Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Juneteenth 2022 in Duffy Sq Honors Ben Vereen and Leslie Uggams

 

June 19, 2022 (12:00 - 1:30 pm)
The Press Release


 The Broadway League’s "Black to Broadway" Initiative will present "Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth", a free outdoor event centered around black joy and unity that will feature black Broadway performers in a free outdoor 90-minute concert.

 Tony Award®-winner James Monroe Iglehart will host

The goal of "Black to Broadway" is to inspire deeper engagement with, awareness of, and access to Broadway for all black people. Created by the Broadway League in 2019, and originally called "Let’s Do Broadway", this initiative is an industry-wide celebration of the black community on Broadway—on stage, in the audience, behind the scenes and as leaders in the Broadway community.

With special guest appearances by 2022 Tony Award-winner Myles Frost (MJ The Musical)



And 2022 Tony Award nominee Jared Grimes (Funny Girl) ...
(as well as many others)

This year’s event includes the inaugural presentation of the Juneteenth Legacy Awards honoring Leslie Uggams and Ben Vereen ...

... for their incredible community involvement and astounding achievements on Broadway.

"Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth" starts at noon and is a free 90-minute concert featuring black performers, and allies, performing their own works of art, with their song, dance, and poetry accompanied by live music provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund. [End Bdwy League Press release]

 Duffy Square was very hot. The sun was beating down on us, no shade.

  Didn't seem to matter, though. the crowd was very happy, looking forward to the celebration

 "In Galveston, Texas, the home of Juneteenth, residents began marking the day when members of the Union Army arrived upon the southern reaches of Texas in 1865 to both inform enslaved people that they were henceforth entitled to a wage for their labor, and to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation among slaveholders. Black people have led their own celebrations for the holiday since its inception. Their celebrations have since reached everywhere the black diaspora has spread." [AOL]

FLICKR Slide Show

 Juneteenth Times Square 2022

.Videos 1 - Juneteenth 2022. Times Square- NY. Gennean Scott (Broadway League's first director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) and Lauren Reid (Chair - Board of Governors of the Broadway League) began the event.


Video 2 -  June 19, 2022- Ben Vereen was an honored guest,  but first he gave an introduction to the meaning/ history of the Juneteenth Celebration. 

The crowd was also watching behind the enclosed area and seated on the red steps.

Video 3Charlotte St, Martin (President of the Broadway League) introduced Ben Vereen and Leslie Uggams who were being honored with the 2022 "Juneteenth Legacy Awards", followed by Tony winner, Myles Frost.

Ben Vereen then accepted his award. 

Regarding this new National Holiday, "Charlie Kirk pointed out that the recent push around the June 19th holiday is a cynical attempt by the Left to sow division and tell Americans that “really we’re more racist than ever.” [Human Events]


As much as I would like racism to be erased, the proliferation of the Marxist CRT (Critical Race Theory -Woke narrative)-  that black artists must now be hired at all levels, instead of white people,  to supposedly end racism: this propaganda has warped their minds. They can't handle the truth, that hiring anyone based on the color of their skin: IS racism.Perhaps.

Video 4  - Brian Moreland, Aaliytha Stevens (Exec Prod of Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth/Black to Broadway) They introduced Leslie Uggams, who received the  2022 "Juneteenth Legacy Award". But, first they spoke of her many accomplishments on Broadway. 

Video 5 - Leslie Uggams then accepts the 2022 "Juneteenth Legacy Award".


One of the many guest performers (I didn't catch the names)



A view of the back of the stage looking north as I left Duffy Sq

Unfortunately, Kamala Harris exhibited - again- how misinformed too many have become.

"Vice President, Kamala Harris, bungled a history lesson about the Juneteenth holiday Monday, telling kids that black people were enslaved in America for 400 years — overstating the actual time period by more than 150 year" [NY Post]

++ But, Deroy Murdock,  an American political commentator, offers a better understanding of the Juneteenth holiday. (It's long, but well-written.)

America marks our second Juneteenth national holiday Monday. Some will focus on the severe pain and death that slavery inflicted on blacks between 1619 and 1865. It would be far more useful, however, to celebrate so much that black Americans have accomplished since the original Juneteenth liberated the last of some 4 million emancipated slaves.

That joyous day arrived on June 19, 1865. Having vanquished the Confederacy that April, victorious Union Army soldiers reached Galveston, Texas. They encountered that final group of slaves who were unaware that the South had fallen.

