not surprising; horrifying nonetheless.
Intelligence report appeared to endorse view leftwing protesters were 'terrorists'
this is depressing on so many levels
71 BILLION DOLLARS
media machine concentration, power to influence.
Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix
Academic Robin DiAngelo: 'We have to stop thinking about racism as someone who says the N-word'
just saw this speech for the first time. she kicks so much ass!!!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lambasts US government shutdown in first House speech – video
"In Wisconsin, the decline in black voter turnout between 2012 and 2016 was 86,830 votes. Hillary Clinton lost the state by a mere 22,748 votes. If Clinton won over more of the black Democrats who voted in 2012 in just three states—Wisconsin, Florida, and Michigan—she would have won the election. So why didn’t black voters turn out for Clinton?"
i keep thinking about this piece in terms of 2020 potus candidates. if we learn anything from 2016 let it be: dems can't take black votes 4 granted. dems should back a nominee who black folks love & trust. (not that black folks R a homogenous monolith, but a significant tipping point should B baseline.) because dems need 2 win, yes, but also because black folks shouldn't have 2 always B on the margins of mainstream politics.
this song and video made me cry 'cos i'm in that kind of mood this morning.
guardian article & interview here:
whoa, cool history. trans black woman singer from jim crow south lived in toronto for a while, performed a bunch in the 60's, then went back to tennessee. compilation recently released. compelling quotes.
looks like some really great books
ilhan omar and mn communities a big part of the fight for better working conditions at amazon...
'We are not robots': Amazon warehouse employees push to unionize
she needs to start a garden!!!
also, caveat: spotify might be the devil, yet i am using it to listen to and recommend music. world's not perfect (yet). still have work to do. and for all the ex-lutherans/evangelicals: P.B.P.G.I.N.F.W.M.Y. do u any of you remember those buttons?? (please be patient, god is not finished with me yet) (except the 'god' would be capitalized, of course....)
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