to a large degree they are just apologists for the status quo in education.” With assets of some $21 million, the New World Foundation has never shrunk from the notoriety which its support for far-left causes has provoked. When the New World Foundation was chaired by Hillary Clinton (before she became First Lady) it funded such groups as the pro-Sandinista Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) Education Fund, the conspiracy-minded Christic Insitute, SANE/FREEZE, and the National Lawyers Guild. So its support for Rethinking Schools is not surprising. Rethinking Schools’ other patron is, however, far richer and, appropriately has been far more circumspect. Chicago’s Joyce Foundation was founded in 1948 by Beatrice Joyce Kean, whose family-owned timber business yielded profits which were invested and managed with the guidance of the family’s law firm, Lord, Bissell and Brook. When she died in 1972, ninety percent of her fortune went to the Joyce Foundation. Today, the Joyce Foundation is among the top fifty private grantmaking foundations in the United States, with assets listed at $587,899,563 as of December 31, 1995. Last year the foundation awarded some $21 million in grants in eight program areas. Joyce’s education division awarded the largest sum _ $7,157,740 _ to forty-three grantees. It may be presumed that Rethinking Schools grant application was reviewed by one or more of the division’s program officers. Warren Chapman was formerly an official of the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Corrections. He holds a doctorate in education. Ellen Alberding, an MBA who doubles as an investment officer for the foundation, was a scheduler on Senator Adlai Stevenson III’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign and worked in development for the Express-Ways Children’s Museum. Her husband was counsel to Mayor Richard Daley. Peter Mich, who also holds a doctorate in education, previously worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs where he specialized in computer technology. Last year, the Joyce Foundation gave $100,000 to Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning to support a book project to be developed jointly by Rethinking Schools editor Robert Lowe and choice supporter Howard Fuller. Fuller told Foundation Watch that the Joyce grant was specifically “not for support of school choice.” Fuller, who has also received support from Milwaukee’s pro-school choice Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for other projects supportive of vouchers, says Joyce wanted him to conduct a project in cooperation with Lowe “looking at the social relationship of teachers to kids.” Fuller said he worked with Rethinking Schools because they do “professional development for teachers, work for more teachers in the school system, and look at developing a rigorous curriculum. I’m not going to say I’m not going to work with you on these things because you oppose school choice.” Meanwhile, Joyce’s education division awarded Rethinking Schools more than three times as much money to fight Fuller on the school choice issue. In 1995, the decade-old organization _ whose principal activity is publication and distribution of a quarterly tabloid newspaper and associated propaganda pamphlets _ received a grant of $348,380 “to publish and disseminate two booklets on school vouchers, school choice, and the issue of school equity; and to publish a series of articles about school-to-work, educational standards, assessment, and school accountability (3 years).” The Joyce Foundation-subsidized articles were published in the organization’s Rethinking Schools tabloid. Like the anti-voucher booklet, they were full of venom. The Spring, 1996 issue, looking more like a 1960’s-era copy of The Daily Worker or The Militant than an educational publication, featured articles with sloganeering headlines — “Stop the ‘English-Only’ Nonsense” and “’Stand for Children’ June 1 in Washington” — alongside advertisements for pamphlets with titles like “Rethinking Columbus,” which promised to “critique traditional versions of the conquest and its legacy.” Particularly noteworthy is Rethinking Schools “Special Report” by editor Barbara Miner entitled “Splits On The Right.” A credit line reads: “This package on the right wing was made possible through a grant from the Joyce Foundation.” Accompanied by unflattering pictures of Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, Lamar Alexander, William Bennett, and Phyllis Schlafly, among others, the report described the political forces that it sees arrayed against Rethinking Schools in the fight over school choice. Miner reports that Robertson has been charged with advocating “an authoritarian theocracy” and adds parenthetically, “The paramilitary right is generally considered a distinct phenomenon, although it maintains strong links to some groups within the religious right.” She suggests that other conservatives _ significantly nameless, because to name anyone at all would reveal how baseless her charges are _ demonstrate a “willingness to espouse blatantly white supremacist and anti-Semitic views.” Repeatedly, Miner makes assertions of the “bigotry, white supremacy, homophobia, and theocratic authoritarianism of the religious right.” Miner’s feature asserts that the Christian right wants “education based on rote obedience and memorization, and prefers to provide children ready-made answers instead of encouraging them to think for themselves.” The issue carries a number of sidebars. One, headlined “Bradley helps bankroll movement,” attacks parental rights groups. It blames “Republican guru” William Kristol and Bradley Foundation president Michael Joyce for “building a movement for parents’ rights as a way to counter the women’s and gay movements and to rally people against the ‘nanny state.’” Also included is a three-page spread in tiny type listing “Economic Conservatives and Religous/Far