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Tidbits - Jan. 23, 2020 - Reader Comments: Anti-Trump Unity Needed; Truth About Trump Economy; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Civil Rights, Voting Rights,Emmett Till; Terence Hallinan; Austria; Top Civil Rights Songs; Iran Day of Action Saturday; more....

Reader Comments: Anti-Trump Unity Needed; Truth About Trump Economy; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Civil Rights, Voting Rights and Emmett Till; Terence Hallinan; Latest from Austria; Puerto Rico poster; Top Civil Rights Songs; Iran Day of Action Saturday

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Tidbits - Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements AND cartoons - Jan. 23, 2020, Portside

Re: Progressive Groups Urge Sanders-Warren Unity to Defeat Donald Trump (Robert Kimmel; Marilyn Albert)
Re: What an Elizabeth Warren Presidency Would Look Like (Dale Jacobson; Eleanor Roosevelt; Diana Nieves)
Re: 'Love Letter to Capitalism and War': Progressive Scorn Follows New York Times Endorsement (Richard Hutchinson)
Truth Shredder  --  cartoon by Rob Rogers
Lost -- meme
Re: Fact Check: Joe Biden has Advocated Cutting Social Security for 40 Years (Rafael Rivera)
Re: The Truth About the Trump Economy (Debbie Duncan; Lennis Longo; José G. Carrasquillo Ramos; Cher Lunn)
Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: One Year in Washington (Disraelly Gutierrez Jaime)
Re: The New U.S. Trade Deal Is Climate Sabotage (Karen Miller; James MacColl)
Re: This MLK Day, Remember Emmett Till and Voter Suppression (Kipp Dawson; Carol Weinshenker)
Re: Learning From King's Last Campaign (Denis Shillingford)
Re: Former SF DA Terence Hallinan - a Brawler and Civil Rights Fighter - Dies at Age 83 (Daniel Millstone)
Re: The Virginia Gun Rights Rally Raising Fears of Violence (Calvin St. James; Thomas Poindexter)
The Latest Outrage in Austria (Stan Nadel)

Resources:

Puerto Rico - Poster of the Week (Center for the Study of Political Graphics)
Top 10 Civil Rights Songs (Peter Rothberg in The Nation)

Announcements:

No War With Iran! Int'l Day of Action - No War With Iran! Int'l Day of Action - this Saturday - January  25 (CodePink; United for Peace & Justice)
What Is Happening In Bolivia, and Why It Matters - Brooklyn - January 28 (Brooklyn for Peace; NACLA)
Webinar - Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border - February 2 (Socialist Education Project)
Changing the World - Heather Booth: Film Screening & Discussion - New York - March 18 (The Murphy Institute - CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies?)

 

Re: Progressive Groups Urge Sanders-Warren Unity to Defeat Donald Trump
 

While defeating "corporate Democrats" would be nice, I will take a pass on it this time if it means uniting Democrats to defeat trump.

Robert Kimmel
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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We need a unity strategy!

Marilyn Albert
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: What an Elizabeth Warren Presidency Would Look Like
 

"the most leftwing Democratic presidential nominee in history" Incredible claim. Certainly FDR was far left of Warren. And while he isn't yet the nominee, Sanders is to the left of Warren. And I don't trust a word she says.

Dale Jacobson
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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In another time, we would have called her a "Rockefeller Republican." Because that's what she is.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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"The most leftwing presidential nominee"?!?!

Diana Nieves
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: 'Love Letter to Capitalism and War': Progressive Scorn Follows New York Times Endorsement
 

My take is different. Since Klobuchar will soon drop out, that leaves the NYT endorsing Warren! Not quite Bernie, but still more progressive and more opposed by Wall Street than I would expect.

Richard Hutchinson
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Truth Shredder  --  cartoon by Rob Rogers
 

Rob Rogers
January 17, 2020
robrogers.com

 

Lost -- meme
 

 

Re: Fact Check: Joe Biden has Advocated Cutting Social Security for 40 Years
 

Cutting the war budget would be better.

Rafael Rivera
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: The Truth About the Trump Economy
 

To get a good reading on a country's economic health, start by looking at the health of its citizens. If they are happy and prosperous, they will be healthy and live longer. Among developed countries, America sits at the bottom in this regard. US life expectancy, already relatively low, fell in each of the first two years of Trump's presidency, and in 2017, midlife mortality reached its highest rate since World War II. This is not a surprise, because no president has worked harder to make sure that more Americans lack health insurance. Millions have lost their coverage, and the uninsured rate has risen, in just two years, from 10.9% to 13.7%.

