Originally posted on Aware & Fair:
Teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri three months ago. The tragic event has brought the issues of racism and police brutality to the forefront. Now we wait to hear whether the Ferguson Grand Jury will charge the police officer involved, Darren Wilson, with a crime.
Meanwhile. The video below chronicles the issues and activism that surround the Michael Brown shooting. The wonderful animation is by artist/writer Molly Crabtree.
Originally posted on Aware & Fair:
See how far your state has traveled on the road to a cleaner energy future. Click on the map below to go to the interactive map provided by EarthJustice.
The Clean Power Plan sets different goals for each state to reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. As one pathway to meet those goals, the EPA suggests a renewable energy target for each state. However, many of the states are already on track to meet or even exceed those renewable aims. See how your state stacks up on the road to a cleaner energy future. And take action to strengthen the Clean Power Plan by demanding more ambitious renewable energy growth.
Originally posted on Prison Divestment Campaign:
On November 14th students and community members from around California convened to discuss the growing criminalization of immigrants and communities of color. One of the major forces behind the rise of incarceration is the For-Profit Prison Industry, whose second largest client is the state of California. Participants explored strategies to jointly target Prison Industry players like CCA and the GEO Group along with key politicians with close ties to the industry. Stay tuned for more information about how to join organizing efforts in California.
“In response to the statement, “I trust the senior leadership of the American Red Cross,” just 39 percent responded favorably. In response to the statement, “The American Red Cross shows a commitment to ethical business decisions and conduct,” 61 percent responded favorably. That means about 4 in 10 respondents doubt the ethics of the venerable charity.”
Originally posted on JUSTICE FOR RAYMOND:
Survey results obtained by ProPublica also show a crisis of trust in the charity’s senior leadership.
“In response to the statement, “I trust the senior leadership of the American Red Cross,” just 39 percent responded favorably.
In response to the statement, “The American Red Cross shows a commitment to ethical business decisions and conduct,” 61 percent responded favorably. That means about 4 in 10 respondents doubt the ethics of the venerable charity.”
A shameful report from one of the widelysupported charity.
Originally posted on The Matter of Life and Death:
Ashley Strass wrongful death from malaria – update written by her father as he fights for justice and accountability.
“A lawsuit related to the 2011 malaria death of a Homosassa girl has been working its way through the civil court system. Ashley Mirembe Strass, 4, is believed to have contracted malaria during a visit with her mother, Tracey Strass, to her homeland of Uganda in April 2011 . The planned four-week visit was to meet her mother’s family for the time. But shortly after arriving, Ashley became ill, so the trip was cut short.
According to court records, after treatment at two locations in Uganda, Tracey Strass thought she needed to get her daughter back to the United States for medical care and planned to get her to a hospital emergency room as soon as they landed in Tampa. But…
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