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Protest Music

Here's a link to the Protest Music Group at DailyKos.com.

Protest Music

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Protest Music

Protest and topical music including comedy. We're interested in the history of protest music, for instance labor songs, civil rights songs, anti war songs. We also feature contemporary protest music and we particularly want to hear your protest songs.

This is an open group. Please join and post your diaries. If you want to help manage the group message me and I'll make you a BlogEditor.

Of course Protest Music is on topic. But it doesn't have to be both. Protest or Music. Protest is on topic. Music is on topic.

 "Won't You Shut Up, Bill O'Reilly?"
 

I'm posing this musical question to the tune of a song that is about the same age as his target audience:

 RTW? WTF! Protest in Madison, WI. PICTURES (including the obligatory cute dog photo)!
 
We were many!  The true believers and patriots!
It's been a while since The Invisible Woman, or I (Mister Fantastic) have posted.  But given the new, but expected jackassery in Wisconsin, it is time to post anew.  Enjoy!

To the strains of Bruce Springsteen & The Dropkick Murphys, supporters of the working people of Wisconsin (and by extension, those EVERYWHERE) gathered outside the capitol building and in the rotunda to voice their opposition to the Fitzgerald/Walker/ALEC right to work legislation. More after the jump!  See the Pics!!

 BREAKING: Wisconsin workers call for general strike after legislature pushes right-to-work vote
 

At a gathering Sunday of influential Wisconsin workers and political activists, a unanimous decision was made regarding how to respond to news that the Republican majority in the state legislature plans to ram through so-called “right to work” legislation this week.

Wisconsin’s union and non-union workers have apparently had enough and today every person at the gathering voted in favor of calling for a general strike if the legislation is passed.

The attack on families by the legislature comes just a couple weeks after the release of the Wisconsin governor’s proposed biennial budget, which contains cuts of historic proportions to education, health care, state parks - even an attack on the University of Wisconsin where the governor proposed eliminating  “the search for truth” from the University’s mission statement.

The AFL-CIO (which was not represented at the gathering) is sponsoring a rally at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Groups who were represented at today’s gathering plan to use that opportunity to call for the strike, which they are confident will be honored by a wide cross-section of private-sector and public-sector employees, union and non-union workers, and students.  

 The Glorious, Notorious RBG
 

Last week's interview on MSNBC gave us even more reasons to admire Justice Ginsburg.  On top of being brilliant, opinionated, and articulate, she has a great sense of humor about her status as a cultural icon, so here's an attempt to salute her in style (as well as thoroughly embarrassing my teenage son):

 Disabled Marine Vet Labelled DEAD and Stripped of Benefits by VA
 

This is all kinda f*cked up right here...  A disabled Marine veteran has had his benefits cut off and his bank account seized because the VA has listed him as deceased.

From the local Fox affiliate in San Francisco:

The former F-18 mechanic with the U.S. Marine Corps was honorably discharged in 2011. He is 60% disabled from his service, so he gets disability benefits as well as GI benefits from the VA.

He works as a truck driver now, but that VA money paid his rent, and now it's gone. For a short time it was reinstated after he notified the VA that he's alive.

But not anymore. Apparently the U.S. Department of Treasury also told them he's dead.

Then it closed his bank account.

WHAT. THE. F*CK??

 

 The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 02-22-15 The Derek Trucks Band
 

Welcome! "The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of interest to the community.  

Just about anything goes, but attacks and pie fights are not welcome here.  This is a community diary and a friendly, peaceful, supportive place for people to interact.  

Everyone who wants to join in peaceful interaction is very welcome here.

 Five Hours for Yuvette Henderson, Gunned Down by Emeryville, CA Police.
 

On February 3rd, 2015, Yuvette Henderson was or was not shoplifting as she left Home Depot in Emeryville, CA, a small city nestled between Oakland and Berkeley.

She did or did not have a gun, which she used or didn't use (if she had it) in attempting to either carjack some passing autos or not, or maybe she was flagging down a bus.

   

What we do know is that some minutes after she left Home Depot she lay dead on an Oakland street, shot at seven times by Emeryville police.



No one is sure what happened or why, for two reasons:

  - Video surveillance footage of Henderson inside and near the egress of Home Depot has not been released, as well as any other surveillance footage which might exist.

  - Emeryville police, while equipped with body cameras, for some mysterious reason did not have them on when they approached and shot Yuvette.



The Anti-Police-Terror Project of Oakland, CA, called a speakout and march for Saturday, February 21st, in memory of Henderson, in protest of police terror, and in spirit with #BlackLivesMatter. The march began at the Emeryville Police station (which shut down for a couple of hours as protesters rallied!) and proceeded to the Home Depot.

What happened next was well planned, but not announced.  Sets of protesters proceeded to block Home Depot's doors, some linking arms with tubing.  An altar and a protest tower appeared, and the organizers announced their intention to shut down the big box store for five hours - the time Yuvette's body lay on the street.

Their demands were highly visible:

  • Release the tapes!
  • No military style weapons for police.
  • No paid leave when cops kill.

It's not likely that anyone expected them to be allowed to stay for five hours, but stay they did, with the Emeryville police barely interfering and no arrests. At about 5:00 PM, after the all-afternoon event, victory - in as much as something to protest the death of a young woman  killed by police can be called a victory - was declared and achieved.

Below is how it all unfolded, told in tweets and tweetpics.

 Where I'm At, the Old SSP and a Little Lagniappe
 

This is more or less an SSP (shameless self-promotion) diary, but there's langniappe in it.

Hello, orange friends. I've been rather scarce 'round here since November, for multiple reasons. Most of those are a bit sad or more than a bit boring. (A few are interesting but irrelevant, such as my accidentally becoming a curator of abandoned furniture, but that is, in every respect, another story.)

 "Walker makes state a laughing stock": What a letter!
 

This amazing letter to the editor was just posted at Rice Lake Online.

 ☂Let's See If We Can Make The Gop Cry☂
 
Show this video to The House and Senate. Lets see if it doesn't make even the republicans cry.(Got the idea from a Kossack who commented in one of my diaries that this song makes her cry. I looked but can't find their name).

I finally just got a chance to watch it all the way through and it makes me sentimental too.

So I figured, lets try it out on the gop and see if it makes any changes in their way of thinking.

At least; maybe we can get a couple of them, to cry. I know, I'm so bad! (revenge for gop cuts in social services to the poorest).

Warning-Definite Tearjerker!

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The Irish In America/Immigration To The United States

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