Yesterday -- Earth Day -- saw tens of thousands of people March for Science
in hundreds of places around the world, celebrating science and protesting the Minority President's proposed cuts to federal science and research budgets. Those cuts will form part of the new budget which Congress needs to pass when it returns this coming week. The likely sticking points are the Mexican Wall and funding for the ACA
, while there are plans to revive the repeal of the ACA
before the administration's 100th day on April 29.TODAY, SUNDAY APRIL 23
: ACLU People Power is holding deportation solidarity events
outside regional ICE offices at 3 p.m.Housekeeping
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It's been quite quiet in the comm this week, but here are some reminders of ongoing or future actionsActionPublic Participation in EPA's Regulatory Reform - Deadline: 15 May 2017Upcoming Protests
April 29: Peoples Climate March
- see these posters for National Parks in 2050 if climate change continues
for inspiration and slogans.
June 11: LGBT+ MarchOther news to know
There's been a steady drip feed of minor new revelations about the Trump Campaign's Russian links, the situation with North Korea rumbles on, and Syria is still a mess. For a catch up to the major developments each day, What the Fuck Just Happened Today
usually provides good links to the key stories.
French voters go to the polls today
to pick the two candidates for the run-off on May 7, and the UK government has called a snap general election on June 8
. (I'm in the UK and this just makes me want to cry, because our opposition parties are so dysfunctional at the moment. I think my main hope is that the early signs the centre/left are figuring out how to build the kind of resistance movements, like Indivisible, that you've seen in the US will bear fruit -- if not for this election, for the long term.)
So, what have you all been up to in the last week or planning to get involved in next week?
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