- “I don’t mean to sound unduly harsh, but I’ve never heard of a hedge-fund manager whose jobs entails attending to basic human needs (unless you consider having more money as basic human need) or enriching our culture (except through the myriad novels, exposes, and movies made about greedy hedge-fund managers and investment bankers).”
- “Wilkinson’s colleagues at the University of Vienna gave the tortoises treats when the reptiles looked at, approached and then pecked on the screen. The four red-footed tortoises in the study learned how to use touch screens fairly quickly, Wilkinson said. ‘It’s comparable to the speed with which the pigeons and rats do it,’ Wilkinson told Live Science. ‘I’ve trained dogs to use a touch screen and I’d say the tortoises are faster.'”
- “The song “Fancy,” which dethroned Lil’ Kim as rap’s reigning Billboard queen, doesn’t evoke those same feelings. The lyrics are catchy but there is a lack of authenticity. Iggy [Azalea] begins her “Fancy” flow with “first things first, I’m the realest.” An interesting declaration from an Australian woman who intentionally raps in an American accent. In another line she claims to be “bringing ’88 back”? Bringing it back from where, I wonder? Iggy was born in 1990 so she’s “reminiscing” about a time when she wasn’t even born. Is that an era she is partial to? Does she have a thing for the number 8? Or is she just mimicking the sentiments of older, more established emcees?”
- “Finally, he removed the security case from the video game and handed me my receipt which I snatched out of his hand because I finally had enough. I said, “I just spent $700 dollars in this store. Are you serious?” And I walked out. He still had not acknowledged or spoken to me. It was humiliating to stand there, being treated like a common criminal, everyone staring like you’ve done something wrong. Racism was absolutely at work.“
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PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR
TOMPKINS COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
How can we make Tompkins County a place where:
- Economic prosperity is accessible to all?
- Natural features and working rural landscapes are preserved and enhanced?
- The entire community is prepared for the economic, environmental, and social impacts of climate change?
- The built environment promotes safety and daily physical activity?
Wednesday, 4/30, from 8-10 a.m. Kim Bobo of Interfaith Worker Justice Speaks in Ithaca: Working and Still Poor: What’s Going on in America and What We Can Do About It
Labor-Religion Coalition of the Finger Lakes & Catholic Charities
16th Religious Leaders’ Breakfast Briefing
“WORKING and STILL POOR: What’s Going on in America and What We Can Do about It” featuring KIM BOBO of Interfaith Worker Justice
Wednesday, APRIL 30, 2014, breakfast beginning at 8am
TEMPLE BETH EL, 402 No. Tioga St, Ithaca
PLEASE RSVP if you can make this event
Kim Bobo is the author of Wage Theft in America and co-author of Organizing for Social Change. She is also the Founder/Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice (iwj.org), a national labor rights organization supported by many national labor unions and faith-affiliated organizations. Her work has greatly raised awareness of the prevalence of wage theft in America, particularly among low income workers. Bobo has also been working closely with the TCWC and Just Economics in Asheville, NC, to take our Living Wage Employer Certification Program nationally. The TCWC is also an affiliate of Interfaith Worker Justice’s Workers’ Center Network.
Bobo will also be appearing in the afternoon at SUNY Cortland on April 30th and Binghamton on May 1st (see details on Binghamton visit at http://www.cnylabor.org/index.cfm?action=article&articleID=d9afec95-28ca-4ac1-9687-fd6e7647879e
The socialist left remains particularly inhospitable for those concerned with animal domestication. In “Socialists and Animal Rights,” Jon Hochschartner begins the important work of bridging the gap between those concerned with class and those concerned with species. In this timely collection of essays, readers will find an examination of the vegetarianism of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, one man’s contemporary efforts to form an animal-liberationist tendency in the International Socialist Organization, the veganism of Angela Davis, and so much more.
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CUSLAR, Latin-American Studies Program and Latino Studies Program Present the Film:
Soil, Struggle and Justice:
Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement
With filmmaker Andreas Hernandez
7pm, Tuesday February 25th
History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith Hall Basement level,
This documentary is the story of a cooperative of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) in the South of Brazil, which struggled for access to land and then transitioned to ecological agriculture, or agroecology. This MST cooperative is demonstrating the possibility of an alternative model of flourishing rural life, which provides thriving livelihoods for farmers, produces high quality and low cost food for the region, and rehabilitates the earth.
Andreas Hernandez is Chair of the Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
STOP BUILDING NEW CAGES, WE WANT SCHOOL AND LIVING WAGES
Prison Abolition Workshop
Thursday 2/13 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
GIAC, 301. W. Court Street (Downtown Ithaca)
The move to close prisons in New York has come alongside the push to expand county jails across the state. Within this statewide shift, Tompkins has been one of few counties actively resisting their local jail expansion.
In our attempt to understand what exactly is going on in our state, we will work with Jack Norton, a geographer who studies prison closures in Upstate New York. Learning about the history and geography of mass incarceration in New York will help us better understand our current struggle. Join us in work-shopping abolitionist organizing in Ithaca as we brainstorm messaging for our campaign to stop the Tompkins County Jail expansion, effective tactics, and next steps.