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Tidbits - Jan. 31, 2019 - Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup, Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Black History Month Events;

Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup Attempt; Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Resources; Announcements - Black history and today; and more....

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Tidbits - Reader Comments, Resources and Announcements - Jan. 31, 2019, Portside

Re: Airport Shutdowns Forced Trump to Reopen the Government (Fred Jerome; Anne Gindorff Heinz; Terry Meadows; Tom Caves; Oak Thorgeir Valgardsson)
Re: Flight Attendants President Calls for General Strike to End Government Shutdown - The Fierce Urgency of Now (Ted Cloak)
Re: Everything You Need to Know About General Strikes (Robert Whalen; Judy Atkins)
Re: What the LA Teachers Won, and How They Won It (Progressive Truth Seekers; Steve Voytowich)
Re: Impeach Donald Trump (long) (Kathryn Evann Wegner; Barbara Lukeman; Jay Schaffner; Jasaga Sawyer; Edsel Gallos; Harry Targ; Disraelly Gutierrez Jaime; Floyd Hazzard; Maria Minguela; Bruce Wilson; George Kings)
Re: FBI Agents Arrested Roger Stone for Free. I Would Have, Too. (Rodney Klein)
Re: In Netflix’s "Get Me Roger Stone", the Notorious GOP Operative Plays Both Narrator and Villain (Roberto Rosario)
Regime Change 101 (Organization in Solidarity with the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL); Center for the Study of Political Graphics)
Congressional Progressive Caucus statement on Venezuela
Re: OAS Interventionist Resolution Against Venezuela Defeated (Katina Mihelis; Dennis Brasky; Juanita Rodriguez)
Re: An Open Letter to the United States: Stop Interfering in Venezuela's Internal Politics (Rodger Kent Scott; Stan Nadel; Maggie Johnson; Bill Murphy)
Countries with the Largest Proven Oil Reserves (Worldatlas)
Re: Trump's 'Axis of Evil': Pompeo, Bolton & Abrams (Laurence H. Shoup)
Re: Mexican Workers Are Engaging in Wildcat Strikes at the Border (Donald B. Beams; Lloyd Spencer Perrin)
Re: Who Should Negotiate Peace in Afghanistan? (Michael Munk)
Statement on the Death of Rosenberg Case Co-defendant, Morton Sobell (Rosenberg Fund for Children)
Re: The Elite’s Crusade to Save the World Without Changing A Thing (Dan Jordan)
Re: Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Is Constitutional, and Necessary (Linwood Johnson; David Edwards; Howie Brown)
Re: Uber Wins Big in NLRB SuperShuttle Decision (Ruth Needleman; Daniel Millstone)
Re: Angela Davis Reoffered Award By Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Suzy Shedd; Anthony Mapp; Neely Bruce; Barbara Corcoran Sherman; Vioris Brown; Andrew Lyke; Carlos Antonio 'Los Brown)
Re: ‘We Will Not Be Bullied into Silence’: Over 350 Scholars and Civil Rights Movement Veterans Speak Out in Support of Palestinian Rights and Angela Davis (Kathleen Robinson)
Re: In Eight States, Public Schools Are Named for Segregationists (Josh Henningson)

Re: How to Make the TVA a Clean Energy Juggernaut (Michael A. Dover)

I am thrilled to see you ! (Judy Darida-O'Neal)

Resources:

New Poetry/Art Book - Rest in My Shade - about displacement and survival - just released (Olive Branch Press)

New CD Released - Folk and Labor Songs by George Mann

Announcements:

Rethinking Black Women Freedom Fighters: Gloria Richardson, Louise Patterson & the Women of the Nation of Islam - New York City - February 7 (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

Black History Month and Bayard Rustin - New York City - February 10 (Church of the Holy Apostles)

A Talk on Puerto Rican and Black Solidarity! - New York - February 16 (The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign)

Justice for Farmworkers Campaign - A Town Hall on Justice for NYS Farmworkers - Yonkers - February 19 (Farmworkers NY and Rural & Migrant Ministry)

Daphne Muse Speaks at University of Baltimore about Letters Project on February 20 (Univ. Baltimore Diversity and Culture Center)

Shake Loose: A Celebration of Sonia Sanchez - New York City - April 1 (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

 

Re: Airport Shutdowns Forced Trump to Reopen the Government

thought you might want to see this note I've just sent to the NY Times..... Should be printed any day now....