Right Organizations” (including Capital Research Center, publisher of Foundation Watch), “Progressive Groups Monitoring the Right Wing,” and “Conservative Publications,” a list which includes The New Republic. Other indicators of the publication’s skewed view of reality include a “Multicultural Resources” listing which features such items as “Mother Jones, One Woman’s Fight for Labor,” “Sexual Harrassment Institute,” “Teasing and Bullying Workshops,” “Viva La Causa!” and “Overcoming Homophobia in the Elementary Classroom.” A crude cartoon called “Something For Nothing” shows a member of Congress calling for repeal of the Emancipation Proclamation and asking, “Without slavery, how can we compete with China?” Howard Fuller is charitable when asked about the Joyce Foundation’s support for Rethinking Schools. He says, “Sometimes both sides get out there. I like [Joyce Foundation president] Debby Leff. I have great respect for [education program officer] Warren Chapman and what he’s trying to do to make change for kids.” The opinion of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’s Miller is more candid: “Rethinking Schools is way out there on the fringes,” Miller told Foundation Watch, “and I’m sure that the Joyce Foundation people are aware of that.” But when asked about the publications she funded with Joyce Foundation money, Foundation president Deborah Leff pleads ignorance. “I don’t know everything that group did,” she told Foundation Watch when asked about the special section smearing conservatives. “We did not fund Rethinking Schools to publish photos of Ralph Reed and Phyllis Schlafly. We funded them on the choice issue.” Yet managing editor Barbara Miner told Foundation Watch that Joyce was probably aware of her group’s activities, and suggested calling the Joyce Foundation to inquire. Her organization distributes 40,000 free copies of Rethinking Schools quarterly in the Milwaukee area and that “pretty much our only function is one of publishing.” She added that “Joyce has never dictated to us what to say. But as with any grant proposal, we mentioned that there were several articles about several big issues in the education reform movement which were currently of concern.” When asked, if Joyce did not know or approve of it, why Rethinking Schools gave the Joyce Foundation printed credit for its support of the feature articles bad-mouthing conservatives and the Bradley Foundation, Leff responded, “I apologize for not being familiar with the publication. Grantees are going to put forward different perspectives, and just because a grantee takes on a position, there is no one position that’s right. That’s wrong. God help us if we have such a narrow debate so that there’s only one way to go. We identify smart people, differing people.” Some find Leff’s explanations difficult to swallow. “That’s a crock,” says Miller. “Did she know that Rethinking Schools were the major people who drove out [former Milwaukee superintendent of schools] Howard Fuller? They are connected to a bunch of people who call themselves the New Party and Progressive Milwaukee, and all basically have the same address. There was a major election in Milwaukee right before Fuller resigned. The teachers union was heavily involved and the reformers lost. Rethinking Schools was very much involved in that kind of stuff. They are totally opposed to school choice.” Miller’s own think-tank, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, received Joyce funding for work on the school choice issue before Leff became president in 1992. But Miller subsequently spoke with Joyce staff members who told him, off the record, that “no one like us would get funded with them again, not while Debbie Leff was there.” Leff, says Miller, is rather unlike her predecessor, Craig Kennedy. “Kennedy was different, in that he was interested in new ideas. It didn’t matter who you were, it was what you were interested in doing,” he explained. “I think she’s interested in new ideas if they’re politically correct. But if you’re not politically correct, you’re not going to get funded. Everybody who seems to get money from them in Milwaukee is way left-of-center, and the dividing issue in getting money in Milwaukee is: Are your opposed to private school choice?” Dr. Chester Finn, director of the Educational Excellence Network and a former Department of Education assistant secretary for educational research, agrees with Miller. “I have had no direct knowledge of the Joyce Foundation since she took over,” he told Foundation Watch. “I knew it quite well under Kennedy. It was one of the most interesting and open-minded foundations. It gave me some support to study school reform in Chicago. It was characterized by inquisitiveness, receptivity to standards and heterodox thought. I would never have thought of it as a fellow-traveller of the education establishment when Craig was running it. I even talked to the board sometimes.” Finn says the atmosphere changed when Kennedy left the foundation to work for Chicago businessman Richard J. Dennis. “Craig left and this woman from the world of television arrived. I never met her. A lot of people I know just rolled their eyes. It was no longer an interesting, unconventional, or open-minded place under her leadership. A kind of window closed, a shade came down. There was no further communication. All gone.” Leff retorts sharply to complaints from past recipients like Miller and Finn, “If you haven’t applied for funds, you can’t get them.” Paula Wolff, a Joyce board member since 1989 and currently president of Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, adds that shifts in foundation priorities are normal over time, and that no one should expect the same grantees to be funded when new administrations take over foundations. “There certainly have been some new initiatives, rewriting of the guidelines, but foundations are changing all the time,” she told Foundation Watch.

