|The NRA’s leadership has a long history of sexism, but this one really takes the cake.
The latest issue of the NRA’s magazine1 portrays Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts as a paper doll surrounded by pots, pans, an iron — and even a feather duster — offensively suggesting that women belong in the home.
This magazine piece is just one part of an established pattern of the NRA leaders’ misogyny. Earlier this year, NRA lobbyists were caught explaining how domestic violence is just “disputes between family members.”2
But this latest smear sickens me. It’s an affront to all women whose top priority is keeping their families safe — whether they work at a paying job or stay at home working hard to care for their families.
It proves beyond a doubt that the NRA’s leadership just doesn’t get it. And the moms, dads, grandparents, and brothers and sisters that make up our movement aren’t going to be intimidated.
Make a donation of $15 or more right now to help rebut the NRA’s attack in the media, online and at the ballot box:
With your help, we can make sure the NRA’s lies never go unanswered.
Thanks for standing up against them,
It is important that voters know Republicans are not only using Taxpayer money to sue POTUS, but their 50 votes to repeal ACA cost $34Billion, the Benghazi hearings Millions, the GOP Shutdowns = $24Billion and the IRS hearings about $14Million + … just to name a few. Voters, who normally side with Republicans, need to ask their representative to acknowledge this behavior as big government…Nativegrl77
Bottom line: President Obama’s impeachment could be a reality if we don’t step up in a BIG way.
The only way we can force Boehner to squash this impeachment talk is with an absolute EXPLOSION of grassroots support.
|Dear Friend,Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and friend of Campaign for America’s Future, is the star of a new film Inequality for All.It is an important and very entertaining film. It won the Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking at Sundance. And it is opening in theaters nationwide. Beginning on September 27, Inequality for All will start showing in over 40 cities nationwide. (At the bottom of this email are the cities, theaters, and opening dates.) You should see this film – and you should get others to see it. It dramatizes the growing income gap in the United States and the implications for the health of the American Economy. It leads to discussion about action to reverse inequality. And it is also a fun movie. Inequality for All is a great vehicle for organizing. Many progressive groups are hosting screenings before the theatrical debut. If you can’t find one, you can email Stephanie and see if you can host one yourself. Please see this movie – and pass on this email. Inequality for All could help spark a movement for an economy that works for us all. Sincerely, Roger Hickey Co-director, Campaign for America’s Future PS You can see a clip of Robert Reich talking about the film at the Daily Beast here or view the trailer here.
Inequality for All – By Robert Reich
We’re in the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression, and we can’t seem to get out of it. Why? Because, exactly as in the 1920s, so much of the nation’s income and wealth are going to the top, that the vast middle class doesn’t have the purchasing power to keep the economy going. I’ve spent most of my working life concerned about what’s happening to American workers – their jobs, their wages, their hopes and fears. My father sold clothing to the wives of factory workers in the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I watched as the factories began to close, and as those families struggled with a new economy. Households kept their living standards by sending those wives and mothers into paid work – a strategy that did the trick for a time. But when it no longer generated enough income, American families went deeper and deeper into debt – and that’s been the vicious cycle most middle class Americans have been in ever since. Peopleare stressed. They’re angry and frustrated, and the tide is only rising on that front. Their debt obligations are staggering, yet (if lucky enough to have a job), they’re working harder and longer than ever before. People need to understand what’s happening to them – because from their perspective, the picture looks pretty bleak. Until we can take a step back and understand the big picture, we can’t do anything to get ourselves out of this mess. Our democracy as we know it depends on it. I’m an educator. I love the classroom. But I also write books, appear on television and on the radio, and do everything else I can do to help people understand the economic truth. It’s my life’s work and it’s more important than ever. One of the best ways to help people understand the challenges we face, is with a movie that can grab an audience and move them to action. And this movie will do exactly that.
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Gas Company To Drill in Manu National Park Buffer Zone, Imperiling Indigenous People
February 4, 2014 | David Hill | Source: Mongabay.com
Map of gas operations in the KNN Territorial Reserve and Manu Buffer Area. Map credit: David Hill
The Peruvian government has approved plans for gas company Pluspetrol to move deeper into a supposedly protected reserve for indigenous peoples and the buffer zone of the Manu National Park in the Amazon rainforest.
The approval follows the government rescinding a highly critical report on the potential impacts of the operations by the Culture Ministry (MINCU), the resignation of the Culture Minister and other Ministry personnel, and repeated criticism from Peruvian and international civil society.
A subsequent report by MINCU requested that Pluspetrol abandon plans to conduct seismic tests in one small part of the reserve because of the “possible presence of [indigenous] people in isolation,” but didn’t object to tests across a much wider area. In addition to the seismic tests, the planned operations include building a 10.5km flow-line and drilling 18 exploratory wells at six locations—all of them in the reserve which lies immediately to the west of the Manu National Park and acts as part of its buffer zone.
The government approved the plans on January 27th when the Energy Ministry issued a resolution on the operation’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), written by Pluspetrol together with consultancy Environmental Resources Management.
The decision was swiftly condemned by AIDESEP. The national indigenous organization accused the government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which has played a key role in gas operations in that region to date, of violating their commitments.
Canada Orders Enforcement Action to Proceed Against Chevron in Ecuador Pollution Case
Toronto, Canada – Indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador scored a major victory over Chevron today when an Ontario appeals court ruled they have the right to pursue enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian court judgment against Chevron’s assets in Canada.
The court also ordered Chevron’s two Canadian subsidiaries to pay $100,000 in costs to the Ecuadorians.
“After all these years, the Ecuadorian plaintiffs deserve to have the recognition and enforcement of the Ecuadorian judgment heard in an appropriate jurisdiction,” said the decision issued by a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal of Ontario. “At this juncture, Ontario is that jurisdiction.”
The decision, a copy of which is here, was lauded by the leaders of the Ecuadorian communities and their lawyers.
“This order will allow us the opportunity to hold Chevron accountable for fleeing the scene of its environmental crimes in Ecuador after a valid judgment was entered against it,” said Pablo Fajardo, the lead Ecuadorian lawyer for the villagers.
Humberto Piaguaje, a Secoya indigenous leader who is the director of the Assembly of Affected Communities, said: “This decision is momentous. It proves Chevron cannot hide behind legal technicalities to avoid justice.”