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OWS launching Mayday Protests – what is MayDay?

Posted in Mayday, Occupy Wall Street with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by saynsumthn

H/T

For decades, workers in Europe, South America and China have been celebrated with an official holiday on May Day.

The United States, however, has not followed suit. (And Britain and Canada have tried to wash out the holiday’s leftist hues.) Even though the day’s origins date to a riot in Chicago in 1886 known as the Haymarket massacre, labor is celebrated Stateside in early September.

Socialists and trade union movements have long used May Day as a protest day. And on Tuesday, May 1, the Occupy movement will attempt to bring 125 U.S. cities to a standstill in commemoration of International Workers Day.

The Occupy Wall Street movement is orchestrating what its supporters hope will be a nationwide general strike with students, workers and everyone who is an employee skipping work.

Their lofty goals also include urging people not to buy anything that day. It has been billed as “A Day Without the 99 Percent.”

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What is MayDay?

Workers in scores of nations each year mark the first of May. Socialists and practicing communists wave red banners in the streets.

Throw in a few anarchists and you have the makings of May Day, the traditional International Workers’ Day celebrated around the world.

But did you know that they are commemorating an event which occurred in Chicago, 124 years ago?

That event was what has become known as the “Haymarket Massacre,” and it looms larger than life for millions of workers all over the globe.

“This is not just an event, over a hundred years ago,” said historian Peter Alter at the Chicago History Museum. “This is an event that still has resonance today.”

It started with a demonstration for an eight-hour day at a McCormick reaper plant on Chicago’s Southwest side on May 3, 1886.

Several of the demonstrators were killed, and workers planned a massive rally in Haymarket Square on the city’s west side for the following night.

“There were anarchists there, there were socialists there,” said Alter. “There were good old bread and butter unionists there.”

It was planned as a rally for 25,000 people, but probably only a tenth of those showed up. Mayor Carter Harrison visited and left.

Most of the crowd, in fact, was starting to drift away when scores of police suddenly showed up, demanding that the remaining onlookers disperse. At that moment, someone stepped out of an alley near Des Plaines and Randolph streets and threw a bomb into the crowd.

There was a massive explosion and a flurry of gunfire.

When the melee had subsided, at least seven policemen and four of the demonstrators were dead. About 60 more police were wounded. Some commanders at the time speculated that many of the officers’ wounds came from friendly fire in the confusion. (One officer died from his wounds two years later). But the public, and especially Chicago’s business leaders, were outraged at the carnage, and called for swift action.

Martial law was declared in the city. Labor leaders were rounded up, including those who were deemed responsible for the rally.

Eight men were eventually charged with inciting what was referred to as the “Haymarket Riot.” On August 20, 1886, seven of the eight defendants received death sentences.

The Chicago Times described the defendants as “arch counselors of riot, pillage, incendiarism and murder.” Other papers called the alleged plotters “red ruffians” or “bloody monsters.”

Two would see their sentences commuted to life and one killed himself in his cell. The remaining four defendants were hanged in the courtyard of the Criminal Courts Building at Dearborn and Hubbard on November 11, 1887.

On the gallows, defendant August Spies declared, “The time will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today.”

The Haymarket defendants are buried together beneath a monument constructed in 1893 in Waldheim Cemetery in suburban Forest Park. That same year, Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld signed pardons for the three defendants who had drawn life sentences, concluding all eight defendants were innocent.

The bomb thrower has never been identified.

“Certainly there was very limited evidence against the men who were executed,” said Alter. “Some of them were not there! Some of them were only loosely affiliated. What they were tried for, were their points of view.”

Two years later, the first congress of the Second International, meeting in Paris, called for worldwide demonstrations in 1890 on the anniversary of the Chicago protests.

May Day became formally recognized the following year and over the decades became a focal point for demonstrations by workers and labor organizations, as well as various socialist, communist, and anarchist groups around the world.

“It is sacred to the cause of advancement of the working man around the country,” says labor activist Les Orear. “It was such a tragedy, with the interference to the right to free speech, free assembly, our own first amendment.”

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UPDATE: As the protests began May 1,2012, A member of Occupy Cleveland says that at least some of the five men arrested in an alleged bridge-bombing plot attended the group’s events but that their actions don’t represent the group.

Occupy Cleveland media coordinator Jacob Wagner says the protest group had no knowledge of the alleged plan to blow up a bridge and would denounce such actions. He says some group members knew the suspects but that the group isn’t commenting further.

The FBI says three of the suspects are self-described anarchists. They were arrested Monday.

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Read old News Articles detailing the Mayhem of the MayDay Protests

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Another interesting occurrence right now is the launch of the campaign video: Forward by the Obama Administration.

The Obama campaign apparently didn’t look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.

Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name “Forward!” or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called “Forward (generic name of socialist publications).”

“The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications,” the online encyclopedia explains.

