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On July 12th outraged people around the country voiced their objections to the current administration’s inhumane immigration policies and the deplorable conditions migrants are currently being held at in Federal facilities around the country. One such protest took place that evening in Albany, NY.

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A Footnote: Speaking as an American who grew up in Latin America, I find a bitter irony in the current situation. Over the years the US government has regularly meddled in the affairs of the Central American countries that are now so problematic. In many ways the current conditions in those countries are rooted in that US interference.

And yet now many Americans want to act like they bear no responsibility for those outcomes. They apparently don’t share Colin Powell’s invocation of the “Pottery Barn rule” – “you break it, you own it.”

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Some time ago activist groups created a contingency plan to protest any move by Trump to undermine the Mueller investigation. When Trump forced AG Sessions to resign on Wednesday and replaced him with a lackey, that plan was activated around the country for the next day. Even with the short notice, a few hundred people showed up Thursday evening at an Albany park next to the capitol.

The November early darkness made things interesting photographically, though the low-light capabilities of modern digital cameras are pretty amazing. (Flash was only used for the first photo.) Some resourceful people also helped out by lighting up their signs. 🔦🙂

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On Saturday, April 15th, hundreds of people in Albany joined thousands around the country to demand Donald Trump release his tax returns. Trump is the first president in 40 years to not reveal his taxes, leaving open questions about his business dealings and possible conflicts of interest. In January, Trump senior aid Kelly Ann Conway made news when she said Trump wouldn’t release his taxes because “people don’t care” about them. Apparently, many people do.

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