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Over the weekend, I spoke to Tara Finn, a 31-year cashier and single mother from Miramar, Florida who will not participate in the International Women’s Strike on March 8 because it would mean losing her job. On her off-hours, Finn has been protesting in downtown Miami and at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, and she is upset that she will have to skip Wednesday’s strike. “My work is not very lenient on people who take time off. A lot of my co-workers don’t understand why I participate in a lot of the things.

A young Cherokee woman was pulled from her class on Tuesday after refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance, the Indian Country Media Network reported.

Cierra Fields, an accomplished senior at Fort Gibson High in Oklahoma, says she was questioned and berated by her teacher angrily in front of students in her class.

New York-based environmental activists headed to Trump Tower today (March 2) at 10:30 a.m. ET to conduct a teach-in at one of the city’s less known public spaces: a garden inside President Donald Trump’s 68-story building.

Born on February 28, 1927, Donald Paneth started his career in journalism as a cub reporter at the New York Times in 1944. He covered the launching of the United Nations in New York in 1945-1946 for The Times. He left the Grey Lady in 1949 and went on to work for a number of New York City newspapers and magazines before returning to the United Nations to edit its annual yearbook for many years.

The meetings of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) were a study in contrasts. Both told stories to unite their faithful. At CPAC, activists fell in line, while at the DNC, the fight for leadership revealed battling narratives and deep divisions within the party.

DNC: What Happened?

Amandla Thomas-Johnson*: Trump slapped more sanctions on Iran after a missile test, we’ve seen him slam down the phone on the Prime Minister of Australia but also strike up a relationship with Taiwan to the annoyance of China, is he looking for war?

On Friday, May 3, 1968, several hundred radical students stared down a contingent of fascists outside the Sorbonne, in Paris. The day before, the neo-fascist group Occident torched the offices of a leftist student organization, leaving behind their call sign, the Celtic Cross. In response, radical students called for a demonstration against “fascism and terror,” steeling themselves for a fight.

On Friday night I attended a panel discussion put on by the Young Democratic Socialists of America and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung as part of YDSA’s national conference about how to fight back against Trump. Speakers included one person fom National Nurses United, one from People with Bernie, and one from Black Lives Matter who was also identified as a Bernie delegate last summer.

On Valentines Day, approximately 50 activists, politicians and members of community organizations from Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood gathered on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to save their beloved landmark community space CHARAS El Bohio.

Community members and District leaders held a press conference asking de Blasio “to be our Valentine,” as activists stood behind with myriad heart-shaped protest signs.

Outside Columbia’s Lerner Hall on Monday evening, around 50 Palestine solidarity activists protested a speech from the far-right politician and Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon.

Danon’s appearance was organized by the campus Zionist group Students Supporting Israel (SSI) and cosponsored by the Columbia Law Israel Organization, and billed as a chance for students to hear about “Israel’s accomplishments, position and struggles with the UN and international community.”