Sarbanand Farms shamelessly mitigates fine after worker dies on their farm / Press Release, Community to Community Development

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June 18, 2018 Press release, Community to Community Development

For Immediate Release: Bellingham, WA June 18th, 2018

What: hearing to rule on the mitigation of health & safety violations

When: Tuesday 8:30 am

Where: Whatcom County Courthouse, 4th Floor

Rally in front of Courthouse,  311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, WA.

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ACLU of Washington lawsuit: Whatcom County Jail violating ADA by refusing medication to people with opioid use disorder / News Release, ACLU of Washington

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June 7, 2018  News Release, ACLU of Washington

The ACLU of Washington has filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit against Whatcom County and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office for denying people with opioid use disorder (OUD) in the County Jail medications necessary to treat their addiction.  The lawsuit challenges the Whatcom County Jail’s policy of refusing to provide people access to “Medication-Assisted Treatment” (MAT), including buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) and methadone, even though it provides other clinically appropriate medications to inmates.  This policy is harmful, unwise, and illegal. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) forbids discrimination against people with OUD, who are just as entitled to medication as those suffering from any other ailment requiring medical treatment.

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ICE Serves Deportation Notice on Undocumented Leader for Organizing Detained Immigrants / Press Release, NWDC Resistance and Mijente

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Click the graphic to access a 1/16/18 article on this topic by Crosscut

January 16, 2018 Press Release, NWDC Resistance and Mijente

 

The recent deportation notice filed against Washington-based immigrant rights activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando, is a clear sign that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is turning into Trump’s secret police and silencing immigrants who fight back.

 

Press Conference Tuesday, January 16 at 9 a.m. at 1000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA

Appeals Court Denies Discretionary Review and Motion to Stay Execution of Warrant / Press Release, Red Line Salish Sea

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November 21, 2017  Red Line Salish Sea

Whatcom County prosecutors plan to profit $2000 a day is racist and anti-Indigenous.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On November 17, 2017

Dear friends of the Red Line Salish Sea,

I must bring you all problematic news that the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington ruled against our motion to appeal the warrant to search the information on the Indigenous led Facebook page the Red Line Salish Sea (Formerly the Bellingham NoDapl Coalition). Continue reading

Bellingham Activist Group Continues Fight to Protect Privacy / Press Release, Red Line Salish Sea

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November 16, 2017  Red Line Salish Sea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
Contact: Maru Mora Villalpando 206-251-6658
November 16th, 2017
Bellingham Activist Group Continues Fight to Protect Privacy; Invites Courtroom Attendance to Appeal Hearing
Facebook challenges Bellingham warrant to submit private data while in appeal
Bellingham, WA

On Tuesday, November 4th, 2017, the Whatcom County Court’s respect for freedom of speech and association was called into question once again. Approximately forty supporters of the Indigenous led group the Red Line Salish Sea formerly the Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition filled the courtroom to demand fair justice.

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