These days it is way too easy to focus on "what's wrong" in the world. It gets a lot of media attention and discussed much more than the positve and progressive changes that have improved the quality of life for even just one person, let alone a class of people. I need some balance. Hopefully I will see links to concrete efforts to improve a person's life (no new age-y or religious stuff please! Stick to the issue) Sep 6
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I wish I could tell you how they got to be in such poor condition, but I can't. My dad has used the same cast iron skillet for as long as I can remember. Once, he forgot and left it heating on the stove. It turned orange (yes, THAT'S hot!) and cracked in half.
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN : A final settlement has been reached in our federal lawsuit challenging the police crackdown on journalists at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Democracy Now!
First book in HarperOne and the Skoll Foundation Publishing Partnership to be about the life and work of Molly Melching and Tostan HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers has announced a partnership with the Skoll Foundation to publish co-branded narrative nonfiction books by Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs—91 entrepreneurs in 74 organizations globally, that have proven they can change the world. HarperOne has been a leading publisher of books about personal and social change for 35 years, including more than 75 New York Times and national bestsellers in the last six years.
Warehouse Workers for Justice Press Release In an historic victory, all striking Roadlink workers at Walmart’s Elwood warehouse have won their principal demand for an end to illegal retaliation against workers protesting poor conditions. They will return to work with their full pay while they were out on strike. Workers will return to work and continue the fight for safe working conditions, fair pay for all hours worked and an end to discrimination. During the 21 day strike, strikers have received a tremendous outpouring of support.
When former Prime Minister Thein Sein was elected president of Myanmar earlier this year, observers saw him as a puppet of the old regime. They considered the November elections to be nothing more than window dressing and predicted that the military, which had been in the driving seat for over four decades, would still be pulling the strings and running the country in much the same old way as before - out of step with the times and its own people. Six months into his presidency however, the new president is beginning to prove his critics wrong.
Bank Transfer Day 11/5/11
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The 5th of November - Bank Transfer Day
October 3, 2011 Senator Sanders Solar Guard The Vermont National Guard unveiled a solar project that will not only save them money but also be a model for the rest of the military. Sen Bernie Sanders secured the nearly $9 million grant for the project, WCAX-TV , Fox 44 and WPTZ-TV reported on Monday morning newscasts. VIDEO , VIDEO and VIDEO Chemical Safety Sen.
Teens will soon have a space of their own at the main San Francisco library to explore the growing world of technology. The San Francisco Public Library was recently named among a dozen learning institutions nationwide that will receive money to create a digital learning lab for middle and high school students. The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the MacArthur Foundation will put $100,000 toward planning and designing the space. An additional $20,000 will come from the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. The library will design the center in partnership with the Bay Area Video Coalition , the California Academy of Sciences and KQED .
Via JoeMyGod After scoffing at an alleged threat from hacker group Anonymous and saying “bring it on” – the whack job church gets its wish. At time of writing the church’s site is unreachable. Whether this is real or not it deserves posting just for the use of the word bitchslap. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?
By Andrew Jones Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:32 EDT In a heart warming story just in time for the holiday season, a 103-year-old woman in Atlanta avoided foreclosure of her home Tuesday afternoon, thanks entirely to the kindness of strangers. According to WSBTV Atlanta , movers hired by Deutsche Bank AG and police were ready to go through with the bank’s request to remove Vita Lee and her 83-year old daughter from their home. However, when they first got sight of Lee, they had a change of heart and declined to go through with it.
Obama was born and raised a Kenyan Muslim. Muslims hate America and Obama does too. In a further attempt to destroy America from the inside, the Muslim president has declared this holiday season the Kwanza season. Kwanza was made up in 1966 by Ronald McKinley Everett. Everett changed his name to Maulana Karenga (meaning down with whitey) in an attempt to disrespect America and his parents.