The slogan “Forward!” reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism

The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a 7-minute video. The title card has simply the word “Forward” with the “O” having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign’s official beginning.

There have been at least two radical-left publications named “Vorwaerts” (the German word for “Forward”). One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky. It still publishes as the organ of Germany’s SDP, though that party has changed considerably since World War II. Another was the 1844 biweekly reader of the Communist League. Karl Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin are among the names associated with that publication.

East Germany named its Army soccer club ASK Vorwaerts Berlin (later FC Vorwaerts Frankfort).

Vladimir Lenin founded the publication “Vpered” (the Russian word for “forward”) in 1905. Soviet propaganda film-maker Dziga Vertov made a documentary whose title is sometimes translated as “Forward, Soviet” (though also and more literally as “Stride, Soviet”).

Plain Words

‘Plain Words’ was found at the site of a series of bombings against capitalist targets in 1919, including billionaire John D. Rockefeller and Attorney General Alexander Palmer. The primes suspects were Galleanists, followers of insurrectionary anarchist Luigi Galleani (1861-1831), founder and editor of the newspaper ‘Cronaca Sovversiva.’ Published for over 15-years almost entirely in Italian, the magazine made a strong case for “propaganda by the deed,” that is: revolutionary violence as opposed to simply propaganda by the word. The Galleanists tried to put the ideas into practice; for example, a Chicago chef added arsenic to the soup for 200 at a banquet to honor Archbishop Mundelein (no one died – he added too much poison and it was all vomited back up). The June 1919 bombings did kill three – one of the bombers, a woman walking by, and a night watchman; in contrast, from 1914 to 1918, tens of millions were maimed or killed in the capitalists’ first World War.


The powers that be make no secret of their will to stop, here in America, the world-wide spread of revolution. The powers that be must reckon that they will have to accept the fight they have provoked.
A time when the social question’s solution can be delayed no longer; class war is on and can not cease but with a complete victory for the International proletariat.
The challenge is an old one, oh “democratic” lords of the autocratic republic. We have been dreaming of freedom, we have talked of liberty, we have aspired to a better world, and you jailed us, you clubbed us, you deported us, you murdered us whenever you could.
Now that the great war, waged to replenish your purses, and build a pedestal to your saints, is over, nothing better can you do to protect your stolen millions, and your usurped fame, than to direct all the power of the murderous institutions you created for your exclusive defense, against the working multitudes rising to a more human conception of life.
The jails, the dungeons you reared to bury all protesting voices, are now replenished with languishing conscientious workers, and never satisfied, you increase their number ever day.
It is history of yesterday that your gunmen were shooting and murdering unarmed masses by the wholesale; it has been the history of every day in your regime; and now all prospects are even worse.
Do not expect us to sit down and pray and cry. We accept your challenges and mean to stick to our war duties. We know that all you do is for your defense as a class; we know also that the proletariat has the same right to protect itself, since their press has been suffocated, their mouths muzzled; we mean to speak for them the voice of dynamite, through the mouth of guns.
Do not say we are acting cowardly because we keep hiding, do not say it is abominable; it is war, class war, and you were the first to wage it under cover of the powerful institutions you call order, in the darkness of your laws, behind the guns of your bone-headed slave.
No liberty do you accept but yours; the working people also have a right to freedom, and their rights, our own rights, we have set our minds to protect at any price.
We are not many, perhaps more than you dream of, though but are all determined to fight to the last, till a man remains buried in your Bastilles, till a hostage of the working class is left to the tortures of your police system, and will never rest until your fall is complete, and the laboring masses have taken possession of all that rightly belongs to them.
There will be bloodshed; we will not dodge; there will have to be murder: we will kill, because it is necessary; there will have to be destruction; we will destroy to rid the world of your tyrannical institutions.
We are ready to do anything and everything to suppress the capitalist class; just as you are doing anything and everything to suppress the proletarian revolution.
Our mutual position is pretty clear. What has been done by us so far is only a warning that there are friends of popular liberties still living. Only now we are getting into the fight; and you will have a chance to see what liberty-loving people can do.
Do not seek to believe that we are the Germans’ or the devil’s paid agents; you know well we are class-conscious men with strong determination, and no vulgar liability. And never hope that your cops, and your hounds will ever succeed in ridding the country of the anarchistic germ that pulses in our veins.
We know how we stand with you and know how to take care of ourselves. Besides, you will never get all of us * * * and we multiply nowadays. Just wait and resign to your fate, since privilege and riches have turned your heads.
Long live social revolution! Down with tyranny!
THE ANARCHIST FIGHTERS.

Occupy Portland Protestor May Be Responsible For Using Molotov Cocktail, can you say Bill Ayers ?

Posted in Bill Ayers, Occupy Wall Street, terrorism with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Did “Occupy Wall Street” + “Day of Rage” movement originate from Bill Ayer’s violent Weather Underground?

