Once again, in the name of free speech, someone who doesn’t want you to have yours – or any other freedoms – if you are not his kind of American is coming to a college campus near you. The University of Florida, here in the hometown of musician Tom Petty, who died Oct. 2, tried to keep Dick Spencer off their campus, when he tried to organize an appearance last month in the wake of Charlottesville. But it’s on again and folks are preparing for him and his crew of boneheads to make it down to the Sunshine State. They have been preparing for a few months as it is, so expect numbers. The University of Florida has a website up for anyone who has questions. The Torch Network also has a call out for everyone to come and oppose this event.
Celebrating it’s 15th anniversary, the Pocono Mountains Film Festival honors the iconic and creative genius in the entertainment industry, affording the opportunity for future filmmakers to network with the best of the best. It’s mission statement states its objectives and goals to be to increase self-esteem and positive role models, provide choices and a vision on how to secure a viable socioeconomic status, remove the uninvited stereo types that enter our homes through television and media out-lets and eliminate the option to join a gang and replace it with the option to succeed. DLJ will be receiving the Daniel Pearl Multimedia Award this year, so named for the Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter that was kidnapped and murdered by members of Al-Qaeda in 2002. Past Daniel Pearl honorees have included syndicated journalist Kam Williams, “Cocoon” author David Saperstein and photographer Catherine Bauknight.
Other honorees for 2017 will be:
Special Ed, rapper “Entertainment Career Achievement Award”
Jennifer Wise “Advocate for a Better America”
“Special Surprise Honoree “Lifetime Career Achievement Award”
15th Annual Pocono Mountains Film Festival
Honorary Awards Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Mount Airy Resort & Casino
Saturday, October 21st 2017
Red Carpet Meet & Greet 5:30p.m.
P.O. Box 871, Tannersville, PA 18372 www.PoconoMountainsFilmFestival.com 570.234.6713
Honorary Awards Dinner Tables Seats 10 people $650.00
Honorary Awards Dinner individual seats $65.00 per person
Includes Meet & Greet- Red Carpet, Photo-Op with Celebrities and Filmmakers.
$6.00 Individual Film Screening Pass $30 All Day Screening Pass
$65.00 Awards Ceremony / Meet & Greet with celebrities and Filmmakers
$80.00 All Inclusive Awards Ceremony Dinner and Screenings
Make checks payable to: The Pocono Mountains Film Festival.
P.O. Box 871, Tannersville, PA 18372
Bradley Griffin, who posts under the name “Hunter Wallace” on his blog Occidental Dissent, has announced that a “White Lives Matter” rally will be held in Shelbyville, Tennessee three days before Halloween. According to him this will be organized by Nationalist Front, the coalition of of organizations that includes not only the White Lives Matter organization, but also Matthew Heimbach’s Traditionalist Worker Party, the National Socialist Movement, League of the South and Vanguard America. In short the very same people who were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville are bringing it to Tennessee. In fact, before this was called a “White Lives Matter” Rally, it was called “Unite the Right 2.0” recalling the Aug. 12 event that ended with the death of Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer allegedly at the hands of someone who was seen earlier holding a Vanguard America shield.
This is the third event this year in Tennessee that locals are mobilizing against, the other two being the American Renaissance conference in July just outside Nashville and the Stormfront conference in Crossville just a few weeks ago. They are looking forward to making a go at this one as well!
Looks like Tennessee is going to be a hotspot on Oct. 28, because in addition to the town of Shelbyville, the Nationalist Front, a coalition of groups that include the National Socialist Movement, the Traditionalist Worker Party, League of the South and various Klan groups, will be holding a march in Murfreesboro as well. Below is the statement from Murfreesboro Loves, the main coalition organizing against them:
W H Y
As you are aware by now, several groups of bonafide white supremacists (League of the South, National Socialist Movement, and Traditionalist Workers Party) have decided to hold a “White Lives Matter” rally in Murfreesboro. The League of the South applied for a permit to rally from 11-4 on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in the inner circle area of the County Courthouse on Murfreesboro’s square. That application is pending.
Murfreesboro’s citizens reject their white supremacist ideals. The diversity of faiths, nationalities, race and sexual orientation are the things that make our community such a beautiful place to live and work and raise our families. And we intend to show them that #murfreesboroloves on October 28th.
