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Obama was speaker at 1996 meeting of the Democratic Socialists of America
University of Chicago Democratic Socialists ^

Posted on 10/10/2008 11:17:51 AM PDT by bw17

The Democratic Socialists of America Present The First Chicago Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity

EMPLOYMENT AND SURVIVAL IN URBAN AMERICA a discussion of policy, problems, and possibilities

with

WILLIAM JULIUS WILSON, Director, Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago

MICHAEL DAWSON, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

BARACK OBAMA, Candidate, State Senate, 13th Legislative District

TONI PRECKWINKLE, 4th Ward Alderman

JOSEPH SCHWARTZ, Professor of Political Science, Temple University

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH 7:00pm Ida Noyes Hall, Cloyster Club 1313 E. 59th Street, Chicago

Sponsored by: *University of Chicago Democrats *Chicago Democratic Socialists of America *University of Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

For more information call:

University of Chicago Democratic Socialists, 312-955-6371

(Excerpt) Read more at groups.google.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; democraticsocialists; dsa; elections; nobama08; obama; obamarecord; obamarxist; obamatruthfile; socialist; socialists
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To: savedbygrace
A few days ago, I was telling some Left Coast Liberals about Obama’s Marxist ties and actions. They totally shocked me when, to a person, they told me it didn’t bother them in the least that he is a Marxist. I like these guys a lot, and other than this, they seem very level headed and normal.

Well, then perhaps it wouldn't make any difference in the election....darn. My hubby is of the opinion that people that vote for Obama actually want socialism because they want to be taken care of. He might be right.

I dunno....the libs I know here in Mexifornia don't seem level headed or normal in any respect! You must know a different type of lib. I can hardly stand to live here and would love to leave ASAP. So many I know are cut from the same cloth and are liberal in all areas of their lives. The thing I hate the most, though, is hearing about how screwed up their children and grandchildren are - shacking up, illegitimate babies, irresponsible spending....but they don't seem to recognize that their actions as parents (divorce, screwing around) created the mess. They take no responsibility whatsoever. Don't even see it (or pretend not to).
51 posted on 10/10/2008 11:51:49 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: bw17

Also, the New Party was dominated by ACORN in Chicago:

“But the nature of Chicago ACORN is secondary to the inevitable dynamics of the situation. As the single 800 pound gorilla in the Chicago New Party, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for newcomers to participate except on ACORN’s terms. This will make it difficult for the New Party to have a life apart from ACORN. The element that seems to be present in Milwaukee but absent in Chicago is organized labor.”

SOURCE:

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng38.html#anchor1869108


52 posted on 10/10/2008 11:52:12 AM PDT by Columbo
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To: bw17
OK McCain, that's your opening. Time to strike.

YouTube:
Angry Wisconsin voter warns McCain about socialism, ACORN
Black McCain supporter begs McCain to "Take It To Obama"

53 posted on 10/10/2008 11:57:20 AM PDT by sanchmo
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To: bw17

But Sarah Palin prayed for the Alaska Independence Party, so that cancels this out, doesn’t it?

/s


54 posted on 10/10/2008 11:58:04 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Lord please bless our nation with John McCain as president and Sarah Palin as Vice President! Amen.)
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To: tflabo
OK.... I just e mailed a bunch of those News sites with a link to this story.

Thanks!

55 posted on 10/10/2008 12:01:39 PM PDT by thatdewd
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To: tomnbeverly

The thing is, no one but us cares. They don’t care if he’s a socialist because they are, too. It’s not going to shock anyone.


56 posted on 10/10/2008 12:03:57 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: bw17

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
This group endorsed Barack Obama for IL State Senate in 1996

A Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity:
Employment and Survival in Urban America
By Bob Roman

Over three hundred people attended the first of two Town Meetings on Economic Insecurity on February 25 in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. Entitled “Employment and Survival in Urban America”, the meeting was sponsored by the UofC DSA Youth Section, Chicago DSA and University Democrats.

The panelists were Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman of Chicago’s 4th Ward; Barack Obama, candidate for the 13th Illinois Senate District; Professor William Julius Wilson, Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago; Professor Michael Dawson, University of Chicago; and Professor Joseph Schwartz, Temple University and a member of DSA’s National Political Committee.

