Nation Watch: February 23, 2017
As social actions around the world demonstrate, the people listen, the streets listen. A vast, strong community seeks a world of greater compassion and justice. Politicians listen too, when there are enough people in real and virtual streets.
Cultural Weekly’s Nation Watch highlights topics you may wish to take action on. We also wish to alert you to DCReport, a new website dedicated to investigative journalism of what the President and Congress do, not what they say, founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston.
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“Trump administration rescinds Obama rule on transgender students’ bathroom use.” Source: The Hill
“10 members resign from Trump panel on Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders.” Source: The Hill
Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as head of Environmental Protection Agency. Source: The New York Times
A federal judge blocked a Texas plan to cut medicaid to Planned Parenthood and other clinics providing family planning services. Source: Dallas News
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly signed memos increasing the number of immigrants who are considered priorities for deportation. Source: The Hill
Media / Press
The Trump administration releases a “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey” as part of his plan to limit press activity. Source: The White House
Republicans back bill requiring congressional approval to remove or lessen U.S. sanctions on Russia. Source: The Hill
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Prepared by Jessica Ceballos Campbell with Adam Leipzig.
Top image by Hassified, under Creative Commons license.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Ceballos y Campbell is an L.Á. born writer, publisher, designer, consultant, community advocate, and cultural wanderer. She curates and hosts literary/arts programming that seeks to build, bridge, and sustain our communities, at Highland Park's Avenue 50 Studio and throughout Los Angeles. She is 1/4 of the experiment in publishing known as Writ Large Press, and she holds a seat with the Highland Park Neighborhood Council where she also heads their Arts & Culture committee. Her work has been (or will be) published by Tia Chucha Press, PEN Center USA/Rattling Wall, Further Other Book Works, CCM:Entropy, Los Angeles Magazine, La Bloga, and Brooklyn n Boyle, Hinchas de Poesia, among others.