2017 Tax Marchers vow to make Trump answer to U.S.

Tax Day March 2017 includes reminder about global warming

Partners from 350.org and Rise Up May 1st tell us why more marches and community actions are necessary to build solidarity On a sunny Saturday April 15th, thousands of people gathered at the National Mall for the 2017 April 15th Tax March. The protest began at noon at the U.S. Capitol West Front Fountain. According to TaxMarch.org, the theme this year highlights President Trump’s conflicts […]

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ICRC Peace Prize Centennial and American Founder Clara Barton

Clara Barton, Historic Park along Barton Parkway

January 2017 marks the centennial of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s Nobel Peace Prize for its prisoner-of-war program during World War I. Far from being a torture program such as at Guantanamo Bay, the ICRC was nominated by French professor Louis Renault for its provisions of humanitarian relief to soldiers, including food, medicine, treatment, and communications. According to […]

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March for Women’s Rights rivals Million-Man March

Graphic from womensmarch.com

The day after billionaire Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s populist Republican President became a moment of reckoning with the public no further away than the avenues adjacent the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The business tycoon and media star must have been stunned by huge crowds gathered in cities across the country on January 21st. There were 600 marches […]

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High rent forcing low-income D.C. residents out

Eve of destruction or renovation

D.C. Council votes to limit access to emergency housing Even though public-private partnerships such as the New Communities Initiative offers a wholesome approach for select District of Columbia residents, there are too many low-income tenants falling through the cracks. D.C. Housing Authority estimates there are 42,000 people on its waiting list—so many the agency stopped accepting applications in April 2013. […]

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#SchoolNotPrisons Show Livestream

School Not Prisons free concerts

There will be a live show in Los Angeles 6pm September 30, 2016 by grassroots artist foundation #Schools Not Prisons. In partnership with the California Endowment of the Arts, activists, and community leaders from around the state, these shows are to help draw attention to the fact that we need to Spend less money on prisons and more on schools […]

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Sam Hill Wrong in Flagstaff

Sam Hill Wrong in Flagstaff

There are a lot of ironies built-in to this story about what in “Sam Hill Wrong in Flagstaff.” First, my arrival was adventitious, due to a broken-down Greyhound bus, and tired of certain troublesome creatures on the bus. Second, generally I had a swell time in Flagstaff: it’s beautiful, the air is fresh and clean. Third, my complaints originated from […]

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7th Annual Central Valley Conference Against Human Trafficking

7th Annual CVAHT Conference

Fresno, CA–The Central Valley Against Human Trafficking (CVAHT) held their annual convention in Fresno this February 24, 2016. Present were social workers from many parts of the Valley including Kern, Tulare, Madera, Merced, and even from Los Angeles. Guests included Keynote speaker Kay Buck, a leading advocate in the fight against human trafficking, as well as local representatives from the […]

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Asian-American Forum combats human trafficking massage parlors with lesson plan

Joined in bipartisan effort to curb sex-trafficking

A few month ago, Asian American Forum (AAF) offered a challenge. Which Asian American journalist will come up with the next article about human trafficking and Asian massage parlors? January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month and AAF has published a Unit Plan on Human Trafficking with Asian Massage Parlors: The Skinny LP in its Winter 2016 issue. […]

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