DC Grassroots Decry Planning Code Revision

Empower DC Priorities Lower 50% Needs Come First

According to Empower DC, a Washington, D.C. city-wide coalition of local grassroots citizen organizations, the proposed changes to the DC Comprehensive Plan underway is a developers’ brainchild. The revision will intensify redevelopment and gentrification not only in urban neighborhoods but existing residential neighborhoods, such as in Anacostia. They are doing so by demanding reclassification of zoning considerations, shortening or eliminating […]

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Farmers Long Strike Against Modi

Oxen are healthier for the ecosystem

Indian farmers have set a record strike since November 26, 2020. These have made the headlines in India newspapers but are scarcely given any attention in Western media. According to People’s World, farmers, joined with tradespeople from all over India, are striking, and the numbers are daunting. Over 250 million workers, joined by students, supported by farmers wives who prepare […]

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Finding Peace within After Death

Homeless moved here and there in DC

From Your Homeless Blogger, “Making Peace with God-Universe-Nature.” Too few news pundits talk about Death and its impacts on our lives from anything other than a bonehead statistical perspective. Newsmakers focus on numbers and demographics, but never on the deeper ramifications. In fact, too often when someone dies or is being mistreated, such as at Sehome facility in Bellingham, Washington, […]

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Signs Your Habitat is Controlled by a Slumlord

Homeless in DC

Here is a crosspost from YourHomelessBlog.blogspot.com Recently I ran into a person I used to see at Miriam’s Kitchen, one of the poets of our group. There were several white males in our group that met every Wednesday morning (pre-Covid). One was a former professor, up in years, who due to taking care of his wife, had used up his […]

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Israel’s Jihad on Palestine?

Solidarity with Palestine forever

Not many Americans understand how Palestine was like before 1948. Vintage photos from the early period indicate that at least under British colonialism, the Palestinians experienced travel and work opportunities commensurate to the efforts they made. They had rights in their own native land to live as they chose, and they had plenty of dignity and self-worth. They owned the […]

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Sharing Future Visions from the #UNGA75 Commemoration

#ShapingOurFuture Conference UN75

The thematic celebration of United Nations Global Anniversary 75 years brought many perspectives to light for “Shaping Our Future Together.” It was the first virtual conference of its kind, a summit of recorded statements by heads of states, ministers, and diplomats. All 193 members were allowed to deliver speeches of up to 10 minutes. The official celebration was held between […]

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Fighting Voter Suppression in Underrepresented Communities

OurHomes-OurVotes.org

Nonprofits are stepping up to ensure that all voters have access to the voting booth this election. Several organizations working hard to get the vote out including the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), but the COVID19 pandemic has transformed the landscape into a digital […]

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Vote Early, Registration Deadlines for 2020

Ensuring voters have the information they need

Election Day 2020 is on November 3rd, but already the race is on in determining who will be our next President. Due to COVID-19, record numbers of people are on the move. According to USA.gov: “Changes to polling places are possible due to the coronavirus. These may include different locations, layouts, procedures, and availability of translators.” USA.gov notes that many […]

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Tzu-Chi: Vegetarianism for a Good Cause

Go Vegetarian Now

Vegetarianism lowers total carbon footprint, helping save planet Buddhist Tzu-Chi is a humanitarian non-profit founded in 1966 and based in Taiwan. Dharma Master Cheng Yen studied as a disciple with Venerable Master Yin Shun. The Buddhist organizer and teacher claims that her inspiration came from seeing how Catholic nuns performed good works for society such as setting up nursing homes, […]

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Unit 731: Japanese-style Auschwitz, never again?

Unit 731 infograph pacificatrocities.org

The global shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, and as nations are grappling with adaptations and perspectives, the United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres has recommended time and again that all nations cooperate and collaborate with one another. On June 26, 2020, he stood up for the United Nations Charter and reminded us of that watershed moment at its 75th […]

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Let’s Fight #Covid19 with Music

We are Unity Song Project

Healing music is action that is positive, supports mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Mental health experts note that there is a rise in PTSD occurring because of all the additional stress. There are people who dislike positivism and enjoy creating fear—according to Hinduwebsite.com, these might be termed Asuras. These may devolve into beings that label, parse, and generalize away in […]

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