By Lara Trace Hentz (simply frazzled)
You can guess by the headline I am perplexed (again and again and again)… the violence we are seeing is a cancer now… is this a growing distrust of the American government? Is it new or old? Read Race and Gun Violence 1968 & 2016
We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact is, in too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color. Some of this is the result of the legacy of racial discrimination in this country. –Barack Obama LINK
Are there non-Americans who monitor America for its own human rights abuses/genocide/voting issues?
How about the UN: Elections are a vital part of democratic transitions, decolonization, and the implementation of peace agreements around the globe, and the United Nations plays a major role in providing international assistance to these important processes of change.
This question is also BIG: Do the League of Women Voters have any say in the electronic voting machine debacle? These machines are not exactly honest. Some believe voting in elections has been hijacked…
From Democracy Now:
Harvey Wasserman of Columbus, Ohio, has been a vocal critic of electronic voting machines. He co-wrote the book, “What Happened in Ohio: A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election.” His upcoming book is titled “The Strip & Flip Selection of 2016: Five Jim Crows & Electronic Election Theft.” We talk to him about his concerns for the upcoming presidential race. SEE THIS
I wonder… Have we, as a colonizing nation, become so disheartened at what WE are seeing… are we asking “why now” and do we wonder if this government is a democracy or something dangerously corrupted? An Oligarchy – or just an Illusion?
Comment on RT story: Obama not only failed to close GITMO as he promised but has done absolutely nothing to stop the institutionalised racism and violence of the USA police force. Mr John Pilger’s book, “FREEDOM NEXT TIME” reveals the human rights violations of the USA government and its aggressive warmongering foreign policy which is the cause of all the worlds ills.
Presidential Campaigns Are Like Wildfires Michael Friedman, a composer who has worked on shows including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, is traveling the country talking to voters about what’s on their minds this election season, and then turning his interview transcripts into original songs. In California recently, he spoke with a jaded network-news producer about Donald Trump’s hijacking of politics for entertainment. Here are her words, set to music. (The New Yorker Radio Hour)
Harlem Radio Station Tackles Violence by and Against Police Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio, a program that airs every Sunday on WHCR in Harlem, has a devoted listener base of primarily black and Latino millennials, many of whom are outraged and saddened by the recent high-profile killings of men and women by police officers. The show’s hosts, Stanley Fritz and Selena Hill, discuss what their listeners are feeling, and what kind of action the show’s getting its audience to organize around. (The Takeaway)
Who did THIS (top photo)? This post is already big enough. You get the idea…
I do have more questions than answers… xox L/T
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us. We not only lose our words, but something…