Citywide Alliance Against Displacement Demands Mayor de Blasio Step Down (again)

Citywide Alliance Rallies at City Hall to Demand
Mayor
de Blasio Step Down for Ongoing Corruption   

May 31, 2017  – 3:30 pm – outside NY City Hall

“(Mayor “Red Bill”) de Blasio pushes people out of their homes and neighborhoods to benefit his political aspirations and ultra-rich developers (…) destroying immigrant families and communities of color. We say no more to racism and displacement!” [Citywide Alliance Against DisplacementJoin us to demand Mayor de Blasio step down!

“Mayor de Blasio, “gentrifier-in-chief,” has designated NYC a “sanctuary city” in an effort to protect immigrants from racist and xenophobic Trump Executive Orders. ”


“For many NYC immigrants, however, our communities are under siege as we live in the instability and crisis as a result of the Mayor’s own rezoning policy that is displacing us from the very places that we seek refuge.”


“The Progressive NYC Council
continues to put profit before people, abandoning small business to follow Bloomberg’s Real Estate Agenda. Our New York City elected officials need to stop looking for band-aid solutions and start serving their communities.” [Take Back NYC]

We demand:

1) End racism in city planning. Pass community-based “People First” plans like the Chinatown Working Group rezoning plan.

2) End public funding for luxury development, such as 421-a. Instead; use public resources to preserve and build more permanent low-income housing.

3) Stop privatization of public land and assets.

4) Mayor de Blasio and those in City Council who also collude with developers, step down. Dump de Blasio Now!

Brief Flickr slide show:

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I’ve covered a few of these very small protests, aware that this particular consortium is not Republican nor Democrat, too RED. Nope, these are Mayor “Red Bill” deBlasio and NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s political and social comrades. YET, the consortium has a beef – a BIG on-going complaint when it comes to NYC real estate. All is not copacetic when it comes to the very personal issues of “hearth and home”.

Displacement by an ever changing city will always affect someone. Old buildings come down making way for new ones. Cities grow. But, who decides what is acceptable displacement. Are these real estate deals motivated only about greed?  Graft. Is “progressive – change” only possible when it isn’t PERSONAL?

Scary words, “We are from the government and we’ve come to …. TAKE your home – or business.” No one wants to be on the short end of that directive. It’s ALWAYS personal for someone.

The LES (Lower East Side) , Bronx consortium remains VERY unhappy with their comrades in City Hall, demanding – again- that Mayor de Blasio and Council woman Margaret Chin STEP DOWN. They want nothing less.

Having no desire to see De Balsio re-elected, I am feeling no sympathy for “Red Bill”.  Schadenfreude perhaps, as they eat their own.  (Pamela Hall)

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three short videos

Part 1 – excerpted chants ” Hey- o deBlasio your killing our dreams”

Part 2 – excerpted speaker from East Harlem

Part 3 – excerpted speaker from East Harlem and the South Bronx

“….. demand Mayor de Blasio step down for promoting racist rezoning plans that target communities of color… the low-income families in the Chinese community are being pushed out, we will lose our jobs as well. Whether in Chinatown, Brooklyn or Flushing …victims of displacement, because we will face job loss. The mayor is making our lives desperate. (he should) be held accountable for racist policy of displacement and step down now. [https://peoplefirstnyc.org/]

“Mayor de Blasio’s plan for constructing an additional 300,000 apartments for the city’s growing future is hidden under the fact that the NYC’s Homeless population has grown along with the administration’s false promises to provide real affordable housing to NYC’s vulnerable households. The disparity between rich and poor was a highlight of campaign speeches gravitating popular support to the current administration as a compassionate progressive movement.”  [http://www.elbarriounite.org/]

== MEDIA RELEASE ==

 The Citywide Alliance Against Displacement, representing communities throughout NYC, including the Lower East Side, Chinatown, East Harlem, South Bronx, Staten Island and Flushing, will rally at City Hall to demand the Mayor step down for selling the city to real estate developers.

Mayor de Blasio continues to ignore community outcry against his pro-developer and racist development agenda. In East Harlem, he continues to push a rezoning that will destroy the historic Latino community, one of the last working class communities in Upper Manhattan. In Chinatown and the Lower East Side, community members uncovered that the de Blasio administration and local councilwoman Margaret Chin lied to the community about three mega-tower developments being built on the waterfront. The City is violating its own zoning laws by allowing these developments to move forward.

It is clear that the developers who stand to benefit the most from the Mayor’s actions are those who have contributed heavily to his re-election, like Harold Fetner of Fetner Properties,[1] JDS, Extell and many others. The Mayor has turned a blind eye to the mass scale displacement New Yorkers are experiencing, to enrich the real estate campaign donors. New Yorkers throughout the city say: Stop selling our city to developers and protect our communities from displacement.  [NY Daily News]

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++ Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall+

March For “Truth” and Rally to Build the Wall

On June 3, 2017, I caught two rallies that went from Dump Trump to Support President Trump.What a day.

