A Crash the Gala Protest : From The Left (Oct. 29, 2015)
ANSWER Coalition Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) had this to say:
… come out and shut down Bill de Blasio’s re-election fundraiser. A mayor who pushes Broken Windows policing, continued torture at Rikers, gentrification-lite and calls himself the ‘defender’ of Israel might choke on his champagne when he sees NYers aren’t falling for his ‘progressive’ mirage.
Participating Groups: Coalition To End Broken Windows, Black Lives Matter. NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew, Why Accountability, Afrikans Helping Afrikans, New Yorkers Against Bratton, NYC Jails Action Coalition (JAC), NYC Students for Justice in Palestine, MTOPP – Movement to Protect the People, Brite Leadership Coalition/East New York, The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network – BAN, Peoples Power Assemblies, Answer Coalition and Copwatch Patrol Unit – CPU”.
From their Face Book Page:
Mayor de Blasio’s thinking re-election this week with a fancy fundraiser gala at the Sheraton Hotel.”
Donations can go as high as $4,950 but the cost of shutting down this empty suit: priceless.
Almost two years into his administration we recognize how willing BdB is to sell out our communities by working hand in glove with developers, hospital executives and a racist police commissioner while using the language of social justice.
We want to make it clear that this so-called ‘progressive’ mayor is not only NOT our ally, but works against all of our collective interests:
– His support for Broken Windows policing
– Giuliani-style crackdowns on the homeless
– A continuation of the status quo at Rikers Island
– Bloomberg-style selling out of NYCHA to private developers
– An ‘affordable housing’ agenda real estate interests love.
– Proclaiming himself ‘defender’ of Israel, where he was last week.
MORE from the Coalition To End Broken Windows
“The return of Bill Bratton, welcomed back by the faux-progressive Mayor de Blasio, signaled a return and continuation of racist policing policies and philosophies that affect so many of the black, Latino and working class voters who voted for de Blasio.
Bratton’s racist and unproven Broken Windows theory continues to target the vulnerable New Yorkers de Blasio’s empty ‘Tale of Two Cities rhetoric promised to fight for.”
– New Yorkers Against Bratton
“The police continue to be purveyors of violence, and de Blasio continues to back them. The mayor made this clear when he chose to use taxpayer money to hire 1,300 new police officers instead of investing that money into needed social services like education and affordable housing. New York’s Black and Brown youth need better education and jobs not more police harassment!”
– People’s Power Assemblies
“BdB repeatedly rubber-stamps proposals made by his Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner Ponte, the most recent of which include DOC and NYPD collaborating to conduct comprehensive background checks on visitors to Rikers Island [… ] Commissioner Ponte’s vision for NYC jails could potentially go unchecked, giving DOC free reign to implement “reforms” that perpetuate oppressive systems and promote practices that are dehumanizing and deemed torturous by U.N. standards.”
– Jails Action Coalition NYC Jails Action Coalition (JAC)
“Just as Bill de Blasio avidly supports the settler-colonial state of Israel, he also promotes imperialist and white supremacist policies within New York City […] In addition, through crackdowns on the homeless living in the streets of the city, plans for the privatization of the NYC Housing Authority, and the designation of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), DeBlasio has continued to promote the interests of real estate developers and gentrifiers and has disregarded oppressed people all over the city who are being pushed out of their communities and out of New York City.”
– Students for Justice in Palestine NYC
A comment on face book – Debra Goodman
“Did you guys know the occupy people are supporters of de Blasio?
How come so many of the groups are run by same people? Aren’t you guys getting tired of the same old thing that doesn’t work? Who are you? Please identify the organizers of the group. Why does every action have the same 30 people at it?
Why organize on Facebook? Don’t you know it’s an NYPD surveillance tool. How many of you are working with the groups started by people from the occupy “movement?”
The protest blocked the sidewalk in front of the Sheraton for a few hours. Oddly, the police never moved them to the ubiquitous ‘pens’.
++ PART TWO : Some of what I observed (pics and videos) at the Gala Crashing ++
(Place cursor on picture to see slideshow of pictures)
Part 1 of 3-The usual carousel of hateful, racist chants from the Commie hoards as they protested Mayor “Red Bill” deBlasio, NYPD Commissioner Bratton and (of course )Israel
Part 2 of 3 – The “Fakestinians” decided to deny free speech rights to moi – following me and blocking my camera. Made them even more insane when I stepped inside their sidewalk-blocking-circle to film Imani Henry’s Commie-blather. Silly little provocateurs…
Part 3 of 3-The usual chants from the Commie hoards as they protested Mayor “Red Bill” deBlasio, Israel, NYPD Commissioner Bratton and tragically their actions will most likely send the Central Park horses to the slaughter-houses in Mexico.
Their guy WON and NOW they don’t want him in office.
Seems “Red Bill” broke with the Party Plan when he sided with the City Council decriminalization proposal, “I agree with NYPD’s Bratton on ‘broken windows” – Yep. And now, they are very,very angry. How could Bill even think of siding with that ‘Nazi’, Bill Bratton.
Has “Red Bill” really become a ‘bad little commie?” Not likely. ‘Tis all part of the Commie-game. Make it look like there is division in-the-ranks – but the goals FOR ALL remain the same:
(some reading material from Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy In Media)
Point of Information: The Commie-Marxist cabal that elected “Red Bill” – buried the truth about Red Bill’s past when he was running for Mayor in 2013.The media did not cover (as they should have) this very informative pre-election press conference; a detailed exposé on Comrade Bill.
++ PART THREE – Two Reports on the Sheraton Crash Action (from both sides) ++
Among those notably absent at the Sheraton Times Square Thursday night were city Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate (of the Working Families Party) Letitia James, potential de Blasio rivals in 2017. Both instead attended the Queens Democratic Party’s annual dinner at Antun’s banquet hall in Queens Village.
Sources at de Blasio’s fund-raiser said it was attended by no more than 150 people — most of them lobbyists. The de Blasio campaign put the count at 300 and said it raised $1 million.
And From Press TV (aka Iran Commie TV) :
They only protest ‘one of their own’ when convenient. Most likely, this too will fade and they’ll all be comrades again … soon …