W H A T
This will be a peaceful, nonviolent, non-confrontational event.
Details coming soon. But this will include a march, prayers, speakers, fellowship, food and more.
We plan to make it family friendly.
This event will still take place even if the hate rally is canceled.
W H E N
This will depend on the rally permit.
It will be in the afternoon.
W H O
The following organizations support this event.
if you want your organization to be added please message one of the hosts.
AAUW Murfreesboro ❤
Advent Lutheran Church ❤
American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) ❤
Key United Methodist Church ❤
MTSU Student Coalition Against Hate ❤
Murfreesboro Cold Patrol ❤
Murfreesboro Muslim Youth ❤
Radical Arts (theatre org) ❤
Roots for Refugees ❤
Rutherford County Democratic Party ❤
Rutherford County Interfaith Council
Rutherford County Chapter – SOCM ❤
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition [TIRRC] ❤
It looks like the College Republicans at Columbia U. are trying to get their Fash on, booking two fascists to speak at the university in recent week. The first one was Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League, and that didn’t go over too well last week. The other is “Pizzagate” hypeman Mike Cernovich, and he’s coming to the school on Mischief Night. Now Cernovich is more than just the peddler of debunked conspiracy theories. This garbage in human skin who pushes the routine that “diversity is code for white genocide” believes that Black women should be slut shamed to prevent them from getting AIDS, says that date rape does not exist and was actually charged with rape in 2003 (it was knocked down to misdemeanor battery), promoted a campaign of harassment against women in the video game industry called Gamergate, and according to one tweet, will not support immigration of Muslims into the U.S. (as if it is his choice in the first place) until we all stop talking about white privilege and Islamophobia:
Until the concepts of “white privilege” and “Islamaphobia” are completely rejected, I cannot support Muslim immigration into the U.S.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) November 18, 2015
Hell, he just doesn’t like Muslims period, nor does he likes Jews who call out antisemitism:
5. Islam is a greater existential threat to Jews than alt-right “oven memes.”
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) October 16, 2017
Freedom is not big on his list of favorite things, apparently:
29. The natural state of man is slavery, which is why those who seek freedom will always be the most despised, and powe mongers adored.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) October 17, 2017
And of course, he has a weird tweet about Harvey Weinstein:
30. Harvey Weinstein wasn’t adored in spite of his brutality, but because of it. No one admires the weak.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) October 17, 2017
So in the interest of preserving his right to question the rights of those he doesn’t like, especially those of women, he will be given a space to speak. And so be it. We are sure there will be people coming out and demanding that same space to speak in to call him out.
Now III%ers are trying to make this sound like this is the start of the next civil war, but that will only be if they start it. This is what #RefuseFascism has to say:
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Take To The Streets And Public Squares
in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night—not stopping—until our DEMAND is met:
This Nightmare Must End:
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
Immigrants living in terror—their next step could mean detention, deportation, being torn from children and loved ones.
Muslims and refugees demonized, banned and cast out.
Millions—children, the elderly, disabled, the sick, the poor—denied healthcare, food assistance, the very right to live.
Women objectified, degraded, and denied the basic right to control their own reproduction, with fundamentalist Christian fascism increasingly being made law.
LGBTQ people stigmatized, ostracized, and denied civil rights recently won.
Black and Latino people openly threatened by the President, with maximum sentencing, stop-and-frisk going national, intensified police brutality and murder of our youth with no holds barred.
People all over the world facing bombings, occupations, war and the threat of nuclear war with Donald Trump’s “America First” finger on the nuclear trigger.
The truth bludgeoned—lies and more lies—critical thinking being destroyed in education and public discourse.
The whole planet in peril from a regime that denies global warming and shreds all environmental protections.
A regime step by step discarding basic democratic rights, targeting group after group, and suppressing dissent and resistance. A regime unleashing the violence of white supremacists, anti-semites, and fascist thugs. This is fascism—a qualitative change in how society is governed. History has shown that fascism must be stopped before it becomes too late.
THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END. Millions feel this and ache with the question of how to stop this unrelenting horror. The stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity and the planet itself.
Who will end this nightmare? We will. Only the determined struggle of millions of people acting together with courage and conviction can drive this regime from power.
