The Reverend Dr. William Barber II and Dr Liz Theoharis at The Guardian write—The war on poverty begins at the ballot box: [...] The weight of poverty lies squarely on the shoulders of politicians who lack the will and political courage to truly eradicate poverty despite abundant resources to do so. If we are to truly wage a war on poverty, we must start by mobilizing and registering poor and disenfranchised voters who have been left out of the process for far too long. Earlier this year, the Poor People’s Campaign waged the most expansive wave of non-violent civil disobedience in history, calling attention to the systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation plaguing the nation. We marched on state houses and Capitol Hill, risking arrest to lift up the voices of people directly affected by these issues. Now, with the midterms in sight, we’re deepening our organizing efforts with an eye toward registering and mobilizing poor voters and building moral knowledge and political power in our communities from the bottom up. We plan on executing massive voter registration efforts in addition to a series of town halls aimed at highlighting the true face of poverty in the US. We believe by empowering often forgotten communities and driving those voters to the polls, the poor and disenfranchised can be a game changer in this election and the years to come. The Poor People’s Campaign has built organizing committees in 40 states, including in every state of the former Confederacy, which will form the backbone of this next phase of our campaign. Those committees are composed of poor people, clergy and advocates who will recruit new leaders in each state to engage tens of thousands of poor and low-income people around the issues that affect their lives.[...] TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES TWEET OF THE DAY xI have a soul-deep belief that women will continue to rise. I see it in my mother, my sisters, my nieces.I see it in the women I have helped elect, in the business leaders whose work I have invested in & supported. And I see it for Georgia.https://t.co/Q2xi5MZUL4 #gapol— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) September 22, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2002—Difficulties of urban warfare: Military planners continue to shudder at the thought of a street-to-street battle in Baghdad. The US is working on new small-unit tactics to counter the urban defender's natural advantages, but those new tactics are still not ready for primetime: The Marines put some of their ideas to the test in a recent exercise on a shuttered Air Force base in southern California. In it, a battalion of 1,100 troops, backed by tanks and helicopters, tried to capture base housing from a simulated enemy force, played by 200 eager reservists. A hundred «extras» were hired from a temp agency to play civilian refugees. In taking the city, about 100 of the attackers were killed — about 10 percent losses, a huge number compared with recent American military deaths in single battles. Several helicopters also went down before the Marines captured the town, and more were killed as the defending forces began using truck bombs and other guerrilla activities, Sullivan said. And remember that in an urban center, US air power means little. It is difficult to call in air strikes on roving bands of urban defenders. Helicopter gunships are vulnerable to rocket propelled grenades. And as Grozny taught us, defenders can just as easily fire from behind rubble as from standing buildings. Once again, given the weakness of Bush's case against Hussein, are we really willing to risk hundreds, if not thousands, of US casualties? Monday through Friday you can catch the Kagro in the Morning Show 9 AM ET by dropping in here, or you can download the Stitcher app (found in the app stores or at Stitcher.com), and find a live stream there, by searching for "Netroots Radio.” LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE
Bullying is still a problem in America’s schools and its impact on a student’s education and well-being must be taken seriously. After a federal investigation that revealed widespread bullying, the Hawaii Department of Education is taking measures to curb it. The latest effort will come in the form of an app that will allow students to report bullying anonymously. They announced that it will be released in the near future. Earlier this year, a report revealed that one in three public school students in Hawaii faced bullying and the results are disturbing. The statewide bullying survey, conducted during the 2014-15 school year, included nearly 70,000 Hawaii students. It found: Nearly 40 percent of students said incidents of bullying they'd experienced or witnessed made them feel unsafe at school. The majority of students who reported being bullied at school said that they were harassed based on race, national origin, sex or because of a disability. More than half of bullying incidents were reported to a teacher or other school employee. Schools took no action to stop the bullying in 15 percent of cases. And over half of students who said they reported bullying or harassment were victimized again after the initial incident. Hawaii’s Education Department has had a busy year in its attempts to curtail bullying. It’s hired more compliance officers and rolled out trainings to encourage students to report any incidents.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-1-1 on the young season. But more than that, it’s been all drama all the time. Le’Veon Bell still isn’t playing. And, some folks don’t like how Antonio Brown is carrying himself. One such folk happens to be a Steelers legend — fellow wideout Hines Ward.“[I’m] a little embarrassed in the sense that that’s not the Steelers culture,” Ward said during his appearance on «The Zach Gelb Show» on CBS Sports Radio on Saturday. “We’re not really big on kind of having off-the-field issues with a lot of different guys.”And while he understands that Brown is a passionate guy, Ward still thinks that he’s “wrong for the outburst.”“When things aren’t going good, a lot of people look at your leaders on the team — the players, the guys who are doing it (the leading) — and they want to see how you respond to adversity. So it’s something that I wouldn’t have done,” Ward adds.During his 14-year career, all with Pittsburgh, Ward hauled in 1,000 receptions while racking up 12,083 yards and 85 touchdown