Saturday, May 30, 2020

Refugee Anne Frank Was Turned Away By the U.S.

Anne Frank and her family sought refuge in the United States and, like many other Jewish refugees during the time, were denied. Is history repeating itself with the refugees from Syria?

Corrupt City Official Ordered to Repay $3.4 Million

Former Vernon City Administrator Bruce Malkenhorst Sr. has been convicted of felony misappropriation of public funds, but he has decided to fight this rather than accept the terms.

The Prison-Industrial Complex Takes Another Hit

Officials who built their careers on mass incarceration are now calling for this madness to end. Could this be a turning point for the prison-industrial complex?

Donald Trump Supports Registry, Special Identification for Muslim Americans

Donald Trump expressed this week that he would support forcing American Muslims to carry special identification showing their faith. The presidential candidate also supports forcing Muslim Americans to be registered in a database.

Three Supervisors Charged With Causing Workers’ Deaths on Oil Drilling Platform

Three companies and three supervisors have been charged in the deaths of three workers. The companies and individuals failed to follow proper safety precautions resulting in a fatal explosion.

Even War Has Rules

Hospital attacks in Yemen and Kunduz have not been mentioned in any of the U.S. presidential debates or forums so far. We need a full investigation of these crimes, to hold those responsible accountable.

Whether Dealing With Jewish Refugees in ’30s or Syrians Today, U.S. Falls Short of...

Steve Jobs’s father was an immigrant from Syria. We need more like him, and we need fewer children washing up dead on beaches. If we’re going to bomb Syria, we need to take care of the displaced.

27 U.S. Governors Refuse to Accept Refugees Fleeing Violence in Syria

In the wake of Friday’s attacks in Paris, governors of at least 27 U.S. states have said they will not accept Syrian refugees. Hear the reaction from Roula Allouch, national board chair of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Pray With Your Feet

Civil disobedience to halt the assault by the oil and gas industry is an act of faith for retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard.

Bernie Sanders Stands Up For Impoverished Senate Cafeteria Workers

The full-time cafeteria and catering employees at the U.S. Senate are unable to afford to live in the city they work in and management is intimidating these workers not to organize and fight for better pay. That is until Bernie Sanders and 33 other Democrats came along…