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People from all over the country will descend on Washington, D.C., to say NO to Donald Trump’s War Parade on Veterans’ Day weekend November 10-12, 2018.

This is an outrage! It is an obscene glorification of war and a criminal waste of urgently needed money. At this very moment so many working people are unable to pay their medical bills and rent, millions in Puerto Rico still have no electricity, youth unemployment is still staggering, the drug epidemic is worsening, and the country’s infrastructure is crumbling. The War Parade is aimed at stimulating a new war drive that will bring death and destruction to one (or more) of the countries on the Pentagon hit list, potentially North Korea, Iran, or Venezuela. The over-the-top celebrations of the war machine — in the false guise of “patriotism” — also serve to stifle dissent at home, as Trump has repeatedly shown with his racist attacks on #BlackLivesMatter protesters.

The people of this country, and the world, will not stand for it. We will not be led into the slaughterhouse of war — either as perpetrators or victims — so as to repair a wounded ego or a wounded Empire. Hundreds of thousands will pour into the streets to stop Trump’s agenda of militarism and racism.

Donate to build a truly massive counter-mobilization of the people against Trump’s war parade.
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First a note from furbirdsqueerly: Yes Mr. trump you want a parade just like all the other big boys. Yes go ahead and show all of your weapons of destruction. But remember while you show your military might this child and many more like her all across amerikkka. While you are at it remember lots of other things, things that are so wrong. But most of all remember god doesn’t like ugly and you, your administration, your march to fascism, and your supporters are sure damn ugly.

A note to our community, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and everyone else under our umbrella. Let us remember ourstories from history past. Let us see with our eyes wide open and not walk blinded in the light. We as a people know what is right and what is wrong. We as a people know if we do not fight back we will lose. Our foremothers and fathers certainly fought back let us remember that. In all attacks on our community and on other communities we stood up and said, NO!! We understood early on as the old IWW slogan said, An Injury To One Is An Injury to All.  But let us never forget what happened to our people when madness such as this was allowed to escalate. No folks the pink triangle was not a fashion statement.  When our rights and the rights of others are taken away one by one. When it all has gone too far to fight back. On a small scale if you see a Nazi today trying to parade and recruit in your community fight back. Their movement is growing and ignoring them will not make them go away. Use the rally cry, In memory of our people we fight the Neo-Nazis off.

He wants to be a big boy but in reality he is a big buffoon.

From the Guardian. Alerted by BacktoStonewall HERE. Who added It has been done before, Nuremberg Germany 1937 for example.

Donald Trump orders Pentagon to plan grand military parade!

President reportedly seeks parade in model of France’s Bastille Day celebration, prompting one veterans’ group to call him ‘a wannabe banana republic strongman’

Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to plan a military parade that would see soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the streets of Washington, it was reported on Tuesday.
The move was instantly criticized, with one veterans’ group comparing the president to “a wannabe banana republic strongman”.

Trump is seeking a grand parade similar to the Bastille Day celebration in Paris, according to the Washington Post. He outlined the plan at a meeting at the Pentagon on 18 January that included defense secretary Jim Mattis and joint chiefs of staff chairman General Joseph Dunford, the paper said, citing an unnamed military official.

“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” the official told the Post. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

The White House confirmed that an event is in the works, though it did not offer further details. “President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said. “He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.” (more…)

This work is gleaned from many sources. It is a collage in the service of the people.

Leveling

by Tommy Gunn

Oh for the days when things were simple and the hope and inspiration of revolution was in the air. When we stood up and didn’t take it from the cops, the army, guard or whomever was beating us over the head, tear gassing, mace in the face, fire hosing, trying to stop us from being on our way to a new day. Someone said the other day, there is still hope we can educate the masses of people to stand up and be counted against this government. There is still hope, it make take awhile, is a very privileged class statement to make. Tell that to the person who is on the end of the beating stick right now, at this moment, that we speak. Oh wait buddy sorry about your head but we will educate the oppressor and then he won’t oppress you anymore, he won’t beat you over the head, kill your children an level your town.

