Barnard College hosts anti-Israel panel “BREAKING BARS: Fighting Incarceration from the U.S. to Palestine”

Thursday August 2, 2018 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM) Barnard College, New York City, the latest bastion of higher-ed to become a shameful conduit for anti-Israel animus.

They offered an intimate discussion between two groups on the front-lines —  fighting incarceration and supporting prisoners — one in Palestine, the other in the U.S. — and how we can understand these shared systems of domination and resist them.” [Algemeiner]

Addameer (Arabic for conscience), is a Ramallah-based outfit accused of ties with the “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Barnard chose to “Stand with ADDAMEER”, a “Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association” working for “political prisoners” held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. “Addameer vs Israel“.

How much more “effed up” can our centers of education become?

The New JDL- NY was there, outside Barnard, in protest and to Stand With Israel.

“…. after a “difficult past semester” — during which Barnard students voted to endorse a divestment campaign against Israel in a referendum — “it is dismaying to see the College further used to discomfort members of its community.” [Algemeiner]

Barnard College, shame on you.

Addameer has called attempts to link it to the PFLP part of a “smear” campaign. According to Jewish Virtual Library, the PFLP has been involved in various suicide bombings, airplane hijackings and an assassination.” [Jewish Journal]


For more of the New  JDL protest, see Flickr slide show

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Addameer, according to NGO Monitor, has several members who are either currently in Addameer, or were formerly in the organization, that have extensive ties with the PFLP.

For instance, Addameer’s chairperson, Abdul-latif Ghaith, is currently in the midst of an Israeli travel ban due to his PFLP membership. Addameer vice-chairperson Khalida Jarrar was convicted of belonging to the PFLP and calling for violence against Israeli soldiers, serving prison time as a result.

Yacoub Odeh,an Addameer board member, was sentenced to life in prison for his PFLP membership and was only released as part of a prisoner exchange.

Barnard College to Host Prisoners’ Group Accused of Ties With Palestinian Terrorists

The speakers this evening were:

  • Lana Ramadan, Addameer’s International Advocacy Officer, was born in Dheisheh refugee camp, near Bethlehem in the West Bank. She’s worked with Badil Refugee Resource Centre and been active in community activities, such as Dabke. She studied Human Rights and International Law in the joint Al Quds University and Bard College program and has a Master in Human Rights from London School of Economics.
  • David Joseph Deutch, or DJ, Addameer’s Advocacy Coordinator, is a native of Australia who has worked with indigenous Australian youth, asylum seeker children, Amnesty International Australia and the UN in New York and Palestine. He is now Addameer’s Advocacy Coordinator. He studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Sydney and has a Master in Public Administration at Columbia University in New York.
  • Laura Whitehorn served 14+ years(of a 20 year sentence) in US federal prison as an “anti-imperialist political prisoner“. She was convicted for the “Resistance Conspiracy” case, which involved attacks on US and Israeli military installations and companies. [FYI- she BOMBED the headquarters of the Israeli Aircraft Industry right here in NYC]  In 2016, she was part of a delegation with other former “political prisoners”, labor organizers, and academics to Palestine.

Laura Whitehorn is a proud anti-Zionist Jew.  She was charged with conspiracy to influence, change, and protest policies and practices of the United States government by violent and illegal means

In the 60s, Whitehorn was active in the “civil rights” movement, supported the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Movement, the New Afrikan Independence Movement and Puerto Rican IndependenceWhitehorn also lists fighting the KKK and organized white supremacy.

She advocates the creation of ANOTHER Islamic State – in the Middle East, those “BASTIONS of Equality!

The Adameer members at Barnard were joined by Release Aging People in Prison – RAPP ; Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City.

Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP works to end mass incarceration and promote racial justice by getting elderly and infirm people out of prison.

Links: Release Aging People in Prison – RAPP; Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City; Jewish Voice for Peace; Addameer Website; Face book; twitter

The Barnard fools and tools welcomed these terrorist organizations, presenting them as voices of reason and proclaiming “Incarceration to be a system of domination”.

The new Barnard school motto, perhaps: “Breaking Bars. RESIST! Resist! Resist!”

[Pictures property of Pamela Hall]

Ocasio-Cortez leads panel “Immigrant Arts & Women’s Empowerment Summit” 2018 at Jewish Heritage Museum

Day 2 of the “Immigrant Arts & Women’s Empowerment Summit 2018″ at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan. August 7, 2018. 10:30 am.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on a panel named: The Future is Female: Mobilizing and Organizing Women Through The Arts”.

We are ALL Immigrants was the meme of the day, presented by the Immigrant Arts Coalition. (click picture to enlarge)


Entertainment unions were on hand as well: Local 802 (Musicians Union) and SAG/AFTRA as well as the Writers Guild. (click picture on right to enlarge/ link to sag -aftra readable version on left)

Barbara D. Underwood, NY State Attorney General,
opened with a very brief speech:

Underwood mentioned, DACA Dreamers, Right to Choose, teen immigrants. Then she read lyrics from Rodger & Hammerstein’s “Carefully Taught”. Quoted the Statue of Liberty poem . Shared that, as Attorney General, she is proud of battles fought to help our communities. Stressed that conversations with artists here and abroad, important contributions.

Before the panel began, the chairs in the room went through an embarrassing removal of unused seats. (Obviously attendance was not what they expected).


The loud clanking of the chair removal, the rows of chairs and the panel table rearranged, went on for awhile. Finally, rows of chairs were added down front, closer to the panel. This was the last shuffle before the panel commenced.

The introduction to the panel said this was a panel of six sisters, using arts to mobilize women. (She affectionately shared Puerto Rican  sisterhood with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez).

Some quotes from Ruth Messinger, who seemed to be the grand dame of the panel: “Honor those who were originally on this planet. We need to learn to listen. Telling stories. Use the arts to tell their story. Social Change repeats over and over. We’re all by-standers. Can’t afford to be by-standers. Where do you stand? Put yourself forward. Some will disagree with you, but only way change is made. Every person in country is an immigrant. They don’t all know it. Stories lost (through the generations/assimilation) We’re from “here” is a story lost. What will they (can) they teach? 2020 is soon here. VOTE. You must!

The New JDL NY was outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage while this reporter was inside to hear the panel that included the Dem-Socialist flavor of the month, Alexandria Ocasio-CortezThis was the best picture I could capture of the JDL.

Do appreciate this link to a twitter picture

The panel.  The summit. Immigrants In America. The Future. Women. The Arts.

Part 1 video. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on a panel named: The Future is Female: Mobilizing and Organizing Women Through The Arts”.

