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The origin stories we tell ourselves and the importance of understanding that the words we use changes the way we think.
Documentary film, The Canary Effect, follows the terrifying and horrific abuses instilled upon the Indigenous people of North America, and details the genocidal practices of the US government and its continuing effects on present day Indian country.
Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.
Thom Hartmann, reading a portion of his book "The last hours of ancient sunlight" about some of the atrocities of Christopher Columbus
Los Angeles just changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day, here's why everyone else should also. Hosted by NerdAlert's Kim Horcher.
A discussion to reframe and understand the debate over Columbus Day
Hari Kondabolu discusses his hatred of the demon Christopher Columbus.
Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela lead a conversation about the change away from Columbus Day with Mitch O’Farrell, council member of LA’s 13th district, and Chrissie Castro, vice chairwoman of the Los Angeles Native American Indian Commission.
Ch. 9: We need an election day holiday - Nate from Vacaville, CA
Ch. 10: Final comments on the Powerline series from Outside/In
THE MIDTERMS MINUTE
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CHECK VOTING DATES & POLICIES: RocktheVote.org/voting-information/
Get Involved/Resources: THE MIDTERMS MINUTE H.Q.
NEW YORK BATTLEGROUNDS:
NY Important Dates: Register, have your application postmarked, or have made an in-person request by October 12th. Absentee ballot options and deadlines are complex, visit elections.ny.gov website for that information.
NY-11: Max Rose
NY-19: Antonio Delgado
NY-22: Anthony Brindisi
NY-27: Nate McMurry
Researched & Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
Lakal - Speakeasy
Gondola Blue - Towboat
A Burst of Light - Delray
The Provisions - K4
Gullwing Sailor - Migration
One Little Triumph - Piano Mover
Festering - Towboat
Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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