The Women’s March, 2019: A Global Wave

I’m excited about this Saturday’s Women’s March in San Francisco and San Jose.

Women’s March 2019

We had a #BlueWave in 2018 but it began the day after Trump’s inauguration.

On January 19, 2019, Women’s March Bay Area will unite in San Jose and San Francisco to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.

San Francisco Women’s March

The movement that began in 2017 is now a global demand for governments based on  human rights, the Rule of Law and Democratic Systems.

Americans won a battle in 2018 but we haven’t won the war and Putin’s weaponized trolls will work non-stop to divide us.

The wave must continue:

Find a march near you: The Women’s March Global

The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.  The Women’s March

A personal note: I’ve been ill and have a post in the works to explain what happened: I will slowly catch up on comments and blog visits.

I am NOT affiliated with the National Organization or Global Women’s March.

Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-up 12/21-12/28

The “Elves” are citizen activists in the Ukraine and Germany who use their computers to counter Russian propaganda:

Sweden has launched a nationwide school program to teach students to identify Russian propaganda. …In Lithuania, 100 citizen cyber-sleuths dubbed “elves” link up digitally to identify and beat back the people employed on social media to spread Russian disinformation. They call the daily skirmishes “Elves vs. Trolls” (above) ….Consortiums such as StopFake.org, about Ukraine, and Correctiv.org in Germany have sped up fact-checking with new digital tools and with cross-border journalistic partnerships. ….

Democracy Digest

I hope you find this video about the Baltic ‘Elves’ as interesting and inspirational as I did.

This week was dense with news despite the focus of most news outlets on Trump’s shut down of the Federal Government.

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Uncle Sam Poster made from a public domain template.

Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-Up 12/14-12/21

Compare the words and actions of Trump and the House and Senate
GOP to what NATO reports in its handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

It is chilling to see how it all fits together and more chilling to realize
Putin achieved a primary strategic goal:

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incapacitate as much of the state as possible before it is aware of the conflict. From the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

Most Americans still don’t know we’re under attack.

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Russia strategically uses powerful nonprofits like the NRA to discredit government agencies and erode the credibility of law enforcement. From the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

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Russia pollutes the pool of information and thus creates a ‘permissive’ media environment that treats Russia’s lies as credible. (are there really two sides to the idea that it’s wrong for the Trump Administration to hold toddlers in detention centers?)

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Context, what can it mean when the U.S. President unilaterally makes decisions that everyone says will only benefit a foreign adversary?

Why would the U.S. President look for reasons to shut down our government and weaken our ability to defend ourselves?

Is the United States so destabilized under Trump we’ve temporarily lost our sovereignty?

 

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The State is deprived of its Sovereignty without seizure of the state’s territory

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Please read the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare

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Rob’s Saturday News Wrap Up, December 15, 2018

Here are a few of the reports I watched this week.

My focus is the United States and the hysterics of our Red Queen of a president but I do include reports from France and the U.K.

I use multiple news outlets to verify facts.

Professional fact based journalism is not a liberal conspiracy.

The facts of a story don’t change when reported by credible journalists.

A good reporter tells you when she has moved from fact to analyses and opinion.

The GOP wants to brand hostility to Putin’s vision of America as a blatantly corrupt totalitarian state as a leftist plot.

My Father raised me to believe that targeting a group of people for persecution and extermination is the ultimate act of human evil.

The penultimate act of human evil is watching people suffer and die in silence.

I will not sit silently and watch Latin immigrants become the TrumpGOP’s ‘Jews’.

I will not have this stain on my country.

In Trump’s America, we who stand for democracy and human rights are the conservatives.

Eleanor Roosevelt holds up the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Eleanor Roosevelt holds up the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This list of videos is not comprehensive, please feel free to add fact based links  to news items of your own in the comments section.

Special counsel to reveal new details on Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort-CBS

Ex-FBI chief James Comey speaks after House hearing-CBS

Mueller filings pose growing peril for Trump | Meet The Press | NBC News

House Republicans Release James Comey Closed-Door Hearing Transcript | NBC Nightly News

Adam Schiff says Trump faces “real prospect of jail time” after leaving office – Face the Nation

French President Emmanuel Macron On Paris Riots: ‘I Take My Share Of Responsibility’ | NBC News

Carl Bernstein: This could make the world tremble-CNN

Jamal Khashoggi’s last words: ‘I can’t breathe’

Theresa May delays UK Brexit vote – CNN

Michael Cohen Speaks Out Against Trump -ABC

FBI Foils Two Unrelated Terror Plots – NBC

Trump Threatens Shutdown in Meeting with Top Democrats: PBS

How a 7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Died While in U.S. Detention: PBS

‘If you Google the word idiot, a picture of Donald Trump comes up’ – BBC News

Robert Mueller slams Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI: CNN

Maria Butina Admits Being An Agent Of Russia, Will Help US Prosecutors | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Laurence Tribe: President Donald Trump Can Be Indicted For Federal Crimes | The Last Word | MSNBC

Opinion | Republicans are choosing party over country

 

Photo of the cover of the December 2017 National Enquirer at the local Safeway.

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