Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
One thing you are not hearing about when Fox pitches for stem cell research...
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=684893Shouldn't MJF also be lobbying to ban Aspartame as well? Strange he is not.Quote:
Michael J. Fox, Star of Spin City, Family Ties and many movies, suffers from Parkinson's Disease and once asked how a 30 year old man would get this old man's disease. Michael Fox has also been a Diet Pepsi spokesman and informants say he is addicted drinking many a day.
Sugarfree Michael J. Fox Sips Liquid Parkinsons
Here's more on the Aspartame/Parkinsons connection:
Also do some research on the Rumsfeld/Aspartame connection:
A Politically-Induced Biochemical Disaster Of Global Proportions
By Don Harkins
The Idaho Observer
Today, Donald Rumsfeld is known throughout the world as the zealous U.S. Secretary of Defense who is waging a global "war on terror" in search of "terrorists" and "weapons of mass destruction." Most people, however, are not aware that Rumsfeld himself unleashed a chemical weapon of mass destruction upon the world in 1981-and it,s still out there destroying people all over the world. That "WMD" is aspartame and it has been scientifically and anecdotally linked to millions of chronic illnesses and deaths.
The evidence shows that, with full knowledge of aspartame,s neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity, Rumsfeld, as the CEO of G.D.
Searle, Co., "called in his markers" to achieve U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the artificial sweetener aspartame, better known by its trade name "NutraSweet."
Monday, November 27, 2006
By Larry Elder
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Tennie Pierce, a black 19-year veteran firefighter, recently won a $2.7 million settlement from the Los Angeles City Council.
Here's the story. Following a firehouse volleyball game, fellow firefighters laced Pierce's spaghetti with dog food to "humble" him. Pierce, who calls himself "the Big Dog," took a few bites, saw three co-conspirator firefighters — two whites, one Latino — laughing, and demanded to know why the chuckling.
Pierce, after learning that the firefighters — in an undoubtedly good-natured way — placed dog food in his spaghetti, called the prank "racist"! He hired a lawyer, found an "expert" witness who associated the consumption of dog food with "300 years" of discrimination against blacks, and successfully settled the case with the city.
Los Angeles Times reporter Sandy Banks, in an article about the award, failed to mention a few salient facts: that Pierce somehow managed to survive on the force for almost 20 years; that fellow firefighters referred to Pierce as a "turd stirrer" — meaning he routinely pulled pranks on others; that the 6-foot 5-inch Pierce often referred to himself as "the Big Dog"; that the incident was apparently a reaction to a volleyball game won by Pierce during which he repeatedly urged to his teammates to "feed the Big Dog" by throwing the ball to him; and that, in the frat boy tradition of many firefighters, his co-workers likely fed him dog food as a display of affection, knowing that, after all, Pierce had pulled pranks on many others during his long career — photos of which (including Pierce's involvement in the shaving of the pubic hairs of a fellow firefighter) later appeared on the Internet.
Days before I read about the firefighter's award, my 91-year-old dad and I watched a movie called "Proud." Narrated by the late, great Ossie Davis, the movie dramatized the experience of black sailors aboard the USS Mason during World War II. The ship became the only black-manned ship that actually saw combat. As a destroyer escort, it shepherded Allied convoys through German sub-filled waters, taking risks even the vaunted English Navy refused, deeming the mission too treacherous. Indeed, black sailors welcomed the assignment to the ship because, during this military-segregated era, they wished to prove themselves by seeing actual combat rather than engaging in "menial" labor.
In one scene, a German sub launched a torpedo at the USS Mason, but the highly skilled blacks — thought too dumb to master hi-tech equipment including sonar detection — skillfully evaded the torpedo. They then counter-attacked by launching depth charges. The men of the USS Mason, despite their heroics, never received a commendation, even though their commander sent a letter to Washington, urging recognition for these brave sailors. As a result of lobbying by the grandson of one of the sailors described in "Proud," President Clinton honored the surviving crewmen during a long-delayed ceremony. Finally, the USS Mason crew received their rightful commendation for bravery and sacrifice.
