U.S. Socialist Leaders Incite Youth Revolutionaries

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

I posted here on an upcoming national activist “teach-in” on “Debt, Austerity and Corporate Greed” being organized by Democratic Socialists of America leaders Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West.

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…


  1. Great post Trevor and thanks for revealing this information. As a college student myself it is sad for me to see just how liberal my peers are. Several polls have come out recently that show support for Socialism is up, especially among those who are in my age group. It seems like it is the cool thing to do. I believe that is in part due to the dumbing down of education (college students who can think critically are few and far between), and another part due to being part of the cool crowd. People my age want to be seen as hip and trendy, so they go against traditions (free market/constitutionalism) for that which has traditionally been looked down upon (socialism) and they embrace it giving absolutely no thought as to why or if it is better than that which they are rejecting.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. VIDEO – Jeffrey Sachs praises European Socialists –

    At the end of his talk in the video, Sachs asks that the European Socialists to “make common cause with the progressives of the United States…”.

    Sachs – Youtube Bloomberg – “Do we have to have another Egypt” –

    Sachs is now a – “…Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and the founder and co-President of the Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty and hunger. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the United Nations Millennium Project’s work on the Millennium Development Goals…

    He is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain’s Socialist Party’s think tank.

    Spains socialist ideas…

    Photo w/ Joseph Stiglitz and Jeffrey Sachs at Global Progressive Forum –


    I posted the above on FR…

  3. Bretton Woods Conference –

    CRISIS and RENEWAL: International Political Economy at the Crossroads, April 8-11, 2011

    …This conference reflects INET’s dedication to inspiring and provoking new economic thinking. More than 200 academic, business and government policy thought leaders from around the world will be attending.

    Speakers include the former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Paul Volcker, George Soros, Adair Turner, Joseph Stiglitz, and Harold James. Scroll down this page to see a list of all confirmed speakers…

    Significance of the Mount Washington Hotel…

    In 1944 the United States government chose the Mount Washington Hotel as the site for the first Bretton Woods Conference, which established the World Bank and chose the American dollar as the backbone of international exchange. The meeting provided the world with badly needed post war currency stability….

    Working with Bretton Woods Institutions

    Posted on December 8, 2005

    “The Bretton Woods Institutions” is an umbrella term that may sound familiar. It refers to a diverse group of actors on the international financial scene: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the numerous Regional Development Banks. The Bretton Woods Institutions, or International Financial Institutions (IFIs) work together to create a comprehensive network of resources and regulators. Through the IFIs, trade is fostered around the world, development projects are pursued, and the international financial system as we know it is debated and discussed by nations and private interests….

    Bretton Woods Committee – Honorary Co-Chairs GH Bush and Carter –

    International Committee Members (more at site) –

    I don’t think this is getting the attention it deserves. I haven’t posted it anywhere yet but probably will on FR. These type of posts don’t seem to get much traction though…

    You do terrific work Trevor. Thank you so much.

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