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Thousands of New York City Police Abuse Allegations Ignored or Downplayed by NYPD
11/18/2020
Thousands of New York City Police Abuse Allegations Ignored or Downplayed by NYPD

Thousands of New York City Police Abuse Allegations Ignored or Downplayed by NYPD

The New York Times reports most serious misconduct charges against New York City police officers were met with lenient punishments as the department constantly ignored or downplayed the need for stricter response. Of nearly 7,000 misconduct charges against officers, the department overruled harsher....

Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claims Top 92,000
11/18/2020
Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claims Top 92,000

Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Claims Top 92,000

Back in the United States, nearly 93,000 claims of sexual abuse have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America. Monday was the deadline for victims to submit claims against the now-bankrupt organization. Andrew Van Arsdale, a lawyer with the group Abused in Scouting, said sexual abuse was an “u...

Brazilian Candidates Backed by Jair Bolsonaro Lose in Local Elections
11/18/2020
Brazilian Candidates Backed by Jair Bolsonaro Lose in Local Elections

Brazilian Candidates Backed by Jair Bolsonaro Lose in Local Elections

In Brazil, local election results in the country’s main cities show candidates backed by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro have lost across the board. Among the victories is the election of Mônica Benício to the Rio de Janeiro City Council. Benício is the widow of Marielle Franco, a vocal Blac...

Peru Swears In Third President in a Week After “Legislative Coup” That Ousted Martín Vizcarra
11/18/2020
Peru Swears In Third President in a Week After “Legislative Coup” That Ousted Martín Vizcarra

Peru Swears In Third President in a Week After “Legislative Coup” That Ousted Martín Vizcarra

Peru’s Congress on Monday selected the country’s third leader in just the past week. Francisco Sagasti’s rise to power came a day after interim President Manuel Merino resigned amid ongoing mass protests in which at least two people were killed. Merino was appointed after what opponents are ca...

Ethiopia Bombs Capital of Tigray as PM Abiy Ahmed Rejects Calls for Mediation
11/18/2020
Ethiopia Bombs Capital of Tigray as PM Abiy Ahmed Rejects Calls for Mediation

Ethiopia Bombs Capital of Tigray as PM Abiy Ahmed Rejects Calls for Mediation

The Ethiopian Air Force bombed the capital of the semi-autonomous northern state of Tigray Monday as part of a new offensive in the nearly two-week conflict. This comes as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed — who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year — is rejecting calls to de-escalate. Hundreds ...

White House Preparing to Order Troop Withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia
11/18/2020
White House Preparing to Order Troop Withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia

White House Preparing to Order Troop Withdrawals from Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia

The New York Times is also reporting Trump is expected to soon order the withdrawal of thousands of troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. The proposed plan would leave about 2,000 troops in Afghanistan and 2,500 troops in Iraq. The withdrawal has been opposed by some top military officials. Sho...

Trump Reportedly Proposed Bombing Iranian Nuclear Sites
11/17/2020
Trump Reportedly Proposed Bombing Iranian Nuclear Sites

Trump Reportedly Proposed Bombing Iranian Nuclear Sites

The New York Times reports President Trump has inquired about bombing Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks. Trump raised the issue during a meeting Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top military officials including Christopher Miller, the new actin...

Georgia Secretary of State Says Fellow Republicans Pressuring Him to Overturn Election Results
11/17/2020
Georgia Secretary of State Says Fellow Republicans Pressuring Him to Overturn Election Results

Georgia Secretary of State Says Fellow Republicans Pressuring Him to Overturn Election Results

Georgia’s Republican secretary of state says members of his own party are pressuring him to exclude legally cast ballots from a hand recount of the November 3 election results. Speaking from quarantine after his wife tested positive for coronavirus, Brad Raffensperger said South Carolina Senator L...

Trump Campaign Drops Election Lawsuits as Trump Continues to Deny Loss
11/17/2020
Trump Campaign Drops Election Lawsuits as Trump Continues to Deny Loss

Trump Campaign Drops Election Lawsuits as Trump Continues to Deny Loss

President Trump continues to refuse to concede to President-elect Joe Biden. On Monday, Trump tweeted that Ohio’s next Republican gubernatorial primary would be “hotly contested” after Republican Governor Mike DeWine publicly acknowledged Biden’s victory. On Monday, Trump’s campaign gave u...

