Posts Tagged as ‘President Obama’

culture shockers: “With Osama Bin Laden dead, can we have our rights back?” – How the effects of 9/11 could lead to America 2049

On Sunday, May 1, President Obama announced the death of Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the notorious terrorist who spearheaded the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. While the predominant reaction from around the world has been one of relief and joy, bin Laden’s death reminds us of just how big an impact the 9/11 [...]

May 3, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: This MLK Day, Arizona moves forward

In the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson, debates are raging over hate-filled rhetoric in the political sphere. According to Daniel Hernandez, the brave volunteer in Gabriel Zimmerman’s office who helped his boss amidst all the chaos: I think a lot of people are realizing that the political discourse has, for years, become completely destructive [...]

January 14, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

guide to: A horrible term in the headlines – “anchor baby”

From our Restore Fairness blog. The 14th amendment, established in 1868 as a major gain from the Civil War, united a nation that was once half-slave and half-free. Today, some Republicans wish to revisit the debate of 1868 and revoke its notion of birthright citizenship in order to help prevent undocumented immigration. Instead of focusing [...]

August 20, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Federal Judge rules racism out of Arizona’s controversial immigration law

From our Restore Fairness blog. A federal judge issued a temporary injunction on some of the toughest portions of Arizona’s anti-immigration law SB1070 including the power for police to detain anyone “suspected” of being in the country illegally. Federal Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling came hours before the law was to take effect in response to a [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Geena Davis helps us see so that women can see a world free of violence

We’ve kept you updated about Mel Gibson’s acts of sexism and domestic violence. While he is barred from coming near Oksana Grigorieva or her daughter due to a domestic violence restraining order, we wonder what role Hollywood has played in all this. Academy Award-winning actress, Geena Davis, has founded a non-profit (Geena Davis Institute on Gender [...]

July 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: forward DREAM NOW LETTERS: YAHAIRA CARRILLO

Original post on Citizen Orange by KYLE DE BEAUSSET, Guest Blogger The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of [...]

July 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Domestic violence survivors first to be affected by Arizona law

(From our Restore Fairness blog.) The starting day for Arizona’s controversial new anti-immigrant law SB1070 is fast approaching. July 29th is around the corner and the country waits with bated breath as the Obama administration argues for an injunction to stop the law from being implemented. A Reuters article discusses the four scenarios that could occur. [...]

July 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Conservative evangelicals are pro-life and pro-immigration reform

Take the statement: “Pro-life Christian conservative groups stand headstrong against Obama’s recent pro-abortion policy in Pennsylvania.” Most know this to be true.   But what about these: “All members of these groups criticize Obama for his acts toward socialism and immigration reform,” or  ”All are currently printing out pictures of Obama with the Hitler mustache.” [...]

July 19, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Thank you, NAACP for calling out the Tea Party

Earlier this week, the NAACP called on the Tea Party to reject the racism that exists within its own ranks. Not surprisingly, Tea Party activists were outraged and denied that racism is a part of their movement — despite a clear, documented pattern of bigotry and hate.Yesterday, one of the Tea Party’s biggest leaders proved [...]

July 16, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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