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    03/15/2018 4:15:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union may not be able to join students... have donated $200,000 to help students from Wade’s hometown of Chicago join the gun control rally... Oklahoma City’s Carmelo Anthony posted that he and Wade are “on the same page... ....the NBA Foundation will match up to $25,000 for all NBA player donations....
  • National School Walkout planned by students worldwide after Parkland shooting

    03/13/2018 12:22:19 PM PDT · by metmom · 128 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 13, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    When news of the Parkland school shooting first broke, it resonated with 17-year-old Naomi Giancola. A junior at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York – some 1,200 miles away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the Florida high school where a gunman murdered 17 students and faculty on Feb. 14 – Giancola immediately thought the tragedy could have easily happened at her own school. “It really hit home because I’m in high school. That could have been my school, that could have been my friends, that could have been me that was shot or running away,” Giancola told Fox News. So...
  • Lyft offering students free rides to gun control rally

    03/04/2018 6:42:55 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    WLWT (Cincinnati) ^ | Mar 4, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    Lyft has been called "the woke alternative to Uber," a reputation the company apparently decided to embrace on Friday when it announced it would be offering free rides to people attending a prominent gun control rally later this month. The rally in question, the March for Our Lives, was organized by students in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day. It is scheduled to take place on March 24 in cities around the country. --SNIP-- Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green announced the policy in...
  • David Hogg says he hung up on the White House inviting him to Trump's listening session

    03/04/2018 3:35:11 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 127 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/4/18 | teri Webster
    Hogg said he "hung up on the White House the other day" after he received a call to attend Trump's listening session. He called the timing of the invitation "very offensive considering the fact that there were funerals the next day, there was mourning we still had to do." "I ended on this message with them. I said, 'We don't need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation,'" Hogg said. Hogg also criticized the Florida legislature for not discussing an assault weapons ban, but instead...
  • Why Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing?

    03/01/2018 2:44:57 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MARCH 1, 2018 | David Hines
    “Can you believe these kids?” It’s been a recurring theme of the coverage of the Parkland school shooting: the remarkable effectiveness of the high school students who created a gun control organization in the wake of the massacre. In seemingly no time, the magical kids had organized events ranging from a national march to a mass school walkout, and they’d brought in a million dollars in donations from Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney. The Miami Herald credited their success to the school’s stellar debate program. The Wall Street Journal said it was because they were born online, and organizing was...
  • Huge Leftwing Activist Groups Behind Supposed Teen-Organized March for Gun Control

    03/01/2018 11:48:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2018, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:00pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    “March For Our Lives” (an overly dramatic name), a rally to be held in D.C. on March 24, is being organized by teenagers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and a few major players in the social justice fight. Planned Parenthood (does no one see the irony here?), Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Move On, and The Women’s March (organized by an anti-Israel, pro-BDS, anti-feminist) have joined forces with the teens, to assist them with the march. The Women’s March, not the teens, is the entity that applied for the event permit. According to the application, they’re expecting 500,000...
  • Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun (AR-15)

    02/21/2018 2:19:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Bloomberg | 02/20/2018 | By Neil Weinberg and Polly Mosendz
    Bloomberg stuff.Link Only.
  • Student led anti gun march just another Bloomberg astroturf show

    02/21/2018 2:29:12 PM PST · by ncalburt · 17 replies
    Buckeye Firearms ^ | 2/21/2018 | Chad
  • Florida student to Trump at “listening session”: Australia took away the guns and they [tr]

    02/21/2018 3:50:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Two clips from this afternoon’s unusual, sometimes riveting confab between Trump and Pence and shooting victims, some from Stoneman Douglas High School. It’s not often POTUS gets some respect from the media, particularly when the topic involves guns, but lo and behold:
  • Soros-Linked Organizers of “Women’s March” Selected Anti-Trump Kids to be face of Parkland Tragedy

    02/20/2018 5:09:20 PM PST · by Skywise · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/20/2018 | Lucian Wintrich
    This afternoon, the Gateway Pundit received a tip from a father of one of the Parkland school shooter survivors. Concerned and enraged, he confirmed what Gateway Pundit previously reported: these children are being used as political tools by the far left to further anti-Conservative rhetoric and an anti-gun agenda. The students at the forefront of this agenda were all peers of his child, they were all members of the same drama club at their high school. This fact was verified and confirmed by Buzzfeed who sent a reporter to visit the student activists at their “command center” at one of...
  • She Believed It

    02/20/2018 7:34:41 PM PST · by DesertRhino · 3 replies
    Hooktube ^ | Wed, 16 Aug 2017 | David Hogg
  • Low income workers march in Detroit for $15 minimum wage

    02/12/2018 4:49:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    Kim Russell ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2018 | WXYZ.COM
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - On this day in history, 50 years ago, black sanitation workers marched in Memphis protesting unsafe working conditions and low wages. Protesters marked the day by marching in front of a McDonald's in Detroit. Low income workers including cooks, cashiers, janitors, and hospital workers marched with their supporters from the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial park— to the McDonald’s on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. “We hope to have our voices heard and have some of our needs meet, so we can make it in society in this economy,” said Darrell Bonner, Lead Custodian Detroit Public Schools...
  • Protesters voice anger over tax bill outside Susan Collins’ Bangor home

    12/10/2017 1:57:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    BDN ^ | December 10, 2017 | Meg Haskell, BDN Staff
    About 20 protesters gathered outside Sen. Susan Collins’ Bangor home midday Sunday to voice their opposition to the sweeping Republican tax reform bill and Collins’ vote in favor of it. Carrying signs reading “Shame,” “No Tax Cut for Fat Cats,” “Don’t Trickle on Me” and other slogans, the protesters formed a long line along the edge of the road, attracting occasional honks of support from drivers passing through the quiet neighborhood.
  • Soros’s Smear Scripts

    03/02/2017 9:47:36 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 2, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    A radical group linked to rogue billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of – wait for it – “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” Constituents are urged to use those precise words to “forcefully condemn” President Trump’s immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News. Information about the scripts came as leaked audio from anti-Trump activists associated with the...
  • Indivisible, Explained: What you need to know about this grassroots groundswell

    03/10/2017 1:05:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    Campaigns and Elections ^ | 3/9/2017 | Melissa Ryan
    When the 115th Congress took its first recess, members went home to their districts and in some cases to speak directly to their constituents via town halls. During recess members made news for one of two reasons: either they held a town hall which was packed with angry constituents or they opted not to hold an in-district event and were shamed by their constituents as a result. Republican members who were targeted in particular complained bitterly about organized and so-called paid protesters. They were supported by the White House in their characterization. President Trump tweeted that the protests were “planned...
  • ‘Spontaneous’ left-wing group with scripts hates being described as ‘scripted’

    04/05/2017 6:19:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 4/4/2017 | M.D. Kittle
    The nationally organized, local left-wing grassroots group known as Indivisible is getting pretty ticked off about being described as “scripted” — even though its members are raising their own concerns about Wisconsin Indivisible chapters working from scripts. The outrage – at least the latest outrage – follows an op/ed last week in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by an Nicole Tieman, communications director for U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls. The piece, takes aim at the notion that the so-called Indivisible “uprisings” are part of an organic movement, instead of a scripted, well organized and, it appears, well financed national “resistance...
  • 'Well-oiled' activist ops targeting GOP reps at their homes, hijacking town halls

    08/24/2017 11:22:43 AM PDT · by RedWing9 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2017 | Maxim Lott
    The left has upped the stakes in its guerilla operations against Republicans, as deep-pocketed groups fund protesters to show up to the offices and even houses of congressmen to protest their lack of "town hall" meetings. ------- Local chapters of a left-wing group called “Indivisible” helped organize and lead those two protests. ------- which left-wing groups throw their first punch by rounding up activists and training them to be as disruptive as possible during representatives’ town halls. ------- when lawmakers stop holding those events, the groups throw their second punch by protesting at their homes. ------- While local chapters...
  • Google And Facebook Co-Sponsoring Protest Of Pro-Life Women’s Health Care Clinic

    08/11/2017 6:00:35 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8.11.17 | Peter Hasson
    Two of the most powerful companies in the world are co-sponsoring a protest against a pro-life women’s health care clinic that provides free medical services and counseling to pregnant women — just not abortions.
  • A Black Lives Matter founder on its evolution, future — and Trump

    08/11/2017 12:36:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Metro ^ | August 10, 2017 | Nikki M. Mascali
    In four years, Black Lives Matter went from a hashtag about social injustice to a full-fledged global civil rights movement. Metro spoke with Patrisse Cullors, who cofounded Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013, about its evolution, fighting racism in the age of Trump, her upcoming memoir and what saying “all lives matter” really means. What is the biggest misconception you find people have about Black Lives Matter? Patrisse Cullors: That we just started a hashtag. That it isn’t a sophisticated set of ideas that would lead to a larger strategy to build out, a powerful...
  • The Left is Already Preparing Tomorrow's Fake News

    07/17/2017 5:15:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | July 17, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    A reader strolling down the street in Chicago spotted a recruiting poster for “Activist Jobs,” a bit of an oxymoron. “Activism” by implication is volunteer work undertaken because the goal sought by the acts in question is so important to the “activist.” Goal-oriented acts that are compensated are called “work,” not “activism.” But in the photograph below, the two different categories of endeavor are conflated: The confusion is deliberate and speaks to a larger strategy of the Left, also based on deception. The American Left has relied on its mastery of the media – enthusiastically aided and abetted by the...