Hurricane Iota Strikes Nicaragua as “Extremely Dangerous” Category 4 Storm
11/17/2020
Hurricane Iota Strikes Nicaragua as “Extremely Dangerous” Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Iota Strikes Nicaragua as “Extremely Dangerous” Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Iota made landfall Monday afternoon on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm. Much of the city of Puerto Cabezas has been left without power, with the roofs of homes and a makeshift hospital ripped off by heavy winds and rain. Iota is the strongest hurric...

Mexico Coronavirus Cases Top 1 Million as Official Death Toll Nears 100,000
11/17/2020
Mexico Coronavirus Cases Top 1 Million as Official Death Toll Nears 100,000

Mexico Coronavirus Cases Top 1 Million as Official Death Toll Nears 100,000

In Mexico, confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 1 million — though the true number of infections is likely many times higher. Mexico’s official COVID-19 death toll is nearing 100,000. Pakistan has banned public rallies after a spike in COVID-19 cases. Russia turned an ice rink into a temporar...

11/17/2020
Report: Nine months of COVID and many nurses still lack PPE

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its ninth month, a new report by National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the U.S., finds hospitals are still failing to provide adequate PPE and are unprepared as the surge is expected to worsen during the flu season. Nurses also report mental health struggles related to the pandemic. The union estimates at least 2,000 frontline healthcare workers have died due to COVID-19, with nurses of color accounting for half of those deaths, even though they’re less than a quarter of the workforce. Jean Ross, president of National Nurses United, says the lack of preparedness is having a devastating toll on healthcare workers. "Things have not gotten better, and in many cases they’ve gotten worse," Ross says.

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Michigan Governor Blasts WH Coronavirus Adviser’s Call to “Rise Up” Against Public Health Measures
11/17/2020
Michigan Governor Blasts WH Coronavirus Adviser’s Call to “Rise Up” Against Public Health Measures

Michigan Governor Blasts WH Coronavirus Adviser’s Call to “Rise Up” Against Public Health Measures

Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is blasting White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas after he called on Michiganders to “rise up” against public health measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. On Sunday, Atlas tweeted, “The only way this stops is if people ris...

Joe Biden Says “More People May Die” Unless Trump Coordinates with Transition Team
11/17/2020
Joe Biden Says “More People May Die” Unless Trump Coordinates with Transition Team

Joe Biden Says “More People May Die” Unless Trump Coordinates with Transition Team

In Delaware, President-elect Joe Biden spoke of a “very dark winter” ahead as the U.S. continues to lead the world in coronavirus infections and deaths. Biden was asked what will happen if President Trump continues to prevent Biden’s transition team from coordinating with the outgoing administ...

South Dakota ER Nurse Says Dying Patients Continue to Deny COVID-19
11/17/2020
South Dakota ER Nurse Says Dying Patients Continue to Deny COVID-19

South Dakota ER Nurse Says Dying Patients Continue to Deny COVID-19

In South Dakota, where the COVID-19 death rate is among the worst in the world, emergency room nurse Jodi Doering says she’s treated many patients who deny that COVID-19 is making them ill even as they’re hospitalized. In a now-viral thread on Twitter, Doering wrote, “These people really think...

California Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions as U.S. Approaches a Quarter-Million Deaths
11/17/2020
California Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions as U.S. Approaches a Quarter-Million Deaths

California Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions as U.S. Approaches a Quarter-Million Deaths

The United States recorded nearly 167,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the third-highest daily toll of the pandemic. The official U.S. death toll, already the highest in the world, is rapidly approaching a quarter-million — with 800 coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours. In California, Dem...

Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua Monday as a Category 4 storm, just two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated co...
11/17/2020
Indigenous Communities on the Frontline as Two Climate Change-Fueled Hurricanes Slam Central America

Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua Monday as a Category 4 storm, just two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated communities across Central America and caused widespread destruction. Iota is the strongest November hurricane to ever hit Nicaragua. “It’s caused a lot of damages to the most vulnerable peoples, which tends to be Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendents and Black communities all across Central America,” says researcher Giovanni Batz.

Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua Monday as a Category 4 storm, just two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated communities across Central America and caused widespread destruction. Iota is the strongest November hurricane to ever hit Nicaragua. “It’s caused a lot of damages to the most vu...

Jean Ross, president of National Nurses United, says the new wave of coronavirus cases is having a devastating toll on h...
11/17/2020
“No End in Sight”: 9 Months into Pandemic, Nurses Are Tired, Demoralized & Still Lack Adequate PPE

Jean Ross, president of National Nurses United, says the new wave of coronavirus cases is having a devastating toll on healthcare workers, who still lack adequate protective gear across much of the country. “Hospitals still don’t have a plan in place for a surge — and we’re currently in a surge,” Ross says. “It’s the lack of response, the improper response, that has nurses and other healthcare workers really down.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its ninth month, a new report by National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the United States, finds hospitals are still failing to provide adequate PPE and are unprepared as the surge is expected to get worse during the flu season. Nurses also report ment...

As the U.S. COVID-19 death toll nears 250,000, drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna have both announced promising vaccine trial...
11/17/2020
With COVID Vaccines on the Horizon, U.S. Urged to Help Ensure Equitable Distribution Across Globe

As the U.S. COVID-19 death toll nears 250,000, drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna have both announced promising vaccine trial results showing over 90% effectiveness in preventing illness. But officials and health experts warn widespread distribution of a vaccine for the coronavirus — which has killed 1.2 million people across the globe — will be tremendously difficult to store and distribute.

As the U.S. COVID-19 death toll nears 250,000, drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna have both announced promising vaccine trial results showing over 90% effectiveness in preventing illness. But officials and health experts warn widespread distribution of a vaccine for the coronavirus — which has killed 1...

Michigan Moves to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 Pipelines
11/17/2020
Michigan Moves to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 Pipelines

Michigan Moves to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5 Pipelines

Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered Enbridge to close decades-old pipelines that carry oil and gas under the Straits of Mackinac, a fragile waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. In a statement, Governor Whitmer said Enbridge’s Line 5 pipelines have repeatedly ...

Trump Pushes Ahead with Drilling Auction in Arctic Wildlife Refuge Before Biden Becomes President
11/17/2020
Trump Pushes Ahead with Drilling Auction in Arctic Wildlife Refuge Before Biden Becomes President

Trump Pushes Ahead with Drilling Auction in Arctic Wildlife Refuge Before Biden Becomes President

The Trump administration is pushing through plans to auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. It’s unclear what would happen to any deals made by the Trump administration, since Biden has vowed to block oil explora...

15 Asia Pacific Countries Sign Trade Deal Representing One-Third of World Economy
11/17/2020
15 Asia Pacific Countries Sign Trade Deal Representing One-Third of World Economy

15 Asia Pacific Countries Sign Trade Deal Representing One-Third of World Economy

China, Japan and 13 other countries have signed a deal to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of the global economy. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, also includes several Southeast Asian countries, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

Armenian Villages Burn Their Homes as They Withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh
11/17/2020
Armenian Villages Burn Their Homes as They Withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenian Villages Burn Their Homes as They Withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh

In the southern Caucasus Mountains, thousands of ethnic Armenians have set their homes on fire as they began a mass exodus from the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, making way for Azerbaijani forces to take control of the region. The civilian withdrawal began as Russian peacekeepers arrived t...

Conflict Escalates in Ethiopia After Tigray Forces Fire Missiles in Eritrea & 10,000s Flee to Sudan
11/17/2020
Conflict Escalates in Ethiopia After Tigray Forces Fire Missiles in Eritrea & 10,000s Flee to Sudan

Conflict Escalates in Ethiopia After Tigray Forces Fire Missiles in Eritrea & 10,000s Flee to Sudan

In Ethiopia, forces from the country’s northern Tigray region fired missiles at Eritrea’s capital Asmara Saturday, marking a major new escalation in the conflict which erupted when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military offensive in Tigray earlier this month. Meanwhile, the U.N....

