Teachers Attend Marxist Conference, Toss Out Journalist

Rebel Pundit sat in on a Marxist conference at Northwestern University, at least until he got the boot. Many of those in attendance were teachers, planning how to advance their communist agenda in the schools. Isn’t that just lovely?

This Saturday, the Midwest Marxist Conference was held at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The event was teeming with teachers who spoke about the new found bond between the radical socialists and their Teachers Union. The all-day event, which collected money to support Chicago Socialists and featured a communist bookstore, provided students on-campus along with the radical left community to plan the next phase in their activism.

Becca Barnes, a Chicago Teachers Union teacher and organizer with Chicago Socialists, proclaimed at the beginning of the conference that “the struggle here in the United States has entered a new phase. Nowhere have we pointed the way forward more clearly than here in Chicago with the teachers union strike.”

After the opening plenary, breakout sessions addressed more specific topics like the history of the Democratic party, education, and case studies in Russia. In these sessions, speakers continued to celebrate the use of education as a mechanism to insert Marxism into public institutions. In one session, the idea of targeting their message to students, even over “the working class,” was debated.

Read the whole thing, as there is much more, including video of Rebel Pundit getting kicked out of the conference when he didn’t sufficiently express his solidarity with this group of communist thugs. Oh, and next week the Marxists will take their traveling road show to the University of Wisconsin Madison to recruit some more young students into their communist revolution.