Bob Dylan - Only A Pawn In Their Game (by rgdoub)
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have been obfuscating their plans for Medicare, Medicaid and what they will do to reform the health care system.
A federal appeals court ruled that gay Americans are a class of people who deserve the same kinds of constitutional protections as many other victims of discrimination.
James Baldwin on Malcolm X (1 of 3) (by antihostile)
The stepsister of the Minnesota congresswoman looks at her moral crusades with puzzlement, and with a very personal sorrow.
Eyes on the Prize - Episode 01 - Awakenings 1954-1956 (by juniebb02)
“We’re celebrating the news that President Obama just endorsed marriage equality for the first time. What does marriage equality have to do with climate change? We believe that a society that believes in treating all people equally — no matter their race, class, gender, religion, or sexual identity — is a society that’s more likely to extend that same respect and care to future generations and the planet.
Just as important, our movement is only possible because of the love and personal connections that so many of our organizers share. When you look through the incredible photos from this weekend’s Climate Impacts Day events, for example, you’ll see people of all ages, races, religions, and sexual orientations taking part. We’re a diverse movement and we support the rights of each and every one of our members.
We’re also incredibly thankful for the support that many LGBT activists and organizations have given to our work. Here in the Bay Area, our first 350.org office was a room in a big shared space that included one of our all-time heroes, Kip Williams, who went on to co-found GetEQUAL, one of the groups that helped lead the fight for marriage equality. Years later, we used GetEQUAL megaphones to power our chants at the White House during the Keystone XL sit-ins. And we were joined at those demonstrations by equal rights advocates like Lt. Dan Choi, who gives powerful testimony in the video below about why he was willing to risk arrest to stop the pipeline: “
“President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to take a stand in favor of marriage equality, and to do so during an election year was a bold and principled act among several, includingending the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and the administration’sdirective to advance the human rights of LGBT people internationally.
Yet we must remember that marriage equality for LGBT people is a human right, and as such should not be left for states to “decide the issue on their own,” as President Obama suggested today.
These policy debates have big real-life implications, ranging from additional logistical burdens that complicate the wedding-planning process to access to health care that could make the difference between life and death.”
Martin Luther King’s Last Speech: “I Have Been To The Mountaintop” (by NewsPoliticsInfo)
Charlie Chaplin final speech in The Great Dictator (by mudsonknot)