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21.02.2017

New Yorkers Rally to say ‘Not My President’s Day’

New Yorkers Rally to say ‘Not My President’s Day’

This Presidents’ Day, a protest called the Not My President Rally took place in New York with thousands of demonstrators coming together on Central Park West and at Columbus Circle near Trump International Tower. Protesters stretching at least eight blocks chanted “He cheats, he lies, open up your eyes”. “Donald Trump is literally… »

20.02.2017

NYC Rally: ‘I Am a Muslim Too’

NYC Rally: ‘I Am a Muslim Too’

Activists gathered in New York City to oppose President Trump’s travel ban that targets seven countries with large Muslim populations. More than 1,000 people filled New York’s Times Square on Sunday, waving American flags and holding signs saying “No Muslim Ban.” The “I Am A Muslim Too” rally, designed to… »

19.02.2017

NYC Japanese-American Day of Remembrance

NYC Japanese-American Day of Remembrance

The 75th commemoration of the US Concentration Camps and incarceration of Japanese Americans was host at the Japanese American United Church in Manhattan and was devoted in support to the Muslim community represented by Imam Khalid Latif. Mike Ishii, member of the Remembrance Committee and coordinator of the event says: “This is a… »

18.02.2017

Hundreds of Scientists Take a Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Hundreds of Scientists Take a Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

In late September nearly a hundred scientists had signed onto a letter claiming there were “inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments” for the Dakota Access Pipeline and since then the number of scientists involved has grown to over 200. They are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to put a stop… »

18.02.2017

Mark Farell on Face 2 Face

Mark Farell on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with Mark Farell, on being an optimist in this difficult crisis, giving his lifelong experience as a Siloist and share his point of view on a Humanist proposal of social change and personal transformation. »

17.02.2017

North Dakota Governor orders evacuation of protest camps at Standing Rock

North Dakota Governor orders evacuation of protest camps at Standing Rock

On February 16th Veterans and water protectors met with government, ARMY Corp and DAPL officials to discuss the North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum’s executive orders to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin Camp and other camps at Standing Rock “to avoid an ecological disaster to the Missouri River caused by months… »

14.02.2017

Back to the Islamophobic Drawing Board?

Back to the Islamophobic Drawing Board?

Given the federal court system’s foul history of letting presidents ride roughshod over civil liberties, why are judges saying “no dice” to Trump? Danny Katch explains. THE FEDERAL appeals court rejection of Donald Trump’s executive order calling for a travel ban for visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries is a… »

14.02.2017

Action Letter from the Muslim Community Network

Action Letter from the Muslim Community Network

I hope this finds you well.  As you may have heard, the last several days have been unbearable for many communities with the ICE Raids and the uncertainty of the Muslim Ban.  As union leaders and activists, we must continue to find ways to help people we touch ever day… »

13.02.2017

Thousands Gather on California Beaches to Resist Trump

Thousands Gather on California Beaches to Resist Trump

In California 5,000 people participated on February 11 in a “RESIST!!” event against Trump’s administration on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, in the towns of Pacifica and Ventura, and on Wright’s Beach in Sonoma County, forming the word “Resist!” on the sand with their bodies. The Ocean Beach event was organized… »

12.02.2017

Immigrant Rally: Here To Stay y No Nos Vamos

Immigrant Rally: Here To Stay y No Nos Vamos

In Washington Square Park immigrant-rights groups rallied to challenge the criminalization of immigrants under the NYPD’s current Broken-Windows policy, before it worsens under Trump’s far-right administration. See Our Photo Gallery of the Event Broken-windows policing targets small crimes on the theory that it will prevent bigger ones from happening. But advocates are… »

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