Category Archives: civil rights

Woah! What A Week!

‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Just some quick comments on quite a historical week: There’s A New Flag In Town For those who feel that the state should … Continue reading

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A Sign Of Hope At West Des Moines Dowling

The proverbial uprising in Indiana and Arkansas against legalizing discrimination based on a class of citizens last week was somewhat heartwarming. It has been amazing what Americans have let pass from our representatives both at a state and national level … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Republicans Totally Bankrupt On Ideas

The fiasco in Indiana exposes the Republican Tea Party for what it has become – a party totally devoid of any ideas on issues, totally indifferent to the citizens of this country and totally committed to only one goal – … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Selma 50th Anniversary Speech

Some say this is President Obama’s most powerful speech.  Video is of the full speech. Full text is below. obamas_selma_50th_anniversary_speech_full_text Below, the full remarks of President Barack Obama as he speaks from the Edmund Pettus Bridge marking the … Continue reading

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Iowa City Pride Parade Today

Saturday, June 21, join us in the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City and check out all the cool stuff we have to offer. Buttons, stickers, Equality T-shirts and more! You won’t want to miss it. Here are the details: … Continue reading

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Cable Merger And The Commons

A couple of weeks ago a federal court said that the FCC had dropped the ball on net neutrality, thus those who own the gateway to the internet could do what they wish to do in controlling access. Immediately the … Continue reading

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Best Wishes From Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is a remarkable story of a young college student’s personal encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr. at Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) in Cedar Falls during the fall of 1958.   Posted here with permission. by Harold H. Hensel … Continue reading

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Quad City Fed Notes Civil Rights March Anniversary

A note from the Quad City Federation of Labor: Brothers and Sisters, On Wednesday, Aug. 28, communities across the country, and indeed across the world, will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington D.C. The … Continue reading

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Voting Rights and the March on Washington

(Editor’s Note: Ari Berman is a friend of Blog for Iowa, and he passed along this note which may be of interest to readers). Dear Friends, I wanted to pass on a few timely new stories that I thought would … Continue reading

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DoD Announces Same-Sex Spouse Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 14, 2013 DOD Announces Same-Sex Spouse Benefits WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees. After a review … Continue reading

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