CHARLES U. DALY: STILL
A POWER BEHIND THE THRONE

School choice is but one example of the debate over shifting fund ing policies at the Joyce Foundation since Deborah Leff departed New York City and ABC News for the foundation presidency in Chicago (salary $180,000). Yet one prominent member of the Joyce board disagrees with the perception that there has been a real change in priorities. Charles U. Daly is a veteran of “Camelot.” A personal friend of members of the Kennedy family and keeper of its secrets as director of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston and, currently, director of the Kennedy Library Foundation, Daly is a former president of the Joyce Foundation. He served on the search committee which chose Leff from a shortlist of eight finalists, “all of whom were women,” he told Foundation Watch proudly. “It was time for a change from the white Anglo men,” he added (Daly is Irish and maintains a farm in Ireland). A practicing Catholic, he notes with some pride that even under Leff, “you won’t find Joyce funding abortion.” Daly held the presidency of the Joyce Foundation from 1978-86 after serving as vice-president for government and community affairs at Harvard University (1971-76) and vice-president of the University of Chicago for public affairs and development (1964-71). He is a smart politician of the old school, bluff, gruff, and tough. He salts his conversation liberally with profanity and is at once charming and intimidating. Daly makes it impossible to doubt his assertion that his gamble of putting 80% of the assets of the foundation into the stock market allowed it to grow from $160 million in 1986 to over $500 million today. He also claims credit for convincing Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to change the tax laws in a way which permitted foundations to expand rather than expend their portfolios. An active Democrat, and traditional Kennedy liberal, Daly is a staunch champion of Leff ( who made a personal contribution of $1,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 1992 ) and believes she is supporting precisely the kinds of social concerns which excited him when he headed Joyce. Trained as a journalist (he has a masters degree from Columbia Journalism School) the Dublin-born Daly was a White House staffer in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He has edited three publications: Media and the Cities, The Quality of Inequality, and Urban Violence. A self-professed risk-taker and high-stakes gambler, he likens selecting Joyce grantees to his Korean War service as a Marine: “A lieutenant said, `I know damn well not enough of you are doing well, because not enough of you are getting killed.’” Leff should wear criticism like a purple heart, Daly thinks — it means she’s doing her job at Joyce. “Kennedy did a better job than I did,” Daly told Foundation Watch, “and Leff is doing a better job than either of us did. I think it is a place that is not afraid to be on the cutting edge. I welcome that sort of continuing change.” Leff is precisely the type of president Daly had in mind, one who would shake things up. “The last thing we wanted was some busted-out university president who wanted to put on a tweed coat and enjoy life,” he added. “I think independent foundations ought to be independent. Let’s not all get in the same club. I get so frustrated on all this ‘lets get together and fund things...’ In other areas of society, you’d call the antitrust lawyers in.” Daly says Leff must be allowed to decide her own priorities. “You hire the chief executive and let that person do the job. The problem is you get used to the same people telling you you’re terrific. So you’re funding Checker Finn and everyone tells you you’re doing great work.” Daly says he approves of the new directions Leff is charting. He seems happy that Leff is annoying people. “I see any kind of lock-step stuff as a problem area,” he told Foundation Watch. “There should be true free enterprise in foundations.” Yet Daly’s own testimony gives evidence that Leff is taking the foundation away from where Daly might have led it. Daly said he liked to fund both sides of a debate, and like that his successor, Craig Kennedy, funded the Heritage Foundation, “so you could talk to them.” When pressed, he admits that during his tenure he was not personally against school vouchers. “We put money into St. Ignatius,” he recalled. “I asked Professor John Hope Franklin, `Have we screwed up the public school system by supporting private education?’ And he said, `Anything you can do to help a child get an education is worth it.’ There is some balance.” However, Daly was skeptical of the Bradley Foundation’s program of grants of scholarship money to the poor children of Milwaukee, arguing, “For a foundation to piss away its assets on scholarships is not the best thing to do.” Daly did confess that he had himself attended Columbia Journalism School on a $600 scholarship (Leff was on scholarship at Princeton). However, Daly’s faith that Leff shares his commitment to independent thinking and debate may be misplaced. She told The Chicago Tribune in 1993: “Would I fund a dissenting point of view just to have a dissenting point of view? No. It may not be valuable toward reaching [a program’s] goal, especially considering the foundation has very limited funds.”

