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  • Vendor selling Confederate, political flags on Main Street

    09/21/2016 2:00:34 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    The East Oregonian ^ | September 14, 2016 | Phil Wright
    High-flying free speech in downtown Pendleton drew critical eyes this week. Viola and Sam Moodyís Liberty Flags & Gifts from Sutherlin is near the intersection of South Main Street and Emigrant Avenue. The business is one of many operating under the umbrella of the local nonprofit Main Street Cowboys during Round-Up. But it was the only booth displaying versions of the Confederate flag. ďWeíve been selling them like crazy,Ē Viola Moody said. They take the business to about 30 events a year, she said, and the flags are popular wherever they go. Young people seeking to show their rebellious side...
  • Police sergeant fired for having a Confederate flag in front of her house

    08/03/2016 1:38:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sarah Larimer
    The complaint came in July, from a man who said he drove by a Georgia home and spotted the flag flying out front. It was a Confederate flag, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, and a Roswell Police Department officer lived at the home. ďIt is very difficult to explain to my daughter that we should trust our police,Ē the man wrote in an email, according to the newspaper. ďBut in the same sentiment if I were to ever be pulled over or some situation where my family needs the police to protect and serve, my first thought/fear is that it may...
  • DOJ: Confederate-flag tattoo is 'evidence of racial animus'

    07/30/2016 7:00:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    WND ^ | July 30, 2016 | Smoking Gun
    In a hate crimes complaint, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified a criminal defendant's tattoo of the Confederate flag as "indicative of white supremacy," according to court records.
  • DNC: Philadelphia removing Mississippi state flag from lamppost after protest (Insanity!)

    07/26/2016 2:50:56 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) Ė City officials in Philadelphia have removed Mississippiís state flag from a lamppost after demonstrators sat in a roadway in protest while marching down Broad Street ahead of the Democratic convention. The flag includes the Confederate emblem. Brian Abernathy, Philadelphiaís first deputy managing director, says that the flag and a second one nearby have been taken down.
  • Confederate flag flies for a day at S.C. State House

    07/11/2016 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2016 | Meg Kinnard
    COLUMBIA, S.C. ó The Confederate battle flag flew again outside the South Carolina Statehouse on Sunday ó temporarily ó during a rally that drew both supporters in Civil War garb and bullhorn-toting protesters. Groups for and against the flag were kept separate by metal barriers on the front lawn, and police officers supported by helicopters circling overhead kept the peace as the flag flew again for several hours.
  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    06/23/2016 2:04:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 1,743 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Matthew Nussbaum
    A measure to bar confederate flags from cemeteries run by the Department of Veterans Affairs was removed from legislation passed by the House early Thursday. The flag ban was added to the VA funding bill in May by a vote of 265-159, with most Republicans voting against the ban. But Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) both supported the measure. Ryan was commended for allowing a vote on the controversial measure, but has since limited what amendments can be offered on the floor.
  • What The Confederate Stranger and A Small Town in Maine Can Teach Us About Human Decency

    06/21/2016 8:34:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    In 1862, a man named Lt. Charles H. Colley of Gray, ME was killed during the Battle of Cedar Mountain. When his grieving family opened up the casket that was supposed to contain their son, they were stunned to discover that a fully uniformed Confederate soldier had been shipped to them instead. Having no way to identify the soldier, and also lacking the means to ship him back to Virginia, Lt. Colley's family decided to bury him in Gray Village Cemetery alongside the Union soldiers who had been killed in the war. They figured that this unknown Confederate's family would...
  • The Southern Baptist Ban on Confederate Flags

    06/15/2016 12:52:03 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/16 | MATT VASILOGAMBROS
    Southern Baptist churches in the United States will no longer display the Confederate battle flag.
  • . Charleston officer fired over Confederate flag underwear files federal lawsuit

    06/10/2016 11:13:32 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 29 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 10 June 2016 | Jeremy Turnage
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WIS TV) - The former North Charleston Police officer who was fired after photos of him in Confederate flag boxer shorts were posted on social media is filing a federal lawsuit against the city, claiming he was wrongfully terminated because of his race. Former Sgt. Shannon Dildine's photos of himself wearing the shorts surfaced after he said he posted them on Facebook to diffuse a heated debate about the flag on social media between two friends.
  • Washington National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

