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18.10.2019

#momadivest Oct 18 NYC

#momadivest Oct 18 NYC

MOMA board member and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink is the 2nd largest owner of prison companies GEO Group and Core Civic. With over $2 billion in contracts with ICE, these companies are responsible for over 70% of all immigration detention including children & families at the border. We… »

15.10.2019

Face 2 Face with Martha Hauze

Face 2 Face with Martha Hauze

On this show we speak with Martha Hauze, founding member of Movement for the Peace in Colombia, about the present situation of the ongoing peace process there and the challenges facing the country during this very complicated socio-political moment. Social leaders are being killed every day and the… »

15.10.2019

“We’re Still Here”: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization

“We’re Still Here”: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization

Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago this week, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. Cities and states across the country are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day… »

13.10.2019

Achieving the Possible

Achieving the Possible

 A Lesson from Two, Middle East, Antinuclear Activists By Jhon Sánchez I always had asked myself what I can do to abolish nuclear weapons. The feeling of powerlessness sets on me. I’m not a diplomat, nor a head of state, nor an elected official. With that feeling, on October 10,… »

12.10.2019

Hi, I’m Jane Fonda and let’s do this!

Hi, I’m Jane Fonda and let’s do this!

Inspired by the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, the student strikers and Naomi Klein’s new book “On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal,” I have decided to upend my life, leave my comfort zone and move to Washington, D.C. for four months to focus on climate change. As… »

12.10.2019

A self-inflicted wound: Trump surrenders the West’s moral high ground

A self-inflicted wound: Trump surrenders the West’s moral high ground

By Dr James M Dorsey For the better part of a century, the United States could claim the moral high ground despite allegations of hypocrisy because its policies continuously contradicted its proclaimed propagation of democracy and human rights. Under President Donald J. Trump, the US has lost that moral high… »

12.10.2019

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the… »

12.10.2019

Printmakers Respond to the Dangers of Climate Change in an Exhibit at the Manhattan Graphics Center

Printmakers Respond to the Dangers of Climate Change in  an Exhibit at the Manhattan Graphics Center

By Jhon Sánchez New York has fascinating places hidden inside the tall buildings. Take an elevator to the 5th floor at 250 W. 40th Street in #GarmentDistrict and a new world of printmaking will open. The Manhattan Graphic Center (MGC) is non-profit community studio where artists support one another to… »

12.10.2019

Fired Because He Said He Was Gay

Fired Because He Said He Was Gay

By Jhon Sánchez I met Donald Zarda when I was working for the law firm of Gregory Antollino in 2010. Donald, a skydiving instructor, was fired because he told one of his students that he was gay. Paraphrasing Gregory Antollino, “To say that you’re gay is the same as saying… »

11.10.2019

Over 60 People Arrested in Extinction Rebellion Protests in New York City

Over 60 People Arrested in Extinction Rebellion Protests in New York City

In New York City, over 60 protesters were arrested Thursday after shutting down an intersection in the heart of Times Square as part of a climate action organized by Extinction Rebellion. Isabel: “My name is Isabel. I’m a student at NYU, and I’m incredibly scared at the state of our world. And… »

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