Heather Warburton

Greens Urge Governor Murphy To Extend Democracy To Independent Parties During This Crisis

Trenton NJ The Covid-19 crisis continues to unravel and put a heavy strain on our society, critical medical care system and overall resources. On March 19th, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 105, allowing for Democratic and Republican Parties to submit their petitions online, in addition to in person, and the Secretary of State to…

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#FreeThemAll Driving Protest Coming to Trenton

Activists Urge Press to Ask Governor Murphy about His Plans to protect Immigrants in Detention from Covid-19 Trenton- On Monday, April 6th, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, family members of people incarcerated by ICE in NJ, community members, faith leaders, immigrant advocates, political activists and social justice organizations are among the those taking action in…

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Freeholder Board Considers 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolution. Measure Rooted In Antisemitism

Just last week, I attended a presentation by the NJ Attorney General about the rising levels of bias crimes and antisemitism in NJ. This comes in the wake of NJ Officials raising our threat level to high from white supremacist and extremist groups following the shooting in Jersey City. NJ isn’t unique in this respect. In 2018, A Pittsburgh man murdered 11 people in a synagogue because he believed George Soros was controlling a migrant caravan in a scheme to destabilize society and slaughter “patriots” like him.

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Local Residents gather in Little Egg Harbor in Support of LGBTQ Curriculum and Students

Little Egg Harbor, NJ – Community members gathered outside of the Board of Education meeting at Pinelands Regional Junior High School on February 19th at 4:30 pm to ‘Show the Love’ for LGBTQ+ students and the new curriculum.

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Nothing To See Here

“Your disability is too much of a burden for our company. We’re sorry, but we have to let you go.”

My disability. As I sat back against my headboard, I rolled the thought through my mind.

My disability.

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Ok Jeff, But Who’s Going to Pay for It?

Trump is coming to Wildwood!!! Depending on which side of the aisle you are on, that phrase either fills you with joy or anger. After the unsurprising party defection of CD-2 Representative Jeff Van Drew, Trump is throwing his support behind the pocket squared congressman. That includes an Air Force One trip to NJ to visit the Wildwood Convention center on January 28th.

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On S-4202 and Workers

An Editorial by Heather Warburton This week the Senate Labor Committee moved forward the controversial bill S-4202. Penned by Senate President Steve Sweeney, supporters claim the bill seeks to protect workers while workers say this will put them out of a job.  In a way, they are both kind of right. Steve Sweeney has proven…

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Victory?!? Not exactly.

On Tuesday November 26th, The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education voted on a transgender kids protection policy which passed with a margin of 6-3. This has been a fight in the township going on for almost 3 years. Supporters of a policy include LGBTQ adults, parents, and kids as well as community allies. The…

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Egg Harbor Township School’s Transgender Policy

This is a battle we have been involved in here before there was a New Jersey Revolution Radio. Egg Harbor Township Schools have been dragging their feet on creating a transgender protection policy for years. Now the state has found them non-complaint with the law signed by then Governor Chris Christie and the school is…

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Investigation Pending Into The Death of Mays Landing Man in Police Custody

During the afternoon of Monday September 16th a chilling Facebook post began circulating in the Atlantic County Community. It told the horrifying tale of Mario Terruso, a Mays Landing man who died in police custody early Monday morning. The post was dictated by a fellow detainee, Mr Alan Wright, to his wife over the phone…

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Activists Gather In Atlantic City to Address Community Flooding Issues

Activists gathered in Lagoon Park in Atlantic City to discuss flooding issues in their community on Tuesday. Their concerns include: that families still aren’t home after Sandy, regular flooding has become more frequent throughout the entire community, and that we don’t have enough mitigation efforts happening or affordable protection from flooding.  New Jersey Organizing Project,…

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Activists March For A Moratorium

Activists from across New Jersey are marching to to Trenton from a compressor station. Today is especially timely since it is the last day to comment on Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan, which fell woefully short of his campaign promises. The activists will arrive in Trenton approximate 3:30, where they will have a second rally….

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Editorial: A Response to Kevin Riordan’s Column In The Philadelphia Inquirer

by Adam Sheridan of Cooper River Indivisible Link to Riordan’s column here. “We can disagree and still love each other,” James Baldwin once wrote, “unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” The speakers at the alt-right MindsIRL conference, recently booted out of Pitman, N.J., fail…

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No Hate In NJ

Aug. 20, 2019 PEACEFUL PROTEST TO BE HELD IN OPPOSITION TO AUG. 31 CONFERENCE IN PITMAN, NJ ORGANIZED AND FEATURING ‘ALT-RIGHT’ FIGURES; CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS SPREAD DANGEROUS MISINFORMATION ABOUT PROTEST PITTMAN, NJ – On Aug. 31, a conference titled “Ending Racism Violence and Authoritarianism” is to be held somewhere in the Pittman/Philadelphia area. Despite its title,…

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A Grassroots Victory

An editorial by Heather Warburton It isn’t very often in the activist world that you get to stand up and say “We Won” But I will let the graphic below speak for us. This is a true victory for grassroots organizers. Within a few hours of NJRR publishing this proposed resolution, a coalition was forming…

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Dangerous ICE Cooperation Resolution

New Jersey Revolution has obtained an advanced copy of a resolution that will be proposed by Atlantic County Freeholder Frank Formica at the next freeholder meeting on Tuesday July 30th. A copy of that resolution is available for download below. This resolution is clearly problematic for a number of reasons. The first of which is…

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Two-Party System, Same Coin

By Shevone Torres In this climate, the two-party system has morphed into tribalism. Each day it gets more and more “us vs. Them.” Unfortunately, the marginalized communities are the one who suffer.  For us, we already knew what the Republican Party was about: dog whistles, a penchant for lying and blaming people of color for everything wrong, protecting the rich and big companies.  Today, we have people spouting the line…

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Climate change editorial

This is an editorial submitted by friend of the network Dr Fenichel in response to a piece published by a local south jersey newspaper. On 6/12/2019 the Press published an editorial “Good News- Jersey Shore will still be habitable in 2100.” It began with their critical reaction to an opinion company, 24/7 Wall St concerning…

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How Not To Be A Toxic Ally

et’s say you are an ally for black people. You see a light skin woman go off you think she has passion. The dark skin woman is seen as ratchet, loud, rude for saying the same thing in the same way.

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Include me, or deal with me, but I am not going away

Written by Edward Forcion and Heather Warburton   Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion is a soft-spoken, charismatic man. Ed earned his celebrity status as a cannabis legalization and free speech activist in his home state of New Jersey and around the country. If you spend any time with him in public the cries of “Hey Weedman” never seem…

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