( H/T –Arlen Williams )

A movement is suddenly springing up from nowhere (ah-huh) to take on the free enterprise, “capitalist” system. In America, they are especially targeting Wall Street, a place still somewhat constitutionally sovereign to the U.S.A. and not thoroughly controlled yet by authoritarian global collectivism.

Think the protests in Greece and the UK were violent? Wait for the ones now being organized for the United States. On September 17, a group of angry leftwing socialists are planning a “Day of Rage, to occupy Wall Street.

Calling “Corruption Tyranny” they are organizing in almost every state.

One Blogger writing to warn others about the protests writes, “REVOLUTION 2.0 is screaming up in your rear view mirror! Sept 17 is only a few weeks away. Who is ready? Got Food? Got Ammo? Got secondary power sources?”

They claim ” non Violence” but their URL Code says “occupy-the-state-and-federal-capitols-on-the-usdayofrage”

Using social media like Facebook and Twitter, the “Day of Rage” is getting quite a response. Facebooker: Bear Shash wrote this on the Day of Rage USA Facebook Page, “A PROTEST should be organized this summer. When RIOT POLICE try to stop us, we need to hit them hard with COCKTAIL BOMBS. organize, organize, organize, WHEN and WHERE?”

Stephen Creagh Uys, writes, “I believe that we need a day when all consumers withdraw their money from banks and refuse to pay their bills. The weapon used by the fascists is finance and so it should be turned against them.”

Then…there is the OCtober 2011 where they state that Protest being planned: The October2011 Movement protests corporatism and militarism because they prevent solutions to our current crises which would create a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world from being implemented. Instead concentrated corporate interests rule our elections and political process so that wealth continues to be funneled to the top 1%…US Day of Rage is organizing with OccupyWallStreet to create a tent city in the financial district of New York beginning on September 17. October2011 and OccupyWallStreet have endorsed each others’ actions.

Who is feeding this idea???????

According to , Arlen Williams :
The term “Day(s) of Rage” is the product of Chicago’s Weathermen, led by Obama workmate Bill Ayers and cohabitants.This Day of Rage speaks of non-violence, yet plays up the violent terrorism of the current rioting proceeding in Great Britain. It is eschewed by a disclaimer put up since this article first posted, but it is featured, pronounced, highlighted, and utilized on the Europeanrevolution.net site. It’s kind of like “good cop, bad cop,” only played by the robbers.

The “Obama Timeline Author” at that blog added, ” The term “Day(s) of Rage” come from the October 8-11, 1969 anti-war demonstrations in Chicago organized by the Weathermen and Students for a Democratic Society. Participants included Tom “Mr. Jane Fonda” Hayden, William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Mike Klonsky.”

That history is praised on YouTube:

But they called themselves: LIBERALS as well as COMMUNISTS and SOCIALISTS, and would “Replace Capitalism with Socialism”:

SOUND FAMILIAR? HITTING THE CAPITOL???? “We chose to oppose violence by breaking stuff” Bill Ayers ! They went on a BOMBING CAMPAIGN !!

Listen to some of the left’s ideas for bringing America to her knees:
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ALSO READ: ‘Anonymous’ – left wing Legion hackers threatens to crash Wall Street

Transcript:

PRESENTATION

W: We’re going to hear from Steve Lerner next, of SEIU, the Architect of the Justice for Janitors campaign. Currently, he’s working on partnering with unions and groups in Europe and South America, it’s building campaigns to hold financial institutions accountable.

S. Lerner: It seems to me that we’re in a moment where we need to figure out in a much more, through direct action, much more concrete way how we really are trying to disrupt and create uncertainty for capital, for how corporations operate. And it may sound like that’s a crazy thing that in a moment of weakness we could deal with it, but the thing about a boom and bust economy, it is actually incredibly fragile, because it’s not based on real way, well, it’s based on gambling and all of that. And so there are actually extraordinary things that we could do right now that would start to de, destabilize the folks that are in power and start to rebuild a movement. And for example, 10% of homeowners, going back to where you started, who are under, a quarter of all people who own a home are under water. Right? Their home is under water, they’re paying more for it than it’s worth. Ten percent of those people are now in strategic default, meaning they’re refusing to pay but they’re staying in their homes. That’s totally spontaneous. Right? They figured out it takes a year to kick me out of my home because the mort, the foreclosure’s backed up. I’m going to say I won’t pay. It’s just what business does, it’s a good, a good business decision. If you could double that number, you would make banks, put banks on the edge of insolvency again

And so the question would be, what would happen if we organized homeowners in mass to do a mortgage strike. Just say if we get, and, and, if we get half a million people to agree, we’ll all not, we’ll agree we won’t pay our mortgages, it would literally cause a new financial crisis.

