dimanche 24 septembre 2017

U.S : TRUMP attacks Black athletes : What we all can do today.


Ken Miles just started a petition to NFL Players, Fans, 
Coaches and Personnel :

We’re calling on anyone at an NFL game this season, 
who condemns the comments of Donald Trump, to take
 a knee in solidarity with athletes like Michael Bennett, 
Eric Reid, and Colin Kaepernick and journalists like 
Jemele Hill.




Sign now!













Tell the league to <em>protect the shield</em> and not be intimidated by Donald Trump





Dear friend,


I just started a petition titled "#TakeAKnee"

We understand that this is a conversation about Power, and 
recognize that our Constitutional rights of free speech should 
not be granted to some and strategically limited for others.

Twice in as many weeks, Donald Trump has come for the 
livelihood of Black athletes and journalists who continue to 
speak out against injustice at great risk to their safety, 
employment and their ability to pursue passions to which 
they’ve dedicated their lives. First, he called for the firing of 
Jemele Hill for tweeting her opinion on her social media platform. 
This week, at a rally in Alabama, Trump used coded language 
calling for NFL owners to “fire” athletes who are expressing 
their freedom of speech, to speak out in protest of police 
brutality and systemic racism and inequality. Athletes like 
Michael Bennett, Eric Reid, Colin Kaepernick and so many others.

Perhaps he was feeling emboldened by NFL buddies like 
Dan Snyder (Washington), Shad Khan  (Jaguars), Bob McNair 
(Texans), Robert Kraft (Patriots), Woody Johnson (Jets) and 
Stan Kroenke  (Rams), all of whom each contributed $1 
Million to his inauguration. He's also seen the league's owners 
refuse to sign Colin Kaepernick and has even taken credit in the 
past for getting him blackballed. 
This time Trump felt emboldened enough to call for NFL 
owners to instruct personnel that if players do not stand for 
the flag they should “get that son of a b---- off the field right 
now… This is yet again another example of Trump’s long 
history of intimidating and silencing dissent.




The NFL has to decide what side they're on as Trump targets
 Black players to throw red meat to his base.




Trump has continued to suggest that "great American values" 
are limited to those who go along with business as usual, and 
don't speak out against systemic racism and oppression. 
Everyone in the NFL , especially NFL Leadership, must 
understand that the 'respect for players' stated in their press release
 after Trump's disturbing remarks should also mean respecting the 
rights of players to exercise their freedom of speech however they
 choose. It is time the league acts by supporting their players 
right to speak out.

We’re in a pivotal moment when everyday Americans and 
athletes with shared values of justice and equity are using 
their powerful voices to say enough is enough--no more 
racism, no more anti-Muslim bigotry, no more misogyny, and 
no more Trump ! We must continue to support the athletes and
 everyday men and women that are risking their livelihoods to 
kneel for justice.

That's why we're asking anyone at an NFL game to take a knee 
during the National Anthem--not only in solidarity with 
countless athlete-activists’ right to protest; but in defiance of 
Donald Trump's ruthless targeting of Black athletes and 
journalists.





Black dissent is being targeted by Trump. Join us to tell
 the NFL to fight back.





Thank you,



Ken Miles










Sign now!



Color Of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.

Les ACTUALITÉS de la RAL,M de Patrick CINTAS.



Bonjour,




A LA UNE DE LA RALM :






CINÉMA L'expérience sérielle - court-métrage de Pascal Leray.

LIVRE REÇU - La lejanía de las cosas - de Enrique Arias Beaskoetxea.


SEMAINES DE LA RALM :
Textes de Daniel Aranjo, Gilbert Bourson, Patrick Cintas, Daniel de Cullá, Jean-Michel Guyot, Pascal Leray, Stéphane Pucheu, Gilles Teboul, Henri Valero, Robert Vitton - et du groupe Personæ.

PLUS
Carmen Vascones, Juan Rubén Lucero, Mamadou Sow et Patricio Sanchez-Rojas.

