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Stop Deportations Now! ICE-Free NYC-The Speakers (1-8-16)

I.C.E. Free NYC – NOW! 
STOP DEPORTATIONS!
Say NO to SECURE Communities. Sanctuary Cities, Si!

45 minutes – 11 speakers  (2- 4 minutes each) A Sidewalk forum with no amplification.
Still, they forge ahead. Practiced. Skilled at disseminating agitprop to the home-team.

Flickr Slideshow of initial protest (before the street shut-down) Please place mouse on picture to access slide show

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No one is in doubt amongst those lining the walls. Dedicated to an ICE Free NYC.Playing to the cameras from RT TV, Iran’s Press TV, NY 1, Telemundo, Democracy Now! and Japanese TV, NHK.They hang around. The media. They film (a little) Do interview (a few) But, the NY-ICE counter-protestor [in the background] was noticed by only a few…
The media reports are usually short and simple. So, what results from this all, too, familiar protest (with such modest coverage.) Perhaps the results, too, are simple: The reason for the treason: The illegals. Their Families. Their children. Won-over. Manipulated.

The Illegals, convinced only the Communist Left cares about them, work hard to repay The Party. A voting block they can count on.
So, no matter that this protest seemed small and quiet.
Taking only a few NYPD officers off-the-streets. Patrolling the sidewalk. Making sure the entrance to the ICE Federal building wasn’t blocked.
Even their “parade”,  a small, quiet procession, was so low-key that it only involved a couple of scooter cops. [a walk around the block]HOWEVER, there was more. Given a heads-up by a protestor about “A PLAN” Don’t leave.  It was about to happen. Soon.
So, I hung around. Waiting. Walking ’round-the-block.
And there it was. As we came back to the Federal Building. A Street Action. (THE PLAN)  SHUT DOWN THE STREETS!
The anarchist’s favorite toy : Chaos. Confusion. PLANNED.Controlled, but, still, Chaos. The best laid plans (of Mice and Men) Shut the whole Fuckin’ City DOWN!” (If they could)
See previous post for more on “The Plan” [Part 1] Below is the Video Playlist and Flickr slideshow of the Civil Disobedience:

Picture slide show – The Plan (place mouse on picture to access slide show)

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And some extra screen shots of the action (place mouse on picture to access slide show)

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Back to the speakers and their with 30-45 minutes of propaganda. Repeated. Over and over and over.

Video Playlist of the speakers (before they shut down the streets)

The average guy. (America) Needs to hear this anti-American blather. Exposed. Countered. But, the media promotes them. Quietly. Without contradiction.Transparency (for real) drives the LEFTISTS to distraction. (They do NOT like exposure.) Controlling every word. Every picture. (Immigration Prison? Family over (evil) Profits) ‘Trade secrets’ carefully disseminated. (To those chosen)

The ‘subtle’ approach demands more than the intellect. Emotions, Si!
The wrong press. The wrong message- unapproved. Not allowed. Requires ignoring those reporters. Bloggers. Blocking their cameras. This, too, is A PLAN.

So, I FILM. Expose (irritate and frustrate them). American should demand Transparency Unapproved!

Granted these are not Trade Secrets: Open Borders. Down with American Imperialism. The Evils of Greedy Capitalism. No Prisons. No “Crime and Punishment”.
Crime (maybe) but punishment? Not for their Comrades. And NOT if you are a person of color. Or, say, ILLEGAL. Say NO to Fascism!  [Yeah, that’s the ticket]
They preach the evils of White America. The White man’s 21st century world is Unfair! He enslaves men and women, black and brown.
The White Man must suffer. His greedy Empire-building must be stopped. White people GET OUT.  Go BACK where you came from. Reverse Racism,  Si! This palaver is but a secular, Marxist-controlled religion, peopled by faux- Christians.  “Do-Gooder” Lefties who Say NO to Secure Communities. Open the Borders! STOP Deportations!
They chip away at inconvenient laws. Nurture unrest. Manipulating. Corrupting (or ignoring) the RULE Of LAW.
The American Constitution-Bad. Communism-Good. Anarchy, Si! 
Even though the NYPD was caught off-guard by the SECRET Plan, they kept the peace.
Nothing new at Varick and Houston. Pro-Forma. Dealing with the well-rehearsed wild-side was a well-rehearsed NYPD.
The police were calm, focused, professional. They are a fine police force (in spite of De Blasio). Firmly dealing with the insurgents.  Bratty. Spoiled. Entitled. Anarchists with a plan. A game-plan. (For now)  For Real …. when we don’t expect it …
Can we hope to stop this insanity? Not while we have the Mark-Viveritos, De Blasios, Cuomos and Obamas (with Clintons and Sanders in the wings) All ELECTED to office and deconstructing America one day, one year, one decade  at a time.

They have a PLAN. 1. Create Chaos. 2. Restore order.  3. ‘Keep the Peace’. [Can we say “Banana Republic?”]

Eventually, once accomplished, there will be no recovery from their mission. Just passive acceptance. Sad. Sad. Sad.
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“Commies United” vs Penn. GOP – “DUMP TRUMP”- Plaza Hotel (12-11-15) Part 3

Part 3  of a three part series
The Speakers Protest in front of the Plaza.

December 11, 2015. Noon. NY’s Plaza Hotel.
Communities UNITED! Confronting Trump…
Say NO to Trump’s Racism and Hate”
“Trump is a symptom of a white supremacist sickness that is rooted deeply in our political system. We are mobilizing this Friday to share a vision of communities beyond policing, beyond incarceration, and beyond detention.”

A “DUMP TRUMP” protest supported by these organizations:

Families for Freedom
Black Alliance for Just Immigration- BAJI
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project- QDEP
Responsible Endowments Coalition
Showing Up for Racial Justice- SURJ
Council on American-Islamic Relations- CAIR
BAYAN- USA
Jews For Racial and Economic Justice- JFREJ
Black and Pink
Jewish Voices for Peace
Arab American Association of NY

“A liberal activist group said that Pennsylvania Republicans should dump Donald Trump as the speaker at a party fundraiser after the mogul proposed a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the U.S.”


Game On: Trump was inside at the Pennsylvania GOP’s annual Commonwealth Club luncheon.