    06/09/2016 2:58:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    News Max ^ | 6/9/16 | Clyde Hughes
    he Washington National Cathedral will remove Confederate flag images from its stained glass windows that honored Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, it announced in a statement Wednesday. The cathedral ordered a five-member task force to examine the windows in order to determine their future, the cathedral said in its news release. Though it voted unanimously to remove the Confederate flag images, the task force also decided to host a public discussion on the future of the windows to start July 17. "The Lee-Jackson windows call the question of race and the legacy of slavery and instead...
  • National Cathedral Will Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

    06/09/2016 10:22:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    npr.org ^ | June 9, 2016 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    The Washington National Cathedral says it will remove two images of the Confederate battle flag from the building's stained glass windows. Then the church will hold a period of public discussion on issues of race, slavery and justice, and revisit the question of how to treat other depictions of the Civil War on the windows. The windows in question memorialize Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson; they were installed in 1953 after lobbying by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. They feature images from the lives of the two generals, and include two Confederate battle flags. A...
  • H.R.2822 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

    05/20/2016 5:04:47 AM PDT · by philman_36 · 9 replies
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d114:HR02822: ^ | 5-20-16 | U.S. House of Representatives
    A BILL Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, namely: Amendments... H.AMDT.592 (A062) Amends: H.R.2822 Sponsor: Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] (offered 7/7/2015) AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION: Amendment inserted...
  • Minnesota High School Senior Suspended For Displaying Confederate Flag Will Get To Graduate

    05/18/2016 6:19:27 AM PDT · by daler · 15 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tim Harlow
    With just days until his high school graduation, a Minnesota student was suspended Monday for displaying a Confederate flag on school grounds, and his participation in Fridayís commencement ceremony was questioned. But after an early-morning protest Tuesday in his support and a meeting between the family and school officials, senior Cody Nelson was back in class and will graduate with his classmates Friday night. Nelson was sent home Monday morning from Crosby-Ironton High School after he refused to remove the flag from the back window of his car that was parked on school grounds. Principal Jim Christenson had asked him...
  • Rallies for, against Confederate flag duel at Gettysburg

    03/05/2016 5:00:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 5, 2016 7:31 PM EST
    Supporters and opponents of use of the Confederate flag clashed verbally in opposing demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park, with tensions high at times. [...] The Sons of Confederate Veterans Gettysburg group said its Confederate Flag Day gathering at the park's Eternal Peace Light Monument was intended to honor Southern ancestors. A counter-demonstration was organized by a Gettysburg College associate professor of history and Africana studies, Scott Hancock, who said he wanted to offer a different perspective on the flag's meaning. ...
  • Are Mainstream Civil War Museums Racist?

    02/29/2016 5:42:47 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 16 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 2 February 2016 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Not only is the assumption "a fundamental mistake", it, by necessity of logic, transfers that same assumption and guilt to many more organizations and persons than just the one displaying the flag . . .
  • Md. House OKs barring Confederate flag license plate renewal

    02/25/2016 4:09:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2016 2:40 PM EST | Brian Witte
    The Maryland House has passed a measure prohibiting the transfer or renewal of a license plate depicting the Confederate battle flag to another vehicle. [...] Maryland does not now offer plates with the Confederate battle flag. But prior to November, the Motor Vehicle Administration offered a Sons of Confederate Veterans organizational special registration plate that included it. ...
  • Are Mainstream Civil War Magazines Racist?

    02/25/2016 3:23:51 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 14 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/25/2016 | Richard Williams
    No, they're not. The question is, of course, a rhetorical one. I subscribe to several popular Civil War publications and enjoy all of them very much. However, if you agree with the "logic" of some folks, one might be able to at least make the accusation. Allow me to explain.
  • Mississippi lawmakers not erasing Confederate emblem on flag

    02/23/2016 5:48:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2016 6:47 PM EST | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Mississippi legislators this year won't attempt to redesign the last state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem because leaders say they can't find a majority to remove the symbol from the 122-year-old banner. Tuesday was the deadline for legislative committees to act on general bills, and flag proposals are among hundreds of measures that died without being brought up for debate. Some bills proposed redesigning the flag to remove the rebel cross, while others would have stripped state money from colleges and local governments that refuse to fly the current banner. One bill offered separate-but-equal flags, keeping the current...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' game changer? Large crowd in SC for Ted Cruz; Sean Hannity, Phil Robertson appear

