Posts Tagged ‘civil rights

my America (part 2): O’Hare airport

04/10/2017

ok, so, it’s circulating around about a man being dragged off a plane, United Airlines, at O’Hare, today, 4/10/17. some time today, I heard a little bit of this on NPR.  The bit I heard didn’t seem empathetic to the man taken off the plane.  There was brief audio of screaming, and then a calm […]

Specific Legislation

02/25/2017

Latest updates (4/26/17):   The following video is not intended to be pedantic, rather, for some levity and nostalgia (Dave Frishberg, Schoolhouse Rock!, 1976): *some caveats: With this Trump administration, there are so many issues to tackle.  A woman at a meeting the other night described it like needing to wave fly paper around to […]

Actions Against Muslim Ban

01/30/2017

Actions we can take now: 1.  Contact Senators: Bill Nelson (FL), Joe Manchin (WV) and governors: John Hickenlooper (CO), John Bel Edwards (LA), Mark Dayton (MN), Steve Bullock (MT), Jim Justice (WV), to urge them to oppose the Muslim ban via this petition Source: Justice Democrats 2.  See what position your representatives take on this […]

Let them eat cake.

01/29/2017

  So America bombs the shit out of another country, then refuses to take in refugees from said war-torn country, while villainizing the victims of the war.  Could I be more ashamed of my country?  I’ve tried protesting, calling congressmen, writing congressmen, blogging, talking to those around me, trying to engage in discourse with people […]

Action for the Day

01/25/2017

Latest updates (4/20/17) . ————————————————————————————————————————————- Given everything about the Trump administration, we all have to do more than we have been doing.  How can we turn anger, frustration, and despair into progress; how can we turn a march into a movement, as protestors were saying?  So I decided to start an action of the day […]