The party is standing by its man. Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at our Friday fundraiser in New York,” Pennsylvania GOP spokeswoman Megan Sweeney said. [And he was]


As I arrived, I saw a large crowd hoping for a glimpse of “The Donald”.
NO PRESS was allowed inside the luncheon, so the press and passersby (LOTS of “just plain folk”) were jammed at the entrance.
Also, in Grand Army Plaza, was the “Dump Trump” protest.  A crowd comprised of Commies (young and old) …… Illegal Trespassing supporters [like Percy Lujan from Revolutionary Student Co-ordinating Committee) and lots of trend-setting white-folk.
Muslims (of course) —- many Muslimas actually—
A Christian Clergywoman, who held high her sign,  “Love Your Muslim Neighbor”.
As though LOVE  would have stopped Boston’s murderous Tsarnaev Brothers and their VILE, INSANE mother,4_292013_aptopix-russia-boston-sus-28201_c0-0-1152-671_s885x516 Yeah. LOVE. That’ll stop ’em.

The ubiquitous Rabbi Michael Feinberg (Rabbi for Human Rights & Exec. Dir. Greater N. Y. Labor-Religion Coalition.) present as always…

Flickr Slideshow (place cursor on picture to access slide show)

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The Speakers: At Noon, the Commies (and friends) began a lively “Dump Trump” protest with many speakers crammed into just one hour.

They preached, lectured, chanted and SCREAMED! (often)  “ORGANIZE AND EDUCATE, THAT IS HOW WE END THE HATE”.


“Resistance to U.S. Imperialism. (War and Prisons.) We’re here taking Collective Action. We also want to build Collective Trust. Take a moment to get to know the folks around you.” [had a moment of “Meet and Greet” ] Then an Hispanic female from Families For Freedom led a ‘walk through’ of some chants, like:”We’re Gonna Bring Trump Down” and “End the US War Machine from Syria, to Iraq and the Philippines”. “We’re not gonna stand for Fascists like him and the Fascists he represents. He is the epitome of US Imperialism. How dare he slander all Muslims”
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Playlist of all 11 short videos

However, I lost the video I took of the FAKE Republican. (My bad.) But, what a hoot she was! She was introduced as an EX-Republican! Now reformed. Enlightened. She sees the ERROR of her misguided days as a Repub. (ya think?)

What made her change?  “It was the HIS-To-Ry of FASCISM!!” (twitter link)

[Video from Ash J on Twitter #NYC Anti-#Trump protesters across street from Plaza]

“Your assignment today, if you choose to do it”
—  CLAIM to be an ex-Repub who voted for GW — (yeah. That’s the ticket)  fake repubFAKE REPUB WOMAN during her speech. (Do people actually BELIEVE her?) claimed to be EX GOP copyThe crowd during the speakers’ hour was also entertained by professional protestor, Marni Halasa. Often dressed as an NYPD “BIMBO Cop” aka Babs the Bankster-Buster. Whatever the costume, always on SKATES and Camera-Ready.

Do people READ her coyly written signs? Or do they just want to take a picture with a pretty girl.
Once the speakers dispersed, a team of “t.RUTT” artistes paraded a guerrilla-bus painted with “t. RUTT” (t. RUMP) ’round and ’round the Plaza traffic circle.
Even though the press was in absentia, the bus team was quite pleased with their guerrilla-art bus “success”. [See also Twitter link for bus]
The woman who was interviewed by NY1 ( in video at 00:56) seemed to represent the artist (or was the artist) not quite sure.

“Trump is a Black Swan ” (so says she) “… a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.

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NEXT (after the t.RUMP bus) I found the Commies – a small group of Muslim, Arab, immigrant, and LGBTQ community members – at the south entrance to the Plaza regrouping after being THROWN OUT of the GOP Luncheon (See Part 2)

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Commies crashed Trump-GOP Plaza Luncheon – Press Darlings (12-11-15) Part 2

[Continuing with separate posts from this multi-layered protest/ event, is Part 2]

December 11, 2015. Noon. NY’s Plaza Hotel.
Communities UNITED! Confronting Trump…

The GOP Banner-Nut Luncheon-Crashers was a small group of Commies, Muslim, Arab, immigrant, and LGBTQ community members – at the south entrance to the Plaza regrouping after being THROWN OUT of the GOP Luncheon. They were talking quietly to the press [“Muslim, Jewish, Queer, and Immigrant justice organizations joined together to pull off this critical action.

 “Wherever Trump goes, whenever he has a platform to speak, the people will be there to resist and disrupt”. SO, they went into attack mode as soon as they saw the volunteer from the Pennsylvania GOP talking to the press. He had to be shut-down with SCREAMING and screaming and more screaming.

Twitter video of the obnoxious harassment of the GOP volunteer

“Tell us WHY. Why do people gotta to DIE?”, “TRUMP is trying to bring us DOWN, attacking people Black and Brown”. He was relentlessly harassed (mid-interviews).

The Commies CHEERED as the volunteer was forced back inside the Plaza (First Amendment be damned) Pictured from L – Zakararia(h) Ismail Kronemer and Jamela Hammami. Far right, Jorge Gonzalez.
But, the GOP volunteer was NOT finished. He returned confidently and finished his interviews. (starting at 2:57 below) First part of  my video is the very LOUD verbal assaults by the Banner-Nuts.


FYI: Leading the harassment was “Megaphone-guy”, Zakarariah Kronemer, who is of Egyptian descent,   and the “Loud and Proud”, transgendered ,  Imami Henry [Staff Organizer at the International Action Center (IAC).]

Found more on the actual invasion. Seems the Islamophobia Banner-Nuts  managed to invade the GOP luncheon INside the Plaza. (In spite of LOTS of security) Because….

“An ally inside the event was able to open a side door allowing the four demonstrators to enter. The Arab and Latino protesters effectively disrupted Trump’s speech singing, “Mama Mama tell us why, why our people gotta die. Trump is trying to bring us down, attacking people black and brown.” A dozen security guards and some attendees of the event swarmed on the demonstrators and aggressively dragged them out. In the commotion, one of the members … an arab woman , Jamela Hammami, a demonstration organizer and Executive Director of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, was thrown to the ground.”

Videos reveal how resistant and practiced they at NOT leaving when asked. When ever possible they THROW themselves to the ground and wail and moan. What matters is lots of copy. Which they got.

Jorge Gonzalez, who was injured while serving in the Iraq war, was thrown down a flight of marble stairs after disrupting an event where Donald Trump was speaking inside the Plaza Hotel, demonstrators said.


This video of their unceremonious expulsion is from Twitter

Without too much searching, I found the names and predictable background info of the ‘players’ who crashed the Pennsylvania GOP luncheon. (All “Loud and Proud”)

Jamela Hammami, https://i2.wp.com/www.qdep.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/OC7A8896-1.jpg?resize=282%2C188is an Arab Muslimah, N African Tunisian and exec dir of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project. Also a key protest organizer leading the activists interrupting Trump’s $1,000-a-head GOP fundraiser. Zakarariah Kronemer, is an organizer for the Virginia youth climate justice movement who is  of Egyptian descent. He said, “The people must interrupt him (Trump) anywhere he is invited to speak. It’s leading to violence in the Arab community [in America]”.