    02/19/2016 4:15:54 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 200 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 19, 2016
    'Duck Dynasty' game changer? Large crowd in SC for Ted Cruz; Sean Hannity, Phil Robertson appear [pics, video]...
  • Pro-Ted Cruz robocall blasting Trump and Gov. Haley on Confederate flag

    02/19/2016 1:12:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 70 replies
    A pro-Ted Cruz robo-telephone call is blasting Donald Trump for butting his nose into support of the Confederate flag coming down. The recorded message, coming late in the campaign, also takes a jab at Gov. Nikki Haley. ‚ÄúPut it in a museum, let it go,‚ÄĚ the recording says, quoting Trump and his view on removing the flag. An announcer then picks up by saying ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs Donald Trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the Confederate memorial in Columbia.‚ÄĚ It adds ‚Äúpeople like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people‚Äôs business,‚ÄĚ and that ‚ÄúTrump talks about...
  • Child catches Confederate flag Mardi Gras beads at Sunday parade

    02/02/2016 2:14:13 PM PST · by BBell · 73 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/1/16 | Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Andre Perry, a New Orleans education consultant, said he was shocked on Sunday (Jan. 31) afternoon when he noticed that his 5-year-old son had caught a necklace of Mardi Gras beads studded with plastic Confederate flags, thrown from a float in the Krewe of Carrollton parade. "When I noticed what he caught," Perry wrote in a text message, "I took them away from him." Perry, who is African-American, said that he later did his best to help his son understand the implications of the symbol. He also posted a photo of the beads on his social media account, which attracted...
  • Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration (SC)

    01/18/2016 8:14:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2016 6:02 AM EST | Jeffrey Collins
    Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to their state capitol as in past years when their rally highlighted calls to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds. The King Day at the Dome gathering began in 2000 with that call. Last July, organizers got their wish as South Carolina swiftly removed the flag which had flown at the capitol for more than 50 years after...
  • Vendors at PA Farm Show asked to remove Confederate flag merchandise

    01/14/2016 4:05:16 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    PennLive ^ | January 12, 2016 | Sue Gleiter
    Several vendors at the Pennsylvania Farm Show have been asked to stop selling merchandise adorned with the Confederate flag. The vendors were selling items such as t-shirts, belt buckles and hats with the flags at the show which runs through Jan. 16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. "All told, seven vendors that were selling items with the flag displayed were brought to our attention. Upon request, seven vendors removed the items of concern, and we certainly appreciate their cooperation and understanding," said Brandi Hunter-Davenport, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture via an...
  • Full Text Of Gov. Haley's GOP Response To State Of The Union

    01/12/2016 8:44:11 PM PST · by iowamark · 45 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/12/2016 | Nikki Haley
    Congress released the full text of Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)'s response to President Obama's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery: "Good evening." "I'm Nikki Haley, Governor of the great state of South Carolina. "I'm speaking tonight from Columbia, our state's capital city. Much like America as a whole, ours is a state with a rich and complicated history, one that proves the idea that each day can be better than the last. "In just a minute, I'm going to talk about a vision of a brighter American future. But first I want to say a few words...
  • Lawmaker seeks to return Confederate flag to Virginia plates

    12/17/2015 11:13:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 1:43 PM EST
    A southwest Virginia lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow a Confederate battle flag to again be displayed on state-issued license plates. Senator Charles W. Carrico Sr. told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that his constituents believe Gov. Terry McAuliffe went too far when he moved to have the plates phased out. The Grayson County Republican says he represents his district "first and foremost." ...
  • University Students Comforted with ‚ÄėCounseling‚Äô after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop

    11/25/2015 12:39:37 PM PST · by lowbridge · 99 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 25, 2015 | dr susan berry
    University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student's laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University. The offer came after the university's "chief diversity and inclusion officer," Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a "bias incident." -snip MRCTV obtained the email in which Huddleston wrote: A student reported a bias incident today, in which the image of the Confederate flag was displayed on a laptop. Many of you may be aware that last month we received a Bias Incident involving two other students...
  • Black Gang Beats White Men Unconscious for Little Rebel Flag Sticker in Truck