It's difficult to describe the feeling of honor and pride I felt as I watched my dad watching the movie. Every five minutes I looked at my dad, as he watched the movie with his typically stoic expression. My dad, you see, served as a cook during the war, earning the rank of staff sergeant. He spent time on Guam as soldiers prepared for an assault on the island of Japan, a mission aborted, of course, because of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He, too, like many black soldiers, received little recognition for his contribution. My dad once told me he enlisted as a Marine in 1943 because "it seemed to me that the Marines were all about action. And I wanted it."
After my dad and I watched "Proud," he said it reminded him of a wartime story — a story he never told me. "Son," he said, "we black enlistees had just gone through training at Montford Point, North Carolina. We gathered to hear a speech — supposedly inspirational — given by a white major. The officer said, 'You know, I traveled all over the world. But I only realized that we were truly at war when I came home and saw you people wearing our uniforms.'" Insulted, my dad said he and every Marine stood in a silent protest of the major's blatantly racist remark.
This brings us back to Mr. "Rin Tin" Tennie Pierce. Enjoy your $2.7 million. When the next Veterans' Day comes around, think about how your bonanza trivializes the grit, determination and honor with which black men and women withstood insult, degradation and abuse during Jim Crow America. They stood tall and demonstrated by word and deed that black men and women — like my dad — considered themselves Americans, not African-Americans, who only wanted an opportunity to show their ability.
Your crass, manipulative use of the race-card-for-money insults countless men and women who endured indignities, marched and died, in order to provide you the right to work as a firefighter — an opportunity historically denied to qualified black men and women.
You, sir, are a disgrace.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
WARNING: May offend....
More info on the Homosexual Indoctrination of Children:
LOTS more here...
Dr. Henry Makow has done a lot of research on this as well...
Also, the television and the public schools go hand in hand. You can keep your children away from the TV, but you can't keep them away from OTHER children that are watching it. As you can reasonably conclude, peer pressure does the rest of the damage.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
How can you look at this and not mourn this once great nation?
Something has to change!
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed; second, it is violently opposed; and third, it is accepted as self-evident.--Arthur Schopenhauer
Fake "facts" and bogus maps in American-history texts
Schoolbooks Teach Falsehoods and Feel-Good Myths
About the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman
Michael B. ChessonAmong all the American legends that are touted as history in schoolbooks, none is promoted more extravagantly than the story of the Underground Railroad. In textbook after textbook, students read that, in the time before the Civil War, abolitionists established an extensive network of secret routes and hideouts for conducting fugitive slaves to freedom; and in text after text, students find elaborate descriptions of this network and of some of the people who allegedly were associated with it. Unfortunately for the students, very few of the "facts" that appear in schoolbook accounts of the Underground Railroad have any historical foundation, and most of the "facts" are demonstrably false.
I recently have analyzed the material about the Underground Railroad in five so-called history textbooks that are being used in American schools, and I have found that all five tell the same tale -- a mess of feel-good myths masquerading as historical information. These myths, ranging from imaginary conceptions of the Railroad itself to patently fictitious claims about the exploits of Harriet Tubman, are delivered to students in sentences, paragraphs and illustrations that often are interchangeable from book to book. It seems that all the writers have tried to imitate one mythic model while diligently ignoring real history.
The texts that I have inspected are History of a Free Nation (1998; published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill), The American Nation (2000; Prentice Hall), America: Pathways to the Present (2000; Prentice Hall); America's Past and Promise (1998; McDougal Littell); and The American Journey (1998; Glencoe/McGraw-Hill). The first three are high-school books, the others are middle-school books.
All of these texts give students the false impression that the Underground Railroad was a vast, formal system of escape routes, secret signs and safe houses by which fugitive slaves could travel to destinations where slavery no longer existed -- and four of the books contain maps that purport to show this system's trunk lines and branches. The American Journey has two such maps; Free Nation and Pathways and Past and Promise have one map apiece. All the maps are ludicrous. They convey much misinformation, and some of them are so detailed that they resemble diagrams of today's interstate highway system.
The map in Past and Promise is unusually foolish. It shows escape routes originating in the Deep South -- in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina -- and running all the way through the Upper South and into the free states and Canada. Amazingly, the same map shows a route running from southern Georgia into Florida, where it splits into three branches. One of the branches is labeled "To Bahamas." No doubt the slaves who followed that branch used submarines to complete their journeys. The Underground Railroad evidently was an Underwater Railroad as well.
