Category Archives: Human rights

Pledging Allegiance

by Kathie MM The Pledge of Allegiance is not sacrosanct. Within my lifetime, the words “Under God” were added to the Pledge because Congress and the President wanted to differentiate the US from the godless Communists. Here is my recommendation … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel or life? Polar bears today. The world’s children tomorrow?

Today’s post features excerpts from a Common Dreams staff writer, Julia Conley, who describes an award-winning video  of a polar bear starving to death because global warming means less ice means less availability of polar bears’ food. Conley’s story and the … Continue reading

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Engaging Peace vs. Lemmingcide

by Kathie MM Engaging peace.  For what purpose should we engage peace? To resist violence. To prevent violence.  To end violence. Violence is life-shattering, life-destroying. Peace is life-affirming, love-affirming, future-affirming. Right now life on Earth faces the most violent assault … Continue reading

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These are our children, Part 3

By Deryal Yuksel Note from Kathie MM: This is the final installment of Deryal’s photo essay, which introduced us to Hasan, Hatun, Hanna, and  Ali, Syrian refugees who currently live in Istanbul, Turkey. Please look at their faces, hear their words. feel their … Continue reading

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