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Forum Post: Occupy the State Department

Posted 9 years ago on Oct. 19, 2012, 2:26 p.m. EST by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY
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I'm wondering if Maria Dayton http://www.nycga.net/groups/movement-building/forum/topic/egypt-who-is-maria-dayton-answer-employed-by-u-s-government-co-organizer-of-the-ows-egypt-trip/ and her Israeli American friend Kobi Skolnik http://tinyurl.com/9b6qvhh are still on board?


(19 POSTS) Topic tags: Egypt "Maria Dayton" Viewing post 1 to 15 (19 total posts) 1 2 → Monica McLaughlin-52p said 11 months ago: I did a bit of armchair research and discovered that Maria Dayton, who proposed the Egytian trip to OWS, actually works for the U.S. Government. The hope of the U.S. Government is that deligates from OWS will travel to Egypt to lend legitimacy to the fraudulent elections thus proping up a puppet government to replace the one that fell. Maria Dayton has worked with the United Nations regarding election monitoring.

Read the following: 1. 11/21/11 post from Matthew Naim Abdulla and Ruby Amatulla explaining why the Egypt trip needs to go forward (despite OWS controversy and the Egyptians telling OWS not to come). a. “We were involved in co-organizing the proposal for the Egypt delegation, along with Maria Dayton and others on the Egyptian side.”

Did the US Co-opt OWS in Order to Legitimize Egypt’s Flawed Elections? by Jacob Levich:


a. “a New York City “General Assembly” was bamboozled by what may be a State Department and/or NED initiative aimed at granting legitimacy to Egypt’s flawed election process.”

b. OWS in New York City agreed to send a delegation of election monitors to Egypt after a mysterious activist flew in from Washington with a proposal in hand. The New York City OWS swiftly approved the initiative at a November 10 “General Assembly” in Zuccotti Park and allocated $29,000.

c. Maria Dayton, the apparent author of the proposal, boasts of connections to the U.S. State Department, the National Endowment for Democracy, and Freedom House on her LinkedIn profile (since deleted but preserved by Doherty, at http://cld.bangpound.org/2G423i2t2R2f2q1q331K Each of these institutions has a longstanding history of subverting and co-opting popular movements in the interests of U.S. foreign policy. LinkedIn Profile of Maria Dayton dated October 14, 2011: http://cld.bangpound.org/2G423i2t2R2f2q1q331K a. Contract Author for the U.S. Dept of State (led by Hillary Clinton) b. Regional Program Manager of Vital Voices Global Partnership (grew out of the U.S. government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative established in 1997 by First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Besides Clinton, honorary chairs include current and former U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nancy Kassebaum Baker. Funding has come from a variety of sources, including individual donations, corporate sponsorships such as from ExxonMobil, and the efforts of the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2002 Vital Voices was asked by First Lady Laura Bush to drive the effort to supply school uniforms to the many girls returning to school for the first time following the U.S. led overthrow of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Alec Exposed: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Maria_Dayton

a. Ms. Dayton is a DC based activist who specializes in democracy, civil society, and human rights issues in the Middle East. She has extensive experience developing, implementing, and assessing various development projects with the United Nations and other local organizations in many countries including: Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Israel/Palestine, and Rwanda. As a project manager for the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development studies in Cairo she worked closely with the director and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, in the development of many civil society programs including: the 2005 Election Monitoring project, the Egyptian Democracy Support Network

Global Research article: Occupy Wall Street and “The American Autumn”: Is It a “Colored Revolution”?


a. The “colored revolutions” are US intelligence ops which consist in covertly supporting protest movements with a view to triggering “regime change” under the banner of a pro-democracy movement.

b. “Colored revolutions” are supported by the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute and Freedom House, among others. The objective of a “colored revolution” is to foment social unrest and use the protest movement to topple the existing government. The ultimate foreign policy goal is to instate a compliant pro-US government (or “puppet regime”).




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[-] 2 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 9 years ago

Do you find it a bit odd that OWS is concerned with the fairness of the voting process in Mexico, Iran and Russia but not in Ohio, Pennsylvania and NYC?


[-] 2 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 9 years ago

Martin Luther King never endorsed anyone for President or any other elected office. (He was though a registered member of Lincoln's Party). The issue is not OWS endorsing Obama or opposing Romney. Officially they ought not if only because the way things stand right now their endorsement is a kiss of death and not a help but individual OWS members ought to see that the right thing is to beat the right wing. OWS ought to be as concerned with the democratic process here in its own back yard as it apprently is regarding countries the US wants to destabilize.

[-] 1 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

No. Occupy does not believe in the US political theatre. It plays outside of it. It dreams of making a revolution.

