By: Trevor Loudon
D.S.A. and its youth wing, Young Democratic Socialists, and their various fronts are getting right behind the event:
To join that movement and escalate the activism planned in the days, weeks and months ahead we are organizing a “National Teach-in on Debt, Austerity and How People Are Fighting Back…”
More than one hundred campuses have signed up to participate in the teach in. Scheduled for April 5th at 2 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time), the event seeks to counter the drumbeat of right-wing propaganda. Content will be streamed live to teach-ins organized in local communities from the national teach-in at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. The local teach-ins will use the streamed material and add their own speakers that focus on their community. DSA has endorsed this program and is encouraging local groups and YDS chapters to organize local events that connect to the national teach-in. Jobs with Justice, the Student Labor Labor Project, and others are promoting the teach-in…
Now we learn that three other prominent activists will join the “teach-in.”
- Jeffrey Sachs – One of the most dangerous socialists on the world stage. Sachs is Director of the UN Millennium Project and is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. He is also the Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Sachs is a long time beneficiary of funding from George Soros-controlled organizations. Sachs addresses the Party of European Socialists in Prague, Czech Republic, 6-7 December 2009, calling for higher taxes in the U.S. and worldwide re-distribution of wealth.
- Heather McGhee – Washington office chief of Demos, a radical New York “think tank” closely tied to Democratic Socialists of America and the far left Institute for Policy Studies. Barack Obama was a founding board member of Demos in the early 2000s, while Obama’s one time “Green Jobs Czar” and “former” communist Van Jones served on the board of Demos a few years later.
- Richard Trumka – President of the left dominated AFL-CIO and a long time affiliate of Democratic Socialists of America. Poul Rasmussen, leader of the Party of European Socialists and co-chair of the Global Progressive Forum has described Trumka as “one of the most progressive people in the United States of America.”
This is a big deal.
Five of the most influential socialists in the country are inciting thousands of young college age activists to take to the streets of America.
The same people who gave us Egypt and Libya…