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  • Connecticut Teen Promoting Gun Control School Walkout Encourages All-Day March, (T)

    04/20/2018 8:54:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | Penny Starr
    The teenagers who survived a school shooting in February at a Florida high school that killed 17 people have been the focus of national media attention, including some making the list of Time magazine’s annual World’s 100 Most Influential People. And the Parkland, Florida teens are promoting the second National School Walkout taking place across the country on Friday. But the anti-gun, anti-Trump walkout is the brainchild of Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore in Connecticut. “It is not conservative or liberal,” Murdock, 16, said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR). “It is just about making sure our...
  • Broadway, TV actors share stage with Marjory Stoneman Douglas students

    04/17/2018 2:28:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 4/16/18 | M Seiden
    Charity event held at BB&T Center For nearly three hours Monday night, Broadway and television entertainers shared the stage with star students from Stoneman Douglas High School. For some Broadway actors, like Eitan Benson, who grew up in Coral Springs, the benefit concert was all about the children. “When I saw what happened in February, I was devastated...
  • The mirage that young people are in mass pushing for gun control

    04/01/2018 11:16:51 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 24 replies
    For those who were at the “March for Our Lives” event this past Saturday, there were lots of old people with grey hair and lots of middle age people, but relatively few who were high school age. Of course, we weren’t able to see the whole crowd, nor did we really try, but it turns out that only about 10% were under 18 years of age
  • Narrative BUSTED? This analysis of the #MarchForOurLives is a BIG fly in the media’s ointment

    03/28/2018 2:00:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 12:06 pm on March 28, 2018 | Sarah D.
    As Twitchy told you last night, CNN revealed how a ragtag group of high school students were able to put together a massive national protest in a matter of weeks: View image on Twitter View image on Twitter CNN âś” @CNN How the Parkland students pulled off a massive national protest in only 5 weeks https://cnn.it/2Gf2ynI 1:01 AM - Mar 27, 2018 1,651 885 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Not that anyone was really wondering, of course. CNN âś” @CNN 27 Mar How the Parkland students pulled off a massive national protest in only 5...
  • Who’s Behind The ‘Grassroots’ Anti-NRA Campaign?

    03/27/2018 2:26:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/22/2018 | ANDREW KERR
    Not all is as it seems at the organization behind a nationwide grassroots movement that seeks to make the National Rifle Association “politically radioactive.” Within 24 hours of last Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead, gun control activists had concocted No NRA Money, an organization behind a national grassroots pledge campaign that seeks to “break the NRA’s stranglehold that has thwarted meaningful progress on common sense gun policy.” But No NRA Money’s claim to be a grassroots movement is questionable. Hidden within the HTML code running No NRA Money’s website is a link to...
  • Sociologist: Less Than 10 Percent Of March For Our Lives Participants Were Children

    03/27/2018 6:45:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/18 | Joe Simonson
    A sociologist on MSNBC threw cold water on all the media’s claims that the March For Our Lives protests were spontaneous and led by the nation’s children during a “Morning Joe” segment on Monday. University of Maryland sociologist Dana Fisher conducted a study of the demographics of Saturday’s march in Washington, D.C., and discovered that only less than 10 percent of those in the crowd were under the age of 18. While Fisher tried to make it sound like these individuals were all potential voters, it is likely that many of those who showed up were simply run-of-the-mill liberal activists....
  • Obama's message to marchers: 'You're leading us forward'

    03/24/2018 11:51:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2918 | CNN Staff
    Former President Barack Obama tweeted his support for students marching across the US to demand gun control, telling them they're leading the charge. "Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today's marches happen," the tweet said. "Keep at it. You're leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change."
  • Students take the lead, but politicians will be out in force at March for Our Lives (anti-gun march)

    03/23/2018 4:00:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jenna Portnoy
    The high-school-student-organized March for Our Lives this weekend has put politicians in an unusual spot: the back seat. Although students are the driving force behind the D.C. march and sister marches around the country, elected officials and candidates from the District, Maryland and Virginia are finding ways to participate — chartering bus loads of constituents, speaking at pre-march rallies and simply planing to be in the crowd. D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is leading a contingent of D.C. students, joined by most members of the D.C. Council and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D). They will meet at Folger Park...
  • GABRIELLE UNION, DWYANE WADE DONATE $200,000 TO ‘MARCH FOR OUR LIVES [Miami Heat Player]

    03/15/2018 4:15:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union may not be able to join students... have donated $200,000 to help students from Wade’s hometown of Chicago join the gun control rally... Oklahoma City’s Carmelo Anthony posted that he and Wade are “on the same page... ....the NBA Foundation will match up to $25,000 for all NBA player donations....
  • National School Walkout planned by students worldwide after Parkland shooting

