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Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes (tags)

With its Cuba plans dashed, the conference returns to its home at Harvard.

JEWISH GROUPS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM UNITE IN CONDEMNATION OF TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN (tags)

By Yair Rosenberg January 30, 2017 • 9:11 AM Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus Pinterest On Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all immigrants and visa holders from entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The order included green card holders and also banned all refugees for 120 days. Given the Jewish historical experience with being both refugees and subjected to religious loyalty tests, this directive unsurprisingly evoked a strong reaction from much of the American Jewish community. As so—contrary to some earlier claims—Jewish groups across the spectrum mobilized in opposition to the executive order, in a rare display of unity. The American Jewish Committee was one of the first out of the gate, offering a detailed rebuttal to the policy: “For more than 110 years, AJC has been a consistent voice for a fair, non-discriminatory, and generous U.S. refugee and immigration policy,” AJC CEO David Harris said. “We are all related to those fortunate enough to have been admitted to this country – in my case, my mother, father, wife, and daughters-in-law, and we believe that other deserving individuals merit the same opportunities to be considered for permanent entry.” Assuring security in the implementation of immigration laws and procedures is essential, but lost in the current discussion over the suspension of refugee admissions and the issuance of all visas to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries this week – as in the rhetoric of the presidential campaign – are several facts: • Refugees from Syria, Iraq and other states in violent upheaval are already laboriously and intrusively vetted by U.S. immigration authorities, assisted by U.S. intelligence agencies, in cooperation with other nations’ intelligence services. For those approved, it generally takes 18 to 24 months to gain U.S. admission; • Refugees from Central America are, almost exclusively, women and children who are at risk of violence, sexual assault, and even death if they are returned to their home countries. They deserve compassion and a fair hearing. • The terrorist threat attributed to refugees is a cruel and distracting fiction, especially when viewed against the actual incidence of mass violence committed with chilling frequency – in schools, churches, shopping malls and other venues – against Americans by Americans. In the 14 years ending in October 2015, a period in which 784,000 refugees were resettled in the United States, there were exactly three arrests for planning terrorist activities (none of which occurred); • Since the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, the United States and the international community as a whole have recognized an obligation to assist refugees. For America to close its eyes – and its borders – to even painstakingly vetted refugees contravenes that international treaty. President Trump, of course, is authorized to assert the sovereign right of the U.S. to assure the integrity of America’s borders and the effective enforcement of the country’s immigration and asylum laws… However, blanket suspensions of visas and refugee admission would suggest guilt by association – targeted primarily at Muslims fleeing violence and oppression. AJC regards such actions, contrary to international perceptions of a compassionate America and reinforcing anti-Muslim stereotypes, as both unjust and unwarranted. As the full scope of the executive order became clearer in airports across the country, the AJC later told reporters, “We are outraged by the new US refugee policy, its draconian face. This is not the American way.” The Anti-Defamation League was similarly scathing. “History will look back on this order as a sad moment in American History – the time when the president turned his back on people fleeing for their lives,” said ADL executive director Jonathan Greenblatt. “This will effectively shut America’s doors to the most vulnerable people in the world who seek refuge from unspeakable pain and suffering.” “For the Sunni family whose son languishes in prison in Iran because of his faith, for the former Army translator in Iraq who has been threatened because of his service,

Race, Art, and All That Jazz at Harvard (tags)

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art presents an amazing show on the genre of jazz

Manzanar Committee Calls On JACL Board To Honor Intent Of Power Of Words Handbook (tags)

Repost of a press release regarding JACL wanting to tone down the language on a plaque at Manzanar concentration camp.

Venezuela's Future (tags)

Chavez

In His Own Words: [KPFK] Candidate Chris Bayard Condon (tags)

the new Pacifica??? Copied this from TakeBackKPFK.org

SAVE AMERICA's PUBLIC HOUSING - No on PETRA! - NO on TRA! (tags)

Public housing in Berkeley and Oakland are under attack by corporate profiteers, and if HUD and the Obama Administration have it their way, public housing across the nation will be next on the chopping block of corporate privatization! Join the struggle against the privatization of public housing!

September 11th, 2008, Seven Years Latter, and Still No Clear Answers (tags)

Seven years after the attacks on September 11th, the Bush Administration still has no clear, definitive answers for the American Public, or the world, on who actually attacked the United States, where they are, and whether or not all the Billions Spent will ever bring anyone to justice.

