The Dream Defenders
Looks a Lot Like the 1960’s and the Parents of Those in the Obama Administration
By Terresa Monroe-Hamilton – the NoisyRoom
Trevor Loudon wrote an article that each and every one of us should read and take note of: Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to “Palestinian” Revolutionaries. I agree completely with Trevor when he says that 2015 could usher in chaos, unrest and violence as we have not seen in our lifetime. The Communists are now joining hands in America with the Radical Islamists, forming an American Intifada – an uprising, resistance, revolt. They are using racism as the building blocks and their hate for America as the glue to forward massive havoc and violence in our streets.
The riots in Ferguson and New York were just the warm up act for these thugs. They are looking to create what they think is an American Spring, which will push every radical and Communist ideal there is out there. It will scream racism, go after the police and alphabet agencies, cry social and environmental injustice, push demands for Islamic acceptance and Shariah law – and in the mix will be the ever-present Jew-hatred which is the kindling for their hatred. In this twisted case, the enemy of my enemy is my ally. For the short term anyway.
Taking the lead are primarily Black and Latino revolutionaries who claim to represent the movements for “black lives” and racial justice, who took a jaunt to Palestine to show solidarity against – you guessed it – Israel. Meet the Dream Defenders Palestine Delegation:
Representatives at the forefront of the movements for Black lives and racial justice took a historic trip to Palestine in early January to connect with activists living under Israeli occupation.
Black journalists, artists and organizers representing Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and more have joined the Dream Defenders for a 10-day trip to the occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel.
The trip comes after a year of highly-publicized repression in Ferguson, the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as solidarity between these places.
Ahmad Abuznaid, Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director and a co-organizer of the delegation, said that the goal of the trip was to make connections.
“The goals were primarily to allow for the group members to experience and see first-hand the occupation, ethnic cleansing and brutality Israel has levied against Palestinians, but also to build real relationships with those on the ground leading the fight for liberation,” wrote Abuznaid.
“In the spirit of Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and many others, we thought the connections between the African American leadership of the movement in the U.S. and those on the ground in Palestine needed to be reestablished and fortified.”
Abuznaid said the trip represented a chance to bring the power of Black organizing to Palestine.
“As a Palestinian who has learned a great deal about struggle, movement, militancy and liberation from African Americans in the U.S., I dreamt of the day where I could bring that power back to my people in Palestine. This trip is a part of that process.”
For Steven Pargett, communications director for Dream Defenders, visiting the Dheisheh Refugee Camp outside of Bethlehem made these connections clearer: “A camp doesn’t have to have a fence with barbed wire all around it in order to be a place where displaced people are struggling to survive.”
Pargett said that Black people in the United States are also displaced refugees.
“Our refugee camps are lower income communities and project buildings all around the country that many would not be living in had we not been taken into slavery generations ago. Rather than having the Israeli Defense occupation in our hoods, we have the occupation of police officers who often prove to have little regard for our lives, being that they are not from these communities,” Pargett wrote.
Hip-hop was a unifying force for the delegation, Pargett said, commenting that Palestinians have been inspired by hip-hop in the U.S. and use it as a tool to amplify their own voices.
St. Louis-based rapper and activist Tef Poe said his experience in the camps connecting through hip-hop was the best day of his life.
“A refugee camp with a bunch of people fighting for their lives and using hip hop to lift their spirits and spark the minds of the children and break down gender barriers between young girls and boys,” Tef posted to Facebook. “I spent a day with these ppl .. Most amazing day of my life. Thanks be to the Most, the struggle is beautiful.”
This trip is another chapter in the recent history of Black-Palestinian solidarity. In November, a group of 10 Palestinian student activists visited Ferguson and St. Louis, meeting with people organizing in the streets.
A month later, upon their return, the students hosted a series of events at their university in the West Bank to raise awareness with the Black struggle and stand in solidarity. Dream Defenders unanimously passed a resolution to support the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in this interval.
Moving forward, delegates expressed a desire for Black and American action in support of Palestine.
“I believe the Black Lives Matter movement can benefit greatly by learning about struggles outside of the U.S., but particularly the Palestinian struggle,” said Patrisse Cullors. “I want this trip to be an example for how Black folks and Arab communities can be in better solidarity with one another.”
Cherrell Brown sees joint action as a way to global freedom.