The meeting demonstrated that economic insecurity is an issue not exclusive to Buchanan Republicans. It is a vital issue for the left as well. More than that, it illustrated that, unlike the Right, the democratic left has a number of potential solutions that go beyond mere demagoguery...

Barack Obama observed that Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in the 1960s wasn’t simply about civil rights but demanded jobs as well. Now the issue is again coming to the front, but he wished the issue was on the Democratic agenda not just on Buchanan’s.

One of the themes that has emerged in Barack Obama’s campaign is “what does it take to create productive communities”, not just consumptive communities. It is an issue that joins some of the best instincts of the conservatives with the better instincts of the left. He felt the state government has three constructive roles to play.

The first is “human capital development”. By this he meant public education, welfare reform, and a “workforce preparation strategy”. Public education requires equality in funding. It’s not that money is the only solution to public education’s problems but it’s a start toward a solution. The current proposals for welfare reform are intended to eliminate welfare but it’s also true that the status quo is not tenable. A true welfare system would provide for medical care, child care and job training. While Barack Obama did not use this term, it sounded very much like the “social wage” approach used by many social democratic labor parties. By “workforce preparation strategy”, Barack Obama simply meant a coordinated, purposeful program of job training instead of the ad hoc, fragmented approach used by the State of Illinois today.

The state government can also play a role in redistribution, the allocation of wages and jobs. As Barack Obama noted, when someone gets paid $10 million to eliminate 4,000 jobs, the voters in his district know this is an issue of power not economics. The government can use as tools labor law reform, public works and contracts.

Finally, Illinois needs an industrial strategy. How do we create more jobs for everyone? Illinois has no strategy for encouraging high wage, high productivity jobs...


http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html
Chicago DSA Endorsements in the March 19th Primary Election

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.


BARACK OBAMA IS NOTHING BUT A POLITICAL WHORE.

IT IS CLEAR THAT OBAMA ALIGNS HIMSELF WITH ANY POLITICAL PARTY NO MATTER WHAT THEIR VIEWS ARE JUST TO GET ELECTED AND GET THE POWER HE CRAVES.

HE HAS ALIGNED HIMSELF WITH AT LEAST THREE DISTINCT POLITICAL PARTIES IN HIS POLITICAL CAREER:

The New Party
The Democratic Socialists of America
The Democratic Party of America

OBAMA IS ONLY A PUPPET...WHO ARE HIS HANDLERS???????


57 posted on 10/10/2008 12:04:20 PM PDT by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: samiam1972

Nothing to see here...move along.


58 posted on 10/10/2008 12:04:33 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: tflabo

Hannity. did you get Hannity?


59 posted on 10/10/2008 12:08:21 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: counterpunch

Stupid libs...they’re making a triangle when the symbol is clearly supposed to be a circle...


60 posted on 10/10/2008 12:12:59 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (My freq'n head hertz...)
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To: CottonBall

Yeah, when I said “other than that” they were level headed and normal, I meant other than politically. As long as we’re talking about guy stuff and work stuff, they’re normal.


61 posted on 10/10/2008 12:14:41 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: bw17

There is one report out there on one blog that Ayers and his wife babysat for Obama which would have been in the past couple of years as they are still young. Obviously there are no records of that but if someone who lives in the neighborhood could confirm that and willing to go on the record (and into the witness protection program) it would certainly give the lie to Obama’s claim that he just saw him around the neighborhood.

So many leads out there, so short a time:
Ayers and Obama at Columbia [1981-83, maybe]
Dohrn (Ayers wife) and Michelle at the Sidley law firm [true, same time frame, wonder if Ayers was at their wedding??].
Ayers ghost writing one or both of Obama’s book [maybe]
Chicago Annenberg Challenge [both board members-true]
Woods Foundation [both together - true]

Obama lies, lies, lies. Remember, for Marxists the ends justify the means...


