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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)

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

Shine A Light on anti-Semitism in Times Sq – maybe/maybe not

The Helenist organizations hosting this. They took their appeasement to a whole new level by using Chanukah as a vehicle to promote their political agendas which does not support Jewish strength.” [Karen – Yad Yamin]

UJA, JCRC and the ADL really outdid themselves this time with selling out the Jewish people.The only thing Jewish about this celebration was lighting the menorah.

Once we see the ADL involved in anything, RUN in the opposite direction.” [Karen – Yad Yamin]

The Maccabeats were great, the host, Eboni K. Williams, was LOUD as she prattled on about the civil rights movement. She did speak to rooting out anti-semitism as an American issue.

“The speakers kept reinforcing that WE must work together with the black community. Last time I looked, Jews are. My response, give these speeches in predominantly black and izlamic communities. Jews aren’t attacking blacks or izlamists.” [Karen – Yad Yamin]

Joe Borgen, the man attacked by pali-muslims on May 20, 2021- because he was Jewish- reminded the audience of this violent attack, but was he told not to mention who his attackers actually were? So much for Shining a Light on the perpetrators.

“There was a Christian choir. (I have no idea how their songs fit into the celebration of Chanukah.)”  The Christian Culture Center Choir


“The hosts couldn’t find Jewish choir in a yeshiva?”
[Karen – Yad Yamin]

 Shine a Light on anti-Semitism was more a political show for Gov. Kathy Hochul and NY Attorney General, Tish James, since both are vying to be next governor of NY, noticed they did NOT share the stage at the same time.  Kathy was long gone by the time Tish spoke. (UPDATE 12/09 – Tish is no longer running for Gov.)

UPDATE: the TYRANNY of the despots is never ending: MORE indoor mask mandates DECREED by Hochul

(Fun Fact: soon to be EX-Mayor Bill de Blasio, another governor wanna be,  showed up later and was roundly booed by some in attendance.) After destroying NYC, this guy thinks he actually has a chance. What a clown.

“One more thing, there were more gay pride flags with magen dovids than Israeli flags.


Shame on UJA NY, JCRC NY and ADL NY/NJ!”

“Appeasement NEVER works. They did this on the first day of Chanukah and didn’t even refer to it as a Chanukah celebration!

Shame on the Jewish organizations that are silent! Galut is doomed if this is the best we have.” [Karen – Yad Yamin]

SLIDE SHOW

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Two hopefuls for NY Governor spoke at this celebration: the current un-elected governor, Kathy Hochul (also caught here at Women’s Alliance March 2020)

… Every significant movement in … history… in this country has started in New York … a brighter future, a cleaner future, a future free from racism, from anti-semitism, from sexism, from homophobia, from trans-phobia and xenophobia and every other god-damned phobia. It has to stop now.” (Kathy Hochul – 2020)

And the loquacious, Letitia “Tish” James, (who has now ended her one month pursuit)  … BOTH  are of questionable allegiance.

We have at least two Jew-hating, anti-Americans running for Gov, possibly three since this includes Jumanne Williams. Praying they don’t win the primary. G-d help us if they do.” [Karen – Yad Yamin]

(Jumaane as well as Tish were anointed long ago by the commie/progs running this city (and so much of the state).

See previous protest outside Trump Tower on Inauguration Day 2017. Jumaane and his mother (“in the spirit of Dr King, we are going to actively resist anything this administration is going to do“) were arrested at NOON on Inauguration Day 2017. No insurgents here, I guess.

And more past quotes from Letitia, because they should not be forgotten, even as Attorney General:

Feb.6, 2017 : Washington Sq – Flash back quotes of Letitia. All rabble rousing worthy of a Jan 6 “insurrection”.

Tish James : If you honor the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, then you have an obligation. Whenever you see a government that is lawless, you’ve got an obligation  and a duty to RESIST. RESIST. RESIST.

We’ve got an obligation and a duty to fight back… to protect the marginalized community and vulnerable community … we’ve got to protect those who they are coming after.

And so 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”.

We will not be silent in the face of this oppression, in the face of this discrimination; in the face of HATE. We will not normalize hate.

This is MY country and I will DEFEND the rights of immigrants and refugees. Mr. President, you and your Executive Orders, you have turned back progress for decades.  That puts you on notice, we will resist and we will ultimately see you in court.

