Monthly Archives: June 2011

Defend the “Newburgh Four” Press Conference (6-29-11) video & pics

On June 29, 2011 , the NYC Socialists and NYU Law school held a Press Conference at NYC City Hall,

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Demanding justice for the Newburgh 4 (who were convicted of attempting to bomb a synagogue in 2009)

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Predictably, they claim the FBI did it…

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set them up, targeted THEM …..

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just because they’re Muslim.

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Check out this pdf that was put out by NYU Law School

Quick View of the PDF is here

The VIDEO: Four speakers spoke on the steps of City Hall (before they marched to the Court House)

And on this day, as they waited in front of the court house….

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The conviction of the Newburgh 4 was upheld.  The NY Post reports:”….prosecutors described the men as “ticking time bombs” who needed to be taken off the streets for good.”

James Cromitie, center, is led by police officers from a federal building in New York after being arrested for plotting to bomb New York synagogues and shoot down military aircraft. AP

Justice was meted out to the tune of 25 years. Justice? You got it!

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For more on the: “Muslims are victims of the FBI” go to Atlas Shrugs here >>

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c60bf53ef015433492963970c-pi

Slide show can be found  here

REBUILD NOW- St Nicholas Church Rally at Ground Zero (6-26-11)

CUT THE RED TAPE!! REBUILD NOW!!

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TEN YEARS AFTER 9-11 they are still asking, “How long must St. Nicholas WAIT to Re-Build?!”

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The video is 45 minutes (yes) but well worth your time. Listen to the intelligent statements and pleas regarding the STONEWALLING of the City Of New York towards St. Nicholas Church, as they have been denied over and over for TEN YEARS to  rebuild their Church Home (while the city supports the creation of a mosque in a Coat Factory)

Brief audio hiss during Fr. Romas’ prayer, about 3 minutes…then ALL is well…

The leading membership-based association for the nation’s three million American citizens of Greek heritage, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA),

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was host to this rally at Ground Zero …..calling for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church to be rebuilt at 130 Liberty Street.

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The rally was on Sunday, June 26, 2011, 2 p.m., at Liberty Street and Trinity Place in Lower Manhattan… across from Ground Zero.  Where generations of a church…that has been there since 1913…came together…. BEGGING to rebuild their Church!

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Federal, state, and local legislators were invited to attend, many were there, speaking to the OUTRAGE and stonewalling of the Port Authority and NYC and State politicians who have kept St. Nicholas from being rebuilt.

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Ten Years later they must still beg to REBUILD  a church that has been at that location since 1913….

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Yet, it seems Mayor Bloomberg can’t do enough to help build at Mosque in a Coat Factory at Ground Zero

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While TEN YEARS LATER , negotiations to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only house of worship destroyed in the attacks of September 11….negotiations between the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and church representatives and the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey came to a halt in August 2010.  The people of St. Nicholas ask : WHY?

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In support of the effort to rebuild St. Nicholas at 130 Liberty Street, a site chosen by the Port Authority, AHEPA submitted more than 20,000 signatures .

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They held this rally to cry out to the City of New York and Mayor Bloomberg: CUT THE RED TAPE !

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REBUILD NOW!!!

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Slideshow of pictures:

NY-ICE says “NO to Anchor Babies” vs “Families For Freedom ” (vids & pics)

On June 18, 2011 , in lower Manhattan at the Federal Building (26 Federal Plaza) , Families For Freedom,  was planning a protest… under the guise of “vigil”…  by using Father’s Day to promote their long-standing “separation of families” theme .
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They were trying  to gain support for HR 250 (which is likely to go nowhere); another “dream”-type amnesty with our NY Congressman, Jose “Sellout” Serrano, behind it
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NY ICE  held a Counter-Protest to this ‘vigil’, which was of particular interest to those who want to end the anchor baby abuse of the 14th Amendment and stop HR250.
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NY-ICE says (in contrast to the opposition’s propaganda).This is just another push for amnesty “dressed up in baby clothes”. “Why must they ONLY be reunited in the U.S.?”
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NY-ICE points out that the “14th Amendment was NOT for “anchor babies”  and demands that the U.S. government “STOP ANCHOR BABY AMNESTY”  and END….  ‘Anchor Baby TOURISM ‘…. NOW! 
(“The Marmara Manhattan, It’s a hellava deal, for $7,750 plus taxes, the hotel offers expectant mothers – – many from Third World Islamic countries – – a one-bedroom suite with airport transfer, a baby cradle, and a gift set for the mother. )

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Families For Freedomalways hits HARD with the “separating families” theme but NY ICE responded, as always, with: “There should be NO reward for illegal alien trespassers.”
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Plenty of immigrants come to this country legally, go through the process to remain here legally: Obey the LAWS of this Country, as they would be expected to do in their HOME countries( if they just happened to be immigrants there) WHY should America be any different?
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Here is a statement from the  opposition. They said, “This is an important event for both our Kids and our Dads (and Moms too), as it brings recognition to the CHILD CITIZEN PROTECTION ACT (HR 250) and the plight of separated families. The event will be MC’d by Janiah and Fanta of Families for Freedom
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NY-ICE did what all Counter Protests aim to do,  disrupt the opposition and get the word out of a *different* aka accurate point-of-view! It was a FUN counter protest.  The NYC Police and Home Land Security were low-key. Very casual, actually. Leaving NY-ICE counter-protestors to ‘hang’ with the Illegal Immigration/Sanctuary Crowd. Very Interesting Day. And everyone (on our side) seemed to have a good time.
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VIDEO of the protest
A shorter video (with the stills)

And to read more on the Illegal Alien Lobby, go to  Heather Mac Donald’s: “The Assault on ‘Secure Communities’(this an an excerpt from a longer article)

“The pro-illegal-alien lobby does its best to obscure the fact that illegal aliens are illegal.

It is hard not to feel deeply pessimistic about the country’s chances of reining in illegal immigration, in the light of the increasingly successful battle against the Secure Communities program.  [SNIP]

These recent changes mean that the Obama administration is officially buying in to the premise of the illegal-alien lobby: that the default position toward illegal immigration should be that no penalty attaches to it, unless an illegal alien commits a heinous crime (though even that limit on the no-deportation rule remains highly theoretical, as I have never seen an illegal-alien advocate affirm a single deportation).

Supporters of the rule of law in immigration matters can oppose official amnesty (also known as comprehensive immigration reform) all they want, but it’s too late. Our de facto amnesty policy is rapidly becoming official, sending the message to would-be illegal immigrants the world over that the U.S. has no intention of enforcing its national sovereignty. Such a message makes state efforts like Arizona’s and Alabama’s look futile, even wistful.”

 Heather Mac Donald is the John M. Olin fellow at the Manhattan Institute and co-author of The Immigration Solution

SLIDESHOW of pictures:

SEIU BJ 32 Wave for Justice & Grannies For Peace- NYC

On June 15, 2011, a day that was designated as “Justice for Janitors Day: a reminder to all workers that when we stand together and fight for a better future, we can win,” said Kevin Doyle, 32BJ Executive Vice President. ” Stating that , ” Together, by fighting for good jobs, we can restore the middle class, repair our economy and reclaim the American Dream.” (OY) .

SEIU used this day to co-ordinate another of their “required attendance”union-march-protest rallies in Brooklyn at the War Memorial. It was a “March for the Middle Class” called by the New York City Central Labor Council to protest government cutbacks they say targets middle-class and working-class New Yorkers.”

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They gathered to listen to speeches about “Working men and women from the public sector, private sector and building trades “ who marched in solidarity to say “an attack on one is an attack on all” and “enough is enough” They claim this was  “in response to repeated and seemingly coordinated attacks on middle class workers”

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This War memorial is was where the union worker-bees were told to gather, reportedly tens of thousands….possibly even 15 to 20,00 (in another report)

http://readme.readmedia.com/Tens-of-Thousands-of-Middle-Class-Workers-March-over-Brooklyn-Bridge/2564809    

They gathered on the Brooklyn side from 1 to 2:30 (U-NIH-TEE……SO-LIH-DA-RIH-TEE) before marching across the Brooklyn Bridge (the union “bigs” lo-o-ove to do this march) Having followed one-too-many of these photo-op marches I had no desire to listen to their repetitive propaganda and the march with them, so I decided to pass; letting the lame-stream press make the report on this section of the day.

