ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: “Jordan Flaherty: Say No to the Savior Complex” / The Laura Flanders Show ☮

“In the real world, people don’t need heroes, they need systemic solutions to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism.”

Journalist and author of “No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality” Jordan Flaherty talks about savior complexes and why they get in the way of real change.

EMPATHY AND COMPASSION: “Cashier Humiliates Couple Who Can’t Afford Their Groceries, but Then THIS Happens . . .” / Liberal America ☮

CashierI recently found this story online and I felt compelled to share it. It’s about a young woman who did a beautiful thing for a young couple who was in a grocery store line with her.

Below is the story:

“After paying for my groceries today I was preparing to walk away and I see the cashier rolling her eyes and sucking her teeth as a young lady and young man, (who obviously didn’t have a lot of money) were putting up their groceries, I had a really strong feeling that I was supposed to stay close to these youngsters. Well I stayed and watched as the cashier slammed through their things — the final total was $123.40.

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ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: “The DNC Protests You Didn’t See on TV: Sanders Delegates Chant and Walk Out on Clinton Speech” / Democracy Now! / Amy Goodman ☮

Protests continued on the floor of the convention, as chants of “No more war” could be heard throughout the evening. Some delegates walked off the floor of the DNC in protest. Democracy Now! was on the floor when protests began as retired four-star Marine General John Allen took the stage.

ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: “USA vs No More War at DNC” / The Laura Flanders Show ☮

Laura Flanders caught reaction from the California delegation to the speech of secretary Clinton and before her, to Retired Marine Gen John Allen, former Commander of international security forces in Afghanistan. Hear marine vet from Stockton, Progressive Democrat activist Norman Solomon and others and watch anti-war voter Rep. Barbara Lee. Much more from DNC at LauraFlanders Show.