There are four things we can do that could really upset Wall Street. One is if city and state and other government entities demanded to renegotiate their debt because they’re paying too much interest. And you might say, well why would the banks ever do it? Because they, the cities and counties could say we won’t do this and this in the future with you if you don’t renegotiate the debt now. Meaning, about a third of bank profits generate from dealing with cities and states. So we could leverage the power we have of government to say we won’t do business with you, JP Morgan Chase, anymore unless you do two things: you reduce the price of our interest, since your interest rate is down; and second, you rewrite the mortgages for everybody in the community so they can stay in their homes. We, we could make them do that.

The second thing is there’s a whole question in New York now about austerity and student’s rates and the question of the debt structure. What would happen if students said we’re not going to pay? It’s a trillion dollars. Think about your …sweeping that debt, a trillion dollars from students debt?

There’s a third thing that we could think about, what about if public employee unions, instead of them being on the defensive, put on the collective bargaining table when they negotiate they said we demand as a condition of negotiation that the government renegotiate, we want, we believe in good financial management. It’s crazy that you’re paying too much interest to your buddy the bankers. It’s a strike issue for us. We will strike unless you force the banks to relieve the debt of the city. I’m not going to go through all the detail except to say there’s extraordinary things we could do and if you add on top of that, if we really thought about moving to the kind of disruption in Madison, but moving that to Wall Street and moving that to other cities around the country where we basically said you stole $17 trillion, you’ve impoverished us and we’re going to make it impossible for, for you to operate.

Labor can’t lead it, but we can be a critical part of it. We do have money, we have millions of members who are furious, but I don’t think this kind of movement can happen unless actually the community groups and other activists take the lead. And that’s a big reversal of how a lot of these coalitions have even thought about it, so unions helping community groups, or communities who cover this narrowly. And if you’re se, if we really believe that we’re in a transformative stage and what’s happening in capitalism, and we need to confront this in a serious way and develop a real ability to put a boot in the wheel, then I think we have to think not about labor community alliances. We have to think about how together we’re building something that really has the capacity to disrupt how the system operates.

And so I just, I guess raise that we need a whole new way of thinking about things, which is not a partnership, but building something new. Because the bottom line is, as soon as the union gets sued, it’s going to be terrifying. When we get an injunction that says, you know, you, un, the union backs down. So we need to build a movement based on we know the oppression we’re going to face. And I think the only way we can do that is to think much more creatively, and the key thing I …is we have to say what does the other side fear most? They fear disruption, they fear uncertainty. Every article about Europe says a riot in Greece, the markets went down. The folks that control this country care about one thing: how the stock market does; how the bond market does; and what their bonus is. So I think we weed out a very simple strategy: how do we bring down the stock market, how do we bring down their bonuses, how do we interfere with their ability to, to be rich. And if we don’t do, and that means you have to politically isolate them, economically isolate them and disrupt them. So, it’s not all theory, I’ll do a pitch.

So, a bunch of us around the country are thinking about who would be a really good company to hate? We decided that would be JP Morgan Chase. …. And so we’re going to roll out over the next couple of months what will hopefully be an exciting campaign about JP Morgan Chase that is really about challenge the power of Wall Street. And so what we’re looking at is in the first week of May, we get enough people together – we’re starting now – to really have a week of action in New York with the goal of … I don’t want to go into any details because I don’t know which police agents are in the room, but the goal would be that we would roll out in New York the first week in May—

M: (Can’t hear speaker)

S. Lerner: Yes. …connect three ideas – that we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money; they have the money, we need to get it back; and that they’re using Bloomberg and other people in government as the vehicle to try to destroy us. And so that we need to take on those folks at the same time and that will start here. We’re going to look at a week of civil disobedience, direct action all over the city, then we’ll roll into the JP Morgan shareholder meeting, which they moved out of New York because they were afraid, I guess, of Columbus, where there’s going to be a ten state mobilization to try to shut down that meeting. And then looking at bank shareholder meetings around the country and try to create some moments like Madison, except where we’re on offense instead of defense. Where we have brave and heroic battles challenging the power of the giant corporations, and we hope to sort of inspire a much bigger movement about redistributing wealth and power in the country.

W: You were talking about why unions are so invested because of their pension plans and why ungovernability, as Frances Fox Piven and Cloward taught us, you know, poor peoples’ movements are successful when they create conditions of ungovernability. And then you win victories.
Further Reading: 10 Signs That Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Inside The United States Are Now More Likely Than Ever

and…

Beware the U.S. ‘day of rage’ September 17

WHO IS BEHIND THE ‘US DAY OF RAGE’ TO ‘OCCUPY’ WALL STREET THIS SEPTEMBER 17TH?

Socialists shut down NY’s Brooklyn Bridge, NOT Wall Street !

Posted in Glenn Beck, Socialism with tags , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2011 by saynsumthn

New York City police say about 700 protesters have been arrested after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/01/500-arrested-after-wall-street-protest-on-nys-brooklyn-bridge/?test=latestnews#ixzz1ZarxW4fP

HISTORY ON THIS PROTEST:

Did the “Day of Rage” movement originate from Bill Ayer’s violent Weather Underground?

