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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… »

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

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… »

09.10.2019

APAPA Joins Leading Chinese Americans to Highlight Concerns Amid Rising U.S. – China Tensions

APAPA Joins Leading Chinese Americans to Highlight Concerns Amid Rising U.S. – China Tensions

On October 3, 2019, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) joined a group of leading policy makers, legal experts, educators, business leaders and scientists in Silicon Valley to tackle the impact of rising U.S. – China tensions on the Chinese American community and American society as a whole. Brought… »

02.10.2019

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

For many decades now, the United States has been a very hard and inhospitable place to be a writer—there is virtually no support for our craft, despite the importance of having a populace that knows how to write. Many writers and trailblazers in writing communities are suffering financially right now,… »

02.10.2019

The Robots Are Not Coming

The Robots Are Not Coming

By Alex Howlett If you follow technology, you could be forgiven for believing that humanity is standing the precipice of a robot apocalypse. It’s only a matter of time before automation eliminates so many jobs that humans will simply no longer be “needed.” Right? Five years back, YouTuber CGP Grey made… »

28.09.2019

Face 2 Face with Diane Pagen

Face 2 Face with Diane Pagen

On this show we speak with Diane Pagen with Basic Income NYC about universal basic income (UBI) and how that model of guaranteed income works. She also discusses the Basic Income March that will take place in NYC on Saturday, October 26 at 12 noon in the Bronx. More details… »

25.09.2019

NYC: Income Savings Plan Program (ISP)

NYC: Income Savings Plan Program (ISP)

On the Department of Homeless Services proposal to amend the Rules of the City of New York to establish an income savings program for shelter residents with earned income, to be known as “ISP” or “Income Savings Plan Program” By Diane R. Pagen The Department of Homeless Services Income Savings… »

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