It's been 5 months since the #Parkland massacre. On the 14th of the month I've been tweeting each of the portraits I drew.
A star soccer player. A devoted friend. One of the youngest to die.
14 yrs old.
I'm still here. She's not. I remember. RIP
"He was a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet," wrote Miguel Duque, about his baby brother #MartinDuque.
What a disgrace for our country that students are murdered in school.
Remembering Martin, 5 months after his death. #EnoughIsEnough #RoadToChange
Cara means "friend" in #Irish.
Cara's funeral was held on her 15th birthday.
Her father came here from Ireland to pursue the American dream.
By age 18, Ferdinand Marcos shot and murdered political rival Julio Nalundasan. He was CONVICTED of murder but apparently if you top the bar, you can be acquitted by the Supreme Court.
When you value legal brilliance over good character, you produce brilliant lawyers who are great at stealing public funds.
According to Transparency International, Ferdinand Marcos was the second most corrupt leader in the world. He robbed Filipinos of $10,000,000,000 which in today’s terms is around 470 billion pesos not including inflation.
Just a thought on #LabourAntisemitism
For the last few years a few dedicated people have fought tooth and nail to get labour to deal with the #Antisemitism in its ranks. Many have been the victims of appalling abuse for there trouble, one even lost his life.
What did we achieve?
Well a few were suspended, a tiny number were expelled but the vast majority were lost in ‘due process’
Suspended councillors were still councillors, suspended members still voted and supported the party.
To the hard left these people became martyrs, some made money out of it, they developed a victim culture. Who was to blame for there down fall? Not of course them for being racists but of course us for pointing it out.
I got an orange tattoo for my friend @fred_guttenberg whose daughter Jaime was shot & killed in the Parkland mass shooting. I didn't get the honor of meeting Jaime, but I've met Fred & I proudly stand with him. It's position right under Dawn's name! #NeverAgain#NeverAgainMSD
The good pain of this tattoo is nothing compared to the never-ending pain Fred & his family have to now endure. This weekend is #WearOrange weekend & I thought it was fitting that I got an orange tattoo to start the weekend & to honor Jaime. #SurvivorStrong
After Jaime's murder, Fred started Orange Ribbons For Jaime which is a 501(C)(3) foundation whose purpose will be to support causes important to Jaime in life, but also causes that will deal with why her life was tragically cut short. orangeribbonsforjaime.org
And don't worry, I've got lots of pictures for you since reading isn't rly your thing
1915, the Ottoman Empire nearly exterminated their Armenian Christian minority
After they blamed all their countries ills on them #SoundFamiliar
The next example hits close to home for me
My grandfather served with Patton's 3rd Armored, and liberated at least one concentration camp... It was something he would never speak of, except to say "#NeverAgain"
AMERICA we are better than this
Wristbands are no diff than patches
Statistically, mentally ill people are more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence. To reduce gun violence, we must address availability of #guns & complex cultural issues. We can't focus on the molehill when the mountain's right there. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
We also unfairly overburden psychiatric professionals by making them responsible & accountable for preventing gun crime. Gun violence still disproportionately harms communities of color, & our failure to invest in social and physical infrastructure perpetuates the cycle.
Our most common psychiatric diagnoses (depressive, anxiety, & attention-deficit disordres) have no correlation w/violence. While I agree w/having trained mental health professionals in schools, that won't stop gun violence. We must change our culture. #NeverAgain#GunReformNow
How Many Of You Know About #84Genocide Of #Sikh 's?
The 1984 Sikh Massacre Was a Series Of Organised Lynching Against Sikhs In India Notably By Congress Members.
Follow This Thread.
Akali Dal And Other Sikh Groups Introduced Thr Ananpur Sahib Resolution Demanding Special Status Fot Punjab And Sikhs.
Group Of Sikhs Led By Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale.But To Serve Her Political Interests Indira Gandhi Led This Problem Worsen.
But When Indira Gandhi Saw That Law And Order In Punjab Is Getting Worsened,In 1982 She Decided To Attack Darbar Sahib Between 1st June - 8th June 1984 Where Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale Was Taking Shelter.
