THE ARMENIAN RIGHTS WATCH COMMITTEE (ARWC) OF THE ARMENIAN BAR ASSOCIATION FINDS THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED ON JANUARY 27, 2017 MAY THREATEN ESTABLISHED UNITED STATES LAW AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL OBLIGATIONS The United States government is obligated—under both US. Law and international law—to allow for the application of the asylum claims by non-citizens presenting themselves at U.S. borders and ports of entry. The Immigration and Nationality […]
friend and colleague whose name is Debra Miller asked what I was doing on February 20, 2017. Knowing my politics, she told me that the 20th of February has been designated “Not My Presidents Day” and thought I’d be interested in an event she was working to organize. Never having heard of this day of […]
Chelsea Byers: Residents are demonstrating Thursday outside the building in Westwood at 1pm and would love all the support they can get!
fter the monochromatic inauguration of Sir Trump Devoid of Funk, Penthouse Populist, Twitter Bully, and Bland Brand, I’m viscerally reminded, again, of how my pursuit of happiness remains contaminated by hypocritical contradictions, double-standards, embedded in America’s violent DNA. Starting with Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration: “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created […]
Jack Payden-Travers: Our nation has the distinction of being the only country in the Western Hemisphere still carrying out executions.
Those who have faced it would definitely agree that to find a job with fair salary is a real challenge, even though this is an issue which admits of no delay.
Amber-Rose Howard: Convictions in the “land of the free” carry lifelong consequences which bind people to stagnant living. People are locked up and then set free, only to be locked out of society altogether.
John L. Walthen: The camp has grown again in support of the newly energized water protectors who have vowed to never leave until the government does what’s right. Stop DAPL.
In the aftermath of the election and in this political climate, emotions are running high, but this is no time for paralysis; it’s time to double down. Feminist advocates, are hosting a series of virtual gatherings for women. Join them here: Register here: http://cc100.isrefer.com/go/wdd/skyle
John L. Wathen: Dalrymple has imposed as many inhumane restrictions of the camps as he can in an attempt to evict people from Standing Rock in the dead of the North Dakota winter.
Ellen Linden: President Obama can not only order the work to stop, but he can also deploy the Army Corps of Engineers, or even the National Guard, to stop the violence being perpetrated by local, regional and state officials against the nonviolent protestors.
Stacy Bannerman: The Iraq War mistake forced my now ex-husband to serve two year-long tours in Iraq. His severe post-combat trauma led to a crystal meth addiction that cost me my home, my job, and everything I loved.
Rev. John Floberg: It is a justifiable reaction to defend sacred places. The Sioux, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara and Cheyenne tribes know all of this acreage as a sacred place. The land and events that took place there is in their history.