FIRST:  “The March For Truth”  Foley Square, NYC – 10:30 am.

Billed as a non-partisan “Search for Truth”. But , their signs reveal what rubes they really are – again.

See Flickr slide show for the many pithy posters and slogans. Typically, some were rude and crude.

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Two patriots, “Trump 2020”  and “YOU Lost” countered the “Dump Trump” anarchists, confounding the Leftists, wiped the smile from the collective when they caught a glimpse of the counter protest.

It put a smile on my face ….

They scoffed and marched on … naively committed to their search for “truth” aka agitprop. After all, why would anyone oppose their “March For Propaganda”?

At approximately 11:30, the happy snowflakes spilled out of their pen as they began their march down Broadway, playfully bouncing to the music as they held their snarky messages for all to see.

RESTORE DEMOCRACY.

A March to SAVE Democracy.  Oh, Puhlease….

++After the March – Headed UP TOWN +++

Now it was the “Rally for the Wall” at Trump Tower hosted by the America First Foundation, Inc, with special patriot freedom fighters at LIVE From America .

RALLY FOR THE WALL BLOCK PARTY  had a message for President TRUMP”

“We have your back Mr. President and we have the funds and determination to help secure our southern border. Bring your flags and your support for our POTUS and this wall and be ready to march to Trump Towers.  We need you. Your President needs you. Your country needs YOU!”

It was approximately 12:15 when I arrived. They seemed to be from out-of-state, which might be why there was a smallish turnout.

But the speaker I heard was solid and made a reasonable case for why we need to protect our borders.

It was nice to see Americans gathered out side Trump Tower in support of President Trump’s pledge to ‘Build the Wall’.

A respite from the many hostile actions at this location, slandering his nascent administration while calling for impeachment.

Flickr Slide show:

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Hope to see more of these “Support The President” rallys to counter the shocking violence towards anything or anyone Republican. Sad times that need fixin’.

Next up, a protest outside the reinterpreted Julius Caesar with the Assassination of a sitting President.

++ Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall++

March Against Sharia Vs Pro Sharia Anarchists – June 10, 2017 – NYC

June 10, 2017 – 10 am.  Patriots gathered in Foley Square  to “March Against Sharia”.

We stand for human rights, Please join us to speak out against the atrocities committed under Sharia – Islamic penal law. We stand against oppression of women and gays, honor crimes against women, female genital mutilations, child marriages and Sharia courts in the U.S. Most of all, we stand united for our freedom of assembly, our freedom of speech, and our love of this great nation.

No idea why, but there was no march, just the anti-Sharia protest/rally, in situ.

The only marching done this day was by the PRO-Sharia NOISE-makers.

They arrived early, the PRO-Sharia Marxist/Fascist/Antifa/Socialist/Anarchists,  standing in front of the court house, armed with noise makers, pots and pans, bicycle horns and air horns.

They came prepared to make war on Free Speech. Again.

But the ANTI – Sharia patriots were not shy when it came to giving it right back at them.

They were prepared – to DEFEND the Constitution –  AGAIN.

Pax Hart , a writer and political commentator, was the host of the rally.  (I excerpted his long opening speech)

Also, have an excerpt of Madison Rising’s fabulous version of our National Anthem.

The rally started late, so I wasn’t able to stay to catch all the speakers.

I did catch part of Laura Loomer’s speech and found that, after the rally, she made a wonderfully bold move – she burqa’d the Wall Street Fearless girl! ( link HERE)

The Patriots were in top form as you can see in the Flickr Slide show.

They did not suffer the anarchists in silence.

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The Marxist/ Fascist/ Anarchist noise-makers were obnoxious but did not drown out the speakers as they intended. In spite of the media’s misleading reports, if you stood at the staging area  you could hear the speakers just FINE.

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Something odd seems to have sprouted on our side,  Gavin McInnes’  Proud Boys , the next gen of young Americans whose brass in fighting back is challenging the Leftists. No problem for me there but, WHY do the Proud Boys wave that FAKE green flag of Kekistan. WHAT is the point?

Kekistan
Kekistan is a fictional country

 

 

In picture after picture, what does it mean? Waving a FAKE flag that some feel is a NAZI flag. Neo-Facists. White Supremacists.  Shouldn’t there be a purpose to their madness?

And they also  briefly waved the WW1 flag of Germany as well. Why?

Later I saw what appears to be a Proud boys poster [magarally.com] next to their anti-Communist Action flag.


Then the poster disappeared, but reappeared in the hands of a Proud Boy. Is this kind of mockery good for our cause?

Perhaps these provocative actions and posters and flags are the mistakes of youth …. but, what’s Gavin’s excuse?  Is Gavin just a SHOCK JOCK, a wanna-be comedian whose shiz is weak ? Listening to his un-amusing speech does not make me a fan.[link here] McInnes is pictured below (with goatee) watching from side of the stage at the May 25th protest.

Listening, instead, to Pamela Geller (and Milo Yiannopoulos) who spoke at the very successful AFDI #SayNotoSarsour and Sharia Law protest on May 25. [ LINK TO FULL VIDEO] is encouraging and inspiring.

