This in today from Al Riccio of Justice 4 Jane. We have to step up our fight and our fight doesn’t end with DCF. We must bring our fight to members of our community who stood with racist, transphobic institutions. Anyone who has read this blog knows where we stand on the matters of the state and the crumbs they throw to us. Yes a big extra fuck you to memebers of the LGBT community who stood with the state on this. We are ashamed of them.

“The public shaming of Jane Doe a victim of significant abuse and neglect is also inexplicable in light of the fact that the July 12 incident involved four girls, all of whom were restrained, all of whom were described in DCF records as hitting each other and staff,” the child advocate’s office said in a news release.”

The further you investigate, the more outrageous this case becomes. We now have irrefutable evidence that Jane, a transgender female 16-year-old, was singled out by CT’s Dept. of Children and Families and “punished” by being sent to a boy’s facility.

This is transphobia, child abuse, victim-blaming. Shame on Gov. Malloy and Commissioner Katz, and an extra “fuck you” to the members of the queer community who were so quick to write off Jane as “uniquely problematic” for the sake of trusting victim-blaming institutions (who, just to remind everyone, conveniently turned a blind eye to their own sexually abusive, child-molesting staff members).

Disgusted doesn’t begin to describe how I feel right now.

HARTFORD >> The state Office of Child Advocate has criticized state child…
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Join activists concerned about bias in state agencies against employees. A group of concerned citizens will discuss how organizational bias / discrimination hurts both employees and employers.
Data points to the fact that employees of color receive disciplinary actions at higher rates than other ethnic groups within state agencies.
Activist Cornell Lewis, Attorney Josephine Miller, Adam Osmond and Eric Hundley will be at this press conference. Attorney Miller is representing a group of Department of Corrections Officers in a lawsuit [ filed in 2013 ] concerning racial discrimination. Members of the lawsuit will be in attendance.
Invited guests are Senator Eric Coleman, State Representative Matt Ritter, Rabbi Donna Berman, Pastor James Lane.
Date : July 29, 2014
Time: 11:30am
Place : Unity Plaza on Barbour Street, Hartford.
contact Cornell Lewis (860) 983-3876

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7/23/2014

“The Office of the Child Advocate has demolished the fiction that Jane Doe is uniquely dangerous or violent and has uncovered facts proving she has been a victim of discrimination by her guardian, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut will continue to support the efforts of Jane’s lawyers in court to protect her from DCF, which has proven that it can’t be trusted to act in her best interest.”
Sandra Staub, legal director, American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut

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OutCT presents PRIDE AT THE BEACH on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Ocean Beach Park in New London for a full day of activities, beach, sun & queer fun

4:30 pm  ►Times Square 
42nd St. & 7th Ave.
6:00 pm  ►March
to the Israeli Consulate

On International Day of Quds (Jerusalem), people of conscience gather to express solidarity with all the oppressed human beings of the world and particularly the innocent civilians of Palestine who are victimized by the oppressive and racist Zionist regime. We invite all peace loving people to voice their opposition to the unjust and illegal occupation of the great Al-Aqsa Mosque and the usurpation of the Holy Land by the Zionist regime. Al-Quds rallies are scheduled to take place in 19 different cities across North America on Friday, July 25th, 2014 to show our solidarity with oppressed people of Palestine.

We will rally at Times Square at 4:30 where our speakers will shed lights on the attrocities being committed by the zionist state on the oppresed people of Palestine. At 6:30 pm we will march towards the Israeli Consulate.

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In from Mattilda Berstein Sycamore. Check out this very interesting article.  Follow the money the same old thing. Got the money got the attention.

We all know that the terrain of contemporary “LGBT” politics is one of hypocrisy covering hypocrisy covering hypocrisy, right? But sometimes there’s an issue that arises that’s so astonishingly horrifying in its absurdity that I can’t deal with learning the details. I mean, after the ban was lifted on openly gay people serving in the killing machine known as the US military, I figured what could get worse? Then came the supposed fight for trans inclusion in the US military. Really—I would not have been able to make this shit up. It’s like a satire of a satire, without awareness in any direction. And then, when you learn that’s it’s some trans heiress to robber baron fortunes that’s spearheading this whole thing, that’s when you wonder if anything could get worse. Thankfully, Toshio Meronek has written a lovely article to expose the hideousness of this trans-in-the-military charade, with analysis from Dean Spade, Ryan Conrad, myself, and others

A campaign to end the ban on transgender people in the military is gaining steam, but trans and…
TRUTH-OUT.ORG|BY TOSHIO MERONEK

March and Occupation of City Land to House The Homeless.

Thursday July 24, 2014   9:00 am

Amistad House, 203 Rosette Street, New Haven

It is still illegal to be homeless in New Haven. The overflow shelter is closed. There are not enough beds in Grand Avenue. It is getting harder and harder to sleep outside. There is less and less low income housing in this city. If the city cannot defend our human right to housing, we will. Join us in taking over a city property for housing on 7/24.

For more information, please contact Mark Colville at amistadcw@yahoo.com, 203-415-5896, or Greg Williams at gwilliams614@gmail.com, 203-440-6696, or stop by the Catholic Worker House, where we serve breakfast at 7:30am and lunch at 12:00 noon every weekday.

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