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Kimberle Crenshaw: On Intersectional Activism

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

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As I’m Interviewing Kimberle Crenshaw in this piece…I’m actually unaware that Crenshaw is the creator of the term intersectional activism. In our Lyme work, the number one problem we’ve seen Lyme Activism encounter…is clash of egos…and activists…disliking each other within the movement. What’s amazing, is right about now….the Lyme community is waking up to that fact and doing something about it. Crenshaw realized 30 years ago…that progressive movements clashing with each other may not be the best thing for progressivism…clashing progressive values played a huge role in this last election. People continuously want answers as to what happened (in this last election). The answer is that a lot of things happened. Not showing up in Wisconsin and Michigan…not really having political “Killers’ run  HRC’s campaign, a non strong enough defense of the Clinton Foundation–which is an extraordinary organization (Comparing it to Trumps foundation: best…to the worst) somehow that message was not brought out strongly enough…Caine…may not have been strong enough choice. the third and 4th party candidacies (way to go Jill Stein…Gary Johnson: clearly an idiot…but you?)

James Carville would (and did) identify one element above all: progressives tearing down Hillary Clinton. Intersectional Activism is about as important of a concept to apply in taking action out there. Know what you’re fighting against: because its certainly in our faces now. I cannot tell you how much  Ha Goodman and Julian Assange…helped make this bed. The good news: California passed Universal Health Care today….the pushback will be strong…and that is in someway a hopeful message for today. The bad news: Bloomberg recently said that he felt there was 55 percent chance of Trump being re-elected….he sited a non-clear democratic message, and most importantly, infighting amongst progressives.–Milon Henry Levine

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“The Activists” A Talk with Medea Benjamin at the RNC on Code Pink and HRC

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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As we prepare to launch into our extensive coverage of some behind the scenes meetings involving the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington…a talk with one of the most present feminist activists over the past ten years, Medea Benjamin, a co founder of Code Pink…and not a supporter of Hillary Clinton…not so sure she’s particularly comfortable with the outcome of this election, and we wonder if she would support HRC a bit more….in 2020. We imagine Hillary’s been awed by her general election tally, and the size of the Women Marches around the globe, compared with Trump’s Inauguration crowd, and television audience, which was the 9th ranked Presidential Inauguration in terms of household ratings…coming in behind Richard Nixon…and way behind Obama and Bill Clinton.

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“The Activists” Ralph Nader on Organizing

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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Part of a larger segment on not voting for 3rd and 4th party candidates sometimes but in this segment Nader is quite wonderful.

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Assange claiming Russia was not responsible for DNC and Podesta leaks

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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Here Assange says that “The source distracts form the content.” Id remind EVERYONE that NOONE reads the content of Wikileaks 600 thousand leaked emails here or there–just the press releases about them, the tweets about them….maybe a few soundbites. Its sensationalism at its worst. I don’t think Assange should be in jail…or in hiding…he should be freed and protected…but his publishing this season was outright bullshit. he was just another journalist and publisher with a hatred of one candidate. Murdoch was more graceful and fair in this election cycle. That…is saying a whole bunch–MHL

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Mission Possible: The Best Veterans’ Services In The World

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

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Upbeat–and Sometimes Miraculous–Stories From the Holy Land.

By M.H. Levine

A military center combined with amazing education. Programs that help build strength and leaderships skills in young people..and events, community and counseling  for–and actual joyous celebration of–Veterans. This is the mission of the Israel Air Force Center in Herzaliya. 

Spending on Military and Education has always been at odds in the United States. One seems to happen at the expense of the other, in our tug of war politics.

Certainly not so at the IAF Center–run by the IAF Center Foundation–which is breath of fresh air in terms of honoring military personnel. If there is another building somewhere in the word that honors military personnel and veterans so well, I’d love to see it.

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“At the IAF Center, we believe in investing in human capital — building this young generation of Israelis into the leaders of tomorrow. Leaders, especially in the IAF, can never lead alone. They rely on the men and women around them. That’s why we teach team building and encourage friendship amongst our participants.” (Picture and caption: IFC Center Foundation).

Could the solution for Veterans Services in the United States involve this kind of private/public funded localized center that is gleaming, first rate, celebratory and kind…?

In keeping with the idea of a military that spends less in the United States, but way more effectively…and an educational system upon which we begin spending a little more BUT ALSO WAY MORE EFFECTIVELY…it would amazing to see a few centers like these spring up, spread across different branches of the American Military. If such a thing were to happen,  each new Veteran’s Day would be a happier day for more and more American veterans…year after year.

 

 

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Trump Victory Speech NY Hilton (11/9/2016)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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Donald Trump says some encouraging things about the United States Of America early in the morning on 11/9/2016 in New York City. As he won the presidency, his face was projected on the Empire State Building. Very New York Election.

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Final Clinton Appearance Philadelphia, Pa 11/7/2016

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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Hillary Clinton makes final argument before election day, 12500 watching on you tube BUT…it is covered in full on CNN as well.

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The Final Trump Appearance Manchester, NH, 9/7/106

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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Donald Trump makes final argument as around 62,000 watch live on You Tube.

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The President Show: FBI May Re-Investigate HRC emails: Trump tonight in IOWA 10/28/2016

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

After an extremely dramatic day, a day in which the FBI has raised suspicion again on HRC’s Email issues WITHOUT Any specifics…except the emails come form Huma Aberdeen and Anthony Weiners shared phone GREAT(yes sounds like a political hit job coming from the FBI but guess what,we didn’t hire Huma Abedeen as our top assistant, lotta retail political appeal there, always has been, and Weiner surely adds to that right?….. Trump speaks live now in Iowa. The details of this case in the next few days arguably obviously will mean a lot. And of course how the Clinton campaign responds is absolutely an extremely important mystery at the moment, as is what this FBI letter by Comey with 11 days to go…is really all about.

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The Activists : A Heard of Bison Magically Appear At Standing Rock

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

This is a very big story in America right now. The Stand off at Standing Rock Continues, and there is a very good chance that police will eventually try to end it in the same why Occupy Wall Street was cleared out early in the morning on November 15th, 2011. That pipeline builders cant do what they are doing without an environmental safety net, a plan to make the job environmentally sound, and to NOT disturb and marginalize communities is a major shame. The World waits to see whether Barrack Obama or Hillary Clinton will get involved. It may wait along time, and even I, a middle of the road Third Wayer….stand with Bernie and Jill Stein on this. And you dont see that every day.

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