Author Archives: kathiemm

Looking for social justice in the most unlikely places

by Kathie MM Big banks (the ones that claim to be too big to fail) are a big—very, very big cause for concern. The charges directed at them: They reap profits by exploiting (not educating, not rehabilitating, not treating) men … Continue reading

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Peace and Contemporary Resistance: Cédric Herrou, and Us

by Alice LoCicero In a tiny village in southern France, in 2017, lives a courageous contemporary resister: Cédric Herrou [1]. Herrou is a farmer who has helped African refugees along the treacherous route to Europe through Italy and France.  He … Continue reading

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Celebrating Rebellion and Revolution (the Non-Violent Variety)

by Kathie MM This week, citizens from all over the United States celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, “written by the rebelling fathers of the United States”. Symbolic of the long-ago battles, fireworks lit up the skies and … Continue reading

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BEWARE THE “CIDES” OF JULY ©

by Anthony J. Marsella, July 4, 2017  Shakespeare’s oft quoted lines from Julius Caesar are well known. They are used often in conversations to remind us of the perils lurking among auspicious and inauspicious dates and places: “Beware the Ides … Continue reading

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