Here are new updates and recommended actions from PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange) followed by inspiring reading/watching/listening suggestions from our own Kathy Sherretts (STOP, LOOK, LISTEN)
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Once again, the President of the United States and racist activists are damaging the lives of people of color. The President pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who called his own jail a “concentration camp” and had been convicted of contempt of court after violating a federal order to stop racially profiling Latinos. The Trump Administration also signalled that they plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (known as DACA), which would put 800,000 people living in the US at risk of deportation. Trump defended his response to white supremacists’ attacks in Charlottesville. And it became clear the US will send more Americans to Afghanistan to kill and be killed.
This week we focus our actions to fight back against this racist agenda
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
I had to include this from the MTV VMA awards, of all things. The article includes a transcript of remarks by Susan Bro, although I'm sure that a video link will be available soon.
Bite: W. Kamau Bell and the Case of the Racist Skittles (36 min)
At a Ku Klux Klan rally in Kentucky, comedian W. Kamau Bell was handed iced tea and Skittles, the snacks Trayvon Martin purchased the night he was killed by George Zimmerman. Bell tells us how he reacted to the overtly racist gesture—and about how certain foods can become cultural symbols.
WashingtonPost: I was detained for protesting Trump. Here’s what the Secret Service asked me. by Melissa ByrneInstead
Instead of seeing a political dissenter, they saw a national security threat.
Slate Magazine: Trumpcast: The Corruption of Carl Ichan (24min)
How an obscure EPA rule brought down the billionaire Trump adviser.
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