These cities have renamed Columbus Day so far; others are considering doing so: Seattle, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Berkeley, Portland, Lawrence, Santa Cruz, and just this week: Albuquerque.
(Chortle-worthy for me, just below that Tweet): @The_Red_Nation: “Just in: Noam Chomsky endorses #ABQ‘s #IndigenousPeoples Day march.”
Now I was aware that yesterday was the 20th anniversary of Louis Farrakhan’s ‘Million Man March’, and had chosen not to feature it since the man has a long history of being anti-Semitic, homophobic, and a male chauvinist patriarch. But hey, that might just be me; or maybe not… The Popular Resistance newsletter had featured yesterday’s #JusticeOrElse march on Washington several times, and I admit that I was positively impressed by the invitation’s credo, but of course I can’t find it again. It was very inclusive of minorities, women, the poor, and allies of any complexion. You may remember that whites were banned from the original march, or so I’ve read.
But given the fact that hundreds of thousands attended the event, and a hella lotta ‘luminaries’ , including rappers, actors, ministers (I chuckled seeing Jeremiah Wright), BLM activists, and mothers of many blacks that were murdered by police or vigilantes, I’m allowing readers to decide how to think or feel about it. Again, it will be mainly by Tweet, and I’ll include a couple…dissenters.
Ahem; ‘his woman’? Pfffft.
The full program of speakers (no transcript, and I haven’t watched.)
By all accounts, it was a very peaceful and loving event, and got zero media coverage. Marchers chanted a portion of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’.
Via Popular Resistance, ‘Nat’l Black United Front: Next Steps After ‘Justice Or Else’
If only World Beyond War could mobilize +100K or moar against empire. But the Ner0bamanable question remains, Haz US NO Sense of humanity, cur; at long last, have you no Sense Of HUMANITY?
yes, indeed, bruce. and sorry to be such a bigot, but i’ve sworn off the Intercept, though others may like reading your link.
Too much interdeception, comrade?
hmmmm. because “Pierre”, because i don’t care for gg’s and edward’s concepts of democracy and freedom, nor the ‘good whistle-blower v. bad whistle-blower’ er…contrasts (me, i heart wikileaks), and for corralling journalists who could be writing in a zillion other venues just as well. i tried and failed to find the announcement at First Look wherein they’d used some of Pierre’s lucre to join Gawker’s class action lawsuit over hulk hogan’s sex tapes, but i failed. perhaps Pierre removed it, as even some of the faithful commentariat…objected.
yeah, without the link, it’s just hearsay….but not long after, Pierre made a matching donation pledge to help chelsea manning’s legal defense. that, at least, was a good thing, especially at this late date. yanno? i’m continually amazed at Assange’s level of solidarity with the other two, but i reckon: needs must.
The compradors shun the exploited:
The right-wing nutjobs rail against ACLU so proles will support them. Teamwork!