The map in Pathways affirms that slaves in the South used the Underground Railroad to travel to Florida, and an inset on the Pathways map declares that "Seminoles in Florida offered safe havens for escaped slaves." The Seminoles also appear in material that accompanies the map in Past and Promise, where students read that "Florida's Seminole Indians welcomed escaped slaves." Neither Pathways nor Past and Promise tells that the Seminoles themselves practiced slavery and owned slaves.
The notion that the Underground Railroad had routes which ran throughout the South, and which were manned by kindly Southern abolitionists, is a fiction. To the extent that the Underground Railroad operated at all, it operated in the free states of the North. It was a hazy, informal alliance of Northern abolitionists, many of them free blacks. It was established to assist fugitive slaves who, by their own efforts and without any help from friendly Southerners, had reached free territory. To the extent that the Underground Railroad had any practical importance, it acquired its significance after the adoption of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 -- and by 1850 the population of abolitionists in the South was inconsequentially small. Southern abolitionism had never been strong, and it had practically ceased to exist after 1831, when slaves led by Nat Turner staged a short-lived but bloody rebellion.
Fugitive slaves who went northward typically tried to reach free territory by crossing the Ohio River and entering Ohio or Indiana or Illinois, or by crossing the borders that separated the slave states of Delaware and Maryland from the free state of Pennsylvania. If they succeeded, they then might receive aid from agents of the Underground Railroad. These agents hid the fugitives from professional slave-catchers and local policemen, and they shuttled the fugitives farther northward to destinations (in the free states or in Canada) that offered greater safety from capture.
Though The American Journey fails to link Webber's painting to Levi Coffin, the second of the two Underground Railroad maps in The American Journey has two references to Coffin. One is a quotation from a memoir that Coffin issued in 1876. The other is an inset that shows a picture of Coffin over this caption: "Levi Coffin was known as 'President of the Underground Railroad.' A Quaker born in the South, he moved to the North in 1826 and became an active abolitionist. For 33 years he received more than 100 enslaved persons a year."
A shorter version of the same tale is told in an inset on the Underground Railroad map in Pathways: "Levi Coffin, a Quaker, helped more than 3,000 slaves to escape."
The claim that Coffin gave help to more than 3,000 fugitive slaves is nothing more than that: a claim. There is no evidence to support it, and it seems to be based chiefly on Coffin's boasting. Coffin liked to brag that he was helping slaves to flee northward after they reached Ohio, and for this reason he acquired a widespread reputation as a friend to runaways. For the same reason, he and his real estate were often watched by the police and by slave-catchers -- a circumstance that hardly could have favored his effectiveness as the "president," or even as an ordinary agent, of the Underground Railroad.
Tales of Tubman
- In Past and Promise, the text on page 395 says this: "Harriet Tubman, a slave who had escaped to freedom herself, was one of [the Underground Railroad's] most famous conductors. Tubman risked her life and freedom at least nineteen times by returning to the South to help others escape. She helped more than 300 slaves gain freedom." On the same page of Past and Promise, a boxed article about Tubman says: "After she escaped from slavery, she became a legend on the Underground Railroad. She risked her life on her many rescue trips, but she never was caught. One of her most famous trips took place in 1857 when she rescued her aging parents from slavery. At one time, the rewards for her capture totalled $40,000."
- The American Nation proclaims: "One daring conductor, Harriet Tubman, had escaped slavery herself. Risking her freedom and her life, Tubman returned to the South 19 times. She led more than 300 slaves, including her parents, to freedom. Admirers called Tubman the 'Black Moses,' after the ancient Hebrew leader who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. Slave owners offered a $40,000 reward for Tubman's capture."
- Pathways says that Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland in 1849, then "returned just the next year to rescue family members and lead them to safety," and then "made frequent trips to the South, rescuing more than 300 slaves and gaining the nickname 'The Black Moses.'" Pathways also states that "Enraged slave owners offered a $40,000 reward for Tubman's capture."
- Free Nation tells, on page 343, that "Harriet Tubman, the 'Black Moses'" escaped from slavery and then "returned to the South many times, liberating more than 300 enslaved people . . . despite a reward of $40,000 offered for her capture." Later, on page 397, Free Nation has a more elaborate version of the same story. Here students see that Tubman escaped from slavery, then "made 19 trips back into the South during the 1850s . . . assisted more than 300 African Americans [sic] -- including her aged parents -- to escape bondage," and became known as "the 'Moses' of her people," despite "huge rewards offered in the South for her capture and arrest."
