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Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy
JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources

Posted on 08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT by jessduntno

Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy.

In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy.

She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication.

Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is currently an honorary co-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. She also serves on the NORML Board of Directors, the Institute for Policy Studies Board of Trustees and The Nation's Editorial Board. She has served on the editorial boards of Social Policy magazine, Ms., Mother Jones, Seven Days, Lear's, The New Press, and Culturefront.

In 1991 Brooks earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, where she studied history and literature.

Brooks' work history has included previous government service as a senior adviser to Assistant Secretary Harold Hongju Koh at the U.S. Department of State, five years as an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and a stint as Special Counsel to the President at the Open Society Institute, George Soros' philanthropic foundation.

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Another Red Diaper baby. She and Barry must be deeply in tune.
1 posted on 08/08/2011 3:29:52 PM PDT by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

humanitarian policy = new world order

2 posted on 08/08/2011 3:36:21 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: jessduntno

Payback for writing drivel in the LA Times and supporting Obama no matter what!

We need a cyclone to clean out these Marxists, and homosexual appointments.

3 posted on 08/08/2011 3:37:41 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: jessduntno


4 posted on 08/08/2011 3:48:33 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: jessduntno
Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich

That's all you need to know about this buffoon. You don't even need to know she's from Georgetown Law School, which is another dead give away. This woman is the very type of person we all love to hate. She's the very type who has done so much damage to the country. Her mother is a hard core lefty and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
5 posted on 08/08/2011 3:49:51 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: BwanaNdege


The scary part is that these are the types that are worming their way in to all levels of the government. Her mother raised her on a steady diet of socialism and she showed it in spades in the LA Times. Read some her trash. And look where she is. She went from Times Op-Ed writer to a couple of seats from the oval in the Dept of Defense.

6 posted on 08/08/2011 3:53:00 PM PDT by jessduntno (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Steelfish; jessduntno; truthguy
"Brooks is a Soros cohort: she has been Special Counsel to the President at Soros’s Open Society Institute.

And Brooks worked for Honjou Koh, the pro Sharia lawyer and transnationalist now at the State Department.

She called Cheney and Bush psychos to be dealt with like psychos, referring to their “crimes”."


Red Diaper Baby?

MOTHER: Barbara Ehrenreich Date: 8/8/2011 5:29:28 PM


  • Socialist
  • Feminist
  • Sixties radical
  • Honorary Chairwoman of the Democratic Socialists of America
  • Author of Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich is a well-known socialist, feminist, and social critic. A self-described fourth-generation atheist, she has authored more than twenty books, including Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (2001). Between 1994 and 1998, she was a regular columnist for Time magazine. Today her editorials appear commonly in The Progressive. She also has written for The New York TimesMother JonesThe Atlantic MonthlyMs., The New RepublicZ MagazineThe Nation, and the socialist online publication In These Times.

Ehrenreich was born in August 1941 in Butte, Montana. In 1963 she graduated from Reed College, where she majored in physics, and in 1968 she received a Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller University.

After completing her studies, Ehrenreich turned her attention to political and anti-war activism. She met her first husband, John Ehrenreich, during an anti-Vietnam War campaign. Together they would parent two children, Rosa and Benjamin, before eventually divorcing.

"With the birth of my first child in 1970," writes Ehrenreich, "I underwent a political, as well as a personal, transformation. I’d never thought much about my gender, but the prenatal care I received at a hospital clinic showed me that PhD’s were not immune from the vilest forms of sexism. Bit by bit, I got involved with what we then called the 'women’s health movement,' advocating for better health care for women and greater access to health information than we had at that time."

In 1983 Ehrenreich married a union organizer named Gary Stevenson, whom she would divorce in the early 1990s.

Candid about her affinity for Marxism, Ehrenreich is the Honorary Chairwoman of the Democratic Socialists of America. When the Communist Manifesto was re-released on its 150th anniversary in 1998, Ehrenreich celebrated the event. She noted that in producing the Manifesto as a commercial product, capitalists were -- as Lenin had once predicted -- providing the rope that eventually would hang them.

In 1998 and 2000, Ehrenreich taught essay-writing at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

In a November 1999 article for The Humanist, Ehrenreich wrote that religions are essentially the same as cults, the only difference being the number of people involved. She described Catholicism as "a hundred million people bowing down before a flesh-hating, elderly celibate." The Republican Party, she said, is composed of "a few million gun-toting, Armageddon-ready Baptists." And she recounted her childhood horror at having to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school, especially after the words "under God" were inserted.