Jamela Hammami, “(Trump’s) statements are completely steeped in levels of Islamapobia and Arabphobia…a symptom of being a part of american society still steeped in xenophobia reminiscent of the McCarthy era. We will continue to face hate and violence until we fight against it and demand safety and freedom for our people.”

2nd video of the expulsion from CBS News

“Mama, mama tell us why, why our people gotta die? Donald Trump is trying to bring us down, attacking people black and brown,” the mini mob chanted



The protesters had their own messages to impart and the press loved it. They are adored…respected…the “20-somethings” as well as the older Jewish contingent (who actually attended the luncheon.)

Jewish seniors, veterans, and white allies standing up to Trump’s hate and his manhandling goons.

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From NY1

They were protesting Trump’s call to close the United States to Muslim immigrants and visitors.

“It’s our responsibility,” said Sandra Abramson of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.

https://i0.wp.com/lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hsXrBMRfqG0/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAACw/Xdu8ad_spzg/photo.jpg?resize=132%2C131&ssl=1“We believe that this country has values and we need to uphold those values.”

Abramson, a Brooklyn resident, says she was allowed to take the elevator after being removed from the event.

Sandra Abramson, 69, one of the protesters, said she spent $3,000 to get herself and two friends into the event. She wanted to read a Bible passage, Leviticus 19:33, about the need to treat foreigners justly. She said security removed her, but Mr. Trump “just kept on talking.”

“He was talking about how terrible Hillary was, how terrible Obamacare was … and how terrible the world is except for “The Donald,“ Ms. Abramson said. Others said Mr. Trump also discussed his own strong polling, and the importance of Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.

Of the check she signed to attend the event, Ms. Abramson said, ”It will be canceled immediately.

Other activists were tossed out more forcefully. “Trump is trying to bring us down,” they chanted outside. “We have a room in the hotel so we have a right to be here,” said protester Jamila Hammami. “But those guards pushed us down several flights of stairs.”

Hammami says Trump is to blame for the recent wave of hate crimes against Muslim-Americans. “This is because of the hate coming out of his mouth and no one is checking him,” she said.

In case you are curious, more info on the people outside the Plaza being interviewed by the press – after the “invasion” – THEY ARE  WAY TOO OFTEN PROFESSORS – of some sort – Educators. Our college tuition goes to their salaries – Our kids come home INDOCTRINATED.

There were eight older protestors who paid to attend the $1,000-a-plate luncheon, made loud statements during Trump’s speech” saying, outside the Plaza, that they were surprised and offended by their swift removal from the luncheon (Yeah. Sure they were)

“Judith Plaskow, 68, of New York, a Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College and a Jewish feminist theologian, https://i0.wp.com/jwa.org/sites/jwa.org/files/styles/scale_width_300px/public/mediaobjects/plaskow.jpg?resize=132%2C197said she bought a ticket at the door with a $1,000 check – a check she hoped to later cancel. She was among a group of women ejected from the ballroom when they stood and started singing, “We are kind and welcoming people.” Asked why she attended, Plaskow said, “I feel ashamed to be an American right now. The level of hate speech that I’m hearing in the country right now, I find deeply, deeply disturbing.”

Plaskow said she is a member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and has many Muslim friends.

Another member, Jordan Wouk, https://i0.wp.com/www.mas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Jordan-Wouk.jpg?w=500said he used a ticket purchased by another activist and was driven to bear witness against Trump. “I wanted to try to let people know that not everybody approves of Trump’s hateful message,” said Wouk, 67, of Manhattan.

“… upstairs Jordan Wouk, a New York Democrat, along with his wife and two other protesters who had obtained tickets to the event, stood and started a disturbance by reciting a revised version of German pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous poem about the rise of the Nazi Party … The protesters recited the first few lines of their version, which began “First they came for the Muslims,” before being ejected by security.”

Jennifer Hirsch, a Columbia University professor who focuses her research on gender, sexuality, and reproductive health, U.S.-Mexico migration and migrant health, the comparative anthropology of love, and the applications of anthropological theory and methods to public health research and programs, was also bounced from the party, said it took just seconds for security to descend on her as she tried to read a statement aloud to the crowd.

“I kept reading it in my best professor voice,” she said, as guards dragged her to the exits.  [ https://twitter.com/JenniferSHirsch%5D

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“I’m proud to be a Jew speaking out against Islamophobia,” she said.

Hirsch was among several protesters from a group called Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, who bought tickets, tried to interrupt Trump, and were ejected from the event.

Martha Ackelsberg has her own page at Discover The Networkhttps://i0.wp.com/pbs.twimg.com/media/CV-T0uPXIAEQY8N.jpg?resize=441%2C329&ssl=1
Martha Ackelsberg


Smith College
Professor of Government
Program for the Study of Women and Gender

Born in 1946 in New York City to Socialist Zionist parents, Martha Ackelsberg went on to earn a bachelors degree in social studies from Radcliffe College, and her masters and doctorate degrees in political philosophy from Princeton. She has been a political science professor at Smith College since 1972. She has written extensively on the topics of women’s community activism, gender and public policy, feminist and democratic theory, and women in Jewish communities.

A self-described “feminist/anarchist,” Ackelsberg believes that all Jews who are currently living in the Judea and Samaria communities of the West Bank should leave. She contends that until this occurs, the U.S. State Department ought to withhold financial aid to Israel. Professor Ackelsberg is a member of the editorial staff of Michael Lerner’s anti-Israel publication, Tikkun Magazine. She was a signatory to the LGBT-OUT (Lesbians/Gays/Bisexuals and Transgendered Of the University of Toronto) petition proclaiming the urgent need “to eliminate homophobia and heterosexism from the university,” yet she detests Israel – the only nation in the Middle East that offers civil rights protections and lifestyle freedoms to its gay population.

Martha Ackelsberg and Margery Fine  are like most of the adult protestors, members of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice .

Marjorie Fine

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Just LIKE Katie Unger:

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But, the speakers were not the whole agenda.  There was a “pre-show” press event at 11 AM

Part 1 : keystone banner screen shotKeystone Progress executive director Michael Morrill saidWe put a petition online, asking the PA Republican Party to dis-invite Donald Trump as keynote speaker.” After collecting over 10,000 signatures they attempted to deliver said petition to the Pennsylvania GOP. Predictably, Morrill and Keystone Progress board member, Mike Crossey, were firmly “escorted” away from The Plaza Hotel entrance. (see Getty Images video below at 1:07)


2nd videoMorrill explains Keystone Progress and the petition

Busy, Busy, Busy. Cause—-America must be FIXED.

