Maryland upheld Marriage Equality yesterday by successfully rebuffing a well-funded referendum challenge. The vote was historic, and Maryland now has the auspicious honor of being the first state whose citizens have affirmed equal civil rights for all people. The voters of Maryland proved too sophisticated for the erroneous arguments against Marriage Equality, and showed that the tide is turning on this particular social justice question.… (Read the Rest)
Nicaraguans went to the polls yesterday for municipal elections, and according to the results released this morning, the elections were a powerful victory for the Sandinistas, who have already won 127 of 153 municipalities. The Presidential race here in the United States eclipsed Nicaragua’s elections in major media outlets, but Uncle Sam was present in the form of funding for opposition candidates and parties.… (Read the Rest)
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Due to Hurricane Sandy, we invite you to continue dreaming, but from the safety of your own homes. That is, we are sorry to announce that our party this Tuesday is cancelled!
Stay tuned for an invitation to our Christmas party!
The Quixote Center Staff
We’re happy to welcome a cafeteria worker from the union Unite Here, who will be presenting on the food workers movement to cook real foods again.… (Read the Rest)
This Sunday, October 7 Venezuelans will go to the polls for a Presidential election of (at least) hemispheric importance. International media reports have consistently favored challenger Henrique Capriles over President Hugo Chavez, and have amplified unsubstantiated accounts and accusations as accepted fact. Despite the ongoing media bias, the reality is that Hugo Chavez remains popular among the people and will win the election on Sunday.… (Read the Rest)
Last week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3783: Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere. When this bill first came to light earlier this year it had some serious flaws: it conflates diplomatic missions with terrorism, and is based almost entirely on sub-par research by Roger Noriega at the American Enterprise Institute.… (Read the Rest)
On Wednesday night the thirty day Caravan for Peace concluded in Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. Participants shared their reflections on the historic journey, and hope was in the air. In addition to making headlines and waves in cities across the United States, the Caravan has created a web of individuals and organizations that recognize the immense toll of the drug war both financially and in terms of human rights and development.… (Read the Rest)
Victims of Mexico’s drug war have been sharing their stories as part of the Caravan for Peace for nearly a month now. The Caravan has travelled across the United States to spread the message that the war on drugs is a failed strategy, and the stories from those who have lost loved ones to the violence illustrate that point in a powerful way.… (Read the Rest)
Catholics for Marriage Equality Maryland will be hosting two public forums in the next few weeks in support of marriage equality, which is being challenged through a ballot initiative this November. Download flyer hereSaturday, September 29, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Community Church
Crescent and Hillside Roads
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
Free parking on street and in parking lot
Accessible by MetroBus and county bus
Speaker: Barbara Johnson
Catholic lesbian woman denied communion
at her mother’s funeral in MarylandSaturday, October 6, 2012
10:00 a.m.… (Read the Rest)
[Full Text of Speech below]
By The Rev. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.
Aug. 28, 1963
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation.… (Read the Rest)