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Nov 4, 2020
‘Count Every Vote’ rally held at University of Michigan Diag
(Michigan Live)
ANN ARBOR, MI — As votes were still being counted and the results of the 2020 presidential election slowly trickled in, residents and activists came together in Ann Arbor Wednesday evening to advocate for counting every vote
Nov 4, 2020
14 essays on what San Diegans want to see from elected officials in 2021
(San Diego Union-Tribune)
Looking beyond the contentious campaigns of the 2020 general election, we asked the writers in The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Community Voices Project this: “How do you hope San Diego’s elected leaders make the region better in 2021? What should they focus on and why?”
Nov 4, 2020
New Hampshire Youth Groups, Others Rally For Democracy: Watch
(Patch.com)
A coalition of grassroots advocacy groups begin rallies to ensure every vote is counted across the nation as well as social justice causes.
Nov 4, 2020
Michigan Election 2020 live updates: Biden, Peters win in Michigan
(Detroit Free Press)
With the majority of votes tallied in Michigan, two major races were called Wednesday evening. Joe Biden won the presidential election in the state, giving him a crucial 16 Electoral College votes, while U.S. Sen. Gary Peters narrowly defeated challenger John James.
Nov 4, 2020
Michigan Election 2020 live updates: Biden, Peters win in Michigan
(Detroit Free Press)
With the majority of votes tallied in Michigan, two major races were called Wednesday evening. Joe Biden won the presidential election in the state, giving him a crucial 16 Electoral College votes, while U.S. Sen. Gary Peters narrowly defeated challenger John James.
Nov 3, 2020
30-year-old Baja man shot crossing border – did it have to happen?
(San Diego Reader)
Police declared that the man fought with Border Patrol agent
Nov 2, 2020
What Truth and Reconciliation Looks Like in Practice
(Next City)
As cities form commissions to confront centuries of systemic racism, look to Maine for an example of a reckoning that can bring meaningful change.
Nov 2, 2020
Clean Slate laws aim to help offenders get back on their feet
(The Washtenaw Voice)
A package of “Clean Slate” bills was signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in October after receiving bipartisan support in the state’s legislature.
Oct 31, 2020
Pressure Builds on Biden to Knock Down ‘Every Mile’ of Trump’s Wall
(The Daily Beast)
The monument to nativism spans 371 miles. Border communities and activists consider it “an attack on our heritage and our identity.” But Biden hasn’t pledged to uproot it.
Oct 30, 2020
Mass Protest Is Coming and the Cops Are on Trump’s Side
(Truth Out)
Members of the U.S. Secret Service hold a perimeter near the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the killing of George Floyd on May 30, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
Oct 30, 2020
“New ICE Detention Facilities Are Not Welcome In New Jersey And The Tri-state Area,” Immigrant Rights Advocates Say
(Insider NJ)
The agency seeks information for facilities that would add 1800 beds, doubling the current capacity for detained immigrants in the Garden State.
Oct 30, 2020
David M. Chalmers
(Legacy)
Gainesville - David M. Chalmers, Emeritus and Distinguished Alumni Professor of American History at the University of Florida, and a keen observer of and participant in history for 93 years, died October 25, 2020 at his home in Gainesville, Florida, surrounded by his family.
Oct 29, 2020
Meet Sunil Freeman The Second Indian-American Running For US Vice President Post
(India.com)
While Harris has been in the limelight, often reviled by President Donald Trump as a socialist, Freeman is the candidate with a solid radical socialist agenda.
Oct 29, 2020
2nd Indian-origin candidate running for US Vice-President
(Tribune India)
There are two Indian-origin candidates running for the US Vice President in the November 3 election -- Democrat Kamala Harris and Sunil Freeman, who is on the ticket of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).
Oct 29, 2020
Say no to Pillsbury dough
(Whitman Wire)
It’s that time of year again: sweater weather, curling up around the fire with hot cocoa and eating “freshly” baked goods brought to you by Pillsbury — made in the illegally occupied West Bank since 2002.
Oct 28, 2020
2nd Indian-origin candidate running for US VP
(Indica News)
There are two Indian-origin candidates running for the US Vice President in the November 3 election — Democrat Kamala Harris and Sunil Freeman, who is on the ticket of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).
Oct 27, 2020
100,000 Evacuated After Silverado Wildfire Grows
(KPBS)
The Silverado fire in Orange county sparked on Monday morning, forced tens of thousands to evacuate.
Oct 27, 2020
Will ICE open other detention facilities in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania?
(North Jersey)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking to add other centers that would house immigration detainees in New York and New Jersey as their population in the area and nationwide has declined, due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Oct 26, 2020
Agente fronterizo mata de un balazo a un inmigrante y México exige una investigación “transparente”
(Univision)
La Patrulla Fronteriza informó escuetamente que, durante el arresto de este mexicano en California “se produjo un altercado y el agente disparó su arma de fuego, hiriendo al hombre”. Su fallecimiento ocurrió unos minutos después.
Oct 26, 2020
NJ inmate sues prison alleging lack of COVID precautions
(My Central Jersey)
UNION (Hunterdon) – An inmate at the state's only prison for women has filed a lawsuit alleging the state Department of Corrections is failing to take proper precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct 26, 2020
NJ inmate sues prison alleging lack of COVID precautions
(My Central Jersey)
UNION (Hunterdon) – An inmate at the state's only prison for women has filed a lawsuit alleging the state Department of Corrections is failing to take proper precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct 26, 2020
SRE pide investigar la muerte de un mexicano a manos de la Patrulla Fronteriza
(Conexion Migrante)
Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza asesinó a un migrante mexicano durante la tarde del viernes. La agencia sigue sin aclarar qué fue lo que sucedió. Con información de La Opinión.
Oct 26, 2020
Border Community Holds Vigil After Border Patrol Shoots, Kills Migrant
(KPBS)
On Sunday evening, in a light drizzle in San Ysidro, people marched in a slow procession to where Border Patrol agents shot and killed a Mexican citizen next to the border fence two days earlier.
Oct 26, 2020
Get an Inside Look at what Inspires a Activist Artist Hillary Raimo
(Digital Journal)
Provocative thinker and intuitive visionary, Hillary Raimo, was chosen as 1 of 25 women artists from NJ, NY and Pennsylvania to receive the great honor of having her artwork, a photograph entitled Apparition, featured in “The Space Between: Questions of Place in Times of Uncertainty” for the Women’s Caucus for Art, New York Chapter.
Oct 26, 2020
Agente fronterizo mata de un balazo a un inmigrante y México exige una investigación “transparente”
(Univision)
La Patrulla Fronteriza informó escuetamente que, durante el arresto de este mexicano en California “se produjo un altercado y el agente disparó su arma de fuego, hiriendo al hombre”. Su fallecimiento ocurrió unos minutos después.

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