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New Year's Eve 2018

National Watch Night Service: Building a Poor
People's Campaign in 2019
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December 30, 2018

On , join us for our National Watch Night Service: Building a in 2019 in Raleigh, NC! We'll hear from , and leaders of who understand why we must build a movement in 2019. More info:

The watch night service in 1862 was celebrated by enslaved and free African Americans, abolitionists, and others awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation would become law to free Blacks living in the South. The national Watch Night Service in 2018 will bring together people of conscience to recommit ourselves to the fight against systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, ecological devastation and our nation's distorted moral narrative in 2019.

We will hear from Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis as well as North Carolinians who understand why we must build a movement to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, ecological devastation and our nation's distorted moral narrative.  All are welcome!

To Be Blessed and Highly Favored...For What?! A Sermon
by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II**
~ Vimeo - Audio
*(124 mins)




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The 'Highest Danger' of the Cold War
Isn’t Behind Us
- Audio
*(30 mins) ~ Truthdig with Bob Scheer


December 29, 2018

New System to Bring Snow to the Plains
and More Rain to the South ~ Weather Channel


December 28, 2018
FOUR MILLION under winter weather alerts as Storm Eboni
blows through the country with near-blizzard conditions as
America returns to the roads after Christmas
  ~ The Daily Mail, UK


December 27, 2018
    A strong storm system will emerge into the central states late
this week.The heaviest snow is likeliest from the northern
Plains to the Upper Midwest. Gusty winds could create
blizzard conditions for some
~ Weather Channel


December 26, 2018

Winter Storm Eboni Expected to
Bring Heavy Snow and Blizzard
Conditions From Northern
to Great Lakes
~ Weather Channel



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December 23, 2018

Christmas Grace - God Comes to
the Ghetto...A Christmas Service with
Rev. Dr. William Barber**
~ Vimeo - Audio
*(158 mins)








12th Annual No Room at the Inn** ~ Vimeo
 Audio*(60 mins)

The NC Poor People’s Campaign, North Carolina NAACP,
El Pueblo, ADELANTE, NCAAT, and N.C.Student Action
with Farmworkers participate in the 12th Annual "No Room
at the Inn": news conference demanding equal access to public
education in North Carolina.



Another Christmas on Death Row
*(52 mins) ~ Truthdig with Bob Scheer


December 22, 2018

France: Yellow Vests Deploy New
Tactics to Boost Protests
~ TeleSUR


December 21, 2018


December 20, 2018

Winter Solstice





December 19, 2018

Fun Fact: Our campaign has the highest rate
small-donor funding of ANY House member in
Congress! Being people-funded frees me to support
policies that put people FIRST, and speak openly
about closing lobbyist loopholes
~ Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on twitter

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December 17, 2018
Popocatepetl Volcano Rains Ash Over
Mexico After Two Eruptions
~ teleSUR

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II Holds Press Conference
           on the State of Voting Rights in North Carolina**
- Audio
* (28 mins)~ Vimeo


December 16, 2018

Amazing Grace Always Has an Answer**~ Vimeo  Audio*(85 mins)
Was Live at Greenleaf Christian Church | A Sermon by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II








Beto O’Rourke Calls for “Public Pressure”
on Trump to Close Child Migrant Camp
~ Mother Jones

December 15, 2018

I Witnessed the Horror of Border
Militarization, and Vow to Fight It

Work Requirements for Medicaid Don’t Work ~ The Medium
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II - Dec 11, 2018


Extinction Rebellion: UK Protesters
Are Supergluing Themselves to Buildings
       to Fight Climate Crisis
~ Democracy Now!

December 13, 2018

Violence Escalates After Israeli
Forces Murder 3 Palestinians
             in the Occupied West Bank
~ TeleSUR

US Siding With Anti-Democratic
Forces in Venezuela
~ TeleSUR

December 12, 2018

Life expectancy drops for Britain's poor for
first time since Second World War
~ The Mirror UK


Climate leaders don’t just talk.
They act.

Join us!!**
Global climate strike 14 December.
Spread the word!!

#FridaysForFuture    #ClimateStrike    #ClimateChalleng
#ClimateLeader    #cop24    #schoolstrike4climate

December 11, 2018

Moral witnesses taken by border patrol!

And We are not afraid!
We will fight for liberation cause We know
why We were made!

Today, the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, the Kairos Center and Repairers of the Breach answer the call from the California Poor People's Campaign and the American Friends Service Committee to join faith leaders at the U.S.-Mexico border. Together, we demand a clear and just immigration system that prioritizes family reunification and the demilitarization of our communities on the border and the interior.

Watch the livestream of the interfaith service here**(fb)

The startling heartlessness with which our immigration system treats migrants is a rejection of human dignity. As we watch these families walking everyday closer, we see the same faces as those in our domestic refugee crisis from homeless encampments in Chico to the wildfires throughout Northern California. The haze of tear gas choking migrant children goes hand in hand with the armored cars deployed in Ferguson, Missouri.

We have a moral obligation to uphold our nation’s promise to welcome the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. We cannot succumb to hateful rhetoric and conspiracy theories. Now, more than ever, we must stand for all those with whom we share a common suffering and hope.

We’re here today at the San Diego border to demand the demilitarization of our border communities and an immigration system that recognizes the shared humanity of migrants seeking safety and refuge.

But we can’t do this without you: Share our petition now to support the movement, wherever you are, and demand Congress take action.

Somebody has been hurting our people and it’s gone on far too long. And we won’t be silent anymore.

Forward together, not one step back,

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival


                 A Fusion Films Tribute To Rosanell Eaton**(Vimeo)

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II's statement on the passing of Rosa Nell Eaton

Ms. Rosa Nell Eaton was the 97-year-old Matriarch in our four-year successful court fight against voter suppression, from 2013 to 2016. While alive she stayed focused on the prize of justice for all.

She once told me, "They think I'm gonna die before this case is over, but I'm not gonna die. I'm fed up and fired up!"

In her 90s Mother Eaton was arrested and taken to jail. She marched in the streets and testified in the courts, and she even told Gen Eric Holder to tell his lawyers not to play with our case but to fight back.

I think it's ironic that near the same week Mother goes home fro her eternal reward, Thom Farr, who led the case that threatened to take her voting rights, is denied entry onto the Federal Court.

She reminded us always that the only reason for the NC NAACP to exist is to


Green New Deal Protests in D.C.

Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good [green] jobs in the process.

It’s working. Our generation is turning the tide of history. Let me explain.

A month ago, no one was talking about the Green New Deal. Nancy Pelosi was preparing to resurrect a failed climate committee from a decade ago. We marched into her office and joined with Rep.-elect Ocasio-Cortez to demand a Select Committee for a Green New Deal. In only three weeks, 22 Congressional Democrats signed on.

Then, just this morning, 1,000 of us went back to offices of the Democratic leadership. 143 were arrested. The New York Times, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post, the AP, and dozens of other outlets covered our challenge to Democratic leaders.

