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"'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

I thought that “Never again!? meant never again for all humanity—not just never again for European Jews.
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The Daily Californian newspaper
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA


Friday, May 6, 2005

Holocaust Remembrance Day


Letters


‘Never Again’ Over Again

- by Joseph Anderson


Berkeley city councilperson Kriss Worthington’s letter to the Daily Cal (“Lurking Legacy of Discrimination,? May 3) deals with Holocaust Remembrance Day and the very profound tragedy European Jews suffered under the Nazi regime. We are called again to learn the lessons of history. But have we?

The primary lesson was supposed to be “Never again!? But, a very sad disappointment—and even for many Jews, including some Holocaust survivors—is that we really have not learned. For, as I grew up seeing the horrors revealed in Holocaust documentaries and movies, I thought that “Never again!? meant never again for all humanity—not just never again for European Jews. Where is remembrance day for the Native American, the black slave, the Filipino, the Armenian, in effect the Vietnamese, and the U.S. Vietnam war expansion-triggered Cambodian holocausts?

Blacks were also victims of Nazi Germany's holocaust machine that consumed other ethnic minorities like the Roma, in addition to the mentally handicapped, and before that blacks were genocidal victims of Germany's colonizations in Africa — as with genocidal Western European colonizers (there and in the Americas).

As a member myself of an often oppressed minority whose religious traditions have identified with the Biblical story of the Jews’ oppression, it saddens me to see many pro-Israel Jews oppress others via a foreign state that would claim to embody Jewish values. For African American ideals, “The Promised Land? is not a land to be "reclaimed" after hundreds, or even thousands, of years, citing God as the real estate agent. The Promised Land doesn’t echo the injustices of the past by, in part, replicating them upon others. The Promised Land is the creation of a just society with an appreciation for the diversity of all humanity and equality for all.

I appreciate Worthington’s letter, but I object that it makes it seem like Berkeley has become a bastion of Jew-hatred: “In Berkeley itself, Jews have far too frequently been victims of hate crimes,? he writes.

California criminal-justice statistics show that hate crimes for all minority groups have gone down—except for indigenous Middle Easterners and Muslims.

Kris writes that overt prejudice, discrimination and institutionalized exclusion are unacceptable. But, that’s exactly what Jews who commemorate the Holocaust—yet who also ideologically believe in an exclusionary Jewish state—support every day for Israel.

Others, like many of us, like “the good Germans? of another era, turn our heads away from this human rights catastrophe against, in turn, another 'despised' minority: the Palestinian people. Their resistance to brutal ethnic cleansing is, ironically, labeled “anti-Semitic.?

To paraphrase Worthington, Holocaust Remembrance Day should cause us to reflect, to learn that the horrors of all these catastrophes did in fact happen, to support the oppressed everywhere, and to join in the activism to say, “Never again!?—for all humanity.


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Joseph Anderson is a Berkeley resident, an occasional
contributing columnist/essayist to various newspapers,
political and literary publications, a grassroots progressive
political activist, and an occasional interview guest on KPFA's
Hard Knock Radio.


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(pssst: would one of you kind editors please correct the spelling of "Reme*m*brance" in the title? Thanks.)
 

dispatch

ok.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Women's Holocaust took place in europe from the 14th to 17th centuries in which millions of herb women, midwives and healers were tortured by men who burned them to death as "witches.

The Catholic and Protestant churches confiscated the murdered womens property.

The Women's Holocaust continues. Today women are still murdered by stoning to death in parts of Africa, tortured in porn videos in the US and murdered during "honor" killings by men or their own families in south America and the Mid east.

The number one "health" problem of US women is being beaten by men according the the US Surgeon General.

Women can't safely walk alone due to fear of rape and battery. Women live in a global woman- hating male supremacist culture.

Why are women so feared and hated? What did we do to deserve such treatment?
 

The Pot calling the Kettle Black

The Jewish Holocaust of 6 million Jews murdered in camps, firing squads, and gas chambers continues to stand out in history for its racism, brutality, and massive death toll.

JA WRITES: "But, that’s exactly what Jews who commemorate the Holocaust—yet who also ideologically believe in an exclusionary Jewish state—support every day for Israel."

BECKY: JA would have you believe the Jews are ethnically cleansing the Palestinians. There are more Arabs inside of Israel (as Israeli citizens) than there are Jews in the West Bank and Gaza. And Israel has no plans to purge its land of them, but JA is on the front lines urging the ethnic cleansing of Jews from lands that were within the borders of bibilical Israel.

JA WRITES: "Others, like many of us, like “the good Germans? of another era, turn our heads away from this human rights catastrophe against, in turn, another 'despised' minority: the Palestinian people. Their resistance to brutal ethnic cleansing is, ironically, labeled “anti-Semitic.?

BECKY: Their "resistance" against the Jewish State includes over 120 suicide bombings most targeting innocent civilians.

ALSO: Thanks to Elaine Charkowski for reminding us of the Women's Holocaust. While reports in the 1970's of 9 million deaths appear to be a gross overestimate, the numbers are still astonishing considering the much lower overall population figures for those times. See below:

"The most reasonable modern estimates suggest perhaps 100,000 (witch) trials between 1450 and 1750, with something between 40,000 and 50,000 executions, of which 20 to 25 per cent were men." Briggs adds that "these figures are chilling enough, but they have to be set in the context of what was probably the harshest period of capital punishments in European history." (Briggs, Witches & Neighbours, p. 8.)

So JA's competing holocausts theme fails to mention the one committed against women.

Nor does JA mention the genocide that is currently going on in Sudan. Some two million lives are hanging in the balance at this moment and nary a word from him.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Agent Johnson writes, "JA would have you believe the Jews are ethnically cleansing the Palestinians."

Actually it is not Jews in general who are doing this genocide, but the racist Zionist government. JA did not blame Jews in general, but instead the Israeli government.

GENOCIDE

Yes Johnson this is exactly what the racist Israeli government is doing. Of course there are people who do not believe the Europe holocaust happened, or that the United States is a racist country. Unfortunately Johnson belongs in this same brain dead camp of people trying to justify injustice and genocide.

Johnson will reply with her usual set of lies, racist stereotypes, false statistics, and state department / IDF falsifications.
 

Jewish holocaust, East Timoor holocaust,wanda and Sudan, but there is no Palestinian holocaust

Steve likes to call me names and imply that I am a govenment agent, which I am not. But the issue is the Jewish Holocaust. Steve Argue does not deny this occurred but seems to show disdain for Israelis and Jews who commemorate the holocaust on an annual basis.

