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.[]



"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 ++


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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

ZERO NUKES Mushroom Cloud in Times Square


May 17, 2022. Times Square. 5 pm .

The balloon was up as I arrived and  seemed to be fine.

HOWEVER, then the WINDS came.

For the presser and after, there was a battle in the background, a crew trying to keep the Mushroom Cloud Balloon UPRIGHT due to the Times Square winds. ( ... the best laid plans ...)

The video is a bit like watching paint dry, but I couldn't look away. The  mushroom cloud keep delivering .... a  slow collapse, no matter how many long towel-wrapped brooms tried to right the ship...

The Mushroom Cloud and its battle against the winds of Times Square. It was a slooow battle as it would fold,  get righted, only to fold again.

 Chose to post excerpts of the speakers as it took a few too long for most to get to the point of WHY the Mushroom Cloud Balloon in Times Square:"Zero Nukes".

First we heard from Tom Harris and Jean Cooney of the Times Square Alliance,  Pedro Alonzo, curator of the project; Pedro Reyes, the Zero Nukes artist and Rachel Bronson, from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Beatrice Fihn on behalf of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and Mitchie Takeuchi, whose grandfather was a survivor of Hiroshima.

PLAYLIST 8 short videos 


Flicker Slide Show 1

 Zero Nukes Times Square Presser

Flickr Slide show 2

Zero Nukes Presser NYC Part 2

Times Square Alliance is very pleased with their Zero Nukes position. The only Good Nuke is NO Nuke.

I  wonder, though, is their Art Culture aimed only at those who are WOKE? Is there room for debate?

Is it true "nobody wins"? Ending WW2 was not so simple .

[Pictures and videos where indicated property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Friday, May 13, 2022

NYC Climate Radicals Demand Climate Justice Now!

 On April 23, 2022 , Extinction Rebellion (and other radicals like Rise and Resist) gathered at the 72nd st entrance to Central Park where they prepared to March for Climate Justice in the streets of Manhattan.

CLIMATE is Racist! "The climate and ecological emergency is a trauma inflicted on all beings by white supremacy...  to unlearn embodied, racialized behaviors. 

Eco-Warriors Or Climate Change Morons


Part 1 slide show - We’re in a climate f****** emergency!" [Extinction Rebellion - March for Science]

Climate Radicals march for Climate Justice NYC - Part 1

The entrance to the park was very busy with pedicabs and strollers, not just the climate radicals, even an ambulance attempting to pass as the protestors listened to a few speakers before they "Marched for Science".

 A steady propaganda diet, fed relentlessly for decades in our schools and by the media has filled generations with fear. The Planet is doomed without Climate Justice. Part 2 slide show :

 Earth Day Radicals Demand Climate Justice - NYC Part 2

.Video # 1- First, before the climate protestors "Marched for Science", a short video with lots of chanting:

"What do we want? Justice. If we don't get it shut it down." "No more Coal. No more Oil. Keep your (climate) in the soil."  and of course:  "Hey Hey Ho Ho Climate Change has Got to Go"

And signs. Lots of signs:

"Climate Action Now; Fight For Our Future; Dayenu ; Enough with the Climate Conspiracy; Ban Fracking Now; The Climate Crisis is Here" and my personal favorite: "Destroy the Patriarchy, Not the Planet."


Video 2- Four
speakers represented the youthful protestors: High school and college-age. They spoke briefly (excerpted)

"Climate Justice IS Political. No more Fossil Fuel infrastructure. No New Jails. Demand Green spaces in our infrastructure."

"March for Science is not just non-partisan, it is political. To live on this earth is to be affected by the climate crisis. To live in this city. This country is to be affected by politics."

"Demand climate justice for all communities. Demand it now. Science not Silence."

And of course,  "Show me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like"

Video 3 - A very political young man with a
very POLITICAL speech, (excerpted) exposing the depth of his hard-core indoctrination:

"I am here to demand a livable future for us all. Administration after administration. Congress after Congress. My entire lifetime we have been promised a livable future and we have been delivered NOTHING. That's what this movement is about. Our collective energy to demand  Climate Justice."

Re the midterm elections.  "To decide the balance of Congress. Our Senate. Our House of Rep. It is on us to demand a better future by showing up at the ballot.

