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    Protesting the immigrant internment campers in the US. A call to Buddhists!

    Hi folks,


    I came across this article today about reaching out to Buddhists to protests the internment camps being run in the US right now.

    For anyone not familiar with whatís happen you should be able to find some information just by googling it. Itís pretty rough stuff so might be a good idea to not read to much at a time. At least thatís what I have to do.

    In the article there are a couple of things we do. Donations as well as a paper crane project.

    I asked Jundo about it and he suggested I post it here.

    If you have a moment please take a look.

    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkey...t-leaders.html

    Thank you,


    Gassho
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    Hoseki




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    Thank you for posting this mportant article, Hoseki. Bringing awareness to the unconscionable horrors that my country is inflicting on these immigrants is important. Bearing witness, even from distant lands is helpful in exposing the shameful treatment these children and the adults are suffering. I will do what I can. Thank you for reminding me that action can come in many forms.

    Gassho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoseki View Post
    Hi folks,


    I came across this article today about reaching out to Buddhists to protests the internment camps being run in the US right now.

    For anyone not familiar with whatís happen you should be able to find some information just by googling it. Itís pretty rough stuff so might be a good idea to not read to much at a time. At least thatís what I have to do.

    In the article there are a couple of things we do. Donations as well as a paper crane project.

    I asked Jundo about it and he suggested I post it here.

    If you have a moment please take a look.

    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkey...t-leaders.html

    Thank you,


    Gassho
    Sattoday/lah

    Hoseki




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    Much metta to all who suffer for government policies.
    It's a real sad history that we in North and South America alike share. We also had our concentration camps for japanese and german descendants in WWII here in Brazil.
    Reading the artile brought a lot of tears to me.
    Gassho,
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    Speaking of this topic (immigration, etc) - family just alerted me to the renewed ICE raids that are scheduled to begin this Sunday again in the US.

    This has already affected my community in previous raids. I've been involved previously on other levels but am not able to at this time.

    I am supposed to return home sometime this weekend, and am not able to research this latest issue at the moment. If anyone has any ideas on how to engage in this issue according to Buddhist precepts, or any organizations that are involved, I'm very interested to know. I will try to follow up myself after I return home.

    Metta to all who have been impacted and may all be liberated from suffering and persecution.

    Gassho
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    Hoseki, thank you for bringing awareness to the paper crane project


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    Protesting the immigrant internment campers in the US. A call to Buddhists!

    Just want to add if anyone is interested in making paper cranes, the arrival due date is July 17th and can be mailed to:

    Duncan Ryuken Williams, c/o Ito Center, 825 Bloom Walk, ACB 130D, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481

    I also know a hotel address in Oklahoma where the paper cranes can be sent with an arrival due date of July 18th. Just PM me



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    The kids flock sets flight tomorrow. There may be a couple dragons in there too, lol.




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    It has been very heartbreaking seeing the video and photos of the detainment facilities - the detained children especially - on the news lately. I can't find the words to express it at the moment. So inhumane, so needlessly aggressive, and for what? It's really shameful, and knowing I am a citizen here I'm feeling that shame as well. These children... this is going to be, for some, their earliest memories that begin the foundation of their lives. Everything that comes after this point for them starts with this. What will they think of the United States when they look back to these times? Of people in general?

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    There is an article here in the Chicago Tribune about practical ways we can help the migrant children in the border detention camps. However - I can't actually read it as it's not available to readers in some European countries, so I have no idea how helpful it is. I wonder if someone in the US could check the link and report back, including any links which might be helpful? Thank you so much.


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chi...BbHl77m6l2dQas

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    Protesting the immigrant internment campers in the US. A call to Buddhists!

    Quote Originally Posted by Meitou View Post
    There is an article here in the Chicago Tribune about practical ways we can help the migrant children in the border detention camps. However - I can't actually read it as it's not available to readers in some European countries, so I have no idea how helpful it is. I wonder if someone in the US could check the link and report back, including any links which might be helpful? Thank you so much.


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chi...BbHl77m6l2dQas

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    Hi Meitou,

    I read the article. Thank you for finding it!

    I will summarize the article here:

    1. Donít send money or supplies directly to the families. It is illegal for the American government to accept private donations. Direct donations will likely be turned away.