62 posted on 10/10/2008 12:15:50 PM PDT by CedarDave (John McCain -- "Country First" is getting yourself elected. Save us from Obama and the socialists!)
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To: All

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

New Ground 45
March - April, 1996

A Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity:
Employment and Survival in Urban America

By Bob Roman

Over three hundred people attended the first of two Town Meetings on Economic Insecurity on February 25 in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. Entitled “Employment and Survival in Urban America”, the meeting was sponsored by the UofC DSA Youth Section, Chicago DSA and University Democrats. The panelists were Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman of Chicago’s 4th Ward; Barack Obama, candidate for the 13th Illinois Senate District; Professor William Julius Wilson, Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago; Professor Michael Dawson, University of Chicago; and Professor Joseph Schwartz, Temple University and a member of DSA’s National Political Committee.

(snip)

Barack Obama observed that Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in the 1960s wasn’t simply about civil rights but demanded jobs as well. Now the issue is again coming to the front, but he wished the issue was on the Democratic agenda not just on Buchanan’s.

One of the themes that has emerged in Barack Obama’s campaign is “what does it take to create productive communities”, not just consumptive communities. It is an issue that joins some of the best instincts of the conservatives with the better instincts of the left. He felt the state government has three constructive roles to play.

The first is “human capital development”. By this he meant public education, welfare reform, and a “workforce preparation strategy”. Public education requires equality in funding. It’s not that money is the only solution to public education’s problems but it’s a start toward a solution. The current proposals for welfare reform are intended to eliminate welfare but it’s also true that the status quo is not tenable. A true welfare system would provide for medical care, child care and job training. While Barack Obama did not use this term, it sounded very much like the “social wage” approach used by many social democratic labor parties. By “workforce preparation strategy”, Barack Obama simply meant a coordinated, purposeful program of job training instead of the ad hoc, fragmented approach used by the State of Illinois today.

The state government can also play a role in redistribution, the allocation of wages and jobs. As Barack Obama noted, when someone gets paid $10 million to eliminate 4,000 jobs, the voters in his district know this is an issue of power not economics. The government can use as tools labor law reform, public works and contracts.

(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.

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.

(snip)


63 posted on 10/10/2008 12:17:07 PM PDT by maggief ((snip) Barack Obama observed that Martin Luther King's March on Washington in the 1960s wasn't simp)
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To: maggief

I have been in contact with someone with Sean Hannity’s staff. I sent him the links and faxed him all this information this morning. I haven’t heard anything back yet.


64 posted on 10/10/2008 12:21:24 PM PDT by GOPinCa (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: bw17

“Barak Obama is serving only his second term in the Illinois State Senate so he

might be fairly charged with ambition,

but the same might have be said of Bobby Rush when he ran against Congressman Charles Hayes. Obama also has put in time at the grass roots, working for five years as a community organizer in Harlem and in Chicago. When Obama participated in a

1996 UofC YDS Townhall Meeting on Economic Insecurity, much of what he had to say was well within the mainstream of
European social democracy.

To volunteer, call 773 846 2262. Contributions may be sent to Obama for Congress 2000, PO Box 497987, Chicago, IL 60649.”


65 posted on 10/10/2008 12:24:08 PM PDT by jessduntno (Good Grief.)
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To: CottonBall

“...This could be a great October surprise - IF the MSM would start showing it..”

Mentioned this morning on CNN I think. It’s old news now!

/no s


66 posted on 10/10/2008 12:24:21 PM PDT by Islander7 (The only thing Obama has to fear is the truth!)
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To: Blue Turtle
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.

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International... We are socialists.

Democratic socialists believe that... diversity and opportunity necessitates a fundamental restructuring of our socio-economic order... We cannot accept capitalism's conception of economic relations as "free and private,"... The democratic socialist vision... draws upon Marxism, religious and ethical socialism, feminism, and other theories that critique human domination.

Checkmate.

67 posted on 10/10/2008 12:25:37 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: Doug TX
I’m afraid the current market and economic situation is drowning out all of the breaking information.

Has anyone noticed that the market fell when Obama pulled ahead in the polls and each day he has been ahead the market continues to tank

.

68 posted on 10/10/2008 12:30:28 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: bw17

Good find!


