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National Day of Action


Today was a national day of action, calling for the shut down of the Immigration Camps – ahead of this weekend’s planned ICE raids.

While what this administration is doing is morally bankrupt, and literally one step away from extermination, this is decades in the making.

Starting with the War on Crime, which was really a manipulation of the justice system to turn our prisons, justice system and ultimately our Democracy over to for-profit companies, it was followed by Homeland Security and the Patriot Act, as the next step in removing freedoms from individuals for corporations to hold the power.

The privatization of our public services has been years in the making.

As with all violence, it ALWAYS escalates. Children in cages is the next level of violently profiting off of injustice.

Like the judge in PA who was caught “selling children” to for-profit detention centers, Trump and friends are profiting off of caging children.

Violence always escalates, we must each ask ourselves if this is the nation we want the United States to be known for.

Images are from Boulder and Lafayette’s protests June 12th, 2019.


Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg. She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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