- In The American Journey, Tubman tales appear in three places. On the first of the book's two maps of the Underground Railroad (page 419), an inset says that "Harriet Tubman returned to the South 19 times to help several hundred enslaved African Americans [sic] flee." Then, on page 421, a section of text says: "Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery to become the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. She made many dangerous trips into the South and guided hundreds of enslaved people, including her parents, to freedom. Slaveholders offered a large reward for Tubman's capture or death." Then, on page 446, the book's second map of the Underground Railroad has an inset that says: "Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to the North where she became the most celebrated leader of the Underground Railroad. Called the Moses of her people, she made more than 19 trips back to the South to conduct hundreds of other slaves north, . . . ."
Those sing-song accounts of Tubman are antihistorical and are trebly wrong:
- By making explicit or implicit connections between the Underground Railroad and Tubman's trips, and by depicting Tubman as an Underground Railroad superstar, the textbooks imply that the paramount purpose of the Underground Railroad was to launch slave-stealing expeditions. That is false. The Underground Railroad was not in the business of staging raids, and Tubman's excursions were idiosyncrasies at best. Very few abolitionists, whether black or white, ever accompanied fugitive slaves on journeys that began in slave states and ended in free states.
- The salient points that occur again and again in the textbooks' accounts of Tubman -- such as the claim that she made nineteen trips to liberate slaves, and the claim that slave-owners put a huge price on her head -- are not historical facts. They are inventions.
- When students read that Tubman "returned to the South" or made "trips to the South" to snatch slaves, the students surely will conjure images of Tubman skulking through the strongholds of slavery in, say, Mississippi or Georgia. The images will be quite false, but the students will be blameless. The textbook-writers have carelessly and misleadingly used the phrase the South as if it were a synonym for slave states, and they have failed to distinguish the classic slave states of the Deep South from the border states (such as Maryland and Delaware) where slavery existed in a rarefied form and where slave populations were sparse. During her time as a slave, Harriet Tubman had lived in the border state of Maryland, close to free territory. And after her escape from slavery she settled in Philadelphia, got a job in a hotel, and made short slave-rescuing trips from Pennsylvania into Maryland or Delaware. She did not venture into the interior of "the South."
Readers who want some reliable information about Tubman should look at two recent books written by historians: Kate Clifford Larson's Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (published in 2004 by Ballantine Books) and Jean M. Humez's Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories (published in 2003 by the University of Wisconsin Press). Larson presents a detailed, comprehensive biography of Tubman. Humez examines various accounts of Tubman -- most of them composed, after the Civil War, by abolitionists and suffragettes -- and tries to separate the real Tubman from the fabulous image that was constructed around her.
The number of slave-snatching trips that Tubman made, and the number of slaves whom she shuttled to freedom, will never be known with certainty. Larson estimates that Tubman made about thirteen trips (and took about seventy slaves). Humez thinks that Tubman made eight or nine trips by the summer of 1860, then made her final trip in December of that year.
It isn't surprising that Larson and Humez disagree about the number of trips that Tubman made. Neither is it surprising that Larson's and Humez's scholarly inferences don't agree with claims that have appeared, over the years, in popular stories about Tubman. Tubman herself didn't write any accounts of her adventures -- she was illiterate -- nor did she dictate any such accounts. In any case, it is hard to imagine that she would have kept records even if she had been able to write, for such documentation could have served to incriminate her and her associates. Yet schoolbook-writers have seized (from some unnamed source) the notion that Tubman made nineteen trips [note 2], and they have turned it into a "fact." Only in The American Journey is there any room for doubt -- and only because, as I have shown above, the writers of The American Journey contradict themselves. On page 419 they say flatly that Tubman made nineteen trips, but on page 446 they say that she made "more than 19" trips.
Neither Larson nor Humez nor any other researcher has ever found a poster, a newspaper advertisement, or any other evidence to suggest that anyone put a price of $40,000, or any other huge amount, on Tubman's head. (The sum of $40,000 in the money of the mid-1800s would have been equivalent to more than $2 million in the money of today. Such an amount might be offered now for a major terrorist or perhaps for a serial killer.) The only evidence of any reward for the capture of Harriet Tubman is an item that ran in a Maryland newspaper in October 1849, soon after Tubman made her own escape from slavery. The reward that was offered was $100.
