For the record and to remember the tragic death of Heather Heyer. CBC News, “Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer – A ‘strong’ woman who was ‘all about equality’ A strong sense of social justice was a constant theme in her personal and working life”
(with extensive video) Cooper: President for all or just supremacists?
I’m sad and sicken of the KKK, Nazis, white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Canada is not immune as right-wing extremism is on the rise as well.
Program description for the above insightful Vice News piece.
//On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured.
“VICE News Tonight” correspondent Elle Reeve went behind the scenes with white nationalist leaders, including Christopher Cantwell, Robert Ray, David Duke, and Matthew Heimbach — as well as counter-protesters. VICE News Tonight also spoke with residents of Charlottesville, members of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the Charlottesville Police.
From the neo-Nazi protests at Emancipation Park to Cantwell’s hideaway outside of Virginia, “VICE News Tonight” provides viewers with exclusive, up close and personal access inside the unrest.
This episode of VICE News Tonight aired August 14, 2017 on HBO.//
Aug 16th, 2017 10:40am Update: On top of the 5 members who resigned from Trump’s high-profile business advisory council since Charlottesville, the Chairman and CEO of 3M Inge Thulin has resigned as well.
“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” – Heather Heyer
Aug 16th, 2017 11:28am Update: Well said CEO of Campbell’s Soup Denise Morrison (tweet, press release), “Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville. I believe the President should have been – and still needs to be – unambiguous on that point.
Following yesterday’s remarks from the President, I cannot remain on the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. I will continue to support all efforts to spur economic growth and advocate for the values that have always made America great.”
And now Trump himself, to avoid further scolding by top business leaders, has announced the end of his Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum on Twitter. While yesterday (Aug 15th) Trump tweeted, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”
“President Trump’s relationship with the American business community suffered a major setback on Wednesday as the president was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville this weekend.
Trump announced the disbanding of the two councils — the Strategy & Policy Forum and the Manufacturing Council, which hosted many of the top corporate leaders in America — amid a growing uproar by chief executives furious over Trump’s decision to equate the actions of white supremacists and protesters in remarks Tuesday at Trump Tower.
Earlier Wednesday, the CEOs of Campbell Soup and the conglomerate 3M resigned from the manufacturing council. “Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville,” Campbell Soup chief executive Denise Morrison said. “I believe the president should have been – and still needs to be – unambiguous on that post.””