Weekly Featured Profile – Danya Zituni


Danya Zituni

Danya Zituni is a Tampa, Florida activist, originally from Damascus, Syria. She studied International Studies and Philosophy at the University of South Florida.

Danya Zituni has been a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the University of South Florida and a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

On July 3rd, 2015, Danya Zituni participated in the burning of multiple American flags, which she called “…the largest symbol of White supremacist national oppression and imperialism.”

Danya Zituni is a member Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! and a leader of its youth wing, Students for a Democratic Society.

Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! hosted a discussion panel for International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2015 at the First United Church of Tampa.

Danya Zituni of The Committee to Stop FBI Repression spoke of the fight of Arab and Muslim women for liberation, stating “Arab and Muslim women residing domestically and abroad bear the brunt of various forms of damage due to American imperialism. Palestinian women and native women everywhere have a righteous anger toward ending colonialism and imperialism, and this refutes the idea militancy is somehow masculine. As the primary targets we deserve to be on the front lines. There are many examples of strong resistance to capitalism, colonialism and imperialism by revolutionary Arab women such as Souha Bechara of the Lebanese Communist Party and Leila Khaled of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.”

On March 10th, 2015, members of Tampa Students for a Democratic Society disrupted an FBI recruiting event at the University of South Florida (USF). The FBI claimed the event was part of Women’s History Month, their goal being to recruit young women as agents of repression. The FBI continues to threaten important women leaders such as Assata Shakur, who is living in exile in Cuba.

The FBI recruitment presentation came to a quick halt when students rose from their chairs and disrupted the FBI speaker. One student called out, with the other students echoing their words to drown out the FBI. This is known as a mic check, popularized during the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. The students then chanted “FBI out of our mosques, FBI out of our schools!” and walked out.

“The FBI is attempting to recruit students at USF by glorifying their repressive practices as ‘protecting America’s security.’ explained Danya Zituni of SDS.

Organizers from the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC hit the streets of downtown Cleveland, July, 15th, 2016, putting out the word about the national protest set for the opening day of the Republican National Convention.

Danya Zituni, right

Unfurling a large anti-Trump banner in Mall A, located on Saint Clair Avenue and Mall Drive, activists leafleted passersbys and gave many interviews to the media that were covering the upcoming convention.

Danya Zituni of National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who was in Cleveland to build for the protest said, “SDS has hosted ‘Dump Trump’ protests on campuses across the country. Trump has been a major rallying point for white supremacists, and we believe everyone should join this protest against him.”

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By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

It “feels” as though all markets are at a major inflection point, a “feeling” backed up by several technical indicators. Equities are trading at their 50 day moving averages. The 10-year Treasury is hovering around its lowest yield for 2017. The “Trump Trade” has been reversed with mega capitalized growth issues outperforming most other asset classes.

In most regards, algorithmic or technology based trading is again dominating the markets for the lone exception that cross correlated trade has broken down. According to the SEC, 90% of all equity trades are executed by either algorithmic or ETF programmed trading. Ninety-five percent of all Treasuries trades are done electronically with “great influence” exerted by algorithms.

In other words, by definition there is a total lack of geopolitical and macroeconomic thought of investment decisions with all decisions made upon the numerous variables imputed into the computer based trading programs/systems.

My introductory sentence read: “it feels as though all markets are at a major inflection point.” I think the economy is on the verge of a major inflection point that may dramatically affect what sectors will outperform.

There are several major points that cannot be debated. Globalism and multi-polarity have lost considerable geopolitical backing, replaced by economic nationalism. President Trump is the antithesis of the Establishment, despised and feared by many on both sides of the proverbial aisle.

Geopolitical tensions are rising and in many regards are at Cold War heights. The Middle East has imploded.

Thirty-two years ago, when I entered the brokerage business, the Dow Jones among others was comprised of Woolworths, GM, Bethlehem Steel, US Steel, Eastman Kodak, Union Carbide, Owens Illinois, Inco, Westinghouse, Texaco and Sears. All of which for the exception of Sears, UK and US Steel, have filed for bankruptcy. The three that did not file, have flirted or are flirting with reorganization.

Wow! Talk about change and the complete rewrite of American business.

Globalism and multi-polarity became the major economic and political catalysts following the demise of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s… a multi-polarity that facilitated the bankruptcy of almost one third of 1985 members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

If a tectonic change has occurred again, what members of the 2017 Dow Jones will have filed for bankruptcy by 2049? How will today’s Establishment be upended?

Commenting on yesterday’s market action, equities were flat, albeit oil did rally another 1.5% on expectations that stores will be drawn down further. The 10-year was off 8/32.

Will the markets today be impacted by the release of the March 15 FOMC Minutes? Also posted is the ADP Private Employment Survey.

Last night the foreign markets were up. London was up 0.10%, Paris was up 0.04% and Frankfurt was down 0.47%. China was up 1.48%, Japan was up 0.27% and Hang Sang was up 0.57%.

The Dow should open quietly lower ahead of several key data points, the Fed Minutes and a meeting between Trump and China’s Xi Jinping. Oil is up another 1% on inventory drawdown. The 10-year is unchanged at 2.36%.


What Will Trump Do About Red China?

By: Cliff Kincaid | America’s Survival

Joshua Philipp, an Award-winning National Security reporter for Epoch Times, discusses the threat posed by Communist China and the paper’s series, “The Dead End of Communism.” He talks about what President Trump will likely discuss with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida during the April 6-7 summit. What will Trump say to the Chinese dictator about the North Korean nuclear weapons program?