Will the “Joker” Trump an Ace, or How the Winner Can Take Them All?

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While writing about politics, one cannot avoid the topic of Presidential elections for too long. The truth is: I tried being neutral and giving everyone a chance to persuade me that they can be trusted with leading our country before I have to decide who to vote for in November of 2016. Something tells me that I’m not the only one who’s waiting on the sidelines till the very last week to finally make a decision on who to vote for. Is that the reason why we have Hillary Clinton leading in so many primaries, which was inconceivable to many of us just half a year ago? From what I see, the whole purpose of primary elections is to exclude other candidates from the ballots and leave only the most known and most wealthy ones (which goes side by side, as more money for campaign means more publicity and exposure to more people) and make everyone choose between the two choices only.

What’s so inconceivable is that many democrats (especially women) choose to vote for Hillary. I bet it’s because she’s a woman, and we pretty much got sick of all male shenanigans in the White House. I can tell you the female logic behind it, since when I’m faced with the choice of several officials for local offices showing up on a ballot, I too choose a woman. The logic behind it is simple: “A woman deserves to have a fair shot at leading, and she cannot be too bad for people because she must be caring and kind like I am. Besides, how bad can she be, right?” Wrong! Many of us have avoided politics like a plague, considering it to be a little dirty business for “big men”. The day has come, however, when we need to get intimately involved with choosing elected officials of all levels. Why? Because if we don’t, we will soon be sent to war we want to have no involvement with, and we’ll be ordered to sacrifice our children and their future for the gains of U.S. Military Industrial Complex. Unfortunately, ever since the World War II, American Army is not fighting for “our freedoms and democracy”, as we often hear from many American veterans who want to believe this silly explanation or else some may commit a suicide, if they become disillusioned in the “ideals of Democracy.” It’s a very sad world out there, folks!

Many who still work in Corporate America have already gotten used to the idea that in most cases some unknown leaders get hired to lead us instead of someone being promoted from within. Thus, we got used to obey to the orders of unknown leaders or else we’ll have nothing to eat and pay our bills with. Just like we are used to elect our leaders not by the votes of the masses, but through this old tradition of the Electoral College mystery that was created back in times when the means of communication between the states were the mailmen in the bandwagons. Considering how far just IT industry went in the past twenty years, this U.S. Electoral College tradition seems very outdated to me. Someone must be interested in keeping this system afloat. Is it because they figured out a way to manipulate it and tweak it to their advantage for the purpose of electing someone who “they” have chosen to lead us? Isn’t it time to jump off this “bandwagon”?

You may object by saying that Electoral College selects the candidates in the General Elections in November based on the majority votes that determine how many electoral votes will go to each of the candidates, with each state having various number of votes, and all votes from each state going into either democratic or republican “bucket.” Unless you have lived in a country where referendums among all population are common, and where the winner is determined by the maximum number of popular votes, you may not get a hint how autocratic and unfair the U.S. elections are. Just look at how the winner is determined in the Primary Elections of Democrats, supposedly determined by the popular vote, where supposedly “every vote counts.”

Granted that the race is still on, so far Hillary Clinton is at around 63% now, compared to Bernie Sanders’ 37%, since she currently locked a total of 1703 delegates, while Bernie Sanders got only 985 delegates. This would all be good if these results were attained fair and square. Of course, the Democratic frontrunner will be selected (not necessarily elected) at the Democratic Convention, but that doesn’t make this any more democratic.

In Arizona, for example, Hillary Clinton got 58% of the votes, a total of 235,667 votes. Bernie Sanders got 40%, a total of 163,368 votes. Half of that vote total came from Arizona’s biggest city Phoenix with population of 1.5 million. But Phoenix is a Democratic city in a Republican county, and, like most places, has a Democratic machine that is working closely with the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. What is disturbing is that numerous types of voter disqualifications occurred across the Arizona state and especially in Phoenix. According to “The Horn” publication in Arizona, many registered Democratic voters came to their polling places and were told that they were listed “independent”, and could not vote as democrats because Arizona has a closed primary for both parties.

