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Comix, Postacrds and Activism : uk readers Jun. 16th, 2007 @ 09:52 pm
Environmental justice activism through the sequential arts of comix. 'Read By / Best Before End' is an exciting new project I hope to debut in August at Caption and Climate Camp. Its an anthology aimed at bringing together people who have never drawn comix before and those who have. I'm also looking for a co-ordinating team. If you're interested in utilising the potential of what comics can achieve when married with lobbying, have a look here.

Candlelight Walk in Support of Immigrants Rights. May. 12th, 2007 @ 05:11 pm

Danbury has once again, this week, been the victim of ICE Raids. It has been reported that 14 have been taken in this latest round of ICE raids which were carried out at the homes of the victims. Many of the arrests made during late night hours (midnight raids) and some of them, without warrants for arrests. ICE continues to terrorize our local immigrant community, using Nazi-like tactics to do so, and continues to take advantage of the isolation of many in our Immigrant Communities to provide the least possible chance of them obtaining adequate, and timely legal aide in cases where victims might face deportations. Many of those taken in this latest round of raids have already been moved on to Massachusettes. They are being permitted only the most minimal communication with family members (I have reports of two minute conversations with their spouse, in some cases).

We as a compassionate community of activists, local residents, faith communities, and civic groups need to have a response to these unjust, and terrorizing raids upon our brothers and sisters.

For that reason, we are organizing a night time, candlelight walk on Wednesday 5/16 at 8:30 pm from the Courtyard of the Danbury Library (corner of Main and West Streets) to Kennedy Park (the site of past raids upon day laborers on Kennedy Ave, in Danbury), in protest of our city's collaboration with ICE and with other anti-immigrant agenda's.

Please Join us as we walk in solidarity, in a peaceful, and legal demonstration, with our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters and declare that these raids MUST stop! that the tearing apart of communities, and family's MUST stop!

A peaceful rally will be held at the close of the walk, at Kennedy Park, in which members of the community are welcome to voice their support for Immigrants in our Community, their Opposition to the Raids, and their objection to the terrorizing of the most vulnerable members of our communties.

What: Candlelight Walk and Vigil for Immigrants Rights
Where: Meet at Danbury Public Library, and walk to Kennedy Park.
When: Wednesday, May 16th, 8:30 PM.

Please bring a candle for yourselves, and any extra's you are able to bring.

In Solidarity,
Jean C. Hislop
Danbury Area Activist for Immigrants Rights.

More information to follow.

Connos Memse Apr. 20th, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

My name is Connos Memse.  I am a student at MIT (Massachusetts Interdimensional Travel). I am majoring in interdimensional politics, and for my senior year, I am here to study the politics of America in this dimension.
My dimension is very similar to this one, we have the same TV shows, the same countries, even the same food. America's still America, we've got all of the same freedoms. Things are just a little different, enough to be worth taking a look at what could have gone differently back home to make it more like this place, or what could have gone differently to make here more like home.

I'm withholding judgment on whether here or home is the more politically sound America.

Or, more specifically, this is a political satire journal with a definite liberal slant, written by a professional activist from Indianapolis, IN.  Please come check it out, I've got two entries already posted, and will be updating regularly.
Current Mood: accomplished

Forum on Immigrants Rights, Hartford, CT 2/3 Jan. 15th, 2007 @ 04:19 pm
Stop the Raids!
Stop Disappearing Latino Workers!
Public Forum on the Situation in Danbury

7:30 P.M.
· Representative, Campaign to Stop the ICE Raids in Danbury
· Isaac, Day Laborer arrested and jailed by ICE
· Jim Welcome, Attorney for the Danbury 11
· Simon Moshenberg, Yale Law School, Attorney in Lawsuit against
Homeland Security
· Fr. Thomas Mitchell, Pastor, St. Augustine Church
· Representative, SEIU, Local 32BJ

What Happened in Danbury, Connecticut?

On September 19, 2006, eleven day laborers were approached by an
unmarked van with hardhats on the front seat. The workers jumped into the
van expecting to go to work, but were instead taken straight to jail.

The government refused to release their names, leaving their families
unsure of the fate of their loved ones. They were taken 150 miles away
to impede their defense. Soon six were shipped to two prisons in Texas.

The Danbury 11 joined the nearly 16,000 Latino workers currently being
unjustly held in a system of local and national prisons.

This raid, like all the other raids being carried out by ICE
(Immigration & Customs Enforcement –arm of Homeland Security) is designed to
induce terror and keep workers from fighting for decent wages and

Expert legal help and demonstrations have freed 9 of the Danbury 11 on
bail. However, ICE has since arrested 6 more immigrants in Danbury.
The mayor and chief of police have vowed that raids will become a normal
part of life in Danbury.

Join us in the defense of immigrants in Danbury and elsewhere! Stand
up for immigrant rights and STOP THE ICE RAIDS!

Initiated by the CT Regional Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Sponsored
by the Western Connecticut Central Labor Council. For more information
go to http://www.stoptheraids.org, or call 860-538-3920.

Activists Meeting, CT Nov. 9th, 2006 @ 01:22 pm
ARC, Antiwar Referendum Committee, Will Host a presentation on the current state of the wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan on 11/15 from 12-2pm. It will be followed by an Activist Workshop from 2-3pm at Torpe Theater Davidson Hall at Central Connecticut State University, in CT. For more information contact ccsu.arc@gmail.com
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» Uganda's Calling
Answer the call.

Sorry if this is not allowed in the community, I can remove it if asked - but I thought some of you might be interested in this new group!

I'm a board member of ugandacalling, and we exist to raise awareness of and work for the end of the civil war in Northern Uganda, which has victimized many innocent civilians, particularly children, and left many homeless and desperately poor. We're trying to provide resources for local groups working on this issue - collecting petitions for groups to circulate, providing ideas for fundraisers for worthy projects, posting news articles and bulletins about Uganda, and letting activists and interested people get together to learn more and network with each other.

And we still need lots of people to help us carry on all these functions and get us off the ground as a nonprofit -as well as community leaders who'd like to start something for Uganda! We especially welcome international members, particularly people from Uganda (and we have at least a few already).

If you're interested in learning more or helping out, please check out the community - everyone's very nice and positive, we'd love to see you!
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I’m 7.5 months pregnant and looking for children’s books, baby’s books, and children’s/baby’s movies/shows that are enjoyable, educational, have good politics, and strong female characters. I’ve already thought of a few but I’m looking to stock up on stuff in the last couple of months before I give birth… any suggestions?
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Father appeals order in divorce decree that prevents couple from exposing son to Wicca.
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Rally For Peace, 2005

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