Women who report assault deserve to hear that we believe them, and that we can back them up — because we’ve heard the other side.
The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation imbroglio shined a bright light on a terrible misconception: that the #MeToo movement is somehow about destroying the careers of powerful men.
Again and again, Kavanaugh and his defenders complained that the allegations were “ruining his life” or “his good name.” (Never mind whether he deserves it.)
This sort of entitlement completely erases survivors of assault. #MeToo is about those women, previously silent, speaking out so that America’s shameful tolerance of sexual assault ends.
Even worse, some Republicans appear willing to accept Kavanaugh even if the allegations brought by Christine Blasey Ford and others are true. To them, it’s unfair that something Kavanaugh did as a 17 year-old boy should impact his career 36 years later.
This is nothing less than open tolerance of sexual assault. To me, that’s unacceptable.
I suspect millions of men share my view. And we need to speak up — especially those of us who got a glimpse inside the world Brett Kavanaugh grew up in. Continue reading →
I was hoping a miracle would save me from writing this post.
I so wanted Deedra Abboud to pull off a stunning upset, even though I knew it couldn’t happen.
But reality has arrived. Kyrsten Sinema is the nominee for U.S. Senate of the Democratic Party.
And as soon as I receive my ballot in the mail in October, I’ll be connecting that broken bar next to her name. It’ll be painful. I’ll undoubtedly throw up a little in the back of my mouth as I do it. But there will be no hesitation on my part. Sanity demands no less.
And if you want to maximize our chance of avoiding disaster, you’ll be joining me. Continue reading →
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To believe the Mueller investigation is a “witch hunt” is to believe that all the connections between Trump and those in his orbit are not inter-connected; that it’s all one huge coincidence. Here are the various dots (I may be missing a few):
George Papadopoulos’ Russian contacts (through an intermediary) in early 2016.
The June 2016 Trump tower meeting.
Manafort’s many Russian connections and his willingness to manage Trump’s campaign at no charge, at a time he was deep underwater financially.
Roger Stone and his connections to Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0.
The mysterious softening of the Republican platform position on Russia.
Trump’s public ask for help from Russia finding HRC’s emails within hours of when Russia launched its hacking operation.
The efforts to create a back channel, by both Jared Kushner and Erik Prince (the Seychelles meeting).
Michael Flynn’s Russia contacts regarding sanctions.
As I said, I’m sure I’m leaving out a few.
Recently, I’ve started following blogger Marcy Wheeler, of Emptywheel. Marcy’s analysis during the Valerie Plame/Scooter Libby imbroglio was brilliant. On several occasions, she figured things out that the mainstream media had missed.
Her analysis of Mueller investigation related matters has been stellar as well. Continue reading →
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“Resolve your active warrants between 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Available Services: – Quash your warrant – Create a payment plan – Reinstate your driver’s license – Schedule a new court date Note: Warrant Resolution Court attendees are advised to … Continue reading →
Panel Presentation – Taking a Look at the Arizona Ballot Measures WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 WHEN: 9:30-11:45 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2018. FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC: Event is accessed … Continue reading →
Hosted by People’s Defense Initiative and 2 others “Join People’s Defense Initiative for our first panel, on Saturday October 20th in the Little Theater at Pueblo High School, to discuss the global war on migrants: Forced migration and the polices … Continue reading →
“The Convergence of Spirituality and Politics.” a lecture by Dr. David Wilkinson, retired former pastor at St. Francis UMC. The third in a series of lectures/events at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church (River/Swan) designed to educate, confront, … Continue reading →
Hosted by Giffords and 2 others “We’re fighting to save lives from gun violence, and we need your help. Join us on Sunday, October 21 at 4:30pm to hear from: • Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords • Retired NASA Astronaut Captain … Continue reading →
Sam Almy will be speaking about voting in Arizona regarding the upcoming General Election. He is the Voter File Manager for the Arizona Democratic Party. Our speaker this week is Arizona Democratic Party Data Director Sam Almy. “Born and raised … Continue reading →
“AZED101 is a non-partisan volunteer group of parents committed to improving Arizona’s education funding. We realized that to change the status quo, we had to understand the situation, and soon we had a presentation to share with friends and neighbors, … Continue reading →
University of Arizona GOTV Rally with Bernie Sanders and David Garcia, Hosted by UofA Young Democrats Other speakers include:CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva and Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: Doors open: 10:00am Rally: 12:00pm … Continue reading →
Arizona State University GOTV Rally with Bernie Sanders and David Garcia, Hosted by ASU Young Democrats Other speakers include: Congressman Ruben Gallego and Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: Doors open: 3:00pm Rally: 5:00pm Media … Continue reading →
“Come learn from the City of Tucson’s Environmental Services Department about the do’s and don’ts of recycling and how you can be part of the solution to make sure our recyclables actually make it to market. Bring your questions!” https://www.facebook.com/events/329200600990595/Share … Continue reading →
“This will be an 1.5 hour training hosted by the Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission meant to bring Tucson’s women together in a women only space to begin what role in Advocacy they can start playing after they cast their … Continue reading →
Hosted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy and YWCA Southern Arizona “It’s General Election time, and once again the Pima County Recorder’s Office is joining us for a voting party to officially collect your ballots. Bring … Continue reading →
Hosted by Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce “You’re cordially invited to the 2018 State of the City Address to be delivered by Mayor John F. Doyle Thursday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. Pierson High School Gymnasium 451 N. Arroyo … Continue reading →
“Join AFGE, The AZ AFL-CIO and other community groups to discuss privatization and union busting in the VA and other government workplaces.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1133141733506996/Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterestLike this:Like Loading...
Hosted by Phoenix Democratic Socialists of Americaand 3 others “On Thursday, October 25 at 6:30pm, Michael Lighty, founding member of the Sanders Institute and leader in the Healthy California campaign, will be joining other labor leaders for a town hall … Continue reading →
“In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Southwest Fair Housing Council and our community partners will be examining the impact of the Act on Arizona. 8:00 – Registration and continental breakfast 8:45 – Opening Remarks, welcome … Continue reading →
ELEGY FOR AMERICAN DIPLOMACY OCTOBER 26, 2018 Ambassador David Dunford “Over the past three decades, American diplomatic successes have become increasingly irregular and the perception of the US has become less positive. More and more we look to our military … Continue reading →
Ninth Annual Spirit of Service Scholars Luncheon 10/26/2018 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ASU Downtown Campus – AE England Auditorium 424 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona, 85004 “Arizona State University Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions is pleased … Continue reading →
“Join us at IBEW Local 570 for a discussion about Medicare For All. We’ll be joined by Michael Lighty, former policy director of National Nurses United, to talk about what universal healthcare for everyone in America will look like and … Continue reading →
Film and Discussion “Life of Chicana activist Dolores Huerta, who with Cesar Chavez, founded and led the United Farm Workers Union for half a century. Sister Dolores dedicated her life to building a coalition of the labor and Chicanx movements, … Continue reading →
Join us for a Film & Forum honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month. WHAT: An award-winning short film followed by a panel discussion with community leaders who deal with domestic violence. WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 WHERE: Murphy-Wilmot … Continue reading →
October 27, 2018 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm Peace Center Event Celebrate Tucson Peace Center’s new office space in the Global Justice Center. We’re collaborating with other GJC tenants and our new neighbor The Gloo Factory to host a street … Continue reading →
Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham will be speaking about Get Out the Vote efforts for the General Election on Nov. 6, 2018. His 2nd wife Alisa is running for Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 against Republican attorney Doug Taylor … Continue reading →
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