Even if John Stewart is Gone, We all Need to Keep taking on FOX and all the Media


I am going to put a lot of John Stewart videos in the comment section, like this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO_om3iK9kE

You probably heard the great news – after a few years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show–but the Boycott Must Go On!!

Ten years ago, Media Matters launched with a revolutionary mission: to systematically monitor the U.S. media for conservative misinformation every day, in real time. We’ve been calling out right-wing lies for a decade — and we’re not done yet. Will you contribute now to help us raise $10,000 for our 10th anniversary?

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For ten years, we’ve successfully fought back against the bad actors that poison our media with right-wing lies and smears. It’s been an amazing beginning, and we couldn’t have done it without your support.

We’re in this for the long haul. Make an anniversary gift today to kickstart the next ten years of media accountability.

Dear Kevin,
You probably heard the great news – after two years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show.
Beck was targeted after he slandered President Obama by saying, “This president has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture, I don’t know what it is… This guy, I believe, is a racist.”
Activists at ColorOfChange, Media Matters, StopBeck, FoxNewsBoycott, and of course Democrats.com responded with a boycott of advertisers on Glenn Beck’s show. Ultimately over 300 advertisers pulled their ads from Beck, costing FOX over $40 million.
Advertiser boycotts work! And it’s time to boycott all FOX News advertisers:
http://www.democrats.com/boycott-proactiv
We’re starting our boycott of all FOX News with Proactiv, which sells acne medicine to teenagers and young adults. Why?
First, there are lots of other acne treatments. Second, young adults above all are hurt by FOX News, which promotes right-wing policies on race, education, healthcare, the environment, and war. Let’s get our future leaders to lead the fight against FOX News!
Sign the petition to Proactiv and enter the email address of every young adult over 18 you know:
http://www.democrats.com/boycott-proactiv
Beyond President Obama, FOX regularly slanders nearly everyone: Democrats, unionized workers, the unemployed (including veterans and 99ers), environmentalists, feminists, blacks, Hiics, Jews, Muslims, progressives, scientists, and any other group it disagrees with.
FOX News broadcasts rightwing extremist slander, incitement to violence, political propaganda, and outright lies to promote its rightwing political agenda. This is not “news,” but rather a never-ending “war on news” – and it’s all documented in our petition.
Why would any decent company want to fund it? Tell Proactiv to stop advertising on FOX News:
http://www.democrats.com/boycott-proactiv
Thanks for all you do!
Bob Fertik

GLEN BECK ADMITTED in 2007, “I Am RACIST and Barack Obama is very White” THIS MAKES Boycotting FOX NEWS needed NOW

By Kevin Stoda

Dear, American supporters of the Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) news networks.

AMERICANS are getting less tolerant of your racism and stronghold on our major media.

For example, we have noted that in his 2007 TV program from FOX (See on You-Tube), Glen Beck admitted he himself was racist. Further, Beck then, in contrast to 2009, called Barrack Obama much more white than black. (Apparently, Beck now he has other nonsense to mush men’s minds.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0tgvWxC_6A

Using a major news platform to promote racism and to tell people to disrespect a whole presidential administration through mixed truths, outright lies, and xenophobia, is not to be tolerated any more.

On Democracy Now today, Amy Goodman asked Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP what he thought of Wal-Mart’s pull-out from advertising on the Glen Beck program on FOX.

NOTE: Goodman had simply asked , “The whole attack by Glenn Beck that drove this (resignation)? In your response from the NAACP to Van Jones, it says, ´The only thing more outrageous than Mr. Beck’s attack on Van Jones is the fact that there are sponsors that continue to pay him to provide this type of offensive commentary.` Do you support the continued boycott of companies like Wal-Mart of Beck’s show on Fox?”

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/8/white_house_environmental_adviser_van_jones

This is a particularly important point because Glen Beck´s HATE CAMPAIGN ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION led recently to a great American policy maker, Van Jones, quitting the government this week.

