Posts Tagged as ‘democracy’

guide to: Issues and races to watch, election day 2010

Two years after placing President Obama in the White House with a burst of national ebullience, we are greeting decision 2010 in a decidedly different national mood. Americans continue to be affected by the recession, despite it meeting its official end since the last election cycle.  Despite the economy dominating the election,  many other important [...]

November 2, 2010 by Ava | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Tonight on HBO – Ted Kennedy fights for immigration rights and more up until his death

Tune into The Senators’ Bargain tonight at 8pm EST on HBO2 for a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of former Senator Ted Kennedy’s immigration bill through our nation’s political system.

March 24, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Abraham Sarmiento, a martyr for free press

Today’s Date: June 5, 2009 Claim to Fame: Sarmiento was a dedicated proponent of free press and expression as editor-in-chief of the Philippine Collegian, the newspaper at the University of Philippines. Philippine newspapers and other mass media outlets had been closed upon the declaration of martial law in 1972.  Against this, the Collegian under Sarmiento, [...]

June 5, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Hilda Bernstein

Today’s Date: May 15, 2009 Claim to Fame: Hilda Bernstein was an author, artist, and an activist who spoke out both against apartheid and for women’s rights in South Africa. A friend of famous activist and leader Nelson Mandela, Bernstein worked tirelessly for decades as a local elected official, an anti-racist, a feminist, a labor [...]

May 15, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

b-activists: Tomorrow–sneak preview of two African films

Challenging discrimination and exploring flawed politics is never easy, but that is exactly what Lupita Nyong’o and Judy Kibinge–two up-and-coming Kenyan filmmakers–have done in their respective films. Tomorrow, April 8th, the Global Information Network hosts a sneak preview of these two films, both of which will be screened at this year’s African Film Festival in [...]

April 8, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-day: Wangari Maathai leads green movement in Africa

Today’s Date: April 1, 2009 Claim to Fame: Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her environmental activism through her Green Belt Movement.  This program was set up in 1977 and devoted to planting trees with female groups to prevent soil erosion as well as improve the [...]

April 1, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activist: The power of a vote

We’ve all seen how much every vote counts in an American election. But what about in India? Mass for Awareness is addressing this issue through the Vote for India campaign which is devoted to increase voter awareness through online campaigns and offline events in India. Check them out to learn how to register to vote [...]

March 20, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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