Tuesday, December 3rd four immigration advocates ended their 22 day Fast for Families, passing the baton to fasters across the nation. It’s our turn to follow in their courageous path, in the Hudson Valley.
We hear in the media that the United States is experiencing an economic recovery. GDP is up. Productivity is as high as it has ever been. Even the stock market dances with new records in trading. The data tells a different story. This ‘recovery’ has exacerbated the divide between the wealthiest in America, and everyone else: 7% of America’s wealthiest Continue reading »»
The Bell Policy Center is being honored tonight with an Independent Voices Award from the Open Media Foundation, in recognition of our Policy Tool Kit and our "ongoing efforts to educate our community on issues that impact us the most."
Over the years, the Bell has created many tools to help Coloradans learn about the issues and challenges facing our state. With the help of Open Media, we put our most popular and useful tools in one place – our Policy Tool Kit.
What lobbying group forces Catholic hospitals to abide by directives that potentially put religion above patient health?
Freedom of the press is protected by what amendment in the U.S.?
What government agency asked a court to allow evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment to be used in trial?
What company announced this week its vision of using drones to make home deliveries?
Connecticut’s insurance marketplace released its most recent enrollment numbers yesterday and an estimated 23,400 individuals have now signed up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT. Connecticut is also continuing the trend of having more private carrier enrollees than … Continue reading →
Nelson Mandela's life is a rebuke to oppression and to those who would respond with frustrated resignation or hatred. It is difficult to imagine a more unlikely success story against seemingly impossible odds. South Africa's system of apartheid seemed like the purest manifestation of racial discrimination possible. The fact that the discrimination was perpetrated by a small minority of whites against a majority of blacks in their own native land dictated that the means of maintaining the cruel racial hierarchy be extreme and pervasive.
“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.”
- Live 8 address, 2005… Read More...