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017:
We will gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country, at first many thousands declaring that this whole regime is illegitimate and that we will not stop until our single demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Our protest must grow day after day and night after night—thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions—determined to act to put a stop to the grave danger that the Trump/Pence Regime poses to the world by demanding that this whole regime be removed from power.
Our actions will reflect the values of respect for all of humanity and the world we want—in stark contrast to the hate and bigotry of the Trump/Pence fascist regime.
Our determination to persist and not back down will compel the whole world to take note. Every force and faction in the power structure would be forced to respond to our demand. The cracks and divisions among the powers already evident today will sharpen and widen. As we draw more and more people forward to stand up, all of this could lead to a situation where this illegitimate regime is removed from power.
Spread the word and organize now. Be a part of making history. Don’t let it be said that you stood aside when there was still a chance to stop a regime that imperils humanity and the Earth itself. Join in taking to the streets and the public squares day after day and night after night demonstrating that In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America.
On November 4, 2017, we will stand together with conviction and courage, overcoming fear and uncertainty, to insist that: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO!
One People’s Project Founder and Executive Director Daryle Lamont Jenkins will be speaking at James Madison University, and the event is open to the public! Recent events have prompted many to ask what direction are we going in as a people, and most importantly, how do we make sure that direction isn’t backward. That’s why the name of this talk is Replacing Them: How Society is Putting Hate Politics on the Trash Heap of History! DLJ has been a doing this antifascist thing for thirty years, but it is only in recent years that people have been taken notice with him appearing on numerous news programs on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News, being awarded the Daniel Pearl Multimedia Award by the Pocono Mountains Film Festival just this month and soon being played by Bryan Tyree Henry (Paper Boi from the FX TV program Atlanta) in a new movie called Skin, which is based on the life of Bryon Widner a former neo-Nazi who left that life thanks to DLJ. We hope to see you there!
About Daryle Lamont Jenkins
Daryle Lamont Jenkins is the founder and Executive Director of One People’s Project (OPP), a Philadelphia-based anti-hate organization that researches, monitors and reports on right wing groups and individuals that seek to polarize communities. OPP’s mission has been to encourage those communities to come together and be proactive against hate groups and diminish their ability to function in a diverse society.
Born in Newark, NJ and raised in nearby Somerset, Jenkins served in the Air Force in the late eighties and upon returning home spent the nineties in the underground music scene documenting local bands on video and producing public access programs that spotlighted the punk rock scene and the people that played a part of it. One show was called Channel X which was produced from 1992 to 1995, and it profiled local unsigned acts of the day, some eventually becoming big names in music. From 1996 to 2000, he produced another, The Life We Lead with Pedro Angel Serrano, and it focused primarily on the punk scene and the culture surrounding it. Eventually, that program was handed over to producers in Boston who continued the show for another seven years. He even tried his hand in performing in a few bands and musical projects, but many of them could not even get out of the rehearsal space before falling apart.
Around the same time that he was in the New Jersey music scene, Jenkins also had worked as a reporter for the City News, a now-defunct weekly newspaper in New Jersey that covered African-American issues, and briefly as an editor for his hometown weekly, the Somerset Spectator. This was conflicting for him however, and although he has wanted to be a journalist since he was a boy, felt he could not provide the objectivity that one needed for such work however and moved on to mediums that fit him best.
Much of the reason why there was a conflict was because he was involved in political activism, participating in groups like the New Jersey Freedom Organization (NJFO) and the New Brunswick (NJ) Coalition Against Police Brutality. He recognized the power of media, however, and he used his journalistic skills to advance the issues that concerned him. He began writing letters to the editor of his local newspaper and calling and debating local radio talk show hosts on their call-in programs. From 1994 to 1995, he began writing op-ed pieces for the Courier-News and from 1996 to 2000 the Knight-Ridder (now McClatchy) news line.
In 2000, a White supremacist rally in Morristown, NJ was planned for the Fourth of July and it prompted Jenkins and others to organize a counter-protest under the banner of the One People’s Rally. After the rally, it was decided that the coalition and website be maintained to continue monitoring the various hatemongers that were not only working on the fringes of right wing politics but also in the mainstream of society as elected officials, academics or otherwise important figures. That coalition eventually became One People’s Project. Working under the motto “Hate has consequences”, OPP became a go-to resource on such individuals, and has been instrumental in removing them from their positions, shutting down their events such as concerts and conferences to when the hosting venues were made aware of the true intent of those events, and in addition helping individuals leave neo-Nazi politics behind and become productive members of society. One such story is featured in the documentary Erasing Hate, which is soon to become a major motion picture starring Jamie Bell (Turn, Billy Elliot) and Danielle MacDonald (Patti Cake$), with with Bryan Tyree Henry (Atlanta) playing Jenkins.
Since the rise of Donald Trump, OPP was important in helping America understand the so-called “alt-right” and in particular White supremacist Richard Spencer, who the organization had been monitoring since 2006. OPP continued being a resource on those individuals with Trump’s ascension to the White House and during the tragic events of Charlottesville, VA last summer which Jenkins was there to witness.
Needless to say, Jenkins and OPP has been the subject of scorn from those on the right who prefer to remain in the shadows. He has been the subject of smear campaigns and bogus lawsuits, and one neo-Nazi band even recording a particularly weird song about him! On the other hand, he and the organization has received praise from those who are trying to beat that element of society back. Jenkins has appeared on A Current Affair, the Montel Williams Show, Fox News, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show and AM Joy with Joy Reid, ABC’s 20/20 and in countless newspaper and magazine articles.
From Greda Canada:
A large popular movement against Hate, Racism and the Far-right is organizing a mass demonstration on the streets of Montréal. This Sunday, November 12, the rallying point is at Place Émilie Gamelin, Métro Berri-UQAM, at 2 PM, at the corner of Ste-Catherine Street and Berri Street. As of November 8, 163 groups from all horizons have joined and supported the mass demonstration of this Sunday.
A growing movement of support
Following the press conference held on November, 1st, there has been a growing numbers of groups joining in the efforts to create a large community response to Hate and Racism.
Following the event, a series of meetings, forums were held to gather more support from the various communities to this important event. With the rise of racism and prejudices, we have also seen Far-right groups coming out of their virtual world. They try to have a presence in the public space by staging demonstrations, having meetings and sometime even assaulting members of visible minorities. We need to put a STOP to Hate and Racism. We need to build bridges in order to develop a large community based response to Hate and Bigotry. This demonstration is an important step in building such community response to defend our democratic and social rights. Here is the listing of the 163 groups endorsing the event, as of November, 8, 2017;
All Out to Oppose Nazis, Richard Spencer, Mike Enoch, Sunday in Washington DC
The Nazis will be at the White House on Sunday, 2 PM. Of course, people of conscience will be there to oppose them. DC activists are calling on anyone who stands against white supremacy, anti-Semitism, anti-feminism, anti-immigrant bluster, Islamophobia, and more to join us and prevent the Nazis from holding their rally. Please join us. The movement needs you!
Richard Spencer and Mike Enoch both sent out tweets on Saturday afternoon, stating that they will be at the White House, Lafayette Park, at 2 PM, for an anti-immigrant rally. Their “organizing” seems to consist of just sending out tweets, so we expect their numbers to be small.
With less than 24 hours notice, the people of the Washington DC area are responding. We will be present in the park to create a wall of noise and drown out Nazi voices. We will stop them from organizing toward their hateful agenda.
Come join us. Bring your passion and your noisemakers. Wear black, if you wish, in solidarity with antifascism.
The supposed reason that the Nazis want to meet tomorrow is to protest against the recent not-guilty verdict in the highly politicized San Francisco trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant. Garcia Zarate was accused of the murder of Kate Steinle, who was white, but the prosecution did not present enough evidence, and the jury did not find Garcia Zarate guilty.
Right-wing pundits, white supremacists, and Nazis have been using this trial as a lightning rod for anti-immigrant sentiment.
Let’s show them that the Washington DC community stands behind immigrants and will protect our communities. And we stand against Nazis!
We need you to stand with us on the right side of history. Please join us!
EVENT SUBMITTED BY: DC activists
Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Executive Director of One People’s Project will join others to discuss how to deal with hate groups that are feeling some sort of momentum with Donald Trump in the White House. He and others who were there in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 12 will be there to give there perspectives on that particular day and how we can build the opposition against fascism even more in its wake. This is co-sponsored by Co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Delaware (ISD) and YWCA Delaware.