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“NY City Workers for Choice” Presser : Let Us Work!

Sept 9. 2022;  NY Workers for Choice held a press conference with the bi-partisan Common Sense Caucus on the steps of NY City Hall. Workers for Choice represents all New York workers who’ve been fired or banned for declining covid vaccination. … Thousands of NYC Workers have been fired & banned from their jobs for declining the covid shot. WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL for a strong economy: Let Us WORK!

NY Workers for Choice held a press conference with the bi-partisan Common Sense Caucus … After, at 1 pm, testimony was given inside City Hall regarding vaccine mandates and city worker shortages. Workers for Choice represents all New York workers who’ve been fired or banned for declining covid vaccination. … Thousands of NYC Workers have been fired & banned from their jobs for declining the covid shot.

.Council members Joe Borelli, Vickie Paladino, Joann Ariola, Bob Holden and David Carr were all present at the press conference. Inna Vernikov was unable to attend but she did have a staff member address the press conference. FDNY: Sophy Medina ,  Bernacet Mejia; Teachers for Choice, Joy Amanda ; UFA vice president Robert Eustace showed up and spoke in support of fired firefighters. Councilman Robt Holden laid out why he believes the city does not need a municipal vaccine mandate anymore. “We’re not in 2020, we’re not in 2021, the city should get back to normal,” he said. “The city should lift everything.” [NY Daily News]

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.Speaker 1 – Councilman Joe Borelli:  CDC guidelines say you can no longer discriminate between vax and un-vaxed. The city’s response should be to ease those restrictions that left the city UNDERSTAFFED on many levels: teachers, firefighters, police. sanitation.

Representing teachers for choice: Joy Amanda, today 365 days since her termination.

Court officer, Chris Sperber, running for State Assembly, District 11. . Court Officer for the New York State Court System Fired for no vax.

 Sophy Medina marine corp vet and FDNY. When will Mayor Adams fire Dr. Vasan and put an end these mandates.

Bernacet Mejia,  a female firefighter, was orced to retire. Worked for NYFD 22 years.  Denied religious exemption, her civil rights violated. ( he was emotional)

Police officer born raised in Albania. 16 yrs ago came to US. Valued freedom of speech.

Council member, Joann Ariola.  Teachers, essential workers, NYPD, FDNY: pre-vaccine they never stopped working. Many did not want to submit to the forced vax. Referring to new mayor’s administration, new health commissioner, she says they are willing to listen. CDC now admits natural immunity which  is just as good as vax in fight against covid.

Video Part 1: Councilman Borelli of Commonsense Caucus … begins the presser; 3:09 Teachers for Choice, Joy Amanda; 5:38, FDNY, Sophy Medina and at 6:28, Bernacet Mejia( sp); 8:02, councilwoman, Joann Ariola ( 11:16- end Part 1]

Councilman Robert F. Holden said,  Mr Mayor: time to put every New Yorker back to work. Mandates were  de Blasio’s creations.  It’s a shame to carry them forth. This is not 2020. CDC says covid is not a serious threat of illness or death. Health commissioner is ignoring the CDC. We need to go back to NORMAL. Back to work. We need the courage to stand up.

Councilmember Vicky Paladino. I started this fight a year ago. Never thought it would go this far. People have lost their jobs. Leave without pay. It’s now 2022. Time to put people back to work. In 2020. the police/fire department  were out of the streets working. New CDC guidelines says it’s TIME to get back to normal.

Councilmember David Carr: Vax mandate was NEVER necessary. No one should be punished for personal medical decision. NY is supposed to be a labor friendly town. . The mandates need to end. They should never have started. Travesty. Should have ended months ago

Daniel….  spoke instead of Councilwoman Inna Vernikov . He said termination of employees unvaxed must end immediately.

UFA vice president Robert Eustace — mentioned 9-11 in 2 days. Pointed out there was not enough testing of vaccine. Common sense is “get back to work”.

Reporter CBS asked questions: only NY – drs heatlj commison- forced vax mandates. how many termininated- Michael Kane answered. 400-500.  want job back must be vaxed ( blk man) woman – nypd- lots are retiring.

Video Part 2: – 00:22 Councilman Robt Holden; 2:40, Councilwoman Vicky Paladino; 5:13, Councilman David Carr; UFA VP, Robt Eustace; 9:18, CBS Reporter asks two questions, followed by statements from protestors in response. [12:47- end Part 2]

So many sirens thru the whole un-amplified presser that I was unable to post a couple of speakers: Court officer, Chris Sperber, running for State Assembly, District 11, an NYPD officer born and raised in Albania and Daniel…. who spoke for councilwoman Inna Vernikov.

Later, in the City Council Labor Meeting, forced to retire FDNY Capt. Brendan Fogarty railed against the vaccine mandates.

The following Council Members participate in this Common Cause Caucus:

A quartet of conservative City Council members turned a hearing on the municipal government’s soaring vacancy rates into an anti-vaccine mandate spectacle Friday amid buzz that Mayor Adams could be on the brink of peeling back some of New York’s remaining coronavirus restrictions.

“We’re not in 2020, we’re not in 2021, the city should get back to normal,” he said. “The city should lift everything.”

Despite their focus on the mandate, only 1,761 city employees had gotten fired for refusing to get vaccinated as of Aug. 30 — a fraction of the more than 330,000 posts across all municipal agencies, according to data from the mayor’s office. Another 583 unvaccinated workers remain on unpaid leave while waiting on the city to review their applications for exemptions to the mandate, the data shows.

The hearing in the Council’s Civil Service and Labor Committee featured testimony from members of Adams’ administration on what they’re doing to improve the city government’s job vacancy rate, which stands at 8.3% — more than five times higher than pre-pandemic levels. [NY Daily News]

.UPDATE:

“As of July, more than 1,750 city workers were fired for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine — including at least 36 from the NYPD.A spokesman from the city Law Department said: “A court has previously upheld the NYPD’s reasonable accommodation process, ruling it complies with all applicable laws. Both the NYPD and a citywide appeals panel carefully reviewed this officer’s accommodation request. The city is reviewing this decision and is considering its options.The NYPD and City Hall deferred comment to the Law Department” [NY POST]

Mayor Adams END these illegal mandates.

LET US WORK!

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

Marxist Pacifists disparage 77th & 76th Anniv. of Japan A-Bombs that ended WW2

In 2021-22, the Marxists seemed to be the only ones to remember, though imperfectly, the A-Bombs of 1945. Their one  goal at these protests is  abolishing nuclear weapons.

 ++ Was dropping the atomic bomb justified?++

Dec. 7, 1941 (a day that would live in infamy) to Aug 6-9, 1945 (VJ Day celebrations in Times Sq). BUT, the Japanese aggression is conveniently omitted.

: Gen. Minoru Genda, who helped plan the attack on Pearl Harbor, stated at a Naval Institute event in 1969 that he was not bitter towards the U.S. for dropping the bomb on his hometown of #Hiroshima. He said “if we had the atomic bomb in 1945, we would have dropped it on you.”

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The only ‘take away’ for these dedicated Marxist Pacifists is to STOP all things nuclear, demanding NYC to be a Nuclear Free Zone. SO, every August these mostly senior pacifists gather to protest nuclear weapons (AND energy).

Japanese survivors participate – but the speakers both years, were barely amplified so they were difficult to understand.

FIRST: On Aug 6, 2021, at 11 am, the 76th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki protestors gathered in the courtyard entrance to Mayor Dinkins municipal building across from City Hall.

”Join the Community of NYC Nuclear Weapons Free Heroes”

Rise and Resist-NY” Marxists demanded that NY City Council Speaker Corey Johnson pass Nuclear Disarmament Legislation Now. They chose this location because the development of the atomic bomb began across Centre street at 270 Broadway, the first headquarters of the Manhattan Project in 1942–43.

The posters focused on the American Marxist pacifists. Their speeches and posters neglected to mention the Japanese civilians victimized by their own Japanese war machine.

Flickr slide show of 76th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Marxist loving “Rise and Resisters -NY” demanded that Speaker Johnson pass Nuclear Disarmament Legislation Now! and join the community of NYC Nuclear Weapons Free Heroes.

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Video – First fellow was reading the legislation demand from his cell phone, un-amplified so audio competed with traffic.

The second was an older fellow (at 1:35) proudly told of a protest at a nuclear submarine (the USS Florida). I didn’t hear a year but I think it was 2018.

The Kings Bay Plowshares Seven. The seven Catholic plowshare activists who disarmed weapons at the Kings Bay Naval Base, Georgia in 2018  are now facing years of prison for their act of disarmament. 

He said he masqueraded as one of 4 workers with hard hats who boarded the submarine …  for 25-30 minutes. Once they unfurled their protest banners, THEN security was called to remove them.  He also said, at the same time, five other protestors with hammers were damaging (a sonar sphere) and mentioned an associate who travels with a smithy  … turning weapons into plowshares; hammered into weapons of soil to create life not take life. “This is how disarmament starts”, he says. [End Video]

Turning now to the 2022 and the 77th Anniversary in Manhattan and  their nuclear anniversary weapons protest.  

Aug. 5, 2022 – Outside the Japanese consulate. NYC. This year there was such an obsession with MASKING that the muffled English language interpreter was wasted. Disappointed to not get a good audio  of the survivor speakers

Flickr slide show – Raging Grannies for Peace, Rise and Resisters – Marxists all – protesting nuclear bombs, protesting nuclear energy

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Video 1 –The very Left -leaning Pacifist “Raging Grannies” were the pre-speakers ‘entertainment’ outside the NYC Japanese Consulate. Mourning the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 (that ended WW2 and saved lives) the Raging Grannies (for Peace) were protesting nuclear bombs and protesting nuclear energy with “No nukes. No Nukes. No Nukes.

Video 2 – Ringing a  bell for peace & prayer at 77th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki.

See phot0 essay at NY Daily News of the 1945 aftermath

[NY Daily News Hiroshima]

The conflict over ”to be nuclear or not” goes on and on. The Marxists  claim to oppose anything nuclear but they are predictably inconsistent …. a Rise and Resist-NY blind spot: a nuclear IRAN (UANI 2017)

Should we expect they will hop-a-boat to the land of Persia and vandalize their nuclear bases? How far would they get with that protest action.

 The real enemies of peace go unchallenged.
It’s the Communist Way : Confuse. Divide. Conquer.

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Thousands protest in Washington Sq after Roe v. Wade overturned

June 24, 2022 . 6:3o pm. Washington Square.
All Out For Abortion Rights


“Divided Supreme Court overturns Roe abortion precedents”
(Link to National Constitution Center)

Took many pictures of the protest, cause there were so many signs. Lots of hidden gems spewed by the misinformed.

