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Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:30 PM

Some photos from today's Moral Monday in NC

I took these at the "Mountain Moral Monday" held in Asheville NC. Rising up against the GOP cruelty, greed, fascism and lies. It was an incredible turnout and Reverend Barber had many in tears with the power and passion of his words. It was the first Moral Monday held outside of Raleigh.





















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Reply Some photos from today's Moral Monday in NC (Original post)
G_j Aug 2013 OP
KoKo Aug 2013 #1
G_j Aug 2013 #9
Enthusiast Aug 2013 #29
Lee-Lee Aug 2013 #2
Scuba Aug 2013 #3
Triana Aug 2013 #4
cantbeserious Aug 2013 #5
G_j Aug 2013 #6
blm Aug 2013 #38
GalaxyHunter Aug 2013 #43
nclib Aug 2013 #7
postulater Aug 2013 #8
marions ghost Aug 2013 #10
G_j Aug 2013 #11
marions ghost Aug 2013 #12
G_j Aug 2013 #19
WillyT Aug 2013 #13
WorseBeforeBetter Aug 2013 #14
Eleanors38 Aug 2013 #15
NCarolinawoman Aug 2013 #39
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2013 #16
MrMickeysMom Aug 2013 #45
Curmudgeoness Aug 2013 #17
johnnyreb Aug 2013 #18
shenmue Aug 2013 #20
young_at_heart Aug 2013 #21
Iwillnevergiveup Aug 2013 #22
BrotherIvan Aug 2013 #23
Iwillnevergiveup Aug 2013 #24
ananda Aug 2013 #25
octoberlib Aug 2013 #26
Le Taz Hot Aug 2013 #27
Enthusiast Aug 2013 #28
G_j Aug 2013 #30
ctsnowman Aug 2013 #31
marions ghost Aug 2013 #32
KoKo Aug 2013 #33
marions ghost Aug 2013 #34
MostlyAmused Aug 2013 #35
G_j Aug 2013 #36
marions ghost Aug 2013 #40
midnight Aug 2013 #37
limpyhobbler Aug 2013 #41
Octafish Aug 2013 #42
marions ghost Aug 2013 #44
G_j Aug 2013 #48
spanone Aug 2013 #46
DirkGently Aug 2013 #47
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2013 #49
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KG Aug 2013 #50
KoKo Aug 2013 #51
CTyankee Aug 2013 #52
marions ghost Aug 2013 #53

Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:31 PM

1. Recommend! "The People" at Work!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:18 PM

9. power to the people

the movement continues to grow

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Response to G_j (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 06:42 AM

29. Nice sign! nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:35 PM

2. great turnout n/t

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:35 PM

3. Thank you Moral Monday protesters!!!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:39 PM

4. Wonderful!

Thanks to all the MM protesters who went! Great turnout!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:46 PM

5. Thank You For Sharing - Very Inspirational

eom

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:48 PM

6. Asheville Police estimate 6,500 attended.

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Local TV:
http://m.wlos.com/article?id=9952652&categoryid=277&election=0&provider=

Thousands At Mountain Moral Monday

Aug 5, 2013

Thousands of people crowd Pack Square Park for the Mountain Moral Monday protest.

The NAACP and other liberal groups planned the demonstration infront of the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville.

The protests went on for 13 weeks in Raleigh at the Legislative Building with nearly 1,000 arrests.

Organizers wanted to point out what they said were the Republican-majority Legislature and governor rolling back progress in education, social and economic equality and assuring all qualified people have the right to vote.

North Carolina NAACP President the Rev. William Barber was at the Asheville protests and said he plans to take the Moral Monday protests to all 13 of North Carolina's congressional districts.

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Response to G_j (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 06:57 PM

38. I think they downplayed that - closer to 10,000.

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Response to blm (Reply #38)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:07 PM

43. I'm not so sure you're right..

 

According to this site it was around 5,000

Asheville police Sgt. Dave Romick estimated well more than 5,000 people attended the rally, which crowded Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park in front of City Hall.

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130806/NEWS/308060023/Protest-packs-Asheville?nclick_check=1

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:12 PM

7. Awesome!

Great turnout!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:17 PM

8. Thanks from Wisconsin!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:24 PM

10. Good turnout

Thanks for the pix!

Here's Rev Barber's interview with Thom Hartmann last Thursday where he talks about the plans to go to all 13 districts, including Mountain Moral Monday...

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:30 PM

11. awesome person

a real Christian for a change...