They, too, were hounded by the same PRO-Sharia anarchists, armed with noise makers, whistles and obnoxious chants. But the crowds of patriots at the AFDI protest hung in there, in spite of the noise , demanding that we all Say NO to Sharia Law, not support it. [Link to May 25th report]

The TRUTH rang out – both days – not NOISE.

No Marxist, Fascist, Anarchist, Antifas will ever succeed in shutting down our FREE SPEECH. They keep trying, but We will NOT be SILENCED.

Game on!

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

Protest Linda Sarsour Keynote Address Outside Apollo Theatre

June 1, 2017. 3 pm-5 pm.  Harlem NYC. Outside the famed Apollo Theatre.

Inside, the CUNY graduation ceremony will begin at 5 pm. Meanwhile, there was much activity outside as the attendees gathered, waiting to go in.


Ignoring the many #NoToSarsour protests, Linda Sasour’s CUNY keynote address was happening – anyway-

So two dedicated protestors walked back and forth in front of the Apollo; engaging the passersby and informing them why an anti-Semite, Hamas-supporting, sharia-loving woman, Linda Sarsour, should NOT be the keynote role-model for these (or any) grads.

For approx 45 minutes it was just two patriots engaging passersby with the facts regarding their protest and they spoke to many supportive passersby. Who would have ‘thunk’ it. In Harlem.

There were encouraging responses, particularly from men of colour – 20-4o years of age. Some had actually been at the AFDI #NoToSarsour protest the previous  Thursday.

One fellow joined the two  #NoToSarsour protestors for what seemed to be his lunch break as he sat, sign-in-hand and ate his lunch in front of the attendees.

Part 1 video. A brief look at the two protestors outside the Apollo

After a firestorm of protests leading up to June 1, CUNY held firm, claiming to support all types of speakers, even controversial ones; a disingenuous defense for choosing Sarsour and ignoring the FACTS about why she was a poor choice.


But, CUNY has an agenda: to make SHARIA law acceptable to the masses. Therefore Linda Sarsour, self-proclaimed sharia-loving “feminist” MUST remain their keynote speaker.

Sadly, those graduating were pawns in the agitprop game of the leftists-in-charge, who snarkily took over the sidewalk and lobbied the police to remove the two CUNY protestors. The feminazi lesbian brigade was particularly confrontational with the female protestor.

The major domo lesbian lobbied the police “white shirts”, oh-so-sweetly, getting NYPD to briefly do her bidding. “Make those two racist protestors go far, far away… pretty please?”

The police actually attempted to keep the two protestors AWAY (out of sight) from the domineering leftists who were “front and center” by the line of attendees.

No standing. anywhere. Only walking. No TALKING to passersby.” Then it was, “You can’t WALK back and forth in front of the crowd.”

Of course, the rules were re-written to protect-the-left, but with quiet resistance the two Sarsour protestors politely persevered, continuing to walk-the-gauntlet of  leftists and grad attendees: Unscathed.

NONE of these attempts at new rules were applied to the sidewalk-glut created by the banner-brigade peace grandmas.

They stopped. talked. “fumbled” with their banner. handed out flowers.


They stood in the center of the sidewalk and sat on little chairs with their signs demanding an end to Islamophobia and police violence.

The NYPD handled them well ….

Nicely. politely and with a respect they didn’t deserve.

… in spite of their rudely offensive signs …

Finally, some of the leftist protestors went inside a pen where their signs and banners were very visible for the grad attendees.

As long as those two pesky anti-Sarsour protestors were kept FAR AWAY the lefties were content, peace flowers-in hand, to freely walk, talk and engage the passersby.

Honoring their “creed”: NO competition-of-thought allowed, kept their tigers-at-bay.

Flickr Slide show of both sides outside the Apollo

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The Lefties – all types – included the Raging Grandmas (for Peace) – one waved her Freedom Socialist rag of a “news paper” in my face while calling ME a Nazi.

Also, joining them were the do-gooder, self-hating “Jews for Islam” aka Jewish Voice For Peace and the ridiculous feminazis.

A very familiar face was “Rabbi” Michael Feinberg –  passing out peace flowers. Feinberg is a dedicated hard-core UNION leftist who gives no quarter to any position that threatens his do gooder-ism. There is no illegal sanctuary, anti-police, pro-Islam cause that he and his comrades-in-arms do not support.

They live to protest all things good and decent, under the guise of decency.

5 pm – All were inside. CUNY prevailed. The ceremony was on course. Sarsour gave her keynote speech with Sharia Law unsullied.  I read later that Sarsour’s speech was even LIVE-streamed. (wow)


Hope the attendees who told us they planned on standing and turning their backs on her were successful.  BUT, OF COURSE, WE WILL NEVER KNOW cause the MSM will NEVER let that be the story-of-record.


Still, two stalwart protestors proved again that, even in small numbers,  you CAN make a difference. For a couple of hours they made a crack in the left’s black-out on the TRUTH.


