Category Archives: police violence

Another profile in activism: Alicia Garza

by Kathie MM This post, in celebration of Black History Month, honors Alicia Garza (included in EP’s second list of 100 peace and justice advocates), a model of the characteristics that define peace and peace activists. Nonviolence: Alicia’s main goal … 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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The Power of Tyranny, the Tyranny of Power

By Kathie MM and Anthony J. Marsella To begin our new series on Torture, Tyranny, and Terrorizing, Dr. Anthony Marsella shared his perspectives on torture , highlighting the many forms that torture can take, ranging from child abuse through slavery … Continue reading

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Ferguson: The telling is in the art

by Kathie MM Artists, musicians, and poets often seem to have a special capacity for empathy and a driving need to use their gifts to resist violence and oppression. Their work makes a chronically troubled world a better place, a … Continue reading

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