Posts Tagged ‘communities’

Communities Of Color Want Wood Pellet Byproducts Out Of Their Neighborhoods

Above Photo: The Raging Grannies gathered at Halifax Mall to protest, singing songs like “Where is Cooper?”. Ellie Heffernan. And out of their lungs. Belinda Joyner describes her home of Northampton County as a dumping ground for undesirable uses—hog farms, landfills. Northampton was also slated to host the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s compressor station before the project was canceled. […]

Together, We Can Choose A Different Future For Appalachian Communities

Above Photo: Dllu/WikiMedia Commons. Over the course of my career, I have been humbled by what the people in the Ohio River Valley have given to me. I recall those community members who kindly served me coffee made with bottled water because their wells had been compromised by the then-new fracking industry; gifts of home-grown […]

Wade in the Wastewater: U.S. Communities Still Testing Poop for COVID-19; Spikes May Lead to Public Health Measures

By B.N. Frank Last year scientists across the U.S. and around the world started collecting and analyzing sewage to track COVID-19 (see 1, 2).  Despite reports of a steady decline in U.S. COVID cases and 50% of Americans now being vaccinated, taxpayer dollars are still being spent to test wastewater – maybe even in your […]

Greek Australians: One of Australia’s Most Vibrant Communities

Greek-Australians on Australia Day. Credit: Chris Phutully/ CC BY 2.0 Greek-Australians are one of the largest minority groups in the country, and they have a long history in Australia. According to recent census data, more than 422,000 people in Australia said that they have Greek, Greek Cypriot or Greek Vlach ancestry. This begs the question: […]

Our Biggest Jails Are Frontline Environmental Justice Communities

Above photo: Grist / Joe Sohm / Visions of America / Universal Images Group via Getty Images. The three biggest county jail systems in the U.S. demonstrate how incarcerated people are uniquely exposed to environmental hazards. For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles’ most stark social […]

Protests over Jerusalem tensions spread to Arab communities throughout Israel

Arab members of left-wing parties slam police for stopping buses headed to Jerusalem Arab politicians in left-wing Zionist parties slam police after officers stopped buses of Arab Israelis headed to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, where the police say some passengers were planning to riot. “At this moment racist selection is taking place […]

Meron tragedy impacts world’s Jewish communities’ mental health

The global impact of the tragedy in Meron, the most devastating civilian disaster in Israel’s modern history, is like few tragedies in recent memory – and Jewish communities around the world are requesting increased mental health support to overcome the trauma.  “In today’s interconnected world, where the images, videos and stories are broadcast around the […]

Exclusive–Pastors Welcome Rise in Private and Homeschooling in Black Communities

Pastors leading black church communities are confirming the surge in the number of black families choosing private, small schools, and homeschooling for their children, and welcoming the opportunity for more involvement in K-12 education by black churches. Pastor Cecil Blye of More Grace Ministries Church in Louisville, Kentucky, told Breitbart News he and his fellow […]

JFNA CEO on Independence Day: ‘Our communities rallied to support each other’

 “Every State has its own policy, [but] as vaccinations are moving forward, we do expect that most summer camps would be open,” Jewish Federations of North America CEO Eric Fingerhut told The Jerusalem Post, in anticipation of a better summer than last. Speaking during the paper’s weekly Zoomcast, Fingerhut looked back at the challenges the American Jewish community […]

Diaspora communities offered online Yom HaZikaron program by WZO

On Tuesday evening, the State of Israel will mark the beginning of Yom HaZikaron, remembering Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks. This year, for the first time, the World Zionist Organization, in conjunction with the Ministry of Defense, has created a pre-recorded Yom HaZikaron State ceremony for Jewish communities worldwide. The forty-two-minute program, […]

Indigenous communities march for justice a year on from devastating Amazon oil spill

Hundreds of Indigenous activists took to the streets in Ecuador this week to demand justice on the one-year anniversary of the country’s worst oil spill in 15 years. Demonstrators marched through the Amazonian city of Coca to call on authorities to take responsibility for the 16,000 barrels of crude oil that poured into the Coca […]

Pipeline spills over 1,600 gallons of oil near Los Angeles communities

Image Credit: Associated Press More than 1,600 gallons of oil have spilled in the Inglewood Oil Field — the largest urban oil field in the country, where more than a million people live within five miles of its boundaries, the Sierra Club wrote in a statement on Wednesday. The spill was caused by a human […]

From antisemitism to Zoom prayers, how COVID-19 affected Europe’s Jewish communities

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Victorian report recommends tightening laws protecting communities from vilification

Browse > Home / News / Victorian report recommends tightening laws protecting communities from vilification March 3, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article A State parliamentary committee has recommended Victoria should extend its anti-vilification laws to cover a range of attributes not currently specified in legislation including the display of Nazi symbols. Shopper […]

