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Renewing the American Dream (A Book Review)

Renewing the American Dream (A Book Review) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Like many other authors and activists, the three authors of this book agree that America is in a new era where we have declined in several areas including:

Job creation, Education, Political participation, Political consensus, Business creation, Social mobility, And overall global impact…."

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Migration is Beautiful

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"Artist and co-founder of CultureStrike, Favianna Rodriguez, created the “Migration is Beautiful” butterfly image. “The butterfly symbol was not my idea. Immigrant rights activists have seen the butterfly as a symbol of fluid and peaceful migration for generations. To me, the monarch butterfly represents the dignity and resilience of migrants, and the right that all living beings have to move freely. I believe that we shouldn’t allow our identity to be defined only by our suffering, nor by the actions that others have taken to devalue our families and our labor — rather, let us celebrate our beauty, pride, and resilience in the face of inequality and injustice.”


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Two young brothers’ 4,000-mile journey to reunite with their parents in America [AUDIO]

Two young brothers’ 4,000-mile journey to reunite with their parents in America [AUDIO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Two young boys embark on a 4,000-mile journey to reunite with their parents in the US
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LA Times: Border Patrol sued in fatal shooting of man in Mexico

LA Times: Border Patrol sued in fatal shooting of man in Mexico | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza (2nd L) poses with his wife and daughters in an undated photo released by his family in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. REUTERS/Family of Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza/Handout via Reuters


The family of a Mexican man who was shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agents two years ago has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the agency sanctioned an unbridled use of deadly force in response to rock throwing.


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Brother Malcolm The Prophet Speaks [VIDEO]

Brother Malcolm The Prophet Speaks [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


In the early 1960s, Minister Malcolm X gave a speech about the problem of unlawful police actions against black people in America. This is a powerful message concerning police brutality that continues some fifty years later. 


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Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long

Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long


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6 Steps to Help Stop a Deportation

6 Steps to Help Stop a Deportation | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


We first heard Erik Zumaya, an Austin father in deportation, from Patrick Fierro, a friend and member of GetEqualTX, and later in the day by Mario Tapia, an outstanding supporter and former radio host at NotiHispano.


We knew we had to fight back for this family, here’s what we did:


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Think you can solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Play this game.

Think you can solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Play this game. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
PeaceMaker, the unsurprisingly hard, suprisingly exciting game of Middle Eastern conflict and diplomacy.
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If this interests you I also suggest that you search geo political simulators... they 're worth the purchase.

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Protestors say Utah cops kill unarmed man - CNN Video

Protestors in Salt Lake City say police are withholding evidence from the public in the shooting death of Dillon Taylor.
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Aunt says that when he reached to pull up his pants so that he could kneel down, then he was shot twice. Once in the chest and once in the stomach. 


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NYPD Chief Ignores A Quarter of Police Misconduct Rulings

NYPD Chief Ignores A Quarter of Police Misconduct Rulings | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


It’s rare enough that citizens file complaints against the police and even rarer that those complaints are investigated. So, it’s appalling to hear that in 25% of cases where a NYPD police misconduct review board ruled that an officer be disciplined, Chief Bill Bratton did nothing. The New York Times has the story:
 

In the first six months of 2014, the department has declined to sanction officers in over 25 percent of cases in which the board found cause for discipline. That rate is near the high end of what was seen during the last years of the Bloomberg administration, when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly were generally hostile to external oversight.

How officers are disciplined has come under new scrutiny following the death of Eric Garner during an arrest that included, the city medical examiner said, the use of a chokehold, which is banned by…

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A list of unarmed Blacks killed by police

A list of unarmed Blacks killed by police | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Here is a list of unarmed Blacks killed by police in the US. It is extremely incomplete. A complete list for just 2005 to 2012 would have at least 760 killings. I have only 6% of those. This list is just the tip of the iceberg.


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Police Shooting In Orlando: Maria Godinez, 22, Killed By Stray Bullet

Police Shooting In Orlando: Maria Godinez, 22, Killed By Stray Bullet | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


A police shooting in Orlando, Florida, killed an innocent bystander, 22-year-old Maria Godinez.


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Russell Brand absolutely demolishes Fox News over Ferguson coverage

Russell Brand absolutely demolishes Fox News over Ferguson coverage | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
On the latest episode of his Web series, the British comedian takes Fox to task for its one-sidedness VIDEO
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Why All Communities Must Demand an End to Police Brutality

Why All Communities Must Demand an End to Police Brutality | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The images out of Ferguson, Missouri, these past two weeks have been shocking: tear gas blanketing suburban streets, law enforcement creating a war zone and defiant protesters braving it all. But it is important to remember that what started Ferguson’s fight is far too common: the police killing of an unarmed black teen.


African-Americans are the primary targets of law-enforcement profiling and violence, as the killings of Oscar GrantSean BellJonathan Ferrell and Eric Garner all attest. But during this past week, LatinoAsian-AmericanArab-American and Muslim organizations have all released statements of solidarity informed by similar experiences with discriminatory law enforcement practices, as well as an urgency to collectively identify and implement solutions.


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Knifeman kills 3 children in China school attack

Knifeman kills 3 children in China school attack | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A knifeman stabbed three children to death and wounded five more plus a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school on Monday, reports said, in the country's latest attack against youngsters.
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Christopher Lollie

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Christopher Lollie (1986- ), a Black American musician, was tasered and arrested by St Paul, Minnesota police for Sitting While Black. They did that in front of his two children while he was trying to pick them up from day care. He caught some of it on video with his mobile phone.


