Tag Archives: Peace

Remembering Yuri Kochiyama: She moved mountains, quietly.

Originally posted on middle east revised:
Yuri Kochiyama was a human being. She believed in humans, not in nations, religions, races. She acted on that belief. She fought for the liberation of all people. Born and raised in California, she…

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Cascades

Tears fall down like heavy rain washing the years away as gullies are carved from tools of iron When the levees buckle under the weight of the disappeared ideas move swiftly to cover the ancient paths The calmest surface hides … Continue reading

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My name is my name

It’s spring time in the land of milk and Honey Boo Boo. March may be coming in like a lion but the American people are going out like lambs. While Ukraine and Venezuela have been rocked by internal unrest and … Continue reading

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The lightest cage

  I will lift my face to the warm sun as tears trickle down like soft drizzle I will not let their darkness be the iron chains that bind me to their oppressive presence I will let my words tell an … Continue reading

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The parable of the mosquito and the testicles

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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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No more

Eddie Vedder performed this powerful song “No More” at the Toronto International Film Festival following the inaugural screening of Body of War, in 2007. From the film’s synopsis: Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true … Continue reading

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We must speak

“And some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that … Continue reading

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War ain’t peace

This coming Monday, Americans will take time from their texting, Pinteresting and Instagramming to honor veterans of the country’s military engagements from the past to the present. What will likely not be mentioned during the gushing tributes and obsequious parades … Continue reading

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Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:
by Howard Zinn Featured Writer Dandelion Salad October 12, 2009 Image by Whiskeygonebad via Flickr An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States. Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder,…

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