Steve accuses Israel of committing genocide on the Palestinian people. He DOES NOT accuse the Palestinians of attempting to genocide the Jews of Israel (which is far easier to document in their own words).

According to the viscious anti-semite Alison Weir's website, claiming to show the latest mortality figures for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the death toll since Sept 2000 totals 4655. The City of Detroit has higher death rates from violence.

Contrast this with 6 million Jews murdered in 4 years in Nazi Germany.

Steve needs to reign in his use of the "G" word when he comes to describing Israel. There is no evidence of an Israeli genocide against the Palestinian Arabs in Israel.
 

Anti-Genocide = Anti-Johnson

Johnson replied with her usual set of lies, racist stereotypes, false statistics, and state department / IDF falsifications.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Never Again Means Never Again The writer seems to have missed the point of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Research would show him that in addition to remembering the six million Jews who were slaughtered by the Nazis, 5 million other victims, the Roma Gypsies, Homosexuals, political prisoners, etc. are also remembered on this day. The mechanism that claimed the lives of 11 million civilians during WWII was designed by the Nazis for the explicit purpose of exterminating the Jews. This attempt by a nation to methodically exterminate an entire race of people is unparalleled in human history. The extermination apparatus made it convenient for the Nazis and their collaborators to murder other “non-desirables? as well. Any of the above mentioned groups are free to establish their own memorial days to recognize their suffering. Because they have not chosen to do so should not diminish the suffering of the Jews, nor the fact that we choose to actively remember the victims. It should also be remembered that the American Jewish community is heavily involved in bringing the current slaughter in the Darfur region of the Sudan to the world’s collective conscious. It is unfortunate that Joseph Anderson allowed his letter to stray beyond the Holocaust Memorial Day to the present situation in the Middle East, as one has nothing to do with the other. Israel is not an “exclusionary? Jewish state. All people, no matter what their ethnic background or religious preference are given the same rights as the Jews. There are Arab members of the Israeli Knesset. The would-be “Palestinians?, the Arabs who in their long-standing war to erase Israel from the map have formed terror organizations to intentionally murder Jewish men, women and children are being oppressed by their own leaders. There has never been an independent nation called “Palestine?, and prior to 1967 when Israel took over the disputed territories of the West Bank and Gaza, there were also no “Palestinian people?. PLO leaders themselves have stated this to be true as much as 10 years after the so-called “occupation?. (A quick reading of international law will show that said occupation is impossible because the territories never legally belonged to a sovereign nation.) The goal of the PLO was, is and always will be the destruction of Israel, not a “resistance to ethnic cleansing?. It should be noted here that while Arabs are allowed to live in Israel, Jews are forbidden residence in nearly all Arab countries. Arab terrorism is not in itself “anti-Semitic?. It is their inciteful rhetoric that claims Israel has no right to exist, openly vilifies the Jewish people in and calls for Jews to be killed “where ever [Muslims] find them?. “Never Again? means one thing to Jews and to Israel: Never again will Jews be herded into ghettos and death camps to be starved and slaughtered without resistance, while an entire world turns their back to the genocide (a word that did not exist prior to the Holocaust). Never again means that Israel will remain a haven for Jews everywhere, a country that will always welcome them. And it means that Israel will continue to fight for its existence against terrorists and nations whose goal is to destroy it.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Johnson writes, "[Steven] seems to show disdain for Israelis and Jews."

This is a lie Agent Johnson! I have never shown any disdain for Jews what so ever!
I demand a retraction!

As for Johnson’s job as an agent in the movements she pretends to be part of, I have seen the blacklist file David Horowitz on me and I know that it was written by Johnson.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Pretty serious charges, Steve. Where's your evidence? I want hard facts here, not simply paranoid speculation, please. I too have seen the Discover The Network files on you, George Cadman, Scott Kennedy, Angela Davis and others. What evidence do you have that any of them were written by Becky?
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

I know Becky Johnson and I know the discussions I 've had with her show up in the report card of me that I have read published on the black list of leftists on Horowitz web site.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Horowitz Hater, if you are familiar enough with Steve Argue to feel free to ask him for "facts, not paranoid delusion" about his proof that Becky Johnson is the author of the DTN entries on members of the Santa Cruz community, then you should also realize that the individuals mentioned *just so happen* to be the people who have had the courage to publicly confront the lies that Becky Johnson and Lee Kaplan have been promulgating in our community, particularly in the last six months. I noticed that these people were added to the "list" not long after George's Community Television shows about local Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts were aired. George and at least three of her guests suddenly popped up on that list! Mmmmm...what a coincidence.

If you know these people, the of idea of them as the dangerous radicals that Horowitz tries to insinuate they are will strike you as hilarious. Every one of them is intelligent, reasoning and respectful. If one was looking for the "most radical/visible" activists in Santa Cruz, these folks would certainly not come to my mind. The one that readily comes to my mind -- RN -- is notoriously absent from this list. Could it be his symbiotic relationship with Becky? His silence on these issues -- disinformation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the harrassment of Palestinian rights activists worldwide, including our own community -- is deafening. I would really like to hear your thoughts on these things, RN.

This ties in well to the general topic of this article. Before the bloody killing of the Holocaust happened, Jews were harrassed years before they were actually exterminated. The greater society *looked the other way* and *did not* get involved when they saw this happening. Later, Germans civilians participated in the genocide by betraying their very own neighbors to the SS when they came through town.

While I do not wish to even insinuate that there is any sort of "holocaust" going on, I would hope that Becky Johnson looks at her actions and seriously contemplates how she is betraying her neighbors that she has claimed, at some point in her life, to have supported and respected.

Personally, I will hold Becky Johnson somewhat responsible if any harm befalls these people she has "outed." She and Lee Kaplan are entitled to their views -- however racist they may be. What is intolerable is when *anything goes* in pursuit of that agenda. This philosophy is consistent with facist systems, including the development of the Nazis in pre-Holocaust Germany.

My motivation and resolve surrouding this issue is strong and very personal. I have a friend who is a Holocaust survivor. I can honestly say that her influence has changed the course of my life. Her key message has always been: we can NEVER let this happen again! Unlike what JA claims is the message being told today, she contends that it must never happen again --- TO ANY PEOPLE! I am determined to work with her to that end.

