Obama the fire brand: 1988 Occupy Chicago
He would have organized them.
From Stanley Kurtz’s essential Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, pp. 117-8:
In fact, Obama personally helped plan one of UNO’s most confrontational actions of the eighties [in 1988]: a break-in meant to intimidate a coalition of local business and neighborhood leaders into dropping a landfill expansion deal.
We know of Obama’s involvement in this demonstration only because his supporters in 2008 felt it necessary to rebut charges that, contrary to his claims of inter-racial healing, he had organized exclusively with blacks. Only then did Obama’s former colleagues from UNO [United Neighborhood Organization, a largely Mexican group] of Chicago reveal that he had helped to plan and lead this multi-ethnic demonstration…
- Rick Perry: It’s ‘Fun’ To Poke Barack Obama About His Birth Certificate (mediaite.com)
- In this link here, Barack Obama’s campaign staff introduces itself to the Tumblr community. When was the last time you saw Mitt Romney up in this piece? (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- **Update** Communist Marching with #OccupyChicago Identified as OFA Organizer for President Obama (roarkmj.wordpress.com)
Posted on October 25, 2011, in Government Trough, Pig Trough and tagged barack obama, chicago, Government, history, obama, President, Stanley Kurtz, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.