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‘I won’t be part of a white-woman kumbaya march’: Portland NAACP drops support of anti-Trump protest

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Women protesting Donald Trump (Lucy Westcott)

  • Women’s marches across the country, including the march in Washington, D.C. — also scheduled the day after Trump’s inauguration — have received similar criticism about a lack of inclusion. Organizers of the Washington march have since released a platform of guiding and defining principles that seek to make the movement inclusive of a variety of issues women face.
  • Related: Unexpected Alliances

Erin Corbett, Raw Story

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Stop%20the%20War%20on%20Women%20graphic.jpg13 Jan 2017 | Portland’s Women’s March against President-elect Donald Trump has been criticized as a march for white women, leading the NAACP of Portland to drop its endorsement of the march, the Willamette Week reports.

“I didn’t want to be part of the march if it was going to be a white-woman kumbaya march,” the group’s president Jo Ann Hardesty said of the march, which will be held on Jan. 21 along with other women’s marches across the country.

Erin Corbett is a New York-based journalist, originally from Chicago. Her writing interests include immigration, detention, national security, and reproductive justice.

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Unexpected Alliances, Alexander Posekian, Left Side of History

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The Women’s March on Chicago Announces Post-Inauguration March and Rally

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  • Where: Petrillo Bandshell, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
  • When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 10 AM
  • Learn More: womens121marchonchicago.org
  • January 3, 2017 | Join the Veterans Contingent in the Women's March on Washington!
  • Related: Special Project | The War on Women- Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman

The Women’s March on Chicago

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Stop%20the%20War%20on%20Women%20graphic.jpgDecember 22, 2016 | The First Amendment is alive and well in Chicago, as thousands of women and their allies will brave the cold to rally downtown on January 21 in solidarity with others around the world who defend and further women's rights. The Women’s March on Chicago honors women’s marches planned for Washington D.C. and dozens of other U.S. cities on January 21, the day after the presidential inauguration, to make their diverse voices heard by a new administration.

Chicago marchers will stand together for women’s civil liberties and rights and to signal that their diverse communities are the strength of our country.

“We are the women of Chicago. We are varied races, ethnicities, ages, religions, sexual identities, economic situations, politics, and countless other diversities, and we will share space on January 21 to protect our rights and our humanity,” said Liz Radford, one of the organizers. “We are marching to voice protests and concerns because our rights, safety, and values are at stake. The mission of this march is to connect, protect, and activate in our communities.”

Organizers have received conditional approval from the Chicago Park District to convene at 10 a.m. at Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park. More information on the march route and concluding rally location will follow.

“We are actively spreading the word throughout Chicago and the suburbs to recruit marchers and supporters,” said Lisa DeSantiago, one of the organizers. “We are here for equality and justice - everybody in this group wants it and will fight for it."

The grassroots effort started in mid-November 2016 when several women met online and felt compelled to combat the divisive rhetoric of the presidential campaign. In five weeks, more than 22,000 interested marchers have connected online. Nearly 10,000 people registered with the official Facebook page of the event within 48 hours of the launch earlier this week.

For more information, please visit the website: womens121marchonchicago.org, or go to the Facebook page: womensmarchonchicago.

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Join the Veterans Contingent in the Women's March on Washington!, Veterans for Peace

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Will YOU be in Washington D.C.?  Let us know!

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Special Project | The War on Women- Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman? Susan Chira, New York (NY) Times <http://www.nytimes.com> / National Partnership for Women <http://nationalpartnership.org>

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Veterans for Peace- Three Opportunities for Action!

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  1. Join the Veterans Contingent in the Women's March on Washington!
  2. Order The Newest Copy of Peace In Our Times
  3. Last Chance to Sign Up For Trip to Viet Nam!

Veterans For Peace

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On January 21st, Veterans For Peace will join the Women’s March on Washington to send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women's rights are human rights. We will march in a contingent of progressive veteran and military family groups, including: IVAW, MFSO, Common Defense, Beyond the Choir and Black Knights Men's Choir.

Will YOU be in Washington D.C.?  Let us know!

Order The Newest Copy of Peace In Our Times

The newest issue of Peace In Our Times is now available for order! This paper is a powerful way to manifest and spread the mission we all believe in – of ending war as an instrument of national policy. And this Winter issue is packed with nonviolent peace-making dynamite, including a large spread of VFP at Standing Rock.

We are hoping every chapter will order at least one bundle for distribution. We have over 100 chapters, and besides spreading our mission, this is a way that you can get word out and build your chapter. There is a box at the lower left hand corner – that is where each chapter or individual can put their contact information.  It is a great opportunity!

Sign up to Get Your Copies!

Last Chance to Sign Up For Trip to Viet Nam

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Vietnam%20Tour%20Promo%20Photo.jpgEach year since 2012 members of Việt Nam's  Hoa Binh (Peace) Chapter 160 of Veterans For Peace (VFP) invite up to 20 veterans & non-vet spouses & peace activists to come to Việt Nam every Spring for an insider's 2-week tour. The Hoa Binh chapter is the first & only overseas VFP chapter of American veterans living in Việt Nam!

The mission of the tour is to address the legacies of America’s war, as well as visit a beautiful country & form lasting ties of friendship & peace; therefore each tour participant is asked to bring a minimum of $1,000 as a donation.  The money will go to VFP Chapter 160’s humanitarian projects in Việt Nam: bomb clearance, chemical warfare victims, hospitals, orphanages, schools, etc.  The group will visit recovery & assistance projects supported by VFP & meet with Việt Namese families & war veterans struggling with: Agent Orange/Dioxin, Unexploded Ordinance & Poverty.

Deadline to Join is January 5th!  Click Here for Tour Details and Sign Up information

Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. We accept veteran members from all branches of service. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war. 

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Council of the Baptized Open Forum: Women's Commission

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Please join us for the next stage of our "WomenPriest" journey to have the Roman Catholic Church recognize that women too have equal standing with men in the Church and be ordained as priests. 

Catholic Coalition for Church Reform

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/CCCR%20logo.jpgJanuary 6, 2017 | Happy 2017 to all.

You are invited to join us at our Open Forum:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 

700 Snelling Ave So, St.  Paul, 55116.

Did you know?  Our archdiocese used to have a Commission on Women. The Commission did important work advocating for women in our archdiocese, but it was disbanded by the bishop several years ago. Does that mean women's issues have all been addressed and resolved?  

Do we need to re-establish a Commission on Women in our local Church?   What needs should it address?  

The Council of Baptized will be publishing a position paper on women's roles in our Church, and we want your input. Please plan to join in this important conversation on Jan. 10.   

Please contact us at info@cccr-cob.org for more information on a future Women's Commission.

CCCR and Council of the Baptized

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Day Against Climate Denial

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The climate is changing, and anyone who denies it shouldn't be in the White House cabinet. It's up to the Senate to stop these nominations -- and up to us to show up in person to tell our Senators to fight Trump's Climate Denial Cabinet.

Kevin Whalen, MN350

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December 29, 2016 | On January 9th, people in all 50 states will send a message to every US Senator: reject Donald Trump's reckless climate denying cabinet nominees.

The Day Against Denial will fight back against some of Trump’s most dangerous cabinet picks:

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- Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State
- Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator
- Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy
- Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior

Join us at the Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office.

Details, map and sign-up

MN350 is the Minnesota Division of 350.org, a grassroots climate campaign founded by Bill McKibben. 

 

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Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

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  • He said if people want to change the world, they should look to themselves instead of putting their hopes or fears in a single person. “This can only be the work of the people,” Snowden said. “If we want to have a better world we can’t hope for an Obama, and we should not fear a Donald Trump; rather. we should build it ourselves.”
  • Related: 'Keep Calm and Carry On' is clichéd. It's also missing two-thirds of the original message.

Jon Miltimore, Intellectual Takeout

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November 15, 2016 | Whistleblower  and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains a fugitive at large, but that didn’t stop him from popping up and chiming in on the recent presidential election.

Snowden, who in 2013 blew the lid on the NSA’s massive covert surveillance program, recently appeared on camera via livestream to talk about privacy in an event hosted by StartPage.

Jon Miltimore is senior editor of Intellectual Takeout.

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'Keep Calm and Carry On' is clichéd. It's also missing two-thirds of the original message, Amanda Pell, Upworthy 

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“Keep Calm and Carry On” wasn't originally designed to be a novelty. It was actually an urgent plea — one of three slogans the British government released to rally the spirits of the people against the threat of Naziism during World War II.

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'Keep Calm and Carry On' is clichéd. It's also missing two-thirds of the original message.

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“Keep Calm and Carry On” wasn't originally designed to be a novelty. It was actually an urgent plea — one of three slogans the British government released to rally the spirits of the people against the threat of Naziism during World War II.

Amanda Pell, Upworthy

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December 22, 2016 | If you’ve ever been anywhere near a college dorm room, you’ve seen the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

The saying does have real historical context rooted in WWII Britain, but it’s better known for the period of time in the mid-2000s when it became a near-ubiquitous decorative staple.

Amanda Pell I'm just a lady who loves a good story, whether or not I'm the one telling it. I'm a political junkie and occasional comedian. I rode in an elevator with Walter Cronkite in 1997, and I've been doing my best to tell it the way it is ever since.

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George Takei- "Welcome to the Resistance"

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  • So welcome to the resistance. It’s where the next heroes of our movement will emerge. Be ready. Be vigilant. Be strong.
  • Related: Time to Fight Like Hell 

George Takei, Advocate

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http://www.advocate.com/sites/advocate.com/files/2016/12/20/george_takei_approvedx750.jpegThe Resistance is where the next heroes of our movement will emerge. Be ready, be strong, and be vigilant, says George Takei.

December 21 2016 | In the wake of Donald Trump's election victory, many have written to me asking how to move forward. It is understandably difficult for our community to accept this setback, from the risk of our hard-won rights being eroded to the fear that dark forces of hatred and intolerance are now emboldened and have begun to strike. Our concerns are not diminished by the president-elect’s reassurances over marriage equality, particularly as he continues to name some of the most outspoken bigots to important posts within his cabinet and inner circle — and as we consider the record of his vice president, Mike Pence, while governor of Indiana, or Jeff Sessions, an enemy of equality he has nominated to head the Justice Department.

As both an Asian-American and an LGBT American, I have borne witness to some of the most egregious injustices and tragedies of our national history, where both the public and the politicians turned against us to devastating effect. Many know that I grew up in internment camps where we were held without trial or even charge for years, simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. Fewer remember that, as a young man, it was illegal for me in many states to marry a Caucasian person due to antimiscegenation laws. And as a gay man, I stayed deeply in the closet out of fear that I would not find work as an “out” actor. That same fear rendered me silent even as the scourge of the AIDS epidemic in the '80s and '90s took so many of our community, while the government turned a blind, callous eye. 

George Takei is an actor, entrepreneur, activist, and social media supernova and the recipient of the 2014 StartOut Leadership Award.

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Time to Fight Like Hell , Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones <http://www.motherjones.com>

 

 

 

December 15, 2016 | There is no way to sugarcoat it. The election of Donald Trump is a brutal affront to women, people of color, Jews and Muslims, and all who value kindness and tolerance. a road map for a lasting presence as a disruptive opposition … . (W)e have … handed (white nationalists and other political predators) the keys to the Oval Office, and the nuclear codes.

The threat of authoritarianism requires all hands on deck.

Related: Here’s What Has To Happen (By December 19)

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