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Anti-Semites And Extremists To Host “Freedompalooza 2013” On July 4th Weekend

White suprema­cists, anti-Semites, anti-government extrem­ists and con­spir­acy the­o­rists are among speak­ers sched­uled to appear at “Free­dom­palooza 2013,” orga­nized by Paul Topete, lead singer of the band Pok­er­face and an anti-Semite and anti-government extrem­ist.   It is the third time Topete has orga­nized such an event in Penn­syl­va­nia, but he allegedly has plans to orga­nize future events in other regions of the country.freedom-palooza-2013

Free­dom­palooza will take place from July 4–6, 2013, in Bucks County in east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia.  Although a local restau­rant is pro­vid­ing the prop­erty and sell­ing food at the event, the pri­mary spon­sor (and  pro­moter) of the event is the Amer­i­can Free Press, the anti-Semitic and conspiracy-oriented news­pa­per pub­lished by long-time white suprema­cist Willis Carto.

Topete has lined up a long list of bands and speak­ers, many of the lat­ter com­ing from extrem­ist and fringe move­ments and causes.  One theme that unites many speak­ers is vir­u­lent anti-Semitism or anti-Israel sen­ti­ment.  Two of the more promi­nent speak­ers, for exam­ple, are for­mer mem­bers of Con­gress:  Cyn­thia McK­in­ney and James Traf­i­cant.  McK­in­ney  is a long-time anti-Israel activist who has sup­ported anti-Semitic groups such as the Nation of Islam and the New Black Pan­ther Party, while Traf­i­cant, since his release from prison on fed­eral rack­e­teer­ing and bribery con­vic­tions, has joined the Amer­i­can Free Press, in whose pages he has expressed his own anti-Semitic and anti-Israel views.  Another sched­uled speaker is Jim Con­dit, Jr., who sev­eral times ran for Con­gress in Ohio, tak­ing advan­tage of his can­di­date sta­tus to obtain a plat­form for express­ing his anti-Semitic views in radio advertisements.

Other speak­ers report­edly sched­uled to attend include Mer­lin Miller, the 2012 pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the white suprema­cist Amer­i­can Free­dom Party,  sev­eral Amer­i­can Free Press writ­ers, and Cyn­thia Steele, the wife of white suprema­cist attor­ney Edgar Steele (cur­rently serv­ing a 50-year sen­tence for con­spir­acy to mur­der Cyn­thia, a charge she claims is false).

Free­dom­palooza will also host a vari­ety of anti-government extrem­ist speak­ers, includ­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from sev­eral mili­tia groups, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the anti-government and con­spir­a­to­r­ial Oath Keep­ers, and the Apple­seed Project, a marks­man­ship pro­gram that warns atten­dees that they may have to (lit­er­ally) fight the gov­ern­ment to main­tain their liberty.

Also present will be Larry Pratt, head of the Gun Own­ers of Amer­ica, a rad­i­cal gun rights group, and Jeff Christo­pher, a sher­iff from Delaware with ties to Michael Per­outka, for­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the right-wing extrem­ist Con­sti­tu­tion Party.  Christopher’s bat­tle with the state of Delaware over that state’s deci­sion to elim­i­nate the arrest pow­ers of its three county sher­iffs has been much pro­moted by the Amer­i­can Free Press and other right-wing sources.

  • Payze Dues

    You peo­ple are pathetic. Sub­ver­sive pieces of shite.

    ADL Found Guilty Of Spy­ing By Cal­i­for­nia Court — Rense‎WASHINGTON
    — The San Fran­cisco Supe­rior Court has awarded for­mer Con­gress­man Pete
    McCloskey, R-California, a $150,000 court judg­ment against the ..

  • Truth

    So…talking about the bad things done by Israel is anti-Semitic. Why do you fear the truth so?

  • Nin­ten­do­Head

    The only kind of accept­able suprema­cists are jew­ish ones! Get over your­selves and stop polic­ing the world for your own vile interests.

  • Han­dling the Truth

    So any­one who doesn’t agree with zion­ist aggres­sion is anti-semitic is that it works? How about we have an intel­lec­tual debate instead of name call­ing all day every­day ADL? Wow you guys are really reach­ing, tell fein­stein and schumer we’re not giv­ing up or guns or free­doms! ADL Found Guilty Of Spy­ing By Cal­i­for­nia Court — Rense

  • fiat­dol­lars

    Jew­ish suprema­cists at it again.…din’t you peo­ple get caught fund­ing the Amer­i­can Nazi party to make it look like there are real Nazis in America…yeah you did. Nice try assholes.

