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Hey guys

I started a thread in the GDP with a video of Lawrence O'Donnell talking about the 2016 elections from top to bottom and how we can take back congress.


I know that since I am new, this may fall like a stone.
But he doesn't bash any candidate and pretty much tells us that any Dem will win the national but it is what is going on in the congressional races that could make the congress much more agreeable to dem issues.

This is a great argument to the not working with congress meme.

Please read and comment if you wish!

Lawrence O'Donnell talks about the 2016 election

For everyone wondering how we can win the general and the congress, have a look at this.

Just another Black woman in jail dying


A woman who had reportedly been arrested at her husband's place of work on Friday died in a suburban Cleveland jail over the weekend.

Ralkina Jones, 37, of Cleveland, died on Sunday in the Cleveland Heights jail.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Monday. Spokesman Chris Harris told HuffPost that there were "no suspicious injuries" to Jones' body, but he wouldn't elaborate on her cause of death.

How many more? When does the tipping point come?

Jail is now one of the leading causes of death.

If you are willing to hear the BLM grievances


I cannot be the only Bernie supporter who thinks that Bernie can handle being heckled.

That Bernie is willing and wanting to hear the grievances of BLM and work toward a good end.

My belief is that the protest was about the protest. Not about Bernie or Martin specifically, but about candidates who would fight along side them. Asking "What's her name?" is one way to see if they are connected to a population that is being mowed down by law enforcement and civilians alike and those murderers not being held accountable.

If you go to Yahoo and read any news article about a death of a Black person, the comments alone should make you weep.

We have to get past trying to protect Bernie, he's got himself covered.

We need to get in line a protect our brothers and sisters of color.

I know there are other deaths.....but this is systematized genocide. We can put our efforts here, without taking away from other murder victims. You know if you have more than one child, they are not splitting a finite amount of love.

Please comment if you are listening or ready to listen.

Interesting article on young feminists

Hi I am a new member. I support Bernie Sanders, I am a Mexican/Native American/Irish woman who read here during the 2008 and 2012. I live in a Washington State, so until a few weeks ago I was very happy with Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. (TTP votes).

I know there are a lot of flame throwing going on and it reminds me of the other two election cycles. But I felt so strongly to show that people who don't self identify with only one group (woman) or (Latina) can see our choices in more than one linear line.

To the article.http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/2016-hillary-clinton-feminists-20150515
Alexandra Svokos was six years old, growing up in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, when she became a Hillary Clinton fan. It was 1998, and Clinton had published Dear Socks, Dear Buddy, a collection of children's letters addressed to the first family's pets. Svokos became so obsessed with the book, she recalls, that she wrote her own letter—not to Socks the cat or Buddy the Labrador, but to Clinton herself. When she got a reply on official White House stationery with the first lady's signature, Svokos was thrilled.

Clinton was an early feminist icon for many women of Svokos's generation—long before they even began to think of themselves as feminists. Svokos, who's now 23 and a fellow at The Huffington Post, grew up with parents who called themselves feminists and practiced gender equality in the house, balancing household responsibilities and encouraging Svokos and her two sisters to "fight for what we deserved." Mostly, she says, feminism meant "girl power" to her—and that meant, in turn, rooting for Clinton when she made her first run for the presidency in 2008. Svokos was in high school then, and her ideas about feminism were still pretty simple; she admired Clinton "because she was a woman, rather than knowing much about what she stood for."Eight years later, Svokos's notion of feminism has evolved—and the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming president no longer fills her with unbridled excitement. Svokos says her ideas about feminism began to change when she studied economics at Columbia University, beginning in 2010. As she learned about economic inequality in the United States and around the world, she says, she began to see how gender, race, and class were intertwined—how, for instance, expanding access to birth control can stimulate an economy by enabling women to pursue their own careers.

Feminism came to mean something very different from girl power. And Hillary Clinton came to look like the symbol of an older generation of women more concerned with female empowerment—in particular, with white, middle-class, American female empowerment—than with broader issues of social and economic justice. Svokos says she'll vote for Clinton in 2016, but she's not expecting her to make social justice and inequality true priorities if she makes it to the White House. "I find her lacking, in that I realize she's not likely to push for the kind of change I'd like to see," Svokos says. "At the same time, though, I believe she knows how to manage politics and will be more than capable in the position."
HILLARY CLINTON came of age during the peak years of second-wave feminism. The first wave began in the mid-1800s, with women's suffrage as the goal; the second stretched from the 1960s to the early 1980s, and focused on reproductive and workplace rights. Writer and activist Betty Friedan is usually credited with catalyzing the second wave with The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, the landmark book called for women's liberation from housework, with Friedan famously writing: "We can no longer ignore that voice within women that says: 'I want something more than my husband and my children and my house.' "As the feminism of Friedan and second-wave stalwarts like Gloria Steinem moved into the mainstream, some began to criticize it as a movement tailored to white women of means. Who, they asked, would clean the homes and care for the children of Friedan's liberated middle-class housewives? Where was their liberation? Such questions fed into a larger critique of second-wave feminism: that it saw white American women's concerns as representing those of all women.


Social media changed the landscape of feminism. Young women who might not learn about feminism in their schools or communities could find primers on Tumblr blogs with names like intersectional feminism 101. Their feminist awakenings thus involved, from the start, debates about second-wave feminism's perceived failures of inclusivity. "Anyone who entered the feminist conversation in the Internet age has immediate access to not only research about those failures, but also to a lot of the conversations about them," says feminist organizer and writer Shelby Knox, who's 28. "The barriers are a lot lower for participation in the movement."

And there is more. Please click on the link if you are interested in reading it. I am not sure if I am supposed to copy the whole article or just the beginning or just quotations. I never really paid attention because I wasn't able to post. If this needs to be edited, go ahead ---no hard feelings, just a little learning!
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