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 […]
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.
With the April 5 Wisconsin primary looming, there is a lot going on in progressive news. Among the biggest peace-prog stories from the weekend: Bernie Sanders calls attention to another tragic outcome of US income inequality, hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin voters may be diseferanchised due to a voter suppression law (nope, it’s not just Tennessee […]
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 […]
Despite marriage equality being the law of the land, right-wing presidential candidate Rand Paul still wants LGBT people to hide in closets. Members of the inclusive gay community may be able to marry throughout the US, but in 31 states, they still can be fired from their jobs for not being heterosexual. Rand Paul is okay with […]
Today’s DB is a cartoon by Chan Lowe that kind of says it all. Want to support Bernie Sanders but unregistered to vote? Get to it.