Socialist Syracuse University professor urges supporters to “finish off” opposition

Published on June 19, 2017  |  By 
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NYPD officers separate ANTIFA and ACT for America marchers in NY. (Image: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

When a group of people assembled outside of a Federal Building in Syracuse N.Y. last Saturday waving the U.S. flag, a Socialist Syracuse University professor urged her supporters to “come down to the federal building to finish them off”.

Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud’s not-so-thinly veiled call for violence

Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud
Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud (Image: Syracuse University website)

At about 10 a.m. last Saturday, approximately 30 “ACT for America” supporters began to gather outside of the James M. Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse New York for a planned rally. The group had obtained a permit for the rally, at which they had planned to march to protest against the introduction of Sharia law in America.

Attendees threatened by ANTIFA thugs

ACT! for America, founded in 2007, is a U.S.-based group dedicated to combating what it describes as ‘the threat of radical Islam’ to the safety of Americans. The group, considered a hate group by some, claims to be a “non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots national security organization with 750000 members and 1000 volunteer groups”. Regardless of its ideology, the group had a clear right under the First Amendment to assemble and march in favor of their cause, and had obtained a permit to do so.

Shortly after the group began to assemble, however, ANTIFA thugs wearing black clothes and bandanas over their faces began to gather across the street. When the ACT supporters began their planned march, waving American flags and singing the “Star Spangled Banner”, the ANTIFA group, which had now swelled to approximately 100 people, became unglued. They began screaming “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,” “Muslims are welcome here”, and hurling other choice insults at the attendees.

Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud tweet
Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud tweet (Image: screen capture of Tweet)

It was at this time that Syracuse University professor took to Twitter, urging her followers to come and “finish them off”.  “We almost have the fascists in on the run.” she tweeted, “Syracuse people come down to the federal building to finish them off.”

While she referred to the rally attendees as “fascists”, Ms. Cloud’s own alleged call for violence to silence a group she opposes is the very definition of fascism, representing a clear attack on Free Speech. Her tweet echoes other calls for violence being raised on social media across the country by the liberal left. James T. Hodgkinson, who opened fire on republican congressmen practicing for a bi-partisan baseball game, had urged similar violence from his own social media account.

Professor Dana Cloud: Self-described socialist, LGBTQ activist, and Marxist author

Dana Cloud is a Professor and Graduate Program Director within the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University. A self-described “socialist” and LGBTQ activist, she has been employed at Syracuse University since at least 2015.

Cloud was one of three editors of the pro-Marxism book, “The Point is to Change It: Marxism and Communication Studies”, that advocates for the transformation of the world into a Marxist utopia. She has authored or edited a veritable smorgasbord of books and publications whose titles read like the recommended-reading list at the Russian State Library in Moscow.


Blames the U.S. for 911

According to Turning Point USA, a watchdog group that identifies college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom, Cloud is a leading proponent of the idea that America is to blame for 9-11. Cloud allegedly launched her rhetoric blaming the U.S. the day after 9-11.

Rewrote pledge: “I pledge allegiance to the people of Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan”

Cloud also allegedly wrote a new Pledge of Allegiance in 2002, which reads, “I pledge allegiance to the people of Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan, and to their struggles to survive and resist slavery to corporate greed, brutal wars against their families, and the economic and environmental ruin wrought by global capitalism.”

This is the person Syracuse University employs to shape the minds of impressionable U.S. students.


Those wishing to voice their opinions regarding Syracuse University’s employment of Ms. Cloud may contact LaVonda N. Reed, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Syracuse University, at [email protected].

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