And we saw our pressure working. One of the most powerful Democrats in the House, Rep. Jim McGovern, stepped out of his office to declare his commitment to forming the Select Committee for the Green New Deal. As news of our protest spread, four more Representatives - Barbara Lee, Peter Welch, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Steve Cohen - also committed to supporting the Select Committee.

These are huge wins. But nothing is certain until the rest of Democratic leadership - especially Nancy Pelosi - approves the Select Committee.

We’re going to mobilize every resource and every volunteer we can to get this done before Congress breaks for winter recess this Thursday. We’ve got 3 more days to win this and guarantee the Green New Deal makes it onto the 2019 Congressional agenda.

In the next three days, Democrats will finalize their 2019 agenda and leave D.C for the holidays. What they do between now and then will determine whether we get a Select Committee for a Green New Deal with mandate to draft the most ambitious climate legislation ever.

Today’s action - and the new allies we’ve won in the Democratic caucus - have brought us closer to victory than ever before. But too many people in the Democratic establishment are still too comfortable delaying action, accepting money from fossil fuel executives, and condemning our generation to catastrophe.

But we have a growing movement of young people from across the country, and that could make all the difference. We need to train new leaders, expand our phonebanking and digital tools, and ramp up our lobbying efforts as fast as possible.

It gives me so much to see our leaders and our country discuss a plan that actually matches the scale and urgency of the crisis. It’s hard to believe how quickly our campaign for a Green New Deal got into the national spotlight. And if the headlines from today tell us anything, the Green New Deal is going to be a big priority for Democrats in the upcoming Presidential primary.

We’re going to make sure this plan develops into the legislation we need. Thank you for everything you do in this movement.

Victoria Fernandez

Sign up here to get updates from Sunrise.


Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival March
on the U.S. - Mexico Border


December 10, 2018
Poor People Marched on the
U.S. - Mexico Border!

Forward Together!
Not One Step Back!

More than 100 faith leaders from all over the country co-chair
of The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral
, will take part in a nonviolent direct action
at the US-Mexico border. Join us in a solidarity event near you!


December 9, 2018

     Was live with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and faith leaders
around the country for an interfaith service to gather in
community, worship and sing together in support of the
moral direct action on Dec. 10th and to launch
Friends Service Committee's week of action
for migrant justice
** - Audio
*(122 mins) (fb)













Quiet Sunday in Goldsboro, NC
If your church services are canceled
b/c of snow this morning
~ (t)


December 8, 2018

Fossil Fuel Divestment Protest at Yale**(55 mins) (fb)

54 students & community members occupy the Yale Investments Office until @Yale cancels its investment in Puerto Rican debt and divests from fossil fuels. #YaleIsComplicit in climate injustice. We demand real action. #CancelTheDebt #DivestYale


Heavy rains in Tijuana have affected thousands of
Central American migrants who left their countries
escaping violence and poverty ~ TeleSUR


Wall Street's Corruption Runs Deeper Than
You Can Fathom
- Audio
*(30 mins) ~ Truthdig with Bob Scheer


Police and 'Yellow Vest' Protesters Clash in France ~ TeleSUR - PICS


Self-organized Yellow Vest Movement Threatens
Macron Regime in France
~ The Indypendent

Ignored by the president, distorted by the media, snubbed by the left, courted
by the right, the
self-organized mass  movement known as the Yellow Vests
is seriously challenging  the political
and economic order in France.

Ingredients to the current uprising underway in France:

An autocratic president without a party or a mandate.
A desperate lower-class population angry over growing economic inequality in a rich country and government indifference to their plight calling for Macron to resign.
A class of organized civil servants and unionized workers still licking their wounds and paying their bills after failing to block the president’s counter-reforms last spring.
Traditional parties — left (socialists, etc.) and right (Gaullists etc.) — that have alternated in power since the end of World War II diminished and eclipsed.
The parties of the far left (Jean-Luc Mélenchon supporters, various Trotskyists, etc.) and the far Right (the former-National Front) are too preoccupied with internal fights to play any significant role.
Powerful mass media dominated by the interests of big business but viewed with suspicion by more and more of the population.
A brand-new “leaderless” mass movement connected by social media, “finding its way by walking,” more or less consciously embedded in a long history of French rebellions and struggle, discovering its natural leaders (“good thinkers, good talkers” like old Guillaume Carle), putting forth its own ideas for the reorganization of society.
2018 Yellow Vest grievance list:

No one left homeless.
End the austerity policies.
Cancel the interest on illegitimate debt.
Don’t tax the poor to pay it back, find the 85 billion Euros of fiscal fraud uncollected.

Create a true integration policy, with French language, history and civics courses for immigrants.
Minimum salary €1500 per month
Privilege city and village centers.
Stop building huge shopping centers.

More progressive income tax rates.
Big companies like McDonald’s, Google, Amazon and Carrefour should pay big taxes and little artisans low taxes.

December 7, 2018
We all need healthcare, and less and less of us can afford it.
On 12/7 join,
and other
members for a pivotal event on
healthcare at
Who Profits When We Get Sick?
Learn more and RSVP:

December 5, 2018
Poor People March on Washington - postponed

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is postponing our December 5, 2018, press conference in Washington D.C.

Instead, we will deliver our demands around voting rights and our Moral Agenda to the incoming Congress early in 2019. We will bring the message Forward together,

Reverend William J. Barber II and Reverend Liz Theoharis
National Co-Chairs, Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

December 5, 2018 - Aired Nov 30, 2018

A discussion on the global climate crisis, Green New Deal,
and a path to 100% Renewable energy**
(70 mins) ~ periscope

December 4, 2018
'This Is a Coup': Protests Engulf Wisconsin Capitol
as Outgoing Scott Walker and GOP Move to
Cripple Democratic Power
~ Commom Dreams

On site Video Stream**(fb)


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Was Live Dec 3, 2018 - Here** (fb ) - Audio*(103 mins)
The Intercept is partnering with Sen. Bernie Sanders,

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others for a live town hall













December 2, 2018

The Honorable Nina Turner
Was live streamed at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC
NO SOUND for 30 or so mins then Nothing!




December 1, 2018

AMLO's Swearing-In: Will Mexico
Overcome Neoliberalism?
~ TeleSUR

November 30, 2018
Magnitude 7.0 quake north
of Anchorage
~ Daily News-Miner Fairbanks, AK

more pics ~ Anchorage Daily News


November 28, 2018

Mississippi Justice Delayed!


  Was live - Mass call with Reverend Theoharis**
                                              Reverend Barber (could not be here) - Audio (18 mins)

Join Us as we discuss our return to Washington DC for the
third time this year, as we demand our politicians to protect
our voting rights and address the voter suppression across the country.

