freedomtomarry:

The freedom to marry takes effect today in Minnesota and Rhode Island! Reblog to congratulate the happy families!

WAY TO GO RI AND MN!

freedomtomarry:

The freedom to marry takes effect today in Minnesota and Rhode Island! Reblog to congratulate the happy families!

WAY TO GO RI AND MN!

carolinamercury:

July 29, 2013 Moral Monday Protest

(Source: carolinamercury.com, via workingamerica)

afscme:

Happy 48th bday #Medicare! Click to see why shifting more healthcare costs to beneficiaries would be a disaster! http://thndr.it/17yHtxk

afscme:

Happy 48th bday #Medicare! Click to see why shifting more healthcare costs to beneficiaries would be a disaster! http://thndr.it/17yHtxk

reuterspictures:

Protesting the Zimmerman verdict

While George Zimmerman’s family celebrated following his acquittal, thousands of civil rights demonstrators turned out at rallies to condemn racial profiling.

afscme:

Via @Upworthy

afscme:

Via @Upworthy

think-progress:

Powerful images from yesterday’s Trayvon Martin rallies that took place in 100 cities across the nation. More photos here. 

theatlantic:

In Focus: Libya’s Long, Slow Recovery

Nearly two years since the overthrow of the dictator Moammar Qaddafi, Libyans are still struggling to return to normal lives. A temporary national assembly just cleared the way for a new constitution to be drafted by the end of this year. Some of the rebel militia groups who banded together to oust Qaddafi have donned uniforms and become members of the police and army of the new government. Other rebel groups have maintained independence, clashing with those who seek unity under rule of law. The economy continues to suffer: Oil production is way down, and tourism has nearly evaporated. But foreign aid has increased, reconstruction in Benghazi has picked up, and Libya is bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament.

Read more.

newsweek:

This week’s cover features two photographs, side-by-side, of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin with the coverline: “The Enduring Rift.”
For the cover story, President Obama’s former spiritual advisor, Joshua Dubois, weighs in with an essay that draws both on his personal feelings on the subject and on the thoughts of others. He begins by talking about a feeling of dread and anxiety and fear—not unlike what many felt after 9/11—after the trial. African-Americans, he says, may have a renewed sense of fear, worrying especially that their children could be shot by vigilantes with no legal ramifications. Some white people, he says, might see the case on a more micro-level, and focus just on the particulars of this incident, but he encourages them to step back and see the bigger picture and imagine how the situation must feel for many black people, who remember the stories of people like Emmett Till all too well. He speaks with Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights leader, as well as writer and poet Maya Angelou; and also emphasizes the need for forgiveness.
It’s online now, and you can read it for free in its entirety. Use the tag ‘The Enduring Rift’ to discuss it on tumblr. 

newsweek:

This week’s cover features two photographs, side-by-side, of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin with the coverline: “The Enduring Rift.”

For the cover story, President Obama’s former spiritual advisor, Joshua Dubois, weighs in with an essay that draws both on his personal feelings on the subject and on the thoughts of others. He begins by talking about a feeling of dread and anxiety and fear—not unlike what many felt after 9/11—after the trial. African-Americans, he says, may have a renewed sense of fear, worrying especially that their children could be shot by vigilantes with no legal ramifications. Some white people, he says, might see the case on a more micro-level, and focus just on the particulars of this incident, but he encourages them to step back and see the bigger picture and imagine how the situation must feel for many black people, who remember the stories of people like Emmett Till all too well. He speaks with Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights leader, as well as writer and poet Maya Angelou; and also emphasizes the need for forgiveness.

It’s online now, and you can read it for free in its entirety. Use the tag ‘The Enduring Rift’ to discuss it on tumblr. 

guardian:

Protests, marches and vigils have been held throughout the US since Saturday, when George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon Martin, was acquitted of all charges brought against him

Photos: Photograph: David Goldman/AP, Danny Johnston/AP, Kevin Downs/Demotix/Corbis

saharareporters:

PHOTONEWS: New York Civil Rights Activists Protest George Zimmerman’s “Not Guilty” Verdict

Hundreds of New Yorkers today convened in New York City’s Union Square neighborhood to protest a verdict that acquitted George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

On July 14th 2013, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and acquitted of manslaughter charges.

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