Investigations Demanded on Police Actions by Orin Langelle/Global Justice Ecology Project The Ministerial Summit on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) ended Nov. 20, a day early, with a watered-down version of the proposed trade pact, as police clashed with protesters in Miami’s streets. As trade ministers from 34 countries discussed a neoliberal… Continue reading FTAA BEACHES IN MIAMI AS POLICE VIOLENCE ERUPTS
Dear Jordan, I, who am seldom at a loss for words, started and restarted this letter to you countless times. There are so many things that I wish to say that I don’t know where to begin, what to include and how to organize my thoughts.
I am going to try something here…. I realize that some of Michele’s and my co-workers are here today out of respect for us and we both truly appreciate this deeply. These remarks are directed to those that knew my son, Jordan.
CORALIE CARLSON, Associated Press Thursday, November 27, 2003 MIAMI — A volunteer medic who treated injured demonstrators at the Free Trade Area of the Americas meeting last week died Wednesday of a strain of bacterial meningitis, sparking a health investigation to determine whether others were exposed. The 23-year-old New Jersey man, whose name was not… Continue reading FTAA protester’s death sparks meningitis outbreak concerns
A volunteer medic who treated injured demonstrators at a free-trade meeting last week died Wednesday of bacterial meningitis, sparking an investigation to determine whether others were exposed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that no other cases had been confirmed. Forty to 45 people who had close contact with the victim were… Continue reading Medic Dies of Meningitis After Treating Protesters
Aaron is the brother of Moses. He is also the high priest of Israel. He is a man of power, fame, and significance. But, he is also a parent. One day out of nowhere, and under rather mysterious circumstances, his two sons are killed, taken from Aaron without warning. How does Aaron react? The Torah… Continue reading Rothstein’s Eulogy
$24 million: that is what Towson University pays to the ARAMARK corporation to clean the University. $6.81/hour: that is what ARAMARK pays, on average, to its 150 housekeepers. $8.20/hour: that is the Living Wage for Baltimore. Based on figures provided by TU Administration, $2,043,000 is what ARAMARK pays all of its housekeepers per year. Adding… Continue reading Capitalism is the problem
The other day I called my friends in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Food Not Bombs, about possibly going to volunteer and do a sharing in either New York or on the New Jersey side of the Hudson river. They agreed that it would be a good to go after their sharing Saturday. Saturday morning we… Continue reading my trip to NYC yesterday