This means immediately restoring and expanding the Voting Rights Act,
ending racist gerrymandering, implementing automatic voter registration
at the age of 18, making Election Day a holiday and extending the right
to vote to all current and formerly incarcerated people.

The November 28 House Vote

Nancy Pelosi wins backing of House Democrats, but 32 vote
against her and opponents vow to fight on - Barbara Lee
loses bid for House leadership post
~ The Mercury News

November 27, 2018

All Roads Lead to Raleigh
Moral Day of Action

Mississippi D. C. Senate Voting!

18-minutes of truth about you must
hear before the historic Nov. 27 run-off election:
“These aren’t red states anymore, these are

November 26, 2018

Blizzards Sweep the Midwest ~ Weather channel

After losing supermajorities in NC House & Senate on Nov 6,
Republican lawmakers are rushing to hold a “lame duck”
session Tues, Nov 27, to pass voter ID law with a veto-proof
majority. This is undemocratic & we will rise up to
demand justice. Join us!

November 25, 2018 

   ~ Popular Resistance

     Dark Money - Audio* (82 mins)
October 1 and 4, 2018
on PBS' ~ P.O.V

Above: Helena, Montana's Capitol

Dark Money - A Conversation Between
              Hendrik Hertzberg and Jane Mayer**
~ (2-yrs ago) youtube

Berkeley Indigenous
Peoples' Day Pow Wow

KPFA Live Sunrise at Alcatraz  Part 1*(118 mins)
Bay area Indigenous historical extra
- Part 2*(38 mins)

Ten Ways to Honor Indigenous Peoples Day
  1. Craft a Sunday service around Indigenous Peoples Day. As you plan your service, invite those within your congregation who are Native people to participate in the planning and the service itself. Work to find out the pre- and postcolonial history of the land you are worshiping on and the Native peoples who have lived there.
  2. Build and strengthen connections to nearby Native communities. Make plans to attend an event hosted by a Native group, organization, or cultural center. Find out how your congregation can be of assistance regarding the issues nearby groups are working on or struggling with.
  3. Study the Doctrine of Discovery and work to eliminate its effects. At the 2012 General Assembly, Unitarian Universalists passed a resolution repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery and calling for study of the doctrine and elimination of its presence from the current-day policies, programs, theologies, and structures of Unitarian Universalism. Study and discuss the Doctrine of Discovery  in your congregation and take action on the 2012 resolution.
  4. Take action to rename Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples Day”. South Dakota, Alabama, and Hawaii have renamed Columbus Day. Other states (New Mexico, for one) have come close. Use the web to discover if anyone has tried to change the holiday in your city or state, and form a congregational task force to start or join the movement. Check out Denver’s Transform Columbus Day Alliance for more info and resources.
  5. Provide age-appropriate education on Native lives and cultures as part of your congregation’s religious education programming. Take active steps to counter the dominant message that Native peoples are history by offering examples of present-day American Indian life, art, etc. Check out the books Through Indian Eyes and A Broken Flute. Go further by creating a task force to find out what your children learn about Columbus in school. You can use Lies My Teacher Told Me and Rethinking Columbus to evaluate textbooks and offer suggestions.
  6. Hold a movie screening with a discussion afterward. There are a plethora of films that can generate rich discussion. Check out VisionMaker Video, a video catalog by Native American Public Telecommunications of films by and about Native folks (see, for example, the film Columbus Day Legacy).
  7. Host a congregation-wide common read and book discussion. Possible titles include An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, A Little Matter of Genocide by Ward Churchill, Off the Reservation by Paula Gunn Allen, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, Reinventing the Enemy's Language edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird, The Woman Who Watches Over the World by Linda Hogan, and Soul Work edited by Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones. Support Native booksellers such as the North American Native Authors Catalog. You can also find books on the particular tribes in your area—check out this listing of books by tribe from Native Languages of the Americas. For more reading suggestions, visit Bringing the Doctrine of Discovery Back Home.
  8. Engage withImmigration as a Moral Issue. Indigenous peoples of Central America are a big part of today’s desperate wave of migration to the United States. Find out how the United States has continued Columbus’s violent legacy of colonialism against Central American peoples. Check out the study guide from Multicultural Growth & Witness.
  9. Begin Building the World We Dream About, a transformational Tapestry of Faith curriculum on race and ethnicity. This program allows participants to take concrete steps to heal, individually and as a congregation, the ways in which racism separates us from one another and spiritually stifles each of us.
  10. Take action for the rights and needs of Native peoples! 

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William Barber II: Trump’s Terrible Choice for Judge
A version of this article appears in print on Dec. 26, 2017, on Page A19
of the New York edition with the headline: A Terrible Choice For Jud

November 21, 2018

Get Out the Vote Prayer Rally**(fb) - Audio* (114 mins)
Was LIVE at:  Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS

















November 20, 2018

Get Out the Vote & Prayer Rally**(fb) - Audio* (90 mins)

Was LIVE at: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Beloxi, MS




















November 15, 2018
Barber to House Dems: Act to restore
voting rights!
~ People's World

WASHINGTON—U.S. House Democrats must use their new – and growing – majority in the next Congress to act on restoring voting rights and to investigate and expose a variety of ills besetting the country, the Rev. William Barber says.

Barber, co-leader of the New Poor People’s Campaign and founder of the Moral Mondays movement which has spread to other states from his native North Carolina, issued the challenge as part of his keynote and closing address at a Nov. 15 Economic Policy Institute awards ceremony.

November 25, 2018
Cal Fire announces Camp Fire
100% contained
   ~ AP & KRON TV San Francisco

Thanksgiving Day, 2018


A Thanksgiving bonfire at dawn: 5,000 celebrating
Native American resistance on Alcatraz
~ The Guardian

November 11, 2018

                                   Veteran's Day Sunday Sermon** Audio*(63 mins) ~ youtube
Was live in Greensboro, NC at the Greenleaf Church of Christ


Rev. Dr, William Barber, II

November 24, 2018

Camp Fire 95 percent contained; death
toll now 84
   ~ AP & KRON TV San Francisco

November 23, 2018

California Camp Wildfire Death Toll Hits
84 as Blaze Gets Contained
   ~ AP

November 20, 2018

Officials have confirmed 79 deaths in the Camp Fire,
the deadliest fire in California history.A school bus
driver in Paradise, California, was praised for getting
22 students to safety.In Chico, campers plan to stay in the
Walmart parking lot where they've been living.California's
129 million dead trees have also fueled the state's wildfires.
The Woolsey Fire, in which three people died, is nearly
100 percent contained
  ~ Weather Channel

November 19, 2018

California fires have left 'toxic wasteland'
with 80 dead, nearly 1,000 missing

Officials have confirmed 77 deaths in the Camp Fire,
the deadliest fire in California history.More than 30,000
people have been displaced in Northern California. Three
people died in Southern California's Woolsey Fire bringing
the statewide total to 80.Patience is wearing thin for Malibu
                   residents who want to know if their houses still stand.
  ~ Weather Channel

November 18, 2018

Death Toll in Northern California Wildfire Hits 76
With Nearly 1,300 Missing 
~ Weather Channel

November 17, 2018
Red Letter Christians** - Audio*(156 mins)
Was live at St. Luke Community UMC, Dallas, TX




















November 16, 2018

California Wildfires Death Toll Reaches 66; Air So Bad in
San Francisco the City Halts Cable Cars 
~ Weather Channel

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Hundreds Try to Make Wildfire Victims' Thanksgiving
a Little Less Grim. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
donates $1 million to fire recovery efforts.Groups gather
to feed 15,000 Thanksgiving meals to wildfire victims. A
couple creates an "Adopt a Family" program as
another way to help survivors.
  ~ Weather Channel

It would be completely understandable if the people of Butte County wanted to let Thursday pass without a single thought about Thanksgiving.

