Rough and Tough is not Justice. The Press & Sun Bulletin ignored this letter a year ago and again now, so if a resident of Broome County attends a Public Safety legislative committee meeting, they are not allowed to speak. So what is John Q. Public to do? Everyone can agree that someone who commits a crime should take responsibility for their actions … [Read more...] about Rough and Tough is not Justice
The Jan 19 Press and Sun Bulletin article about failure of the NYS Commission of Correction’s response to inmate grievances is barely the tip of the iceberg. The public response to those they deem with multiple stigmas – inmate, mentally ill, and triple diagnosed developmentally impaired is to continually ignore or cut and reduce from services. Several … [Read more...] about WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE BROOME COUNTY JAIL ?
Clarina H. Nichols defended the propriety of her colleagues, Lucy Stone (professional antislavery lecturer), who were forging a place for women in the lecture hall. Nichols asked Stone for help in her campaign for school suffrage. In 1853 Stone gave two lectures at the Baptist Church in Brattleboro, VT. After Nichols successfully refuted one minister in … [Read more...] about On the Road to Suffrage – Make Your Vote Count
Clarina Howard Nichols 1810 - 1885 Could a woman support herself and children by writing an article like this for the local newspaper today? NO. In fact, it is very difficult to get one’s viewpoint printed at all. Only if you are a celebrity or other notable do you get paid for writing. Fortunately, Clarina’s parents encouraged her to get … [Read more...] about Stumbling Blocks to Democracy – Privilege
STATE: “May we now safely prophesy justice, liberty, equality for our daughters ere another centennial birthday shall dawn upon us.”EC Stanton Gage: “A proper self-respect cannot inhere in any person under governmental control of others. Unless the person so governed constantly maintains a system of rebellion in thought or deed, the soul gradually … [Read more...] about SEDITION OR ANARCHY ?
Friday, April 17, the UUCB Social Justice Committee and the Greater Binghamton Labor-Religion Coalition hosted a forum about current wage theft affecting assembly line workers, university adjunct faculty and teaching assistants and fast food workers. Mandatory overtime (or be fired), changing job/tenure requirements, high temperatures, and diluted wages … [Read more...] about A LOOK BEHIND FOOD PACKAGING CONTAINERS (the 1% strikes again)
While billionaires buy their own islands at $15 million a clip to park their yachts, the top 10 hedge fund managers only pay 15% tax on their $12 billion(compared to 70% in the past) while you pay 20% if you are lucky to make $40,000, or you may have lost your home in the mortgage debacle or from your health care bankruptcy. Citigroup with $6.4 B and J.P. … [Read more...] about THE TAKERS DO NOT WANT TO SHARE – What the Press will not print.
Will you join with one of the 10 percent of the 550 people on Save Our Clinic Facebook who support keeping the BC MH Clinic to write an editorial? Sharpen those pencils. Your letter is needed. … [Read more...] about SPEAK UP FOR BC MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, be there at 4:30pm at the Broome County Office Building for a press conference and stay to STAND UP for mental health services before the vote at 5 pm, sixth floor. YOU are needed to literally back up over 800 people who signed petitions and facebook in support. SHAME on Broome County for not having a public hearing. … [Read more...] about THE LAST STAND for MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC
http://www.pressconnects.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/07/18/broome-mental-health-clinic/12821991/ … [Read more...] about Guest Viewpoint: Mental health clinic critical to poor