“Bodily Autonomy for Transgender Youth…” You’re not saving babies you’re killing WomXn”


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If not in a hurry, take the time to scroll thru the slide show and zero in on the crowd signage. 

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.Scheduled for 6;30 pm in Washington Sq. where the protestors had gathered much earlier.

The place was packed and had spilled into the street by 6:15. Forget filming speakers. (Not that they ever say anything new)

The crowd was young. Very white. And never stopped walking – fast- towards the Washington Sq arch. I couldn’t take pictures fast enough, as they hurried past me. Intensely, like ( the green sign) “Dykes 4 Abortion”

Happy. Smiling. 1973 T’s were popular

No intense anger as many hurried by. Just a crowd looking forward to the PARTY.

(Gays Against Guns, the day before, now THEY were ANGRY)

Of course, their signs were a different matter, like : “Adoptee FOR Abortion”, ” Republicans are for Li X e

News coverage always spoke of an angry crowd, not really, even though most of the signs were certainly pointedly snarky.

Political – they just can’t accept President Trump WAS legitimate.


“Globalize the Intifada” – He was part of the lefty Bike Brigade

Impatient for CHANGE signs.

Rude. Profane.

Many were definitely anti-Religion

Some  of the news coverage:

A Florida judge has temporarily blocked a ban on abortions after 15 weeks that was set to begin Friday.

Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and abortion providers filed suit to stymie the law, arguing that it violated the state’s constitution.

Parties opposed to the 15-week ban pushed back against the legislation, asserting that the Sunshine State constitution guarantees the right to an abortion.

Their legal challenge leaned on a 1980 amendment that guaranteed a broad right to privacy. The state Supreme Court previously interpreted those rights to include access to abortion.” [NY Post]

Two Comments from NY Post article:

“So the legislature passes the fifteen week ban and the governor signs it. Maybe I am confused, but isn’t this exactly how SCOTUS said that this process is supposed to work? I could have sworn that is what they said in their ruling last Friday. Six days later a judge say’s “sorry….not happening”. Even though the process worked exactly as it is supposed to.” [comment 1]

Socialicommimarxifascist” shifferbrains, following the U.S. Constitution is what judges are SWORN to do. Only in “socialicommimarxifascistidiotland do people think otherwise.” [comment 2]

Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement”

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Thousands of protesters converged in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park One cop estimated there were 17,000 people in the crowd.

New York Attorney General Letitia James (too male too pale Letitia ( 2/6/17) ” We’ve gotta stand up to the Federal Government. We’ve gotta stand up to bullies. We’ve gotta stand up to an administration that is “too male, too pale and too stale”)

On this day, June 24, she grabbed a bullhorn under the park’s renowned arch and slammed the Supreme Court as “radical.”

“Every movement in this country, every revolution we’ve ever experienced in this country, has not been led by elected officials, it’s been led by all of you who are here today to demand justice,” James told protesters.

“The only way we can respond to this political decision is a political response is to vote. Vote for those women who will not have rights to abortion. Vote for all those in harm’s way today. Vote against the Supreme Court of the United States, our radical right-wing Supreme Court.” [NY Post]

Thousands of protesters gather inside Washington Square Park.
Paul Martinka

The  Union Sq. March to Washington Sq. (link has great pics of the different rally locations) Protesters had also crowded Union Square to show anger over end of abortion rights.

++ Here we are, now, on July 2nd, and the nasty RUDE in-your-face leftists are definitely Behaving Badly:

And even nastier, pro-abortion protesters target Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home:

Impeach Expand Codify,” and “Liar” with a photo of Barrett printed underneath. Following the decision — which returns the issue of abortion to each of the 50 states —a number of states implemented so-called “trigger laws” that banned or restricted abortion with immediate effect. [NY Post]

SCOTUS security chief asks governors to halt protests at justices’ homes

“The Supreme Court’s security chief has asked officials in Maryland and Virginia to pull the plug on picketing and “threatening activity” outside justices’ homes — after the US Department of Justice dragged its feet on enforcing federal laws barring such protests. (The activist group Ruth Sent Us doxxed the court’s conservative justices in early May, when an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion revealed their plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.)” [NY Post]

And then … there’s THIS development:

Men are hurrying to get vasectomies in the wake of the bombshell Supreme Court decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, doctors say.” (Really??) [NY Post]

‘Cause they FEAR this?:  Green-Haired, Morbidly Obese Leftist Women Call for Sex Strike Over Abortion Ruling (Terms that are very acceptable)

“And so one Twitter user posted a graphic that said: “Women of America: Take the pledge. Because SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, we cannot take the risk of an unintended pregnancy, therefore, we will not have sex with any man — including our husbands — unless we are trying to become pregnant.”  In response, another Twitter user wrote:

“Finally, you figured out how not to get pregnant, that wasn’t that hard was it?” Ouch!

Women of the Left, once again: your terms are more than generous and gratefully accepted.( Robert Spencer)

The young woman in the center is Fighting Fascism?
(The Lost Generation)

[Where indicated, pictures are property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

NYC Climate Radicals Demand Climate Justice Now!

On April 23, 2022 , Extinction Rebellion (and other radicals like Rise and Resist) gathered at the 72nd st entrance to Central Park where they prepared to March for Climate Justice in the streets of Manhattan.