TO THE EDITOR:

It's hard to discuss seriously what's called national news in this country (US) without chortling -- or resorting to nursery rhymes:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

Even the CNN commentator said today that watching the White House is "like watching Alice in Wonderland."

The suffering of people out of work, put out of their homes, unable to get needed medical care....it's all (in the words of Washington's Mother-Goose family, "a little pain."  (The sufferings of the families around the world murdered by US drone-bombs don't even get mentioned in the news day after day in this land-full-of-news-media.)

But one thing should be absolutely clear from recent events, reopening the closed jobs took place only because of the work stoppages and potentially more of them. In other words, it was ONLY the power of working people -- the working class -- that brought Humpty Dumpty down  --- and if the working class learns how--- decides to -- use its power to the fullest, then all the king's horses and all the king's men …. well, you know the rest.

Fred Jerome

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I can't even imagine the pressure he got.

Anne Gindorff Heinz

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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It certainly identifies and verifies air travel as being an Achilles Heel for them.

Terry Meadows

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Well, Congress has 3 weeks to pass a budget, so we'll see what happens.

Tom Caves

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Hope if another shut down on 2/15 air traffic controllers all call in sick on 2/16

Oak Thorgeir Valgardsson

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Flight Attendants President Calls for General Strike to End Government Shutdown - The Fierce Urgency of Now

It’s not a Shutdown, it’s a Shakedown!

Ted Cloak

Re: Everything You Need to Know About General Strikes

We have just under three weeks to organize.

Robert Whalen

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Teen vogue is publishing some great union education pieces.

Judy Atkins

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: What the LA Teachers Won, and How They Won It

Through their historic strike, Los Angeles teachers have taught working people across the country how to fight back and win.

Progressive Truth Seekers

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Liberal pundits and politicians framed the 2018 teacher walkouts as a “red-state revolt,” as if the crisis of public education was limited to Republican-dominated states like West Virginia, Arizona, and Oklahoma. But the Los Angeles movement has made it clear that Democratic politicians have imposed the same policies of privatization and austerity.

Rather than sticking with the labor movement’s self-defeating reliance on backroom deals with mainstream Democrats, UTLA did not hesitate to confront LA’s Democratic Party establishment. One of the union’s crucial tactical moves was to continually reject Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti’s multiple offers to mediate an agreement—only after radically changing the relationship of forces through a powerful strike did UTLA accept mediation. Unions across the country should take note.

Steve Voytowich

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Impeach Donald Trump (long)

Impeach trump and get Pence. What's the endgame here?

Kathryn Evann Wegner

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Pence is being investigated too, or looked at for obstruction. We're so practiced at regime change...it should be easy!! Haha!

Barbara Lukeman

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Impeachment is a a political process - it will or will not happen overnight. It becomes a political tool to focus and organize the opposition in the period leading up to 2020. It puts the Trump Administration on the defensive. We can also raise the issue that the head of the Trump transition team should also be impeached - that was Mike Pence.

Jay Schaffner

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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In an otherwise thorough bit of reporting, you fail to consider the consequences of impeaching Donald Trump. And if, by chance, it was successful to the point of where he would be removed from office, the consequences are dire indeed. In effect, I suggest it would be foolhardy to impeach this President. Unless, of course, you impeach Vice President Pence first. Otherwise, the honeymoon for President Pence will enable him, a worst possible scenario that no one who loves this country would dare wish on the American people. Pence would be the worst POTUS for these times. An impeachment of Donald Trump is an endorsement of Michael Pence, the highest achieving Tea-Party member in history, representing a greater threat to our Constitution and democracy than Trump could ever muster. There are plenty of grounds for impeaching Pence. Do that first. Then go after Donald Trump. If not, then leave the issue alone and let Congress get a backbone enough to run the country while Trump continues to evade his responsibilities. 2020 re-direction is a lot better than impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Think.

Jasaga Sawyer

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As bad, stubborn, racist as he is I would put my money on him getting reelected in 2020.

