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Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 – Columbia University

This year the 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week took place all around the world between March – April 2017. Israeli Apartheid Week is organized by an international network of grassroots solidarity groups, unions and activists.

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March 1st, 2017 – RAIN- and Apartheid Week 2017 at Columbia University and its vile Apartheid WALL was getting rained-out. (little pleasures) March 3 was the last day of this annual week of hate and lies and with no rain predicted the next day, I headed for Columbia.

But, now it was WIND. (What’s next frogs and locusts?) Whatever, once I arrived, I rather enjoyed the low-impact caused by this inclement weather. The Wall  of Hate  had to lay flat on the ground. The visual impact was down to zero.

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Oddly, after about 20 minutes, I was quizzed by a Columbia Media Relations Rep. Where was my press permit (really?) He begrudgingly let me stay an extra 15 minutes since I explained I was “hanging, hoping the wind would abate and the wall placed upright – for a better picture. I waited 15 minutes. 1 pm arrived; gusty winds still blowing so: No “Wall”.

Really there was nothing new to see. Never is. I’ve been following the NYC Apartheid Week since 2007. Been to one Apartheid Week offensive you’ve been to them all: the anti-U.S., anti-Israel, anti-Jewish message is deeply embedded and never grows dim. The annual event has grown from 2005 to 2017. Ever stronger, they hold court, spew their litany of lies eagerly accepted as FACT. NO opposition allowed.

If ONLY we could get equal time to counter their outrageous lies. If only our truth could be heard …. by open minds.  If Only.

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“Dump Trump” Prayer Protest- Commies & Muzzies – AGAIN (NYC) 12-20-15

December 20, 2015 – NYC- Trump Towers. Fifth Avenue and 56th st. NO TO “RACISM”, “NO TO TRUMP AND HIS MEDIA MEGAPHONE”, “NO TO HATERY.”

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As I arrived, I observed a coalition of Prayer-Protesting Muslims and Communist facilitators,  Bill Doares (below) of Workers World
… and their Communist “led and fed” students.
Also, the usual “anti-war” agitators (from multiple groups)
… pro-ILLEGAL trespassers (also members of multiple groups)
and VILE, angry “anti-racist”aka hard-core Black Commie RACISTS gathered outside Trump Towers. (see Kim Ortiz  below , a lead organizer for NYC Shut It Down and Black Lives Matter )
The Muslim protestors said they, too, were there to oppose the “racism” promoted by Trump’s campaign.

The FACT that Islam is not a Race goes unmentioned.

But, since the Muslims billed this as a Prayer Protest, that’s what a small group of Muslims did (for two hours).

While a hard-core group of (atheistic) Commies and militant Muslims shouted slogans and preached hatred against Trump, America, Israel and the police (all of these groups were ANTI-Police) 
But, how about some history: Pre-Islamic history. These Indonesian Muslims were invaded,CONQUERED by the “Sword Of Islam”. Like the Copts of Egypt. The Jews of the Holy Land. The Persian Zoroastrians of Iran. Why don’t the Indonesians DEMAND their history and culture back with shouts of  ISLAM INVADERS GET OUT. Nope. They go silent. (sort of)
At moments like these, all must forget Al Qaeda. The Taliban. The Islamic State. Jihadis. “The Donald” is the focus of their ‘fear’ and anger as they PRAY to their Moon god, Allah, to rid the world of  “That Racist pig – Donald Trump.”
Get WISE. Get Smart. Like this costumed chap who warns we should only FEAR Fox News and that “Shit Stain“, Donald Trump.
Or this guy – with a few CLUMPS of ?? (for sale) Perfect stocking stuffers for Christmas. Just $12 and be on your way! (Whatever) Even the anti-Capitalism Commies do NOT waste a moment to make-a-buck.
The Commies had an interloper. But, never fear,  Commie – thug, Bill Doares, made sure this loud, whistle-blowing purveyor of conflicting messages was NOT in their pen.  A threatening ,“We don’t want you here” is usually Doares’ first line-of-attack. 
The interloper (uninvited) stepped outside the enclosure, cautiously, where he hung around awhile …
…til he decided to whistle-assault the NY ICE protest on the Fifth Avenue side.
Back to 56th Street. Costumes. Pithy signs and LOTS of speakers. Muslim speakers. Commie speakers. Angry Black and “illegal trespasser” speakers. Come one, come all. (not really)
Throughout the  protest, the Commies walked the perimeter; keeping watch over their flocks (like Tony Murphy below). They don’t let just anyone join their protests.Naming just a few that I captured on-the-job:  Sara Flounders, Andy Pollack, Tony Murphy, Imani Henry, Kim Ortiz (of the very angry Black Lives Commie) and the ever scowling, Bill Doares (seen earlier – up top). ANGER . Scowls. de reguerre.
They Orchestrate. “Control and Patrol” the photo-ops. Making sure the media has plenty to record: Anger. Passion… “Humor”…. 
And Prayers. Muslims-in-prayer. Muslims chanting against terrorism. Everyone chanting, parroting, droning …. on and on …. and on.