I say to Donald Trump, you are NOT my President. I will resist you and stand up to you and I know there is an ARMY out there that will join me.

I need my young people to organize and organize and organize. It is up to you, to get out in the streets, to protect your colleagues, to protect your students, your neighbor and to PROTECT your COUNTRY.” [END]

And also from 2017:

We’ve gotta stand up to an administration that is “too male, too pale and too stale”. …  we need to say that MUSLIMS are Americans too and they need to be treated with respect. DEFEAT Islamophobia and all those who HATE people who are different. I’m a Muslim tonight. I’m Gay tonight. I’m Latino tonight.  I’m Black tonight.” [Letitia “Tish” James]

I have yet to hear Attorney General, Tish James, claim to be JEWISH tonight.

Too many in this city, and in the media, think that by sharing the stage with these leftists, who work to support BDS and strip Israel of  it’s statehood, means they are not anti-Semites. That this alliance with the left will save them from another holocaust. Delusions that kill.

Shining a Light on anti-semitism?
While promoting their nightmare solutions.
G-d help us all.

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Commie RED Hypocrites Confront Corruption, Demand Democracy in Times Sq.

July 18, 2018. NYC (Father)Duffy Square
47th and Broadway. 8- 10 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duffy Square was filled with COMMIE protestors riding the wave of Trump COLLUSION with the RUSSIANS.


These hypocrites, the Commie REDS, DEMAND a corrupt free DEMOCRACY.

 “Before November 2016 Democrats never met a Communist or a Russian they didn’t want to embrace …. the left-wingers’ love affair with Russia. NOW the Left doesn’t want to talk about (it).” (click to enlarge picture)


“During the Cold War, CPUSA members swore an oath to the Soviet Union, to a ‘Soviet America,’ and to the triumph of Soviet power in the United States.” [Front Page Mag]

Now anti-Trumpers, Soc/Commie/Prog/Fascisti, gathered to “expose” the Trump Presidency — using favorite buzz-words: FASCIST. IMPEACH.

Trump’s “COLLUSION” with Russia, the meme, hoping to sucker the ill-informed passers-by.

Meanwhile, dedicated anti-Trump communists. Disappointed tourists . None could access the photo-op friendly RED steps.


Thanks to representatives of “The People” the NYPD roped of the Red steps. (screen shots from video)

One of the Commie leaders, Jay W. Walker, New York chapter of REFUSE FASCISM. a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party, was in the crowd. His sash says: VOTE – REFUSE FASCISM.

“Comrade Jay” mixed with the crowd of the truly compassionate WHITE middle class, educated elite.


Pathetic youth in lock step with their leaders.


Arrogance, de rigueur.


The T-shirt below touts the new – confused- “democrat” socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ...”

In a video with fellow left-wing darling Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Ocasio made what appeared to be a gaffe. “Hello, everybody! So excited to be here on Sen. Sanders’ account and we’re here in Kansas City to rally for Brent Welder,” Cortez said to the camera. “We’re gonna flip this seat red in November.” … some commentators noted that red is the traditional color for socialism — a label Ocasio-Cortez has not shied away from.”  Can we say CONFUSED [Fox News.com]

As for the Red/Blue debate

“In the beginning, blue was red and red was blue and they changed back and forth from election to election and network to network in what appears, in hindsight, to be a flight of whimsy. The notion that there were “red states” and “blue states”—and that the former were Republican and the latter Democratic—wasn’t cemented on the national psyche until the year 2000. Before the epic election of 2000, there was no uniformity in the maps that television stations, newspapers or magazines used to illustrate presidential elections.” [Smithsonian Mag

The Working Families Party, linked to many radical groups, nurtured Letitia “Tish” James as New York’s next Attorney General. The RED State says it’s all about DEMOCRACY, but this BLUE state mania, is it anti-Communist? or PRO. Make up your minds!

Up is Down. Left is Right. White Silence Violent. Communism the REAL Democracy.

The People have spoken. March For Truth:  Bring your own candle (or candle app)… wear something white … this event is a grassroots, rapid-response event that will not feature speeches or amplified sound.” Just ” Songs in the Key of F*You.


“At 9 PM we will have a moment of silence- a moment of solemnity to contemplate the scale of the problems we face as a country and a moment to collect our resolve to face them.”

