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Yeah amerikkka’s promise, Russian Flags.

Well, here’s a story that definitely doesn’t speak well of the American education system. At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), shortly before Donald Trump’s (bonkers, nonsensical, self-aggrandizing) speech, a prank genius passed out what seemed to the crowd to be pro-Trump swag.

That swag? Small red, white, and blue flags with TRUMP written across them. The problem for those CPAC attendees? They were Russian flags.

Check out the story HERE along with a video of the person responsible for this wonderful action.

Lets tell the villages to come and collect their idiots real soon. This crowd is a very good example of why some folks should not breed.

Have you been to jail for justice? I want to shake your hand.

It Isn’t Nice to block the door way it isn’t nice to go to jail.

Posted: February 23, 2017 in Call to Action, For your information

Thanks to the 10,000 of you who signed our petition, and all of you who urged in other ways, the People’s Climate March, which is planned for April 29 in Washington, D.C. and other locations, has added peace to its goals.

Making the connections between war and the environment, as between war and so many other things, is part of World Beyond War’s central mission. That’s what we have done on this occasion, as on others when we’ve successfully expanded a multi-issue movement to include peace.

The People’s Climate March now says: “On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities, the people we love, and for peace.”

To our knowledge, a number of the major organizations sponsoring the march have never come out for peace before. We welcome this progress. Now it’s up to us to join in!

Please sign on to participate in D.C. or locally at https://peoplesclimate.org

And please urge organizations to sign on as partners on the same site.

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We’re organizing a week (a bit more in fact) of events and actions around the globe between March 27 and April 6 this year. It’s not too soon to start planning, and we can help.

March 27 is the opening of a UN meeting on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. April 4 is 50 years since Martin Luther King’s speech against war, and April 6 is 100 years since the United States entered the first world war. This week is also the start of an anti-nuclear campaign in Germany, and leads into the Keeping Space for Peace conference.

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The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights. See HERE for an article from The Washington Post

“Attacking our children . . . is no way to say you support and respect LGBTQ people,” said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

WHEN TRANS RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK WHAT DO WE DO—–STAND UP FIGHT BACK!!!

Response from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut:

Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding President Trump’s  decision to rescind protections for transgender students:

“Discrimination of this kind is outrageous and has no place in our society. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue – the President’s regressive actions must be rejected by all compassionate people, regardless of party affiliation. In 2011, I was proud to sponsor and help win passage for a comprehensive transgender rights bill here in Connecticut, and to subsequently lead fights nationally against efforts in North Carolina, Indiana, and elsewhere to restrict the rights of people who are transgender. In Connecticut, we will defend the rights of all students – regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnicity, and disability status – and will continue to protect their access to welcoming learning environments.”

Go to The National Center For Transgender Rights HERE.

From Mara Keisling

Today, the Trump administration went after the latest group it has chosen to attack: transgender students. The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have just announced that they are overturning the school guidance on protecting transgender students—a life-saving policy that told schools to treat trans students fairly and according to their gender identity.

This callous attack doesn’t change the fact that schools still have a responsibility to protect the welfare of all their students. But it tells transgender students everywhere that their government will not stand by them and defend their safety and their dignity. But we will! Take a look at NCTE’s FAQ to learn more about what this means for trans students.

Many people may be scared and worried, but this is not the end of the battle. We’re still fighting. If you’re in the DC area, join our rally today at 5:30pm EST in front of the White House.

Here are some more things you can do:

1. Organize a rally in your own community, and let us know about it so that we can help spread the word.

2. Call or write to President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to tell them why taking away this guidance is so harmful

3. Join NCTE’s Community Call tomorrow at 8:00pm EST on Facebook Live to learn more about what this development means and how you can help us fight fact.

Join NCTE on a Facebook Live chat TONIGHT at 8:30 pm EST, featuring Executive Director Mara Keisling, to discuss the Trump Administration’s plan to rescind Title IX guidance which protects trans students. Everyone is welcome to tune in, although tonight’s focus will be on how parents and family members can advocate on behalf of transgender students.

Feel free to share this info on your networks—we want as many people as possible to get this info.

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Lambda Legal reminds everyone of this:
If you know a transgender student who needs help please send them to our Trans Student Help page: www.lambdalegal.org/trans-students
 

Still the same message. Still the same reality. Let’s remember to put peace on this planet back on the table along with all of the other things that the new regime in DC opposes. Let’s not forget when we are out there in the streets that around this world many folks are on the end of amerikkka’s military beating stick and it is up to us oppose it and stop it. Why would anyone think that it matters if we only oppose all of the things that pertain to us personally?  Can we see a world that is beyond Trump and what has to be done for that world to become a reality? Trump is just one small part of the problem remove him and the problem is still there.

War is not healthy for children and other living things. We must remind ourselves of this every day. We must stand up and oppose war no matter what the powers that be tell us. It is not right and has never been right.

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Many thanks to a couple of readers who sent this in to us. We apologize for not posting sooner.