"Today, domestic violence abuses are able to rack up offenses without any promise of protection for their victims," said Senator Squadron. "It's time to pass this legislation and give law enforcement the tools they need to protect victims and families. Let's get this done now -- in the name of Officer Schaberger and the countless others impacted by domestic violence and its terrible ripple effects."
Poverty in America officially has a new face: women. More than half of the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty are women, and 29 percent of adult women are more likely to be poor than adult men. In celebration of Women’s History Month, join broadcaster Tavis Smiley and an panel of forward-thinking experts for a thought-provoking conversation outlining the root causes of poverty among women and children—and developing real solutions.
The Zeitgeist Movement is a global sustainability advocacy organization with a focus on using modern technologies to install a new socioeconomic model that would improve our current food, transportation, environment and lives! It’s an ambitious organization with a cardinal cause. Join the do-gooders on their annual event, ZDay, to celebrate not only the ideas of the The Zeitgeist Movement but also the creativity of socially conscious artists in our community. This year's line up of events includes talented musicians, performers and speakers. All are welcome!
Seven faith leaders led a total of 15 people arrested outside Governor Cuomo’s New York office (633 3rd Ave) at noon. The faith leaders kneeled in prayer before five beds to symbolize the real impact his proposed cuts to human services budget will have on the homeless and other communities in need. Declaring the budget a moral document, leaders demanded that the loopholes letting the wealthiest corporations off the hook over a billion dollars from the treasury must be closed.
Yesterday, more than 5,000 people formed the world's largest unemployment line stretching 3 miles along Broadway from the bull on Wall Street to Union Square. Holding pink slips above our heads, they stood for 14 minutes in solidarity with the 14 million currently unemployed. It was a stunning visual evocation of the need for policies that encourage job creation versus tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest one percent.
Among the most prolific writers who have earned the respect of the Intelligence Community is Nigel West. In this entertaining address at the Raleigh Spy Conference, which is a yearly convocation between the public with a desire to know and professionals who only function on a "need to know" basis, the writer describes some interesting realities.