Want to help plan the Women's March 2018 here in Seville?
Last year more than 5 million marched worldwide, and we have a LOT more to be outraged about now. This isn't a major time commitment, just a small gathering to work out a few details of the local march, which is part of the global march on January 20, 2018. Contact Karen at AmericanResistanceSevilla@gmail.com.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Excretus Ex Est Altitudine*
The Senate has passed its version of tax reform, and now begins the wrangling to reconcile differences between the House and Senate bills. Nothing changes until the president signs a final bill into law; and its long-term effects on health care, employment, and state tax revenues will not be seen until many months or years after that.
An email arrived from our accountant this morning, alerting her clients to the future elimination of the deductions for professional expenses, as well as other probable changes. “…And if you’re still not sure how this standard deduction vs. itemized deduction thing works, there is a terrific video starring Richard Rubin of the Wall Street Journal and some tax-related ‘sacred cows’”.
In other news, digital privacy and music education, or the loss thereof.
* according to the late Sir Terry Pratchett, “Shat Upon from a Great Height”
The Guardian: What can we learn from an orchestra of broken instruments? by Nadja Sayej
Composer David Lang will premiere his “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra” in Philadelphia, to call attention to funding cuts in public music education. The piece features broken musical instruments from the Philadelphia School District, which has no budget to fix them.
WNYC: Note to Self: The Lawsuit that could shine a light on Cambridge Analytica (26 min)
Cambridge Analytica claims it holds data on over 230 million American voters. It may have given an advantage to the Trump campaign. But this company may share your online marketing profile with political campaigns, retailers, and potentially foreign governments. What if you, the profiled, want to see what Cambridge Analytica has on you?
Politico: Why 2020 Will Be the Year of the Woman by Bill Scher
The last time America experienced such a jarring moment regarding sexual misconduct was in 1991, when Clarence Thomas' former assistant Anita Hill charged him with sexual harassment in televised confirmation hearings. Anger over Hill’s treatment by the all-white, all-male Senate Judiciary Committee spilled into the next election.
Our own Karen McCann.has written a new book — and American Resistance Sevilla is part of the story!
Women of the American Resistance: You Are the One We Have Been Waiting For is available for pre-order now and has already hit #2 on the Amazon Best Seller list in its category! The publication date is January 5 to coincide with the run-up to the Women's March. Revenues from the book are being donated to Planned Parenthood. "The goal of this book," says Karen, "is to transform sympathetic onlookers into activists." Watch for updates here.
For more ways to take action check out the action plans put together by PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange), Americans of Conscience andIndivisible; or watch the four sessions of the Fall 2017 series of theResistance School, Leadership: Story, Structure, Strategy
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