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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    :wall: Another example of white feminism failing women of color :wall: :angryfire I had been invited to join the WOM NYC group by a friend (despite not living anywhere near New York, nor being a mom). I perused the posts for a few days, but things turned really sour and frankly shady after...
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Which is happening, for sure - but major media outlets are not showing that footage to the masses. There are reports from (ETA: from Portland) last night about feds targeting clearly marked Legal Observers, and also pouring bleach over the supplies at a medic station. The latter is anecdotal...
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Yeah, I go back and forth on this. The actions here over the weekend seemed to play into the GOP plan...but at the same time, sustained protest is necessary. And the feds are instigating the violence. I've seen way too many live streamed images this weekend of cops attacking people who were just...
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Yes! But it also means that the most important images and soundbites should be centering Black Lives.
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Defunding the police would go a long way ETA: I went looking for the specific demands of the PDX protesters, and found this article, which does not have a clear list, but does point out that protests were tapering off, and the federal response is what has escalated them to the current situation.
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Wall of Moms has been doing a pretty good job of turning over their leadership to women of color. They seem to have learned from the mistakes of Pantsuit Nation. But the images that are being circulated the most are still of white women. Here's another good article about the movement in...
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    My neighborhood is currently erupting. The ban on using mace/tear gas was lifted this week, and the cops have been very aggressive at times, spraying people point blank in the face and lots of rubber bullets fired. It's going to be a long night.
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    As the Page Turns (the Book Thread)

    I just returned 10 library books! :cheer2: Today is the first day Seattle Public Library is accepting returns. I got there an hour after opening and was worried that they would have been overwhelmed. The bin was almost too full, but the staffer there said they had other bins and were about to...
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Can you say more about the salary part? I was under the impression that schools pay the officers - is it something that comes out of state/city budget? Feels like this would be entwined in the Defund the Police movement - wherever those dollars are coming from, how do we shift them to fund, say...
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    I had to look up what an SRO was. :eek: Police officers have no business being in schools. And, sadly, the article about the Portland protests has it right.
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    Politics of Why We Are All at Home Right Now

    Because wealthy people get to make choices that are not available to others
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    Yes, but not with the same focus as a few weeks ago. There have been more BLM-focused protests against ICE, but this week there is also more anti-corporate destruction of property that feels more like the usual Seattle anrchist MO than true support of BLM, and I'm sure that's what got Seattle...
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    He clearly hasn't been watching the protests for the last 6 weeks...a wall of non-black allies protesting BIPOC protesters has been a hallmark of this movement across the country. I do think the Wall of Moms branding is very on point - reminds me of the "Mom in tennis sneakers" campaigning in...
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    What's flying like today? (Experiences/news)

    Update: coworker's flights yesterday were much better - no middle seats had passengers, everyone in the whole airport was masked. They felt social distancing was being maintained as much as possible. I think it really is a crapshoot - this could be a function of flying on a Tuesday vs a weekend...
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    U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

    The national coverage of Portland is similar to what herbed last moth with Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP. From what I saw last night the evening protests are even larger (go PDX!) but for many rose city residents its business as usual. Caveat: I’m not in PDX but have many friends there who say the...
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