One reason for declining life expectancy in America is what Anne Case and Nobel laureate economist Angus Deaton call deaths of despair, caused by alcohol, drug overdoses, and suicide. In 2017 (the most recent year for which good data are available), such deaths stood at almost four times their 1999

Debbie Duncan
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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This so called good economy is a misnomer It is only so for the one percent The poor and the middle class are getting the short end of the stick

Lennis Longo
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Yes the rich are richer and we have more people below poverty level. Is that what the US economy is about?

José G. Carrasquillo Ramos
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Clay Bennett
April 2019
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Cher Lunn
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: One Year in Washington
 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reshaped her party's agenda and resuscitated Bernie Sanders's campaign. Ocasio-Cortez isn't the first politician to become a cultural sensation, but she may be the first to do so at the very beginning of her career, when she is occupying the lowest rung of political power. Her main project going forward may be this: harnessing her immense star power and the legion of young lefties who see her as their avatar, not just to push the Democratic Party away from an obsession with its most moderate members but also to make the stuff of government, like congressional committee hearings and neighborhood town halls, into must-see TV. She said the Congressional Progressive Caucus should start kicking people out if they stray too far from the party line. Other caucuses within the Democratic Party in Congress require applications, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out. But -they let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive. There's no standard,- she said.

Disraelly Gutierrez Jaime
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: The New U.S. Trade Deal Is Climate Sabotage

(posting on Portside Labor)
 

"The deal also goes out of the way to protect fossil fuel companies. All of the tar sands oil that flows to the U.S. from Canada via the Keystone XL pipeline will be exempt from tariffs under the USMCA. While the deal has been praised for largely eliminating Nafta's Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions-which made it easy for corporations to challenge governments over laws they don't like-there are some troubling exceptions to that policy under the USMCA: Oil and gas companies that have contracts with the Mexican government, for example, will still be allowed to challenge any potential threats to their profits posed by state policy. "It's like saying we're going to protect the henhouse by keeping all animals away except for foxes," Beachy said, adding that "today's vote moves us one step closer to locking in Trump's polluting legacy for decades to come."

"Over the last 30 years, trade agreements have gotten stronger as climate deals have grown weaker. At the urging of both Republican and Democratic administrations in the U.S., the Paris Agreement swapped out the binding framework from the Kyoto Protocol for a so-called "bottom-up" system, wherein countries make voluntary commitments ("Nationally Determined Contributions") that may eventually limit the world's warming to "well below" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), instead of three or four degrees. There's a requirement that countries present new NDCs every so often, but many can simply resubmit their original commitments rather than ratcheting up ambition during each new pledge period. Trade agreements, by contrast, generally have stringent enforcement mechanisms and create paths for corporations to challenge sovereign governments over everything from "buy local" provisions to anti-dumping laws."

    #BipartisanClimateDeath

Karen Miller
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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"It's like saying we're going to protect the henhouse by keeping all animals away except for foxes," Beachy said, adding that "today's vote moves us one step closer to locking in Trump's polluting legacy for decades to come."

James MacColl
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: This MLK Day, Remember Emmett Till and Voter Suppression
 

Let us do both: recognize that the long, hard struggle is far from over, and take courage from and build on the determination of those ever-so-many who have kept it going for us to pick up on.

From this::

"The prevailing belief of the circumstances surrounding 14-year-old Emmett Till's killing is that he was accused of whistling at a white woman. Yet, the truth is he was lynched as an act of voter intimidation."

"We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and the Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Kipp Dawson
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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An important read

Carol Weinshenker
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Learning From King's Last Campaign
 

Martin Luther King talked about his new March on Washington before he died. Talking about land that black people were not given after they were freed. He talked about land that was taken away from black farmers. Said he was coming to Washington to ask for a check. Martin Luther King was talking about reparations. Martin Luther King was talking about black people controlling land and the means of production and distribution of goods to our communities around this country. Do not put words in Martin Luther King's mouth that he did not mean

Denis Shillingford
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: Former SF DA Terence Hallinan - a Brawler and Civil Rights Fighter - Dies at Age 83
 

Chesa Boudin was not the first left wing District Attorney for San Francisco. Kayo Hallinan was DA decades before. Many of us worked, played and demonstrated with him (and some of us remember his father Vincent whose defense of leftist labor leader Harry Bridges was the stuff of legend.) beginning in the early 60s in Mississippi and at Berkeley. My, now quite vague, memory is that Kayo, Conn and more of the Hallinan Clan were among those protesting the House Unamerican Activities Committee in San Francisco in 1960, when the cops turned the fire hoses on them. Thanks to Portside for the very good obituary.

Daniel Millstone
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

Re: The Virginia Gun Rights Rally Raising Fears of Violence
 

I applaud gun control common sense legislation. This so called "rally" was a show of force meant to intimidate those that have better sense than to walk around with a gun. Gun carriers are generally low self esteem individuals that have a gun instead of a personality. The vast majority of them have never been the victim of a crime and never will. But somewhere in that group is America's next mass murderer. I'm sure the Las Vegas shooter ( 58 killed and 851 wounded) would have been there if he hadn't blown his own brains out.

Calvin St. James
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Isn't it great that you have the first amendment right to say those things. I'll just keep the 2nd to make sure you can express your first

Thomas Poindexter
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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You're exactly my point. Got a gun looking for excuse to use the gun. Our Constitution is not a "shooting policy" and the first amendment is alive and well without your gun.

Calvin St. James
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

 

The Latest Outrage in Austria
 

To start from the beginning of this story we need to go back to the 1920s when a Jewish family bought a 37,297 sq. meter property on the scenic Attersee, the beloved summer resort for many Viennese including some famous Austrian painters like Gustav Klimt.  In June 1938 the Nazis seized the property "for the benefit of the State of Upper Danube [the Nazis' new name for Upper Austria]." The Gestapo justified the seizure by noting that the owner's son was a socialist who had been involved in the 1934 armed resistance to the Austro-fascist regime.

Having survived the Holocaust and the war, the brother and sister whose father had owned the property filed for its restitution in 1947.  They were allowed to regain the property, but only if they paid off the latest owner from the Nazi time. But the only way they could pay off the Nazi was by selling the property to the State of Upper Austria, which they did in 1951.  But, and here's the rub, the sale contract included the proviso that the State would give the Young Socialists a 99 year lease on the property for a summer camp at a nominal rent of 25 Shillings a year-later revised to _10.
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All well and good until a court ruled in 2018 that the nominal rent involved amounted to an illegal donation to the Socialist Party. Now the State of Upper Austria is raising the rent from _10 a year to _189,000 -an amount that the Young Socialists won't be able to pay without closing down their summer camp and either renting the property out to rich vacationers or just giving it up. The Young Socialists are appealing these rulings, but if their appeal fails it will amount to the 3rd time the property would have been stolen - 1st by the Nazis in 1938, then by the Austrian government's forced sale to Upper Austria in 1951, and now by the Austrian court and Upper Austria forcing the Young Socialists to give up their summer camp in violation of the sale contract provisions from 1951.

Stan Nadel

 

Puerto Rico - Poster of the Week
 


Puerto Rico Safety
Eric J. Garcia
Illustration, 2020
Chicago, Illinois

Puerto Rico hasn't fully recovered from the devastation resulting from Hurricane Maria that hit the Caribbean in 2017. This category 5 storm caused thousands of deaths and extensive physical damage to homes and public utilities. Recovery was limited by inadequate resources from the Trump administration and by corrupt politicians who took advantage of paltry aid that did arrive to enrich themselves.

?Now the island must recover from a swarm of earthquakes, the largest measuring a powerful 6.4. Many homes and public facilities have been destroyed. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and are in desperate need of support. Inaction by the Trump administration means more and prolonged suffering. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States and it has been exploited for its human and natural resources and has been repeatedly neglected in times of need. 

Sources:

Center for the Study of Political Graphics
3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 103
Culver City, CA 90230

Telephone: 310.397.3100   /   Fax: 310.397.9305
admin@politicalgraphics.org

 

Top 10 Civil Rights Songs
 

The civil rights movement has resonated deeply with generations of musicians.

By Peter Rothberg
January 20, 2020
The Nation
 


Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at anti-Vietnam war peace rally, 1967
AP Photo  //  The Nation

This Monday's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks what would have been the 91st birthday of the fallen civil rights leader. King, the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was the Nation's civil rights correspondent, writing annual reports on the state of the movement for the magazine from 1961 to 1966. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and assassinated in 1968.

In King's honor, I tried the impossible task of selecting a top 10 list of songs about civil rights. The theme has resonated deeply with generations of artists of all stripes and inspired considerable musical tribute; this list is meant simply as a starting point for discussion (and listening). I present it in random order. I know I missed a lot.

Listen to all ten songs here.

[Peter Rothberg is the The Nation's Associate Publisher.]

 

No War With Iran! Int'l Day of Action - this Saturday - January  25
 

The People of the World Say: NO WAR! The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences. The people of the world need to rise up and stop it. For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action. On Saturday, January 25 in cities across the globe, there will be protests against a new war in the Middle East. Please join us. Don't forget to contact Congress and tell them to prevent Trump from being able to carry out his war! 

ENDORSERS

Add your organization as an endorser here.

Initiators/endorsers of this call include CODEPINK, National Iranian-American Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Kairos, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Jewish Voice for Peace, Fellowship of Reconciliation USA, Dominican Sisters/ICAN, American Muslims for Palestine, Veterans for Peace, Pastors for Peace/Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, Black Alliance for Peace, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Nonviolence International, US Labor Against the War, Peace Action, United For Peace and Justice, ANSWER Coalition, Popular Resistance, United National Antiwar Coalition-UNAC, NuclearBan.US, World Beyond War, US Labor Against the War, Roots Action, UE (United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America), and MADRE. Scroll down for a full list of endorsing organizations. 

EVENTS

Add your No War with Iran event here — we will help you advertise or organize an event in your city. Not able to attend an event in person or want to attend, but can't help plan? Take our pledge here to be closely involved and we will help you locate your closest action and/or provide you with ways — like social media — to be active from home. 

Rallies will take place on Saturday, January 25 in the following cities: (click here to find your city)

POSTERS & RESOURCES

Use our activist toolkit to print posters and access more resources!

Full list of endorsing organizations: CODEPINK, National Iranian-American Council, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Dominican Sisters/ICAN, Veterans for Peace, Pastors for Peace/Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, Black Alliance for Peace, Nonviolence International, US Labor Against the War, Peace Action, United For Peace and Justice, ANSWER Coalition, Popular Resistance, United National Antiwar Coalition-UNAC, NuclearBan.US, US Labor Against the War, Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, World Beyond War, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Alliance for Global Justice, Campaign Against Sanctions and Economic War (Sanctions Kill), Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press, International Action Center, Workers World Party, CODEPINK Greater Dallas, Veterans For Peace Chapter 106, North Texas, Veterans For Peace - NYC Chapter 34, International Workers Solidarity Network, ProximityCuba, Alliance for Global Justice, SHARE Foundation, December 12th Movement, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, People's Opposition to War, Imperialism, and Racism (POWIR), Western Mass CODEPINK, Center for International Policy, Food Not Bombs, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Friends of Franz & Ben, Broome County NY Veterans for Peace, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Global Health Partners, Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, U.S. Peace Council, Anti-Militarist Collective, Youth Peace Coalition, Northland Chapter of Grandmothers for Peace, Socialist Unity Party/ Partido de Socialismo Unido, Peoples Power Assembly, Struggle La Lucha, D19: Partido Libre USA- Canada, Show Up! America, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United States Section, Mobilization Against War & Occupation - MAWO, Community Organizing Center (Middle East Peace Campaign), Peace Action of Staten Island, Solidarity with Kashmir club at Towson University, Rehumanize International, Peace Action New York State, Women Against Military Madness, Defending Rights & Dissent (for identification purposes only), Green New Deal Actions, Casa Maria Catholic Worker and Peace Action Wisconsin, Historians for Peace and Democracy, OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology, Arkansas Nonviolence Alliance, Peace and Justice Committee of Uptown Progressive Action, Peace Action Maine, God's Creatures Ministry, Antiwar.com, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Washington Butterfly for Hope, Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy (CCEGL), United for Peace and Justice, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, U.S. Provinces, Red Banner Anti-Imperialist Collective, North Alabama Peace Network, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Our Revolution-Corvallis Allies, Women Standing, Rondo2020.org, San Diego County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party of California, Peace Pentagon & Oracle Institute, Pax Christi USA, Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America, Proposition One Campaign for a Nuclear Free Future, Labor for Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Peace Action of San Mateo County, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County, DonesxDones. Caladona, Labor United for Class Struggle (LUCS) / LABOR TODAY, Mechanist, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Green Country Democratic Socialists, Parents Organized for Public Education, Green Party of Allegheny County, Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County--Belfast Maine, Sustainable Echofriendly, Greater New Haven Peace Council, Interpreters of Cultural Heritages for EU governments, Local Group 139 of Amnesty International, Freedom Socialist Party, Pax Christi Metro New York, SouthCoast Green-Rainbow Party Chapter, Beyond Nuclear, Massachusetts Peace Action, P.A.R.C. (Politics Art Roots Culture), Women for Justice, Beyond Nuclear, Living Earth, Irish Antiwar Movement, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Independent Jewish Voices Canada, WILPF Italy (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Green Party of Delaware County Pennsylvania, 360 MEDIA CONSULTING, 360 MEDIA CONSULTING, Western Mass CODEPINK, Fellowship of Reconciliation USA, Science for Peace, Women Against War, No to NATO, World 5.0, Gangjeong Peace Network and other Jeju civic groups, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Liberty Union Party, U.S. Friends of the Soviet People, Radnička fronta (Workers' Front, Croatia), Extinction Rebellion South Bay, Chester County Peace Movement, Lake Forest Park for Peace, Defend Democracy in Brazil DDB NY, Sustainable Government, Majd Faridi, South Bay Anti Imperialist Coalition, Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America, Youth Peace Coalition, Organize Plan Act Indivisible, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Women's March West Virginia, PeaceWorks Kansas City, Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST), NUMSA- National Union of Metalworkers South Africa, Historians for Peace and Democracy, Jersey City Peace Movement, Peace Fresno, South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco, sustainable Echofriendly, Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia, Healing Companions, Inc., Sustainable Echofriendly Vegan, TWIN CITIES NONVIOLENT, ADDICTED To WAR, Pacem in Terris, YES!, Hope House of Prayer, Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace, Greater Lafayette Progressives, The Green Party of Philadelphia , United Church of Christ National Steering Committee for Palestine Israel Network (PIN), Arkansas wand, Save the earth movement, United For Peace and Justice, Orange County Equality Coalition, Global Strategy of Nonviolence , PEACE Project, Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars, Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Green Party of Pennsylvania, The Chester County Peace Movement, SJP - The New School , Adalah-NY campaign for the boycott of Israel , Jewish voice for peace, Environmentalists Against War, Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians, Salam Shalom e. V., Sustainablegovernment.

