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#RacistAttacksProtesters #MarvinScottIII #JusticeForMarvin During a peaceful protest and demonstration at the intersection between the cities of Plano and Frisco in North Texas, a racist white man runs up screaming, cursing and swinging at Kamona Young, a black woman and others as we blocked traffic. We block traffic for Marvin Scott...

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  • May 10, 2021

The jewel of the US prison-industrial-complex, GITMO still has 40 prisoners. Austerity comes to pseudo ‘black-site’. “Washington: A once-secret unit within the Guantanamo Bay detention centre that had fallen into disrepair has been closed and the prisoners moved to another facility on the American base in Cuba. The prisoners at Camp...

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  • April 5, 2021

Caravan with a drum solo, perhaps Trump will go to the border to help frame what is appearing to be deliberate GOP orchestration of migrant issues at the southern border. As if the Trumpian chaos never existed for four years, with declared emergencies, veiled threats of terrorists, and then that...

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  • March 30, 2021

Today will feature questioning of Christopher Wray about the intelligence on the Insurrection of 1/6. It’s true that not ACAB, but an armed bunch of them showed up to foment sedition on 1/6. Accordingly, some GOP members of the judiciary committee will likely proclaim that they were shocked, shocked that anyone would...

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  • March 2, 2021

Detainees at two different ICE detention centers were threatened by ICE agents that they would be exposed to inmates with COVID unless they submitted to a transfer. The guard made the threat clear, Clovis Fozao, one of the detained men, told The Intercept: If the detained migrants didn’t submit, they...

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  • February 7, 2021

Reminder: Donald Trump and his allies lost 64 cases in the post-election. They won one. “…if the official had a defense.” x Mental health expert explains why Donald Trump must be convicted https://t.co/ZhPvs0Qwwn— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) February 5, 2021 A failure to convict will continue to entrap those who support him, whose unhealthy...

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  • February 5, 2021

Coonskin Gandhi (aka Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, aka the Odin of Assholes) is currently in a detention facility after checks notes attempting to overthrow the legitimate government of the United States. He put on quite a show for us last week after breaching the Capitol doors and howling at...

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  • January 11, 2021

This continues the diary of two days ago. Nostalgia is a coping mechanism at the place known for its association with William Faulkner. Oxford Mississippi is a place where the nostalgia for a lost cause remains a kind of delusion. When injuries are imagined and retribution seems easy, this happens where...

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  • December 24, 2020

Edward Abbey memorialized environmental resistance to mindless development in his tome The Monkey Wrench Gang. It essentially endorsed sabotage to thwart degrading of the natural world, for instance, putting sugar in the gas tanks of bulldozers that are about to plow under a nice area. However, advances in surveillance make...

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  • December 19, 2020

Joy Reid just showed a memo from the quack Trump picked and it is a bloody memo.   We need some folks going to Gitmo or International courts for human rights violations.  Are you listening Desantis?   This applies to you as well.  Afterall, Ron, you worked at Gitmo and proudly claim...

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  • December 17, 2020

The foolishness continues as sore loser Trump wanted to bomb Iran last week. On the road to the bunker a POTUS proud of trying to end “endless wars” also brags about increasing the size of the military budget. Trump wants to surrender the security deposit on the White House by...

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  • November 17, 2020

Even with the election of two avowed QAnon cult followers to Congress, the rump Trumpists will not go away soon enough. They will run out of contradictory predictions soon when confronted with the finality of the Trump loss. Even if Trump keeps lying. x QAnon is supposed to be all about...

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  • November 11, 2020

We are simply at the moment where the accumulated stories of disrespect all get to be compared with the opposing candidate and his party. x Every Republican who stood by and continues to stand by Trump, particularly after we’ve learned about his “losers and suckers” comments, deserves to forever wear...

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  • September 5, 2020

Details from Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s upcoming Melania Trump tell-all, Melania and Me, are leaking out like whatever that viscous nightmare fluid under Don Jr.’s eye was the other night. Seriously, what the fuck was that? Writing for Vanity Fair, Emily Jane Fox dishes some of the details. Spoiler alert: These people are...

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  • August 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): x YouTube Video Below is Bernie's speech from last night's Democratic National Convention. Our great nation is now living in an unprecedented moment. We are facing the worst public health crisis in 100 years and the...

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  • August 18, 2020

Yes I am SHOUTING.  That’s because this is about the most important thing you can read today. The piece is titled How the Pandemic Defeated America and is subtitled “A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.” Yong, a staff writer for The Atlantic, actually warned...

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  • August 3, 2020

Chad Wolf confesses to committing a crime on national television. One person’s ‘proactive arresting’ is another’s extralegal detention and subsequent rendition. If you get scooped up, we wish you well. DHS Secretary @DHSMcAleenan just said on Fox News that unmarked agents are making “proactive” arrests in #Portland:“If we think you will...

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  • July 22, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell was denied bail.  Yes, this should not be news, but given what occured with the sweet heart deal that Jeffrey Epstein received, you cannot put anything past our justice system that caters to white wealthy people.  And the legal arguments put forward by Maxwell’s lawyer sound like it...

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  • July 15, 2020

How good are the cameras at Rose M. Singer Center (Rikers for Women)? The goods: laundry, baggage, etc. and the tapes, oh so many tapes. Is the GOP “so far gone that even if Ghislane Maxwell implicates the President in child sex trafficking, they will find a way to excuse...

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  • July 2, 2020

Reading the Bolton book is a tough slog. although it is amusing to read how he wanted to settle scores including obliquely allowing Rex Tillerson to call Nikki Haley a c***. If there’s a takeaway so far, it is how badly edited it is, and how absent any consideration of...

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  • June 21, 2020

Trump got stuck dealing with his approval of Uighar concentration camps while also signing their condemnation in the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act. Another screw up like Bunker Boy’s street-clearing stunt, and Trump as usual attacks to divert attention. An angry Trump has spent a number of tweets attacking John Bolton. x...

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  • June 18, 2020

Reminder: TODAY Webinar On The Coronavirus Pandemic Solidarity, Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Healthcare Emergency Virtual Online Town Hall / WebinarTODAY, April 5–Click Here To Email Mike Fox And RSVP   Progressive Democrats of America...

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  • April 5, 2020

You’re Invited: TODAY Webinar On The Coronavirus Pandemic Solidarity, Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarTODAY 3/29–Click Here To Email Mike Fox And RSVP   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)...

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  • March 29, 2020

Weekly Recap: Join Our Coalition Efforts To Overcome The COVID-19 Pandemic! Solidarity, Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team   Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarTOMORROW, 3/29–Click To Email Mike Fox For Info. Stay Informed! Read...

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  • March 28, 2020

We Need Real Leadership During The Coronavirus Pandemic! Solidarity, Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team ​   Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarSunday 3/29–Click Here To Email Mike Fox And RSVP   Progressive Democrats of...

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  • March 26, 2020

Facing The Novel Coronavirus Healthcare Emergency Together Solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarWednesday 4pm ET 1pm PT—RSVP to Mike Fox   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) invites you...

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  • March 23, 2020

Just posted on Politico: DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the coronavirus spreads through the...

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  • March 21, 2020

What You Can Do About Covid-19 Solidarity,  Alan, Mike F., Deb, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Join Our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarThis SUNDAY 4pm ET 1pm PT—RSVP to Mike Fox For Details   We all have things to do...

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  • March 19, 2020

The dimensions of the Trump inaction and now profiteering from COVID-19 have become clearer. A Trump emboldened by an impeachment acquittal felt no need to respond to a “foreign” pandemic. Trump’s nativist denial, conditioned by his attacks on international institutions, colored a negligent US response much like his treatment of...

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  • March 15, 2020

These are largely symbolic actions considering the relatively small size (220) of the BORTAC unit, but are indicative of the continuing campaign of repression, not distracting from the detention of children, etc. x What, exactly, will these CBP SWAT teams help ICE with? I'm glad you asked! 💥 Run-of-the-mill immigration...

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  • February 16, 2020

Happy Valentines Day—Unless You’re One Of Trump’s Targets In solidarity, Dan O’Neal and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team We Believe That Love Is Stronger Than HateTell Congress To Block Trump’s Hateful Wall!   Valentine’s Day is a...