Transcribed excerpts from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “It’s because there’s so much fear over being different in our politics […] and, I think, that what we hadn’t shown is that you can really lean into who you are and not be afraid of being ostracized. Because, I think, people are just kind of craving any sort of unique voice right now. […] yeah, I feel like, really,  often times, especially in political language, there’s always this, this opposite (uh) impulse. Like a consultant will come in and say, “Oh,we have to compensate for everything that you are.” You know (laughter) so if your like a first generation immigrant and they’ll like over-compensate with (like) the super-Americana (like) patriotic, stars and stripes kind a thing. And (uh) and it’s because — and they’re implicitly telling you what they think you’re not, because of who you are. Instead of saying you could be all of those things. You know, you can be a first generation patriot, if, you know, if that’s who you are. Because you can be these things. And we are (in) contradictions. But yeah, sometimes if, if you’re like (um) you know, if you’re a woman they’ll try to kind of put you in like those — big shoulder pads (laughter) and, you know, make you a little more masculine. And it’s like, you don’t have to compensate for who you are. You can just, if anything, you should lead-in more. And, I think, these opportunities, whether they’re intentional or not, once you become a part (like) IN the public eye, it’s an opportunity to kind of lead-in and embrace and grow into more of who you are than trying to apologize or shrink-down or moderate who you are. […] And, that’s what they have done, and said, “Oh, we are morally superior. We are the party of “Family Values”. So, we’re so going to separate children from their parents at the border.”

Aizzah Fatima: “All because they’re brown children. If they were white children they would never do that.” (more chatter – unclear – about brown people)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : “Yeah, and so, I think that, um, they have gone so obviously off-track … like … I struggle to think, at this point, of a thing that they are doing right, to be honest (um) that, I think, it’s easier if we can just claim it. But I just think that (um) and I also, I just rejected left/right frame-work cause I just don’t think that’s how people really operate (um) And we just quash things down into this left/right lens cause it’s easier for us. But that’s not how people really work. But, anyway, like, I would say that, on the “left”, there’s been this reluctance to say, “Oh, don’t moralize the issues.” And I push-back on that because, like, we are in a time of right and wrong. We are making, you know, in the ’90’s when we were…. people were talking about tax-breaks and trade-deals where, I would still argue still have some moral basis. But when they try to, kind of (um), actually make it a little bit more abstract, (unclear) you can’t moralize these issues. But the issues today are moral. I think, I think every single (gasp), you know, my right to health care is a moral issue. The idea that we have the largest population of homeless people since the great depression in New York City is, is a moral issue. The fact that there are three empty luxury apartments for every one person experiencing homelessness is a moral issue. The fact that kids are going into (uh) trailers in the back of their schools to get an education because we won’t build schools, is a moral issue. All these things are moral. And (um) I’m not, you know – And that’s the frame by which I access my politics, you know. I don’t, I don’t look at politics as (unclear). My tax cut is going to get me more. I will get, my politics, I look at politics as what is the right thing to do. And how do we get closer to that. So, I think it’s okay to, to embrace  — how you access your politics. And you should embrace (unclear) … And for me, I ask,”Is there a moral framework.” (applause)

Part 2 video. Panelist, progressive Ruth Messinger, chimed in on the issue of MORALITY as she gave support to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,

Transcribed excerpts video 2 begins with Ruth Messinger responding to Ocasio-Cortez, “Equity and inequity are fierce moral issues. (um) And we have (unclear) generalization that has ceded this language to people who claim themselves, proudly, to be “pure of faith”, “people of morality”,  and to connect their faith with their morality. But they are, and I think this is important for the fight we have in front of us, they are actually, in significant numbers (unclear), they are uncomfortable. They’ve been talking about morality for a long time and now they’re supporting a person and a party and candidates in elections who are saying some of the most unbelievably immoral, inequitable and unjust things about brown children; about segregated school systems; about failures of health care. And so this is actually the moment for progressives to reclaim the language and say, “It doesn’t matter, ” as Alexandra just said, “if your morals come from a faith-base or not.” Frankly, if you want to share that faith-base, or not, there are moral issues (um) that, in fact, influence how every single one of us was raised, and taught, whatever language our families use (um). And those moral issues about how we treat people, and how we treat the least well-off people, are the critical issues for this society and this world today; that to be able to claim that you’re speaking the, the language of moral morality with moral authority, with moral courage, is exactly what we need today in our political and our faith-based leaders.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:Yeah. And I do, I do feel it’s really important to under-score that, that we need to take this moment, and we have to, we really do need to claim the moral high-ground, because we have it. And if we don’t claim it, then we’re going to be a part of this lie. If we don’t reclaim this moment right now, in particular, in a moral frame, then our moral — then no one’s claiming the moral frame. Then no one is advocating for what is right in this country. And that is how we engage in a collective slide and, honestly, don’t let them forget it. Don’t let these people forget what they stood by and supported in this moment. They can never claim this moral frame-work ever again; EVER again. Because they stood by as children were ripped from their parents. They stood by as the richest in this country began to enrich themselves at the cost of children’s healthcare and education and housing. They stood by as the childrens’ health insurance program was (claimed) hostage. They stood by. Though all these things. And we cannot …we have to claim it. We have to tell them that this is what they are doing right now so that they know that they can’t forget it. So no one can say that no one told me. We have to be the ones that have that, that have that voice of moral clarity. Because, if we let it slide, (unclear) this country slides.” (applause)

Flickr slide show:

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And the exposés keep rolling on in: “The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Model Loses in the Midwest.”  If socialism is so popular, why aren’t the socialists winning? [Daniel Greenfield]

One of the handouts in the “gift” bag, compliments of the (very Marxist) Workman’s Circle, represents the rejection of the Trump Presidency from the labor UNION presence at this summit.

From this summit. It was clear. Very clear. VOTE 2020. ‘Cause the Marxist, Socialist, Progressive machine is committed to making America into a Socialist hell-hole. So VOTE. Your future depends on it.

[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

Marxists demand: “We Won’t Be Complicit, No TECH FOR ICE ” NYC

 The Marxist Battle Cry: We Won’t be COMPLICIT!”


On July 31, 2018, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, “Science for the People”, “Movimiento Cosecha”,”Rise & Resist”, “Desis Rising Up & Moving” and “ISO-NYC” targeted Microsoft’s NYC offices, the Salesforce tower and the Amazon Book Store on 34th Street with pickets and a march. Their complaint: “All of these companies have substantial contracts with ICE and the Border Patrol that enables these agencies to tear migrant families apart.

(Flickr Part 1 slide show) Outside Microsoft

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“Dysfunction is part of the plan”

“Liberals don’t care about kids. They want to wreck our country. More than 700,000 illegals who were caught sneaking into our country — not the 40 million we didn’t catch — are now living here free. Really free: free health care, free housing, free food. Last year, with a force less than half the size of the New York City Police Department, ICE removed more than 100,000 illegal aliens with criminal convictions.” [Ann Coulter]

Video Part 1

Join Patriots and say LOUD and clear, “Support ICE! USA all the way! Build the wall nice and tall! We will shadow the anti-American traitors.