The death toll of the Camp Fire stands at 81. Nearly 870 people are still unaccounted for. Tens of thousands are without homes. Jobs and schools and businesses have been lost.

Yet Kelly Laflamme, a resident of Paradise — the town of 27,000 destroyed by the fire — told USA Today she has found something to be thankful for: overwhelming examples of human kindness.

Laflamme will offer her own act of kindness by helping to serve at project Thanksgiving Together.

The goal of the project, led by chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen, is to serve 15,000 meals in four shifts at three large Chico locations and in Red Cross shelters.

"We've been working really hard to make this happen," city of Paradise mutual aid spokeswoman Briana Khan told the Record Spotlight. "We had an idea that it would be great to bring the community together so they can share in fellowship on Thanksgiving."

The hosts are World Central Kitchen, the city of Paradise, Chico State University and its Associated Students, and the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

The brewery expects to serve about 1,600 people. It's preparing 1,500 pounds of turkey, 1,200 pounds of pulled pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy.

"Our owner realized that if we cooked the potatoes in our brew kettle (where we make beer), we could do about 1,000 pounds of mashed potatoes at a time," said Robin Gregory, a spokeswoman for the brewery. "So we are indeed cooking mashed potatoes in the brew kettle."

WKC is accepting donations of $5 and more online to help offset costs. Previously, WKC delivered more than 140,000 meals to shelters in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. It also served more than 3.6 million meals in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
One Town Feeds Another

Lincoln, California, is about 90 miles south of Paradise, but that hasn't stopped residents from wholeheartedly stepping in to help fire victims and first responders.

Dozens of the town's residents will give up Thanksgiving with families to serve a meal to about 300 people.

"We have over 100 (volunteers), we're probably close to 150 turkeys that people are cooking. We aren't having to cook anything," organizer Kris Wyatt told Fox40. "Everybody is bringing all the food prepared."

(MORE: Other Ways to Help Those Affected by the California Fires)

The meal is being served at the community's McBean Pavilion to families staying at nearby hotels after being forced out of their homes by the fire.

“So exciting and so wonderful that it's kind of hard not to tear up anymore because it's truly the community coming together and helping,” Wyatt said.
One Family Helps Another

A couple in Rocklin, California, wanted a more immediate way of making an impact, so they decided to "adopt a family" that was a victim of the fire.

"I can't help thousands of people but I can help one family,” Eric Lofholm told Fox40.

Lofholm and his wife, Heather Lofholm, helped one family and launched a Facebook group and a website so that others could help, too.

"I think a lot of people right now, they go, 'I want to help but I’m not sure what to do,'" Lofholm said. "One thing you can do is just help one family."

The Facebook group had grown to more than 14,000 members on Wednesday. The Lofholms drive to Butte County to help sign up victims who have no way to reach the page.
NFL Star Aaron Rodgers Pledges $1 Million

Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers and a native of Chico, California, is donating $1 million to relief efforts.

In a video on Twitter, Rodgers said the money will go to the North Valley Community Foundation. He also said his corporate partner, State Farm, will donate $1 for every retweet of his post that uses the hashtag #retweet4good, up to $1 million.

"Raising money for both immediate needs and the long-term recovery is what is needed most right now,” Rodgers said in the video.

The North Valley Community Foundation said in addition to meeting basic needs, the money will be used for housing, kids programs, and youth and high school sports. 
Send Money, Not Stuff, Officials Say

The Butte County Emergency Operations Center reinforced that monetary donations are the best way to help the most people. It said it has run out of space for donated items.

The center listed the North Valley Community Foundation and these groups as trusted organizations that people could donate to:

• North Valley Animal Disaster Group

• Caring Choices

• United Way

• American Red Cross

• Salvation Army
Rain Makes Everything Harder

Rain falling Wednesday helped the crews fighting the wildfire. But it could also raise the risk of flash floods, complicate efforts to recover remains and make life even more difficult for people who have nowhere to go.

Heavier rain was expected later in the day in the Paradise burn area, where the Camp Fire has killed at least 81 people and destroyed more than 13,000 homes.

"The rain is really a double-edged sword for this fire," said Rick Carhart, a spokesman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. He said searchers have "been able to sift through this really fine ash and when rain gets onto that really fine ash, it turns it into sort of a muddy muck and makes it a lot more difficult."

The Camp Fire started on Nov. 8 has burned nearly 239 square miles, destroying nearly 13,000 homes and over 3,800 other structures. The fire is about 80 percent contained.

(MORE: Before-and-After Images Reveal Fire's Devastation)
Worry About Rainfall in Southern California, Too

Southern California's huge wildfire briefly flared back to life Wednesday as residents put sandbags around properties ahead of a rainstorm that authorities said could bring the risk of mudflows and rockslides from denuded hills and mountains.

A hotspot ignited in a remote area of Bell Canyon west of Los Angeles, Ventura County fire Capt. A.J. Lester said. No structures were threatened by the flare-up, which was quickly knocked down by two engine crews.

With the burn assessment complete, authorities tallied 1,643 buildings destroyed and 364 damaged. Only six other California wildfires have destroyed more structures, according to state statistics.

Three deaths were confirmed in the Woolsey Fire in Southern California, bringing the statewide total to 82.

The predicted rain was expected to fall not only on the Woolsey Fire burn area but on other scorched parts of Southern California, including the burn scar of the Hill Fire, which also erupted on Nov. 8 in Ventura County but was held to about 7 square miles.
Utility Filing Points to Possible Second Fire Origin

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that PG&E in a recent regulatory filing said California officials are investigating a second area where the utility company's equipment failed about the same time the Camp Fire broke out.

The energy company told state regulators Friday that it had an outage about 6:45 a.m. Nov. 8 at the 12-kilovolt Big Bend 1101 Circuit in Concow. That's roughly 15 minutes after authorities say the Camp Fire started burning east of Paradise.

Earlier, PG&E filed a report with the California Public Utilities Commission saying another transmission line malfunctioned about 15 minutes before the fire began near the same spot that fire officials identified as the fire’s origin point.

