Portside Snapshot - February 13, 2016



Friday Nite Videos -- February 12, 2016

New Hampshire Primary | Samantha Bee's Full Frontal. It's Not Over -- Bernie Sanders. Union Plumbers Volunteer in Flint. Trinity Church Examines the Legacy of Slavery. Gravitational Waves From a Dance of Black Holes.

Here's What Bernie Sanders Actually Did in the Civil Rights Movement

Tim Murphy
Mother Jones
Sanders attended the 1963 March on Washington, but most of his work was in and around Hyde Park, where he was involved with the campus chapter of CORE in 1961. A group of apartment-hunting white and black students discovered that off-campus buildings owned by the university were refusing to rent to black students, in violation of the school's policies. CORE organized a 15-day sit-in at the administration building, which Sanders helped lead.

Bernie Sanders: The 2016 Peace Candidate

Lawrence S. Wittner
History News Network
In its statement endorsing Bernie Sanders, Peace Action praised his opposition to both Iraq wars, support of legislation to reduce spending on nuclear weapons, strong backing of the Iran agreement, votes to curb military spending, and championing of diplomacy over war.

Eric Garner's Daughter in Powerful New Ad

Daniel Marans
Huffington Post
Erica Garner, seen here protesting the lack of an indictment for the officer that put her father in a chokehold that led to his death, stars in a new ad endorsing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Gravitational Waves: The Inside Story

Martin Hendry
The Conversation
More than a billion years ago and a billion light years away, two black holes merged. This was a truly cataclysmic event a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. In Star Wars Darth Vader tells us not to “underestimate the power of the dark side.” This amazing discovery shows how right he was.

Justice in History

Stewart Acuff
Stewart Acuff, national organizer for 1199, brings a poet's eye to the struggle for social justice. Fear, he says, is "our humanity overcoming that fear."




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