Browsing All posts tagged under »human rights«

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

Free Abbas Khalili Dermanaki (tx, RS)

January 23, 2010


This is the statement of some Iranian writers and artists who are declaring their support for freedom of Iranian critic and essayist Abbas Khalil Dermanaki. Free Abbas Khalili Dermanaki “With emphasis on unity, concurrence, and solidarity of the Iranian literary society, intellectuals and literary figures inside and outside of Iran, this petition aims to direct […]

Portugal parliament approves gay marriage – Europe

January 8, 2010


updated 11:02 a.m. ET Jan. 8, 2010 LISBON, Portugal – Portugal’s parliament passed a bill Friday that would make the predominantly Catholic nation the sixth in Europe to permit gay marriage. Conservative President Anibal Cavaco Silva is thought unlikely to veto the Socialist government’s bill, which won the support of all left-of-center parties. His ratification […]

Tonight: Rabbis for Human Rights and playwrights read from their plays

November 10, 2009


via The executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights will speak and answer questions followed by two playwrights reading from their politically engaged plays this evening in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. For details read my article.

anti-gay marriage parody (thanks )

January 22, 2009