The NY Daily News and AP were there. This is actually a great shot from the NY Daily News as they exit the bridge into Manhattan.

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Instinct suggested there would be more ‘festivities” on the Manhattan side and there was, as advertised, an event planned for Fifth Avenue in support of  SEIU BJ32

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SEIU BJ32 is described as the “largest property services union in the country : Security officers; doormen, porters, and maintenance workers; bus drivers and aides; window cleaners and food service workers; a diverse coalition of hard working immigrant and native born individuals coming together in pursuit of the American Dream.”   ….

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Is there ANYTHING that SEIU hasn’t gotten it hooks into??

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Made a short video of the BJ32 crowd hanging at 46th, 48th and 50th streets. They were there at 4 PM as announced but they were happily packing up and heading out at 4:10!!

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One  group at Rockefeller Center hung around for a couple of speeches til about 4:40, then they were outta there.

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In the  video, I did catch a very HAPPY celebrity participant: Borough Prez, Scott Stringer, waving his yellow ribbon in SOLIDARITY for JUSTICE  (at right of picture below)

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VIDEO

This was so NOT a ‘happening’ from 34th to 59th st (at EVERY corner!) as advertised. Everyone did not manage to show up to “Wave For Justice?” And I have yet to get a read on what “injustices” these well-paid union members may have suffered ….

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…other than the very REAL abuse they may have suffered at the hands of SEIU…

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Clearly these are the happy, clueless worker-bees of SEIU…

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Next….after the  SEIU rally…The GRANNIES FOR PEACE ARRIVED!

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But…. did not see ONE sign “in touch” with the latest news of the day: Members of Congress suing Obama for fighting an ILLEGAL WAR IN LIBYA.

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These ‘peace grannies’ whole reason for living was to oppose illegal wars and to impeach Bush. They hit this spot every week for three years or more demanding that the U.S get out of Afganistan and Iraq (and Israel-Gaza).

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A study in senility ? or just the obvious narrowness of their protest: Anti-WAR only if can be labeled as a Republican War.

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BUT, Obama’s very illegal war in Libya? Hands off.

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Does not compute. Does not compute…

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Can we say HY-POH CRITES???

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Celebrate Israel Parade NYC 2011 (video/pics)

The Celebrate Israel Parade (2011)

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There was the ubiquitous Neturtei Karta.Very vocal. Faces twisted in anger as they moaned at the parade claiming there should be no Israel. I was pleased to overhear a father telling his young son, as he referred to these strange men (the NKUSA), ” They are confused. We should pray for them.”

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At 59th St and 5th Avenue,the usual assortment of anti-Israel protestors and Leftist Sympathizers stood with the Neturei Karta in what was now double-layered pens

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THEM

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… as they mocked and berated the parade….

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The anti-Israel protestors even put on a bit of street theatre (rehearsed of course) as this fellow in green aggressively charged at the parade. (He stepped into the double barricaded area…. forbidden territory).

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The police responded immediately.

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BUT, this guy has an agenda; getting a photo-op (so he goes right back)

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The green-hatted legal beagle (most likely not even an attorney) dictates a play-by-play into a digital recorder .

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The ‘Pali’  has “VERY concerned friends” (lead by commie agitator, Bill Doar)

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Friends who wailed at the police , “Let our  comrade go!” (with more great photo-ops /sarc intended)

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SO, and this part is particularly interesting, the police banished the angry ‘palestinian’ from the pen. Sending him into the crowd going to the parade….

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No big deal…. “It’s all in the game.” …

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There were some unusual participants in this year’s  “CELEBRATION of Israel Parade” (no more “Salute”. Was it too militaristic?)  At any rate, J Street and ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’  and ‘Jews Against the Occupation’ marched in the parade, saying they support Israel while ignoring these FACTS:

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Support Israel? Yet, these JEWISH groups characterized Israel as an “OCCUPIER”!

