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25.06.2015

Ignoring the Real Roots of American Violence

Ignoring the Real Roots of American Violence

By Danny Katch – New York – 06/25/2015 – IN THE wake of Dylann Roof’s racist massacre in a Charleston church, there is increased public awareness of the frighteningly widespread network of violent right-wing networks. The New York Times, for example, gave prominent attention to something that hate-group… »

24.06.2015

Sit-in against a proposal of constitutional change for Japan to participate in wars

Sit-in against a proposal of constitutional change for Japan to participate in wars

A week long sit-in in front of National Diet Building in Tokyo ~ Against a proposal of constitutional change for Japan to participate in wars Many people from different cities in Japan, big and small, representing labor unions, teachers unions and various civic groups have come together to hold a… »

16.06.2015

Confronting the Incarceration Nation

Confronting the Incarceration Nation

There is a growing consciousness about the consequences of the New Jim Crow, but what will it take to challenge mass incarceration? Danny Katch has some answers. THIS FALL, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear Evenwal v. Abbott, a lawsuit claiming that non-eligible voters–such as non-naturalized immigrants, and… »

31.05.2015

Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

By Joseph Gerson, Truthout | Op-Ed – “Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission” I mean you must take living so seriously that, even when you are seventy, you must plant olive trees, not because you think they will be left to your children, because you don’t believe in death… »

13.05.2015

The de Blasio Road Show

The de Blasio Road Show

By Danny Katch – May 12, 2015 NEW YORK City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce a set of national policy proposals on Tuesday, May 12–including a $15 an hour minimum wage and universal pre-K–that he is calling a liberal version of Newt Gringrich’s Contract With America, the… »

01.05.2015

How for-Profit Prisons have Become a Big Lobby.

How for-Profit Prisons have Become a Big Lobby.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention budget includes a mandate from Congress that at least 34,000 immigrants remain detained on a daily basis, a quota that has steadily grown each year, even as the undocumented immigrant population in the United States has leveled off. Private prisons have profited… »

30.04.2015

New York stands with Baltimore

New York stands with Baltimore

Thousands of New Yorkers from across the five boroughs, #BlackLivesMatter activists and organizations that stand for social, economic, and racial justice rallied at Union Square to show the people of Baltimore that New York stands in solidarity with them and with their resistance because their resistance is for justice and… »

30.04.2015

Three days of discussion in Boston on the Colombian peace process.

Three days of discussion in Boston on the Colombian peace process.

A three day conference was hosted in Boston [WHEN?] by Boston University, Harvard University and MIT focusing on the political and social situation in Colombia today and the challenges facing the country on… »

28.04.2015

Prayer Service in New York for Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Prayer Service in New York for Earthquake Victims in Nepal

The ceremony was hosted by United Sherpa Association, USA at its monastery in Jackson Heights, on April 26, 2015. Nepal was hit by massive earthquake of 7.9 rector scale and several dozens aftershocks that have killed… »

09.04.2015

No Immigration Reforms in the US under Obama.

No Immigration Reforms in the US under Obama.

New York, April 8, 2015 – During a Town Hall Meeting on immigration held in Jackson Heights tonight, the district’s congressman Joe Crowley said he was doubtful that any immigration reform would pass during what remains of President Obama’s second term. He said “It makes more sense with what is… »

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