To believe that slave-holders offered an extravagant reward for Tubman, one must believe that they knew of her, knew that she was taking slaves, and attributed their losses specifically to her. There is no evidence to support any of those notions, and the notions don't even make sense. How would slave-owners know whether their slaves were being spirited away by Tubman, or were being taken by some other individual or individuals, or were simply fleeing by themselves?
The textbooks' references to Tubman's rescuing her parents are needlessly dull. They would be livelier if they included the information that Tubman's mother complained about the poverty and the bitter cold that she had to endure, in the small town of Auburn, New York, after Tubman liberated her.
Slaves as Astronomers
Pathways merely hints at this, in one puzzling sentence which says that runaways made their way from Chicago toward Canada by "following the North Star as it marked their way to freedom." The Pathways writers don't tell why the North Star was used only by slaves who were leaving Chicago, and the writers don't tell how the slaves found the North Star in the nighttime sky. Perhaps they had been trained in astronomy by their kind owners. Or perhaps they had attended astronomy classes at some Chicago institution.
The American Journey and Past and Promise provide fancier versions of the North Star story, trying to combine romantic lore with an astronomical fact. The astronomical fact is that there is a simple way to find the North Star (provided that the sky is cloudless and clear) by first finding the Big Dipper -- a very prominent and readily recognizable asterism consisting of seven stars. If one finds the Big Dipper and imagines a line connecting the outboard pair of stars in the Dipper's bowl, the imaginary line will point to the North Star, and the distance from the lip of the Dipper's bowl to the North Star will be about one-and-a-half times as great as the length of the Dipper's handle.
According to The American Journey, slaves knew and used this information, and they even had a song which told them to look for the Big Dipper and reminded them that it resembled a gourd. The American Journey says, on page 421:
Songs such as "Follow the Drinkin' Gourd" encouraged runaways on their way to freedom. A hollowed-out gourd was used to dip water for drinking. Its shape resembled the Big Dipper, which pointed to the North Star.
The American Journey then purports to quote four lines from the slaves' song:
When the river ends in between two hills,
Follow the drinkin' gourd,
For the Ole Man's waitin' for to carry you to freedom.
Follow the drinkin' gourd.
Past and Promise goes further and gives twenty lines! These appear in an illustration on page 396:
Follow the drinking gourd!
Follow the drinking gourd!
For the old man is a-waiting for to carry you to freedom
If you follow the drinking gourd.
When the sun comes back, and the first quail calls.
Follow the drinking gourd.
For the old man is a-waiting for to carry you to freedom
If you follow the drinking gourd.
The riverbank makes a very good road,
The dead trees will show you the way.
Left foot, peg foot, traveling on,
Follow the drinking gourd.
The river ends between two hills,
Follow the drinking gourd.
There's another river on the other side,
Follow the drinking gourd.
When the great big river meets the little river,
Follow the drinking gourd.
For the old man is a-waiting for to carry you to freedom
If you follow the drinking gourd.
Students may wonder about the meanings of such phrases as "When the sun comes back" and "Left foot, peg foot," and they may wonder what a quail's call had to do with escaping from slavery, and they may wonder how a riverbank (with its dense vegetation, fallen trees, and venomous snakes) could be "a very good road," but they won't find any answers in Past and Promise. They will, however, find this caption beside the illustration that shows the twenty lines:
At left is a song that escaping slaves used to guide them. The "drinking gourd" is the Little Dipper, whose handle contains the North Star.
The writers of Past and Promise have confused two asterisms. The Little Dipper lies close to the Big Dipper, but it is smaller and dimmer than the Big Dipper is, and it is harder to find -- even on favorable nights -- unless one finds the Big Dipper first! The notion that slaves navigated by simply looking for the Little Dipper is senseless.
Astronomical phenomena aside, is the notion of a "drinking gourd" song based on fact or is it just a fantasy? With this question in mind, I have consulted four books of musicology: Negro Slave Songs in the United States, by Miles Mark Fisher (1953); The Music of Black Americans: A History, by Eileen Southern (1971); Black Song: The Forge and the Flame, by John Lovell, Jr. (1972); and Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War, by Dena J. Epstein (1977). I have not found any support for the claim that slaves had a "drinking gourd" song and used it to guide themselves to free territory.
