Thursday, March 17, 2011

Why Aren't Americans Giving More to Help the Victims in Japan?

So far, Americans have donated only 20% of what they gave for disaster relief in Haiti and less than 10% of what they gave after 9/11.

Both wingnuts and some in the mainstream media mock the Japanese with totalizing caricatures of Japanese culture -- and so douse our generosity and compassion. Whatever you think of the Japanese government or of General Electric (the designer of the Fukushima nuclear campus), the Japanese people are our brothers and sisters.

Please help the victims of this devastating, concatenating, unending disaster!

Here are some ways to give:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Racial Blame Game | Immigration Policy Center

The Immigration Policy Center lays out important data dispelling claims that immigrants "take away American jobs" or lower wages in the US labor market here:
The Racial Blame Game | Immigration Policy Center

Impact of FY2012 Budget Proposals.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Thanks to the Women of Color Policy Network, a very helpful summary review of budget cut proposals that will disproportionately harm women of color and their communities can be found here:
2011.PolicyBriefImpactofFY2012BudgetProposals.pdf (application/pdf Object)