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July 13th, 2017 - 7:59 am § in Bill of Rights, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

BREAKING NEWS: China’s Civil Rights Leader Dies As a Political Prisoner

Liu Xiaobo Dies A chair sat empty for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo in Oslo in 2010. The rights activist was imprisoned in China in 2009. Heiko Junge/AFP/Getty Images Prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, the only Chinese citizen ever to be awarded a Nobel Prize while still residing in China, has di[...]

July 4th, 2017 - 12:36 pm § in Bill of Rights

A Wonderful Essay on Becoming a US Citizen

The Country I Love By PRAMILA JAYAPAL JULY 4, 2017  SEATTLE  NY Times— Seventeen years ago, I celebrated my first Independence Day as a United States citizen. I couldn’t have predicated then that I would one day have the enormous privilege of being the first Indian-American woman to serve in[...]

June 16th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Legal Thuggery Under the Bar

Law student who turned her life around can’t take bar exam because of her past Tarra Simmons, a nurse and mother of three, survived drug addiction, divorce, loss of her house and served 20 months behind bars.  In prison she became excited by lawyers.  She went on to win virtually every acade[...]

June 9th, 2017 - 6:00 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Religion, The Ave Scene

Black and Jew, Then and Now

As we see angst over a Jewish professor caught in the poisonous mix of  white guilt and racism at Evergreen College, it is useful too look back a hundred years when the progressive Jewish newspaper, The Forward, introcuced WEB DuBois to what was then the Jewish left. “When the immigrant from [...]

June 5th, 2017 - 9:32 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, UW

Racism at Evergreen, WASTATE’s Ohso Progressive Campus

50 EVERGREEN FACULTY CALL FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST BIOLOGY PROFESSOR These faculty call on the College to: Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinst[...]

May 9th, 2017 - 8:21 am § in Bill of Rights, Foreign Affairs, Jefferson

Neofascism: Turkey Blocks Access to Wikipedia

The government of Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia after two Wikipedia entries described links between the Erdogan government Turkey and Islamist militant groups . The ministry accused Wikipedia of running a “smear campaign” against the Turkey. saying some articles purported tha[...]

April 17th, 2017 - 8:33 am § in America, Bill of Rights, Donald Trump, Science, UW

JOIN US …. March For Science …. APRIL 22 …. Cal Anderson Park

Do you know that there are about 20,000 people in Seattle’s scientific community? Do you know that science fellows often make less than school teachers even after earning a PhD? Do you know that it takes as much as ten years after college, at low wages, to train to become a junior faculty memb[...]

April 11th, 2017 - 8:23 am § in America, Bill of Rights, Jefferson

UPDATE: United drags doctor off plane to give his seat to employee

We all know commercial air travel sucks, but United has sunk to a new low in despicable treatment of passengers by violently dragging a paying passenger off a Chicago-to-Louisville flight to make way for a United employee traveling standby. The airline first asked for volunteers, and when it got non[...]

March 19th, 2017 - 10:12 am § in America, Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Politics

Glenn Greenwald Preaches Caution to The Left

Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion Glenn Greenwald  FROM MSNBC POLITICS shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Party’s base since Trump’s victory has been Russia, often suffocating atte[...]

March 11th, 2017 - 9:16 am § in Bill of Rights, Buchenwald, The Ave Scene

Seattle Antisemitism

Tracy Rector  FACEBOOK This was left on my son’s school today which is part of Temple De Hirsch Sinai. It breaks my heart that the students, especially the middle schoolers, had to face this hatred in what’s supposed to be a safe space. FYI, in the last 50 days since the Dictator and hi[...]