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The right-wing Patriot Prayer Freedom Rally that was planned for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Crissy Field in San Francisco was cancelled. The No to Marxism in America rally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 in Berkeley was also cancelled, due to an incomplete application.

Meanwhile, counter-protestors have been gathering in opposition to the alt-right, neo-facism, KKK, white supremacists, racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, religiophobia and various hate groups. Check out the Rally List for counter-protests around the country. A National Day of Action Against Hate is scheduled for Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Washington DC.

The Network of Spiritual Progressives gathered in Berkeley on Saturday to “affirm our values and protest the violence, racism and anti-Semitism that right-wing extremists are introducing into America’s public life and discourse.” They invited other religious/spiritual communities, atheists and secular-humanists to bring their expressions of support reflecting values of love, justice, environmental sustainability, nonviolence and awe, wonder, and radical amazement at the grandeur and mystery of the universe.

We all want to live in peace in a sustainable world with an economy that works for all people and the planet. I believe the best countermeasure is not just protest, but spreading a compelling, positive, alternative story where all of creation is properly understood to be inter-related and connected. We, not us and them.

 

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