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Greg Moses writes about peace and Texas, but not always at the same time. He is author of Revolution of Conscience: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Philosophy of Nonviolence. And he is co-editor with Gail Presbey of a new collection of peace philosophy essays entitled, Peace Philosophy and Public Life (Rodopi 2014).
Tricked Out Tunes on the Cosmic Sly: Ray Wylie Hubbard's "Grifter's Hymnal"
From the beats of the opening bar of the opening track of "Grifter's Hymnal" you can tell that Ray Wylie Hubbard is in a mood to groove right through this millennial year of long reputed doom. After all, there's nothing at risk if your gods are archaic enough to come from places that can't be undone.
Nationalism vs. Internationalism in S. Ossetia
Whether you look to Russia, Georgia, Poland, or the USA, the victor stands waving flags. His name is nationalism. And in the face of this victory, what are the chances that the people of the USA will be able to choose internationalism instead?
Saturday, August 16, 2008(2 comments)
Listening to Putin's "Real" Opposition
The real opposition in Russia does not belong to "liberals" says Anna Arutunyan. The Communist Party more accurately represents a popular mood. So what are the Communists saying about South Ossetia?
Friday, August 15, 2008(2 comments)
Russian Activists Speak for Peace
Statements by human rights activists in Russia may help voices of the peace in USA to find common ground for a global peace position in the Caucasus.
Russia Goes for Two Georgia States
Before the propaganda machines kick into gear over the Russian military actions in the Caucasian states, voices of peace may want to consider the wishes of the people most affected by the battles.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008(9 comments)
Migrant Detention in South Texas: 'An Extreme Depressive State'
South Texas immigration attorney Jodi Goodwin agrees with a United Nations report that states: "overuse of immigration detention in the United States violates the spirit of international laws and conventions and, in many cases, also violates the actual letter of those instruments." Read the full interview with an attorney who has decades of experience with migrants in South Texas.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
What Happened to Rev. Wright's Religious Freedom?
Sen. Barack Obama's 'race speech' continued to presume that Rev. Jeremiah Wright deserves no special consideration on grounds of religious freedom. On Easter Sunday, perhaps, Americans will want to consider whether the pulpit at church deserves any special respect.
Denzel for Best Director
"The Great Debaters" is a beautiful film that inspires righteous challenge to powerful injustice. Ask not how does does the film answer to history, but how will history answer to the film?
Sunday, June 24, 2007(1 comments)
A Lame Duck Dept of Homeland Security
Now that US House leadership has completed its side of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, it's time to ease the agency away from its lame ducks.
Monday, May 7, 2007
Why the Hutto Texas Vigils Matter for the World
Migrants in Texas are much like migrants anywhere across the globe, and how we respect their human rights at home will make a difference in the world. Is this why the Bush administration won't let the UN Rapporteur visit a Texas prison for migrant children and their families?
Immigration Policy Crosses Line of Common Decency
As activists prepare for their fourth vigil Monday outside the T. Don Hutto prison for immigrant children, there is increasing confidence that the voice of the American people is turning toward an immigration policy of compassion.
A Little Fascism Still Goes a Long Way
It was another pander-to-fascists week in Washington, with nationalism and militarism growing at the home front. What do we not get about what's wrong with troops at the border?
Sunday, April 30, 2006
We Are All Immigrantes
Thanks to the peaceful uprising of immigrants, American workers have a historic opportunity to stand together for freedom with dignity. From this new world order we demand the same things.
Sunday, April 2, 2006
Walkout in Red, White, and Green
For the past year, people have been hitting immigrants over the head with red, white, and blue. So when the children of immigrants hit the streets to express themselves, is it any mystery why they carry the red, white, and green?
Friday, March 17, 2006(1 comments)
Will the President Push a Preemptive Button?
The next time the president of the USA fixes facts to justify an attack, will he have his finger on the nuclear option? The Pentagon's "Global Strike" model is moving in that dangerous direction.
Monday, December 12, 2005
In Harold Pinter's dramatic Nobel speech there is much cold truth and one hot lie. Can it be true that America is selling 'self love' to the world? The question arrives just in time for holiday reflection.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
In the latest review of school funding the Texas Supreme Court ruled that property-wealthy districts deserve urgent authority to raise tax rates, while property-poor districts can live a little longer with high dropout rates.
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Nonviolence on Veterans Day?
Yes there is some truth to the thrill of heroic violence, but that does not make nonviolence a false alternative. In our collective literacy about what nonviolence means, we still have a long way to go.
Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Turning Back the Clocks One More Time
Call it catfish bait politics. When everything else is stinking on the bottom of a stagnant river, you bait a hook that outstinks everything else. In the state amendement to ban gay marriage, Texas leadership found its winning formula.
Bennett's Book of Cracker Virtues
When Bill Bennett performed his little thought experiment of genocide by abortion, he gave the world a helpful thumbnail of how the concept of criminality works in the USA.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
A Movement Gathers Power on the Sorrow Plateau
Where is the peace and justice movement in the USA today? It has been transformed by the sorrows of Camp Casey and Hurricane Katrina. From our sorrow plateau we gather strength and wisdom that we didn't quite have before.