Nothing like generating some controversy to boost sagging ticket sales. In spite of saturating the web with their announcements, the organizers of "Never Again for anyone" just have not been able to generate enough sales to fill their venue, the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland. Could Oakland have had enough of their lies and distortions? That remains to be seen.
Already the venue is under criticism for misleading ticketing practices. Rev. Jack Shiver describes the event in his church bulletin "Temple Tidings" as "free" . The church website also claimed "No one will be turned away" up until today, when that vanished. Thats ok, folks. We took a screen shot.
And todays screen shot
Why the bait and switch? Why did a previously free venue suddenly start charging? It happened before, at Rutgers university . They are trying to keep out those who might bear witness. They are trying to keep out those who might challenge the lies. This action alert from Team Hate will give you a better idea:
Support First Presbyterian Church of Oakland against Zionist attack:
Attend Never Again for Anyone event Thursday night and send email in support of Reverend Shriver
( OAKLAND 02/16/2011) – Stand With Us and other Zionist groups are pushing for protests tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland in an effort to shut down events planned by the Never Again for Anyone national tour. The tour features Auschwitz survivor Dr. Hajo Meyer and Dr. Hatem, chairman of the American Muslims for Palestine and a professor of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California , Berkeley .
Reverend Jack Shriver has received pressure from the local Board of Rabbis, the ADL, Stand With Us and other Zionist groups urging him to cancel the event. Similar pressure has been applied to the SALAM Center in Sacramento and the Jewish Winchevsky Center in Toronto .
In Sacramento the Board of Rabbis, under the leadership of Rabbi Reuven H. Taff, has issued a thinly veiled threat to disrupt future interfaith work Imam Mohamed Abdul Azeez may undertake if he continues with plans to allow the SALAM Center to be used as a venue for the tour. In Toronto , Zionist groups have threatened to break all ties with and are attempting to threaten the funding of the Jewish community center.
Never Again for Anyone...blah blah blah, blah blah balh (you didn't expect me to repeat their crap, did you?)....
* Attend one or both events.
* It is imperative that those who embrace collective humanity and support human rights for all – and who also support the rights of free speech and free assembly – attend these events to send a clear message that we will not be intimidated by Zionist efforts to smear us with the ‘anti-Semitic’ label.
* Send email of support and appreciation to Reverend Jack Shriver at firstname.lastname@example.org .
What Zionist attack? Could they be referring to this action alert? The one that explicitly says "It is very important that those who join us refrain from engaging in confrontations with extremists from this event."
Apparently yes. If supporters of Israel use the tools of the activists' trade- leafletting, vigils, protests they are condemned, in much the same manner that Israel herself is attacked simply by defending herself.
What can you do? Try and contact the church. Go ahead. But judging by his promotion of the racist Sabeel organization in his church bulletin, Rev. Shriver may already be too far gone.
Please contact the church at
(510) 444-3555 or email
Di Pagel, Director of
& Church Administrator
Rev. Jack Shriver
More importantly, show up tomorrow. rain or shine. The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.