Posts Tagged ‘ protest ’

Thousands Protesting Eversource Charge Via Online Petition | Across Connecticut, CT Patch

The Eversource satellite office in Tolland. (Chris Dehnel/Patch)

Thousands have signed a petition protesting a certain Eversource electricity charge that the utility says is Millstone-related.

Source: Thousands Protesting Eversource Charge Via Online Petition | Across Connecticut, CT Patch

George Floyd protests: What 4 organizers want to see from America’s protests – Vox

People raise their fists during a protest against police violence at Lafayette Square near the White House on June 4.Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

“This is a demand for real change,” said one Black Lives Matter leader from Houston.

Source: George Floyd protests: What 4 organizers want to see from America’s protests – Vox

Oakland’s Protest Rider on Why She Took to Horseback for George Floyd | KQED


Brianna Noble, owner of Mulatto Meadows ranch in Martinez, said she brought her horse, Dapper Dan, because she wanted to offer a “good, bright, positive image to focus on, as opposed to some of the destruction,” during protests over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

Brianna Noble rode atop her gelding, Dapper Dan, at an Oakland protest against the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. A photo of her inspired awe amid turmoil, and she talked to KQED about the experience.

Source: Oakland’s Protest Rider on Why She Took to Horseback for George Floyd | KQED

Ta-Nehisi Coates on George Floyd, police protests, and hope – Vox

A protester in Washington, DC, speaks into a bullhorn as people kneel and hold their hands up in front of Lafayette Park near the White House to protest the death of George Floyd on May 25.Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The author of Between the World and Me on why this isn’t 1968, the Colin Kaepernick test, police abolition, nonviolence and the state, and more.

Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates on George Floyd, police protests, and hope – Vox

Listening to Black Voices Amid Murder, Violence, Protest, and Pandemic

Hi. I wanted to take today to compile a sampling of what black people (along with a few immigrant and other PoC voices) are saying about the recent murders by police of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the threatening of Christian Cooper with police violence by a white woman, the protests in Minneapolis & other places, and the unequal impact of the pandemic on communities of color, as well as what black voices have said in the past about similar incidents & situations. This is not an exhaustive list of reaction & commentary — it’s just a sample. I’m not going to add anything to these voices, but I will share a few resources at the end of the post.

Please put your urge to judge on the shelf for a minute and just listen to your fellow human beings in all of their raw, righteous, and furious anger. I am trying to listen. Is America finally ready to listen? Are you ready?

Source: Listening to Black Voices Amid Murder, Violence, Protest, and Pandemic

Political fallout from Soleimani could be biggest for Senate

Two dozen protesters participate in the “Swarm the Senate” rally in the Hart Senate Office Building urging action to “impeach, remove, indict and jail” President Donald Trump on Jan. 6. The protesters held up their hands, on which were written the words “No war.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani was a big deal. But it’s best to pause before determining the political fallout.

Source: Political fallout from Soleimani could be biggest for Senate

Milan sculpture by Maestà Sofferente meant to protest sexism protested for doing the opposite – The Washington Post

An installation by designer Gaetano Pesce titled “Maestà Sofferente” (Suffering Majesty) is shown during a furniture fair in Milan, Italy, on April 7. (Luca Bruno/AP)

The sculpture by Gaetano Pesce was unveiled Sunday in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo for Milan’s furniture fair this week.

Source: Milan sculpture by Maestà Sofferente meant to protest sexism protested for doing the opposite – The Washington Post

Mass Arrests as Thousands Descend on Senate Office Building Demanding Lawmakers Reject Kavanaugh

More than 1,000 women and men lined the hallways and filled the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, demanding that senators vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty)

“Incredible scene on Capital Hill right now, where thousands of anti-Kavanaugh protesters have taken over the Hart Senate Office Building.”

Source: Mass Arrests as Thousands Descend on Senate Office Building Demanding Lawmakers Reject Kavanaugh

Pete Seeger – A hard rain’s a-gonna fall HD (alta calidad) – YouTube

Standing Rock tribe takes DAPL protest to Washington | USA News | Al Jazeera

‘No consent, no pipeline’ was the message carried by protesters [Cajsa Wikstrom/Al Jazeera]

Thousands march to White House in protest against Dakota Access pipeline, stopping at Trump hotel to erect teepee.

Source: Standing Rock tribe takes DAPL protest to Washington | USA News | Al Jazeera