5 Broken Cameras

Excited to see this documentary about the Palestinian town of Bilin, where the Israeli Army began building a fence between the town and a nearby Jewish settlement.  Residents of Bilin lost access to some of their land and their olive groves were destroyed.  It’s a New  York Times Critics’ Pick.  



Perry Mines Texas System to Raise Cash


How did Rick Perry raise so much money when running for his second and third terms as governor of Texas?  Oh, he gave out “grants, tax breaks, contracts and appointments to hundreds of his most generous supporters and their businesses.”  Yet another reason to fear this man’s run for republican presidential nominee.   

Perry Mines Texas System to Raise Cash

How did Rick Perry raise so much money when running for his second and third terms as governor of Texas?  Oh, he gave out “grants, tax breaks, contracts and appointments to hundreds of his most generous supporters and their businesses.”  Yet another reason to fear this man’s run for republican presidential nominee.   



British Leader Seeks Public Housing Evictions for Rioters and Their Families


Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has suggested a way of punishing those involved in the recent riots:  evict them and their families from public housing.  Officials from the Conservative Party favor Cameron’s recommendation, but Labour Party leaders disagree with it, saying it does not solve the issue at hand.  Agreed.  

British Leader Seeks Public Housing Evictions for Rioters and Their Families

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has suggested a way of punishing those involved in the recent riots:  evict them and their families from public housing.  Officials from the Conservative Party favor Cameron’s recommendation, but Labour Party leaders disagree with it, saying it does not solve the issue at hand.  Agreed.  


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Rick Perry and Jesus

Rick Perry and Jesus


Over 1,000 Arrested in U.K. as Anger over Inequality, Racism Boils Over into “Insurrection”



Black Caucus Kicks Off Job Fair, Wants to Get 10,000 Hired

Representative Jon Conyers of Michigan recently warned President Obama that the Congressional Black Caucus have had enough of the high unemployment numbers of blacks, which at 16% is higher than the national average.  The Congressional Black Caucus is holding “For the People” job fairs in several cities across the country.  The turn out has been large.  

Black Caucus Kicks Off Job Fair, Wants to Get 10,000 Hired

Representative Jon Conyers of Michigan recently warned President Obama that the Congressional Black Caucus have had enough of the high unemployment numbers of blacks, which at 16% is higher than the national average.  The Congressional Black Caucus is holding “For the People” job fairs in several cities across the country.  The turn out has been large.  


London Riots


Rick Perry and Friends:  Meet the Supporters of the Governor’s Prayer Rally

Many speculate that Rick Perry will run for president.  Frightening thought.  Here’s a taste of Perry’s scary beliefs.  



The War on Drugs Turns 40

The war on drugs has been incarcerating people of color on a large scale for the last forty years.  As Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said,  “The enemy in this war has been racially defined. The drug war, not by accident, has been waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color.”  It’s time to end this racist policy and invest in communities and treatment.  

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The War on Drugs Turns 40

The war on drugs has been incarcerating people of color on a large scale for the last forty years.  As Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said,  “The enemy in this war has been racially defined. The drug war, not by accident, has been waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color.”  It’s time to end this racist policy and invest in communities and treatment.  

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