Native Americans give no thanks for Columbus’ legacy of destruction and neither should we

picture from One Cut video

Screen shot from One Word – Episode 25: Christopher Columbus invited Native Americans to free-associate one word with Columbus. They got fabulous responses worked into a short video, which made me feel very thoughtful.

Although American schoolchildren do learn about the destruction Columbus brought to our land and the First Nation people who were already living here, we are also taught to idolize both the destroyer and the destruction Columbus initiated. Which means that from a very young age, our schools are teaching children to idolize cruelty, thievery, genocide and to value the monetization of natural resources. Resources which – when left intact or at least, used sustainably – remain treasures of Mother Earth with the power to nurture and allow us to live surrounded by beauty, in comfort.

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In 84 seconds learn why Cable & Telcos are trying to gut Net Neutrality funding and take it away from you

Squeezing internet users

FFTF warns that Big Cable & Telcos want to squeeze more money out of users

Fight for the Future cautions:

Net Neutrality is Under Attack. Don't let Congress break the Internet by dismantling Net Neutrality — share this video to raise the alarm.

Why not also call your elected federal officials and ask them to protect net neutrality on your behalf? Calling is a powerful action to make sure net neutrality doesn’t go away. Call using this convenient tool.

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President Obama endorses net neutrality

The White House defines net neutrality:

More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it says that an entrepreneur’s fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student’s blog shouldn’t be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money.

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Release of video showing 17 yo Laquan being killed have Chicago police all jittery

Chi police on high alert pending shooting video release

Facebook post by Cynthia OneDay Flood

Facebook wouldn’t let me share Cynthia Flood‘s post about Chicago police gearing up for a high-alert, increased police presence in readiness for today’s release of the patrol car dashboard cam video footage of 17 year old Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times by a police officer on 20 October 2014. A judge ordered the video to be released by Wednesday.

Poor boy. He was apparently high on PCP but exhibited no violent behaviour.

The officer who mercilessly and without provocation executed Laquan is being charged with murder. I wish for Laquan’s mother, family, friends and community – peace, comfort and healing.

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Ben Carson is after white approval & votes, not for #blacklivesmatter

Ben Carson dinosaur wrangler

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Ben Carson’s not trying to win over the black vote. He has his eye set on courting conservative white people. US News quotes university professor David Lublin:

When he argues that the black community needs to reject government handouts and the Democratic Party’s “welfare state,” Carson offers “validation for positions held by [white] Republicans” that structural racism doesn’t exist, or are uncomfortable with a black president insisting it does … He’s a Republican. He speaks at conservative forums, which are mainly forums for white people. Certainly black Twitter isn’t rushing to gush about Ben Carson.

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Gee whiz, check out the Russian flavor of flash mob – it’s spectacular!

Russian bridge, groom & flash mobRussian flash dance mob contains all of this: Snow, a bridge, a couple hundred people, syncopated rhythm, a great song, champagne, a contingent of cossack style dancers in soldier uniform, acrobats, a red limo and a real live bride and groom. Whoa! Loads of fun.

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New interactive website helps you see and understand US foreign aid spending

Recipients of US foreign aid


The government has a new interactive website for tracking US aid to foreign countries In 2016, a total of $33.7B in aid is planned with largest recipients being:

Israel, $3.1B
Four Arabic countries, $4.8B total
Four African countries will, roughly half a billion each
Ukraine, about half a billion

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The Clintons took in $3B from US & foreign donors in 4 decades. How much of them was sold?

Clinton Donor Network

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This illuminating, interactive report by Washington Post writers Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Narayanswamy looks at the relationships the Clintons have built and how legislation they have backed – and not backed – may tie in with those relationships.

This project is an effort to identify every known donor who contributed to support Bill and Hillary Clinton over their four decades in public life … (It)reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe…

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ISIS = ISIL = IS = DAESH = rapists, brutalizers, woman murderers

ISIS sex slaves

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ISIS = ISIL = IS = DAESH. All names for Islamic terrorists known for committing violent crimes against humanity around the world – even against fellow Muslims. They are the cause of Syrian citizens mass exodus from their homeland.

The world knew about young sex slaves Daesh kidnaps and forces into marriages or continuously rapes until the woman crave death rather than live this way. The Telegraph relates:

Last year, one 17-year-old girl, part of a group of about 40 Yazidi women who were still being held captive and sexually abused on a daily basis by Isil fighters, told how they were raped on the top floor of the building, up to three times a day, by different groups of men.

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Fabulous dance mashup with stars from old movie scenes grooving to ‘Uptown Funk’

Screen Shot from Michael Binder Mashup

Screen Shot from Michael Binder’s dance mashup of Uptown Funk

Turns out that a bunch of film’s old dance stars had moves even Bruno Mars could be proud of. Paul Morris writes about the mashup Michael Binder put together:

It took him a long while to find the perfect clips which properly conveyed the energy and passion, but after he scanned through hundreds and hundreds of movies from 1953 and earlier, he finally edited together an absolutely stunning video featuring some of our favorite dancers and singers.

It’s pretty amazing to watch legends like, Gene Kelly, Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, and Fred Astaire dance to one of the catchiest songs ever!

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Herramienta para combatir a los rumores, racismo y el perjuicio contra los inmigrantes

proyecto antirumores


Los nuevos inmigrantes afrentan el desafío significante de establecer nuevas vidas en un país extraño. Tampoco puede ser fácil para los residentes indígenas a acomodar no sólo un influjo de estranjeros y sus necesidades sino también aceptar a sus diferencias en costumbre, ideología y perspectivo.

De todas maneras, la asimilación de nuevos inmigrantes se hace mucho más fácil cuando los retos que cada grupo social afrenta son retos prácticos y no miedos basados en el rumor.

Antirumores Getxo

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Uganda Jews sing Shalom Mirembe with joy, a peace song

Shalom Mirembe songThere are not only Jews in Uganda, but they dance, sing, are farmers and land stewards.

The Abayudaya Jewish Community of Uganda and Israeli artist Irene Orleansky partnered to create “Shalom, Mirembe!” as part of a music collection from Israelites and Jews of Africa and Asia. For more information and to purchase the CD visit The participating Jewish communities receive all proceeds from CD sales.

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Meet with journalists in a free forum and get help telling YOUR story about life in Atlantic City

NJ News Voices in ACFree Press wants to help Atlantic City community members tell your stories to the press:

We’ve heard what outsiders have to say about Atlantic City. Now it’s your turn. Meet with journalists in a community forum and tell YOUR story about life in Atlantic City.

My Atlantic City – What’s Your AC Story?
Tues 08 Dec 2015 | 6–8:30 pm
(light refreshments will be served)
Noyes Arts Garage at Stockton University
200 Fairmount Ave
Atlantic City NJ
RSVP today

We hear from Creative New Jersey that some stories may get into a PBS documentary and that free training on media platforms will be offered to all participants.

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Princeton students take over the President’s office to demand campus racism be addressed.

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Photo source: Planet Princeton

Please support students at Princeton University who have taken over the university president’s office. They have been negotiating with the university about taking steps to correct systemic racism at the university, but three demands are unmet. The university is threatening discipline.

Student press contact: Destiny Crockett at 314 327 9340


  1. A Black space on campus
  2. A mandatory course on the history of marginalized people
  3. A demand relating to the Woodrow Wilson School


    Urge him to talk to the students, not discipline them. LEAVE A MESSAGE – YOU WILL ONLY GET HIS ANSWERING SERVICE ON THE PHONE.
    Phone 609-258-6100 or Fax 609-258-1615
    Assistant to the President Mary DeLorenzo email
  • People in the neighborhood please go to Nassau Hall
  • Supplies: the students need food, bottled water, sleeping bags, tents, blankets pillows

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NY Daily News outs GOP-backed NRA for putting weapons in hands of terrorists

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NY Daily News front page 18 Nov 2015

Republican federal officials were outed by the New York Daily News this morning for colluding with the NRA to sell guns with no questions asked and no background checks, to anyone with the financial resources to buy them. What this means, is that guns have been legally sold to thousands of people on the FBI terrorist watch list – 2000 in fact, over the past 11 years. And your Republican politician, helped to make that happen.

Good thing that Pres. Obama has made a commitment to dedicate his last year in the White House to pushing for gun control reform.

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Exonerees robbed in prison of decades of their lives now work to free others

true-conviction film

True Conviction Film

After watching the “True Conviction” trailer I put my head down on my desk and cried. What a terrible story – wrongfully convicted men exonerated after decades in jail, having lost the chance to raise and help their children – and to develop as members of society. This nightmare juxtaposed by the love for humanity this team embodies, men who have refused to turn their backs on others wrongfully imprisoned by a brutal and oppressive penal system. They call themselves Freedom Fighters and are led by Christopher Scott. Tambay A. Obenson writes:

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