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Bend The Arc: Pittsburgh We are the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 29 October 2018 21:10

Website https://www.bendthearc.us/open_letter_to_president_trump

President Trump:

Yesterday, a gunman slaughtered 11 Americans during Shabbat morning services. We mourn with the victims’ families and pray for the wounded. Here in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, we express gratitude for the first responders and for the outpouring of support from our neighbors near and far. We are committed to healing as a community while we recommit ourselves to repairing our nation.

 

For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 22:29
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The Long Decline of DKE, Brett Kavanaugh’s Fraternity at Yale PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:12


By Eren Orbey September 25, 2018 

 

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-long-decline-of-dke-brett-kavanaughs-fraternity-at-yale
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Since Brett Kavanaugh’s time at Yale, the prevalence of Greek life on the campus has declined, but his fraternity, dke, has maintained a reputation for aggressively loutish antics.Photograph by Mark Peterson / Redux for The New Yorker
Last week, after Christine Blasey Ford went public with an allegation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in high school, the Yale Daily News published an old photograph that directed scrutiny to the Supreme Court nominee’s college years. In the black-and-white image, two brothers of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity march across Yale’s campus in an initiation rite, one of them carrying a flag fashioned from women’s lingerie.

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World Audibly Laughs After Trump Claims His Administration Among Most Accomplished in US History During UN Address PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 13:56
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/09/25/world-audibly-laughs-after-trump-claims-his-administration-among-most-accomplished?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=

 

"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump declared before laughter broke out in the hall.

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President Donald Trump addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. (Photo: UN News Center)

Just seconds into his address to the United Nation General Assembly on Tuesday morning, laughter broke out among the venerated crowd of global leaders and diplomats when President Donald Trump tried to claim that his administration has been among the most successful in the nearly 250 years since the U.S. was founded.

"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump declared before audible laughter broke out in the hall.

 

Watch:

 

at Common Dreams 

 

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/09/25/world-audibly-laughs-after-trump-claims-his-administration-among-most-accomplished?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=

 

 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 14:02
 
''Guilty on All Counts!': In Historic Victory, Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:01

 

"This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable."by Common Dreams staff

 
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/10/guilty-all-counts-historic-victory-monsanto-ordered-pay-289-million-roundup-cancer

A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weedkillers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. (Photo: London Permaculture/cc/flickr)

In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company's toxic and deadly legacy, a court in California on Friday found the corporation liable for damages suffered by a cancer patient who alleged his sickness was directly caused by exposure to the glyphosate-based herbicides, including the widely used weedkiller Roundup.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:16
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Group photo opposing Trumps policy of zero tolerance PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:18

Photo taken on June 20 World Refugee Day  on the Steps of the BC Legislature

 

Tara Todesco's photo.

The United States is the only country that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child is the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world:  (Convention On the Rights of the child)

 

 

1.  To not detain refugee claimants (and other immigrants) as a matter of routine, for lengthy periods of time because they lack money or family is unable to post bond. The UNHCR has published guidelines on the detention of asylum seekers objecting to such detention. The concern is that the grounds and powers of arrest result in abuses of fundamental human rights. powers of arrest result in abuses of fundamental human rights.

 

In a debate,  a Trump supporter exclaimed that Trump would be a hero if he anounced that the children would no longer be separated from their parents, his opponent said that is like praising the arsonist who put out the fire [given it was Trump who initially gave the zero Tolerance edict]

Last Updated on Friday, 22 June 2018 09:45
 
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