( H/T –Arlen Williams )

A movement is suddenly springing up from nowhere (ah-huh) to take on the free enterprise, “capitalist” system. In America, they are especially targeting Wall Street, a place still somewhat constitutionally sovereign to the U.S.A. and not thoroughly controlled yet by authoritarian global collectivism.

Think the protests in Greece and the UK were violent? Wait for the ones now being organized for the United States. On September 17, a group of angry leftwing socialists are planning a “Day of Rage, to occupy Wall Street.

Calling “Corruption Tyranny” they are organizing in almost every state.

One Blogger writing to warn others about the protests writes, “REVOLUTION 2.0 is screaming up in your rear view mirror! Sept 17 is only a few weeks away. Who is ready? Got Food? Got Ammo? Got secondary power sources?”

They claim ” non Violence” but their URL Code says “occupy-the-state-and-federal-capitols-on-the-usdayofrage”

Using social media like Facebook and Twitter, the “Day of Rage” is getting quite a response. Facebooker: Bear Shash wrote this on the Day of Rage USA Facebook Page, “A PROTEST should be organized this summer. When RIOT POLICE try to stop us, we need to hit them hard with COCKTAIL BOMBS. organize, organize, organize, WHEN and WHERE?”

Stephen Creagh Uys, writes, “I believe that we need a day when all consumers withdraw their money from banks and refuse to pay their bills. The weapon used by the fascists is finance and so it should be turned against them.”

Then…there is the OCtober 2011 where they state that Protest being planned: The October2011 Movement protests corporatism and militarism because they prevent solutions to our current crises which would create a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world from being implemented. Instead concentrated corporate interests rule our elections and political process so that wealth continues to be funneled to the top 1%…US Day of Rage is organizing with OccupyWallStreet to create a tent city in the financial district of New York beginning on September 17. October2011 and OccupyWallStreet have endorsed each others’ actions.

Who is feeding this idea???????

According to , Arlen Williams :
The term “Day(s) of Rage” is the product of Chicago’s Weathermen, led by Obama workmate Bill Ayers and cohabitants.This Day of Rage speaks of non-violence, yet plays up the violent terrorism of the current rioting proceeding in Great Britain. It is eschewed by a disclaimer put up since this article first posted, but it is featured, pronounced, highlighted, and utilized on the Europeanrevolution.net site. It’s kind of like “good cop, bad cop,” only played by the robbers.

The “Obama Timeline Author” at that blog added, ” The term “Day(s) of Rage” come from the October 8-11, 1969 anti-war demonstrations in Chicago organized by the Weathermen and Students for a Democratic Society. Participants included Tom “Mr. Jane Fonda” Hayden, William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Mike Klonsky.”

That history is praised on YouTube:

But they called themselves: LIBERALS as well as COMMUNISTS and SOCIALISTS, and would “Replace Capitalism with Socialism”:

SOUND FAMILIAR? HITTING THE CAPITOL???? “We chose to oppose violence by breaking stuff” Bill Ayers ! They went on a BOMBING CAMPAIGN !!

Listen to some of the left’s ideas for bringing America to her knees:

You need to prepare – get ready for possible disruptions and violence:

Further Reading: 10 Signs That Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Inside The United States Are Now More Likely Than Ever

and…

Beware the U.S. ‘day of rage’ September 17

WHO IS BEHIND THE ‘US DAY OF RAGE’ TO ‘OCCUPY’ WALL STREET THIS SEPTEMBER 17TH?

George Soros’ New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good

Posted in Church, Socialism, Soros with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2010 by saynsumthn

I have stumbled across something of interest…George Soros now has an outreach to “Evangelicals”. This has caught my attention.

On the website, the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, they have selected their language to appeal to the uneducated evangelical. Just read through their top principles:

The following are important principles, issues, and causes we are pursuing in the name of Jesus Christ.

* We stand against human degradation and for the human rights of all people, especially the rights of the most vulnerable and despised. We are working for human rights in areas such as torture, the conditions in our prisons, immigration, and religious freedom.
* We stand against war and for peacemaking. We are committed to peacemaking efforts between the world’s major religious traditions and especially in the Middle East, where tensions remain high. We are working toward nuclear disarmament and a world without nuclear weapons.
* We stand against the devaluing of human life and for a society in which no woman feels that abortion is her only choice. We are involved in creative efforts to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women, improve our adoption laws and practices, and change cultural attitudes and practices—all with the primary goal of reducing the number of abortions in our country.
* We stand against environmental denialism and for God’s endangered creation. We are deeply involved in efforts to address major environmental challenges facing our world, including climate change, species loss, and green energy.
* We stand against needless human suffering due to lack of health care and for human health. We are involved in efforts to expand health care access in the United States and around the world and to reduce the current threats to human health already present due to the growing toxicity of the environment that we are polluting.
* We stand against the collapse of marriage and for stronger family life. We are involved in efforts to strengthen the fading institution of marriage and thereby protecting and enhancing the well-being of children. We do not believe that denigrating the dignity and denying the human rights of gays and lesbians is a legitimate part of a “pro-family” Christian agenda, and will work to reform Christian attitudes and treatment of lesbian and gay people.
* We stand against poverty and economic injustice and for dignified and decent economic conditions for all. We seek to be involved in creative efforts to build a more fair and humane economic order here and around the world.
* We stand against tyranny and for democracy, justice, and the rule of law. We are involved in efforts to protect and strengthen the culture of American democracy, the unique legacy of religious liberty in this land, and the always fragile rule of law. We look for ways to support indigenous efforts to advance democracy, religious liberty, public justice, and the rule of law in other lands.

