We have until August 24th to speak for our National Monuments…
(Photo of Taylor McKinnon , Public Lands Campaign director for the Center for Biological Diversity, TucsonSentinal.com)
This week in our daily actions blog, we posted a letter from Sierra Club’s Jim Hines regarding the Trump administration’s response to the overwhelming number of comments to protect Bears Ears and other western national monuments. (Here’s the number as of today. It keeps growing as comments are tabulated.) Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “Welcome to your Heritage. Bring a Mask!””
There is a growing movement across the west (including Alaska) of anti federal lands militant groups (AKA the anti federal land militia movement) emboldened by the current political climate in Washington DC.
These armed militants who have harassed federal land managers, regularly vandalize federal property, took part in a armed take over of a national wildlife refuge in Washington state (which cost the American taxpayer 3 million dollars in damage) and sent armed sharpshooters to confront Bureau of Land Management rangers over public lands protection in a well publicized armed standoff in southern Nevada will stop at nothing in their armed struggle against the U.S. Government over YOUR national public lands.
Continue reading “On Aug. 24th, Trump will be eliminating various national monuments across the western US. – Contact/tweet Zinke directly! – SHARE!”
(Awesome picture from 2007 Bethesda Softworks, LLC. No, this is not real)
Yes, we can take a well-earned minute to glory in the GOP’s healthcare debacle in the Senate Thursday night. But not for long, as it was a very close vote. 49 senators voted against all decency and humanity to risk destroying our healthcare system, people’s lives and a major part of our economy.
Our President has vowed to destroy any bits of Obamacare that survived this vote, while his minions work tirelessly to dismantle every aspect of our government and sell off its parts to the highest or most well-connected bidders.
But that’s business as usual…at least, for one of his businesses.
In addition to learning a sprightly new phrase from Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter, who spent, good god, a whole 27.5 hours working on this healthcare thing, let’s talk about what happened this week…
Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “Snatch a knot in their Ass” Edition”
As soon as I read this story…I knew that I wasn’t alone in thinking how inspirational this was. Alison & Stephanie connected it to this amazing essay from Rebecca Solnit comparing the conservative ideology of isolation to the reality of our communion with each other and the world:
“The modern right may wish that every man were an island, entire of himself, but no one is wholly independent. You can’t survive without taking air into your lungs, you didn’t give birth to or raise yourself, you won’t bury yourself, and in between you won’t produce most of the goods and services you depend on to live. Your gut is full of microorganisms, without which you could not digest all the plants and animals, likely grown by other people, on which you rely to survive. We are nodes on intricate systems, synapses snapping on a great collective brain; we are in it together, for better or worse.”
So in honor of these awesome people who held hands to help strangers, let’s start with news from states where aid and respect was extended to others… Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – The “Holding Hands” Edition”
It was National Comey Day!
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!”
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Former FBI Director James Comey will be testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee this Thursday, June 8th, at 10:00am ET. The LA Times has a helpful synopsis on the events that have led up to this hearing, as well as what to expect from the hearing itself: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-what-to-know-comey-20170606-htmlstory.html
Live link for watching: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/watch-live-james-comey-testify-senate-hearing-russia/
Additional Information: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/truth-or-trump/
Enough with these horrid Climate Science Deniers!
David Bernhardt, an oil lobbyist who has been nominated to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, remarked during his Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing that following Trump’s policies would take precedence over climate science. Oppose Bernhardt’s nomination, we don’t need another oil lobbyist and climate science denier in the government.
Script: Hi, I’m calling Senator (____) to insist that the next person working on environmental issues in the Federal government have a minimum requirement of understanding the seriousness of global warming as well as the ability to stand up to the President when he’s wrong. We already have enough lapdogs for that man.
(Call both of our senators!)
Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Call Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Continue reading “Say “NO” to another Climate Change Denier!”
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”
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
Trump traveled to far-away places, and stuff still happened here…
Continue reading “This Week In Resistance – “The Not-so-Innocents Abroad” Edition”