Tuesday, October 9, 2007

"Anti-Zionists" Heckle Survivors at Darfur rally

from Solomonia: "Brave anti-Zionist Activists Heckle Genocide Survivors"

Hey, what do you call a Save Darfur rally that includes "speakers representing genocide survivors ranging from a 95 year old Armenian man, to Rosian Zerner, (a Holocaust survivor...), to a survivor of the Khmer Rouge's Killing Fields, to a young Bosnian Muslim survivor of the Srebrenica massacre, to a Tutsi survivor of the Rwandan genocide, to a Darfurian refugee currently attending Brandeis University?" Well, if you're one of Boston's Jew-obsessed lunatics, this is called a target rich environment. Where else is it possible to display what a complete douche you are in front of such a diverse group of exceptional people? An opportunity not to be missed!

The Boston Globe reports: Genocide survivors urge China to address Darfur

Standing before several hundred people at City Hall Plaza yesterday, genocide survivors representing five countries, where more than 12 million people were killed, ignited a large torch to signify their hope for bringing an end to the suffering and death in Darfur.

They called upon China, host of the 2008 Summer Olympics, to use its influence with the Sudanese government and its permanent seat on the UN Security Council to address the crisis.

"The Sudanese government is not that strong on its own," said 21-year-old Carine Gakuba, a member of the Tutsi ethnic group, who said she lost her four siblings and parents as a result of genocide by Hutus in Rwanda in 1994.

The theme of next year's Olympic games in Beijing is "One World, One Dream," and organizers and speakers emphasized that they want people in Darfur to realize that vision...

Here's the rub:

...Speakers competed to be heard with a group of about a dozen people gathered nearby chanting, "Liars" and, "Stop the racist lies." Members of groups including Boston Anti-Zionist Action and the Troops Out Now Coalition, held signs that read, "Free Palestine" and "Stop Attacking Sudan." They said that if the United States intervenes it would steal Sudan's resources.

Green-Rainbow's David Rolde was the organizer. Ian Thal was there and reports: Hecklers Abuse Genocide Survivors, October 7, 2007

...every one of the speakers had to endure heckling from a tiny group of counter-protesters on the fringe of the rally identified by the Boston Globe as being representatives of the Boston Anti-Zionist Action and the Troops Out Now Coalition. These hecklers spouted verbal abuse at the survivors regardless of the survivors' native lands, skin colors, mother tongue, or religious belief. A quick check of the Boston Anti-Zionist Action blog shows them misrepresenting a protest that was calling for non-violent action as "a racist pro-war rally against Sudan organized by the [...] Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston." Leaving aside the general anti-Semitic tone of the slur, this sort of disinformation leads one to wonder how much else on their blog is false-- including which groups they are allied with. Does the Green party really want to be identified with people who abuse survivors of genocide? I suspect not-- but BAZA clearly wants to identify with the Green Party.

Needless to say, the six survivors on stage were unfazed, they had suffered and survived far worse than crypto-fascists posing as hippies, shouting slogans like "from Kabul to Jenin, victory to the mujahideen" and "From the river to the sea, Palestine must be free!"...

Note photo of David Rolde and the masked Pete Lowney. Adam nails it here: Green Party loons heckle survivors of various genocides

Ian Thal watched in disgust as a bunch of Green Party-affiliated hecklers shouted at speakers at a Sunday City Hall rally calling for action against the genocide in Darfur - which they kept yelling isn't happening...

Here's the email Rolde was circulating on the various Moonbaticus Odoriferous lists. Note the suggested slogans:

This weekend is the 6th anniversary of the start of the current US invasion and occupation of Aghanistan. Members of the Green Party of the US Peace Action Committee have called for nationwide protests this weekend against the US/NATO war and occupation in Afghanistan. (see the draft proposal below)

Boston Anti-Zionist Action (BAZA) is calling for an anti-imperialist demonstration at Government Center, Boston, this Sunday, Oct 7, at 3PM til 5PM. The time has been chosen to coincide with and confront a racist pro-war rally against Sudan organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. BAZA and our allies will be demonstrating against the war in Afghanistan, against the US/Zionist war on Sudan, and to call for Zionists Out of All of Palestine and the Middle East.

All decent justice-and-peace loving people, please join us at 3 PM at Government Center this Sunday Oct 7

Suggested slogans:

US & NATO Get Out of Afghanistan Now
From Kabul to Jenin, Victory to the Mujahideen
Stop the US / Zionist War Against Sudan
Stop Attacking Sudan. Stop the Racist Lies Against Muslims, Arabs and
Africans
US/UN/AU Get Out Stay Out of Sudan
From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free
All Palestinian Arab Refugees Must Be Allowed to Return to Their Homes
Falasteen Arabiyeh
9/11 Was a Zionist False Flag Operation
"USA" and "Israel" Are the Real Terrorists
"USA" and "Israel" Are Genocidal Projects That Must Be Shut Down
End the Ethiopian Proxy-US Occupation of Somalia
Victory to Hizballah
Victory to Hamas
Victory to the Iraqi, Agfhan and Somali Resistances
Stop the US / Zionist War Against Iran
Stop the US / Zionist War Against Myanmar and China
Divest from "Israel", Not From Sudan, Not From Iran, Not From Myanmar
Stop the Zionist War Against Lebanon and Syria
Stand With Cuba to Stop Imperialist Interference in Myanmar
Stop the US War in Congo.
US/UN Out of Africa
No More Wars for "Israel" or for Oil

Get this, though. These guys are even too much for the 9/11 conspiracy lunatics to deal with. One such posted the following response:

...Happy long weekend! Some of the slogans in the email from David Rolde (below) seem DESIGNED to put off the overwhelming majority of Americans.

Gustavo Espada is a young man who graduated from Harvard and now works there. His father was a career U.S. diplomat for 20 some years. They both believe the 9/11 was an "inside job", and Gustavo spends every lunch hour leafleting about this in front of the Science Center at Harvard. He was doing the same outside of the Law School auditorium where the Boston Palestine Film Festival showed some films last week. I had last talked with him as he passed me and Lorraine as we picketed at the Somervill polls a year or two ago.

We discussed the 9/11 truth movement and Gustavo said that "Sure there are some crazies in it; but we are shaking them out and reaching a reasonable consensus." But he believes that some of the "crazies" are false flag crazies who aim to discredit the movement. As you and I have speculated before, David R. and Pete L. seem to be this type of person in effect if not in intent...

Yours for 24/7 truth,

Bob C

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"...a 95 year old Armenian man, to Rosian Zerner, (a Holocaust survivor...), to a survivor of the Khmer Rouge's Killing Fields, to a young Bosnian Muslim survivor of the Srebrenica massacre, to a Tutsi survivor of the Rwandan genocide, to a Darfurian refugee..."

I hope every single one of these people owns a gun.

Adam Holland said...

Why?

Ian Thal said...

Thanks for the information about David Rolde.

I have written a follow up on the story on my own blog:

http://ianthal.blogspot.com/2007/10/hecklers-abuse-genocide-survivors_10.html

Anyway, I don't get why anonymous thinks the survivors need guns. They live in Massachusetts where they are not likely to experience similar things again so long as the citizenry continues to vigilantly civil society and democracy with thoughtful action.

Ian Thal said...

Interestingly enough, I encountered David Rolde (the apparent leader of the "Anti-Zionist" counter protest) yet again, this time picketing a reading of my play. Funny thing is that my play, Total War, isn't about the Middle-East. I suppose the problem was that the playwright is Jewish.

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