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Thankfully, their presence was a blip in a wonderful, joyful day of CELEBRATING ISRAEL!

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Curtis Sliwa and his Guardian Angels challenged those calling for the destruction of Israel by proudly marching passed them in SUPPORT of Israel

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Video is a compilation of all the pictures I took at the parade ….

Something observed walking to the West Side on 57th Street, after the parade…LOTS of Sanitation Trucks loaded with sand  blocking the intersections

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This was like security for  the President as well as the U.N.visit of AH’JAD (The-Evil-Dwarf)

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Clearly this parade had become  a high risk event.

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But, Islamic terrorists and Commie agitators couldn’t rain on this fabulous parade.  Everyone in support of Israel was spirited, proud and feisty.

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FULL of smiles and joy. It was infectious and easily trumped those Jew-hating anti-Semites standing at 59th Street and 5th avenue.

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Am Yisrael Chai!

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SLIDE SHOW OF PICTURES

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CUNY Rally to Support Israel Against Appeasers and Islamist Enablers

UPDATE: a great slide show of pictures that ZA took after I had to leave. Enjoy!

 

Press Conference and Demonstration at the Javits Center, NYC Jun 3, 2011

Jun 3, 2011

by ZA

On Friday, June 3, 2011 CUNY (the City University of New York) held it’s Graduation Ceremonies at the Javits Center in Manhattan, where they chose to bestow an Honorary Degree on Israel Basher, Tony Kushner .This after Wiesenfeld, the son of Holocaust survivors, had denounced Kushner’s hostile views on Israel, questioning whether he was an appropriate candidate for an Honorary Degree. In spite of the very public support of CUNY Trustee, Wiesenfeld, the honorary degree was reinstated. So Tony Kushner who accuses Israel of “Ethnic Cleansing” while young Israeli soldiers stand on the front lines of Jihadist aggression and Israeli families bear the barrage of rocket fire in their homes received his Honorary Degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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After Kushner received his Honorary Degree, he told the graduates that they, too, must engage with society’s thorniest issues and urged them to “find the human in yourself by finding the citizen in yourself, the activist, the hero in yourself.”He continued, saying they faced a “beset and besieged world” where slavery masquerades as freedom, urging them to respond to the planet’s cries for help. “There’s injustice everywhere. There’s artificial scarcity everywhere. There’s desperate human need, poverty and untreated illness and exploitation everywhere. Everywhere in the world is in need of repair, so fix it. Solve these things.”

He warns of Injustice? Slavery?Activism, and of course”The Planet”. All of this on the heels of the two weeks of alarming pronouncements made by Obama regarding Israel’s future, demanding a return to the indefensible pre-1967 borders.

Those who rallied outside the Javits Center warned, as have others over and over that “A Hamas-Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority state, with or without all the borders the PA demands, would leave all of what would remain of Israel within Katyusha missile range.”

Unfortunately, Kushner and Obama represent our worst nightmare. This dangerous anti-Israel rhetoric and appeasement of Jihadist goals is on the rise, on our campuses and in Washington.

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There are “APPEASERS IN AMERICA!
ISLAMIST ENABLERS IN AMERICA!
ISRAEL’S ENEMIESIN AMERICA!

We Must Stand With Israel. The only Democracy in the Middle East.

The Time is NOW to speak out in Defense of Israel.

Silence is not Golden. 

And now, most disturbingly, we have seen this very offensive material published in California  as part of a campaign against male circumcision. It is so anti- SEMITIC that it clearly brings us back to the horrors of the 20th Century.

 Front page of 'Foreskin Man' comic, created as part of campaign to ban circumcision in California.

“‘Foreskin Man,’ with its grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes, reaches a new low and is disrespectful and deeply offensive,” “… the imagery invokes the “age-old anti-Semitic canards” such as the blood libel, the accusation that Jews ritually murder Christian children.

 Never Again Should mean NEVER AGAIN. 

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