As for the report on the keynote address, I found some research links that revealed Sarsour was color co-ordinated with everyone, including the lights – the venue – a lovely rich blue dominated the scene.

Muslim Rights Activist Delivers CUNY Commencement Address at Apollo Theater [NY1]  vid clip on her Keynote address

More reports on the keynote offensive from  Pamela Geller

Gateway Pundit

Jewish Week. Times of Israel

And then, lest we forget it was Ramadan, Sarsour went back to midtown, outside Trump Tower to PRAY IFTAR – ON Fifth Avenue.

see IFTAR  twitter reporta

Why bother with a mosque when you can kneel and crying to ALLAH on the streets of Manhattan. And the Leftie Jews that run Manhattan were there SUPPORTING (and protecting) this foolishness.

Next up. March Against Sharia, June 10. The controversy never ends.

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

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An addendum – Perhaps this was a FEMINIST lead support group for Sarsour since it was comprised of the feminazis, peace-grandmas and lesbians. Helping me come to this perspective was one of their photographers, Joan L  Roth. She seems to be a part of their group at large.

Found it interesting that Roth’s works promote Jewish women, a world wide commitment. BUT, this LINK [ http://lilith.org/articles/thru-a-feminist-lens-joan-roth-photographs-a-world-of-jewish-women/] begs the question, “Is Roth blind to the dangers of Islam – world wide- that endangers the Jewish people and WOMEN AND homosexuals?

She writes: “I went to Kiev in 1991 because it was the 50th anniversary of Babi Yar. For a long time, Jews weren’t even allowed to visit the site. This was the first time that the government allowed an official memorial service.

Thousands of Jews, a huge sea of people carrying candles and flowers, all walked from the train station to Babi Yar—the same route as half a century ago. There was a blown-up photo at the site, of naked women. It never occurred to me that you had to take your clothes off to be shot. I’ve never been able to get that photo out of my mind.

Everyone there had a mother, a father, a grandparent or some relative who was murdered at Babi Yar. This woman [center of photo] (5) was a survivor, one of only four or five. She was thrown into the canyon as a child, and somehow crawled out. She crawled to the house of non-Jews she knew. Here she poses with these non-Jews, brother and sister; she
was brought up with them. The three of them are together a lot. They were moved that I thought it was important to photograph them—so they’re crying. Still in pain after all these years.

After I visited Babi Yar, I went to synagogue in Kiev. That’s where I started this kind of prayer I say—to my grandfather, to God—thanking my grandfather for having had the courage to leave Russia. My aunt used to tell me how beautiful Kiev was, the cherry blossoms in spring. She used to say, “If I had stayed, it would have been so easy for me to become a doctor,” and I used to think, “What are you talking about, you’d be dead.”

So, on this day, HOW can Sharia Law not be a source of emotional and intellectual conflict for any feminist’s sensibilities?  ’tis a puzzlement.
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Celebrate Israel Parade 2017 – Protests Amidst the Happiness

“Celebrate Israel All Together”  NYC June 4, 2017.

“Together, we are stronger. We encourage and support each other; we celebrate our differences and find common ground; we increase our understanding of ourselves, each other and the world. Our love for Israel unites us throughout history, now and forever! All together, we celebrate Israel!”

“The parade, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) began in 1965 and this year marked the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

The 2017 parade was led by Erdan and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and was attended by dignitaries including members of Knesset, the mayor of Jerusalem, senators and congressmen”

I arrived early, 10:30. Streets empty as we await the parade at 11 AM. And then the shofar, NYPD band and cheers began …

Flickr Slide Show – The parade was joyful but not meek when it came to challenging the RUDE shills-for-Fakestine.

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More video that includes the JDL as well as other parade goers challenging the RUDE LIES shouted at the families as they marched by.

Flickr slide show. The marchers (young and old) and some on the sidelines – like the JDL – did NOT march silently past the obnoxious Progs, Muslims and Neteuri Karta.

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Then there were the politicians …. Letitia James, Mayor Red Bill deBlasio and the City Council members (who I saw march) –  Margaret Chin and Ydanis Rodríguez – who work 24/ 7 for sanctuary city status, free college for illegals and Fakestine. Always there for Fakestine. Now they celebrate Israel? Opportunists. HYP-O-CRITES.

Found a report on the politicians and the progs that filled out more of the story from MondoWeiss

….the parade showcased cooperation of Israel and New York’s political elites. Bill de Blasio marched alongside Nir Barkat while New York Senator Chuck Schumer, one of New York’s most outspoken critics of Trump and a familiar face at anti-Islamophobia rallies in the city, marched up Fifth Avenue waving an Israeli flag the entire way.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was featured prominently between Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan—an ardent backer of Israel’s illegal West Bank settlement enterprise— and Chemi Peres, the son of Israel’s former prime minister Shimon Peres. Cuomo was introduced as “a great friend of Israel and supporter of the Jewish community,” undoubtedly thanks in part to the anti-BDS legislation he signed into law exactly one year ago.

