Category Archives: social justice

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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Learning from ‘mainstream’ and ‘politicized’ encounter programs

Note from Kathie MM: Many peace advocates are becoming discouraged about what seems to be unremittent violence in many parts of the world, including the Middle East. But there are important and promising peace initiatives that get less attention in … Continue reading

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Hear-ye, Hear-ye, Read all about it!

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By Kathie MM Last Saturday, June 17, 2017, on a miserably wet day, multitudes of women marched in New York City. Their purpose? Rallying for a United Nations ban on the use, development, and sale of nuclear weapons. Support for such a … Continue reading

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