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University of Missouri Labor Studies Department is feeling the heat from the release of damning videos last week, and further pressure from Adam Sharp of SharpElbows.net seeking the truth about the course motives.

Earlier this week I went to University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) to try and get the Chancellor to comment on the controversial videos that had come from Professor Judy Ancel and Don Giljum’s Labor Studies class. I visited Wood’s Hall and spoke to several high-ranking University officials on camera. Never once was I told I was trespassing, or that I could not film.

 

Because of that positive experience at Wood’s Hall, I felt comfortable returning to UMSL on Saturday, April 30th, in an attempt to interview Don Giljum, arriving at UMSL at approximately 2:15 pm. The class was scheduled to take a break at 2:30. I found Giljum’s classroom, waited outside quietly and not approaching the door so as not to disrupt the class. I had waited several minutes when Giljum (I recognized him from the videos) and another man exited the classroom, walking by me as they proceeded down a hall. I stayed put as I realized Giljum would have to return to his classroom at some point.

Giljum and the other man parted ways and he started to head back to his classroom.

I asked, ”Are You Don Giljum?” as he approached. ”Yes,” he responded, coming towards me. A press pass hanging around my neck was cleary visible. He walked up to me and stood in front of my camera with his back to the classroom door. I asked “When was the last time you committed industrial sabotage, or threatened the use of industrial sabotage to gain leverage in a Union negotiation?” “Never, said Giljum, “that was all taken out of context.”

He asked me my name and I told him. He then asked me who I was with. I told him SharpElbows.Net. “Are you the one who did the internet hatchet job on me?” he asked. “I didn’t see any hatchet job, just your words on video” I said. That’s when Giljum appeared to lose it!

He grabbed my camera, breaking it off from the mono-pod upon which it was mounted. The mono-pod fell to the ground behind me and the camera slammed to the floor, tumbling under a desk on the side of the hall. He then tried to punch me. Luckily, I was able to quickly mostly slip Giljum’s punch, stepping back away from him. Once I felt I was at a safe distance, I pulled my back-up video camera out of my pocket and was able to capture a small piece of video.

Full Article here: SharpElbows.Net.

4 Responses

  1. Djmcs

    http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2011/05/exclusive-interview-breitbarts.html#comment-form

    Interviews with students whose class was disrupted by citizen “journalist’ (aka TP/Breibart provocateur).

    This is an absolute disgrace. The original video was hopelessly debunked as a complete hatchet job. This fringe band of bully instigators are obviously using dishonest, unethical, and arguably dangerous tactics to fabricate a terribly biased narrative that is of benefit only to themselves. Luckily, in the process, they have disgraced and embarassed themselves to a degree that it would be impossible to take them at all seriously in the future.

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    • rebelpundit

      LOLOLOL!!!! Awe.. A whole bunch of communist freaks are upset they got caught. Waaaah.. you don’t like a biased narrative? You mean like the Tea Party is RACIST.. Learn how to not say UM so much in an interview loser, maybe you can get a listener.

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      • Tony Raymond

        I agree…it’s amazing how these libs defend the guilty by piling lie upon lie. Keep the pressure on, my friend. The cracks are growing wider.

  2. tw mcd

    “band of bully instigators are obviously using dishonest, unethical, and arguably dangerous tactics to fabricate a terribly biased narrative that is of benefit only to themselves”

    whoa, did you just read that right out of “Union Tactics 101”?

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