MEK at the UN: Bizarre Cult Organizes in the U.S. Against Iran

This is a guest post by a friend in New York.  Caleb reports on a very real scene that has been going on with the support of Congressional Neocons and other members of the U.S,. power structure since the 80s.  Every year they come out of hiding with their allies to harass the Iranian Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly.   They wear the colors of an innocent movement for peace and justice but read below to understand the disturbing truth.

Caleb Maupin: You would think that individuals claiming to be “Islamic Marxists” — former members of an illegal Zionist terrorist organization — and Republican elected officials would generally not associate with each other. However, once a year for the last decade or so, they all gather together in front of the United Nations during its General Assembly to display their insanity to the world by calling for greater hostility between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Ferguson to Palestine with Reverend Hagler

Reverend Graylan Hagler spoke in Rochester this evening at an event sponsored by Christians Witnessing for Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.  Reverend  Hagler is the Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, immediate Past National President of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice (MRSEJ) and has served on the Steering and Administrative Committee of United for Peace and Justice.  Inspired by a visit to Palestine with an African American Delegation earlier this year, his topic was “Ferguson to Palestine”.

Hagler’s lecture was was deliberately sabotaged by two different Zionist groups in Rochester.   First, he received a death threat on the phone last week from an individual who identified himself as a member of a local branch of CUFI, Christians United For Israel, Reverend Hagee’s Christian Zionist church.  This threat was followed by the expression of a desire to ‘spit’ in Hagler’s face.   The barbarism of these attacks was actually rather shocking.  I mean, these are middle class folks from the local suburbs.  A day or two later, Colgate Divinity School, who were to host  the event, withdrew their invitation.   Another local group, Roc4Israel, defiantly claimed responsibility for pressuring Colgate to cancel.  A couple of days after that, the local NPR affiliate backed out of a planned interview with Hagler.

Reverend Hagler courageously decided to come to Rochester anyway,

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#Enough & Blue Scarves on International Peace Day

Yesterday was International Peace Day.   In the morning, I participated in a Global Day of Listening phone conversation with the Afghan Peace Volunteers, a group of Afghan youth who, with their mentor Dr. Hakim Young, have opened a Borderfree Community Center in Kabul and school for street children.   They celebrated International Peace day with the launch of a new international campaign for building a network of peace around the globe.   #Enough is a campaign to say that We have had #Enough of war and violence.   These are young people who have never lived in a world at peace.   Wars have raged in Afghanistan throughout their entire lives.   And they are not the only ones.

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National Security After 9/11

Two words in the American lexicon that I genuinely despise are national security. I wonder how many honest people have been intimidated, silenced, or even assassinated in order to “protect” national security. I also wonder how often judicial and due process has been completely abandoned so as to “maintain” national security-and how many walls, fences, and borders have been built for the sake of this insidious abstraction.

National security is an extremely dangerous euphemism for unchecked power. When someone- or some group- resorts to using this justification, they are almost certainly masking a severe crime.

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Dirty Politics Target NY Senator Gillibrand and the Iran Accord

The Iran Nuclear Deal, which I will henceforth refer to as the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) Iran Accord, has met and defeated it’s first Congressional Challenge.  On the same day a number of organizations around the country who support peace and diplomacy called for local vigils to thank the Senate members who supported the Iran Accord and to hold up a light for more diplomatic peace negotiations in the future.   Those who oppose the Iran Accord are a salty lot, many of whom are and have been avid advocates for new wars and ever more weapons sales and development throughout their careers.   Warmongers and advocates for Israeli dominance in the Middle East strongly oppose the Iran Accord.  Senator Gillibrand of New York broke with her old mentor, Chuck Schumer, to support the accord against the latest attack.

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The EU Refugee Crisis Flows From Western Wars

The so called “EU Migrant Crisis” has received heavy news coverage, but little contextual information has been forthcoming.    Over the last several months, there has been increasing coverage of the flow of migrants coming across the Mediterranean, mostly from Libyan ports. The current crisis of thousands of refugees flooding into the EU through Turkey and Eastern Europe has not […]

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10 Reasons to Vigil Thursday for the Iran Accord

Please read this and come out one more time to tell Congress “We want peace and We want to start now!” Henceforth I’m going to refer to the  Iran Accord.  ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ sounds crass and not necessarily positive!   If we are talking about ‘Peace’ lets use the language of ‘Peace’ We will Vigil to support those members of the […]

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