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Port of Oakland Shutdown Smells of Van Jones Protégé (sworn in 12 days prior Occupy Port shut down)
American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2011 | M. Catharine Evans

Posted on 11/11/2011 7:30:52 AM PST by opentalk

A Van Jones protege, Jakada Imani, was sworn in as the newest member of the Oakland Port Board of Commissioners Tuesday October 20, a mere twelve days before Occupy Oakland protesters marched to the Port of Oakland and "effectively shut down" the fifth largest containerized port in the U.S

..If Imani's anti-capitalism, "dream" talk sounds like Jones it's because the two go way back. The new port commissioner joined the Ella Baker Center in the late 1990's "to organize for peace, justice and opportunity for communities of color and low-income Californians." Imani boasted about his record before his confirmation.:

I also co-founded and helped lead Oakland Rising, an alliance working to shift the electorate of Oakland to reflect the population of the city. We do more than talk the talk; we walk Oakland, organize Oakland, and fight for Oakland.

One of my most proud achievements at the Ella Baker Center is creating the Oakland Green Jobs Corp and helping to pass the nation's first Green Jobs Act. That legislation put $125 million into green job training programs across the country...

The anti-American Imani and Jones have insinuated themselves into an American city with the help of some very powerful benefactors. Soros' Open Society "was financially underwriting the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights when Jones was in charge of that group." As an integral part of the Center for over a decade, with its broad reach into the community via myriad neighborhood organizations, Imani's position as port commissioner was straight out of the left's radical rule book.

The dockside shutdown on November 2 coming so soon after Imani's confirmation, as well as his relationship with a known communist does not bode well for Oakland.

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1 posted on 11/11/2011 7:30:54 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

The septic tank gets another “floater” in it.....

2 posted on 11/11/2011 7:32:44 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: opentalk
Well, at least Oakland HAS a working port. They had the brains and foresight to containerize way back. The Port of San Francisco had Harry Bridges to stop all progress for the Port, so today all the cargo ships go to Oakland = jobs, jobs and more jobs.
Dutch comfort, I guess, since unions reign there.
3 posted on 11/11/2011 7:36:25 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: opentalk

Jakada Imani, huh? The name doesn’t sound familiar.

4 posted on 11/11/2011 7:36:32 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: opentalk
Oakland needn't worry about container traffic.
The Mexicans are building a new facility in Baja.
5 posted on 11/11/2011 7:37:01 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: FlingWingFlyer
from article:

Imani, the director of the Soros-funded Ella Baker Center for Human Rights founded by Van Jones.

... Eight years later when Jones handed the Baker Center over to Jakada Imani, Valerie Jarrett announced Jones was coming to Washington.;

JARRETT: Oooh. Van Jones, alright! So, Van Jones. We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him, uh, really, he's not that old, for as long as he's been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that. And we have all that energy in the White House.

6 posted on 11/11/2011 7:45:44 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Meanwhile, the MSM turns another blind eye.

7 posted on 11/11/2011 7:49:39 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: opentalk
Reference Link from article, criticizing police in Occupy protests

All Eyes on Occupy Oakland: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail
By Van Jones and Jakada Imani

.. The Occupy movement is powerful, not because it is fighting for the rights of a few hundred people to sleep outdoors, but because it is fighting for the right of millions of Americans to sleep indoors. These excessive responses from law enforcement, from Atlanta to Oakland, not only violate the law, but take our collective eye away from the economic violence occurring daily in this country.

Today, the mayor and police department should apologize. And they should apologize loudly and sincerely. And then tomorrow, they should join us all in fighting for the 99%.

8 posted on 11/11/2011 7:52:30 AM PST by opentalk
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To: All

There was a time in this country’s history we had the balls to proplerly deal with traitors.

9 posted on 11/11/2011 7:53:10 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: opentalk

Nothing to see here, no connection. /s

10 posted on 11/11/2011 7:54:25 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: cloudmountain

Isn’t it interesting that of all the potential targets in the East Bay Area, the OWS-Oakland crowd chose the Port? Perhaps the same playbook used by Harry Bridges 65 years ago, authored by the ComUSA elites,, is still their bible. After all, in the 30’s and 40’s ports were a bigger deal and airports were few and far between. Otherwise, if savvy, the OWSers would have blocked OAK, Oakland’s busy airport.

11 posted on 11/11/2011 7:54:59 AM PST by masadaman
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To: liberalh8ter
funded by and works for:

12 posted on 11/11/2011 8:07:28 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

This isn’t an overnight occurrence. The long slog toward ‘collectivism’ is reaching fruition.
The element of the independent operator needs to be squashed. Collectivism cannot afford any semblence of individualism.
That’s why the DOT (with our illustrious Republican, Ray LaHood) is calling for ‘Environmental Justice’*. The Transportation Industry will be held hostage by this Administration.

“Each Federal agency shall make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.”
Executive Order 12898.
Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, 1994.

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Transportation Environmental Justice Website.

*Under guidance from the Obama administration, DOT signed an Interagency Memorandum of Understanding in August, 2011, which invited agencies to newly adopt or update their respective EJ strategies. Collectively, the U.S. DOT and its Operating Administrations are in the process of updating its EJ guidance and strategy documents.

We invite you to join a National Conversation where you can explore opportunities for enhancing public participation during transportation planning, environmental reviews, and project implementation, and provide feedback to help DOT improve its proposed EJ strategy, guidance, and tools.

To review the draft documents from across the U.S. DOT, please visit:

13 posted on 11/11/2011 8:11:12 AM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: opentalk

Why is anyone surprised that Van Jones is behind all this? He was on CSPAN a few days before the Occupy movements started talking about how he was starting a leftist version of the Tea Party. This is it.

14 posted on 11/11/2011 8:19:08 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: opentalk
Same ol' Same ol'
"Behind the Violence, Says Jane Alpert, Was Sex"

--November 09, 1981--
"The leaders of the Weather Underground, she believes, followed a similar pattern of constantly shifting sexual alliances...",,20080637,00.html

"...the Weathermen, when not engaged in group sex, committed such revolutionary acts as parading with a Viet Cong flag through a local park on Independence Day and spray-painting the walls of a high school with the slogans, "Off the Pigs," "Viet Cong Will Win," and "F#$k U.S. Imperialism."..."

Campus Wars: The Peace Movement At American State Universities in the Vietnam Era


Occupy this...

...ya pink commie jackweasils.

15 posted on 11/11/2011 8:19:11 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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16 posted on 11/11/2011 9:02:40 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: opentalk

The port was obviously involved in the planning. It’s not like the protestors showed up when no one was looking.

17 posted on 11/11/2011 10:52:16 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read the entire post.)
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To: opentalk

One of my pet peeves about FR are people who post pictures of someone and do not put a caption on the picture so those of us who haven’t memorized every evil face on the left will know who the f*** you are talking about. I am assuming this old f*** is George Soros but it would have been nice if you had actually put his name down at the bottom of the comment. How much time would that take? Too much for you I guess.

18 posted on 11/11/2011 12:15:21 PM PST by calex59
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To: calex59
Yes, George Soros. Point taken
19 posted on 11/11/2011 1:14:47 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk



using small X-Acto/razor hobby knives : :

The Mayors should be sued in civil by police and prosecuted in criminal court - they are wilful criminal conspirators

Time for the ‘Blue Flu’


20 posted on 11/12/2011 8:54:09 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - Nouveau Barack Pansies of Obamaville - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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