Unrest Mounts in Peru After at Least 2 Killed in Protests, Interim President Resigns
11/17/2020
Unrest Mounts in Peru After at Least 2 Killed in Protests, Interim President Resigns

Unrest Mounts in Peru After at Least 2 Killed in Protests, Interim President Resigns

Peru is facing another leadership vacuum after interim President Manuel Merino resigned just days after being appointed and following days of mass protests, in which at least two protesters were killed. Over 100 others have been injured, and at least 41 people are missing, as police violently crack....

DACA Nearly Fully Restored After Judge Rules Chad Wolf Not Lawfully Serving as Head of DHS
11/17/2020
DACA Nearly Fully Restored After Judge Rules Chad Wolf Not Lawfully Serving as Head of DHS

DACA Nearly Fully Restored After Judge Rules Chad Wolf Not Lawfully Serving as Head of DHS

In a victory for young undocumented people, DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has been restored to near-full operation, after another federal judge ruled acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was not appointed to serve in his role, and therefore did not have the authority to is...

MAGA Rally Ends in Two Stabbings, 20+ Arrests
11/16/2020
MAGA Rally Ends in Two Stabbings, 20+ Arrests

MAGA Rally Ends in Two Stabbings, 20+ Arrests

On Saturday, tens of thousands of Trump supporters rallied in Washington, D.C. At least 20 people were arrested as the pro-Trump protesters clashed with counterprotesters, resulting in a hospitalization for a stabbing. An independent journalist also reported being stabbed Saturday by someone who app...

Biden Transition Team Shut Out of Key Funding and Access as Trump Refuses to Concede
11/16/2020
Biden Transition Team Shut Out of Key Funding and Access as Trump Refuses to Concede

Biden Transition Team Shut Out of Key Funding and Access as Trump Refuses to Concede

Over one week after all major networks projected Joe Biden won the presidential election, his team remains shut out of key funding and access normally granted to incoming administrations. On Friday, the two remaining states to project a winner were called, with North Carolina going to Trump and Bide...

Boris Johnson in Self-Isolation After Possible COVID-19 Exposure
11/16/2020
Boris Johnson in Self-Isolation After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Boris Johnson in Self-Isolation After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

In international news, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in self-isolation after coming into contact with a lawmaker who tested positive for COVID-19. Johnson was hospitalized in April as he battled his own infection.

130+ Secret Service Ordered to Isolate or Quarantine, Some After Working Trump Rallies
11/16/2020
130+ Secret Service Ordered to Isolate or Quarantine, Some After Working Trump Rallies

130+ Secret Service Ordered to Isolate or Quarantine, Some After Working Trump Rallies

The Washington Post reports over 130 Secret Service officers have been ordered to self-isolate or quarantine. The coronavirus has sidelined around 10% of the agency’s security team and is partially linked to working on the campaign trail at Trump’s many rallies.

Moderna Vaccine Is 95% Effective at Preventing COVID-19 During Trial
11/16/2020
Moderna Vaccine Is 95% Effective at Preventing COVID-19 During Trial

Moderna Vaccine Is 95% Effective at Preventing COVID-19 During Trial

The drugmaker Moderna says early results from a large clinical trial show its coronavirus vaccine is nearly 95% effective at preventing COVID-19. Researchers caution that Moderna’s finding is not yet peer-reviewed and that it could be months before the company’s vaccine might be widely available...

11/16/2020
Breaking ceasefire, Morocco threatens Sahrawi sovereignty in Western Sahara

A 29-year ceasefire ended on Friday as Moroccan forces crossed into restricted Western Sahara territory under Sahrawi sovereignty, an area controlled by the Sahrawi liberation movement's Polisario Front. Morocco's military had reportedly been dispatched to disperse pro-Polisario protesters blocking Moroccan trade in the region. The Sahrawi people have been resisting colonial occupation since at least 1975, when Spain ceded control over Western Sahara to Morocco and Mauritania. Historians say the major Sahrawi uprising in 2010 was the first of many that would erupt across the Arab world over the next two years in what has since become known as the Arab Spring. "The blockade at El Guergarat was one of the most significant acts of civil disobedience we have seen from Sahrawis in about a decade," says Colgate University's Jacob Mundy. "It was significant enough to trigger Moroccan military incursion that in turn triggered a Polisario response that has now led to war."

