Share love and hope.
Keep sharing this great music video “Get Up”.
This is one of the most important actions you can take to remove this regime. If you’re not sure how to do this, start by sharing this video. (Link here: https://youtu.be/Jk7LPpY8pXM)
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Watch this short film on Ax Handle Saturday. Although this happened 50 years ago, it feels like yesterday, except now the white people are armed with long guns.
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Transcript of his speech here.
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April Ryan has been a White House correspondent since 1997. Here’s her view on Kamala, Kayleigh, Kanye, and Trump’s administration.
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ONLINE – “Resistance, Reconciliation, Reform: 2nd community conversation on Policing & Racial Justice. View the video
Don’t forget, you can still view Part One of this series at https://youtu.be/2MtLhRKuWAA.
Aug. 5th – Virtual Community Forum on the Intersection of Race and Law Enforcement.
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Morgan Freeman Reads Rep. John Lewis’ Last Words.
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John Lewis’ final words (ajc)
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The COIN doctrine comes to Portland. By using lawless, anonymous paramilitary forces, Trump and his minions are deliberately creating chaotic photo-ops. Then, like other authoritarians around the world, he can then campaign on a LAW & ORDER platform to his hyper-polarized base, who were beginning to waver due to his inept and lazy handling of the pandemic.
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Quote from Billy Porter’s video here on allyship in voting. “We have to play the game that we’re in…We often times as Democrats and liberals have these dreams of what it can be and that is great..but the game that we’re in at this moment – is just getting back to zero.” So go out this weekend – egos down, ally-shields up, and ask people to commit to voting Trump gone on Nov. 3rd.
Doubling up today – the following is a serious message for all of us from Billy Porter. In case you missed the link at the top, here is an additional video from him about equality for EVERYBODY and why it’s critical that we vote.
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This is what change looks like. (See the entire event, with speeches by Reps. Jayapal, Velaquez and others here.)
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The Serra statue was quietly removed from in front of our city hall early this morning. He, along with another statue that was inside the building, will be eventually relocated to their new home at the Ventura Mission. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this peaceful transition possible. (VC Star)(LATimes)
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Time to connect the dots. (That’s actually a test on the cognitive test Trump just took.)
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Wake up, indeed, America. A war is being waged against us and our 1st amendment rights to protest. But this country was born in revolution against one king’s oppression, and we will rise again.
“Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.” – King George III
“You have to dominate, and you have to arrest people, and you have to try people and they have to go to jail for long periods of time.” – Trump on a national call to governors.
- Be absolutely sure you are ready to vote.
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This is from February, but it’s a good summing up of how far we’ve strayed from “business-as-usual” politics under Trump. Portland is a harsh illustration of our future under his regime – anonymous federal forces engaging in authoritarian repression and extrajudicial kidnappings, – not in some faraway country, but right in our own cities.
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Today, a morning of tears…Two incomparable civil rights leaders – John Lewis and C.T. Vivian, passed away yesterday. The lessons these former “freedom riders” left us are as relevant today as they were on “Bloody Sunday” in 1965.
“You must be able and prepared to give until you cannot give any more. We must use our time and our space on this little planet that we call Earth to make a lasting contribution, to leave it a little better than we found it, and now that need is greater than ever before.”
“Do not get lost in a sea of despair,” Lewis tweeted almost exactly a year before his death. “Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. We will find a way to make a way out of no way.” – Rep. John Lewis
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For those who weren’t able to see this great panel put on by Indivisible Conejo in real time, here’s the video!
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Related article: Hidden Herstory: The Leesburg Stockade Girls. In July of 1963 in Americus, Georgia, fifteen Black girls between the ages of 12 to 15 were held in a stockade for 45 days. Their crime – challenging segregation by trying to buy tickets at the local theater’s front entrance, instead of in the back alley.
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Large and peaceful crowds attended the Black Lives Matter march over the 4th of July weekend.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
How Can We Win.
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History of redlining and government-sponsoring discrimination.
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Check out all our “Watch Party” videos here.
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“They are saying it as plainly as they can and yet we are still having a debate in this country about what this stuff means” — ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffrey Robinson, an amazing speaker, exposed Confederate monuments for what they really are.
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Vox has put together a calm and rational explainer of defunding to send to those who’ve only heard it translated through a FOX-filter.
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This is a nice concise history of all Trump’s shenanigans.
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote – Full Film
Black Lives Matter: Talking Activism with Bubba Wallace
Beautiful video of our local protest.
At protest for Elijah McClain. Note riot police at back of crowd. The violin is officially an instrument of resistance!
Here’s the scene just beforehand.
New Video from Black Lives Matter
“Our fight for liberty, justice, and freedom continues. Together, we can — and will — transform.” Text TRANSFORM to 24365
Our president has no idea what to do with a second term.