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    I Stand With Evan Gershkovich

    Typewriter Evan Gershkovich

    I Stand With Evan Gershkovich Over one year ago Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was arrested and imprisoned in Russia. The Russians claim that Gershkovich was a “spy.” He could face up to twenty years in a Russian prison. He will stand trial on June 26th. As the Committee to Protect Journalists writes: The start of Gershkovich’s trial comes after he has already spent more than 14 months behind bars for no other reason than his work as a journalist,” said Gulnoza Said, CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator. “Russian authorities must immediately release Gershkovich, drop all charges against him, and stop prosecuting members of…

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    World Press Freedom Day 2024

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    World Press Freedom Day 2024 Today is World Press Freedom Day. According to UNESCO: World Press Freedom Day is taking place on a global scale. Local, national and regional celebrations are organized by government and civil society organizations, including media, journalists’ associations, universities, among others. If you are planning to organize an event in your country, please fill out the form below so it can be featured in UNESCO’s list of commemorations around the world. The Current Global Environmental Crisis According to the United Nations: Further Reading Please read my other posts on RESISTANCE and politics: I Stand With Evan Gershkovich State of the Blog Address 2024 A Train in…

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    Democracy Dies in Darkness

    Democracy at the U.S. Capitol

    Democracy Dies in Darkness The Washington Post unveiled its new slogan on February 22, 2017. The word “democracy” suddenly spiked as people looked up the word and sought its true meaning According to Merriam-Webster: Democracy means “a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting.” It came to English from French in the early 1500s, but traces back through Latin to Greek; it was formed from the Greek words dēmos, meaning “people” and kratia, meaning “strength” or “power.” Democracy is among the most looked-up words in our dictionary, and is currently #12 in all-time lookups.   A Powerful Video by The Washington Post This was shown during the…

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    How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes From An Impeachment Summer by Jimmy Breslin | Book Review

    How the Good Guys Finally Won book cover

    How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer by Jimmy Breslin Genres: History, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 1975 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Goodreads, Amazon How The Good Guys Finally Won: Not long after burglars were caught raiding the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, Congressman Tip O’Neill noticed that Democratic fundraising efforts for the 1972 election had stalled. Major contributors were under IRS investigation, and Republican lackeys were threatening further trouble if those donors didn’t close their checkbooks. O’Neill sensed a conspiracy coming from the Nixon administration, but it wasn’t until the scandal broke that he connected the threatened donors…

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    Free Press newspaper

    #FreePress Is Trending Today The Boston Globe and over 300 newspapers and other media outlets have written editorials today about a #FreePress. We are fighting to have a Free Press to protect our cherished Democracy. The current President of the United States has been attacking the press because they won’t always cater to his extreme narcissism and insane agenda. He has experience in politics and seems to want to do whatever Vladimir Putin wants him to do. He also is very interested in what will make him money. Everything is transactional to Trump. This is completely unacceptable. Below are some top editorials and quotes from them: The Boston Globe: Journalists…