Stewart Acuff

Stewart Acuff

Monday, February 27, 2017

Fwd: Till We Watch History Turn



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: February 27, 2017 at 8:36:05 AM EST
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Till We Watch History Turn

Born of the strain of struggle

Conceived in genocide and slavery

America has never been as good as her words

But our people fought through it all

In never ending effort to make her words real

Now we face the threat once thought unimaginable

The assault on all we believed we were

Shredding our freedoms

Bullying the weak

Destroying the strong

It is now our turn and our time

To meet the struggle with strength

Standing in solidarity

Don't give in, don't give out, don't give up

Refuse his authority

Resist his power

Resist , defy, defend

As Americans always have

Till we watch history turn

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: February 26, 2017 at 8:56:49 AM EST
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>

The fire of rebellion has been lit

In town after town, state upon state

We have decided we will not quit

It is we, us who will stoke that fire no matter how late

That fire must burn

Till we destroy the fascism that will not be our fate

We will burn til all learn

That we will not bow to the gods of money and power.


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Friday, February 24, 2017

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Fascism, Dissent and the Outlawing of Protest

The Arizona Senate has just passed legislation to include protestors exercising First Amendment freedom of speech and association to be arrested and prosecuted under RICO laws--for protesting.

Authorities are destroying the camps at Standing Rock that were used as staging areas for the Anerican Native opposition to the North Dakota pipeline.

Trump continues his war against Muslims and immigrants.

The founders honored dissent. They were all guilty of dissent.

America was born of dissent.

Slavery in America was only abolished after a century of dissent by African-Americans, Quakers, Congregationalists and other people of faith.

Some of us have expected that Trump and his followers would bring down the Iron Heel on dissent. Now his followers in Arizona have.

Do you still doubt that we are in a dire struggle against fascism?

The ongoing assault against Muslims and immigrants is torn from the Nazi play book. Pick a minority (Jews in Germany) to blame for the woes of the majority.

We've experienced 40 years of stagnant wages and declining benefits and living standards because of unfettered and unrestrained predatory capitalism-- not because of immigrants.

One reason the predators have been able to hold us down is the dangerous weakening of the American labor movement.

I was greatly saddened to hear yesterday that the afl-cio is laying off staff in the wake of membership losses and the 2016 election debacle.

And the labor federation appears to have no strategy for growth.

Growth is possible, but it requires a strategy , resources and re-thinking.

We grew the American labor movement significantly in. 2007 and 2008 when I was the organizing director because we focused on growth.

We cannot grow without focus and without seriously engaging workers who want a better life.

Unfortunately for all of us, a vibrant democracy requires a vibrant workers movement. If the leaders of the afl- cio aren't prepared to step up to the Struggle before us, they should step aside.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Thumbnail Moon Rose Over the Ridge

A thumbnail moon rose over the ridge

It's light too dim to shine away the shadows

But enough to be a beacon

For the early traveler

In his dark morning run

Sometimes the light too dim

To see the path

As night prepares for day

And the traveler makes a way

Sometimes the light stands alone

A sign in the sky

The light stays with the traveler

Tho the path is still a dark challenge to try.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Re: Resistance Radio, Wed Feb 22 at 10 am

Great to join you guys today! There's a barrage of stuff to talk about and look forward to continuing the convo.

Statement on student rights related to your radio station, John. https://www.aaup.org/report/joint-statement-rights-and-freedoms-students


Our conference this year is on the subject of students rights and freedoms. Maybe you and/or folks from your U would like to come.

Suspicious phishing perhaps related to watchlists

AZ leg wanted to ban social justice in schools. It died but sweet God.

