SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING

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ERIC BAUMAN on GUN VIOLENCE

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. . . 115 deaths and 389 injuries resulting from mass shootings – link here

. . . than in all wars America has fought since our founding – link here

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL

(courtesy of Tom McCarthy in New York for theGuardian.com), May 29, 2015

A few hours after the stunning arrests of Fifa officials at a five-star Zurich hotel early on Wednesday, the spotlight of the world’s media pivoted to an office thousands of miles away in Brooklyn.

Everyone was impatient to hear from the woman, the daughter of a Baptist minister from the southern US state of North Carolina, who had set it all in motion.

Years of allegations of corruption inside world soccer’s organising body, without any serious comeuppance, had led to a sense that the sport’s most powerful dons were all but untouchable.

But suddenly, news crews were hanging on every word from Loretta Lynch, the first African American woman to hold office as US attorney general. Standing barely five feet tall, amid a group of square-jawed, hulking white men, she spoke with utter calmness and surety.

“They were expected to uphold the rules that keep soccer honest. Instead they corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests and enrich themselves,” she said as she laid out 47 corruption charges against nine top Fifa officials and five marketing executives.

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GAY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

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