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Sept. 12, 2001: Van Jones Blamed America For Terror Attacks at Rally That Cheered Pentagon Attack
Saturday, September 5, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 09/05/2009 5:23:13 PM PDT by kristinn

Edited on 09/05/2009 7:13:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

"The bombs the government drops in Iraq are the bombs that blew up in New York City," said Van Jones, director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, who also warned against forthcoming violence by the Bush Administration. "The US cannot bomb its way out of this one. Safety at home requires justice abroad."

Oakland, CA (September 13) - Hundreds of people gathered at Snow Park in Oakland tonight to mourn, provide support for each other, and speak out against violent United States policies at home and abroad, which they say are the underlying reasons for unprecedented terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington DC. Organizing against a growing climate of racism, nationalism and anti-Arab bigotry was a focus of the rally.

Organized by youth and people of color in Oakland and San Francisco, solidarity speakers included supporters of Palestine, people returning from the WCAR in South Africa, police brutality activists, anarchists and socialists, anti-gentrification activists and other people representing dozens of cultures and ethnicities. International solidarity was the theme as community and activist groups stood together against the threat of more US violence. Michael Franti of Spearhead also spoke, saying that "we need to be in a war against war."

In addition to an open mic, people at the rally talked with friends and strangers, cried, and began coming to terms with the events of the last three days. Many people who attended have family members still missing on the east coast. And many others have been the target of increased racism and discrimination during times of crisis in the United States, like the Oklahoma City bombing or Gulf War.

A recurring theme of the speakers was the brutal violence committed by or supported by the United States government on a daily basis. "The bombs the government drops in Iraq are the bombs that blew up in New York City," said Van Jones, director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, who also warned against forthcoming violence by the Bush Administration. "The US cannot bomb its way out of this one. Safety at home requires justice abroad."

In a diverse international community shocked by recent world events, deep feelings about the United States government were expressed. A young Puerto Rican person said that "the belly of the beast had something back to eat." A young Filipino human rights activist said that "when we found out what kind of place got hit, we were kind of glad to see the Pentagon burning. But we also know that thousands of Puerto Ricans, Haitians and other workers were in those buildings." An African-American man who works on gentrification issues in West Oakland said that "we're always seeing Americans drop bombs on people. We watch the Vietnamese get bombed, Iraqis get bombed, Palestinians get bombed, now it has come home to roost." Japanese-Americans spoke about internment camps and the nuclear holocaust brought on by US militarism.

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From a report at Indybay.org Sept. 13, 2001.

People Of Color Groups Gather to Stand In Solidarity With Arab Americans and to Mourn the East Coast Dead


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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To: Vicki

The Americans need to return to power in 2010, then maybe something can be done.


51 posted on 09/05/2009 5:57:50 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: kristinn
"The bombs the government drops in Iraq are the bombs that blew up in New York City," said Van Jones,

And on September 13, 2001 the most recent missile strikes on Iraq were ordered by Bill Clinton, not George Bush.

52 posted on 09/05/2009 5:58:03 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: kristinn

This Reverend Wright in a seat of power in Washington is not going to sit well with a populace as engaged as ours.

I’m expecting to hear next the Bill Ayers is advising the Messiah.


53 posted on 09/05/2009 5:58:22 PM PDT by IncPen (The Liberal's Reward is Self-Disgust)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Green is THE front for today’s communists.

Retail businesses that are 'going green' sure get bitchy when you ask them why they support communism... :-)

54 posted on 09/05/2009 5:59:20 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: kristinn
People like this character are running our government folks.

What are we gonna do about it?
55 posted on 09/05/2009 5:59:31 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: bergmeid

What we have here is simple to understand. We have the New Black Panther party running the once most powerful nation on Earth. The Muslims are in the White House. This is truth. We will all be tested..


56 posted on 09/05/2009 6:00:02 PM PDT by hot4plasma
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To: Vicki

That is the tragedy, we can’t. Out in LaLa land we hope some dims will wake up and save our country. It is their country too.
COME ON 2010—FIRE THE BASTARDS.