We know the climate crisis impacts vulnerable communities, the most intensely. Black. Brown. Indigenous. People of color. LGTBQ. The communities most intensely impacted by climate crisis. Those are the same communities, there are over 400 Bills - across the country to stop those communities from voting. we will not STAND for Voter Suppression. we will not STAND for the demolition of our democracy. We will stand on the streets and DEMAND a BETTER FUTURE.

50 years of empty promises. VOTE so we can ensure a livable planet. This is what democracy looks like."


Video 4 : Melissa from March for Science NYC:

"Science is Political "(again) "But it should never be partisan. No matter what party is in power, we should have science evidence policy on the table. We should remain vigilant no matter who is in power. Currently in NY State,  3 Democrat leaders who claim to Follow the Science. It has not been enough. We need to know our worth and to ask for more. To ask for more climate action now. We are experiencing not just climate change, but a climate crisis. And we need to act like it. We need bold and consistent action to save our planet and our species. 

We cannot play politics with our environment; we need bold and consistent action to reverse climate change. This year at the Federal level, with the mid-term elections, to vote, hold accountable, get things passed like the Build Back Better Bill and the Voting Rights Act, which together will us fight Climate Change. We need climate action now, not in five years.

[lastly] ...  cut back on our emissions from our fossil fuel buildings. This is critical. 70% of fossil fuels emissions from the city come from our buildings. We are one of the biggest polluters in the country. Hold all leaders accountable no matter what party they are in; no matter how much they try to distract us mediocre and symbolic actions. We will not be appeased. We know our worth. the worth of our planet."


Video 5 - Jillian is a virologist and mother of two. She mentions pandemic parenting and how the pandemic has intertwined the two.

"In the Spring of 2020, while her colleagues at Mt. Sinai worked round the clock, she was at home with her 3 and 6 yrs old children. Day care and schools were closed, the city was on lock-down. While quarantined and home-schooling her two small children, she was also answering Covid questions from scared friends and family -  fighting the endless disinformation about the pandemic."

She shared that she was grateful for the questions, it meant people actually cared about the data.

"After more than two years of this pandemic, I know how easy it is to let cynicism win. Parents are exhausted, particularly of under 5 yrs olds. We faced school closures. had to weigh risks and benefits of sending our un-vaccinated kids to 'in-person' schools. It's been scary and demoralizing.Parents of kids who are too young to be vaccinated feel ignored and betrayed. Masks mandates being dropped while there is still no vaccine approved for kids in their age group. I hear your rage and frustration. Demand change from our political leaders. As adults it is our responsibility to leave the world a better place for our children than we inherited. Finally, Science should be for everyone. I encourage all my .... scientists to break out of the bubble. The most meaningful science in the past two years ... it's been communicating with my friends, my family and my social circle. Those conversations matter."


Video 6: 14 yrs old student activist named, Theo.   After the crowd chanted "Stand up, Fight Back" Theo told us of a Walk-Out For Covid Safety that he led.  they are upset that Mayor Adams ignored their demands:

"K95 masks for all. Covid testing for every student in our socio-economic status. Quality air-filtration in all our schools.  (unclear ".... ") a new generation of scientists to combat any future pandemic we may face' Today we march and tomorrow you will listen."


.10th Day of the Rebellion as rebels take midtown

"We are heading for catastrophe. This is the type of actions we must take to stop the #ClimateCrisis before it will be to late ... ...chanting for action on climate change." FOX news; Bryant Park  sit in on the corner of 42nd and 6th Ave. [Extinction Rebellion]

The climate activists tried to stop  N.Y. Post from publishing.

"We fight for a just world and stand in solidarity with the struggle for Black Lives. Take action for Black Lives and support radical Black leadership. End white supremacy now." #BlackLivesMatter

What lies ahead (maybe/maybe not)

"Twitter bans ‘misleading’ ads on climate change"-NY Daily News

April 23, 2022

Twitter users who do not believe in climate change will no longer be able to advertise such beliefs on the social media platform.

“misleading advertisements on Twitter that contradict the scientific consensus on climate change” will be prohibited along side other types of banned content, which include campaigns that contain violence, profanity or personal attacks.

misleading information about climate change can undermine efforts to protect the planet.”

twitter plans to provide “reliable, authoritative context to the climate conversations

“We believe that climate denialism shouldn’t be monetized on Twitter, and that misrepresentative ads shouldn’t detract from important conversations about the climate crisis,” [N.Y. Daily News]

The climate and the ecological crisis is a justice crisis

Organizing is the antidote to despair 

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Palis call for annihilation of Israel as NYC Jews Rally Against Hate


April 20, 2022 - NYC- Near Israeli Consulate .

Anti-Israel chants of "From the River to the Sea" and "Intifada. Intifada"  show support for "occupied Palestine" at this Emergency Demonstration

This followed on the heels of the so-called "attacks" on the "al-Aqsa Mosque" [aka the Temple Mount] . Palis claiming to be the victims ... never the aggressors.

Flick Slide show Part 1 - "Jew haters r permitted 2 protest in the street with NO permit. They r calling 4 intifada=death 2 Jews. And the mayor has the chutzpah 2 say antisemitism isn’t acceptable in NYC! Actions speak louder than words, Adams." (Yad Yamin)

Jews Fight Back counter protest

.Flickr Part 2 ( the Palis) “Support Palestinian Resistance and Liberation" by Any Means Necessary. They gathered near the Israeli consulate. The intended location for the protest was across from the consulate (aka the ZIONIST Mission). However, the NYPD appeared to have relocated them further away, in the plaza outside WPIX at 42nd and 2nd ave.

Anti Israel Protest NYC

 The rally was led by Nerdeen Kiswani, Within Our LifetimeUnited for Palestine and Laila Boutros, Samidoun NY/NJ.

.Video Part 1- Pali demonstrators and Nerdeen Kiswani leading the chanting: "We will Free Palestine Within Our Lifetime" ,"From the river to the sea" and "Intifada. Intifada" , while spewing hatred for the Jewish homeland.

.Part 2 video More from anti Semite, Nerdeen Kiswani. The emergency demonstration was organized by Within Our Lifetime – United For Palestine, Samidoun NY/NJ, Palestinian Youth Movement, Existence is Resistance and Decolonize this Place.

"We know why we're here, protesting the killing of countless palestinians ... for over 70 years ... learning about our struggles and injustices... to back to our schools , our work places, our institutions and educate everyone Free palestine From the River to the Sea by ANY Means Necessary."

Part 3 video
. The protestors chanted for about an hour, after which their hatred of Israel lead them to the streets of Manhattan. "We don't want a Two State ... ?(We want all of it)?" It is right to rebel. Israel Go To Hell.  Stop the U.S. War Machine. Resistance is Justified when people are occupied. There is only one solution, Intifada Revolution"

The crowd was youthful, with older protestors from familiar Leftist organizations like Veterans for Peace  .... all denouncing the crimes of the "Zionist" State and supporting the resistance of the Palestinians  .... a message also embraced by the shameful Neturei Karta (an anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish group) .

Later, after the "emergency" demonstration  ... to stand with "Palestine" ... 
the Palis  took to the streets of mid-town Manhattan.  Hundreds of demonstrators (maybe a couple hundred) marched  a few blocks to 58th and 5th Ave, outside the Plaza Hotel to rant and scream at themselves ... again. Stomping on the Israeli flag as they marched thru the streets:

"A jew tramples the Israeli flag as hundreds of protesters in the US city of New York organized a rally on Thursday to denounce the treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli regime and call for an end to the occupation of their territories."


."This year’s Land Day builds off the unity built by the Unity Intifada in Spring 2021, as Palestinians continue to resist Zionist attempts to colonize Palestine. Once again, we see the displacement in Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, and al-Naqab met with massive collective action across all Palestine."

(a disgusting slander built on lies and ignorance)



NEXT Al Quds Day- April 29. Herald Square.

[Pictures and videos where indicated property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Al Quds Day 2022 & calls for dismantling Israel in Herald Square NYC


April 29, 2022 . Al Quds Day 2022. Herald Square. NYC

At 3:30, the protest, hosted by the Muslim Congress and the very hard left Workers World Party, assembled slowly.

Not til about 4 pm was the stage set for the chanting to begin.
(Flickr Slide show)

 Leftists join Al Quds Day NYC 2022

Early on, I was challenged as an alt-right Zionist, to which I responded, "Not alt right but I don't  support wiping Israel off the map. " To which my inquisitor walked away with a large roll of the eyes.

Then, after some long-winded prayers by a young boy, the speakers began.

Nerdeen Kiswani, their very anti-Semitic leader, spoke with her usual animosity for Israel and all things Zionist. (difficulty filming over the crowd. what mattered were her words)

Nerdeen: "Organized by the Muslim Congress on one of the last days of Ramadan", she continues, "... protesting for our palestinian Muslim brothers and sisters back home who are continuously denied the right to worship. Denied the right to live freely. .. as Muslims it is our moral obligation; our duty to fight injustice where ever we see it ... the suffering and the plight of the palestinian people."


After the Neturei Karta rabbi spoke, she made the bizarre choice to chant "Judaism, Yes. Zionism, No. The State of Israel MUST GO."

The Neturei Karta shamefully allow themselves to be used at these protests, espousing their beliefs that there was never to be a State of Israel. Their presence is offensive, since the 'palestinian' lobby uses them as the "Real Jews".

(Rabbi's video is excerpted) "On this International al Quds Day, cities around the globe are  standing up in public for al Quds. For Jerusalem. For Justice. For Peace.For the legitimate rights of the palestinian people. The Zionists have not been resting. their "occupation" is continuing. Their aggression in full swing, including killing of men, women and children. Killing journalists. Settlement expansion. on going demolitions. The latest aggression on al Aqsa. This is about the whole occupation which we condemn here today. Pro-palestinian activism is not anti-Semitism. For centuries Jews lived in peace and harmony with their Arab neighbors.The State of israel is not a Jewish State. It is a Zionist State. To be against Zionism is no way anti-Semitic. In fact Jewish people and the Jewish religion are against all of this ... rabbis and laymen are opposed to Zionist crimes against the palestinian people and the existence of the State of Israel. We pray for the speedy and peaceful dismantlement of the State of Israel."

I couldn't see over the crowd at this location, so after the Neturei Karta spoke, I moved on.

Nothing new to be seen or heard.

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Saturday, May 7, 2022

NYC Abortion Hysterics Plan to "Channel Rage into Action"

Abortion On Demand & Without Apology!

May 5, 2022:"Senate Democrats are seeking to force a vote to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law ...  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Thursday that he will file cloture on the legislation on Monday, teeing up a vote for Wednesday.

“Today, I am announcing that next week, the US Senate is going to vote on legislation to codify a woman’s right to seek an abortion into federal law,” he said in a speech on the Senate floor."   [NY Post]

May 3, 2022
Dear Friends,

Last night, we learned that the Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito.

Should this leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion hold, it would explicitly end federal constitutional protections for safe and legal abortions - nearly 50 years after Roe v. Wade was first decided.

Today my heart is with all American women who are on the cusp of having control of their own bodies taken from them.

I am filled with rage over this news but we should all be clear that this opinion is a draft: abortion is still legal today and people still have appointments and are getting care today. New Yorkers will and should continue to book their reproductive health appointments.

As the Supreme Court finalizes its decision, however, we cannot allow our anger to give way to despair or apathy. We must use it to fuel our actions and our voices.

Today at 5:00 p.m., activists and allies will be gathering in Foley Square (at Lafayette Street and Worth Street) to express our outrage at this decision and demand that reproductive rights be upheld nationwide.

We will also be wearing green, a color that demonstrates support for abortions that are safe, legal, and accessible for all people, especially racial minorities, LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, low income people, and those who are multiply marginalized.

This is a hard day for so many, but please know that you are not alone. We are in this together, today and every day. 

In service,

Erik Bottcher
New York City Council Member
District 3 (photo from twitter)


 .Of course this was a huge protest, still growing as I left at 6:30. (Flickr Slide show)

 Abortion protests Supreme Court ruling NYC Foley Sq

Two videos that struck a chord of disbelief how  ignorant --or evil - or both these protest organizers must be.

The Rabbi and the Pastor.  The Rabbi's persistent "Pregnant Person" speech was embarrassing; her relentless wokeness. These two preachers were stoking the fires of rebellion over a misunderstanding of the constitution and the supreme court.

