*Signal-boosting with permission, this brilliant offer
:I'm offering free training over Skype for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively call their elected representatives and ask them to support bills or otherwise take useful action. If you're interested, PM me. Feel free to let others know about this offer; it's available indefinitely.
*More fashion for the apocalypse: ThinkProgress's "Resist" t-shirt
raises money for their "Trump investigative fund".
is starting a tikkun olam-inspired thread on the 1st of each month,on DW and on LJ at swan_tower
, where people can talk about what they're doing to help repair the world (and yes, I think it can be helpful and inspiring to see what others are doing).
: Kellogg's have pulled their advertising from Breitbart
, and Breitbart are outraged
, evidently because they HATE CAPITALISM AND FREEDOM and don't want large companies to be free to spend their ad budgets how they want in order to maximize their sales. Why do you HATE FREEDOM, Breitbart?
The current editor-in-chief is quoted as follows:“Boycotting Breitbart News for presenting mainstream American ideas is an act of discrimination and intense prejudice,” he added. “If you serve Kellogg’s products to your family, you are serving up bigotry at your breakfast table.”
This is evidence that they either have no sense of irony at all, or too much of it, in that vacuous way: "we'll say they're being prejudiced
towards our prejudice and bigotry, tee hee, and then their little liberal brains will have to explode!"
Yes, I discriminate against white supremacists
. Deal with it, fuckers.
(Worth dropping Kelloggs some messages of support, maybe, as they're getting the full Gamergate masses unleashed against them.)
*The Hamilton Mixtape
has dropped. This is not irrelevant. We need art and we need fight music and Hamilton
is and remains an inspired
and tactically-brilliant claiming of the myth of America as belonging profoundly to immigrants, black and brown people.
As well as the aforementioned "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)", notables for me at the moment include Dessa covering "Congratulations" (a song Angelica had when the show was first staged, cut when it went to Broadway -- and I can see the dramatic reasons for cutting it, but it's great and a great cover), "Wrote My Way Out" with Nas, Dave East, Aloe Blacc and one Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the demo of "Valley Forge" (part of which turned into part of "Stay Alive"), which feels spookily apposite. Congress, I beg of you, justify your existence