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Teaching New Citizens is Heartwarming for Ben Cook

Nearly ten years ago Ben Cook started teaching citizenship classes to immigrants who wanted to become American citizens. He has taught in three different programs, including the Woodbine Community Center and Catholic Charities. 505 more words


Free Citizenship Workshop! December 6th!

DECEMBER 6, 2014

What is the San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative?

The San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative (SF pathways) is a three-year public, private partnership between the City’s Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA),  181 more words

Let's Party !

I had a sobering thought the other day – I have reached that age when I have lived as many years in England as I have in my native Scotland… 246 more words


The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Before reading this novel, I wasn’t sure if I’d find enough to write about. Now that I’ve finished it, there seems to be too much to say and that I won’t do it justice. 610 more words

Entries By Jackie

The recruitment of cannon fodder for privatized, imperial wars

United States military personnel operate from hundreds of bases and a half dozen major fleets spread across the globe, from Central to South America, from Europe to Africa and Asia, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and they remain deeply involved in conflicts in the Middle East, the periphery of Russia, Korea, China and other regions of the world. 943 more words


Service Worker

Took this from elsewhere, worth reading what with all this talk of TSW …..

‘McDonalds usually get a bad press but today I was pleasantly surprised when I visited a local outlet on the outskirts of Huddersfield while Maria went shopping. 56 more words


How is cultural assimilation affected by community leaders?

Why do certain immigrant groups tend to assimilate, while others don’t? This post argues that immigrant institutions (such as religious communities or foreign language media) have an important role in determining the degree of assimilation. 1,560 more words