Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-Up 02/22-03/01

update 03/03/19

I just learned that the formatting of this post got wonky and needed fixing.
My apologies for whatever it was that caused it.  The post looks fixed now.

This was a week of truth-telling and hypocrisy as Congressional Hearings opened on Wednesday with a day’s worth of public testimony from Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

 

My take? GOP congressional reps don’t know who they work for or why they were hired.

 

Trump’s visit to Viet Nam with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ended with the president looking like a fool when he left early and defended the brutal autocrat’s murder of an American citizen.

Friday opened with news of breaches of National Security at the highest levels of government because the President gives high-level security clearance to family members.

 

Oh yes, and Jussie Smollett:

 

On a personal note, it was a busy week, my podcast with Matt Pappas at Beyond Your Past went live. I’ve also upgraded my video software and other equipment so I have some studying to do.

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Rob Goldstein 2019

 

Remembering Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for a better day

MLK had a vision of what we can be as a democracy. If we lose that democracy we lose everything.

through the luminary lens

Martin Luther king Jr. - photo by Dick DeMarsico - reproduction rights transferred to Library pf Congress. No copyright restriction known

MLK bumper sticker - bruce witzel photo

Art from Tubac Arizona (edited) - painting entitled Grief Knows No Boundaries - artist unknown

Or the full 53 min. audio recording ]

Living Memorial Sculpture Garden - created by Vietnam veteran and sculptural artist Denis Smith - photo by Bruce Witzel

Martin Luther King Jr. statue at Fresno California May 29, 2010 - bruce witzel photo

Memorial at Weed, California - bruce witzel photo

Living Memorial Sculpture Garden near Weed california

Girl in Mexico City, Oct. 1991 - Bruce Witzel photo

MLKJrQuote abour service edited

At the Getty Villa - bruce witzel photo

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Saturday in The Park

Last week I posted photos of a chill afternoon at San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park.

This week Alamo Square Park played host to a different sort of event:

“Counter-protesters converged on San Francisco’s Alamo Square Saturday afternoon even after local officials had called off a planned and permit-granted protest by right-wing group Patriot Prayer the day before.”

Newsweek

I love San Francisco.

We like to start our anti-fascist marches with a group hug:

The Speaker: “I want you to go right up to that person and give that person a big ass hug!”

I couldn’t get into Alamo Square Park; it was packed and marchers were still gathering.

A young woman on the curb with a sign in her lap:

A photograph taken at today's Anti-Fascist rally at Alamo Square Park.
Shame on Nazis

The next time a Trump drone says ‘antifa thug’ send out this picture:

A photograph taken at today's Anti-Fascist rally at Alamo Square Park.
Alt-Right=Neo-Nazis

Unite against racism:

A photograph taken at today's Anti-Fascist rally at Alamo Square Park.
Unite to Fight Racism

Demonstrate empathy:

A photograph taken at today's Anti-Fascist rally at Alamo Square Park.
An Injury to one is an Injury to All

Black Lives Matter!

A photograph taken at today's Anti-Fascist rally at Alamo Square Park.
Black Lives Matter

A flyer in one of the corner stores around Alamo Square Park in San Francisco.

A photograph taken of a flyer in one of the Corner Stores around Alamo Square Park in San Francisco
A flyer in one of the corner stores around Alamo Square Park in San Francisco.

No citizen is free until all citizens are free:

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved

 

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