69 posted on 10/10/2008 12:31:25 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Palin’s ties to the AIP will be compared to Obama’s Socialist ties, but she will be able to explain hers better than Obama can.


70 posted on 10/10/2008 12:35:27 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: popdonnelly
I break bread with many self-identified socialists, Marxists, Greens, etc. It is a professional reality in my field that you remain engaged with and entertain the possibility of collaborating with folks running the political gamut, or find yourself consigned to obscurity. And it really does run the gamut, from pro-Market Cuban refugees, to Chinese communists and Chinese anti-communists, to secular European socialist-greens, to liberal Jews and fundamentalist Muslims, to a Republican DoD researcher who is regular attendee at Cheney holiday parties.

They all know where I stand on politics, and I know where they stand. Politics, in the rare instances certain topics are broached (as inevitably happens), is discussed very gingerly in mixed company, at least in my experience!

So one has to really look at the nature of the association - and in Obama's case, his associations ARE nakedly political, and clearly bilateral (i.e. it is not a case of Obama having an unfortunate class of admirers, while extending no reciprocal goodwill contingent upon their political proclivities). It is not a case of him going to a doctor who happens to be a communist, or getting hired by a law firm which employs a radical with eco-terrorist leanings to do their landscaping. Or even collaborating with a Marxist lawyer on apolitical matters. Obama made a conscious effort to embed himself with some interesting political groups, and he should be expected to reap the rewards and damage of these POLITICAL associations.

Just as I, if political ambitions were to arise, would have to answer for my public associations with the NRA, Federalist Society, Cato Institute, Heartland Institute, Reason Foundation, National Center for Policy Analysis, etc. Luckily, no John Birch Society skeletons would await discovery though, LOL.

71 posted on 10/10/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT by M203M4 (True Universal Suffrage: Pets of dead illegal-immigrant felons voting Democrat (twice))
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To: Columbo
Also here: http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html

March - April, 1996, A Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity: Employment and Survival in Urban America...

The panelists were...Barack Obama, candidate for the 13th Illinois Senate District...

Barack Obama observed that... the state government has three constructive roles to play... While Barack Obama did not use this term, it sounded very much like the "social wage" approach used by many social democratic labor parties... The state government can also play a role in redistribution, the allocation of wages and jobs... The government can use as tools labor law reform, public works and contracts.

Save everything you find on this site, I expect it all to mysteriously disappear before tomorrow morning.

72 posted on 10/10/2008 12:37:15 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: Norman Bates

Ping!

THIS SHOULD BE ON SIDEBAR IF NOT ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!


73 posted on 10/10/2008 12:38:47 PM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: GOPinCa

http://illinoisissues.uis.edu/archives/2008/09/whyorg.html

Why organize?
From the archives

Editor’s note: Barack Obama wrote this article for Illinois Issues in 1988, while he was a community organizer in Chicago. It later became part of a book, After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois, published by Illinois Issues in 1990. We are republishing it this month to show, in his own words, some of the Democratic presidential candidate’s earliest influences in Illinois.

(snip)

Problems and promise in the inner city

by Barack Obama

(snip)


74 posted on 10/10/2008 12:43:50 PM PDT by maggief ((snip) Barack Obama observed that Martin Luther King's March on Washington in the 1960s wasn't simp)
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To: sanchmo
Also here http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng120.html the Democratic Socialists think Obama's campaign is not being honest about how socialist he would be:

with respect to Obama, it is useful to remember that FDR did not walk into the White Hose in 1933 with a program that resembled what we came to know as the New Deal but only with a commitment to help his fellow citizens. In fact, had he spelled out something that looked like the New Deal during the campaign, he might well not have been elected... in this campaign that is probably the best we can expect.

75 posted on 10/10/2008 12:45:08 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: sanchmo
Also here: http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng94.html#anchor349979

The Health Care Justice Act [chief sponsor in the Senate is State Senator Barack Obama], in its original form, mandated the Illinois General Assembly and the Executive Branch to set up a Commission that would write a universal health care bill for the State that the General Assembly would then be obliged to pass

76 posted on 10/10/2008 12:52:15 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: sanchmo

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng58.html#anchor8686

May - June, 1998

“So long, Saul, old friend. We will miss your information on foreign events, the election predictions and the dinners Marion and I have had with you and Jennie. You took a lot with you when you left us. But you left a lot more behind that we will never forget.”

by Carl Shier

On Friday, March 13th, Chicago’s democratic left lost one of its champions, Saul Mendelson.