Leading the move is the former leader of the National Evangelical Association, who was widely criticized for his open support of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

From the Open Society Website:

Richard Cizik Areas of Expertise: Climate Change, Criminal Justice Reform, Immigration Policy, Religion and Politics

Richard Cizik is the President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, an organization committed to a broad, holistic, moral vision for evangelical engagement.

As an Open Society Fellow, Cizik will organize and host gatherings of evangelical faith leaders, policy-makers, and academics to address key challenges facing the United States and the world. His work will focus on climate change, immigration, and criminal justice.

Cizik served for ten years as vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, a post he left in 2008 after expressing conditional support for civil unions.

In 2002, Cizik was a participant in Climate Forum 2002, at Oxford, England, which produced the “Oxford Declaration” on global warming. He was instrumental in creating the Evangelical Climate Initiative, introduced in 2006. In 2005, the New York Times dubbed him the “Earthy Evangelist” for his advocacy on climate change, and in 2008 he was named to TIME Magazine’s list of the “TIME 100” most influential people. In 2006, Fast Company placed him on its list of “Most Creative Minds.”

Cizik has written over 100 articles and editorials and is the author and editor of The High Cost of Indifference (Regal Books). He contributed to the landmark document “For the Health of the Nation: An Evangelical Call to Civic Engagement.”

Initially after his NAE departure Cizik was affiliated with Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation, according to a Weekly Standard article.

According to US News and World Reports, an interview with National Public Radio host Terry Gross that aired on December 2,2008 Cizik responded to question about gay marriage by saying, “I’m shifting, I have to admit. In other words, I would willingly say I believe in civil unions. I don’t officially support redefining marriage from its traditional definition, I don’t think.

Even evangelical figures who’d supported Cizik’s environmental activism were troubled by the comments. “I don’t know what was going on in his head,” says Christianity Today Editor David Neff, an NAE board member and a Cizik ally on environmental issues. “When I heard that interview, I said to myself ‘Good grief—what are you talking about?’ That was not the Richard I knew.”

According to a statement posted on the NAE’s website Cizik acknowledged that he misspoke during the NPR interview. “Although he has subsequently expressed regret, apologized, and affirmed our values there is a loss of trust in his credibility as a spokesperson among leaders and constituents,” NAE President Leith Anderson said in a letter to the organization’s board of directors.”

The question I have to ask is….Why would an admitted Atheist- fund a so-called evangelical group? Answer AGENDA !

Recently, Soros has flooded the market with his Agenda driven videos like, The Story of Stuff, The Story of Cap and Trade, The Story of Bottled Water, and now, Let There Be…Stuff?, a “faith-based” video on American consumption.

Let There Be…Stuff?, the latest production, however, is perhaps the most unsettling of all, in that it attempts to indoctrinate teenagers by distorting religious teachings to adhere to the environmentalist agenda. Created by GreenFaith and The Story of Stuff Project, Let There Be…Stuff? is a six-session curriculum for teenagers that explores the relationship between their consumption, faith, and the planet’s health. Versions are available for Christian and Jewish teenagers.

The website for the newest production reads:

If you are a minister or lay church leader, youth group or bible study coordinator, we encourage you to download the curriculum here today…This 6-week series for teenagers of faith is designed to help them understand the problems facing the planet, raise awareness of the changes needed and empower them to develop environmentally sustainable patterns of consumption that honor creation and deepen their spiritual lives. It’s chock full of hands-on exercises, thought-provoking questions and great group activities.

But…why doesn’t Soros continue his “evangelical” ideals within this adventure…for example…in chapter one of Let There Be…Stuff? we learn that when we drink, we owe a debt. Not to God, however, but to Earth’s great waters.

Disgruntled by the video’s misrepresentation of Christians and Americans as environmentally callous beings, Calvin Beisner of Cornwall Alliance told a Glenn Beck audience recently, “The Greens want to make us feel that we’re supposed to be servants of the Earth. That is exactly the opposite of what the Bible says. Genesis tells us God blessed Adam and Eve and said to them, be fruitful and multiply, fill up the Earth, subdue it, and rule over it and over the fish of the sea and birds in the air.”

