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Act Out! [120] - It’s J20 Again, Rise Up + How To Use Able-Bodied Privilege

Act Out! [120] - It’s J20 Again, Rise Up + How To Use Able-Bodied Privilege
Wed, 7/19/2017 - by Eleanor Goldfield
This article originally appeared on Occupy.com

This week on Act Out! 6 months ago, people engaged in protests and blockades at Donald Trump's inauguration. Old news for some – perpetual nightmare for others. This coming week, solidarity actions are planned to bring attention to unlawful arrests, harassment, and even sexual assault at the hands of the injustice system. Next up, disabled activists rarely make the front page but their fight for our healthcare is a continuation of decades of work, and something we all need to take note of and lend our voices – and bodies too.

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