links for 2009-04-01
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
"Experts say teen suicide is an epidemic on [Native American] reservations across the country. Some of the highest teen suicide rates are on [Native] reservations in the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing Wednesday on teen suicide. The story of one Red Lake teen reflects reality for many in Indian Country."
"Santosh Roy, the national secretary of the All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU)…says employees were made to work 14-hour shifts for meagre wages and that even during the past three months the “company was not allowing some workers to go home”. “The management didn’t allow unions. If there was a union, [the chief executive] wouldn’t have been killed.”"
"Tenants Together, California's Statewide Organization for Renters' Rights, released a new report today on the impact of foreclosures on California renters. The report, Hidden Impact: California Renters in the Foreclosure Crisis, conservatively estimates that at least one third of residential units in foreclosure in California are rentals. Renters in these properties are innocent and hidden victims of a foreclosure crisis they did nothing to create."
"This is an actual Asian-themed party happening this Friday, April 3…Wow, and I thought offensive racist theme parties were just for obnoxious fraternities."