Refugees United The world is more connected than ever, but when refugees fleeing conflict or disaster lose touch with loved ones – it’s sometimes forever. Among the 43 million refugees worldwide, a staggering number of people will never see their family again because they simply have no means to reach them
Macedonia is one of Europe’s poorest countries, with an estimated 30 percent of the population living in poverty and a similar percentage of its people are out of work.
We’re redesigning the Global Voices website and would like your help figuring out if we’re headed in the right direction.
The next task force will be on making personalized jelly beans PrezBo sent out an email this morning announcing the creation of a large, University-wide task force to help the University plan for new scientific advances in various disciplines towards the creation of personalized/precision medicine . According to the Personalized Medicine Coalition , personalized/precision medicine is “the use of new methods of molecular analysis to better manage a patient’s disease or predisposition to disease.” That sounds very futuristic and we’re glad PrezBo is keeping Columbia at the forefront of it.
Potluck! Friday, Feb 21 5:30-7:30pm Deep Tanks 150 Bay St, Staten Island, NY Please join us Friday Feb 21 5:30-7:30pm in Staten Island for a community dinner rallied around the support of the Enbridge 3, three women who fought to stop Tar Sands pipelines with the the Michigan MI CATs. We are honored to have worked in Staten Island with Enbridge 3′s Lisa Leggio during Superstorm Sandy, and wish to support her and her fellow activists as they face a sentence for their fight to stop dirty energy. Come join us to write letters to the ladies, a leniency appeal to the judge (if you worked with Lisa), to discuss solidarity actions, to toss in some money for their jail support, and share you insights as to how we can creatively support Staten Island’s and the whole city’s storm and environmental activists.
As you probably know, our friend and comrade Cecily McMillan was brutally arrested at Zuccotti Park on March 17, 2012, on the eve of Occupy Wall Street’s sixth-month anniversary. An NYPD officer grabbed her breast from behind, after which her arms flew up in the air and backwards as the body’s natural reaction to being physically and sexually assaulted. The police then beat her until she lost consciousness and began to seizure