Hate on Parade

We have no words, save to express outrage that 45 refused to utter the words “white supremacists.” So we’ll share  a statement from Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, on Trump’s statement following the egregious white supremacist terrorist “vehicular incident” that left one dead and at least 19 injured at the racist, […]

This action alert comes from People’s Action: Drumpf’s immigration order targeting seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen — is creating chaos and misery around the world. The executive order mandates several points: It bars Syrian refugees from entering the US indefinitely, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, and blocks […]

Donald Drumpf is crisscrossing the nation in the guise of a new-millennium Mussolini, and the poison he spreads along the way — racism, xenophobia, misogyny, disdain for the poor — is infecting school children, say teachers in a new SPLC report. This likely will affect the US– and not in a good way — for at least a generation.

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 […]

The Roundup is Progressive Nashville’s periodic aggregation of local, national, and international prog news and opinion worth your attention: in this edition, TN legislature shows its antigay streak, Robert Reich defends Bernie, Drumpf is the revenge of the poorly educated, and Obama proves it’s all about Wall Street — not you, the people.

It’s not much fun being Blue in a Red State. But that pales against the nightmare that is being a progressive in a United States determined to act like World War II is back, one seemingly willing to forget horrific sins of the past. Some evangelical (and otherwise) Christians, usually so quick to scold the […]

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 […]

In most states up north, it’s simple: You go to the polls, give the poll worker your name and, perhaps, your address, and cast your ballot. Voting is a wee bit more complicated — and sinister — in the southland, and if this truly is to be a nation where all are equal under law, that’s got to stop.

It’s easy to forget if you’re sipping a latte in Nashville’s Crema or parambulating about the West End and Vanderbilt University, but Tennessee is a very, very red state. We received an ugly, painful reminder of that fact this week.


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