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El Paso Prisoners Paid $2/Hour to Help Move Bodies of COVID-19 Victims
11/16/2020
El Paso Prisoners Paid $2/Hour to Help Move Bodies of COVID-19 Victims

El Paso Prisoners Paid $2/Hour to Help Move Bodies of COVID-19 Victims

In other prison-related news, in El Paso, Texas, prisoners are being paid just $2 an hour to move the bodies of people who have died of COVID-19 to mobile morgues, as the number of cases and deaths has completely overwhelmed local hospitals.

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=834851930420109&id=100016859292502 Look I know it's not popular to say but I'm not on FB for followers just for individual status and praise from echo chambers. I speak the truth to power in a nonpartisan way that only focuses on what's best for America as a whole, as opposed to ignoring what's best for America just for personal gain instead. It's easy to fall into the political theater and controlled opposition and make enemies of Trump supporters. It's easy to just label them all as racists and fascists, but the truth is far more complex and nuanced then that. People say if they vote for the overtly fascist and racist trump they have to be racist, but that's not true!!!! For example, My BEST friends are trump supporters YET STILL good people that would give you the shirt off their backs and THEY LOVE BLACK people and ALL people in REALITY. I wrote in Bernie because I support bottom up policies that help us all, as opposed to our BIPARTISAN RIGHT wing trickle down status quo and OUR BIPARTISAN TOP DOWN, CLASS and RACE WAR (with Biden or Trump)! But I once had the same feeling and almost ended my friendship, thinking if their ok with racism and FASCISM how can I call them friends? Would I be friends with nazi's?? But when I talk to them I find out they are against systemic racism and SUPPORT the federally guaranteed living wage job program which would eliminate the systemic abuse of involuntary unemployment and starvation wages (which disproportionately hurts blacks and minorities). The problem is, they know Biden is just a COVERT fascist and racist who will largely rule the SAME way and NOT END our BIPARTISAN CLASS and RACE WAR anyway, so race is a wash. It came down to abortion and guns for trump supporters. So that makes the issue of race and many other issues a WASH for the conservative voter that follows Jesus, because Biden WOULDN'T END SYSTEMIC RACISM, he was AGAINST the federally guaranteed living wage job program and green new deal!!!! SO BY DEFAULT, that means Biden SUPPORTS our RIGHT WING TRICKLE DOWN STATUS QUO which TARGETS UNEMPLOYMENT with NAIRU POLICY, FORCING MILLIONS to be INVOLUNTARLY unemployed or WORKING POOR as America crumbles in NEED OF WORK, and MILLIONS MORE SUFFER and DIE in need of BASIC SERVICES!!!! Smh. So if you think people are racist and fascist that support trump, you got to think the same about those who support Biden and his fascist ideology that disproportionately hurts blacks most. Remember, Biden could have advocated the federally guaranteed living wage job program and green new deal which would END the pointless involuntary unemployment and starvation wages which DISPROPORTIONATELY hurts and kills the BLACK and VULNERABLE communities MOST, even in so called " Great economic times" with record productivity from workers which then creates record high profits for owners and corporations, yet our cost of living is still record high because real wages in America have not gone up in basically 50 years! Because of WAGE SUPPRESSION starting in the 70's, on a BIPARTISAN basis,both parties began to target a so called "natural rate" of unemployment (Now known as NAIRU policy) keeping labor markets LOOSE by forcing millions to be unemployed and desperate enough to work for starvation wages under horrible conditions just to survive. That drives ALL labor wages and working conditions DOWN ARTIFICIALLY!!! ITS BIPARTISAN TRICKLE DOWN CLASS WAR0!! . Conservatives voted for Trump because of ABORTION, plain and simple. Biden is not better then trump for black people or for America overall. Now if the dems had run a true bottom up FDR NEW DEALER like Bernie Sanders who advocates the FEDERALLY GUARANTEED LIVING WAGE JOB PROGRAM and green new deal to END THE SYSTEMIC ABUSE of INVOLUNTARY unemployment and STARVATION wages which DISPROPORTIONATELY HURTS the BLACK COMMUNITY. Then you would at least have a better argument that trump supporters are racist and