Colin Kaepernick …. “🏈🏆🏈 Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award …. Athlete and Activist 🏈🏆🏈 …. “!!


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ATHLETE AND ACTIVIST COLIN KAEPERNICK RECEIVES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE AWARD

The Ambassador of Conscience Award celebrates individuals and groups who have furthered the cause of human rights through acts of conscience, confronting injustice and using their talents to inspire others.

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The USA is a country where people can freely disrespect the flag using it as a thong, underwear, condom, disposable plates, bras, napkins, etc. but people got a heart attack just because he kneeled down silently and that is so “disrespectful” to the flag.

Really?

Kneeling down is a form of respect and humbling yourself before someone.

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I fully agree with Chino and his statement. 

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The award was officially presented at a ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 21 April 2018, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Amnesty International’s national section in the country.

“The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick. He is an athlete who is now widely recognised for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

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“Just like the Ambassadors of Conscience before him, Colin Kaepernick chooses to speak out and inspire others despite the professional and personal risks. When high profile people choose to take a stand for human rights, it emboldens many others in their struggles against injustice.

Colin Kaepernick’s commitment is all the more remarkable because of the alarming levels of vitriol it has attracted from those in power.”

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https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/04/colin-kaepernick-ambassador-of-conscience/

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“I would like to thank Amnesty International for the Ambassador of Conscience Award. But in truth, this is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers, and their uses of oppressive and excessive force.

To quote Malcolm X, when he said that he, ‘will join in with anyone – I don’t care what color you are – as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth,’ I am here to join with you all in this battle against police violence,” said Colin Kaepernick.

“While taking a knee is a physical display that challenges the merits of who is excluded from the notion of freedom, liberty, and justice for all, the protest is also rooted in a convergence of my moralistic beliefs, and my love for the people.”

Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick explained why he sacrificed his career in the NFL to stand against systemic racism as he received Amnesty International’s highest honor.

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IOTD …. “🖕🏽Image of the Day, Very Special Edition 🖕🏽 …. and Another Short Video, Part 2 …. “!!


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~~November 7, 2017~~ 

WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION?

IT HAD TO BE A WOMAN

I’ve used this picture before.

I believed in the power of it and my feelings reflect hers without doubt. If I had the opportunity of doing this, I would’ve done the same.

She continues to be a ‘shero’ to me.

Hang in there, Juli Briskman, better things will come your way!

HortyRex©

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The picture, snapped by a White House photographer traveling with the president as he left his golf course in Sterling, Va., went viral almost immediately. News outlets picked up the story when it appeared in a White House pool report. Late-night talk show hosts told jokes about the encounter and people on social media began hailing the unidentified woman as a “she-ro,” using the hashtag #Her2020.
The woman’s name is Juli Briskman.

Her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, wasn’t so happy about the photo. They fired her over it.

Asked what she was thinking when she saw Trump’s motorcade roll up next to her, Briskman said it was a gut reaction to flip him off.
“He was passing by and my blood just started to boil,” she said. “I’m thinking, DACA recipients are getting kicked out. He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare. Only one-third of Puerto Rico has power. I’m thinking, he’s at the damn golf course again.”
I flipped off the motorcade a number of times,” she added.

Briskman, a Democrat, said she plans to look for a new job with an advocacy group that she believes in, like Planned Parenthood or PETA.

“In some ways, I’m doing better than ever,” she said. “I’m angry about where our country is right now. I am appalled.

This was an opportunity for me to say something.”

Despite getting fired, she said she has no regrets about the attention her public show of displeasure with Drumpf received.

In fact, she said she’s happy to be an image of protest that resonates with many Americans.

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-flips-off-donald-trump-fired_us_59fe0ab4e4b0c9652fffa484?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

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‘First They Came’ …. “Martin Niemöller …. 🇺🇸 Adaptation for America’s Current Administration 🇺🇸 …. “!!


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~~July 27, 2017~~ 

FIRST THEY CAME

This poem is timeless and immemorial. It is so ‘on point’ that is has been used frequently to describe current happenings.