  • dntfall4thzioganda

    Isn’t that all the ADL does is just call every­one an anti-semite? It doesn’t even take much to get labeled that by the ADL. You can even try to take the high road like Carter did and just ask the ques­tion “don’t Pales­tini­ans have the right to exist?” and some Abra­ham Fox­man shit head will call you a racist. noth­ing is more anti semetic than Zionism!

  • lololol

    This must have been writ­ten by Netan-yahoos mama.…lol…pathetic.

  • black­list­ed­news

    Appar­ently White Suprema­cists enjoy speeches from strong black women? Does any­one else see a prob­lem with this headline?

    • curri

      McK­in­ney was the only mem­ber of Con­gress with the courage to call for a Con­gres­sional inves­ti­ga­tion of Israel’s attack on the USS Lib­erty that killed 34 sailors and Marines and wounded 171.

      BTW, do sup­port the White Suprema­cist govt of Israel’s racist immi­gra­tion poli­cies? Do you sup­port that state’s expul­sion of black refugees or the place­ment of them in camps in the desert?

      • neil­rob­bins

        To Curri;You lying mis­lead­ing jack­ass. Israel is always and often the ONLY Coun­try to come to the aid of other coun­tries in times of nat­ural dis­as­ter; includ­ing pre­dom­i­nantly Mus­lim nations(Eg: Indone­sia). Why did the flee­ing Sudanese pass Egypt by and enter Israel via Egypts’ will­ing bor­der? Lastly, these camps were set up due to the immense bar­rage of Sudanese etc. flee­ing for there lives and pos­ing a detri­ment to Israel func­tion­ing safely. These con­di­tions pro­tects Israel and ALL its’ citizens(Jew and Arab alike) from being com­prim­ized by poten­tial dan­gers from hid­den ter­ror­ists. Mean­while Israel orig­i­nally accepted those ‘black refugees’ when Egypt and other Mus­lim coun­tries refused to do so. If your anti­se­mitic hatred is so great that you only quote lies rather than facts; then you con­tinue to show the world that you’re an embar­rass­ment to the Human Race.

  • Shak­en­Bakestein

    oy vey i hear they have bar­beque grills set up, it’s another holoco$t in the making!

  • Stew­art Rhodes

    There will be no offi­cial Oath Keep­ers rep­re­sen­ta­tive at
    Free­dom­palooza 2013, and we will be alert­ing our PA mem­bers to the
    holo­caust denial views of the orga­nizer, and encour­ag­ing them to not

    Please cor­rect your article.

    Oath Keep­ers would NEVER sup­port or asso­ciate with any per­son or orga­ni­za­tion that would endeavor to erase the Knowl­edge of the his­tory of the Holo­caust, which was a gross vio­la­tion of human rights. In fact, Oath Keep­ers explic­it­ly­dis­cusses the his­toric exam­ples of the resis­tance of the Jew­ish
    fight­ers of the War­saw Ghetto and the Nazi use of con­fine­ment to Ghet­tos
    and con­cen­tra­tion camps in our Dec­la­ra­tion of Orders We Will Not Obey
    (See Order #9 online at:

    Nor does Oath Keep­ers dis­crim­i­nate against any group of peo­ple based on
    their race, nation­al­ity, creed (includ­ing reli­gion), or color. We
    defend the rights of all Amer­i­cans, and all human beings. Our bylaws
    specif­i­cally state:

    Sec­tion 8.02. Restric­tions on Membership: .…

    (b) No per­son who advo­cates, or has been or is a
    mem­ber, or asso­ci­ated with, any orga­ni­za­tion, for­mal or infor­mal, that
    advo­cates dis­crim­i­na­tion, vio­lence, or hatred toward any per­son based
    upon their race, nation­al­ity, creed, or color, shall be enti­tled to be a
    mem­ber or asso­ciate member.(available online at:

    Nor will Oath Keep­ers asso­ciate with those who hold such views.

    On Fri­day, June 21, 2013, Mike Williams, the Penn­syl­va­nia Oath Keep­ers rep­re­sen­ta­tive, wrote the event orga­nizer and requested that men­tion of Oath Keep­ers as attend­ing his event be removed from Freedompalooza’s web­site. Topete responded to Mr. Williams with a promise to remove us from the list of guests and/or speak­ers. Topete also con­firmed his own holo­caust denial views, which truly are incon­sis­tent with our views and with our mission.

    Stew­art Rhodes
    Founder and Pres­i­dent of Oath Keepers

    • trigon400

      There was a holo­caust, but only about 300k died as per the Red Cross esti­mates after vis­it­ing the camps in 1945.
      How about hear­ing of the much larger, unem­bell­ished holo­caust that killed 20 mil­lion Chris­tians under Jew­ish Bol­she­vism?
      Funny how Steven “Spiel­berg” & Roman “Polanksi” won’t make movies about that event…

      • Iain Yuile

        And most of those 300k died from star­va­tion and typhus due to the glee­ful uber bomb­ing of Ger­man trans­port routes, many of which went to the work camps.