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/06/van-jones-resigns/

Mr. Jealous said, “We certainly support them (Walmart) choosing with their dollars who they’re going to support. I mean, it’s—Glenn Beck is somebody who’s told a seven-year-old girl, a seven-year-old black girl, that he would buy her a ticket back to Africa, that she needed to go back to Africa. And then he comes out, and he says that healthcare is the beginning of reparations. I mean, this guy plays the race card on a weekly basis. He does it very aggressive—you know, in a very hateful way.”

Recall, first, that Van Jones is one of the most important and thoughtful men in America—however, the FOX (Fascist Oddball Xenophobic) news network chose to support a man, like Glen Beck, rather than seeing that tens of millions of Americans need to get health care from promoters like Jones and that our America economy needs to move starting today to the kind of economy that its competitors worldwide are already doing.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/95963/what_will_the_green_economy_look_like/

Let’s quote the wisdom and influential words of Van Jones on the absolute necessity to green the American economy NOW!

“I think it’s really important to point out that we’re sort of at the end of an era of American capitalism, where we thought we could run the economy based on consumption rather than production, credit rather than creativity, borrowing rather than building, and also, most importantly, environmental destruction rather than environmental restoration.”

Jones continued, “We’re trying to make the case in this book that that era is over. We now have to move in a very different direction. And key to that will be basing the US economy not on credit cards, but based on clean energy and the clean energy revolution that would put literally millions of people to work, putting up solar panels all across the United States, weatherizing buildings so they don’t leak so much energy and put up so much carbon, building wind farms and wave farms, manufacturing wind turbines. We argue you could put Detroit back to work not making SUVs to destroy the world, but making wind turbines, 8,000 finely machine parts in each one, twenty tons of steel in each wind tower, making wind turbines to help save the world.”

Finally, Van Jones wisely noted, “So we think that you can fight pollution and poverty at the same time. We think that you can actually power our way through this recession by putting people to work, but we’re going to have to start building things here and re-powering, retrofitting, retooling America, and that that’s the way forward both for the economy, for the earth and for everyday people.”

Note: These statements came from a program on DN from October of last year:

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/28/van_jones_on_the_green_collar

Van Beck has written a book of the same title, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.

http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061650758/The_Green_Collar_Economy/index.aspx

America needs such voices as Van Jones in government leadership in America—not Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) types.

Clean up the American airwaves of all its fascism and racism, today.

http://www.pittsburghurbanmedia.com/a-petition-against-fox-conservative-host-glenn-beck.aspx

NOTE: One way to change the noise of Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) media moguls is to support alternative media organizations

http://aan.org/alternative/Aan/index

and alternative monitoring websites.

http://americas.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/64380

Another way, is to demand that local radio and TV channels put better programming on, such as Democracy Now or news sources promoted by serious progressive journalists:

http://www.tacomapjh.org/progressive_news.htm

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An Example of How Christians can Lobby Against Trump’s Worst Ideas and Thoughts


CITIZENSHIP

Justin Trudeau’s Night Out With Ivanka Trump Carries an Important Message

By Meghan Werft| March 16, 2017

Actions speak louder than words, right?

Last night, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a really clear message when he took Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter, to a see a Broadway show in New York City about welcoming foreigners with open arms.

The show, “Come From Away,” is a Canadian-made Broadway musical that tells the story of a time when 7,000 people landed in Newfoundland, after their planes were ordered to land amid the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It was originally created to “articulate the compassion and kindness Newfoundlanders showed to strangers from all over the globe during,” according to one review.

Trudeau gave a speech prior to the show addressing the importance of welcoming others.

“The world gets to see what it is to lean on each other and be there for each other through the darkest times,” he said.

Read More: In Wake of Trump’s Travel Ban, Justin Trudeau Shows How World Leaders Should Welcome Refugees

Trudeau also shared his hope for a strong friendship between the US and Canada according to the New York Times.

“There is no relationship quite like the friendship between Canada and the United States,” he said. “This story, this amazing show, is very much about that, and it’s about friendship as well.”

The show carries a message about the importance of welcoming from other places with open arms, said Dominic Mishio, who heads up Global Citizen’s Canada office and attended the show.

Trudeau’s message and that of the show come at a time where tensions and closed doors are creeping into policy in the US.

Last night, however, Trudeau used his and Ivanka’s star power to highlight the importance of having an welcoming attitude toward those in need.