According to the Chronicle, the state's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has since said it is examining a possible second origin point for the Camp Fire.

A spokeswoman for the utility declined to comment beyond the regulatory filing. A Cal Fire spokesman told the newspaper the Camp Fire’s cause is still being investigated and declined to comment further.

Lawsuits have already been filed in San Francisco and Butte County courts claiming PG&E had a connection to the Camp Fire.
Southern California Utility Also Sued

Victims of the Woolsey Fire have sued Southern California Edison, alleging the utility was negligent in failing to shut off power before the blaze started.

Plaintiffs' attorneys said Tuesday that nearly 20 people are part of the class-action lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court. The court filing accuses Edison of contributing to the fire's destruction by ignoring warnings of extreme fire weather. The lawsuit says the utility only shut power off once the fire started.

Edison says a statement it can't comment on litigation related to wildfires. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Risk of 129 Million Dead Trees Remains

As crews work tirelessly to put out the Camp Fire, Californians can't rest easy. The state can expect more deadly wildfires that spread incredibly fast.

That's because years of drought and bark beetle infestations have killed more than 129 million trees, Vox reported. All that dead timber is just waiting for a spark to ignite it.

That spark is much more likely with more and more people living so close to the forests. Plus, climate change is causing the vegetation around the trees, like grasses, to dry up and provide even more fuel for the fires.

Vox explained that the solution isn't as easy as cutting down the dead trees. Many of the forests extend over federal, state and private lands — creating a jurisdictional mess. Many of the trees are too decayed to be used by lumber companies, so there's no profit in cutting them.

Coming up with a forest management plan that all parties can agree to is likely impossible. As Umair Irfan of Vox wrote, "Politically, it’s easier to muster the resources to put out a fire than it is to prevent one."

November 21, 2018

Families of Possible California Wildfire
Victims Asked to Give DNA Samples. At
Least 81 Dead 700 Missing
  ~ Weather Channel

California Wildfire Death Toll Climbs to 59 as Search
Continues for Camp Fire Victims; Statewide Public
Health Emergency Declared 
~ Weather Channel


November 14, 2018

California Wildfire Death Toll Climbs to 50 as
Search for Camp Fire Victims Continues; Flare-Up
Forces More Evacuations at Woolsey Fire
~ Weather Channel


November 13, 2018

With 42 Dead, Camp Fire Now Deadliest and Most
                           Destructive California Fire on Record
~ Weather Channel

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November 12, 2018

At Least 31 Dead and 200 Missing in Wildfire
That Destroyed Northern California Town
and Is Now the Most Destructive Fire in
California History
~ Weather Channel


November 11, 2018

At Least 23 Dead in Wildfire That Destroyed
Northern California Town and Is Now the
                    Most Destructive Fire in California History
~ Weather Channel

November 10, 2018

Nine Killed in Wildfire That Destroyed
Northern California Town and Is Now the
                   Most Destructive Fire in California History
~ Weather Channel


November 9, 2018

PARADISE LOST: Cal Fire Says Camp Fire
Has Wiped Out California Town
~ CBS Sacremento

Black Liberation Activist Freed
After 40 Years in Prison
~ teleSUR


Fahrenheit 9-11 ~ The Intercept
Glenn Greenwald: @ggreenwald
Michael Moore: @MMFlint

September equinox arrived.
September 23, 2018, at 1:54 UTC
September 22 at 6:54 pm PT)

September 18, 2018

Florence live updates from the field Tuesday:
Watching the water rise ~ Charlotte Observer

Alright you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there ...

It's September 17th, the seventh anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the masses will gather for a digital occupation to disrupt Big Tech:

We jam the corporate behemoths that have a stranglehold on our attention, time, and thoughts—Alphabet (Google), Apple, Facebook, Amazon. These mega corps monetize our likes and clicks, feeding our personal information into endless algorithms that exacerbate our addiction to the instant gratification they provide.

They claim to connect us, yet a crisis of loneliness pervades our culture like never before.

This is a call for everyone around the world to take a stand for our rights and freedoms, in whatever way works for them:
Leave your phone at home for the day
Boycott Amazon for 24 hours
Delete Facebook and Instagram altogether
Take part in Google No Search Day—
Whatever it takes to make Silicon Valley do a double take.

Spread the word; let's shake loose the grip Big Tech has on our minds—even just for one day—to feel the power the people are capable of and rethink the way we let technology run our lives.

Let's flip the power balance.
Let's make the internet ours again.

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September 16, 2018

Reverend Billy Talen: @revbillytalen

MUSICAL LIVE STREAM:  The Stop Shopping Choir will learn a new song
about Florence and climate change, called

"Gonna Go To Higher Ground..."

September 13, 2018

Olivia makes brief but historic
landfall on Maui ~ Honolulu Star Advertiser

September 10, 2018

 Bishop William J. Barber, II sounds the shofar and
calls America to action as Rabbi Leah Berkowitz and
Rabbi Perry Berkowitz welcome him to East Side
Synagogue in New York City for their
Rosh Hashanah celebration.
** Audio*(48 mins)


September 8, 2018

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in
                     San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World** ~ Democracy Now!









August 31, 2018
Re's Funeral**
Audio*(423 mins)

August 27, 2018**

Primary  Debate:  Kerri Harris Trounces Incumbent Delaware Dem Senator Carper

August 26, 2018** Audio*(69 mins)

The Young and Unsettling Force in the
Poor People's Campaign Youth Forum
Systemic Poverty

Build Community With a New and Unsettling Force and Rev. Barber: Did you know that while the U.S. economy has grown 18-fold in the past 50 years, wealth inequality has expanded, the costs of living have increased, and social programs have been restructured and cut dramatically?

The truth is that economic insecurity, poverty and misery are affecting more young people in 2018 than we are made aware. Join Reverend Barber, a new and unsettling force, and other speakers to build community around challenging the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.


  More than 2.2 million acres have burned in 113 large
Fires! across the country.

Slaveholder History

August 16, 2018**

Audio* (51 mins)

For this public webinar we welcome all people who are on committees in their states, who have come to Campaign events over the last several years, who joined the 40 Days of Action, who have been dedicated followers of the movement via social media: this is a webinar for everyone!
 The webinar will be streamed live

In the coming months, we will focus on organizing, mobilizing voters and building power among the 140 million Americans living in poverty, particularly in the often-ignored South. Poor and low income people from California to the Carolinas are ignored by politicians from both parties. And even though there are 171 electoral votes from Maryland to Texas, much of the South is ignored in the political calculations made by campaign decision makers around elections.

A movement has to fight with the whole country and that’s exactly what we’re doing. We already have the people power, with organizing committees built in 40 states, including every single one that comprised the former Confederacy.

