Monday, October 13, 2014

Wendy Davis and Ferguson Agitators Sharing the Same Financial Backing



We have explored many of the usual radical, Pro-Palestinian and union organizers behind the continued stoking of unrest in Ferguson, with this past weekend’s #FergusonOctober “Weekend of Resistance” as their latest effort. There is clearly a lot of money behind it, but curious to find that a big backer happens to also be a big backer of Texas candidate for Governor, Wendy Davis.
The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) is proud to thank PowerPAC Plus for their financial support and link to their promotional video here.
Here’s a video from PowerPAC, one of the organizers who gave a generous donation towards our call for a paid organizer to be on the ground in Ferguson.
PowerPAC Plus is a large and powerful PAC that claims to have been instrumental in the 2008 election of Barack Obama. Considering their claim below, it does appear they were certainly well rewarded for their efforts:
PowerPAC+ is a political action committee formed in 2012 to build the political power of America’s multiracial majority. It emerged from the groundbreaking work of Vote Hope in 2007-08. At that time, then-Senator Barack Obama was assembling his Presidential campaign and California’s primary moved from June to a more influential month, February. We created Vote Hope, the first super-PAC aimed at supporting Barack Obama’s bid for president. Vote Hope was the largest independent effort in the nation to increase voter turnout in communities of color. It drew in $10 million, and expanded to 18 states during the primary season.

After President Obama’s election, we set up a DC office and worked closely with the administration’s personnel staff to build a Diversity Talent Bank that the White House used to identify and hire more than 60 people including Associate Attorney General Tony West. [emphasis mine]
PowerPAC Plus currently backs a variety of November candidates, with one of their most promoted being Wendy Davis. Wendy has been one of their picks for quite awhile, as they also supported her during her campaign for Texas State Senate:
PowerPAC+ was proud to support her last year in her run for State Senate. Now Davis is running for Governor in 2014, and she is the leader best-positioned to translate the enthusiasm in Texas into real political power.
As Texas is one of their main target states, getting Wendy elected is a crucial part of that strategy. Focusing on the cities with the largest minority non-voting populations is another. They see the Latino vote as instrumental in pushing Wendy across the finish line, as outlined here.
In Final Weeks, Wendy Davis’ Campaign Hinges on Engaging Latinos
PowerPAC Plus believes in uniting various minority groups in an effort to become the majority as a whole, or as they put it, “PowerPAC+ builds the political power of the multiracial majority.” Apparently, they also feel pretty strongly about continuing to fan the flames in Ferguson, no matter the consequences. If it can get the end result they want, despite the destruction and violence it takes, it appears “the end justifies the means” once again. Their close ties to this administration are troubling. Their endorsement and financial support of Wendy Davis should set off alarm bells for Texas voters.

Originally published HERE.

Ferguson Organizing Weekend: Pro-Palestinian Groups Join Usual Cast of Characters to Incite More Violence



This coming weekend, Breitbart and others have reported on a new "Weekend of Resistance" planned in Ferguson, uniting the pro-Palestinian activists with the Ferguson activists. At first, you might wonder what these two movements would have in common, but they can explain that easily:
  • Friday, October 10th: Panel discussion exploring the intersections of U.S. police practices and militarization around the world, including in Palestine.
  • Saturday, October 11th: Large national march at the historic old St. Louis courthouse (where Dred Scott was denied his freedom) with Palestine support contingent.
  • Monday, October 13th: Action focused on a target highlighting intersections of militarized policing in Ferguson and Palestine.
However, the more complex network behind this event might indicate that it is never about the real issue, but always turns out to be the same anti-capitalist radicals we find behind every faux movement.

Read the rest HERE.

Exactly Who is ‘In Defense of Christians’?



Much has been written over the last few days about Ted Cruz’s appearance at the first summit of a new organization, “In Defense of Christians.” The organization is working to form an alliance of  leaders to preserve and protect some of the world’s oldest Christian groups. What may be most curious about this organization is how they are now covering up exactly who makes up their board.
The incident in the news that brought this group front and center occurred as the result of Cruz walking away from the podium after stating that those who will not stand with our ally, Israel, will not have his support. You can view more here. His attempt to suggest that all religious bigotry (including anti-semitism) was a problem did not seem welcome to some in this audience. Watching his preliminary words before he left the stage helps put it in context.
Among the many opinions out there, Mark Tooley and his commenters appear to be aware of the political and nationalist aspect of being a Mideast Christian, which helps clarify the reaction to Cruz from some of the audience:
It’s no secret that many Mideast Christians generally aren’t big fans of Israel. I learned this firsthand during the 2006 Israel war on Hezbollah, when my discussion at church with a Lebanese Christian nearly escalated to a shouting match.
Sometimes American Christians romanticize overseas persecuted Christians into disembodied noble souls unaffected by terrestrial concerns. But they, like everybody else, have histories, loyalties, resentments, grievances, and political calculations. Generally, most Mideast Christians cannot further imperil themselves by ever seeming politically to sympathize with Israel or the West. But their notions are not just for appearances. Many Mideast Christians are Arab nationalists. And whether for survival or genuine sympathy, some church leaders over the years have aligned with repressive regimes, like Assad’s and Saddam’s.
Mideast Christians, in other words, are not necessarily planning to ever be on board with Israel and may very well continue to align with terrorist groups and leaders as they see fit.

Read the rest HERE.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PICO Network Letting No Crisis Go to Waste in Ferguson



Just a few days ago, we wrote about the outside agitation coming from Soros and major union funding, as they make sure not to let another crisis go to waste in Ferguson, Mo. Likewise, Rev. Michael McBride and the PICO Network (People Improving Communitites Through organizing) are on location and training organizers in Ferguson.

Read the rest HERE.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Soros, Unions and Radicals Behind Action to Fuel the Flames in Missouri



In an attempt to link immigration issues to the ongoing Mike Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri, NDLON (National Day Laborer Organizing Network) posted the following, linked from Twitter:
NDLON ‏@ndlon 6h

Why the fight for #ImmigrantRights includes the fight for #MikeBrown & Ferguson #NMOS14 http://ndlon.org/en/pressroom/press-releases/item/1078-ferguson/1078-ferguson …
Their link takes us to the following announcement:
NDLON Calls for Immigrants and Latinos to Join Protests Against Police Brutality, for Justice in Ferguson

August 15th, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ
In response to the events related to the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO  and the violent police response to the outpouring of protest, Marisa Franco, lead of the #Not1More Campaign for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement:

“As a movement that is fighting criminalization to stop deportations and detention, Latinos and immigrants have a duty to stand alongside those who have been fighting it far longer.  On the streets of Ferguson, people have bravely sounded an alarm on the crisis of violence besieging the Black community. 

As we defend our own families, we must answer the call not simply to be in solidarity but because the problems our communities face and the solutions we seek are linked together.

Last night, across the country, thousands held their words in a moment of silence to remember the life of Mike Brown and in a pledge to never be silent again in the face of injustice.  We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends and we urge those within the immigrant rights movement to attend the rallies and protests in the coming days.  Black lives matter and any movement against dehumanization must affirm and defend that truth.

Mike Brown is not the first but the latest in an epidemic of violence.  We say, not one more Black person murdered by police, not one more struggle fought alone, not one more life criminalized as we continue our struggle for not one more deportation.”

A partial list of upcoming events can be found at: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/solidarity-actions-for-mike-brown and by following #BlackLivesMatter, #NMOS14, and #MikeBrown on twitter.
The list of action sites they refer to is found here: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/solidarity-actions-for-mike-brown .  The Action Network organizing these nationwide protests aka Corporate Action Network, is directed by Mark Fleischman, former SEIU Vice-president, along with many other professional organizers:
Having spent 25 years in the labor movement, primarily as an organizing director for large union campaigns, most recently Mark served as Vice President of the Service Employees International Union.
NDLON is supported by the CCR, Center for Constitutional Rights.

Read the rest HERE.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Progressive Environmentalists’ Hypocritical Support for Illegal Immigration



In the continuing illegal immigration crisis, most of us find that we still like children. However, we are also concerned about being a nation that enforces its laws,the huge influx of immigrants coming into an already fragile economy, border crime and terrorism, as well as the huge costs involved in additional social services. However, there are others that have their own concerns about illegal immigration and have for years; the radical environmentalists and zero population growth advocates.

It may surprise you to learn that some of the most vocal voices for a strong immigration and border security policy are not “conservative” groups at all, but are groups whose main concern is the environment and population control. Their focus has little to do with the above mentioned concerns of the average American. Among those groups are Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Roy Beck’s NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).  Reading a history of these groups, we discover that their outward rallying of everyday Americans exists to forward their own cause, shutting down population growth. With Planned Parenthood connections, several of the aforementioned groups were founded or funded by John Tanton:

Sierra’s National Population Committee was chaired from 1971 to 1975 by John Tanton, who at the time was a liberal activist. He later became convinced that immigration was, in fact, the primary cause of overpopulation. In 1980, Sierra Club officers testified before the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Reform that it is “obvious that the numbers of immigrants the United States accepts affects our population size.”

There have been some big names in this movement who have defected, however. In the last few years, large organizations such as the Sierra Club and Bill McKibben’s 360.org movements did a sudden “about face” on the issue, after years of working so hard for population control measures. Why?

The 360.org Board members put it this way (emphasis mine):
Immigrants to this country bring a fresh and global perspective to our environmental challenges, as well as much needed political power.

Read the rest HERE.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Immigration Poster Boy Jose Antonio Vargas: Soros & Unions Linked Yet Again?





In the constant PR battle from the Left on the immigration flood at the border, it seems that all events lead back to the same agitators. On the heels of last weekend’s protest, promoted and publicized by Soros sponsored groups and the Left’s favorite PR people at Fitzgibbon Media, we now have a new poster boy at the border, Jose Antonio Vargas.

Many people may already be familiar with Vargas and his “Documented” documentary shown recently on CNN, in which he comes out as being both gay and illegal. Quite a double whammy. Vargas, who has written for various outlets including the Huffington Post, presents himself as an example of the model citizen, dismissing the fact that he is still breaking the law and has apparently made no attempt to gain legal citizenship in all these years.

Vargas founded a group called “Define American”, working with other leftists and organizing watch parties for his “Documented” documentary with groups such as GLAAD, MomsRising, La Raza and others. Also working with him is the left leaning pastor/spouse couple, Rev. Eller and Rev. Laura Barclay of Highland Baptist Church in Louisville. The church was the site of the first screening and panel discussion of his documentary.

Read the rest HERE.