“And let me make the radical statement that I don’t believe that you can say something profound in the 140 characters that make up a tweet.”
― Bernie Sanders, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In
Author note: this post is in no way an expression of astonishment over how long this has been occurring (American Blacks – rural and urban – have always been violently policed by one entity or another). The post is more a reaction to two ideas that have been expressed in recent years in the wakeContinue reading “How long have the police been killing Black men?”
Our Revolution ArlingtonStatement on Racial Justice and Police ReformJune 6, 2020 “A riot is the laguage of the unheard.” – MLK Jr., September 27, 1966 Fifty-two years ago, in the wake of mass riots related to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Johnson administration impaneled the Kerner Commission to report on the causesContinue reading “ORA Statement on Police Violence”
We just wanted to let you know about a few upcoming vigils and marches for racial justice. If you go, please consider sporting some Our Revolution gear (but please also carry BLM signs). Please also consider donating to this campaign to help fund community bail funds in support of the racial justice protesters: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd Friday,Continue reading “Local racial justice protests and vigils this weekend”
For March, our main speaker was Dale Brumfield, field director for Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. More information can be found at http://www.vadp.org Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey spoke to ask ORA for it’s endorsement in the upcoming Democratic primary.
This is our new website, powered by WordPress. Our old site was created and maintained for free by our wonderful friends at NOVA Web Development. Alas, due to increased project load, they turned over this job to the ORA steering committee. If you are an ORA member and have web skills, please reach out toContinue reading “Welcome to the new ORA website!”
Follow Our Blog
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.