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Justin Trudeau brings Ivanka Trump to Broadway show that celebrates generosity toward foreigners in need. https://nyti.ms/2mKZVBp 

Read More: Viral Photo Captures Refugees Fleeing the US for Canada on Foot

“If only Donald Trump could see this play, maybe he would change his tune about the borders,” said American producer Mark Burg.

Let’s hope Ivanka tells her dad about her night out on the town with Trudeau. And as Canada continues, like it did for Americans in 2001, to welcome outsiders, maybe US leaders will listen and open their hearts as Newfoundland did.

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRIES TO FAST-TRACK KEYSTONE XL PIPE DREAM


‘Latest in a string of decisions ignoring facts, public opinion and the law’

Tar sands in Alberta, Canada.

Tar sands in Alberta, Canada.

PHOTO BY DRU OJA JAY / DOMION
MARCH 24, 2017
San Francisco, CA —The following is a statement from Earthjustice Vice President of Litigation for Climate and Energy Abigail Dillen in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it is granting a permit to the controversial and much-criticized Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline:

“This is the latest in a string of decisions where the Trump administration is ignoring facts, public opinion and the law. As Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest level ever and rising seas flood Miami, we need to put the brakes on dirty fossil fuel projects and invest in clean energy. Instead, the current administration is trying to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline—a literal pipe dream—and de-fund our clean energy investments. This decision defies all logic, not to mention the wishes of 75 percent of Americans who want our leaders to regulate climate pollution. In combination with all of their recent missteps, it’s as if the Trump administration is determined to go down as the most irrational and destructive presidential administration in history.”

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Human Rights, the Rule of Law, Refugees and Humanitarian Crises


Dear Kevin,

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks. It seems like every day brings a new scandal, crisis, or action that must be taken. It can be a little exhausting. But we all know, as hard as it is, that it’s important to keep an eye on the bigger global picture.

That’s why we are sending you some of the things we’ve been reading that give some in-depth analysis about the issues we know you care about. These articles give you a chance to step back and get some perspective on some of the most difficult situations in our world today and how to move forward and build peace.

If you like this reading list, click here to share it with your friends.

Human rights and the rule of law

The Economist: The president is making it easier to order lethal drone strikes
“Through a mixture of leaks and semi-official confirmations, a picture is beginning to emerge of how the Trump administration will loosen the rules for counter-terrorism operations laid down by its predecessor.”

The New York Times: Human Rights Activist – Bahrain, Backed by U.S., is Targeting My Family
“In today’s era of Trump and Brexit, of budding authoritarianism even in the oldest democracies, it seems that political leaders in Washington and London are substituting business and profit for democracy and human rights.”

Refugees and humanitarian crises

Al Jazeera: Solutions for tumultuous times
“To tackle global threats such as climate change, conflict and disaster, we must join forces and take collective action.”

The Guardian: Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error
“It’s not just fleeing conflict that makes victims out of refugees – it’s also denying them the means to become autonomous and productive.”

Common Dreams: Reality and the ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Famine in Yemen
“U.S. people bear responsibility to demand a radical departure from U.S. policy which exacerbates the deadly tragedy faced by people living in Yemen.”

Peacemaking

Al Jazeera: The voices missing from Syria’s peace talks
Incredibly important voices and perspectives are not being heard in trying to end the six year old conflict.

Conciliation Resources: Supporting women’s meaningful participation in peace
Explore this interactive infographic to find out more about how to support women’s meaningful participation in peace.

Activism and resistance

The Guardian: Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option
“The true impact of activism may not be felt for a generation. That alone is reason to fight, rather than surrender to despair.”

The Nation: Progressive Values Don’t Stop at the Water’s Edge
“Our foreign-policy alternative should be based on people’s actual concerns, not the made-up ‘crises’ Washington think tanks cook up.”

The Atlantic: Do Liberals Have an Answer to Trump on Foreign Policy?
“A progressive foreign policy isn’t just looking at the back-end of terrorism, but is also looking at the front-end of terrorism.”

The Nation: How to Revive the Peace Movement in the Trump Era
“.. we need a movement that can speak to the anger that so many Americans feel toward the corporate powers that dominate our politics. Such a movement would expose how militarism is not immune to that influence but is particularly beholden to it.”

