Incarceration Then and Now: What Can We Learn?

Source: Incarceration Then and Now: What Can We Learn? – News Lincoln County

This powerful exhibit stands as a stark reminder of what happens when a good but uninformed citizenry stand silent as they collide with an autocratic government. Come and find out how you can be informed, involved, and a strong part of the solution as we watch history repeating itself.

For the full experience, see both films, and hear all of the speakers.

Featuring The Architecture of Internment: Buildup to Wartime Incarceration

* August 4,6,7,8, Exhibits 10-5 p.m.
* August 4 2-4 PM; Opening Speakers’ Panel: Rep. David Gomberg & Solea Kabakov, “Immigrant incarceration in Oregon today”
* August 5: Exhibits 12-5 p.m.
* August 6, 7-9 p.m.
* Film and discussion: 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark and Vanessa Lopez
* August 13, Exhibits 1-5 p.m.
* August 14, Exhibits 11-7 p.m.
* Film and Discussion:  Cats of Mirikitani, 2-4 p.m.
* Japanese Dinner 5-7 p.m. $6.50 per person
* August 15, Exhibits 11-5 p.m.  Speakers 2-3:30 p.m.
* Newport residents & siblings Winnie Payne and Earnie Bell share
their experiences living as children in an incarceration camp
* August 16-18 Exhibits  10-5 p.m.
* August 18 2-4 p.m. Film and discussion:  14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark and Vanessa Lopez
* August 19 Exhibits 12-5
* August 19 2-4 Closing Speakers’ Panel: Sandy Tsuneyoshi Ph.D. and ACLU spokesperson, “Moving forward: toward a more inclusive Oregon.”
* All speakers’ panels and films followed by discussions.

Dark money group, Priority Oregon, launches new attack against Kate Brown


A dark money group known as Priority Oregon has just launched a new attack against Kate Brown. This comes at the worst time — right after this happened:

1. Our opponent said that he is planning a campaign budget of $14 million — plenty of money to use on attack ads


2. The Republican Governors Association announced that they raised $113 MILLION to spend on taking out progressive governors like Kate!

Help us fight back by making a grassroots contribution today.

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But here’s where it gets really interesting — IRS filings show that the dark money group attacking Kate has ties to a prominent national Republican organization!

According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, “One possible clue to [the group’s] funding emerged Tuesday when the Republican Governors Association reported in an IRS filing that it had exchanged $30,000 worth of research work with Priority Oregon.

We can’t let these attacks go unanswered. Rush a contribution to help Kate stand up to our opponent and his allies.

Thanks for your help,

Team Kate Research Department


Paid for by the Kate Brown Committee
PO Box 8069, Portland, OR 97207


Donald Trump Bullies Breastfeeding Mothers—And Sells Out Their Health To Business Interests

When Donald Trump takes the world stage, the world trembles. President Trump’s disastrous European tour was foreshadowed by the news that earlier this year, the Trump Administration pushed the World Health Organization to weaken or trash a resolution meant to encourage breastfeeding, and to minimize the inaccurate marketing of substitutes.According to several officials at the WHO meeting, once Trump’s delegation was unsuccessful in removing language that affirmed support for breastfeeding, they turned to bullying and threatening other countries that were considering introducing the wording. According to the New York Times,

“The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the initiative, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorian government quickly acquiesced.”

A British health policy advocate at the meeting said, “What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young-child health.”

But that’s Donald Trump’s way. He’s the hostage-taker-in-chief.

Whether it’s infants at the border or at their mother’s breast, Donald Trump sees foreign policy as a vehicle for advancing his own business interests, and to funnel more wealth to his friends and financial backers. The powerful infant formula industry has its hooks in Donald Trump—just as it’s been able to influence scores of U.S. politicians and agencies.

Donald Trump is guilty of collusion—with the formula industry. Together, they are perpetuating a system of racial disparities that harm women and children. Because women of color are one of the most vulnerable populations in the country, they are easy to target with factors that make it impossible for them to actually breastfeed.

Both the WHO and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that infants consume nothing but breast milk for the first six months of life. Donald Trump may not respect science, or value public health—but we do. NOW calls on women to demand that U.S. officials stop ignoring decades of research that proves breastfeeding is best for children.

Toni Van Pelt Sincerely,

Toni Van Pelt

Tell Congress You Oppose Religious Discrimination in Foster Care

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee inserted a poison-pill amendment into the Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill.

If passed, this amendment would require states to allow taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption providers to discriminate on the basis of their religion and cut child welfare funding for states that refuse to comply.

It is difficult to even convey how terrible this is—and sadly, there is a substantial chance this bill could pass.

We need you to take action now! Tell Representative Schrader that the welfare of children must come before religious dogma.

This amendment would require states to allow adoption and foster care placement agencies to discriminate against atheists and nonbelievers, religious minorities, single parents, LGBTQ people, or any other group of people they disfavor.

This kind of discrimination reduces the number of potential adoptive parents, making children in these systems less likely to find loving, permanent homes. Even worse, states that refuse to go along and allow religious discrimination will see their child welfare funding cut, which would only harm the vulnerable young people in the foster system.

This hateful provision could be used to allow foster parents to deny medical services or counseling to young people if it conflicts with their religious beliefs, agencies could refuse to reunite families if the parents are the “wrong” religion, or providers could kick LGBTQ children out of shelters. And they could do all this while receiving your tax dollars!

If this amendment is allowed to stand, this will be the first in a long line of federal attacks on religious equality at the state level.

This horrific agenda is being pushed by Christian nationalists, the Catholic Church, and organizations like the Heritage Foundation who want government funding for their so-called “charities” while they refuse to provide services for people they dislike. Only 10 states have passed laws adopting the twisted vision of “religious liberty” this bill espouses. But now they’re trying to use a must-pass appropriations bill to force it on the rest of us.

The majority of Americans oppose using religion as an excuse to discriminate. Together, we can stop this attack on religious equality.

Representative Schrader needs to hear from you today. Please take action now!




Alison Gill

Legal & Policy Director

American Atheists

Yes, Trump Is a Narcissist — But It’s Literally A Million Times Worse Than That

Yes, the hallmarks of narcissism are painfully obvious in the president of the United States. The endless projection. The delusion of grandeur masking a paper-thin skin that punctures under the most benign criticisms. The nonstop gaslighting. But you know who else every single one of these attributes describes? His base.

Source: Yes, Trump Is a Narcissist — But It’s Literally A Million Times Worse Than That | Alternet

Please help us share the AoCC with more people – Jennifer Hofmann

Numbers equal strength. Last month, my social media team and I created an ambitious, 15-point plan to double the number of AoCC subscribers. Our plan includes: a new website and website copy professional marketing branding and logo design social media ads (possibly)  video (hopefully) After we announced this goal, two generous angels offered to match […]

Source: Please help us share the AoCC with more people – Jennifer Hofmann