fascist voting for the overtly fascist and racist trump instead of Bernie who has great plans to end systemic racism and systemic abuse of all kinds with bottom up policies that help us all. But ultimately I still think your argument would come up short. After all, I know many people (myself included) that hate systemic racism and FASCISM and yet we collective accept our fascist and racist status quo. Because our govt ultimately rules by the consent of the people. So if trump supporters are all racist and fascist, I guess so are we all to some degree. Bottom line is, we were all brainwashed from birth with mainstream lies and scare tactics specifically designed to keep US DIVIDED and OPPOSING PUBLIC SPENDING that helps US ALL!!. The establishment passes laws that hurt America and benefit only themselves personally, and we collectively accept it. Established power and wealth bought our universities and media and politicians etc to control the narrative of mainstream lies and scare tactics, so you got to research every issue from all sides, you can't just watch and read U.S. Media. Watch RT, and especially aljezzerra and independent media like #Democracynow and the ultimate truth tellers at #RealProgressives and #DeficitOwls and #NONPARTISANForProgress. But I was once brainwashed, I joined the navy thinking America was the good guys in the world spreading freedom and opportunity worldwide. How disillusioned I was smh. And no matter how many times "thinking people" destroyed my arguments with simple logic, I just ignored it (or thought I did). BECAUSE IT'S HARD TO ACCEPT NOT ONLY your ENTIRE world view and POSITIONS are WRONG and COUNTER PRODUCTIVE BUT ALSO EVIL and SADISTIC, and you were a part of it, actually cheering this evil status quo and arguing for our sadistic status quo and attacking anyone who points out our horrible reality of systemic abuse and class and race war Smh. Cognitive dissonance happens to protect your mind from the contradictory info that threatens to break your mind. I was racist and homophobic etc too as a overprivleged white punk with the right last name. But after a while I WANTED THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH regardless where it led. And when I started thinking through my right wing talking points, they didn't add up with reality. Then all the logic I previously blocked out came back and a light switch went off (but overall it took a few years to go from right wing to progressive with logic and reality). Finally things made sense in the world, its was a horrible reality to be sure, but at least I understood that horrible truth. So I grew as a human. I was no longer a right winger or a racist or a homophobic punk, I was empathic and considerate and logical. And still i constantly question and challenge my positions and ideas chasing down the RAW TRUTH whereever it LEADS me and NO MATTER WHO THAT TRUTH HURTS!!. Because we must understand truth before we can Identify and solve the problems facing the world for the benefit of all humankind instead of just for the 1%'s personal gain(oligarchy/Feudalism). My point is, nobody wakes up with all the answers, dont alienate our brothers and sisters, help them understand our horrible reality. If progressives didn't take the time to explain and convince me all those times when it seemed like I didn't want to understand the truth, I wouldn't be the nonpartisan I am today fighting quite effectively (if I do say so myself) for progress as it relates to providing freedom and opportunity for all.. #LearnMMT (Modern Monetary Theory). Look up Dr. Stephanie Kelton and read her new bestseller macroeconomics book "The Deficit Myth; and the Birth of the People's Economy" to start. Then Learn basic civics, READ THE CONSTITUTION. Then use that knowledge to DESTROY the MAINSTREAM lies and scare tactics keeping us DIVIDED!! So we could ultimately UNITE IN SOLIDARITY ACROSS POLITICAL and IDEOLOGICAL LINES for what's BEST FOR AMERICA, instead of for what's best for the oligarchy. #EachOneTeachOne #FederalJobGuarantee #GreenNewDealNow #M4A #DebtJubilee #BalanceTheEconomyNotTheBudget #EndBipartisanRaceAndClassWar #BlackLivesMatter #EndPoliceTerror #WeAreTheRevolution #WeAreTheMedia #NONPARTISANForProgress #RealProgressives #DemocracyOverOligarchy #PowerToThePeople
