Chicago Teachers March in Solidarity with International Socialists

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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:34 AM
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Chicago Teachers March in Solidarity with International Socialists

And they were proud of it too !!

The International Socialists Organization apparently partook in the festivities.

All kinds of college degrees represented.


On day two of the Chicago Teachers Union strikes, thousands of the highest-paid teachers in the country once again occupied the streets, causing a traffic nightmare for the taxpaying—and working—residents of Chicago.

Teachers proudly marched in solidarity with the International Socialists Organization, Occupy Chicago, and dozens of other far left-wing radical organizations. When asked how helpful Occupy Chicago has been in organizing the protests, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis told EAGNews, “…I haven’t really been working with the organizing side…but I’m sure it’s been good.”.........................



Another teacher, wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt, proclaimed that “he is a great roll model for the people” as she held up her iron fist of solidarity.


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In its second day, the Chicago Teachers Union strike plays host to a teacher exclaiming "this is the best I've felt in my entire career teaching!" Another protester, wearing a Che Guevara shirt, says he was a "role model standing for the people." At that point, she showed the socialist fist.

EAGnews.org chronicles the general carnival-like atmosphere in the streets of Chicago as the teachers continue to betray the students.

"Che-cago teachers strike riddled with radicals having a blast"




posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:38 AM
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There are more Americans that would like a communist takeover of the US than Americans that approve of congress.

Thats pretty cool. You guys are coming along nicely.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Education reform needs to be first and foremost of the election issues, yet it is not.

Unions work in the private sector because of the free market, there is always another company to go to.

In the government sector however who do you go to when the Teachers strike, or The police? Its a gun pointed at the head of every budget, and its wrong.

Fire them all, how successful are these teachers in actually educating our youth?

Its absurd the illiteracy rates in HS grads and they want more money?



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by benrl
Its absurd the illiteracy rates in HS grads and they want more money?

Yeah, they are probably making too much already. Fire all of them. Who needs educated kids anyway? There are private schools. Send your kids there. Oh, you do not have kids in the Chicago school system, do you? Yep, the teachers make way too much. May those kids be the ones to care for your health in the future. I am sure you will not need anyone that can read to keep you alive ever.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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The public education system in america is so ass backwards 1 in 3 kids will not graduate, those that do can barely read...

Yea these teachers are doing a bang up job, Yet our politicians remain silent on the issue.

But by all means lets continue to give under performing teachers tenure and raises, the whole systems needs to be tore down and re-worked.

Every teacher should face Merit based incentives and punishment, not blanket raises for being a warm body in a seat.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Dear xuenchen,

So do you think if the socialists would not have marched that the teachers would not? The teachers are on strike, they would have let anyone march with them.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:02 AM
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Gotta love Breitbart.

When any entity holds a public demonstration or march, the supporters who show up will almost always represent a variety of interests and ideals. To associate the teachers union with every group or agenda based organization that came out in support is irrational.

If I throw a neighborhood barbecue and my gay neighbors accept my invitation, it does not make me gay nor does it automatically infer that I support whatever political views my gay neighbors might have.

Guilt by association, in this manner, is a weak argument.

Has it really gotten so bad that we're having to invoke McCarthy's ghost?

~Heff



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:09 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by xuenchen
 


Gotta love Breitbart.

When any entity holds a public demonstration or march, the supporters who show up will almost always represent a variety of interests and ideals. To associate the teachers union with every group or agenda based organization that came out in support is irrational.

If I throw a neighborhood barbecue and my gay neighbors accept my invitation, it does not make me gay nor does it automatically infer that I support whatever political views my gay neighbors might have.

Guilt by association, in this manner, is a weak argument.

Has it really gotten so bad that we're having to invoke McCarthy's ghost?

~Heff



The Chicago Teachers Union strike is a far far cry from a "neighborhood barbecue" !!

There's billions of dollars involved in this strike, not a hundred bucks for some ribs and chicken.

The "associations" of the union and the socialist outfits are clear.

They have common agendas and many of those agendas are not friendly to taxpayers or students are they?



