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Friday, April 21, 2017

FRIDAY LIST 12 [GOOD GRIEF, HAVE I BEEN DOING THIS FOR THREE MONTHS?]

It is Friday again, and time to report in.  There are a number of by-elections worth your attention:  The Georgia 6th run-off, Rob Quist’s run for the at-large Congressional seat in Montana [check here if you have missed this one], among others.  The energy level on the ground among Democrats generally and progressives in particular remains astonishing.  Judging from the fact that the DNC sat out the Georgia primary, took heat for that, and is now putting real money into the run-off, there is some evidence, albeit fragmentary, that the establishment types are susceptible to pressure.  Keep it up.

I remain genuinely staggered by the inability of the Office of the President, the State Department, and the Defense Department to get their stories straight on where one of America's aircraft carriers is.  Those are seriously big ships [longer than a football field with a 4.5 acre flight deck!]  They even have little telephones on them, I believe, so that you can call them up and ask where they are.

Four years of Trump may dramatically reconfigure the geopolitical world map as countries decide they cannot afford to throw their lot in with America.  I am not sure whether that is good or bad for the world, but it sure would be different.

Anyway, let me know what you have been up to this past week.

6 comments:

mesnenor said...

I learned early in the week that one of my elementary school classmates is in prison under sentence of death, in Iran. I've taken a few steps toward trying to help make her plight more widely known.

https://www.change.org/p/amnesty-international-stop-execution-of-marjan-davari-freemarjan

Tom Cathcart said...

I'm nervous that "overdetermination" gets 1800% more comments than Friday reports. Not that I did that much, just called Rep. Faso's office to urge him to support the tax transparency bill and let my weekly contribution to Ossiff roll on. We gotta do better, folks.

David Palmeter said...

Donated to the primary campaigns of 3 young Democrats endorsed by OurRevoltion. Responded with small amounts to two of the appeals from the Ossoff campaign that I get at about every 10 minutes 24 hours a day. I very much like the fact that Bernie is getting down into the weeds of local elections. This is where the strength of a party is based, and where its "establishment" lives. A progressive establishment leads to a progressive party.

Christopher M. said...

* Gave some money to Bresha Meadows' family (https://www.gofundme.com/bresham)
* Wrote a letter to the prosecutor of Bresha Meadows' case (https://freebresha.wordpress.com/category/open-letters/)
* Wrote email and Facebook messages to khalid kamau and Dylan Parker to congratulate them on their city council election victories (https://www.thenation.com/article/the-next-generation-of-democratic-socialists-has-started-winning-local-elections/)
* Left a message with our city council chairman telling him to allocate more funds to affordable housing instead of cutting taxes on wealthy people in the 2018 budget.

ddean said...

Moved by the 1800% comment not to lurk:
- marched with spouse in DC tax march, and attended rally (Waters was great, as was Richmond Fight for 15 worker-leader);
- sought with scant results to organize friends to do the same;
- more last minute $ to Ossoff, who is apparently giving some away to other special election democrats;
- formally joined local SURJ chapter's FB page;
- organized friends for today's DC Science march (with better results); and
- toe in the water on Twitter gently nudging both sides of bitter exchanges over Bernie's initial failure to "endorse" Ossoff.
Does reading Du Bois count?

Amin said...

It would be great that many countries can not afford to throw their lot in with US, just look at the role of so call "coalition" leading by US in past 80 years all round the globe.