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A One World Commentary: Trumps Executive Order Is It A Gift or Curse?

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By Anita Hall  (Editorial Contributor, The Debrief)

Recently President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating migrant families…this action has left many confused and wondering if the recent Presidential order is a gift and a curse.

Unfortunately, an executive order that was executed prior to this one had allowed children to be separated from their families, making those children the true victims of this “cold war.” These children were separated from their loved ones, and then placed in harsh foster care environments to say the least.

For many of the oppressed immigrant families-the thought of these children struggling with the worry of how long will it take before being able to be reunited with their parents, (which can very well be a long time, depending on the circumstances), is heartbreaking. Although they are not technically considered orphans, most will understand their feelings.

One issue that the separated children may have to deal with is the fact that long-term separation may have caused is separation anxiety. This illness is extremely devastating for both parents and children. Separation anxiety refers to excessive fear or anxiety about separation from home or an attachment figure. In previous versions of the DSM, separation anxiety was only applied to people under the age of 18. The diagnosis is now categorized as an anxiety disorder that can be present at all stages of life.

For the record many, who do not agree with the first order, were equally disturbed and dumbfounded upon hearing about the signing of a second executive order as many wondered what was the purpose of this first. The overall question that has remained on the minds of watchers is-was the order meant to separate children from their parents?  Did President Trump sign order to keep the children safe or to punish the parent? Now that the bill was overturned what will be the fate of the children when the parents have also been detained for trying to cross the border? 

Atlas Mr. President “Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” 

Most would agree second executive order, is not going to fix the damage which the prior order had placed upon the victims of bad immigration policy. Those who oppose both the bills overall will say “signing the order did not settle any minds,” and it will not change the negative attitude gear toward immigrants. If anything has happened by the President signing those bills it has separated this country even more, and people are now wondering what’s next.

I think we are all curious about how this will eventually play out, as the young people say, “we stay ready,” and as we all wait-we could indeed heed these words found in the Bible from Isaiah1:17 for any resemblance of hope and inspiration for a more positive outcome. 

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Anita Hall is a One World Contributor and also inspiring Independent writer from New York city. She attended The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC)-Master Play-writing Class, with the late Playwright Leslie Lee, she has worked with the Actor and Artistic Director Charles Weldon, and Director Eric Kilpatrick who directed two children’s plays she wrote in 2002. Anita is also a member of the Volunteers Diva and Divos Group also in New York City. Anita dedicates ample time to Social Justice organizations such as Freedom First International. In her spare time Anita writes on her own writing page called “Feelingwriteon” there she shares her passion for creative writing, with a dose of reality and humor. Contact Anita at her email address: anitahall56@gmail.com.

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National Faith Weekend May 18-20 ~ “I Am My Brother’s Keeper – The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go. (Op-Ed)

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Dear Religious Leader and Friends:

A coalition of the faith community met in Los Angeles in January 2018 and resolved to call on you and many others throughout the country to participate in a National Faith Weekend May 18-20 ~ “I Am My Brother’s Keeper – The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go.”  We must do this for the future of humanity and the planet.

Recent weeks and months have seen serious developments in the consolidation of the Trump/Pence regime, including:

  • Threats of war – possibly even nuclear war – with Iran and North Korea;
  • The forging of a “war cabinet” consisting of John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel;
  • The unleashing of a comprehensive and major escalation in assaults on Brown and Black immigrants in this country;
  • The mobilization of U.S. National Guard troops on the U.S./Mexico border; and
  • Plans for constructing military concentration camps for refugees.

Millions of young immigrant lives are in jeopardy.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has targeted leaders in the movement for immigrant rights, conducted massive raids against individuals and businesses (such as 7-Eleven) in sanctuary cities, and threatened sanctuary churches.  Additionally, Trump has ended Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for over a quarter of a million people,  and has now ended DACA protections for millions who migrated to the U.S. during their youth. To paraphrase Pastor Martin Niemöller: “First they came for the Muslims, then they came for the immigrants…”  We must say, “Not This Time!” The voice of the religious community – a voice of moral authority – is needed as never before.

AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER? The question rings down through the ages. Religious communities have traditionally responded with a resounding “Yes!” Caring for our sisters and brothers is a key component of what it means to be a person of faith and conscience.

  • Judaism: “You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself: I am the SOVEREIGN GOD.” (Leviticus 19:18)
  • Christianity: “Those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.” (1 John 4:21)
  • Islam: “None of you has faith until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 13)
  • Hinduism: “This is the sum of duty: Do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.” (Mahabharata 5:1517)
  • Buddhism: “In this world hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, ancient and inexhaustible.” (Dhammapada)
  • Baha’i: “Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship.” (Epistle to the Son of the Wolf)

It is a consistent message in our world’s great religious traditions that we are indeed our brothers and sisters’ keepers. At its heart, this message minimally means at least two things: 1) that we will do our brothers and sisters no harm; and 2) that we will work fervently and tirelessly for their well-being.

