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Pink hats and the Pussyhat Project to oppose Trump

Did you see the pink hats at the Trump rally? They have become iconic in the protest marches and originated in the Women’s March in January this year – the first major protest against the Trump presidency. 54 more words


Vale Alessandro. My friend. My comrade.

It was only the other day. I eased up the volume on Alex’s stereo, having just moved the stylus on to his Sgt. Pepper’s LP. I wasn’t sure how loud I should mix the music with the hum of conversation from the mostly 50 and 60-something party. 2,471 more words


Open Letter to the FDA about Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents

Editorial – May 25, 2017
Sharon Williams

I am very disappointed and frustrated by the May 22, 2017, FDA Safety Announcement about gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs).  1,025 more words


Campaign grows with urgent calls to make your own submission to save Parramatta's national heritage

“Save Australia’s heritage now” is the urgent appeal of North Parramatta Residents Action Group. UrbanGrowth NSW plans to subdivide the Fleet Street heritage site in North Parramatta into super lots to sell off 20ha of a total 30 to private residential development with a goal of 3000 units. 244 more words

Western Sydney Arts

DAS7: a remembrance

“I am in Toronto for the seventh annual gathering to commemorate (not celebrate) the 25 May 2010 court proceedings (not a trial “in open court”) in which “independent” (though not necessarily impartial) special prosecutor Rick Peck announced and explained (not necessarily credibly) his decision to withdraw criminal charges against former Attorney General of Ontario Michael Bryant in the 31 August 2009 death of my son Darcy Allan Sheppard. 194 more words


Advocacy, Empowerment, Participation: Community Organizing

Building relationships, empowering communities, participating in social change, advocating for your neighbors, schools, and business can start right now. I had the opportunity to not only shadow an amazing woman I learned to advocate, empower, and participate on behalf of my community in rural Akron, IA. 11 more words