According to two reports from the Iranian propaganda arm Press TV, a conference was held in Teheran recently about the Occupy movement in the U.S and it featured a number of American speakers who traveled to the country, apparently without fear of the current State Department Travel Warning. The cast of characterw speaking and their message confirms the Occupy movement’s radical anti-Americanis and barely disguised anti-semitism.
The professors who attended also have a history of radicalism. Take Alex Vitale, the CUNY professor featured in the video. He’s not just a radical but also an activist with connections to anarchists like Lisa Fithian, who we have exposed many times as a unions paid chaos merchant.
Vitale addresses Fithian directly in an email from 2004.
From: Alex Vitale
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 12:37 PM
To: ‘David Meieran’; Lisa Fithian
Subject: RE: [CIVIL] Sun conference call for RNCaction
I have secured the Brecht Forum for a meeting onSaturday 8/28 4-6 PM to discuss the Miami Model andPolice Repression. How should we proceed inpublicizing this? Alex
If you’re interested, there’s a good explanation of what ‘The Miami Model’ is here but in essence, this was a meeting to try and figure out how to overcome new law enforcement tactics in protesting the 2004 RNC convention. Vitale has actively supported the Occupy movement.
Or take the stylishly attired professor Heather Gautney from Fordham University. She tells the Iranian audience that Occupy is all about effecting the 2012 election, saying in the interview:
“The Occupy movement is moving more into social institutions and pressure politicians or pressure leadership within those institutions to try and put money back into them and support public programs.”
That’s a more accurate and honest take than what Ms. Gautney told an American audience in her Washington Post piece entitled “Why Occupy Wall Street Wants Nothing To Do With Politicians”, which attempts to portray Occupy as too good for politics.
This video features a few of religious figures who are generally little known in the U.S. but who both feel that the Occupy movement is about the greed of the banksters, who the report identifies anti-Zionism. In other words, they don’t come right out and say the 1% that Occupy protests is ‘Jew controlled banks’ but you’d have to be incredibly dense to miss the implication.
The Rabbi is a leader of the notorious Neturei Karta fringe group, which is shunned by fellow Orthodox Jews for their participation in Iran’s Holocaust denial and anti-Israel activities. Neturei Karta believes that Israel should only have been rebuilt by the Messiah and that the present-day State of Israel is therefore apostasy. They are so extreme in their views that they routinely cooperate in demonstrations with radical Islamist organizations that support terror.
Then there’s Imam Abdul Alim Musa, the Arkansas born antisemite and former convicted drug dealer who has been a good friend to Iran since he expressed support for the country holding U.S. citizens during the Iranian Hostage crisis in 1979. As he says in the video, “I believe that (Occupy) Wall Street is fighting the monster of the day. The monster is not the Shah, the monster today is global Zionism.” and “The tool they (the 1%) use to control the world is debt.”
The Iman was also featured speaking in this video from New York City a few weeks ago, shot by accused cop assaulting attorney Alex Penley. Musa mentions a number of anti-Israel groups in solidarity with Occupy.
The conference in Iran shows American’s enemies love the Occupy movement and see it as a hopeful sign for our country’s demise. Unfortunately, some Americans — who happen to teach impressionable young minds — seem to share that goal.