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'Our Kids Are Being Killed': On Mother's Day Weekend, Moms Rise Up for Black Lives


'Our Kids Are Being Killed': On Mother's Day Weekend, Moms Rise Up for Black Lives

Sarah Lazare, staff writer


Excellent… what a great way to fight… I listened to an NPR report on the lead poisoning situation that many kids fall victim to… and … that is just one strike against them… A movement… .this will be great to see …let’s see what kind of coverage it gets…


This is what Mother’s day, as founded by Julia Ward Howe in 1870, is really about. Though the original proclamation was more generally anti-war, this war against Blacks must end as well. Put down the roses and take it to the streets.

The original Proclamation:

Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,
whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!

Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided by
irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking
with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be
taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach
them of charity, mercy and patience.

We women of one country will be too tender of those of another
country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From
the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own.
It says “Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance
of justice.”

Blood does not wipe our dishonor nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons
of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a
great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women,
to bewail and commemorate the dead.

Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the
means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each
bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
but of God.

In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a
general congress of women without limit of nationality may be
appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at
the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the
alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement
of international questions, the great and general interests of


Racism is one of the more visible symptoms of the many symptoms of the growing inequality that characterizes the 1%'s war against the 99%.

Throughout history more income and resource inequality has produced more racism. With inequality continuing to increase the only result that can be expected is more racism irrespective of how many populist platitudes the politicians that enable growing inequality can muster.


" We shall not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies."

That quote from the Mother’s day proclamation by Julia Ward Howe, is just as relevant today as it was 145 years ago. If Julia Ward were alive today she would be talking about most of the alphabet agencies like: The FBI ; the CIA; and most of all! The military, industrial, congressional complex. Sad that nothing has changed in the LAST 145 YEARS!