    2. If you are an American citizen, call your Representative and voice your concern for the treatment of the families. It was said calls are more effective than emails. Find your representative here:

    https://www.house.gov/representatives

    https://www.senate.gov

    202-224-3121

    3. Do donate to organizations helping the families. Especially those providing legal representation and those helping reunite separated families. Some suggested by the article are:

    RAICES

    American Civil Liberties Union

    Immigrant Families Together

    Kids In Need of Defense

    In the most practical terms, it takes money and political will to make things happen.



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    Thank you Hoseki for this post, I will endeavour to make a paper crane as a gesture of support.

    Sat


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    Hey all,

    I was looking around for a news article on the protest, but didn't find anything.

    Here is an article written by Gesshin Greenwood who attended the event.

    https://www.shin-ibs.edu/until-we-ar...in-solidarity/


    Dozens of diverse coalitions cooperated in organizing the protest against family separation, including United We Dream and Dream Action Oklahoma, Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Environmental Network, Women’s March Oklahoma, and Tsuru for Solidarity. The protest was a unique demonstration of solidarity and coalition building. Four days after the protest occurred, Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma announced that plans to use Fort Sill as a detention center had been put on hold.
    Gassho,

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    Please don't take anything I say as anything more than just a normal person's thoughts on the topic. I'm just stumbling through life trying to be helpful, but really don't know much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoka View Post
    Hey all,

    I was looking around for a news article on the protest, but didn't find anything.

    Here is an article written by Gesshin Greenwood who attended the event.

    https://www.shin-ibs.edu/until-we-ar...in-solidarity/




    Gassho,

    Shoka
    sattoday
    Thank you for finding the article. Powerful stuff


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    Thought I share an article here that addresses something positive in my view. I live near the Border and my community is in the Center of so much if this. Asylum seekers were dropped off continually into a community that has great need but they still gave. Several of my friends are working at the receiving centers discussed in this article. Neighbors have raised money to help. An artist friend designed a card welcoming these people which include a small amount of money raised to help them on their journey to their sponsors Not everyone shares the same politics on the issue but they came together to help.

    https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...96c6aec92.html

    There is more to the story than just what the major news outlets share.

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    Last edited by Doshin; 08-02-2019 at 10:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doshin View Post
    Thought I share an article here that addresses something positive in my view. I live near the Border and my community is in the Center of so much if this. Asylum seekers were dropped off continually into a community that has great need but they still gave. Several of my friends are working at the receiving centers discussed in this article. Neighbors have raised money to help. An artist friend designed a card welcoming these people which include a small amount of money raised to help them on their journey to their sponsors Not everyone shares the same politics on the issue but they came together to help.

    https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...96c6aec92.html

    There is more to the story than just what the major news outlets share.

    Doshin
    St
    Wonderful


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doshin View Post
    Thought I share an article here that addresses something positive in my view. I live near the Border and my community is in the Center of so much if this. Asylum seekers were dropped off continually into a community that has great need but they still gave. Several of my friends are working at the receiving centers discussed in this article. Neighbors have raised money to help. An artist friend designed a card welcoming these people which include a small amount of money raised to help them on their journey to their sponsors Not everyone shares the same politics on the issue but they came together to help.

    https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...96c6aec92.html

    There is more to the story than just what the major news outlets share.

    Doshin
    St

    Doshin,

    That is a wonderful story!

    This quote really struck me:

    “They pulled it together piecemeal,” said Democratic state Sen. John Arthur Smith, whose district includes Deming. “Whether citizens agree or disagree with the asylum issue, the local community has done a wonderful job. It’s brought out the best in the community.”
    It's easy to forget looking at the overall picture, that there are small things which can be done to make a difference. And even small act matters.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Gassho,

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    Please don't take anything I say as anything more than just a normal person's thoughts on the topic. I'm just stumbling through life trying to be helpful, but really don't know much.

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    As an Australian , the shame of these actions is personal. After witnessing government operations on Manus and Nauru islands that detained incoming refugees in prison like conditions (worse then prison) the Trump admin was impressed. 8 months later, its the same model on an American scale. Tragic.

    I will continue to work against the American situation in ways I can, and want you all to know that we all are facing these threats to libertyy and compassion and that we all are doing this together.

    Peace.


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