Photos from May 7 NYACT intervention at CB4

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, NYACT and allies from Adalah-NY, Brooklyn for Peace, and Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC presented their case against the Cornell-Technion collaboration with Google and NYC at Manhattan Community Board 4′s monthly General Meeting.

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NYC Community Board member calls NYACT “the enemy”

On March 5, following NYACT’s bi-weekly protest in front of the Google offices in Manhattan, NYACT made a presentation at Manhattan Community Board 4′s (CB4) general meeting.  Following the presentation, which was cut short, CB4 member Brett Firfer, a visibly orthodox Jew, referred to NYACT as “the enemy” and the BDS Movement as “the face of anti-Semitism.”  Click here for full story in Mondoweiss.

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photo credit: Bud Korotzer/Desertpeace

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CB4 member Brett Firfer (holding camera in right hand)

Roosevelt Island FDR Hope Memorial photo

This sign, posted at the entrance of Four Freedoms Park just below the Coler-Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island and announcing the FDR Hope Memorial, reminds us that “Roosevelt Island was so named to reflect its commitment to being a community where the disabled move freely and develop to their fullest potential.”

With the demolition of Coler-Goldwater Hospital to make way for Cornell NYC Tech, it would seem that this “commitment” has been summarily betrayed. The patients on wheelchairs are no longer to be seen on the island, for they have been removed altogether as part of an ultimate exercise in “freedom” of movement. Isn’t this vaguely reminiscent of a certain pattern of expulsion, demolition, and expropriation in Palestine?