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Boston Palestinian Activist Gets Bond Hearing; Friends Pressure INS (english)
by Dan Keshet
Email: dkesh, channel1, com
16 Nov 2002
Modified: 17 Nov 2002
On November 15, about eighty people called for the Immigration and
Naturalization Services (INS) to release Palestinian activist Amer
Jubran at an early-morning rally in front of the regional INS
headquarters in the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in downtown
Jubran has a hearing scheduled for Thursday, November 21 to
set bond. If the judge grants him bond, that will allow him to be
released from detention pending trial. He has been held in an
Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) unit of the Adult
Correctionals Institute (ACI) in Cranston, Rhode Island since his
early-morning November 4 arrest by the Federal Bureau of
Investigations (FBI) and INS at his Cumberland, Rhode Island home.
Rally attendees emphasized their view that the "Immigration
Service's refusal to allow Mr. Jubran to be released pending
resolution of his immigration situation is politically motivated," as
Urszula Masny-Latos of the Massachusetts chapter of the National
Lawyers' Guild said in a prepared statement. The statement condemned
the United States Department of Justice for "flagrant abuses of human
rights" over the past 13 months, including the "disappearance" of more
than one thousand immigrants held without charge or access to lawyers,
new regulations that allow the Department of Justice to detain
immigrants indefinitely, secret hearings for immigration cases, and
discrimination against immigrants born in certain designated
Activist Rawan Barakat, a Palestinian-American woman who has become
friends with Jubran through political activities, said she attended
the rally because she feels that she is discrimated against as a
Palestinian, especially since September 11: "When we took the oath, we
felt that we had the same right as every American." She called
Jubran's detention "ridiculous" and "inhumane." Boston city
councillor Chuck Turner, who has worked closely with Jubran in the
past, called Jubran "scrupulous, [with a] consistent focus on working
with the law".
Nancy Murray of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) said the timing of the arrest, coming three
years after Jubran was granted a green card and only two days after he
helped organize a major rally of the New England Committee to Defend
Palestine (NECDP), "creates a clear impression that the actions of
the INS were tainted by improper political considerations — a
violation of his rights under the First Amendment". The ACLU was
involved in a previous case of Jubran's in July, 2001, in which Jubran
was arrested while protesting an Israeli Independence Day celebration
Immigration attorney Nelson Brill, Jubran's attorney of record,
connected Jubran's case to the political environment: "This government
is trying to create a climate of fear." He said he had been asked to
take cases from many other immigrants who had received similar
early-morning visits from Immigration officials, including one case in
which officers went from room to room in every apartment in a large
complex, asking residents to prove their immigration status.
In Jubran's case, Brill said the only charge he had been informed
of against Jubran was a minor techical violation for which by law an
immigrant may not be detained indefinitely. Jubran filed for permanent
resident status (a green card) in 1997, but his application was not
granted until 1999. In 1998, he was told to, and did, get official
papers notarized to comply with INS regulations. Brill said the INS
have told him they are investigating whether Jubran "willfully
misrepresented" the date on the official forms to represent the
original 1997 filing date as opposed to the 1998 notarization date.
On November 12, Brill wrote a letter to INS District Director
Steven Farquharson protesting Jubran's indefinite detention. In that
letter, Brill says that INS agent Mike Clifford hung up the telephone
on him when Brill inquired why Jubran was being detained indefinitely.
Brill was quite angry at Jubran's treatment in prison. He said
Jubran had both his arms and legs shackled, and was told that
international regulations on treatment of prisoners did not apply to
the ACI. He also said one guard denied Jubran telephone calls by
saying "there's nothing in the constitution about telephones."
Activist Richard Hugus, who has visited Jubran in jail, said the FBI
told Jubran that if he did not agree to be interrogated without a
lawyer, they would "let him rot for fifty years."
The rally organizers invited Farquharson to make a statement to the
rally. Instead, two organizers, Noah Cohen and Lana Habash, were
permitted into the building to speak with INS agent Dennis Reardon.
