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Tuesday, 07 October 2008

Habana Outpost, part Cuban restaurant, part non-profit, opens its doors to teach students about environmentalism and creative ways to conserve energy— including a bike powered blender. 

Send a photo to Iraq to support the Week of Nonviolence.

Matthew Shepard, 10 years later: The need for the [Matthew Shepard] law is as urgent now as it was in 1998. Hate crimes against the LGBT community increased 24 percent nationwide last year, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Especially startling increases occurred in Michigan (up 207 percent), Minnesota (up 135 percent) and even in Los Angeles, which saw a 100 percent increase in anti-gay violence in 2007.More
From The APC Blog by mld on 07 Oct 2008Permalink

Wednesday, 01 October 2008

"Students in Chicago have languished in a school system where only 6 out of every 100 [Chicago Public School] students will graduate from a four-year college, dropout rates of more than 50%, below average test scores and dismal high school graduation rates"

Clergy Coalition for School Funding Reform (CCSFR) staged a 2 day boycott in September to kick off the school year. Busing CPS students from the Chicago southside to register at New Trier High School in an affluent northern suburb, CCSFR illuminated inequalities from the property tax school funding structure that leaves $10,000 dollars per year to educate a CPS student while each New Trier student is allocated $17,000 worth of resources. 

Tonight, CCSFR takes the struggle to win more funding for schools to Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs' first playoff game in what could be their first world series championship in 100 years.  More info on their website [...]More
From The APC Blog by meb on 01 Oct 2008Permalink

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

"Crap.  Code Pink."  Anne Elizabeth Moore, embedded with Code Pink, discusses criticism of the group, their girly image, and their signature color.

Peace officers?  Or police officers?  City Limits discusses school safety in NYC. More
From The APC Blog by mld on 30 Sep 2008Permalink

Friday, 26 September 2008

Using women's bodies to sell animal rights: Bitch blogs in response to PETA's recent call for Ben and Jerry's to use breast milk in their ice cream.

Meet Ken Dunn, Chicago's greenest citizen.

In South Asia the economy booms while environmental destruction looms: photos from Dhaka, Bangladesh. More
From The APC Blog by mld on 26 Sep 2008Permalink

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Think you're registered to vote in Michigan?  Read this. 

In These Times editors and contributors pick their top choices for a progressive presidential cabinet

In a groundbreaking decision, a DC federal court ruled that discriminating against someone for changing genders is sex discrimination under federal law.
"In reaching its decision, the court ruled: 'The evidence established that the Library was enthusiastic about hiring David Schroer – until she disclosed her transsexuality. The Library revoked the offer when it learned that a man named David intended to become, legally, culturally, and physically, a woman named Diane. This was discrimination ‘because of . . . sex.’”

Public access channels unaccessible?  US House to ask FCC to examine treatment of public access, educational, and government television stations by AT&T and other cable operators.   [...]More
From The APC Blog by mld on 24 Sep 2008Permalink
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SAMAR: South Asian Magazine for Action & Reflection

Publisher
SAMAR
Publisher URL
Editors
Badal Malick, Chandana Mathur, Raza Mir, Amit Rai, Sujani Reddy, Anandaroop Roy, Saba Waheed; Editorial Associates: Lisa Armstrong, Vivek Gahl, Purnima Bose, Amitava Kumar, Sunaina Maira, Harsh Mathur, Balamurli Natrajan, Vijay Prashad, Arvind Rajagopal,
Listed Since
1992
ISSN
1067-5183
OCLC
27258737
Readership
General readers interested in South Asian community's news, politics and culture

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