So, what do we, as people of faith, do in a time when the powers of this world – especially the Trump/Pence regime in Washington, DC – seem hell bent on causing harm through:

  • Unjust and immoral immigration policies and practices,
  • legislative efforts to prevent people from accessing health care,
  • assaults against the rights and the integrity of women and LGBTQ persons,
  • attacks on our sisters and brothers in the Muslim community,
  • challenges against people’s rights to peaceful protest,
  • threats to use nuclear weapons against North Korea and Iran,
  • the coddling of white supremacists and the excusing of their racist behaviors, and
  • support for policing policies that inordinately target persons of color with violence and incarceration?

What do we do indeed? We are convinced that we cannot sit idly by and merely hope that everything will turn out right, or that someone else will do this. Too much damage has already been done.

In his Letter from Birmingham Jail, dated 16 April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. writes these prescient words that are as true for all twenty-first century American religious communities as they were for the predominantly white Christian churches of 1963:

But the judgment of God is upon the church as never before. If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is especially crucial during this month when we commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination that we affirm the truth that he articulated elsewhere in this same letter: “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” Now is the time when we must work together to build the beloved community of justice and peace about which King spoke and wrote so passionately and eloquently throughout his life.

Religious communities cannot stand on the sidelines in the face of the injustices and atrocities being perpetrated by the Trump/Pence regime. We must stand up and say NO! And, we must join with other people of good will who are rising up to stop the terror that threatens to engulf our nation and world, and to demand that the Trump/Pence regime must go. We refuse to accept the kinds of atrocities that are described above. In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America.

Between May 18–20, religious communities around this country will be observing a Faith Weekend based on the theme: “I Am My Brother’s Keeper ~ The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” We encourage you, as religious leaders, to hold services and preach sermons on this urgent theme at your places of worship. Where possible, join with other religious communities to hold special events, such as ecumenical and interfaith gatherings. In preparation for May 18-20, convene meetings of religious leaders and others in your area to discuss the role of the religious community in the movement to stop the Trump/Pence regime and to make plans for the Faith Weekend.

History has shown what happens when people do not speak out and stand up for each other as injustice and terror are perpetrated by a few against the many. The time to engage is now, before this regime has a chance to fully consolidate its power and oppression. We are our brother’s keeper!

In the hope of justice and peace,

Rev. Frank Wulf, Pastor, Echo Park UMC
Ms. Ernestine Henning, Supervisor (retired), AME Church
Ramona Toliver, Ward AME Church
Rev. Luis Barrios, Pastor, Holyrood Episcopal Church
Rev. Lyda Eddington, Pastor, La Tijera UMC
Myrian V. Monnet-Cisneros, Pastor, La Trinidad UMC

Email the Faith Task Force of Refuse Fascism to sign this call.

 

 


Special event in Los Angeles

Sunday, May 20 at 4:30

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8305 S. Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, CA 90047

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KANYE WEST TELLS TMZ “400 YEARS OF SLAVERY A CHOICE”

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(ONE WORLD NEWS)- Kanye West- who appeared at the TMZ headquarters where he

had this to say: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years … For 400 years? That sounds

like a choice.” Kanye’s answers seemed to not only frustrate a TMZ staffer who during the

taping answered Kanye by what seemed like an apparent verbal debate-that began

shortly thereafter.  (TMZ employee’s name is Latahn. His statement is statement below):

While you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives,” Lathan said. “We have to deal with the marginalization that’s come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.”

 

The quote from Kanye comes at a time when he has shown support and “Love,” for the

embattled U.S. President Donald J. Trump-also Kanye recently appeared in public

wearing a Make America Great again Red Cap (picture, below).  

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Kanye Tweets his “Love” for Donald Trump: 

Here is his series of tweets Tuesday evening:

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 You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.

KANYE WEST

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Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, Social Activist, and the Editor of the One World internet journal. Greer is The Founder of Freedom First International a human rights NGO. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in CNN, and he is a frequent commentator on MSNBC online.  Listen to his radio podcast at OneWorld Talks -if you are interested in interviews from from him and others of the brightest minds today, you can email him at  oneworldtoday@gmail.com His website is www.gregglgreer.com

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For immediate Release: Social Justice Activist call for Accountability and Answers for the actions of Police who held children at gunpoint. To hold Press Conference on Saturday

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Tomorrow April 29, 2017 –at 12:00 pm at Grand Rapids Police HQ

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National news from Grand Rapids, Michigan shows a concerned mother is speaking out after an extremely disturbing video that was released showing officers holding a group of unarmed black teens, including her 14-year-old son, at gunpoint on the ground.

