Activists Sue Developers to Take Control of Community Garden. Members of a Lower East Side community garden are suing to take control of the green space, arguing that the lot’s longtime owner effectively abandoned it
Community leaders requested Tuesday the urgent closure of a battery-recycling plant in Vernon, California, after a report was published showing the existence of lead pollution in this mostly Latino neighborhood. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control released Monday the results of a study showing a high level of lead pollution in the subsoil of 39 homes. “Our residents have the right to know the full extent to which lead levels constitute harm,” State Sen.
A London Metropolitan Police Constable has been caught on CCTV repeatedly punching a shoplifting woman in the face after grabbing her by the hair and throwing her to the ground. She had allegedly bitten his finger and told him she had AIDs.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – 1:49pm Stop the Crackdown on LGBT Russians Russian “Anti-Terrorism” Bill Threatens the LGBT Community LGBT Russia LGBT in Russia (LGBT, Russia) By Dawes Cooke Russian lawmakers recently passed a first reading of an alarming three-part bill meant to aid the fight against terrorism . But it could also be an effective tool for authorities to use against LGBT organizations, activists, and political dissenters.
Text from a talk March 5th, 2014 at Forum on Venezuela and the Ukraine at the Evergreen State College. One year ago today on March 5th, 2013, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died of cancer. It is wrong to attribute all of the changes in Venezuela since 1998 to Chavez, whether pro or con, but he played an important ant positive role in what has happened there.