A friend sent me this site and a link to this modern adaptation. It’s befitting to the current reality of the nation.

All credit given to site, author and poet.

HortyRex©

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Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

FIRST THEY CAME

~Wikipedia~

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“The famous poem by an anti-Nazi pastor, rewritten for Donald Trump’s America”

To see Donald Trump methodically lay into one group after another during the months of the presidential campaign has been to see Niemöller’s warning writ large across our screens.

But during all these months, I haven’t noticed much speaking out by one group in support of another.

It’s time for everyone to remember Niemöller’s words, and speak out in support of anyone who becomes the target of this hate-monger and his alt-right cohorts.

At the end of the day, Trump is coming for all of us.

We welcome your comments at ideas@qz.com.

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~Gideon Liechfild~

https://qz.com/702497/the-famous-poem-by-an-anti-nazi-pastor-rewritten-for-donald-trumps-america/

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Thoughts for today, #488 …. “On Target …. #WeAreOne …. No Matter the Differences …. we ALL are connected …. “!!


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~~June 30, 2017~~ 

WE ALL ARE ONE

This has been the common thread and the mantra that has guided my journey through the blogosphere.

HortyRex©

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“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”
~Alan W. Watts~

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day …. Special Edition, #2 …. Oscar López Rivera …. Finally Totally Free …. “!!


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~~May 18, 2017~~ 

OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

♫ … ‘OH HAPPY DAY’ … ♫

This picture seems to portray Oscar coming out of the apartment building he has been confined to since his release in January 2017.

His ‘house arrest’ ended yesterday.

Notice the Puerto Rican flagpin near his heart!

What a sight for sore eyes!! 

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Dancing with the Stars …. “Normani and Val’s Contemporary …. Another Perfect Score …. “!!


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~~May 9, 2017~~ 

ANOTHER PERFECT SCORE 

Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy Contemporary

DWTS Season 24 Week 8

Another beautiful distraction to soothe my soul.

They did it again this week … a perfect score!

This is amazing talent.

Because of her race, womanhood, entertainer status with Fifth Harmony, Normani has been subjected to cyber-bullying.

This song was an anthem to the resilience and stamina to raise about it all.

The song was perfect and the performance flawless!

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~Well, hello there Normani Kordei!~

The singer and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy were completely amazing on Dancing with the Stars tonight.

Team ValMani performed a stunning Contemporary to “Freedom” by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton, earning 40 points out of 40 from the judges. Another perfect score!

“The piece is so symbolic of what I’ve been through,” Normani says of the dance that Val picked for her.

And they continued on to another dance that same night.

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~~Normani and Val’s  Contemporary~~

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~~Published on May 8, 2017~~

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy Contemporary to “Freedom” by Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton on Dancing with the Stars’ Season 24 Trio Night!

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

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Something to think about …. “Peaceful Assembly …. guaranteed by the 1st amendment …. what’s up? …. “!!


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~~February 9, 2017~~ 

PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY

This is terrifying and totally goes against the Constitution which so many politicians ascribe to.

For example:

‘an array of anti-protesting laws that center on stiffening penalties for demonstrators who block traffic; in North Dakota, conservatives are even pushing a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill protesters so long as the collision was accidental.’

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE & UNPRECEDENTED!

HortyRex©

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FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.’

~Wikipedia~

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LAWMAKERS IN TEN STATES HAVE PROPOSED LEGISLATION CRIMINALIZING PEACEFUL PROTEST

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Millions of demonstrators took to streets across the country to mobilize against the ‘so-called president‘ and his agenda, assembling in a national turnout that organizers call the beginning of a reinvigorated protest movement. But in states home to dozens of demonstrations, Republican lawmakers are moving to criminalize and increase penalties on peaceful protesting.

Minnesota, Washington State, Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, Colorado,  North Carolina, Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana 

I encourage the reader to click on link to get additional, full information.

It’s very important!

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https://theintercept.com/2017/01/23/lawmakers-in-eight-states-have-proposed-laws-criminalizing-peaceful-protest/

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