One of the most stupid things that I have ever heard was that the cops are our brothers in the struggle. Yeah right, by their actions of murder and mayhem we know they are not. Too many, how many, over 1,000 people have been killed by the cops last year. Bull shit on that educating crap. They are the enemy. How about educating the racist trump supporters? Think it can be done? Think again.

fat cat

For years now I have wondered how the hell are we going to overthrow Capitalism, get rid of the rich bastards, and set up that new day. The elite continue to experience a new gilded age while most of the people are left out of the party. Many of people who are left out of the party, subscribe to the philosophy of materialism, the I want, I want. Wall street surges and those in power try to convince us that we too reap the benefits. We know that is bull shit. Those in power and the elite that pull their strings  are getting more and more powerful by the month.  Are we all just a bunch of hot air doing all the talking, with a very few listening, writing books about how wrong all the wrong is, with very few listening, new leaders emerge, with very few listening, a spark here and a spark there, with very few listening, a reformist comes onto the stage and everyone give him a big rah rah and that is about the size of it. You know with reform its in today out tomorrow, laws come and laws go, march on up to the state capitol and change a few laws, new faces, new laws, eat a few crumbs and be glad. Amazing that so many fall for this way of life. Then in a few years the kinder and gentler make way for the bigger nasty that plays with the people like a cat with a mouse. Until that cat eats us all one by one. Our job then must be not to let the cat win. Our job then is to trying our hardest to topple the rich fat cat. To do this we must understand that it will be by any means necessary.

From History Past:

In Luke of the Christian Bible we read these lines. A promise a hope for a better day.

He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;

he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

Beautiful words from way way back in the day. We are waiting and still are waiting for years. Waiting for the very seats of the rich to collapse under them and down they go. All the way down from their high and mighty places. Oh yes we have been waiting for years. We know if it is all the truth that this action will be one of the greatest leveling ever to take place.  One song we have always loved and this isn’t the song sung around campfires by girl scouts but by slaves calling on the Lord to Come By Here. Come By Here” in its original hands appealed for divine intervention on behalf of the oppressed. The people who were “crying, my Lord” were blacks suffering under the Jim Crow regime of lynch mobs and sharecropping. While the song may have originated in the Georgia Sea Islands, by the late 1930s, folklorists had made recordings as far afield as Lubbock, Tex., and the Florida women’s penitentiary. Bearing witness to the worlds suffereing and asking to be delivered from it. We want to add it here. This version by Blind Willie is the one we love.

Leveling one by one. The cities fall under the onslaught of Imperialist war mongering.

Once thriving civilizations are now in ruin. Of course we bet the very wealthy escaped well before the invasion.

Let’s get this over with as soon as possible. As it will sure get us over with.  ( 1 )

 

According to Walter Scheidel in his book, The Great Leveler. “Over thousands of years, only violent events have significantly lessened inequality. The “Four Horsemen” of leveling―mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues―have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. When we consider our history we see that only through these transformative event have there been a equalization.” The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century Walter Scheidel is a must read.

Tick Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick Tick Tick  TOCK and one big FLASH & BOOM!

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the symbolic Doomsday Clock a notch closer to the end of humanity Thursday, moving it ahead by 30 seconds after what the organization called a “grim assessment” of the state of geopolitical affairs. “As of today,” Bulletin president Rachel Bronson told reporters, “it is two minutes to midnight” — as close as the world has ever been to the hour of apocalypse. In moving the clock forward, the group cited “the failure of President Trump and other world leaders to deal with looming threats of nuclear war and climate change.”

The Doomsday Clock.

and the promise of_______________________ where will our primitive attitudes lead us?

Merry lives on 132nd street in NYC. Here is what would happen to her.

Rich bastard lives on Park Avenue it would be the same with him and Wall Street too.

The bomb as many others have stated is indeed the great equalizer. Everyone will die. Leader along with the ditch digger. The big with the small. The rich with the poor. The good along with the bad. All dead. Will something be left? Somewhere?

You want to start a mini war and get called every name in the book. Just say this to a liberal:

Thought for the day

Short takes on equalizing.

We Are All Naked Together

Now way back in the day we got naked together. Took off everything naked as a jay bird, ( 2 ) in our birthday suits. Finding an openness with every man who came into the room, naked as the day he was born. Is he a banker, a butcher, a baker? Ditch digger, waiter or candle stick maker.  When we all got naked, we were equal. Class distinctions went out the window. Just a bunch of Yum Yum. So our nakedness made us equal. My Saint Johnsbury sweater is in a locker next to your Tommy Hilfiger outfit. Our class distinction was left in the locker room along with our watches, necklaces, shoes and coats. Naked and out came we.