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:13 AM
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I would say any teachers strike, especially in the current climate of lay-offs, cut backs, and budgetary woes, is definitely meant to improve things for students.

As for taxpayers? Well there are those of us who don't mind paying taxes, if they benefit our communities, and there are those who will gripe about taxes no matter what.

IMO associating legitimate concerns with "socialism" and "communism" is just the newest way for Grover N and his cronies to vilify the masses and keep the Bush era tax cuts flowing.

It's a mind game.

~Heff



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:22 AM
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I actually watched the video.

When a teacher was actually interviewed and asked about Che, she said he was a man who stood by labor. She forgot to mention, he was also a murder.

That was my take. Even if the piece was sensationalized, the video, speaks volumes. These teachers want the support, and can care less where it comes from.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:25 AM
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Pretty dumb, with unemployment at the rate that it is they should just can all the teachers that strike and hire people off the street to do their jobs. I mean its not like they could do the job any more poorly or anything.
Unions are a much bigger threat to the public than any corporation. Think about it, what would happen if for 2 weeks all the WalMarts, Pizza huts, McDonalds and Apple stores decided to close unless people paid more for their goods.
Now what would happen if all the firefighters, police officers, teachers and water treatment workers went on strike for three weeks.
If it was not for all the greedy unions we would have a LOT more manufacturing in America.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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I also watched the video but tend to take a big picture view, rather than getting lost in minutia. The teacher is responsible for her comments, to be sure. But to take the leap that her comments encompass the totality of the issue and are the predominant concern is something I am not willing to do.

The teacher, as an individual is entitled to her opinions and viewpoints, regardless of how enlightened or popular they might be. The caveat is that they are her opinions and not universal to the strike or anything else.

~Heff



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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If I owned a home in Chicago I'd be beyond pissed. I proudly vote against any and all school levies and tax increases because the teaching unions and the administrators have done absolutely nothing but display their incompetence to run a district or teach children. Our teachers are failures on so many levels it's a disgrace to even call them educators.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:35 AM
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Chicago Teachers March in Solidarity with International Socialists


And? Were the teachers supposed to tell them to leave? Do you not believe in the 1rst amendment?

Would you make a thread on this if they marched with a group of "international capitalists"?



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:36 AM
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What the teachers say in the video really means nothing, even if you had a video with interviews from every teacher there it would not mean anything. When their union leaders say they have to strike, they have to strike. It does not matter if the teacher agrees or not- they still have to strike.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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Breitbart is worthless. The OP is sensationalized. There is a story here, unfortunately Breitbart is garbage and the OP doesn't know the real story.

The teachers are not the problem. They are oft times demonized, it's a mistake. The unions are the problem. Unions fight against everything that would fix education. They fight against merit based pay, they fight against having to make teachers accountable and responsible. It's disgusting and it is harming our children and the future of this country.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 06:04 AM
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Exactly right about Breitbart. This is the OP's third (that I have seen) thread having to do with the strike and in his other two he has ignored any post pointing out the real issues behind the strike. It's pretty clear that the GOP propagandist media is building up steam over this issue.

Anyone wanting to read some truth can check out my posts, here and here.
edit on 13-9-2012 by Kali74 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 06:07 AM
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Chicago Teachers March in Solidarity with International Socialists

I'm not surprised. I wonder how Rahm likes being mayor of that corrupt thug-haven?


Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
The teachers are not the problem. They are oft times demonized, it's a mistake. The unions are the problem.

... and the teachers make up the unions. The NEA is full of thugs.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke

Chicago Teachers March in Solidarity with International Socialists




And? Were the teachers supposed to tell them to leave?
I don't know. Do you think they were invited by the Union leadership? Or did they just show up? I wonder if they all had permits? It was probably a concerted effort.




Do you not believe in the 1rst amendment?
Yes I believe----do You?




Would you make a thread on this if they marched with a group of "international capitalists"?
Absol-freekin-lootly !!!

What a topic THAT would be eh?

Has that ever happened anywhere in the world?



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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Ah, but the man asked many teachers about marching with socialists. NONE of them had a problem with that.

That was the big picture also.





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