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Kenya Evelyn has been in Milwaukee for us, where she found leaders and activists warning Democrats not to take the Black vote for granted in November. She writes:
Just like the national party, local Democratic leaders aren’t on the same page about the path forward. Milwaukee’s progressive youth activists often face roadblocks from their moderate elders. For Democratic state representative David Bowen, an unprecedented pandemic and uprising is “a wake up call” to Democrats to “tap into the energy” of a youth-led movement for justice.
“This is righteous anger that young people are engaging in all over the country,” he said. “It’s this amazing synergy that says ‘if you don’t tap into this, you’re going to lose us.’ So they have to do it”.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has this morning been tweeting about Iran’s treatment of US citizen Siamak Namazi, and the execution at the weekend of Navid Afkari.
There must be consequences for the Iranian regime's barbarity. World leaders have taken an important first step and canceled Zarif's visits. They should not be rescheduled until Iran releases Navid's brothers from prison and returns all wrongfully detained foreigners.
U.S. citizen Siamak Namazi just celebrated his 49th birthday in the notorious Evin Prison. Yesterday marked 1,800 days since the Iranian regime arrested him on fake charges. Siamak's father, Baquer, and Morad Tahbaz remain innocent victims. Iran must release them immediately.Continue reading...