The United Nations Headquarters in NYC

The United Nations Headquarters in NYC
You don’t have to go to Washington DC to learn about politics and the latest efforts for social justice. In New York City, the best place for this type of educational day is the United Nations. Every year over 1 million visitors take the time to visit the headquarters of the United Nations, located on 1st Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets in Midtown East. When I first saw all of the international flags waving outside of the iconic building, my curiosity was piqued about what goes on inside....
March 1st, 2011 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: architecture, Attractions, government, history, politics, top-feature

The National Mall: Protest & Rally Central

The National Mall:  Protest & Rally Central
... – Jon Rochetti, KKK rally - National Archives, 1963 March on Washington – Wikipedia Tags: featuredarticle, history, National Mall, politics, rally ...
August 31st, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Protests and Marches, a Part of the Daily Life in Buenos Aires

Protests and Marches, a Part of the Daily Life in Buenos Aires
... or go to http://www.madres.org/ , or visit http://www.abuelas.gov.ar/ Photo credit: Martín Santarelli on Flickr Tags: featuredarticle, history, politics, protest, social-distortion ...
August 24th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Complete History of America (abridged)

The Complete History of America (abridged)
Susan O. Koozin as ... Susan. Do you love theater?  How about American history?  Or politics?  If you are a fan of any of those things – or if you are a fan of none of those things, but you’re a fan of laughing for two hours straight – you have to see “The Complete History of America (abridged)” at the Stages Repertory Theatre. This two-hour play is performed by three actors: Susan O. Koozin, David Matranga and Kregg Dailey.  “History of America” is unlike...
June 16th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: comedy, politics, theater

Songwriter, Novelist & Governor Wanna-be – Kinky Friedman

Songwriter, Novelist & Governor Wanna-be – Kinky Friedman
... the rest of us.” In 2006, he won 12.6% of the vote, placing fourth in the six-person race. And in 2010, hew is again running for Governor. But politics was not always his line of work. Friedman grew up in Texas and formed his first band, King Arthur & the Carrots, while at the University of Texas. In 1971, Friedman had formed his second band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, a band that played parody, social-commentary and politically-incorrect satirically-focused songs.  With country...
November 4th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Events, featuredarticle, music, politics

In memory of “Duke” Bainum

... go to http://www.dukebainum.com/index.html Tags: Duke Bainum, Hawaii, honolulu, News & Events, People, People - Interesting Local People, politics ...
June 22nd, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Lift a Liberal Beer

Drinking Liberally is a national movement that invites liberals, progressives and others to meet to discuss politics, religion and other traditionally forbidden topics.  Founder Justin Krebs offers up a Liberal blog and an annual conference along with invitations to create other liberal-leaning groups.  The organization has over 300 groups across the nation and the Las Vegas area boasts three: one in Boulder City, one in Henderson, and one in the Northwest side of town.  There is no cost to attend...
June 1st, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: discuss, discussion, Drinking Liberally Vegas, Food & Beverage, Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, liberal politics, meetings, People - Interesting Local People, politics, Scenic & Short Trips

Filipino-Americans in U.S. Politics

... own comfort zones. That’s why it came as a bit of a nice surprise that today, there were two news items about Filipinos being involved in local politics in the U.S. First is a report of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg courting Filipino voters for his re-election bid on November 3, 2009. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations – New York chapter has already declared its support for him. Bloomberg hopes that his support for the Dream Act, which eases the way to citizenship...
April 22nd, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: fil-am, Filipino--American, General: Philippine Culture, Government, Politics and Economy, politics, U.S. Filipinos

Former Governor Gary Locke Nominated as Commerce Secretary

... credit:  wikimedia commons Tags: Announcements, Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke, News, People - Interesting Local People, politics, Washington DC ...
February 25th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke, News, People - Interesting Local People, politics, Washington DC

Who Represents Seattle in the Other Washington

... Rep. Reichert represents the 8th District.   Photo credit:  wikimedia Tags: congressmen, History & Information, information, politics, senators ...
February 24th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: congressmen, History & Information, information, politics, senators

Seattle Inauguration Day Celebration

... Obama, Events, Family Friendly, History & Information, inauguration, Paramount Theatre, People - Interesting Local People, People Watching, politics ...
January 17th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Barack Obama, Events, Family Friendly, History & Information, inauguration, Paramount Theatre, People - Interesting Local People, People Watching, politics

Taking Liberties at the British Library

... (late opening till 8 on Tuesday); 930-5 Saturdays and 11-5 Sundays. How much: free Picture credit: Gaetan Lee on Flickr Tags: British Museum, politics ...
December 3rd, 2008 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
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I’ve Voted – Have You?

... credit:  Wikimedia, public domain _________________________________________________ Tags: Announcements, election, Olympia, politics, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak" ...
November 4th, 2008 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, election, Olympia, politics, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak"