[The Federalist] The Black Futures Lab, a venture of Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza, is sponsored by the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), an organization that works with China’s communist government to push its agenda in the United States, according to an investigation by the Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez.
Gonzalez discovered that the Black Futures Lab donation page explicitly states they are "a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association," explaining where donations to Black Futures Lab are funneled.
Gonzalez explains the history of the CPA in the United States, documenting the activities the group sponsors on behalf of the Chinese government, including one instance in which the People’s Republic of China flag was flown over Boston’s City Hall to honor the takeover of China by the Chinese Communist Party. The CPA is routinely praised for its work in the U.S. by China’s official mouthpiece, China Daily.
"It is clear, then, that CPA works with China’s communist government, pushes its agenda here in the United States, and is regularly praised by China’s state-owned mouthpieces," Gonzalez writes. "It is clear, too, from, this perspective, why the CPA would sponsor a new enterprise by Garza: They espouse the same desire for world communism."
Garza, the founder of Black Futures Lab, is also the founder of the openly Marxist, global organization Black Lives Matter and the numerous domestic organizations, such the Movement For Black Lives, that are related to it. The BLM organization sponsors and proposes Marxist public policy such as socialized ownership of resources, banks, and businesses, a highly unequal income tax, putting everyone on welfare through a "minimum income," and government jobs. In 2015, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said she and her fellow organizers are "trained Marxists."
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Three people are now facing criminal charges for harassing diners at a restaurant in Pittsburgh during a Black Lives Matter protest over Labor Day weekend.
Misdemeanor charges were filed against Monique Craft, 35, Kenneth McDowell, 33, and Shawn Green, 24, on Monday. It's unclear whether they've been taken into custody.
A viral video showed the trio and other protesters screaming 'f*** the white people' and yelling other obscenities at diners outside the Sienna Mercato restaurant on Penn Avenue on September 5.
Craft was dubbed the 'beer bandit' after being seen swiping a drink from an elderly white couple and downing it in front of them before another protester knocked the glass to the ground.
Green, who goes by Lorenzo Rulli, swore at the elderly couple and gave them the finger, according to a police complaint. He also walked up to the front of the restaurant and screamed into an open window.
Police identified McDowell as the 'ringleader' and said he used a megaphone to scream obscenities at diners sitting outside Sienna Mercato and others passing by, as seen in the video.
McDowell was also accused of getting into an alteration with a McDonald's manager in another protest video that went viral.
Craft has been charged with disorderly conduct, conspiracy and theft by unlawful taking after allegedly admitting to chugging the couple's beer.
McDowell is charged with possessing instruments of crime, conspiracy, disorderly conduct and harassment, and Rulli is charged with disorderly conduct, conspiracy, criminal mischief and simple trespass.
[ALMASDARNEWS] While Greek and Ottoman Turkish military representatives will meet for the third time under NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis.... brokered talks on Tuesday, the threat of military escalation between both nations continue to rise.
Following growing tensions between both nations, the Ottoman Turkish Navy issued a navigational warning demanding that Greece completely demilitarizes the island of Chios. The warning was issued on Monday evening.
The Navy’s office for Hydrography and Oceanography is claiming that Greece is violating the 1923 Lausanne Peace Treaty.
The office of the Ottoman Turkish Foreign Ministry reiterated the claim and called for the demilitarization of 16 islands near the Ottoman Turkish coastline.
According to Ottoman Turkish Foreign Minister Hulusi Akar, the treaty of Lausanne states that 21 islands must not be militarized, while the Greek military is stationed on 16 of them.
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09/16/2020 00:00 ||
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As soon as Turkey "de-militarizes" it's presence on Cyprus ... maybe.
The Turkish government published these two videos within a two month period. (1) Turkey provides refuge to more than 3.6 million displaced people and (2) will send them to Europe if Europe rightly labels its illegitimate international occupations 'invasions.' pic.twitter.com/mgYSPSXFOn
[NYPOST] President Trump on Tuesday heralded "the dawn of a new Middle East" as he hosted regional leaders for the signing of the "Abraham Accords" normalizing relations between Israel and two Arab countries.
The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain joined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the White House South Lawn to affirm their recent recognition of Israel’s statehood.
Bahrain and the UAE are the third and fourth Arab countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. The breakthrough also established direct commercial flights between Israel and the UAE.
"We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history," Trump said from a balcony overlooking the South Lawn. "After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.
"In Israel’s entire history there have previously been only two such agreements. Now we have achieved two in a single month. And there are more to follow," Trump said.
"These agreements will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region, something which nobody thought was possible."
Documents signed at the event — with a witness signature from Trump — commit Israel, the UAE and Bahrain to exchange ambassadors and open embassies. Trump said the countries will "cooperate as partners across the broad range of sectors, from tourism to trade and healthcare to security, they’re going to work together. They are friends."
The Beeb is actually more supportive of Trump-Kushner than the US media. Maybe they got tired of trying to interfere in US elections... or maybe their US cousins picked up the baton of electoral interference, don't know
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[IsraelTimes] Politico reports that Lana Marks, a Jewish South Florida-based luxury handbag designer, was likely chosen due to her closeness to Trump, who ordered killing of Iranian general.
Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... is plotting to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa as it seeks to further avenge the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani , the Politico news site reported Sunday.
The article, citing US intelligence reports seen by a US government official and another official familiar with the documents, said that Ambassador Lana Marks was likely chosen due to her closeness to US President Donald Trump ...Oh, noze! Not him!... Iran dismissed the allegation.
Iran has already retaliated for Soleimani’s killing in January, firing missiles at a US base in Iraq, to which the US did not respond. However, the man who has no enemies isn't anybody and has never done anything... the killing of a US ambassador would likely push an already tense region to war.
US officials have said that Tehran was likely to seek to further avenge his death.
Marks, 66, a Palm Beach, Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer, is a long-time friend of the US president and was a member of Trump’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago club in Florida before she was appointed ambassador in 2018.
Marks was born and raised in South Africa and was CEO of the Lana Marks Collections design firm, which caters to celebrities. Born Lana Banks, she grew up in the city of Port Elizabeth, where here family were prominent members of the city’s Jewish community.
However, the man who has no enemies isn't anybody and has never done anything... the report said that Iran still sought further Dire Revenge and was considering several targets, including the killing of Marks.
Politico said Marks had been informed of the threats against her, which reportedly involved the Iranian embassy in South Africa.
The report said that US officials have been aware of a general threat against Marks since the spring, but the threat had become more specific in recent weeks.
The report also noted that Iran runs a clandestine operation in South Africa and Marks may be more vulnerable than envoys in other countries, where the US has better security coordination with local authorities.
I think we, too, should build a wooden aircraft carrier, except instead of plywood make it out of teak, put some olde time carving on the fore and aft. Then put in propulsion and a RC command structure, actually run UAC ops using RC refule/reload equipment and weapon stores. Totally automated.
[FoxNews] Two undocumented immigrants suspected in the gang slaying of a 16-year-old girl in Baltimore were released because of sanctuary city policies, despite requests from federal immigration officials, officials said Tuesday.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it lodged three immigration detainers on three men charged in the May 29 death of Gabriela Ardon. Five people are charged in the killing -- three of whom were living in the United States illegally.
“In this case, two of the suspects arrested had previously been encountered by ICE, but due to state and local policies that put politics above public safety, they were released to the street,” said Acting Baltimore Field Office Director Francisco Madrigal. “This is the worst-case scenario when detainers are not honored.”
Wilson Art Constanza-Galdomez, 21, and Wualter Orellana- Hernandez, 19, both from El Salvador, and Honduran national Jonathan J. Pesquera-Puerto, 19, are believed to be members or associates of the MS-13. They are charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and kidnapping.
Constanza-Galdomez was arrested in 2018 in Suffolk County, New York. ICE took custody of him, but an immigration judge granted him bond and he was released. He was arrested later that year for another offense in Suffolk County and released in April 2019 despite an ICE request that he be turned over to immigration agents.
He failed to appear for an immigration hearing and was ordered deported to El Salvador in October 2019, ICE said.
Orellana-Hernandez was arrested by the Prince George’s County Police Department in January. ICE lodged a detainer the day of the arrest, but it wasn't honored and he was released, the agency said.
Authorities said the five suspects lured Ardon to her death because she belonged to a rival gang, the Washington Times reported. She was reported missing by her family in New York and she was eventually identified by her tattoos.
[PJMedia] There is an organized and growing effort to push back against the cancel culture on college campuses. Thousands of conservative and libertarian scholars and academics are standing up and issuing a ringing endorsement of academic freedom.
The statement embodies concepts that all can embrace — at least, those whose minds haven’t been poisoned by the radical left.
Tragically, we are losing these defining features of our democracy. Common decency and free speech are being dismantled through the stigmatizing practice of blacklisting ideological opponents, which has taken on the conspicuous form of “hate” labeling. Responsible organizations are castigated as “hate groups.” Honest people of good faith are branded “hate agents.” Even mainstream ideas are marginalized as “hate speech.” This threatens our ability to listen, discuss, debate, and grow.
Blacklisting is spreading. Corporations are enacting “hate-speech” policies to protect people from “wrong” and “harmful” content. Similarly, colleges and universities are imposing speech regulations to make students “safe,” not from physical harm, but from challenges to campus orthodoxy. These policies and regulations assume that we as citizens are unable to think for ourselves and to make independent judgments. Instead of teaching us to engage, they foster conformism (“groupthink”) and train us to respond to intellectual challenges with one or another form of censorship.
Not many real academics among the founding signatories. Robby George of Princeton, a couple obscure academics from "Chapman University," and a retired law prof. Outside of RG, not a single prominent academic from any top 100 university.
Posted by: Augustus Teavee ||
09/16/2020 10:06 Comments ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.