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There was even this faux march of Muslims to NO WHERE (held within the enclosure)

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No photo-ops go unanswered.
Playing to the cameras, the Muslims were eager. Buoyant. Even playful. Unfortunately, as the videos reveal, their accented English made the chants mostly unintelligible.

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At 3:30, as I left the festivities, I took one last look at the protest on the 56 st side. The agitated and outraged speakers were still bellowing through their VERY LOUD amplification while the prayer-protest continued on silently.

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The actual protest had started at 2 pm. It was still 30 minutes til the 4 march. This unsavory group was going to tie-up lots of the NYPD (to protect them? or to protect the public?). Whatever, these officers are ‘off-patrol’ – not able to keep our city safe – while these anarchists marched to Fox News and CNN.  Unlike the police, I was able to skip the march. It’s the same ol same ol. If you’ve seen one march, you’ve seen them ALL.

Playlist of 5 VIDEOS (Muslims and Commies) 56th st & Fifth Ave.

Two slide shows of pictures [please place cursor on picture to access slideshow] Part 1 is the Muslim prayers that began at 1:30 as they were setting up.

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Part 2 is  a look at the Commie side of the prayer protest

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NY ICE lead a spirited counter protest on Fifth Avenue, in front of Trump Towers, that was invaded a few times by the Commies from the 56 st street protest.

A slideshow of NY ICE ( the Commies) and the counter Protest [please place cursor on picture to access slideshow]

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a Playlist – 4 Videos (Fifth Avenue and 56 St)

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And then, in closing, Sara Flounders (of Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center), stern warning to her Comrades as she inspired them to Dump Trump:

“Whenever fascism rears its ugly head, it is the duty of all progressive forces to unite in solidarity and struggle against it. On December 20 (2015) let’s join together and say ENOUGH! Join the Unity Rally!” 

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Also, a rally-for-the-cause VIDEO.

Deep thoughts on Fascism from Comrade, Tony Murphy, a Workers World sponsor

Finally: the VERY LONG list of Coalition Partners (from the flyer above). Welcomed in our colleges and our media newsrooms, the damage caused by these insurgents rolls on ….. They are EVERYWHERE …