WI prob of whiteness class, prof attacked by leg

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-what-the-coming-attack-on-climate-science-could-look-like/2016/12/16/e015cc24-bd8c-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.85241a3cb109 (Michael Mann, leading climate scientist, a member of ours & on committee on Academic Freedom) I'll try to forward you an email we sent out from him recently. He helped work on the harassment statement. https://www.aaup.org/file/2017-Harassment_Faculty_0.pdf 

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Drexel-officials-Professor-George-Ciccariello-Mahers-White-Genocide-tweet-was-utterly-reprehensible.html (This prof was severely harassed recently after Breitbart and co. whirled up a fury and even the university reprimanded him quickly (Xmas day) before stepping back)





On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:56 PM, Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com> wrote:


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Subject: Resistance Radio, Wed Feb 22 at  10 am


Resistance Radio

Please join me and special guest Laura Markwardt for Resistance Radio tomorrow at 10 am est as we bring you up to date on Our Resistance and all the threats to our democracy including the fascistic assault on academic freedom. Please find our small but great, global radio station at www.enlightenradio.org.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Resistance Radio, Wed Feb 22 at 10 am

Resistance Radio

Please join me and special guest Laura Markwardt for Resistance Radio tomorrow at 10 am est as we bring you up to date on Our Resistance and all the threats to our democracy including the fascistic assault on academic freedom. Please find our small but great, global radio station at www.enlightenradio.org.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

What a Great Week of Resistance !

trumps ludicrous nominee for Labor Secretary, Putz Puzder, who for all appearances hates all labor, especially those who are forced to work him, was forced to withdraw from the confirmation process because about 20 percent of Senste Republicans were staunchly opposed to him.

trumps National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was fired by trump himself--maybe because he lied to the Vice President about his illegal calls to the Russian Ambassador or because Flynn got bad press or because he was treated unfairly or....pick a day, there was a different reason every day.

Today immigrants to America went on strike.

trump looked like a bungling fool next to urbane and smooth Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Clearly, our very successful efforts in the streets, on the phones and in Republican Congressional town hall meetings are having a great success.

Congressional Republicans are scared shitless to end Obamacare and equally scared not to end it.

The administration is lost and floundering.

But I must quickly note as my good friend John Case says we underestimated trump before, we can't afford to sell him short now.

We have a long, tough fight ahead of us--

But We Know We Can Win.

Very sorry we couldn't broadcast Resistance Radio on Wed. I was in DC caring for my daughter who had a terrible case of the flu.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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When the sky grays

And the wind comes stronger

With the shortening of the days

The memories and thoughts unresolved are longer

And the light at 4 still plays

The color fades in pure effort to maintain the grace

Of lighter times and brighter skies

We know again this fight is ours

And if there be a win ours is the prize

But we stand on uneven land staring over the edge for hours

We try to make sense of a world running from wise

It is not the sparkle of our minds  but the steel honed in the soul

That will decide whether we make this fight right

And from our guts create what will be known as might.

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The soft almost warm rain mixed with the yawning earth that smelt and felt like spring

The rebirth of the earth has always moved people to action as we sing

Again despite the fear and dread

We watch our country and each other in ways once thought dead

But the gentleness of the rain reminds us each of gentle spirits that had led

All of us past

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

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Just listened to our Resistance Radio show from the other day

And it is great. Fred, you were wonderful. Amazing show. John Case, this is a book of the voices of organizing we are writing!!!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Our Resistance Wed at 11 am

What a great show we have on Resistance Radio on Wed, Feb 8 at 11 am eastern time.

Our guest will be Fred Ross, Jr. Fred is a great thinker, social leader and organizer from the Bay Area of Northern California.

Fred is also the son of the man who discovered and developed Cesar Chavez.

Be sure to tune in to Resistance Radio!!!

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Monday, February 6, 2017

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

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Leadership

Rev. Orange had no church but he ministered to us all

Rev. James Orange held no office but he wielded moral power

He had no base except all of us

He had no power except that of his heart

He walked and talked with those of greatest stature and wealth and with those who had nothing

Rev loved his way through Our South and through our lives

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Friday, February 3, 2017

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