POÈME DE LA SEMAINE
Son esprit ne piétine plus dans la rue morte criblée d'averses. Son sourire n'en finit plus de se prolonger... comme en fondu enchaîné sur une plage des caraïbes. Ou bien sur une rue de Broadway. Ou encore sur une campagne où un cottage empli d'humidité accueillerait tout ce bonheur tant mérité depuis le temps qu'elle se le rêve... Elle qui craignait par dessus tout de rester seule. Ombre solide. Suiveuse accompagnant ses amies toutes mariées un peu partout dans les sorties. À rester le gentil fruit sec que l'on considère avec aux yeux cet air intolérable des sales pitiés honteuses. Ce sort est évité ! Aboli songe crasseux sans recours... Il n'en sera plus du tout question. Place à la moisson des ivresses ! La récompense promise par toute cette patience où ses os rouilleraient sans pouvoir espérer obtenir une vraie récompense !
d' Un captif écrit sur la neige, roman d'Alan Sévellec.




Bonne lecture.










*RALM no 100 - juillet/septembre 2017 - avec CORTO n° 31 Cinq cris d'un Immortel en puissance de François Olègue HYPERTEXTE de Patrick Cintas.

*en octobre > RALM no 101 - avec CORTO  n° 32 Le rouge et le blanc de Stéphane PucheuDictionnaire critique et raisonné du signifiant série et de la poétique sérielle 'HYPERTEXTE de Pascal Leray.

*en janvier > RALM no 102 - avec CORTO n° 33 - Catalogue du sériographe de Pascal Leray - nouvelle version complète. Un évènement dans la RALM. A ne pas manquer !






SUMOFUS : au PEROU, Máxima a besoin de vous.

Máxima Acuña de Chaupe se bat depuis près de 10 ans pour empêcher la destruction de sa terre natale aux main de l’entreprise minière Newmont mining.

Aujourd’hui, Newmont mining est sur le point de poursuivre Maxima en justice pour la troisième fois.

Pouvez-vous faire un don de pour aider Máxima à payer ses frais de justice?


















Bonjour,


En 2011, le gouvernement péruvien a donné la permission à la société minière Newmont Mining basée aux États-Unis de raser 3000 hectares et 4 lacs afin d’y exploiter des mines d’or et de cuivre.


Newmont a tenté d’expulser tous les habitants de la zone — y compris Máxima Acuña de Chaupe, qui a refusé de quitter la parcelle de 24 hectares sur laquelle elle cultive ses pommes de terre et élève moutons et vaches. Au tribunal, Newmont a accusé Máxima de squatter les terres qu’elle possède légalement — un comble !


Máxima a refusé de se laisser faire, faisant face à la multinationale géante afin de protéger sa maison, son moyen de subsistance et sa famille. Les forces de sécurité péruviennes embauchées par la multinationale milliardaire espionne Máxima et sa famille. La maison de Máxima a été démolie deux fois déjà et elle fut hospitalisée suite à des confrontations avec les milices privées. Máxima s’est battu au tribunal, gagnant les appels les uns à la suite des autres.


Les avocats de Máxima viennent d’apprendre que Newmont se prépare à trainer Máxima en justice une fois de plus et elle a besoin de notre aide. Pouvez-vous faire un don de 1 € afin de permettre à Máxima de se défendre au tribunal ?




Máxima n’a pas gagné un, mais bien deux procès qui sont allé jusqu’à la Cour Suprême péruvienne. Plus de 160 000 membres de SumOfUs ont exigé que Newmont laisse Máxima et sa ferme en paix.


Mais Newmont ne veut pas cesser son harcèlement. 


Du haut de son mètre 45 Máxima fait face à une multinationale minière milliardaire, le tout sans sourciller.


Elle est une source d’inspiration pour nous tous et nous devons tout faire pour nous assurer qu’elle puisse emporter cette prochaine bataille légale face à Newmont.


Faites un don de 1 € afin d’aider Máxima à se défendre au tribunal.





Merci pour tout ce que vous faites,








Fatah, Angus et le reste de l'équipe
 SumOfUs













Plus d'information :


















SumOfUs est un mouvement mondial de personnes comme vous, qui travaillent ensemble afin de responsabiliser les entreprises et de tracer une nouvelle voie durable pour l’économie mondiale.





Un poème (prophétique ?) de Marc LOUVERTURE (Haïti).