Edsel Gallos

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Trump has been an extraordinary side show while the ruling class expands military spending, plans on the overthrow of the Bolivarian Revolution, engages in changes in the tax structure to feed the rich, reduces regulations, etc. etc. We hear and read 24/7 about Trump's follies, his "tweets," his disgusting family and on and on. It is time to concentrate our energies on an agenda for rebuilding the US; an agenda that highlights community, democracy, human well-being, and end to racism and sexism, environmental sustainability, and peace. Debating impeachment would be another side show which would only benefit the profits and viewership of the mainstream media.

Harry Targ

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Impeach Donald Trump, a sacar del poder al Presidente.

Disraelly Gutierrez Jaime

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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For the first time, I'm leaning towards the side that says impeach Trump. He went into office as a pacifist promising to end the "forever wars", but like his predecessor, he has fully capitulated and is now in full Colonialist mode. 

The world has come too far to return to the days of colonial powers dictating to and imposing puppet dictators on weaker nations (behold Ukraine where the current leader, Proroshenko has less than 5% popular support, and the hand picked puppet at the time of the upheaval, Yats, had to resign because he had no support). Trump has to go.

Add to that, he is upholding a dictatorship in Saudi Arabia that's decimating the poor in Yemen by war and butchering conscientious objectors in diplomatic compounds. Yep, his time is up.

Floyd Hazzard

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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There is a 25th Amendment, Section 4 states other executive officials may declare the President unfit for Office.

The Vice-President has to agree though.

Maria Minguela

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Hah! That’d be the day

Bruce Wilson

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Because I reside in one of their colonies, I like to follow the news regarding the colonizers agenda.

An emasculated Senate won't recognize that President ( not mine) is mentally unfit and unstable.

Maria Minguela

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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He has to go, the presidency is not to be treated like his businesses where he claims bankruptcy and moves on to his next venture

George Kings

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: FBI Agents Arrested Roger Stone for Free. I Would Have, Too.

If you don’t believe that he is one of the dirtiest, trashiest, most despicable people in politics (along with Manafort), go watch “Get me Roger Stone” on Netflix. Big reason politics is mired in the gutter the way it is now. Hope they both have extended stays behind bars with huge fines

Rodney Klein

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: In Netflix’s "Get Me Roger Stone", the Notorious GOP Operative Plays Both Narrator and Villain

(posting on Portside Culture)

Roberto Rosario

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Regime Change 101

Venezuela: For the Right to Control Its Natural Resources

Photographer: Kampos, Designer: Alfredo Rostgaard

Organization in Solidarity with the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL)

Offset, 1975, Cuba

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This week, Vice President Mike Pence called on Venezuelans to overthrow their democratically elected president, Nicolas Maduro, calling him a dictator — as if working with dictators ever bothered the US. The rhetoric and threats are escalating, helped by the corporate journalists and politicians — including Andrea Mitchell and Ted Cruz — who are uncritically repeating the accusations which will help justify a US intervention. To put this in perspective, please check out the following timeline of US interventions in Venezuela since 2002. And remember: Venezuela holds the largest oil reserves outside the Middle East.

Sources:

A Coup in Progress? Trump Moves to Oust Maduro & Install Pro-U.S. Leader in Oil-Rich Venezuela, Miguel Tinker Salas and Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Jan. 24, 2019

Former U.N. Expert: The U.S. Is Violating International Law by Attempting a Coup in Venezuela, Alfred de Zayas, Miguel Tinker Salas and Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Jan. 24, 2019

Center for the Study of Political Graphics

3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 103

Culver City, CA 90230

310.397.3100

Congressional Progressive Caucus statement on Venezuela

Re: OAS Interventionist Resolution Against Venezuela Defeated

Lift the sanctions imposed by Obama and see how long Venezuela is a failed state. Tell Saudi Arabia to stop manipulating oil prices.

Katina Mihelis

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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The Maduro regime - and to a large extent Chavez too - are to be held responsible for a number of wrong-headed policies. The political process was driven by a completely top-down approach rather than mass democratic decision-making from below and corruption within the Chavismo camp was never seriously addressed. In addition, there was little (as far as I know) of an attempt to diversify the petrol economy, thus leaving Venezuela in an extremely vulnerable position when the Saudis (wanting to harm Iran) flooded the market, causing prices to plummet. But right now, the people of that country are faced with two tasks - resisting an attempt to impose a Venezuelan Pinochet of mass murder, and then organizing a political alternative to what remains of the revolutionary process. Rather than a holier-than-thou "pox on both your houses" approach, we must do whatever we can to oppose US efforts to impose its solution, with Elliott Abrams of death squad infamy directing policy!

Dennis Brasky

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Thank you Medea Benjamin and Code Pink for once again standing up, truth to power.

Juanita Rodriguez

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: An Open Letter to the United States: Stop Interfering in Venezuela's Internal Politics

As a veteran of the Army and a Peace Corps Volunteer who served two years in Colombia, I strongly oppose my country's intervention into the internal affairs of Venezuela.

Rodger Kent Scott

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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I'm sorry to say that my signature for this letter arrived too late to be included in the Common Dreams report, but given that I can assure my fellow Portsiders that far more than 70 scholars signed this letter.

Stan Nadel

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If Noam Chomsky is against the coup in Venezuela, I know I'm on the right side in agreeing with him.

Maggie Johnson

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Americans are the ones who need a regime change

Bill Murphy

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Countries with the Largest Proven Oil Reserves 

Source: Worldatlas
The World’s Largest Oil Reserves By Country

Proven oil reserves are those that have a reasonable certainty of being recoverable under existing economic and political conditions, with existing technology.

Re: Trump's 'Axis of Evil': Pompeo, Bolton & Abrams

You printed a piece on Abrams from Common Dreams. The authors of the piece quote E. A. as saying how happy he is to be back in the government. But where has he been? For years he has been a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. This connection is key. Learn more from my book on the CFR -- Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neo-Liberal Geopolitics 1976-2014 (Monthly Review Press 2015).

Laurence H.Shoup

Re: Mexican Workers Are Engaging in Wildcat Strikes at the Border

(posting on Portside Labor)

The damn headline makes it sound like workers are striking against Obrador instead the effing sleazy employers.

Donald B. Beams

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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I worked for a company for 38 years and they left for Mexico. I hope they are part of this because they are certainly part of the problem. I wish the workers the best of wishes and solidarity.

Lloyd Spencer Perrin

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Who Should Negotiate Peace in Afghanistan?

Our concern for Afghan women should begin with recalling that the road toward their liberation was laid by the former "Communist" government. That fact was important in the organization of the Muhujaheen, the radical traditionalist Islamists who the US bankrolled and armed to overthrow that "Communist" regime and who became the Taliban.

Michael Munk

Statement on the Death of Rosenberg Case Co-defendant, Morton Sobell

issued by the Rosenberg Fund for Children

January 31, 2019

News has just broken that Morton Sobell, co-defendant of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, passed away December 26, 2018, at the age of 101. Following his conviction, Mort was sentenced to 30 years in prison and served 18 before being released in 1969.

For decades, Mort maintained his innocence. Then in 2008, in connection with the release of key, previously-secret documents from the case, he abruptly reversed course and admitted he had conspired with Julius to supply the Soviets with non-atomic military and industrial information.

The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other news outlets have run lengthy stories detailing Mort’s long and complex life. We’ve posted links to several of them on the RFC Facebook page, where we invite you to leave your comments.
The Rosenberg case was nothing, if not complicated, and that’s true for Morton Sobell’s role in it, as well. But a few simple truths stand out:
1) Mort stood in solidarity with Ethel and Julius at their darkest hour, at great personal cost.

2) His 2008 disclosure paved the way to the clear understanding of the key facts of the case that we have today, which include:

Mort and Julius engaged in acts of espionage, but did not “steal” or give to the Soviets what the U.S. government called “the secret of the atomic bomb.”

Ethel did not engage in espionage at all, and our government knew that, but prosecuted and executed her anyway.

With the passing of the last of the central figures in what was one of the most controversial legal cases of the 20th century, we’re reflecting on the notion of solidarity, and on the sacrifices people are willing to make for their most deeply held values and beliefs.
And we’re also thinking about how our government’s playbook of fearmongering and repression – so much a part of the prosecution of Morton Sobell and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg – is once again being embraced and utilized by those in power in our country today.

Rosenberg Fund for Children

116 Pleasant St., Ste. 348

Easthampton, MA 01027

 

Re: The Elite’s Crusade to Save the World Without Changing A Thing

We should not leave changing the world up to the plutocrats, even the good ones. In the end, they will make it over in their image.

Dan Jordan

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Is Constitutional, and Necessary

We broke up Rockefeller's Standard Oil, we can do it again.

Linwood Johnson

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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The problem with the tax lies in the fact that politicians will find a way out of paying the tax.

David Edwards

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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It’s not like anyone wants to take ALL of the extremely wealthy people’s money away. Maybe just a sensible tax regime. Call it a “market correction”. We’ve all been through those.

Howie Brown

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Uber Wins Big in NLRB SuperShuttle Decision

(posting on Portside Labor)

franchise + independent contractor = exploitation.

Ruth Needleman

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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A very good, close look at the appalling NLRB decision in SuperShuttle. If you've worked in the difficult field of union labor relations, the facts of this case and the "rationale" (if any) for the outcome are a strong reminder of why we need to remove Trump and the misbegotten (Sorry Terri) GOP from power. Thanks to Ruth Needleman for sending this Portside post along.

Daniel Millstone

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Angela Davis Reoffered Award By Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Could BCRI have embarrassed itself more?

Suzy Shedd

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Thanks....But NO THANKS

Anthony Mapp

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Hurray!

Neely Bruce

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Please read this article. It offers a more nuanced discussion of Palestinian and Jewish rights. Reasonable people acting reasonably.

Barbara Corcoran Sherman

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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They should be Ashamed of themselves for rescinding the award she speaks on behalf of all inequality

Vioris Brown

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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It seems that the controversy has raised the conversation for the masses.

Andrew Lyke

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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I hope she blows the roof off that place with one helluva speech, an address which invokes such salience as Audre Lorde’s expression:

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the madter’s house.”

And the old Abolitionist maxim which adjures such chariness as:

“The trees in the forest should not greet the axe as brother or sister merely for the axe has a wooden handle.”

I would she call-out this group as a sad exhibit of the fact that the most insidious aspect of oppression is the inveigling of the oppressed to internalize the rationale of the oppressor’s.

I want her to rhetorically break their faces and send them home awash in lamentations of their craven ignobility as veritable Quislings of Color.

Carlos Antonio 'Los Brown

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: ‘We Will Not Be Bullied into Silence’: Over 350 Scholars and Civil Rights Movement Veterans Speak Out in Support of Palestinian Rights and Angela Davis

I remember Angela Davis from the sixties. She always stood for the repressed, whoever they might be, and the Palestines are repressed. I'm with her.

Kathleen Robinson

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: In Eight States, Public Schools Are Named for Segregationists

And an aircraft carrier. You know it as the Stennis. John Stennis was a segregationist back in the 60's and yet an aircraft carrier is named after him.

Josh Henningson

Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: How to Make the TVA a Clean Energy Juggernaut

I think Jason Isbell's Thank God for the TVA is a solid inspiration

Listen here.

Also:

Listen here

Michael A. Dover

I am thrilled to see you !

The Angela Davis victory, would love to see f/u . The General Strike call by Labor/Flight Attendants. ..changed my false alarm that "our future  is bleak due to "fear"! I live on S.S. & Snap, will advocate for Independent Action til I die!

Judy Darida-O'Neal

PPosted on Portside's Facebook page

New Poetry/Art Book - Rest in My Shade - about displacement and survival - just released

Tens of millions of people are being uprooted, separated from their families and risk losing their culture as a result of war, poverty, repression and climate injustice. Rest in My Shade is a poetic story about displacement and loss recited by an ancient olive tree. In today's world of refugee and migration crises, Rest in My Shade is a tool for building understanding about the universality of the displacement experience. It conveys hope that together we can build a world in which we can all live without fear, move freely, value, and share the cultures and traditions that make us who we are, and feel dignity and acceptance everywhere. The symbolism is enhanced through the stunning fine art in various media created by 18 noted Palestinian artists living around the world.

For more information, visit www.restinmyshade.com

Rest in My Shade: A Poem about Roots

By Nora Lester Murad and Danna Masad

Olive Branch Press, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.

Illustrated Gift Book • 8” x 8” • 48 pages • full-color

ISBN 978-1-62371-969-2 • hardback • $20.00 (in Canada, $29.95)

New CD Released - Folk and Labor Songs by George Mann

Oklahoma's Son - dedicated to Woody Guthrie

Listen here.