    11/03/2015 6:09:58 PM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    The Gatewaypundit.com ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It's an Obama world. A black gang of six youths brutally beat two white kids for having a Confederate flag decal in their truck window. The entire assault was caught on tape. One of the white men was talking to the men when he was knocked unconscious. That's when the second man was attacked by at least six black youths.
  • Volunteer Rebels? Tennessee County votes Monday on raising Confederate flag

    10/18/2015 9:49:52 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/2015 | Kevin Conlon
    (CNN) - During the Civil War, it was a patch of the South so reviled by the Confederacy for its pro-Union leanings that it in 1862 it was declared "enemy territory" by the secessionist government. The area's most celebrated native, Andrew Johnson, was the only Southern senator to remain loyal to the Union. Johnson would go on to become president, succeeding Abraham Lincoln. Now, more than 150 years later, Greene County, Tennessee is once again ruffling feathers on matters pertaining to the long-gone Confederacy. This time, however, the rebellious county just might turn the historical tables and for the first...
  • Some Virginians are resisting Confederate flag ban

    10/17/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    msnbc ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    Virginia has banned driving with a license plate that depicts the Confederate flag ó but some in the state are resisting. Around 1,600 Virginians with state-issued Confederate flag plates received a letter last month from the DMV saying they had until October 4 to swap them out for new ones that donít show the flag. Only 187 people have so far complied. One man who has not is Kevin Collier.ďNext thing you know, theyíre going to say you canít wear blue on Monday Ö or you canít wear yellow on Thursday,Ē Collier, who is active with the Sons of Confederate...
  • Michigan Man Fired Over Confederate Flag

    10/13/2015 5:07:21 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/2015 | Philip Devoe
    A Michigan man employed at the Hillsdale Bob Evans plant was fired after refusing to remove a Confederate flag from his truck, the Hillsdale Daily News reports. According to the man, his bosses at the plant forced him to remove it after receiving a single anonymous complaint. Angela Payne, a spokeswoman for the restaurant chain, told NBC24 that the flag was ďoffensive to manyÖ customers and employees.Ē The employee, Wesley Rogers, was told two weeks ago to remove the flag but refused, resulting in his termination. ďThey said they were doing their best to follow up on a complaint,Ē Rogers...
  • Confederate Flag Supporters Indicted in Clash With Black Partygoers['anti-street gang ordinance']

    10/12/2015 11:44:09 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Richard Fausset
    In an unusual legal maneuver, the district attorney in this suburb of Atlanta has won indictments against 15 supporters of the Confederate battle flag, accusing them of violating the stateís anti-street gang ordinance during a confrontation with black partygoers in July, the district attorney said on Monday. Prosecutors say that members of the group, which calls itself ďRespect the Flag,Ē threatened a group of African-Americans participating in an outdoor party on July 25. A cellphone video of part of the episode shows several white men driving away from the party in a convoy of pickup trucks with the Confederate battle...
  • Virginia school suspends students for Confederate flag on clothes, vehicles

    09/19/2015 9:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I remember the good old days when liberals who wanted to tear down the symbols of the Confederacy were assuring us that it was only an issue when it flew on taxpayer owned, public property over the seat of government. Other than that it was a question of free speech. (Or racism or oppression or whatever you like.) Remember that line? Ah, good times, my friends. But that’s long since ceased to be the case. As many of us predicted, this trend was going to spread like pubic lice at an Occupy Wall Street camp, and it has been...
  • Purging 5 categories of America's heroes

    09/14/2015 12:35:06 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/14/15 | Pat Buchanan
    With that kumbayah moment at the Capitol in South Carolina, when the Battle Flag of the Confederacy was lowered forever to the cheers and tears of all, a purgation of the detestable relics of evil that permeate American public life began. City leaders in Memphis plan to dig up the body of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who is buried in a city park that once bore his name. A statue of the great cavalrymen will be removed. ďNathan Bedford Forrest is a symbol of bigotry and racism, and those symbols have no place on public property,Ē said council Chairman...
  • Police: Air Force pilot beaten by masked Ďanarchistsí after displaying Confederate flags

