Month: January 2017
Freedom First International, Refusefascism.org and other groups are joining the rising number of Democratic lawmakers have said they plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration at the US Capitol on 20 January.
As well as more than 50 House Democrats are refusing to watch as Mr.Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president amidst a feud between the newly elected president and the civil rights activist and congressman, John Lewis.
Why is there a boycott?
Mr. Lewis, a revered veteran of the 1960s struggle, sparked controversy on Friday when he called Mr. Trump’s victory illegitimate because of Russia’s alleged interference in the election.
The president-elect hit back on Twitter, attacking the Georgia lawmaker as “all talk, talk, talk – no action or results”, which prompted a wave of outrage from people saying if anyone embodied action, it was the 76-year-old.
Dozens of members of Congress have announced they will skip the event.
We are asking everyone who can read this message to do two a few things
Get the message out around the country.The election may be over, but the fight against Trump has just begun. Our Boycott Trump seeks to enable people to take action against Trump by everyday tools, stay at home, don’t go to work.
- On the top of Every hour blast out all/any messages-share pictures that signal that signal a renewed call for protest via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
- Our “call-to-action” message that urged television viewers to watch anything other than Donald Trump’s inauguration on 20 January 2017 in an attempt to lower the event’s TV ratings (and thus strike a blow to the President-elect’s ego)
This hits Trump and his allies where it hurts them most – and this can be more powerful then the Black Friday boycotts.” Our message to Donald- We the people are the voice of this generation, and we will make America great and the world even better!-But without you!
Go to our facebook event page for more information
For Immediate Release: Activist Community Rally to Stand to Voice Opinion for Chicago Police Reform Change with the Release of DOJ report
For Immediate Release: Activist Community Rally to Stand to Voice Opinion for Chicago Police Reform Change with the Release of DOJ report!
Dirksen Federal Bldg, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604 at 10:00am
In Chicago on Friday Morning the Department of Justice is expected to release it’s expectedly scathing report based on the federal investigation to access if the Chicago Police Department violated the civil rights of minority citizens with Police Brutality.
For the activist community leadership on the ground. We strongly believe through consensus that the Mayor, chief of Police and civic leadership who have been amicable to the mayor’s agenda have lost valuable time over the course of the past year by trying to adhere to artificial “benchmarks,” that have no real effect on true reform.
To date this trend continues and the Mayor and team continue to miss the mark by the way just merely responding to questions about whether the department needs to have in place a federal consent decree. We activists believe laying out new CPD department training and use of force rules are only a step in the process due to the fact that CPD officers today continue to act outside of public interest. If in fact the
The mayor recently said in an interview, “our commitment to reform will not change with the administration.” We activists believe that in the midst of a Trump regime that has promised to be Pro-“Police Enforcement and Prosecution friendly,” the move and emphasis for greater Chicago-must be on restorative justice and to bring balance to a fractured “Mistrusting” Chicago Community.
Emanuel also stands no chance of restoring public trust in the black and minority community, which were already shattered by his handling of the Laquan McDonald shootings Homan Square, Chicago Police Brutality, unless he leads the down progression toward eliminating police abuses that have dragged on for decades.
Although there’s no turning back on the road to police reform, the consequences of Friday’s announcement could be enormous for Emanuel.
But on today’s date a “question must be asked in lieu of the DOJ report release-That question is whether the Mayor and team have been truly effective on their job, or has the mayor truly comprised his credibility, and loyalty to the better interest of Chicago Citizens with regard to serious reform.
President Gregg L, Greer, Freedom First International-Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Recent initiatives to address
◾Recent –◾Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about community violence.
WHAT: Press Conference and Rally to give voice to an alternative voice for Police Reform!
WHERE: Friday 1-13-2016 10:00am 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, United States.
WHO: Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Violence Interrupters, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois, Campaign to End Torture Chicago and others
WHY: Much needed public effort to fight for Chicago Police Reform.
PHOTO/STORY OPP: Civil Rights Organizers-Who will bring an alternative voice to the issue.
AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy Reform against Police Brutality in Chicago
As reported by various sources including the Root, and CNN-A person claiming to be a former British intelligence official compiled a dossier that has been circulating for weeks among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists, making claims that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him.
The dossier is a collection of memos reportedly written over a period of months, and includes specific but unverified allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives. It also contains graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians which are also unverified. CNN reported on Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the dossier was given to President Obama and President-elect Trump.
BuzzFeed has obtained and published the full document “so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the U.S. government.”
Much of what is in the report are things that have already been widely reported and speculated on in the media, including Russia interfering in the election by providing information on Hillary Clinton and the like. The most salacious claims, however, allege that Trump has some kinky ideas on what to do in the bedroom.
According to the report, Donald Trump allegedly rented the Presidential Suite at the Moscow Ritz Carlton Hotel “where he knew President and Mrs. Obama (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia.” The report goes on to say that Trump “defiled” the room by hiring prostitutes and having them “perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him.”
The room was allegedly full of concealed microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything that happened in them.
The president-elect’s attorney, Michael Cohen, said that the allegations were false.
“It’s so ridiculous on so many levels,” Cohen said. “Clearly the person who created this did so from their imagination or did so hoping that the liberal media would run with this fake story for whatever rationale they have.”
Trump also spoke out against the reports on his own Twitter feed.
The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials
(Original Source-The Root and the Atlantic)