Short Flickr Slide show:

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Short Video – A Taste of “Red” Square.

The Reds & Socialists, now they FEAR Russia?

DUMP TRUMP. IMPEACH the Poodle. The “Democrat” SOCIALISTS …. Communism … to form a more perfect DEMOCRACY.

G-d help us.

[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

 

 

OUTRAGE! Trump Travel Ban Upheld Fascist Left, Muslims Protest “Racist TRUMP”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Foley Square. NYC. 6 PM. A day of  OUTRAGE ! as the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban, which blocks immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

“The presidential order proclaiming the travel ban, which took effect in December after two broader iterations were blocked by lower courts, applies with varying degrees of severity to seven countries — five with Muslim majorities : Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — plus North Korea and Venezuela.”NY Times

The Soc/Commie/Prog/Lib/Facisti burst upon Foley Square. Muslims, the naive Left and Communist led unions fed the eager media with the usual agitprop that anything Republican and/or Trump is of the DEVIL.

Front Page Mag addresses their partisan lies: “We are all immigrants’ is a half-truth at best, and a banal historical fact that doesn’t distinguish between legal and illegal immigration, a bipartisan bad habit meant to distract voters from the failures of our indiscriminate immigration laws and policies.

Correcting these dysfunctions caused by our porous border is a separate issue from how we decide whom we should allow in through a legal process.”

“Hundreds (of ignorati ) gathered in Foley Square, in New York City, to protest the decision [… ] SCOTUS voted to uphold President Trump’s third travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, writing that the president has the right to “suspend entry of aliens into the United States.

OUTRAGE as the Workers Unite!

A few speakers acted surprised at how quickly this protest came together. Point of fact: this protest was On-Call, waiting for the Supreme court ruling.

Once the decision was in. The protest was ON.

Hundreds of the Hard Left gathered “in love, not hate”. The loving sign below translated, “Trump you are asshole”.

When it comes to the unions, they too opposed all things Trump.

“The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Trump’s racist Muslim Ban, so it is time to take to the streets.  Please join us in Foley Square at 6PM to say #NoMuslimBanEver. It’s crucial that we (the unions) have a visible, strong presence across the country of people who care about Muslim and refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda.

Flickr slide show of both sides:

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The First Lady, Melania Trump-meme was mocked by a couple of women.

A list of supporting and sponsoring groups:

Women’s March
MPower Change
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ]
International Refugee Assistance Project
Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA
MCN
CAIR-New York
Arab American Association of New York
The New York Immigration Coalition
New York Civil Liberties Union – NYCLU
Islamic Center at New York University

Saw ex- NYC Councilman, Robert Jackson, who at a previous NYC Muslim Day Parade, proclaimed Harlem to be the New Mecca. Jackson joined the crowd – unnoticed- except for his very BOLD t-shirt, “Many talk the talk, Robert Jackson walks, the walk.” Guess he’s still running for office.

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Linda Sarsour spoke, OF COURSE.

TEXT: Sarsour chants: “Whose Street. (crowd responds) Our Street.”

“Sisters and Brothers, I’m here today as a proud New Yorker and an unapologetic Muslim. (cheers) I don’t give a damn who’s sitting in the Supreme Court, I know that this country is open to ALL people and MUSLIMS were here before this country was called the United States of America. (cheers) I don’t give a damn what the Supreme Court says is legal, because they said slavery was legal; segregation was legal; the internment of Japanese-Americans was legal. Just because something is deemed legal does not make it moral or just. (huge cheers) This administration has made it a policy to separate black and brown families. Whether it be on our Southern border or through the illegal, unconstitutional Muslim-ban, they are breaking up the fabrics of our communities.

Just last night I was at La Guardia airport  and I recorded CHILDREN, kidnapped in the night from Texas (who were BORN here) to be put in shelters and to potentially the foster care and never reunited with their families. (crowd JEERS)  I don’t wanta know who you would have been at the time of Japanese internment, or at the time when we refused Jewish refugees, or at the time when we deported over two million Mexico (sic); when the border never crossed them. Right? The border never crossed them, we crossed their country.

Who would you have been at the time of the civil rights movement. I’m asking you, “Who are you right now?” (odd cheers) If it is not clear to you, it is VERY clear to me.

