Chicago Teachers Union VP Busted Participating in Midwest Marxism Conference

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    by Rebel Pundit4 Dec 2012308post a comment

    While a guest on a local Chicago radio show, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) VP Jesse Sharkey was questioned over his recent participation in the Midwest Marxism Conference and refused to answer why he was there and what relationship the Chicago Teachers Union has with the conference and sponsoring organization, the International Socialists Organization. Sharkey, who was documented by Breitbart News attending the Marxist conference at Northwestern University last month, appeared caught off-guard and struggled to respond to the question.

    WLS radio’s Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft had Sharkey on their show to discuss the ongoing school closing battle between the CTU and the Chicago Public Schools. Sharkey had been discussing the Chicago Teachers Union’s network of coalitions that supported the recent teachers strike, when Proft asked him to address the union’s relationship with “revolutionary movements.”



    Sharkey first stammered that Proft’s question was “McCarthyism,” but when he persisted [Editor’s note: in an effort to keep Sharkey’s response intact, we have done our best to transcribe the stutters and “ums” as uttered]:

    Sharkey: What our union has done, is work very hard to build a coalition between people who work in the schools and depend on the public schools and the people who go to school, the students and community …And, uhm, I think the fact that we’re dedicated to that is reflected in the fact that there’s been broad support for the things we're trying to do.

    Proft: Where do the revolutionary movements fit into that coalition? I understand that a couple weeks ago that you appeared at the Midwest Marxist Conference at Northwestern University to talk about the important support that Chicago teachers get from revolutionary movements’ use of the strike weapon. What’s the alignment with Marxist organizations and revolutionary movements?

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    Being a VP of a teacher's union doesn't mean you give up your First Amendment right to freedom of association.

    It is a Constitutional guarantee....so it ain't Breitbart bloggers' business.

    End of non-story.

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    ah that's right, it's nobodies business what these people who are supported with taxpayers monies are doing or who they are associating with

    now if they went to a KKK meeting...all will be AOK
     
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    Yeah, probably many rightwingers would approve of a KKK meeting as promoting 'moral values'. Anything that beats up on lefties is 'moral' doncha know.

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    No one questioned his right to attend the Marxist confab or anything else. They were inquiring what, if anything, the CTU might possibly have learned from the organization or why the CTU might be interested in such an organization. Legitimate inquiries that have nothing to do with whether or not the guy has the right to attend.
     
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