Philly IMC Features RSS Philly IMC Features RSS en Rally for Michael Brown Gathering in Clark Park to mourn the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and to begin to work for solutions. Methodist Bishop Peggy Johnson <a href="">weighs in on case.</a> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:59:31 -0400 Rich Gardner Rally for Gaza Rally for Gaza at Love Park. Claims have been made that citizens of Gaza do not support Hamas. Gazans <a href="">do not agree</a> with that assertion. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 23:33:45 -0400 Rich Gardner Falluja and Gaza: Why Counter-Terrorism fails when the Problem is Political There are such things as small terrorist groups that do a lot of harm and lack any significant social or political support. It may well be that such groups can be defeated by counter-terrorism operations. Other so-called terrorist groups are more organic, growing out of the profound suffering and grievances of a whole population. Such groups may deploy terror (attacks by non-state actors on non-combatants), but they aren’t actually just terrorist groups. They are insurgencies. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:22:41 -0400 Glenn Davis and the 190th District Glenn Davis is the Chair of the Philadelphia Green Party and is running to be the Representative for the strongly Democratic 190th Pennsylvania House of Representative district. His campaign is currently in the process of getting signatures and the real campaign will commence once that's done. Is there any chance he'll be a spoiler and that splitting the liberal vote will result in a Republican Representative? Happily, there are no Republicans running for that district, so a vote for Davis and the Green Party is a free vote. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:58:35 -0400 Rich Gardner Antiwar rally: No New war on Iraq! Thursday, June 19, 4:30 pm 15th & Market Streets, Philadelphia Sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition, Philly Against War (affiliate of the United National Antiwar Coalition), and International Action Center. <a href="">Facebook link</a> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:45:53 -0400 Gay Pride Parade The Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade of 2014 had 173 separate groups marching in it this year. The Vets For Peace group was number 26 and my church group, FUMCOG, was around 50 or so. <a href="">Photos from Bear Hiker</a>, a member of Veterans For Peace. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:05:32 -0400 Rich Gardner Martin A Droll Memorial Foundation & College Scholarship Fund The Martin A Droll Memorial Foundation & College Scholarship Fund for at risk youth who want to pursue a secondary education in civics social justice science and the arts. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:11:11 -0400 Rich Gardner Report suggests that further exploitation of Pennsylvania's residents is possible Liz Arnold, a resident of West Philadelphia, puts the report in perspective. "As someone who lost a family member to gambling addiction, by suicide,” says Arnold, “I think they could have spent that $153,000 on a study of gambling addiction instead of this industry wish-list." Thu, 08 May 2014 09:26:28 -0400 It's Not Just About Ukraine As the situation on Europe’s Eastern frontier degenerates predictably, awareness of the millennial violent history between Poles and Ukrainians is indispensable to any understanding. The phrase ‘they share a long history’ does not come close to elucidating what is happening today. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:32:12 -0400 Fund-raiser for May Day observance 2014 Fundraiser for May 3rd We held a Beef & Beer Fund-raiser for the May Day observance that will be held at Elmwood Park (South 71st and Buist Philadelphia PA 19153) on Saturday 3 May. <a href="">Excellent event</a>! Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:34:20 -0400 Rich Gardner