Category Human Rights

Killing Gaza, by Chris Hedges

“…what about the survivors? How can they heal the scars imposed on their psyches? The youth of Gaza has grown up through three wars, each more devastating than the last.

Julia Ward Howe | Appeal to womanhood throughout the world

“Disarm, disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence vindicate possession.”
“Again have the sacred questions of international justice been committed to the fatal mediation of military weapons. “

Hedges/Cohn | “Campaign to Exterminate Muslims” and “Gaza: Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes”

Premeditated Use of Deadly Force Against Peaceful Protesters

‘The Gig Economy’ Is the New Term for Serfdom by Chris Hedges

The drivers should, as farmers did in 2015 with tractors in Paris, shut down the center of the city. And drivers in other cities should do the same. This is the only language our corporate masters understand. Mr. Fish / Truthdig By Chris Hedges  Truthdig  March 25, 2018 A 65-year-old New York City cab driver from […]

Huge Organizing Effort, ’40 Days of Action’ Launching to Fight Poverty

Fifty years later, a new Poor People’s Campaign connects religious faith to social justice.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, “Loaded” (Video)

In her eye-opening study of the Second Amendment, Dunbar-Ortiz exposes the racist roots of America’s gun culture.

Media Owned By Warlords, Gov’t Owned By Big Money, Shock Doctrine

War profiteers and the media who hire them. Puerto Rico. Worker wages.

“The US’s Culture of Violence Contributes to the Sanctification of the Second Amendment”: An Interview With Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The Second Amendment was seized upon by white nationalists as a legal tool to preserve or restore white dominance.

Our Relationships Keep Us Alive: Let’s Prioritize Them in 2018

We can win campaigns without healing trauma, but we will lose each other in the process.

The People Who Made a Nuclear-Weapons-Prohibition Treaty Possible

The people behind the Nobel Peace Prize: ICAN – Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Listening Angels + Father Time + Take Action for Peace | WAMM Newsletter

Is there a group of human beings so evil that they don’t deserve human rights? The International Red Cross [ICRC] does not think so.

Focus: Gaza | Keeping Hope Alive for All Gaza’s Children: Dr. Mona Qasim El-Farra } WAMM Newsletter

On a Sunday afternoon in November, Dr. Mona El-Farra spoke with an audience in Minneapolis via Skype from Manchester, England,

Marianne Hamilton, Presente! Peace Activist and Co-founder of Women Against Military Madness

Her peace message was part of her intrinsic being, and her presence will be missed by all who knew her.

Somalia deportations, MN immigration stories, and other immigration news

At least five Minnesota men were among those scheduled for deportation.

Play the Peace Doves Game

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From the Streets to the Citadels of Power: The Feminist Approach to Sexual Harassment

The damage to women is incalculable. The numbers, so large, they numb.
[the] spectrum of sexist violence functions exclusively to diminish women: by intimidation and fear that restrict female experience, by the denial of females’ humanness, by the propagation of denigrating images and messages, and by the creation of subjugating dynamics that ensnare women in abusive relationships.

Flowers and Zeese | From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

Mahatma Gandhi’s program of nonviolent resistance, satyagraha, had two components: obstructive resistance and constructive programs.

Chris Hedges | Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too […]

In our focus on the digital, have we lost our sense of what being human means?

In making the machines smarter, we have sacrificed a little something of ourselves – we run the risk of being reduced to data and the decisions it drives.

‘Great Hunger’ by Kathy Kelly

We still could acquire a great hunger: a transforming hunger to share justice with our planetary neighbors.