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Qatari poet is still in prison for writing a…. poem

January 15, 2013


via “You can show your support for the poet by emailing the embassy in Washington D.C. as we did, however, I believe the emails go unread. You can also call the embassy and leave a message at (202) 274-1600 (press 1 four times to leave a message with the ambassador’s office).”

Release Qatari Poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami

December 19, 2012


We, the undersigned, including poets, men and women writing, performing and reciting poetry in all corners of the world, urge the Secretary of State or Foreign Minister of our respective countries to appeal to the Qatari Court for the immediate release of our colleague, Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami, who after spending a year […]

Human Rights Petition: Call for the Release of Ai WeiWei

April 13, 2011


On April 3, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Hong Kong, and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound.   We members of the international arts community express our concern for Ai’s freedom and disappointment in China’s reluctance to live up to […]

In God’s name: hate is the abomination: rally and march tonight 12/16/10 – New York NY

December 16, 2010


The 10th of Tevet is the traditional day of remembrance for victims of violence whose death dates and/or burial places are unknown. Tonight, December 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM a memorial service and rally will be held at Brooklyn’s Parade Grounds (adjacent to the Tennis Center across the street from Prospect Park) to remember all […]

The United Nations has removed a plea for lesbians, gays and bisexuals not to be executed in a narrow vote.

November 20, 2010


Countries vote to accept execution of gays

Fort Worth councilman offers hope to youths struggling with their sexuality | Local News

October 15, 2010


Read the article on A texas politician who gets it. Very moving. Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns reaches out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope. Keep a box of tissues handy.

Judge hears closing arguments in Proposition 8 case – Oakland North — North Oakland News, Food, Art and Events.

June 18, 2010


Judge hears closing arguments in Proposition 8 case Co-lead plaintiff attorney, David Boies. By: Dara Kerr | June 17, 2010 – 1:12 pm | Filed Under: Front, Politics | Tagged: Charles Cooper , judge Vaughn R. Walker , perry v schwarzenegger , Proposition 8 , Theodore Olson As Theodore Olson, the attorney for the same-sex […]

Organizing for America | | Ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

June 3, 2010


During his State of the Union address, President Obama pledged to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Now, we have a chance to help make good on that promise. The House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee have already voted in favor of repeal, and debate in the Senate will soon start. But some […]

Don’t ask until you repeal!

May 26, 2010


Jeff Sheng Photography This content requires a javascript enabled browser and the Adobe Flash Player. Get Flash Player now. Click here to view the HTML version of this website © Jeff Sheng 2010 | Site Map | Powered by liveBooks via Photographer Jeff Sheng’s series of portraits of closeted military men and women now […]

Volunteering 101: How to become a Jewish community organizer and other volunteer opportunities

March 16, 2010


via Ethiopian-Israeli kids in Gadera, Israel, where Yahel Social Change Program volunteers work with the Ethiopian community. To read the entire article click here