By Dr. Richard SwierBe sure to read it all.
I received an interesting e-mail from the local Glenn Beck Meet-up Group about A.N.S.W.E.R. Florida. It seems A.N.S.W.E.R. Florida recently sent out an e-mail to all its members stating in part:
"Racism is like anything else in this world: in order to make it fall, you must smash it! That is why we are calling on all people to come out tomorrow, to organize a militant confrontation with the so-called “tea baggers.” Beating back these forces will require us to organize together, take the streets, fight the racists wherever they show their faces and drive them out of every community."
So what is A.N.S.W.E.R. Florida and why do they want to "organize a militant confrontation with the so-called 'tea baggers'"?....more
From A.N.S.W.E.R. Fl.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Florida., in the spirit of the national A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition steering committee, is working to build an anti-racist, peace and social justice movement. A central characteristic of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition's organizing strategy has been to work in partnership with the Arab American and Muslim community and other sectors in U.S. society who have been traditionally ignored. The anti-war movement must give voice to those who are most affected by the war. This has helped to create a truly multi-national anti-war movement that has included many Iraq war veterans and family members of soldiers. A.N.S.W.E.R./Florida affirms the belief that building such an anti-racist, anti-imperialist, multi-national movement is going to be the force that ultimately stops the U.S. war machine.Social justice keeps popping up, I swear I heard the one say that from time to time.
Florida Statewide Steering Committee
Jamal Alian, Muslim Student Association, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Lex Foster, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Daytona Beach
Naveen El-Nawawy, Muslim community activist Tampa
Michael Prysner, March Forward, Tampa
Antonio Franco, ANSWER-UCF, Orlando
Emmanuel Lopez, member, Unite Here, Local 355, Palm Beach
John Daly, Exec. Board, AFSCME Local 3041, Fort Lauderdale
Muhammed Malik, South Florida Palestine Solidarity Network Miami Dade, Miami
Nadia Abdallah, Palestinian American Organization, FAU, Boca Raton
National Steering Committee
IFCO/Pastors for Peace
Free Palestine Alliance - U.S.
Haiti Support Network
Partnership for Civil Justice - LDEF
Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines
Korea Truth Commission
Muslim Student Association - National
Kensington Welfare Rights Union
Mexico Solidarity Network
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Cross-posted at Jawa Report