Saul Mendelson was a co-founder of the Debs Dinner in 1958. He was its treasurer for the first ten years and worked diligently to make it a success for 39 years. Saul received the Thomas - Debs Award in 1988.

Saul Mendelson was also a real believer in union movement. He fought for the right of teachers to bargain collectively and he was a member and leader of the American Federation of Teachers.

He was active in reform politics in Chicago, especially the campaigns for Harold Washington. He even ran for State Senator in 1970. He was the foreign policy specialist for the Americans for Democratic Action (ADA). Saul was the essence of the long distance runner.

Memorial services were held on March 29 and on April 2 by the Harold Washington College Chapter of the Cook County Teachers Union.

At the memorial service held at the 1st Unitarian Church on South Woodlawn, speaker after speaker recounted Saul’s contributions. The service was ably MC’d by a retired colleague, Bob Clark. I spoke first and was followed by Saul’s friend Deborah Meier, a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient who is now starting a new school in Boston. Amy Isaacs, National Director of the ADA, spoke of what Saul had meant on foreign affairs to the ADA. Other speakers included Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Alderman Toni Preckwinkle, State Senator Barak Obama, Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie and a good friend from New York, Myra Russell. The concluding remarks were made by an old friend, Harriet Lefley, who is now Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami Medical School.

The Saul Mendelson Memorial at Harold Washington College had colleagues speaking of what Saul had meant to the professors because of his union leadership as Chair of the Chapter. The event was organized by the present Chapter Chair, Mike Ruggeri.

For Jennie, his companion for 50 years and the mother of his children, and for all his friends, the two memorials were very important.

Saul Mendelson

You joined the Socialist movement at the age of 18. You chaired the Socialist Club at the University of Chicago. You taught and inspired students at DuSable High School. You fought in the civil rights struggles with the NAACP, with CORE, and with the Negro American Labor Council. You have held fast to your belief in democratic socialism.

You fought for collective bargaining for public employees and were the vice-president of the Chicago Teachers Union High School Division when the first collective bargaining contract was achieved. You became a professor at Loop College (now Harold Washington College) and were its union chair from 1969 to 1986 in the Cook County College Local. Five of the times your union was forced on strike, you were your chapter’s strike committee chair.

You have been active in reform politics for years, as chair of the state IVI-IPO, and presently as chair of the South Side IVI-IPO. You have served on the national board of the Americans for Democratic Action since 1966. You participated as an area coordinator in all stages of the 1983 and 1987 mayoral victories of Harold Washington and in Charles Hayes’ Congressional campaigns. This year’s Democratic Party Convention will be your third, and you go to Atlanta as a Second Congressional District delegate for Jesse Jackson.

You were one of the founders of this Dinner when it was known as the Debs Dinner and you served as its treasurer for ten years. On this seventh day of May, 1988, the Norman Thomas - Eugene V. Debs Award is given to you for living an active, dedicated life in the pursuit of the ideas and ideals of these two great socialists.


77 posted on 10/10/2008 12:56:27 PM PDT by maggief ((snip) Barack Obama observed that Martin Luther King's March on Washington in the 1960s wasn't simp)
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To: GOPinCa

Someone should contact Brit Hume with the info since he mentioned the connection last night.


78 posted on 10/10/2008 1:06:34 PM PDT by half-cajun
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To: bw17

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNfRb87dtY4
OBAMA’S STRANGE BEDFELLOWS


79 posted on 10/10/2008 1:10:56 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: NetSurfer
Sadly, the dems don't care - he is, after all, the Messiah

No, He's the Marxsiah

80 posted on 10/10/2008 1:11:32 PM PDT by tophat9000 ( Vote the Mommy .... not the Commy)
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To: savedbygrace
.............and other than this, they seem very level headed and normal.

Sorry but there aren't.......

