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You don’t really mean that you don’t like the way people protest, you mean you don’t understand what they’re protesting and that’s where we’ll start. Read more

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Mainstream media has been full of praise for Israel’s success in vaccinating most of its population.? Yet many of us in the Jewish community join friends and allies in our dismay that there has been no such robust vaccination campaign for Palestinians living under military occupation in Gaza and the West Bank. ? Read more

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Dear Members of the Ithaca Community,?As a former?parent of the Ithaca City School District and the mother of two children I have been browbeaten and bullied by the Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District. He has used his power and connections in this town that serve his own purpose and undermine me as a mother and? as a citizen. My concern is that this abuse of power is a web that stifles not only my rights but many others’?rights in the community. I provide a few of my concerns below but I will also be drafting a detailed affidavit that shows that?several signatories on the ICSD affidavits have in some way engaged in outright lies, twisting timelines and cherry-picking information in an attempt to create mass confusion and a circus environment in our community. The diss… Read more

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As ICSD community members, we would like to confirm that the Board of Education ("BOE") of the ICSD conducted an appropriately independent, neutral, and diligent review of the workplace-related claims raised in the Urgent Appeal for NYS Education Department Intervention for Accountability, Justice and Fairness in the Matter of Brown, Brown & the Board of Education, Ithaca City School District, dated January 5, 2021, as filed by Peyi Soyinka-Airewele et al. with the New York State Commissioner of Education, on or about January 5, 2021 (the "Appeal”).? Read more

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The City Mayor’s proposal to eliminate the Ithaca Police Department and give away the SWAT Truck is a misguided idea. As the Sheriff of Tompkins County (1999-2010) and a public servant on the County legislature (1994-1998) and as a Village of T-burg Trustee (1990-1993), I have seen the positive outcomes of well thought out reform and change. The current thought process described by the Mayor as “Blue Sky Thinking” is more of Pie in the Sky Thinking that is dangerous and not what is needed or intended by the Governor’s executive order. Read more

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