Tuesday, June 19, 2012


 On 19 June 1865, three years after Congress passed, and Abraham Lincoln signed a measure abolishing slavery in U.S. territories, slaves in Texas, found out 'they were free'.

This day has been celebrated in African American communities since then, and I wonder why white Americans do not celebrate it with the same zeal they celebrate Independence Day.
I'm just saying.

On 19 June 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, convicted of espionage in a highly questionable and contested trial at the height of the Red Scare and anti semitism, were executed in the electric chair at Ossinging New York.  They left two small boys who to this day work on proving their parents innocence.

On 19 June 2012, a busload of Catholic Nuns began a 9 state tour to protest GOP's draconian budget plans.
Oh, I can only imagine how upset the Vatican will be by these women daring to work for the poor and disenfranchised.

Nuns Bus Tour. Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, ...

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