CLIMATE is Racist! “The climate and ecological emergency is a trauma inflicted on all beings by white supremacy…  to unlearn embodied, racialized behaviors. 

Eco-Warriors Or Climate Change Morons

“WE DECLARE NON-VIOLENT REBELLION AGAINST THE US GOVERNMENT FOR ITS CRIMINAL INACTION ON THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS”

Part 1 slide show – We’re in a climate f****** emergency!”
[Extinction Rebellion – March for Science]

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The entrance to the park was very busy with pedicabs and strollers, not just the climate radicals, even an ambulance attempting to pass as the protestors listened to a few speakers before they “Marched for Science“.

 A steady propaganda diet, fed relentlessly for decades in our schools and by the media has filled generations with fear. The Planet is doomed without Climate Justice. Part 2 slide show :

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.Video # 1– First, before the climate protestors “Marched for Science”, a short video with lots of chanting:

“What do we want? Justice. If we don’t get it shut it down.” “No more Coal. No more Oil. Keep your (climate) in the soil.”  and of course:  “Hey Hey Ho Ho Climate Change has Got to Go”

And signs. Lots of signs:

Climate Action Now; Fight For Our Future; Dayenu ; Enough with the Climate Conspiracy; Ban Fracking Now; The Climate Crisis is Here” and my personal favorite:”Destroy the Patriarchy, Not the Planet.”


Video 2- Four speakers represented the youthful protestors: High school and college-age. They spoke briefly (excerpted)

Climate Justice IS Political. No more Fossil Fuel infrastructure. No New Jails. Demand Green spaces in our infrastructure.”

March for Science is not just non-partisan, it is political. To live on this earth is to be affected by the climate crisis. To live in this city. This country is to be affected by politics.”

“Demand climate justice for all communities. Demand it now. Science not Silence.”

And of course,  “Show me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like

Video 3 – A very political young man with a very POLITICAL speech, (excerpted) exposing the depth of his hard-core indoctrination:

“I am here to demand a livable future for us all. Administration after administration. Congress after Congress. My entire lifetime we have been promised a livable future and we have been delivered NOTHING. That’s what this movement is about. Our collective energy to demand  Climate Justice.”

Re the midterm elections.  “To decide the balance of Congress. Our Senate. Our House of Rep. It is on us to demand a better future by showing up at the ballot.

We know the climate crisis impacts vulnerable communities, the most intensely. Black. Brown. Indigenous. People of color. LGTBQ. The communities most intensely impacted by climate crisis. Those are the same communities, there are over 400 Bills – across the country to stop those communities from voting. we will not STAND for Voter Suppression. we will not STAND for the demolition of our democracy. We will stand on the streets and DEMAND a BETTER FUTURE.

50 years of empty promises. VOTE so we can ensure a livable planet. This is what democracy looks like.

Video 4 : Melissa from March for Science NYC:

Science is Political “(again) “But it should never be partisan. No matter what party is in power, we should have science evidence policy on the table. We should remain vigilant no matter who is in power. Currently in NY State,  3 Democrat leaders who claim to Follow the Science. It has not been enough. We need to know our worth and to ask for more. To ask for more climate action now. We are experiencing not just climate change, but a climate crisis. And we need to act like it. We need bold and consistent action to save our planet and our species. 

We cannot play politics with our environment; we need bold and consistent action to reverse climate change. This year at the Federal level, with the mid-term elections, to vote, hold accountable, get things passed like the Build Back Better Bill and the Voting Rights Act, which together will us fight Climate Change. We need climate action now, not in five years.

[lastly] …  cut back on our emissions from our fossil fuel buildings. This is critical. 70% of fossil fuels emissions from the city come from our buildings. We are one of the biggest polluters in the country. Hold all leaders accountable no matter what party they are in; no matter how much they try to distract us mediocre and symbolic actions. We will not be appeased. We know our worth. the worth of our planet.

Video 5 – Jillian is a virologist and mother of two. She mentions pandemic parenting and how the pandemic has intertwined the two.

“In the Spring of 2020, while her colleagues at Mt. Sinai worked round the clock, she was at home with her 3 and 6 yrs old children. Day care and schools were closed, the city was on lock-down. While quarantined and home-schooling her two small children, she was also answering Covid questions from scared friends and family –  fighting the endless disinformation about the pandemic.

She shared that she was grateful for the questions, it meant people actually cared about the data.

After more than two years of this pandemic, I know how easy it is to let cynicism win. Parents are exhausted, particularly of under 5 yrs olds. We faced school closures. had to weigh risks and benefits of sending our un-vaccinated kids to ‘in-person’ schools. It’s been scary and demoralizing.Parents of kids who are too young to be vaccinated feel ignored and betrayed. Masks mandates being dropped while there is still no vaccine approved for kids in their age group. I hear your rage and frustration. Demand change from our political leaders. As adults it is our responsibility to leave the world a better place for our children than we inherited. Finally, Science should be for everyone. I encourage all my …. scientists to break out of the bubble. The most meaningful science in the past two years … it’s been communicating with my friends, my family and my social circle. Those conversations matter.”