Of course says Bobby, “My dick is bigger than yours so we are not equal in that sense.” All the size queens are lining up in a row waiting to take me on and string bean Nelly is waiting for someone who would rather be tickled than choked. Come on Bobby, says Morris, size in this doesn’t really matter. How about the way a person talks? Can I tell if he is educated or from the streets? Do I care once I see him naked and we get down to business. When he rubs me do I say, man your hands are rough day laborer or just enjoy the rub as long as he doesn’t take a layer of skin with him?  He talks to me and I think upper class man, got a bundle well Mickey told me that yeah he did at one time but fell on hard times went down and now is just making it back from the street. He still is an enjoyable cuddle.

Undoing this: 

Has the great social movements that sprang up to equalize things a matter of the past? For now? The great leveling that took place in Russia 1917 has now but been put to rest. The hope of the people for world wide peace and understanding.

The “fools” represented those chosen by God for their lowly status.

An engraving of the Feast of Fools, made in 1559, after it was banned. Pieter Van der Heyden ( 3 )

Trying to undo by protest in mask: Our brothers from back in the day.

One masque group was known as the “Société Mattachine.” These societies, lifelong secret fraternities of unmarried townsmen who never performed in public unmasked, were dedicated to going out into the countryside and conducting dances and rituals during the Feast of Fools, at the Vernal Equinox. Sometimes these dance rituals, or masques, were peasant protests against oppression speaking truth to power challenging the church and the state. The masked dancers in the people’s name, received the brunt of a given lord’s vicious retaliation.  Everyone else but these brave dancers were afraid to speak out as we well know people in power don’t always have a sense of humor about their power being questioned.  These men according to Harry Hay were our people. (more…)

Ann Garrison of Black Star News has conducted an excellent interview with Cindy Sheenhan on the upcoming Women’s March on the Pentagon. To find out more about the march go to HERE. We  love what the march says,

To Confront the Bi-Partisan War Machine

In response to the continuing march of military aggression by the USA and to put an antiwar agenda back on the table of activists, we are calling for an Women’s (and allies) March on the Pentagon tentatively sent for the 51st anniversary of the 1967 big antiwar event in DC and subsequent march on the Pentagon that had 50,000 people!

If you don’t like Trump (and who doesn’t), we have something for you too! Just think TRUMP’S BLOATED FINGER IS ON THE NUCLEAR BUTTON!

However, this is NOT, nor will it turn into a Get Out the Vote Rally for the Democrat 1/2 of the War Party. This is a principled call to action against the entire rotten Empire.

This is a clearinghouse for volunteering and putting together the event—it will be updated regularly as more information is added.

The Interview:

Women’s March on the Pentagon: Confronting the Bipartisan War Machine

An Interview with Cindy Sheehan

Ann Garrison: Cindy Sheehan, I understand that you’ve started organizing a Women’s March on the Pentagon. Why?

Cindy Sheehan: Yes, Ann, thank you. I’m beginning to organize a Women’s March on the Pentagon because since 2007, when Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats regained a majority in the House of Representatives, there has been an incomprehensible absence of protesting the USA’s wars and empire. After Obama took over as president, the antiwar movement all but died. Now we have these huge Women’s Marches, Climate Marches, and so forth, but many of us think that one cannot separate the global emancipation of women or the destruction of our planet from the issue of war. I feel that instead of beating our heads against a wall to call on these liberal marches to address the issue, we should do what we can to address it ourselves.

AG: Have you set a date yet?

CS: We haven’t set a date yet, but there are some significant dates coming up. October 7 will be the anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the Afghanistan War is now the longest running war in US history.

Also, October 21 will be the 51st anniversary of the 1967 March on the Pentagon to Confront the War Makers organized by the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.

AG: And what will you do if Rachel Maddow and the rest of the corporate media start shrieking that only Kremlin tools would organize a March on the Pentagon?