FUNDING THE GREENS

True to Daly’s account, Leff has maintained some longstanding Joyce programs. The foundation has a tradition of support for environmentalism, and it is a major supporter of efforts to clean up the Great Lakes. Last year the foundation made sixty-one grants totalling $6,154,413 to environmental projects, making this area its second largest program expenditure. One foundation insider told Foundation Watch that Joyce’s environmental grants traditionally mix support for “wacky” political advocacy groups with more praiseworthy mainstream efforts. And Jonathan Adler, director of environmental studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of Environmentalism at the Crossroads (Capital Research Center, 1996) observes that the foundation “is one of the few philanthropies that has made grants to Greenpeace.” A $20,000 award was made to the radical environmental group in 1993 for “Eco-Clean,” a “green” drycleaning method which does not use solvents. In 1995, Joyce gave $750,000 to San Francisco’s Tides Foundation for environmental projects; $225,000 to Public Voice for Food and Health Policy, a Washington, D.C. consumer advocacy group whose founder, Ellen Haas, now oversees food labelling, food stamps and the school lunch program as President Clinton’s appointee in the Department of Agriculture; and $50,000 to the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice “to identify and develop strategies for implementing President Clinton’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice.” A $100,000 grant went to the Union of Concerned Scientists Biotechnology Policy Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Adler told Foundation Watch, “They’ve been heavily involved in biotechnology _ in stopping it. Why does anyone ever want to stop progress?” But Leff strongly defends biotechnology’s critics, arguing “If you start introducing genes into crops, there is a risk that the crops will become pesticide resistant over time. You don’t know what the long-term ramifications of what that gene-splicing will be. Is it going to be for better or worse?” Adler observes that Leff’s attitude would block most scientific research because her demands can never be satisfied. No one can ever fully anticipate the consequences of a new technology before it is implemented. “I think some of their funding of that area reflects a skeptical view of the value of technology. They gave some money to the Rockford Institute once, the Chronicles people, for anti-progress environmental stuff. It was an effort by Jeremy Rifkin-types to woo paleo-conservatives.” Leff disagrees: “We’re not against biotechnology. We are just looking at industrial tradeoffs. We are working with industry people. We are concerned about the midwestern United States. We are deeply concerned about the vitality of the region.” A $200,000 grant to the Environmental Defense Fund “to encourage the use of market incentives to reduce air pollution” offers some evidence that Leff is right to deny that the Joyce Foundation is reflexively anti-business. Kara Kellaher Mikulich and Margaret O’Dell are the program officers for Joyce’s environmental grantmaking. O’Dell, at Joyce since 1989, previously worked in the University of Chicago’s department of Foundation Relations. Mikulich, who arrived in 1996, is a Stanford law school graduate, was finance director for Senator Edward Kennedy’s 1988 campaign, and worked for Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), prior to stints with private law firms and a job as staff attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.