The following is  a slide show of my pictures (please place cursor on picture to access slide show)

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AND the VIDEO Playlist of 11 videos

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Part 3 is the speakers and and brief look at the t.RUMP/t.RUTT bus

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Plaza Hotel Trump Protest : THE 2nd AMENDMENT vs the Commies (12-11-15) Part 1

[FYI- I’m posting this protest/event as a Three Part Series.]

Part OneTHE SECOND AMENDMENT vs the Commies

December 11, 2015. Noon. NY’s Plaza Hotel.
Communities UNITED! Confronting Trump…
Say NO to Trump’s Racism and Hate”

There was one very confident guy (Italian- from Brooklyn) A solid one-man counter-protest promoting Smart Gun Ownership. Wearing a sandwich board with an ad from a local Firing Range, he LOUDLY urged the crowd to LEARN HOW To DEFEND YOURSELF.
This brave American drove the Commies insane.

In Video 1 (at 00:58) He  urged them to “LEARN how to Protect your Family“. Warned that “ISIS is HERE”. [The hecklers were now being HECKLED!] They went silent (Fun) while  deciding how to react…(group-think)… Oh,Yeah! Cover him with signs and shout “Dump Trump! Dump Trump!

Video 1

Video 2
The Commie speaker, Percy Lujan,  when he finally spoke- after being cut off by ” Gun-Guy” – suddenly he was promoting “Learn How to Defend Yourself”

Video 3

After the protest speakers had finished, I found the Second Amendment guy speaking to the press right in front of the Plaza. He was emphasizing the importance of ‘Learning to Shoot Firearms Safely” to a French reporter who seemed to have some difficulty with the idea that the people in Paris might have lived if they had been armed with hand guns. There was one heckler and a female reporter to my left, who closed up her camera with a scornful shake of the head.

Some of his points: They’re trying to take away our Second Amendment rights. Rights that our soldiers fought to defend. He mentioned No Fly Lists. That include our soldiers.  He stressed, You Need to Protect Yourself. You need to have a hand gun. Mentions Texas (Garland, Texas) Pointing out that those terrorists lasted about 10 seconds. He says we need a President like Donald Trump to change the gun laws so States like NY/Chicago can get concealed weapons license permits.

BTW –  He was grossly misquoted by one of the Commies (of course). “Gun-Guy” was to the side of the protest – not in front- and did NOT call for violence nor call any one present RETARDS or Terrorists. [LISTEN to his OWN words in videos above]

69mirs One of #trump ‘s supporters #pro #hate #pro #gun and who is #racist he stood in front of us calling us “retards, terrorists and invited the tourists walking by us to learn to shoot guns so they can protect themselves from us” I am so angry that he felt protected as a white male and that he felt entitled to show up with pictures of guns and calling for violencewhat did the police do ? When he was verbally attacking us ? Nothing … If this person was a person of color we would have been already shot, manhandled, or choked to death …. – #DropTrump #no more #war #no more #

The US Constitution made an appearance. Along with the ONLY Old Glory I saw and it was being used as a blind-fold.
So, Who or What is the problem?…. Guns? Criminals? Terrorists?…. The U.S. Constitution vs INTERNATIONAL Law??

“Power to the People”, Si? [ONLY if you are NOT a Republican]

See Daniel Greenfield’s very timely article

America […. ]is being dragged down by broken cities full of broken families whose mayors would like to trash the Bill of Rights for the entire country in the vain hope that national gun control will save their cities, even though gun control is likely to be as much help to Chicago or New Orleans as the War on Drugs.

Obama’s pretense that there needs to be a national conversation about rural American gun owners is a dishonest and cynical ploy that distracts attention from the real problem that he and politicians like him have sat on for generations.

America does not have a gun problem. Its problem is in the broken culture of cities administered by Democrats. We do not need to have a conversation about gun violence [… ]We need to have a conversation about what the Democrats have done to our cities.

The long winded Commie blather- you might think you’d hear this tripe just in the movies- NOOPE these people REALLY speak like:

First,  Comrade Tony Murphy, promoting the next Trump protest on Dec 20 (covered here), as he urged the crowd to attend in his best commie-tones.

Ending the Speakers hour with WARNINGS of FASCISM and Greedy CAPITALISM was this fiery Commie lass.

NEXT installment : Part Tw0 – Media Darlings who Crashed the GOP Luncheon

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For reference:  Video Playlist

Flickr Slideshow (place cursor on picture to access slide show)

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NY Commies Protest Schumer’s “No Nuke Iran’ (& Trash Israel)

Monday, August 10, 2015. NYC. Our call to rally in support of Sen. Schumer was on short notice. (He announced his position on Friday). But, deciding to counter the Soc/Commie/Progs (who were demanding Sen. Schumer change his vote) was easy. Those who could make it to this counter-protest made a MIGHTY NOISE.

But, the Soc/Commie/Progs were not happy. They were heard to whine and whimper about our presence as they paraded their anti-Semitic signs and banners.

Guess they wanted the police to make us go away – Snarling – they were heard to say, Why don’t you get your own protest”, and, “You shouldn’t be here.

Since they couldn’t get rid of us, they went to Plan B: Clog the sidewalk with signs, people and cameras.

Their purpose: To block our signs and banners from the passersby.


BUT, they couldn’t block our very large mushroom cloud!

 

As the Commie/Progs  marched in opposition to Sen. Schumer we heard “Death to America” repeatedly as well as lots about “Diplomacy, Not War”.

One woman screamed at our group, jabbing her finger in our faces, “You.You. YOU are burning babies”. (see video above at 6:19)

“The Commie/Progs” say they are anti-Nukes (nuclear power etc) BUT they support giving nukes to the anti-Semitic/anti-America and VERY genocidal Iran. How is that anti-Nuke?

To support their lies about nuclear parity, they had a map filled with nuke ‘facts’ .

Schumer was slandered by snarky anti-Semitic signs, insinuating he is a pawn of Israel

Yet the allegiance of the Soc/Commie/Progs is with murderous regimes like Hamas, Hezbollah AND Iran: All enemies of America and Israel.

HYPOCRITES.


The Commie/Progs have burrowed deep within City Hall (de Balsio’s minions) and through out Obama’s White House. (Not good)

 

 

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Found a great article from Daniel Greenfield exposing the hypocrisy of these commie agitators.

“When Muslims Burn Jews”

As for the press at this rally, there were lots of cameras but little reporting to be found.I saw WOR radio and the NY Daily News.

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Oddly their lede was the Neturei Karta?