57 posted on 09/05/2009 6:01:20 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: counterpunch

Agree 100% — vote out every Dem including the Blue Dogs that elected Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. If they voted for her and they all did, they need to GO!


58 posted on 09/05/2009 6:02:09 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: counterpunch

It is apartheid he is for, but not the way it has been in the past.


59 posted on 09/05/2009 6:06:32 PM PDT by madison10
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To: kristinn

bttt


60 posted on 09/05/2009 6:07:44 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: kristinn

Kristinn, you rock bro.! Glad to say I met you personally in Charleston around 2001 at the Freep Convention.


61 posted on 09/05/2009 6:09:10 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: kristinn

My God, kristinn.

This reads like crazy fiction, but it’s not.

The comments at Indybay.org Sept. 13, 2001, also confirm the time frame.


62 posted on 09/05/2009 6:09:40 PM PDT by elizabethgrace (WORLD CHAMPIONS - Park View Little League - Chula Vista, CA !!!!!!)
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To: phelix

I agree 100% — they need investigated and the American people need to know who is paying their salary. If it is us, then they need to be vetted and NEVER again have a CZAR for anything. Next Republican better not appoint one CZAR!


63 posted on 09/05/2009 6:10:16 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Not just retail businessess - all businesses have had pressure and propaganda applied....as have all Americans....

They simply have no idea the power behind the green “comrades”...and now, thanks be to God, Van Jones has single handedly EXPOSED the true nature of the “green” movement.

Be patient with businesses.....we now have a poster child for green communism....and we can now use it in conversations with those who are still blinded by the propaganda.


64 posted on 09/05/2009 6:14:58 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: kristinn

I would like to thank you, Kristinn, for keeping on this. Your dedication is VERY appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


65 posted on 09/05/2009 6:15:08 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: PhiKapMom
I agree 100% — they need investigated and the American people need to know who is paying their salary.

We may not know whether it is the White House or one of the executive departments that is paying their salaries, but it doesn't matter because THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS are paying the salaries.

66 posted on 09/05/2009 6:19:39 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: goodnesswins
I've been flying the Gadsden as well as the Sons Of Liberty since February. I will not fly Old Glory on my staff until The Constitution has been restored and reaffirmed.

I Do have small Old Glory flags in my garden and as a small hanging banner.

prisoner6

67 posted on 09/05/2009 6:20:59 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: kristinn

Oh boy. This !#!$!#@$#@ always makes me the MOST angry of all....

“a growing climate of racism, nationalism and anti-Arab bigotry was a focus of the rally.”
“...many others have been the target of increased racism and discrimination during times of crisis in the United States, like the Oklahoma City bombing or Gulf War.”

Oh, my stomach is churning! Somebody insulted your turban? Call the police!

It’s so much worse than having your head sawed off!


68 posted on 09/05/2009 6:22:09 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: AliVeritas

I had not seen that video before. Thanks for mentioning it.


69 posted on 09/05/2009 6:23:07 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell)
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To: kristinn
The MSM memory holes are operating at full capacity this week. Not a peep from anywhere about this Communist infiltrator in the White House, Van Jones.

If someone like this had worked in the Bush administration, the networks would have been on this 24/7 and Keith Olbermann would have had a stroke on the air!

70 posted on 09/05/2009 6:24:44 PM PDT by Deo volente ("By August (1992) I was a communist." Van Jones, Obama's Green Czar.)
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To: Sparko

I was ticked off WELL before that nonsense came up.


71 posted on 09/05/2009 6:25:52 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SoCalPol
Van Jones is only one of tens of dozens all alike in Obama’s adm.

We are faced with having a rogue government- domestic enemies in positions of power. Something's gonna give because there are too many patriotic Americans who are not going to put up with these pieces of human feces in D.C. forever.

Unfortunately the MSM has become a true Fifth Column, and they are co-conspirators in the plan to destroy America. That puts us in the role of Paul Revere, as Mark Levin has stressed.

The human excrement in the WH needs to go ASAP, and his little black dog, too. I live for the day when he will be tried for treason and hanged in the public square.
72 posted on 09/05/2009 6:26:08 PM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Would you settle for increasingly ticked off, then?


