Larkin & Lacey

Michael Lacey is a son of a construction worker born and bred in Newark, New Jersey before moving to Arizona State University to attend college in 1960. In conjunction with other students in the University, they published pieces in the Phoenix New Times to address the media non-comprehensive coverage of the campus anti-war protests that were ongoing.

At this point, Jim Larkin who is a Phoenix native and a student at the Arizona State University to dropped out in 1972 to run the magazine which had now started making weekly publications to address the various challenges students were going through in the institution.

In their collaboration, Michael Lacey acted as the executive editor and Jim Larkin dealt with the marketing side the paper gained popularity due to its address on social and political issues that other papers were not bold to challenge. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

In 1983 the New Times purchased a Denver’s News and Art weekly piece this laid a foundation of their growth and they went on to buy other big papers with the biggest breakthrough being the Village Voice of New York City.

A story which Lacey and Larkin did about the corrupt dealings and human rights violations against Latinos and immigrants had the two arrested in and jailed on October 18, 2017. The subpoena which was unconstitutional demanded details about readers of the article and other information relating to the piece.

This violation of their rights and the First Amendment led to a public outcry with other magazines and reporters putting more light on the issue and mounting pressure on the relevant authorities, in light of this the attorney that has issued the subpoena dropped all charges within 24 hours which put an end to the jury-inquiry. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/michael-lacey and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/lacey-larkin-speak-out-on-trump-pardon-of-arpaio-9879938

A further prude revealed that the jury warrants were counterfeitly issued by a prosecutor who disregarded due process in a bid to help Arpaio with his campaign against immigrants.

This issue brought to light the fact that there were individuals who taught the Sherriff was doing a good job in protecting the country from “illegal immigrants” this made Arpaio more defiant even in the face of charges that were raised against him he still continued to target Latinos, the racial profiling was so tough that he arrested and detained these people on grounds of suspicion of being illegal a matter the courts rule was out of order and unconstitutional because you cannot establish a person’s status by no facts.

After the duo was released they filed a suit against the sheriff which had them receive compensation of $37.5 which they directed towards starting a foundation ‘The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund’ whose purpose was to help Latino-American fight for their rights and get settlement status in the United States.

Thanks to the two and the body of Village Media Holdings the manner of reporting changed and reporters became bolder in investigative reporting and fighting for social economic rights of underprivileged citizens. In 2012 Lacey and Larkin sold Village Voice Media but founded Front Page Confidential a website that addresses intimidation to free speech.

Importance of Studying Kabbalah

Kabbalah wisdom, also known as the knowledge of reception was introduced into the world more than five thousand years ago. Human beings started asking about their purpose in the world. The individuals who were experts in Kabbalah, known as Kabbalists had all the answers everyone was looking for. Kabbalists understand the meaning of life and the role of human beings to the universe they live in.

In the ancient times, however, the desires of the people were not enough for them to strive for this essential knowledge. Kabbalists realized that a vast population of human were not interested in this wisdom, so that chose to hide it from the world. They decided to secretly prepare the knowledge for the time when everyone would be ready. Humanity was focused on other important aspects such as science and religion, and they had no time for Kabbalah during these times.

In the modern times, a vast number of people have understood that science and religion do not have the answers to the profound questions of life. This is why they have started to look for answers in other platforms. Kabbalah had been waiting for this time, and it has begun to appear to serve its purpose.

According to Kabbalah, nature is synonymous with the Creator. According to Kabbalah wisdom, it is important to understand nature. People from different parts of the world have decided to embrace Kabbalah teachings. There is also Kabbalah jewelry used by individuals for protection, prosperity, and good health. These ornaments are worn by people who believe in Kabbalah teachings. Some of the jewelry is very expensive

The Kabbalah Center is a well-known nonprofit making center that passes this valuable knowledge from one generation to the other. The Kabbalah Center has been in existence for so many years, and it gives its information to various generations through online courses, booklets, and many other platforms.

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Thor Halvorssen Addresses Sanders’ Socialist Views

Fox News recently aired an interview with the founder and president of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen. Halvorssen has made quite the name for himself as a strong advocate of individual rights, civil liberties and democracy on an international level. He has very personal connections with the consequences of authoritarian regimes violating the human rights of their citizens, especially in Venezuela. In 1993, Halvorssen’s father was imprisoned by the Venezuelan government because he essentially ruffled the wrong feathers while investigating an extremely powerful drug cartel for money laundering activity. Halvorssen’s mother was also shot during a political protest in Venezuela. Even today, Halvorssen’s first cousin sits in a Venezuelan jail as a political prisoner.

Keeping these real life experiences in mind, Halvorssen’s perspective on the dangers of socialism taken to an extreme, is extremely enlightening. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been very outspoken about his support of democratic socialist principles while on the presidential campaign trail. Even though Thor Halvorssen has donated the maximum amount allowable by law for an individual to the Sanders presidential campaign, he warns that we should all be leery of any democratic socialist principles taken to the extreme.

Halvorssen explains that what makes human rights violations so prevalent in socialist regimes is their inevitable tendency towards authoritarianism. While Halvorssen does point out successful examples such as Denmark and Sweden, he cautions that expanding the role of a national government to allowing it to exercise control over formerly private property or even set prices and fix supply of certain goods can give the government entirely too much control over the economy and individual rights. When the government is not kept in check with adequate safeguards, it can eventually loot property, which should rightly remain in the hands of private citizens. This is, in part, why Halvorssen generally supports the role of the free market and private property in allowing people to prosper economically, although he does see the potential appeal, especially for classes of people of lesser means, with some prominent socialist principles. Even with all of this in mind, Halvorssen is far more concerned with the dangers of actual dictatorships than democratic socialist regimes.