Tag Archives: Advocacy

Judge Sends Transform Now Plowshares Resisters to Prison

Originally posted on Transform Now Plowshares:
? Judge Amul R. Thapar passed sentence on Greg Boertje-Obed, Megan Rice and Michael Walli on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee. The three were convicted in May 2013 for…

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OMG-CIW-OMG-CIW!!!!

Originally posted on Grant Us Peace:
Oh! My! Gosh! The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) just signed a Fair Food agreement with Wal-Mart!!!!! Came home thoroughly exhausted & ready for bed at 6 pm, but not after reading my e-mail.…

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Mic check: ashiftinconsciousness

Find Your Voice by ashiftinconsciousness What does the United States mean to you? The United States. Not Divided States. There was a time when most people at least appeared to care deeply about free speech, non-dogmatic education and the inviolability of basic human rights … Continue reading

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Mic check: Tanya

The Church & Homophobia by Tanya This post may alienate me from some of my readers- so be it. The point is that there are gay people in the world, and we must accept their presence.  If they were not … Continue reading

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Fair food nation

“Up, up, with the fair food nation, Down, down, with the exploitation!” by CIW marchers If you want to see what social justice looks like in action check out what the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is up to right now. … Continue reading

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The invisible pimp hand of the marketplace

Well, its Super Bowl weekend in the sweet land of liberty where our valiant leaders narrowly averted the fiscal cliff by taking the fiscal off ramp and where most everyone is living a little less large. Whether its due to … Continue reading

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New Orleans

Recently, my wife and I left our kids in good hands (kidding) and took a spur of the moment road trip to New Orleans. Unfortunately, the Big Easy is not so amenable for actual residents this week as the city … Continue reading

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The orphanage at the end of the universe…

My name is Jeffrey Nguyen and I was born in Vietnam in 1973 and FedExed to America in 1975. My Vietnamese name was Vu Tien Nguyen, which basically indicated to the baggage handlers (volunteer nurses, aid workers and army staff) … Continue reading

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Chalk fest

Due to the hectic post-holidays, I am taking a break from the regularly scheduled (de)programming to share some of my photos from a local chalk festival. Much respect to the artists who shared their talents and brought some much needed … Continue reading

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The fighter still remains

“In the clearing stands a boxer And a fighter by his trade And he carries the reminders Of every glove that layed him down Or cut him till he cried out In his anger and his shame I am leaving, … Continue reading

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