FUNDING EMPLOYMENT

Employment is a third area of Joyce Foundation concern. About two- thirds the size of the environment program, the division last year spent $4,477,373, under the supervision of Mikulich and Unmi Song, an M.B.A. who was formerly a vice-president of Bankers Trust Company. A political edge is evident here as well, with grants of $100,000 to the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C.; $100,000 to the Women’s Legal Defense Fund; and $60,000 to the 9 to 5 Working Women Education Fund. Carin Clauss, brought on the Joyce Board of Directors by Leff, and U.S. Solicitor of Labor in the Carter administration, served on the litigation committee of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and knew Leff from her political activities [see box on page 8]. Other large grants went to more mainstream projects such as $100,000 to MIT “to investigate policy and investment strategies for the metalworking industry in the Midwest region to increase its international competitiveness while expanding job opportunities.” The foundation is also a major funder of sometimes controversial “school-to-work” programs.

“GUN VIOLENCE”? SQUASH IT!

Grants in the area of “gun vio lence” are the most evident sign of Leff’s impact on the Joyce Foundation. Under her personal supervision _ Leff is listed as program officer in the Foundation’s annual report _ Joyce gave $1,170,392 to ten projects last year. Among them were the Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan in Chicago, which got $140,000 for “a national coalition of groups committed to a public-health approach,” $42,500 to Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Gun Policy and Research “to develop and promote an advertising code for firearms,” and $200,000 to the Violence Policy Center in Washington, DC. (For more about gun-control groups see “Gun Control: Is theTide Turning?” by Austin Fulk, Organization Trends, June 1996.) Leff says she first became aware of the issue when she worked at ABC News and “looked at the number of gun deaths in Bangladesh compared to the number of gun deaths in Harlem. To hear that men in Harlem lived less long than men in Bangladesh was shocking.” Perhaps because of the Kennedy assassinations, Daly is also a strong proponent of initiatives to deal with crimes committed with guns. Leff argues that since “nobody wants 40,000 Americans to die of gun violence,” the solution is obvious: “Let’s take it out of the political debate and make it a consensus.” To achieve consensus on an issue that turns on the interpretation of the second amendment to Constitution, Leff resorts to the popular appeal of therapy and the authority of medicine rather than law. She went to Jay Winsten, a biology Ph.D. on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Health Communication, whose specialty is public relations campaigns — most famously for the “Designated Driver.” Leff gave Winsten $50,000 in 1993 “to develop strategies to get the public to think of gun violence as a public health problem.” That same year Joyce gave the Harvard School of Public Health $93,500 to conduct a Harris poll to determine “how the connection between guns and health can be made.” In an April, 1996 Weekly Standard article called “Handgun Control, M.D.” Tucker Carlson described the logic underlying Leff’s approach: “Framed in medical terms, gun-related mayhem begins to look like one of society’s most easily solved problems _ nothing at all like the complex affliction that has stymied the best efforts of police, judges, and criminologists for better than a century. If violence is a disease, the cure is simple: Get rid of the guns.” But as Carlson points out, “guns aren’t pathogens; not biologically, not even metaphorically. Genuine pathogens, as any doctor knows, cause disease when introduced into a pathogen-free environment. Considering that there are more than 200 million privately owned firearms in the United States, only a miniscule fraction of which are ever used in acts of violence, guns don’t qualify under this definition.” Carlson argues there is no shooting epidemic, since the incidence has remained fairly steady in recent years and even declined in some localities. The medical metaphor won’t work. No matter. The facts of criminal justice won’t stand in the way of Leff’s goal: “changing social norms.” What gun owners saw as a second amendment right was instead a medical problem and the reason Leff turned to Winsten, who developed Harvard’s “Squash it” campaign at Leff’s instigation. Winsten works with gang members and “gangsta rappers” to get his public relations message across. He asks recording artists to include a “Squash it” lyric, and has developed his own gang-like hand signal. The Harvard professor arranges for public service announcements on television by “gangsta rap” stars. His goal is not to eliminate violent songs, but to add to them the option of walking away from confrontation. Unlike Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), former drug czarWilliam Bennett or National Political Congress of Black Women president C. Delores Tucker, Winsten likes and approves of “gangsta rap.” He argues, “Gangsta Rap is going to continue to have violent images in it. I don’t believe it caused what’s happening on the streets. It’s a reflection of it.” Instead, Winsten maintains his goal is to provide listeners with a choice _ to fight or to walk away. He explains, “If there’s a point where someone makes a business decision to walk away, offering two options, you can choose to fight or not to fight, I’m more than willing to settle for a mixed message.” Winsten (who told Foundation Watch he did not believe the Beatles were promoting LSD use in “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” when he heard the song as a youth) has great faith that urban youth can learn nonviolent conflict resolution through “gangsta rap.” One Winsten script for a P.S.A., by Vinnie of “Naughty By Nature”, illustrates Harvard’s “Squash it” approach: No argument is worth winning especially if it means you could lose your life. You can keep your self-respect without getting into a bunch of senseless violence. When you’re involved in an argument that looks like it’s going to get ugly, show that you’re the strong one. Just walk away. Yo, it may not be easy at first but you can handle it. You’re strong. And walking away from confrontation is the thing you’ll have to learn for self-preservation. So, you, avoid the drama. Squash it (hand signal). There can be no better illustration than these lyrics of what Jeffrey R. Snyder has called the “Nation of Cowards” approach to crime. Writing in the Fall, 1993 issue of The Public Interest, Snyder notes, “The media and law enforcement establishment continually advise us that, when confronted with the threat of lethal violence, we should not resist, but simply give the attacker what he wants...How can one who believes that the essence of his dignity lies in his self-determination passively accept the forcible deprivation of that self-determination?” Yet that is precisely what Winsten wants. And incredibly, the member of Harvard’s public health faculty does not advocate that inner-city youth report crimes to the police. It is a strange position for a professional working in the field of public health, dependent as it is on epidemiological reporting data. Yet Winsten told Foundation Watch, “ When you walk up to the cop, do you think anything is going to happen? It’s like a parking violation to write up the theft of a gold chain. The criminal justice system has zero credibility with these kids.” Winsten’s decriminalization approach — and the concomitant medicalization of urban crime — transfers police authority to kids who belong to criminal gangs and the singers who glorify them.. “They see that one arrest after another they are back out on the street, and [law enforcement] has major problems with credibility in the inner-city,” he said. “Gangsta rappers” have credibility with street hoodlums the police lack.

