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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 02:59 PM

Listen to Tia Oso in her own words. #BlackLivesMatter

Note that I am deliberately NOT posting this in GD : Primaries, because it is about BLM, not 'the candidates'. (my bolds below)

http://mic.com/articles/122629/i-am-the-black-woman-who-interrupted-the-netroots-presidential-town-hall-and-this-is-why

I am Tia Oso, the black woman who took to the stage and demanded a microphone on July 18 at the Netroots Nation Presidential Town Hall in Phoenix, Arizona. I did this to focus the attention of the nation's largest gathering of progressive leaders and presidential hopefuls on the death of Sandra Bland and other black women killed while in police custody, because the most important and urgent issue of our day is structural violence and systemic racism that is oppressing and killing black women, men and children. This is an emergency.


The rest is equally good. Go read it, and actually think about it, while remembering that it's simply not always 'about us' or 'about our candidates'.

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Reply Listen to Tia Oso in her own words. #BlackLivesMatter (Original post)
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jul 2015 OP
KeepItReal Jul 2015 #1
Triana Jul 2015 #2
Erose999 Jul 2015 #3
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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 03:22 PM

1. Good work, Ms. Oso. Now PLEASE target Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Candidates that may or may not win a general election and assume office in 2017 have no power over today's US Department of Justice and FBI.

I see no mention of next steps in her message.

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 03:27 PM

2. Agree. Candidates have zero power. Need to also target those currently IN office. n/t

 

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 03:35 PM

3. What do they think Bernie could do? Bernie's not the local grand jury. He's not the DOJ. Trying to


derail Bernies speech accomplishes fuck all for their cause. And its a cause I agree with, for fucksakes.

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