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Where it all begins, Part 2

  By Kathie MM As noted in my last post , if people want to move their countries from a preoccupation with war, hatred, power, threat, and punishment to the pursuit of peace, brotherly (and sisterly) love, social equality, justice, … Continue reading

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What it’s really all about

The argument you get from the warlords, the arms industry, the right-wing extremists, the power-seekers is that some forms of torture are needed to fight terrorism, to save lives endangered by “ticking bombs.”  Bull hoowey. If you want to understand … Continue reading

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4,520 Palestinian political prisoners

By guest author Dahlia Wasfi In the early morning hours of December 12, 2012, Israeli forces raided the offices of three Palestinian civil society organizations in Ramallah in the West Bank, including the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. … Continue reading

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Blind justice–or blind to justice?

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Americans are expected to pledge allegiance to a flag that symbolizes “liberty and justice for all.” But, as one of our readers asked recently, “What is justice?” One common distinction is between retributive justice and restorative justice: Retributive justice: Focuses … Continue reading

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