Video 6: 14 yrs old student activist named, Theo.   After the crowd chanted “Stand up, Fight Back” Theo told us of a Walk-Out For Covid Safety that he led.  they are upset that Mayor Adams ignored their demands:

K95 masks for all. Covid testing for every student in our socio-economic status. Quality air-filtration in all our schools.  (unclear “…. “) a new generation of scientists to combat any future pandemic we may face’ Today we march and tomorrow you will listen.”

.10th Day of the Rebellion as rebels take midtown

We are heading for catastrophe. This is the type of actions we must take to stop the #ClimateCrisis before it will be to late … …chanting for action on climate change.FOX news; Bryant Park  sit in on the corner of 42nd and 6th Ave. [Extinction Rebellion]

The climate activists tried to stop  N.Y. Post from publishing.

We fight for a just world and stand in solidarity with the struggle for Black Lives. Take action for Black Lives and support radical Black leadership. End white supremacy now.” #BlackLivesMatter

What lies ahead (maybe/maybe not)

“Twitter bans ‘misleading’ ads on climate change”-NY Daily News
April 23, 2022

Twitter users who do not believe in climate change will no longer be able to advertise such beliefs on the social media platform.

“misleading advertisements on Twitter that contradict the scientific consensus on climate change” will be prohibited along side other types of banned content, which include campaigns that contain violence, profanity or personal attacks.

misleading information about climate change can undermine efforts to protect the planet.”

twitter plans to provide “reliable, authoritative context to the climate conversations

“We believe that climate denialism shouldn’t be monetized on Twitter, and that misrepresentative ads shouldn’t detract from important conversations about the climate crisis,” [N.Y. Daily News]


The climate and the ecological crisis is a justice crisis

EARTH TO MEDIA : THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!
Organizing is the antidote to despair 

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

NYC Abortion Hysterics Plan to “Channel Rage into Action”

WOMEN ARE NOT INCUBATORS!
Abortion On Demand & Without Apology!


May 5, 2022:“Senate Democrats are seeking to force a vote to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law …  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Thursday that he will file cloture on the legislation on Monday, teeing up a vote for Wednesday.

“Today, I am announcing that next week, the US Senate is going to vote on legislation to codify a woman’s right to seek an abortion into federal law,” he said in a speech on the Senate floor.”   [NY Post]

May 3, 2022
Dear Friends,

Last night, we learned that the Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito.

Should this leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion hold, it would explicitly end federal constitutional protections for safe and legal abortions – nearly 50 years after Roe v. Wade was first decided.

Today my heart is with all American women who are on the cusp of having control of their own bodies taken from them.

I am filled with rage over this news but we should all be clear that this opinion is a draft: abortion is still legal today and people still have appointments and are getting care today. New Yorkers will and should continue to book their reproductive health appointments.

As the Supreme Court finalizes its decision, however, we cannot allow our anger to give way to despair or apathy. We must use it to fuel our actions and our voices.

Today at 5:00 p.m., activists and allies will be gathering in Foley Square (at Lafayette Street and Worth Street) to express our outrage at this decision and demand that reproductive rights be upheld nationwide.

We will also be wearing green, a color that demonstrates support for abortions that are safe, legal, and accessible for all people, especially racial minorities, LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, low income people, and those who are multiply marginalized.

This is a hard day for so many, but please know that you are not alone. We are in this together, today and every day.

 

In service,
Erik Bottcher
New York City Council Member
District 3 (photo from twitter)
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.Of course this was a huge protest, still growing as I left at 6:30. ( Flickr Slide show)

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Two videos that struck a chord of disbelief ….at how  ignorant –or evil – or both these protest organizers must be.

The Rabbi and the Pastor.  The Rabbi’s persistent “Pregnant Person” speech was embarrassing; her relentless wokeness. These two preachers were stoking the fires of rebellion over a misunderstanding of the constitution and the supreme court.

And then Amy Schumer spoke very briefly, “I tell jokes and this court is a joke,”  as she introduced NY’s Attorney General, ( “too male, too pale”) Letitia (Tish) James: It’s a longer video cause Tish loves to rant.

Her plans for NY State include an OPEN Invitation to anyone who wants an abortion,  paid for by NY.

“This is a five-alarm fire, my friends,” James said.

“It’s a fight that’s going to take all of us to win. And I’m here to say we will not go backwards. We will not go back to the days when we used wire hangers!”

The state will establish a fund for women who want to come to New York for a procedure as other states impose potential bans, she said. ” [NY Post]

“Thousands of demonstrators packed Foley Square on Tuesday to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, a day after a draft opinion was leaked.

Members of the group Abortion Access Front raised blown-up cardboard cutouts of the heads of the six conservative justices on the highest court in the land – then called for demonstrators to raise their middle fingers to the images.” [NY Post]

“Abortion Access Front” is a national organization that supports clinics and abortion access.

More VIDEOS: First, a few actors from an off-Broadway production of “SUFFSsang a short a cappella selection re the suffragettes. Unaware perhaps that the suffrage movement and the Republicans of 100 yrs ago  …. the Republican party as a whole  …. had always been far more supportive of woman suffrage than Democrats. And they were also dealing with a Democrat President (W. Wilson) who did not believe women should vote. Inconvenient facts, I’m sure.

.“Which party passed women’s suffrage? It was a decisive victory, and the split among Democrats and Republicans was staggering. In all, over 200 Republicans voted in favor of the 19th Amendment, while only 102 Democrats voted alongside them.

Southern Democrats were adamantly opposed to the amendment, however, and seven of them—Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina and Virginia—had already rejected it before Tennessee’s vote on August 18, 1920.”

How long must we wait for liberty?”  they claim to still be asking this in solidarity.

Next video: the Intro Speaker, Miranda. She was from “Girls for Gender Equity” (for black women and girls) Since 1994, 20 yrs and they are still fighting for “the right to have or not have a child“. Quoting a feminist writer: “We must become a menace to our enemies”.

Then 2nd young woman started with : “This is what democracy looks” and morphed into brief statement about the “stealing” of Manhattan from the Lenape (a current obsession of the left at rallies.) FYI: the Lenape were several bands of “Native” American people who shared cultural and linguistic traits, also known as the Delaware Indians.

Last video, a speaker wearing a sweater with 1973 across the front, this woman began her remarks with: “We knew this was going to sneakily happen. ‘ We must protect abortion access. Commit to that today.  We must support access to every single path of self-determination. She claims that even with Roe v Wade, abortion access has not been available to most people in this country — particularly black and brown, bi and queer folks. (She claims) available just for a small few .” ( aka white?) .

She proudly ended with, ” When talking of reproductive justice, we must follow the leadership of black women; latino women, ’cause this world ain’t right if they’re not leadin’ it.

.Margret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood would surely be a disappointed by these claims of no access to abortion since her Planned Parenthood goal was to control the  reproduction of blacks and Catholics.

.And now, in 2022,  these misinformed protestors are taking to the streets because, “the Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito.”

They hysterically claim, “Should this leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion hold, it would explicitly end federal constitutional protections for safe and legal abortions – nearly 50 years after Roe v. Wade was first decided.

As though they are overwhelmed by death (not encouraging it) they preached,”Get through the stages of grief re abortion rights so we can get to acceptance and then action for reproductive justice!”

Deconstructing our Constitution in 1973, and now the Supreme Court wants to restore it by returning the decision re abortion to the States. This is unacceptable to the Hard Left Socialists who lead the way thru out this protest of misinformation. (This includes Rise and Resist, Planned Parenthood, Ruth Sent Us, ACLU, Revcom.us, Jews For Racial and Economic Justice and SocialistAlternative.org)

And they much planned as they continue with “give us our constitutional right to abortion” or else:

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, is organizing a “Week of Resistance” beginning on Mother’s Day through May 14 — culminating with protests in New York, Chicago and Seattle.

15-year-old Anna Hunt at NYC student walkout over threat to Roe v. Wade: “My rights are being threatened, and I came here because I’m hoping to not allow these government officials, who think they have control over my body, to … take us back 50 years.”

Motherhood should be a choice, not forced by the church or the state,” the group claims. “Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement!

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a “WOMEN’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT
THINK-TANK & ARCHIVE FOR ACTION” Organization


“BUILDING ON WHAT’S BEEN WON
BY KNOWING WHAT’S BEEN DONE”

access pamphlets, broadsides, journals
and audiotapes from and about
the freedom organizing of the
1960’s … and beyond.

RESIST! (Stop Voting Republican)

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NYC Leftist Teens “Global Climate Strike” 2022 Demand Climate Justice!

On March 25, 2022, a crowd of mostly teens that some estimated to be a thousand- (maybe, maybe not) poured into Foley Sq, after marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. Except for the few Rise And Resist senior citizens (perhaps reliving their youthful activism) peppered amongst the under 21 protestors.

Rabidly committed to the idea that Mother Earth is going to BURN (“I want to die, but not like this“)

these climate activist TEENS demanded elected officials address the climate crisis NOW…. the Climate Clock is ticking….

“What do we want? Climate Justice! When do we want it? Now!”
And “Climate Justice is Racial Justice”!

The Marxist agitprop drummed in their impressionable skulls has made quite an impression; these kids honestly believe they have No Future.

However, in spite of the doom and gloom messages,the prevailing emotion was PARTY-Time. No weeping nor rending of garments was observed from this obedient crowd. Students told to Stand. Stood. Sit. They Sat.

Sadly, these are the Future AOC Marxist/Socialists of America.

From “Fridays for the Future”, Face Book:

More from a Rise and Resist Face book observer: “It was a thrill to be with Rise and Resist as we volunteered to be marshals for Fridays for a Future, a youth-led and organized Global Climate Strike movement that started in August 2018 when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate.

Their three demands are:

1. Keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels. (34.7 F)

2. Ensure climate justice and equity.

3. Listen to the best united science currently available.

…. exuberant young people participated in a powerful march and rally … from Borough Hall to Foley Square. “Our oceans are under attack. What do we do? Stand up fight back.” ACT UP Lives on. Our souls were lifted.”

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.VIDEO 1. A crowd of mostly teens poured into Foley Sq. after marching across the Brooklyn Bridge, except for the few Rise and Resist senior citizens peppered amongst the under 21 protestors. Clearly, this is still the TEEN movement of Greta Thunberg.

VIDEO 2 : Obediently, the children SAT DOWN, when ordered, so they could listen to a poet, chants of climate justice is racial justice and to the horrors of the Bklyn pipeline. Clearly, this is still the TEEN movement of Greta Thunberg.

Their knee jerk ignorance …. sadly disturbing.

[Where indicated, Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

NYC War Resisters in Times Sq on 19th Anniv U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Sat, March 19, 2022, Times Square
Leftist War Resisters observed
19th Anniversary U.S. Invasion of Iraq

March 19, 2022 , found familiar anti-war Commies gathering in front of the Times Square Recruitment Station, demanding an end to the IRAQ war; to all wars.  The U.S.War machine must end.

Attacking and invading a country is a crime.

The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity.  We are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of all causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of exploitation.

At first,  Grannies For Peace serenaded passersby, briefly, followed by Debra Sweet of World Can’t Wait … obsessing on Iraq and the Bush Regime with a perfunctory acknowledgement of Ukraine; what mattered to her was U.S. war crimes in IRAQ.

War with Iraq: No WMD; not a part of the WTC. It was based on a lie. Unjust. The Bush regime began it. it was a War Crime. Immoral. 45 million people displaced by this war of aggression by the U. S. Creating a huge  refugee crisis across Europe and the Middle East; by the U.S. invasion and occupation.  It is our responsibility to do everything we can to  STOP U.S. War. Re Ukraine: every decent person should get off the band wagon to use more violence in Ukraine. Possible repercussions are enormous. NO U.S. intervention. NO NATO intervention.As for Iraq. After 20 years there must be many stories from people in Iraq/Syria who were affected by this war.”

VIDEO:

It was a Vigil, a March, a Demonstration protesting the 19th anniversary of the “unending U.S. war in Iraq” that has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands civilians and combatants, and cost more than $2 trillion. But also warning not to support WAR in Ukraine.

The “End the 19-year-old U.S. War in Iraq, Ban Killer Drones” protest was sponsored by NYC War Resisters League, the World Can’t Wait  as well as  Catholic Worker, Kairos Community, Pax Christi New York State, Brooklyn For Peace, Veterans For Peace/NYC Chapter 34, New York City Raging Grannies, Granny Peace Brigade NYC, Peace Action New York State, Peace Action Manhattan, Pax Christi Metro New York, CodePink NYC. (Facebk LINK]

Flickr slideshow They stressed that as citizens of these United States, we should Resist All War.

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Found this comment re the protest from Face Book:
On yesterday’s 19th anniversary of the endless U.S. war in Iraq …the war in Ukraine grimly highlights the United States doesn’t have a monopoly on raining terror down upon civilians, but does make clear the hypocrisy of media’s wall-to-wall coverage of Russia’s war while downplaying or even not covering similar horrors in Iraq and other Middle East countries perpetrated by the United States for the past two decades.Ed Hedemann
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NEXT on their agenda- Monday, April 18th, 2022
TAX DAY :
DIVEST YOUR TAXES FROM WAR
Noon – 1:30 pm

We will protest at the IRS, calling for refusal to pay war taxes, and on Wall Street — starting at one location then marching to the other in order to make connections between U.S. tax dollars and war contractors who rake in profits as a result of arms sales and the constant promotion of war.

How to Refuse to Pay Taxes for War. (Introductory Workshop)

TOPICS INCLUDE which taxes go to war; how to resist; risks, joys, and consequences of resistance; federal budget basics; resources and support; plenty of time for Q & A.

“Let them march all they want, just so long as they continue to pay their taxes.”
—Alexander Haig, U.S. Secretary of State, responding to the 1982 March for Nuclear Disarmament

The American Communist orgs never rest.
Neither should we.

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

From the Left: Women’s March NYC Defends Reproductive Rights 2021

October 2, 2021. 2 pm. Foley Square.
“Build mass mobilizations as the road to victory
the real power is in the streets”
(and they weren’t just talking about abortion rights)

The Annual Women’s March drew a huge crowd of men and women (from the LEFT) focused only on Supreme Court abortion cases, so they claimed.

It was so much more than just abortion since the protestors represented the usual hard core Left, aka Communist/Socialists.

 The ‘right-wing’ bogey man motivates the crowd:

”The right wing’s self-named “vigilante justice” will not restrict its tactics to reliance on the law. This law is fascist in nature by giving all men the right to deny the rights of every woman. The only way to defeat this law is for a new women’s movement – linked to other civil rights movements, fighting by any means necessary – to give all woman the ability to retain control over their bodies and to defeat Trump’s misogynist policies.”

One-party country – no opposition – means They win/We lose.

Their dream. Our nightmare

-boy oh boy – do they HATE Texas

Independence is frowned upon … bigly.

Flickr Slide ShowPart 1 .  Repubs NOT welcome.

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Convinced they are under siege, at WAR with anyone not embracing the New World Order aka Republicans, the Left’s woke/progressive plan will lead to a totalitarianism ”utopia”: the End Game.

Therefore: The RIGHT must be stopped.

.Part 2 Lots of signs (some crudely) illuminate the One Party. One Rule players.

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. Listed on posters and banners were many orgs from the Left protesting the “Fascist Right”. They are Believers in the dogma: Defending Women’s Rights to Abortion BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. BAMNhttps://www.bamn.com.

Marxism on the Rise, Socialist Revolution,Freedom Socialist Party,Workers World Party, Ethical Culture, RevComs.us, LeftVoice.org, Refuse Fascism, Physicians for a National Health Program, Spartacist/Syc, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Socialist Alternative, National Organization of Women, Repro Justice Now, NWROC, BK Forge, Village Independent Democrats For Choice, Upper West Side Move On, Step Up New York, East End Temple.

The Party Line Rules.

