Finishing the Dream. US 'will review' policy on UN DRIP - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) BREAKING: Farmworkers, Consumers Declare National Boycott of Wendy’s! Elena SteinCoalition of Immokalee Workerselena@allianceforfairfood.org | 239-986-0688 Farmworkers, Consumers Declare National Boycott of Wendy’s Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Campaign for Fair Food Calls on World’s Third Largest Hamburger Chain to Join Award-Winning Fair Food Program New York, NY: On Thursday, March 3, hundreds of farmworkers, religious leaders, students, and consumers will gather near Columbus Circle to launch a national boycott of Wendy’s, the world’s third largest hamburger chain.
Following the boycott announcement, the protesters will march from Columbus Circle to the Park Avenue offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz, Founding Partner and CEO of the activist hedge fund Trian Partners and a major shareholder in Wendy’s. Univision Launches Campaign To Register 3 Million New Latino Voters. “In the past, we were described as the sleeping giant, but the giant has awakened.
Now we have to show that power.” - Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos While the Republican candidates battle over who can take a harder line on immigration, Univision, the country's number one Spanish language network, has launched an all-out effort to register new Hispanic voters. Eleven million Latino voters went to the polls in the last presidential election. According to the New York Times, that's about half the number who were eligible. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. 1900s 1903 In Oxnard, Calif., more than 1,200 Mexican and Japanese farm workers organize the first farm worker union, the Japanese-Mexican Labor Association (JMLA).
Later, it will be the first union to win a strike against the California agricultural industry, which already has become a powerful force. 1904 The U.S. establishes the first border patrol as a way to keep Asian laborers from entering the country by way of Mexico. 1905 Labor organizer Lucy Gonzales Parsons, from San Antonio, Texas, helps found the Wobblies, the Industrial Workers of the World. After Marriage Equality, What? Supreme Court rules states must allow same-sex marriage. In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices.
Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent. Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York's Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement, the decision could settle one of the major civil rights fights of this era. Title IX: Let 'em Play. Selma - The Bridge to the Ballot. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights activists left Selma, Alabama, on foot, marching for dignity and equality.Eighteen days, 54 miles, one police attack, 1,900 National Guard troops, 2,000 U.S.
Army soldiers and countless stories later, they arrived in Montgomery — and changed history. This film tells the story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. Standing in their way: a century of Jim Crow, a resistant and segregationist state, and a federal government slow to fully embrace equality. Updated: Punishment for protest during anthem outlined in Bossier. After several seconds of awkward silence prior to a hockey game in Shreveport between Texas A&M and East Texas Baptist University on Friday, fans, players and officials belted out the national anthem.
Wochit Wednesday morning, Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith said there is an expectation his student-athletes will stand for the national anthem at sporting events. “It is a choice for students to participate in extracurricular activities, not a right, and we at Bossier Schools feel strongly that our teams and organizations should stand in unity to honor our nation’s military and veterans,” Smith said in a statement.
LP CB The Development and Application of the First Amendment. The Most Powerful Dissent in American History. Such prosecutions would be unthinkable today, not because modern officials embrace criticism more bravely than their predecessors but because we have come as a nation and as a people to acknowledge that the First Amendment's protections are (and ought to be) especially stout when it comes to dissent about the public workings of government.
And that nearly universal acknowledgment, which has survived America's four major wars since World War I and guides the way we both conduct business and handle our own personal affairs, was born in Justice Holmes' dissent. Just in time for your August beach reading, Thomas Healy, a former federal appeals court law clerk and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, has written an excellent book about how Justice Holmes, perhaps the most famous and influential justice of all time, came to write this passage -- and came around, at last, to a rousing defense of the First Amendment.