Precious Illusion

as I watched

your photograph fade

and

disintegrate

I wept because

I knew

it was

the last time I’d

see you

(c) Rob Goldstein January 2019

A scan of a weathered photograph of a young woman in her teens
Sandy at 17

 

This month marks the second anniversary of my Sister’s death. I need to take a few days off from my blog to let myself grieve.

I’ll be back soon…

Rob

Let Freedom Ring: Two Years of #Resistance

This video is a mix of clips from the 2017 Women’s March, the 2018 Women’s March 2018, the March for Science  the March for Climate Change,  the Tax march and Pride 2017 and 2018.

The cuts from the 2017 Women’s March on Washington are from Rand Hall posted to the Internet Archive.

The rest of the videos are mine and made in San Francisco.

This is a re-post with a video update.

The previous video didn’t work for me.

This one looks the same but it’s sharper and better paced.

The header images are scans of the poster handouts at the 2017 Women’s
March on Washington.

To the best of my knowledge the posters are in the public domain, I sharpened the colors but I did not make the posters.

I cropped a mix of Spiritual High by Moodswings and the ‘I have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King. I found the mix at the Internet Archives.

Thank you to the talented Democrats who took charge of the House of Representatives.

Look at what we can accomplish when we unite.

Rob Goldstein(c) 2018

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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Ari Melber is brilliant

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Rob Goldstein 2018

Uncle Sam Poster made from a public domain template.