May 1, 2019. Commie Day NYC
A number of NYC Unions converged at Columbus Circle – across from Trump International Hotel – to shill for Socialism/Communism.
“Socialism in our Lifetime!“
Eventually the Marxists of many stripes marched to Trump Tower – at 5th Avenue & 56th st. (police didn’t let them get as far as Trump Tower – stopping them at 58th st). Can see a more comprehensive view of banners and signs in video:
Back to Columbus Circle: Nearly a dozen community advocate groups – AKA COMMUNIST – rallied (s0 they say) for worker and immigrant rights. For The Workers. For The People. “Democrats. Republicans. Class enemies Of Workers and Oppressed”
The Workers Face Book propaganda:
“On International Workers’ Day, join our contingent at the May Day NYC: Workers + Immigrants, We Rise Together rally and march as we reaffirm our solidarity with New York City’s immigrant communities against racist ICE harassment, economic exploitation, and the continued xenophobic aggression of the Trump administration.
“We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.”
“We are socialists because we are opposed to an economy organized for private profit that produces gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on race and sex, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo … we believe that only democratic movements and socialist parties can lead the way to a better world.”
VIDEO – a Prayer to Herstory and – whatever god you pray to. Religious Socialism and Liberation Theology.
“The Religious Socialism Working Group conducts educational work both among socialists of faith to explore religious roots of socialism and among our natural allies in progressive faith communities to “connect the dots” between social, economic, and racial justice and socialism. We also work in coalition with faith-based social justice groups. To get involved, email religious.socialism [a] socialists.nyc.”
Video – May Day chants at Columbus Circle
Sponsors: The New York Immigration Coalition ; Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund; New York Civil Liberties Union; The Workmen’s Circle; New York State Nurses Association; Arab American Association of New York; District Council 37, AFSCME; MinKwon Center for Community Action ; 32BJ SEIU; Professional Staff Congress/CUNY; African Communities Together; Food & Water Watch – New York
Flickr slide show
“On International Workers’ Day, join our contingent at the May Day NYC: Workers + Immigrants, We Rise Together rally and march as we reaffirm our solidarity with New York City’s immigrant communities against racist ICE harassment, economic exploitation, and the continued xenophobic aggression of the Trump administration.” NYC Demo/Socialists
As I walked ‘cross 59th to the Plaza Hotel for the next protest, I caught a glimpse of the new location for the hansom cabs, forced on them by Mayor di Blasio.
Once at the Plaza, I found the JDL-NY protesting China’s Uyghur Genocide:
“An estimated one million Uyghurs ( “wiggers”) a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority in western China, are being held in camps across the region, according to a US congressional report. The Chinese government has never explained the disappearances, which began in 2017, nor said how many people are being held in the camps, which they insist are “vocational training centers” that local “students” are happy to attend. “[CNN]
Some of those attending the China Fashion Gala managed to glance at our signs as they went in.
“Each year, China Fashion Gala brings together a diverse community of fashion icons, international influencers, business leaders, and celebrities to recognize outstanding contributions to Chinese design and innovation and to support the next generation of designers and leaders.”
HISTORY: “Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi, K.P. Wen, and John Dewey, China Institute is the oldest bi-cultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China.”
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One Tibetan fellow thanked the JDL for being there. He also spoke about the decades of abuse the Tibetans have suffered under the Chinese occupation.
[“In 1950, the newly established Communist regime in China invaded Tibet, which was rich in natural resources and had a strategically important border with India.”]
Side Note: As the MARCH of the Commie Brigades passed by the Plaza …. as planned …. a couple of Communist Public Housing advocates stopped to chat …. impressed with the JDL signs.
[Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall]