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“The Voting Rights Act at a Crossroads”

I have written this piece for the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Daily.  It begins: Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in the United … Continue reading ?

Koch Brothers Host All-Male Panel During Republican Retreat; Compare Their “Moral” Struggles to Other Civil Rights Movements - Excuse me....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Because clearly, nothing says oppressed quite like older, wealthy white men who support misogynist, transphobic, and homophobic policies.

Koch brothers' new mantra: #RichLivesMatter

The problem with most civil rights movements is that they don't pay very well.

"Our Young Folks Have Taken to the Digital Underground to Call on Revolutionary Spirits"

Mark Anthony Neal's address delivered at Fit the Battle, a performance and commemoration created for Peekskill, NY that honors singer, Civil Rights activist, actor and athlete Paul Robeson and his celebrated baritone voice. The piece...Show More Summary

Koch brothers declare themselves the new civil rights leaders and whitewashing has jumped the shark

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Kochs have never been able to master subtlety, having been much better at secrecy. But now that the internet has exposed them for the megalomaniacs they are, they've decided to clean up their image. Rather than doing so gradually,...Show More Summary

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Koch brother sees his investment of billions to roll back regulation on business as akin to civil rights movement.

Joan Walsh on the Rise of the Disgusting "Cuckservative" Slur

Joan Walsh has an interesting piece on the rising popularity of the gross term "cuckservative" on the right, and what it actually means: The GOP Crack-Up Continues: The Raging Civil War Over the Disgusting "Cuckservative" Slur. "Cuckservative" started showing up in my Twitter mentions last week, after I suggested Donald...

NAACP'S 'Journey For Justice' Protest March Kicks Off In Selma

23 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Protest marches have been part of Selma's civil rights fabric since 1965, but an 860-mile trek to Washington had a minister leaning on the Bible for heavenly support Saturday. The Rev. Theresa Dear noted the magnitude of what lies ahead, but never doubted that the "40-day-and-40-night" march will be successful. Show More Summary

CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: The Police Killer In Memphis Gives Us An Opportunity To RISE ABOVE "Tit For Tat" Condemnations BUT INSTEAD To Notice How The "Americanized Negro Makes Himself A FOOTBALL THAT IS YIELDED TO THE FIELD OF PLAY"

FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13 BLACK TWITTER (FaceBook) As A Necessary Tool For Psychological Evaluation Of The "Americanized Colonized So-Called Negro" IF THEN The Preferred Model For Membership To The "Black Civil Rights Homicide Martyr Hall...Show More Summary

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“Look at the American revolution, the anti-slavery movement, the women’s suffrage movement, the civil rights movement. All of these struck a moral chord with the American people. They all sought to overcome an injustice. And we, too, are seeking to [...]

“Charles Koch invokes fight for civil rights as model for political activism”

Sounds purely instrumental to me: The theme of helping the lower class was echoed throughout the weekend conference as network officials laid out their plans to spend $889 million by the end of 2016 on issue advocacy, higher-education grants and political … Continue reading ?

Open Thread: Sunday Sermon, from Satan

Charles Koch compares work of his political network to civil rights movement http://t.co/dEKpRV1D4O — Alan Abramowitz (@AlanIAbramowitz) August 2, 2015 The Washington Post, reporting from an upscale California resort: DANA POINT, Calif. Show More Summary

Charles Koch compares work of his political network to civil rights movement

He cited criminal justice reform as an issue that strikes the same chord as previous "freedom movements."

Be Careful What You Ask For -- What Time is It?

The leaders of some of civil rights organizations active in the 20th Century are now turning their attention to "Silicon Valley." The common denominator of their 21st Century strategy seems to be to persuade major Silicon Valley technology and new media companies to open up opportunities for African Americans and Hispanics. Show More Summary

50 Years after Selma March, Activists Walk Again to Restore Voting Rights in South

yesterdayNews : Vice News

More than 50 years ago, George Sallie, at the time a 36-year-old Korean War veteran, shuffled behind Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of America's civil rights movement in a march stretching 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Show More Summary

Modern-day March on Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

NAACP leaders launched a 40-day march across the U.S. South on Saturday with a rally in Selma, Alabama, drawing on that city’s significance in the 1960s civil rights movement to call attention to the issue of racial injustice in modern America. Organizers of “America’s Journey for...

Uber and Civil Rights

Uber executives love to compare themselves to civil rights leaders. Because there’s nothing closer to being Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King than being a millionaire CEO. But despite this, one might argue that said Uber executives actually are analogous to figures in the civil rights movement–for instance Orval Faubus and George Wallace: But there […]

March to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

Organizers of the so-called "America's Journey for Justice" want to build momentum behind a renewed national dialogue over race relations that was prompted by the killing of a number of unarmed black men by police officers over the past year. Show More Summary

Spanish 'Gag Law' Poses Risk of Disproportionate Freedoms Restriction - NGO

The deputy director of a local civil group claims that the implementation of Spain's Public Security Law may result in a superfluous constraint of fundamental civil rights in the country.

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