I saw ONE Neturei Karta. ONE! At the END of the MAIN protest from 1 to 2 pm. (amazing)

Did the media miss the large protest, the signs, the loud exchanges and chanting  from noon to 1 pm.A crowded, animated and contentious protest. Typical – the mean-spirited demeanor of the Commie-Left (Commie-Jews) from Brooklyn and the Upper West-Side who were there in SUPPORT of a Nuclear Iran. (Slideshow)

But, the protestors in SUPPORT of Schumer’s  “NO Nukes For Iran” were equally animated.The report that follows in an excerpt came from Americans For a Safe Israel (AFSI), one of the groups that rallied in support of Schumer’s decision:

The  AFSI newsletter – “Despicable

Our opposition: protesters from MoveOn.org and Peace Action and other dyed-in-the-wool leftists, who were protesting against Senator Schumer’s rejection of Obama’s deal with Iran.

Their true colors came out: Chuck is the enemy because he supports Israel over the US. Chuck is the enemy because he is in the pocket of AIPAC and the Jewish lobby. Chuck is the enemy because he supported the Iraq war (as did many Democrats – including Hillary – along with Republicans). We, who were protesting against the deal were the enemy because we supported Israel over the US. We were the enemy because we supported Bibi over Barack.

WE WERE THE ENEMY BECAUSE WE WHO OPPOSE THE DEAL WITH IRAN, SUPPORT ISRAEL, WHICH SUPPORTS THE BURNING OF BABIES!  These words were yelled at us, along with the foam and spittle, from one angry woman’s mouth.

Their anti-Semitic venom came roaring out. They couldn’t argue the merits of their position so they resorted to that time-tested alternative: blame the Jews, and of course today, blame Israel, the Jew of the nations. Their moral bankruptcy was plain to see as they resorted to name-calling, racial slurs and epithets. 

For the media, NOPE, no story here…Do the Commie/Progs REALLY believe Obama? Or do they just hate America and Israel so much that this is a  convenient meme.

The Presidents Arguments For The Nuclear Deal

As usual with Obama, opposition to his policies is “partisan.” But support for his policies is non-partisan.

-Obama: “The bottom line is, if Iran cheats, we can catch them, and we will.”

In fact, the Iranians are already cheating. As Bloomberg reported last week: “The U.S. intelligence community has informed Congress of evidence that Iran was sanitizing its suspected nuclear military site at Parchin, in broad daylight, days after agreeing to a nuclear deal with world powers.”

There are so many loopholes that we will awaken one day to find out that Iran is testing nuclear weapons just as North Korea did after signing its nuclear agreement with the United States

The NY Post’s Andrea Peyser : Ugly hate slime vs. Schumer

Is this country turning into France?

A sick cartoon posted by the American leftist political Web site the Daily Kos depicts New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer as an eyeglass-wearing critter. In the comic, “Senator Woodchuck
Schumer’’ is interviewed by a cartoon dog about his opposition to President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

In one panel, he stands beside an Israeli flag as his front paws grow claws and the interviewer asks,

“TRAITOR SAYS WHAT?’’ A traitorous beast? Seriously?

As a Post editorial noted, Schumer’s bold stance against the nuke deal has made him the target of European-style anti-Semitic slurs throughout America, including MoveOn.org writing that “our country doesn’t need another Joe Lieberman in the Senate.’’ (Schumer and Lieberman are both Jewish, get it?) White House favorite Fareed Zakaria on CNN advanced the anti-Jewish stereotype that Schumer is motivated by “money’’ — the potential loss of campaign contributions. The president reportedly blamed pro-Israel lobbyists for stirring up divided loyalties.

It chills me to the bone.

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So, WHAT CAN WE DO: NOW: to debunk  The myth that this is the best we can do

(From Kieran Michael Lalor, a Republican member of the New York State Assembly.)

Obama broke with the bedrock American principle of not negotiating with terrorists. He did so without preconditions… The Iranians knew they were dealing with a weak president when Obama refused to speak out for reform in repressive Iran…Meeting and negotiating with Iran…treating them as a respected member of the community of nations… because Iran is more dangerous than a terrorist organization. As a state sponsor of terror it has greater resources and more deadly capabilities than does a stateless organization.

… we should strengthen sanctions to further weaken the Iranian economy, increase espionage and cyber sabotage efforts with regard to Iranian nuclear ambitions and encourage the reformers…tell the Iranians that we will never permit them to build nukes….avoid the inevitable Middle East arms race that will occur when Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are faced with an Iran that is strengthened militarily, economically and on the road to becoming a nuclear power as a result of this deal…

Tell Sen. Schumer to do more than cast a politically calculated “no” vote when he can help stop the deal. Sen. Schumer can and must do more than cast a vote against the deal.

It’s time to GET INVOLVED!

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SEIU & a Japanese Nuclear Protest -2010- A look at things Nuclear (Then and Now)

Recently, I remembered taking pictures of this group of Japanese Nuclear War protestors gathering outside the SEIU (aka Commie) headquarters in NYC. (Another file I laid aside because I took the pictures with my old circa 2010 cell phone). With the threat of a Nuclear Iran, the time seemed right to post them.

It was May 4, 2010.They were going to the UN to protest at the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Conference.

“The 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) met at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 3 to 28 May 2010.

Japanese Union “No Nukes” members posed with this banner before they left SEIU Headquarters for the march to the UN.

Found more info on this protest in 2010 at SEIU’s website:

“Meeting in the 1199SEIU Bread and Roses Gallery were members of the Japan Peace Committee, the Osaka Association for a Non-Nuclear Government and the Osaka Federation on Prefectural and Municipal Workers’ Unions.” More on the UN conference they came to protest:crop NPT UN
“The 2010 Review Conference
was generally considered a success because it reached consensus where the previous Review Conference in 2005 ended in disarray, a fact that many attributed to the U.S. President Barack Obama‘s commitment to nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.
Some have warned that this success raised unrealistically high expectations that could lead to failure at the next Review Conference in 2015. [98]”

The 2010 protestors were armed with Nuke Facts (Link is a Must Read)
“NUKE FREE NOW!” We are robbing the future to pay for the unneeded weapons of the past.

Now is the time to stop fighting last century’s war.
Now is the time to reset our priorities.
Now is the time to invest in the people and the programs to get America back on track.

— from a letter by Rep. Ed Markey to the members of the Super Committee —Japan Good/United States Bad. NUCLEAR BOMBS Very Bad-unless you mention Iran or China – Then….it’s like… “Never Mind”.A slide show of pictures

Point of Information: Every year, Marxist sympathizers protest the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in 1945.Replica of the "Fat Man" nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945

In August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000 people, remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history.

(TSM) Historians at one time remembered that, until we dropped “The Bomb”, the war started by Japan, had no end in sight. Or at least it wasn’t coming soon enough.

