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The ACLU received $24.1 million in online donations this weekend

  • In a typical year, the American Civil Liberties Union gets about $4 million in online donations. 
  • But over this past weekend, the organization received $24.1 million from online donors, six times what it normally receives in a whole year.
  • By the end of the night on Sunday, the group had received a total of $24,164,691 from 356,306 people over the weekend — many from people who had never donated to the ACLU before. Read more

Immediately after the Civil War ended, Southern states enacted “black codes” an early version of systemic, state-sponsored discrimination and racism meant to confine and control Black people who had just gained their freedom. Today, we continue to see the erosion of basic human rights and civil liberties of people of color and poor people through coded practices and policies.

Representative John Lewis remembers when he first met Martin Luther King, Jr. during a discussion this summer with artist Danny Lyon. Lewis and Lyon first met in the 1960s, when Lewis was serving as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Lyon was a principal photographer of the Southern Civil Rights Movement and a staff member of SNCC. Watch more.

Koi Fish 2017 02 – Pike’s Nursery, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 11, 2017

Think of being For The People
as being For ALL Of The People.
Not just the right people,
or the right kind of people,
but for every person
in the entire world of people.
What we need is a list of corporations
and businesses
who are For The People.

Hobby Lobby and LLBean would not be on the list.

Target would be.

We need to know if a business
is For The People
and support that business,
“voting with our wallet,”
and Standing With The People.

If a corporation/business supports
Planned Parenthood
The American Civil Liberties Union
The Southern Poverty Law Center
The Sierra Club
Greenpeace
Amnesty International
Black Lives Matter
The National Black Justice Coalition
and other human rights organizations,
it is For The People.

And we need to know who they are.

This evening at the Whitney, artist Danny Lyon will speak with Congressman John Lewis about his lifelong advocacy of civil liberties and his current leadership on issues including gun control and voting rights.

Tonight’s conversation takes place amid wrenching events for this country: the shooting of forty nine people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, followed weeks later by shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, Dallas, and Brooklyn. These tragedies have shaken communities across the country, demanding that we acknowledge and address the racial, social, and political divides that plague our country and that have given rise to decades of violence and loss.

Congressman Lewis and Danny Lyon first met in a related period of turbulence and change in the 1960s: Lewis was serving as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Lyon was a principal photographer of the Southern Civil Rights Movement and a staff member of SNCC.

Tonight’s program pays tribute to their more than fifty years of friendship. At a moment when national action is urgently called for, it also brings together two men who—whether through political leadership or through image-making—have dedicated their lives to social activism and to bringing greater equality and empathy to our national culture. 

Follow the conversation on Twitter, and check back on whitney.org in the coming days for footage of the event.

Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Arrest of Taylor Washington, Atlanta, 1963. Vintage gelatin silver print.  9 7/16 × 6 ¼ in. (24 × 16 cm); Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

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Entire Federal Martial Law Plan Exposed

Alex Jones Responds To MSM Attacks on purpose of JADE Helm exercise

Alex Jones covers the entire history of the Govt plan to use the Armed Forces to infiltrate and disarm Americans. From A to Z the entire plan is laid out, from the FEMA camps, to gun confiscation drills and the rise of the police state. Don’t be a pathetic sheep make this video go viral and read the links below. Mainstream media, your days of lying to American people are numbered.

The Bill of Rights isn’t for the prom queen. The Bill of Rights isn’t for the high school quarterback. The Bill of Rights is for the least among us. The Bill of Rights is for minorities. The Bill of Rights is for those who have minority opinions. The Bill of Rights is for those who are oddballs. Those who aren’t accepted. Those who have unconventional thinking.
—  Rand Paul