In her 2001 book Nickel and Dimed (which is assigned to students on more than 600 college campuses nationwide), Ehrenreich asserts that atheism is the tradition of the working class. She refers to Jesus as a "wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist"; she writes that a precursor of the trade union movement was a working-class atheism called the free thought movement, which sprang from "poor people whose distrust of priests and ministers was part and parcel of their hatred of bosses and bankers"; and she reasons that if the people with power and money are not going to hand their assets over to those without, then there must be no God. "If there is no God or no evidence of God and certainly no evidence of a very morally engaged god," she writes, "then whatever has to be done has to be done by us."

In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Ehrenreich wrote that the real threats to America were not Islamic terrorists, but poverty, illiteracy, and environmental degradation. In an interview with On the Page, she recoiled at the characterization of the 9/11 terrorists as evil:

"The word evil always makes me nervous. It's not just a more intense form of bad; it's usually a signal that we've stopped thinking.... The real challenge is to look at the terrible acts and try to work our way towards an understanding of how a human being might undertake them."

The interviewer asked, "Which would involve some level of compassion?" Ehrenreich replied, "Maybe not compassion, but an empathetic ability."

On September 20, 2001, Ehrenreich was a guest speaker at a New York City gathering to honor the work of Richard Cloward (co-creator of the Cloward-Piven Strategy), who had died a month earlier. Other speakers included such notables as Howard Zinn, Joel Rogers, June Jordan, Gus Newport, Tim Sampson, Cornel West, Miles Rappaport, and Frances Fox Piven.

In 2003 Ehrenreich was a signatory to the widely publicized Not in Our Name (NION) "Statement of Conscience," which asserted that America's war on terror posed "grave dangers to the people of the world" in the form of "[w]ar and repression" that "has been loosed on the world by the Bush Administration ... [in] a spirit of revenge." NION was a project of C. Clark Kissinger’s Revolutionary Communist Party.

During the summer of 2003, Ehrenreich joined a number of fellow socialists in signing onto a "Campaign for Peace and Democracy" statement suggesting that repression in Cuba could ultimately be traced to America's opposition to the Castro government, and denouncing "six decades of [U.S.] exploitation and imperial control of Cuba." The statement further characterized U.S. involvement in Latin America as "criminal."

In 2006 Ehrenreich endorsed the "Women Say No to War" campaign, which demanded the complete and prompt withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, on grounds that "the foreign occupation of Iraq has fueled an armed movement against it, perpetuating an endless cycle of violence." Other endorsers included Cindy SheehanSusan Sarandon,Lynn WoolseyCynthia McKinney, and Barbara Lee. The campaign was initiated by Code Pink for Peace.

Ehrenreich has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship; a grant for Research and Writing from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Ford Foundation's Award for Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Society; and The Nation Institute/Puffin Foundation Prize for Creative Citizenship, which is given to an individuals who challenge the status quo "through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, socially responsible work of significance."

In a February 2008 blog appearing on AlterNet, Ehrenreich expressed her support for Senator Barack Obama's presidential bid, writing: "We, perhaps white people especially, look to him for atonement and redemption. All of us, of whatever race, want a fresh start. That's what 'change' means right now: Get us out of here!"

Ehrenreich is a board member of NORML -- the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, a pro-legalization marijuana lobby. She currently lives and works near Key West, Florida.

Ehrenreich is a great admirer of Institute for Public Accuracy founder Norman Solomon, calling him "one of the sharpest media-watchers in the business."

7 posted on 08/08/2011 4:02:20 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: jessduntno

Another Communist. Wake up and smell the killing fields that inhabits their imaginations, people.

8 posted on 08/08/2011 4:23:29 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: thouworm

Is this the first that our Republican politicians have heard of this? Real conservatives would be screaming over this.

After reading the bio you posted, I am blown away that this hag could possibly be in a policy position at the Pentagon.

Unbelievable. Our military is so screwed.

9 posted on 08/08/2011 4:25:16 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: thouworm

“She noted that in producing the Manifesto as a commercial product, capitalists were — as Lenin had once predicted — providing the rope that eventually would hang them.”

