Ways to combat hate, bigotry and discrimination and help the victims of Charlottesville – Patriot NOT Partisan: The recent violence in Charlottesville, VA has many of us upset, hurt, confused and not sure where to turn to. We want to help, but it can be overwhelming. We may feel defeated and disheartened. We may feel like giving up, but we can’t. We have to keep fighting for people like Heather Heyer and Deandre Harris and all the nameless victims affected in Charlottesville and around the globe. Since the 2016 election, instances of race-based violence and threats have increased across the country, and the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville proved that racism is still very much alive in America. Things aren’t going to change over night. It will take years to fix the system, stop the violence and help the people who are disadvantaged and oppressed. We need a giant shift in action and our beliefs if we are to continue the headway that has been made so far. We all talk about wanting a better world for our children, but we need to be willing to stand up, yell, fight and do something to make that happen. We are better than what happened in Charlottesville and now is the time to prove it!
I’ve compiled a list of ways you can help and organizations you can donate to. It’s not always about monetary donations. You can help by volunteering and making phone calls. Make your voice heard and let’s band together to stop this hatred and violence!
Maduro Invites Opposition Youth to Join Employment Program | JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba: “The Democratic Unity Table (MUD) led them on the road to violence… I, for the sake of peace in our country, extend my hand so that we follow the path of education, work, and culture,” the President said on Friday, speaking from the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas.
Maduro assured that if the youth who have been used by opposition leaders during recent months to foment a violent coup d’etat wish to leave that behind and follow the path of productivity and respect for law and constitution, they will have his full support and be able to participate in the Youth program, created by the Bolivarian government to ensure education and employment opportunities for the country’s young people.
Regional Meetings August 19 | In the Name of Humanity We Refuse To Accept a Fascist America: Millions feel that the Trump/Pence Regime is truly a nightmare and ache with the question of how to stop this unrelenting horror. The stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity and the planet itself.
Who will end this nightmare? We will. Only the determined struggle of millions of people acting together with courage and conviction can drive this regime from power.
Who should attend this conference? Students and youth, the faith community, representatives of organizations and people who are unaffiliated, artists and professionals, long-time activists and folks who have never protested before – everyone who wants to see the nightmare of the Trump/Pence Regime end and is willing to act together to accomplish this.
Solar eclipse marked beginning of Iroquois Confederacy | Human World | EarthSky: By Bruce McClure in Human World | Space | August 19, 2017
A total solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 may have coincided with the birth of the Iroquois Confederacy, oldest democracy in North America and possibly on Earth.
My wife Alice regularly brings home the Indian Time news journal, a publication from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation Territory in northern New York. It was with great interest that I came across an article titled Dating the Iroquois Confederacy by Bruce E. Johansen.
What really attracted my attention was that a total, or near total, solar eclipse marked the beginning of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, the oldest living democracy in North America and possibly on Earth. American democracy is said to have been modeled upon the democratic ideals of the Iroquois Confederacy, which originally consisted of five nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca). The sixth nation – the Tuscarora – joined the Iroquois Confederacy in the early eighteenth century (1701-1800).
Boston Approves Permit for White Supremacist Rally on Saturday: [reverepress.com] Despite strong condemnation from Mayor Marty Walsh, the City of Boston has approved permits for a “Free Speech” rally this weekend destined to attract the same white nationalist elements the “Unite the Right” rally did in Charlottesville, VA.
Event organizers met with Boston Police and city officials to work out a plan, and spokesman John Medlar says his group now has approval, and will be protected by police and physical barriers. According to Medlar, police will be escorting rally participants in and out of the event, and reserve the right to search people.
Medlar also says that the participants will not be allowed to bring weapons, or even flagpoles.
Medlar has been busy telling media that his group disavows white supremacy and the violence it brought in Charlottesville last weekend, and that they have a more diverse array of speakers. But there are signs this isn’t entirely true.