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NYC Coalition To Stop Islamophobia Denounces Qu’ran Burnings!

 Press release

 
New York, NY -- This September 11, the most hateful and violent face of Islamophobia was on full display, in New York City and throughout the United States.
 
While Terry Jones canceled his horrific “International Burn a Koran [sic] Day” in Florida , two Christian ministers in Springfield , Tennessee burned copies of the Qur’an. (See story here .)

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New Yorkers to Say "Welcome Cordoba House" at Sunday Gathering to Stop Islamophobia

Press release from NYC Coalition to Stop Islamophobia

As a national controversy is growing over the building of the proposed Cordoba House, New Yorkers will welcome Muslims to downtown Manhattan on Sunday August 22. 

The new NYC Coalition to Stop Islamophobia announced today that it will gather near the proposed site at the former Burlington Coat Factory location on Park Place Sunday to "counter racist messages and attacks against Muslims and Islam," and to "welcome Cordoba House."

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Monday August 16: Protest Against Torture Author John Yoo

 

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Thursday, August 12, 2010
 
Contact: Linda Jacobs (415) 410-4484
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PHOTO OPS and INTERVIEWS
 
Back To School at UC Berkeley Law: “Torture Professor” Draws Protest

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SF: Dramatizations (art and action) of Gulf Disaster

 

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
 
Contact: Linda Jacobs (415) 410-4484
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PHOTO OPS: Dramatizations (art and action) of Gulf Disaster

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Controversial Yoo still attracts protesters

By Gina KimJohn Yoo

John Yoo didn't set out to become the face of torture.

But that's what happened after the former attorney in the George W. Bush administration wrote memos justifying the expansion of presidential powers - including how the government treats suspected terrorists - following the 9/11 attacks.And it's a label that continues to stick to the 43-year-old Yoo, who has since returned to teaching constitutional and international law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Anti-war Leaders at the United States Social Forum Condemn U.S. War on Afghanistan, No Matter the General or Strategy

June 24, 2010

Press Release
                                                                                                    Contact: Elaine Brower 917 520 0767
                                                                                                                   Worldcantwait.org
 
Anti-war Leaders at the United States Social Forum Condemn U.S. War on Afghanistan, No Matter the General or Strategy
 
What: Rally & march against US war on Afghanistan
When: Thursday June 24 3:00 pm
Where: Cobo Hall, front doors
 
Gathered in Detroit today for the US Social Forum, anti-war leaders will address Barack Obama’s replacement of General Stanley McChrystal with General David Petraeus and condemn his strategy of expanding the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. 

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Life with Father

by Peter Stevenson June 28, 2010

 
The other evening, two sisters sat in the back yard of their Park Slope brownstone and talked about their childhoods.
“We never felt safe,” Emily, a blue-eyed thirty-one-year-old with dirty-blond hair, said.
“Our father was always sharing with us his distrust of government,” Sarah, a thirty-three-year-old brunette with brown eyes, added.
“Some kids fear ghosts and monsters,” said Emily, who had on flip-flops and red toenail polish. “I feared the police, the President, and the F.B.I.”
Sarah (flip-flops, gray toenail polish) said, “All our father’s stories about Attica, about Wounded Knee—”

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Gulf Emergency Protesters Present Demands to Unified Command Center, New Orleans

June 21, 2010
Press Release
                                                                                                            Contact: Larry Everest 504 644 7214
 
Gulf Emergency Protesters Present Demands to Unified Command Center, New Orleans
 
25 people mounted a spirited protest today in New Orleans, embodying the determination of Saturday’s Gulf Emergency Summit which resolved to get out the truth about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, and to build mass independent action to stop it. This is the first time protesters went into the offices of the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command Center, which recently moved from Roberts, LA.

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Obama Embraces Clean Energy, Pledges to Make BP Pay

From Environment News Service

WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2010 (ENS) - In a speech from the Oval Office Tuesday night, President Barack Obama stressed that the federal government is in control of the response to the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and that the responsible party, BP, will do as the government directs the company to do. "We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused," he vowed yet again.

The larger lesson to be learned from this spill, emphasized Obama, is that now is the time for America to transition to clean energy and away from fossil fuels.
"The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now," he said. "Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash America's innovation and seize control of our own destiny."

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Emergency Summit Organizers Denounce Obama’s Gulf Speech: “Utter Failure to Stop Gulf Oil Catastrophe” – Call for “Broad Peoples’ Response”

 

June 16, 2010
Contact: Larry Everest 504-644-7214                                                                 
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Emergency Summit Organizers Denounce Obama’s Gulf Speech: “Utter Failure to Stop Gulf Oil Catastrophe” – Call for “Broad Peoples’ Response”
 
Organizers of the Gulf Emergency Summit refuted President Obama’s Tuesday night speech:

* "The claim that BP will soon capture 90 percent of the gushing oil is likely yet another in a 59-day string of government and BP deceptions about the magnitude of the blowout and the effectiveness of BP’s "fixes." Just today the size of the gusher was increased to between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels a day – 60 times what BP and the government initially claimed. Some experts warn oil could be pouring into the Gulf for months more," said Emergency Summit organizer Larry Everest. 

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