Couldn't hold back my tears as soon as I saw the overwhelming crowd (and from where I stood and waited this is just a glimpse of it). Thousands of people have taken to the street in support of our young activists. You can't jail us all. Fight for #HongKong#Democracy#SayNoToChina#humanrights#speaktruth
@Regrann from @thatproudnigerian - Confirmed!!!!! The eagle has landed!!! 🙌🏽😁😁.
That sudden gust of hope again for a nation recently on the brink of total disarray.
A bit of uplifting for the masses and also really nice to see people burst out in their hundreds to receive him..
The naysayers are now saying "what's there to be happy for as he will be incapable of doing anything anyway"...haba I taya for una ooo...(tired of them all)
For months now, the cry was that he was away in London, now that he is back, have you got nothing positive to think of, e.g wishing them well and supporting them?
Plus what are you bringing to the table yourself other than this overbearing/apprehensive/negative mind set full of complete hypocricy?
Seems like nothing can just be right that we just have to dig out loopholes that will create another devisive frenzy for the media at our own expense abi?. We need to start looking inwardly and cleaning out our own minds and attitudes first as this part of us as a people is ugly abeg.
You can't achieve anything positive with a negative mindset, it's that simple.
As for me, it's welcome back home to our amiable President Buhari and I shall continue to pray for wisdom and guidance for him and his team. .
Massive kudos to that great man standing next to him too V.P Osinbajo for holding it down these past months.. If only we could start paying more attention to their little wins and encourage and supporting them, maybe they'll do more.
I AM VERY HOPEFUL and OPTIMISTIC sha (even if just about the size of a mustard seed)
It shall be well with this Great Nation called Nigeria mehnn!! .
God help us!🙏🙏🇳🇬🇳🇬.
Rant inspired by ; When your football team has just played utter shite and lost a game and you're trying to draw some positives from your country's president's arrival but the naysayers and keyboard warriours just won't let you be great 🤤😂😂
Pls tag your Nigerian friends, bloggers.
Anyway it's peace and love always ✌🏾❤😉✊🏾🇳🇬. #nigerians#naija#Buhari#presidentbuhari#vposhinbajo#postivity#democracy#nigerianbloggers#saibaba#Pmb#happysunday#happynewmonth#happysundayeveryone#love#instalife
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is a nonprofit organization with a focus on civil and human rights activism in the United States.
The group's stated objective is to advocate "for the kinder and fairer world of which Anne Frank dreamed". It has been vocally critical of the Donald Trump Administration. While it speaks out against antisemitism, it also criticizes what it sees as sexism, racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and other issues.
The Center is neither a Jewish organization nor a Holocaust organization. It is headquarted in New York City and its executive director is political activist Steven Goldstein, known for his advocacy of LGBT rights as founder of Garden State Equality.
Just made impulse decision to do an introduction to politics course at oxford . I've always been a bit of a non voter as figured it's such a vastly complex topic, that I really know a very surface amount about, mainly gleaned from biased newspapers, so would seem irresponsible to pretend to know what I was talking about. : Anyway too much seems to be happening now to not understand it anymore, so yeah let's see...#politics#oxford#backtoschool#oxforduniversity#course#education#democracy
There is a silver lining. If Bernie would've won (I was all about it), we would still be in, "it's okay, Bernie will take care of it" mode. Trump, in all his uglyness, is forcing people into individual responsibility. Like "oh shit, I can't rely on the government to do this, I gotta get responsible and change some shit about my lifestyle". In that way, trump is a motivator. Get responsible. We can can do this without the authorities agreeing.
Two warriors for justice
#Repost @democracynow (@get_repost)
Dick Gregory was jailed and beaten by Birmingham police for parading without a permit in 1963. He took a bullet in the knee while trying to calm a crowd during the Watts riots in 1965. Two years later, he ran for mayor of Chicago against the infamous Richard Daley.
He was a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and in 1968 he ran for president against Richard Nixon. He pulled an astonishing 1.5 million votes—as a write-in candidate. During that campaign, he was arrested by U.S. Treasury agents for printing and distributing fake American currency with his picture on the bills as campaign literature.
He was an activist and a comedian, well known for his hunger strikes for justice. In 1967, he weighed more than 280 pounds and smoked and drank heavily. Then he began a public fast starting Thanksgiving Day to protest the war in Vietnam. 40 days later, he broke his fast with a hearty glass of fruit juice. He weighed 97 pounds.
In the summer of 1968 he fasted for 45 days as a show of solidarity with Native Americans. The following summer he did another 45 days in protest of de facto segregation in the Chicago public schools. In 1970 he went 81 days to bring attention to the narcotics problem in America. Beginning in 1971 he went nearly three years without solid foods, again to protest the war. During that stretch he ran 900 miles from Chicago to D.C.
During the Iran hostage crisis, he traveled to Tehran in an effort to free the hostages and he traveled to the north of Ireland to advise hunger-striking IRA prisoners. In his campaign against hunger he traveled to Ethiopia more than ten times.
Throughout his life, Dick Gregory was a target of FBI and police surveillance, and he was virtually banned from the entertainment arena for his political activism. He died today at the age of 84. We spoke with him many times on the broadcast, on racial profiling, the death penalty & more in 2002, in 2011 and 2012 -- find the full interviews at democracynow.org. #dickgregory#amygoodman#democracynow#democracy
Yesterday in #durham . What a difference a day brings. Honestly, I'm still reeling and digesting what I saw from spending an afternoon on the streets. My biggest takeaway? I'm very concerned about the state of #journalism . An independent #press is crucial to our #democracy . Makes one think.
... the FALL of #CaLi . .... Where we have officially Institutionalized HATE! 💨💨💨 ANYBoDY have a problem with the ABOVE STATEMENT from @lynnepatton @secretarycarson ? ...CaLi supports MsPatton on the Nation's #stateofemergency over OPIODS Abuse.... CaLi stands with BOTH SIDES are at-fault in #charlottesville ⭐....... ☀ The STATE of #colorado is having an 11yr OLD sue the GOVT now that Jeff Sessions is AG... SAY WHAAT???... Why didnt this Colorado FAM take care of this with #44 ???.... 💣What are we all supposed to afford a lawyer so we can each hire #lawyers to sue the Govt. Individually???.... Ehhh ☀....#CALI old SkooL is NOT #lawyer Driven..... EPluribusUnum outta many, one.... Or not?.... #losangeles#Hollywood#woman 710CommunitY #710cali is about SOLUTions from the bottom up ..... ☀0... GroundZERO #FREESTuCKUP ☀1.... LA County Probation awarded LAPD a $350,000+ Grant for Youth-Intervention... Even after knowing charges are STiLL Pending for statutory rape by cop and GuNS 4sale by cop as well.... Our 1-Party POLiCE-FORCE STATE.. That is called FASCiSM not #democracy our state is under #antiFA#1984#nobueno ... You killing #California 😭 ....
☀2.. Update... LA Mayor #yogapants appointed 1-26yr old DruG Czar and gave IT a 5-member Commision.... ⭐⭐⭐☀whaatchu GOT? ?? ..... #westcoast#sandiego#cannabisculture#Entrepreneurs#prayforbarcelona#thebeatles#PEACEandLOVE ✌ ⭐🐻⭐⭐⭐