According to Cohen and Habash, Reardon would not comment on specifics
of Jubran's case, saying only that the INS follows the consitution.
Reached on the telephone, INS officials would not speak to
specifics of any conversation or of Jubran's case, citing privacy
concerns. They did confirm his date of arrest, said that he was being
held for "immigration violations", and said that the INS does not
detain people indefinitely. They also said that they have been
receiving "many, many letters" regarding the case.
Organizers plan on holding another picket to protest Jubran's
detention in front of the Federal Building at 8 AM on November 21
before his bond hearing.
CIA-Mossad Front Groups (english)
by Sherman Skolnick
jpchance (nospam) egroups.com (unverified)
17 Nov 2002
[Like many other so-called "liberal" groups, the ACLU & associates are the opposite of what they pretend.
[Many "non-profit" political corporations, especially in the northeast, are front groups and money-launderers for agencies such as the CIA-Mossad (the Mossad blackmails and manipulates the CIA) which are terrorist henchmen for the "Big Boys" such as the Federal Reserve Corporation and the Bilderberg Group.
[Disinforming citizens about real history and political-economics and making martyrs of brave dissidents such as Amer Jubran is the function of the media-money monopoly's "progre$$ives". - JPC]
A Short History of Reported CIA Fronts
by Sherman Skolnick
I used to teach a course on how to investigate and research Foundation Tax Returns, originally called IRS form 990-A, and then form 990-AR, the only tax return, by the way, that is available as a public document. Donors Forum, with office/libraries in many big cities, have on hand for copying, copies of Foundation Tax Returns in that district of the office, sometimes other districts, of their public tax returns as a tax-exempt entity.
In a scandal that was started by Bobby Kennedy in the Spring, of 1967, various foundations around the U.S. were identified as part of a complicated three-level device for disguising CIA funding of domestic operations:  conduits  pass-throughs and  fronts [a technical term].
A summary of the scandal can be seen in the numerous pages of the New York Times "Index" for 1967, a summary of stories in that newspaper, under the heading, Central Intelligence Agency.
Before they could accomplish a cover up, I and my associates quickly looked up the 990-A tax returns of the CIA foundations on the three technical levels mentioned. We developed expertise in showing over and above the mass media published reports, where the money came from and was distributed.
Among our disclosures, which did not endear us to fellow peaceniks who heckled me as a trouble-maker: 1. Most liberal groups with an office and some funds for a regular staff, got their funding through the three levels, from CIA, including the American Civil Liberties Union, which went out of business in 1967 and was completely taken over by espionage groups, since then called the Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, and such. If you carefully examine the board of overseers of what amateurs continue wrongly call the "American Civil Liberties Union", you will see the espionage types that run the operations throughout the U.S. They are an early-warning system, for example, of flare-ups against the government in the ghettos of big cities.
2. The Nation Magazine, which according to some, does some good, fails and neglects to mention DOMESTIC operations of CIA. A simple answer: their funding comes from, among others, a CIA-front, called the J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York, and a group of CIA foundations grouped under the umbrella of the CIA-funded Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU and similar names.
Moreover, the Nation Magazine published commentaries making vile statements against Oliver Stone, that JFK was, in fact, the Nation says, killed by a lone assassin and that the movie "JFK" is a phantasy and a "fraud". Thus whitewashing the Dallas murder for what some claim was a CIA-instigated plot against JFK.
3. The Nation Magazine did finally admit several years ago that what they erroneously persist in calling the "AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION" [which actually was taken over by the CIA-foundations in 1967] was very close to FBI dictator/boss J. Edgar Hoover by way of investigating and combatting so-called "Reds" in America.