Jewish communities in Texas battle lowest temperatures in century

WASHINGTON – As Texas is experiencing the lowest temperatures in 100 years, local communities’ volunteers are reaching out to make sure that seniors are safe and to distribute hot meals for those in need. Mariam Feist, CEO and President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, told The Jerusalem Post that people were without power […]

In Texas, Jewish Communities Join a Desperately Needed Response

Now the community has repurposed the team, consisting of rabbis from each denomination and the CEOs of local Jewish agencies, to take on a very different kind of crisis: the unfolding effects of an unusual winter storm named Uri that has crippled large swaths of Texas and left millions of people without reliable access to […]

In a Texas battered by cold, Jewish communities join a desperately needed response

One year ago, Dallas’s Jewish community convened a “health crisis management team” to coordinate the local response to the brand-new COVID-19 pandemic. Now the community has repurposed the team, consisting of rabbis from each denomination and the CEOs of local Jewish agencies, to take on a very different kind of crisis: the unfolding effects of […]

Spain’s Jewish communities insist on investigation into neo-Nazi rally

Browse > Home / News / Spain’s Jewish communities insist on investigation into neo-Nazi rally February 17, 2021 by JNS Read on for article The Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) has called on the country’s hate-crimes public prosecutor to investigate anti-Semitic hate speech made during a demonstration in Madrid on Feb. 13 of […]

How Close Are Chinese & Jewish Communities in the US?

“CGTN’s Liu Xin interviews Cheryl Fishbein, President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the United States. Despite making up only 2 percent of the population, the nearly 7 million American Jews play a significant role in the U.S.. In New York, the Chinese and Jewish communities have long been closely linked.” Bitchute link Source […]

Brazil’s Amazon riverside communities receive COVID jabs

Health care workers visit the Nossa Senhora Livramento community on the banks of the Rio Negro near Manaus, in northern Brazil’s Amazonas state, to give Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to elderly members of riverside communities. Brazil has recorded nearly 10 million cases of COVID-19 and 234,000 deaths. 00

Black And Asian Medics Urge Britain’s Minority Communities: Get The COVID Jab

It was not until she turned up at work on the morning of December 9 that May Parsons realised she was going to receive the first dose of her Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine – just a day after she had administered the world’s first to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan.  As a nurse working in the respiratory wards at Coventry Hospital, Parsons […]

Displacement of  rural communities , diversion of fertile land and forests likely to prove very costly

Several countries including India have embarked on a development strategy which emphasizes very rapid and large-scale extraction of minerals, construction of large dams and super-highways, huge urbanization and industrial projects. This is equated to development and progress by ruling regimes and hence they do not give adequate and proper attention to the huge social and […]

COVID-Fatigued Communities Prepare for a Distanced Purim

In 2020, Purim began on the evening of March 9, just before the country shut down to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For some Jewish communities, the holiday was the first celebrated over Zoom. In others, the typical parties gave way to more somber, hand sanitizer-soaked services, stripped of the raucousness that characterizes the […]

JReady: Jewish Agency program helping communities amid COVID and beyond

‘All Jews are responsible for one another.” In a typical year, such a sentence might sound a bit trite and overused. But after a year of living through a pandemic, these words ring truer than ever for Jewish communities around the world. For the first time in decades, Jewish communities everywhere have been confronted with […]

Gantz gets Netanyahu to delay effort to legalize six West Bank communities

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During Civil Rights Era, Native American Communities In The South Armed Themselves Against The KKK

Above photo: Charlie Warriax (left) and Simeon Oxendine (right) bear a captured KKK banner. Courtesy of the Charlotte Observer Photograph Collection, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. This essay draws on research that appears in The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2018. This story was originally shared in […]

History of the JCPA – “Jewish Communities Had Very Little Influence In The US”

“For over 75 Years, JCPA has been the organized Jewish community’s primary convener and consensus-builder, community relations powerhouse, and policy advocate. JCPA is a network of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs) and 16 Jewish national agencies, and the only body that represents the four denominations of religious Judaism. Together, we and our network advocate […]

American Communities Are Installing Affordable Municipal Broadband — Is Yours?

American Communities Are Installing Affordable Municipal Broadband — Is Yours? Activist Post / Activist Post By B.N. Frank A group of telecom experts who call themselves “The Irregulators” are among the many organizations that have filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for failing to protect Americans from the telecom industry. The good news […]

Project to support ecotourism, local communities in Gwadar Bay

TEHRAN – A new initiative seeks to expand ecotourism and consequently to empower local communities across Gwadar Bay, which is home to wetlands and pristine natural landscapes. “A community-based ecotourism project is ready to be implemented across Gwadar Bay to empower local communities in a way they enjoy the economic benefits generated from tourism activities,” […]

I’m a Black Jewish Communal Leader. I Know We Can Make Our Communities Welcoming.

The racial justice protests that swept across the country this past summer has prompted the American Jewish community to reckon with the racial disparities that exist inside and outside of our communities. My own life has been a masterclass in understanding these tensions. When I was two, I was adopted. Two years later, my adoptive […]

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