The Border Makes America Great ~ Beto O’Rourke

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Beto O’Rourke ran a 10K in the spirit of unity between his community of El Paso, Texas and Mexico

 

 

‘The Border Makes America Great. Or, How We Survived The Libyan Hit Squads And Isis Terrorist Camps’ …

 

 

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Taking a knee ~ Beto O’Rourke

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The Democratic nominee in the 2018 Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke, responds to a veteran’s question about whether NFL players should kneel during the national anthem. August 26, is exactly two years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick divided the United States when he took a knee during the national anthem.  A Texas Democrat’s words of support for the NFL protests have gone viral

Taking a knee: two years on, where does the NFL stand?

British Army Band pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

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The queen’s residence celebrated the Queen of Soul on Friday.

The Band of the Welsh Guards paid tribute to Aretha Franklin during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.  The British Army in London shared a video of their performance of “Respect.”

Franklin died Aug. 16 at the age of 76 ~ R.I.P.

‘Massive victory for the whole internet’ as California passes nation’s strongest Net Neutrality bill

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In a major victory for the open internet that could have ripple effects throughout the United States, the California Senate on Friday thwarted aggressive lobbying by the telecom industry and passed the strongest, most comprehensive net neutrality bill in the nation.

As the fight for strong net neutrality protections gains steam at the state level, open internet advocates are hoping the resulting energy and momentum will translate into action in Congress, where the House is working to assemble enough votes to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the FCC’s deeply unpopular repeal.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/31/massive-victory-whole-internet-california-passes-nations-strongest-net-neutrality

Victory for Indigenous Nations as Canada halts Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion

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A Canadian court “quashed” approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion,  a major setback for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose government agreed to purchase the controversial project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion Canadian dollars (U.S. $3.5 billion) in May.

It’s a stunning victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the project, which is designed to nearly triple the amount of tar sands transported from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia.

https://www.ecowatch.com/trans-mountain-pipeline-canada-2600441320.html

As classes begin, Detroit schools shut off drinking water due to high levels of lead and copper

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As classes begin, Detroit schools shut off drinking water due to high levels of lead and copper …

The Detroit Public School system has shut off drinking water at every one of the 106 school buildings it operates because of elevated levels of lead and copper found in water testing at 16 out of 24 schools.

The announcement is an admission that the catastrophic conditions in Flint, Michigan, caused by the profit-driven decision to shift the city’s water system to polluted water from the Flint River, are replicated for school children in Detroit, the largest city in Michigan and the poorest big city in America.

What is happening to Detroit school children, as was the case in Flint, is a social crime committed by the capitalist ruling class.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/31/detr-a31.html