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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
There, We Fixed It. Because People Other Than White Men Built This Country
Unsurprisingly, slimy Steven Mnuchin, on behalf of Donnie "Very Fine People" Trump, just announced they're "postponing" the move to replace racist ghoul Andrew Jackson with freedom fighter Harriet Tubman on $20 bills because, notes Bree Newsome, representation be damned and we "can't have y'all contemplating racism and resistance every time y'all go to the ATM." Thanks to some proactive artists and makers, though, you can now stamp Harriet on your money - cheap and legal! - and do just that.
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Sunday, May 26, 2019
No More Imperial War
Amidst Memorial Day's "hyperbolic salutations of soldierly valor," Veterans for Peace marked the day by delivering "Letters to the Wall," one part of a "Vietnam Full Disclosure" project that seeks to present an unadorned accounting of war and its grim costs - this, despite persistent attempts by those in power to maintain their "eerie moral silence." Commemoration is always an act of choosing what to remember, they argue; ours needs to be a warning: "No more Vietnams, no more imperial war."
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Hope Will Never Be Silent
A belated, heartfelt happy birthday to Harvey Milk, assassinated in 1978 for daring to come out of the closet, be himself and insist on his rights, who would have turned 89 this week. On Harvey Milk Day, California passed a resolution honoring his "critical role in creating the modern LGBT movement." From one ally: "He imagined a righteous world inside his head and then he set about to create it." These dark days, his message resonates more than ever: "You stand up and fight."
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
It's Not Brain Surgery: Oreos and Idiots and Arrogant Incompetence Oh My
Exhibit 742 of the evil clown show that is our current government: The surreal "testimony" before House Democrats of alleged HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who in several mind-bending exchanges veered between stupor, belligerence and breathtaking ignorance about his job as he bunglingly defended plans for massive budget cuts and rent increases, compared throwing 55,000 children on the street with oxygen masks on airplanes, and confused foreclosures with cookies. Really.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A Beacon of Hope: Nevada's Women Lawmakers Pass Abortion Rights Bill
As most of the country protested a move back to the dark ages for women's rights, Nevada became "the only state (with) something to celebrate" by passing SB179, or the Trust Nevada Women Act, which decriminalizes and lifts several decades-old restrictions on abortion. Credit the country's first majority-female state legislature, which is also Dem-controlled.Women were the only ones who spoke about the bill on the Assembly floor. Welcome to the future.
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Monday, May 20, 2019
Trump Baby Must Fly, Because Friends Don’t Let Friends Play Host to Lying Whoremongering Authoritarians
With his upcoming state visit to the U.K. to mark D-Day and our "steadfast and special relationship," Brits are preparing a fitting welcome to our Buffoon-In Chief. Over a million Londoners plan to protest "the orange hole," Baby Trump and a Trump robot tweeting on the toilet will appear, and over 50 lawmakers will boycott the visit of a “deluded, dishonest, xenophobic, narcissistic (serial) liar and cheat” to say, "Fuck off." But wait. Tell us how you really feel.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
I Am More Than A Vessel: The Dystopia of Alabama
If you're not yet filled with murderous rage at the hubris of the 25 white men in Alabama who with a covert swipe of their ignorant entitled hands voted to effectively ban abortion because "every life is precious," how's this: Once born, those precious littles will live in a state that ranks 1st in infant mortality, 5th in childhood poverty and hunger, 2nd in gun deaths and 50th in public education. These are our bodies and our lives. Rage, vote and act. Yes, there are things you can do.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Planet Is On Fucking Fire
With the planet now beset by the highest levels of atmospheric carbon in human history, no more Mister Nice Science Guy Bill Nye put in a memorably fiery appearance on Last Week Tonight to help John Oliver explain the grim facts of climate change and " drive the urgency home." He did so by dropping multiple F bombs, torching a globe, laying out what we can do, and snarling, " Nothing’s free, you idiots. Grow the fuck up...You’re adults now, and this is an actual crisis, got it?"
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Sunday, May 12, 2019
Palestinians Dare To Dream: Rejecting the "Prettier Face" of Apartheid
Arguing "no one wants to party with apartheid," activists are urging a boycott of glitzy, kitschy, Eurovision Song Contest 2019, to be held this week in Tel Aviv. The diversity-themed event is part of Israel's brazen effort to "art-wash" its crimes against Palestinians, on the date of the Nakba yet. Besieged Gazans who know better have planned their own Gazavision show. Even as Israel bombs, kills, imprisons them and "does everything to silence our voices," they vow "we will continue to sing."
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A Cruel Disaster
As we celebrate our own close-to-home blessings this fraught Mother's Day, we honor thousands of mothers ripped from their kids by a barbarous regime impervious to the grief, terror, lifelong trauma they've inflicted. Of over 2,800 families, hundreds remain separated because inept thugs "lost" them. They must be reunited, a court says, never mind the thugs whining it's so hard: "The hallmark of a civilized society is measured by how it treats its people and those within its borders."
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