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The Revolutionary Won - with Help

Fox and I just got home from an organizational meeting for the Bernie Sanders campaign in my state. I introduced myself in front of a group, shared why I support Bernie and admitted to some of the insecurities that have kept me from being more involved, attended training to be able to canvas and phonebank … and signed up to be a co-leader of the campaign in my town. 327 more words

Mental Health

The American Indian Student Union Looks Ahead and Remembers the Past

Stereotype (noun): a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

When one thinks of stereotypes, many different types of people may come to mind. 842 more words

College Park Arts

College Park Speaks: Recognizing the Student Activists of the DACA/DAPA Rallies

Through the efforts and determination of the student organization PLUMAS (Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society), 40 University of Maryland community members participated in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Resident) rally in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. 1,755 more words


Despicable, deplorable--you name it, it applies to this prison

A friend of mine brought this article from the Southern Poverty Law Center to my attention recently. Much like the Elliot Williams’ story, what happens in this Mississippi prison for the mentally ill sounds like it should be happening in a far-off impoverished nation. 442 more words


U.K’s Electoral Commission calls for Police action over Ruling Party’s ‘unlawful’ election victory*

U.K’s Electoral Commission calls for Police action over Ruling Party’s ‘unlawful’ election victory*

By Ed Sykes

The Conservative party is currently under investigation over its campaign spending in the 2015 general election. 602 more words


All In - Why I've Joined the Bernie or Bust Movement

There’s been another battle going on inside me, between the Revolutionary and the joint forces of anxiety and “practicality”. The Revolutionary is a diehard Bernie Sanders supporter who is dedicated not only to electing him President of the United States but more importantly to the political revolution he has sparked. 1,463 more words

Mental Health

#BR2016: Hackathon for the Homeless

Business Rocks 2016 hosted a global hackathon in a bid to help solve through technology the ever-growing problem of homelessness

[Two weeks ago, The Gad About Town web site participated with many others in publicizing the international tech meeting in Manchester, UK, …

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Human Rights