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Sean Penn’s New Book: Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

Sean Penn’s new book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a unique perspective on humor written on the page. Rolling Stone Magazine describes it as ‘a piece of oddball Americana’ with a ‘loose narrative’ and a ‘satirical tone’. Sean Penn states that his novel is simply fiction, but so far a few leaked excerpts about Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement were misconstrued as factual.

Sean Penn has been an Oscar winning actor for Milk and Mystic River, producer and director of The Last Runner and director of The Last Face and Cape Town. Now, Penn is releasing his second novel that’s basically a work of controversial political satire. It’s a provocative piece of fiction that follows a middle-aged man who has a less-than-exciting job activities and one of them is selling septic tanks to Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In the book Bob Honey’s list of employment positions includes creating fireworks displays for dictators, which is crazy enough by itself, but he adds two additional positions: getting Hasidic Jews out of foreign prisons and assassinating the elderly with a mallet. This book adds yet another layer to the enigma that is Sean Penn. Penn choose to risk his life to interview the most wanted man in the world, El Chapo for Rolling Stone Magazine in the January, 2016 issue. His acting roles have also been challenging: he played a gay politician in Milk and a crazed murderer in Dead Man Walking.

Sean Penn has always been a master at his craft. His writing has the same signs of being unusual, but perhaps also masterful. The critics have pointed out that it does take a satirical look at one man’s view of culture in this country and many of the book’s excerpts have gone viral on social media, but the book is getting people to talk about it. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a self-assured text that accentuates the oddities in one man’s life. Through the eyes of Bob Honey, Penn guides the reader down a path that starts to look more and more like a forever widening path to someplace unfamiliar but somehow attractive and repelling at the same time.

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Jim Larkin

A person who lived in slums used to be considered as of low social standards. But people often judge others from where they come from or by their looks. However, Jim Larkin would prove this notion wrong, because he is a perfect example of someone that rose from the slums and ended up being well accomplished.

Having an elder brother, parents and other siblings who would be waiting at the end of the day for something to settle their hunger was not an easy bargain. James Larkin also desired to get educated because he knew that in education lay a lot of unseen treasures.

He also knew that education would one day serve him right. However, his family’s impoverished state was intense, and he had to drop his dreams of an educated life. He, therefore, sought another way to be successful. Read more: Jim Larkin | Biography

After his father’s death when he was 14 years old, James Larkin went back to the docks where all opportunities presented a better but tougher life. The beginning just like most other beginnings was not any easy. James had to struggle from one dock to another, and also from being a sailor to being a docker.

Finally, the docks of Liverpool shone light to his life when he became a foreman. His lucks did not run out because soon after that, James Larkin wedded. His later life saw him blessed with fruits of love; children.

James Larkin became a member of a socialist group that advocated for workers’ rights. He then joined a union that to him would mean a lot because he would stop shifting from employment to another and finally settle on something that gave his life purpose.

NUDL was his turning point as a trade unionist because, despite the opposition that he faced, James Larkin was very much enlightened that in three years he was able to form his own union.

He went aside with James Connolly who had shown him respect and the loyalty that friends have for each other. ITGWU became a uniting organization which aimed to bring Irish laborers and employees who had unmatched skills together.

The World War then broke out, and James Larkin asked some workers to lay their tools down and take to the streets to protests against the war.

When not much could be done, he took sides against the Brtish and went to the United States of America with the aim of providing arms and support against the former. He died years later.

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Aliento is Supported by Lacey and Larking Frontera Fund

Ever since Trump became the President, approximately one million undocumented and DACA-mented young individuals are facing grave threats to their future. This is partly because President Trump may decide to end DACA.

As such deportations are ramping up and DREAMers’ capacity to acquire state-tuition as well as drivers licenses are becoming even more difficult. Due to the numerous obstacles at the state level, only about 7% of undocumented scholars manage to get a higher education.

Aliento refers to an undocumented and youth-led support group that seeks to bring community healing using art and advocacy. Aliento has a new campaign strategy advocating for the welfare of DACA-eligible students and aims at safeguarding the interests of the DACA program at both the state and national levels.

Aliento’s mission is to empower the DACA-mented youth with a pro-educational program and training in resiliency, mindfulness, leadership, healing, and DACA and deportation matters. Furthermore, in 2017, Aliento plans on organizing state-wide retreats that will mobilize and train DACA recipients and activists. Learn more about Michael Lacey and James Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

The DREAMer controlled workshops are aimed at assisting DREAMers to take their place on the frontlines of the campaign as well as holding legislators accountable for protecting the interests of young immigrants and their loved ones. The movement also plans on mobilizing institutions like companies, churches, and schools to back DREAMers.

Reyna Montoya, the creator and executive director of Aliento expresses, during a statement, that no one whether DACA-mented of Undocumented was safe under Trump’s administration.

Reyna continued by revealing that it was up to Aliento to keep working with undocumented immigrants to make sure that they are ready to safeguard the communities’ interest by fighting for their rights.

About Frontera Fund

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin jointly founded the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media and are behind the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund initiative. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was featured in an article that exposed his deeds and Jim and Michael supported the journalists for their exposé on the Phoenix New Times.

Mr. Arpaio referred to himself as ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ and had been exposed for several financial irregularities and widespread mismanagement practices in his office. Additionally, the article accused the Sheriff of racial profiling and unlawful detainment of Latinos and mistreatment and murder of prisoners among other abuses of power.

Joe retaliated by demanding that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey release personal information of the journalist behind the story as well as the identity of all the citizens that had read the article online.

On refusal, Sheriff Arpaio instructed his men to arrest the two co-founders in the middle of the night on October 18, 2007, from their Phoenix homes. Later on, the two were out in separate jails, but after a loud public uproar they were freed, and all charges against them were dropped.