Part 3 Slideshow – Since birth or abortion means a woman bleeds, don’t see what DRAMATIC bloody white pants achieves. Unless. …  just asking … will a legal abortion not bleed?

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Link to the NY Daily News report on the march after they left Foley

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Seems the Women’s March still fears President Trump!

”…. many Trump supporters who are prepared to contest for power have a full political agenda, including driving out immigrants and minorities, subordinating all women to the whim of every man, and creating an authoritarian government with Donald Trump in charge.

We know that a majority of white voters elected Donald Trump president in 2016. Trump’s racist, misogynist, crazed cult followers are perfectly willing to do anything they can to place Donald Trump back in power, even if that means giving up their Constitutional rights and accepting fascist rule.”

The rantings of fools.
Its not just about abortion rights.
The Time is NOW to END the Tyranny of the Left.

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Peoples Medical Freedom Rally – NY City Hall – Aug 9, 2021

August 9, 2021. Noon. Outside NY City Hall. The protest started with a HUGE mural of Mayor de Blasio in a Che t-shirt, holding a bloody head of a decapitated Statue of Liberty.

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Hundreds were there to protest a vaccine mandate for entering gyms, indoor restaurants, and entertainment venues that is set to take effect on August 16.

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The Peoples' Medical Freedom Rally NYC

The messages for the Mayor included: Just say NO to Vaccine Passports and forced vaccinations. My Body My Choice.

VIDEOS: Part 1

.Part 2 – There was a heckler … Liberal Activist/Agitator and ACTOR   @Waltermasterson  dressed in medical garb while taunting the protestors, who gave it right back at him. Too bad the Mayor was in Maine vacationing, he missed all the ‘fun’ as “We will not comply!” rang outside New York City Hall. 

.See Elad Eliahu expose this fraud. [https://twitter.com/elaadeliahu/status/1427054587442249735]

.Part 3   – As I left, I heard a respectful Pledge of Allegiance with a slight alteration – to include mention of the Constitution.

And some extra info that the media and government works hard to debunk:

“The CDC is actively under counting vaccinated COVID cases. They admit that the injections do not stop transmission. They tell you that you still have to wear masks. The injections might reduce symptoms. They do not provide lasting immunity like a Polio vaccine does. We know this. This is the science. These injections are not real vaccines. We need to realize that we are mandating something during an emergency that is just a symptom-reducing treatment at best. There are other treatments, but the doctors who dare treat COVID successfully without resorting to an RNA injection are censored from the mainstream news media and internet. Their opinions are more difficult to find, but the information is out there. Actively censoring dissenting medical and scientific opinions contributes to mask and vaccine “hesitancy” and so does forcing a vaccine passport down our collective throats.”
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In conclusion
: What was most important to this crowd, it seemed, was that losing freedom to medical tyranny in favor of a lawsuit-free agenda favoring Big Pharma was NOT acceptable. This was a point made by a politically diverse crowd. Some agreed with taking the injections and wearing masks, and some disagreed. Some were conservative, some were liberal, a diverse array of pandemic opinions and political views. All agreed with “My Body My Choice”. And said NO to mandating injections and masks and vaccine passports.

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

World Wide Rally for Freedom from Faucism NYC Foley Sq

It’s time to “choose freedom over faucism.” (twitter)

On May 15, 2021, there were demonstrations in multiple cities across the U.S. to denounce restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and their impact on civil liberties.

A Worldwide Rally For FREEDOM demanding an end to restrictions and lies, never to return. Truth over Fear.

This crowd of freedom-lovers met across from the NYC’s famed court house. They were friendly, yet determined to fight back against the lies.

Fear is not the answer. Truth is the new normal.

People are angry everywhere, denouncing the restrictions imposed during the Chinese virus pandemic and the impact it has had on civil liberties world-wide. [Guarda]

VIDEO FROM UK – London, between St James Park and Parliament Square.

Flickr Slide show Foley Square

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. Foley Square was alive with peaceful but firm opposition to the disinformation that fed to a locked-down public and clearly did not support forced vaccination.

With Dr. Fauci’s emails recently released, the man behind the curtain has been exposed as the LIAR he has been all along.

 “… a Freedom of Information Act request led to a trove of emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci being released to public view. And that view, stretching back to early 2020, is a doozy. “[NY Post]

Fauci says he was ‘not convinced’ that COVID developed naturally. He just kept it a secret. [NY Post]

What we suspected from the beginning was confirmed when Anthony Fauci’s emails were released.

He knew that lock downs weren’t scientific.

He knew that masks mostly didn’t work to stop the spread of the China Virus.

He knew that it likely came from a lab.

He lied about all these things … [Dr Paul Gosar]

Perhaps this will bring an end to the MSM cover-up.

Fauci ruined lives – and the economy – world-wide. He was given too much power because the Demo-left, desperate to destroy President Trump, cared not if people DIED.

Fauci lied. People DIED

Keep an open mind and go after the truth“, said Fauci.  An obscene cover as he defended China.

This strange little man and his never-ending flip-flops made him a media HERO. [NY Post]

“Prominent NYC scientist backtracks on ‘natural origin’ of COVID-19” [NY Post]

“Dr. Fauci  …  should be fired today and not allowed anywhere near our nation’s health policy ever again. The American people also need to wake up to what this huckster and charlatan pulled over on them and vow to never, ever let it happen again.” [NY Post]

Fauci should pay for his crimes against humanity.

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