Citizens Of Humanity

16 Dec 18
Nick Robson's Blog

Does the gilet jaune movement signal the start of a resistance movement against capitalism?   “Respect my existence or expect my resistance,” http://bit.ly/2Gkjqya  [Martin Luther] King correctly judged, however, that real and lasting equality required the reform of capitalism – a change in the system itself. http://bit.ly/2rzzEJi Isaac Asimov Came up with the Three Laws […]

16 Dec 18
ThinkProgress
After decades of hard work and sacrifice, Maria Mendoza-Sanchez had built a great life in the United States. The Mexico-born nurse had a  job she loved treating cancer patients at a public hospital. She was married, with four children. But neither Mendoza-Sanchez nor her husband were U.S. citizens. Having entered the United States illegally over 20 years ago, the couple worked hard — he, as a truck driver, she, selling fruit and cleaning houses until was was able to earn her nursing degree. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, the couple had been trying to get legal status since 2002, and were ordered to be deported in 2012.  They were ultimately allowed to stay under Obama administration rules because they were both employed, paid taxes and had been law-abiding residents. Their up-by-the-bootstraps American dream story took a sharp turn for the worse after Donald Trump became president in January 2017. The president signed an executive order that led to Mendoza-Sanchez and her husband being deported back Mexico. In August 2017, Mendoza-Sanchez, her husband Eusebio Sanchez, and their youngest son, who was 12 at the time, were deported, leaving their three other children — and everything they’d worked for — behind. Before she left, Mendoza-Sanchez tried appealing to the president’s humanity, but to no avail: “One of the things I admire about him is that he is a loving father. He loves his kids very much and his grandchildren too,” said she said, adding “I just want him to realize how would he feel if all of a sudden something would happen to Ivanka.” https://thinkprogress.org/tucker-carlson-says-immigrants-make-america-dirtier-loses-an-advertiser-7517849fcd09/ After their deportation, Mendoza-Sanchez pursued every avenue possible to return and be reunited with her family. In a bit of a long shot move, she entered the visa lottery, (another program President Trump said he’d like to eliminate) and her name was selected — a spectacular piece of good luck. Even then however, she was told she wasn’t eligible for the visa because she had initially entered the U.S. illegally. She appealed under a statute than allowed for waivers for skilled workers, but U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied that appeal. Mendoza-Sanchez then took her file the U.S. State Department’s consular office in Mexico City, where her appeal was granted (with Immigration Services relenting), giving her a three-year skilled worker (H1-B) visa, which can be extended. On Saturday, having been separated from her family for over a year, Mendoza-Sanchez finally returned to the U.S. to be reunited with her family and get back to the job she considered “a privilege.” Her case is prime example of not only the harshness of Trump’s policies, but also the lack of any kind of logical underpinning for his executive order. For one thing, the nursing industry is facing a chronic shortage: According to The American Nurses Association (ANA) (2018), there will be more registered nurse jobs available through 2022 than any other profession in the United States. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018) projects 1.1 million additional nurses are needed to avoid a further shortage. Employment opportunities for nurses are projected to grow at a faster rate (15%) than all other occupations from 2016 through 2026 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). And even if exceptions were eventually carved out skilled labor, the fact is, there are labor shortages all around in the United States, not just in categories that would merit an H1-B visa. It took two lightning strikes of good luck to (somewhat) right Mendoza-Sanchez’s one stroke of bad luck (President Trump): She had to win the lottery, and win her second appeal in order to get an H1-B visa. But her family is still without their father, Eusebio Sanchez, who is not eligible to join his his wife and four children in the United States. Given the Trump administration’s staunch anti-migrant polices — the president has repeatedly insulted migrants, calling them “rapists,” “animals” and “diseased” — it’s unclear if or how Sanchez will be able to return to the home and family he spent over two decades building in the U.S.
16 Dec 18
Social Media The Life Changer

Life of LGBT Survivors  Learning to be yourself and dealing with other people’s perception of you can be hard for anyone. This process can be especially stressful or tough for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). In fact, they can face unique issues when it comes to mental health. The discrimination LGBT students may […]

16 Dec 18
Feeding on the lotus

Aristotle famously remarked that humans are “political animals”. Since the word “politic” refers to that which is related to polis “city”, this remark claims that a definitive feature of humanity is the formation of a civic community where people lead lives as “citizens”, as opposed to barbaric societies where people are governed by their primitive […]

16 Dec 18
Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

December 16, 2018 by Denis A. Conroy for the Saker blog “The cause of laughter is simply the sudden perception of the incongruity between a concept and the real project”. Arthur Schopenhauer. The concept of Founding Fathers as distinct from Founding Mothers is a prime example of thought that might do more than merely titillate […]

16 Dec 18
inkPoint Media

By Maung Zarni London: The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling the crimes committed by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims a genocide. This was the right thing to do. The U.S. lawmakers deserve to be applauded for trying to turn “Never again!” into a concrete U.S. governmental policy, following the U.S. […]

16 Dec 18
To Inform is to Influence

Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> While the Russian propagandists drone on, Kasparov spells out what is now obvious, and concludes that “Russia and the Russians who would have to pay the price for Putin’s policies in Ukraine and elsewhere, “just as nations have always paid for the crimes of their dictators.”” Russia preparing to […]

16 Dec 18
Coyote Gulch

Well, #COP24 wrapped up with a commitment to implement the Paris Accords, but not before young Swede Greta Thunberg delivered a scolding message to the folks who are not treating Climate Change like the crisis it is. From CommonDreams.org (Jon Queally): “”We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules,” says Greta […]

16 Dec 18
saintandrewstwinflame

CBC SUCKS for the last 12 hours they have been talking about The UN MIGRANT COMPACT every 20 minutes !!! A TROJAN HORSE and took the meeting and other stuff. ANYWAY they are saying that 200 Countries signed it ?It was also just mentioned on CBC that the UN is rewriting NEW RULES? NEW RULES? […]

16 Dec 18
The Nigerian News Portal

By Salihu Saidu  Election season is the time politicians try to sell their policy documents and unrealizable promises to the electorates in order to appeal to them for re-election or for winning the people’s mandate for the first tenure. But in Bauchi state the story is different; the items for sale are the dividends of […]

16 Dec 18
Humanities 10 Blog

This investigation will explore the question of how was theatre used as a “weapon” to empower the citizens during the Great Depression. This research is important because the theatre was a major influence over the public during The Great Depression. It started as a relief measure for people out of work but then became a […]

16 Dec 18
BCN made me do it

I feel the pressure of making myself understood. And because my life history is necessary for a referral letter that my social worker will send to https://www.sjdserveissocials-bcn.org to get more assistance of how to get me out of the situation I’m currently in. A situation of trying to settle in Barcelona once and for all. […]