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A Hip Leftist Hub is Hosting an Anti-Semite Today. Here's What Progressives Must Learn From That.

The Brooklyn Commons, according to its Facebook page, "is a community & educational center dedicated to healthy communities, individuals, [and] environment." It provides office space and venue support to a number of progressive organizations, including Jacobin magazine and the Right to the City Alliance. And today, by virtue of who it is hosting, the neighborhood hangout is also dedicated to exposing 9/11 as a "deception imposed on our nation by the Israeli/Zionist and Neo-Conservative cabal that controls our government and media."

The speaker the Commons is hosting to promote this bit of slander is one Christopher Bollyn, a prominent anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist whose website finds a Jewish connection behind everything from 9/11 to the Kennedy assassination. This event was spotted by Daniel Sieradski, founder of the progressive Jewish website, who has been organizing other members of the progressive community to condemn Bollyn and urge the Commons to cancel his event. But the Commons has spurned these callspossibly because, as Sieradski uncovered, the proprietor is herself a 9/11 truther.

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Author:Schraub, David
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:Sep 7, 2016
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