George Bush Sings! The Truth Serum CD Marks This New Election Year (tags)

It's important to keep Freedom of Speech alive. And when you're in the arts, it's an artist's responsibility to exercise those rights via the arts. Jon Hartmann has just completed "George Bush Sings" a music truth time capsule of all the errors of the Bush Adminstration in American History.

Why Are Gas Prices So High? (tags)

A Primer on Oil: Past, Present, Future of Oil and Gas in the United States

African-American history is American history (tags)

African-American history month was ignored and glanced over. But African-American history is American history

Million More Movement Rally Strikes Unity Theme (tags)

The Mall, in the Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., was the scene for a massive rally, on Sat., Oct. 15, 2005, entitled the “Million More Movement.” It was a reprise of the “Million Man March,” of ten years ago. This event, which drew a massive crowd, called for justice for the “poor and disenfranchised” in the country. Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam was the primary speaker.

Reds come out fighting: Time to turn up heat vs. ultra-right, Communist meet says (tags)

CHICAGO — The Communist Party USA wound up its convention here in a fighting mood July 3, with the 450 participants vowing to pour their energies into blocking the ultra-right effort to take over the Supreme Court.

Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)

The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

Required Reading for Non-Swing-State Voters (tags)

The speech Ralph Nader gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

Ralph Nader Speech Full Text (tags)

The speech he gave at Creighton Univ. on 8/25/04 and a portion of the Q and A afterward. Please remember that in "safe states" you can vote your heart rather than your fears. (recommended: paste to wordpad)

Guatemalan human rights activist speaks @ Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, Sept. 3rd (tags)

Dr. Raul Molina, member of the Board of Directors of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA and former Coordinator of the National University of Guatemala's Truth Commission, will deliver a talk about the political situation currently existing within that country.

A DEAFENING SILENCE OF MEANING (tags)

A DREARY CANDIDATE...

Are Liberals Killing the Study of History? (tags)

The Roots of the PIC in American History (tags)

by Daniel Horowitz de Garcia, Walda Katz-Fishman, Clark McKnight, explores the roots of the Prison Industrial Complex back to slavery.

[then subverted to steal American lives with by lying] (tags)

Demon Bush replied, "No, the intelligence I operated on [then subverted to steal American lives with by lying] was good, sound intelligence."

(Great article) Greasing the Palms of the Oil Barons (tags)

Oil is often called a "fossil" fuel; the idea being that it comes from formerly living organisms. This may have been plausible back when oil wells were drilled into the fossil layers of the earth's crust; but today, great quantities of oil are found in deeper wells that are found below the level of any fossils. How could then could oil have come from fossils, or decomposed former living matter, if it exists in rock formations far below layers of fossils - the evidence of formerly living organisms? It must not come from living matter at all!

Pleading with Americans to arrest bush for the love of children (tags)

The dumfuk bushite parasites have been PURPOSEFULLY blowing themselves up with mined cluster bombs as suicide bombers! Not dying for any noble cause, but to only further toll more American Patriot lives.

Americans are forbidden to know... (tags)

Here's what a bushite's granmom's tax payment is going towards, minus the 1.5 billion per month of 4 that is secretly STOLEN by the bushmob as something Americans are forbidden to know of through their corporate news censorship stealing their very own demeaned values, dying.

Paul Robeson honored with postage stamp (tags)

CHICAGO – Bowing to a six-year grassroots campaign, the U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue a stamp commemorating the life of Paul Robeson. The announcement is being greeted with joy in the ranks of those who fought for its issuance.

California recall (tags)

California and Arnold as a new Governor. Is this a case of America on the new path for a revolution? Just my own personal thoughts.

Tax Slavery (tags)

If the Government takes as much, or more, from you in taxes as a Feudal Serf are you any free'er than that Feudal Serf?

U.S. Diplomat's Letter of Resignation (tags)

A great moment in American History remembered...

Historians pervert U.S. history (tags)

I recently attended the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, the nation's largest, most influential organization of academic historians. What goes on at this meeting eventually makes its way into your child's classroom. I was shocked by what I saw and heard.

America’s First Anti-Globalization Protest (tags)

"Resistance was organizing and growing and the Tea Act was the final straw. The citizens of the colonies were preparing to throw off one of the corporations that for almost two hundred years had determined nearly every aspect of their lives through its economic and political power. They were planning to destroy the goods of the world’s largest multinational corporation, intimidate its employees, and face down the guns of the government that supported it."

Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Lott; are Anti Christ? Ver.3 (tags)

Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Lott; are Anti Christ? Ver.3

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