Occupy Chicago May Day march pics you won’t see in the establishment media

Guest Post courtesy of Marathon Pundit.

After a slew of videos, I now turn to my photographic files from yesterday’s Occupy Chicago May Day march.

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The flag of their nation. Union Park on Chicago’s West Side is where the march began.

Yes, the banner reads, “Open the f*cking borders.” Keep it classy, leftists.

His shirt declares, “Smash all borders with communist revolution.”

Their signs contain a Karl Marx quote.

Chicago school kids: Do you know where your unionized teacher is?

This picture is priceless in terms of telling this story. The red flag contains a rendering of communist murderer Che Guevara. But the white flag is unique. On it you will see Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, and the second worst mass murderer in history, Josef Stalin. I never dreamed that I’d see a flag with Stalin’s image in my country. What an abomination. My mother-in-law knew people who died in Stalin’s Gulags.

Who was the biggest murderer of all time? Another communist, Mao Zedong.

At the post-march Federal Plaza rally the president of a different Teamsters localswatted down my video camera. Still, I’d like to ask the president of Teamsters Local 705 if he felt comfortable walking with communists, socialists, and anarchists, to borrow Rebelpundit’s questioning.

In regards to Greece, yes, “We are all in the same struggle.” Why? Because President Obama’s reckless spending put us there.

The Israeli-Palestinian dispute is not analogous to South African apartheid. Oh, there is apartheid in Mexico? Who knew?!?

It’s not a left-wing rally without Israel bashing.

The left is always quick to point the finger and call others racists.

The International Workers of the World, commonly known as Wobblies, have been socialists for over 100 years.

The occupiers decry bailouts, but they are oddly quiet about Obama’s bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler–which gave the United Autoworkers part-ownership of the automakers. Crony capitalism at work.

Bradley Manning is accused of disclosing government secrets in the WikiLeaks scandal. To the ultra-left he’s a hero. That’s appalling. Besides, what does Manning have to do with Wall Street ‘greed?’

Capitalism is failing because of Obama’s socialist policies.

Liberals regularly condemn conservatives’ alleged mixture of religion and politics.

Back in the USSR?

Sometimes when I report on these events I wonder if the establishment media was at the same rally. Which is why I’m including two photographs here that I used in my Teamsters post last night. Chicago Tribune, where are your May Day pictures of the socialists and the communists? Chicago Sun-Times, where are yours?

If you aren’t going to report the entire story, then don’t bother at all.



Here is Urban Infidel’s report from Occupy Wall Street’s May Day hootenanny.

-Marathon Pundit

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1305667197 Ellen Hayes


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1305667197 Ellen Hayes

    Let’s get those phone calls going to the White House! You’ll never change anything sitting here typing about it! Take Action!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002390925258 Lee Singleton

    Capitalism now, capitalism forever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000559590211 Becci Springer

    It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy knowing the Pres. of the United States of America aproves of the message, from these people.

    • niki069a

      It even gets warmer when Dumbo gets booted out on his ass in November.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1165803069 Paul Clark

    This is really getting scary. Kids 20 and under don’ remember and they’re being manipulated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1432145932 William D. Kirk


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1302856350 Becky N Russell King

    who taught these people that communism or socialism was good? they obviously haven’t heard the stories of torture and death and unfairness directly caused by their heroes. I hope they don’t learn the hard way and see how bad life can get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1282596967 Jason Landry

    It’s always people that have not lived under communism or socialism that think it’s so great. Have they not ever cracked at history book? They will regret it so much if they get what they want.

    • Mark N DFW

      All through the 80s and 90s history books have been rewritten and teachers began teaching a history unlike any that we learned in the 60s and 70s.

    • Brandon

      Yeah Capitalism has done wonders for us. I’m not promoting any governmental style I just know Capitalism has made us greedy and turned money into GOD in this country. People no longer care about other people in this country they care about their bank account or the next big screen TV. Yeah Capitalism has done wonders.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505040111 Caleb Joel Drake

    I’m appalled that people want communism/socialism… Completely in-American, how about we deport them to their most favorite country…china!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1608540106 Tina Waters

    We see Pelosi and BO patting them on their backs!! Good Job!! I thought we FOUGHT communism!!! Let’s bring it on home!!! they disgust me!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625047297 Jim Richardson

    I’d pay to send one to China with a one way ticket!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1376076079 Ronald Hayes Yonce

    Only idiots would want to make the future worse than it’s. Already going to be!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585687242 David Joseph Quinn


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000954041816 Cory Simonson

    Under Soviet Rule they would all have been conscripted at 18 and forced to serve for two years while their parents waited hours in line every morning for a loaf of bread among many of the hardships communism brought to the Soviet Union, ohh.. and you were shot if you tried to leave and cross the border, no one was trying to get in to enjoy the benefits of that socialist system!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1549370023 Elaine Leonard Nause

    Becky, it would be our public schools and our Liberal universities who have taught these kids socialism and communism are great system to live under. Not all but most are teaching a biased agenda. My son’s school does a great job of teaching the truth. They did a great job teaching about communism vs capitalism. They used North Korea as an example and my son opened my eyes to the true state of that nation. If our schools did the proper job, we would not have these young kids screaming for these failed economic systems.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1175889310 Michelle Helzer Egbert

    Today is national prayer day!!! Can you post something for everyone to let them know??! Thank you and God bless you all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649222913 John Randles

    Didn’t see this on the three major networks! It’s what some of the children are taught before they are old enough to attend school that is very frightening!