More important, the men in blue uniforms read General Order No. 3 to people who, until then, were private property: “All slaves are free.” Henceforth, these black men, women and children belonged to themselves, not others.

Republican-led Reconstruction efforts initially offered blacks much hope. Some former slaves represented the South in Congress.

Alas, Democrats got the upper hand as Reconstruction faltered, and they dug their heels into black necks. But despite the oppression of Democrat-enforced Jim Crow laws and the terror imposed by the Democrat-founded and -manned Ku Klux Klan, blacks capitalized on the opportunities that America offered, first grudgingly and then with increasing enthusiasm. Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 torpedoed Democrat-operated systemic racism in the South, millions of blacks have flourished across America.

Booker T. Washington rose “Up from Slavery,” as his fascinating memoir details. Born as his master’s possession in 1856, Washington was free but spectacularly poor after the first Juneteenth. At one point, he slept beneath a raised sidewalk in Richmond, Va.

Washington soon educated himself and then others. He founded Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute on July 4, 1881. It was among the first historically black colleges and universities. Washington wrote and lectured widely and became the White House’s first black dinner guest when Republican President Theodore Roosevelt welcomed him in October 1901.

Madam C.J. Walker became America’s first female millionaire entrepreneur. She earned her fortune in the early 1900s by marketing hair-care products to fellow blacks. By selling Afro Sheen before Afro Sheen, she made enough money to buy a mansion in posh Westchester, near that of John D. Rockefeller.

The Netflix mini-series “Self-Made”  dramatizes Walker’s amazing story. It stars Octavia Spencer, a black success story in her own right and an Academy Award winner, along with Sidney Poitier, Isaac Hayes, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee and numerous other exceptional black filmmakers.

Black musicians Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington co-fathered jazz, as W.C. Handy, Sidney Bechet, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Delight Jones, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis and countless other black talents still polish this all-American art form to a blinding sheen.

The Tuskegee Airmen bombed Adolf Hitler to bits and buried beneath smoldering rubble the notion that blacks lacked the brains to fly.

Jackie Robinson integrated baseball. Muhammad Ali was The Greatest pugilist. Michael Jordan towered over basketball. Tiger Woods dominated golf and still competes despite severe wounds from a February 2021 car wreck.

Impresario Berry Gordy launched a whole new sound called Motown. Kenneth Chenault led American Express for 17 years. Ursula Burns was Xerox CEO. Richard Parsons ran Citigroup and Time Warner. E. Stanley O’Neal’s grandfather was a slave. Two generations later, O’Neal chaired Merrill Lynch.

Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice were US secretaries of state. Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch were US attorneys general. Kamala Harris is vice president. And Barack Obama spent eight years as president.

If he were alive, Dr. Martin Luther King likely would argue that — while room to rise remains — his Dream has come true. Beyond these famous names, millions of black Americans use their freedom to improve themselves, their loved ones, their communities and this nation.

This and every Juneteenth, Americans of all hues should applaud black success since emancipation rather than wallow with the critical race theorists in all the wrongs before June 19, 1865. [NY Post] END

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]



Sunday, July 3, 2022

Thousands of the misinformed protest in Washington Sq after Roe v. Wade overturned

 June 24, 2022 . 6:3o pm. Washington Square.

All Out For Abortion Rights



"Divided Supreme Court overturns Roe abortion precedents"
(Link to National Constitution Center)

Took many pictures of the protest, cause there were so many signs. Lots of hidden gems spewed by the misinformed.


 

"Bodily Autonomy for Transgender Youth..." You're not saving babies you're killing WomXn"

 

Flickr Slide show- If not in a hurry, take the time to scroll thru the slide show and zero in on the crowd signage. 

 All out for abortion rights - NYC

.Scheduled for 6;30 pm in Washington Sq. where the protestors had gathered much earlier.

The place was packed and had spilled into the street by 6:15. Forget filming speakers. (Not that they ever say anything new)

The crowd was young. Very white. And never stopped walking - fast- towards the Washington Sq arch. I couldn't take pictures fast enough, as they hurried past me. Intensely, like "Dykes 4 Abortion"

Happy. Smiling. 1973 T's were popular.

No intense anger as many hurried by. Just a crowd looking forward to the PARTY.

(Gays Against Guns, the day before, now THEY were ANGRY)

Of course, their signs were a different matter, like : "Adoptee FOR Abortion", " Republicans are pro LI [f] E"

News coverage always spoke of an angry crowd, not really, even though most of the signs were certainly pointedly snarky.

Political - they just can't accept President Trump WAS legitimate.

