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Posts from June 2018

By: Carly Goodman
Published: June 8, 2018

This week a federal judge ruled in favor of Philadelphia in its sanctuary city case against the Trump administration. relations. “Philadelphia has always been and will always be a welcoming city,” said Mayor Jim Kenney after the ruling. 

Everybody should feel safe and at home in our communities. But harsh immigration enforcement measures tear families apart and make all of us less safe. That’s why some cities like Philadelphia have enacted a range...

By: Arnie Alpert
Published: June 1, 2018

Fifty-one years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King warned that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” 

Dr. King’s moral equation, spoken at the time the U.S. was raining bombs and napalm on the people of Vietnam, still applies today.  

“Since Vietnam, the United States has waged an ongoing war against diffuse enemies, siphoning massive resources away from social needs,” according to a detailed report on poverty from the...

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