73 posted on 09/05/2009 6:28:29 PM PDT by Sparko (Obama & Czars: neutering the American Voter, perverting the Constitution, all on our dime.)
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To: Vicki
How can we get him impeached with this Congress?

That's my question. Didn't he take an oath:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

If he is putting enemies of the Constitution in the White House, in our government, isn't that cause for impeachment?

74 posted on 09/05/2009 6:31:03 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: kristinn
From another source, Van Jones equates President Bush and Osama Bin Laden:

"Therefore, we must categorically reject Bin Laden's tactics of terror via underground cells. And we must also reject Bush's tactics of terror via overhead bombers. We must be willing to oppose the Bush agenda of global corporate domination. And we must reject the Bin Laden agenda of global religious domination. All together, our movements offer a third way out. If we stay true to our transformative agenda, the hope unleashed in Seattle and Durban will ultimately prevail over the fear unleashed in Manhattan and D.C."

75 posted on 09/05/2009 6:35:07 PM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: Bahbah
Jones and Obama, two peas in a pod.

Add Reverend Wright and a few more of Obama's little inner circle and the pod is packed, as we await even more of same from Obama - we've come to expect it from him.

Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment, Provisions in the Constitution that are Relevant to Impeachment and Past Impeachment Inquiries

Snippet:

Article I, Section 2 states:   "The House of Representatives . . . shall have the sole Power of Impeachment."

"The Executive will have great opportunitys of abusing his power; particularly in time of war when the military force, and in some respects the public money will be in his hands. Should no regular punishment be provided it will be irregularly inflicted by tumults and insurrections."

Conclusion snippet:

While it may be argued that some articles of impeachment have charged conduct that constituted crime and thus that criminality is an essential ingredient, or that some have charged conduct that was not criminal and thus that criminality is not essential, the fact remains that in the English practice and in several of the American impeachments the criminality issue was not raised at all. The emphasis has been on the significant effects of the conduct -- undermining the integrity of office, disregard of constitutional duties and oath of office, arrogation of power, abuse of the governmental process, adverse impact on the system of government. Clearly, these effects can be brought about in ways not anticipated by the criminal law. Criminal standards and criminal courts were established to control individual conduct. Impeachment was evolved by Parliament to cope with both the inadequacy of criminal standards and the impotence of courts to deal with the conduct of great public figures. It would be anomalous if the framers, having barred criminal sanctions from the impeachment remedy and limited it to removal and possible disqualification from office, intended to restrict the grounds for impeachment to conduct that was criminal.

76 posted on 09/05/2009 6:36:43 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: bergmeid

The Stop the War Coalition formed on Sept. 21st, ANSWER formed a group a week before that. They were already prepped for the IMF and WTO:

http://answer.pephost.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ANS_about_us

http://www.greenleft.org.au/2001/465/25206

On MGJ and movements (articles as well, start at page 2):

http://www.allacademic.com//meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/0/2/0/3/9/pages20391/p20391-2.php

For some... you can see a slower transition:

http://www.hampshire.edu/archives/8168.htm

UK other countries as well:
http://www.resist.org.uk/?q=node/314

I’m sure you’d find many if you looked.


77 posted on 09/05/2009 6:37:10 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Ez 38 Pray.)
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To: kristinn

Yes, this is exactly the caliber of individual that the Kenyan Clown finds most sympathetic: he sat 20 years listening to Reverend Wright damning America, and Mr. Jones’ words right after September 11, 2001 are right up Obama’s alley.


78 posted on 09/05/2009 6:37:18 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: who knows what evil?

Thank you, I’m going to start asking that question at any given opportunity.


79 posted on 09/05/2009 6:38:05 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Drive the Fight to the Right!)
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To: All
San Francisco Indymedia report of the rally in a PDF format of the Indymedia newspaper.
80 posted on 09/05/2009 6:40:38 PM PDT by kristinn (Latest FR Convention info: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2318085/posts)
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To: bergmeid; kristinn

This is directly from the group with his quote, though this is from November 2001:

http://base21.jinbo.net/new/show/show.php?p_cd=0&p_dv=0&p_docnbr=17775


81 posted on 09/05/2009 6:41:41 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Ez 38 Pray.)
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To: kristinn

I thot he said that the 911 attacks were an inside job.


