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Ocasio-Cortez leads panel “Immigrant Arts & Women’s Empowerment Summit” 2018 at Jewish Heritage Museum

Day 2 of the “Immigrant Arts & Women’s Empowerment Summit 2018″ at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan. August 7, 2018. 10:30 am.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on a panel named: The Future is Female: Mobilizing and Organizing Women Through The Arts”.

We are ALL Immigrants was the meme of the day, presented by the Immigrant Arts Coalition. (click picture to enlarge)


Entertainment unions were on hand as well: Local 802 (Musicians Union) and SAG/AFTRA as well as the Writers Guild. (click picture on right to enlarge/ link to sag -aftra readable version on left)

Barbara D. Underwood, NY State Attorney General,
opened with a very brief speech:

Underwood mentioned, DACA Dreamers, Right to Choose, teen immigrants. Then she read lyrics from Rodger & Hammerstein’s “Carefully Taught”. Quoted the Statue of Liberty poem . Shared that, as Attorney General, she is proud of battles fought to help our communities. Stressed that conversations with artists here and abroad, important contributions.

Before the panel began, the chairs in the room went through an embarrassing removal of unused seats. (Obviously attendance was not what they expected).


The loud clanking of the chair removal, the rows of chairs and the panel table rearranged, went on for awhile. Finally, rows of chairs were added down front, closer to the panel. This was the last shuffle before the panel commenced.

The introduction to the panel said this was a panel of six sisters, using arts to mobilize women. (She affectionately shared Puerto Rican  sisterhood with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez).

Some quotes from Ruth Messinger, who seemed to be the grand dame of the panel: “Honor those who were originally on this planet. We need to learn to listen. Telling stories. Use the arts to tell their story. Social Change repeats over and over. We’re all by-standers. Can’t afford to be by-standers. Where do you stand? Put yourself forward. Some will disagree with you, but only way change is made. Every person in country is an immigrant. They don’t all know it. Stories lost (through the generations/assimilation) We’re from “here” is a story lost. What will they (can) they teach? 2020 is soon here. VOTE. You must!

The New JDL NY was outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage while this reporter was inside to hear the panel that included the Dem-Socialist flavor of the month, Alexandria Ocasio-CortezThis was the best picture I could capture of the JDL.

Do appreciate this link to a twitter picture

The panel.  The summit. Immigrants In America. The Future. Women. The Arts.

Part 1 video. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on a panel named: The Future is Female: Mobilizing and Organizing Women Through The Arts”.

Transcribed excerpts from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “It’s because there’s so much fear over being different in our politics […] and, I think, that what we hadn’t shown is that you can really lean into who you are and not be afraid of being ostracized. Because, I think, people are just kind of craving any sort of unique voice right now. […] yeah, I feel like, really,  often times, especially in political language, there’s always this, this opposite (uh) impulse. Like a consultant will come in and say, “Oh,we have to compensate for everything that you are.” You know (laughter) so if your like a first generation immigrant and they’ll like over-compensate with (like) the super-Americana (like) patriotic, stars and stripes kind a thing. And (uh) and it’s because — and they’re implicitly telling you what they think you’re not, because of who you are. Instead of saying you could be all of those things. You know, you can be a first generation patriot, if, you know, if that’s who you are. Because you can be these things. And we are (in) contradictions. But yeah, sometimes if, if you’re like (um) you know, if you’re a woman they’ll try to kind of put you in like those — big shoulder pads (laughter) and, you know, make you a little more masculine. And it’s like, you don’t have to compensate for who you are. You can just, if anything, you should lead-in more. And, I think, these opportunities, whether they’re intentional or not, once you become a part (like) IN the public eye, it’s an opportunity to kind of lead-in and embrace and grow into more of who you are than trying to apologize or shrink-down or moderate who you are. […] And, that’s what they have done, and said, “Oh, we are morally superior. We are the party of “Family Values”. So, we’re so going to separate children from their parents at the border.”

