Thursday, October 29, 2009

IHRC Event: D.C. Bar Association's General Counsels Series (Department of Defense)

The D.C. Bar Association, in cooperation with the International Human Rights Committee, will present an off-the-record brownbag program with Jeh C. Johnson, General Counsel for the Department of Defense, on Wednesday, November 4, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. EST, at WilmerHale (1875 Pennsylvania Avenue; DC). The cost is $15 for members of the ABA's Section of International Law.

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  1. April 17, 2010

    Black farmers try new tactics against weapons of mass foreclosure

    By Monica Davis

    When it comes to human rights issues, land rights and, of course, the so-called "Black Farmer's Settlement," not all Black Farmers are on the same page, or even in the same book. An outspoken group of independent black farmers is accusing many of the most visible activists in the black farm movement and in Congress, of self-promotion, obstruction and gamesmanship.

    They say it's not about the money. It's about millions of acres of black-owned land that have been illegally sold, with another million at risk of being stolen through illegal foreclosure and sold. And, it's about activists and self-proclaimed leaders who promote their own personal agendas at the expense of the people they purport to represent. With that in mind, insiders say a group of black farmers is preparing to take their case before the World Court. They say if the United States can take Zimbabwe to task for its farm and land policies and haul the nation before the Court, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

    Farm rights activist Eddie Slaughter believes it is time to take the black farmers' situation to another level. He and others believe that the "leadership" of the black farmers' movement, along with elements in Congress, are not as pro-human rights as they claim to be. When it comes to the black farmer, many outside of the Beltway believe they have been sold out and sold down the river by the very people who claim to have their best interests at heart.

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    Author's Bio: Monica Davis is an Indiana-based marketing specialist, author, radio personality, columnist and public speaker. She specializes in economic, history and public policy issues and has written articles on land loss, bank failure, institutional corruption/document deception, environmental justice and alternative energy. She is the author of six books and is published in Great Britain, Canada, the U.S. and India. Home schoolers in New Zealand have used her articles as teaching tools. Ms. Davis has given presentations on land lynching and the farm catastrophe at churches, museums and universities. She publishes regularly on Opednews,Indybay, Buzzflash,and Sfbayview. Her articles are used as primary research material by researchers and have been read into the Congressional Record in land loss hearings. She has been interviewed by numerous bloggers, radio and television journalists, including: Black Men Screaming TV Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III on XM radio Radio stations in NYC, New Orleans Her articles have been read into the Congressional Record and used as the basis for interviews by other reporters. She is available for speaking engagements. Her books are available on Amazon. Her latest book, published in September is The Forever Dream: Making Social Activism Work Other books include: Land, Legacy and Lynching: Building the Future of Black America