Al-Awda USA: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Al Quds Day Committee
American Muslim Alliance
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP NJ)
American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights & Elections
American Islamic Committee for Woman & Child
ANSWER Coalition
Asia Tribune NY & NJ
Ayotzinapa Student Front
Addicted To War
Bail Out the Peoples WI
Bangla Bazar Jame Mosque, Bronx
BAYAN USA
BMCC Students Without Borders
Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network – B.A.N
CCNY Students Without Borders
Chelsea Coalition on Housing
Community Advocate & Development Organization Brooklyn
Community Labor United with Postal Jobs & Services
Coordination Dessalines (KOD)
Council on American Islamic Relations – CAIR NY
December 12 Movement
Egyptian Americans for Democracy & Human Rights NY/NJ
Equality for Flatbush
Eztudio 43
Fight Imperialism–Stand Together
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition
Friends of Human Rights
Guyanese American Workers United
Haiti Action Committee
Haiti Liberté Newspaper
Humanist Society of Metro NY
Immigrant Advocacy Project IL
International Action Center
Internt’l Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
International League of People’s Struggle-U.S.
Jersey City Peace Movement
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Justice for Aiyana Jones Committee
La Voz de los de Abajo Chicago
Labor Against Racist Terror
Laundry Workers Center
May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights
Michigan Emergency Coalition Against War and Injustice
Millions March NYC
Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs
Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood
Movement to Protect the People
Muslim Alliance in North America
Muslim American Society – MAS NY
National Congress of Black American Indians
NYC Shut It Down
NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
New York University Students for Justice in Palestine
Party of Communists USA – NY Metro Branch
Palestine Youth Movement
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
Parents to Improve School Transportation
Peace Action – Manhattan
People’s Organization for Progress
People’s Power Assemblies
Postal Defenders
Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
Queens Peace Council
Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Seattle Anti-war Women In Black
SI-Solidarity with Iran
Solidarity with Ukraine Antifascists Committee
Solidaridad con las Autodefensas Mexicanas desde NY
South Asian American Parents, Teachers & Children
South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship & Training
Students for International Peace & Justice
Students for Justice in Palestine at Hunter College
Students for Justice in Palestine at St. Joseph’s College
Students for Justice in Palestine at College of Staten Island
Students Without Borders at Hunter College
Southern Christian Leadership Conference – Baltimore SCLC
Syrian American Forum
Team Solidarity-United School Bus Union Workers
Teamsters Local 808 IBT
TlahcuelosMX
TransJustice
United National Antiwar Coalition-UNAC
U.S. Peace Council
USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Union
Why Accountability
Women’s Fightback Network
Workers World Party

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“Syrian Refugees Welcome” & “Dump Trump” Columbus Circle (12-10-15)

Thursday – Dec 10, 2015 –   NYC . “Stand in Solidarity with Iraqi and Syrian Refugees” – Columbus Circle

Lurking in the background,  COMMUNIST and PROUD, the white and mostly Jewish Communist/Soc/Prog facilitators …
From Daniel Greenfield: ‘The Left’s Muslim Replacement Theology for Jews . Muslims are the new Jews; time to get rid of the old Jews.

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 As I arrived – agitprop – screeds – chants – droned on and on to the ubiquitous beat of a drum

It was United Nations “Human Rights Day” held under the statue of that “racist, murdering Christoforo Columbo.
Even Obama was getting slammed by some in the crowd, “Trump Slanders Muslims, Obama Bombs Them”
Their voices rang loud and clear through-out the noisy traffic circle:  “Dump Trump “,”There is no Debate, Trump Equals Hate”,”Say it Loud, Say it Clear, Refugees Are Welcome Here”,”From Mexico to Palestine, Border Walls Are A Crime”, etc, ad nauseum.
I spotted almost immediately, one protestor’s sign (Keep Syrians Out) peering confidently above the crowd

Part 1  video – chants as the event was beginning –

More than one angry young woman, mostly Muslimas, indicted the United States as imperialist and racist . The signs below suggests, “Will Trade Refugees For Racists” and “Grief has no Borders”.

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Another sign held by a Muslima, welcomes us all to the Fourth Reich.
Sign after sign carried on about that “Racist Donald Trump”, Wall Street (and Donald Trump), Migrant workers (and Donald Trump) and the Central Park Five – with a picture of Donald Trump (whatever)

For an hour and a half this crowd chanted while laughing and making merry, I guess, about the virtues of atheistic Communism.  Even so, one Christian Leftie (she seemed to be a Pastor of some sort) managed to carry a pithy Bible sign.

 Mirna Haidar, lead organizer at the Arab American Association of New York, claimed that anti-Muslim comments like Trump’s are about far more than words.

“It’s violence,” argued Haidar (speaking above) a refugee from Lebanon who came to the United States in 2010.

Haidar says she’s frightened by the recent political climate, combined with the rise in hate crimes targeting MuslimsLittle did I know that here, I will face fear, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and arabophobia


The Most Dangerous Terrorist groups in the USA
are the Republicans and Democrats”?  But…what about the  Isis. Daesh. The Muslim Brotherhood. Al Qaeda!! ” FREEDOM FROM FEAR” proclaims the signs.