FLEET STRIKES AS TOKYO ‘IGNORES’ TERMS; B-29 CHIEF NAMES 11 CITIES TO BE WIPED OUT (7/28/45)

During the day US bombers dropped thousands of leaflets on 12 Japanese cities warning civilians to “flee or perish.” July 28th, 1945 (SATURDAY)

“We knew how to fight and win wars back then. Entire cities destroyed. Not that I rejoice over that history, but a great general stated, and I paraphrase, “Anything less than total warfare is immoral.”

Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library (many archived news papers from this attack on Japan)

 photo 0728-halsey4_zpsekyhjrfa.jpgIn 2015, as the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches, August 6 and 9th of 1945, the SEIU’s Peace and Justice Facebook chums are protesting the actions of the U.S. (NOT Japan).


“The history of the Japanese aggression
that lead the U.S. in to WW2, and their war atrocities during a war that seemed without end, brought these Atomic Bombings to fruition.”

 

Nope. Not interested in discussing Japan as the aggressor.

Five years after I saw the Japanese and SEIU Nuclear protestors, we now face a future threatened by Obama’s Folly –a Nuclear Iran —

However, they stress in their Peace & Justice flyer, “Today, after 70 years, nearly 16,000 nuclear weapons—94% of them held by the USA and Russia—continue to pose an intolerable threat to humanity and the danger of nuclear war is growing… The USA plans to spend a trillion dollars over the next thirty years “ modernizing” its nuclear arsenal. The human cost of this is immeasurable—to our prospects for global peace and to our confidence in human survival.”

Nation-wide, America is protesting a Nuclear Iran–Where is SEIU? Where are those Japanese protestors? Where is Peace and Justice? I saw none of them in Times Square at the “Stop Iran Now Rally” on July 22, 2015.Knowing that Iran is eager to annihilate Israel (with the United States and the rest of the world’s Infidels thrown in for ‘good’ measure) Obama and Kerry continue their support of a Nuclear Iran. (Cue *crickets* from the Left)SEIU must be okay with a Nuclear Iran and their “enrichment” program. I’ve come across NO protests against a Nuclear Iran outside their headquarters.

Iran also states that its enrichment program is part of its civilian nuclear energy program, which is allowed under Article IV of the NPT. The Non-Aligned Movement has welcomed the continuing cooperation of Iran with the IAEA and reaffirmed Iran’s right to the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Good Nukes vs Bad Nukes.The Radical Left clamors to protect the nuclear ‘rights’ of  Maniacs and Tyrants.
The P & J’s  are dedicated, as usual, to their “August Action”. (Facebook link here)
Cover PhotoOn August 6, 2015, peace & justice advocates will gather at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. (With NO MENTION of IRAN) A comment does say, “Looks like Gaza and Syria”. www.trivalleycares.org

'Famed whistleblower and nuclear analyst Daniel Ellsberg at a "die-in" at Livermore Lab. On Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 8 AM, Daniel Ellsberg will return to Livermore Lab as a keynote speaker on the historic 70th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. You are invited. More information at www.trivalleycares.org'

 On Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 8 AM, Daniel Ellsberg, famed whistle blower and nuclear analyst, will return to Livermore Lab as a keynote speaker on the historic 70th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. (BUT“What about a Nuclear Iran?)

2015 and the NPT Conference comes around again.

At the 2015 NPT Review Conference, States parties examined the implementation of the Treaty’s provisions since 2010…

The NPT (Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons) represents the only binding commitment in a multilateral treaty to the goal of disarmament by the nuclear-weapon States ..”

“Eight nations — China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, have about 22,000 nuclear warheads (Russia and the US together have more than 90% of total nuclear weapons). nuclear map

Around 8,000 warheads are deployed and 2,500 are on high alert (ready to be launched within 20 minutes).”

Allen West said it for us all, July 22, 2015, at the“Stop Iran Now Rally. He spoke The Truth about the threat of a Nuclear Iran while, sadly, our government is blindly, or knowingly, pushing the U.S. (the World) towards a dreaded Dooms Day.

NOW IS the Time For All Good Men to Stand and FIGHT.

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 August 8, 2015- To read more, follow link to a great article by Town Hall’s John Hawkins

‘No Apologies For Hiroshima or Nagasaki’

The Japanese weren’t the victims in WWII; they were the bad guys. They were perfectly willing to create a Hell on earth as long as their Emperor got to share time with Hitler in the infernal palace and they were allowed to be his little worker demons torturing the rest of the planet. Don’t feel sorry for Japan because it got nuked; feel sorry for the all the innocent lives that were lost because of that nation’s murderous lust for power.

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“Stop Iran Now” Rally- NYC (pics & vids) 7-22-15

From StopIranRally.Org

Our aims:

1. An end to the farce being perpetrated against the American people with a pending deal which will endanger America and our allies.

2. A restoration of the ORIGINAL demands – NO nuclear military capability, NO centrifuges and authority for any and all unannounced inspections of all known and any future facilities discovered.

3. Providing an understanding that a failure to STOP IRAN NOW will necessitate a military response later.
“Our mission is to educate our countrymen on the dangerous accord being negotiated in Geneva that will soon be put up for a vote in Congress.”

“…as we consider Obama’s Iran deal. The Constitution makes treason a ground for impeachment, but it seems to have been outside Madison’s contemplation that a president would actually be so insidious as to use his foreign-affairs power to give aid and comfort to an enemy of the United States. On that score, note that as soon as Obama’s deal was announced, not only was Iran’s foreign minister vowing to continue funding jihadist terror; the regime’s “supreme leader,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was also extolling the continued Iranian call for “Death to America.”

Some observations from July 22, 2015. The day of “The Rally For Peace Through Strength” includes pictures and two short videos with excerpts from Times Square- NYC.

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Around 5 pm, I arrived at the S/E corner of 42nd St and 7th Ave.  I made a decision to carry one camera and no tripod; I could to be more mobile that way in the press ‘box”. But, crammed between 3 cameramen, taller than myself, added to the challenge. (I was missing my ladder and tripod)

Still, I was able to take pictures of the jam-packed crowd that surrounded us.

 

Across the street. On the sidewalks. Everywhere I could see, there was a crowd of people pressing to get close to the speakers stage.

 

Part 1 slide show:

This was no local lightly-attended rally. America took this protest very seriously In NY and other cities across the country, protests have been held in Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Winnipeg, Los Angeles and San Diego. Will Senator Schumer “Kill The Deal”? Can the POTUS Treachery be stopped?

America has spoken, ” … the deal with Iran is a danger to the US, to Israel, and to the entire world, and the Obama administration is engaged in an act of desperation bordering on treachery.” (AFSI)

The Rally had many fine speakers lined up but, looking at the list, there was no way this was coming in at two hours and, since it was live-streamed, I focused on pictures and … listening…

VIDEO Part 1 – is mostly the host, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld and Mort Zuckerman (with crowd shots and pleas from the stage to the massive crowd to “keep moving south on 7th Ave”. Everyone was jamming up near the stage.

