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March 28, 2012 1

American “Global March to Jerusalem” Activist Interviewed by Hezbollah

Dur­ing an inter­view last week with Hezbollah’s satel­lite tele­vi­sion sta­tion Al-Manar, Sarah Ann Marusek, an Amer­i­can orga­nizer of the upcom­ing “Global March to Jerusalem” (GMJ), dis­cussed the goals of the campaign.    
Marusek told Al-Manar that her par­tic­i­pa­tion in the GMJ is intended to “not only to pro­voke the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, but to pro­voke those Amer­i­cans who claim to sup­port the Pales­tini­ans while at the same time sup­port a solu­tion that elim­i­nates the right of refugees to return.”
Marusek added, “Deci­sion mak­ers in the U.S. are liv­ing in fear because of the Zion­ist lobby; if they made a deci­sion that sup­ports the Pales­tini­ans, they will be con­demned and lose their jobs and the sup­port they have.”
The inter­view with Al-Manar fol­lowed a press con­fer­ence at the Jour­nal­ists Union in Beirut, Lebanon, which was attended by var­i­ous Pales­tin­ian mil­i­tant fac­tions in Lebanon. Has­san Zaidan, head of the Com­mit­tee to Sup­port the Resis­tance in Pales­tine, a group closely asso­ci­ated with Hezbol­lah, spoke before Marusek, stat­ing that “to count on West­ern and Amer­i­can inten­tions in order to free Jerusalem and achieve the return of refugees is pathetic.”  
Marusek is cur­rently a PhD can­di­date Syra­cuse Uni­ver­sity and a polit­i­cal ana­lyst for Iran’s English-language pro­pa­ganda tele­vi­sion sta­tion Press TV. She main­tains a web­site that offers Eng­lish trans­la­tion of Has­san Nas­ral­lah speeches.
Marusek also works with the Right to Return Com­mit­tee in Lebanon, which co-organized a July 2011 rally with Hezbol­lah in Mar Ilias refugee camp in Lebanon to honor wounded Pales­tini­ans who par­tic­i­pated in the May 2011 “Nakba day” march. The march was orga­nized in part on social net­work­ing sites call­ing for a “Third Pales­tin­ian Intifada,” or vio­lent upris­ing against the State of Israel.

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March 27, 2012 0

Hashim Nzinga, New Black Panther Party Chief of Staff, Arrested on Weapons Charge

 

Update— August 30, 2013: The gun charges against Hashim Nzinga have been dropped.

Hashim Nzinga, long­time mem­ber of the New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) who has a his­tory of advo­cat­ing mil­i­tant action, has been arrested and charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon, accord­ing to the DeKalb County, Geor­gia, Sheriff’s Office.

Accord­ing to the arrest war­rant, Nzinga was detained after try­ing to pawn a semi-automatic hand­gun at pawn shop. He had been con­victed last month for felony deposit account fraud.

On March 25, Nzinga announced on CNN that his group was offer­ing a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of George Zim­mer­man, the man who report­edly shot and killed Trayvon Mar­tin, an African-American teenager in Florida, last month.

Nzinga reg­u­larly encour­ages mil­i­tant action as a legit­i­mate response to the ills plagu­ing the African-American com­mu­nity. Dur­ing a Jan­u­ary 2009 radio inter­view, he asserted that African-Americans must defend them­selves against per­ceived exploita­tion and oppres­sion, even if it entails resort­ing to vio­lence. “I got the right to defend my house I got the right bear arms and I got the right to pro­tect myself,” he said.

Nzinga has accused Jews of hav­ing dis­pro­por­tion­ate power over the media and enter­tain­ment indus­tries, which he asserted was achieved by exploit­ing alliances with Blacks dur­ing the Civil Rights era.

Nzinga’s con­spir­a­to­r­ial view of the world is appar­ent in other the­o­ries he has advanced in speeches and inter­views.  For exam­ple, he has asserted that Jews had fore­knowl­edge of Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks dur­ing a Sep­tem­ber 2005 appear­ance on Han­nity & Colmes. He has also accused “white-run” U.S. gov­ern­ment agen­cies of infil­trat­ing and plot­ting to “destroy” the NBPP.

Nzinga’s tenure with the NBPP can be traced back to 1994, when he met Khalid Muham­mad. At that time he became Muhammad’s per­sonal assis­tant, and was later appointed Chief of Staff.

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March 27, 2012 3

Online Racism and Anti-Semitism in the Aftermath of Trayvon Martin Shooting

The fatal shoot­ing of Trayvon Mar­tin, who was killed by a neigh­bor­hood watch vol­un­teer, George Zim­mer­man, has led to a flurry of racist and anti-Semitic remarks from extrem­ists try­ing to exploit the inci­dent to fur­ther their own hate­ful views. The remarks have been directed at both the vic­tim and the shooter.
White suprema­cists are furi­ous that Zim­mer­man, whose mother is report­edly Latino, is being described as a white man by the main­stream media.
An exam­ple of a Stormfront

In an arti­cle posted to the white suprema­cist Coun­sel of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens (CofCC) Web site, the author asserted, “Each time you see a ‘main­stream’ news out­let rant about the Zimmerman/Martin case…ask your­self why the media is called Zim­mer­man a white man instead of a Latino. Ask your­self if you think the story is really news or is it agitation/propaganda designed to advance a polit­i­cal agenda.”

Sim­i­larly, posters to the white suprema­cist Inter­net forum Storm­front, expressed both racist and anti-Semitic views. For exam­ple, “Thule Seeker” asserted, “[Zim­mer­man] can do us another favor by get­ting his jew-bean ass thrown in prison. Every­one always blames Whites for being racist but now the shoe is on the other foot. It will be nice for jews, beans and/or jew­beans to see one of their own go to prison for the very thing that us Whites are always accused of.”

Another Storm­front mem­ber, using the name “Richard Nixon,” wrote: “The anti-white Jew media will still try to spin this in an anti-white angle. And, of course, Blacks will find an excuse to riot, loot, a [sic] wreak over­all havoc.”

On yet another white suprema­cist forum, Van­guard News Net­work, “Craig Cobb” wrote, “Ha ha the lying media calls a pos­si­ble jew spic mix a ‘white’ just like the annual DOJ UNi­form Crime Report files do! Prob­a­bly in about 10 more years George Zim­mer­man will be as White in Amer­ica as it gets–like our elite ver­sion of an Ice­landic pale blue eyed plat­inum blonde.”

Some white suprema­cists, while describ­ing Zim­mer­man in racist terms, lauded him for killing a black teen. On Storm­front, “Thin White Duke” argued, “Zim­mer­man should be praised as much as any mes­tizo in Amer­ica should. Putting white nation­al­ism aside for a moment, this man removed a vio­lent per­son from a neigh­bor­hood vol­un­tar­ily. If only we had more whites patrolling our neigh­bor­hoods and keep­ing the negroes in check like this mes­tizo did.”

Another Storm­front mem­ber, “Ref­er­ence,” asserted, “Let’s don’t get bogged down in Zimmerman’s eth­nic­ity. Zim put down negri­tude while his neigh­bor ran into the house, locked the doors and called 911 — a com­pletely use­less neigh­bor IMO.”

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