    09/10/2015 4:43:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/9/15 | Dan Lamothe
    An Air Force pilot was assaulted with a bat in Washington state Saturday by masked ďanarchistsĒ after they noticed he was displaying two Confederate flags on his motorcycle, police said. The incident occurred in Olympia, Wash., a few miles west of where the man is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The pilot was stopped because protesters were marching in the street. Then they surrounded him as they attempted to knock his motorcycle over, according to a police report. ďThey sprayed the victim in the face with mace, and struck him in the back with a baseball bat and a glass...
  • After SC Shooting, There Were Flag Bans. Now an Awkward Question About VA is Burning Up the Internet

    08/29/2015 11:08:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 8/29/15 | VICTORIA TAFT
    After self-described ďracistĒ killer Dylann Roof executed the black members of a church Bible study, people found photos of the killer holding the Confederate battle flag. There were also photos of him burning and stomping on the American flag ó per the request of a social media activist. Suddenly, the ĎSouthern CrossĎ was removed from the public square all over ó state houses, companies, flag poles and college campuses. The murders prompted the call for the digging up the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the Ku Klux Klan. The Virginia murderer had in his possession the Ďgay...
  • Democratic Party shuts their fair booth over Confederate-flag sales

    08/29/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by euram · 61 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | wire reports
    The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials wonít ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
  • Confederate Flag Love Still Super Strong in Ohio

    08/29/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Scene ^ | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 | Sam Allard
    The 12,000-strong city of Bucyrus, Ohio, down near Mansfield, will host a "Confederate Flag Pride Parade" on Saturday. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that roughly 50 vehicles are expected to participate, and that city leaders are expecting neither disruption nor significant changes in traffic volume. Event organizers didn't exactly echo the "heritage not hate" refrain of Confederate Flag supporters nationwide. One told the News-Herald that the flag is "not racist at all," that it's "just another red, white and blue flag," a "military thing." He said that organizers in Bucyrus had been trying to assemble a parade before, but couldn't...
  • WDBJ TV Killer vs. Dylann Roof: Is it Time to Ban the "Gay" Flag?

    08/28/2015 6:01:35 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 August 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Both men wanted a race war. Both men committed murder in an attempt to spark it. But both menís stories are treated very differently by the media.The world is shocked by the killing of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, of small Virginia station WDBJ (a CBS affiliate), by disgruntled and disturbed ex-co-worker Vester Lee Flanagan II, who not incidentally is homosexual. By interrupting a live TV interview and committing his act on air, Flanagan, 41, got the attention he apparently craved and gave the world something unforgettable: real-life murder appearing movie-style, in deadly living color. And...
  • Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

    08/28/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 28, 2015 | Johanna Seltz
    WALPOLE ó The School Committee took steps Thursday night to distance itself from a Confederate flag overlooking the high school athletic field, voting to permanently block the rebel emblem flying on private property with a public banner emblazoned with a big W and with a second banner printed with a disavowal of the divisive symbol. ďWalpole is not a racist town and does not want to be perceived that way,Ē School Committee chairwoman Nancy Gallivan said before the unanimous vote.
  • Julianne Moore: rename my high school

    08/25/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Brandon Griggs
    The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore. The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism."
  • ĎMuslim-freeí gun shop teams with George Zimmerman to sell Confederate flag prints

    08/18/2015 10:58:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | Abby Ohlheiser
    The owner of a Central Florida gun shop that recently declared itself a ďMuslim-free zoneĒ announced that he is teaming up with another Floridian, George Zimmerman, to raise funds for both of their legal bills by selling prints of Zimmermanís painting of a Confederate flag. In a newly posted 10-minute ďmini-documentaryĒ about the burgeoning friendship between Zimmerman and Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan, the pair discussed how they believe ďthe media twists the truthĒ about them and argued that the Confederate flag must be defended by Americans against a ďcultural cleansingĒ campaign waged by the media and the political...
  • Smyrna mom upset students can fly Confederate flags on H.S. campus (Tennessee)

