- REDIRECT Michael Baker, Illinois communist
"Support Bill Ayers"
In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.
In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.
- We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
- We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.
Michael Baker signed the statement.
Congress Hotel picket
On Saturday morning, December 12,2009 members of Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Greater Oak Park Democratic Socialists of America, Oak Park Coalition for Truth & Justice, 3rd Unitarian, Unity Temple got together for a spell on the Congress Hotel picket line. About 18 people turned out to supplement the strikers' line, including 7 DSA members. Jorge Mujica, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Representative from the 3rd Congressional District, was also on the picket line. DSA members Michael Baker and Tom Broderick organized the turnout.