In addition to that, AZCentral.com reported that decision was made before the primary elections to cut the usual 200 polling places in Phoenix metro area down to just 60, allegedly “to save costs.” In comparison, in the 2012 primaries, Maricopa County had 200 polling places for 300000 voters. This year it had only 60 polling places for the estimated 800000 voters. AZCentral quoted that angry voters ended up waiting more than 3 hours, and many ended up not voting because the media declared Clinton to be the winner shortly after the polls closed at 7 pm – merely based on the exit polls. According to another report from one polling place, some voters from downtown Phoenix didn’t get a chance to cast their “democratic” vote in the Democratic primary until after midnight. After the victory is declared, who would bother to recount and contest the victory?

While there is no solid evidence of the involvement of Clinton’s campaign in the primary election “setup” in Arizona, it’s not the first time the results in a state primary or caucus have been fixed this year. Still, why does this happen in the states where Clinton ended up winning? In Iowa, Nevada and Massachusetts, for instance, the results were expected not to favor Clinton, but yet, she won them, and there is a reason to doubt those results.

In Iowa, where Clinton won by a fraction of 1%, the rules call for a coin toss to settle a caucus tie. Apparently, a coin toss is required to break a tie in certain instances, according to caucus rules: “In a case where two or more preference groups are tied for the loss of a delegate, a coin shall be tossed to determine who loses the delegate,” the Iowa caucus guide states. And thus, the coins were tossed in all six of the precincts where there was a virtual tie between Clinton and Sanders, and surprise! The Clinton’s campaign won all six coin tosses, which, mathematically speaking, has a probability of 1/64, or 1.6%! How is that for a coincidence?

In Massachusetts, where Clinton won by one percent of the vote, the following question was being asked: “How come she won in Boston – a college town with a youthful population that is demonstrably pro-Sanders?” And yet, based on the exit polls, which are usually accurate predictors of actual balloting because people are being asked how they voted as they leave the polling places, Sanders should have won by about 10%.

The mystery of such difference may be in the fact that in Boston, were voting is done by a machine, it may be easier to manipulate the numbers by some creative programming techniques. I’m saying this as a programmer with 16 years of professional IT experience who can program an elephant by now (maybe not the Republicans’ elephant, but I think you got the point). Otherwise, why would Sanders win in the western part of Massachusetts, where paper ballots were used and then counted by hand, with representatives from both parties being present? These doubts are a reason why I myself chose to vote on paper this time, though I did see that everyone else used the electronic machines instead. Somehow, I was not much surprised that in Illinois, where so many democrats prefer Sanders instead of Clinton, the difference in votes to her favor was about 30000! Are we giving away all our freedoms to computers and corporate sponsors of the voting application?

The whole political system in this country seems to be built on corruption, kickbacks, and lobbying. What we call “campaign donations”, all forms of corporate lobbying and any negotiable kickbacks paid for certain “favors” in both corporate world and politics – are nothing but bribes! These are called “bribes” in all other countries, while in U.S. they’re legitimately used. Why were they legalized? Who are we letting to lead our country and risk the security and well-being of other countries and the whole Planet?

Finally, why there’s so much hype about Hillary and so much negativity in the news about Trump? Who’s paying for all this negative publicity? Why is Mister Soros investing in Hillary Clinton to become the next U.S. President? What’s in it for him, the Wall Street and our Military Industrial Complex who sponsor the first Lady – Miss President in the making? And what does Donald Trump knows that we don’t if he has stated out loud during an interview last summer that “Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created ISIS”?

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Try watching randomly just a few full interviews with Trump, listen to what he says about the state of affairs in the U.S. and our foreign policy lately without taking his words out of the context or calling him bad names, and try to disagree with what he has said. I, certainly, cannot disagree with his statement that our horrendous 19-20 trillion dollar debt is something we have to deal with and try to minimize for the sake of our children. I also agree that we cannot afford to pay for more wars and foreign interventions, that our cities have aging infrastructure that needs huge capital investments, that our own spending needs to be brought under control fast, and that our manufacturing and our IT jobs that went overseas with Bill Clinton signing the Free Trade Agreements (though, there’s nothing free about them, as they cost a lot to all hardworking and now jobless Americans) need to be brought back into the country if we plan to live here at all!

I get why Mister Trump is seen as a very controversial choice for many, and may seem as a big joke that’s no longer funny. He acts like a Joker. He’s so straight forward in his speech that he sounds too radical and too harsh. On the other hand, Clinton (I almost want to write her last name as ‘Clean tone”) says what people want to hear when they want to hear it, while, in the meantime, she has by far the longest body count list and strongest thirst for war with Russia and China out of all the candidates! Bernie Sanders definitely seems like the lesser of two evils. However, when I thought of the meaning of his last name (if written as “Sunder”), I couldn’t shake the feeling that he was brought into this equation to divide and split apart the Democratic party (sunder means “split apart”), which is exactly what’s happening now between the “underdog” Bernie Sanders and the “Ace” – Ms. Hillary Clinton. Could Republicans take over the lead by using their “Trump” card of a “Joker” that they themselves are so afraid of? Or is it time for all of us to dismantle this bipartisan system and start acting more democratic by giving a peace-loving Green Party candidate Jill Stein a fair chance? Can we ever win this game of Presidential elections or is America heading for abyss?

Stay tuned and pray… God, help us all!

 

Marina Nova

March 28, 2016.

Saving “Private” Nadiya, or Who is Who in the World Politics

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Today is the day when a judge of Russian Federation have given a 22-year sentence to the apprehended former aviation pilot of Ukrainian Army who was responsible for directing the artillery fire that resulted in killings of a Russian journalist Igor Kornelyuk (who, by the way, had a Ukrainian surname) and a camera man Anton Voloshin who were covering the war in Donbass in June of 2014. The sentence was read after the judge has finished reading about one hundred pages worth of sentences, which Nadiya Savchenko has been proven guilty of. Seriously, one hundred pages of sentence! What’s so incredible about this day is that this must be the first successful attempt to bring people responsible of journalists’ killings in combat to justice – in a civil court system! In this case, it was a civil court of the country, whose citizens were murdered regardless of all international conventions that are supposed to protect the journalists and media people who are doing their jobs in the most dangerous circumstances.

As a civil war survivor myself, I personally know very well that these laws and conventions never work in real-life war situations. All journalists and camera men are always the first targets of snipers and the occupying military forces in any war situation. Why? It’s simple: nobody with a gun, while killing civilians, would want the truth to come out of the war-ridden region! It’s civilians who are suffering the most and want to the truth to come out and break through the silent treatment that most military campaigns receive from major media outlets. The assailants, however, are interested in keeping the ugly truth of human behavior in the most inhuman circumstances hidden at all costs!

That’s why Russian success at proving the guilt and sentencing of Ukrainian soldier became so important! So much so that all of a sudden Mister Kerry is flying to Moscow in a few days to meet with Mister Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russian Federation, and is also asking to meet with President Putin himself! I mean, how is that for publicity for one poor little killer Nadiya Savchenko, who’s got so famous for her repeated starvation attempts and ever-growing waistline and rounding cheeks as a result?

On the other hand, the up and coming meeting between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C by the end of this month may add an interesting angle to our view of today. After all, people responsible for downing of a Russian military plane and killing one of the pilots ejected from a plane should someday pay for their war crime as well, and now, with Savchenko’s case being a precedent, this may become much easier to do. Now, this is the first time that Erdogan is flying to America to meet with Obama after that “unfortunate” downing of a plane that he never have apologized for. What do you think will they talk and conspire about? I can easily give you three guesses:

First of all, I do not believe that Turkish Army could even make a decision about downing a Russian military plane in combat without full cover or even orders coming from top NATO and therefore U.S. Army officials – may be even Mr. President Obama himself, somewhere in between his long vacations and golf games… In this case Erdogan may even get a medal for following the orders to a T (or tee – however you prefer)!

Second, with Turks “taking care” of ISIS and helping those “moderate fighters” for us (unless you doubt that U.S. Government has created and sponsored Bogeyman called ISIS, which I don’t), they may have simply run out of money and need to come ask from U.S. for more… After all, Russians did bomb all the petroleum carriers that were stealing Syrian oil all the way across the Turkish border, and so the money flow to ISIS have dried out. No recruitment and rearming is possible without money, and so ISIS may soon become a thing of a past. That is, if U.S. taxpayers demand from U.S. Government to stop sponsoring the international terrorism and the wars overseas… I know it’s a tall order, but a girl can dream… Right?