“Time to get off the keyboards and take out your American or Blue Lives  Matter flags. No flags?  Get poster-board and construct a sign supporting ICE, the US, law enforcement, etc.Anti American traitors will take to the streets again to call for the di smantling of ICE. They will be spreading anti American rhetoric that children who came to the US illegally are being housed in cages and tortured. They will promote open borders.The dismantling of ICE and open borders would be the begining of the end of the United States.We know better. We support law enforcement…our Constitution … our law.” [NY American Defenders]

Flickr Part 2  slide show

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The Marxists “marched against ICE as part of Movimiento Cosecha’s National Day of Action to #AbolishICE, and in solidarity with the tech workers calling on these companies to cancel their contracts with ICE #NoTechforICE. and celebrating their victory in the case of Pablo Villavicencio, freed from ICE custody after a hard-fought activist campaign. Pablo was detained June 1st at Fort Hamilton Military Base in Brooklyn, NY while delivering pizza.”

Video Part 2

The Marxisst demand :  ABOLISH ICE 

“… most Americans believe that a fair and even generous immigration policy can only work if it is implemented under the rule of law with safeguards to protect the personal and economic security of Americans citizens and others residing legally in this country. Illegal immigration advocates … believe that immigration is an inherent universal human right rather than a privilege […] These Leftists […] want to open our borders to all who wish to reside here. If these fanatics ever get their way, the sovereign constitutional republic of the United States of America […] will come to an end. [(Joseph Klein)

Socialists, Demo-Socialists, Marxists and Liberal Progs marching against the American Constitution, demanding “No Borders. No Nations”, comically INSANE. #WeWontBeComplicit

To understand these protestors, I found reporter Caleb Maupin’s recent video on Socialism and how ignorant Americans are of Socialism’s success. Caleb […] is an”outspoken advocate of international friendship and cooperation, as well as 21st Century Socialism”

Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, appears frequently on RT and PressTV. He was a member of Workers World Party and Fight Imperialism – Stand Together (FIST) (WWP’s youth wing) though he has recently distanced himself from that organization. He worked as a youth organizer for the International Action Center and was involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement from its planning stages.

A flash back on “Caleb 2012”:  a long-haired, NoKo sycophant ranting on the streets of NY, defending North Korea from defamation.


They were protesting the remake of “Red Dawn”and the replacing of the Soviet troops  of 1984, first with the Chinese … who quickly morphed in to Communist North Korea: the new enemy.

“The studio needed new villains, since the U.S.S.R. had collapsed in 1991. The producers substituted Chinese aggressors for the Soviets and filmed the movie in Michigan in 2009,” …  Immediately after, every distributor….  with any business sense got cold feet. … the filmmakers … digitally erased Chinese flags and military symbols from ‘Red Dawn,’ substituting dialogue and altering the film.” Bye-bye Chinese, hello Photoshop, North Koreans.” [Forbes]

Caleb 2012 – defending North Korea ‘s Communism/Socialism to the Times Square passersby (and riffing on this reporter at the top) is a far cry ( hair-wise) from Caleb Maupin 2018. Moving UP in the world, from street agitator to suited reporter at Press (Iran ) TV and now RT- Russian TV, but the message remains the same. (his the frothing indictment of anything non-Communist begins at the top to 00:47)

After the Marxists marched to Amazon Book Store, Gizmodo reported on the arrests.

“…around 7pm, six protesters held a small sit-in, blocking the entrance to Amazon Books. Ten minutes later officers blocked foot traffic around the store, and one approached the group with a backpack containing a speaker which played a prerecorded message warning them to disperse or be arrested for disorderly conduct. One by one they were zip-tied and led into a Strategic Response van.”

“We will target companies that do business with ICE,” said Maria Fernanda Cabello, an undocumented organizer with Cosecha […. ] If Amazon continues doing business with ICE then we won’t let them do business at all.” [Gizmodo]

[Where indicated, pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

Research resources at links below:

https://scienceforthepeople.org/index.php/no-tech-for-ice/

http://lahuelga.com/abolishice

#FamiliesBelongTogether #EndFamilySeparation #EndFamilyDetention

History of Soviet domination  [21 minutes ] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAZAgIFiifc]]

If interested, take a look at what Caleb’s comrades left out of the shamelessly edited version (4 min 27 sec of the 21 min. doc, now labeled,  “Soviet Women Remember Socialism”

 Link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=933jsB5ChlA)

 

ILLEGAL “Deportee Suitcase Solidarity March” July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018, “Deportee Suitcase Solidarity March”- NYC

The Soc/Commie/Prog/Fascisti, their battle cry: NO BORDERS, NO NATIONS.

They praise themselves as compassionate citizens-of -the-world, like Venezuela, Cuba. Tyranny ignored by eager young millennials. Privileged illiterati, accepting Communism.

They are GOOD. We are BAD.

Patriots on the edge of Foley Square held signs and banners that upset the delicate Commie rebels. (“Thank G-d for President Trump” and “Thank you ICE“). Brown shirts blocked the patriot’s “horrid” signs by any means necessary: Silence the”ALT-RIGHT”. Racist scum!

Flickr slide show of patriots harassed by Leftist goons.

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The NYPD did not separate the Commies from the Patriots, which led eventually to an assault on a female patriot who held the “Trump in 2020” banner; grabbed from behind by an Antifa goon attempting to rip the banner from her hands.  With police on all sides, she was flipped backwards off the bench and dragged across the grass.  At least the police chased this Antifa scum down and arrested him.

A Republican (more likely a plant) His complaint, “Why did we tell HIM to thank GOD for Trump?” He was offended by this personal message (the sign), that it was an order.

Near the end of the Commie protest barricades were placed around the patriots. But, the Commies stayed as the blocking game continued.

Meanwhile, this reporter was hounded, blocked and surrounded by the Antifa.  The NYPD seemed disinterested that I was encircled by their ham-fisted banner, so I grabbed Antifa’s banner and continued taking pictures.

Many of the brown shirts were Jews from Workman’s Circle as well as  the usal 20-somethings; WHITE Commies AND the Antifa, all part of the full bore Fascist assault.

When asked, “Why. Why are you blocking me?” The B.S. response, “They were protecting  he rally from ME, from possible harm by ME.”

As the game of obsession grew, I stood next to a very tall NYPD officer. The proud Commies totally invading my personal space as a blond-haired Neanderthal pressed against me, blocking my camera; unchallenged by the officer at my side.

The officer was not able to  control the rabble, so I gave back what I was getting; push back, my hand-in-face (back at cha).

 

 

 

No NYPD officer stepped in ’til I demanded help from  another officer at the opposite end of the public walk-way. He helped, briefly. Breaking up the 4 to 5  20-something WHITE females in security vests, telling them to stop blocking a public walkway. However, this too was futile. They do not fear the police. They surrounded him and talked his ear off.


I continued to walk the public walk way, taking pictures of illegals like Ravi Ragbir . He became quite annoyed, demanding I take NO pictures of him. (In a public space, at a protest rally) The officer supported my right to take Ravi’s picture. (one moment of parity.)

The times they are regressing. The Soc/Commie/Prog/Fascisti are more rude, more aggressive. The police seemed intimidated because these hard core Leftists will not hesitate to LIE; their careers ruined.

Their goal : to remake our Republic into a Communist hell-hole; changing our laws; adding million of illegals to VOTE in our elections.

