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Saul Alinsky (1909–1972)

Saul Alinsky was born on January 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Saul David Alinsky. He was married to Irene McGinnis, Jean Graham and Helene Simon. He died on June 12, 1972 in Carmel, California, USA. See full bio »


(age 63) in Carmel, California, USA

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 1971 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 July 1971 (1971) ... Himself
 1968 Saul Alinsky Went to War (Documentary)
 1967 Encounter with Saul Alinsky - Part 1: CYC Toronto (Documentary short)
 1967 Firing Line (TV Series)
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- Mobilizing the Poor (1967) ... Himself - Guest
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 2012 District of Corruption (Documentary)
 2012 Occupy Unmasked (Documentary)
 2012 Moyers & Company (TV Series)
 2008 Hype: The Obama Effect (Video documentary)

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3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »

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Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. See more »


Was the classic "outside agitator" who drew inspiration for a life of activism from sources as disparate as Frank Nitti, John L. Lewis and Mohandas K. Gandhi, and enlisted the help of the Catholic Church in Chicago to helped organize the meatpacking workers against the industrial giants Armour and Swift; rallied blacks in a vote drive to Chicago's Loop during longtime mayor Richard J. Daley's ... See more »

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