Everyone should have the right to flee war to find peace by Andy Worthington

I took this photo at the refugee march in central London on 12th September 2015 — ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ aka ‘Refugees Welcome Here,’ organised by groups and organisations including the Syria Solidarity Movement, the Refugee Council, Refugee Action, Amnesty International, Stand Up to Racism, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the Stop the War Coalition.
Today was a great day for the millions of us who want to see a better world, and are fed up with the existing power structure — the election, by a landslide, of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader, and the march in central London, which was attended by around 100,000 people in solidarity with the refugees fleeing Syria and other countries in numbers not seen since the Second World War.
The existing power structure presides over a hard-hearted and increasingly unequal vision of the UK, in which the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, austerity is cynically used by the Tories to try and destroy the state provision of almost all services, and the refugee crisis is sidelined — and all this by a government that, although it has provided significant financial aid, is only accepting 20,000 refugees, over five years and on a temporary basis, and is now gunning for war, which will only create more refugees, and trying to justify that through the disturbing extrajudicial execution of two British citizens in Syria via an RAF-led drone attack.
For the refugee march, see: http://on.fb.me/1PDRYF6
and: http://on.fb.me/1NZP6Fi
For my article about the refugee crisis, see: http://bitly.com/1NZP6Fk…
For my website, see: http://bitly.com/1PDRYF8
For my most interesting photos, see: http://bitly.com/1PDS1AM…

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Andy Worthington says: Refugees in, Tories out by Andy Worthington

I asked a fellow protestor to take this photo of me at the refugee march in central London on 12th September 2015 — ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ aka ‘Refugees Welcome Here,’ organised by groups and organisations including the Syria Solidarity Movement, the Refugee Council, Refugee Action, Amnesty International, Stand Up to Racism, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the Stop the War Coalition.
Today was a great day for the millions of us who want to see a better world, and are fed up with the existing power structure — the election, by a landslide, of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader, and the march in central London, which was attended by around 100,000 people in solidarity with the refugees fleeing Syria and other countries in numbers not seen since the Second World War.
The existing power structure presides over a hard-hearted and increasingly unequal vision of the UK, in which the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, austerity is cynically used by the Tories to try and destroy the state provision of almost all services, and the refugee crisis is sidelined — and all this by a government that, although it has provided significant financial aid, is only accepting 20,000 refugees, over five years and on a temporary basis, and is now gunning for war, which will only create more refugees, and trying to justify that through the disturbing extrajudicial execution of two British citizens in Syria via an RAF-led drone attack.
For the refugee march, see: http://on.fb.me/1PDRYF6
and: http://on.fb.me/1NZP6Fi
For my article about the refugee crisis, see: http://bitly.com/1NZP6Fk…
For my website, see: http://bitly.com/1PDRYF8
For my most interesting photos, see: http://bitly.com/1PDS1AM…

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/ygr44s

Kara Bobroff (Lakota/Navajo) Named to President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Kara Bobroff

Kara Bobroff

Published September 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – Kara Bobroff (Lakota/Navajo), the executive director of the Native American Community Academy, was named by President Barack Obama on Thursday, September 24, 2015, to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships brings together leaders and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to make recommendations to the Administration on how to improve the partnerships it forms to serve people in need. The Council is charged with:

  • Identifying best practices and successful modes of delivering social services;
  • Evaluating the need for improvements in the implementation and coordination of public policies relating to faith-based and neighborhood organizations; and
  • Making recommendations to the President and the Administration on changes in policies, programs, and practices.

Ms. Bobroff founded the Native American Community Academy, a charter school within the Albuquerque Public Schools, in 2005.  She is also the Executive Director of the NACA-Inspired Schools Network, established in 2014.

Ms. Bobroff previously served in several roles within the public education system, including special education teacher at Jefferson Middle School from 1992 to 1996, Assistant Principal at Taft Middle School from 1996 to 1998, Dean of Students at Miller Creek Middle School from 1998 to 2002, and Principal of Newcomb Middle School from 2003 to 2004.  Ms. Bobroff was an Echoing Green Fellow in 2005 and is a current Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Learning Alliance of New Mexico, Harvard’s Urban Principal’s Center, Southwest Youth Services, and is a Community Advisory Council member for University of New Mexico Hospital.  Ms. Bobroff received a B.A., M.A., and Ed.S. from the University of New Mexico.

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