Sunday, February 20, 2011

Immigration Laws Cause to Change Campaign Message is a non-profit multi-media organization that is based out of India and the United States whose mission is focused primarily on raising awareness for social justice issues such as: violence against women, HIV/AIDS, immigration and racial issues. Fundraising galas take place annually and are frequented by many high profile guests such as John Sykes, President of Network Development at MTV Networks, legendary soul and funk star Asha Puthli, and Emmy-, Tony- and Grammy Award-winner, Cynthia Nixon. In 2006 the organization was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative for their work in raising awareness of unjust immigration laws in the U.S. called, “Value Families”.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Obama's Internet "Kill Switch" Bill: Protection or Propaganda?

Before the new session of Congress was in session, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs had already passed a temporary bill granting the President the right to shut down sensitive parts of the Internet’s infrastructure. This was put in place in the event of a terrorist cyber-attack against the country.

Before the Riots
In lieu of recent events in Egypt; there have been many in Congress who have been pushing behind the scenes to renew the bill permanently. These proponents, however, have been scrutinized by civil rights activists who feel the Federal government has no place being in the position to shut down the communication abilities of so many.
President Obama was highly critical when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak shut down internet access his own people when riots protesting the legitimacy of his administration broke out. However, in spite of his opposition, talks in the US have already begun that, on the surface seem to give the Obama administration this exact authority.

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