I'm so tired. So heartbroken. More kids. Another school shooter. This is our normal now. We don't have to accept it, though. When I was 17 & reeling after the Columbine shooting, no adults told us that it would be ok, that someone would stop the madness. 1/
We stumbled around, feeling blindly for the edges of our grief. Personally, I thought it was a one-time thing. I thought it was an isolated horror. I thought Littleton must have been a special town, & that we were special in our sadness, terror, & anger. 2/
I was wrong. Littleton, CO is the same as Newtown, CT, Parkland, FL, and Santa Fe, TX. My community was the same as theirs. Our shooters just happened to do it sooner. Even the pictures of survivors & parents crying are the same. Same emotions... different faces. 3/
After The March: A youth led townhall in Miami Dade addressing neighborhood gun violence.
Aliyah says there are clear neighborhood divides when it comes to gun violence. The people in Miami Beach can walk to Publix at 3 a.m. @WLRN#gunviolence
One teen says he contemplates his own mortality after his step brother was shot. He says "that's trauma."
Janvier one of the teens addresses several of the police officers in the audience. He tells them their presence in his community does not make him feel safe because of police brutality and police violence in black communities.
Last week, I went to a gun show to find out how easy it is to buy an assault rifle. What I found was terrifying - it took less time to buy a weapon of war than a cup of coffee. #VA10#NeverAgain#VetsVsTheNRA
If this makes you as angry as it makes me, chip in here to help me fight back against the NRA: bit.ly/2raykwD
If you'd like to get involved, sign up to phonebank or canvass with us here.
I'm for the Party that embraces the diversity of our land, and the uniqueness of every State.
I'm about to explain why I refuse to promote those bluntly pushing anti-Democrat rhetoric while hypocritically setting higher standards for our candidates than theirs.
2/As a Democrat, I accept the notion that Liberals tacking more center are still better allies in Congress than Republicans.
I grasp the importance that more center Liberals are more open to work with Democrats pushing for incremental Change that benefits all of us, ie Progress.
3/I also understand our contemporary History.
How we lost seats because those "Liberals" sacrificed everything in order to push for Universal Healthcare, LGBTQ Rights in the military & the right to marry, protecting Dreamers, and so many Rights some don't deem of importance.
My Dad was shot & killed in 1991. His life was stolen. It left me parentless at the age of 19. I've been volunteering w/ @MomsDemand since its inception 5 yrs ago. This work is grueling, but I (like so many others) are compelled...
...to do this work because I simply have no choice. Sitting on the sidelines is not an option. The person who murdered my Dad will be released from prison in 1 1/2 years -- and could buy a gun w/o a bg check in a private sale....
...bg checks are not required in Missouri (where I live) --- or federally because Rs thwarted the Manchin-Toomey bg check bill after Sandy Hook. When they closed the door on us, we took this battle to the states....
#QAlert 🚨Lots of info here. Kim in China to discuss peace agreement; couldn't before under C_A control. Now freed. Secure call not poss since Google [ES]set up comms. Moscow born Brin co-founded Google & Pres Alphabet Inc. Mother works for NASA/father profess at U MD. @POTUS
Actually, I don't want to diminsh this with a joke.
This is significant.
This is the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS taking a stand against school shootings with both their brand AND their pocket book.
They're going to catch heat for this.
I mean, you know some mutton heads are going to be burning their season tickets and jerseys over this.
Or firing their AR's into autographed helmets, right?
Like anyone who supported #MarchForOurLives there will be blowback.
And yet there it is.
The Patriots plane.
Carrying PATRIOTS and survivors.
To take a stand against school shootings.
And gun violence.
As the NRA and their surrogates do what they can to demean the Parkland survivors and anyone involved in #MarchForOurLives.
My name is Khary Penebaker. I’m the Everytown Survivor Fellow for WI, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America volunteer & proud WAVE board member. #SurvivorStrong#MarchForOurLives
I’m glad to see you all at this march, but I wish the context of it didn’t exist. I’m inspired by the young folks here & around the country who’ve mobilized and organized around the issue of gun violence prevention
Assault weapon (which is defined by statute) bans have been upheld by every federal appellate court to consider the issue since the 2008 Heller decision. Indeed, SCOTUS has rejected every appeal of the assault weapon cases brought by the gun lobby.
See Heller v. D.C., 670 F.3d 1244, 1262 (D.C.Cir. 2011)(D.C. ban on assault weapons does not violate plaintiffs’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms)