At the moment of yr, we mild a candle of hope and chance as the times start rising longer and sunshine returns to guide us out of days of darkness.
As coronavirus infections and deaths soar uncontrolled and hospitals method and exceed capability whereas healthcare staff are stretched to the breaking level, a number of promising vaccines are in improvement and a few have been authorised to be used. We will now see an more and more brilliant mild on the finish of what has been a protracted and darkish tunnel.
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As we witness, with rising rapidity, police harassment and killings of unarmed black and brown folks in america and different Western international locations, progressive coalitions of grassroots actions are more and more coming collectively to demand that “sufficient is sufficient.”
The Trump administration has waged a harmful battle towards the Earth by bulldozing dozens of environmental rules meant to enhance the standard of the air, water, and the bottom whereas defending our ever-shrinking forest reserves. With the rising environmental motion demanding a greater and cleaner future by decreasing our carbon footprint with clear renewable vitality sources together with the incoming Biden-Harris administration (dedicated to defending the environment) we mild a candle.
As Donald Trump cried “fraud” in his electoral defeat and 100 Republican congress members and 17 Republican attorneys common joined with the Texas State Lawyer Normal to convey a lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Courtroom to overturn election ends in some states, most Constitutional students asserted — in authorized parlance — that their effort has as a lot likelihood because the proverbial snowball in Hell. The case died yesterday when the Courtroom refused to listen to it.
Trump stocked the Washington, DC swamp with unqualified and corrupt sycophants. The brand new Biden-Harris administration is selecting profession professionals whose experience will help the nation in getting again on observe reasonably than leaping to the whip of a narcissist.
As extra companies have been compelled to shut leading to numerous layoffs of people that have misplaced any monetary safety that they had, rising the already rampant downside of homelessness and meals insecurity, and as Congress deadlocks on passing a COVID-related stimulus bundle to help these in most want, assist could also be on the horizon as a brand new administration takes over. So we mild one other candle.
Whereas patriarchal white supremacist neo-Nazis have moved from the fringes to the middle of society with encouragement from the Republican Occasion, coalitional organizing by We the Folks is pushing them again to the margins.
And we are going to use the glow of our sensible candle to mild our means towards a greater, extra simply, and compassionate future.
Go searching us. Sunshine is on the horizon.