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04.06.2020

The Meaning of Floyd From Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY

The Meaning of Floyd From Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY

By Gustavo Espinoza & Jhon Sánchez ‘Floyd’ in the dictionary of names is a surname that means ‘gray-haired.’ In 2013, It was also the leading plaintiff in the case against the City of York for the unconstitutional stop and frisk practices during the Bloomberg administration. Today, it means the knee… »

04.06.2020

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

To the Chinese American Community: My name is Eileen Huang, and I am a junior at Yale University studying English. I was asked to write a reflection, maybe even a poem, on Chinese American history after watching Asian Americans, the new documentary on PBS. However, I find it hard to… »

31.05.2020

NYC Rally: Justice For George

NYC Rally: Justice For George

New Yorkers massed Friday at Foley Square and the Barclays Center to protest police brutality after the death of George Floyd, who died Monday after a white Minneapolis cop pressed his knee into the 46-year-old black man’s neck. »

30.05.2020

My Corona Hug

My Corona Hug

By Henry Cruz New Yorkers like me have a complicated relationship with hugs. I first noticed it a few years back after this dude in Times Square holding a FREE HUGS sign gave me an insincere and awkward half-hug. Without missing a beat, Mr. Free Hugs said, “Hey, gimme a… »

29.05.2020

Face 2 Face with Mike Ishii

Face 2 Face with Mike Ishii

On this show we are speaking with Mike Ishii from Tsuru for Solidarity, an Japanese-American organization that is fighting to close immigrant detention camps across the country. Mike invites everyone to participate in a two-day online event on June 6th & 7th: “Tsuru Rising! A Virtual Protest to Close the… »

29.05.2020

Awaiting Justice 

Awaiting Justice 

By Gabriella Callender The American conscience has cancer. Another Black man is killed in America by the hands of the police while we despairingly await justice. How can justice ever really be served in an America that was built on the flesh torn backs of Black human beings? Our African… »

29.05.2020

Ending the Monetary Pandemic

Ending the Monetary Pandemic

By Greg Coleridge The institutions that create and distribute money in our nation and throughout much of the world are diseased. Monetary systems are supposed to ensure that economies are healthy, just and sustainable. They shouldn’t benefit the 1% at the expense of the rest of us. »

29.05.2020

Federal Prison ‘Should Not Be a Death Sentence’

Federal Prison ‘Should Not Be a Death Sentence’

Advocates press for the release of Native inmates due to COVID-19. By Frances Madeson – progressive.org Double Ditch Indian Village overlooks the Missouri River in North Dakota, about an hour’s drive north from where the Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors formed their prayer camps in… »

28.05.2020

Quarentimes

Quarentimes

By Deven DeMarco “What is a week-end” is the quip Maggie Smith’s character queries in the show Downton Abbey. And Governor Cuomo upon greeting the press corps last week said Happy Friday- does that mean anything if there is no weekend anymore? Time has folded back on itself like an… »

27.05.2020

What is the Circular Economy?

What is the Circular Economy?

Turning bike tires into bags, sugar cane waste into to-go boxes, and reclaimed wood to new flooring is what the circular economy looks like. By Mary Meade – Green America Each of these trash-to-treasure concepts are real practices by real businesses: Green Guru, which makes outdoor gear out of… »

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