The #Obama #Alinsky #Acorn Story in “Nut” Shell #tcot

April 11, 2013

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The #Obama #Alinsky #Acorn Story in “Nut” Shell #tcot Until he became a full-time elected legislator in 1996, the focus of Obama’s political activities was the largest radical organization in the United States, Acorn, which was built on the Alinksy model of community organizing. A summary of his Acorn activities was compiled by the Wall Street Journal: In 1991, he […]

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Saul Alinsky and The Industrial Areas Foundation

April 11, 2013

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  SAUL ALINSKY AND THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS FOUNDATION – BUILDING STRONG CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS FOR POWER — ACTION — JUSTICE. Alinsky: More Important Now Than Ever By Sanford D. Horwitt A good many years ago on this day [June 12th], the pioneering Chicago community organizer Saul Alinsky died. But, like one of his heroes, Tom Paine, who […]

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Saul Alinsky Interview Part 13

April 11, 2013

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  Saul Alinsky Interview Part 13 Final Thoughts PLAYBOY: You seem optimistic. But most radicals and some liberals have expressed fear that we’re heading into a new era of repression and privacy invasion. Are their fears exaggerated, or is there a real danger of America becoming a police state? ALINSKY: Of course there’s that danger, […]

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Saul Alinsky Interview Part 12

April 11, 2013

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  Saul Alinsky Interview Part 12 The Struggle with Eastman Kodak PLAYBOY: What was your next organizational target after Woodlawn? ALINSKY: I kept my fingers in a number of pies throughout the Sixties, organizing community-action groups in the black slums of Kansas City and Buffalo, and sponsoring and funding the Community Service Organization of Mexican-Americans […]

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Saul ALinsky Interview Part 11

April 11, 2013

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  Saul ALinsky Interview Part 11 More Tactics, More Targets PLAYBOY: Can’t your conflict tactics exacerbate a dispute to a point where it’s no longer susceptible to a compromise solution? ALINSKY: No, we gauge our tactics very carefully in that respect. Not only are all of our most effective tactics completely nonviolent but very often […]

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Saul Alinsky Interview Part 10

April 11, 2013

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  Saul Alinsky Interview Part 10 After World War Two — Jousting with McCarthy and Organizing an African American Slum PLAYBOY: What did you do after the war? ALINSKY: I went back to community-organization work, crisscrossing the country, working in slums in New York and Detroit and Buffalo and in Mexican barrios in California and […]

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Saul Alinsky Interview Part 9

April 11, 2013

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  Saul Alinsky Interview Part 9 After Success, Further Organizing Projects PLAYBOY: What was your next organizational effort after your success in Back of the Yards? ALINSKY: Well, in the aftermath of Back of the Yards, a lot of people who’d said it couldn’t be done were patting me on the back, but none of […]

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