This administration has a White, Nationalist, Supremacist agenda and they are implementing point after point.

The Resistance has momentum. But the bottom line is that they are winning. And every day they keep their promises to their base, who oppose our values and principles and OUR intentions of democracy, and equality and diversity in these United States of America.[2:40]

So, I’m telling you today: Wake Up! WE ARE LIVING UNDER FASCISM. This is Fascism! (cheers)

I don’t believe that we will liberate our communities though the ballot-box. But, what I do believe is that we can stop the hemorrhaging 0n (sic) our communities. That we can stop the bleeding and create some checks and balances. So, I’m asking you to continue to show up and show public dissent, cause dissent is the HIGHEST form of patriotism. (huge cheers) Show up. Show up. Show up  cause we are NOT tired and we will NEVER be tired; and continue to fight for justice for our beloved communities.

I also want you to take yourselves to the polls. (cheers)  Sisters and Brothers, no more self-righteous (?  apologies)[3:42] There are communities that are suffering because  we can’t pass ONE BILL through this congress. Congress has an opportunity to act, and I’m telling you, there’s a lot of people on the roster.

Go to those polls. Put forth your principles and values and let’s show them what we’re made of. Because, it’s not that we need to win, we HAVE to win! We MUST win! People are counting on us every day. (cheers) [4:08]

You can always count. on. me. To stand with any community who demands justice. And I do not care about the consequences of what it means to stand up for justice, just like our  ancestors before us, they didn’t care. They went to jail. They were spied on by the U.S. government. They were vilified in the media. But, all of that doesn’t matter because OUR communities are worth it. Our children are worth it. Our families are worth it. (cheers)

Stay loud. Stay consistent. They are counting on you getting tired. They’re (?) [4:57] on you saying this is  how it is. We have no power.

Sisters and Brothers, we have power. They are afraid of our power and it’s time for you to SHOW that power. (cheers begin and carry on as she continues)Take yourself to the polls. Continue to build (faith?) [5:13] Support immigrant and black life organizations and let’s show this administration what we are made of. (HUGE cheers)” [5:20]

Anti-Violence Project (AVP) poster welcoming illegals.

Debbie Almontaser spoke. Debbie was the leader of what she claims was the largest Yemini -American bodega strike, and lest we forget, the infamous Intifada NYC T-Shirt made by the young women in a Yemini -Amer org)

As she spoke to the adoring crowd, Almontaser held her granddaughter Sophie, a second generation American.


In the video, I caught the end of her speech as she mentions her grand-daughter’s sticker, “Nobody is Illegal“.  (21:26)

Almontaser TEXT: (she loves her sticker) “Even Sophie gets it. If the Supreme Court didn’t get it, Sophie got it and we all got it out here. We all got it out here. And so I thank you my sisters and brothers. Do not despair. Get ready. Get the pair of nicest comfortable shoes you have, because we are going to be out every day, every week, every month and every year until we get this administration out of office. (cheers) I am making one promise, and I know that the Yemini-American community will help in delivering this, we are going to register every Yemini-American member in the United States and in New York City to make sure that we get this President out. (big cheers) And so I wanta end with one special chant that my Yemini-American community loves. (to the crowd) Where are you Yemini-Americans, raise your voice. (cheers) Where are you? The one chant that they love most, and that is U.S.A. When I first heard it at the bodega strike, I was like,”What kind of chant is this?” And then, when they explained to me what it meant, they are RECLAIMING their land. Because they have worked, and they are part of the American fabric and each and every one of us is a part of the American fabric, and Trump will NOT dictate who this America is.  Cause WE are. (cheers)

Letitia “Tish” James (NYC Public Advocate) has shown repeated disrespect for our country – and our laws-  in speech after speech that I have witnessed and recorded.


Yet, she’s favored to be the next New York ATTORNEY GENERAL … with allegiances to her Working Families Party (aka Commies). Please. NO.

“Tish” tweeted later: [https://twitter.com/TishJames] “I need your help in the fight against Donald Trump and his attacks on the rights of all New Yorkers – will you join my historic campaign for Attorney General today and chip in with a small donation? Every $ counts bit.ly/2tvfUav”

Text Letitia’s speech: Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here. (crowd repeats) This ban will not make us any safer. This ban will only hurt us. This ban, unfortunately, will impact our standing globally. And so this decision was nothing more than a racist decision. A decision that, unfortunately, is gonna continue to promulgate and promote discrimination in our nation. This is NOT who we are! (cheers, applause and “whoos”) And so we want to say to all of you, that it’s critically important that we all understand that this was a result of the fact that they STOLE the Supreme Court seat. (crowd uproar) An illegitimate President and an illegitimate member of the Supreme Court, PERIOD. (crowd applause) And so it’s important that all of us, all of us be involved in the electoral process and that we take back our government, our country for those who believe that there are those who, unfortunately, want to separate us. It’s really critically important that we rise and we stand together and that we use our voices and that ALL of us come together and recognize that this is not America. And that this decision is inconsistent with our values and our principles AND with our constitution. So we gotta stand tall today and let the country know, the world know, that WE believe in a country where our borders are open. And that we welcome all individuals … (cheers,applause) and diversity is our strength and  not a liability. (cheers, applause continues) And we wanta show the occupants, the residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue .… (crowd starts boos) BOO…. that Muslims aren’t the problem. What is the problem? HATE is the problem. And we want to send the message of love and compassion. And we want to send a message that this Do-Nothing Republican-led Congress, they need to get steel in their backs, they need to stand up and make sure we have an immigration policy in this country that welcomes all and that understands and appreciates our values. And so I say to you today, don’t give up, don’t be (sic) don’t get despair, don’t despair. We’ve gotta come together as we did today, as we stand together after this ban. [[and we’ve gotta show individuals that we will stand with Muslims, with immigrants, and we will stand with Americans to defend our values and our principles….. let’s continue to raise our voices. No Justice, No Peace (crowd repeats chant)

At the end of the Letitia clip, a Leftard Safety Patrol female attempted to control, aka censor, Univision 41 as they prepared to film the counter-protest.

She repeated (referring to the counter protestors) “ … they don’t represent us … we are asking that you focus over there.”

The Univision reporter stood his ground as he gestured to both groups and then … despite her “plea”  … proceeded to interview the counter-protestors.

As I left crowd behind, I passed a public trash can already sporting the tossed meme of the day (AND some predictable reading material illuminating their intentions). Patriotism was NOT their meme …. of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FYI- once again- another VERY long list of sponsors and participants.

African Communities Together
African Services Committee
Arab American Association of New York
Asian American Federation
Atlas DIY
CAIR-NY
Chinese Planning Council NYC
Chinese Progressive Association
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
DSI INTERNATIONAL INC
El Centro del Immigrante
Fast Food Justice
FPWA
GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders
GetOrganizedBK
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Immigrant Defense Project
Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC
Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism (JAAMR)
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
Make the Road NY
Masa
Middle Collegiate Church
Millennials For Revolution
MinKwon Center for Community Action
MPower Change
Muslim Community Network (MCN)
Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
New York Day of Remembrance Committee
New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
NYC-DSA
NYS Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform
OCA-NY
People For Bernie
SEIU 32BJ
The Black Instititute
The Gathering for Justice
The Islamic Center at NYU
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The Workmen’s Circle
United Neighborhood Houses
United We Dream
Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 034
Women’s March
Working Families Party
Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA

For your extra curricular perusal: a LIVE FEED of the protest is here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1BdxYopoAoBGX

Next, on June 30, they gathered in Foley – again – for a National Day 0f Action. Too much. All the same. I pass. I chose some timely reading instead by re-reading Mark Levin’s “Men in Black.

Oh, yeah…

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In their own words: Sarsour and Tish James – Treason or Patriotism?

July 2, 2017. July 4, Independence Day is just days away. SO, I decided to transcribe Letitia (James) and Linda (Sarsour), to throw some light on their rabble rousing  accusations. BOTH claiming to be Proud Americans. Patriots who are RECLAIMING  America. Saving our Constitution…. from those hateful, racist Republicans. Are you buying what they are selling? Maybe not, but sadly, there are buyers.

These two women, one elected to office and the other aspiring to do likewise, speak for the Progs. – not the average Americans. The Soc/Commie Bernie Sanders Left who masquerade as patriots and (of course) the MSM,  the press LOVES them. So, too, does the next Gen. Primed to resist, for the revolution.

Danger lurks in the hearts of the Millennial/Alphabet Gens that they court. Fed a steady diet of lies. propaganda. fake news. fake history . They respond passionately with cheers. smiles and fist pumping.  ready for CHANGE as they take to the streets.

I witness the same scenarios over and over nurtured at protest after protest by their Comrades-in-Arms: Insurrection. Treason.  Fed to the masses  through our media, our entertainment AND our schools. Better Red than Dead? NOT!

First up, the words of  NYC Public Advocate, Letitia James . Then Linda Sarsour, the agitators this day at the Emergency Town Hall.

Letitia A. “Tish” James is an American lawyer, activist, and politician in the Democratic Party. She is the current and fourth New York City Public Advocate and first African American woman to hold citywide office. … Howard University School of Law. … admitted to practice law in New York state in 1989. James is the first member of the Working Families Party to win office in New York State and the first third-party member to be elected to the NYC Council since 1977.

Feb.6, 2017 : Washington Sq – Flash back quotes

Tish James : ” If you honor the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, then you have an obligation. Whenever you see a government that is lawless, you’ve got an obligation  and a duty to RESIST. RESIST. RESIST.

We’ve got an obligation and a duty to fight back… to protect the marginalized community and vulnerable community … we’ve got to protect those who they are coming after.

We’ve got to stand with them. Rise them. And let them know that THIS is the America that we love and we’ll FIGHT for it.

We are a city made great by the blood, sweat and tears of immigrants and refugees. And we will not close our borders. We will not close our shores [….] ( NYC) is an immigrant town and a sanctuary city and we will protect that right.

And so 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”.

We will not be silent in the face of this oppression, in the face of this discrimination; in the face of HATE. We will not normalize hate.

This is MY country and I will DEFEND the rights of immigrants and refugees. Mr. President, you and your Executive Orders, you have turned back progress for decades.  That puts you on notice, we will resist and we will ultimately see you in court.

I say to Donald Trump, you are NOT my President. I will resist you and stand up to you and I know there is an ARMY out there that will join me.

I need my young people to organize and organize and organize. It is up to you, to get out in the streets, to protect your colleagues, to protect your students, your neighbor and to PROTECT your COUNTRY.” [END]

NEXT June 29, 2017 – recent quotes Letitia James – always like she was speaking to the Comintern.

“Say it Loud Say it Clear Immigrants are welcome here. Refugees are welcome here . Grandparents are welcome here . Your entire family is welcome here.

(At) JFK airport to greet immigrants who are only seeking freedom and opportunity, we can not grow tired (or weary) now. We cannot cower now. WE cannot be fearful now.

We gotta rise up and resist with every fiber of our being […] because we are in a CONSTITUTIONAL crisis. We are at WAR with ourselves. This is not America. Our Values.

On this Independence Weekend let us rise up and DEFEND the Constitution. No Wall with separate us. No Ban will stop us.

[snip]

Make sure individuals will feel welcome here. Comfort here. We will continue to embrace them.

We will continue to challenge this UN-Constitutional Ban by an illegitimate President [… ] because THIS is Democracy and THIS is what makes America great: ALL of us HERE together. (CHEERS)

I know these are very VERY troubling times. But we cannot grow weary. We cannot be afraid. Understand, we are all in this together. When they come after one group their going to come after ALL of us. So we must ALL stand together.

Say it loud say it clear that immigrants and REFUGEES are welcome here. They’re part of the HUMAN family.

This is nothing but a MUSLIM Ban. A Muslim BAN. So we need to say that MUSLIMS are Americans too and they need to be treated with respect. They need to know that the law covers them as well.

So I stand with you today. I hope to see you at the airport. As we raise our voices. As we continue to RESIST this administration [… ] and all that we stand for and all that we value.

And on the 4th – instead of going to a B-B-Q go to JFK. Instead of fireworks.Instead of taking a day off, sitting by the beach/lying in the sun: Go to JFK!  Let everyone know that we stand for something. That the Millennials – Gen  C ,  they believe in others. That it’s not about themselves. All will work together to make this a more perfect society.

What we must do together, stand up and defend America and its values. DEFEAT Islamophobia and all those who HATE people who are different. Diversity is our strength. We gotta celebrate that. Thank you for recognizing that ALL of us are Americans.

I’m a Muslim tonight. I’m Gay tonight. I’m Latino tonight.  I’m Black tonight. We are all one. No distinction. We are all one.

Let us rise up together. Let us stand together.”(CHEERS) [END]

 Letitia was followed by the keynote advocate for insurrection, Linda Sarsour.

Sarsour, in her resignation letter from her position as executive director of the Brooklyn-based Arab American Association of New York.

“We are in a critical moment as a country and I feel compelled to focus my energy on the national level and building the capacity of the progressive movement, so it is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be leaving my post as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.”

Linda Sarsour was born in Brooklyn, New York[2] and is the oldest of seven children born to a pair of “Palestinian” immigrants.

 Linda Sarsour quotes from Union Square -June 29th, 2017


“I feel like I’m having the same conversation like – every week. I came here to say what I say to New Yorkers, and in any platform that I have (had?)  before the elections, THIS is NOT normal.

Remind yourselves that you live in a country with a President and an administration that is NOT normal.

This ban is a Muslim refugee ban. No other way to describe it.

As a country that passed marriage equality (sends a message) nobody gets to decide who our families are.  We get to say who our family is and what constitutes a bonafied relationship. We have people whose grandparents and aunts and uncles are their primary guardians.


When we allow the federal government to tell us who our family members are, we undermine the decades of work that people  have done in this country,
for us to define our families and what makes up the people that we love. (applause- cheers)

This ban impacts most directly the people who need us most – people who need critical medical care – who can die if they don’t come to this country and have access to the type of health care services we have.

This is a ban  that keeps out the refugees – the very people – impacted by war and conflict that WE are instigating and fueling with our tax payer dollars and WE tell them they can’t come find refuge in our country.

We should be ashamed that there are people living in refugee camps – victims of terrorism and violence.  And we are telling them that they do not belong here and can’t come into our country.  I say we have to stay loud and outraged every single day.

I am fueled my perpetual outrage at this administration.

Sisters and brothers, our country has done horrific things to many communities BEFORE Muslims.  We have a history of doing unthinkable things to communities … a precedent that our nation has set forth  for different elements of our society. I want you to join me – to be part of the NEVER AGAIN generation. I will not allow horrific things to happen to any community on my watch or on your watch.

So, there was NO partial victory. There was NO limitation to this ban. There was just a rejuvenation of what this administration tried to do from Muslim Ban 1, Muslim Ban 2.0 and now we’re at the Supreme Court.

AND for those who know the history of the Supreme Court, THEY DON’T ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING.

If we have any folks resigning from the Supreme Court anytime soon – guess what – on the record – and this may not be the most professional thing you ever heard me say, WE ARE SCREWED.

If we have resignations in the  Supreme Court at this moment – all of our issues – from marriage equality, voters rights, reproductive rights, abortion, to immigration, to this ban – are ALL going to be rolled back.

I want you to stay  woke. … as our black sisters and brothers teach us :  outraged . informed.”

(Woke is a slang term that is easing into the mainstream from some varieties of a dialect called African American Vernacular English (sometimes called AAVE). In AAVE, awake is often rendered as woke, as in, “I was sleeping, but now I’m woke.” ‘Woke‘ is increasingly used as a byword for social awareness.) …. arggh….

 “Most importantly, you gotta stay united because our opposition is trying to divide and conquer us on issues. And what we’re saying to them is that we are intellectual enough. Loving enough.  That we will not be divided based on the issues we are most passionate —-  that we care about.

We will be inter-sectional in our organizing and we will show up for one another cause that’s what we do as the American people. (CHEERS)

So…what am I asking you to do? Three things: 

1. social media
2. phone call elected officials
3. show up – public spaces presence extremely critical must be outraged on THE STREETS .  (CHEERS )

And I will end by saying this, I am a proud American and the way that I express my patriotism is through DISSENT, because dissent is the HIGHEST form of patriotism.

SO, if you LOVE your country, you fight hard to make your country the greatest nation on earth, because right now this country has a far way of going —

Until we have health care for everyone who needs health care, women have full agency of their bodies, until we have immigration reform, until we end mass incarceration and UNTIL we become a nation that welcomes ALL immigrants in this country,  until then we are NOT the greatest nation on this earth.

So – stay strong (fist held high above her head), stay united and stay organized.”  [END]

== WHAT are they fighting for. WHOSE America?==

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