Note to Becky: I think an apology would go far in helping to restore people's trust in you in this community. They might also help give you support if you want to shake off some of your new friends who, from my perspective, don't seem like friends at all.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

"connecting the dots" has valuable and important insights to share, but it seems that Lee Kaplan would be the more likely culprit for the DTN identifications, not Becky. His association with Frontpagemag is well established. But Steve has only given us his suspicions, not any evidence. What discussions is he referring to? Steve and Becky's discussions here on this site? It's public information that I'm sure LK is monitoring. Likewise, Community TV, since LK has been a frequent guest on Becky's show. Also, Steve's DTN profile appears to entirely consist of publicly available information.

And while I agree that the company Becky is keeping leaves a LOT to be desired, it's still a stretch to pin an AGENT jacket on her in the absence of hard evidence. It's merely guilt by association. Not good enough for me.

Also, Horowitz is obviously milking his DTN nonsense for fundraising, as a lot of the information contained therein is out of date or inaccurate, and links don't work. But I agree that there is a very real danger of harm coming to those individuals who are identified, and if such happens, Becky will surely bear some responsibility if any happens. And I surely won't be holding by breath waiting for any apology from her.

She is certainly not choosing her political allies wisely, but I think calling her an "agent" at this point in time is unwise. The case against her still needs to be made.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

It is well known that Agent Johnson is a member of DAFKA, as well as her being a co-worker of both Lee Kaplan and David Horowitz by being a member of that organization. DAFKA brags of infiltrating the peace movement and turning names over to the Israeli police and Interpol. Becky Johnson plays this same informant / infiltration role locally for the organization.

I can tell what information Becky Johnson has provided by what she has shown interest in personal / political conversations and the fact that she told me in the last real in depth conversation I had with her that she was turning information from me over to a rightwing friend of hers.

You can doubt what I say and unfairly label me with names, but I say if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, floats like a duck, and flocks with ducks, it is a duck.
 

Horowitz' list has many names on it

I am not the author of the info about Steve Argue, George Cadman, or anyone else on Horowitz' list. I've read his list. Its so broad its virtually worthless. It includes Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginzburg (who I admire), President Bill Clinton, Hilliary Clinton, and many others who I admire.

Lee Kaplan has worked directly with David Horowitz and is the likely source. My only involvement with the list, is that I contacted Kaplan and informed him some of the information was incorrect. I believe that corrections were then made by Horowitz --- a man I have never met or talked to.

As for Steve's strident denial that he has never said anything bad about Jews----no Steve--you use the code word "Zionist" to condemn all the Jews in Israel. Nor does your above post even properly acknowledge the Jewish holocaust---showing your lack of compassion for the death and suffering they have experienced.

You have also condemned and ridiculed anyone who believes in God---which means you have insulted the majority of the human race. But I have failed to see any anti-Vatican diatribes or anti-Anglican diatribes. NO. Only Israel, the national homeland for the Jewish people is on your constant list of condemnation, name-calling, and subject to your misinformation (such as your false charges re: Sabra and Shatilla) and your lack of condemnation of Palestinian suicide bombers. You are prejudiced and racist. Maybe you don't know it but everyone else who reads your writings on this topic do.

Anonymous poster accuses me of lying. What lies have I told? Before you accuse me of lying, why don't you tell readers what lies I have told and what the real truth is.

Otherwise, you are simply engaging in name-calling and should be ignored by readers.

As for the tv show that condemned Lee Kaplan and myself, I have not seen it, nor has Lee Kaplan. From what I understand of those who have seen it, it was an unfair attack ---and the producers didn't even bother to contact Kaplan or myself for so much as a comment. I think this is very poor journalism---and perhaps the producers were hoping to avoid a lawsuit by concealing they were even doing the show until after it had been taped and aired.
 

Zionist Does Not Equal Jew

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Agent Johnson writes, "As for Steve's strident denial that he has never said anything bad about Jews----no Steve--you use the code word "Zionist" to condemn all the Jews in Israel."

No Johnson, “Zionist? is not a code word. It does not mean Jew. “Zionism? as a philosophy started as a nationalist movement and now that it has gained power against the other nationalities of Palestine, “Zionism? is now represented by the ruling racist government of Israel and its supporters. This is why I have never hesitated to insist that Johnson is a Zionist even though she is not a Jew. This would not apply if “Zionist? was a code word for “Jew?.

As I have stated many times, I am not opposed to Jews, but I am opposed to Zionism.

In addition my straight forward views that there is no God is not directed against Jews, Christians, or Muslims any more than their view that there is a God is an attack on atheists.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Steve -- "I can tell" is not evidence. It's obvious you have none. Do some more horticulture research. You're worthless on this issue. Becky indicts herself however...

Becky writes: "Lee Kaplan has worked directly with David Horowitz and is the likely source. My only involvement with the list, is that I contacted Kaplan and informed him some of the information was incorrect." -- HELLOOOO!!! THIS IS THE PROBLEM BECKY! WAKE THE FUCK UP! Your association with LK is undermining EVERY OTHER ISSUE you claim to support. Why are you telling the RIGHT WING what information is corect or incorrect. They will just use it against us. It's better that they have INCORRECT information. This is exactly why no one trusts you anymore. Are you that blind?

This is what it looks like to every activist in Santa Cruz --> The ONLY Santa Cruz activists on Horowitz's list were supplied by Lee Kaplan who got those individual's names from his association with BECKY JOHNSON.

I don't believe you're an agent, Becky, but at the very least, you're being played for a fool, and you are continuing to allow it to continue to the point where your credibility is near zero.

Horowitz's DTN site purports to identify the network of the ENTIRE LEFT, not just pro-Palestinian left activists. In that case, WHY AREN'T YOU ON THE LIST BECKY?? You claim to be a leftist, so why don't you insist that LK and DH add you to the DTN list? And get Robert Norse, and all the HUFFsterites listed as well? WHY NOT? Because it's increasingly obvious that the ONLY Santa Cruz activists who get listed are those who have been identified to Lee Kaplan through Becky, and they are those who criticize the state of Israel for their treatment of the Palestinians. NO ONE ELSE IS ON THE LIST FROM SANTA CRUZ!

Do you care to offer a justification for this pathetic state of affairs, Becky? Or give any reason why any activist in this town should EVER TRUST YOU AGAIN on any issue? Why should anybody even talk to you ever again? What consolation can you offer those who fear winding up on some rights wing or state of Israel hit list due to YOU?
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Last night I saw a post in here written by Lee Kaplan about accusations made against him and Becky Johnson. Now I see it is deleted? It would seem Indymedia is no better than the controlled press of any other dictatorship. How sad...
 

Becky Johnson Endangers SC Activists

Is Becky Johnson a knowing, active informant for dangerous right-wing groups? Or is she, instead, just their willing dupe?