81 posted on 10/10/2008 1:17:50 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: maggief

WOW...drip,drip,drip!! Thanks for the ping.


82 posted on 10/10/2008 1:24:04 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1767447/posts

Obama wrote that the wealth and stark racial divisions of Manhattan in the early 1980s had a profound effect on him.

“I stopped getting high. I ran 3 miles a day and fasted on Sundays. For the first time in years I applied myself to my studies and started keeping a journal of daily reflections and very bad poetry,” he wrote.

“You’re becoming a bore,” his friends told him.

He went to socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn and started lecturing his relatives until they worried he’d become “one of those freaks you see on the streets around here.”

He wrestled with his racial identity, and one of the casualties was his year-long relationship with a wealthy white girlfriend. “I pushed her away,” he wrote.

After graduating, he took an analyst job at Business International Corp. to pay off his loans while looking for a grass-roots organizing job. He had an office and a secretary but it bothered him to be the only black executive, he wrote, so he quit.

Soon after, Obama lit out for a $13,000-a-year job as a community organizer in Chicago - where his destiny awaited.

//

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIlIpOkRh2A

Obama Endorses Bernie Sanders

Comment:

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.”

– Norman Thomas, American socialist


83 posted on 10/10/2008 1:30:14 PM PDT by maggief ((snip) Barack Obama observed that Martin Luther King's March on Washington in the 1960s wasn't simp)
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To: Semper911
Correction: Google groups. Same diff.

Uh, no.

They are not the same thing. This Google Groups posting comes from the Usenet archives (via Dejanews, likely). It's an actual 1996 posting to chi.politics.

84 posted on 10/10/2008 1:32:13 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: maggief

So from all this we know:

In the 1990’2, Barack Obama was a member of the Chicago New Party [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng42.html#anchor792932 ], which is a socialist party [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Party_(USA) ].

From the mid 1996 to 2005, Barack Obama attended about half a dozen meetings of the Chicago Democratic Socialist of America [ http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=site%3Achicagodsa.org+obama+Town+Meeting&btnG=Search ], the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International [ http://www.dsausa.org/about/index.html ], and draws upon Marxism, religious and ethical socialism to bring about fundamental restructuring of our socio-economic order [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/democraticsocialism.html ].

During meetings of the DSA, Barack Obama has promoted the Marxist concept of a social wage, income redistribution, and the allocation of wages and jobs using labor law reform, public works and contracts [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html ].

Barack Obama was the chief sponsor [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng96.html#anchor495069 ] of an Illinois bill to set up state-wide universal healthcare [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng94.html#anchor349979 ].

In its latest newsletter, the DSA supported Obama’s candidacy, claiming that if Obama explained what his real plans are he would not be elected [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng120.html ].


85 posted on 10/10/2008 1:32:21 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: sanchmo

Add that Obama had to sign a contract with the New Party

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng42.html

And the praise the DSA gave Obama for his speech to the Young Socialists economic forum:

“When Obama participated in a 1996 UofC YDS Townhall Meeting on Economic Insecurity, much of what he had to say was well within the mainstream of European social democracy.“

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng69.html

Also that the New Party was dominated by ACORN in Chicago

“But the nature of Chicago ACORN is secondary to the inevitable dynamics of the situation. As the single 800 pound gorilla in the Chicago New Party, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for newcomers to participate except on ACORN’s terms. This will make it difficult for the New Party to have a life apart from ACORN. The element that seems to be present in Milwaukee but absent in Chicago is organized labor.”

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng38.html#anchor1869108


86 posted on 10/10/2008 1:38:35 PM PDT by Columbo
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To: maggief

Wow, Who knew he had friends. Has anyone heard from any of them lately?


87 posted on 10/10/2008 1:39:42 PM PDT by Jenny217 (Competition defines and refines a person. It really is nothing to be afraid of. ItÂ’s said the only)
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To: maggief

Very scary...so many people in this country don’t seem to even care anymore.


88 posted on 10/10/2008 1:40:16 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Osage Orange

Ah, but you read right past the word ‘seem’.