82 posted on 09/05/2009 6:44:33 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: kristinn

Perhaps it’s time to reconstitute the House Unamerican Activities Committee.


83 posted on 09/05/2009 6:46:42 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: kristinn

I’m with you brother but how?


84 posted on 09/05/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT by PowerPro (2009 - Conservative Revolution Reborn (Go Palin!))
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To: Canedawg

As I have said before, for all those on FR who said they would rather have Obama than a RINO and voted third Party or sat home election day, They have goten what they deserve.

Just to bad good Americans have to suffer along.


85 posted on 09/05/2009 6:48:20 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: AliVeritas

Thanks. The press release states the rally was held Sept. 12. The mods have kindly corrected the headline here.


86 posted on 09/05/2009 6:51:06 PM PDT by kristinn (Latest FR Convention info: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2318085/posts)
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To: stratman1969

Please note the press release linked at comment #81 stating the rally Jones spoke at and organized was held Sept. 12, 2001, not the 13th as I originally wrote.


87 posted on 09/05/2009 6:53:52 PM PDT by kristinn (Latest FR Convention info: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2318085/posts)
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To: PowerPro

I’m not sure, but we impeached one lefty rat. We can impeach another.


88 posted on 09/05/2009 6:55:02 PM PDT by kristinn (Latest FR Convention info: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2318085/posts)
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To: kristinn

IMPEACH OBAMA!!!!!!


89 posted on 09/05/2009 6:55:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: ArtyFO

I think you’re right, the 911truthers. I bet he argues with himself a lot too. (The me myself and I thing)

And you know that since he was picked on so much as a kids, all of this criticism has got to hurt. (Snicker snort)


90 posted on 09/05/2009 6:57:13 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: kristinn
Very Good job, kristinn. Thanks!

Are you in contact with other media outlets on this?

91 posted on 09/05/2009 6:58:21 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: kristinn
Flashback! These are the people that have Van Jones's sympathies!
92 posted on 09/05/2009 7:09:23 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Jeff Chandler

Just when you think this Van Jones character can’t be a bigger piece of shit, he tops himself.


93 posted on 09/05/2009 7:12:17 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The AFL-CIO and SEIU.....two domestic terrorist organizations doing Obama's dirty work for him.)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the ping, and great job!


94 posted on 09/05/2009 7:16:37 PM PDT by stratman1969 (IMPEACH OBAMA for putting terrorist security ahead of American security)
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To: penelopesire

WOW that brings back memories. Weren’t they dancing in the street when the planes hit the towers.


95 posted on 09/05/2009 7:18:15 PM PDT by swheats (Time is the greatest equalizer. Seek God in America Again. Be fruitful and multiply.)
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To: kristinn; All
THIS is the deathblow. Jones will be gone Tuesday.

What started in the public consciousness with the a-hole video (also FReeper-found, by DefendGlenn.com) now ends with a FReeper finding once again. Bookends that mark the career gravestone of one Van Jones.

Game. Set. Match. Free Republic, baby.

96 posted on 09/05/2009 7:18:42 PM PDT by montag813
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To: kristinn

I don’t believe those people actually believe Bush ordered the attack.. I believe they say that to foment hatred amongst their followers.


97 posted on 09/05/2009 7:19:54 PM PDT by charmedone
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To: montag813

“THIS is the deathblow. Jones will be gone Tuesday.”

8:5 you are wrong. I hope I’m wrong!


98 posted on 09/05/2009 7:22:42 PM PDT by charmedone
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To: newfreep

It is strikingly difficult to be able to tell the two apart.

We have elected a Hate America Politburo.

Simply appointing Jones to this Czar position should cost 0bama his job.

Its the same to me as though he appointed Farrakhan to a Czar position.


99 posted on 09/05/2009 7:25:07 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: kristinn

This guy is either under the bus come Tuesday, or Obama’s got some splainin’ to do...

I’d almost relish the splainin’ more.


100 posted on 09/05/2009 7:25:35 PM PDT by Yaelle
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