    • Ezra Pound

      Shame on Oath Keep­ers for being such cowards.

    • Damn, now Oath Keep­ers sucks ass!

    • Truthis The­newhate

      Hey Rhodes for you and your moronic goat keepers

      Myth of the War­saw ghetto upris­ing

    • Heidi

      I guess we should have known “Oath Keep­ers” were gate­keep­ers for those that con­trol the “Illu­mi­nati” — the real “peo­ple” behind build­ing up the New World Order. I mean Stew­art Rhodes is on INFOWARS for GOD’S SAKE! That should tell those that have truly “Awak­ened” to the depth of decep­tion of “Oath Keep­ers”.
      Shab­bos Goys — they kiss and lick their mas­ters feet. Disgusting.

  • John Howard

    surely has­bara can do bet­ter than this?

  • @n0NyM0uS

    I would go if I could, and cur­rently lis­ten to a wide range of voices like; Cyn­thia McK­in­ney, Nor­man Finkel­stein, Cor­nell West… Even IF the orga­niz­ers were rad­i­cal Anti Semi­tes, which they’re not, it would still be worth it to know first hand the extent of garbage that’s being per­pet­u­ated in the world. But this arti­cle is deceit­ful weak propaganda…

  • trigon400

    Let’s see: Mor­ris “Seleg­man” Dees, Mark “Potok” & Michael “Cohen” run the SPLC, but we’re not sup­posed to notice that they’re just cov­er­ing for “the tribe” who are itch­ing to not only dis­arm us, but craft an east Ger­man Stasi sys­tem after­wards.
    Hey Zionazi’s, thanks to the net, we’re onto your per­fid­i­ous game.

  • Mark Page

    I, along with mil­lions of other edu­cated and intel­li­gent peo­ple, do not believe the 911 commission’s report accu­rately reflects the events that led to three steel framed build­ings com­pletely and totally col­laps­ing due to fire — the first and only time in his­tory that this has occurred. For this I am no bet­ter than an anti-Semite accord­ing to the ADL. Could the real per­pe­tra­tors be inad­ver­tently show­ing their hand? “The lady doth protest too much, me thinks”.

  • Ezra Pound

    When Amer­i­cans under­stand how deeply “Israel” was involved in the plan­ning, exe­cu­tion and cover-up of the 9/11 attacks, not only is “Israel” going to van­ish off the face of the earth for­ever under 2 mil­lion patri­otic Amer­i­can bootheels, but more­over, every meme­ber of the ADL and SPLC are going to fund them­selves float­ing on rafts out in the Mid­dle of the Atlantic.…if they are really, really lucky.

  • Zom­biePunk

    Too bad I don’t live in Penn­syl­va­nia, I’d love to attend. Sounds like a great event with infor­ma­tive speak­ers of Truth. I hope it goes on tour around the coun­try wak­ing peo­ple up to the truth and speak­ing out against that spe­cial cho­sen par­a­sitic nean­derthal tribe who are destroy­ing Amer­ica and the world.

  • vibes

    Sounds like a band with a Soul, will have to check out pok­er­face. As for this being a bad place to be, it might be just what this coun­try needs to rally for a bet­ter way.
    Mean­while, can’t we get along in life and beyond?

  • Chin­gatch­Croute

    Uh, Anti Un-Constitutional gov­ern­ment.
    Does the ADL sup­port unlaw­ful acts just because it is done by the “government”?

    • Heidi

      Of course they do — their “peo­ple” are the ones that cre­ated Communism.

  • lighthorse16

    “White suprema­cists??” Wow i never knew we had gov­ern­ment grants like the NAACP do to pro­mote our race .. On the sub­ject of supremacy allow me to quote Netanyahu dur­ing the depor­ta­tion of 400 Chil­dren from Israel “We all feel and under­stand the hearts of chil­dren. But on the other hand, there are Zion­ist con­sid­er­a­tions and ensur­ing the Jew­ish char­ac­ter of the state of Israel. We don’t want to cre­ate an incen­tive for the inflow of hun­dreds of thou­sands of ille­gal migrant work­ers.”
    Maybe you might take those words to heart when Amer­i­cans oppose the open bor­ders pol­icy which your ilk advo­cate for..

  • James Jjink

    proud to b e friends with Paul Topete and the emcee of the 2nd and 3rd annual free­dom palooza.The ADL hate group has been exposed

  • James Jjink

    and to ster­wart Rhodes and larry pratt good rid­dance to bad rub­bish you guys are cow­ardly shills