One of the oddest revelations from Wikileaks, is the e-mail that ties John Podesta to satanism:
An email from the artist forwarded by Clinton’s campaign chief has been seized on by the right as proof that the Democratic candidate has links with the occult....”

In the leaked e-mail between Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, and his brother Tony Podesta, an invitation from Marina Abramović is forwarded. It reads: “I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place. Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining?

It’s been reported that the occult recipes are used during her performance-art and involves an occult performance during which menstrual blood, breast milk, urine, and sperm are used to create a ‘painting.”

Bramović is known for work that focuses on pain, blood and the relationship between the performer and the audience. She also  boasts about her three abortions saying, “I had three abortions because I was certain that it would be a disaster for my work. One only has limited energy in the body, and I would have had to divide it…..In my opinion that’s the reason why women aren’t as successful as men in the art world. There’s plenty of talented women. Why do men take over the important positions? It’s simple. Love, family, children – a woman doesn’t want to sacrifice all of that.

So how does this relate to public education?  According to Bramovic’s web site featuring her performance art it says she is funded by the Annenberg Foundation:
In an earlier blog post I wrote for, I explain all of the details surrounding the Annenberg Foundation.  In “Radical Community Organizers are Guiding Some Schools In New Hampshire,” According to the Wall Street Journal article titled, “Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism on Schools,” Annenberg poured $100 million dollars into the hands of radical education activist and community organizers from 1995 to 1999 as a way of improving Chicago’s public schools. “The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon..”

Annenberg has been funding the Nellie Mae Foundation who then distributes grants to the New Hampshire Department of Education and some of our local schools.

Granite State Organizing is working with Annenberg.  Young Organizers United, who recently met with the new Superintendent in Manchester announced that, “WE NEED YOUR HELP!! The Granite State Organizing Project’s Young Organizers United has been nominated as a finalist in The Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s 2016 Youth Organizing Award.”

You get the picture.  This is all about community organizing with no mention of literacy or academic excellence for students in public schools.

It seems that through this bizarre election, the organizations looking to remove local control from parents, also fund some bizarre people too.  Parents and local residents who pay the taxes should have the loudest voice at the table, not some strange political organization that does not have your child’s best interest in mind.

Ann Marie Banfield is an Education Researcher and has been volunteering her time for Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire. She advocates for excellence in public education and for parental rights.