Wow. What a great week to reflect upon. So many actions and wins, and almost wins that then became wins (XOCHITL). In addition to a stroll down a week of memories, we provide a glimpse of what is to come and how you can be part of it.
The SOS just posted 8000 new votes so that now 99.2% of votes are counted. And Xochitl has won.
Today I lighten up on pushing you to campaign, and report on the state of the race in NM and the tireless work of so many who have taken to the streets and phones. The post also includes important info on the LANL plum hearing on Wednesday and the remarkable Beto surge: He’s TIED.
A packed week, with good information to share with others, most importantly the Voters Guide with recommendations on all state and local races. Also brief commentary on how the prevailing political discourse and toxic exhortations to revile the opposition is bearing fruit, a truly horrid fruit that is poisoning our land.
Roxanne and I saw “The Silence of Others” on Saturday. It was a powerful documentary of the struggle of heirs and survivors of the Franco regime’s slaughter of hundreds of thousands in Spain. It was both painful and inspiring, and it triggered an insight that I will share today with the usual Monday Week in…
After descriptions of a few actions for the coming week(s), find links to discussions of the UN report on climate change, options for reforming the Supreme Court and creeping fascism. Our way of life is being threatened on all fronts and only we can reverse course. Time to dig in, folks.
This post follows up on Thursday’s report on climate change and the possibilities for reforming the Supreme Court. Climate change is not on the radar for most Americans, so it is incumbent upon those that understand its importance, to act, not with marches but with conversations.
Vigorous grassroots efforts to derail the Kavanaugh nomination fell on deaf ears, leaving many of us beyond disheartened. Where to next? We consider what we can learn from this and where we go next.
As Thursday’s hearing makes clear, we have a long way to go. All too many entitled white males seem to be able to ignore or minimize the testimony of women victims of male assaults whenever it is politically expedient. And yesterday’s GOP performance may well spell doom for the GOP…at least with women.
https://retakeourdemocracy.org/2018-retake-our-democracy-strategy-voter-guide/Michael Moore on Kavanaugh & Blasey Ford, the truth about the “recovery” and how we measure our economic health, a review of immoral GOP policies from this week!,& 3 great Democracy Now! videos, two on private prisons and one from Michael Moore movingly discussing Blasey Ford.