Archive for June, 2014

Protected: The Latest Scathing Revelation About #D:F/M at Hunter College

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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I Thought This Was Cute

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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White House Internship Program Announces Summer 2014 Participants

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Justice for the Central Park Five – Justice for All

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By FreidaPeople Stat posting on Raymond Santana’s Facebook Page:

Lynn, with all due respect, the tragedy is these boys got railroaded at every step of the way and the media was happy to support their presumption of guilt based on their skin color. The tragedy is that even to this day, people insist on smearing their character as men. The tragedy is that even when Black and brown people are completely innocent, there is a presumption of guilt.

The tragedy is that most of the people in this world still won’t believe the lesson this whole thing teaches us. Crime is not based on skin color and cops are not here to protect or serve children of color from poor communities. I applaud the men I have come to know a bit. In spite of all the harm our racist system inflicted on these kids, they became pillars of society and great role models. The system took their youth, but never their integrity. Can’t wait until all the files are unsealed.

Justice for the Central Park Five. Justice for all.

 

FreidaPeople Stat posts regularly on Facebook and I and many, many others consider her opinions pretty much Gospel.

Gregg Morris

Gregg Morris

The Bully Exposed

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Richard Santiage, producer for “The Bully Exposed,” will be on the air tonight, June 24, and is looking for callers to listen in and or call in to the show about their workplace issues.

It’s on www.klav1230am.com or you can listen in and or call into 702-731-1230. The time is 6:00 pm EST or PST 9:00 EST.

Info comes way of Facebook Friend Neal Dias who posts regularly at New York Healthy Workplace Advocates.

Central Park 5 Lawsuit Settled for $40 Million

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Click here or here for news about the settlement which still needs to be okayed by the NY City Comptroller and a judge.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Senator Rev Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa 

Friday, June 20th, 2014

In response to the recent firing of 20 journalists at El Diario la Prensa, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) will be meeting with his fellow clergy members from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to discuss a possible June 26th demonstration in front of the executive offices of ImpreMedia, El Diario la Prensa’s parent company. [More Background info]

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Tea Party Holding Up Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill

Friday, June 20th, 2014

From info@nyhwa.org [info@nyhwa.org]:

Massachusetts needs your help.

The following is from the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates. Like last week in Puerto Rico, their bill is ready for a floor vote but the Tea Party reps are preventing it from a floor vote. Please pass the following message along to those in NY and Massachusettes who can call these individuals and let them know it is in the best interest of businesses to stop abusive work environments.

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More Thoughts About Colleague Larry Shore’s Request to Post on the WORD Blog

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Addressing specific comments below:

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

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International Federation of Journalists Advisory for Reporters at the World Cup

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has advised local and international journalists covering events in Brazil during the World Cup to remain vigilant and ensure they stay safe.

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From WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Cecilia Muñoz Host Press Call to Discuss Report on Higher Education and Student Debt

The WORD is there.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

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Action Needed to Pass Healthy Workplace Bill in New York State

Monday, June 9th, 2014

From New York Healthy Work Place Advocates
The 2013-2014 Session of the NYS Legislature ends next week on Thursday, June 19, 2014. During these last eight days that the NYS legislature meets, a few select pieces of legislation will be passed. Your recent calls resulted last week in the Healthy Workplace Bill being passed in the Senate Labor Committee on June 3, 2014.

In the Senate, the bill S3863 must next pass through the Senate Finance Committee and then go to the floor for a vote. In the Assembly, the bill A4965 must next pass through the Assembly Labor Committee and then go to the floor for a vote.

Please call to tell the five key NYS legislators listed below that you want the Healthy Workplace Bill (bill numbers: S3863 / A4965) to go to a floor vote before session ends.
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#KochParty on Park Avenue, New York City, Today, June 5

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Message from the host of: “Koch Party on Park Avenue”
To: Greggory w Morris
The following is a message from the host of Koch Party on Park Avenue, the MoveOn Action that you signed up to attend:

Greetings!

We’re looking forward to joining you tonight for the Koch Party outside David Koch’s Park Avenue apartment, to expose the Koch brothers’ attacks on our democracy, our environment, our voting rights, and our social safety net.

Have a camera phone? Please bring it and be ready to snap photos, take video, and share with all your friends, using hashtag #KochParty

We’ll gather at 6 p.m. today at the NW corner of Park Avenue and W. 71st St. The rain has stopped and the sun has come out–and we’re going to have fun.

This is the kick-off to a summer of activism. We’re expecting media coverage, so having a strong turnout is key. Your presence matters!

See you there!
Victoria and Aaron

Update From New York Healthy Workplace Advocates About Healthy Workplace Bill

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

From Mike Schlicht, NYHWA Co-Coordinator:
The State of Tennessee has passed the first bill to address workplace bullying but for those of us in New York State familiar with the Workplace Violence Prevention Law, policies mean little even if you are a public employee which this law only pertains to. As some of us have found out the hard way, the NYS Workplace Violence Prevention Law, if, and when it is enforced by a public employer, can and is used to target people in abusive work environments to react to intentional and malicious acts of workplace bullying. [That is, targets of abuse are baited by abusers and/or their flunkies].

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Colleague Larry Shore Wants to Post Comments on the WORD Blog

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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