Cross-post: Violent Rhetoric At The 2nd Amendment Rally

April 24, 2010 by Imagine 2050 Editors · Comment
Filed under: Economy, Politics 

Media Matters put together this video portraying some of the violent rhetoric uttered by speakers and members of the crowd at the DC Second Amendment rally on April 19.

Speakers at the DC Second Amendment rally on April 19, 2010 continued to spread the violent rhetoric that has lately become synonymous with the Tea Party movement and the far right. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) joined Sheriff Richard Mack (AZ) and Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America in encouraging attendees to fight against the “socialists” in power.

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De La Rocha Speaks to Thousands in Phoenix

March 3, 2009 by Guest Blogger · 1 Comment
Filed under: Immigration, Politics 

By Dan Weiss

On Saturday February 28th, I joined thousands in Phoenix, Arizona to march against America’s most hated Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. The four mile long march was the latest step in bringing national attention to Arpaio’s blatant civil and human rights violations.

Men and women of all ages attended the event with shirts, signs, and banners expressing their outrage. Small children showed their pride, holding signs reading “We are Human” and wearing “un-sentenced” t-shirts. Police watched and listened as chant after chant blared, and fist after fist pumped. Read more

Disparity in the Digital Age

February 24, 2009 by Jill Garvey · Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

I’m no techie. If that wasn’t clear to me before, it certainly was by the end of a technology conference I attended last week. The keynote speaker for the event whipped out an iphone at one point and showed the crowd his favorite features, shazam and ibeer. As a looked down at my new blackberry curve I felt like a dinosaur and only partly because I don’t know how to use it (blackberries are to iphones as PCs are to Macs by the way).

The speaker then continued to scare me half to death with his sobering survival rates for non-profits that do not invest in technology. Inevitably I started to think about the survival rates for human beings who do not, or I should say, cannot invest in technology. If someone like me who has all the access and opportunity right at her fingertips feels like she is hanging on by her fingernails, what of the billions who have nothing? Read more