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Jan Schakowsky Yet Another Socialist (Marxist) in Congress
Gulag Bound ^ | August 17, 2010 | Trevor Loudon

Posted on 08/17/2010 7:54:00 AM PDT by unspun

Several current or recent members of Congress, including Neil Abercrombie, Mary Jo Kilroy, Jerry Nadler and Bob Filner have close ties to America's largest marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America.

Another to add to the growing list is Jan Schakowsky.

The Illinois Democrat, a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus, has been close to D.S.A., or its preceding organization, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee since the 1970s.

Schakowsky was recruited to help with the famous Chicago Grape Boycott by a young United Farm Workers union leader named Eliseo Medina.

A lifelong socialist, Medina is today executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union and an honorary chair of Democratic Socialists of America.

Medina and Schakowsky crossed paths again at Chicago D.S.A.'s 2004 Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner.

Eliseo Medina was honored for his union work at the dinner while Jan Schakowsky was keynote speaker.

From Chicago DSA's New Ground:

Carl Shier introduced the second honoree, SEIU Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina. Shier first met Medina when Medina was a young man sent to Chicago by Cesar Chavez to organize the UFW's grape boycott in Chicago on $5 dollars a week. Medina worked miracles (including roping young suburban women like Jan Schakowsky into the effort).
When Jan Schakowsky ran for Congress in 1998 she was endorsed by Chicago D.S.A. - as was full fledged D.S.A. member and currently serving Democratic Congressman Danny Davis.
Jan Schakowsky, U.S. House of Representatives, 9th District

Jan Schakowsky is running for Sid Yates old position. Like Danny Davis, she's an old friend of DSA and a real fighter.

Jan Schakowsky was herself honored at Chicago D.S.A's May 2000 Dinner, for her "work in Congress and the community." Schakowsky received her award from no less a dignitary than Chicago D.S.A. icon, the since deceased Carl Marx Shier.

Carl Shier, Jan Schakowsky

In your early days as a consumer advocate, you began the fight for freshness dates on products sold in supermarkets. As Program Director of Illinois Public Action, you fought for energy reform and stronger protection from toxic chemicals. As Executive Director of the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens, you helped organize across the state for universal and comprehensive health care, for lowering the cost of prescription drugs, for financial protection for spouses of residents in nursing homes.

As an Illinois State Representative, you served your constituency well for four terms. You were an outstanding Chair of the Labor and Commerce Committee. You served on the Human Services, Appropriation, Health Care, and Electric Deregulation Committees. You were a Democratic Party Floor Leader and served as Secretary of the Conference of Women Legislators.

Your dedication to the people was rewarded by a great grassroots campaign, with hundreds of street volunteers, when you chose to run for the United States House of Representatives. Your first term in Congress has been outstanding. You have been an outstanding voice for seniors, labor union members, women and children. You have continued your advocacy of universal health care through your membership on the Health Care and Medicare Task Forces. Through your work, you were appointed to a leadership whip position.

Your work and your life honors the memory of Eugene V. Debs, Norman Thomas and Michael Harrington and continues their legacy of struggle for social justice.

For your dedication to the fight for a just society, the Debs - Thomas - Harrington Dinner Committee hereby presents to you its annual award on this 5th day of May, 2000.

Jan Schakowsky also attended the The 35th Annual Eugene V. Debs - Norman Thomas - Michael Harrington Dinner on May 7th 1993.

In 2002 Schakowsky showed Chicago D.S.A. some love, with this paid ad in that years Debs Dinner program.Jan Schakowsky has been one Congresss' most loyal and consistent Barack Obama supporters. Unsurprizing perhaps as President Obama also has a long history with Democratic Socialists of America.

At the 2004 46th Annual Eugene V Debs - Norman Thomas - Michael Harrington Dinner in Chicago, Jan Schakowsky told the story of a meeting in Washington with U.S. president George Bush.

The Congressional Black Caucus had demanded a meeting with President Bush to discuss the situation in Haiti.

Schakowsky had also been invited because of her strong interest in the issue.