George Mann has produced CDs featuring some of the greatest folk and labor artists of the past 50 years, and now a new CD of lush, powerful folk songs. 9 originals, 3 folk classics, top-notch production and performances from some of Ithaca's finest!

More information at cdbaby

Rethinking Black Women Freedom Fighters: Gloria Richardson, Louise Patterson & the Women of the Nation of Islam - New York City - February 7 (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard/Lenox Ave. at W.135th St.

New York, New York 10037

nr. #2, 3, (B) & C stops or Bx33 bus via Madison Av. Bridge & W. 135th St

Too often, stories of women leaders within the fight for Black liberation are buried behind those of the leading men. This Conversation in Black Freedom Studies program moves beyond the leading-man narrative by restoring the biographies of Louise Thompson Patterson and Gloria Richardson, and by examining women in the Nation of Islam. Join Ula Taylor, Joseph Fitzgerald and Keith Gilyard as they discuss how Black women negotiated racism, patriarchy, the U.S. class system, and a Cold War world, and forged their own dreams for freedom.

FREE - RSVP here.

Black History Month and Bayard Rustin - New York City - February 10 (Church of the Holy Apostles)

A Talk on Puerto Rican and Black Solidarity! - New York - February 16 (The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign)

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM

Holyrood Episcopal Church / Iglesia Santa Cruz

715 W 179th Street

New York, New York 10033

Join The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign for our special Black History Month forum titled, “A Talk on Puerto Rican and Black Solidarity.”

These are the talks we need to have more often.  Only by looking back at and learning from our past, can we ensure the victories of the present and future. Join us we discuss, ask questions, and explore this rich history of solidarity!

Our Illustrious Panel:

  • Carlos “Carlito” Rovira, former Young Lord and current co-host of La Voz Latina on WBAI Radio 99.5 fm.
  • Prof. Hank Willams, Educator/Activist/Journalist.
  • Prof. Johanna Fernandez, Educator/Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.

Donation: $5-$10 Sliding scale (No one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

Light refreshments will be served!

Book and Poster raffles as well!

Justice for Farmworkers Campaign - A Town Hall on Justice for NYS Farmworkers - Yonkers - February 19 (Farmworkers NY and Rural & Migrant Ministry)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Yonkers Riverfront Library (Auditorium)

One Larkin Center

Yonkers, New York 10701

Join the conversation as experts and New York State farmworkers discuss the injustice in the fields that farmworkers across the state are still subjugated to.  This event is free and open to the public.  It is a part of a series of Town Halls taking place across NYS from February 10 to February 21 in Rochester, New Paltz, Yonkers and Long Island.  Get informed on how you can advocate for the passage of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act in NYS!  #Justice4Farmworkers #NY4Farmworkers #EndInjusticeInTheFields

Daphne Muse Speaks at University of Baltimore about Letters Project on February 20 (Univ. Baltimore Diversity and Culture Center)

Wednesday, February 20 at 5.30 PM 

Learning Commons Town Hall

University of Baltimore

1415 Maryland Avenue

Baltimore, MD

In addition to working with SNCC, Ms. Daphne Muse worked at Drum and Spear, was the secretary for the Angela Davis Legal Defense Team 1971-72, and has been a major collector of Black ephemera and literature for over fifty years.

She will be speaking about her new project, The Letters Project, a collection of more than 3700 handwritten and typed letters from the last one hundred years with activists, writers, artists, and world leaders, including the founders of SNCC, Angela Davis, Shirley Graham Dubois, the Soledad Brothers, the founders of Drum and Spear Bookstore, Gwendolyn Brooks, Walter Rodney, Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker, Richard Pryor, and President Barack Obama. 

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. 

Shake Loose: A Celebration of Sonia Sanchez - New York City - April 1 (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

Join us for an evening of poetry and performance as we honor Sonia Sanchez, the legendary poet, activist, and Schomburg Society National Ambassador.

Monday, Apr. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard/Lenox Ave. at W.135th St.

New York, New York 10037

nr. #2, 3, (B) & C stops or Bx33 bus via Madison Av. Bridge & W. 135th St

FREE - RSVP here