Other elected officials included Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council, New York City public advocate Letitia James and borough presidents of Queens and Manhattan, Melinda Katz and Gale Brewer.

My friends at AFSI were also there. Marching. Somehow I never saw them. Disappointed. But, thanks to the full video stream of the parade, I was able to grab a screen shot.


BTW- Thought the garbage trucks post parade – there were so many- was funny – the streets were CLEAN.

As always, the ubiquitous Neteuri Karta droning on about no Israel.


Nasty Fakestinians. Shouting. Rude.


AND the obnoxious red-shirted, music-playing, left-preaching, agitprop show I saw gathering at the Gen. T. Sherman statue; ALL hating on Israel.

The ‘progs’ marched in the parade – AGAIN. Once at the parade stand the BDSing PROGS were WELCOMED to the Celebrate Israel Parade. (sick)

Besides my video above, MondoWeiss  also caught the JDL standing up to these lies, raging at the Fakestinians:

“Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was awash in blue and white flags on Sunday, June 4 as the Celebrate Israel parade kicked off for its 52nd year. This year’s theme according to organizers was “Celebrate Israel All Together,” though the 50th year of Jerusalem’s “reunification” took center stage.

But for “Palestinians”, the so-called reunification of Jerusalem marks the beginning of Israel’s 50-year military occupation of the West Bank including East Jerusalem.”

With this in mind, multiple anti-occupation protests halted the parade along its route, resulting in 7 arrests by the NYPD.

The JDL seemed primarily interested in protesting a pro-Palestinian contingent penned in at 58th street that included Al-Awda New York, American Muslims for Palestine New Jersey, CODEPINK, International Action Center, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Labor for Palestine, Neturei Karta, NY4Palestine, New York City Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Rutgers SJP and Samidoun, the Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. (WHERE did he see all these names??)

Members of the JDL refused to speak with Mondoweiss, but yelled things like “Go back to Jordan!” and “There is no Palestine, there will never be a Palestine” as can be heard in the accompanying video.”

The JDL was solid …. bold and brave.

But they were gnats compared to what the Progs did through out the parade. Jewish Voice For Peace was there eagerly recording their nefarious deeds:

“Celebrate Israel parade disrupted repeatedly by Jewish activists calling for an end to denial of Palestinian rights

Seven activists arrested throughout the day in a series of protests against Israeli occupation & apartheid on 50th anniversary of occupation…The annual Celebrate Israel parade was repeatedly disrupted by over 100 Jewish activists, including 7 who were arrested for civil disobedience demonstrations that at times stopped the parade’s progress.

One group of activists blocked NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his contingent, protesting the New York Police Department collaboration with Israeli security forces, an exchange of worst practices that harm communities of color & Palestinians. The activists locked themselves together across Fifth Avenue, preventing the Mayor from marching for several minutes with signs reading “Black & Palestinian Lives Matter”, “NYPD & IDF collaborate to kill”, and “End Israeli Apartheid.” Several parade-goers and private security attacked the protesters.

Another group of queer Jews staged a sit in disrupting the LGBTQ contingent holding signs saying ‘No pride in apartheid’ and ‘Queer Jews for a free Palestine.’ “We are here as queer and trans Jews to say that apartheid and occupation are nothing to celebrate and that we will not be used by the state of Israel to cover up its violent oppression of Palestinian people,” said Craig Willse, one of the 5 activists arrested in the nonviolent demonstration.

Demonstrators with IfNotNow also unfurled a banner across the parade route that read “No Celebration with Occupation,” slowing down the procession.

Other periodic disruptions occurred throughout the route.  At the close of the parade, marchers were greeted by stiltwalkers with banners reading “Celebrate Ending Israeli Apartheid” and “Stop the Deadly Exchange.”

There is nothing to celebrate until Palestinians have equal rights, until the occupation ends, until there is justice, dignity and equality for all people living in that land,” said Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace.This week marks 50 years of Israel’s military occupation, and 70 years since the displacement of Palestinians at the founding of the state of Israel. We can’t celebrate while Palestinians are denied basic rights to freedom and dignity.”

Progressive Israel: Partners for Progressive Israel’s Mission

“Partners for Progressive Israel is dedicated to two equally essential goals: First, the achievement of a durable and just peace between Israel and all its neighbors, especially the Palestinian people, based on a negotiated two-state solution. Partners for Progressive Israel believes that Israel’s ongoing occupation and settlement effort undermine the country’s national interests, sully the image of Zionism, and inevitably lead to the violation of the human rights of those under occupation.

Second, and just as importantly, Partners for Progressive Israel is dedicated to the realization of human and civil rights, equality and social justice for all of Israel’s inhabitants – regardless of ethnic/religious identity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

The mission of Partners for Progressive Israel is to generate and promote partnership between Israelis and Americans who support a progressive Israel.  Based on the notion of a common people hood, we focus in particular on partnership and collaboration between American Jews and their Israeli counterparts in order to help create a more progressive Israel and Zionist movement.

