Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dreamers and Dream Defenders cut out from March on Washington ceremony

Tweet Despite being on the program, representatives from both the Dream Defenders and United We Dream were not allowed to speak at yesterday’s “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Both the Dream Defenders, whose actions we’ve covered before, and the undocumented youth movement of which United We [...]
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But what about Syria? Why talking about Miley matters

Tweet At this point, folks have heard a lot about Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance, and even as I write about this, I too feel a little sick of hearing her name. That said, when I saw the tumblr of Miley Cyrus twerking on “things we should talk about,” I have to say I felt some [...]
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#829strike: Fast food workers go on strike and ask for higher wages

TweetLast year, on “Black Friday” fast food workers in New York went on strike and demanded higher wages in the Fast Food Forward campaign. This energy and new infusion of energy in the diminishing labor movement was a sight for sore eyes and certainly illustrated that as much as the Koch Brothers and Republicans try, [...]
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Virginia’s Ken Cuccinelli worked with group that thinks the VAWA encourages women to fake domestic abuse

TweetVirginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wants to be governor but throughout this process of running more and more information about his extreme views are being revealed. Before transvaginal ultrasounds were a household term, thanks to Cuccinelli and his buddy Bob McDonnell, he was a private attorney who was very active in the Father’s Rights movement. [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Today Barack Obama addressed the nation on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Check out the full speech in the video above. More related links: Who was notably absent at the Lincoln Memorial today? Republican leadership. “Yes, I was there…and then is now“. On King’s rhetorical improvisation. [...]
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