CS: Well, considering that Rachel Maddow and the rest of the corporate media are tools of the Pentagon, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did start shrieking about “Kremlin tools” organizing a march on the Pentagon. Of course, these days everything’s Russia’s fault, and I’m sure that the midterm elections in November of this year will create a lot of liberal pushback against this March on the Pentagon. Unlike the previous Climate Marches and Women’s Marches, the Women’s March on the Pentagon will not be a Get-Out-the-Vote Rally for the Democrat half of the war party. But we really need to highlight that war and peace is not a liberal, conservative, or partisan issue; it’s a survival issue. And of course we have to be ready for the slings and arrows of people like Rachel Maddow and the rest of the corporate media because that’s the way it always is, but the more attention we get for our cause the better.

AG: In the current environment, with Twitter, Facebook, and the YouTube all submitting to governmental pressure to curtail dissent and promote Russophobia, do you have a backup social media plan?

CS: Since we are just starting to organize it, I think people should keep on checking Facebook for the Women’s March on the Pentagon. Of course Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox will have information. We’ll probably put a website together. But to circumvent this Twitter, Facebook, Youtube collaboration with the federal government, we have to go back to organizing the old-fashioned way, including e-mail. And when I call e-mail old-fashioned, that shows how far we’ve come. But over 100,000 people got to the March on the Pentagon to Confront the War Makers in 1967, and more than 500,000 people got to the Vietnam Moratorium March on Washington in 1969 without social media or e-mail. The organizers used face-to-face contact. They handed out flyers, went to events, and called friends and family to promote it.

And we will use social media. There are some new ones coming out that are thus far more free of government censorship.
(more…)

Under the cover of the pre-Winter Olympics thaw between North and South Korea and the momentary lull in the “fire and fury” rhetoric from the Trump White House, there are growing signs that the Pentagon and the CIA are pressing ahead with preparations for a preemptive war against North Korea, including the use of nuclear weapons.

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From the Gay Liberation Network, Chicago

 

Shut Down Racism, War & Bigotry

on 1st Anniversary of Trump

When Trump and the 1% attack, we will fight back!

A year into his and presidency, Trump, the 1% and the establishment are feeling more confident that they will not have to face resistance in the streets.

They have gone on the offensive, approving the racist travel ban, empowering racist police departments and ICE, attacking Native lands and the environment. They’re promoting the Tax Plan assault which threatens Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.

They’re threatening LGBTQ rights through phony “religious liberty” laws and a forthcoming Supreme Court decision. These moves threaten equal access to public accommodations, a basic right won by the black-led Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, today using hostility against LGBTQs as a wedge to attack a basic right that should be guaranteed to all oppressed people.

On an international front, they’re funding and escalating the Saudi genocide in Yemen, preparing for a disastrous war against perhaps Korea or Iran, backing election fraud against a progressive candidate in Honduras, threatening net neutrality, attacking the Arab and Muslim world by declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and much, much more.

Trump and the congress of millionaire’s agenda of unrestrained capitalism and white supremacy and the warmongering and fake resistance of democratic politicians can only be defeated by a united people’s movement to stop racist police terror, imperialist war, environmental destruction, the fascist mobilization and the attacks on immigrants and all oppressed people.

We stand with and will continue to defend immigrants, LGBTQ people, Muslims, People of Color, women, workers, the youth, poor people, the disabled and all those who are under attack!

The initiating cosponsors of this action are BLM Women of Faith, Answer Chicago & People United Against Oppression. They can be contacted at 773.885.3991. Please join and share the Facebook event here.

Additional co-sponsors are: Chicago Students Union; Freedom First International; Gay Liberation Network; Illinois Green Party; Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago; Anakbayan Chicago: International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines – Midwest; Free from Harm; Chicago Chapter of Veterans for Peace; La Voz de los de Abajo; Chicago Campaign to Expose Crisis Pregnancy Centers; Kofi Ademola, an activist in the Movement for Black Lives; International Socialist Organization; Refuse Fascism Chicago; Chicago Workers World Party; The Party for Socialism and Liberation Chicago; Chicagoland Teamsters Against chump; Albany Park, North Park, Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice; Chicago Socialist Alternative; Chicago Stop Moving Backwards; No War on North Korea; Party for Socialism and Liberation – Milwaukee; Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement; Southwest Suburban Activists; March 19th Anti-War Coalition; No Amazon HQ in Chicago; and Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comité Chicago.