 "Globalize the Intifada" - He was part of the lefty Bike Brigade

Impatient for CHANGE signs.

Rude. Profane.

Many were definitely anti-Religion

Some  of the news coverage:

"A Florida judge has temporarily blocked a ban on abortions after 15 weeks that was set to begin Friday.

Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and abortion providers filed suit to stymie the law, arguing that it violated the state’s constitution.

Parties opposed to the 15-week ban pushed back against the legislation, asserting that the Sunshine State constitution guarantees the right to an abortion.

Their legal challenge leaned on a 1980 amendment that guaranteed a broad right to privacy. The state Supreme Court previously interpreted those rights to include access to abortion." [NY Post]

Two Comments from NY Post article:

"So the legislature passes the fifteen week ban and the governor signs it. Maybe I am confused, but isn't this exactly how SCOTUS said that this process is supposed to work? I could have sworn that is what they said in their ruling last Friday. Six days later a judge say's "sorry....not happening". Even though the process worked exactly as it is supposed to." [comment 1]

"Socialicommimarxifascist" shifferbrains, following the U.S. Constitution is what judges are SWORN to do. Only in "socialicommimarxifascist" idiotland do people think otherwise." [comment 2]

"Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement"

++
"Thousands of protesters converged in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park One cop estimated there were 17,000 people in the crowd.

New York Attorney General Letitia James ((too male too pale Letitia  (2/6/17) " We’ve gotta stand up to the Federal Government. We’ve gotta stand up to bullies. We’ve gotta stand up to an administration that is “too male, too pale and too stale”

On this day, June 24, she grabbed a bullhorn under the park’s renowned arch and slammed the Supreme Court as “radical.”

“Every movement in this country, every revolution we’ve ever experienced in this country, has not been led by elected officials, it’s been led by all of you who are here today to demand justice,” James told protesters.

“The only way we can respond to this political decision is a political response is to vote. Vote for those women who will not have rights to abortion. Vote for all those in harm’s way today. Vote against the Supreme Court of the United States, our radical right-wing Supreme Court.” [NY Post]

 

Thousands of protesters gather inside Washington Square Park.
Paul Martinka[/caption]

The  Union Sq. March to Washington Sq. (link has great pics of the different rally locations) Protesters had also crowded Union Square to show anger over end of abortion rights.

++ Here we are, now, on July 2nd, and the nasty RUDE in-your-face leftists are definitely Behaving Badly:


Police push abortion rights activists out of the way, for religious anti-abortion March to proceed towards Planned Parenthood in Manhattan, New York.
Abortion Rights activists gathered to counter Witness for Life faith group.
Video by @KarlaCotePhoto (https://t.co/ofkQ8SdT7K) pic.twitter.com/4HeaEtpSVM

And even nastier, pro-abortion protesters target Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home:

Impeach Expand Codify,” and “Liar” with a photo of Barrett printed underneath. Following the decision — which returns the issue of abortion to each of the 50 states —a number of states implemented so-called “trigger laws” that banned or restricted abortion with immediate effect. [NY Post]

SCOTUS security chief asks governors to halt protests at justices’ homes

"The Supreme Court’s security chief has asked officials in Maryland and Virginia to pull the plug on picketing and “threatening activity” outside justices’ homes — after the US Department of Justice dragged its feet on enforcing federal laws barring such protests. (The activist group Ruth Sent Us doxxed the court’s conservative justices in early May, when an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion revealed their plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.)" [NY Post]

And then ... there's THIS development:

"Men are hurrying to get vasectomies in the wake of the bombshell Supreme Court decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, doctors say." (Really??) [NY Post]

'Cause they FEAR this?:  "Green-Haired, Morbidly Obese Leftist Women Call for Sex Strike Over Abortion Ruling (Terms that are very acceptable)

"And so one Twitter user posted a graphic that said: “Women of America: Take the pledge. Because SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, we cannot take the risk of an unintended pregnancy, therefore, we will not have sex with any man — including our husbands — unless we are trying to become pregnant.”  In response, another Twitter user wrote:

“Finally, you figured out how not to get pregnant, that wasn’t that hard was it?” Ouch!

Women of the Left, once again: your terms are more than generous and gratefully accepted.( Robert Spencer)

The young woman in the centeris Fighting Fascism? (The Lost Generation)

[Where indicated, pictures are property of Pamela Hall-VSB]


 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Gays Against Guns Go Ballistic! in Union Sq

 

Thursday, June 23, 2022 (5:30 pm) Union Square.
SCOTUS to NY: "Get Shot Dead!" Rally against
Roberts Supreme Court's NYSRPA v. Bruen Decision.

 

"This is bullish!t. These are dark days.
Tomorrow will likely bring more horrific decisions
by the not-so-supreme supreme court."

"The blood of the people who will be murdered as a result of this decision will be on the hands of these six justices. It’s hard to have hope for our country on days like today." " [Gays Against Guns in Union Square Park.]

Flickr Slide show

 Gays Against Guns Union Sq

"Gays Against Guns and Gun Violence Prevention advocates joined NY elected officials to stand against the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, eviscerating safer gun licensing laws in New York, 6 other states, and D.C. which together comprise 75% of the population of this country." (Gays Against Guns)

Video 1- Jay W. Walker,"Gays Against Guns ", lead the presser,  SCOTUS to NY "Get Shot Dead!" Rally Against Supreme Court's Decision.


Video 2- Jay W. Walker introduced New York State Assemblywoman,
Linda B. Rosenthal,
who joined Gays Against Guns Rally Against Supreme Court's Decision.


" We have no voice. The “supreme” court decision has left us much more unsafe and many, many people will die as a result of it. We want fewer dead people and we understand that more guns = more gun deaths. It’s so simple, even a conservative justice should be able to figure it out. But I guess those law schools aren’t what they used to be." (Linda B.Rosenthal)

"I joined @bradybuzz, @gaysXgunsNY @MomsDemand @AMarch4OurLives in outrage at #SCOTUS #Bruen decision.The gun lobby owns our justices whose ruling sanctions chaos and endangers every one of us. I'm ready to go to Albany to protect New Yorkers from this barbaric ruling." (@lindabrosenthal_67)

Video 3- Jay W. Walker introduced Felix Tager "March For Our Lives"at the Rally Against Supreme Court's Decision.


"Gays Against Guns NY is an inclusive, direct action group of LGBTQ+ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry's chain of death—investors, manufacturers, the NRA and politicians who block safer gun laws. " [https://www.facebook.com/GaysAgainstGunsNYC]

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES NY - "Our policy agenda is rooted in our community’s calls for safety, grounded in the perspectives of gun violence survivors and their families, and bolstered by robust policy analysis and conversation. It interweaves the underlying forces we believe fuel gun violence -- gun glorification, political apathy, poverty, armed supremacy and our country’s mental health crisis -- and points to specific policy priorities for our movement."

. "...  Gov. Hochul, a Democrat who recently signed several new gun control laws in response to a mass shooting in Buffalo that left 10 dead, said she expects the Dem-led state Legislature to return to Albany within the next month to address the issue.

“I will say we are not powerless in this situation,” the governor said. “We’re not going to cede our rights that easily. Despite the best efforts of the politicized Supreme Court of the United States of America, we have the power of the pen.” [ NY Daily News]

[https://gothamist.com/news/new-yorkers-vent-their-frustrations-over-supreme-courts-gun-ruling-at-union-square-rally]

At the protest on Thursday, advocates from various gun violence prevention groups denounced the Supreme Court decision, and expressed frustration at the it’s dismissal of a law they say most New Yorkers want.

“It’s a really horrific mix of emotions. Even though we knew this was going to happen, we’re still dumbfounded by it.” Jay Walker from the gun violence prevention advocacy group Gays Against Guns told Gothamist. “As much as I do want, um, our state government to do whatever they can, fortunately we have a Democratic super-majority in New York State, without very, very strong federal legislation it’s going to be undermined by the fact that people can travel from state to state.”

(Jay W. Walker - is also a founding member of Rise and Resist, a direct action group committed to opposing, disrupting, and defeating any government act that threatens democracy, equality, and our civil liberties.



"... fortunately we have a Democratic super-majority in New York State"


  A not so fortunate situation since the the Democrat Socialists have taken over the Democrat Party.

The Progressives goal - disarming the citizens -  Not Good.

[Photos and Videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Monday, May 30, 2022

'palis' protest NY Times & Israel, Demand Justice For Martyred (Christian) Reporter, Shireen Abu Akleh

The facts were slow to come, but here it is, an update May 30, 2022: "Shireen Abu Aklen cannot possibly be a “martyr” – a term reserved for Muslims who die fighting the Infidels. Nor could she possibly be 'in Heaven', a place reserved for Muslims." She was a Melkite CHRISTIAN. (Who Knew?)

 Why a Slain Palestinian (Christian) Journalist is Not a Martyr

"Much of the Muslim world has been engaged in denouncing Israel for what the Muslims describe as Israel’s deliberate killing of journalist Shireen Al-Akleh. The Israelis say they do not know who was responsible for the death of the Al Jazeera journalist, who at the time of her death had been covering, from 150 meters away, the battle between IDF soldiers and violent Arabs in Jenin. Israel has requested access to the fatal bullet so that its own forensic experts can study it, most likely with American experts also taking part. The palestinians have adamantly refused. When two sides are in dispute, and one side refuses to produce the evidence it holds, while the other side wants only to engage in a thorough examination with oversight by a third part (the U.S.), we know which side is hiding something and which we can trust." [Front Page Mag]


Ignoring many facts,  Shireen Abu Aklen was labeled a palestinian martyr:

 “I never knew that Shireen was Christian (a Greek Melkite) and it never mattered. She was a symbol of palestinian unity in her lifetime and in her death...''  [Al Jazeera]

May 13, 2022, the N.Y. Times protest where the pali protestors demanded "Justice For Shireen". Held outside the NY Times, the main topic of protest, without proof: they claimed Israel murdered - assassinated - al Jazeera reporter, Shireen Abu Akleh. An inconvenient truth omitted this day: Shireen was a Christian, making her a convenient, by omission, talisman for 'palestinian "martyrs" everywhere.

TAKE NOTE:They NEVER mentioned that Shireen was a Christian. (Whenever mentioned, that is the clarification of this writer)

This day, the palis were very unhappy with the N.Y. Times and their "misleading" headline of her death.

 

The outrage centered on one word, did she DIE or was she KILLED.[opinda.com]

 


 

"They have charged, without a shred of evidence, that Israel deliberately targeted Ms. Akleh (a palestinian) for assassination." (avoiding any mention of the fact she was a Melkite Christian) [Front Page Mag]

FACT: "Al Jazeera’s palestinian-American correspondent Shirin Abu Akleh, 51, was shot to death on May 11th during clashes between armed palestinians and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the West Bank city of Jenin. (HOWEVER) Hamas, the palestinian Authority, and their enablers have exploited the journalist’s tragic death as fodder for a malicious propaganda campaign against Israel. " [Front Page Mag]

"The haters declared Israel guilty -- without evidence or investigation."

Flickr Slide Show - Without proof, the 'palis' claim that Israel murdered the al Jazeera reporter while claiming her a Muslim martyr, which is impossible since she was a Melkite Christian. (an inconvenient fact) What matters to the pali protestors is they, thru Shireen's death,  appear to be victims of Israel.

 Justice For Reporter Shireen Abu Akleh NYC

.At 5 pm, outside the New York Times building (across from the Port Authority) on an intermittently rainy evening, the usual anti-Israel, pro 'pali' protestors played to crowds of commuters rushing home. (most of whom were uninterested) while demanding "Justice For Shireen".

Never letting an opportunity to bash Israel go to waste, this protest may have been slow to build, but their amplified anti-Israel screeds  (including the N.Y. Times) filled the air with demands for "Justice" for an al Jazeera reporter ( a CHRISTIAN),  claiming she was murdered, in-the-field, by ISRAEL.

But, was it murder?  Or an unfortunate accident of her risky war-reporting profession?

Video 1 -The pali protestors gathered in front of the N.Y. Times building with a small crowd waving pali flags while an uninterested crowd of commuters hurried passed to Port Authority and home.

 

Only a few stopped to listen to their chants of  "Free Free palestine; 1,2,3,4 we don't want your bloody war. 5,6,7,8 Israel is a terrorist State; 1,2,3,4 open up the prison door. 5,6,7,8 Israel is a terrorist State. And a new chant for the occasion: New York Times you can't hide, we charge you with genocide."

Video 2 - "...collective organizing ... against the Zionist entity and its supporters cause we know ... resistance by any means necessary is the solution for a liberated palestine. We are here today on this memorial, honoring our hero ... our martyr Shireen Abu Akleh, palestinian.

FYI: "As a non-Muslim ....  Abu Aklen ( a Christian) cannot possibly be a “martyr” – a term reserved for Muslims who die fighting the Infidels. [Front Page Mag]


They claimed: "She was targeted for spreading awareness. She was silenced for exposing Zionist (.....)  ... doing what she would have done, defending palestine and resisting Zionist colonialism. That is why we are here today, to honor her and remember who she was. We're here today to honor her career. We are here today ...  look around ...  who you are standing with, these are your comrades. Just as she loved humanity ... we must love each other, too. Cause we know that only by loving others can we free palestine with Love and Unity." (followed by very aggressive guttural cheers)

Video 3 - What I wanted to say is , 'Feel your emotions. It's okay.'  Shireen  ... in 1997 she began working as journalist. First as a field correspondent, becoming well-known as a reporter on Arabic channels. She often reported on funerals for palestinian (...) She was the first (Christian) Arab journalist allowed into ....  prison to interview incarcerated palestinian prisoners. So, what is she, she's a trail blazer.