VIDEO – Part 2- Excerpts include Former NY Governor George Pataki and Alan Dershowitz. as the crowd shouts “Kill This Deal!”

I had to leave at 7:30,hoping Allen West would speak before then. Didn’t happen. But, perhaps they were saving the best for last. No way of knowing. I had to leave. I was going to miss the one speaker I came to hear, former Congressman, Lt. Col (ret) Allen B. West.

It was 7:30 as I headed down 7th avenue to take a look at the 6 blocks of “Stop Iran Now Rally” attendees (10-12,000 according to the police).

There were crowds of people on the side streets as well.

 

 

But, due to the original stop time for the rally, the crowds were thinning as I got closer to 38th St. (this is looking towards 39th)

Part 2- Slide show

38th St. was the location for those who came out to support a nuclear Iran.  An officer told me the opposition started out at 40th street but with the swelling of the Rally they were forced to stand at 38th street. By 7:45 there was just the Neturei Karta. I have seen no reports on these protestors, so maybe this is all there was.

The six smallish sound speakers on the stage (pictured below) projected the sound to the 12,000 easily. It was amazing! DSC_1719 copy2
As I left the Neturei Karta, I realized at about 7:50 – I was hearing very clearly- at 38th st – with no distortion – Allen West’s fabulous speech!

(VIDEO from Jew Tube)

Wish they’d had a video screen for those so far away. (I’ve seen screens used at this location.) But, on a the good side, anyone who had to stand that far from the stage heard all the speeches. Loud and clear.

This was a powerful protest. Kudos to those who put it together. Having organized such events myself, I know it takes a lot of patience and a lot of hours. So my last observation is really a suggestion for the speakers.

“… a diverse group of speakers — experts, dignitaries, and public figures dedicated to preventing a nuclear Iran….

*SHORTER SPEECHES* Please.  Too often, after the speakers made their most important points, they would ‘start over’ — making a good speech too long (sigh)

24  speakers, with lots to say, even 3 hours wasn’t enough. The pressure to get it all said in so little time is perhaps what we all might be experiencing.

Tough days ahead with little time to make a difference.

So Much Evil. So Little Time.

 

The speakers (9) I heard in the first two hours:

John Batchelor Radio Host WABC-AM, Monica Crowley Political Commentator, board member Center for Security Policy; Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor; US Congressman Trent Franks , U.S. Representative for Arizona’s 8th congressional district, Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on the House Armed Services Committee, and a member of the Strategic Forces subcommittee; Caroline Glick , Deputy Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post; Kevin McCullough , Radio Host from WMCA and 970 The Answer; Robert Morgenthau , Manhattan District Attorney from 1975 to 2009, and of counsel with the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, George Pataki, Former Three-Term Governor of New York, in office during 9/11 ; Mortimer Zuckerman, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report and the publisher of the New York Daily News and former Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

The remaining speakers (15) in the last hour after I left (including Allen West, ) : Genevieve Wood, Senior Fellow in Communications and Senior Contributor, “The Daily Signal,” from The Brookings Institute; General Paul Vallely, Former US Army Major General and Chairman of Stand Up America;Richard Kemp, Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan;Tony LoBianco, “The French Connection” Actor and Activist;Herbert I. London,  President London Center for Policy Research, President Emeritus of Hudson Institute and former Dean of New York University; Kasim Hafeez, Founder of “The Israel Campaign” and Christians United for Israel’s Outreach Coordinator;Pete Hoekstra, Former U.S. Congressman and Chair of the House Intelligence Committee;Clare M. Lopez, Former CIA officer, Terrorism and Iran Expert at Center for Security Policy;U.S. Navy Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons , Former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations; James Woolsey, Former Director of the CIA and Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies;Steven Emerson, Founder of The Investigative Project on Terrorism;Frank Gaffney, Founder of the Center for Security Policy;Anne Bayefsky,Professor and Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President of Human Rights Voices;David Brog, Executive Director, Christians United for Israel.

KILL THIS DEAL!!
In closing: Ambassador Bolton’s 6 things to know about this VERY ROTTEN Deal with Iran.Bolton Crop

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“US president has said he could knock out Iran’s military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but…”



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A NUCLEAR IRAN Protest – Is Islamic Rule World-Wide their goal?

Before the protest against a Nuclear Iran begins tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – in Times Square – I’m posting some videos and pics that seemed relevant. A Look at the Left in 2012 , as they demanded “Hands Off Iran” and FOR a Nuclear Iran.

I went through some old files (again) and found some video I never posted (due to a faulty camera phone) from Feb 4, 2012, in Duffy Square – NYC. For those who can handle listening to the Commie-Left begging FOR a Nuclear Iran, trashing Israel (again)  and protesting a Nuclear U.S.: Game On.

Part 1, a couple of the OWS ‘echo’ speeches, by Brower and Flounders. (My 2011 camera phone skips, but the speeches are still heard thanks to the echos)

Part 2- Their march towards 42nd was filled with many  signs and, of course,  OWS drums ….

Typical anti-American screeds and smarmy posters beloved by the Commie Insurgents. Led by America Haters, Elaine Brower and Debra Sweet of World Can’t Wait and joined by proud fellow traveler, Sara Flounders of Ramsey Clark’s IAC.  And Barack Hussein Obama. His actions though-out his presidency have exposed his anti-U.S. agenda, time and again. Obama. In lock-step with the anarchists promoting a Nuclear Iran that day in 2012, and NOT in-tune with the AMERICANS who will come to Time Squares tomorrow . GAME ON.

Signs- posters – lots of them. (click picture for slide show)2012 was a very busy year for the insurgency-In 2015. Ah’jad is gone. But, the tyranny of the Imams continues. Forever, it seems, with “theological rationales for the prospect of a rapprochement with Iran’s Western adversaries.”

The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, The Supreme Leader of Iran in 2015, has the final say in all Iranian political and national security matters. Read more on this horrific pact with ‘shatan’ :How a 7th Century Cleric Led to the Iran Deal & To shore up domestic support, Tehran repeatedly invoked the ‘heroic flexibility’ of Imam Hassan in the year 661

A  Nuclear Iran awaits a final vote in Congress  (thanks to Obama and Company for aiding this insanity).

From Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), “New Yorkers are reaching out to “Senator Schumer, who  says he will “do the right thing.” These are unprecedented times and it’s time to stop this deal, which is disastrous for America and our allies in the Middle East.  Please do not allow partisan politics or any other considerations to cloud your judgment.”