STATEHOUSE SELLOUT:
JOYCE MONEY FOR POLITICS

One other major Joyce Founda tion priority is a special Project on Money and Politics directed by Lawrence N. Hansen, formerly a professor at George Washington University who headed the “Democracy Agenda Project.” Hansen was once vice-president of the failed Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies, which was well-endowed by Richard Dennis, and whose board included Henry Cisneros, Alan Sagner (a Clinton appointee to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting), and Peter C. Goldmark, Jr., president of the Rockefeller Foundation (see Foundation Watch v.I, n.4, May, 1996, “The Rockefeller Foundation: The Big Money Behind Multiculturalism”). He also had been administrative assistant to Senator Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL) and Vice-President Walter Mondale. Hansen made thirteen grants totalling $1,082,190 to this project in 1995. Joyce grants in this category include a $30,000 grant to the leftist magazine Mother Jones for articles on the 1996 campaign finances of the 1994 freshman class in Congress; $200,000 to the Center for Responsive Politics to track campaign contributions; $80,000 to National Public Radio to cover campaign finance issues; $75,000 to the Radio Television News Directors Association for seminars on campaign finance; and $30,000 to the Tides Foundation to monitor radio coverage of money and politics. The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. is on retainer with ABC News, Leff’s former employer. It is headed by Charles Lewis, like Leff a former television producer (for Nightline and 60 Minutes). Last year it received $109, 912 from Joyce for a project which resulted in a special series The Indianopolis Star: “Statehouse Sellout: How Special Interests Hijacked the Legislature.” Of course, the story paid scant attention to the interests of foundations, or the power of their money (for example, Joyce grants approved by Daly during his presidency stopped the World’s Fair from coming to Chicago). The Star’s front page photo caption read “Money Talks,” the lead read: Something was missing from the Indiana General Assembly last year. Oh, the lawmakers were there, all right. The lobbyists were out in force. And so was big money. Nowhere in sight? Democracy. Such apocalyptic and hysterical language is echoed in Leff’s “President’s Letter” in the Joyce Foundation’s 1995 Annual Report. Featuring the quotation from the Star, Leff’s prose reads as if it had been ripped from the 1960’s manifesto of a New Left Radical: The date: 1996. The place: Governments across America. The crimes: Theft of the American people’s confidence in the institutions that govern them. Assault on the belief they have a voice and that those they elect will listen to them. Leff concludes her letter with an impassioned call to arms: In the past, Americans have rallied when democracy is in danger. It is time we do so again. Before it is too late, Charles Daly and the board of the Joyce Foundation should take another look at the direction their Foundation is heading. The warning signs are clear for those who wish to see them.


The Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation

John T. Anderson (Chairman)
Managing Partner
Lord, Bissell and Brook, Chicago, IL

Richard K. Donahue (Vice-Chairman)
Attorney, Donahue and Donahue
Former president of Nike, Inc.
Lowell, MA

Cushman B. Bissell, Jr.
Attorney,Lord, Bissell and Brook, Chicago, IL

Robert G. Bottoms
President, DePauw University
Greencastle, IN

Lewis H. Butler
Chairman,California Tomorrow
San Francisco, CA

Carin A. Clauss
Professor,University of Wisconsin
School of Law, Madision, WI

Charles U. Daly
Director, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Boston, MA

Roger R. Fross
Attorney, Lord, Bissell, and Brook,
Chicago, IL

Carlton L. Guthrie
President, Trumark, Inc.

Marion T. Hall
Director Emeritus
Morton Arboretum
Madison, IN

Deborah Leff
President,The Joyce Foundation

Barack Obama
Attorney, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland
Chicago, IL

Paula Wolff
President, Governors State University
University Park, IL


For Joyce Foundation President Deborah Leff, Sisterhood has been Powerful

Deborah Leff has long been a political activist. The fourty-four year old, five-foot two, never-married brunette is a protege of Michael Pertschuk, head of the Federal Trade Commission in the Carter Administration (she listed him as a reference when she applied for the Joyce job). Pertschuck says Leff was in his inner circle because “she was both a lawyer and a journalist.” Pertschuk now heads the Advocacy Institute, which provides “strategic planning” to “those who advocate social and economic justice.” From 1980 to 1981, she was director of the FTC’s office of public affairs. She had helped design and implement Ralph Nader’s consumer complaint study in 1974 while working at the Center for Responsive Law. Among her FTC projects was a ban on advertising to children (dropped when Ronald Reagan won in 1980). Joyce gave Pertschuk’s group $150,000 over two years shortly after Leff became president.