PDF of brochures they handed out.

immigration suitcase pdf

If you only attended the earlier portion of this protest, benign in comparison, you may have missed the fact that THIS IS WAR.

Flickr

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MUSIC was a big part of the Commie outreach early on. Kept the PEOPLE passive.

The opening speaker shared the  Soc/Commie/Prog/Fascist party-line with passers-by. But they know not what they hear,  #WhatWouldYouPack

The display of suitcases – the theme of the day:  “ILLEGAL Deportee Suitcase Solidarity MARCH. No borders no Nations.”In defense of the illegal “victims”: “What would you pack?” 

“We ask that you bring ONE OBJECT YOU WOULD PACK in your love’s suitcase as we shed a light onto the deportation machine that continues to cause violence and suffering on our communities.” But, the display was a bust. Found only ONE suitcase

“Each day, people in our communities must pack such a suitcase and submit it to ICE for inspection. When they drop off these suitcases with ICE, they cannot see their loved one to say goodbye.”

                video – “3 Pants” suitcase video from their web site

“The suitcase is everything your loved one will leave with; the suitcase contains the belongings they will start over with,  “What would you pack?”

“Some of our friends and neighbors are deported to countries they left as children, where they know no one and may not speak the language. It may be a place with little opportunity, where their sexuality is criminalized, where there is war or drought. They often face grave danger.”

They have a message: Illegals good, ICE bad.

[Where indicated, Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

Commie RED Hypocrites Confront Corruption, Demand Democracy in Times Sq.

July 18, 2018. NYC (Father)Duffy Square
47th and Broadway. 8- 10 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duffy Square was filled with COMMIE protestors riding the wave of Trump COLLUSION with the RUSSIANS.


These hypocrites, the Commie REDS, DEMAND a corrupt free DEMOCRACY.

 “Before November 2016 Democrats never met a Communist or a Russian they didn’t want to embrace …. the left-wingers’ love affair with Russia. NOW the Left doesn’t want to talk about (it).” (click to enlarge picture)


“During the Cold War, CPUSA members swore an oath to the Soviet Union, to a ‘Soviet America,’ and to the triumph of Soviet power in the United States.” [Front Page Mag]

Now anti-Trumpers, Soc/Commie/Prog/Fascisti, gathered to “expose” the Trump Presidency — using favorite buzz-words: FASCIST. IMPEACH.

Trump’s “COLLUSION” with Russia, the meme, hoping to sucker the ill-informed passers-by.

Meanwhile, dedicated anti-Trump communists. Disappointed tourists . None could access the photo-op friendly RED steps.


Thanks to representatives of “The People” the NYPD roped of the Red steps. (screen shots from video)

One of the Commie leaders, Jay W. Walker, New York chapter of REFUSE FASCISM. a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party, was in the crowd. His sash says: VOTE – REFUSE FASCISM.

“Comrade Jay” mixed with the crowd of the truly compassionate WHITE middle class, educated elite.


Pathetic youth in lock step with their leaders.


Arrogance, de rigueur.


The T-shirt below touts the new – confused- “democrat” socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ...”

In a video with fellow left-wing darling Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Ocasio made what appeared to be a gaffe. “Hello, everybody! So excited to be here on Sen. Sanders’ account and we’re here in Kansas City to rally for Brent Welder,” Cortez said to the camera. “We’re gonna flip this seat red in November.” … some commentators noted that red is the traditional color for socialism — a label Ocasio-Cortez has not shied away from.”  Can we say CONFUSED [Fox News.com]

As for the Red/Blue debate

“In the beginning, blue was red and red was blue and they changed back and forth from election to election and network to network in what appears, in hindsight, to be a flight of whimsy. The notion that there were “red states” and “blue states”—and that the former were Republican and the latter Democratic—wasn’t cemented on the national psyche until the year 2000. Before the epic election of 2000, there was no uniformity in the maps that television stations, newspapers or magazines used to illustrate presidential elections.” [Smithsonian Mag

The Working Families Party, linked to many radical groups, nurtured Letitia “Tish” James as New York’s next Attorney General. The RED State says it’s all about DEMOCRACY, but this BLUE state mania, is it anti-Communist? or PRO. Make up your minds!

Up is Down. Left is Right. White Silence Violent. Communism the REAL Democracy.

The People have spoken. March For Truth:  Bring your own candle (or candle app)… wear something white … this event is a grassroots, rapid-response event that will not feature speeches or amplified sound.” Just ” Songs in the Key of F*You.


“At 9 PM we will have a moment of silence- a moment of solemnity to contemplate the scale of the problems we face as a country and a moment to collect our resolve to face them.”

Short Flickr Slide show:

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Short Video – A Taste of “Red” Square.

The Reds & Socialists, now they FEAR Russia?

DUMP TRUMP. IMPEACH the Poodle. The “Democrat” SOCIALISTS …. Communism … to form a more perfect DEMOCRACY.

G-d help us.

[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

 

 

Anti-Israel Left Protests Batsheva Dance Company at NYC’s Joyce Theatre

July 10, 2018 – 6:30 pm. Joyce Theatre. Batsheva, The Young Ensemble (scheduled from July 10 to 22). A part of the Israeli government’s Dance Fest Israel 70, supported by the Consulate General of Israel in New York [video link]

So, of course, Adalah-NY protested with anti-Israel signs and obnoxious music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

Thankfully the NEW JDL NY was there : On With The Show!

The audience arrived as the anti-Semites chanted boycott, boycott; handed out brochures supporting BDS and proclaimed Israel to be the perpetrator of Muslim/Arab Apartheid.

Self-hating Jews, hard-core Lefties … their LIES assaulted those who merely came to attend a dance concert:

The LIES: Apartheid. Racism. Israel. The problem is JUSTICE denied to Muslims in the Holy Land … by ISRAEL.

So glad to see the New JDL-NY there to “Stand Up For Israel “.

From the New JDL- NY: “Once again, American jihadists promoted BDS outside of the Joyce Theater. The rabid anti-Semites will use the Brand Israel program to promote their anti-Israel vitriol and lies.”


“Adalah-NY promotes a movement to de-legitimize Israel. We can not be silent where there is hate! We must be visible where there is hate!” 

Afterwards, from New JDL-NY: “Thank-you to everyone who came out on this steamy night. One moment that stood out was a mother who came over to us with her three sons (under the age of 12). She is from Israel. She thanked the team in front of her kids. She was so thankful that people were standing up for Israel and that the anti-Israel group was being countered. We make a difference!”

Broadway World also posted this embarrassing article:

“July 9 was the 13th anniversary of the Palestinian boycott call. The protesters support the growing international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses. Fifty human rights advocates held a vibrant, musical protest on the sidewalk just outside New York’s Joyce Theater to oppose the opening night performance by the Batsheva Dance Company, a leader in helping the Israeli government to whitewash its violent repression of the Palestinian people.

The dimwits at Bdwy World used SPLC , Southern Poverty Law Center, as a SOURCE to demean the New JDL-NY.  “A small group of protesters from the anti-Arab hate group the Jewish Defense League (JDL) protested in support of Batsheva, the Joyce Theater and the Israeli government, holding signs saying “Thank God for Trump”, and “Punish Gaza.

