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Happy 113th Birthday Count Basie

Today is the 113th birthday of the multiple Grammy winning musician and band leader Count Basie. His band’s music is part of the soundtrack of the American story. 809 more words

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JUST MUSING: "What went right in Charlottesville ..."

noI have never been to Charlottesville and without cheating and making a quick reference to a map, I can’t tell you what part of the State of Virginia the city is situated.  2,409 more words

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A philosophical principle coined in 1945 could be a key defense against white supremacists

White supremacists are really, really hoping that you don’t keep reading this article. They don’t want you to learn about the Paradox of Tolerance, because then they’d lose a powerful weapon in their fight to make society more racist. 1,030 more words

Apple, other tech companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking

”In a legal brief filed last night, a group of several high-profile technology companies asked the Supreme Court to consider the privacy implications of warrantless law enforcement access to cellphone location data,” Colin Lecher reports for The Verge. 848 more words

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World Guide to Charlottesville Solidarity Actions #RollingThunder

by It’s Going Down.. Anarchist Movement     In solidarity with our friends at CrimethInc.     …….. updated Sunday 13th…..

On August 12, a fascist murdered one person and injured dozens more by driving a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. 1,069 more words

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WORLD GUIDE TO CHARLOTTESVILLE SOLIDARITY ACTIONS #ROLLINGTHUNDER

On August 12, a fascist murdered one person and injured dozens more by driving a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fascists had been calling for violence in advance; they made it very clear that this would happen.Image result for charlottesville anti fascist We are calling for solidarity actions to take place around the country in response—to support the bereaved, to encourage those who courageously stood up to fascist murderers, to reach out to our communities about this situation, and to show that we will not stand for this. Here, you can find a list of solidarity demonstrations and a PDF of a flier you can print and distribute to inform others about this situation. To add your event, email: info [at] itsgoingdown [dot] org and send updates about solidarity demonstrations to us via @crimethinc or rollingthunder@crimethinc.com.

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Download and Print the PDF Flyer Here On August 12, an alt-right fascist murdered a person and injured dozens more by driving a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are calling for solidarity actions to take place around the country to respond to this. If we allow the alt-right and neo-Nazis to organize in our communities, the consequences will be fatal. Charlottesville is just the beginning. If the alt-right can get away with murder there, none of us will be safe. We have to stand up to white supremacists, we have to shut down and chase out these bigots every time they try to organize, or else they will kill more people. You are a target. These bigots target people of color, women, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ people, immigrants, radicals, liberals, and anyone who doesn’t agree with them—not just with words, but with violence. Emboldened by Trump’s election, alt-right and fascist bigots have already shot and wounded protestors against racism in Minneapolis and Seattle, stabbed bystanders to death in Portland for intervening against Islamophobia, and sowed hatred and discord across the country. We are betraying our friends and neighbors if we don’t take a stand. The police will not protect us. They murder over a thousand people every year in this country, and infiltrate and attack our demonstrations when we stand up against alt-right terror. We have to organize to defend ourselves.

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Marijuana smokers three times more likely to die of hypertension: study (No it doesn't)

This study has been getting major media coverage, but it is completely flawed. They considered someone who smoked pot once 20 years ago and someone who has smoked 5 joints a day for 20 years as the same!

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Marijuana smokers three times more likely to die of hypertension: study (No it doesn’t)

This study has been getting major media coverage, but it is completely flawed. They considered someone who smoked pot once 20 years ago and someone who has smoked 5 joints a day for 20 years as the same! Bad science! Why is this study being covered everywhere, while recent studies showing cannabis use has no negative effects on IQ get ignored? Dana Larsen
Source: Marijuana smokers three times more likely to die of hypertension: study – National | Globalnews.ca globalnews.ca / Reuters Aug 10, 2017 People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday. The risk grows with every year of use, they said. The findings, from a study of some 1,200 people, could have implications in the United States among other countries. Several states have legalized marijuana and others are moving toward it. It is decriminalized in a number of other countries. “Support for liberal marijuana use is partly due to claims that it is beneficial and possibly not harmful to health,” said Barbara Yankey, who co-led the research at the school of public health at Georgia State University in the United States. “It is important to establish whether any health benefits outweigh the potential health, social and economic risks. If marijuana use is implicated in cardiovascular diseases and deaths, then it rests on the health community and policy makers to protect the public.” Marijuana is also sometimes used for medicinal purposes, such as for glaucoma. The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, was a retrospective follow-up study of 1,213 people aged 20 or above who had been involved in a large and ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In 2005–2006, they were asked if they had ever used marijuana. For Yankey’s study, information on marijuana use was merged with mortality data in 2011 from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, and adjusted for confounding factors such as tobacco smoking and variables including sex, age and ethnicity. The average duration of use among users of marijuana, or cannabis, was 11.5 years.

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ACLU Sues Washington, D.C., Transit System for Removing Milo Yiannopoulos Ads

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a free speech lawsuit on behalf of one of the nation’s most prominent right-wing provocateurs on Wednesday, arguing that Washington, D.C., transit officials violated Milo Yiannopoulos’ 1st Amendment rights by removing advertisements for his new book. 178 more words

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