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text8/28/20: 57th Anniversary of 1963 March on Washington by Inspired by Locomotive of American History
Whether you remember the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous I Have A Dream speech or not, the 8/28/20 "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington organized by Martin Luther King, III and Al Sharpton, is well worth watching as a reminder to us all that the locomotive of American history is the Black Liberation Movement. You can see the rally and hear the wide variety of speakers at https://www.c-span.org/video/?475069-1/national-action-networks-get-kn...
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:03PM
textTwin Imperatives: Defeat President Trump This Fall, Challenge President Biden from Day One by Norman Solomon
The Republican Party today is the party of white supremacy...
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:03PM
textThe Shortwave Report 08/28/20 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba....
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:36PM
textThe Fed and Central Banks Seek Cure for COVID-hit Economy by Zach Conti
On August 27 and 28, the US Federal Reserve and other government central banks meet for their annual retreat....
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:04PM
text"Don't let them take democracy away from you" by editors
"United we can and will overcome the time of darkness in America," he said. After four years of Trump's presidency, the Biden-Harris team wants to reunite the country, overcome the Corona crisis and boost the economy with millions of new jobs. In addition, the challengers want to provide an answer to "racial injustice" and take decisive action against the climate crisis [1]....
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:40AM
textAbbi Samuels Letter to City Attorney Condotti Re: Police Harassment of Cooper D'Angelo by Abbi Samuels (posted by Norse)
Activist and ACLU Board member Abbi Samuels posted the following letter asking telling questions about the harassment of Cooper D'Angelo and her partner Russell on the sidewalk outside the Main Post Office last week....
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:48AM
text15 Demands for Anti-Racist Bookstores by Black & Trans Current & Ex-Workers at Pegasus
We are the Black & Trans Pegasus Affinity Group, made up of current and former employees of Pegasus Books in Berkeley and Oakland, California. We want Pegasus and other bookstores to grapple with their ties to anti-Blackness, and start making material changes. We want bookstore owners and booksellers to implement our demands immediately. We want book shoppers to be critical of their local bookstores and only buy from bookstores that commit to anti-racist practices such as not calling the ...
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:03PM
textRepublican Party O.K. with COVID19 Deaths & Economy by By the Company They Keep
Some 57% of Republicans believe 180,000 American deaths from COVID19 is acceptable and 75% of Republicans believe the USA is better than 4 years ago. This a death cult. See https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-economy-coronavirus-opinion-poll-cbs-news-battleground-tracker/...
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:44PM
textBattling Economic Crises, Tropical Storm Laura Slams Haiti and Dominican Republic by Zachary Conti
Over the weekend, Tropical Storm Laura pummeled Haiti and the Dominican Republic leaving at least 13 dead, infrastructure decimated and towns isolated by landslides....
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:50AM
textVideo: The Narcissism Epidemic, 1 hour by Jean Twenge
In this BookTV presentation from May 4, 2009, Jean Twenge explains how narcissism thought to be the ladder of success can lead to anti-social behavior and collective paralysis....
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:47AM
textHOW NATO GETS RUINED by Jacques Bearden
In Brussels, the old political headquarters of NATO is being demolished....
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:43AM
textYet Another Tightening of the Noose: City Council "Meets" Again Tuesday by Robert Norse
City Council is slated to rubberstamp more power in City Mangler Martin Bernal's hands, a slamdown of Beach St vendors, a rise in fines for "being in a park after dark", the ability to hire more enforcement personnel, no discussion of the police (or any other part of the) budget, gentrification of Front St., and authorization of the Mayor to "respond to" the Grand Jury's critical report on homelessness....
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:10AM
textAfter Hiroshima by Max Klein
The fight for nuclear disarmament and the fight against climate change belong together, Rhodes said. They are the great challenge to the young generation that is gaining authority in the world. To pass both, he said, is the chance to renew and preserve the world. It is not possible without reason, education, heart and tolerance....
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:17AM
textPass AB 1436 to stop evictions and foreclosures by zrants
This is the short version of a request sent via email from Tenants Together, a statewide renters support group to pass legislation to protect tenants and homeowners survive this crisis without losing their homes....
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:22PM
textCalifornia Needs More Renewables Online to Match the Demands of Fire Season by Ramona du Houx
If California had more renewables online to match the demands of fire season the state would be combating greenhouse gasses that fuel extreme temperatures. Gov. Brown failed to do so, no Gov. Newsom appears to be doing the same....
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:21PM
textGLIDE Expands Access to its Free, Low-barrier Tenderloin Neighborhood COVID Testing Site by GLIDE
GLIDE expands access to its free, low-barrier Tenderloin neighborhood COVID testing site and continues to provide essential services to meet the growing needs of vulnerable residents....
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:46PM
textWorld Bank Says Bold Debt Relief Plans Needed to Confront COVID Crisis by Jubilee USA Network
World Bank President David Malpass called for debt cancellation for poor countries struggling with the coronavirus, in an interview he gave to The Guardian....
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:29AM
textMisguided Housing Bill Bans Single-Family Zoning Forever by Sharon Rushton
A fundamentally flawed housing bill, Senate Bill 1120, is quietly fast-tracking through the State legislature. The bill is an unprecedented taking of local planning powers that hands county, city and community decision-making directly to market-rate and luxury housing developers. Worse still, the bill could ruin treasured single-family neighborhoods....
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52AM
text65% of California homes are single family homes by zrants
Fighting single family homes is like fighting the Post Office. Political Suicide. Let the Governor know how you feel about protecting your home regardless of who owns it....
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:16PM
textG7 Calls for More Debt Relief to Confront COVID-19 Crisis by Zach Conti
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin convened G7 Finance Ministers, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to coordinate responses to the COVID-19 pandemic....
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:31PM