The New American explains this perfectly when author Raven Clabough wrote, “Perhaps the Left’s attempt to utilize faith in order to engage and manipulate students is the recognition that God continues to play a role in the lives of Americans. David Barton of Wallbuilders notes that 84 percent of Americans believe God had a hand in the creation of the Earth and man. Therefore, it may prove to be effective to combine the “teachings of God,” at least as the Left seems them, with the teachings of progressive environmentalists.

Of course, such an alliance is unholy and detrimental to true biblical teachings.

MSNBC‘s Lawrence O’Donnell Admits On-Air: ‘I am a Socialist’

Posted in Politics, Socialism with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by saynsumthn

H/T The Blaze

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An extended version of the clip shows more of the uncomfortable exchange. It reveals that O’Donnell and Greenwald disagree about why Democrats lost on Tuesday. Greenwald suggests they tried to appear conservative and paid the price, while O’Donnell seems to suggest that the only way liberals and progressives can hold power is if they temper their platforms:

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African American Pastor John Lawson “The Democrat Party is the Party of murder, 75 out of every 100 Black pregnancies end in abortion”

Posted in Abortion, Black Babies, Black Conservative, Black Genocide, Black Pastor, Population Control, Pro-Life, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2010 by saynsumthn

H/T Texas Vote

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Pastor John Lawson explains “Civil Rights Industry” and Why Black People Should Abandon Democratic Party (VIDEO)
• By Texas GOP Vote
Two years ago, Pastor John Lawson gave a speech entitled: “Why Black People Should Abandon the Democratic Party,” but the socialists in the audience heckled him and barely let him speak! Two weeks ago at the Southern Dallas Jobs and Education Forum, deep in Texas’ Congressional District 30, Pastor John Lawson picked up his theme in a passionate speech about how the “civil rights industry” is a communist movement that has not helped blacks at all but instead has been used by democrats to indoctrinate blacks for 100 years to complain, demonstrate and become dependent. Lawson stressed the importance of teaching African Americans self-responsibility, self-reliance, free enterprise and hard work and gave examples of African Americans who have started and grown large successful enterprises in America’s capitalistic system but who have been conveniently forgotten in today’s civil rights oriented view of history and education. Instead of recognizing successful enterprising blacks like Booker T. Washington, S.B. Fuller, John H. Johnson, George Johnson and others, African Americans are stuck with only being familiar with the NAACP and names like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other members of the civil rights industry.

Pastor Lawson, of the Children of God Ministry in Dallas, was joined by a diverse group of speakers and luminaries at the forum that focused on jobs, education, and conservative values including free enterprise.

Here are some excerpts from Pastor Lawson’s moving speech and plea, which is directed at Dallas’ African American community:

“We are here today in the heart of the Black community and there are not many Black people here, which is shame because the people who need it the most, are not here. That’s because of 100 years of indoctrination…The Democrats used the Civil Rights industry to get Black people. All the Civil Rights people are socialists, Communists, in fact the man who started the NAACP, W.E.B. DuBois was a confirmed communist.”

“Booker T. Washington wanted to get Black people and make them a part of the American economy. Capitalists, free enterprise people, but Booker T. died all of a sudden, and the NAACP was started to oppose Booker T. Now Booker T. was getting that thing going strong, and they started the NAACP so Black people would have some civil rights while other people got their silver, and that’s what’s happening to this very day.”

“If our kids are indoctrinated to the civil rights thing, what would they learn? Complain. Demonstrate. Blame somebody. The won’t learn self-responsibility and self-reliance, which is thing you have to have in America to make it.”

“The Democrat Party is the Party of murder. 75 out of every 100 Black pregnancies end in abortion. It’s genocide going on, and if any creature on this Earth supports the enemy and hurt their friend, they’re going to have a hard time making it. We’re in danger.”

“There’s a Law of Supply, and there’s a Law of Retribution right on the other side, it’s like a coin. The Law of Supply says this, it’s in the Bible, ‘If you use what you got, you get more.’ I want to increase the amount of muscle in my arm, what do I do? Use it! The more I use it, the more I’ll be getting it. The less I use, I say I’m not going to be doing anything, the Law of Retribution kicks in. It will take back from you what you already have. The Law doesn’t care whether you are rich or poor…they give you welfare check and say ‘you sit back and get some food stamps and here’s a welfare check and you don’t have to do anything.’ The Law of Retribution doesn’t care. You have got to get up and use what you got everyday…thank God for the day that you have. Get up, get busy, do some good in your life, serve some people, amount to something.”

No White person can criticize Black people unless they are racist, but Black people are operating at the bottom of the economic scale in this country. White people are operating that the top of the economic scale in this country. Now if the people operating at the top can’t criticize the people that are operating at the bottom, how are the people operating at the bottom ever going to get to the top? They’re not.”