THIS NEXT ITEM IS SURELY GOING TO OUTRAGE SOME WHO ARE NAIVE AND POORLY INFORMED:
4. Pacifica Radio, which like the Nation Magazine, has done SOME good, has been reportedly a CIA-Foundation operation, New York, Houston, and the Bay area, California. During the anti-war period, some rednecks, believing that Pacifica-Houston, was a genuine "liberal" group, purportedly bombed the station there. A simple, though certainly not complete answer, is that the stations were used as provocateur operations, to lure out more independent-minded political activists who are and were naive.
For example, however, Pacifica, Berkeley, went almost into orbit when Dennis Bernstein of that station, without realizing I am an independent, was unable to stop me from blurting out condemnation of the oil industry and George Bush. Some of his confidants informed me he almost got run over by the station management for letting a "loud mouth" like me on the air.
By the way, I call National Public Radio, NPR, as NATIONAL PETROLEUM RADIO, since they try to keep oil scandals OFF the air. A simple, though certainly not complete answer: for some years Sharon Percy ROCKEFELLER, WIFE OF U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller 4th, headed NPR. [She now heads a PBS operation in D.C. instrumental in the Jim Lehrer News Hour on so-called Public TV.]
No one in NPR, PBS, or for that matter, in the commercial oil-soaked mass media, would dare mention that the family of Sharon Percy Rockefeller is reportedly in business withthe CIA-created purported "terrorist" Osama bin Laden. Their joint funds are reportedly kept in the Harris Bank in Chicago, under many concealed accounts.
Harris Bank is a unit of the whiskey-soaked Bronfman family, owners jointly with U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald of Ill., [R., Ill.] of the Bank of Montreal [Canada]. Bill Clinton said he would like to "freeze" bin Laden's huge funds but cannot "find" them. Really? Sidebar note: son of Pacific Foundation founder was one of three activists murdered and buried in Mississippi in an outrageous situation about 1963. [I believe the name was Schwerner.]
Recently, Pacifica Radio in California has fought their part-time staff who apparently wanted a union contract arrangement. Pacifica's New York operation, WBAI, years ago allowed me occasionally on the air until I begin mentioning the CIA-paid and funded provocateurs. It was too close to home for them.
BOTTOM LINE: the CIA-linked foundations seem to know who the real independents are in the U.S. In years past, when I and associates of mine showed up at public meetings of the Chicago office of the Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, when I asked a specific question mentioning their funding, guess what happened? Their then district director abruptly adjourned the meeting which never resumed. They knew we were CIA-foundation experts, I having taught courses on the same at a radio broadcast school, at student seminars at some Universities, such as at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus.
What would surely floor some simple-minded folks, is that many of the better-funded so-called "liberal" publications, such as IN THESE TIMES [headquartered in Chicago] reportedly receive heavy funding from foundations that they would have to be awfully stupid not to know were either conduits or pass-throughs[technical foundation terms] for the American CIA.
Because of such funding that publication some years ago made a complete U-turn regarding the October Surprise matter, that George Herbert Walker Bush helped work a treasonous deal in 1980, to get the Iranians to delay the release of the 52 U.S. hostages, enabling the Reagan/Bush ticket to wreck Jimmy Carter's hope for re-election.
Not being able to solve the mess, Carter was perceived as a wimp. First supporting the idea that something bad happened, IN THESE TIMES reportedly because of their funders, reversed themselves and apparently condemned some of the more independent-minded whistle blowers. Just another story suppressed by the liars and whores of the press.
I have been a court reformer since 1958. Since 1963, founder/chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up ther Courts. Since 1991, producer, now moderator/producer of the weekly public access Cable TV Program "Broadsides" in Chicago, reaching some 400,000 viewers each Monday evening, 9 p.m., Channel 21 Cable in Chicago. Office, 8 a.m. to midnight, 7 days, (773) 375-5741. Recorded phone message: (773) 731-1100. For heavy packet of our printed stories, SEND $5.00 [U.S. funds] PLUS STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED BUSINESS-SIZED ENVELOPE WITH 3 STAMPS ON IT, TO: Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, Sherman H. Skolnick, chairman, 9800 So. Oglesby Ave., Chicago IL 60617-4870.
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