Monday, June 29, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

What do the Drug companies offer? Health? Nope; just money - for whoever will take it.

First, They Came Bearing Trinkets for Doctors--Now, Junkets for Journalists




Over on the always-excellent Schwitzer Health News Blog,  the University of Minnesota’s Gary
Schwitzer spotlights a notice that appeared in the Society of Professional
Journalist’s (SPJ) e-newsletter:

“Interested in covering the health
industry, science and medical research? Even more interested in using
journalism to inform the public about the leading cause of illness and death
worldwide? The National Press Foundation offers an all-expenses-paid four-day
fellowship for journalists on ‘Cancer Issues.’ The program will be in Washington,
D.C. Sept. 13-16. Fifteen fellowships will be awarded and they all include
lodging, airfare and most meals. The applications deadline is 5 p.m. July 28,
2009."

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Welcome home to your USA!

ACTION: Help Support Immigration Reform Today


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As most of you already know, the White House is meeting with Congress right now to discuss immigration reform, We need to show a strong movement for reform! Here is how you can help!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Vote for a strong climate and energy saving bill this Friday!

Happy Birthday Judge Sotomayor!

Here's hoping that a similar photo is taken shortly about your confirmation!

Sonia Sanchez "Put on the sleeves of love."

Listen up about standing on the side of love!

The Who, What, When and Where of Immigration Reform

Pro-immigration reform demonstrators in New York on May Day - Photo: Jocelyn Gonzales/Feet in 2 Worlds

Pro-immigration reform demonstrators in New York on May Day. (Photo: Jocelyn Gonzales/Feet in 2 Worlds)


What: President Barack Obama will meet Congressional leaders from both parties to discuss the way forward in fixing the U.S. immigration system. The White House has insisted on tamping down expectations, saying this is just the beginning of the conversation.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Reform Immigration Now -Welcome those who want to live and work here!


SOURCE:
AP/Rex C. Curry

Demonstrators march with an American flag during an immigration reform rally in Dallas, Texas.





The need for immigration reform in the United States is beyond question. The nation’s broken immigration system undermines our core national values, disserves our economic and security interests, and diminishes our moral standing in the world. Reforming this system is also critical to successfully addressing other key issues such as health care and the economy.

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The higher the unemployment gets, the harder its gets to be green

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Mountaintop removal protest: Finding a path forward?



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Hundreds of people on both sides of the mountaintop removal issue gather along W.Va. 3 Tuesday outside Massey Energy’s Goals Coal Co. processing and shipping

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Like it - want more of it - Green Theater on the Road

b-activists: Canadian theatre group’s Tour de Green



photo courtesy of otesha project

photo courtesy of otesha project


On June 18th, a group of young cyclists started pedaling 2,000 kilometers across southern British Columbia, presenting theater performances to dozens of communities along the way.

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Number one job to save energy and lungs

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Old coal plants: A key to dealing with climate change



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Fixing existing coal-fired power plants is a key for the coal industry if it wants to remain part of the world’s energy mix in a carbon-constrained future, according to the latest report published by the folks at MIT’s Energy Initiative.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

The World's Shame

1/6th of us with not enough to eat.
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1.02 billion people hungry

19-06-2009

One sixth of humanity undernourished - more than ever before

Photo: ©AFP PHOTO/JES AZNAR

The faces behind the numbers.

19 June 2009, Rome - World hunger is projected to reach a historic high in 2009 with 1 020 million people going hungry every day, according to new estimates published by FAO today.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Love one another, as I have loved you.

We are not doing so well, are we?

The number of people internally displaced within their own countries has reached a historical high of more than 28 million, the UN's refugee agency said today, as conflicts in Pakistan's Swat valley and Sri Lanka compound a growing global problem.