Finally, and most importantly, U.S. may want to use Turks as the front in its impending war on Russia (and China that will back it, and maybe even India – their neighbor)… It’s a very scary prospect, but I wouldn’t dismiss it too fast. It’s the only thing that makes sense for them to discuss right now in the privacy of the White House, given the circumstances of what’s going on in the world right now. Given that Russia had just withdrawn its air force out of the Middle East where it was supposed to get stuck for years to come, it freed its hands to do whatever it wants when it comes to Donbass region or even Transnistria situation in the Republic of Moldova (I’m talking about physical and economic blockade of a half a million of Russian-speaking people in Transnistria region that have always been part of the Russian Empire and then USSR). It is in American interests, however, that Russia gets drawn into a long and expensive war with its neighbors, while U.S. makes the arm deals with everyone who’s fighting Russians and builds its economy even bigger with this never-ending war machine. It makes sense, doesn’t it? And Turkish Army seems to be the best ally that would be willing to fight Russians if the push comes to shove. After all, they have done it before (though, they often lost, too). On top of that, Turks may have a vested interest in the Crimea region that swam right out of the U.S. grip not so long ago.

I cannot tell you for sure what’s coming, but I think you got the idea. We all will just have to wait and see how this “Big Politics” chess game plays out, but in the meantime, stay true to yourself and your convictions, and don’t let anyone fool you. May inner Peace be with you, no matter what the future brings! Amen.

 

Marina Nova

March 22, 2016.

 

P.S. I also want to offer my condolences to the victims of the latest terrorist attacks in Brussels and their families and loved ones… Unfortunately, this world is not a safe place, but let’s do everything in our power for it to become safer!

Has Cuba Stepped on a Path of the USSR?

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Today marked a historic day for Cuba and the United States of America, as Barack Obama visited Havana as the first U.S. President since Nixon’s times. The blockade that was just lifted had lasted for 55 years, which was probably longer than any other country that was being unliked by the U.S. for… I said “unliked” for a lack of a stronger, but decent word. When tensions rose during the Caribbean Crisis, it was the generation of our parents who were worried about the nuclear war. Now, as tensions rise with Russia and China for purely economic and imperialistic reasons, it’s us and our children who will worry about the up and coming World War III, just waiting to get nuclear…

And yet, Cuba is no longer our enemy, which is good. What’s interesting is that Obama was greeted by Cuban rain, as if it tried to clean him up of all the evil wrongdoings. After all, it was Obama who promised American people back in 2009 that he will close the Guantanamo Bay military base and prison camp, and then prolonged the time allowed to detain the foreign nationals held in that camp indefinitely just a few years later. How is that for Human Rights violation? Though, it was Castro who was asked about Human Rights violations in his country in regards to the “prisoners of consciousness” who he had no idea still existed. Of course, he promised to let go of everyone who would be brought to his attention by the sundown.

What he should have promised instead is to free those political prisoners (if they do exist) in response to the United States releasing all the detainees held in their Guantanamo Bay facilities. That would be a fair trade, don’t you think? In fact, that would be a win-win situation for both American and Cuban people! Americans would not get their tax money used to sustain the Guantanamo Bay camp (and hopefully a base), and Cuban could get their land back… Or could they? Would US really mean it and do clear out of that paradise island whatsoever? This sounds very unlikely. After all, it loaned that piece of land way longer that it was agreed upon back in 1903, and the last 55 years of the uncashed checks that Castro-s government never deposited as a payment for the land being leased by force did not make any difference either. It looks to me that U.S. can only negotiate a deal backed by force of an army. A Russian Army, in particular, which for sure Raul Castro may call out to if U.S. starts doing its regular “monkey business” of messing with country’s internal affairs or staging the coup d’etat.

What comes to mind is the fall of the Berlin wall and Iron Curtain back in the late 1980s, and the followed demise of the USSR, which was brokered by the promises of Russian-American friendship and the World Peace and Freedom for all… Does the same fate awaits the Cubans, too? We’ll just have to wait and see, but let’s be hopeful, for all free-spirited Cubans’ sake.

Marina Nova

March 21, 2016.

Americans United Against All Wars on a Day of Peace and Solidarity

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Over a thousand of Americans stopped by the Herald Square in New York City on March 13, 2016, where a “Day of Peace and Solidarity” took place, gathering activists from New York, New Jersey, Illinois and other states. People came together to oppose the racial discrimination, sham of elections, government corruption, and the foreign policies of the United States and the American Imperialism as the root cause of all domestic issues and foreign proxy wars. Speakers have also talked against US military operations all over the world and have called for reducing the number of military bases and made demands to US Government to stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.

