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The evidence connecting Trump and Russia

Via ThinkProgress

When news began trickling out, months ago, that Russia may have tried to influence the American election, the actual news in the U.S. quickly became something akin to a Cold-war era spy novel.

There’s now a vast web of circumstantial evidence and questions surrounding the Trump administration’s alleged contacts with Russian state actors during the campaign, most of which leaked out over months. And for many people, the web of allegations and the Trump administration’s frequently shifting official story has been very difficult to follow.

On Monday, FBI director James Comey testified in front of the House Intelligence committee as part of Congress’ ongoing investigation in the matter. Before his testimony, the committee’s ranking Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) laid out of all of the circumstantial evidence that has built up so far connecting the Trump campaign to Russian state actors seeking the intervene in the election.

Schiff emphasizes in his opening that he is drawing only on public reports, not all of which have been confirmed. His opening statement, however, is a good summary of everything that has come out so far.

The Great Correction

The Great Correction

Eliza Gilkyson’s latest video, set to her song “the Great Correction,” features a collection of powerful photos depicting the brave souls who, throughout this nation’s history, fought for a decent society and a protected and loved planet.

 

Quote: Malala Yousafzai

  1. Person on park bench: Daniel Lobo via Flickr Creative Commons (original is in color)
  2. Manhattan Skyline: Stefan Georgi via Flickr CC (original is in color)
  1. Statue of Liberty at Sunset: Michael from NYC via Flickr CC (original is in color)
  2. Los Angeles Traffic: Jim Sheaffer via Flickr CC
  3. Subway and Cellphones: Gonzalo G. Useta via Flickr CC
  4. Hurricane Katrina: News Muse via Flickr CC

Quote: Black Elk

  1. 50’s Billboard: Dorothea Lange via Library of Congress
  2. Homeless person with cart: Stefan Georgi via Flickr CC
  3. Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890: Trager & Kuhn via Wikimedia CC
  4. Nixon and flag:  Raymond Depardon courtesy of Magnum Photos
  5. Civil War re-enactors with kids: Bruce Davidson courtesy of Magnum Photos
  6. Sun: Bruno Caimi via Flickr CC

Quote: Rivera Sun

  1. Cheyenne woman Pretty Nose, war chief at Little Bighorn: Laton Alton Huffman via Wikimedia CC
  2. Sojourner Truth: Photographer unknown via Wikimedia CC
  3. John Muir: Unattributed via Library of Congress
  4. Pueblo Indian Delegation at White House 1923: Underwood & Underwood via Library of Congress
  5. Frederick Douglass: George Kendall Warren via National Archives and Records Administration
  6. Ida Wells: Photographer unknown
  7. Child slavery protest: Unattributed via Library of Congress
  8. Women’s suffrage rally 1916: licensed from Shutterstock
  9. Woolworth Strikers 1937: Unattributed via Library of Congress
  10. Miners at the Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Mine: Jack Corn for US National Archives
  11. Border family: Sandy Huffaker
  12. Playing in the fountain – Alex Webb – courtesy of Magnum Photos
  13. Anti-Vietnam War March 1969: Wystan via Flickr CC
  14. Vietnam protest-Leonard Freed – courtesy of Magnum Photos
  15. The Longest Walk: Seth Roffman

Quote: Oscar Romero

  1. We March with Selma 1965 by Stanley Wolfson via Library of Congress
  2. Firehoses and marchers in Montgomery: Bruce Davidson courtesy of Magnum Photos
  3. Anthony Quin arrest sequence Montgomery: Matt Herron courtesy of Take Stock/The Imageworks
  4. Martin Luther King Jr , Coretta Scott King and Abernathy family: Matt Herron courtesy of Take Stock/The Imageworks
  5. Cesar Chavez Grape Strike NFWA: George Ballis – courtesy of Take Stock/The Imageworks
  6. Dolores HuertaGeorge Ballis – courtesy of Take Stock / The Imageworks
  7. Lesbian, Gay and Bi Rights March in Washington DC 1993: Constantine Manos – courtesy of Magnum Photos
  8. Gay rights demonstration at the DNC 1976: Warren Leffler via Library of Congress
  9. Harvey Milk: Danny Nicoletta
  10. Nina Simone: Dutch National Archives
  1. John Trudell: Nels Israelson (courtesy of John Trudell Archives)
  2. Woody Guthrie: courtesy of Woody Guthrie Publications
  3. Pete Seeger and Joan Baez: Claire Smith

Quote: Chief Joseph

  1. Orlando Vigil-Brian Feinzimer
  2. Keystone XL Protest: Joe Brusky via Flickr CC
  3. Hamilton High students: Lisa Law
  4. One Billion Rising March in Santa Fe: Seth Roffman
  5. A Future to Believe In: Dan Potter
  6. People’s Climate March 2014: Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr CC
  7. Trump Protest in Los Angeles: Ken Shin via Flickr CC
  8. Statue of Liberty: Lisa Law
  9. Occupy Wall St 2011: Zach D Roberts via Flickr CC
  10. Black & Brown Lives Matter: Joe Brusky via Flickr CC
  11. MLK The Great Freedom March to Montgomery: Bruce Davidson – courtesy of Magnum Photos