    03/13/2018 12:22:19 PM PDT · by metmom · 128 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 13, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    When news of the Parkland school shooting first broke, it resonated with 17-year-old Naomi Giancola. A junior at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York – some 1,200 miles away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the Florida high school where a gunman murdered 17 students and faculty on Feb. 14 – Giancola immediately thought the tragedy could have easily happened at her own school. “It really hit home because I’m in high school. That could have been my school, that could have been my friends, that could have been me that was shot or running away,” Giancola told Fox News. So...
  • Lyft offering students free rides to gun control rally

    03/04/2018 6:42:55 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    WLWT (Cincinnati) ^ | Mar 4, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    Lyft has been called "the woke alternative to Uber," a reputation the company apparently decided to embrace on Friday when it announced it would be offering free rides to people attending a prominent gun control rally later this month. The rally in question, the March for Our Lives, was organized by students in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day. It is scheduled to take place on March 24 in cities around the country. --SNIP-- Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green announced the policy in...
  • David Hogg says he hung up on the White House inviting him to Trump's listening session

    03/04/2018 3:35:11 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 127 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/4/18 | teri Webster
    Hogg said he "hung up on the White House the other day" after he received a call to attend Trump's listening session. He called the timing of the invitation "very offensive considering the fact that there were funerals the next day, there was mourning we still had to do." "I ended on this message with them. I said, 'We don't need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation,'" Hogg said. Hogg also criticized the Florida legislature for not discussing an assault weapons ban, but instead...
  • Why Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing?

    03/01/2018 2:44:57 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MARCH 1, 2018 | David Hines
    “Can you believe these kids?” It’s been a recurring theme of the coverage of the Parkland school shooting: the remarkable effectiveness of the high school students who created a gun control organization in the wake of the massacre. In seemingly no time, the magical kids had organized events ranging from a national march to a mass school walkout, and they’d brought in a million dollars in donations from Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney. The Miami Herald credited their success to the school’s stellar debate program. The Wall Street Journal said it was because they were born online, and organizing was...
  • Huge Leftwing Activist Groups Behind Supposed Teen-Organized March for Gun Control

    03/01/2018 11:48:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2018, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:00pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    “March For Our Lives” (an overly dramatic name), a rally to be held in D.C. on March 24, is being organized by teenagers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and a few major players in the social justice fight. Planned Parenthood (does no one see the irony here?), Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Move On, and The Women’s March (organized by an anti-Israel, pro-BDS, anti-feminist) have joined forces with the teens, to assist them with the march. The Women’s March, not the teens, is the entity that applied for the event permit. According to the application, they’re expecting 500,000...
  • Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun (AR-15)

    02/21/2018 2:19:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Bloomberg | 02/20/2018 | By Neil Weinberg and Polly Mosendz
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  • Student led anti gun march just another Bloomberg astroturf show

    02/21/2018 2:29:12 PM PST · by ncalburt · 17 replies
    Buckeye Firearms ^ | 2/21/2018 | Chad
    https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/student-led-anti-gun-march-just-another-bloomberg-astroturf-show
  • Florida student to Trump at “listening session”: Australia took away the guns and they [tr]

    02/21/2018 3:50:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Two clips from this afternoon’s unusual, sometimes riveting confab between Trump and Pence and shooting victims, some from Stoneman Douglas High School. It’s not often POTUS gets some respect from the media, particularly when the topic involves guns, but lo and behold:
  • Soros-Linked Organizers of “Women’s March” Selected Anti-Trump Kids to be face of Parkland Tragedy

    02/20/2018 5:09:20 PM PST · by Skywise · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/20/2018 | Lucian Wintrich
    This afternoon, the Gateway Pundit received a tip from a father of one of the Parkland school shooter survivors. Concerned and enraged, he confirmed what Gateway Pundit previously reported: these children are being used as political tools by the far left to further anti-Conservative rhetoric and an anti-gun agenda. The students at the forefront of this agenda were all peers of his child, they were all members of the same drama club at their high school. This fact was verified and confirmed by Buzzfeed who sent a reporter to visit the student activists at their “command center” at one of...
  • She Believed It

    02/20/2018 7:34:41 PM PST · by DesertRhino · 3 replies
    Hooktube ^ | Wed, 16 Aug 2017 | David Hogg
    https://hooktube.com/watch?v=B36d4AC8nfE
  • Low income workers march in Detroit for $15 minimum wage

    02/12/2018 4:49:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    Kim Russell ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2018 | WXYZ.COM
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - On this day in history, 50 years ago, black sanitation workers marched in Memphis protesting unsafe working conditions and low wages. Protesters marked the day by marching in front of a McDonald's in Detroit. Low income workers including cooks, cashiers, janitors, and hospital workers marched with their supporters from the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial park— to the McDonald’s on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. “We hope to have our voices heard and have some of our needs meet, so we can make it in society in this economy,” said Darrell Bonner, Lead Custodian Detroit Public Schools...