It doesn't really matter, does it? Our response should be the same, either way: EXPOSE and OSTRACIZE.

EXPOSE:
Make sure that other folks know what Becky Johnson is really up to, and who she's involved with. Let them know the risk they take by having *anything* to do with her.

OSTRACIZE:
Stay away from Becky Johnson. Avoid her. Don't let her into your meetings, groups, or events. If you can help it, don't let her know your name, address, or any other information.


And Becky, I'd like to second what an earlier poster said: If anything happens to the folks on that list, I'll hold you personally responsible.

An Injury To One Is An Injury To All.
 

Fascist Trolls Get My Boot To Their Head

Strange, isn't it?

Indymedia gets so much shit for "censoring" BJ and others, yet somehow, BJ's posts are all still here. And several other posts from Zionists. Maybe it's because they decided to behave responsibly and have a mature discussion.
 

Don't Throw out the Becky with the Bathwater

On police violence, city council abuses, housing, homeless civil rights, student rights, medical marijuana, D.A. coverups, phony local liberalism, and women's rights, Becky Johnson has done established a significant journalist record.

I believe Becky is misinformed and wrong on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. So do most others who post here. So what?

Suggesting Becky be ostracized, excluded, etc. seems a way of eliminating a good activist from the community. Bad idea.

The kind of debates that go on here are healthy and educational (although heated). But I think it's important to see things in perspective.

Becky is a dear friend of mine, but I think my opinion also reflects a realstic and fair assessment of her work and her worth as an activist.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

"Becky indicts herself however..."

Exactly, why do you need me to prove what is so obvious?

As for horticulture, I am a botanist, not a horticulturalist. And yes, plants are more interesting than the insults of my lessers. I have resigned from politics. Good day!
 

And who should I blame if there is another Jewish holocaust?

"If anything happens to the folks on that list, I'll hold you personally responsible." --some anonymous coward and bully

So if Hillary Clinton is assassinated, you will hold ME personally responsible?

Expose me all you want. I stand by what I have written and what I currently believe to be the truth (and have even foolishly attached my real name to it!!).
 

Thumbs Up for Steve Argue

Steve Argue has for years put himself on the line for the rights of homeless people, working people, and people in poverty in Santa Cruz.

He served seven months in jail defending a woman against a police assault in 1999 at a peace demonstration, where the officer he was convicted of punching (David LaFever) was later found guilty of excessive force by the Citizens Police Review Board and left the SCPD.

He was assaulted by police and went to jail in 1998 for selling Street Spirit, the homeless newspaper, near New Leaf Market in a case that helped establish the right of poor people to sell newspapers downtown.

In 2003 he spent many hours in a court case that effectively challenged the infamous Rotkin-Mathews "Move Along" law (forbidding political tablers from spending more than one hour at a political table in any one location along Pacific Avenue).
Warning: CSO Pam Bachtel and other police officers still enforce the law, which needs more challenging.

Steve and I have had our disagreements. I dont' agree with his characterization of Becky as an agent. I hope he hasn't withdrawn from local politics.

And again I encourage people to remember that local struggles and real actions to further those struggles are as important as abstract pronouncements about the wrongs and rights of situations 7000 miles away.

Mayor Rotkin and his fellow Council members, for instance, are great at making glowing statements about the rights of Nicaraguans and other oppressed nationalities. But they can't seem to address police abuse, the Sleeping Ban, and harassment of medical marijuana users and sellers in Santa Cruz.
 

Becky Johnson Endangers SC Activists -- AVOID HER

No, Robert, you're not getting it -- conveniently for you -- that Becky has put herself in a space where she has become a threat to the activist community in Santa Cruz (and beyond).

Horowitz and Kaplan have aligned themselves with extreme right elements in the US and Israel. And Becky Johnson has actively and knowingly connected herself with them. She admits to helping with their McCarthyist/Fascist blacklist. And the local SC folks who have appeared on that list are exclusively those persons whom have been in conflict with Becky regarding Israel/Palestine.

Whether or not Becky Johnson is actively providing new/original information to this blacklist, or whether she "merely" helps to improve its accuracy, she is expressly involved with it. Among "lefty" activists, such an action is not simply a _mistake_ but is instead an unconscionable betrayal of the most basic elements of trust and mutual respect which are fundamental to activist culture.

Becky Johnson is serving as an "agent" (e.g., not merely a representative, but an active collector of info/intelligence) for groups which are overtly authoritarian/fascist and/or racist; groups which are actively compiling and distributing lists and databases designed to target, disrupt and discredit our movements.

Becky Johnson is a threat to our movements, and a threat to our friends and loved ones.

When an activist speaks with Becky Johnson, they not only put themself at risk, but their friends and lovers, as well.
 

BECKY is a SNITCH!

To Steve A. on his resignation from politics: Good bye to the worst organizer ever, and good riddance to the worst left sectarian ever seen in these parts, who even supports the ultra-sectarian RCP, which defend Stalin, Mao, and the Sendero Luninoso thugs in Peru. I can't say you'll be missed. Stay gone, please. Now if only Becky would do the same...

To Robert N.: Your "dear friend" Becky has now admitted that she has contacted an extreme right wing website to make sure they have accurate information on Santa Cruz activists. This is not a benign activity. It is a malicious, dangerous and vindictive activity. You can't sidestep this issue by pointing to other things. THIS IS THE ISSUE that you (and other Becky defenders) have to face squarely and honestly. Does her work in the other areas you cite outweigh her SNITCHING on local activists? I don't think so. Your "dear friend" is an admitted SNITCH! Is this meaningless to you? Speak clearly to this issue Robert or be tarred by the association even more than you already are.

Have you noticed that you are not currently on the DTN list. Why is that, Robert? It purports to identify the left. Why are the only Santa Cruz individuals listed those who challenge Becky on Middle East issues? Care to address that issue?

You state: "I believe Becky is misinformed and wrong on the Israeli-Palestinian issue." Care to speculate on how fast you'd make the list should you challenge Becky publicly on the issue? Try it and see!

Becky has adamantly refused to address the issue, only to make a lame comment about Hilary Clinton. She knows full well what this discussion is about. She has admittedly helped those who wish to harm us. Becky was asked to apologize. She didn't. She was asked to justify her actions. She hasn't. A response of some sort is certainly needed. What La Lucha says makes sense. Expose and ostracize. What other action would you have us take?