[An internally displaced girl, who fled a military offensive in the Swat valley region, sits in line with her food pots while awaiting her ration of tea at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Yar Hussain camp in Swabi district, located about 120 km (75 miles) north west of Pakistan's capital Islamabad, June 16, 2009. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)]An internally displaced girl, who fled a military offensive in the Swat valley region, sits in line with her food pots while awaiting her ration of tea at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Yar Hussain camp in Swabi district, located about 120 km (75 miles) north west of Pakistan's capital Islamabad, June 16, 2009. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)
At the end of last year the total number of people forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution around the world stood at 42 million, including 16 million refugees and asylum seekers and 26 million people uprooted within their own countries, according to UNHCR's annual Global Trends report, which was released this afternoon.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Great Magazine - newest issue

Read it!
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YES! Online June 2009
The New Economy: Summer Issue
David KortenspacerWhy This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance
Let Wall Street go and rebuild a Main Street economy.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Who's in Charge of Immigration? Roger Rabbit?

Sorry to defame a smart rabbit - but stories like this seem to be best explained as a bad movie plot instead of some Bush League hold-over who doesn't care who gets hurt in trying to embarass Obama Administration by using the"book" as an excuse to just be dumb and mean!
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U.S. Orders 11-Year-Old Out of the Country


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ewelina 300x225 U.S. Orders 11 Year Old Out of the CountryHer mom and dad are legally allowed to stay at their home in Georgia, but an eleven-year-old child has been ordered to leave the country by July 23.

Ewelina Bledniak’s parents say it’s a paperwork mistake, made by the lawyer they hired when she was two and they moved to the states.

Dad Hubert is now a U.S. citizen who owns a tile installation business in their small town. Mom Agnes is a legal resident going through the process to become a citizen. But Ewelina’s plight came up when the Bledniaks applied for a green card for their daughter.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Employee Free Choice Act - Level the playing field

The march brought together 300 union members and community allies, both to support “labor’s issue”—the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which Bank of America has attacked—and to denounce the bank’s home foreclosures. Jobs with Justice had led 30 protests of Bank of America across the state, and our alliance in Lynn produced the largest and most diverse one.
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A march in Lynn, Massachusetts, for the Employee Free Choice Act and against the Bank of America’s home foreclosures helped build a relationship between unionized working people and community organizations, especially among immigrants. Photo: Bill Rouseville
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Testing Torture , UCLA International Institute

Testing Torture , UCLA International Institute

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Radiohead - All I Need: Anti Trafficking Video

Children all over the world are being trafficked for labor and sex. It's a death of their childhood and needs preventing.

Street Corner Solidarity

"The workers said 'Thanks, but no thanks, we won't do that.' And instead 260 day labourers joined 2,000 janitors who marched across the landscape of Los Angeles," he said.

[(photo: Jornalero News, Official News Blog of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network)<br />](photo: Jornalero News, Official News Blog of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network)
"That's the type of solidarity that's going to bring immigrant rights organisations [together] with organised labour," said Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Labour Organising Network (NDLON), the most extensive network of immigrant workers centres in the United States.

At national and local levels, strategically and tactically, trade unions and organisations of mostly immigrant day labourers are gravitating towards each other and inventing ways to cooperate. The new alliance shows potential both to strengthen organised workers' leverage in the labour market and to increase their political muscle.

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Street Corner Solidarity

"The workers said 'Thanks, but no thanks, we won't do that.' And instead 260 day labourers joined 2,000 janitors who marched across the landscape of Los Angeles," he said.

[(photo: Jornalero News, Official News Blog of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network)<br />](photo: Jornalero News, Official News Blog of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network)
"That's the type of solidarity that's going to bring immigrant rights organisations [together] with organised labour," said Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Labour Organising Network (NDLON), the most extensive network of immigrant workers centres in the United States.

At national and local levels, strategically and tactically, trade unions and organisations of mostly immigrant day labourers are gravitating towards each other and inventing ways to cooperate. The new alliance shows potential both to strengthen organised workers' leverage in the labour market and to increase their political muscle.

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