Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Resistance in the heartland: Fighting ICE in small-town Iowa and Nebraska

Direct service and solidarity are important, but there’s no “way out of this” without effective advocacy for sweeping systemic and policy change.

Former prison Major convicted of beating handcuffed inmate

“Corrections officers are given great authority and power in our system because public safety depends on them doing their jobs well.”

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline over climate concerns

“The Department … simply discarded prior factual findings related to climate change to support its course reversal.”

‘I don’t want prayers:’ A mother of a victim from California mass shooting demands...

"I have two words: gun control. Now, now, now, now. No more NRA. No more money. Gun control now."
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After massacre in California bar, will a Democrat-controlled House take action on gun control?

The dead include 27-year-old Telemachus Orfanos, who survived the deadly Las Vegas massacre at a country music festival last year, only to be gunned down Wednesday night.

Former Texas congressman sentenced to 10 years in prison

“Congressman Stockman used his position to defraud charitable foundations to advance his political career and pay for personal expenses.”

#ProtectMueller: Protests erupt in over 1,000 cities across the US

"Trump's attempt to be his own judge and jury is inconsistent with the rule of law and democracy."

From an 8% Jewish Guy

The question we all need to ask is how did this kind of lack of presidential, political and media leadership play in influencing (indirectly of course) the twisted minds of the two aforementioned authentic domestic terrorists?
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Indiana police officer before punching handcuffed man: ‘If you spit again, we’re gonna party’

On Friday, the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department released a 30-second clip of two officers beating a man in custody. Now we have the full 30 minutes, ending with the man leaving the police station on a stretcher.

How Yemeni immigrant activists in NYC are changing a whole community’s mindset

This change, of course, has added a new and different dynamic to the community and, some have surmised, was one of the reasons the bodega strike was unlike anything the Yemeni community expected or experienced prior.