Fight for $15, Movement for Black Lives to Protest Nationwide in Call to ‘Fight Racism, Raise Pay’

Thousands of workers fighting for $15/hour and union rights will join racial justice activists in the Movement for Black Lives to wage a two-dozen-city “Fight Racism, Raise Pay” protest Tuesday, the 49th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the 50th anniversary of the civil rights icon’s historic “Beyond Vietnam” speech.


UN: Americans’ Right to Protest is in Grave Danger Under Trump

You still think we live in a free country. We better wake up soon before it’s too late to realize that we don’t:

At least 19 U.S. states have introduced bills that attack the right to protest since Donald Trump’s election as president, an “alarming and undemocratic” trend, U.N. human rights investigators said this week.

Maina Kiai and David Kaye, independent U.N. experts on freedom of peaceful assembly and expression respectively, are calling on lawmakers in the United States to stop the “alarming” trend of “undemocratic” anti-protest bills designed to criminalize or impede the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.

“The trend also threatens to jeopardize one of the United States’ constitutional pillars: free speech,” they said in a statement, calling for action to reverse such legislation.

Judge: Donald Trump ‘particularly reckless,’ refuses to throw out protesters’ case

You will not escape justice:

A federal judge, ruling against the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by protesters regarding injuries allegedly sustained during a Donald Trump campaign rally in Louisvile, Ky., said the future president was “particularly reckless” in suggesting his supporters use violence.

U.S. District Judge David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky rejected defense motions to dismiss the case brought by three protesters seeking unspecified damages after claiming they were assaulted by audience members during the rally on March 1, 2016.

No matter how long it takes:

President Donald Trump is doing all he can to to dodge Summer Zervos’ lawsuit against him, which alleges Trump attempted to kiss the former Apprentice contestant twice in 2007 before sexually assaulting her in a hotel room.

Mother Of Gun Violence Victim Holds Vigil And Peace Walk

More of us need to take a similar stance:

The month of April marks a difficult anniversary for one Lexington mother who lost her son because of gun violence.

But now she’s making this month about saving lives and keeping communities safe.

Anita Franklin organized Sunday’s vigil and peace walk in Duncan Park. Dozens of people and police officers came together in the very same spot her son was shot to push for cease fire. The group then walked around the community handing out information on how to keep the community safe anonymously.