- Held in Chicago, the World's Columbian Exposition was a fair that celebrated (a year too late) the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World. [return to text]
- Though we cannot identify the particular publication from which the textbook-writers have copied the claim that Tubman made nineteen trips, we can note that this claim was popularized by Sarah H. Bradford, a 19th-century writer who cobbled pseudobiographical narratives about Tubman. Bradford's stories, written with much imagination and embroidery, have no standing as sources of historical information. [return to text]
Michael B. Chesson is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a specialist in the history of the American Civil War. His most recent publication is the monograph J. Franklin Dyer, The Journal of a Civil War Surgeon: Edited by Michael B. Chesson. It was issued in 2003 by the University of Nebraska Press.
(New listing at JTR, ever-growing. This list could go on for miles. It is only a sampling.)
Some valid questions about Jewish influence: to what degree do these people have allegiance to the Jewish victimology tradition, by extension to what degree do they hold dear the state of Israel and/or other Judeocentric interests within their respective organization's policy? Also, to what degree do they reflect a "Jewish view of the world," so popularly declared as something very real in Jewish circles -- particularly in deconstructing and/or subverting the non-Jewish social, cultural, and political order? To what extent are these people activists in such public policy socialization processes, sensitizing the public to Jewish interests and concerns?
CULTURAL / ETHNIC
NAACP (and other African-American organizations)
NAACP Legal Defense Fund,
Washington Kurdish Institute,
American Institute of Polish Culture,
Committee for the Liberation of Iraq,
Open Society Institute,
U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon,
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF),
Foundation for Ethnic Understanding,
The Burma Project,
Asian American Hotel Owners Association, [hotel owners from India]
Central Asia Institute,
Inter-American Economic Council,
"BKSH is the name of leading-edge government relations consultancy for the 21st century. Created by the world's largest communications agency, Burson-Marsteller, it enables clients to mount US, pan-European and transatlantic campaigns."
Alliance of Latinos and Jews,
Institute of the Americas,
New York Board for New Americans,
President: Dennis Misler
Center for Islamic Pluralism,
Executive director: Stephen Schwartz
International Commission to Investigate the Crimes of Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania,
American Anti-Slavery Group,
America First Party,
National Endowment for Democracy,
Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation,
Center for the Study of Popular Culture,
Manhattan Institute for Policy Studies,
The Center for Libertarian Studies (venerates Murray Rothbard),
Middle East Forum,
The Conservative Caucus,
The Mitre organization,
Project for a New American Century,
Institute for Policy Studies,
Ethics and Public Policy Center,
Miller Center of Public Affairs,
Center for Ethics and Public Policy,
SITE Institute-The Search for International Terrorist Entities,
The Federalist Society (for law and public policy studies),
Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare,
Partnership for America's Families,
Draft Al Gore, [defunct web site]
Center for American Progress,
National Democratic Institute For International Affairs,
Harvard University Institute of Politics,
Oxford Democracy Forum, [Oxford University]
Selective Service System,
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,
American Center for Democracy,
Screen Actors Guild,
American Film Institute,
National Film Board of Canada, (government subsidies for independent filmmakers) Commissioner and Chairperson: Jacques Bensimon
The Media Access Project,
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Canada's BBC),
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies,
Project for Excellence in Journalism/Committee of Concerned Journalists,
Directors Guild of America,
The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services,
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ("Emmy" awards),
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), ("Academy Awards")
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS),"The Recording Academy" ("Grammy" Awards),
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA),
Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.,
American Cinema Editors,
National Cable and Telecommunications Association,
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ),
National Lawyers Guild,
Child Welfare League of America,
Center for Equal Opportunity,
Center for Law and Social Policy,
Second Amendment Foundation,
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR),
Center for Constitutional Rights,
Center for Justice & Democracy,
National Women's Law Center,
Center for First Amendment Rights,
American Library Association,
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Communication Workers of America (AFL-CIO),
American Association for the Advancement of Science,
Union of Concerned Scientists,
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education,
American Political Science Association,
International Association for Philosophy and Literature,
National Association of Science Writers, Inc.