Jim and Michael later sued the Maricopa County Office for infringing in their First Amendment Right, and they won the case resulting in$3.75 Million compensation. The two men used the settlement money to set up the Frontera Fund.

The aim of the organization includes financing of advocacy groups and teams fighting for the civil right of minority groups throughout Arizona. Aliento is one of such organization funded by Frontera Fund.

Success Academy’s Unique System of Success

Success Academy Charter Schools was formerly known as Harlem Success Academy. It is a charter school that operates 34 charter schools in New York City. Eva Moskowitz is the CEO and founder of Success Academy. The first Success Academy was opened in 2006 in Harlem. Subsequently, more schools opened in other neighborhoods in New York City. More than 9000 students are now schooling at Success Academy.


The schools record astounding success rates. Success Academy students’ proficiency in English is at 64 percent against New York City kids’ ability of 29 per cent. In Math, the proficiency rates of Success Academy in math is at 94 per cent against NYC rate of 35 per cent. The score is based on the States’ Common Core- oriented examinations. Success Academy students from the poorer communities outperform the ones in the wealthier suburbs.


The impressive results are credited to the teachers according to Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz. She emphasizes on the thorough preparedness and in-depth understanding of the curriculum by the teachers. Success Academy has its unique way of ensuring the preparation of its teachers through the Teacher Success Academy; T-school. The T-school uses the teacher-preparation program designed by Success Academy. Teachers undergo a training session that lasts for four weeks.


Success Academy has a remarkable IT system that provides access to a lot of technology for its teachers. Each classroom is equipped with a SMART Board, and all teachers have the MacBook Pro. Everyone can communicate with each other across the Success Academy network, and this also encourages sharing videos of lessons.


The kindergarten classes each have a lead teacher and an assistant teacher. Across other grades, however, assistant teachers are shared across the categories. Fresh college graduates and inexperienced teachers cannot serve as lead teachers at Success Academy without first serving as associate teachers.


Teachers also spend a significant amount of time engaging with the parents of their students either through e-mails, phone calls, and meetings. Teachers work closely with parents to ensure the work plan is implemented for each student. This cooperation also helps in cases requiring student discipline.



The Election Is Over But Billionaire George Soros And Other Democrats Will Hold Trump Accountable

The 2016 election will go down in history as one of the most reprehensible demonstrations of political maneuvering in modern times. The candidates were friends before the election process began in 2015, but the campaign turned them into name calling adversaries. Clinton won the popular vote, thanks to the support she got from Democratic heavyweights. George Soros, the 86-year-old Hungarian-born hedge fund manager, and humanitarian was in Clinton’s corner when the campaign began, and he never left that corner. Soros donated more than $8 million to the Clinton campaign, according to politico.com. George gave another $6 million to other Democratic candidates. He even supported Democrats in attorney general races in six states.

Donald Trump and George Soros knew each other before the campaign started, but they were never friends. Trump is not a Soros kind of guy. Trump is too bold, brazen, and self-centered. Those qualities don’t fit into the Soros playbook. And George has a very big playbook. The number of political groups that Soros plays a prominent role in is not known, but the Democratic Alliance Donor Club on opensocietyfoundations.org is one of the high-profile political groups that Soros founded. The Democratic Alliance met in Washington, D.C. recently to discuss the Donald Trump’s presidency. The DA wants to do all it can to block Trump during his first 100 days in office.

The motivating factor behind George Soros is well-known. Soros is a former refugee, so he knows how important freedom and democracy are. George fled Hungary in the 1940s to escape the Nazis. He has been fighting for people that have been denied their human rights for years through his Open Society Foundation on forbes.com. The Open Society Foundation has spent more than $6 billion of the Soros fortune over the last 40 years spreading Democracy around the world. That’s why Soros is so concerned about a Trump presidency. Trump’s vocal agenda during the campaign steps all over the basic principles of Democracy.

The election is over, but the battle is just beginning. George Soros and other wealthy Democrats will not give up. Mr. Soros is one of the wealthiest people in the world, according to Forbes Magazine, and he’s not afraid to use his wealth to block Trump’s hidden agenda. If Trump cabinet appointments are approved by Congress, Soros knows he has a lot of work to do, but George Soros has never been afraid of hard work. See: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267

Protecting Individual Liberty Worldwide

There are many ways to promote freedom and individual liberty in the societies that need it the most, and while the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) does not condone violence, they employ a number of other effective methods. With education programs, media productions, legal analyses, and campaigns to free political prisoners,the HRF works tirelessly to uphold and promote a commitment to individual liberty. A commitment that mirrors the passion of the HRF’s founder, Thor Halvorssen.

Halvorssen has experienced the pain caused when individual liberty is ignored as his father was falsely imprisoned as a political prisoner in Venezuela in 1993. His mother was shot and wounded during a political protest in Venezuela in 2004. While these events helped shape his deep passion for freedom, Halvorssen’s fight for human rights began in 1989 as he organized support to oppose South African apartheid. After serving as co-founder and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education from 1999 to 2004, he founded the New York based HRF in 2005.

Halvorssen has produced several films and the HRF has published two books all focused on human rights. His views have appeared in publications such as the The Economist, The Washington Post, The New York Post, and TIME magazine. He has also appeared to give his views on many television outlets, including Fox News,MSNBC,and CNN. Halvorssen, who is of Norwegian and Venezuelan descent, founded and hosts the Oslo Freedom Forum, a gathering of human rights activists from around the world held in Oslo, Norway each year.

Since it’s founding, the HRF has provided briefs in international human rights cases, secured the release of seven prisoners, submitted evidence to Truth Commissions, and secured the release of seven prisoners. All of this work highlights the mission of the HRF, to ensure freedom is preserved and promoted around the world.