Ways to help elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in GA to the US Senate. The runoff is to be held Jan. 5, 2021 Donate directly: Jon Ossoff- electjon.com or Jon Ossoff for US Senate Raphael Warnock-warnockforgeorgia.com He is a Rev. from the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached. Donate to Fair Fight, founded by Stacy Abram. It’s for voter Outreach and registration. New voters can register thru Dec. 5. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fair-fight-1 www.mobilize.us/georgiademocrats/event/362919/ Make calls or text Join Georgia Democrats: www.mobilize.us/georgiademocrats/event/362919/ Volunteer with Fair Fight Action: www.mobilize.us/fairaction/ Volunteer with Swing Left: https://swingleftboston.org/calendar/list/?tribe-bar- search=georgia Swing Left Greater Boston is collaborating with the Georgia Democratic Party to coordinate a Georgia Absentee Ballot Weekend of Action on November 20-22. They are sending absentee ballot applications to Democratic voters in the Atlanta suburbs, making it easier for them to vote safely in the upcoming Senate runoff elections. The goal is to send 120,000 letters by November 25. You can make this happen by signing up to be a postcard and letter-writing host. Order your letters, post your event on mobilize, and collect your volunteers. https://www.mobilize.us/georgiademocrats/event/362919/?fbclid=IwAR2clnguFQ7OvopedoAsEug1gXwWBKITChRFQ47TPQ8MMkjNQ_QWnJAo2qU
We are excited to announce that our first Georgia Runoff letter writing campaigns are live! That’s right, we will have multiple campaigns for the upcoming Georgia election. We will be writing three different types of letters to three distinct groups of potential voters, in this order: Voter registration letters: Encourage Georgians to register to vote. Note: these campaigns are now live and are the most urgent of the three, because the registration deadline is December 7th. Please be sure to mail these letters by November 24th at the latest. Vote by mail and absentee ballot letters: Encourage Georgians who voted by mail or absentee in the general election to request their ballots as soon as possible. These campaigns will be activated as soon as the voters in the voter registration campaigns are all adopted. Get out the vote letters: Encourage Georgians who are likely to vote in person (either early in person or on election day). These campaigns will be activated once the voters in the ballot request campaign are all adopted. Each type of campaign will be unlocked once all the letter recipients in the previous type have been adopted. Before you jump in and start writing, please read the descriptions of the letter writing campaigns carefully. Important: Three ways the Georgia Runoff campaigns are different from The Big Send Focus: Based on consultations with organizations doing work on the ground in Georgia, we believe that it is critically important that our letters for these campaigns not focus on the national stakes. Please do not write about Mitch McConnell, "control of the Senate," etc. Georgia voters are making a choice about who will represent Georgia, and our messages should respect that. Rolling mail dates: If you write voter registration letters or letters to encourage voters to request and return an absentee ballot, you should mail them as soon as possible. The only letters with a set mail date (like the letters we sent for The Big Send) are the Get Out the Vote letters, which should be mailed on December 7th. Return address: The approach we’re taking for the return address is new and different from what we’ve done in the past. In the spot on the envelope where the return address would go, please write your first name and last initial on the first line, and "Vote Forward" on the second line. We know that many of you may be especially excited to write letters because of this election's national political implications and/or the runoff candidates. However, we believe (as we always have) that in a noisy election season, your heartfelt, personal, nonpartisan messages will resonate the most with voters. You can log in to your Vote Forward account and adopt Georgians to write letters to now. Visit Georgia Letter Writing Campaign Thank you for your continued commitment to increasing voter turnout and strengthening our democracy one letter at a time. We appreciate you and all of your hard work. Let’s do this! 🍑 Sincerely, Adam, Chris, Emily, Kaileigh, Matt, Melissa, Sarah, and Scott (The Vote Forward Team) P.S. The New York Times published a beautiful story last month telling the story of how a letter from a Vote Forward volunteer motivated a voter in Philadelphia to cast her ballot. Click here to read the story.