Leff’s other cause has been the feminist movement. She entered Princeton on scholarship in 1969 at the recommendation of a family friend, the first year the University accepted women. There she displayed a knack for cultivating powerful protectors. Leff was on University committees with then-president William Bowen, now president of the Mellon Foundation (see Foundation Watch vol.1, no.2, “How they took the Stars and Stripes off the American Center in Paris”). Chosen University Scholar and Mademoiselle college guest editor, Leff rapidly became drawn into the feminist movement, joining the National Women’s Political Caucus _ despite opposition from her mother (a National Institutes of Health researcher). “To her, women’s movement people were a bunch of bra-burners,” Leff told an interviewer. “She had made it on her own...and she just didn’t see a need for it.”

At the National Women’s Political Committee, Leff came under the protection of Liz Carpenter, Lady Bird Johnson’s confidant.Within a year, she was NWPC political director and receiving course credit for her activity. Her senior thesis was study of media and the women’s movement She was “stunned” when she interviewed Walter Cronkite and he referred to feminist “nuts in the movement.” Leff did not inform him she was politicial director for the NWPC. She did not obtain permission to sell her interviews. And she failed to find a publisher for her thesis, chapters of which remain sealed to this day.

After Princeton, Leff went to work for Nader (a Princeton alum) and then studied law at the University of Chicago. There, Leff joined the “women’s caucus” which filed a sex discrimination complaint against the school. Her attempted transfer to Yale Law School failed when she was rejected. Leff graduated in 1977, went to work for the Carter administration, and the university later settled the case.

Leff joined Nightline as a field producer in 1983 on the recommendation of a feminst already at ABC News. She joined the “ABC News women’s advisory board” with Carole Simpson to protest sex discrimination at the network. Leff was promoted to senior producer on Nightline, World News Tonight, and 20/20 but never got the job she wanted: executive producer for Peter Jennings.

Through American Council of Learnerd Societies president Stanley Katz (whom she had known at the University of Chicago Law School), Leff contacted Adele Simmons, president of the MacArthur Foundation (and dean of students when she attended Princeton). Simmons passed her name on to Jan Piercy, a MacArthur consultant and First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Wellesley roomate, who then recommended Leff to Joyce.


41 posted on 10/07/2008 4:01:41 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Dukakis had a tank. Obama has a bracelet!])
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To: NYC_BULLMOOSE
Interesting, for what it's worth,

The Saguaro Seminar

participants

Stephen Goldsmith
Amy Gutmann
Henry Izumizaki
Vanessa Kirsch
Carol Lamm
Liz Lerman
Glenn Loury
John P. Mascotte
Martha Minow
Mark Moore
Barack Obama
Peter Pierce, III
Robert D. Putnam
Paul Resnick
Juan Sepulveda
Robert Sexton
George Stephanopoulos
Dorothy Stoneman
Lisa Sullivan
James Wallis
Vin Weber
William Julius Wilson
Staff

43 posted on 10/07/2008 4:09:32 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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45 posted on 10/07/2008 4:14:40 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: stormchange

Glad you’re out of lurk mode.

I’m unable to get to the link, but perhaps someone techno-saavy will be able to help.


46 posted on 10/07/2008 4:18:10 PM PDT by Velveeta
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Go to this link and search Obama...what does it mean? from Africa?

http://web.archive.org/web/20010121110500/www.hawaii.edu/speccoll/arch/univphoto/txtlist.htm


48 posted on 10/07/2008 4:26:17 PM PDT by Shady Ray
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To: Shady Ray

Nevermind, probably his father.


49 posted on 10/07/2008 4:28:02 PM PDT by Shady Ray
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To: LucyT

Please ping your list...


50 posted on 10/07/2008 4:32:00 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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