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Protesters expressed the lack of trust in the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whose foundation is believed to have a backing of major Transnational Corporations and financial institutions. Some expressed the fears that if Clinton were to become the President of the United States, she might essentially work on policies for the benefit of those corporations that donated money for her campaign and will disregard the needs of an average American that wants to live in peace, have access to affordable medical care, have a job and earn fair wages for his work. Some of the banners stated “Hillary Clinton – WALL st Candidate!”, hinting that Hillary Clinton is the candidate of the “Fat Cats of Wall Street” that correspond to the 1% of “rich and powerful” who don’t listen to the needs of 99% of US population. Since one of the main benefactors of Clinton’s presidential campaign is the Military Industrial Complex, activists expressed no hopes for the World Peace in case she gets elected. Some held the signs: “Stop Hillary! Save Democracy!” and “Stop Corruption! Stop Hillary!”

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Quite a few of protesters had hard feelings against the latest foreign policies and killer drones used by the current U.S. President Barack Obama, raising the banners stating: “Stop Obama and U.S. Imperialism”, “Obama: From Nobel Peace Prize to Hague Tribunal”, “White House, Congress: Stop Funding Right-Wing Terror Worldwide”, “Obama, Erdogan, Saudi Royals – Sponsors of Global Terrorism”, “Time for Regime Change in U.S. & Turkey!”, “Obama, Shubin, when will you take care of our National Debt???”, “U.S. Aggression – Greatest Source of World Problems”, “NO to U.S. Meddling in the Internal Affairs of Foreign Nations”, “War Crimes Must Be Stopped No Matter Who Does Them”, “Stop Bombing Donetsk & U.S.-NATO: Out of Ukraine!”, and many others.

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Domestic issues, including the lack of decent jobs, racial discrimination and profiling, police militarization and men-made environmental disasters, were also brought up by various community speakers, with the following banners being raised: “Money for Jobs and People’s Needs, not War!”, “Money for Jobs, Schools & Healthcare, Not War in Syria”, “From Mindanao to NYC, Stop the Militarization of Our Communities!”, “Rebuild Flint! Rebuild our Cities! End the wars!”, “Defend the Black Lives Matter movement”, and others. The slogans were shouted: “Money for jobs and education – not for wars and occupation!”

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In an eye-opening conversation after his speech on stage, Syrian-American doctor Khaldoun Makhoul, M.D., who lived in the U.S. for almost 20 years, shared what brought him now to this protest: “We came to stand for Syria. We’ve been standing for Syria for the last five years, and it hurts us when we see what’s happening in Syria. Nobody believed, before this happened, that our friends and our family would be getting killed, and all the countries are giving wrong information, and that has been happening and is happening even now. Two weeks ago, before they agreed to a cease-fire, US announced that Russia bombed a hospital in Syria by mistake. It wasn’t accurate. This hospital had no patients in it. It was evacuated five years ago, in the beginning of the war, when it was first used by the Free Syrian Army. After that, it was used by al-Nusra Front, and then ISIS took it over. And that’s when they (Russians) bombed it. There was accumulation of ISIS leaders in that hospital. I am from Aleppo. I was studying (to become a doctor) in Aleppo. That hospital was the biggest hospital in Asia, not just Aleppo. It was built to treat 5500 patients from cancer, and they (ISIS) destroyed it before they (Russians) bombed it. ISIS used this area as a cover, and so they got bombed. Was it a hospital bombing? No! That’s a bombing of the terrorist groups that were inside. There were no patients there.”

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When asked about whether the last presidential elections in Syria were democratic ones, “I can tell you: yes! First of all, it wasn’t just a Syrian government who monitored it. Sara Flounders, one of the coordinators here, was there. She and five other Americans were there as a group. There was another group from Europe and a group from Asia there, monitoring the elections.”