All HUFF members who continue to associate with her will now also be viewed with suspicion, as they may, knowingingly or unknowingly, give information to her that winds up in the hands of our political opposition. This is ALL due to Becky's actions, Robert. I don't believe "agent" is the right term for her. She is a SNITCH!

Address that even if you ignore the rest. It really is the only issue at this point.
 

Becky Johnson Endangers SC Activists -- AVOID HER

>contacted an extreme right wing website

Becky is FAR more involved than merely _contacting_ a website. Becky Johnson has a direct, ongoing relation with these folks. She is the official "representative" in Santa Cruz for one of the authoritarian/racist groups, Dafka.

What is Dafka? What do they espouse?

Well, their general information page includes statements like, "the Arabs are simply too primitive" and they can't behave as a "civilized society."

Primitives? Uncivilized? Where have we heard those terms before? That is classic racism.

The other "half" of Dafka is styled as a radically pro-American org, with its "leader" also working with homelandsecurityus.com. (There's lot's more if you want to waste your time looking it up.)

That's fairly repulsive, to me, but let's not get distracted... the issue isn't that Becky affiliates with a bunch of right-wing racist nutjobs. Though, she does.

The issue is that Becky Johnson is part of and/or affiliates with groups which are actively compiling and distributing lists and databases designed to target, disrupt and discredit our movements.
 

SOLID

SOLIDarity with HH, La Lucha and all the other (real) Santa Cruz-area activists.

Exposing activists to hatemongerers like David ("What is the Statute of Limitations for the Crime of Being a Lame Socialist?") Horowitz is just plain WRONG. That's all there is to it. Becky Johnson DOESN'T GIVE A SH-- about who she hurts or damages!! And there is proof of it right here!

I am SUPPOSED TO LISTEN OR CARE WHAT SHE SAYS ABOUT HOPSCOTCHING FOR THE HOMELESS or anything ELSE?? Robert Norse, you've got to be kidding!!!

Game over!
 

In Becky Johnson's own words:

Horowitz' list has many names on it
18 May 2005
by Becky Johnson

"Lee Kaplan has worked directly with David Horowitz and is the likely source. My only involvement with the list, is that I contacted Kaplan and informed him some of the information was incorrect. I believe that corrections were then made by Horowitz --- a man I have never met or talked to."
santacruz.indymedia.org/mod/comments/display/18661/index.php
 

Becky Johnson of Santa Cruz is a Threat to the Community

This information NEEDS to be applied to Becky Johnson:
www.huffsantacruz.org/becky/becky.jpg

Know your rights, and fight back against government harassment of the Bay Area activist community.

It is especially important during this time of increased government repression to stand up for our rights and just say NO to government harassment. You have the right to remain silent - use it!

You do not have to talk to FBI agents, police or any law enforcement agent. If approached tell them you have nothing to say.
 

Becky Johnson, You're Fired!

Becky, I thought we told you keep your mouth shut. You're fired.
 

Snitch??? or just a reporter who believes in accuracy?

"Horowitz and Kaplan have aligned themselves with extreme right elements in the US and Israel. And Becky Johnson has actively and knowingly connected herself with them. She admits to helping with their McCarthyist/Fascist blacklist."

First off, I don't know what "extreme right elements" you are talking about. Both Kaplan and I opposed the election of George Bush. I think Horowitz supports Bush. Kaplan supported the war in Iraq. I opposed it. The only issue we are ALL alligned on is our support for Israel.

If support for Israel means associated with "extreme right elements" I suggest you invest in a dictionary.

As for the McCarthyist/fascist blacklist----may I remind you that JOE MCCARTHY was a US Rep and his list was created by the HOUSE COMMITTEE ON UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES and hence, McCarthy's blacklist was a government project.

Horowitz is a private citizen and a writer. Hence, his blacklist is merely an editorial.

To compare the two is to lack any kind of historical perspective on why McCarthy's blacklist was so bad.

After the list had been posted, I read up on people who I knew who were on it. During a casual conversation about the list with my associate, Lee Kaplan, I told him some of the information was incorrect. He asked me for the corrections and I gave it to him. Some people here said that the misinformation would have better if it had stayed. I'm sorry, but my purpose as a journalist is to try to provide correct information to my readers. This was not my work ---Horowitz list----but I still did not want to see misinformation posted.
Call me a snitch. I have not done any such thing. What I HAVE done is shot down a few too many sacred cows around here with deadly accuracy. That is why I am being pilloried.
 

Becky Johnson: Agent for Racist Groups, Apologist for Racist Violence

Becky, don't try to explain how the words don't mean what they obviously mean. Don't try to sugarcoat it by admitting that they're "pejorative" but then try to explain how we just don't understand that they really are true.

The original words -- and now your explaination of them, as well -- are classic, old-school racism, pure and simple. You are making gross generalizations about "Arab culture" -- with some bits of truth in specific instances, but impugned to an entire group of people(s) -- and using this as apologetics for the ongoing crimes of racist government of Israel. This is racist and despicable.

Why don't you make similar generalizations about Jews? Or about Caucasians? Or Africans? Because if you did, everyone would just laugh at your digusting, racist garbage. It is only because of the continued unquestioned acceptance of anti-Arab racism in this country (and others) that you can get away with such absurdities. You should know better. You should be ashamed of yourself.

But once again, we've become distracted from THE REAL ISSUE:

The issue is that Becky Johnson is part of and/or affiliates with groups which are actively compiling and distributing lists and databases designed to target, disrupt and discredit our movements.

Do not trust Becky Johnson with anything.

Do not give her ANY information.

Tell your friends. If you don't, they might unwittingly disclose information to Becky Johnson that could lead to harm to them, to you, to your friends and loved ones, and to the movement, in general.
 

Becky Johnson: Agent for Racist Groups, Apologist for Racist Violence

CLARIFICATION:

My post above is a response to a racist diatribe from BJ which has been hidden. I'm not surprised nor disappointed that it was hidden, as it very likely violated the basic guidelines of this site.

ALSO:

Becky doesn't think Horowitz and Kaplan/Dafka are "extreme right." Compared to what? The National Front? What a joke.

Further, she fabricates the false notion that anyone has equated "extreme right" with "support for Israel." Give me a break! Rabbi Michael Lerner supports the State of Israel, he is a Zionist, yet Dafka castigates him as a enemy traitor to Israel. Why? Because Dafka tolerates nothing other than obedience to the far-right. The reality is that Dafka equates "extreme right" with "support for Israel" because if you're not on the extreme right they're likely to claim that you don't support Israel.