Aizzah Fatima: “All because they’re brown children. If they were white children they would never do that.” (more chatter – unclear – about brown people)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : “Yeah, and so, I think that, um, they have gone so obviously off-track … like … I struggle to think, at this point, of a thing that they are doing right, to be honest (um) that, I think, it’s easier if we can just claim it. But I just think that (um) and I also, I just rejected left/right frame-work cause I just don’t think that’s how people really operate (um) And we just quash things down into this left/right lens cause it’s easier for us. But that’s not how people really work. But, anyway, like, I would say that, on the “left”, there’s been this reluctance to say, “Oh, don’t moralize the issues.” And I push-back on that because, like, we are in a time of right and wrong. We are making, you know, in the ’90’s when we were…. people were talking about tax-breaks and trade-deals where, I would still argue still have some moral basis. But when they try to, kind of (um), actually make it a little bit more abstract, (unclear) you can’t moralize these issues. But the issues today are moral. I think, I think every single (gasp), you know, my right to health care is a moral issue. The idea that we have the largest population of homeless people since the great depression in New York City is, is a moral issue. The fact that there are three empty luxury apartments for every one person experiencing homelessness is a moral issue. The fact that kids are going into (uh) trailers in the back of their schools to get an education because we won’t build schools, is a moral issue. All these things are moral. And (um) I’m not, you know – And that’s the frame by which I access my politics, you know. I don’t, I don’t look at politics as (unclear). My tax cut is going to get me more. I will get, my politics, I look at politics as what is the right thing to do. And how do we get closer to that. So, I think it’s okay to, to embrace  — how you access your politics. And you should embrace (unclear) … And for me, I ask,”Is there a moral framework.” (applause)

Part 2 video. Panelist, progressive Ruth Messinger, chimed in on the issue of MORALITY as she gave support to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,

Transcribed excerpts video 2 begins with Ruth Messinger responding to Ocasio-Cortez, “Equity and inequity are fierce moral issues. (um) And we have (unclear) generalization that has ceded this language to people who claim themselves, proudly, to be “pure of faith”, “people of morality”,  and to connect their faith with their morality. But they are, and I think this is important for the fight we have in front of us, they are actually, in significant numbers (unclear), they are uncomfortable. They’ve been talking about morality for a long time and now they’re supporting a person and a party and candidates in elections who are saying some of the most unbelievably immoral, inequitable and unjust things about brown children; about segregated school systems; about failures of health care. And so this is actually the moment for progressives to reclaim the language and say, “It doesn’t matter, ” as Alexandra just said, “if your morals come from a faith-base or not.” Frankly, if you want to share that faith-base, or not, there are moral issues (um) that, in fact, influence how every single one of us was raised, and taught, whatever language our families use (um). And those moral issues about how we treat people, and how we treat the least well-off people, are the critical issues for this society and this world today; that to be able to claim that you’re speaking the, the language of moral morality with moral authority, with moral courage, is exactly what we need today in our political and our faith-based leaders.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:Yeah. And I do, I do feel it’s really important to under-score that, that we need to take this moment, and we have to, we really do need to claim the moral high-ground, because we have it. And if we don’t claim it, then we’re going to be a part of this lie. If we don’t reclaim this moment right now, in particular, in a moral frame, then our moral — then no one’s claiming the moral frame. Then no one is advocating for what is right in this country. And that is how we engage in a collective slide and, honestly, don’t let them forget it. Don’t let these people forget what they stood by and supported in this moment. They can never claim this moral frame-work ever again; EVER again. Because they stood by as children were ripped from their parents. They stood by as the richest in this country began to enrich themselves at the cost of children’s healthcare and education and housing. They stood by as the childrens’ health insurance program was (claimed) hostage. They stood by. Though all these things. And we cannot …we have to claim it. We have to tell them that this is what they are doing right now so that they know that they can’t forget it. So no one can say that no one told me. We have to be the ones that have that, that have that voice of moral clarity. Because, if we let it slide, (unclear) this country slides.” (applause)

Flickr slide show:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157699990306285

And the exposés keep rolling on in: “The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Model Loses in the Midwest.”  If socialism is so popular, why aren’t the socialists winning? [Daniel Greenfield]

One of the handouts in the “gift” bag, compliments of the (very Marxist) Workman’s Circle, represents the rejection of the Trump Presidency from the labor UNION presence at this summit.

From this summit. It was clear. Very clear. VOTE 2020. ‘Cause the Marxist, Socialist, Progressive machine is committed to making America into a Socialist hell-hole. So VOTE. Your future depends on it.

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

International Day of “al-Quds” NYC 2018 (pics & vids)

Friday, June 8th, 2018 . 4 pm. As usual, “The International Day of al-Quds” demonstrators gathered in Times Square to rally against Israel;  supported, nurtured and incited by the Marxist insurgents who led the way.”