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Ferguson's Mayor Faces The Heat As Forum Dissects City's Divisions [AUDIO]

Ferguson's Mayor Faces The Heat As Forum Dissects City's Divisions [AUDIO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it



An audience member shows Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III a rubber bullet wound that he says he received during unrest in the north St. Louis County city. A forum sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio became heated, with the biggest ire being directed at Knowles. NPR's Michel Martin is at center.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio



A forum Thursday evening peering into Ferguson’s longstanding tensions as well as the St. Louis region’s racial divisions became angry and heated, with most of a crowd’s ire directed at the town’s mayor.


Audience members expressed searing criticism of Ferguson’s governance and leadership, both of which have come under fire since one of the Ferguson's police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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Tawantinsuyu Nation officially joins with Mexica Movement

Tawantinsuyu Nation officially joins with Mexica Movement | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
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Killed by the NYPD in 2013

Killed by the NYPD in 2013 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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“Asian Privilege”: Racial Stereotyping 101

“Asian Privilege”: Racial Stereotyping 101 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


As the Ferguson crisis continued to roil this week, the Fox News talking head chimed in to deny the existence of “white privilege” in the United States. The implication, of course, was that deeply-rooted, historical patterns of anti-black racism had nothing to do with African American poverty, unemployment, disenfranchisement, and criminalization.


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Virginia Cop Sentenced To A Mere 3 Years For Killing Unarmed Woman

Virginia Cop Sentenced To A Mere 3 Years For Killing Unarmed Woman | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


She has a name; Patricia Cook. She was killed in Culpeper, Virginia on February 9, 2012.


Patricia was 54 years old. No one knows why she was in the parking lot of Epiphany Catholic School, but while there, she was approached by Culpeper Police Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright.  Officer Harmon-Wright said he received a call of a suspicious vehicle.

Wright fired two shots into Patricia’s vehicle. The first two rounds, fired at point-blank range, tore into Cook’s face and arm. Patricia managed to drive away, but Harmon-Wright did not stop shooting. He shot Patricia 5 times; a round entered her brain, and the another round severed her spine and veered into her heart.


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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant [VIDEO]

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


In this short documentary, filmmaker Pang Tubhirun explores the role of "deferred action" for people like herself, who were brought to the United States as children and live in the country illegally. (Under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals order, eligible immigrants—commonly known as "DREAMers"—are granted employment authorization and temporary reprieve from deportation.) An interview with Tubhirun is below, where she discusses her life as an undocumented immigrant, her fears about making the film, and what she'll do if she is deported. The interview has been edited and condensed for the sake of clarity.


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Migrant Workers sue for being underpaid, poor housing, unsafe transportation and inadequate water

Migrant Workers sue for being underpaid, poor housing, unsafe transportation and inadequate water | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Grand Rapids, accuses Johnston, Iowa-based DuPont Pioneer and two recruiters of violating federal wage and migrant labor laws.


...allegations include poor housing, unsafe transportation to the fields and inadequate water.


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Not White Privilege - Oppression of the Black and of the Poor

Not White Privilege - Oppression of the Black and of the Poor | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Bill O'Reilly brought Megyn Kelly on his Monday show to have a discussion about the concept of "white privilege." He asked Kelly if she believed it was real.


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O'Reilly says that culture is the issue.


The issue is the culture of the privileged classes oppressing people of color and the poor.


Both O'Reilly and Kelly never mention oppression, racism and poverty. 


The Huffpost article talks about this being a conversation about 'white privilege', but then Kelly goes on to quote statistics caused by lack of wealth, opportunity, oppression and racism. 


White privilege is about whites getting the benefit of the doubt while people of color are thought to be guilty at the slightest perceived possible misstep. 


White privilege is not about opportunities through wealth. That would be called 'wealth privilege'. 


O'Reilly and Kelly need to go back to school.


They can start by reading Peggy McIntosh's  'White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack'


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Shooting instructor accidentally shot with Uzi by girl, 9, dies

Shooting instructor accidentally shot with Uzi by girl, 9, dies | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A 39-year-old shooting instructor accidentally shot by one of his 9-year-old students on Monday has died.
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Why do the parents think it's a good idea to teach a 9 year old how to fire an Uzi?


Now this poor 9 year old girl has to live with the fact that she accidentally killed this man for the rest of her life. 


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White Privilege - explained another way

White Privilege - explained another way | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Two pictures of racial tensions in the US, taken 50 years apart.

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The challenge with white privilege is that most white people cannot see it. We assume that the experiences and opportunities afforded to us are the same afforded to others. Sadly, this simply isn’t true. Privileged people can fall into the trap of universalizing experiences and laying them across other people’s experiences as an interpretive lens…



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Death by Law Enforcement: What the data tells us – and what it doesn't

Death by Law Enforcement: What the data tells us – and what it doesn't | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"When a police officer kills someone while trying to stop a crime or make an arrest, government agencies classify the death as a legal intervention. The death of Mike Brown, the 18-year-old and unarmed teenager killed by a police officer earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri will likely be classified under this term when it comes time to report the circumstances of his death to the national databases that track such information."


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