Racial & Economic Justice

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VS. CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN ! IS THERE A MODERATE IN THE HOUSE?

 It appears that as far as I can see on the political scene that there is a civil war here in orange county between liberal democrats and  conservative republicans. Where are the moderates of both parties.  Which of the current candidates of either party declare that he or she is a moderate liberal democrat or moderate conservative republican . Perhaps I might  declare I"M  a moderate liberal republican.  Gary Kahn

What Is A Liberal Republican

The Orange County Republican Party defines it self as its 2 favorite presidents are Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. At a recent party meeting this issue came up, and I said openly to this group my favorite Republican Presidents were Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt. There  response was  it makes sense a Republican from Chapel Hill would think that.  I said my third favorite was President Eisenhower. Gary   Kahn

Justice United, Renters call on Towns and County to Support Tenants' Rights

Over the last two years, Orange County Justice United has been working with renters to address discrimination and wrongs they have faced as tenants. These efforts spurred Justice United to work with renters in our community and the UNC Civil Law Clinic to develop the Declaration of Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities. The document, available in both English and Spanish, outlines renters' rights based on state statutes. 

Justice United and renters from our community have asked the Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill and Orange County to endorse this Declaration and help to distribute it to all tenants in their municipalities. More details can be found in this article in the Chapel Hill News. 

Rogers Road Proposal Under Consideration this Week Deserves Support

My op-ed from today arguing that the proposal under consideration this Thursday reflects the best of our progressive traditions while beginning to repay our debt to the Rogers Road community:

In 2011 a conservative faction of the Greensboro City Council moved to expand their White Street Landfill, located in the overwhelmingly African-American northeast portion of the city.

As the attorney for community members opposing this expansion as well as a long-term resident of Orange County, it was endlessly frustrating to me when expansion supporters pointed to our own Rogers Road to justify their decision.

Autumn Harvest Ayurvedic Benefit Dinner

Autumn Harvest Ayurvedic Benefit Dinner


Sunday, October 13 from 6-8pm

At Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

sliding scale $5-50

to benefit the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

RSVP to croatanearthfirst@gmail.com


In 1984 Union Carbide, now owned by Dow Chemical Company, was responsible for the largest environmental disaster in human history exposing well over 500,000 people to the toxic methyl isocyanate gas, killing more than 15,000 immediately and injuring countless thousands—even now at least one person dies per day in Bhopal from injuries sustained that night.


Union Carbide consistently claimed that as an American company, Indian law should not apply to them, but operating in India, they could not be subject to American Law. Methyl isocyanate is a highly toxic compound used in the production of chemical pesticides and was discovered in North Carolina in 1892 by the venerated Morehead and Kenan (of UNC Planetarium and Stadium fame).


Please come out to support the courageous initiatives for restorative justice for the survivors of the Bhopal disaster that was birthed

here in North Carolina
.


For more information, check studentsforbhopal.org, curryblossom.com, and croatanearthfirst.com

Date: 

Sunday, October 13, 2013 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe 431 W. Franklin St.

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