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Response to G_j (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:36 PM

12. With a lot of wisdom and vision,

He and the NC NAACP have worked so hard on corralling and inspiring everybody who's been involved.
Rev Barber rocks. He is for real. I am glad to see all the clergy and religious community taking part in this--taking a real stand. It is necessary.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:57 PM

19. I was very impressed

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he is quite a speaker, smart and coming from the heart.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:38 PM

13. Thank You For That !!! - K & R !!!






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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:38 PM

14. Ha, I recognize the "spreadsheet error" woman from Raleigh.

Love the three children -- they've covered the big bases. Great turnout! I think it's Charlotte next week, but need to double-check...

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:41 PM

15. The revolution may be led from the South.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 07:41 PM

39. Yes, I think of Birmingham, Alabama. n/t

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:46 PM

16. "Question Ignorance" doesn't work on the ignorant....

The most you can hope for is a third person (who's ignorant) standing by.

Think about it. Unless someone has spent the last 30 years on Gilligan's Island they have already heard all the crap.

Then again, I was at a party during Bush and someone asked, "You know politics, right?" and then asked me if Bush was a Republican or a Democrat....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:17 AM

45. Hey, these people can spell!

... and, I didn't see the "Get a Brain, Moran!" ... "Go USA!" guy there to notice.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:51 PM

17. Great turnout, and on a Monday, in the south.

How great is that! Love the signs. Thanks for posting.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 09:54 PM

18. Thank you, proud North Carolinians!!! OMG!!

From your neighbors in South Carolina. I am passing your pictures around!

K&R!!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 10:04 PM

20. Neat!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 10:52 PM

21. Proud to live in this city!!

I've been so down lately because of the radical Republican nastiness going on, but today I feel good for a change!

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Response to young_at_heart (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 11:35 PM

22. And deservedly so!

This is a wonderful crowd that will only keep growing. North Carolina is such a gorgeous state. My older son's godparents lived in Raleigh, and one Thanksgiving we drove down from Chicago where I tasted my first barbecued turkey. Lots of friendly folks there to be sure.

Fantastic photos - thanks for posting this.

K&R

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 11:48 PM

23. RESPECT!

We all could learn from these people, gathering together, standing up for what is right. I appreciate every single one of them.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 01:10 AM

25. Wow! Very nice work, ya'll!

Love those signs!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 01:17 AM

26. K&R!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 03:49 AM

27. I was so afraid this action would die down over time

but it seems to actually be getting stronger. Know that this Left Coaster is with you in spirit, protesters. Keep it up!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 06:39 AM

28. Kicked and Recommended!

Wonderful!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:35 AM

31. K & R

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:46 AM

32. Other good videos from yesterday:

Heather Rayburn speech:


This one contains Rev Barber's speech:

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #32)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:55 AM

33. Recommend!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 11:26 AM

34. Short videos from Aug 5:

Short excerpt from Rev Barber's speech, Mountain Moral Monday, "This Is The Day":


Peggy Ratusz' NC version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah":

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 03:09 PM

35. It was a huge turnout, and an electric event.

From the press conference preceding the event:

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Response to MostlyAmused (Reply #35)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 03:48 PM

36. Thank you, also crowd estimate raised to 8-10k

that was a significant press conference.
It's great to hear they are filing a law suit over the voter suppression!

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Response to MostlyAmused (Reply #35)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:16 PM

40. Thanks for this video! I hadn't seen it.

Rev Barber is awesome. Whether quiet and soft spoken like this or all fired up, he gets to the heart of it all.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 06:22 PM

37. Great messages i.e. Austerity based on fraudulent spreadsheet....

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:49 PM

41. awesome !

love it thanks.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:55 PM

42. Forward Together.

Not one step back.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #42)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:20 PM

44. And...here's another

the videos of Mountain Moral Monday are clogging the youtubes now...

Western NC--

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #44)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 02:17 AM

48. :)

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:26 AM

46. k&r....republicans = anarchists

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:55 AM

47. Great pics. KNR.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 04:15 AM

49. K&R! Thanks for posting these wonderful pix!

I love Asheville. My grandmother lived in Black Mountain, so I spent a lot of time there.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 06:47 AM

50. !

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 09:08 AM

51. Great Pix...and close up of the signs!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #51)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 09:12 AM

52. NO spelling errors, either...isn't that nice to see!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #51)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 10:09 AM

53. The reason this is working--it's a fusion movement

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