According to Chicago D.S.A'.s New Ground:

Bush finally, at the insistence of caucus members, made it to this meeting and spent enough time to display his ignorance of the issue. He noticed Jan, a lone white face, and seemed to "jump back" when he saw her button. Osama? No, Mr. President. Barack Obama, and you'll be hearing from him when he becomes the Senator from Illinois.

That's what socialism's all about, helping each other out and sticking together.

Trevor Loudon, top researcher of the global neo-Marxist movement, administrates KeyWiki and NewZeal.

His Obama Files articles are listed at NewZeal.

TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
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Two reaons to be active in the Northern and Northwestern suburbs of Chicago and surrounding area:

Jan Schakowsky (CD-9) and Melissa Bean (CD-8) who worked with a thug intimidator, in last weekend's Town Hall Meeting:

1 posted on 08/17/2010 7:54:02 AM PDT by unspun
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To: unspun
Jan Schakowsky – Yet Another Socialist (Marxist) in Congress

Bringing the total number to somewhere around 300?

2 posted on 08/17/2010 7:58:06 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: unspun

Only communists or idiots in the democrat Party. There is NO third possibility.

3 posted on 08/17/2010 7:58:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: unspun

I wonder where the national press is on Bean’s NAZI brown shirt tactics? They’re so quick to label everything else, he’s a great lead in on their nightly BS report.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:41 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: unspun

After the utter and abject failures of the USSR and PRC, and the messes in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Cuba, among others; coupled with the various debt-ridden basket cases in Europe sliding down the chute, it takes a very peculiar and determined variety of ignorant pig-headedness to embrace socialism.

Still, Obama and his ideological peers are absolutely intent on sending us all down this trail that leads nowhere.

5 posted on 08/17/2010 8:09:16 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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Still, Obama and his ideological peers are absolutely intent on sending us all down this trail that leads nowhere.

It leads to poverty, subjugation and eventually...Revolution! The word is UTOPIA...which means nowhere.

6 posted on 08/17/2010 8:21:20 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: unspun

The new Marxism is democratic socialism.

7 posted on 08/17/2010 8:35:41 AM PDT by SQUID
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We’ve seen Schakowsky on video cheering about bankrupting the health insurance industry, so this additional research comes as no surprise to me.

8 posted on 08/17/2010 8:46:16 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction (I can see November from my house.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

World net Daily has a list of 70 Socialista in the House of Representatives.

9 posted on 08/17/2010 9:10:06 AM PDT by Burlem
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Democratic socialism is an oxymoron. Much like the former name for East Germany: Deutschland Democratic Republic. Socialism may be introduced through Democratic means but it must be sustained through authoritarian means.

10 posted on 08/17/2010 9:51:44 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: unspun
Get this “thug” video out to every you know, plus Glenn Beck, Rush, Mark Levin, Hannity, EVERYONE ON OUR SIDE.

Shitcago (a popular reference to the city by the Police who work it and know it, and the citizens who fear for their safety) is loaded with communists/marxists/socialists/DEMOCRATS. It's WAR between them and we citizens who contribute, believe in the Constitution, freedom and liberty. Down with these smarmy types like Schakowsky and Melissa Bean, JUST TO NAME A FEW.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 10:39:29 AM PDT by itssme
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I understand politics and theory my friend but communism/socialism is sold to young people as the perfect democracy. This is why it has so much appeal in schools. In fact they are now twisting Christian principles into their socialist agenda.

However, little do they know we never saw true communism being practiced because it's not possible. It turns into the forms we have seen because of mans greed. NOBODY will take only what he needs and nobody who is wealthy will ever submit to the rule of the people and damn it why should they if they earned it?

Look at Russia, how is it that so many billionaires showed up over night when she fell? They with in with the government. This is how it's getting here. Government is starting to be a means for jobs, stability, wealth, power and so on.

People in America have no clue what socialism and communism really is. I would be willing to bet that most have never read the Communist Manifesto or even heard of Friedrich Engels, Marx's pal.

12 posted on 08/17/2010 2:22:40 PM PDT by SQUID
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