OBAMA PALS PROTEST U.S. AID TO ISRAEL.’Trillions’ for jobs, single-payer health care, ‘planet-saving energy systems’
Posted on September 12, 2012 at 2:25 AM EST
By Aaron Klein
WASIHNGTON, DC — A purported antiwar group led by former Obama associates has called for protest actions across the country next month¬†on the anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.
The¬†United National Anti-war Coalition, or UNAC¬†has worked with the controversial Council of Islamic American Relations, or CAIR.
The¬†coalition¬†says it is protesting for “a better world” and has such diverse demands as ending U.S. aid to Israel.
One of UNAC’s demands¬†calls for “trillions” in U.S. government funding for¬†”jobs, education, social services, an end to all foreclosures, quality single-payer healthcare for all, a massive conversion to sustainable and planet-saving energy systems and public transportation and reparations to the victims of U.S. terror at home and abroad.”
The UNAC held a conference call last month to plan nationwide protests and “actions” on the weekend of October 5-7, which the group refers to as the “anniversary of the imperialist U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.”
The coalition’s literature, reviewed by WND, does not specify which cities will host protests. The UNAC is calling for generalized “teach-ins, forums, protests, letters to the editor, op-eds, phone calls to Congress, petitions, resolutions and referendums.”¬†
A key demand of the UNAC is “an¬†end to FBI raids on antiwar, social justice, and international solidarity activists.”
That demand is a direct reference to FBI terror raids on antiwar groups in Chicago led by activists tied to Obama. Some of those same activists and groups serve on UNAC’s small “administrative committee.”
One of those UNAC activists is Joe Iosbaker, a University of Illinois-Chicago office worker and a union steward for his SEIU local. His home was raided by the FBI¬†in September 2011, reportedly as part of a terror probe investigating material support for jihadist groups.
WND reported Iosbaker and his wife,¬†Stephanie Weiner, worked as leaders of the Chicago New Party, a controversial 1990s political party that sought to elect members to public office with the aim of moving the Democratic Party far leftward. The ultimate goal was to form a new political party with a socialist agenda.
WND previously reported on evidence from the New Party‚Äôs own newsletters indicating Obama was a member of the New Party.
Another group¬†on UNAC’s administrative¬†committee is¬†Code Pink.
Code Pink‚Äôs co-founder, Jodie Evans, was a fundraiser and financial bundler for Obama‚Äôs presidential campaign in 2008 although the group has since protested some actions of the Obama administration.
WND reported¬†on Obama‚Äôs other ties to the activist groups at the heart of the FBI terror probe, including Hatem Abudayyeh, the executive director of the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN.
WND was first to report that Obama, while serving as a paid director of the far-left nonprofit Chicago Woods Fund, provided two grants to the AAAN.
Obama served at the Woods Fund alongside Weather Underground terrorist-group founder Bill Ayers.
AAAN was founded by a longtime Obama associate, Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi‚Äôs wife, Mona, is president of the Arab American Action Network.
The Islamic group CAIR, meanwhile,¬†participated in UNAC’s March conference calling for protests at this past May’s NATO summit held in Chicago.¬†
With research by Brenda J. Elliott