Quote: James Baldwin

  1. Standing Rock tipi: Dan Potter
  2. Standing Rock water cannons: Avery Leigh White
  3. Standing Rock water cannons frontlines: Avery Leigh White
  4. Standing Rock water protector: Avery Leigh White
  5. Standing Rock frontline medics: Avery Leigh White
  6. Standing Rock water protestor in gas mask: Avery Leigh White
  7. Veterans March in blizzard at Standing Rock: Avery Leigh White
  8. Veterans for Standing Rock handshake: Larry Towell – courtesy of Magnum Photos
  9. Anti-Trump Rally Costa Mesa: Brian Feinzimer
  10. Trump Protest LA 1: Brian Feinzimer
  11. Trump Protest LA 2: Brian Feinzimer
  12. Women’s March on Washington: Mobilus in Mobili via Flickr CC
  13. You are Beautiful: Brian Feinzimer
  14. Black Lives Matter: Alisdare Hickson via Flickr CC
  15. Refugees Welcome: Geoff Livingston via Flickr CC
  16. We Must Rise Together: Brian Feinzimer

Quote: Ida Wells

End Gerrymandering. Support Redistricting Reform.

onevirginia2021.orgIn Virginia, state legislators redraw district lines for the U.S. Congress, the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia after every 10-year census. Under the current system, the party in power in the House and the party in power in the Senate can draw the lines to serve their own interests, not those of our communities.

GERRYMANDERING is the deliberate manipulation of legislative district boundaries to advantage or benefit a particular party or group, or to cause disadvantage or harm to an opposing party or group. It distorts the electoral process, undermines democracy, and renders legislative elections a meaningless exercise. It’s a conflict of interest for the legislature to draw it’s own district lines.

Virginia is ranked as one of the most gerrymandered states in the country both on the congressional and state levels based on lack of compactness and contiguity of its districts.Virginia is ranked the 5th worst in the country.Throughout the Commonwealth, counties and cities are being broken in half or into multiple pieces to create heavily partisan districts.

Calling your legislator is one of the best ways to influence their opinions on bills and topics. Emailing is a good resource but getting a phone call really makes legislators notice an issue.

So we need you to take two minutes, pick up the phone and call your delegate right now.

Here’s all you need to say:

I support redistricting reform. I support HJ 763 in the House of Delegates and SJ 290 in the Senate.  I do not want voting districts drawn to favor or disfavor any political party or person. These bills would put a stop to political gerrymandering.

Opposing reform is BOGUS

Your delegate might say that he/she can’t vote for reform because there’s pending litigation – this is BOGUS. 1. There will be a decision from SCOTUS in the next few weeks in the Bethune-Hill case, which is about racial gerrymandering. 2. Our legislation is for a constitutional amendment – those take two years to pass! If SCOUTS decides something that would affect this legislation (we can’t even think of what that might be), the General Assembly can always kill this bill next year. HJ 763 is a simple and straight-forward solution, and there is no good reason to vote no. We NEED a YES VOTE on HJ763. Call them and let them know. www.onevirginia2021.org/call

Posted by OneVirginia2021 on Saturday, January 28, 2017

I Can’t Keep Quiet

“These women are from different states and never met till today. They practiced this song online. I was crying the whole time I filmed this. Show them some love.” ~Alma Har’el

#ICantKeepQuiet

 

These women are from different states and never met till today. They practiced this song online. I was crying the whole time I filmed this. Show them some love. #WomensMarch #ANTHEM #Icantkeepquiet #TogetherWeRise

Posted by Alma Har’el on Saturday, January 21, 2017

#ANTHEM #Icantkeepquiet #TogetherWeRise

Coretta Scott King’s Lost Letter to the US Senate

The lost letter from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow opposing Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship in 1986 has been found, and it’s a doozy..

“The irony of Mr. Sessions’ nomination is that, if confirmed, he will be given life tenure for doing with a federal prosecution what the local sheriffs accomplished twenty years ago with clubs and cattle prods. Twenty years ago ago, when we marched from Selma to Montgomery, the fear of voting was real, as the broken bones and bloody heads in Selma and Marion bore witness. As my husband wrote at the time, it was not just a sick imagination that conjured up the vision of a public official, sworn to uphold the law, who forced an inhuman march upon hundreds of Negro children; who ordered the Rev. James Bevel to be chained to his sickbed; who clubbed a Negro woman registrant, and who callously inflicted repeated brutalities and indignities upon nonviolent Negroes peacefully petitioning for their constitutional right to vote”

 
Read the original here

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