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Local gang victim seeks help from PGPD – instead betrayed to ICE

On the evening of Sunday, December 4, a large “Takoma Park Mobilization”* assembly at Piney Branch Elementary School heard a moving request by resident Gabrielle Tayac on behalf of “Antonio” (not his actual name).  The undocumented 18 year old Honduran … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor on sanctuary policy

On December 2, Emily Townsend, Jeremiah Nisbet, and Thomas Nephew drafted and sent the following letter to the Washington Post.  We haven’t heard back from them, and have decided to publish it here: To the Editors,   The November 30th … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Press Release: Takoma Park to Congress: Fix the NDAA

City Council Passes Resolution Asking Congress to Repeal Detention Provisions  Last night, May 21, 2012, the Takoma Park City Council voted 5 to 2 in favor of a resolution that condemns the controversial “indefinite detention” provisions of the 2012 National … Continue reading

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Resolution Approved by Takoma Park City Council 5.21.2012

Takoma Park NDAA/AUMF Resolution Approved May 21, 2012 CITY OF TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND RESOLUTION 2012- URGING MONITORING AND REPEAL OF INDEFINITE DETENTION PROVISIONS OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is the foundation of our … Continue reading

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NDAA resolution on May 21 Takoma Park City Council agenda!

Mayor Bruce Williams notified us this morning that both the MCCRC NDAA/AUMF resolution and the “Fund Our Communities” resolutions will be considered by the Takoma Park City Council on May 21st. We ask supporters of our NDAA/AUMF resolution to please join us … Continue reading

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NDAA forum highlights: Audience Q&A

Audience members asked a number of excellent questions and made some compelling remarks of their own. Social worker: “I think the questions that have been raised here are about how do we not just pick the lesser evil, how do … Continue reading

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NDAA forum highlights: Moderator Eric Bond Q&A

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Voice editor Eric Bond posed several questions of both panelists.  The first concerned the efficacy of resolutions like the proposed NDAA/AUMF resolution.  Referring to impeachment and anti-Iraq War resolutions, Bond pointed out that “Bush finished out his … Continue reading

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NDAA, FOC resolutions advocated; Councilmember Schultz favors both; mayor says action soon

Monday night’s Takoma Park City Council meeting was attended by MCCRC activists advocating the NDAA/AUMF resolution and peace activists for the “Fund our Communities” (FOC) resolution put forward by the coalition of the same name.  Activist numbers and passion were … Continue reading

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NDAA forum highlights: Shahid Buttar (BORDC)

Bill of Rights Defense Committee executive director Shahid Buttar began with a stark statement of his own: “At the moment, the right to trial and due process have effectively been statutorily suspended.  We enjoy them because of the pleasure of … Continue reading

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