Trans Ban, Chelsea Manning, 2020 and Supermarket Strike

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This week in Episode 19: Chardonnay Merlot and Dawn Ennis discuss the transgender military ban going into effect, the arrest of Julian Assange sheds new light on the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, the 19 Democrats and 2 Republicans running for president and a strike impacting 30-thousand union workers at supermarkets throughout New England.

For more information on the transgender military ban, check out these reports from NBC News, Axios and The Advocate. 

To read about Chelsea Manning’s connection to the Julian Assange arrest, click here.

Here are all the candidates currently running for president in 2020. When you go to the Ballotpedia link, click on any name to learn about that candidate.

And here are reports by the Hartford Courant and the Connecticut Post about the ongoing Stop & Shop Strike. Before the War supports the workers and click here to read how you can support striking workers.

We’ll be back Tuesday with another episode: our 20th!

 

 

 

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The State of Our Transness

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This week Chardonnay and Dawn discuss the president’s State of the Union address, the common transgender experience of being misgendered, and First Event, an annual conference held this past week in Massachusetts. Links can be found below.

Read the transcript of President Trump’s address — along with a Fact Checkhere.

Find out about the transgender military guests invited to Capitol Hill here. 

Read about this year’s FirstEvent and find out how you can take part in next year’s conference here.

 

Trans Military Setback, Who Will Beat Trump? And We Debate Venezuela

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This week, Chardonnay Merlot and I bring you another two-part podcast as we discuss the Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump’s ban on transgender troops, the government shutdown and efforts to avoid a second one in 2019, and the growing field of challengers in next year’s presidential election.

In part two, Chardonnay and I debate the crisis in Venezuela: https://soundcloud.com/user-159096493/before-the-war-ep11-part-two

If you’re interested in reading about Angela Davis: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/us/angela-davis-israel.html

For information about BDS:

https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2015/01/26/santa-cruz-jewish-community-responds-to-upcoming-angela-davis-talk/