When does a protest that includes a total of approximately 45 people spread over 3 US cities merit national media coverage? When the protest is anti-American and pro-terrorist. That was the case of the “emergency” protests sponsored by Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center decrying the execution of Saddam Hussein. According to the AP, the protests were “small rallies” with “a few dozen activists” in Times Square, 15 “anti-war demonstrators” in Detroit and “five protesters” in Boston. Given the media’s penchant for inflating the attendance at any anti-American event, the number 45 is probably too generous.
The signs contained the typical rhetoric – “Bring the Troops Home”, “Money for our City, Not for War” and “US Troops out of Iraq”. There were some new slogans unveiled in light of the execution of Ramsey Clark’s client – “Execution Escalation”.
The AP had the obligatory statements from the protesters such as Abayomi Azikiwe claiming "We are here to express our deepest regret and condemnation for what the Bush administration has done". What the AP left out of their report is a little background on the protesters they interviewed. These are not just random American citizens expressing their dissent for government policies. These are hardcore activists with socialist roots that go much deeper than any claim of support for the US Constitution. Their agenda is one of weakening America and foisting the socialist agenda on each of us. Don’t take my word for it – see their affiliations and read their own words…
Abayomi Azikiwe -editor of the Pan-African News Wire and a co-founder of MECAWI
“Official America's growing isolationist philosophy and outlook provides no solution to the ever increasing crisis in the world capitalist system. Even though the United States military continues its occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, the people of these nations have firmly rejected their presence while the masses of the world view the current power brokers in this country as the greatest threat to peace in the international community.” Looking Backward:Another 21st Century Coup For Neo-Conservative America
Organized and spoke at the MECAWI (Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice) six-hour Teach-In on US-Israeli War Against the Middle-East September 30, 2006 on the Wayne State University campus. Topics included the History of Imperialism and Zionism, Lebanon-Palestine Resistance, Criminal Role of Corporate Media, US Genocide Against the Iraqi People, Israel, Apartheid & Domestic Racism.
Steve Kirschbaum - chief union steward for Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston school bus driver’s and monitor’s union and a member of the Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC). Boston Labor's ANSWER, member Steel Workers Local 8751. Kirschbaum said “We will not stand idly by and allow the murder of our own people. This is a disaster of government racism,” at the opening of the Boston rally for Katrina victims on September 3, 2005.
Sarah Flounders – The AP called Flounders a “protester”. They should have called her a Ramsey Clark shill and Communist tool. Flounders is the co-director of the International Action Center. In her December 2005 article, “The Trial of Saddam Hussein/ Anti-War Movement Must Reject Colonial Justice”, she voiced her opposition to “the 15 year long US war on Iraq – which has included starvation sanctions, bombings and invasions.” Flounders went on to say:
“Every U.S. war against oppressed peoples and nations has begun with saturating the entire civilian population with war propaganda that so demonized the leader of the targeted population that any crime was treated as acceptable and beyond question. This has been true since the wars against Native populations and the demonization of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Geronimo and many, many other Indigenous leaders, up to the leaders of every progressive or revolutionary struggle over the past 50 years. It doesn't matter how mild or committed to non-violence the leader is. Consider the case of the kidnapped former priest, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti, who was charged with corruption, drug running and gang violence. Today President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran are increasingly portrayed as madmen, dictators and evil incarnate.”
The AP would have us believe that these people are representative of the citizens of the United States. If the AP had any morals or ethics, they would do a brief background search on the protesters they so willingly cite. I cannot decide if the AP is a tool of the Socialists or if they are willingly complicit in the pounding of the Socialist agenda. Either way it is an outrage and a continuation of the media brainwash of the masses.