 Later, showing solidarity with the  “Palestinians” “Great March of Return” in the Gaza Strip, mock coffins were carried by the “Palis”, Muslims, Neturei Karta —- capos—and Marxist leaders as they marched to the consulate general of Israel. (the JDL reported that, in NYC,  it was a LAME march)

The NYC protest was just a lot of noise against the Great Satan (U.S.)and,  of course, the Little Satan (Israel), met fortuitously by an equally noisy counter- protest hosted by the New JDL-NY

Whistles. LOTS of Whistles filled the air while the over-amplified al-Quds Day protest attempted to keep the focus on their LIES.

Though smaller in numbers, the New JDL counter-protest in support of Israel successfully mocked, derided and obscured the lies and hate spewed by the Marxists dominating the microphone.

The New JDL troops challenged the LIES and hate!

“On June 8th, Islamists will march from Times Square to the Israeli Consulate, calling for intifada. They will carry coffins calling terrorists victims of murder by the hands of the IDF. Pure lies and anti-Semitism.

We can not let anti-Semitism, in any form, go unanswered. Am Yisrael Chai!”

Slide show of more JDL pictures

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157696222328741

Slide show of more anti-Israel protest pictures

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Later I found more info on the Gazan terrorists who sent helium balloons with burning charcoal over the border of Israel. MURDER is what the “Palis’ seem to do best.

[source for video at @divnews1 : Face Book]

A call to action from the NEW JDL-NY to stand up for Israel, to stand against anti-Semitism, suggested they bring Israeli flags, signs supporting the IDF, signs condemning the daily terrorist attacks against Israel and WHISTLES to drown out the anti-Zionist lies.

Yep, whistles. Loads of whistles. The JDL made a powerful impression on the “Palis” and Marxists. Causing the female “Pali” trying to lead some chants- against the whistles to scream , ” I can’t hear you.” [small pleasures) As the JDL taunted them with “Traitors ,Traitors”

We partied on Sunday (at the annual Israel Day Parade) now it’s time to defend. Am Y’israel Chai!

VIDEO of Marxist, anti-Zionist SPEAKERS onThe International Day of al-Quds” when Muslim demonstrators rallied against Israel; supported, nurtured and incited by the usual Marxist insurgents.

Bill Doares,Workers World Party.“Built on lies, blood and hate, Israel is a racist State”. We are here…because once again, “Palestinians: are being shot down in cold blood, shot down down for trying to exercise the most basic human rights in the world: the RIGHT to Go Home, the right to return to their own land; shot down by the hate-filled white supremacist soldiers in Israel. These hate-filled murderers are paid by OUR tax dollars.(1:26 …) the endless flow of arms , from M-16 rifles to F-16 Jag jet-fighters (…) which are being supplied-for free-to the racist murderous enemy called Israel. (2:14) so the struggle of the “Palestinian” people to return home is part of the struggle of the oppressed people around the world for justice. Israel is an apartheid State. It is part of global system of apartheid that keeps the world divided with the rich and poor (…) and the struggle of the people of “Palestine” is the heart of the struggle for freedom and justice around the world, which is why anybody, oppressed people and working class people every where need to stand with “Palestine”. Because, an end to Israel means an END to the U.S. military industrial complex and the Warfare State that lives off our backs and steals from our communities. “Palestine” will be free; They can kill, they can lie, “Palestine” will never die. (3:12 the New JDL responds with LIARS, Liars, Liars.) Israel will soon go the way of the Third Reich and the Confederate States of America and Rhodesia and all the other racist enemies thrown in the dust-bin of history. Long Live ‘Palestine’ .”

From Samidoun.net: “On International Day of Quds, people of conscience gather to express solidarity with all the oppressed human beings of the world and particularly the innocent civilians of Palestine who are victimized by the oppressive and racist Zionist regime.”