PENDULE







(...)
hier furent les sanglots 
des rêves qui se promenaient
dans l'allée creusée 
des heures moribondes



le miroir du temps
a projeté l'ombre du chaos
sur l'écran brumeux du ciel



et les affres du néant
ont fait apparaître
le décor des fatales amertumes
du demain qui naîtra
dans la souffrance humaine
(...)














Marc LOUVERTURE







samedi 23 septembre 2017

U.S : Voting Is Not A Crime, Georgia ! Tell Attorney General CARR not to press charges !



Secretary of State Brian Kemp should be

 getting voters registered, not charging other

 folks for doing his job.




Tell the State of Georgia : Do not press charges
 against canvassers for registering new voters.















Dear friend,


The State of Georgia is once again targeting people for helping Black voters exercise their freedom to vote. Secretary of State Brian Kemp recommended that Attorney General Christopher Carr charge fourteen canvassers with a felony facing up to ten years in prison and a one-hundred thousand dollar fine, for incorrect voter registration forms.1 There were just 53 allegedly false voter registration applications out of the more than 86,000 submitted by the New Georgia Project that year -- just 0.06% errors.

It is clear that Brian Kemp is using his office to score political points in his quest to become the next Governor of Georgia and attacking his potential opponent, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, who founded the New Georgia Project and launched its voter registration efforts in 2014, in the process. This recommendation of charges represents a returning national trend of using the criminal justice system to intimidate Black voters from exercising our political voice and registering to vote. Attorney General Carr is up for election in 2018 and he needs to know that we’ll be watching if he uses his office to prosecute people working to help Black voters get to the polls.






The New Georgia Project registered 86,000 new voters in 2014 alone. The reason the New Georgia Project has been targeted by Brian Kemp since its inception is because they are expanding the electorate increasing the number of Black voters, young voters and voters from other communities of colors in Georgia.2 Kemp is attacking these canvassers for taking on a role his office intentionally fails to do: register new voters. If Kemp’s office were actually interested in expanding the electorate and ensuring Black people, young people and communities of color were registered to vote, there would be no need for the New Georgia Project to run complicated and labor intensive voter registration drives for tens of thousands of new voters each year.

Brian Kemp and Republican support for the Pence-Kobach Commission, voter ID laws, racially biased gerrymandering and the proposal to reduce polling places in Black communities all point to a concerted effort to reduce our electoral power.3 We have seen the results of this national effort in the election of Donald Trump and House Republicans holding a majority despite receiving fewer votes during the election. We must now demand that the State of Georgia honor our freedom to vote and reject Brian Kemp's recommendation to prosecute canvassers for expanding access to the ballot.

The decision to move forward with charges is now in the hands of Attorney General Christopher Carr. We are calling on Attorney General Carr not to use the courts to suppress our votes and decline to pursue any charges against these canvassers. We must make him know that we will no longer allow our freedom to vote to remain under attack. Will you sign the petition ?






The fight for our access to the ballot has been fought since Reconstruction. We have won the fight to outlaw literacy tests and poll taxes but we still have to fight against the use of the law to keep us away from the ballot. Olivia Pearson, a grandmother and Douglas County Commissioner is scheduled to stand trial in Georgia soon for assisting Black voters.4 In Indiana, Mike Pence’s home state, canvassers are facing similar charges after State Police raided their headquarters this past fall. Republicans are using prosecution rather than persuasion as their primary tool to win elections.

The people of Georgia have fought long and hard to give everyone access to the ballot and we cannot allow Republicans like Brian Kemp to chip away at that with frivolous charges and racist policy. Instead of using his office to boost his political profile and target Black communities we need Election Officials who are serious about increasing civic participation. Instead of looking to publicize and prosecute canvassers 0.06% rate of applications with problems, Brian Kemp should focus on improving a voter turnout rate that sits at an average of 52.60% of voting age population, near the bottom nationwide.5

We have an opportunity to stop the criminalization of Black voting today ! We can demand that Attorney General Carr not go along with this plot to target Black voters. We must make our voices heard now to protect our electoral power.Folks who are working to make sure we all have the power to exercise our freedom to vote should be protected. Attorney General Carr must not bring charges against these canvassers.

Until justice is real,








Brandi, Rashad, Arisha, Johnny, Kristen, Chad, and the Color Of Change team



















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Color Of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.