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When asked if people really did like Assad as their president, he responded: “Exactly! That’s why we’re here. I don’t know President Assad personally. I wasn’t there when he took over, but I went to Syria every year two or three times before the war had started. Now, for the last four years, I didn’t. Last time I was there in the August of 2011, and the country was changed completely. Why wouldn’t they like him? He opened the country, improved the country. He improved everything. Why would they stand against him? There were three candidates, and he took 89% (of all votes). And most importantly, I would say, look at Syrians in Lebanon: they’re refugees. The people who seek the refugee status there – they are the families of terrorists themselves, so they should have voted against Bashar al-Assad. That’s why they kept the Syrian Embassy in the Lebanon opened. There were seven thousands of Syrian voters in Lebanon, and they voted for Bashar Assad, and there was no Syrian Army, no Secret Service, nobody. Here (in U.S.) they closed our consulate to not let us vote. It’s a clear indication! And that’s why Syrian government and President Assad have said it many times: they’re willing to have an election again, and again, and again – because they know that he’s going to get it.”

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At last, Les Jamieson (H.Res.14, and the “Truth about September 11” organization) spoke of the government transparency and the need to release the classified information on those who funded 9/11 to the public. He claimed that politicians who have read all 28 pages of the classified information on 9/11 funding, have all stated that they should not jeopardize the National Security, and yet, the President Bush classified those pages, claiming that they would. They (politicians) say it’s false, and that those 28 pages contain information about the covert criminal Saudi-Bush dynasty relationship. There’re now 41 co-sponsors of the H.R.14 legislation to de-classify these pages.

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He further stated: “In August of 2003, 46 Senators sent a letter to George W. Bush, demanding the release of these 28 pages because this was an issue of basic transparency, which is required for functional democracy. Guess who was on that list? The current Secretary of State John Kerry, who have known of the 28 pages release, and the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton! She knows about this evidence of who have funded the 9/11! Also, who else would be implicated, would be other Middle Eastern countries (this is all according to those politicians), and, I quote, serving U.S. Agencies. Hello? This is critical information!”

Les then asked those who agreed with him to go to his FR14.org site and sign RootsAction.org petition to send the letter to the legislators, calling for transparency. He finished his speech with a quote from the Karl Rove, Chief Bush political adviser, which caused even more uproar among listeners: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors… and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” Someone responded angrily: “Put them in jail!” Les then closed: “That’s the attitude, folks! So, power to the people, right? Help expose the Truth. Help to stop the cover-up of 9/11!”

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The following widely known speakers also participated in the event: Albert Marder (U.S. Peace Council), Lynne Stewart (People’s Lawyer, former Political Prisoner), Lawrence Hamm, Kathy Kelly (Voices for Creative Nonviolence), Margaret Kimberly (from Black Agenda Report), Khaldoun Makhoul (SAWA Syrian American Will Association), and others.

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The rally was organized by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and the International Action Committee (IAC). Manhattan Greens have also participated on behalf of their presidential candidate from the Green Party Jill Stein – the only presidential candidate who promised to end infinite wars and US military expeditions all over the world. The event was supported by a donor who sponsored pizza for all the participants. At the end of the event protestors marched together to the U.N. Headquarters to demand for attention for before-mentioned issues from the international community. The crowd was entertained by the Peace Poets, opening the event at Herald Square, and by Raging Grannies, closing the event after the march to the U.N.’s Dag Hammarskjöld plaza.

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The Day of Peace and Solidarity was also supported by David Swanson (WarIsACrime.org) and endorsed by the following organizations: Action 21, AlAwda Palestine Right to Return Coalition, BAYAN USA, Chapter 21-NJ, Haiti Support Network, International League of People Struggle, Islamic Leadership Council of NY, Jersey City Peace Movement, LaRouchePAC, OccupyRUs.org, Pakistan/USA Freedom Forum, Party of Communists USA, Peoples Organization for Progress, Peoples Power Assembly, RootsAction.org, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Socialist Action, Solidarity with Iran, South Asian Fund for Education and Training, Syrian American Forum, US Peace Council, Veterans for Peace, Workers World party, World Beyond War, World Can’t Wait, and others.

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This event followed another successful event organized by UNAC members in New York City on December 20, 2015 called “No to Racism, No to Trump”, which was attended by over 500 people demanding for respect and protection of minorities and people of color. Just this last Friday, on March 11, 2016, over 5000 people gathered outside and inside the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL to protest against Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago. As a result, Trump’s appearance in Chicago was cancelled, showing just how much power American people still have over politicians, no matter how rich and powerful they are! Activists also cheered Chicagoans for standing up for their beliefs and asked New Yorkers to do the same.

March 15, 2016.