Wisconsin Teachers’ Unions Trained by Well-Funded Alinsky Group

While Alinsky only lived until 1972, IAF has continued to function. The organization boasts: “The living reality of the IAF is overwhelmingly present in the 59 IAF affiliates functioning in 21 states, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia.”

Breitbart.com has learned that teachers in Wisconsin have been attending routine training workshops with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a radical organization founded by Saul Alinsky in 1940.

In a video produced by the MacIver Institute, organizers are seen arriving at a March 17 training session with the Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin’s state teachers union.

Teachers’ unions led last year’s protests in Wisconsin against collective bargaining reforms, and are now heavily involved in the effort to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. In addition to Alinskyite groups, the recall effort has attracted the support of radicals such as unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

In a little-known speech to Wisconsin teachers last September, Ayers spoke of the need for “a new kind of education for a new kind of citizens that can make a new kind of society” (part 1 is here; part 2 is here).

The training tactics of the IAF were detailed in a 1994 book by Jim Rooney called Organizing the South Bronx, which was praised by Ayers as on the back cover as “an outstanding book.”

The book details the IAF’s tactics as follows:

“IAF leaders are brazenly explicit about their appetite for power.” (p. 222)

“There is no nice way to bring about change. All change comes through pressure and threats.” (p. 226)

“Increase militancy by polarizing the situation, by identifying the enemy and by developing the situation in terms of good guys and bad guys.” (p. 89)

“It is absolutely essential to select a ripe target [a person] and build animosity toward him or her.” (p. 228)


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