89 posted on 10/10/2008 1:40:54 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: bw17

I heard Obama say you can’t believe things you read on the internet.


90 posted on 10/10/2008 1:42:02 PM PDT by BubbaBobTX (Obama is all about hope and change: he hopes you don't find out what he wants to change.)
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To: Gondring
Thanks for making me take another look at it. Now I see what it is: an archive posting from 1996.

Thanks again.

91 posted on 10/10/2008 1:44:44 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: BubbaBobTX

LOL. Yes, the Obama campaign’s response to this story (as aired on Brit Hume’s show last night) was that “Obama ran as a Democrat in 1996 and don’t believe all the trash on the net.”

However, the New Party was a fusion party and ran their candidates mainly as Democrats.

Proof:

“Most of the local elections in which the New Party is running are non-partisan-so party registration doesn’t matter. In other races, we either run New Party members inside the major-party primary, or cross-endorse the best major-party candidate on our own ballot line.”

Source:

http://web.archive.org/web/19980203212527/www.newparty.org/qanda.html


92 posted on 10/10/2008 1:47:13 PM PDT by Columbo
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To: sanchmo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2081836/posts

List of Barack Obama’s friends and roommates


93 posted on 10/10/2008 1:54:08 PM PDT by maggief
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To: bw17

Whoa! BIG bump!

FR might just save this country. I am not exaggerating.


94 posted on 10/10/2008 2:12:04 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Dukakis had a tank. Obama has a bracelet!])
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s a post on Usenet (which was a precursor to sites like Freerepublic), and while anyone can post, you can’t backdate it to 1996, when this was posted.


95 posted on 10/10/2008 2:18:57 PM PDT by Dan Nunn
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To: Brookhaven

Not just a copy! We need video!


96 posted on 10/10/2008 2:31:43 PM PDT by RatsDawg (I love Palin :))
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To: Dan Nunn

Dan, we’ve also posted direct evidence of this conference straight from the DSA website.


97 posted on 10/10/2008 2:34:07 PM PDT by Columbo
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http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng94.html#anchor347592

May - June, 2004

Bridging the Gap: Health Care for All

June 19th will be a national day of action on health care and in Chicago, a coalition of unions, community and advocacy groups are planning a rally in to highlight the issue of the uninsured. The rally will be held Saturday, June 19, at Noon in Lincoln Park near North Avenue and Lake Shore Drive (in “Grove 2”).

The rally will feature prominent health care reformers like Dr. Quentin Young, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Democratic Senatorial nominee Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean. There will also be music, propaganda and lots of fun.

For more information about the national day of action, go to http://www.bridgingthegapforhealthcare.org/

//

http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng117.html

Quentin Young to be Honored

Protestants for the Common Good will be presenting DSA member Dr. Quentin Young with its William Sloan Coffin Award for Justice and Peace on Sunday, April 6th. This will take place at the organization's annual dinner that is being held at the University of Chicago's Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St in Chicago. The program includes a 5:30 PM reception and 6:30 PM dinner and program. Tickets are $150 and they'd appreciate having your reservation by March 28. You can do this online at http://www.thecommongood.org or by calling 312.223.9544x23.

98 posted on 10/10/2008 2:35:02 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Dan Nunn

here:

A Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity:
Employment and Survival in Urban America

By Bob Roman

Over three hundred people attended the first of two Town Meetings on Economic Insecurity on February 25 in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. Entitled “Employment and Survival in Urban America”, the meeting was sponsored by the UofC DSA Youth Section, Chicago DSA and University Democrats. The panelists were Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman of Chicago’s 4th Ward; Barack Obama, candidate for the 13th Illinois Senate District; Professor William Julius Wilson, Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago; Professor Michael Dawson, University of Chicago; and Professor Joseph Schwartz, Temple University and a member of DSA’s National Political Committee.

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


99 posted on 10/10/2008 2:35:21 PM PDT by Columbo
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To: savedbygrace
Naw I read it......

And I understand where you are coming from......and know some smart people, relatives...MD's, DO's, Master Degreed, PHD types..and other professionals that think just like them.

How in the world they do it...I don't know.

100 posted on 10/10/2008 2:48:49 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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