They Ain’t Peaceful: The Rich Loot Wisconsin 24/7! (They Are Who The Police Really Protect)

They Ain’t Peaceful Rich Bradley WI BOPM Leaflet 6 20 2020

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Michael Grebe

In a 2011 interview, Grebe emphasized the Bradley Foundation’s continued funding of right-wing think tanks and advocacy groups.

“In many respects, being stewards has caused us to continue funding what some of us refer to as the conservative intellectual infrastructure in this country through think tanks, academics and publications,” Grebe said. “We continue to do that. I don’t think as a matter of philosophical orientation, (the foundation) has changed much in that area. We still look for conservatives who are developing ideas in public policy.”

Michael Grebe, former President and CEO of the Bradley Foundation and Board Member, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (sourcewatch.org)

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Note: Bradley money helped to fund the eugenics based book “The Bell Curve….” whose authors state Black people are “genetically inferior”

Bradley’s 990 Forms:

Listings of Those who’ve received “grants:”

https://www.bradleyfdn.org/grants/archived-grants

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Bradley Foundation

1400 N Water Street, Suite 300

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wisconsin Institute for

Law & Liberty

330 E. Kilbourn Ave, Suite 725

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Bradley’s program in short is a capitalism with the gloves off approach: Reducing or shredding social safety nets and regulations and attacking unions at every turn all of which has led to what we’re now facing during this COVID-19 pandemic. And of course supporting the repressive forces such as the cops and as necessary for them extra-legal forces. / [https://projects.jsonline.com/news/2017/5/5/hacked-records-show-bradley-foundation-taking-wisconsin-model-national.html

A short list of the right-wing/Wall Street/Pentagon violent full court press austerity in Wisconsin since 2011 (that is now law or instituted in some form ‘legally’)

  • Act 10;
  • Right-To-Work (for less);
  • Elimination of residency rules;
  • Increasing funding for the prison-industrial complex;
  • The gutting of environmental regulations;
  • Attacks on women’s reproductive freedom;
  • Bigoted attacks on the LGBTQ community;
  • Reduction of Civil Service and Tenure protections;
  • Attacked migrants/the undocumented by removing opportunities to obtain drivers licenses, to access worker protections and more;
  • Supporting the Pentagon budget and bank bailouts and giving more debt service to finance capital;
  • Numerous attacks on Unemployment Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid;
  • Wage cuts for public sector workers whereby workers have to pay more of their take home pay for pensions and healthcare;
  • Relaxed or eviscerated hundreds of regulatory laws, statutes and codes for corporations and banks in Wisconsin;
  • Eviscerated environmental resource protections and  reduced the Department of Natural Resources (also placed science denier functionaries in this state department and others)
  • De-funding Planned Parenthood and other health care services for women and LGBTQ people;
  • Eliminating or de-funding social safety net programs;
  • De-funding and attacking the world renowned University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical System;
  • Eliminating numerous supports including resource centers for K-12 and higher education students within public education;
  • Increasing funding for the police and not for living wage jobs and other direly needed services;
  • Massive wage cuts (BILLIONS since 2011) for public sector workers annually as per Act 10 even if a union is “re-certified” that union can only bargain over wages up to the rate of inflation;
  • Deepening austerity by de-funding public education and other public services;
  • Destroying regulations in the health care industry and elsewhere;
  • Billions more to the banks in “debt service” and other austerity mechanisms;
  • And much more ….
  • Now these right-wingers – in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic no less – claim they care about us the workers and our communities and our small businesses. We know the racist rich only care about one thing: profit! Through these “re-open” recruitment rallies and with people’s rebellions such as those going on in Kenosha, the Wall Street vultures – with the open assistance of the Trump administration – are attempting to consolidate an even deeper right-wing white supremacist base by activating their networks, alliances and politicians such as Scott Walker – and to try and divide white workers from their real class allies. We in the people’s struggle will not let this happen! Venceremos! All power to the people!

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