In Memory of pro-life hero Dr. Mildred Jefferson

Posted in Abortion, Black Babies, Black Conservative, Black History Month, Black Women, Maafa21, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Racism, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by saynsumthn

This is an ex­cerpt from the 1979 doc­u­men­tary, “What­ev­er Hap­pened To The Hu­man Race?” which fea­tures the­olo­gian/ philoso­pher Fran­cis Scha­ef­fer V and C. Ev­erett Koop, M.D., whom lat­er be­came the U.S. Sur­geon Gen­er­al un­der Pres­i­dent Ronald Rea­gan.

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Learn more about the evils of abortion, eugenics, and Planned Parenthood- watch the 2.5 hour documentary Maafa21

Pioneering Dr. Jefferson led, inspired abortion foes
By Kathleen Burge
Globe Staff / October 18, 2010

Dr. Mildred Jefferson, the first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School and the first female surgical intern at Boston City Hospital, broke many race and gender barriers during her long career as a doctor. But it was when she turned to politics, emerging four decades ago as a eloquent leader of the antiabortion movement, that she began to win a following.

Dr. Jefferson died Friday at 84, according to Anne Fox, a close friend and the president of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. The exact cause of death is unclear, but Fox said Dr. Jefferson’s health had declined two weeks before her death.

“She was one of our founders and her philosophy profoundly affected the movement,’’ said Darla St. Martin, co-executive director of the National Right to Life Committee. “She spoke to young, to old, to all religions, to all races, to all people.’’

St. Martin first met Dr. Jefferson in the early 1970s, and she remembers when she realized the surgeon was also a powerful political presence. At a women’s conference in St. Cloud, Minn., St. Martin was standing in an auditorium with hundreds of women. All of a sudden, she heard a crescendo of clapping and cheering. She looked across the cavernous room to see Dr. Jefferson stepping onto the floor.

Dr. Jefferson, a board member and former three-term president of the National Right to Life Committee, remained active in the movement until just a few weeks ago. She had called St. Martin earlier this year to discuss the group’s oratory contest for young people. And on Oct. 7, she filmed her weekly interview show on the Boston Neighborhood Network, said Fox, who appeared with her.

Dr. Jefferson was small in stature — Fox believes she often wore hats so she would not disappear into a crowd — but she did not shrink from controversy. And she was not afraid to use blunt analogies to state her views. In a 2003 profile in the antiabortion magazine American Feminist, Dr. Jefferson said the antiabortion movement was “second only to the abolitionist movement’’ in the way it changed American thinking.

“I am at once a physician, a citizen, and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged, and the planned have the right to live,’’ she told the magazine.

Dr. Jefferson, who had been living in Cambridge, was born in east Texas, the only child of a Methodist minister and a school teacher. She spent days riding around on the horse-drawn buggy of the local doctor as he made house calls, Fox said, and after Jefferson graduated from Texas College, she enrolled in Harvard Medical School.Continued…

She graduated in 1951 and took an unusual step for a woman: applying for a surgical internship at Boston City Hospital. She later became the first female doctor at the former Boston University Medical Center.

“As the first woman surgical intern at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Jefferson was a trailblazer,’’ said a statement from Dr. Karen Antman, dean of Boston University School of Medicine and provost of Boston University Medical Campus. “We are grateful for her contributions to our faculty and to the field of medicine. Dr. Jefferson served as a mentor and a role model to many.’’

A profile of Dr. Jefferson in the 2004 book “African American Lives’’ suggested that she became politically active in 1970, after the American Medical Association passed a resolution stating that members could ethically perform abortions if the procedure was legal in their states.

Dr. Jefferson, who believed that the Hippocratic oath required her to oppose the procedure, returned to Boston and began an unending fight against abortion, according to the book. She served as a prosecution witness against Dr. Kenneth Edelin, a Boston doctor charged with manslaughter for performing an abortion on a Roxbury teenager.

Several times, Dr. Jefferson ran unsuccessfully for political office, including as a Republican candidate for the US Senate in 1982, 1984, and 1990.

Dr. Jefferson broke many barriers yet didn’t have a driver’s license. “The story was that she was always thinking about so many interesting things that she wouldn’t be paying attention to the road,’’ Fox said.

A former skier, she stayed nimble into her 80s, wearing ankle weights when she walked around her Inman Square neighborhood. She dressed carefully — although she needed glasses, she did not like to wear them in public — and sported red, white, and blue to political conventions. She often met friends at the S&S Restaurant near her home, and became such good friends with the owners — Democrats — that when a family member died, she attended the funeral, said Richard Wheeler, a nephew of the owner.

A memorial service for Dr. Jefferson will be announced.

An only child, Dr. Jefferson was divorced and had no children; her closest relatives, Fox said, are the grandchildren of her cousins.