AMENDED Headline: [The N.Y. Times headline, "Trailblazing Palestinian Journalist (Dies) was amended eventually to (Killed) in West Bank"]

 
"Today, as occupation forces brutally attack
palestinian mourners, church bells rang out across  al-Quds  (the Arabic name for Jerusalem) JERUSALEM (the capital of ISRAEL)  palestine  in a demonstration of love, respect and grief for the murdered Shireen Abu Akleh." 

The fact that they [the churches] all united so quickly to celebrate her legacy and bid her farewell, shows how big of a symbol and meaning Shireen (a Melkite Christian) was for all Palestinian Christians.

She's quoted as saying, 'I chose journalism to be close to the people. It might not be easy to change the reality but at least I can (send) their voice to the world.' This weekend, is  the 74th commemoration of the institutionalization of the nakbah, the 74th anniversary of the nakbah of the palestinian people. And so this weekend ... get active. Go to a rally. Be loud. Be heard. Show love. Fight. Fight because she fought for ... palestinians. and I promise you, I will fight for her." (again, aggressive guttural cheers and an Arabic chant that mentions Shireen)

Video 4 - Brief video of  a memorial flag for Shireen (on the ground) that could be signed. Also, as I filmed, a 'fan'  ---  an UWS lefty, I'm sure .... flipped me off  to the chants of  'palestine' will be free.


Video 5 - Is she or isn't she "Lamis Deek", muslim attorney?  Whoever she is, her powerful voice got my attention during the many chants.


"Free Free Falestine"; ...killed by terrorist; an Arabic chant re Shireen; Shireen is a journalist killed by a Zionist; Justice for Shireen; Free, Free Falestine; No Justice, No Peace and Israel Out Of The Middle East."

Video 6 - "We are gathered here today in front of the N.Y. Times building to expose their complicity in Israeli colonial violence, murders and systemic prejudice of palestinians."


"Most recently the murder of palestinian national hero and (CHRISTIAN) journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, who was MURDERED by Zionist colonial (hatred). Free Free palestine. 'From the river to the sea, palestine will be free. Not another nickel. Not another dime. No more money for Israel's crimes'."

++ So, who was responsible for the death of al Jazeerah journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh? The Who and How is up for debate, but NOT by these anti-Israel, palis sympathizers.


They hold-fast to one meme: ISRAEL MURDERED (implied muslim) Shireen Abu Akleh and of course: ISRAEL OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

They complain that the N.Y. TIMES mislabeled her MURDER as just "dies" (perhaps).

"New York Times has a history of toning down conflict reports, and often omit crucial details while reporting on terrorism related events. For example, in a 2019 article, the paper had written that the twin towers were taken by aeroplanes on 9/11, choosing to not mention that those aeroplanes were piloted by trained terrorists. The NYT often blames guns, knifes, cars etc for killing and hurting people, not the actual perpetuators behind the attacks."

After much chanting against the N.Y. Times, and Israel, they marched to the Israeli Consulate, ending with more speeches and chants decrying the murder of Shireen (they claim) by Israel. Always the VICTIMS, fed by their twisted hatred for Israel ...  and the Jews.


More, May 29, 2022 update on Jerusalem Day: "Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that "flying the flag of Israel in the capital of Israel. Amid frenzied rioting Arabs, Jews ascend the Jewish holiest site to celebrate Jerusalem Day, marking 55 years since the capital of Israel was liberated from a 19 year illegal Arab occupation."  [Israel Hayom

Am Yisrael Chai!

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

++ Update links on Shireen's unfortunate death ++

1. https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/05/24/journalist-shireen-abu-akleh-death-update-lon-orig.cnn

2. [https://jewishjournal.com/news/united-states/348714/aoc-accuses-israel-of-killing-al-jazeera-journalist-our-tax-dollars-are-a-part-of-this/]

3. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/shireen-abu-akleh-media-failed-journalist-killing

4. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/shireen-abu-akleh-killing-al-jazeera-journalist-eyewitness-account

++