We wish you a wonderful and relaxing weekend,

Amy, Stephen, Mariam, Wes, and the Win Without War team

 

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Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Sahel

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We must Remember and Demand more Calls for Female Worker Rights


Support ILRF’s advocacy on women workers’ rights

Photo by @TheIndypendent from 106th anniversary commemoration

Top: Memorial plaque at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street, New York City. Bottom: Photo from 106th Anniversary Official Commemoration organized by the Remember the Triangle Coalition and Workers United / SEIU, by @TheIndypendent.

Dear Kevin,

Today ILRF and the labor movement remember the 146 victims — 123 women and 23 men — killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire 106 years ago, one of the deadliest workplace events in New York City and the U.S. Most of the victims were young immigrant women aged 16 to 23. In the aftermath, unions and women’s rights groups came together to fight the horrendous sweatshop conditions many immigrants were facing across the city.

Today, immigrant women continue to toil in sweatshop conditions in non-union garment factories in the U.S. In South Asia, 1,500 garment workers have died in recent years as a result of unsafe workplaces, lax government regulation, and a system of corporate-controlled monitoring that failed to uncover or address glaring safety violations. Two days ago, a steam boiler explosion in a Cambodian factory producing for Levi’s, C&A and Guess killed one worker and injured several others, including a pregnant woman. Together we can demand a new system of true corporate accountability that puts an end to such workplace tragedies.

ILRF works with our in-country partners to strengthen women garment workers’ advocacy and organizing. ILRF has promoted women worker leaders and their ability to demand a living wage, especially in women-dominated industries, like apparel, for 30 years. But it’s only with you, our supporters, that ILRF can continue advancing our work.

Despite the dark days ahead with the current political atmosphere, it’s actually an exciting time to be here at ILRF. Over the last few weeks, ILRF’s actions in support of Women Workers Rising and the Women’s March on Washington have inspired us to keep pushing back against the disrespect, barriers, and intimidation women face around the world at their jobs.

ILRF works with partners across the globe – from Bangladesh and Cambodia to Honduras and Guatemala – to advocate for worker safety and economic justice. Your continued support is what makes ILRF’s work possible.

I hope you can make a contribution today. Your support will be critical to helping us support women workers’ rights.

In solidarity,

Judy Gearhart
Executive Director

P.S. With less than 5 days until the end of our spring campaign, anything you can give will mean a lot. Thank you!

 International Labor Rights Forum.

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Finally, Congress does something right


Congress Seeks Pentagon Watchdog Probe of Aircraft Parts Supplier

This week, a House member called on the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) to investigate an aircraft parts supplier suspected of gouging the Pentagon for many years.

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Aircraft in a hangar

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Good Bill from Senator McCaskill!!!


Contracts Need to Be Posted Online

The “Contractor Accountability and Transparency Act of 2017” (S. 651) introduced by Senator Claire McCaskill will enhance transparency in the area of federal contract spending.

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Senator Claire McCaskill

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GSA Ruling on Trump Hotel-Lease Must Be Challenged


POGO: GSA Ruling on Trump Hotel Lease Should Be Challenged

“Powerful public officials should not profit from government deals. Period. This decision is a contorted reading of the lease and clearly violates its obvious intent,” says POGO General Counsel Scott Amey on the General Services Administration’s conclusion that Trump’s International Hotel does not violate the terms of the lease forbidding a benefit to elected officials.

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Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC

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America’s Secret Laws?


Justice Department’s “Secret Law” Still Prevalent, Documents Show

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel produces binding legal opinions on important issues, many of which are secret. POGO’s analysis shows that the Obama administration did not make OLC substantially more transparent. The Trump administration could chart a new path forward.

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Senator Jeff Merkle speaking against secret law on the Senate floor in 2012

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I could represent American Interests better than this guy, couldn’t you?


Boeing Executive Named to Pentagon Will Face Many Potential Conflicts

President Trump recently named Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan to be Deputy Secretary of Defense, marking the second defense contractor nominee this administration has named to a Pentagon post. The appointment raises a number of potential conflict of issues the public and Congress should examine.

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Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan

 

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