EXCITING NEWS STARTING SEPTEMBER 9TH JAWS OF JUSTICE RADIO WILL EXPAND TO A ONE HOUR BROACAST, AIRING FROM 9AM TO 10AM, CENTRAL TIME. ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS HAVE WORKED HARD AND LONG FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. EXPECT MORE OF WHAT YOU HAVE COME TO EXPECT AND SOME NEW FEATURES WE HAVE WANTED TO DO FOR SOME TIME.
Just days before Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years for revealing the war crimes of the Bush and Obama administrations Attorney General Eric Holder went into Federal Court and filed a petition in federal court arguing that the perpetrators of those crimes – Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al – enjoy “absolute immunity” against criminal charges or civil liability.
JoJR felt this was a good time to rebroadcast an interview Margot Patterson did with Marjorie Cohn two years ago on her book The United States and Torture. In this book Marjorie makes the connections between the tortures at Abu Griab and what happens in the US penal system. She talks about the torture of Bradley Manning at Quantico the Military Prison before he was moved to the Federal Prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. After hearing this interview you will understand just what Bush and his buddies are being absolved of.
Link to the article – Obama Gives Bush “Absolute Immunity” For Everything. https://www.commondreams.org/further/2013/08/26
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Latino Coalition KC Quarterly Meeting: The Affordable Care Act
Join us on September 6th at Donnelly College (8am- networking, 8:30 program begins) for our next Latino Coalition General Meeting. We will be discussing the Affordable Care Act. Nancy Rios from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Andrea Routh, Executive Director of the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance, and other experts on the new health care law will be on a panel to inform us about what the community needs to know. Enrollment starts October 1st. Don’t miss this important meeting. Bring your news to share with the community!
Man Up Mondays Mentoring Program
Looking for volunteers to help mentor the young men of Hogan Prep Academy High School. Mentoring sessions will be held on Mondays from 2:45 -3:45pm At Hogan Prep Academy High School, 1221 E Meyer Blvd Kansas City , Missouri 64131.
Mentoring Begins Monday Sept 9th
Mentoring subjects include the following: Dressed to Impress, Life Planning, Mock Interviews, Life Skills.
For more Info please contact Raphael Frazier M- 29 A 816-447-8568.
Join Representative Brandon Ellington in an Open Discussion –
On the upcoming Veto Session in the Missouri Legislature, Crime, Education, and Economic Development. This event will be held Tuesday September 10th 7PM at the Robert J Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, 3200 Wayne, KCMO. (Formerly Linwood Multi- Purpose Center)
The TEDxYouth@StateLineRoad Event will be held on September 7, 2013 at the Truman Forum Auditorium in the Plaza Branch of the KC Public Library. In order to attend this event, we are asking each attendee to contribute to the experience by sharing about their summer volunteer service experiences. Please fill out the form at our website, http://tedxyouthstatelineroad.com/event-registration/ You will receive an email confirmation of your completed registration, upon receipt and review. A key piece of this registration is a link to a 20 second video submission, describing the big idea that you have taken away from your service work. Tickets to this event are free to all volunteers and contributors. If you have questions or concerns, please email Beth Sarver at firstname.lastname@example.org Yes, your service work could have been done within a group or for another organization! We want to hear about the big ideas that you took away with you. Please note that video submissions are due by August 26th. (Any remaining tickets will be sold for $10 for youth, ages 13-24 and $15 for Adults 24+). If you would like to purchase tickets before August 26th, Contact Beth Sarver.