Strength in Numbers
– Andrew Carnegie
We’re going to start out with the closest thing to accurate news commentary we’re going to find… Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “True Lies” Edition!”
URGENT: Show up this morning (Tuesday) to support farmworkers!
Over the past year, local farmworker advocates have been in constructive dialogue with agriculture industry leaders to find common ground around how to improve working conditions for farmworkers.
CAUSE and MICOP and key industry leaders reached an agreement to support a $200k Ventura County Farmworker Resource Program, which would help farmworkers learn about their legal protections, resolve issues with their employers, and navigate public agencies.
Ventura County Supervisors Steve Bennett and John Zaragoza are now proposing this program to be included in next year’s budget, and have placed it on the Board of Supervisors agenda tomorrow morning. Continue reading “Action This Morning to Support Our Farmworkers!”
This Week’s Quote:
“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.
– Sarah Kendzior
Continue reading “This Week In Resistance – “How do you pronounce that?” Edition”
This week’s good news starts off with the story of how one five-year-old kid named Xander is saving the world, one act of kindness at a time.
This week’s inspirational read is “The Optimism of Uncertainty” from Howard Zinn. We think he’s talking about the Xanders in this world.
(Excerpt) “…Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society. We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. Even when we don’t “win,” there is fun and fulfillment in the fact that we have been involved, with other good people, in something worthwhile. We need hope.”
The Onion has given us a gift. We’re guessing parts of this will show up in Snopes queries far into the future. Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! 5-year-olds to the rescue!”
In what universe did Jared think setting up a backchannel to the Russians was OK?
“Frequently, people who go along a treasonous path do not know they are on a treasonous path until it is too late” – Former CIA Director, John Brennan testifying at House Intelligence Committee