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This Week's Editorial

LOS ANGELES BASED THINK- TANK, AMERICAN FREEDOM ALLIANCE, REGAINS TAX EXEMPT STATUS RETROACTIVELY AFTER  VIGOROUS TWO YEAR CAMPAIGN

Date: October 3, 2014

Los Angeles, CA: The American Freedom Alliance,(AFA) a non-aligned policy network and think-tank based in Los Angeles had its 501( c) (3) tax exempt status retroactively reinstated on September 18, 2014 - effectively reversing the damage done to the organization when the tax exempt status was revoked by the IRS in May, 2012.   All donations to the American Freedom Alliance since its incorporation in February 2008 to the present day are therefore tax deductible without exception.

"This is a significant vindication," said Avi Davis, the organization's co-founder and President.  "We made an aggressive argument to the IRS that the initial revocation had been wrong and unlawful and requested retroactive reinstatement under procedures authorized by the IRS itself.  The success in securing reinstatement on those terms speaks for itself.  AFA has always contended that the revocation was unwarranted and whatever motivated the IRS to withdraw it, the retroactive reinstatement would seem to suggest that the reasons were  insufficient to warrant their wrongful actions."

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The First World War's Relevance to Our Times

August 10, 2014 By Avi Davis

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War has been greeted with not much more than a yawn by citizens of the West.

Sure, there have been the obligatory documentaries, the reconciliation hugs by the leaders of France and Germany and the commemorative ceremonies played out on that War's most ravaged battlefields.

But for most, the war remains not even a distant memory. No man or woman who fought during that time is now alive and the events that took place between August 4,1914 and November 11,1918  have been vastly overshadowed by the outbreak of a far deeper conflict which engulfed the world 21 years later. 

Yet to fail to recognize the significance of this date is to ignore what is probably the most cataclysmic event in world history, one that overturned a century of extraordinary human progress and set the political, economic, cultural, and social tone for the remainder of the century. Not a man, woman, or child born in that century or who is alive today remains unaffected by the consequences of the First World War and ignoring what its outbreak has to teach us about our own world is a costly mistake.

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THE EBOLA- LIKE PLAGUE OF ANTI-SEMITISM SWEEPING THE WEST
Posted on August 04, 2014 by Avi Davis

My parents, who have lived in Jerusalem for 22 years, recently met their new neighbors.  They are French Jews from Paris who describe themselves as refugees. " We came to the conclusion that there was simply no future for us in France.  Jews are targets there and the government cannot and does not want to protect them. France is lost."

Their message resonated with me as I returned to Israel from a  speaking tour of Southern Africa.  In South Africa I watched as President Jacob Zuma and many of his secondary ministers, fulminated about the international crimes of the Israeli government in Gaza.  In Namibia, a country with only a handful of Jews and with no previous strong record of antisemitic animus, television news programs consistently portrayed a one dimensional view of the conflict, failing entirely to present the context of Operation Protective Edge and castigating the worldwide Jewish support for Israel as the primary culprit.

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The Women of Afghanistan Must Not Be Forgotten
Posted: October 01, 2014 by Ida Lichter, M.D.

The onslaught of radical Islamist militias such as Islamic State (IS, ISIS or ISIL) and Boko Haram highlights the failure of the UN and international community to recognize and prevent their proliferation. Preoccupation with the threat of IS also diverts attention from Afghanistan, where women fear a Taliban offensive after foreign troops leave at the end of the year.

A Human Rights Council report (HRC) in 2013 drew attention to the uncertain future for Afghan women and the danger of losing their hard-won gains of the past thirteen years.

There are certain UN mechanisms in place to further the process of support and engagement for all Afghan nationals and women, in particular.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has been extended and is likely to remain on the Security Council's agenda. Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan is also Head of UNAMA.

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THE GREATEST FRAUD IN HISTORY
Posted on July 20, 2014 by Michael Greer

The first time I heard the claim that man was causing global warming, I thought it was a joke. When I realized that not only weren’t they joking, they were deadly serious, I had to know why. They claimed CO2 was responsible for all kinds of evils, but I knew that CO2 was a nutrient necessary for life on our planet. I also knew that CO2 is emitted by every living creature in nearly everything we do. Reducing CO2 would require de-industralizing our country, destroying our economy, and reducing crop output. It would lead to deaths of living creatures. I determined to learn as much as I could about “global warming”, and find out what was behind it. For the last ten years or so, I have been reading, researching, and listening to actual scientists who study these disciplines.

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AN EMPTY VESSEL? THE UNIVERSITY AND THE COLLAPSE OF TEACHING STANDARDS

By Avi Davis

Picture this: An attractive young woman at a job interview - well tailored, with an engaging smile and an extensive resume. She has graduated summa cum laude from Vassar, has earned four degrees - one of them a law degree from Boalt Law School. At her interview she is asked a question about the founding of the United States: "Can you tell me when the United States was founded?" The young woman looks a little puzzled and after a few reflective moments responds: " 1940?"

Okay, the interviewer thinks, some people are just not good with dates. " Can you perhaps tell me then, the name of our first President?" Another moment of stunned silence followed by a sheepish response: "Jimmy Carter? "

It is tempting to characterize this woman's disgraceful paucity of knowledge about her country's origins as an outlier, unrepresentative of her generation. But that would be to gloss over a yawning gulf between our current crop of graduates and the educated Americans who preceded her. For today it is not only common for students to graduate college without the slightest knowledge of the foundations of the American republic, but also without the ability to spell correctly, write cogent sentences, perform basic mathematical equations or speak one sentence of the English language without the word "like" included.

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Europe’s Alarming New Anti-Semitism

by Jonathan Sacks 

This year, Europe’s Jews enter Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, with a degree of apprehension I have not known in my lifetime. Anti-Semitism has returned to Europe within living memory of the Holocaust. Never again has become ever again.

