Challenging Vatican Old Boys Network
It started when the Rome police spotted the three women in long white church liturgical garments robes, the man in a roman collar dressed all in black, and their supporters walking several blocks down the middle of Via della Conciliazione directly towards the Vatican, the headquarters of the institutional Roman Catholic Church and the Basilica of St. Peter.
The United States of Fear - Ten Examples
Since September 11, 2001, fear has been the main engine of change in the United States. Who would have thought that across the US, where people boast that it is the home of the free and the land of the brave, people would gladly surrender their freedom and liberty because they so fear terrorism?
Katrina Pain Index 2010 New Orleans Five Years Later
the challenges facing New Orleans after Katrina are the same ones facing millions of people of color, women, the elderly and disabled and their children across the US. Katrina just made these challenges clearer in New Orleans than in many other places. Here is where we are five years later.
Dissent Victory for Animal Rights Activists
Attacks by government on our human and civil rights are always first directed at people on the margins who do not have widespread popular support. Animal and environmental activists are the ones under attack today. Unless we stand up and vigorously protect their rights to dissent, others, including us, will be certainly be next.
Thursday, July 1, 2010(8 comments)
BP and Bhopal - USA Double Standard
When a US corporation was responsible for killing and disabling hundreds of thousands in Bhopal India, the US was not very aggressive in holding it accountable. Why a different approach when US citizens are involved?
Assassinationn of US Muslim Cleric Illegal Immoral and Unwise
Assassinating Awlaki in the US would be murder, a capital crime, punishable by life in prison or even the death penalty. Morally, few would argue that agents of the FBI or the CIA could murder the cleric in the US. If it is illegal and immoral to kill a Muslim cleric in the US why would it be legal, moral or wise to do so in Yemen?
Not Just Guantanamo: US Torturing Muslim Pre-Trial Detainee in NYC
Today in New York City, the U.S. is torturing a Muslim detainee with no prior criminal record who has not even gone to trial.
For the last almost three years, Syed Fahad Hashmi has been kept in total pre-trial isolation inside in a small cell under 24 hour video and audio surveillance. He is forced to use the bathroom and shower in full view of the video. He has not seen the sun in years.
Why ACORN Won
ACORN won a federal challenge against Congress defunding the organization. This is why.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
G20 Shows How USA Terrorizes Ourselves
The G20 in Pittsburgh showed us how pitifully fearful our leaders have become.
What no terrorist could do to us, our own leaders did.
Out of fear of the possibility of a terrorist attack, authorities militarize our towns, scare our people away, stop daily life and quash our constitutional rights.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009(1 comments)
Revolutionary Haitian Priest, Jean-Juste, Presente!
Pere Jean-Juste was a Jesus-like revolutionary. In jail and out, he preached liberation of the poor, release of prisoners, human rights for all, and a fair distribution of wealth. A big muscular man with a booming voice and a frequent deep laugh, he wore a brightly colored plastic rosary around his neck and carried another in his pocket. Jailed for nearly a year in Haiti...
Thursday, November 13, 2008(12 comments)
McCain Owes America an Apology
John McCain fanned the fires of fear for months and guess what, millions are scared to death. He knew what he was doing was wrong. As did John Lewis. He owes America an apology and John Lewis deserves one as well.
Shame: US War on Unarmed Working Mothers
Does the U.S. feel so vulnerable that we really need to declare war on unarmed working mothers and conduct paramilitary raids on bakeries, candle shops, and meatpacking plants in order to feel safe? Shame on us.
War Resistance Arrests Rise
Over 15,000 arrests have occurred in war resistance actions since 2002, many more and in many more places than traditional media report.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
War Immemorial Day
U.S. is biggest war machine in world. Most powerful. Most expensive. US spends more on war than all nations in the rest of the world put together. US also has most aggressive military - intervening worldwide. If Memorial Day is really about peace - US has a lot of praying (and changing) to do.
Monday, April 21, 2008
US Role in Haiti Hunger Riots
Hunger riots in Haiti have killed several people recently. Haiti used to be able to feed itself, until the US and the IMF forced them to change their laws. The US and IMF changes helped destroy Haiti rice farmers. Now Haiti imports heavily subsidized US rice - which has soared in price and is now scarce. How it happened and what can be done - answers in this article.