Before reading this call from Bernie Sanders to welcome Syrians in solidarity and humanity, it is important for me to Welcome and support the NJ’s Princeton students’ movement calling to move the racist picture of the Slaver president from the Walls of the University. In the name of Humanity and Human Dignity.
It is also important to say Bravo Bravo to America, Canada and Ukraine’s no vote to the UN resolution calling to censure the word Jewish in the global vocabulary. Know that in Russia, this word can bring you to the court for antisemitism, racism and discrimination.
When masters of the world are playing the role of slaves, crying wolf while being that wolf, just laugh at it. How is it Russia can initiate such a resolution ? What is the deal between Russia and Israel in Syria?
Benjamin Netanyahu and some members of his cabinet in 2010 are under a warrant arrest in Spain and in SA for the bombings and killings of the humanitarian flotilla heading to Gaza in 2010 to rescue people in danger over there.
America has started its way back home and back to its cored principles. Bernie Sanders’ Georgetown University at DC and the no-vote of the USA and Canada alike at the UN session, in the name of freedom of speech, are two positive signs.
Climate Change begins with Humanist’s considerations.
There is a third stand to hail. The Sahara is an occupied territory. The US has excluded this territory from the free trade agreement signed with Morocco. An inspirational move to the recent EU’s changes in labelling goods produced by Israel as « Occupied territory’s products ».
Read El Watan for the latest concerning Morocco and the disputed Sahara land abusevily exploited by Morocco. The nation has signed rigged contracts of raw material exploitations with foreign societies.
Brothers and Sisters –
My father Eli immigrated to America from Poland in 1921 after World War I at the age of 17. He was not a refugee fleeing war, although much of his family later became victims of the Holocaust. He came to America looking to make a better life. He never made a lot of money, but it didn’t matter because he was able to start a family and send his two sons to college. That meant the world to him and he loved this country.
While my father came here as an immigrant, many have also come as refugees fleeing war, oppression and violence. That’s why I opposed the call of some to turn away unaccompanied children who showed up on our borders from Latin America. We must not allow the horrific violence we have seen in France and elsewhere to turn us from our historic role as a haven for the oppressed.
In terms of the Syrian refugee situation we are now facing, now is not the time for us to succumb to racism and bigotry. In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up.
When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the shirts on their backs, we should not turn our backs on these refugees escaping violence in the Middle East. Of course we have to investigate the backgrounds of people coming into the country — and we will — but to suggest that we would even turn away orphans is incredible.
The rhetoric and fear mongering about these refugees from some Republicans running for President is abhorrent and has no place in our political discourse.
Donald Trump has not just called for keeping out Syrian refugees, he also said he thinks it’s a good idea to create a national database of all Muslims in America. Meanwhile, Ben Carson said some Syrian refugees are like « rabid dogs » and referred to the rest of Syrian refugees as just « dogs. » This disgusting rhetoric cannot be tolerated.
Other Republicans have suggested rounding up existing refugees and deporting them. And yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted on a plan that would make it near impossible for the United States to continue our Syrian refugee program.
This is not what America stands for.
Syrians and other refugees from the Middle East are escaping unspeakable horrors. To get to our country, refugees already go through a vigorous vetting program by the FBI, National Counterterrorism Center, Homeland Security and the State Department. The process takes almost two years and refugees from Syria face additional scrutiny.
We should continue our program to provide Syrians fleeing violence with the opportunity for a new life. I hope you’ll join me to stand together to admit Syrian refugees. Sign my petition here:
Thank you for standing with me and making your voice heard on this important issue.
My name is Nancy Reynolds and I’m a Wal-Mart employee in Merritt Island, FL. To many, a 10 percent employee discount may not seem like a lot, but as Wal-Mart associates, we know it could mean the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.
I have diabetes, and the food I’m eligible to receive a discount on isn’t good for me because the Wal-Mart employee discount doesn’t cover most grocery items.1 I need to eat healthy food multiple times throughout the day and I simply can’t afford it on Wal-Mart pay and hours. If Wal-Mart would extend its employee discount to cover all food items, it would help associates and our families across the country – and we know Wal-Mart can afford it.
Wal-Mart must extend the employee discount to its struggling employees who need help paying for healthy food. That’s why I started my own campaign on CREDOMobilize.com, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to Wal-Mart, says the following:
Across the country, we are struggling to feed our families. As Wal-Mart associates, we work every day surrounded by groceries, but many of them are too expensive for us to actually buy.
Wal-Mart could decide to alleviate some of our burden, by joining the ranks of Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods,2 and Target3 in offering an employee discount across all food items. The current Wal-Mart discount covers most merchandise, but not bread, meat, eggs, and other basic groceries that Wal-Mart workers need.
This is a win–win for the company. Wal-Mart is one of the only large grocers in the United States that does not have an across the board employee discount for food. A 10 percent discount would allow Wal-Mart associates to spend more money on food at Wal-Mart. The company would get more money, and we would be able to be healthier workers.
With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, we want to be able to celebrate with our families. A 10 percent discount on all food items could mean that Wal-Mart workers across the country won’t be going hungry this holiday season.
Thank you for your support.