Becky claims to be a journalist. Is she a journalist for David Horowitz, since that's the "story" she was so concerned be accurate?

BECKY JOHNSON HAS TAKEN EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BLACKLIST ACCURATELY TARGETS HER PERSONAL ENEMIES (while conveniently leaving out other folks, like Robert Norse).

Becky Johnson is part of and/or affiliates with groups which are actively compiling and distributing lists and databases designed to target, disrupt and discredit our movements.

Do not trust Becky Johnson with anything.

Do not give her ANY information.

Tell your friends. If you don't, they might unwittingly disclose information to Becky Johnson that could lead to harm to them, to you, to your friends and loved ones, and to the movement, in general.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Some coward under the initials HH wrote, "To Steve A. on his resignation from politics: Good bye to the worst organizer ever, and good riddance to the worst left sectarian ever seen in these parts, who even supports the ultra-sectarian RCP, which defend Stalin, Mao, and the Sendero Luninoso thugs in Peru. I can't say you'll be missed. Stay gone, please. Now if only Becky would do the same..."

Argue ran for Santa Cruz City Council against exposing the repressive and anti-homeless City Council. He did this with virtually no support from the organized left but built a base with the poor and got 3,000 votes.

Argue does not support the RCP, I have seen much he has written arguing with them, but he does defend their anti-war and anti-racist work.

Becky Johnson is the opposite of Steven Argue with her support and admiration for pro-war and racist Democrats like Bill Clinton.

I for one will miss Steven Argue and his candor about the oppressors, whether it be the “bad cop? Republicans or the “good cop? Democrats, Steven Argue has told the truth and bravely faced their police intimidation.
 

Steve Argue & the RCP

DAVE, get your facts straight before you spout nonsense. No criticsm before investigation, and you obviously haven't done any...

From: santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/17605/index.php

Stev argue writes:
"The RCP has problems, but they are part of the solution. They oppose the imperialist wars of America abroad and organize against the police state at home. Unlike the Democrat and Republican Parties they are not the racist pro-capitalist warmongers who commit mass murder around the world and have locked up over one million in America; they have not exploited the people of the world to the point of starvation, illiteracy, and disease; and they have not exploited the planet to the brink of destruction for the profits of the super wealthy. Instead they fight the people and the system who do these things."

Sure sounds like "support" to me. Doesn't sound like he opposes the RCP, does it? Mao/Stalin/Avakian worshiping hacks are "part of the solution"? Bwahahahaha!!!
 

Robert Norse and HUFF silence on SNITCH Becky is deafening

Robert,

Your silence is speaking volumes about the kind of people you and your group continue to associate with. Hasn't this issue come up at a Wednesday meeting, yet? Will it?
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

A person can defend a group as Steven Argue has done and still be critical of that group. Get YOUR facts straight, Steven Argue does not worship Mao, Avakian, or Stalin. He has always advocated democratic communism in everything I’ve seen him post on this site and I’ve seen him be quite critical of the three you’ve mentioned.

Like most thinking people, and unlike most Americans, Argue can see in shades of gray and is not sectarian against those who have different ideas in the fight against imperialist war and racism. HH seems more like a Stalin and a sectarian than Argue.
 

Support Each Other--There Are Too Few Of Us

The only "accurate information" that "snitch" Becky Johnson corrected on Horowitz's website, as far as I know, was that George Cadman is a woman. Not aware that that's a major intelligence coup.

Does anyone have an actual information about confidences betrayed or secret data revealed? Or is this simply a blunderbuss way of attacking Becky for these noxious pro-Israeli govt. views and right-wing personal associations?

I think people have to separate their issues and recognize that people are more complex than straw man stereotypes.

If anyone is suggesting that Argue and Johnson's work exposing the City's abusive and hypocritical treatment of the poor is not worthy of support, I'd like to see a reasoned argument. No such argument has yet appeared on this thread or any other that I'm aware of.

Urging a venomous form of total ostracism based on the "Cadman" revelation for Becky Johnson or dismissing Steve Argue's work because you disagree with his perspective on the RCP--particularly when its done by people using psuedonyms--is unpersuasive at best.

I'd be honored to be on Horowitz's blacklist: Yes, the Israeli government is full of shit and a murderous bunch of colonizers. If anyone would like to "inform" on me and tell Horowitz, please do so forthwith.

If our left-wing views, our names, and our genders are in the public domain, it's a little late and a little disingenuous for us to be whining that someone put us on a right-wing list.

In fact, who's doing the whining and the denouncing? Anonymous posters ignoring the accomplishments of two good activists.

Could be they're misinformed, could be they're overamped, could be they have more disruptive motives. Who knows?

Frankly, the more I read these anonymous blasts, the more I think that some posters prefer to denounce activists rather than refute their views.

And that's a pity. There aren't enough of us to squander time and good will in these fratricidal conflicts.
 

Becky Johnson: Agent for Racist Groups

>Support each other

What a fucking JOKE, Robert! How can you possibly suggest that we should "support" each other, when one of those amongst us is actively supporting our enemies?

If you want to talk about activists suporting each other, perhaps you should talk with Becky and ask her why she is involved with McCarthyist-style blacklists being created and disseminated by the far-right.

But NO, instead you try to make light of her actions, while criticizing US for pointing out that Becky Johnson is involved with these fascists.

That's fucked up, Robert, and it makes me suspect that you shouldn't be trusted, either; when it comes to anything about Becky, you seem to be more than just naive, but rather something akin to "willful ignorance."


BECKY JOHNSON HAS TAKEN EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BLACKLIST _ACCURATELY_ TARGETS HER PERSONAL ENEMIES.

Becky Johnson is part of and/or affiliates with groups which are actively compiling and distributing lists and databases designed to target, disrupt and discredit our movements.

Do not trust Becky Johnson with anything.

Do not give her ANY information.

Tell your friends. If you don't, they might unwittingly disclose information to Becky Johnson that could lead to harm to them, to you, to your friends and loved ones, and to the movement, in general.
 

Repeating What's Been Said Before

First, Trash Becky and Defend Becky commentary are really a waste of time and irrelevant to this thread: the relevance of Holocaust Remembrance Day to the denial of rights, life, and limb to the Palestinian people and other oppressed groups.

But note that previous posters have provided no evidence whatsoever that Becky has revealed any private information, broken any confidences, etc.

And some are essentially dismissing her work in other areas without in any way considering its substance. This DAMAGES THE STRUGGLE TO RESTORE RIGHTS TO HOMELESS PEOPLE IN SANTA CRUZ.