  • RanDomino

    Death to Marxism!
    Sincerely, an Anarchist
    (we hate them even more than we hate capitalism, actually)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1117870249 Bonnie Miller Barber

    Shared. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1431586819 Ronald E. Lundgren

    The lame stream media does everything it can to protect the socialist/communist/liberal movement in our country, and they must be stopped.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1639644536 Sally Lane

    If they do not like the way our country is why in the heck don’t they just go someplace where they have what they want and leave us alone!!!

    • Brandon

      kinda like what we did to the Indians huh? Oh wait it was their country and we slaughtered them my bad.

      • http://brandon someone


        Trying to bring up old wonds with the Indians being slaughtered huh.? Well it’s seems you have forgotten some history. I guess you didn’t know that the Indians have gotten all kinds of help even to this day. They also get to own Land and do not have to pay taxes on them. They have been helped in ways I guess you just haven’t paid attention to. And dont even get me started on Reservations.

        And while we’re at it, why not bring up the old wond of Slavery, huh.? I guess you didn’t know that the 13th Amendment didn’t give slaves their freedom, it actually took away their “god given rights”. Also that the 14th Amendment not only took away slaves rights further, but EVERY US citizen in america and gave them the stautus of “freed slave”. Opps, guess you didn’t know all this because you were too busy watching the TV/computer and ranting/raving about subjects you know absolutly nothing about.

        Unless you get off your cough and go find out what freedoms our founding fathers actually intended for this country (INCLUDING NATIVE INDIANS AFRICAN AMERICANS) , than don’t post your “trolling” comments here. And while your at it, sense you hinted at loving this article so much, you might want to stop posting your comments anywhere or speaking out freely, because if you dont figure things out you might soon no longer have your 1st amendment right of Freedom of Speech. So go join your Socialist/Communist friends and get ready to be told what to say, what to do, and when to do it, and when you can go to the bathroom.
        But I send you love and light though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002908947293 Mark Todd

    They will step over the line and may be shot & killed…then more hell will break loose…..I say ..aim at the ones with commie flags first…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510752433 Jerry Ford

    TIRED of this bullshit – lying – stealing – tyranny – freedom grabbers / VOTE RON PAUL

    • http://nevadagranny88@yahoo.com kathy nawara

      TIRED of this bullshit – lying – stealing – tyranny – freedom grabbers / VOTE RON PAUL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000203103362 Keith Dobbs

    These people are worse than slime. I would like to find the rock they climbed out from under and smash it.

  • drava32000

    Captialism didnt fail Humanity; Humanity failed Capitalism

  • Smitty

    Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35
    January 10, 1963
    Current Communist Goals
    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
    16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
    19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
    20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
    21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
    24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
    25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
    28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
    29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
    32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
    38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
    39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
    40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
    41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
    42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
    Can you see where this is going? Can you see the current push in these directions? Open your eyes!

  • J G

    Regardless of your opinion of Bradley Manning. Holding someone without a speedy trial violates the Constitution. I thought we as conservatives are trying to enforce the Constitution, not make a mockery of it. Think before you bash!!

  • http://ClownsaretheGoons L.Buckner

    These clowns are so stupid and pathetic . If the US suddenly became commie & socialist they would be ground under the wheels of the commies and turned into animal fodder .They would be waist in the commie cogs of time . They don’t have a clue . Commies/socialists turn them into slaves ,they would have to have a job whether they want one or not . It wouldnt be so glorious having to work for free so the government would thrive . What idiots these wimpy assed clowns are !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317014014 Brandon Waterman

    nothing that an M-1919 with several thousand rounds and an extra barrel couldnt take care of. Maybe a ma-duece in there just for the fun of it, scum bag commies. Would be fun to prance around and buttstroke these morons right in the temple

  • Brandon

    Once a again you have managed to bring the fringe element into play instead of judging on a whole. You would make an excellent MSM reporter because you don’t delve into the problem you accentuate the fringe people. By in large OWS is a peaceful movement that wants justice for the economic mess this country is enduring right now. I have been to several rallies and yes you see some idiots there but the overwhelming majority is peaceful and thoughtful. But I bet my left eye you didn’t bother to talk to anyone or try and get a story on what it’s really got these people so up in arms they are acting like this. Great reporting, your job at FOX NEWS is waiting.

  • Konrad

    People who carried Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin flag must be completely crazy. This is not a question they are simply sick. Their place in the madhouse if they are not Russian provocateurs.

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  • Candide

    Notice how the youth with the “Ya all some racist” sign has the same vacant glassy eyed smile as the Westboro Baptist clan gets when they display their signs of homophobia and hate. Coincidence? I think not.