Posted by mikeonpurpose on October 15, 2010
Today is Blog Action Day, and the subject is water.
This gives me a chance to put in a plug for an organization that works on water sanitation issues in Nicaragua, called El Porvenir. This organization organizes educational and work trips to Nicaragua where it is possible for individuals travel there and experience first hand the issues that El Porvenir deals with.
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Posted by mikeonpurpose on October 12, 2010
It is Columbus Day. Or, as it is known in Berkeley, it is Indigenous People’s Day. Or, as it is known in South Dakota, it is Native American Day.
Jim Keady of Educating for Justice has posted an article explaining why we should not be honoring Christopher Columbus. Quoting from Columbus’s journal and from Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”, he makes the point that Columbus’s “discovery” of American served as the platform from which he carried out acts of genocide against indigenous peoples.
And here is a video that argues passionately that we should reconsider Columbus Day:
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Posted by mikeonpurpose on October 1, 2010
Here’s a little video that provides some information about the role that the non-profit sector plays in the United States:
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