Category Archives: Reporting

President’s Day Weekend March and Rally in Dallas

The President’s Day Weekend March and Rally in support of all immigrants drew a large crowd at City Hall in Dallas on Saturday morning.  According to the Facebook page created for the event, the march was organized in opposition to the “selective ban on immigrants and refugees trying to obtain legal entry and safe asylum in the U.S.”

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The turn-out was diverse and peaceful.  Among the most popular chants were :  “Love, not hate, that’s what makes America great”; “Hands too small, can’t build a wall”; and “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here.”  A few participants with garbage bags picked up litter along the route.

Abortion and Obamacare

By Karen Petree

President Obama’s healthcare reform act is one of the most significant pieces of legislation for women’s healthcare in decades.

It expands coverage to over 10 million low-income women.  Pregnancy, previous cesarean sections and sexual and physical abuse can no longer be treated as pre-existing conditions. And women across the country now have easier access to contraception.

But Obamacare is a Trojan horse.

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Gillibrand’s Fight

By Karen Petree

The United States joined over 100 other countries in September at the United Nations and pledged to end sexual violence in war.

After it was adopted, Angelina Jolie, who campaigned for the issue with UK foreign minister William Hague, told the General Assembly, “you have a sent a message to survivors that their rights and dignity matter.”

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is fighting like hell to send that same message to the thousands of American service members sexually assaulted by their fellow soldiers every year.

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Columbus Day Parade

By Karen Petree

Petree_ColumbusDay_04The biggest celebration of Italian American culture took place in New York City today. The 69th annual Columbus Day Parade drew thousands of floats, marching bands and spectators to Fifth Avenue between 44th Street and 72nd Street in Manhattan. Over 35,000 people participated in the parade, including New York governor Andrew Cuomo and city council members. Click continue to open slideshow. Continue reading