Meanwhile, NO protests from any Iranians. Not for a long while. The silence from Iranians, once boldly seeking freedom from Islamic Tyranny, is not a good sign.

     But, tomorrow, July 22 , 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                StopIranRallyPoster.pngAMERICAN WILL NOT BE SILENT

STOP IRAN NOW!

Many national organizations are sponsoring the NYC Times Square Rally. From Stand With Us to AFSI to ZOA to Simon Wiesenthal Center to EMET to RAJE to NCPA (and many, many  more). The impact will be profound if there are other demonstrations, even from a few hundred to a few thousand in many other cities.

“We have to go national …  we have to show that we are a national movement, not a singular group from New York.

The country objects to the Iran Appeasement Deal overwhelmingly and with the apocalyptic Islamists nuclear bomb, including North Korea, and ICBMs, all of American cities are in danger” (Dr. Marvin Belsky)

For More Info:   StopIranRally.org

And 6 things to know about this VERY ROTTEN Deal with Iran.Bolton Crop

Anti-BDS Protest @ UJA Headquarters &100+ Shofars (5-11-15) Vids /Pics

Anti-BDS Protest At UJA Headquarters – Oh, What A Night!

Richard Allen, founder and head of JCC Watch, was the MC.

The protest took place in the late afternoon/early evening of May 11, 2015 outside the UJA headquarters in Manhattan. Members of the pro-Israel community were out en force energetically protesting Lisa Doctoroff (President of the UJA), BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) and the NIF (New Israel Fund).

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Shame on the UJA for funding these groups that work to disenfranchise Jews from their homeland in Yehuda and Shomron, and indeed, throughout Israel!

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Shame on the UJA for funding the New Israel Fund, thereby enabling these BDS, anti-Israel groups to march in this year’s Israel parade. isriel 10x8 copy

The following is a synopsis  of the protest from AFSI: 

“An energized group of more than 100 people protested outside the UJA, blowing shofars (real and toy) to wake up the UJA leadership to the dangers they are perpetrating on the Jewish people.

Richard Allen explained that Alisa Doctoroff, President of UJA-Federation,uja1_hh is guilty of supporting the New Israel Fund (NIF) with millions of dollars which are then given to NGO’s that work to destroy Israel. Doctoroff-BDS-NIF-ad1

 

 

 
Incredibly, some of these groups are marching in the Celebrate Israel Parade when their purpose is NOT to celebrate Israel, but to denigrate it.

He then introduced Rabbi Allen Schwartz, Rabbi of Ohab Zedek on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, who spoke about all the remarkable contributions Israel makes to the world, but regardless, is still castigated and ostracized by much of the world.

And Lauri Regan spoke for EMET (Endowment for Middle East Truth), outlining the injustices of the BDS system and the great harm it does both inside and outside Israel.

Helen Freedman, Executive Director of AFSI spoke next.
She began by asking, “Does Israel have the right to exist?” The crowd roared back with a resounding YES. She then asked, “Do you want your tzedakah supporting those who de-legitimize Israel?” The crowd responded with a strong NO. She then stated, “Our purpose here today is to announce that we are closing our wallets to UJA – while it supports the demonizers of Israel.”

Helen mentioned how Europe is consumed with BDS, and how the Netherlands cut the pension of a 90 year old Holocaust survivor for the “crime” of moving to Israel and living over the green line.

Helen then listed some of the groups funded by the NIF, including Adalah, B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, Machshom Watch, Mossawa, Partners for Progressive Israel and Physicians for Human Rights. She held up the photo of an IDF soldier cradling a Nepalese child.

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The caption read, “0.1% of the world is Israeli. 30% of the international medical team in Nepal is from Israel. Will the UN and BDS groups condemn Israel’s “disproportionate response.”?

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Helen continued, naming Alisa Doctoroff, Michael Miller, Eric Goldstein and Jerry Levin, all officers or former officers in UJA and JCRC, as being responsible for allowing the delegitimizers to have standing. The crowd booed their disapproval.

Helen concluded, “Rejecting Israel’s legitimacy by accusing Israel of war crimes, and violations of humanitarian law, which would justify international intervention, like the International Criminal Court, is criminal.

All the condemnations are built on lies and fabrications. They must not be allowed to pass for truth. That is why we are here today and why we must continue to raise our voices against those whose greed and willful blindness lead Israel and America into a dangerous downward spiral. We won’t let it happen. ”

Other speakers followed, including Rabbi Algaze, Paul Brody, Mort Klein, Robin Ticker and Charlie Bernhaut.

VIDEO PLAYLIST of all the speakers.
They all emphasized the intolerable and dangerous de-legitimization and demonization of Israel spurred on by the BDS movement.

Final Thoughts: ”  We hope UJA heard us and will heed our messages BEFORE this years CELEBRATION of Israel Parade. ” (thank you to AFSI for this report)

  [ The final blasts on the 100 shofars  begins in video at 4:00]

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Slideshow of  a few pictures

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“The Murder of Leon Klinghoffer” Met Opera Premiere & the 100-Wheelchair Caravan Protest

October 20, 2014. NYC. 100 wheelchair caravan protest outside the Metropolitan Opera.


The press conference began at 5 PM. There was LOTS of press. The media came out to watch, listen, film, take pictures, even though they did not intend to abandon the approved PC narrative defending The “Death’ of Leon Klinghoffer as ART.

Anti-Semitic ‘art’ is A-OK when done by the LEFT. They can OFFEND.

WE are expected to be SILENT (otherwise) … we might ‘offend’…

Part One Slide show is of the crowd, the wheelchairs and the signs. The crowd was calm but determined, standing firm for hours across from the Met. Listening. Cheering. Protesting. SILENT NO MORE!
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The speakers were fabulous. All speaking out in opposition to the OFFENSIVE and boldly anti-Semitic ‘opera’ debuting at the Met this night. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker.
Other major speakers  included Congressman Peter King (R) who currently serves as Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Counter-terrorism and Intelligence and formerly served as Homeland Security Chairman, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Former NY Governor David Paterson, Criminal Defense Attorney Ben Brafman, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, ZOA President, Morton Klein, Congressman Eliot Engel and NY State Assemblyman, David Weprin AND many, many more.

Part TWO Slideshow is of the speakers.
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NEXT is the the Video playlist of ALL the speakers, representing a cross-section of religion and politics. No dainty versions of the truth. Honest. Sobering. Thoughtful speeches. Intense, yet, inspiring. Clearly, we can NO LONGER “Make Nice”, trying not to offend, with the hope of “keeping the peace”.  We must NOT REMAIN SILENT.

NEVER AGAIN Means NEVER AGAIN.

We are ALL Leon Klinghoffer!

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