Other signs: “Can You Hear the Beating Heart of every Refugee” and “The Jewish Community is United Against Fascism”

While ” on the pedestal-turned-stage, seasoned Syrian activist Hamid Imam led the crowd in chants (“Dump Trump” and “Donald Trump, Listen Here. Refugees are Welcome Here”) He gave an impassioned speech calling for the dismantling of both ISIS and the Assad regime. “The only way to end the suffering is to end the war,” urged Imam, a refugee from ar-Raqqah who now studies social work at Rutgers.”

PART 2  video :  [please note at 00:43 and 2:32 the counter protestor holding up a sign “Keep Syrians Out]

  

Hussam, a refugee from the besieged Syrian city of Homs who came to New Jersey four months ago, exposed the cowardly racism of the fear-mongers by describing the actual events driving millions of people from their homes. An activist in the movement against the dictator Bashar al-Assad, Hussam talked about the last protest he attended, where the regime fired live ammunition on the crowd.

“I fled the country for my children, to take them away from the killings,” he said to the crowd through a translator. “But we hope to God we will go back.” As Sarah Aziza reported for Bedford and Bowery, after that last comment, many in the crowd shouted back, “Yes, you will!”

 Hosam stressed that he considered himself a victim of ISIS, and emphasized that “anyone who thinks ISIS is Islam is very wrong. Islam is a religion of peace. We greet one another by saying, ‘Peace to you.’

Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York which co-sponsored the rally , spoke like she was running for office (and those in the know) have no doubt that’s where she’s headed : Elected Office.

Hate is not going to divide us,”. “People need to be held accountable for this hate speech. These are not just words; they are words that are inspiring actual violence against innocent people who have nothing to do with these terrorist attacks happening.”

Sarsour told Salon, in the past few weeks, as presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Ben Carson have ramped up their Islamophobic rhetoric and proposed explicitly anti-Muslim policies, there has been a rapid increase in the number of attacks and threats against Muslim Americans.

“We absolutely have to take responsibility for” the refugee crisis. Our flawed foreign policy in the Middle East has created the fertile ground for groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. We can’t act like we have nothing to do with that.”

Linda Sarsour, the safe face of  a ‘moderate’ Islam.  Just don’t read or listen to her racist screeds and the electorate can remain blissfully unaware . (Link to her video from multi-faith menorah lighting on Dec 12)


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  tweeted – “This country right here was built on the backs of black people and immigrants”

America – BAD.  (The Donald VERY Bad)


They have the answers –  bloviating from every sign:


Another sign : “If you stop bombing and OCCUPYING their countries, there won’t be MILLIONS of refugees…. etc”


As I left, this banner below caught my eye:  Halkların Demokratik Kongresi. The HDP is seen as the Turkish variant of the Greek SYRIZA and the Spanish Podemos parties, similar in their anti-capitalist stance

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Human Rights. The U.N. vs the U.S. Accusations of oppression by those who are the real oppressors. (Not the US) Which begs these final questions, “Who are the actual oppressors? Who is actual purveyor of racism and hatred?”

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Pamela Geller asks, “Do Muslims Around the World Really Hate the United States? Yes.”

The hatred of infidels is a religious imperative in Islam. No matter how fast we dance, appease, pay, accommodate, and submit, the hatred and holy war will not cease. On the contrary, the more we submit and reward the hatred and terror, the more we will have to surrender.

SLIDE SHOW of pictures

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NEXT post – a raucous Dump Trump Protest held the next afternoon (Friday Dec 11) at the Plaza hotel.

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Armenian Holocaust Remembrance Day – Never Forget- NYC (4-26-15)

We are at WAR.
In a world gone mad. Evil metastasizes. Destroying Cities. Countries. Generations.
A War between the
civilized man and the savage.
Whole cultures … like the Armenians …. denied their history, their future, by the genocidal followers of Mohammed.
Murdered by ISLAM. The Turkish massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians was genocide. 
The Armenian Genocide began in 1914-15

(what a way to start the 20th century)

Genocide:a term coined by Polish writer and attorney, Raphael Lemkin, in 1941.

As defined by the UN in 1948, GENOCIDE means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, including: