TOGETHER THEY STAND

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Kathie MM

Today I received the message pasted in below from a number of different groups, and I say Hooray!

Hooray that out of divisiveness can come unity, that out of hate and violence can come love and nonviolence, that out of prejudice can come tolerance and empathy.

It may be too late for you to stand up against hatred in one of these groups today but it is never to late to stand up on your own or with others on behalf of peace and social justice.

Just look at the groups listed below that are coming together today to stand up against the violence and racism demonstrated in Charlottesville, VA,  yesterday–violence and racism that are increasingly wreaking devastation on our planet.  If anti-hate/pro-peace and social justice groups such as these continue to flourish and work together, I believe they cannot fail while there is life on earth.

Here is the message:

“Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville – Find an Event

This weekend, hate groups and domestic terrorists of all stripes went to Charlottesville, VA to push their hateful message of white supremacy, fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry.

When they got there they waged violence on unarmed anti-racists, killing one and injuring many others. We mourn for the life that was lost, and we will honor all those under attack by congregating against hate in our own communities.

Tonight and tomorrow, Indivisible groups, along with our friends at Women’s March, Democracy for America, Working Families Party, Resist Here, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Mi Familia Vota, OurRevolution, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, People’s Action, Courage Campaign, Greenpeace, #AllOfUs, #Resist, 350.org, OFA, United We Dream, Win Without War, Voto Latino, MoveOn.org, Sierra Club, Pantsuit Nation, Town Hall Project, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, iAmerica, National Immigration Law Center, #MarchForTruth, Color of Change, UltraViolet, IfNotNow, People Power, Faith in Public Life, CREDO, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Brand New Congress, South Asian Americans Leading Together, NARAL Pro-Choice America, RootsAction, SEIU, Hip Hop Caucus, CODEPINK, Peoples Climate Movement, T’ruah, Public Citizen, Daily Kos, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, CPD Action, Stand Up America, American Federation of Teachers, Emerge America, Jewish Voice for Peace, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Moms Rising, and others will come together in solidarity with our brave friends in Charlottesville who put themselves at risk to fight against white supremacy.

Attend an event in your community to show that you’re standing with Charlottesville.

Partners at Indivisible and the organizations whose logos appear on this page are providing this tool to assist activists in organizing their own events.


In partnership with:

                                                                                 Peoples Climate MovementT'ruahPublic CitizenDaily Kosthe Leadership Conference on Civil and Human RightsCPD ActionStand Up AmericaAmerican Federation of TeachersEmerge America      

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    4 Responses to TOGETHER THEY STAND

    1. Ed Agro says:

      1:20 PM 8/14/2017
      As it’s taken over and arguably better used the tactics of the nonviolent
      left, the far Right has now also managed to take over the free speech movement:

      https://apicazo.com/2017/08/12/how-the-far-right-co-opted-free-speech/

      This Neo-free-speech Movement is supposedly come to Boston next Saturday.
      What do we do about this? – ed

    2. LB says:

      For another perspective, here’s an excerpt (with quote) from an article on the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org):

      “A member of the Socialist Equality Party spoke before the assembled crowd. He said, “It is clear that Donald Trump represents a mortal danger to the working class that must be removed. But on what basis and under what program? The Democratic Party will not stop the rise of fascism. In fact, the far right is emboldened in large part by the betrayals carried out by what passes for the ‘left’ today. We call for a break with the Democrats and the Republicans. Both are responsible for the rise of Trump and neither party can be trusted to oppose him.” The crowd responded with cheers and applause.”

      http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/15/prot-a15.html

      I think it’s worth considering how many of the organizations who’ve come together to protest (and rightly so) also support war, imperialism, unfettered capitalism and other forms of systemic injustice.

      The protests are great. But once again, it’s about more than just Trump. It’s about our system.

    3. Dot Walsh says:

      Hooray for the people!! Thank you Kathie for this wealth of hope. There will be vigil in Dedham MA at 4pm on Sunday, August 20th on the front lawn at the Unitarian church. It would be great if local people could attend. Here is the announcement:

      A Vigil for Peace and Love in the Face of Hate and Bigotry in Dedham

      Sunday August 20th in First Church Green in Dedham at 670 High Street at 4:00 pm.

      In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, we will gather to attest to the values unity, peace, diversity and inclusion.

      Rain or Shine!

      ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!

    4. Nico Flynn says:

      It is hard to remain positive these days, but I think if one good thing has come from all of this, it is that positive voices remain and are getting louder. The school I went to undergrad for does an annual award for politicians on both sides of the aisle who have remained civil – it is a sad sign that we need to call out and reward civility, but positive to me that there are people who still value it. I listen to a lot of public radio, and one thing I like about it is that although I hear all of the negatives, they still find some time to cover stories about good things that are happening in the world. I think it is easy to forget about positive advances when the negative voices are so loud. For example, there was a story recently that the probiotics in Kimchi appear to be a successful treatment for babies with sepsis, and beyond that those same probiotics may also reduce respiratory infections in infants. This research, while still preliminary, could save a great number of lives; so there is a dose of happiness for you!

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