Towards this end, Partners for Progressive Israel educates American Jews, and Americans generally, regarding the issues of peace, democracy, justice, and equality in Israel and the territories it controls.

Just as importantly, Partners for Progressive Israel develops and implements hands-on programs that enable the American Jewish community, and its friends, to provide real support for policies of peace, democracy, justice, and equality in Israeli society.”

T’Ruah The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

New Israel Fund

“Advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis. Provide critically-needed support to hundreds of national and community-based organizations working to safeguard civil and human rights, promote religious tolerance and pluralism and narrow economic and social gaps in Israel.”

Beit Simchat Torah

“Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (“CBST”) is a synagogue located in Manhattan, New York City. It was founded in 1973[1] and describes itself as the world’s largest LGBT synagogue”

Found a JVP Twitter post that happily recorded their obnoxious protests.

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Proudly the JVP posted video and pictures of their offensive protest shenanigans:

end Israeli apartheid progs

gay progs lay across 5th ave

JVP end apartheid / Deadly Exchange t-shirts

More “No pride in apartheid” and “Queer Jews for a free Palestine ” Gay progs blocking Fifth Avenue

the arrests began : finally

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Very proud “progressives” . PROUD of their hatred for all things Israeli.
Their controversy becomes the norm. The PROGS are now accepted — BUT ALSO ARRESTED!

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MondoWeiss had more on the arrestees:

“Rosza Daniel Lang-Levitsky, one of those arrested for forming a blockade of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at 65th and 5th Avenue, sought with this action to highlight the collusion between New York law enforcement authorities and those in Israel.

The creation of panic around supposed terrorist threats directly affects Muslim communities in ways that are very much driven by the New York City government’s commitment to exchanges with the Israeli government,” Lang-Levitsky told Mondoweiss. (Jewish Voice for Peace has recently launched a new campaign called #DeadlyExchange, bringing light to this very issue). [snip]

Rightwing Zionists and progressive Zionists in practice are no different said Lang-Levitsky, a member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Artists and Cultural Workers Council.

“This parade is one of the points where it’s very visible that there’s absolutely no difference between these organizations and their support for state violence both in Palestine and in this country.”

Two demonstrators, center right top and center, are taken into police custody near 5th Ave. and W. 65th Street during the 53rd annual Celebrate Israel Parade Sunday, June 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The Daily Mail: Two demonstrators, center right top and center, are taken into police custody near 5th Ave. and W. 65th Street during the 53rd annual Celebrate Israel Parade Sunday, June 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A demonstrator is taken into police custody near 5th Ave. and W. 65th Street during the 53rd annual Celebrate Israel Parade Sunday, June 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

I end this report with a personal flashback re 10 years of covering the NYC MUSLIM Day Parade. Even though there were small  protests in the beginning of my coverage, protestors with signs – confrontational info aka FACTS, that all ended a few years ago. Long gone after 4 years (maybe 5). Now, there is silence.  Nothing.  No protests. No signs. The controversy has morphed into acceptability. All things Muslim, Si. Israeli, NO!

Even the outrageous year (2014) of the Annual Muslim Parade when I captured these pictures of virgins in cages …

… and plastic guns held high.

That controversial year has predictably disappeared down the PC rabbit hole. But never the dedicated agitprop bent on destroying Israel.

From Algemeiner:

“… organizations dedicated to destroying Israel’s economy through boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) being given the privilege of marching?

One of these groups is openly organizing a boycott against targeted Israeli companies, including Ahava Cosmetics. Others have supported the infamous Goldstone Report, and funded organizations that urged Norway to divest from Israel.

At the center of the controversy is the New Israel Fund (NIF), which was granted permission to march in last year’s parade. Other extremist groups marched with NIF, displaying their individual banners, including B’Tselem, Partners for Progressive Israel and Rabbis for Human Rights. This year, NIF is slated to march again, and we expect B’Tselem and the other groups will once again join NIF, displaying their banners.

The issue is clear: Jews who actively work to sabotage Israel’s economy should not be included in the Celebrate Israel Parade.

… the New Israel Fund, which it sees as posing as a Zionist organization while de-legitimizing Israel, and therefore “a greater threat to Israel than any boycott organizations worldwide.”

“The New Israel Fund sees participation in the parade as a strategic step in being accepted as a Zionist organization, in spite of the fact that they have encouraged a boycott of products and companies in Judea and Samaria,” claimed Matan Peleg, CEO of Im Tirtzu.”

On that note, JVP proclaims:

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#CancelSarsour Protest a Great success, May 25th, 2017

MAY 25 , 2017
12 to  2 pm (rain or shine)

Protest  CUNY Keynote Speaker
Pro-Terror anti-Semite : Linda Sarsour

Protest terror and hate at CUNY– this will not stand.(Pamela Geller)

“The AFDI demo against CUNY’s obscene invitation to pro-terror Jew-hater Linda Sarsour to give their commencement address was a smashing success! With over a thousand people who came out in a downpour of pelting rain on East 42nd Street outside CUNY’s headquarters on to oppose the mainstreaming of evil. It was an amazing event, a turning point, despite Mayor de Blasio’s nefarious attempts to undermine and destroy the rally.” [Pamela Geller]

Pamela Geller's photo.