In France, worshipers in a synagogue were surrounded by a howling mob claiming to protest Israeli policy. In Brussels, four people were murdered in the Jewish museum, and a synagogue was firebombed. In London, a major supermarket said that it felt forced to remove kosher food from its shelves for fear that it would incite a riot. A London theater refused to stage a Jewish film festival because the event had received a small grant from the Israeli embassy.

More than once during the summer, I heard well-established British Jews saying, “For the first time in my life, I feel afraid.” Twenty years ago, launching a program to strengthen Jewish continuity across the generations, I published a book titled, “Will We Have Jewish Grandchildren?” Today, Jews are beginning to ask, “Will we have English grandchildren?

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Western Word Radio

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Avi Davis interviews Dr. Richard Wiekart, author of  the newly published  Darwin to Hitler:

Topic:  Was Racism in both Wilhemine Germany and Nazi Germany influenced by Social Darwinism?

Streamed live and archived at:  Darwin to Hitler Was Hitler Influenced by Social Darwinist Ideology

Avi Davis Interviews

Thursday, September 18 at 7:20 pm - 7:50 pm  PDT

Avi Davis to be interviewed  on the Josh Bernstein Show to discuss the AFA Conference .  Broadcast on  the Doublewide Radio Network in Scottsdale, AZ and on KCTR in Texas and WQML in North Carolina and syndicated on multiple Internet shows including teapartycommunity.com home page and thepundetpress.com and waynedupree.com on the subject of  the AFA International conference: Failing Grades: The Crisis in Teaching on our University Campuses


Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:45 am - 8: 15 am PDT

Avi Davis to be interviewed  on The Dr. Jim Talk Show on The Brettell Broadcasting Network in Maumelle, AR, US on the subject of  the AFA International conference: Failing Grades: The Crisis in Teaching on our University Campuses


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Original Air Date: 12/05/2012

Join Avi Davis when he interviews Neil J. Kressel, author of the The Sons of Pigs and Apes,: Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence
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 The rise of antisemitism in the Muslim world is compounded by the fact that many in the West refuse to recognize the issue. Apathy, ignorance,confusion, bigotry and misguided multiculturalism have all contributed to the growth of this plague. Author Kressel argues convincingly that Muslim antisemitism is the acid test of the seriousness of Western liberalism. If the West fails to stem this growing tide, as now seems likely, future affairs will not go well for the proponents of democracy

Original Air Date: 11/11/2012
TheNovember Conference of the Air
The Consequences of an Obama Second Term for the Future of the West

The successful campaign of Barack Obama to win a second presidential term, offers many questions about the future of the West and of the civilization which has dominated world history for the past 600 years. Among those questions are issues of the future of Europe, the growth of the welfare state, the future of free trade and free enterprise and the economic strength of the West.

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Avi Davis is the president of the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles.

He can be contacted at adavis@americanfreedomalliance.org

Upcoming Events

AMERICAN FREEDOM ALLIANCE FILM SERIES 2012

The Cinema Gateway is a film series which offers screenings and premieres of films relevant to the defense of western values and ideals.

Over the course of six months these films will offer rare insight into the problems the West faces from external threats and internal unpreparedness.

Each screening will offer a panel composed of those closely associated with the film's production.

Attendance is open to the public. Admission is $15.00 per person. (Special events: $25.00)

Please call the AFA office for further information at 310-444-3085.

AFA Conference of the Air

ISIS AND ITS THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Sunday, October 26, 2014  10:30 pm - 1:30 am PST

Avi Davis

Omri Ceren

Martin Sherman

David Pryce-Jones

Nonie Darwish


Featuring
Avi Davis, David Pryce -Jones, Mordechai Kedar, Martin Sherman, Sarit Horwitz, Omri Ceren, Nonie Darwish

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AFA Literary Cafe

Darwin to Hitler:
Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany

By Richard Wiekart

Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 pm

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Recent Conferences and Forums

Failing Grades: The Crisis in Teaching on Our University Campuses

An International Conference

Sunday, June 8 - Monday, June 9, 2014

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AFA Lecture and Conference Series

A FORUM:

California Land and Water Wars: 
The Green Agenda to Destroy Your Property Rights


May 4, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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AFA Conference

Palestinian Authority Deception: 
The True Obstacle to Peace

The Globalization of California:
Will an Unelected, Unaccountable 
Bureaucracy Soon Be Running Our Lives?  

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A Forum and Rally:
The Worldwide Persecution 
of Christian Communities

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AFA International Conference

Oslo @ Twenty:Costs and
Consequences of the Peace Process

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Upcoming Cinema Gateway Event

School's Out

School's Out

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
7:30 pm

Home Theater of Howard and Sonya Waldow

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Avi Davis

Avi Davis is the president of the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles.

He can be contacted at adavis@americanfreedomalliance.org

John Sullivan is a Senior Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles.

He can be contacted at
jsullivan@americanfreedomalliance.org

 

Charles C. Johnson is a Senior Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles.

He can be contacted at
ccjohnson@americanfreedomalliance.org


Diana West

Diana West is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.

She can be contacted at
dwest@americanfreedomalliance.org


Ida Lichter

Ida Lichter is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.

She can be contacted at
ilichter@americanfreedomalliance.org


John Hancock

John L. Hancock is a Fellow of the American Freedom Alliance.

He can be contacted at
jhancock@americanfreedomalliance.org

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11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
Phone: (310) 444 3085 | Fax: (310) 444 3086
Email: adavis@americanfreedomalliance.org
Web: www.americanfreedomalliance.org

Copyright © 2009-2012 American Freedom Alliance. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Contact Us