Posted on September 8, 2016
5 Progressive Facebook pages you should follow
In previous posts we’ve told you about some of our favorite sites for 2016 election news as well as some of our favorite progressive Twitter accounts. We thought we would also share with you some of the Facebook pages we like.
We hold a special place in our hearts for Tom Tomorrow, creator of the comic strip This Modern World. His bold, humorous and progressive take on current events is a must read and must share for all progressives. His comics have appeared in more than 90 publications, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Spin, Mother Jones, Esquire, the Economist and the American Prospect. He is the comic curator at DailyKos and in 2015 was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. He even created the cover art for a Pearl Jam album.
Over the years he’s also drawn exclusive comics for CREDO and our members, most recently this one on the fight to confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff was created in 2007 as an online documentary by Annie Leonard. Now, years later, the group’s nine films have picked up more than 50 million views on the internet and its online community has more than 1 million members. The original Story of Stuff has become one of the most widely viewed documentaries of all time.
The group’s work is based on a core philosophy: “We have a problem with Stuff: we have too much of it, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be.”
Their goal is to change “the way we make, use and throw away Stuff so that we have a happier and healthier planet.”
If you haven’t seen it, here is the original Story of Stuff documentary.
Last Week Tonight
If you aren’t watching John Oliver’s show, Last Week Tonight, you should be. He’s a former Daily Show contributor, so we expected him to be funny but he delivers far more. From taking on Donald Trump’s bigotry or companies that purchase people’s debt to discussing refugees, there is no show on television that does a better job of both entertaining and educating its audience.
While you need an HBO subscription to watch the show, most of the best segments, such as this one on Donald Trump, are posted on Oliver’s Facebook page.
Rev. Dr. William Barber
Reverend Dr. William Barber is the pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church and the president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, to which CREDO members donated more than $50,000 in 2014. His Moral Monday protests in the state capital have galvanized a movement in his home state and beyond for voting rights, racial justice, women’s rights, environmental justice and civil rights. His speech electrified the Democratic convention this summer. Here it is if you missed it.
There are few people with as clear a moral voice as Rev. Dr. Barber and that’s why it’s important for progressives to hear his message on Facebook.
The Other 98%
The Other 98% is a grassroots organization “that shines a light on economic injustice, undue corporate influence and threats to democracy.” Launched in 2010, it has become one of the most outspoken organizations on issues surrounding economic inequality and social justice. Fearless, its campaigns take on some of the largest corporations on the planet and its Facebook page is a central hub for these campaigns and the vital issues they address.
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