Civil Rights

‘What do those people want?” We’ve heard this question or some variation thereof from scads of humans scratching their heads after a Black Lives Matter protest or a college action by students of color demanding safety from institutional racism or a man or woman loses his or her cool following ANOTHER police stop. Now, there […]

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry — let’s call her Music  City’s progressive hope — sends a periodic newsletter paid for by Friends of Megan Barry that talks local events and issues. We share it here in the hope that it helps you stay informed on Nashville matters and that it motivates you to get involved! This […]

Want to make America great again? The answer lies not with Drumpf, not with Clinton’s status quo, but with what you’ll learn in Michael Moore’s latest award-winning documentary. Lesson One: Love your neighbor. Lesson Two: If you think the land of guns, greed, and Kardashians is the greatest country in the world, you don’t know much.

The following are links to progressive-issue action alerts that found their way to The Armchair Activist’s inbox. We share them with you in the hope that you will get busy: Take action for a better world. And remember the words of Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent [we] pay for living on this planet.” Today, we have an […]

God bless our progressive mayor. I knew for sure that Megan Barry was a good egg and the right person to be Music City’s next mayor on June 26, 2015. That was the day the US Supreme Court finally did the right thing and made marriage equality the law of the land. No sooner had […]

The following are links to progressive-issue action alerts we received throughout the weekend. Get busy: Take action for a better world. And remember the words of Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent [we] pay for living on this planet.” Today we seek to protect our transgender siblings from the wrath of the Republican-controlled and generally inhumane Tennessee State […]

We at GDPR Nashville are gobsmacked by the reaction we received to our broadcasts of Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ Nov. 19 address to students at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The emails that came in response have raised our spirits by leaps and bounds. And the numbers of listeners to Bernie’s master class in democracy was […]

I am still on a high following last night’s Nashville stop of the Bernie Sanders campaign’s Tennessee State Volunteer Tour. Nearly 300 people from across the Metro area were on hand at the United Auto Workers Hall to meet with Bernie 2016 staffers and to launch a mission to recruit 5,000 Tennessee volunteers to spread […]

MoveOn has an urgent alert for activists that brings to mind Martin Niemöller. Since the US Supreme Court’s galling 2013 gutting of the Voting Rights Act, a number of states — including Tennessee — immediately leaped to impose Voter ID laws, gerrymandering, and other vile actions to allow systemic racism and classism back into their electoral […]


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