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the JDL a “radical organization that preaches a violent form of anti-Arab, Jewish nationalism.” [Bdwy World]

Shame. shame Broadway World, using the arts to promote Adalah’s hate machine meme-of-the-day: “The arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!”

Their screed follows: “As Palestinians mark 70 years of dispossession, Batsheva–The Young Ensemble and the Joyce Theater will be celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary.”

“… we call on Batsheva and the Joyce to sever their ties with the Israeli government and refuse to participate in its Brand Israel initiative, which cynically uses the arts to distract from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.”

“…. we’ll let Batsheva and the Joyce Theatre know that the arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!”

Some history on the origins of Batsheva. It all started with Batsheva de Rothschild.

More facts here:  Congress Demands State Department Release Secret Report Busting Myth of “Palestinian Refugees”

All [that Palestinians] can agree on as a community is what they want to destroy, not what they want to build.” [New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman]

There is no age-old Palestinian people. Most so-called Palestinians are relative newcomers to the Land of Israel

Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that the Palestinians are a native people. The concept of a “Stateless Palestinian people” is not based on fact. It is a fabrication. [The Geller Report]

Part 1 slide show

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Part 2 – slide show

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Adalah. Boycott. BDS. “In response to a letter from Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel criticizing the Joyce for hosting Batsheva and collaborating with the Israeli government, the Joyce’s Executive Director Linda Shelton wrote that the Joyce would “let the art speak for itself,” and asserted that artists’ work “has the potential to transcend violence and political conflict.” Ms. Shelton did not explain how dance sponsored by and in support of a government that is perpetrating systematic violence could transcend that same violence.”

Part 3 slide show

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More info and links: “New York Times Chief Dance Critic Joins Jewish Boycott Anti-Semites Denouncing Israeli Performers”

“In his most recent review, he slammed the performance of Israel’s junior troupe, the Young Ensemble. And he did it in such a way as to make clear to readers that he regarded this group as a sort of example of Israel’s repression of “Palestinian” people.” [the Geller Report]

The New JDL NY says otherwise: DON’T LET AMERICA BECOME LIKE EUROPE; Hamas and its supporters are agents of RACISM, HATE and MURDER; THANK GOD FOR TRUMP!”

APATHY should NEVER be an OPTION.

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

The Many Faces of NYC Israel Day Parade 2018

June 3, 2018. NYC. The Annual Celebrate Israel Parade.
Hosted by  www.jcrcny.org

A Day of JOY!

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the past, present …. the future …


Most were there to celebrate Israel (see Parade slideshow)

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With elections coming up, many opportunistic politicians eager for photo-ops. Wonder how genuine is the support of some. (see slide show)

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Unfortunately, the parade has allowed many with questionable allegiances a spot in the parade (see slide show)

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As usual, the happy parade goers were yelled at by the offensive Neturei Karta. [the parade always DROWNS them OUT!]

The TRUTH was close-by: 58 Arab States vs ONE Jewish State.


The police moved this fellow and his sign a “safe” distance from the Neturei Karta: “GO HOME to Jordan”.

The Marching Groups list included “Progressive Cluster, LGBT Cluster”.


Patriots like the NEW JDL NY challenged these traitors (see slideshow pics)

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Standing Together is an Israeli movement of Jews and Arabs. Our core issues – Struggling for Peace and an End to the Occupation:

“Standing Together is an Israeli movement of Jews and Arabs, who, guided by the principles of peace, equality and social justice, aim to create social change in Israel.”

“We hold a holistic worldview and recognize the interconnections of the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories, the growing social and economic disparities within Israeli society and the attacks by the government on democratic freedoms and on the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel.

ARZA- Progressive Jewish Voices, Association of Reform Zionists of America. Interesting PDF on their approach to a negotiated  two-State solution.

Zioness Movement – UNABASHEDLY PROGRESSIVE – believes in social justice for all people, yet provides a home and platform of support for Jews and Zionists in progressive circles. Also, found two Face Book links : Zioness in Charlottesville; Chloe Valdary and Zioness in the Parade.

Chloe is circled in the picture

Jewish Climate Action Network NYC joins SPNI, Canfei Nesharim, COEJL and other Jewish environmental groups to support the environment and Israel.They marched for the first time, in unison, with several other Jewish Environmental Organizations.


March with the Nature Israel Environmental Coalition, is a coalition of several activist groups listed below:

Canfei Nesharim: Connecting traditional Torah texts with contemporary scientific findings, Canfei Nesharim educates and empowers Jewish individuals, organizations and communities to take an active role in protecting the environment, in order to build a more sustainable world.

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is Israel’s oldest and largest environmental non-profit organization. For over 60 years, SPNI has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel’s natural resources, environment, biodiversity and unique landscape. The work carried out by SPNI now will determine what the land of Israel will look like for generations to come.

The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) deepens and broadens the Jewish community’s commitment to stewardship and protection of the Earth through outreach, activism and Jewish learning[…] COEJL is mobilizing the Jewish community to conserve energy, increase sustainability […] while building core Jewish environmental knowledge and serving as a Jewish voice in the broader interfaith community.

The New Israel Fund (NIF) was supposed to march in the parade, as they have done before.

NIF (New Israel Fund) The New Israel Fund uses an innocent name like The New Israel Fund to woo financial support, but it is deadly for Israel. It seeds money to groups devoted to damaging Israel, both from within and from outside by supporting Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtikah), B’Tselem, Adalah, warfare projects against Israel, boycotting Israel, Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) as well as dozens of other groups that work in concert to harm Israel.

 The NIF marched to celebrate 70 years of  ISRAEL? Of course,not.  That’s why the New JDL-NY was ready for them. But, we never saw the NIF. Did the JCRC-NY pull their permit?

Some familiar celebrities included the beloved Dr. Ruth Westheimer (90 years young the next day)


Joel Grey – with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbeine(and Grey is 86!)


Mitzvah Clowns  …. always colorful ….

Curtis Sliwa, a crowd favorite, thanked the New JDL-NY  personally by climbing over the barricades to shake their hands.

John Voight & JDL- NY (they met in the park later)

Saw these enthusiastic Trump fans.

NEXT SECTION: The Politicians. Most controversial would be those on record supporting BDS, not Israel: BDS (Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement)

Mayor di Blasio claims to be opposed to BDS but supports Linda Sarsour.Linda Sarsour is anti-Israel & a proponent of Sharia Law-These values’ don’t reflect the people of my NYC- @BilldeBlasio supports her!!”

Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo always keeps the Mayor far from his entourage. They are NOT BFF’s.

The Castro-loving Marxist NYC Council Member, Ydanis Rodriguez (far right in picture) was intensely glued to Gov. Cuomo’s photo-op.

Corey Johnson, the new City Council Speaker appeared briefly (picture from his face book page). Also,New York City Council Member (of the left persuasion), Margaret Chin (Margaret is to the left of Corey).

Speaker Corey Johnson and the NYC Council March in the 2018 Celebrate Israel Parade - John McCarten

Some background on Corey. Earlier this month, the Queens Pride parade and the Celebrate Israel parade fell on the same Sunday. What’s an ambitious New York politician — the first openly gay male, H.I.V.-positive City Council speaker — to do? “I alternate,” Corey Johnson said. “Last year I did Queens Pride and skipped Israel. This year I did Israel.”[NY Times]

Perhaps Corey was gone by the time they walked up to 71st st because he crammed both parades in one day.


As for the NY City Council
– Their position is that BDS movement leaders and supporters engage in “unacceptable anti-Semitic rhetoric

NYC Council: 2016those activists still have the right to be bigots, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic,” but that the Council would be “simply condemning anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity.” [Observer]

Melinda Katz (D) currently Queens Borough President, former domestic partner of Curtis Sliwa.

David I. Weprin (on the right) New York State Assembly

Sen. Chuck Schumer, Senator from New York

Schumer didn’t seem to be  a favorite of the New JDL-NY.


Congressman Jerrold Nadler, one of the most liberal members of the House, somehow went unnoticed marching up Fifth Ave. (walked by so fast – he’s not in focus)

U.N. Group supporting Israel .


And a delegation from the State of Israel

As for the parade: 11:30 am or so– I observed a CHEESE Head man.  Standing alone. Haven’t seen one of those since the Wisconsin protests. Just standing as the parade marched by. However, as I left the parade around 2:30, the back of Cheese Head man caught my eye – DANCING – as the parade  continued up Fifth avenue. Fun.

AND the peaceful green of Central Park. That gorgeous lake. Quite a  contrast to 58th street in Manhattan. Count us lucky to have such a respite from the madding crowd.

 

 

 

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall]

David Hogg, Profiteer, #Never Again means Jews Will Fight Back!

Wednesday – 6/20/18- 6 PM. Barnes & Noble Book Store. Union Square. A book-signing event for the inappropriately named, #NeverAgain. A book that will put blood money in the pockets of David Hogg, Parkland Profiteer.

David Hogg, is the Stoneman Douglas High School student-survivor of the 2/14/18 Parkland, Florida shooting. Hogg has now become the bully-face of an anti-NRA movement . His goal: Gun control boycotts, legislative advocacy and, ultimately, disarming America .

While Hogg and his sister appeared inside the NYC Barnes & Noble, the  JDL-NY used this moment OUTSIDE to EDUCATE Hogg and his fans as to why #NEVERAGAIN = JEWS FIGHT BACK!

Outraged,  the JDL-NY protested Hogg’s misguided and
offensive acquisition of #Never Again as a title for his book.


Statement from New JDL-NY:David Hogg is one of the new mascots of the Left seeking to take away Second Amendment rights of Americans. One method he is using is his new book entitled, #NeverAgain .

Never Again started to be widely used after the WW2 Holocaust to mean never again six million murdered. So, any money Hogg makes from this book is blood money.”

“The late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was assassinated, also used the slogan and wrote a book entitled, Never Again, meaning that Jews will Never Again stand still and be murdered, Jews will fight back.”

It is important to to acknowledge that Hogg has used the Never Again slogan as the title of his new book to further his agenda to disarm Americans. In support of tyranny. This is  reprehensible.The curtain drawn back, the real David Hogg revealed in this article from BluePillSheep.com

David Hogg, using the memories of those 17 innocent people who died inside the Parkland High School, without so much as a call to their loved ones is reprehensible.

Patrick Petty, 17, whose sister, Alaina, 14, was lost to us in that God awful tragedy. Patrick admonished his schoolmate David Hogg for not only his vile attacks upon others but more importantly to Patrick, for David Hogg not bothering to even reach out to him or his family.

Even if you have nothing to say, I am sure even a short condolence call would have been appreciated by these grieving families. Considering David Hogg is using their loved one’s memories for his own personal gain, it’s the least he could do.

The bottom line is David Hogg lost nothing except 6-minutes hiding in a closet. The Petty’s and 16 other families lost someone they loved. So David Hogg making a 5-minute call isn’t expecting too much, especially when you’re using those families loved ones.

Personally, David Hogg not reaching out to the families is detestable. He uses their memories but doesn’t even bother to call and say “I am so sorry for your loss. This tells me all I need to know who David Hogg is when the curtain is drawn back. David Hogg, these are the faces of those you are using. [BluePillSheep]

17 innocent people who died inside the Parkland High School[composite photo fox5sandiego.com]

David Hogg and the “March for Lifers”, backed by Nazi capo, George Soros, have betrayed those murdered with their blind arrogance.

In a Fox interview addressing why “The Other Half of America Needs to be Heard”, a Parkland survivor, Kyle Kashuv, challenged Hogg’s “gun control activism”,refusing to work with others: His Way or No Way.

From a Bill Maher interview, a brief snippet of Hogg on how he ended a call from the President  and proudly HUNG UP on him, President Trump, we don’t need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation.”

When asked what he thought of Hogg’s actions, Kashuv responded, “I’m really trying to control my anger at what he said. Because, ya know, the President calls you and shows he wants to make a change and you … and you talk about bi-partisan change … and the one man who controls, who leads our nation (ya know) comes to you and says, “Look, let’s do something. Let’s make it happen.” And you hang up the phone on him? That’s so hypocritical. (ya know) David Hogg was like, “We have to make a change. Let’s make this happen.” And then the White House calls you and “Let’s do it. I totally agree, let’s make the change.” (ya know) And then you hang up on him and you brag about it on national television. It’s extremely counter-productive.”

Kashuv addressed Hogg’s gun-control demands,“We have to make sure we secure our schools first and make sure this never happens again and only then can we have the gun-control debate.

Instead of hanging-up on the President, David and his young associates should read more on why their solution is a dangerous march towards tyranny: “How the Second Amendment Prevents Tyranny”.

Citizens disarmed and isolated, like the Jews of Europe; trapped. Unable to defend themselves. Murdered. And the memory of those murdered – by tyranny, not the NRA – continues to rise from the ashes of history. Never Forget. NEVER . AGAIN.

Flickr Slideshow

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[Where indicated, pictures property of Pamela Hall]

OUTRAGE! Trump Travel Ban Upheld Fascist Left, Muslims Protest “Racist TRUMP”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Foley Square. NYC. 6 PM. A day of  OUTRAGE ! as the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban, which blocks immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

“The presidential order proclaiming the travel ban, which took effect in December after two broader iterations were blocked by lower courts, applies with varying degrees of severity to seven countries — five with Muslim majorities : Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — plus North Korea and Venezuela.”NY Times

The Soc/Commie/Prog/Lib/Facisti burst upon Foley Square. Muslims, the naive Left and Communist led unions fed the eager media with the usual agitprop that anything Republican and/or Trump is of the DEVIL.

Front Page Mag addresses their partisan lies: “We are all immigrants’ is a half-truth at best, and a banal historical fact that doesn’t distinguish between legal and illegal immigration, a bipartisan bad habit meant to distract voters from the failures of our indiscriminate immigration laws and policies.

