Strong Cities Network


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Warnings about the Strong Cities Network have been making their way around the internet in the last few weeks. The initiative has drawn a new round of UN world government/Agenda 21 claims from a variety of conspiracy websites.

The root source of CT concerns is a speech given by Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the United Nations on September 29th.

Kris Anne Hall, who describes herself as “an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents,” seems to be one of the leading voices against the Strong Cities Network in the CT community.

She has posted a video on Youtube outlining her main problems with the Strong Cities Network.

It makes for some interesting listening. Hall takes exception to virtually every part of the speech, from the greetings offered by Lynch, to every mention of the word “global,” which she takes to mean the globalization of the United States, the loss of sovereignty, the end of constitutional rights, the introduction of a global police force, etc. Hall concludes at 5:51 that the Strong Cities Network represents “a complete and total attack on who were are.”

Although Hall denies cherry picking, she skips right over the second paragraph of the speech, which identifies the nature of the threat, and avoids examples of local social programs designed to reduce the likelihood of violent extremism.

The Attorney General’s entire speech is here:

It is clear that the challenge of building resilience against violent extremism – a challenge that spans vast oceans and borders while impacting our most tightly-knit cities and towns – requires a response that is both wide-ranging and highly focused. National governments have a crucial role to play in ensuring the safety and security of the nations they serve – and here in the United States, it is our highest priority.
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It is pretty obvious that the intent of the program is to support local initiatives

The government of the United States is fully invested in this collaborative approach and we have seen the value of empowering local communities by promoting initiatives they design and lead themselves. Through our Model Regions program, federal officials have partnered with a wide array of local stakeholders – including government and public safety officers, social service providers, educators, businesses and nonprofits – to build and implement community resilience frameworks tailored to the unique needs of residents. In Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, for example, government officials, private partners and civic leaders have come together to create a mentorship program for Somali youth; to build an “opportunity hub” that provides educational resources and job training; and to contribute to a program called Youthprise that is forging connections between community organizations, investors and young people.
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The Strong Cities Network website is located here

I was a little hard pressed to find any UN involvement at all.

The Strong Cities Network is driven by a steering committee of 20-25 cities across the world, including New York, Paris and Montreal, and managed by a nonprofit in London, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, according to a press release.
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Of course that has never stopped a CT believer before.