The incident happened after Grand Rapids police responded to a report of 100 teenagers fighting, but after searching the area police only found about 20 or 25 youths and no fight, and  obviously “no guns,” Grand Rapids Police Public Information Officer Terry Dixon told ABC News today

“Guys, get on the ground. Keep your hands out,” a Grand Rapids police officer tells a group of youths in the video. “Just follow our directions and we’ll be all right, OK?” This March 24 exchange, which was caught on body camera, came after a report of a group of teenagers carrying a gun; however, police later learned these youths weren’t armed.

Shawndryka Moore, whose 14-year-old son was among the teens forced to the ground, told ABC News in an interview that her son was confused and traumatized. “A whole month later it still hurts,” Moore said. “The hurtful part is how badly this could have ended. … my son and others on the ground by people that’s supposed to protect them.”

A police spokesman said the officers’ actions followed protocol and displayed “professionalism … throughout the entire ordeal,” though the spokesman added that “it is unfortunate … the teens had to endure this.”

The questions we must ask ourselves. We could ask-Why would any police take the word of a man and hold a pistol over the body of 13-year-old boys? Why would any witness’ story be changed? The statement below is from one of the organizers of the Press ConferenceIt’s because- They are victims of a police force that overwhelmingly assumes first that most young black men are criminals followed by fear of them. They are victims of bad legislation, like the Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, that gives anyone the unfettered right to kill “us” if they feel threatened in any way by “us.”.We need more love in our communities! We don’t see the same love and acceptance for our black children unconditionally that you see in other communities even the white areas. Regardless of our child’s age- We demand respect and to instill feelings of acceptance and self-worth. I would suggest to the Police on the ground that day-”You teach children, by how you treat them, that they are valuable and worthy of love.”At any point, these children could have been a Trayvon Martin or a Tamir Rice! As Police Officials, you have the power to stave off feelings of emptiness that these young men feel day by day but it’s that unfortunate you choose not to! Instead, you penalize the children and for the rest of their lives, they develop a mistrust of Police Officials.Sure, you say that pointing the Gun at them was a protocol and procedure, but I ask did you- talk to your children about racism ― tell them that Tamir Rice was just an innocent child whose death was motivated by racism. Ultimately some of these questions will be answered by investigators. Other questions—the deeper, more disturbing ones that ask about equality and intolerance—must be answered by our communities, and we will not accept any answer as sufficient. We will be the voice that controls the Narrative of our community.

For your part, a public apology is in order and I also ask that you make a proclamation for change. Nothing else will be sufficient.

For my part I’m organizing a “Peaceful Protest Rally to be scheduled at  1 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 at noon this Saturday.”

Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for Police Reform.

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WHAT:  For immediate Release: Social Justice Activist call for Accountability and Answers for the actions of Police who held children at gunpoint. To hold Rally on Saturday

WHERE:  Grand Rapids Police HQ  1 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

WHO: Freedom First International_S.C.L.C, and others.  

WHY: Police in Grand Rapids, Mich., are being taken to task over procedures that resulted in guns being pointed at a group of innocent children. The officer’s own body camera recorded the tense confrontation. The boys, aged 12 to 14. The Activist want to draw attention to the fact that national policy of policing has to change.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally in the wake of growing criticism of the Police Policy. This group is looking to effect change on a national level.

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Police Policy in locally and nationally.

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

http://abc7chicago.com/news/grand-rapids-police-under-fire-for-pointing-guns-at-children/1917631/

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/27/1656710/-Grands-Rapids-Police-hold-Group-of-innocent-Youths-at-gun-point-Protest-are-scehdueled

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser

Gregg L. Greer, 404 992-8954 gregggreer72@gmail.com

For immediate Release: Social Justice and immigrant activist to rally this Friday to make demand to the Trump Administration to stop illegal deportations

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April 7, 2017 at Broadview Immigration Processing Center (1930 Beach St., Broadview, IL)

A group of civil rights and immigrant activists will gather on this Friday morning to express fears over the direction President Donald Trump is taking the country with immigrant rights.

They fear families will be torn apart by deportation and blocked from reuniting with relatives seeking to flee war and oppression in other countries after the president signed a pair of executive orders tightening immigration measures.

“We are working to wake up those who refuse to believe that “making America great again”  means spreading a message of racial separatism and hate.  closing off our nation with walls, illegally detaining men, women, and children, stripping cities of federal funding and tearing families apart with deportations,” For the record Freedom First International is part of the group also participated in the massive Trump protest in Chicago that put 16,000. people in Downtown.” Gregg L.Greer President of Freedom First International.