Correcting these dysfunctions caused by our porous border is a separate issue from how we decide whom we should allow in through a legal process.”

“Hundreds (of ignorati ) gathered in Foley Square, in New York City, to protest the decision [… ] SCOTUS voted to uphold President Trump’s third travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, writing that the president has the right to “suspend entry of aliens into the United States.

OUTRAGE as the Workers Unite!

A few speakers acted surprised at how quickly this protest came together. Point of fact: this protest was On-Call, waiting for the Supreme court ruling.

Once the decision was in. The protest was ON.

Hundreds of the Hard Left gathered “in love, not hate”. The loving sign below translated, “Trump you are asshole”.

When it comes to the unions, they too opposed all things Trump.

“The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Trump’s racist Muslim Ban, so it is time to take to the streets.  Please join us in Foley Square at 6PM to say #NoMuslimBanEver. It’s crucial that we (the unions) have a visible, strong presence across the country of people who care about Muslim and refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda.

Flickr slide show of both sides:

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The First Lady, Melania Trump-meme was mocked by a couple of women.

A list of supporting and sponsoring groups:

Women’s March
MPower Change
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ]
International Refugee Assistance Project
Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA
MCN
CAIR-New York
Arab American Association of New York
The New York Immigration Coalition
New York Civil Liberties Union – NYCLU
Islamic Center at New York University

Saw ex- NYC Councilman, Robert Jackson, who at a previous NYC Muslim Day Parade, proclaimed Harlem to be the New Mecca. Jackson joined the crowd – unnoticed- except for his very BOLD t-shirt, “Many talk the talk, Robert Jackson walks, the walk.” Guess he’s still running for office.

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Linda Sarsour spoke, OF COURSE.

TEXT: Sarsour chants: “Whose Street. (crowd responds) Our Street.”

“Sisters and Brothers, I’m here today as a proud New Yorker and an unapologetic Muslim. (cheers) I don’t give a damn who’s sitting in the Supreme Court, I know that this country is open to ALL people and MUSLIMS were here before this country was called the United States of America. (cheers) I don’t give a damn what the Supreme Court says is legal, because they said slavery was legal; segregation was legal; the internment of Japanese-Americans was legal. Just because something is deemed legal does not make it moral or just. (huge cheers) This administration has made it a policy to separate black and brown families. Whether it be on our Southern border or through the illegal, unconstitutional Muslim-ban, they are breaking up the fabrics of our communities.

Just last night I was at La Guardia airport  and I recorded CHILDREN, kidnapped in the night from Texas (who were BORN here) to be put in shelters and to potentially the foster care and never reunited with their families. (crowd JEERS)  I don’t wanta know who you would have been at the time of Japanese internment, or at the time when we refused Jewish refugees, or at the time when we deported over two million Mexico (sic); when the border never crossed them. Right? The border never crossed them, we crossed their country.

Who would you have been at the time of the civil rights movement. I’m asking you, “Who are you right now?” (odd cheers) If it is not clear to you, it is VERY clear to me.

This administration has a White, Nationalist, Supremacist agenda and they are implementing point after point.

The Resistance has momentum. But the bottom line is that they are winning. And every day they keep their promises to their base, who oppose our values and principles and OUR intentions of democracy, and equality and diversity in these United States of America.[2:40]

So, I’m telling you today: Wake Up! WE ARE LIVING UNDER FASCISM. This is Fascism! (cheers)

I don’t believe that we will liberate our communities though the ballot-box. But, what I do believe is that we can stop the hemorrhaging 0n (sic) our communities. That we can stop the bleeding and create some checks and balances. So, I’m asking you to continue to show up and show public dissent, cause dissent is the HIGHEST form of patriotism. (huge cheers) Show up. Show up. Show up  cause we are NOT tired and we will NEVER be tired; and continue to fight for justice for our beloved communities.

I also want you to take yourselves to the polls. (cheers)  Sisters and Brothers, no more self-righteous (?  apologies)[3:42] There are communities that are suffering because  we can’t pass ONE BILL through this congress. Congress has an opportunity to act, and I’m telling you, there’s a lot of people on the roster.

Go to those polls. Put forth your principles and values and let’s show them what we’re made of. Because, it’s not that we need to win, we HAVE to win! We MUST win! People are counting on us every day. (cheers) [4:08]

You can always count. on. me. To stand with any community who demands justice. And I do not care about the consequences of what it means to stand up for justice, just like our  ancestors before us, they didn’t care. They went to jail. They were spied on by the U.S. government. They were vilified in the media. But, all of that doesn’t matter because OUR communities are worth it. Our children are worth it. Our families are worth it. (cheers)

Stay loud. Stay consistent. They are counting on you getting tired. They’re (?) [4:57] on you saying this is  how it is. We have no power.

Sisters and Brothers, we have power. They are afraid of our power and it’s time for you to SHOW that power. (cheers begin and carry on as she continues)Take yourself to the polls. Continue to build (faith?) [5:13] Support immigrant and black life organizations and let’s show this administration what we are made of. (HUGE cheers)” [5:20]

Anti-Violence Project (AVP) poster welcoming illegals.

Debbie Almontaser spoke. Debbie was the leader of what she claims was the largest Yemini -American bodega strike, and lest we forget, the infamous Intifada NYC T-Shirt made by the young women in a Yemini -Amer org)

As she spoke to the adoring crowd, Almontaser held her granddaughter Sophie, a second generation American.


In the video, I caught the end of her speech as she mentions her grand-daughter’s sticker, “Nobody is Illegal“.  (21:26)

Almontaser TEXT: (she loves her sticker) “Even Sophie gets it. If the Supreme Court didn’t get it, Sophie got it and we all got it out here. We all got it out here. And so I thank you my sisters and brothers. Do not despair. Get ready. Get the pair of nicest comfortable shoes you have, because we are going to be out every day, every week, every month and every year until we get this administration out of office. (cheers) I am making one promise, and I know that the Yemini-American community will help in delivering this, we are going to register every Yemini-American member in the United States and in New York City to make sure that we get this President out. (big cheers) And so I wanta end with one special chant that my Yemini-American community loves. (to the crowd) Where are you Yemini-Americans, raise your voice. (cheers) Where are you? The one chant that they love most, and that is U.S.A. When I first heard it at the bodega strike, I was like,”What kind of chant is this?” And then, when they explained to me what it meant, they are RECLAIMING their land. Because they have worked, and they are part of the American fabric and each and every one of us is a part of the American fabric, and Trump will NOT dictate who this America is.  Cause WE are. (cheers)

Letitia “Tish” James (NYC Public Advocate) has shown repeated disrespect for our country – and our laws-  in speech after speech that I have witnessed and recorded.


Yet, she’s favored to be the next New York ATTORNEY GENERAL … with allegiances to her Working Families Party (aka Commies). Please. NO.

