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Friday, 10 October 2008

Chicago sheriff won't evict another person from a foreclosed home: "Since the federal government’s plan to rescue the country seems to ignore homeowners, at least one man, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, has decided he will start policing with his own kind of justice."

ACORN under attack for voter fraud… but is it justified?

Microfinance projects come home: Jewish Funds for Justice to offer micro-loans to New Orleans small businesses.

From The APC Blog by mld on 10 Oct 2008Permalink

Thursday, 09 October 2008

Wal-Mart volunteers: teenagers in Mexico work without pay

Institute for Policy Studies shows where to find $900 billion from Wall Street SpeculatorsMore
From The APC Blog by meb on 09 Oct 2008Permalink

Tuesday, 07 October 2008

Habana Outpost, part Cuban restaurant, part non-profit, opens its doors to teach students about environmentalism and creative ways to conserve energy— including a bike powered blender. 

Send a photo to Iraq to support the Week of Nonviolence.

Matthew Shepard, 10 years later: The need for the [Matthew Shepard] law is as urgent now as it was in 1998. Hate crimes against the LGBT community increased 24 percent nationwide last year, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Especially startling increases occurred in Michigan (up 207 percent), Minnesota (up 135 percent) and even in Los Angeles, which saw a 100 percent increase in anti-gay violence in 2007.More
From The APC Blog by mld on 07 Oct 2008Permalink

Wednesday, 01 October 2008

"Students in Chicago have languished in a school system where only 6 out of every 100 [Chicago Public School] students will graduate from a four-year college, dropout rates of more than 50%, below average test scores and dismal high school graduation rates"

Clergy Coalition for School Funding Reform (CCSFR) staged a 2 day boycott in September to kick off the school year. Busing CPS students from the Chicago southside to register at New Trier High School in an affluent northern suburb, CCSFR illuminated inequalities from the property tax school funding structure that leaves $10,000 dollars per year to educate a CPS student while each New Trier student is allocated $17,000 worth of resources. 

Tonight, CCSFR takes the struggle to win more funding for schools to Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs' first playoff game in what could be their first world series championship in 100 years.  More info on their website [...]More
From The APC Blog by meb on 01 Oct 2008Permalink

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

"Crap.  Code Pink."  Anne Elizabeth Moore, embedded with Code Pink, discusses criticism of the group, their girly image, and their signature color.

Peace officers?  Or police officers?  City Limits discusses school safety in NYC. More
From The APC Blog by mld on 30 Sep 2008Permalink
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