Friday, May 29, 2009

Big Fed Raid in San Diego! Three (3) students deported!

Mr. President: who is in charge of Homeland Security? Surely not you or your Secretary!

What a shame!

Photo by NeiTech.

Three high school students were deported to Mexico last week when they were swept up in a Transportation Security Agency (TSA) raid at the Old Town transit center on their way to school in San Diego, California. Border Patrol confirmed that 21 people were detained.

According to reports, TSA and Border Patrol agents inquired about the 16-year-old girl’s and two boys’, ages 15 and 17, residency status before taking them into custody and eventually deporting them. The teens were allowed to speak with their U.S.-based parents and Mexican Consulate officials before being deported.

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Starting with the children - good start!


Bringing solar schools to Ohio

What kind of potential does solar energy hold for our future? The sun provides the Earth with as much energy every hour as humanity uses every year.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tell Chevron to shove it with their greenwashing ads!

Chevron CEO David O'Reilly

Send Chevron a Message

Give Chevron CEO David O'Reilly
and the Chevron Board of Directors
a piece of your mind

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fierce Light Trailer

Flow=Peace=Fiercelight :>)

World Day Against Child Labor

Time to change now!
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The World Day Against Child Labour will be celebrated on 12 June 2009. The World Day this year marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark ILO Convention No. 182, which addresses the need for action to tackle the worst forms of child labour. Whilst celebrating progress made during the past ten years, the World Day will highlight the continuing challenges, with a focus on exploitation of girls in child labour.

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President Obama Announces Supreme Court Nominee

Viva Obama - Viva Sotomayor - Viva America - Viva Latinas!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wisconsin & Mini-Dream Act for Itself

Good on you Wisconsin!
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Wisconsin high schools graduate 400 to 650 illegal immigrants annually, and they must pay out-of-state tuition if they enroll at University of Wisconsin System schools or state technical colleges.

The change would allow some to pay in-state tuition. Ten other states have similar laws.

"This gives children hope," said Rep. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse).

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Surprise - no surprise - no connection between ethnicity and crime

Do immigrants commit crimes yes but at no higher rate than native born.
"The Myth of Immigrant Criminality and the Paradox of Assimilation: Incarceration Rates among Native and Foreign-born Men" draws from 2000 census data. It was prepared by Dr. Ruben Rumbaut of the University of California, Irvine, and Dr. Walter Ewing on the CIS staff.
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Surfinf4Peace in Gaza/Israel - How Cool Is That!


Doc Paskowitz donating boards : photo courtesy Surfing 4 Peace

Later that year, Surfing 4 Peace held a “peace concert” in Tel Aviv that was attended by over 3000 local surfers and supporters, and which included performances by Surfing World Champion Kelly Slater, big-wave surfer Makua Rothman, and local surf band Malka Baya. 

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Zero Kids Dying from Preventable Diseases!

Are you a runner - run for team UNICEF and help kids go from 25,000 a day dying from preventable diseases to zero
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Join Team UNICEF

Welcome to Team UNICEF for the 2009 ING New York City Marathon!  Everyday 25,000 children die from preventable causes; Team UNICEF is helping us turn that number to zero.

Together we will reach the day when no children die from preventable causes: zero children killed by malaria and measles, poisoned by unclean water, lost for a lack of safe shelter or by falling prey to malnutrition.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yes We Can End the War in Afghanistan - May 21

Thursday, May 21

What's the first step for us to stop the war in Afghanistan? Shift American public opinion!

That's why CODEPINK is calling on all of us to join in UFPJ's National Media Day of Action THIS Thursday, May 21 — one day for mass blogging, Facebooking and tweeting, submitting op-eds and letters to the editor of local and national newspapers, calling-in local and n
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Rethink the future or die - simple? Not!

It's not simple because we have convinced ourselves that we are above nature and besides "we" don't want to change the way we live - ever!

Rethinking the Future

Fossil fuels can’t last forever. A new book plans for a world without them.

By Mike Lynn

The inevitable decline of the world's fossil fuel supplies will push gas prices up.

One needn't accept the direst of Holmgren's scenarios to see the wisdom in rethinking our assumptions about the future.

The human mind almost seems hard-wired to expect the future to resemble the past. While this may be an artifact of our evolutionary history that served our ancestors well, in the complex and rapidly changing world we have created, it could prove a fatal blind spot.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Peace4Kids helps foster kids in South LA

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Foster child

Christina House / For The Times

Nathan, 5, walks the halls at a South L.A. community center where Peace4Kids offers a Saturday activity program, which three of his siblings also attend.

The nonprofit provides services and programs, and a second family, to children in the system, who on average in Los Angeles County change homes three times a year.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Who gave us this Recession/Depression?

The Banks, Bosses, Brokers but not the workers. Now it's our turn!
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U1TV - Which Side Are You On?

When the time comes for you to stand for what you believe in, what side will you be on?

Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice

When it comes to those who think torture is OK, that war is the answer, that somehow we can rule over nature, I am not ready to make nice either!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Justice in Columbia? With your help - yes!

Witnesses indicate that on March 11, 2006 the U.S.-backed Colombian military shot and killed José Orlando Giraldo, a farmer, husband and father. The morning he was killed while the soldiers allegedly responsible remained at the scene of the crime, neighbors and family members rushed to his house, including his daughter, Martha Giraldo, and his brother, José Wilson Giraldo. Since then the Mr. Giraldo's family has tirelessly called for justice.

People from across the United States watched a short video about this case and sent messages to Congress and letters of support to Martha and her family.

On May 5, the trial began against the only person held for this crime, then Colombian Army Sargent (and now retired) Luís Eduardo Mahecha Hernández, who was the head of intelligence for the Rodrigo Lloreda Caicedo High Mountain Battalion. The trial abruptly halted the next day and was postponed. 

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South Africa Sees Light - Dalai Lama... Come on down!

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South Africa in Dalai Lama U-turn

Dalai Lama in India, 11 March
Beijing opposed the planned visit of the Dalai Lama to South Africa

South Africa's government has made a U-turn over its decision in March to deny the Dalai Lama a visa.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hitler Youth or Boy Scouts?

Disturbing story - to say the least.

Boy Scouts Train to Fight Immigrants: Is there a Merit Badge for that?

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boy scout

Today, the New York Times is running a story featuring a new twist on the tradition of Boy Scouts. The Explorer program, which began 60 years ago, is now training Scouts as young as 14 to “confront terrorism, illegal immigration and border violence”.

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Emergency Relief for Gaza

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Palestine: Gaza Emergency Relief, Project Update - Zakher Association

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief

Zakher volunteers packing bags for humanitarian aid recipients - c. ZakherShortly after the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza began in January of 2009, the Zakher Association, a Gazan women’s rights organization, reached out to MADRE to request emergency relief for the women and families in the communities where the organization works. For the 1.5 million people of Gaza, the situation had become desperate. Working from our well-established Emergency & Disaster Relief Fund, MADRE was able to respond immediately.

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