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Hope Will Never Be Silent
Pride Day. AP photo In honor of Harvey Milk Day and what would have been the LGBTQ icon's 88th birthday, a nod to the enduring legacy of the first openly gay person elected to public office in a major U.S city. During his too-short life and tenure as San Francisco Supervisor, Milk and his army of...
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If I Die In A School Shooting: These Are America's Children
Houston's police chief and mayor, in cap and brown shirt, join the March For Our Lives. Photo by David Phillip/AP. On front, Santa Fe student Dakota Shrader and her mother Susan Davidson. Photo by Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily/AP Another goddamn massacre in the only country that has...
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Countering Hate With the Sound of Music: Fiesta At Aaron's Place!
Fiesta time. Photo by John Roca Ya gotta love New Yorkers. The day after a video of racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg wildly haranguing people at Mid-town's Fresh Kitchen for speaking Spanish went viral, the city's multi-cultural denizens defiantly pushed back with a vengeance. In quick succession:...
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We Could Not Do Otherwise
A long yet woefully reiterative 50 years later, we pay tribute to the indefatigable Berrigan Brothers and the seven other activists of the Catonsville Nine, who helped galvanize national outrage against the Vietnam War by burning draft records with homemade napalm - gasoline and Ivory Flakes - and...
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Cowering In the Deportation Bus: Racists 0, Protesters 1
Gang members protest racism in Clarkston. Photo by Scott Rogers Determined to go as low as he can go without falling into the raging fires of hell while out-Trumping Trump on the same day the alleged leader of the free world called immigrants "animals," GOP state senator, former state Trump...
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Who Among Us Would Accept This?
Israeli restraint. Reuters photo To the tune of Woody's and Pete's trenchant "Which Side Are You On?": The day after the slaughter, Gazans marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba with ongoing demonstrations that saw two more Palestinians killed - bringing the grim total to 62 - and 417 more...
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Friends, What A Glorious Day: Dancing On the Bodies of the Dead
The opening of the new U.S. embassy by what The New York Daily News called "Daddy's Little Ghoul." Artwork from Twitter What to say to the abomination that was Monday's blood-soaked, champagne-swilling opening ceremony for the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem? So much obscene dissonance, so little mercy...
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Déjà Vu All Over Again: America Makes Torture Great Again, and Arrests Those Who Oppose It
Arresting the wrong guys in a soul-sick country. Getty photo God knows it's been macabre enough to see the war criminals and psychopaths of our past come crawling out of their caves. Here comes Oliver North, new gunrunner for the NRA, smearing the activism of the Parkland kids as "civil terrorism...
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This Is America
This week saw both more achingly quotidian crimes against African-Americans - cops called for Shopping / Napping / Airbnbing While Black - and, aptly mirroring them, the release of the searing video " This Is America ” by actor, producer, and musician Donald Glover, who raps under the moniker...
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Kids, Be Best Just Like Melania At Plagiarism and Stupefying Hypocrisy About the Well-Being of Children
Trump's version of kindness toward immigrant children. Getty Image In another day of unfathomable cognitive dissonance, a blindingly heedless Melania unveiled her (stolen-from-Obama) initiative to keep kids safe from cyber-bullying and drugs so they can "do all they can to be best in everything"...
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