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Neo-Nazis Get Millions from Billionaires & Rightwing Politicians To Terrorize Academics
by Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek Radio
Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018 10:18 AM
WorkWeek looks at the attack on AFT 6300 GEO UIUC Lecturer Tariq Khan and his family by Turning Point USA and how it is funding racists and neo-nazis to terrorize and attack left professors, lecturers and workers at universities though out the country.
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Neo-Nazis Get Millions from Billionaires and Rightwing Politicians To Attack and Terrorize University Professors, Lecturers & Workers
Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek radio on 1-22-18 interviews AFT 6300 GEO UIUC Lecturer Tariq Khan the attacks on him and his family and how billionaires, racist reactionary politicians including in the Trump government are attacking leftists and workers at his campuses around the country. He also discusses the role of Tea Party Illinois governor Bruce Raurner who gave $100,000 to this racist reactionary organization which recruits and trains political operatives with a budget of $8 million and attacks workers at the University of Illinois Champaign-Ubrana. This national organization is expanding and hiring students throughout the country to engage in these political and terrorist threats.

For more media:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yvette-felarca-neo-nazi-fascism_us_59949dece4b0d0d2cc83d266
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c1ODwY66WepdfRSJ7gU0xPgPzM6j12lAitnyWYxnlV8/edit
https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-It-s-Like-to-Be-Named/238486
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/us/professor-watchlist-is-seen-as-threat-to-academic-freedom.html 3 ​https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/education/edlife/internet-trolls-social-media-professors.html
https://www.chronicle.com/article/Inside-a-Stealth-Plan-for/240008

To support Tariq Khan and drop the charges contact:

Assistant Dean of Students, Rony Die: ronydie [at] illinois.edu
Associate Dean of Students, Justin Brown: justbrow [at] illinois.edu

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§Rightwing Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Is Funding Alt-Right Joel Valdez
by Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek Radio Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018 10:18 AM
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Rightwing Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Is Funding Alt-Right Joel Valdez and other racists and neo-nazis to attack left professors, lecturers and workers at universities throughout the country.
§Rightwing Student Operative Funded By Billionaires on Campuses
by Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek Radio Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018 10:18 AM
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Turning Point USA is funding by rightwing reactionary billionaires and racist politicians to attack leftist on campuses
§Union Busting Illinois Gov Rauner Funds Rightwing Neo-Nazis
by Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek Radio Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018 10:18 AM
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is helping to fund a political operative front on college campuses including UIUC to harass, bully, terrorize and provoke unionists, leftists into confrontations. This support for neo-nazis and terrorists by these politicians and the billionaires is to protect their control of the university and their billions.
§Billionaires Fighting Communism On College Campuses
by Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek Radio Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018 10:18 AM
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Billionaires in the US are using their money to fund political operative organizations like Turning Point USA to attack, terrorize and bully unionists and leftists who challenge their money and power.

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by AFT 6300 Graduate Employees’ Organization (GE
Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018 12:51 PM
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AFT 6300 Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) at UIUC Statement in Support of Tariq Khan
"USA member making threats against Khan’s three young children, Tariq Khan and his family have received several more threats, including death threats, from white supremacists and neo-nazis."
https://www.facebook.com/uigeo/
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c1ODwY66WepdfRSJ7gU0xPgPzM6j12lAitnyWYxnlV8/edit

January 23, 2017

Tariq Khan, Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) member, anti-racist organizer, and PhD candidate in History, is the current target of a harassment campaign by the alt-right, specifically members of TPUSA (Turning Point USA), in Champaign-Urbana. Following the events three weeks ago that involved a TPUSA member making threats against Khan’s three young children, Tariq Khan and his family have received several more threats, including death threats, from white supremacists and neo-nazis. Local TPUSA members have also filed disciplinary charges against Khan through the Office of Student Conflict Resolution at UIUC.

We, the GEO, condemn TPUSA’s online and workplace campaign of threats, harassment, and intimidation against Tariq Khan. We understand that TPUSA, funded by wealthy far-right donors, is an alt-right affiliated organization which has ties to media outlets such as Breitbart, and runs the “Professor Watchlist” which harasses “leftist” and “anti-American” voices on campuses nationwide. Many of the reports manufactured by TPUSA are based on misleading and false information. According to its founder Charlier Kirk, TPUSA aims to tilt student government elections by giving TPUSA-backed student government candidates campaign funding that is often far in excess of what is normal or even allowable for campus elections. At UIUC, TPUSA has also stalked and filmed other student activists on campus. The harassment of Tariq Khan has to be seen in this larger context and the allegations of TPUSA members need to be tempered with existing information about TPUSA’s detrimental presence on campuses.,,, The operations of TPUSA within UIUC campus—from recruiting youth in their “soft white power” movement to orchestrating harassment campaigns against dissenting voices—poses a critical obstacle for ensuring a campus that says a clear “No” to racism and white supremacy.

We call upon the university to not take any disciplinary action against Tariq Khan because to do so would make the university explicitly supportive of the far right forces on campus.

The Graduate Employees’ Organization
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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