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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:18 PM

Heather Heyer Murdered While Protesting Against Hate In Charlottesville

Source: Huffington Post

If youre not outraged, youre not paying attention, read Heyer's last public post on Facebook.

The woman who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday when a car plowed into a group of anti-racist demonstrators was murdered while protesting against hate, says a GoFundMe page set up by a family friend.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) confirmed her identity as Heather Heyer, 32, a paralegal who lived in Charlottesville. The GoFundMe page quotes Heyers mother as saying her daughter died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.

As of late Sunday morning, more than $80,000 had been been pledged to the GoFundMe campaign. According to the page, Heyer was a graduate of Willam Monroe High School in Stanardsville, located about 25 miles north of Charlottesville

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59902e7ee4b09071f69a41c0/amp



Go Fund Me page at $96,000

https://www.gofundme.com/our-sisters-keeper-heatherheyer




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Reply Heather Heyer Murdered While Protesting Against Hate In Charlottesville (Original post)
laserhaas Aug 13 OP
laserhaas Aug 13 #1
csziggy Aug 13 #3
world wide wally Aug 13 #8
laserhaas Aug 13 #9
world wide wally Aug 13 #11
Mr.Bill Aug 13 #15
Maynar Aug 13 #12
SCVDem Aug 13 #13
csziggy Aug 13 #14
BigmanPigman Aug 13 #2
Omaha Steve Aug 13 #4
socialist_n_TN Aug 13 #18
Omaha Steve Aug 14 #23
turbinetree Aug 13 #5
laserhaas Aug 13 #10
Johnny2X2X Aug 13 #6
Bladewire Aug 13 #7
DippyDem Aug 13 #16
question everything Aug 13 #17
c588415 Aug 13 #19
OnlinePoker Aug 14 #24
raven mad Aug 13 #20
laserhaas Aug 14 #21
raven mad Aug 14 #22

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:26 PM

1. R.I.P. dear sweet Heather! May it be that they name a Law

after you, and your sacrifice upon the alter of goodwill!

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:43 PM

3. Replace the Lee statue with a memorial to Heather Heyer

And all the others like her who fight injustice and prejudice.

THAT would be the most fitting way to remember this brave woman.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:11 PM

8. Best idea yet

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:24 PM

9. Agree...stab in the heart of hate via the epitome of glory

My heart aches at the senseless loss

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:36 PM

11. Heather reminds me of my own daughters

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:53 PM

15. I like the idea, too.

But you will need round the clock security to keep the Klan from vandalizing it.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:42 PM

12. Hear, hear!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:44 PM

13. Heyer park perhaps.

Personally I wouldn't want to be a statue.

Pigeons ya know.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:49 PM

14. I'd leave the name Emancipation Park as it was recently renamed

I wouldn't want a statue of a single individual but make an inclusive monument to people who fight for freedom - maybe similar to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall so that names can be added. I'm sure Heather Heyer will not be the last person to lose their life in the fight for freedom and equality.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:41 PM

2. She will be mourned by thousand at the candlelight vigils

being held in several hundred cities tonight.

She will be remembered and honored.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:52 PM

4. Heather was a Wobbly


A PROUD IWW member! And the IWW is PROUD of her.

OS

https://www.iww.org/da/history/icons/wobbly

What is the Origin of the Term Wobbly?

We get asked that question a lot. The short answer is, we don't actually know, but we have compiled some research that suggests at least four popular theories of the term's origin:

Theory #1 - "Eye Wobble Wobble"
Theory #2 - "The Wobble Saw"
Theory #3 - "Wobbling the Works" (a Code for "Sabotage"
Theory #4 - "Wobbly" As a Pejorative Slur by the Employing Class
Each theory is considered and discussed in detail, but the conclusion is that there is little hard, factual evidence to support any of these theories, and no better theory exists.


There may be other theories still, and some are discussed in various books (in particular, the late Archie Green's Wobblies, Pile Butts, and Other Heroes: Laborlore Explorations, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993), but none are any more conclusive than these we have offered here.

All of our research has shown so far that the origin of the term Wobbly cannot be determined, and so we have to unfortunately admit that we don't honestly know the answer. Though the true origin of the epithet "Wobbly" remains a mystery, most of us IWW members gladly use it to describe ourselves, because the term has become an integral part of the IWW's history and culture.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:29 PM

18. Hey Steve. This is the first time I've seen anybody mention this........

on DU. I guess her being a Wobbly might be a little too "Red" for most. She was an actual leftist, not a liberal.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 14, 2017, 10:17 PM

23. I got an email alert on it late Saturday night


Seems not many care about it.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:05 PM

5. Dear Mrs. Heyer

no matter how much I give to this fund, it will never be enough to bring the joy and love you have in your memories for your courageous daughter-----------------she is and will be a hero..................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:25 PM

10. Amen!

🙏🙏🙏

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:37 PM

6. Has Trump mentioned her yet?

I know he tweeted inmediately about the officers who lost their lives in the copter crash. Did he mention Heather Heyer?

I know if and when one of the Neo Nazis is killed he will immediately tweet his support for the victim and their families.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:43 PM

7. A true patriot

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:28 PM

16. While I was donating

I noticed a post there by another donator. It said "Tear down this General Lee statue and erect a new statue of Heather in her honor!"
I was so touched by that. BTW it's now 165,500 as of now.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:45 PM

17. While I am touched, I am curious

what is the purpose of these funds raised by GoFundMe?

Often they are to support family members of someone who was murdered or, as we've seen on these pages, for family member of a DUer who ended up destitute.

Don't scold me, please, I just want to know.

Thanks

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 07:48 PM

19. I hope the driver who killed the woman with his car gets the death penalty

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Response to c588415 (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 14, 2017, 11:08 PM

24. He's only been charged with second degree murder

I don't think that carries the death penalty. I'm flabbergasted that this is the most severe of the charges against him. Plus, I disagree with the death penalty. He should be locked up for the rest of his natural life.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:21 PM

20. $225,025.00 AGAINST HATE in Heather's GoFundMe.

Wonderful post laserhaas.

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Response to raven mad (Reply #20)

Mon Aug 14, 2017, 12:28 AM

21. It is a sad state of affairs that nobles must die

In order to further unite us against the frays.

Such a wonderous soul, who stood for what she believed

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 14, 2017, 01:07 AM

22. Truth to power.

NO ONE who is a thinking human will forget her.

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