Last week, Trump (and Melania’s high heels) visited Houston and he predictably spent time voicing how impressed he was with the size of the crowd that came to see him. Meanwhile, Trump adviser, Sebastian Gorka, (who’s been linked to a Nazi-allied group) resigned from his role at the White House and the controversial David Clarke stepped down as Milwaukee County’s sheriff, though unfortunately Arpaio’s pardon still stands. Weirdly, Trump tweeted a recommendation of Clarke’s book (“A great book by a great guy, highly recommended!”) mid-hurricane. Sure, a great guy, if great guys torture prisoners.
Outside of America, North Korea launched a missile over Japan Tuesday morning, and an investigation into alleged plans to build a Trump Tower Moscow has potentially revealed even more Trump-Russia election connections.
If you want to feel simultaneously inspired and devastated, Bernie Sanders asked people on Twitter with universal healthcare to share how these systems work for them, which mostly included people saying it saved them from lives of medical debt. The future could be getting brighter in the ole US of A, though: Sanders says he will introduce a Medicare for All bill in September, and California Sen. Kamala Harris recently announced she plans on co-sponsoring.
The disastrous effects of Hurricane Harvey are still being felt by the people of Houston and the South Texas area, so here’s a reminder that there are plenty of valuable places to put your money to good use.
- In preparation for Tuesday’s DACA sit-in, NYC Youth Leadership Council is hosting a poster-making day. (NYC Youth Leadership Council, 3pm, FREE)
- A “Patriotism Over Partisanship” rally will be held to pressure Congressman Dan Donovan (R-NY), who represents New York’s 11th district, known as the most conservative district in the city. (11th Congressional District Office, 11am, FREE)
- In protest of threats to DACA, an Obama-era immigration policy, Cosecha is hosting a NYC sit-in in solidarity with the 11 million DACA recipients in New York. (William Tecumseh Sherman Monument, 10am, FREE)
- Trumpcare is over, but the fight isn’t: Several groups, including DSA NYC’s Feminist Socialist working group, Jacobin Magazine, and the Campaign for New York Health are hosting a panel on The Fight For Healthcare For All, featuring activists and left-leaning individuals working in the healthcare sphere. (Verso Books, 7pm, FREE)
- The Citizen’s Climate Lobby is holding their Brooklyn chapter meeting. (Hadas Gallery, 6:30pm, FREE)
- Immigrant advocacy group SAFE NYC is holding a general meeting on supporting Know Your Rights trainings for New York’s immigrant communities. (415 East 85th Street, 6:30pm, FREE)
- NYC DSA’s Racial Justice working group is having their monthly meeting. (80 Pine Street, 7pm, FREE)
- Comedian and activist Elsa Waithe and Kim Ortiz from Netflix doc Copwatchers are hosting Copwatch, a workshop empowering communities with the knowledge on how to document police safely. (Bureau of General Services – Queer Division, 7pm, $5-10 suggested)
- The DSA Posadist Caucus is hosting a Harvey Relief Fundraiser party featuring music and a donation-based bar to raise money for Houston DSA members delivering supplies to those in need. (Mayday Space, 8pm, $10-20 suggested donation)
- NYC Mutual Aid is hosting a fundraising party for South Texas and those affected by the hurricane. (Starr Bar, 9pm, $10 suggested donation)
- Learn about the history of worker-led resistance at the book launch event for Kevin Van Meter’s Guerillas for Desire book launch, which includes readings and a discussion. (Bluestockings, 7pm, FREE)
- The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network is leading a march and day of action against gentrification, racism, and police violence. (Barclays Center, with rallies in Ebbets Field, Herbert Von King Park, and Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza, 11am, FREE)
- Learn about the historical origins of capitalism, white exceptionalism, and the police state in America at a discussion hosted by communist collective Red Bloom. (Unnameable Books, 2pm, FREE)
- Dance Liberation Network, one of the main groups pushing for the cabaret law repeal, is throwing a day party in support of the #LetNYCDance campaign, with DJ sets, dancing, and education on the issues. (Abrons Arts Center, 3pm, FREE)
- Bulk up your physical skills at an introductory self-defense workshop by Pop Gym. (Sunset Park Recreation Center, 12:45pm, FREE)
- It’s the 7th annual Bed-Stuy Pride, celebrating LGBTQ, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming people of color in the local community. (Herbert Von King Park, 1pm, FREE)
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