Perhaps some of the folks who are so intent on DESTROYING HER EFFECTIVENESS IN THESE AREAS would like to volunteer to take on the job once they've sabotaged her? And having trashed her, me, and Argue--they can take up the work we've been trying at different times to do.

No, I don't think I can convince Becky of the absurdity of her views on the Israeli situation any more than I can convince some folks on this thread to see things in proportion, separate issues, give credit where credit is due, blame where blame is due, and, yes, support each other where we can (and criticize each othe where we must).

My apologies to readers for largely repeating what has been said before.
 

Becky Johnson: Agent for Racist Groups

Becky Johnson: Tireless Dedication to the Improvement of David Horowitz.
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Becky's Hero.
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Becky Johnson: Agent for Racist Groups

>no evidence whatsoever
>that Becky has revealed
>any private information

Robert, this comment really goes to the "willfully ignorant" reference from before. How can you not understand that the point isn't that what Becky Johnson is doing is illegal (it's not illegal), but that what she is doing is disgusting, unethical, and as I said before, is an unconscionable betrayal of the most basic elements of trust and mutual respect which are fundamental to activist culture.

Should activists really accept/ignore "unrelated" outrages committed by others, so long as those others help out with the activist's special cause. That's NOT solidarity. And it's not a globalized vision of justice. Instead, it's a myopic, single-issue nightmare which accepts other injustices, as long as they don't hinder "your" cause.

If Becky would like to know the true identity of the person who is destroying Becky's effectiveness as an activist, then Becky should look in the mirror. If she can open her mind, she'll realize that she is looking into the face of a racist apologist who works to support fascist elements here and abroad.

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BECKY JOHNSON HAS TAKEN EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BLACKLIST _ACCURATELY_ TARGETS HER PERSONAL ENEMIES.

Becky Johnson is part of and/or affiliates with groups which are actively compiling and distributing lists and databases designed to target, disrupt and discredit our movements.

Do not trust Becky Johnson with anything.

Do not give her ANY information.

Tell your friends. If you don't, they might unwittingly disclose information to Becky Johnson that could lead to harm to them, to you, to your friends and loved ones, and to the movement, in general.
 

Wake up and smell the coffee --- you are all wrong and I am right

Oh get over your self-important delusional paranoia!! Anyone who wants on the list, let me know, and I will see if I can arrange it.

And stop thinking that we all have to think in unison. I would love to debate the facts and merits of all your arguments, but--I have been repeatedly deleted, and now my character is being assassinated by a bunch of name-calling anonymous cowards.

YOU are at risk? I'm the one who gets the death threats. I'm the one who you say you know where I live--be afraid, be very afraid.

I have only threatened to let the world know what idiots you are --if indeed you are idiots. Time will tell.

But just look at the bottom of page two of today's Sentinel to see just who is eating humble pie today. It sure isnt me.

I am content that I am right and everyone else (including Robert Norse) is wrong on this issue.
Time will tell, won't it?

I was right that invited RCNV speaker, Nadwa Sarandah is a fake.

She was billed as being the surviving sister of a woman stabbed to death by an unknown orthodox settler.

She failed to let her audiences know that she only SUSPECTS that some orthodox Jew killed her sister since she and her sister had filed so many complaints about them.

All she has done is provide a motive.

The Israeli police have arrested a Palestinian man who has already confessed.

Furthermore, three weeks after her sister was stabbed to death in broad daylight on the streets of Jerusalem, the Israeli police arrested another Palestinian man who was charged with 13 other stabbings in the area!! A regular serial murderer. But Sarandah, throws all this evidence aside, for in her heart, she knows-- IT HAD TO BE A JEW!!

(and they call ME a racist??)

And the RCNV ran with it!!
They packaged her anti-Israel bullshit and sold it to us bigtime.

She and Robi Damelin were sponsored by Santa Cruz High School, Aptos High School, Soquel High School, UCSC Colleges 9&10, The Women Studies Dept. Free Radio Santa Cruz as well as the RCNV to name a partial list.

Now that we know, what is left?

An Israeli woman whose son was murdered by a member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, and another woman whose sister was murdered by a Palestinian serial killer.

So who do we reconcile with?
Both these woman focus their hopes & dreams on creating dialogues and

Oh, by the way, the Palestinian man who confessed, said he was sorry because he thought Naila was Jewish when he "accidently" killed her.
Did Nadwa say anything like that to any of her groups when she came?

NO!!

She talked about how she had come to believe that she could forgive the Israelis after an Israeli man gave her a letter where he apologized for every single thing anyone has ever blamed Israel for whether its true or not.

She left a LASTING IMPRESSION in the minds of all who saw her that her sisters death was the fault of the Israelis somehow.

She did NOT emphasize that her sister was a victim of Palestinian violence.

Nadwa says that if it weren't for the conflict, her sister would still be alive. But she doesn't even support arresting the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade members who murdered Robi Damelin's son!

They are going to teach us to make peace with Palestine because they are calling to "end the occupation" meaning that the conflict can be solved by Israel withdrawing its security forces from the Palestinian territories.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Becky Johnson asks, "Now that we know, what is left?"

She pretends that she has set us straight once again. Since her “information? is never correct, but instead pulled off of far right web sites, this a funny question. But let's see, besides these issues she has decided to muddle, we have left such issues as the denial of all of the basic rights of entire people by a brutally racist government that has been constantly starting wars on anyone who speaks Arabic ever since they stole the land of Palestine.

To Robert Norse this is not an issue because Palestine is 7,000 miles away. By this logic Iraq is not an issue either. But just like Iraq, the war in Palestine is caused by U.S. intervention and costs the American people billions of dollars that could be spent on social programs rather than killing Arabs.

Agent Johnson chillingly states, “Anyone who wants on the list, let me know, and I will see if I can arrange it.?

Robert Norse tries to play down Becky Johnson's affiliation with a fascist minded organization that is so extreme and far to the right that it sees Bill Clinton as a leftist enemy of America. Agent Johnson also admits that she has supplied information to these whackos for their blacklist of Santa Cruz leftists. There is no defense for Johnson's racism, nor is there any defense for her actions.