National Association of Social Workers,
Writers Guild of America, West
American Psychiatric Association,
Institute of Industrial Engineers,
American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)
American Orthopsychiatric Association,
Institute of International Education,
Farmworker Justice Fund,
Association of American Medical Colleges,
Actors' Equity Association,
National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE),
World Medical. Association,
National Immigration Forum, (pro-immigration)
Economic Policy Institute,
International Futures and Options Exchange,
American National Standards Institute (ANSI),
American Corn Growers Association,
Gemological Institute of America,
Direct Marketing Association,
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments,
Turnaround Management Association,
American Council for Capital Formation,
Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA)
American Society of Travel Agents,
NASDAQ; Stock Market,
Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP),
National Association of Security Dealers,
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry,
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA),
Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio,
Financial Accounting Standards Board,
Campaign for Museums, (Great Britain)
Americans for the Arts,
National Endowment for the Humanities,
Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
National Abortion Federation,
Feminists for Free Expression,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force,
Erotic Museum, (Los Angeles)
Children's Defense Fund,
National Center for Policy Research for Women & Families,
National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOWLDEF),
The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism ("Ayn Rand Institute"),
American Humanist Organization, (largest American atheist organization)
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
Alliance for Justice,
Nuclear Control Institute,
Institute for Popular and Reproductive Health (Bill Gates' foundation),
Violence Policy Center (VPC),
Center for Individual Rights,
The Urban Institute,
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence/The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence,
Americans for Gun Safety,
Brady Campaign (to Prevent Gun Violence with the Million Mom March),
National Greyhound Adoption Program,
Physicians for a National Health Program,
Columbia Shuttle Memorial Trust,
The MacArthur Foundation,
Kaiser Family Foundation,
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy,
(Current or recent)
"Ronald Ehrenberg, the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and vice president for academic programs, planning and budgeting, drew mainly from his personal experiences and his background as a Jew to demonstrate the continued need for affirmative action programs ... . Six out of eight Ivy League universities in recent years have had Jewish presidents, Ehrenberg said."
“It’s fascinating,” observed President James O. Freedman in the February 11 Los Angeles Times, “that there was not a Jewish president of a major university — with one or two exceptions — until about 15 years ago. And then all of a sudden — without notice — there are Jewish presidents now at dozens of major institutions.” Among all those presidents, however, Freedman remains among the most outspoken on Jewish issues in higher education. Through a series of public comments, notably his 1990 attack on the Dartmouth Review, Freedman has repeatedly used his ethnicity to make a name for himself in academic circles. The Los Angeles Times interview concerned his comments at the opening of the Roth Center for Jewish Life, in which he exposed Dartmouth’s history of anti-Semitism."
University of Pennsylvania,
University of California,
Carnegie Mellon University,
West Chester University,
University of Denver,
George Washington University,
University of Chicago,
University of Nebraska,
York University (Canada),
The University of Alberta (Canada) has had two Jewish presidents: Max Wyman and Myer Horowitz.
From a correspondent: "When I was at the University of Arizona in the 1980s, the president, Henry Koffler, was a Jew and an open supporter of the JDL [Jewish Defense League], which was strong there. He also sat on the board of the Office of Technology Assessment. He now is the chairman of the U of A Foundation, which manages endowments."
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews,
The Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding,
The Ecumenical Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies,
Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning,
Chrétiens et Juifs pour un Enseignement de l’Estime,
Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations,
The Elijah School for the Study of Wisdom in World Religions,
Interfaith Encounter Association, IEA,
Koordinierungsausschusses für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit,
Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel,
"[Chris] Gersten, a Reform Jew, president of the Institute for Religious Values and organizer of last November's  Jewish-Christian dialogue at Catholic University, 'Affirming the Sanctity of Life,' provided specific goals and actions that can be pursued immediately."
"At its opening session on June 10 , the 31st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America elected Joel Belz as moderator. The PCA General Assembly is holding its annual meeting in the Convention Center in Charlotte through June 13. Belz is a ruling elder in Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church in Asheville, N.C. Belz is chief executive officer at God's World Publications in Asheville. At GWP, where he began work in 1977, Belz founded and pioneered the growth of the God's World newspapers for children, with a weekly paid circulation of nearly a third of a million. In 1986, he founded World magazine, which now has a weekly paid circulation of 130,000. GWP also includes the ministry of God's World Book Club and the World Journalism Institute, started in 1999."
(Note: Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic University).
Polish Council for Christians and Jews,