Monthly Archives: April 2020

25th amendment

“A day after President Donald Trump openly speculated about injecting disinfectants into coronavirus patients and using large amounts of ultraviolet rays to treat the virus, MoveOn.org on Friday publicly called for Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove the president from office.

Trump’s comments Thursday evening—which forced doctors to issue public statements pleading with Americans to ignore the president’s advice—are only the latest evidence that his failed leadership and mismanagement of the pandemic is endangering people on a daily basis, MoveOn said.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/24/citing-utter-inability-discharge-duties-his-office-moveon-demands-trump-removal?

Girl Climate Activists: India’s Ridhima Pandey

I’m writing a book about global young women activists to follow up my book “Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution,” which includes a chapter on Indian feminism. You can see my interview with Ridhima Pandey who filled legal actions with the government of India and with 15 other activists who petitioned UNICEF in New York City. Her Instagram handle: ridhimapandeyy

I’d appreciate your nominations for other young women to include in the climate book.  Thanks, Gayle Kimball

Tactics Pioneered by Black Student Activists in 1960

https://theconversation.com/birthed-by-hbcu-students-this-organization-offers-important-lessons-for-todays-student-activists-132643?

The founding of SNCC in April 1960 represented an important paradigm shift within the modern civil rights movement. SNCC encouraged black youth to defiantly enter spaces that they had been told to avoid all of their lives. The founding in 1960 resulted in a wave of SNCC activists being sent into the most hostile environments to register voters and mobilize African Americans for change. In doing so, SNCC ushered in the direct action phase of the movement.