“I want us to take back things we can do in the now, as Americans, to raise awareness and action around Palestinian liberation. I want us to reimagine what society could and will look like when we’ve dismantled this white-supremacist patriarchal and capitalist society. I want us to do it together. I want to bring back these conversations and stories in hopes that it will help add to this global struggle to get free.”
The full list of delegates includes five Dream Defenders (Phillip Agnew, Ciara Taylor, Steven Pargett, Sherika Shaw, Ahmad Abuznaid), Tef Poe and Tara Thompson (Ferguson/Hands Up United), journalist Marc Lamont Hill, Cherrell Brown and Carmen Perez (Justice League NYC), Charlene Carruthers (Black Youth Project), poet and artist Aja Monet, Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter), and Maytha Alhassen, a USC PhD student. Catch up with the delegation and follow their last few days using #DDPalestine on Twitter and Instagram.
Gee, that’s a who’s who of racists, social justice agitators and Communists. Just look how chummy and united they have all become. I know you will be really, really shocked to learn that the Tides Foundation is funding this. And who is behind the Tides Foundation? Why, that old spider George Soros who hates Jews, America and freedom in general. You know, the guy who gave $33 million to the activists who took part in Ferguson and other venues of violence.
This is all part of a movement that has been gathering steam for a while now and it is thoroughly anti-Israel. Guess who is in the thick of it? Dr. Marc Lamont Hill of HuffPost Live, BET News and CNN. Watch it Marc, your antisemitism is showing and badly. Our comrade Hill also spouted revolutionary rhetoric to promote the Dream Defenders. Ferguson, Eric Garner and #BlackLivesMatter protests have become the calling card for the new face of the Occupy Movement. You are witnessing the rise of the Islamo-Communist Axis in America.
No one has documented this burgeoning, morphing movement better than Legal Insurrection. The infiltration and hijacking of the movement was documented by LI in a series of posts and an Op-Ed in The NY Post:
- Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge
- Anti-Israel activist still stoking fires in #Ferguson
- “Pigs in a blanket” chanted in #Ferguson long before #NYPD executions
- The Anti-Israel, Anti-Police Alliance
- Partners in protest: The anti-Israel, cop-bash link
The convoluted logic of the Leftists here is mind-bending. LI explains:
This is all part of a larger effort, particularly on U.S. campuses, to use “intersectional” theory to tie domestic race issues into Palestinian complaints about Israel, among other ways, through exaggeration and in some cases fabrication of alleged Israeli training of U.S. police. That way, any use of excessive force by a U.S. policeman is cause for anti-Israel activists to blame Israel and try to stoke hatred of Israel in domestic communities.
It’s a sick tactic, but it is one deeply ingrained in the anti-Israel movement in the U.S., which has sought to foment and exploit racial tensions long before Ferguson.
Wrap your head around that one and ponder it for a moment. When Dream Defenders went to Nazareth in Israel (which they called Palestine) to show their solidarity with Palestine, they also did a lame flash mob. Not a lot of people came, but since when has that deterred extremists?
You wouldn’t think of it as a joke though if you visited anti-Israel sites such as Mondoweiss and Electronic Intifada. All of this to converge racial tensions in America with the fight against Israel. For instance, the group met with, among others, Omar Barghouti, a founder of the international anti-Israel boycott movement. They only need a few, loud people who photograph well and a really good videographer to make it seem mainstream. An article was also written up in Ebony Magazine by recently graduated Stanford University student and Students for Justice in Palestine activist, Kristian Davis Baily, who has been arguing the case for Why Black People Must Stand With Palestine.
Of course the lapdog media are labeling these hatemongers as ‘Freedom Fighters.’ Quite the opposite actually. Israel is not occupying anything – what these people really want is the ultimate lack of freedom for Israel – for them not to exist. After all, Islam and the Caliphate demand it as does the Ummah.
The Communists hate the American police. Unless the police are firmly under the command and control by a fellow Communist such as Obama, they feel they must be weakened and relentlessly attacked. They are a threat to their plans. A quote from GlobalGrind pretty much sums it up:
The 10-day trip — co-organized by Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director, Palestinian American Ahmad Abuznaid — was a historic and unprecedented action to connect the oppression of black and brown people globally to the U.S. A number of representatives on the trip, including St. Louis rapper and poet Tef Poe, stood tirelessly on the front lines of demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. just months before to dismantle state violence, specifically the death of black bodies at the hands of a militarized police force.
