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The Community Church of New York

by on Dec.12, 2009, under Organizations>Religious Organizations>Churches

Visit the website of The Community Church of New York and you will see their mission statement right away: “Our Mission at The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist is to grow as a caring, justice-making, anti-racist, diverse, spiritual community.”

The church is located at 40 East 35th Street in a very nice neighborhood. They hold free movie screenings every week. A lot of their movies are award winning movies. And there are free refreshments at the movie screenings. Don’t miss them out.

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Michael Jackson Fans AGAINST Peter King

by on Jul.06, 2009, under Organizations>Political Organizations>Political Action Committees

It is unbelievable that Peter King hates Michael Jackson so much that he has started to insult him even before he is buried. Some of Michael Jackson’s fans have set up a website “Michael Jackson Fans AGAINST Peter King” to raise money to defeat Peter King in his future campaigns for public offices.

Peter King seems to know neither music nor humanity. I don’t know how he can represent a whole district. What kind of a district is that?

His misinterpretation of Michael Jackson is, in a Chinese expression, “a small-minded person guessing a nobleman’s intention”.

By the way, Peter King happens to be most vocal in the opposition to the legalization of illegal immigrants. Is it just a coincidence?

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World Can’t Wait

by on May.29, 2009, under Organizations>Political Organizations>Human Rights

Looking at the line of people in orange jumpsuits and black hoods,  surrounded by the media, winding their way through the evening commute crowd at Grand Central, I got excited. I knew them and I was supposed to join them and put an orange jumpsuit on. But I could not find them before they got into Grand Central. And I expected it to be another boring activism event.

Even more exciting was their live demo of water-boarding on the street after the protest at Grand Central. And the guy in the demo really got water-boarded even though they tried not to really let water get into his nose.

These protests are organized by World Can’t Wait. Click on the name to see their website and find out what they are about.

It is amazing that their members have so much energy to pursue something that does not have much to do with their personal life other than their dignity and proud as Americans.

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Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee

by on Jul.14, 2008, under Organizations>Political Organizations>Political Action Committees

I am not able to understand Lyndon LaRouche’s theories very well because I do not have the knowledge in economics to understand them. But I have gradually come to realize that what he has been saying about the global financial system is true. Here is the web site of Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

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Ar-Rahman Mosque

by on Jan.01, 2008, under Organizations>Religious Organizations>Mosques


13 and 15 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

It is between Broadway and 5th Avenue.

Phone: (212) 481-9147
Fax: (212) 481-9247

Today is the first time I visit a mosque. I found out that, as a woman, I was supposed to wear a head scarf to go into the mosque. But they let me in anyway. Inside the mosque, there is a separate section for women to pray, which is completely covered so that no one can see what is inside. However, even inside that separate section for women, women are still supposed to wear head scarf to pray. A woman lent me a head scarf for me to take part in the prayer.

There is nothing for beginners who speak English. Most books are in Arabic. The only one I found that has English was not for beginners. I could not find any written materials to learn what I was supposed to do in there and how to pray. I learned from other women in there. There were actually only two other women. There were way more men than women. There might have been thirty to fifty men.

The preacher did not speak English. I could not understand anything he said.

However, I liked being there. It was quiet. And it was a large open space that was covered with clean carpets. It was very relaxing.

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New York Garden Church

by on Nov.14, 2007, under Organizations>Religious Organizations>Churches>Korean Churches

New York Garden Church is a Korean church located near the Empire State Building. The church goers are mostly Korean students. The pastor is Korean too. However, I do see some English speaking people coming to the church for bible study in the evening sometimes.

They have a Gospel Cafe which offers free Internet, which is open everyday until late in the evening and is very popular. They offer free food at every Sunday service. There are young children among Sunday church goers. So it is like a community church as well.

They sing pop music in this church. And they sing on the street in front of the building every Saturday afternoon. The boys have beautiful voices. But the girls are not singing loud enough. I wish that the girls have better voices.

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The Brecht Forum

by on Nov.14, 2007, under Organizations>Political Organizations>Human Rights

The BRECHT FORUM is a place for people who are working for social justice, equality and a new culture that puts human needs first. Through its programs and events, the Brecht Forum brings people together across social and cultural boundaries and artistic and academic disciplines to promote critical analysis, creative thinking, collaborative projects and networking in an independent community-level environment. Please check out their web site for more information and event schedule.

I just went to one of their events for the Agent Orange Campaign. The speaker was a doctor from Vietnam who had first hand knowledge on the issue. The attorney who has been working on the case on behalf of Vietnamese Agent Orange victims was also there. He was able to provide legal and political perspectives of the issue, supplementing the medical and environmental perspectives of the issue that the doctor provided. And very surprisingly, John Kerry’s sister Peggy Kerry was at the event and briefly spoke, showing her support and pledging to help the cause.

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NYC Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN)

by on Aug.26, 2007, under Organizations>Political Organizations>National Security>9.11 Truth

NYC Coalition for Accountability Now is non-partisan organization comprised of 9/11 Families, First Responders, Survivors and proud, concerned citizens committed to bringing about an independent, impartial investigation into the events of September 11.

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Surviving Spouses Against Deportation

by on Aug.23, 2007, under Organizations>Political Organizations>Immigration>Deportation

Surviving Spouses Against Deportation – Because of a crack in the law, women and men who entered this country legally are facing deportation when their spouses die during the lengthy administrative visa process. There are scores of these cases across the country affecting women, mothers and children.

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