Tag: call

Feb 21

Florida shooting: students walk out of schools to call for gun control – video

Students across the US are walking out of their schools to protest against gun violence and demand stricter gun laws after last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. They’re marching in solidarity with the survivors of the second deadliest public school shooting in US history to call for a ban …

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Feb 20

‘Sloppy and careless’: courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules

A cascade of courtroom standoffs are beginning to slow, and even reverse, the EPA rollbacks thanks to the administration’s ‘disregard for the law’ In its first year in office, the Trump administration introduced a solitary new environmental rule aimed at protecting the public from pollution. It was aimed not at sooty power plants or emissions-intensive …

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Feb 17

Because ‘Nothing Has Changed Since Columbine,’ Students, Teachers Call for Nationwide School Walkouts

"The time to act is now." As families continue to grieve and hold funerals for the 17 victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., students and educators are calling for a nationwide day of action including school walkouts to protest lawmakers' deadly inaction on gun control legislation. The day set for the actions is …

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Feb 13

Colbie Holderness survived Rob Porter’s abuse: Tells White House, don’t call me weak

Colbie Holderness, the first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter—and the woman whose bruised face you’ve probably seen pictures of—is now speaking out. Holderness responded in the Washington Post to Kellyanne Conway’s Sunday comments about Porter, including that “I have no reason not to believe the women,” about which Holderness wrote “I actually appreciated …

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Feb 08

When They Call You a Terrorist

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors on her path to activism and being criminalized at age 12. The following is an excerpt from the new book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele (St. Martin's Press, January 2018), available for purchase from Amazon and IndieBound. …

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Feb 02

If You Want to Expand Our Welfare System, Call It ‘Assistance to the Poor’

The term 'welfare' is inescapably tied to race. Last Spring, in a highly publicized meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, President Donald Trump received some startling news. One of the members mentioned to Trump that pushing forward with “welfare reform” would be hurtful to her constituents, “not all of whom are black.” “Really?” Trump replied. “Then …

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Jan 31

Trump’s State of the Union included a call to purge the government of disloyal elements

As Republicans work to generate a faux scandal in the FBI, and as the list of people Trump either fired or wanted to fire grows by the day, it shouldn’t be surprising that Donald Trump dropped a call for a purge into his State of the Union speech. “Tonight, I call on Congress to empower every …

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Jan 28

When They Call You a Terrorist review: Black Lives Matter memoir convinces

This powerful book by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Khan-Cullors reminds us American racism is pervasive – even in liberal California This is a powerful memoir by “a mother and a wife, a community organizer and Queer, an artist and a dreamer”, who in 2013 coined the phrase Black Lives Matter and then became one …

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Jan 27

Dreamers drive new reform efforts after Democrats call off shutdown

As advocacy groups seek to win Daca fight, Bernie Sanders’ son says dad ‘seriously contemplating’ 2020 White House run Activist organizations are stepping up pressure on Congress to pass legislation protecting Dreamers from deportation. Continue reading… US politics | The Guardian

Jan 21

In 2020, no one will be able to call any Democrat ‘the woman’ presidential candidate

And that’s because there will be multiple highly-qualified women candidates. Yes, 2018 comes first, so please hold your fire on that front. This is a big website, and we can talk about more than one thing at a time. Anyway, the thought encapsulated in the title of this post occurred to me while reading an article—which …

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