    08/13/2015 2:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | Lori Mitchell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) Ė A local mother is upset because kids at her childís school are allowed to fly Confederate flags on campus. The mom, who would like to remain anonymous, contacted News 2 with concerns about her sonís safety at Stewarts Creek High School in Rutherford County. She said her 14-year-old son, who is in ninth grade, came home this week and told her that kids were wearing Confederate flag T-shirts to class. The mother said she saw them herself while dropping off her son Wednesday morning. She said she also noticed students flying Confederate flags in the...
  • Man, 37, 'shoves woman to the ground and storms into her home' to tear down Confederate flag

    08/12/2015 8:27:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 12 August 2015 | Ashley Collman
    Man, 37, 'shoves woman to the ground and storms into her home' to tear down Confederate flag hanging in a bathroom window The resident says Tajaun Boatner, 37, initially asked her politely to take down the Confederate flag she had hanging in her kitchen window The two got into a screaming match though, after she moved the flag from the kitchen to the bathroom When the unidentified woman called Boatner a racial slur, the man shoved her to the ground and broke into the home to take down the flag himself He then continued to resist arrest when police arrived...
  • Georgia Governor Renames Confederate Holidays on State Calendar

    08/11/2015 2:23:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    newsweek ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Taylor Wofford
    Georgia's governor has quietly removed Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's Birthday from the state calendar, replacing them with the innocuous-sounding designation "state holiday." The change, first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was contained in a memo dated August 5 sent by Governor Nathan Deal to state government staff.The move comes amid increasing backlash against symbols honoring the Confederacy. In late June, Alabama removed four Confederate flags from its Capitol. The next month, the Confederate battle flag (which has a different design from the Confederate national flag) was removed from the Capitol grounds in South Carolina after Dylann Roof,...
  • 15 Youth Movements to Dismantle White Supremacy Rising This Summer

    08/07/2015 11:19:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Nation ^ | August 7, 2015 | Student Nation Staffers
    Amid a nationwide struggle against racism, a generation grows.1. The Root of a Movement On April 20, Judge Dennis Porter dismissed charges against Chicago police officer Dante Servin in the killing of 22 year-old Rekia Boyd on the basis of technical differences between involuntary manslaughter and first degree murder. Since then, the Chicago chapter of Black Youth Project 100 has organized nationally and locally to ensure that Servin is fired without a pension from the Chicago Police Department. We have staged several direct actions and testified in front of the CPD Police Review Board every month to demand Servin’s termination....
  • Stand By The Flag Rally

    08/07/2015 9:03:48 AM PDT · by euram · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Unknown
    D.C. RALLY UPDATE: The permit for the Lincoln Memorial has been APPROVED!! We're all systems GO for ‪#‎StandByTheFlag‬ ‪#‎WashingtonDC‬ ‪#‎September5‬ PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT FLIER EVERYWHERE!!!
  • Confederate Flag supporters rally through Myrtle Beach

    08/05/2015 9:16:05 AM PDT · by euram · 4 replies
    WPDE.com ^ | Aug 1 2015 | Erin MacPherson
    About 50 different vehicles, including motorcycles, trucks, and tractor trailers, drove from Coastal Grand Strand Mall through Market Common and up to North Myrtle Beach.
  • Scores attend Confederate flag rally in King

    08/05/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Jordan Howse
    A seemingly never-ending line of cars, pickups, SUVs and even a replica Hazzard County sheriffís cruiser drove out of the parking lot of Central Park in King on Saturday to start the Confederate Pride Ride through Stokes County.
  • Confederate flag rally in Danville draws hundreds

    08/05/2015 9:00:08 AM PDT · by euram · 1 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Denice Thibodeau
    DANVILLE ó More than 300 Confederate flag supporters gathered at the Sutherlin Mansion on Sunday to show their support for keeping the Third National flag of the Confederacy atop a war memorial on the mansionís grounds.
  • Thousands expected at Confederate flag rally Saturday in Hillsborough

    08/05/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by euram · 18 replies
    Times-News ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Mark Schultz
    Saturdayís rally follows a July 18 rally in nearby Graham where about 1,500 people demonstrated outside the Alamance County Courthouse to support a statue that displays a Confederate soldier. Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County held that rally after another group announced it would ask county leaders to remove the monument because it represented slavery, The Burlington Times-News reported.