Forward together, not one step back,

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Co-Chairs of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

~ Outdoor Bob

August 14, 2018**
The Young and Unsettling Force in the
Poor People's Campaign Youth Forum
The War Economy/Militarism -
*(57 mins)

Next forum will be Aug 26, 2018

Special Guests: Imam Mohamed Abutaleb, Islamic Association of Raleigh
Justin Jones, Organizer with Moral Movement TN and Vanderbilt Divinity
School Student
Noah Rubin-Blose, Jewish Voice for Peace - Triangle Chapter

Panelists: William Barber III, Rebekah Barber, Anita Simha,
Zainab Baloch, Matt Norchi, Sunny Osment

Moderator: Kenneth Campbell



August 13, 2018

Moral Monday Press Conference

10:00 am PT**(on fb) - Audio*(56 mins)


An Ecological Justice Moral Monday with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Former Vice-President Al Gore: Presented by the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, an important Ecological Justice Moral Monday in Greensboro where North Carolinians impacted by ecological injustice in their communities share their stories. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Former Vice President Al Gore, and Karenna Gore will join to help offer solutions for radical change that can help create safe and healthy communities in North Carolina and across the country.

Following the Press Conference:

 3:00 pm PT Mass Meeting!**(on fb) - Audio*(173 mins)




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August 12, 2018
Rev. Barber and Al Gore
A Spiritual Call to Address Ecological Destruction
Greenleaf Church of Christ, North Carolina

                                                                                       Sunday Recorded LIVE**(on Repairers of the Breach) (on fb**)

Rev. Barber and Al Gore Audio* (108 mins)



August 10, 2018**

Rev. Barber ?Censored by C-SPAN?

In the last moments of this live stream Rev. William J. Barber, II
shows up for the Keynote Address and the feed is CUT!

August 8, 2018**

Ninety-nine year old Ben Ferencz in a recent lengthy interview with
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (68 mins)

August 7, 2018

Hawaii County under state of emergency
as Hurricane Hector approaches
  ~ Honolulu Star Advertiser

August 7, 2018

Mendocino wildfire explodes
into raging monster
nearly the size of Los Angeles
Clear Lake wildfire now largest

in California history
  ~ San Francisco Chronicle

August 6, 2018
Firefighters battle to save communities
from epic California fire
~ Reuters

U.S. Forest Service Wildfires Reports & Updates Here

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Ahed Tamimi ROCKS!

August 6, 2018
Democracy Now! Exclusive Interview**

The Intercept Reports


August 7, 2018 ~ Frontline
Charlottesville: Documenting Hate**

July 31, 2018** ~ Democracy Now!
Ron Dellums:

August 12 - 13, 2018

July 31, 2018
The Young and Unsettling Force in the
Poor People's Campaign Youth Forum #3
Ecological Devastation - Audio* (63 mins)




July 30, 2018** ~ Democracy Now!
Noam Chomsky:
U.S. Must Improve Relations with Russia and Challenge the Expansion of NATO
Survival of Organized Human Life is at Risk Due to Climate Change & Nuclear Weapons
Condemns Israel’s Shift to Far Right & New “Jewish Nation-State” Law
Amid Deadly Israeli Crackdown on Gaza Protests,
Chomsky Says U.S. Must End Support for “Murderers”

Noam Chomsky:
July 27, 2018** ~ Democracy Now!
“Brutal and Sadistic”: Noam Chomsky on Family Separation & the U.S. Roots of Today’s Refugee Crisis
Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Spectacular” Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party
Noam Chomsky on Mass Media Obsession with Russia & the Stories Not Being Covered in the Trump Era
Chomsky Criticizes “Autocratic” Nicaraguan Government, Urges Ortega to Call for New Elections

July 29, 2018
LIVE!**Audio*(110 mins)

25 Year Tribute to Rev. Dr. Bishop
Barber's Ministry at Greenleaf Church

Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Map shows 40 state coverage

July 23, 2018
Multi-faith Clergy Press Briefing on
SCOTUS Kavanaugh
** - Audio
*(54 mins)


July 19, 2018

Nicaragua Defeats The Not-So-Soft Coup ~ Tele Sur

July 17, 2018
The Young and Unsettling Force in the
Poor People's Campaign Youth Forum #2
  Systemic Racism -
* (63 mins)




#3 Youth Forum will be July 31, 2018 7:00 pm ET
Ecological Devastation


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The Hijacking of Evangelicalism

By William J. Barber, Liz Theoharis,
Yvette Flunder & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

July 12, 2018
Reviving Our Democracy**Audio*(67 mins)
Rev. Barber with Mother Jones' Ari Berman, Berkeley, CA

July 9, 2018:
The real scoop of the under-handed treatment by
the U.S. corporate-corrupted government, toward
the duly elected, democratic government of
Nicolás Maduro Moros in Valenzuela!
Reviewed: Alan MacLeod's
'Bad News From Venezuela'
~ Tele Sur

Thursday Justice Arts Movement
Night Week One: May 17, 2018
(84 mins)

June 23, 2018

40 Days Season Completed!
 Non-violent, Citizen Disobedience
Here to Stay!
A Multi-year Movement Launches!
The Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival!


A 21st Century National Call for
Moral Revival! Forward Together!
Not One Step Back!

June 26, 2018
A Young and Unsettling Force
Town Hall Youth Forum #1
*(60 mins)



The Very First Thursday Justice Arts
Movement Night: May 17, 2018*
(84 mins)

The Founding Poor People
The 21st Century
Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival!


We the Poor have arrived to save

 Every Morning I Wake with my
Mind Stayed on Freedom!
(122 mins)
June 21, 2018 from late afternoon to dusk, on the D.C. Capitol Mall

June 23, 2018

10,000 Rallied and Marched on the D.C. Capitol,
50,000 Witnessed online   Audio
* (228 mins)











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Banksy in Paris

Banksy Rocks!

This Banksy was recently stolen from a Canadian art exhibit

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This Revolution
Has Some Dancin'
and Singin' to it!

June 21 - Theomusicology Justice Arts Thursdays**Audio*(122 mins)


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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II  President & Sr.
of Repairers of the Breach
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis,
co-chairs of:
The Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call For Moral Revival

December 4, 2017 D.C. Press Briefing
 The Gathering
is the podcast and Medium is the blog
Over Thirty State Capitols that are Rockin'-N-Reelin'!

Arizona Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival

Solstice was at 3:07 am PT
 June 21, 2018

54 Years to the Day - Three Poor People's Civil Rights
Beautiful Human Beings were gunned-down murdered.

Week Six

June 17 - June 23, 2018

Hashtag Poor People's Campaign

A New and Unsettling Force challenging Our Nation’s
Distorted Moral Narrative - a Fusion Movement Rising Up

June 17 - Tent Mass Meeting Washington, D.C.**Audio* (81 mins)
June 18 - Rally at the Capitol Washington, D.C.**Audio* (165 mins)
June 19, 7:30 pm ET - Truthful Tuesday**Audio*(70 mins)
June 20, 6 pm ET - Revs Barber and  Liz Theoharis Youth Webinar**
June 21, 7:30 pm ET - Thursday Justice Arts**Audio*(122 mins)
 Summer Solstice March**Audio*(135 mins)
June 23, 10 am ET - Mass Fusion March on the DC Capitol Mall**

June 21 - Summer Solstice
Capitol March**
* (135 mins)

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June 19, 2018
Truthful Tuesday** Audio*(70 mins)



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Monday, June 18, 2018
Historic March on HUD, EPA,
DOJ and HHS in Washington, D.C.**

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June 17, 2018
Historic Tent Mass Meeting of
The Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival -
Washington, D.C.**Audio
* (81 mins)

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Week 5 ends Week 6 begins

375 Arrested for Week Five of the Poor People’s Campaign ~ Kyle Moore

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June 14, 2018
Thursday Justice Arts Night**- Audio*(95 mins)

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June 12 - Truthful Tuesday Night**- Audio*(72 mins)

St. Mark's Episcopal Church: We're joined today by
Prof. Cornel West of Harvard University,

Jitu Brown of Journey for Justice, and
Aaron Scott of Chaplains on the Harbor


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June 11 - Week Five Rally at the Capitol** - Audio*(126 mins)

Yara Allen

                             Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis                                                                                               Rev. Bishop Dr. William J. Barber, II
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Live - Fusion Mass Meeting** - Audio*(66 mins) 
Bethesda, Maryland

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Was LIVE - Sunday, June 10** Audio*(62 mins)
National City Christian Church, Washington, D.C

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Week 4 ends Week 5 begins

Week Four

June 3 - June 9, 2018

The right to health: Ecology, Justice and Health,
Water, Extreme Extraction, Climate Change, Health Care

June 7, 2018
Justice Arts and Poetry Night ** Audio*(72 mins)
Bloom Bars in Washington, D.C.

~ Yara Allen with Music from DC's Courtney Dowe
and poetry from
Katherine E.H. Robinson
are showcased
in this weeks Justice Arts Event ~

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June 5, 2018
Truthful Tuesday Teach-in** -
*(86 mins)
The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW,
Washington, D.C.


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6:00 pm PT (MST)
First Church U.C.C. Phoenix, AZ,
1407 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Anti-poverty group denied
access to Kentucky Capitol
~ AP

288 Arrested for Week Four
of the Poor People’s Campaign


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June 4, 2018
Fusion Monday was Live in D.C.**

Live 2** Audio* (87 mins)

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June 3, 2018
Sunday Fusion Mass Meeting**- Audio*(82 mins)


More Pics

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11:15am - 1:15 pm ET - June 3, 2018
Rev. Barber Preaches**Audio*(112 mins)
Live Washington National Cathedral  

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June 3, 2018
Post Church Service Forum** Audio* (42 mins)


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Week 3 ends Week 4 begins

Rev. Barber & Yara Allen at Week 3
Thursday's Theo-musicology Jam*
(60 mins)

Week 3

May 27 - June 2, 2018

Veterans, Our War Economy/Militarism
and the Proliferation of Gun Violence

May 31, 2018
Justice Arts and Poetry Night** - Audio*(60 mins)
AFL CIO, 815 16th street NW, 20005
    Washington, D.C.


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May 30, 2018
D.C. Truthful Teach-in** - Audio*(60 mins)

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May 29, 2018
Live in D.C.**(38 mins)

More Pics

May 29, 2018
Lansing, MI Capitol Building

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May 29, 2018
Live in Raleigh, N.C.**(85 mins)

Bishop Rev. Dr. William Barber, II

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May 28, 2018
Sunday Mass Meeting** Audio*(120 mins)

Greenleaf Christian Church, Goldsboro, NC



Week Two ends Week Three Begins:

Week 2

May 20 - May 26, 2018

Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty:
Voting Rights, Immigration, and
Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities

May 24, 2018
Thursday Theo-musicology Night!
 Justice Arts and Poetry Night** Audio*(94 mins)
AFL CIO, 815 16th street NW, 20005

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 May 22, 2018 
Truthful Tuesday Night**Audio
*(85 mins)

Just one pic


Monday, May 21, 2018
DC Rally and Arrests**
(101 mins)


13 people arrested at NC Legislative Building in
Poor People's Campaign protest
~ Winston-Salem Journal

Boston, Mass - More than a dozen protesters
arrested at Statehouse
~ The Seattle Times

Arrests at Poor People's Campaign rally
inside Pa. Capitol
~ Penn Live

Religious leaders arrested in Capitol while demanding
restoration of Voting Rights Act
~ Think Progress

Indiana Poor People's Campaign asks Gov. Holcomb
to address racism, poverty

21 Poor People's Campaign demonstrators blocking
traffic arrested in downtown Nashville ~

Albany, NY - Video: Poor People's Campaign protesters
arrested at Capitol

‘Poor People’s Campaign’ rally at Capitol
for felon's rights
~ Talahassee Democrat

Columbia, SC - 16 arrested at State House after
‘Poor People’s Campaign’

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Fusion Mass Meeting**
- Audio*(121 mins)
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW

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Week 1

May 13 - May 19, 2018

Women, Youth, the Disabled and Children in
Poverty and the Right to Education:

May 17, 2018
Thursday Night Musicology Live** Audio
*(84 mins)


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May 15, 2018
Truthful Tuesdays Teach-In - Audio*(76 mins)
No video to be found, yet!

Monday, May14, 2018

 Live - Washington, D.C.
Audio*(157 mins) - Arrest video** - Audio*(44 mins)
Part 2**(video 69 mins) Part 3
**(video 18 mins)

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Hundreds arrested as activists pick up
where Martin Luther King left off
~ The Guardian

Activists kick off new Poor People's
Campaign, echoing MLK in 1968
~ L.A. Times

Poor People's Campaign Protest
results in arrests
~ Indy Star

Poor People's Campaign activists arrested
at State Capitol protest
~ Star Tribune

Poor People's Campaign launches days
of protests around US
~ Tampa Bay Times

Sunday May 13, 2018

First Sunday Fusion Mass Meeting!**- Audio*(124 mins)
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, D.C.

Somebody is Hurting Our People and Its Gone on Far Too Long*(4 mins)

Just one pic

August 25, 2018
Hawaii County struggles with impact
of 3 days of epic rainfall
~ Honolulu Star Advertiser

August 24, 2018
                                                                              Catastrophic Floodng on Big Island ~ Honolulu Star Advertiser

Typhoon Cimaron heads for Hokkaido after
slamming into western Japan
~ Japan Times

August 23, 2018

                                                                                 From Hawaii ~ Honolulu Star Advertiser

August 22, 2018

Weather Service Details

Hawaii residents brace themselves as Lane strengthens
into a Category 5 hurricane
~ Honolulu Star Advertiser

August 21, 2018

B.C. Wildfires Map 2018: Updates on fire locations,
evacuation alerts/orders
~ Vancouver Sun

At least a dozen large wildfires continued to burn
across Washington on Monday
~ Seatlle Post-Intelligenser

Hurricane Lane  ~ Honolulu Star Advertiser
Hurricane Lane strengthened this evening and is expected to make
a turn toward the Hawaiian islands later this week.

