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EW covers Pacifica Forum

The Eugene Weekly ran an article today on the Pacifica Forum, covering much of what I wrote about yesterday. However, here’s a nice tidbit I hadn’t heard yet:

[Michael] Williams, who has been monitoring Pacifica Forum meetings since 2003 on behalf of the Community Alliance of Lane County’s (CALC) Anti-Hate Task Force, distributed a leaflet including a comment Pacifica Forum regular Valdas Anelauskas made on the Oregon Daily Emerald website and his critique thereof. Anelauskas’ comment, in response to columnist Deborah Bloom expressing support for the Iraq War, argued that the war was only being fought for the security of Israel and included statements such as, “Even if the author’s name wasn’t Deborah Bloom, after reading your opinion piece in the Emerald (Feb. 7) there is no doubt that it was written by someone who is Jewish. Because only from people of that peculiar tribe can we expect such Talmudic hatred for humanity. There is even a famous saying that wars are the Jews’ harvest. And today it is truer than ever.”

Eva Sylwester, who wrote the article, has her ongoing coverage of the forum archived here.

  1. […] ideological diversity of the group, said she did not approve of PF regular Valdas Anelauskas’ recent letter to the Daily Emerald, suggesting it would have been better if he had used the phrase […]

  2. Olly says:

    “In any case, I remember reading that comment to Deborah Bloom

  3. T says:

    Wow, Eva Sylwester hasn’t left Eugene yet? I guess it’s a good thing for the EW, because at least she can write coherent sentences and report the news factually, which are alien concepts to the rest of the space cadets there.

    In any case, I remember reading that comment to Deborah Bloom’s column and being mortified at the time. Now I know that it was just one of those Pacifica Forum asshats.

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