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28.11.2014

Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

Reports are mounting of a living nightmare in Lumpkin, Georgia, at Stewart, a 1,750-bed detention facility housing immigrants facing potential deportation. According to multiple interviews with detained immigrants at Stewart, they are dealing with maggots in food, improper medical care, sweltering temperatures, and in many cases no communication with staff… »

27.11.2014

Ferguson, the decision not to indict is unsurprising

Ferguson, the decision not to indict is unsurprising

On Monday evening 11/24/2014, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Law professor Franklin E. Zimring, who directs the criminal justice research program… »

19.11.2014

Values brought back by the Home-Coming Troops

Values brought back by the Home-Coming Troops

“The Last Patrol” is a film premiered at the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival of ethnographic film at the New York Museum of Natural History last October. In it, film-maker Sebastian Junger has portrayed himself together with three further homecoming soldiers and journalists who now try to find their way… »

04.11.2014

Your vote will make a difference in N.Y.

Your vote will make a difference in N.Y.

Activist and author Ben Davis explains why he is supporting the Howie Hawkins/Brian Jones campaign in New York–and why a vote for the Greens will make a difference. THERE IS so little time, but since I have invested some meaningful chunks of my life into supporting the Howie Hawkins/Brian Jones… »

18.10.2014

Children want the elimination of violence to be a priority in the post 2015 development agenda

Children want the elimination of violence to be a priority in the post 2015  development agenda

SRSG launches review of consultations with children across regions. http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.orgMore than 800.000 children were involved in the numerous consultations held across the world on the future sustainable development goals. The report just launched by SRSG Santos Pais in New York captures the richness of children’s opinions and… »

27.09.2014

A Public Presentation in New York by Dario Ergas on his Third Book

A Public Presentation in New York by Dario Ergas on his Third Book

The Meaning and Project of the Human Being. Thalia Spanish Theatre, Queens, New York, 9/16/2014 Translated from Spanish by Alejandro Suarez and Patricia Rios Farell Dear friends, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be here with you this September 16th,  2014, in this city… »

25.09.2014

A mock people court in front of US Senator Schumer’s office.

New York City, September, 25th 2014 – President Obama and Senator Schumer were accused of crimes against immigrants. President Obama was charged with deporting 2+ million immigrants, choosing party politics over people and delaying executive action for Administrative Relief. For Senator Schumer, he was charged with prioritizing profits over people,… »

23.09.2014

On actions for Sept. 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On actions for Sept. 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Press Release On Actions for September 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons September 22, 2014 Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs The forthcoming September 26 will mark the first International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. In December 2013, the United Nations General… »

22.09.2014

Climate March in NYC Sept 21st 2014

The largest people climate march rock the city with an estimated of more than 310,000 people who filled the streets for hours. Protesters chanted, “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” They carried signs with messages that read: “Go Solar,” “You Control Climate Change” and “There… »

22.09.2014

Aerial Drone Video Footage from People’s Climate March in New York City

Aerial Drone Video Footage from People’s Climate March in New York City

It is estimated that more than 300,000 people filled the streets in New York City for the People’s Climate March on September 21, the largest climate action to date. Organizers say some 2,600 solidarity events took place around the world. The events were scheduled around the world this weekend ahead… »

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