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  • February 14, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Sens. Grassley and Johnson start investigating Hunter Biden and...

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  • February 14, 2020

Weekly Recap: Impeachment, War, Debates, Primaries, and More! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh, Dan O’Neal, and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Prevent War, Demand Fair Impeachment,and Stop Trump’s Hateful, Racist Wall!   During this past week, Progressive Democrats of America...

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  • February 1, 2020

Overview Since the earliest days of Donald Trump’s Presidency, we have attempted to catalog all of the harmful actions committed by his administration. Furthermore, by categorizing these actions by policy areas and scoring their relative impact, we have attempted to understand how the Administration operates and measure where it’s done...

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  • January 20, 2020

Archives photo: Yours Truly with PDA Senior Advisor, Russell Greene, at theClimate Emergency March with Greta Thunberg in Los Angeles Together, let’s change the world!  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Let’s make this the most progressivedecade...

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  • January 2, 2020
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MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with the impeachment of Donald Trump—a critical achievement to help...

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  • December 31, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Trump advisers were caught discussing pursuing more aggressive voter...

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  • December 27, 2019

#UglyMelania was a top trend on Twitter, only followed by the ironic #BeBest hashtag for her ugly behavior. Never in our history have we had such a clueless and classless First Lady.    Once again, Melania, in front of millions, appears to have condoned her husband’s bullying of a 16-year-old with Asperger's...

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  • December 15, 2019

Sometimes you can tell something about a politician by their supporters.  Oh, I am not necessarily talking about the every day voter but the big time movers and shakers.  Take for instance economist and former Obama Administration official Austan Goolsbee.  It appears that Goolsbee is a Pete Buttigieg supporter.  Why...

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  • December 8, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

We all bore witness to the sheer horror of seeing families at the border ripped apart, and parentless children sleeping en masse on cold jail floors. Trump’s advocates literally argued detained children weren’t entitled to having much of anything in jail, including soap or toothbrushes.  More than half of the...

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  • October 27, 2019

Because someone in the hospitality business would want to jail and relocate the homeless away from hotels, put refugees in detention camps, and separate children from families Dear @realDonaldTrump: Wow, Mick Mulvaney admits your personal business interests will affect decisions you make because that's who you are at the end of...

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  • October 20, 2019

Marina Amaral is an artist from Brazil who adds color to historic photographs.  To my mind the above is one of her best works, along with her text, but you can explore it all here. Ellis Island Immigrants, 1907 “Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as an immigration inspection station for...

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  • October 19, 2019

In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team The Cruelty Is The Point   Every week this administration finds new ways to persecute immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, seeking asylum, or speaking out...

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  • August 30, 2019

Received this e-mail from MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar (D. TX) Team, what’s happening at the border is in direct conflict with our values, and it’s important we hold the politicians who are allowing it accountable. We have children in cages, babies being separated from their...

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  • August 27, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1539. Forced workers to attend one of his speeches 1540. Threatened...

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  • August 23, 2019

This got some news on TRMS:   Indivisible Project Launches 5-Figure Ad Buy Urging Constituents to Hold Rep. Josh Gottheimer Accountable I don’t live in his district or NJ, so maybe someone from Gottheimer’s district will want to comment on this development.  But I have never been a fan of conservative...

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  • August 21, 2019

I had an argument a few weeks ago over Nazis. Not the ones that marched for Trump in Portland: I’m talking the original version from the 1930s. The argument—which I couldn’t believe I was having, but I guess is a thing now in certain circles—was whether all Nazis back then were evil. ...

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  • August 19, 2019

Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: While Donald Trump attempts to use the El Paso and Dayton massacres to supercharge his anti-immigrant agenda, Republicans are breaking Senate rules to institutionalize xenophobia and hate.1 Sen. Lindsay Graham just abused his power as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee to jam through a...

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  • August 10, 2019

Received this e-mail U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) on behalf of Democracy for America: Ever since I first found out that the Trump administration was separating families and jailing infants and children in prison camps and for-profit detention centers, I’ve been fighting to put an end to it. This...

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  • August 8, 2019
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