The land of the free and the home of the brave, my ass. This man was brave and got castigated. This man exercised his freedom and got fired. And y’all wonder why people rise up? It’s because you won’t listen when they speak with dignity and respect. O! Thus be it ever when free men shall stand, at least in this dystopian America we’ve carved out for ourselves.
- Oct 26, 2020
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This guy. Rahul Dubey. In early June he heard police using flashbangs and tear gas on BLM protesters outside his Washington DC rowhouse. What does he do? He opens his door and yells at them—to GET INSIDE HIS HOUSE. He let more than 70 people hide in his home all night while cops rounded up and arrested almost 200 of their fellows. Cops even came up to the house and sprayed pepper spray into it, but he told them that every person in there was his guest. You don’t have to go to the protests to resist, but you do have to resist.
- Oct 25, 2020
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As early as 2006, activist Tarana Burke used the phrase “Me Too” to empower women who had suffered sexual harassment and/or assault by demonstrating how many women have experienced it. In October of 2017 the hashtag went viral in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein. It’s the buddy system writ large. And while it has meant great strides in awareness and policies, we still have the Harasser-in-Chief to deal with.