Yep. These toons have been telling us what would happen and we wouldn’t listen. Just like they thought the Tea Party was “Astroturf.”

Wonder how Third Manassas will turn out?

10 posted on 08/08/2011 4:27:39 PM PDT by jessduntno (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: jessduntno

Hmmm, Defense? Who said that we should not cut back on Defense spending. I smell the first of many programs to be put up on the chopping block.

11 posted on 08/08/2011 4:50:22 PM PDT by 724th ("Introducing the Chocolate Starfish, and the Hot Dog flavored water.")
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To: submarinerswife; jessduntno

Yet the global socialist/Marxist experiment is an EPIC FAIL in every country that has tried it. Abundant facts of the colossal failure now staring them in the face, and they just re-double their efforts. Isn’t that the definition of insanity?

I can only suspect that these useful idiots consider themselves part of the elite oligarchy well paid not to engage in any critical thinking, or common sense, for that matter.

12 posted on 08/08/2011 5:27:39 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

This is just plain terrible. All who voted for Obama please stand up and move to the back of the room!

13 posted on 08/08/2011 5:31:41 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

“This is just plain terrible.”

Here’s the worst part; we caught Van Jones, but no one made a peep about this one and she makes him look like little Lord Fauntleroy.

14 posted on 08/08/2011 6:03:42 PM PDT by jessduntno (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: thouworm; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; Plummz; ...
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Check out # 7 and # 9.


15 posted on 08/15/2011 11:36:32 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT; Jeff Head; cripplecreek

Beck, Hannity and even BOR were on her...early




16 posted on 08/15/2011 1:53:18 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: LucyT; Jeff Head; cripplecreek

Rosa Brooks’ Muckety map

17 posted on 08/15/2011 1:55:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

I’ve stumbled across Rosa Brooks before while looking up info on Obama’s radical friends.

18 posted on 08/15/2011 1:58:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: jessduntno; Steelfish

I asked this (rhetorical) question to someone in freepmail:

The real question is not why 0bomba is what he is or why the Dems foisted a piece of ineligible marxist racist muzzie homo-crap on the country; the real question is why every single person who could and should say and do something about him, is dead silent.

Adding - not just about 0h0m0, but the entire leftist facade. A few in DC squeak a bit about this tidbit or that tidbit, but I rarely hear anything about the entire leftist edifice which is in reality nothing less than a silent coup, with everyone keeping mum as though it were not happening. Sure, some bloggers, and a few real journalists, and other private citizens are noticing and saying things. But elected or appointed or hired “public servants”? How many Republcans are saying anything at all? A mere tiny handful.

If I’m wrong, I will be more than happy to be corrected.

19 posted on 08/15/2011 2:34:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Noumenon
Another Communist. Wake up and smell the killing fields that inhabits their imaginations, people.

Anyone who thinks these people would be any different than Stalin or Pol Pot if they could is willfully blind.

20 posted on 08/15/2011 2:39:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah; Steelfish

Standing in opposition to those who would run our ever-changing Democracy (for that is what we have become) are those that would conserve the ideals of a truly unique way of life, a Republic, a Representative Republic, such as the one envisioned by the founders of these United States.

Many aspects of our social, and religious-based beliefs and established mores, our basic economic freedoms may possibly induce so much passion on both sides we might end up fighting each other over which path is the one to take...and we will both claim an absolute moral imperative that we will each consider unimpeachable and without doubt the most fundamental cause...the struggle, of course, will be between those that would impose enslavement to a Marxist collective, that see it as an urgent mission that cannot be put off any longer. We have seen the growing cry for socialism in the country brings us to the point where it simply cannot be ignored.

Slave or free?

Socialists will never forgo their dream of the REAL, complete and total solution in which they so fervently believe because some of us believe that the REAL path to freedom is to pursue our destiny as a republic.

I hope this will not amount to anything but a clash between opposing forces of voters, but it seems like so much more and it seems explosive. It is too deep a disagreement, too fundamentally rooted in our belief in a way of life that we each so totally commit to.

I wonder how third Manassas will turn out?

21 posted on 08/15/2011 3:13:02 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: little jeremiah

Why be silent?

Lt. Quarles Harris

That, and that those who authorized 0 up and down the line are and will always be traitors.

22 posted on 08/15/2011 4:25:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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