Black speaker:…black people know coffins. We know Emmet Till, we know Tamira Rice, we know Eric Garner, we know Nat Turner, we know Martin Luther King, we know Malcolm X. So, we’re very familiar with coffins ’cause coffins are part of our existence in… the Western Hemisphere.(…) that’s why it is important that the black people passing by know that we support the struggle of ‘Palestine”, because the struggle of “Palestine” is a struggle against institutional racism … every blow against institutional racism is a blow for our freedom HERE as well. Free Free “Palestine”. (00:59 a short moment with the New JDL) – he continues- “... so bear in mind, when people talk about the right to vote, and gutting the Voting Rights Act, and all those Civil Rights Laws that came out of our struggle to be free AND are being TAKEN BACK, think upon that when you think about U.S. citizenship. “Palestine” MUST be FREE.” [1:55]

Algerian female speaker (thick accent) 2:11 “Tell me now, are we terrorists? [crowd NO] Are we gonna stop marchin’? Are we gonna stop protestin’? (…) we say that U.S. imperialists are the number 1 terrorists. … we will continue to fighting against political oppression, whether (by) NYPD, la Migra, ICE,which separates children from their families, FBI (or DHS). We won’t stop protesting and we call on you to join us. (She ends with a popular Algerian chant)

Samidoun continues: “We invite all peace loving people to voice their opposition to the unjust and illegal occupation of the great Al-Aqsa Mosque and the usurpation of the Holy Land by the Zionist regime. In addition, we will also protest the current Saudi aggression in Yemen.”

Joe Catron (activist/reporter):”… 1918, at the time, Great Britain and the world’s other (?) imperialist powers, in collusion with the Zionist movement, were already determined to plant their own colonial outpost in the ancient Land of Palestine. Over the ensuing decades it became clear that nothing less than wiping Palestine off the map (…) Through the strength of its people and the ferocity of its struggle, Palestine survived. In the face of imperialism and occupation, followed by (?) colonialism, ethnic cleansing and fragmentation, their popular mobilizations, strikes, guerilla warfares, bombings, hijackings shattered the hopes of the imperialist Zionists ….. expulsions of the “Palestinian National movement”…. the unbelievable fact that it’s still here – fighting- despite the ferocity of its enemies and the betrayal of its allies. (…) despite oppression, exclusion, marginalization and siege the masses of our people continue to fight for the return to their land …to their homes … from which they were forcibly expelled. (… referring to the deal of the century at Camp David… ) The Great March of Return is the “Palestinians” unmistakable response. The children of the revolutionary classes, workers and farmers, have made perfectly clear that they will never allow their holy sites, their land, their prisoners, their right of return to be bargained or sold.”

Endorsing anti-Zionist Organizations
International Action Center
– Workers World Party
– Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
– Neturei Karta
– Jafria Association of North America
– Muslims United for Justice

Larry Holmes, International Action Center. “Comrades. Don’t pay too much attention to those silly whistles (referring to New JDL) People all over the world, of different races, different religions and different nationalities … support the struggle of the “Palestinian” people. The people who want to support them (refers again to New JDL) are racists and Zionists. They’re colonialists. They’re occupiers and imperialists. And the way the world is going, they’re days. are. numbered! (cheers) We must do more, Comrades. Especially here in what we used to call the Belly of the Beast. Israel could not exist, very long, without U.S. economic and military support. Everybody knows that. Everybody knows that the hundreds of billions of dollars in economic and military aide that the Zionists get all the time…. But, let’s make it more personal. That Israeli sniper that is shooting the borders … it is 99% that he shot … with an M16. That is an assault rifle made for the United States Army, right here. And it is the most common weapon carried by the Israeli(s)… Those helicopters. Those gun-ship helicopters that destroy people, kill children, tear homes and hospitals apart : Made in the U.S.A. (most of them, anyway). So, I just wanta make a suggestion, before I leave. (Holmes now mentions the North Korea meeting, that hadn’t happened yet)

“You know our Comrade, Kim Jong-un the head of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea … sometimes referred to as North Korea. You all know who I’m talkin’ about, right? He’s got a meeting with Donald Trump, in a couple of days. And it was a struggle of the Korean people that forced that meeting. Don’t be fooled. And we know that Comrade Kim Jong-un, he has a lot of business, along with defending his people at that meeting. But if he can, just for a minute … if it’s possible…divert from the agenda and say,”Trump. President Trump. (whatever) Racist Trump. I have a message from the “Palestinian” people, and the people of the world: Stop Giving Israel weapons to murder our people.” (cheers) Free Free ‘Palestine’

While the Marxists and the Muslims continue to march hand in hand against Israel and Jews, and AMERICA, the media accepts, in lock-step, their outrageous lies as FACT. What a sad world we live in.

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]