 

What Is Happening In Bolivia, and Why It Matters - Brooklyn - January 28
 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:45 PM - 9 PM

The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Join us for a community forum on Tues Jan 28 from 7 - 9 pm
We will discuss:
• Why are we calling the events of November 10, 2019 and the aftermath a coup?
• What are some of the issues that are of concern to Bolivians?
• What has been the role of the U.S. and why?
• How can we support efforts for peace and justice?

We will be joined by:

  • Pamela Calla - Bolivian anthropologist and Clinical Associate Professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU
  • Zeeshan Aleem - Freelance journalist and columnist for VICE who writes about politics, policy, and society

Live Music Starts at 6:45 with Larrosa and Klandestino Roots & Culture.
This event is free and wheelchair accessible. This venue has gender neutral restrooms.

If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring this event, please email us at bfp@brooklynpeace.org

Co-sponsors: the Center for Cuban Studies, NACLA, Peace Action Bay Ridge, Peace Action NY State, U.S. Labor Against the War NYC Chapter, & Veterans For Peace - NYC Chapter 034.

 

Webinar - Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border - February 2
 

 

SAND AND BLOOD. A presentation and slideshow on the remarkable book by John Carlos Frey about the militarization of the Southern border. Beginning with the Eisenhower years, Frey unfolds the story of what has become a decades-long crisis of low-intensity warfare against the people of Mexico and Central America. Trump's recent attacks with his 'Wall' project and the cruelty of concentration camps for asylum seekers is only the most recent outrages of a terrible escalation that took place in the Clinton years Put together by Carl Davidson, a chapter-by-chapter review of this book deepen the understanding we need to fight and overturn these policies
https://youtu.be/l1uLLZ7Jh4o
 

Topic: Sand and Blood
Time: Feb 2, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Changing the World - Heather Booth: Film Screening & Discussion - New York - March 18 (The Murphy Institute - CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies?)
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 6 PM - 9 PM

    
The Murphy Institute - CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies
25 West 43rd Street, 18th floor
New York, New York 10036

FREE

Register here.

Join us on Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm as the renowned Heather Booth -- President of the Midwest Academy, an organization training social change leaders and organizers -- speaks with Deepak Bhargava -- Distinguished Lecturer in Urban Studies at CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies -- for a conversation on people power, the state of American politics, and the urgent tasks of community and labor organizers today.

About Heather Booth and the film:

Heather Booth is the most influential person you may not have heard of. The newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD is an urgent response to the recent election of Trump and all that has ensued. At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, when civil and women’s rights are under attack, this empowering documentary is an inspiring look at how social change happens.

Heather Booth, a renowned organizer and activist, began her remarkable career at the height of the Civil Rights movement. Through her life and work this inspiring film explores many of the most pivotal moments in progressive movements that altered our history over the last fifty years: from her involvement with Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, to her founding of the JANE Underground in 1964, to her collaborations with respected leaders such as Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD blends interviews, from close friends, clients, political colleagues and current Midwest Academy students to explore Heather’s legacy in progressive politics and organizing. Anyone who has been confused or disheartened by the recent election needs to see this film.