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Call for Artists

Are you a local artist that makes Geeky Art? Would you like to join Geeks4Justice in a Geeky Social Justice themed art show at Watchtower Cafe running June 9, 2017-July 7, 2017? Art must be geeky and social justice themed.  If so please accept the invite to this event on our Facebook page. Artists will artists would have to be bound by Watchtower’s gallery show times/commission percentages. We are also planning on getting together a few panels to talk about social justice issues at the time of the opening. You can register as an artist here: http://bit.ly/2iQo2eV and fill out the artist agreement with Watchtower – available here as a PDF ArtistGalleryConsignmentAgreement (1). Just download and fill it out, return […]

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Seeking Guest Authors and Artists!

Are you a local artist that makes Geeky Art? Would you like to join Geeks4Justice in a Geeky Social Justice themed art show at Watchtower Cafe running June 9, 2017-July 2, 2017? If so please accept the invite to this event. Artists will artists would have to be bound by Watchtower’s gallery show times/commission percentages. We are also planning on […]

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Refugees – Part One

Introduction War destroys more than just physical landscapes and buildings.  War destroys lives in a myriad of heartbreaking courses of action; one is the creation of refugees.  Today, due to the violence in Syria, there are thousands of refugees massing in Jordan.  Refugees are defined by the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees as: A person who ‘owing to well-founded fear or being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country. Of these refugees many are young adults or children who have begun […]

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Week 1: Action Plan

I found this on Facebook and believe it is an excellent resource for the Geeks4Justice community.  You can find this at http://jenniferhofmann.com/home/weekly-action-checklist-democrats-independents-republicans-conscience/ What to Do This Week of Jan 22, 2017 Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience There are 21 months to mid-term elections. Let’s get cracking! The intention of this weekly document is to make clear suggestions for action backed by well-considered research. If an issue doesn’t affect you, consider whether you would support this issue on behalf of other Americans and act accordingly. Although these topics have been well researched and are intended to be helpful, they are still subject to human error. Please do your own research! If you’d like get this checklist weekly, sign up here: http://jenniferhofmann.com/home/weekly-action-checklist-democrats-independents-republicans-conscience/ I […]

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15 Things to Do After the March

Reposted:  I found this on Facebook and have not been able to find the original source but we need this.   “Activism has to be like Brushing Our Teeth” 1. Frame a picture from the March yesterday and write yourself a quote or a note about how it made you feel. Keep this on your desk or hang it so […]

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Look at all that Porn

Gary Herbert, governor of Utah, recently declared porn a public health crisis. Meanwhile we can’t breathe. The Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert 350 North State Street, Suite 200 PO Box 142220 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220 Phone: 801-538-1000 Toll Free: 800-705-2464

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Utah’s Guest Worker Bill: Too Small to Solve Problems within the Immigration System

In March 2011 the state of Utah became the first to pass legislation that has the potential to significantly change the debate trajectory on immigration.  House Bill 116 (HB 116) modifies the Utah Workforce Services Code by creating a program for “Guest Workers” which would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain work permits for the state of Utah.  Recently, the Act […]

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100 Days of Resistance – Part 4

First, I want to start by saying that I wish everyone a very Happy New Year.  This is the Year of Resistance against injustice, read along and find out what you can do during Trump’s first 100 days in office to resist any injustices that he and his administration may attempt. This is part 4 of a 4 part series.  You can read Part 1 right here, Part 2 right here and Part 3 here. With 2017 just around the corner it is time for those of us who believe in human rights, the power of love, and the power of standing up for what we believe to begin to create our plan of action to resist and rebel against Trump and his […]

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Announcements

The Geeks 4 Justice Amazon Affiliate store is now active.  All proceeds from this store will be donated to various charities supporting womens, LGBTQ, and other social justice non-profit organizations, or to organize events for the Geeks 4 Justice community. You can access the store here: http://astore.amazon.com/geeks4justice-20 In the upcoming episodes of Geeks 4 Justice podcast I will be doing a […]

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The Future of Human Rights & The Responsibility to Protect

Vaclav Havel once asked “Is human responsibility unable to keep pace with human civilization?”[1]  The answer appears to be “yes” in cases of human rights violations and the fear of violating state sovereignty.  However, the norms regarding the fate of peoples threatened by powerful forces of state actors are slowly changing. If human rights are going to survive they must […]

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Episode 1: The Quest for Equality by Any Means Necessary

Doctor Sarah Hanisko, speaks about how to create a transnational women’s rights movement, the importance factors of women’s and human rights and what we can do to help women in need at home and abroad.  You can listen directly by clicking the link below or subscribing on iTunes or Stitcher.  //percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=1024753&episodeId=9641143 Transcripts of this episode are available.

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Podcast Recommendation: Full of Sith

This week’s episode of Full of Sith is a much needed discussion on history and politics wrapped up in a lovely Star Wars package. “Bryan convenes a special panel of former co-host Bobby Roberts, Chris Taylor, and Andrew Breznican to have a positive discussion about what lessons Star Wars has taught us and what politics and history the creators drew on to bring us the story.  They also talk about how Star Wars has helped them understand history and politics, both old and new.” Please take some time to listen to this amazing episode this week.

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Daniel Bell and the End of Ideology in the West

At the beginning of the Sixties modern society had undergone vast and amazing changes in the realm of politics, sociology and history.  During the previous ten years the Korean War had been fought and “won,” the Vietnam conflict had just begun and the Suez Crisis resulted in tensions rising between Egypt and Israel.  In addition to the open conflict of […]