[-] 2 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 9 years ago

Not intellectually honest. It does the bidding of the State Department.

[-] 1 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

No, it doesn't. The forum posting you linked is 11 months old. It's old news, and the issue has already been taken care of. You're just unearthing a can of worms to soil Occupy's reputation. Occupy doesn't do much nowadays. It's basically over. You should worry about real problems in US instead of talking about small peanuts which are a year old.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 9 years ago

You have a point. Occupy has becme a shadow of it's past which is a shame. What remains still gets involved in State Department bullshit, the most recent being a call for intervention in Syria. have a nice day.

[-] 3 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

Why don't you bring that up instead of digging up old 11 month old skeletons? If you had something worthwhile showing Occupy's involvement in Syria then you would show that. You don't, so you resort to stuff that's already buried 6 feet deep. That's what conspiracy theorists such as yourself always do.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 9 years ago

Hands off the Middle East! Hands off Syria! Hands off Iran! And the question still remains: Are Maria and Koby still active leading non leaders of OWS? Who is making these decisions about calling for US intervention is Syria?

[-] 0 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

Still can't bring up something of substance about Syria, still must rely on a year old forum post to make your claim. This is typical conspiracy theorist behavior. You'll still be talking about this Egyptian OWS story in 10 years, just like you can't stop talking about 911 delusions even though they were debunked ages ago.

[-] 2 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 9 years ago

Look, OWS ran a News post calling for intervention in Syria. That's a fact. It is horrible. Also, we know that in the recent past a State Department duo pretty much hijacked the GA in New York. IMHO the State Department will never give up trying to influence any movement or organization it can. The "Pussy Riot" campaign is a proof of how strong the State Department ideology can be even on many progressives.

Also FYI Martin Luther King never endorsed any candidate for President and still he thought that the basic human right of a citizen in these United States was worth getting beaten and jailed for. OWS thinks that's okay for other countries but not for this one. Why?

[-] 0 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

Your conspiracy theory type investigative work shows flawed logic. Like 911 Truthers, you build your claims by mounting one assumption on top of another, essentially making a very shaky structure akin to a card castle just waiting to fall.

Your assumption that the State Department was involved in the trip to Egypt is based on what one person said in a forum. Essentially, worthless information because you have not researched it seriously. People say a lot of stuff in forums. Furthermore, even if this was proven to be true, a past event does not mean that the State Department is now involved in Syria. This is something you'll have to show with evidence.

Occupy is a worldwide movement, so it's not surprising that it wants to get involved in conflicts throughout the world. Nothing special here.

The fact that you bring up a year old skeleton, a forum post by one user, in order to make claims about Syria shows how desperate you are.

If you truly believe you are right, you owe it to yourself to do serious investigative work, and that means dropping your bad habits you acquired through late night conspiracy theory website browsing.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 9 years ago
[-] 0 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

Do you work for the FBI? Is that why you linked to that horrible site, to entrap me?

[-] 0 points by frogmanofborneo (602) from New York, NY 9 years ago

Doesn't dream of "world revolution?" But meddles in elections in Russia, Iran and Mexico but not here. And has State Department aparatchicks calling the shots on "international affairs."

[-] 0 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

Not anymore. Occupy is basically dead. Don't forget this forum posting ShubeLMorgan2 unearthed is 11 months old, and ShubeLMorgan2, alias alouis, is a well known conspiracy theorist on this forum. I think you're him too no? He's just reviving old stuff that's already been settled to start rumors and what not. I guess if we start discussing issues which are already almost a year old it's a good sign this protest is over and done with.

[-] 0 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

ShubeLMorgan2, alias alouis, alias frogmanofborneo, if Syria is now and there's all kinds of evidence that shows Occupy's deep involvement in some conspiracy with the US government, then why don't you talk about this instead of unearthing stories which are 11 months old?

[-] 0 points by frogmanofborneo (602) from New York, NY 9 years ago

"Deep involvement?" Did I say or anyone else say "deep involvement?" No, just a call for US intervention in Syria in the name of Occupy Wall Street that has to be exposed and called out, Thrashymaque.

[-] 1 points by Jencats (20) 9 years ago

LOL OWS will do NOTHING in Syria. They are using real weapons and bombs. People are getting slaughtered. Nothing a drum circle or sit-in will fix. OWS has some great potential, but we are squandering it on things like these. It should be about fixing one problem at a time at home.

[-] 0 points by MikeMcKeel (-109) 9 years ago

I'll take your word for it alouis, or should I say, ShubeLMorgan2.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 9 years ago

OWS "solidarity with Israel"


[-] 0 points by Grimreaper2 (-318) 9 years ago

No surprises here.