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Karim Sulayman’s “I Trust You” Artful Protest vs. Anarchic Protest

Karim Sulayman’s “I Trust You” Artful Protest vs. Anarchic Protest

Karim Sulayman – I trust you from Meredith Kaufman Younger on Vimeo. Who is Karim Sulayman? He is an Arab-American who has mastered the art of singing tenor. He has also mastered the art of protest. (And he performed it right in front of Trump Tower). Sulayman’s protest touched people in a good way that made them stop and consider how they feel about Muslims. People watching him had to be asking themselves if they feared him and, if the answer…

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Women’s March in Seattle on January 21, 2017

Women’s March in Seattle on January 21, 2017

Over 100,000 people marched through the streets of Seattle in support of women’s rights and to protest President Donald Trump. Here is a gallery of photos I took at the event (well all except the one about Trump’s mother that was sent to me by my neighbor who made the sign).

Protest Donald Trump’s Inauguration by Wearing Black

Protest Donald Trump’s Inauguration by Wearing Black

Well, we’re doin’ mighty fine, I do suppose, In our streak of lightnin’ cars and fancy clothes, But just so we’re reminded of the ones who are held back Up front there ought ‘a be a Man In Black. – Johnny Cash, from “Man in Black“ Inauguration in Black What should you wear to protest Donald  Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States of America on Friday, January 20, 2017? It’s pretty simple. Wear black, and I mean all…

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Donald Trump Tweets Flag Burners belong in Jail and should Lose their Citizenship

Donald Trump Tweets Flag Burners belong in Jail and should Lose their Citizenship

Early this morning, Donald Trump woke up and sent off a flurry of tweets including this one: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail”! 6:55 AM – 29 Nov 2016 What are we to make of this tweet that defies the U.S. Constitution? In 1989 the Supreme Court in Texas v. Johnson ruled that burning a flag in protest is political…

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Political Songs: The 2016 Election Selection

Political Songs: The 2016 Election Selection

Choose wisely. Here is a list of political songs you need to listen to during the final two weeks leading up to the presidential election on November 8th. As you may have figured out by now, one of the biggest issues of this election is racism. The first few political songs take us back to the mid sixties through the mid seventies. Yes our nation has made some progress since then, but these songs remind you about what was going on then…

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Will Colin Kaepernick Stand for the Canadian National Anthem

Will Colin Kaepernick Stand for the Canadian National Anthem

San Francisco’s backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick (#7) is coming to Seattle on Seattle’s annual Canada Day game. The Canadian national anthem, “Oh Canada” will be played before “The Star Spangled Banner”. Kaepernick started the national-anthem protests against police killings of unarmed black people across the country. What will he do during the Canadian national anthem? Stand? Sit? Kneel? Since the Canadian anthem will precede the US anthem, I think he will be standing for that (Canada doesn’t have a racist-cop problem…

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Occupy Seattle Protest Posters and Speakers October 15, 2011

Occupy Seattle Protest Posters and Speakers October 15, 2011

This morning I received an email from a neighbor who had been in Westlake Park Wednesday night. Here are a few things he wrote about it for his Facebook page: About 150 people gather at the stage at the north end of the park, chanting and cheering, with another couple hundred around the periphery. There is a great flurry of activity in the center as a few policemen come in to arrest the man who has erected a yellow tent…

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Economic Injustice is what Occupy Wall Street is About

Economic Injustice is what Occupy Wall Street is About

This week’s edition of This Modern World explains to all the people to dumb to figure out what the Occupy Wall Street protest is about: There’s more here. What the heck is this “economic injustice” thing the protester is yelling about?  Well let me give you an example as reported in the Tuscon Sentinel: The head of the parent company of the Arizona Republic, the shuttered Tucson Citizen – and part owner of the Arizona Daily Star operation – resigned Thursday. Gannett…

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