August 21, 2018

July 14, 2018

May 6, 2018 - Sermon on War & Militarism**
(fb video - 135 mins) ~ Repairers of the Breach - Audio*(135 mins) ~ IRJ
Hint! For fb avoiders like myself: As fast as you can: Open link**.
Click start arrow and "full screen".

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church - a lively 05/06 Sunday!

Alternative video link on fb - Here**

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The Souls of Poor Folk (pdf)


" The Souls of Poor Folk traces the 50 years since 1968, when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
 and thousands of Americans, alarmed at their government’s blindness to human need, launched
the Poor People’s Campaign. As they marched up from the nation’s neglected shadows, Dr. King
paused to answer a plea for support from sanitation workers on strike in Memphis. There
an assassin snatched his life on April 4th."

Our America needs:

~ The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival ~


Martin Luther King


(terrorist linked)?

Vanessa Beeley ~ 21st Century Wire

University of Arizona -Tucson Live!**

Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg Discuss Nuclear War*(75 mins)

The Nuclear Threat is VERY REAL!

The detector readings on the map reveal loose gamma
and beta ray emissions
  from (mostly*) natural sources.
Counts Per Minute
(CPM) averages are with "pancake"
detectors, in dark-rimmed circles, other lighter-rimmed
circles represent less sensitive detectors. High elevations,
i.e. the Rocky Mountains in Colorado or Bob's Camp in
Arizona, receive higher CPM's than coastal areas,
because cosmic rays (gamma rays) are absorbed by
Earth's atmosphere. Map readings
are absolute
Readings -
"What You see is what you get."

*Most everything that we eat or drink or breathe, has trace amounts of man made
radioactive poisons, especially tritium, the steam byproduct of nuke cooling
towers. Worst case scenarios are near-to or downwind-from nuke fissioning
plants (that heat water to make steam for electric generating plants). The process
of disintegrating Uranium 235 produces very, very hot heat that results in
producing lighter elements, i.e.poisonous products like cesium 137 and
dozens of others)
. (Also heavier elements like Plutonium 239).

Something may be going on
at a nuclear plant!
- See below

The maps, below, show mostly
citizen-owned Geiger counters.

^"One Becquerel" is one disintegration per second = "1 Bq".
1 Bq (that is detectable) = 1 Count. Consequently,
60 Bq = 60
(detectable) CPM's.^
^an energy particle from an atom's nucleus^

Darkened circles show increasing trend.
"Exaggerated" dark circles means an alert,

An example of a recent alert* 4 out of 8 days at
over 100 CPM's!
*N. Carolina - Tennessee border

The numbers are ambient "background" detector readings - Update Map Here

Most citizen Geigers are factory-tuned to Cesium 137 (a medium-long-lasting lethal
nuclear fission product). This tuning sees across only a relatively narrow energy spectrum.
When a beta ray from Cs 137 is detected, the Geiger tube generates a beep or click.
Geiger is already clicking because of betas and gammas with energies close enough to its
tuning, the natural "background" rays from ground, air and space objects. Therefore,
look for sudden spikes in the number of clicks - probably meaning dust-contaminated
with Cs 137! Take precautions!
Stay indoors until the counts recede. If the counts continue. use respirators when outside,
discard dust-contaminated clothing, etc. Dispersed radioactive elements are only lethal if
taken internally. Use a protective covering like a plastic bag to protect Geiger from dust
contamination. I began monitoring background radiation since my denial recovery, two
years after Fukushima-Daiichi. My Geophysics colleagues dismissed it, too. Claiming
that the contamination from the Fukushima three 100% meltdowns would dilute.
Therefore,  no worries, they told me during discussions. I said, "Rubbish." That's the
difference between corporate university teachers vrs. those of us untethered to big
checks and benefits. Not to say that all university teachers are for sale to the highest

Fukushima's 3-confirmed 100% meltdowns, bomb-blast sites and nuclear plant
accident sites
(many as old as sixty-plus years ago), especially March 11, 2011
at Fukushima, Japan - will
produce radioactive hazards into the distant future for
thousands of years. A world-wide, stratospheric polluting, radioactive cloud travels,
still, due to the several explosions that were witnessed in Fukushima. Three reactor
core melt-downs-and-throughs
have never been adequately and/or independently
investigated and cleared of a
planet-wide extinction potential (E.L.E.)! In fact,
brand new enclosures have been built that both surround and cover the radioactive
remains of barely recognizable former reactor containment buildings, (without
touching), have been built as a covering. The contents, of which,
need to be
guarded and prevented from leaking radioactivity for at least a millennium.
Looking at Rome and Greece, today? Hardly! Try a hundred times longer!

 The devastation of each of the three 100% reactor wreckages, under the facades,
is unbelievable! (There are official Tokyo Electric Power Company pictures taken
before the cover-up.) The #4 reactor building did not initially blow up, like
 #1, #2 and #3, but suffered massive radioactive fires because of lost coolant
water due to cracks from the earthquake. Only the spraying of corrosive saltwater
was used which leaked out of the crumbling and cracked cooling pools, all over the
place, eventually into the Pacific Ocean. Building # 4 has also been cleverly
camouflaged with a facade building. Going to the 2020 Games? Bring a Geiger!

Radioactive contamination still leaks from
the lost reactor cores (corium)
(probably) melted into the ground water table below the
plant site. The news of
VERY high Becquerel counts (one nucleus disintegration emission per second
= one Bq) was leaked to the press shortly after the first crews were sent in,
weeks and months later. The Pacific Ocean shoreline, coastal life zones were
impacted with 400 tons of radioactive water per day - and no one (willing to talk)
has dared to bring up this fact, yet even today, more than seven years later.
cover-up has been, so far, airtight. But an "Ed Snowden" or
"Chelsea Manning"
surely must be around to spill the
beans on TEPCO
, if there is to be a real clean-up
and true assessment to whether it is safe in Japan.

Outdoor Bob: On The Nuclear Threat: Here & Here
Other sources about Radioactive Decay - Here

Man-made Radiation: Mining; Bomb and/or Power Plants;
Nuke-powered Air, Ground and Sea Bases;
Waste Depositories and/or Nuclear Fall-out Locations

The Periodic Table of Elements - Larger Version - Here

Why Black Lives Don't Matter:
A Radical Interpretation of U.S. History - pt1**

Why Black Lives Don't Matter:
A Radical Interpretation of U.S. History - pt2**

Dr. Gerald Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. Dr. Horne has also written extensively about the film industry. His latest book is The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.

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