I understand to a degree why this is a difficult question for Robert Norse, but I also think that Johnson’s role as an agent for the far right makes her dangerous.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

If you are doing work around the issue of Israel/Palestine or you plan to in the future (especially if you are planning on traveling to the region to do peacework)then be very careful about giving ANY information to Becky Johnson or those she works with. Your name and info will not just wind up on a list on right wing websites, it will be delivered via Lee Kaplan to the Israeli government and authorities and it could disrupt your ability to work effectively on the issue. Lee Kaplan (BJ's friend, associate and regular guest on her tv show) and his organization Dafka is proud of sharing such info with the Israeli govt and is actively trying to undermine the work of nonviolent activists who are working to end the occupation. He has attempted to infiltrate orgs that are working on the issue, in an effort to gather info, with the intent of informing to the Israeli govt. on these folks. He makes no secret of this, in fact ( although he is somewhat of a failure at it, he has "disguised" himself as a Pakistani by painting his pale skin brown )he brags about it. This is who BJ closely associates with and "corrects" information on activists for.

Another comment: On the Dafka site ( Becky Johnson is the contact for the Santa Cruz area at this site, as well as a regular contributor)in the "Rogues Gallery" there is a picture of Adam Shapiro and his wife Hawaida Arraf. The caption below the photo says "Adam Shapiro and his Palestinian Trophy Wife" I would call that racist and despicable. If BJ was promoting him and his site (on her tv show and as a contributor to the site) and he was speaking about Africans, Asians, Mexicans etc. that way, (Let's say that the caption read "Adam Shapiro and his Mexican trophy Wife" for example) there would be a public outcry and she would be ostracized. But because the racist rhetoric is about Arabs, it is somehow acceptable or palatable. We need to seriously examine that kind of acceptance of racism in this country and community.

The tv show that BJ mentions above in which Lee Kaplan's lies and racist statements were addressed, was not an attack on BJ and Lee as she says. It was a very clear and articulate response to direct quotes pulled from the BJ tv show "Club Cruz". One of those was a direct quote from Lee claiming that the Resource Center for Non-violence had connections to Hamas. There were other equally outrageous quotes that were addressed. It was not an attack on Lee and BJ. Rather, it was a response to repeated lies and racist statements being promulgated on BJ's show. And it was a very fair and informative response.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Robert writes -

"Perhaps some of the folks who are so intent on DESTROYING HER (BJ) EFFECTIVENESS IN THESE AREAS (homelessness, etc.) would like to volunteer to take on the job once they've sabotaged her? And having trashed her, me, and Argue--they can take up the work we've been trying at different times to do."

Robert -

1. If you're having trouble getting and keeping people involved with your homeless group, why do you think that is? It's because people know what is up with Becky and don't want to be associated with and/or harrassed by her!

2. Do not try to misrepresent what the argument is here. This is not a thread about a *group of you* getting attacked. Only one writer wrote something critical about Steve. Personally I firmly support Steve and appreciate his insight. So far, posters in this thread have been extremely reserved with their criticism of you. I think that you should be grateful considering how free you are with criticism of virtually everyone in this community besides yourself.

"Trashed"?? That is completely disingenuous.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Anyone who contends that these rightwing groups are harmless are either kidding themselves or are part of the propaganda machine.

On Wednesday, four anti-racism protesters were hit by a car driven by a Minutemen member. (Ironic. Their name also happens to be a commentary on their sexual stamina.)

www.la.indymedia.org/news/2005/05/127292.php
 

Decide for yourself whose information is accurate

Steve Argue claims I am giving misinformation that Nadwa Sarandah's sister was NOT stabbed to death by an orthodox Jewish settler, but instead is most likely to have been killed by a Palestinian man who has already confessed.

Read Nadwa Sarandahs own words and then decide if I am lying or if Steve Argue is trying to pull the wool over your eyes.



www.phrmg.org/phrmg%20documents/stabbing/testimony_of_ns.htm
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Oh, and the last I heard, the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group is not a "right-wing" organization.
 

Becky Johnson: Agent For Racist Groups

BECKY JOHNSON ADMITS THAT SHE HAS TAKEN EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BLACKLIST _ACCURATELY_ TARGETS HER PERSONAL ENEMIES.

Becky Johnson is part of and/or affiliates with groups which are actively compiling and distributing lists and databases designed to target, disrupt and discredit our movements.

Do not trust Becky Johnson with anything.

Do not give her ANY information.

Tell your friends. If you don't, they might unwittingly disclose information to Becky Johnson that could lead to harm to them, to you, to your friends and loved ones, and to the movement, in general.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Oh, and the last I read, Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Groups are not what Becky Johnson consults for her "information".
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Johnson falsely states, "Steve Argue claims I am giving misinformation that Nadwa Sarandah's sister was NOT stabbed to death by an orthodox Jewish settler." I made no such claim, I only stated that Johnson's "information" is consistently very bad. I did not address this issue specifically except to say that Johnson has muddled the issue, nor have I ever made any claims about who killed Nadwa Sarandah's sister.

Becky Johnson has circulated false information Nadwa Sarandah claimed that her sister was killed by Jewish settlers when in fact Nadwa Sarandah never made any such claim.

Scott Kennedy has admitted responsibility for making this error about Nadwa Sarandah’s sister and has apologized for his mistake.

On one small case Johnson was partially correct and someone else not affiliated with me in any way and who I criticize deeply on local issues but who speaks up for Palestinian human rights had made a mistake.

Agent Johnson tries to change the subject completely by bringing up Nadwa Sarandah's case which is irrelevant to this discussion.
 

Becky's also a moron

Becky claims that Nadwa Sarandah's testimony (at the URL she provides above), proves that Nadwa Sarandah claims that a Jewish settler killed her sister. Upon reading the webpage, I can only conclude that Becky, in addition to being a snitch, is also a moron, and incapapable of reading and comprehending plain English.

The webpage states:

"I want to know who murdered her." &

"Prior to the murder of my sister, our family filed numerous complaints of harassment and intimidation by Jewish settlers in Ras al-Amoud. These settlers, with the support of the Israeli municipality and government, want the land on which my late father’s tile factory is established. Our factory is directly adjacent to the land on which the next Jewish settlement in Ras al-Amoud will be built. The Israeli police authorities routinely ignored our complaints about settler aggression and intimidation. Even the Israeli Minister of Justice ignored our lawyer’s request to provide increased police protection for our family members and for our property in Ras al-Amoud."

So Nadwa Sarandah states that she doesn't know who killed her sister, and has a strong suspicion that she wants investigated by the authorities.

A simple demand for justice that Becky deliberately misinterprets for her own agenda.

Becky has totally lost it. Her credibility is completely shot. Apparently, we have a front row seat to her mental and ethical implosion.
 

Re: "'NEVER AGAIN' OVER AGAIN" — on Holocaust Remembrance Day

sorry - where's this 'blacklist' - does anyone have a URL?
 

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