Charming, huh? Students from Palestine journeyed to Ferguson to meet with activists organizing demonstrations in response to the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. late last year as well… so this is symbiotic in nature. See how the Communists, Racial Justice and the Palestinian Liberation Movement have crawled into bed together?
Lest you think these are just wayward radicals in our streets and the government is not actively involved, think again. Did you know the US Consulate in Jerusalem is now arming Palestinian guards in direct violation of a 2011 agreement where we swore not to do that? The guards are now claiming the chief security officer is forming a Palestinian militia. They are training 35 Palestinians from East Jerusalem to serve as armed guards, particularly for consular trips to the West Bank’s Area A, which is off-limits to Israelis. This directly violates a 2011 agreement between Israel and the consulate, the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth stated, whereby only IDF combat veterans would be authorized to carry arms as consulate guards. The security staff was to only be American diplomats or Israeli army veterans. This is a blatant betrayal siding with the enemies of Israel and bluntly stating that we trust the Palestinians more than Israel – agreements be damned.
As an addendum, Israeli guards at the consulate alleged that the Palestinians were being trained with firearms in Jericho at a Palestinian Preventative Security base and in the United States. I believe that is true considering the hate that Obama bears for Israel.
From the Times of Israel:
Regional Security Officer Dan Cronin, Israeli guards claimed, “is in effect setting up an armed Palestinian militia in the consulate. They are being trained with weapons, in Krav Maga, and tactical driving. It’s irresponsible. Who can guarantee that such weapons in the hands of Palestinians won’t spread to terror?”
The US Consulate denied a Times of Israel request to speak with Cronin and declined to directly address the assertions in the article. “The US Consulate General in Jerusalem has full confidence in the professionalism of its staff,” a US official said. “We do not discuss the security of our diplomatic missions, but note there are many inaccuracies in the story.”
“In addition,” he said, “we coordinate fully and regularly with local authorities.”
He would not detail the alleged inaccuracies.
The Israeli security guards, three of whom reportedly quit in protest, asserted that the consulate also keeps machine guns and rifles on the premises, further violating the alleged agreement, and that one senior staff member had served time in Israeli prison for membership in the Fatah organization.
The US and many European nations, which do not officially have embassies in the West Bank, keep an embassy in Tel Aviv, which handles Israeli affairs, and a consular office in Jerusalem, straddling the eastern and western sides of the city, which handles Palestinians’ affairs. This requires frequent travel to the West Bank, parts of which are, by law, off-limits to Israeli citizens. Convoys of US staff, therefore, often require the presence of American armed guards.
The US Consulate, stationed on the edge of the Jewish neighborhood of Arnona in West Jerusalem, sees itself, the article stated, “as the embassy of the United States of America in Palestine.”
The US is obviously gearing up for a fight against Israel. We are definitely on the wrong side of history and God.
The unrest in the US is far from over. As each new incident where a Black or Hispanic dies due to conflict with the police, look for the police to be blamed. The end goal here is for Obama to fully nationalize the police and put all forces under the purview of DHS. That way they answer to the Executive Branch and not to the states, cities or citizens. It’s right out of the Marxist playbook Obama is following. So, violence and chaos are sure to escalate. Watch for it.
Also watch for more confrontation with the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic organizations in the US. They are testing us at every weak point – see the call to prayer almost initiated at Duke University and currently being implemented at UCLA. There will be violence across the nation as well pushed by the PLO, terrorists, radical Islamists, the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party. They will use race as their weapon of choice.
The Communists feel that if they can create enough upheaval, violence, confusion and chaos, that Obama will claim he was forced to act. This could mean martial law or a variety of unconstitutional edicts. Already, Obama is announcing he is getting ready to back a government-run Internet and does not need Congress’ permission to do so. It is one more step in taking over our freedoms and nullifying the Constitution.
The Islamo-Communist Axis is igniting an American Intifada. Communists, revolutionary radicals and Islamists are joining forces to transform America permanently. While Obama is gutting us militarily and our foreign policy abroad, he has set loose the Communist hounds to tear at the soft belly of American justice and integrity. If we are gutted and bleeding from within, Obama knows we cannot fight the enemies without. He’s counting on it.