Still I Rise: #SexualAssault Inspo and Facts

Besides putting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court into question, Dr. Ford’s testimony last Thursday empowered women to seek help in droves. Last Friday, the National Sexual Assault Hotline received 3,000 calls—making a one-day historic record. The F.B.I Investigation sparked by Sen. Flake of Arizona may wrap up tonight, but the scars of sexual…

Palpable Descent: #FamiliesBelongTogether

On Saturday, a swath of accounts from immigrant children separated from their parents, refugees, teachers, activists, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives stole the attention of more than 5,000 San Diegans who showed up to protest the Trump Administration’s policies on a cool and cloudy morning. This was a different sort of rally than…

Detroit Free Press Pays Homage to #SilentBreakers

Jan. 24, 2018, Michigan State University **historic** In 2017, Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ was not POTUS; the magazine’s ‘2017 Person of the Year’ went to the #SilenceBreakers.  Many voices.  One message.  More names. Yesterday, decades of abuse came to a close when the testimonies of more than 150 girls and women were vindicated…

Under-Viewed: The Women POTUS Abused Speak

With only 52,700 views on YouTube, this video dated November 15, 2017, should be shared by anyone appalled by POTUS’ denials and the hypocrisy in this #MeToo era, especially on the heels of tomorrow’s special senatorial election in Alabama. The movement, which began after Hollywood-mogul Harvey Weinstein’s unraveling months ago, has brought voice to the…

Unbelievable: 5 Must-Knows in Niger Attack

The Conditions:  Unarmed. No military cover. Unexpected ISIS militants. Four U.S. soldiers lost their lives in Niger on Oct. 4th. The Issue: “[He] must have known what he signed up for.” –POTUS to the widow of fallen-soldier St. La David Johnson. Pertinent Facts: McCain–Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee–learned of the Niger attack in newspapers like…

Sproul Hall: Documenting a Split Personality on Free Speech and Race

U.C. Berkeley:  Home to the Free Speech Movement that started at Sproul Hall during the 1964-65 academic year. February 1, 2017:   Violent protests breakout ahead of a scheduled speech by then-Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos.  Thousands gather. September 24, 2017:  Milo Yiannopoulos flops in a brief speech to a right-wing crowd of hundreds.  A few dozen…

Berkeley’s Right-Wing Rally Today at the Same Location of #FSM 53 Years Later

Right-wing Free Speech Week with $1M Budgeted for Security Cancelled at the 11th-Hour. But a noon rally will happened Sunday at Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in the 1964-65 academic year, says former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.  In February, violent protests forced Yiannopoulos to cancel his visit to Berkeley. In the…

POTUS: 5 Moments that Bugged at Today’s Presser

Trump didn’t fail to faze in today’s presser with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland, as its people wonder, ‘why meet with Europe’s smallest country now?’ POTUS refers to himself in third person when answering a question about disaster assistance in Texas. “No Todd, I think you’re going to see very rapid action from Congress, certainly from the…

POTUS All About Eclipses

Obama, Charlottesville, Fake Media, Debt Ceiling, McConnell,  James Clapper:  Subjects that Trump tweeted about directly or indirectly  so far today. But one celestial event eclipses all. Trump looked up at the solar eclipse, when the rest of the world knew better. Then he gave a  dishonest campaign-style speech in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday that eclipsed his…

Resignation Letter Spells IMPEACH

Science Envoy and well-established UC Professor, Daniel Kammen, resigns on Twitter.  The first letter of each paragraph spell the word I-M-P-E-A-C-H.   How professorial!  He cites Charlottesville as well as the Paris Accord for his departure. The tweet reads:  “Mr. President, I am resigning as Science Envoy. Your response to Charlottesville enables racism, sexism, & harms…