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Five Reasons Grateful for M. L. King, Jr. Day

Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., saw that still in the second half of the 20th century the descendants of slaves, on whose backs this country’s wealth was built, were still unable to enjoy the promised freedoms, equality, and pursuit of happiness written into the American constitution and law. He accepted the charge to work for the achievement of those […]

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Practice Gratitude with the Avaaz Community

Avaaz Photo I have participated in Avaaz internet actions for years. For those who do not know, in the words of the Avaaz team, Avaaz is an extraordinary community of hopeful, practically idealistic people who choose to sign a petition or donate money when no one is looking. This organization has successfully delivered petitions, with millions […]

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A Voice for Peace and Sanity

My Plea to Israel: Liberate Yourselves by Liberating the Palestinians is an op-ed written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently published in a major Israeli newspaper. He uses the history of South Africa’s, ultimately non-violent, end to apartheid through a world-wide boycott to encourage the same efforts to achieve peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. Photo provided by Avaaz  Well-worth […]

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The Brave Do Not Sacrifice the Innocent

Asem Khalil Abed Ammar, 4 years old, was killed in the Shuja’iyya massacre in Gaza on July 20, 2014. From Humanize Palestine

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Buddha Cries for Gaza

An objective article of  What Led to Gaza’s Bombardment The Lives of Innocents Taken How Israelis Teach Their Children to Hate and Kill A Palestinian Professional in Jerusalem

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Originally posted on Black Film Center/Archive Blog:
Paul Robeson, the consummate renaissance man, is known as well for his amazing talent (an athlete, polyglot, orator, intellectual, singer, actor) as for his political involvement and passion for social justice.   His involvement in the Spanish Civil War[i] on the side of the Republican forces, though less…

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May Peace Begin with Me

When my husband said we were going to watch Fahrenheit 9/11 my mind, seeking entertainment, thought he was referring to the 1966 François Truffaut feature Fahrenheit 451. When I saw that we were watching Michael Moore’s documentary, I didn’t want to watch it because we had seen it in the theater and I knew it […]

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A Cry for Peace and Justice – Again

Before I can begin to celebrate Thanksgiving I am compelled to send out a cry for peace, again. Two peoples who share the same God, the same blood lines, and the same land have begun to fire missiles and rockets that kill and wound children, women, and elders who carry no arms. Not only does […]

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Valiant Ones Transform Events – VOTE

Don’t sit on the fence.  If you, like me, stand for a multicultural USA providing economic justice and opportunity; recognize the importance of protecting the environment by changing our consumption of fossil fuels, investing in alternative energy, and preserving our wild places; see health care and education as rights for all citizens; understand a woman’s right to control […]

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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION – THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA

During the Cuban Missile Crises, I was in fifth grade and lived on Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. I remember we had to walk to school because the base was using our school buses to transport troops in case the President decided to take military action against the Russians.  Anti-communism was at […]

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