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08.01.2015

#JeSuisCharlie in #NYC

#JeSuisCharlie in #NYC

Despite freezing cold weather (-11C/12F) people rallied in NYC at Union Square to stand in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday morning.                          … »

07.12.2014

Myth in Art: Cameron at L.A. MOCA, African Cosmos at LACMA

Myth in Art: Cameron at L.A. MOCA, African Cosmos at LACMA

By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa Cameron’s world view and her resulting artistic expression predate contemporary art interpretation. To speak with philosopher Georg Picht, the fragmenting mind of industrial production has separated art, myth and thought. Art today, Picht states, is perceived and understood aesthetically and transgressed in “the realm of general non-commitment… »

05.12.2014

NYC March to Shut the Whole System Down

NYC March to Shut the Whole System Down

In New York, thousands of demonstrators shut down traffic around the city and part of the West Side Highway was effectively closed off as protesters streamed between vehicles, chanting “The whole damn system is guilty as hell.” The march and blockade were caused by outrage over the refusal of grand… »

05.12.2014

President Obama’s Immigrant Initiative: A Questionable Proposition

President Obama’s Immigrant Initiative: A Questionable Proposition

By Arturo Ignacio Sánchez President Obama’s executive action on immigration has been uncritically embraced and lauded by immigrant activists, so-called political progressives, and corporate interests. At first glance, this is totally understandable. From an immediate humanitarian perspective the initiative will insulate five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. In effect, immigrant… »

04.12.2014

Grand Jury Fails to Indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo

Grand Jury Fails to Indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo

Wednesday Dec 3rd, protesters poured onto the streets following a grand jury’s decision not to indict NYC Police Officer Pantaleo on murder charges for killing unarmed Staten Islander Eric Garner. Protesters rallied at Union Square and Columbus Circle and marched to Times Square, 47th Street, up Broadway and tried to disrupt the Christmas tree lighting ceremony… »

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… »

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