Speakers included:
Assemblyman Dov Hikind
Milo Yiannopoulos
Pamela Geller
Nonie Darwish, Former Muslims United
John Guandolo, Founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com.
David Wood, Acts 17 Apologetics

MY THOUGHTS on the event. To begin – It was raining and raining and RAINING for the whole TWO Hours.  But, this did not deter anyone for showing up.

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Even the press, eager to hear Milo speak, hung around. Milo was the keynote, so he spoke at the end. So the press WAITED. In the RAIN. As did we all.

The dedicated patriots enthusiastically jammed the protest area. Everyone hung in there – meeting the challenge of rain and the VERY obnoxious Leftist noise pollution.

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No rain was going to stop the patriots. NOR did it stop the soc/commie/leftists. So the police line was long and tight at the stage area

                                 (3 live podcast screen shots – Tim Pool)

The ruse …. as long as passersby can move through the sidewalk …. passing their screaming gauntlet, the Soc/Commie/Lefties claim the right to STAND there, SCREAMING. Which is contrary to what we have been told in the past by the NYPD: keep moving, not standing, has been the supposed rule of law – til now.

Moving – no standing – but the lefties bully the system (always) to get their way. So rules change as they need them to change. An electic group of 20-something patriots marched back and forth in front of the Lefties, No standing around for them. [Foot Note – finally have a name for the eccentric Libertarian protestors – PROUD BOYS, a creation of Gavin McInnes]

Saw Gavin McInnes (the Proud Boy mentor) enter the stage enclosure from the crowd behind me. Wondered if he was speaking (he wasn’t listed). He was not. Just hung out at the edge of the stage.  Police didn’t like him offering a can of Pepsi to the protesting morons.

[my 2 screen shots of McInnes (with goatee) arriving and watching from side of the stage]

As for the abuses heaped upon The AFDI Speakers- by the obnoxious Left – I heard that the reason we were surrounded and drowned out by the Leftists was that the police were sued by the Commies – to be allowed to stand wherever they liked. (no idea if this is correct)

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Brief video of the crowd and the noise harassment. Noni Darwish was bravely speaking over the din.

Another source reported that when the police moved the Lefties away from the stage, the Commies started making phone calls. Presuming these calls went to someone in “Red Bill’s” office, since they were allowed, post-haste, and en masse a return to the staging area where they continued to relentlessly harass the speakers. (I understand the officers expressed frustration at this favoritism).

Which is why you will hear the unabated harassment heaped at these brave and dedicated speakers while they gave important and honorable speeches. I have posted videos of most of the speakers.

Pamela Geller’s opening remarks on why Linda Sarsour should not be the Key Note Speaker. “CUNY COULD have done BETTER”

Milo Yiannopoulos was the final keynote speaker

Noni Darwish gave an impassioned speech on the dangers of Sharia. She lived it and left Islam  ( which infuriates the Left) so they were particularly RUDE to her

David Wood (excerpted) is a respected scholar on Islam and Sharia spoke of the dangers of leave Islam – the sharia fatwas-  and the dangers for everyone to live – forced – under sharia.

John Guandolo – Ex FBI agent addressed the lies we in the so called (enlightened)  West are taught about Islam and Sharia. And what we can do about those lies.

Dov Hikind  (D) N.Y. State Assemblyman

Parting thoughts from Pamela Geller:

 CUNY has invited a pro-terror, pro-sharia anti-semite to give the keynote commencement address. And they will not reconsider. Universities have dis-invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Ann Coulter, Milo, legions of conservative thinkers and voices in defense of freedom, but a vicious, pro-sharia, Jew-hater they will defend to the death and that is it right there. They fear jihad. They fear Islamic supremacists. They know no harm with come to them if they smear, defame, libel or cancel us. They know we don’t destroy, maim, behead like Sarsour supporters and their violent running dogs on the left.

On June 1, Sharia advocate Linda Sarsour will be giving the graduate commencement speech at the City University of New York. While no one who believes in freedom of speech would object to Linda’s right to speak at a university, a graduate commencement address is a completely different story. The graduate commencement speaker is chosen by the university for the students’ final “send off.” Couldn’t CUNY find someone besides a Sharia advocate to speak at a celebration for students and their families?

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch calls on Americans to protest:

Some people are responding by insisting that Linda Sarsour should be allowed to speak on college campuses. It seems they’ve missed the point entirely. No one is saying that Linda shouldn’t be allowed to speak at CUNY. (Robert even challenges her to a debate.) The protest is about Linda being the COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER for the graduation. The commencement speaker is the university’s choice for who gives the final “send off” for the graduates. CUNY chose a Sharia proponent for the final send off. That’s what’s being protested. CUNY is trying to ram Sharia down students’ and parents’ throats.

