Quote from Henry Wallace Presidential Candidate of the Populist Party

The really dangerous American fascist… is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power… They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

~quoted in the New York Times, April 9, 1944

Henry A. Wallace

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Tommie Suber was born 10/26/1947 in Toledo Ohio is the oldest of eight children.

Suber is a well know Detroit labor and community organizer. He began his career as a radical and left wing Vietnam war protester. Employed with numerous public sector unions. These include serving as Vice President Council 23, AFSCME, A FL-CIO and President of its Local 1880, Founding member of the Michigan State Workers Organizing Committee, Vice President Michigan State Employees Association’s Safety and Regulatory bargaining unit, Field Representative UAW. Organizer local 1199 SEIU, and organizer National Treasury Employees Union employed on Social Security unionization campaign.

In Columbus, Ohio engaged in workplace and community organizing in a campaign to unionize Sodexo formally Marriott Corporation which is one of the top three catering and concession companies in the United States. Wages in this industry are among the lowest in the nation. The campaign was initiated by the SEIU union. Sodexo executives refused to recognize the Union and consequently began to initiate community resistance and boycott to contracting with Sodexo. The boycott was successful in getting Sodexo replaced as the contractor at Columbus Public Schools, the Ohio State University, and the Columbus Clippers baseball team.

During the Vietnam War was prosecuted for failure to submit to induction but was issued a directed verdict of not guilty by the trial judge. Subsequently, was prosecuted for standing in a doorway being rushed by FBI agents. the FBI had sent the graduating cl;ass of the FBI Academy to raid St. Josephs Episcopal church in Detroit in order to arrest a member of the Detroit Committee against the War who refused to report to Fort Leonard Wood for service in Vietnam. This time Suber was acquitted by a trial jury.

Employed by the states of Michigan and Ohio. Serving in the position as Child Support Investigator and Social Service Program Developer. In the latter position audited Ohio child support programs and served as hearing officer.

Upon retirement from the State of Michigan received commendations from the State Senate and House of Representatives.

Now resides in Kansas as a retiree but still active in community organizing.