HUGE News! Join in Today’s Global Day of Action for Berta!

Berta Cáceres, PRESENTE!!! We Must NEVER Forget!!!!

Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement

Your support and the efforts of thousands of others over the last few days, months, and years have paid off in a BIG way! Earlier today, H.R. 5474, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, was introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill would “suspend United States security assistance with Honduras until such time as human rights violations by Honduran security forces cease and their perpetrators are brought to justice.”

We ask that you take 5 minutes today, the Global Day of Action for Justice for Berta, to email your members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 5474. After you have done so, you can also call your Representative to repeat the demand in real time. A short sample call script is below. If you are seeing this message after June 15, it’s OK! This is just the beginning of the campaign in…

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More victories for the defense in Rasmea’s case!

SALUTE!! To ALL Engaged In This Struggle #Justice4Rasmea

Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement

Over 100 people from all over the Midwest gathered in Detroit to support Rasmea Odeh as she, her attorneys, and the prosecution appeared before Judge Gershwin Drain for a status conference on Monday, June 13, 2016.

After the conference ended, Rasmea joined the waiting crowd chanting her name, and Michael Deutsch, her lead attorney, addressed the media, explaining that a tentative date for a new trial has been set for January 10, 2017!

This is what the Rasmea Defense Committee has been anticipating ever since the appellate court decision a few months ago. Rasmea was convicted of a politically-motivated immigration charge in 2014, and sentenced to 18 months in prison and deportation last year. In February 2016, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to Judge Drain, saying he had wrongfully barred the testimony of a torture expert that was critical to Rasmea’s defense. At…

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Applications are now open: Apply to be a TED2017 Fellow

Calling ALL!!! Innovovators:Influencers:Creatives:Visionaries

Check out the Links for TED2017 Fellows Application

Submissions due by: JULY 30 2016

TED Blog

TF17_Application_blog_article_page (1) Bora Yoon, multi-instrumentalist and composer (upper left); Camille A. Brown, choreographer and dancer (right); David Sengeh, biomechatronics engineer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Photo: Lynn Johnson, National Geographic photography fellow (lower left).

If you could pursue your most extraordinary passions, what would you do? Be an asteroid hunter out to save planet Earth? A theater director who brings indigenous voices to the stage? Or a news publisher who helps young people protect freedom of speech in Kyrgyzstan? Yes, real people get to do this incredible work. In fact, they’re all TED2016 Fellows. Even better: applications are now open for you to join the newest class as a TED2017 Fellow.

Welcoming innovators of all kinds, the TED Fellows program is a 400-person global network of makers and doers, a breeding ground of interdisciplinary collaboration that is making a positive impact on the world. The program is designed to catapult careers…

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Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute

This beautiful mural, created by street artist Peap Tarr in Phnom Penh, looks on fire. It is one of dozens of works highlighted in the Google Cultural Institute. Watch Peap Tarr’s TEDx talk. Alexandre Farto spends his days creating towering works on the buildings of Lisbon and London — portraits of people that mirror urban decay, dissolving… … Continue reading Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute

Race Matters: Black Preschoolers Are Suspended 3.6 Times More Than Whites Says Department Of Education



Black Preschoolers Are Suspended 3.6 Times More Than Whites

Did you know that Black preschoolers are more likely to be suspended than their white peers? According to NPR reports:

Remember the black teenager who was thrown from her desk by a school cop? Violence in schools, bullying by other students – these were once dismissed as isolated incidents. But expanded reporting has produced a mountain of data which helps identify patterns of civil rights abuses. The Department of Education now requires information on everything from preschool expulsion rates to whether minority students have access to advanced courses. The latest civil rights data collection has just been released. For more on what it reveals, we’re joined by Anya Kamenetz of NPR’s Ed team.

You know, it’s only been twice so far that the Department of Ed has been collecting these numbers. And I think it surprised a lot of people to…

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