My next report- June 1st, 2017. Many fine patriots intend to protest outside the the Apollo Theatre where the grads will assemble inside. Wonder if the patriots will be allowed ANYWHERE NEAR the entrance.  To be continued….

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Chinatown Displacement, Armenian Genocide and Falun Dafa Persecution

NYC – it never sleeps – particularly when it comes to protests and rallies, a restless hot-bed of activism. Three events came up recently that dealt with the egregious treatment of minorities in NYC and the world at large, some with deathly consequences. When and how to we fight back against tyranny? Will tolerance keep the peace?

First up, a the displacement of minorities that comes from within the very Leftward government that runs NYC: not genocidal, but racist and profit motivated. The merits of which are constantly being challenged by this consortium.

April 26, 2017. 3:30 pm. The LES (Lower East Side) consortium  of Leftists, Socialists and Communists were protesting real estate displacement and demanding the resignation of Comrades deBlasio and Chin.

Protest after protest Mayor “Red Bill”  and Council Member, Margaret Chin have ignored their demands. Amid cries of racism, the residents feel there is no place for them in the deBlasio/Chin LES. And they might be correct.

Media Advisory says: “Chin – launched her own limited rezoning for Chinatown – excluding Latins, Blacks and other Asians from land use protections; destroying our communities; pitting Asian Americans, Blacks and Latinos against each other.” [Video]

Who is right. wrong. Old buildings eventually come down. Is it necessary to eliminate the status quo? Is it inconvenient for them to remain in their communities?

Chinatown, LES, & Lower Manhattan residents and workers protest CM Margaret Chin’s divisive and destructive rezoning and land use policies.

 The LES Community demands that Chin and Mayor “Red Bill ‘ de Blasio  step down. Guilty of collusion with real estate developers and their racist policies, leading to the potential destruction of Chinatown, Lower East Side and Lower Manhattan.

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Which takes me next to the Armenian Genocide Commemoration.

For the 100 year anniversary in 2015 there was a much larger gathering. But, large or small, each year’s meme is the same: NEVER FORGET.

The Muslim Turkish Government’s attempt to wipe the Armenian people off the planet was genocide and Hitler admired what the Turks nearly accomplished. This was his template used against the Jews of Europe – his Final Solution – GENOCIDE.

… millions of people around the world will mourn the implementation of a plan—devised by Ottoman officials a hundred years ago, amid the chaos of the First World War—to annihilate the Armenian people in their native homeland. Initiated in 1915, the policy was brutally effective; by the war’s end, it had resulted in the destruction of virtually every Armenian community outside Constantinople, and the elimination of more than a million people from territory in what is now modern Turkey. This is what is meant by the term “Armenian genocide.” [The New Yorker]

Flickr slideshow Armenian Commemoration

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Sen. Chuck Schumer spoke, as he seems to do every year, addressing the collective Armenian trauma and Turkey’s refusal to acknowledge the sins of their fathers.

… For many Armenians living around the world, in a state of post-Ottoman diaspora, that trauma has been compounded by the lack of official recognition and reconciliation. To this day, the Turkish state denies that a systematic annihilation ever occurred (by the name of genocide, or any other).And Armenians continue to struggle with the official negation: to endlessly combat it is its own form of prison, but to try moving past it unilaterally, abandoning the horrific events of 1915 in the shadows of denial, is to succumb to willful blindness and injustice … [The New Yorker]

Which brings me to my final entry: the 25th Anniversary of world acceptance of  Falun Dafa, accepted by all EXCEPT CHINA. May 12 , 2017  was WORLD Falun Dafa Day  [Video]

I happened upon their parade at 42nd st and 10th ave. Colorful. Joyful. Impressive. Banner after banner. They really are world-wide.

Their message: Falun Dafa Good.  A peaceful meditation that CHINA has decided is so EVIL that Falun Dafa practitioners must be eradicated. (Genocide)

This was a long parade. Never did see the end of it. Saw banner after banner representing countries around the world where Falun Dafa are accepted (but not in China). In China they are still harassed. imprisoned. murdered.

It seemed the NYPD was redirecting the parade away from the Chinese Consulate on 12th avenue.  Odd since the Tibetans protest there regularly. Whatever, the Falun Dafa marched toward the Consulate in celebration and protest. 

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The LES Chinatown real estate situation is obviously not the Armenian and Falun Dafa genocides. But, the tyranny of government can go easily from real estate adventure, to eminent domain, to removing a whole people, leading to genocidal consequences.

Every time the free-world attempts to protect itself from the One-World Islamic anschluss of terrorism and domination we are badgered with cries of racism. xenophobia or even more ridiculously: Nazi. Who is right?  Who decides. Who wins?

Hitler. Stalin. China. Turkey. Geographically specific horrors. But, Islamic domination and genocide is a world-wide horror. It’s here. It’s now. So as the city that never sleep plods on with parades, protests and rallies one phrase rings true: NEVER FORGET. (Never give in) Brave words to live by … or die.

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