“Tish” tweeted later: [https://twitter.com/TishJames] “I need your help in the fight against Donald Trump and his attacks on the rights of all New Yorkers – will you join my historic campaign for Attorney General today and chip in with a small donation? Every $ counts bit.ly/2tvfUav”

Text Letitia’s speech: Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here. (crowd repeats) This ban will not make us any safer. This ban will only hurt us. This ban, unfortunately, will impact our standing globally. And so this decision was nothing more than a racist decision. A decision that, unfortunately, is gonna continue to promulgate and promote discrimination in our nation. This is NOT who we are! (cheers, applause and “whoos”) And so we want to say to all of you, that it’s critically important that we all understand that this was a result of the fact that they STOLE the Supreme Court seat. (crowd uproar) An illegitimate President and an illegitimate member of the Supreme Court, PERIOD. (crowd applause) And so it’s important that all of us, all of us be involved in the electoral process and that we take back our government, our country for those who believe that there are those who, unfortunately, want to separate us. It’s really critically important that we rise and we stand together and that we use our voices and that ALL of us come together and recognize that this is not America. And that this decision is inconsistent with our values and our principles AND with our constitution. So we gotta stand tall today and let the country know, the world know, that WE believe in a country where our borders are open. And that we welcome all individuals … (cheers,applause) and diversity is our strength and  not a liability. (cheers, applause continues) And we wanta show the occupants, the residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue .… (crowd starts boos) BOO…. that Muslims aren’t the problem. What is the problem? HATE is the problem. And we want to send the message of love and compassion. And we want to send a message that this Do-Nothing Republican-led Congress, they need to get steel in their backs, they need to stand up and make sure we have an immigration policy in this country that welcomes all and that understands and appreciates our values. And so I say to you today, don’t give up, don’t be (sic) don’t get despair, don’t despair. We’ve gotta come together as we did today, as we stand together after this ban. [[and we’ve gotta show individuals that we will stand with Muslims, with immigrants, and we will stand with Americans to defend our values and our principles….. let’s continue to raise our voices. No Justice, No Peace (crowd repeats chant)

At the end of the Letitia clip, a Leftard Safety Patrol female attempted to control, aka censor, Univision 41 as they prepared to film the counter-protest.

She repeated (referring to the counter protestors) “ … they don’t represent us … we are asking that you focus over there.”

The Univision reporter stood his ground as he gestured to both groups and then … despite her “plea”  … proceeded to interview the counter-protestors.

As I left crowd behind, I passed a public trash can already sporting the tossed meme of the day (AND some predictable reading material illuminating their intentions). Patriotism was NOT their meme …. of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FYI- once again- another VERY long list of sponsors and participants.

African Communities Together
African Services Committee
Arab American Association of New York
Asian American Federation
Atlas DIY
CAIR-NY
Chinese Planning Council NYC
Chinese Progressive Association
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
DSI INTERNATIONAL INC
El Centro del Immigrante
Fast Food Justice
FPWA
GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders
GetOrganizedBK
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Immigrant Defense Project
Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC
Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism (JAAMR)
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
Make the Road NY
Masa
Middle Collegiate Church
Millennials For Revolution
MinKwon Center for Community Action
MPower Change
Muslim Community Network (MCN)
Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
New York Day of Remembrance Committee
New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
NYC-DSA
NYS Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform
OCA-NY
People For Bernie
SEIU 32BJ
The Black Instititute
The Gathering for Justice
The Islamic Center at NYU
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The Workmen’s Circle
United Neighborhood Houses
United We Dream
Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 034
Women’s March
Working Families Party
Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA

For your extra curricular perusal: a LIVE FEED of the protest is here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1BdxYopoAoBGX

Next, on June 30, they gathered in Foley – again – for a National Day 0f Action. Too much. All the same. I pass. I chose some timely reading instead by re-reading Mark Levin’s “Men in Black.

Oh, yeah…

(Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall)

 

NYC “Progressive” Jews For a Just and Humane Immigration Policy (pics & vids)

Thursday evening, June 21, 2018. 6 PM. New York City’s “Progressive” Jews For a Just and Humane Immigration Policy” gathered outside Federal Plaza- NYC to protest President Trump’s Travel Ban.

“The Jewish community stands united in opposition to the Trump Administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants at the border.”

“This opposition continues despite President Trump’s executive order that would keep families together but hold them in detention facilities for an indefinite period of time.”

“We will be gathering outside the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices at Federal Plaza to pray and act together for protection for immigrants.”

The NEW JDL was there, countering these  VERY “Progressive” Jews.

They were so “progressive” that their “green hated” security attempted to infringe upon the New JDL’s right to also protest ….. in a public forum.

Twice they attempted to inform the JDL that they could NOT speak to anyone passing by – on a  public street.

Even the regular NYPD patrol officers knew this was ridiculous. They informed the PROGS that muzzling the JDL was NOT allowed.

The New JDL held their position, never intending to give in to the Prog harassment

They were not silent.

As for the actual protest of Progs, a Rabbi opened with  The Travelers Prayer

May it be Your will, G‑d, our G‑d and the G‑d of our fathers, that You should lead us in peace and direct our steps in peace, and guide us in peace, and support us in peace, and cause us to reach our destination in life, joy, and peace (If one intends to return immediately, one adds: and return us in peace). Save us from every enemy and ambush, from robbers and wild beasts on the trip, and from all kinds of punishments that rage and come to the world. May You confer blessing upon the work of our hands and grant me grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us, and bestow upon us abundant kindness and hearken to the voice of our prayer, for You hear the prayers of all. Blessed are You G‑d, who hearkens to prayer.

There were a few speakers, like NY City Councilman Brad Lander (and close friend of Linda Sarsour).

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The very “Progressive” face book page explained why they were there “For a Just and Humane Immigration Policy”:

“The Jewish community stands united in opposition to the Trump Administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants at the border. This opposition continues despite President Trump’s executive order that would keep families together but hold them in detention facilities for an indefinite period of time.”

We will be gathering outside the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices at Federal Plaza to pray and act together for protection for immigrants.

Slide show of the Progs and the New JDL.

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The protest closed with the Priestly Blessings:

[May] Adonai bless you, and guard you –
[May] Adonai make His face shine unto you, and be gracious to you –
[May] Adonai lift up His face unto you, and give to you peace –

Lastly, the  very LONG list of “progressive” Jews (co-sponsors) who gathered outside Federal Plaza

Ameinu
Ansche Chesed
Avodah
Base Hillel
Beloved
Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
Congregation Habonim
Congregation Kolot Chayeinu
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Darkhei Noam
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Habonim Dror
The Hadar Institute
HIAS
Hitoreri
If Not Now NYC
Immerse NYC
Jewish Theological Seminary
Jewish Voice for Peace NYC
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
Jews Say No
JStreet NYC
Lab/Shul
Manhattan Jewish Experience
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee
Romemu
Shaaray Tefila
Shaare Zedek
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
Torah Trumps Hate
Town & Village Synagogue
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Workman’s Circle

The NEW JDL NY wondered, do these Progressives really understand what Never Again means?

(Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall)