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City of Refuge : Stop the Refugee BAN action for Refugees NYC

The original “City of Refuge : Stop the Refugee BAN 24 hour Action” planned  for March 14 had been postponed because of SNOW: the blizzard that didn’t.


Still it was a lot of snow, so they rescheduled to March 28 and NOW… we had RAIN.

Cameras and Rain, an even less friendly combination, but curiosity took me down town anyway to 40 Wall St.

Day 1, March 28, 2017 (Noon-1pm) began outside a TRUMP Building at 40 Wall Street, followed by a night sleeping in a temporary “Tent City” outside historic Trinity Church.

[Trinity Church was a partner in this action]

“To bring attention to the need for more humanitarian refugee policies, Trinity is partnering with a coalition of organizations, including African Communities Together and the Interfaith Center of New York, to host a refugee action, including two marches, teach-ins, interfaith services, and an overnight “refugee tent city.” 

From Protest Press Release:

We are calling for an end to the refugee ban, the preservation of asylum and TPS (temporary protected status), and truly humanitarian immigration policy. We will organize 24 hours of powerful actions in solidarity with refugees. We are invoking the spirit of the Statue of Liberty and the history of New York as a City of Refuge for immigrants and refugees from around the world.”

On Day 2, March 29, 2017,  the protestors would march to Federal Plaza, past the African Burial Ground, ending at Foley Square. But, first, March 28. Noon. I arrived outside the 40 Wall st Trump Building as the protestors were stacking their rafts. Inflatable dinghies. Very Orange.

Typically the Left knows street theatre photo-ops, making the trip worth the inclement weather. Lots of cameras were on-hand waiting. Ready.

As the small crowd grew, there were now a few signs carried by Koreans of MinKwon amongst the umbrellas.

Rafts laid out. Photos in rafts. A banner from African Communities Together. And a steady rain that was not abating. Still no one was leaving. Waiting patiently


The sound system spazzing in the rain caused a brief delay and then the speakers began. [VIDEOS next ]

The speakers included, Cesar Vargas , New York’s First Undocumented Lawyer

After a nearly three-year wait, a five-judge panel in New York ruled this week that César Vargas — a native of Mexico and longtime New Yorker — can be admitted to practice law in the state he’s called home since he was 5, even though he remains an undocumented immigrant.

Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer,  a refugee advocate

 Nisha Agarwal, Mayor’s Immigrant Affairs Commissioner

 Amaha Kassa, African Communities Together

Elizabeth Arjok, Sudanese model and actor.

Elizabeth fled South Sudan at seven years old and waited five years to be resettled in the U.S.

Their messages were clear: “Stop the attacks on illegal immigrants, Mr President. Stop ICE. Open Borders, Si. No to immigration laws. YES to Sanctuary Cities.” Nothing new here but, still, they managed to hold a decent rally in the rain.

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After the speakers, I headed back up town so I didn’t walk the brief jaunt to Trinity Church – a short hop away (see picture below) – as they carried their VERY orange rafts to the temporary Tent City they set up outside the church.

At Trinity Church the schedule would include:

1:30pm: Opening at Trinity Church (including interfaith prayer service)

2:30-3:15pm: Teach-In: Immigration Law & Know Your Rights
3:30-4:15pm: Teach-In: Sanctuary in the Workplace
4:30-5:15pm: Teach-In: Criminalization
5:30-6:15pm: Teach-In: Foreign Policy & Migration

6:30-7:30pm: Dinner /Break
7:30-9pm: Cultural Jam
9-10pm: Torchlight Vigil
10pm: Doors of Trinity Church are closed. Camp out will begin.

Preferring rain to a ‘blizzard”, the protestors spent the night in a Tent City at Trinity Church as they protested the REFUGEE BAN. (Picture from Trinity Church’s Twitter feed)

DAY 2 – March 29 – Foley Square.

The Sun was out. Temperature pleasant, even though the wind was a bit brisk. The protesters spent the night at Trinity Church and were now, after passing the African Burial Ground, ended their Action in Foley Square (across from Federal Plaza) and STILL with those orange dinghies and drums (lots of African Drums).

Wednesday’s schedule – Day 2- included:

8:30-9:30am: Morning activity (leafleting, story sharing, “Call your Congressman/Congresswoman”)
9:30-10am: Closing at Trinity Church
10am-noon: The March to African Burial Ground & Federal Plaza
Noon: Closing Rally at Foley Square

Other than laying out those bright orange dinghys, this was a decidedly low impact second day protest/rally EXCEPT for some unplanned street theatre, unplanned by the protestors, was “Chairman Mao’s”, Gary Pneuff.

 “Build The Wall” Gary was back and he was NOT going to leave

But now wears a Trump hat and holds a Build the Wall sign, portable radio in hand, pacing back and forth during the speeches; chanting and singing LOUDLY (Kumbaya was his song of the day).


Crazy Gary from Staten Island
is a “professional” heckler. May Day aka Commie Day is a favorite of Gary’s. Every year he marches through Union Square giving grief to those who support Russian/ Soviet/Lenin  style Communism. Known to hurl profanities as he aggressively promotes his love for Red Chinese Communism.

So, Gary sporting a Trump hat and carrying a Trump/Pence sign, as well as “Build the Wall“, begs the question from even the protestors on the LEFT, “WHAT is going on with Crazy Gary?”

He caused quite a bit of noise pollution for the intended speakers but the police took a tame approach to his presence. They tried to move him a few times, but he wasn’t breaking any laws, so Kumbaya droned on loudly through Foley Square. Must say, had a bit of schadenfreude, watching the Left be harassed by one of their own- Gary certainly isn’t one of ours ….

As for the Refugee Action, today was perhaps a smaller crowd. The African contingent was solid but minus the Korean faction. Rally points unchanged, focus was cstill on (illegal) Immigrants. Sanctuary. Trump and …. Killer Cops aka the NYPD.(Demoralizing the police is a huge non-stop campaign going on for DECADES.)


We heard a few speeches with GARY chanting and Kumbaya-ing in the background. Union shills. African immigrants. And Hawa Bah, the mother of a Muslim immigrant, Mohamed Bah. She claims he was murdered by the NYPD on September 26, 2012.

Not much if any media present. Not my problem. Nor probably theirs either. Act like the media is there. Recruitment rather than media impact is often the goal. One day. One protest. One new recruit at-a-time keeps the ranks-of-resistance and discontent roiling. A decades old methodology.

They. Never. Rest.

++ pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall ++

Anti-Trump Boycott outside NikeTown NYC

NIKETOWN NYC. Dec 23, 2016 
For an hour, outside NikeTown, Christmas /Hanukkah shoppers were harangued by the “multi fungi”  with “Not my President” and  “Don’t Shop HATE” While five stalwart patriots countered their obnoxious chants with “We LOVE the President Elect” and “USA. USA.”:
…. and of course “Make America great again”


Question:  “Who were these fools and tools?“protesting Trump, Nike and GUCCI. Perhaps the shoppers told their children-in-tow “From Whence This Fungi Comes. Grows. Propagates.Answer: Found in our institutions of “higher learning”. Our progressive religious havens. Our media. check. check and double-check. Sharing their concerns. Mind-f##king the passersby. Babbling on to anyone who would listen about “Love not Hate”. A real teaching moment. The “Don’t Shop Hate “Mission Statement:

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No complaint re the NYPD. They work hard these days to accommodate both sides. Don’t make trouble and both can (sort of) mingle. On the Left:
And on the Right, The “Trump Won, YOU LOST” side included two passionate gentlemen-of-color.  The police even enjoyed their diatribes , “You’re all commies. We know who you are” – up to a point-Eventually the officers encouraged the one fellow to move along if he couldn’t mora tranquillo (stay calm). Yeah, he was steamed but, in no way violent;  just- impassioned. But, they wanted passion without suffering. “Go home. Please” So he did. Politely. While the patriots hung in there…

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Then there was the rationally dispassionate German couple who fixated on “Build the Wall“, referencing the Soviet-built Berlin Wall that divided a country, a city. “How’d that work out?” the German smugly asked the Patriot. Never mentioning the horrible terrorist attack in Berlin just a few days before (Dec 19, 2016)Refusing to discuss the difference between a BORDERS wall, country to country, vs the barbed wire/cinder block walling-off of a city (closing off – entombing half a country) So NOT the same thing. But, the German couple didn’t care. He motor-mouthed his disdain – she laughed- took pictures – then – MOVED on passed the Nike protest.A hour later … 8 pm and the Prog/Commie/Leftards gathered for a “group hug” circle. The “Don’t buy NIKE or GUCCI” / “Dump Trump” protest was over…. for now… Go Home!
As they departed,  two “Not my President” Trumpettes (below) did a “reach-out and touch someone” exchange with the opposition (the Patriots). They approached quietly. Meekly. Shook hands. Made peace, saying, “We all want the same thing, don’t we?” … (ya think?)…. January 20, 2016 is almost here. Trump/Pence WON.  AMERICA voted to STOP the Tyrannis ignorati.  BUT, they do not slumber. The ignorati will return; desperate to reseed, nurturing unsuspecting fools. UNLESS someone – President Trump –  saves the next generation from this “fungus ignoratus”.