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At the start of this effort the Family members and Community activist-Leadership will hold a joint Press Conference (briefing) -This Friday/morning April 7, 2017 in Broadview, IL at 7:15 AM, people of faith, civil rights activist and others will join together in a prayer vigil-protest demonstration at Broadview Immigration Processing Center (1930 Beach St., Broadview, IL) to support those who are in the immigration deportation process, the families of those being deported, and to be a public witness to the injustices of our harsh (enhanced) immigration system. The event will be coordinated by members of several organizations who will join leadership on the ground. Stand with us!

 

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Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about The Trumps immigration policy 

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WHAT:  Press Conference and Community Action requesting the Trump Administration to Stop forced immigrations. 

WHERE:  Broadview Immigration Processing Center (1930 Beach St., Broadview, IL)


WHO:
 Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois and others.  

WHY: Family and activist will address concerns that situation may be growing more volatile due to negative community pushback. 

Many folks nationally believe that the Trump administration’s-policy is both Illegal and unconstitutional. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally in the wake of growing criticism of the Trump Immigration Policy.

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair immigrations in Chicago, IL., and Nationally.

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

Gregg L, Greer, 404 992-8954 gregggreer72@gmail.com

 

Boycott the Trump Inauguration

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Freedom First International, Refusefascism.org and other groups are joining the rising number of Democratic lawmakers have said they plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration at the US Capitol on 20 January.

As well as more than 50 House Democrats are refusing to watch as Mr.Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president amidst a feud between the newly elected president and the civil rights activist and congressman, John Lewis.

Why is there a boycott?

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Many people of conscious us must be made to understand that a movement has been born of those who now recognize the serious urgency of the moment, and they are calling on the “Greater,”  American Public to do the same. They say, that this moment is urgent mainly to do the fact that prior to winning the election the President-Elect Trump has entrenched himself with controversial promises that also contain sentiment that is not only Anti-American, they were Anti-Democratic, and the dangerous positions that he (Trump) continues to promote are deeply drenched to their core with racism, sexism, elitism and they pose a threat to those who honor Human Rights globally. 

Mr. Lewis, a revered veteran of the 1960s struggle, sparked controversy on Friday when he called Mr. Trump’s victory illegitimate because of Russia’s alleged interference in the election.

The president-elect hit back on Twitter, attacking the Georgia lawmaker as “all talk, talk, talk – no action or results”, which prompted a wave of outrage from people saying if anyone embodied action, it was the 76-year-old.

Dozens of members of Congress have announced they will skip the event.

We are asking everyone who can read this message to do two a few things

Get the message out around the country.The election may be over, but the fight against Trump has just begun. Our Boycott Trump seeks to enable people to take action against Trump by everyday tools, stay at home, don’t go to work.

  • On the top of Every hour blast out all/any messages-share pictures that signal that signal a renewed call for protest via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Our “call-to-action” message that urged television viewers to watch anything other than Donald Trump’s inauguration on 20 January 2017 in an attempt to lower the event’s TV ratings (and thus strike a blow to the President-elect’s ego) 

This hits Trump and his allies where it hurts them most – and this can be more powerful then the Black Friday boycotts.” Our message to Donald- We the people are the voice of this generation, and we will make America great and the world even better!-But without you!

Go to our facebook event page for more information

https://www.facebook.com/events/1834869766782653/notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1484702993114405

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Allegedly Donald Trump Hired Russian Prostitutes to Pee In Beds He Knew the Obamas Slept!

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Today news broke that Russian operatives have a raft of comprising material on Donald Trump that they are holding to use against him.

As reported by various sources including the Root, and CNN-A person claiming to be a former British intelligence official compiled a dossier that has been circulating for weeks among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists, making claims that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him.

The dossier is a collection of memos reportedly written over a period of months, and includes specific but unverified allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives. It also contains graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians which are also unverified. CNN reported on Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the dossier was given to President Obama and President-elect Trump.

BuzzFeed has obtained and published the full document “so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the U.S. government.”

Much of what is in the report are things that have already been widely reported and speculated on in the media, including Russia interfering in the election by providing information on Hillary Clinton and the like. The most salacious claims, however, allege that Trump has some kinky ideas on what to do in the bedroom.

According to the report, Donald Trump allegedly rented the Presidential Suite at the Moscow Ritz Carlton Hotel “where he knew President and Mrs. Obama (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia.” The report goes on to say that Trump “defiled” the room by hiring prostitutes and having them “perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him.”

The room was allegedly full of concealed microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything that happened in them.

The president-elect’s attorney, Michael Cohen, said that the allegations were false.

“It’s so ridiculous on so many levels,” Cohen said. “Clearly the person who created this did so from their imagination or did so hoping that the liberal media would run with this fake story for whatever rationale they have.”

Trump also spoke out against the reports on his own Twitter feed.

The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials

(Original Source-The Root and the Atlantic)

 

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