June

A Fathers Day gift with lasting impact

On Father’s Day, we honor our dads for the long hours of hard work they put in to raise us from newborns to adults—and for the many memorable moments in between: the shoulder rides and road trips, the pancake breakfasts and barbeque dinners, the goofy jokes and fatherly advice.

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Clones of 9/11 hero dog presented in LA

Five clones of a search and rescue dog which helped locate people trapped in the rubble of the 9/11 attacks were formally presented to their ancestor's former handler. James Symington, a former Canadian police officer, choked back tears as he formally took possession of the five descendants of his beloved German shepherd named Trakr, who died in April.

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Thousands rally against Illinois budget cuts

CHICAGO – In a massive midday turnout, thousands of children, students, parents and leading advocates of state and citywide organizations that provide badly needed human services to working families and low-income communities here protested at the downtown Thompson Center June 18th against “doomsday” budget cuts approved by state lawmakers last month.

New Yorkers oppose JROTC funding

On June 9 on the steps of New York City Hall, members of Military Families Speak Out, Code Pink and Granny Peace Brigade initiated an effort to delete $2 million from the city budget that is spent annually by the NY City Department of Education to support the JROTC program in the city’s high schools.

Bankers dig in against Obama regulations

The ink isn’t dry on President Obama’s plan to protect consumers from financial predators and toughen regulation of Wall Street yet already the bankers are digging in to stop any real change.

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On same-sex benefits change is welcome but ... LGBT leaders challenge Obama to go further

Leading civil rights organizations welcomed President Obama's memorandum expanding some benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees June 17, but called on the President to take bolder steps on other hot-button LGBT equality issues.

Immigrant deaths in detention raise questions about oversight of private prisons

A coalition of immigrant and civil rights groups held a vigil in front of the Atlanta headquarters of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency last week to mark the three-month anniversary of Roberto Martinez Medina's death in immigrant detention in southwest Georgia.

Teenagers involved in hate crime sentenced

A Pennsylvania judged sentenced the two teenagers convicted of simple assault for their role in the July 2008 fatal beating of Luiz Ramirez, a 25 year-old Mexican immigrant, to prison for up to 23 months.

US needs to act to end discrimination

The United Nations special rapporteur on racism has urged Washington to do more to address 'ongoing issues of racism and ethnic discrimination' in the US. Offering recommendations before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday, special rapporteur Githu Muigai said that, 'for the US to lead by example, it should do more to address ongoing issues of racism and ethnic discrimination.'

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