Only Four years to undo decades of abuse and Make America Great Again! Real Hope and Change awaits.

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++ Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall++

Occu-Evolve Protest Trump the “Real Predator”

predator-facebook screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-10-34-28-amOctober 28, 2016. Trump gets no respite from the protesting Left. From
Nasty Women (two days previous) to Super Predator. Anarchists & Leftards,
the true NASTIES and Predators-lurk, smirk and snarkily assailed those
who passed by Trump Tower with lies, lies and more lies.  “From Sexual Assault to stirring up racist, sexist,and misogynistic emotions, Donald Trump has proven time and again that he’s the SUPER PREDATOR that he claims others (like the Central Park Five) are. Take the fight to his doorstep (Trump Tower) before he’s at ours.”
It was quite a show. Hard-core Leftards of Occu-Evolve verbally sparring with Gary Phaneuf, the Staten Island Heckler. Gary usually hands out  China Daily  – the official “state-owned enterprise” of the People’s Republic of China while hawking the glories of Che and the Red Chinese. However, this day he was pretending to support Trump/Pence while handing The Hamiltonian – Voice of the Lyndon Larouche Political Movement – to the “angels unaware”. The casual observer had to be a bit confused by Gary, his signs, his newspaper and the heckling between him and the Leftards. Street theatre meant to confuse. Seems the deception is what camera-darling, Marni Halasa, enjoys.  No apologies or explanations necessary. Smiling. Blowing kisses. Posing with her “Make America HATE Again” sign. She brings smiles to the faces of those passing by. ( the cops, too)
If you just glance you might think Marni, like Gary, is in the pro-Trump camp.  Surely some of have to see sparks when they look at their pictures (LATER) and see what her sign really says.
The first sign of activity when I arrived was “Mr Turd” guy – selling his Turd buttons.  A familiar face who always hawks something, cashing in on the moment. Compared to the “Nasty Women – Dump Trump” protest two days ago, these wack jobs are even more nasty since their game includes mocking the gullible touristas. Like this fellow.
His sign, his spiel aims to deceive. Sounding pro-American. Reasonable [see just-a-guy interview in March  Central Park 3/16] DSC_9230 
Compared with Gary Phaneuf [past link hereMayday-2010, holding his more familiar props,Red Chinese Flag, China Daily agitprop and Che, while  arguing with everyone.
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Trump Tower 2016, a change of props, and  cra-cra Gary, ranting about Soros, Hillary, China and Russia, seemed ‘reasonable’.
Would love to report on more than hard-core Hate Trump-America types – but then – this IS New York City; a radical city, run by Red Bill de Blasio (SEE LINK), 
Even so, there were three stalwart pro-Trump protestors. Eliciting a response from one loud-mouthed Lefty- very impressed with her knowledge of borders, “You heard of the Rio Grande?!” [VIDEO of her rant begins at 1:28] screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-2-30-47-pm
An anti-Hillary / Bernie guy joined the”Prison For Hillary/Build the Wall” guys While one oddly quiet Leftard stood next to these three, and reminded all that it was IMPORTANT to VOTE. Each group was mostly in their own space – the cops in theirs. No pens. No doors blocked. No sidewalks jammed. Just a bit of Leftard Street Theatre – 10 days before the official Election Day. Election Day *sigh* It used to seem more special – But the Left is deconstructing that, too. (I HATE EARLY VOTING)

If “Hilda’ loses, what will  happen on the streets post Nov 8 – street theatre at its worst?  Hoping America will not buckle to the threats and chaos that might ensue. The LEFT will not take defeat nicely and Hilda – seems she has  BIG plans – as winner– IF SHE LOSES – what will she do with all those fireworks!

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Part 2- video

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