Category Archives: racism

THE WAR ON COLOR

By Kathie MM My first full-time job was as a long-term substitute teacher of special needs children (labeled “mentally retarded” in those days) at the Dearborn School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1963-1964.  It was also my first immersion in the United States’ longest-running wars—the wars against … Continue reading

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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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