Exposed! Chicago Teachers Union VP Caught At Marxist Revolutionary Conference

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union and Vice president Jesse Sharkey talk to the media as Chicago Public Schools will be on Strike this Monday. Sunday Sept 9, 2012 | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Jesse Sharkey, Vice President of the Chicago Teachers Union, was recently discovered participating in a Midwest Marxist Conference.  The secretive conference was held solely for radical supporters of Marxism and anyone deemed to “not be a Communist” was removed from attendance.

When asked during an interview last week on a local Chicago radio show about his association with the radical Marxist revolutionaries, Sharkey declared it his right to attend a Marxist conference, then refused to respond further. has the story,

While a guest on a local Chicago radio show, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) VP Jesse Sharkey was questioned over his recent participation in the Midwest Marxism Conference and refused to answer why he was there and what relationship the Chicago Teachers Union has with the conference and sponsoring organization, the International Socialists Organization. Sharkey, who was documented by Breitbart News attending the Marxist conference at Northwestern University last month, appeared caught off-guard and struggled to respond to the question.

WLS radio’s Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft had Sharkey on their show to discuss the ongoing school closing battle between the CTU and the Chicago Public Schools. Sharkey had been discussing the Chicago Teachers Union’s network of coalitions that supported the recent teachers strike, when Proft asked him to address the union’s relationship with “revolutionary movements.”

Sharkey first stammered that Proft’s question was “McCarthyism,” but when he persisted [Editor’s note: in an effort to keep Sharkey’s response intact, we have done our best to transcribe the stutters and “ums” as uttered]:

Read the rest with the transcript here.

It is the right of the Teachers Union VP to associate himself with a bunch of Marxist revolutionaries.  And it is the public’s right to know what sort of evil operation is in charge of teaching our children.

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  • Is this just a coincidence, or did Gateway Pundit just mix up the picture about the Demon Pig in Chicago with the picture in this story….

  • cavt

    It is sad what the teacher’s unions have become. And teachers haven’t stopped it. Look at that ‘rich people are bad’ video that the Ca teachers union is showing. The only reason for that is to destroy capitalism in our society. Now these leaders of teachers are not afraid to be seen at marxist/communist meetings. America is in serious trouble.

  • gastorgrab

    “Sharkey first stammered that Proft’s question was “McCarthyism,”……”


    ……but when that didn’t work, she called him a “RACIST!”

  • Freddy

    The teachers unions all across the country are the front lines of the communist war AGAINST the US Constitution.

    The members consist of usefull idiots or full blown marxists. Their ultimate goal is a COMMUNIST country on the ashes of the US Constitution.

    Like all communists, at some point, they will be demanding the extermination of anyone that opposes them!

  • gastorgrab

    Isn’t it funny that black leaders like Webb Dubois, Frank Marshall Davis, Paul Robeson, made a lot of noise for decades and never really accomplished anything on the ‘Equal Rights’ front, but when a certain black Republican Preacher came along things finally started to happen?

    The difference? Communists are useless trash that only know how to destroy things. It took the patience of a simple black preacher, Martin Luther King, to get anything done. See how efficient people can be when lying, cheating, and stealing are not part of their vocabulary?

    When extortion is your only skill, don’t be surprised when no one trusts you.

  • Economan

    This is why these people love public schools. They have captive audiences for their propaganda. Schools have nothing but breeding grounds for more of these Statist misfits.

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  • Jaimo

    Jesus, maybe if that fat*ss did something other than shovel food in her mouth, the kids might learn more.

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  • Remco Kimber

    Karen Lewis and her 5 chins represented C’s teachers exceptionally well.

    Fat public employees. Always a welcome sign.

  • SeniorD

    He’s a Unionist, a true-believer in the Marxist John Dewey’s remake of the Public School System, what else could he be other than a rabid Marxist?

  • bg
  • Buffalobob

    I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
    Only a hippopotamus will do
    No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
    I only like hippopotamuses
    And hippopotamuses like me too

  • SeniorD

    Forgot to mention he is from Alinsky-ite Chicago where the Muslim-Marxist-Maoist Obama, the Stalinist Hillary and unrepentent terrorists Little Billy Ayers and Bernadine Dohn come from.

    Are we seeing a pattern here?

  • bg
  • Militant Conservative

    The country is lost politically.

    The tree must be watered now to reverse this.

  • cnation

    You can shout it from the rooftops, skywrite it, doesn’t matter and won’t make a bit of difference. This is the country that just put obama back in office. It’s over folks….and if you’re doing anything other than planning and preparing for the safety and welfare of your family through what comes next, you’re just wasting time.

  • bg


    SeniorD #14 December 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    oh yes, since before he won the first time.. 🙁


  • I wonder if he ran into Barry while he was there.

  • Big Al

    Gee do ya think the red shirts signify anything? Where’s tail gunner Joe when we really need him?

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  • Truth Teller

    These two must have less than 30 IQ points to share…boy do they look dim.

    Time to clean house – we must collectively rise and flush these traitors out.

  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    Where is Joe Mc Carthy when you need him? Who is the new McCarthy? Is there a single congressperson who loves their country enough to have the courage that man did! Well, Allen West does, but the Marxists ensured his defeat.

  • lizzy84

    #17 December 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    cnation commented:


    Pray and prepare accordingly…the next 4 years are NOT going to be pretty.

  • lizzy84


    Yet another “sterling” oBama appointee:

  • lIZ

    Haters! This just explains everything, doesn’t it? Blood suckers.

  • mcashc

    Just look at her…….enough said. Just like Michael Moore- pissed at the world because they are fat and ugly. Commies hate competition. They remember being picked last in gym class, sucking at sports, excluded from the cool kids. This is their revenge. It is over……when good people do nothing evil takes over. And people stop with the mlk admiration. Do a little research on him before you praise him. He was a womanizing cheater, a communist, and a plagiarist. His doctoral thesis and his I have a dream speach were plagiarized. Yet we have a holiday named after him. White PC has destroyed this country.

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  • squeaky

    not a chicago issue but related to previous detroit post……..
    [You’d be smiling, too, if your property taxes were only $68 per year.
    The Detroit Free Press reports that a member of the city council pays just $68 in annual property taxes on her Tudor style home, although neighbors in comparable homes pay $2000-6000.]

  • Deborah Leigh

    In California (and probably other states), there are “reconquista” (primarily Mexican heritage) organizations that hold conferences on school property. They are dedicated to the retaking of what they feel is stolen land, and as teachers/administrators they have a captive audience for their Marxist propaganda.

  • gastorgrab

    Number of people who were falsely accused of being a communist by Senator Joe McCarthy:


  • Chris W.

    I’m confused. I thought you had to be a card-carrying Communist to join the teacher’s union in the first place.

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  • Arius

    It should be called the Communist Teachers Union.

  • We need more people dedicated to the betterment of the working/middle class, small business and the poor. Jess is one of those people.

  • Blither box

    Communists aren’t people. They regurgitate like parrots they don’t talk, they stand for decay and a reduction of everything to its lowest common denominator while failing to notice the ruin they leave behind them. They make heroes and erect statues to the foulest civilization ruining mass murderers the world has ever known. The world never needed their disease and it doesn’t need it now. They should be thrown to almighty Sarlac and forgotten.