And then Amy Schumer
spoke very briefly, “I tell jokes and this court is a joke,”  as she introduced NY's Attorney General, ( "too male, too pale") Letitia (Tish) James: It's a longer video cause Tish loves to rant.

Her plans for NY State include an OPEN Invitation to anyone who wants an abortion,  paid for by NY.

"This is a five-alarm fire, my friends,” James said.

“It’s a fight that’s going to take all of us to win. And I’m here to say we will not go backwards. We will not go back to the days when we used wire hangers!”

The state will establish a fund for women who want to come to New York for a procedure as other states impose potential bans, she said. " [NY Post]

"Thousands of demonstrators packed Foley Square on Tuesday to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, a day after a draft opinion was leaked.

Members of the group Abortion Access Front raised blown-up cardboard cutouts of the heads of the six conservative justices on the highest court in the land – then called for demonstrators to raise their middle fingers to the images." [NY Post]

"Abortion Access Front" is a national organization that supports clinics and abortion access.

More VIDEOS: First, a few actors from an off-Broadway production of "SUFFS" sang a short a cappella selection re the suffragettes. Unaware perhaps that the suffrage movement and the Republicans of 100 yrs ago  .... the Republican party as a whole  .... had always been far more supportive of woman suffrage than Democrats. And they were also dealing with a Democrat President (W. Wilson) who did not believe women should vote. Inconvenient facts, I'm sure.

."Which party passed women's suffrage? It was a decisive victory, and the split among Democrats and Republicans was staggering. In all, over 200 Republicans voted in favor of the 19th Amendment, while only 102 Democrats voted alongside them.

Southern Democrats were adamantly opposed to the amendment, however, and seven of them—Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina and Virginia—had already rejected it before Tennessee's vote on August 18, 1920."

"How long must we wait for liberty?"  they claim to still be asking this in solidarity.

Next video: the Intro Speaker, Miranda. She was from "Girls for Gender Equity" (for black women and girls) Since 1994, 20 yrs and they are still fighting for "the right to have or not have a child". Quoting a feminist writer: "We must become a menace to our enemies".

Then 2nd young woman started with : "This is what democracy looks" and morphed into brief statement about the "stealing" of Manhattan from the Lenape (a current obsession of the left at rallies.) FYI: the Lenape were several bands of "Native" American people who shared cultural and linguistic traits, also known as the Delaware Indians.

Last video, a speaker wearing a sweater with 1973 across the front, this woman began her remarks with: "We knew this was going to sneakily happen. ' We must protect abortion access. Commit to that today.  We must support access to every single path of self-determination. She claims that even with Roe v Wade, abortion access has not been available to most people in this country -- particularly black and brown, bi and queer folks. (She claims) available just for a small few ." ( aka white?) .

She proudly ended with, " When talking of reproductive justice, we must follow the leadership of black women; latino women, 'cause this world ain't right if they're not leadin' it."

.Margret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood would surely be a disappointed by these claims of no access to abortion since her Planned Parenthood goal was to control the  reproduction of blacks and Catholics.

.And now, in 2022,  these misinformed protestors are taking to the streets because, "the Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito."

They hysterically claim, "Should this leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion hold, it would explicitly end federal constitutional protections for safe and legal abortions - nearly 50 years after Roe v. Wade was first decided. "

As though they are overwhelmed by death (not encouraging it) they preached,"Get through the stages of grief re abortion rights so we can get to acceptance and then action for reproductive justice!"

Deconstructing our Constitution in 1973, and now the Supreme Court wants to restore it by returning the decision re abortion to the States. This is unacceptable to the Hard Left Socialists who lead the way thru out this protest of misinformation. (This includes Rise and Resist, Planned Parenthood, Ruth Sent Us, ACLU,, Jews For Racial and Economic Justice and

And they much planned as they continue with "give us our constitutional right to abortion" or else:

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, is organizing a “Week of Resistance” beginning on Mother’s Day through May 14 — culminating with protests in New York, Chicago and Seattle.

15-year-old Anna Hunt at NYC student walkout over threat to Roe v. Wade: “My rights are being threatened, and I came here because I’m hoping to not allow these government officials, who think they have control over my body, to ... take us back 50 years.”

Motherhood should be a choice, not forced by the church or the state,” the group claims. “Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement!

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