Issue 370 - November 2006
Civil Rights for Immigrants, And for All
- Men Working to End Femicide
- Preventing Nuclear War in Korea
- Are Americans Becoming More Peaceful?
In This Issue
I was amused to discover that not only was I bringing leprosy to this country, Euroamericans who breathe the same air I do are at risk of contracting tuberculosis.
The concept of the White Ribbon was affirmed; it is a man’s pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women.
If there is anything hopeful to come out of the recent murderous attacks on girls in Pennsylvania and Colorado, it will rest in one of the inherent ironies of tragedy.
History is shamefully littered with the moral bankruptcy of people who were Christian in name but not behavior who were silent or indifferent or neutral in the face of dehumanizing and destructive public policies.
The School of the Americas (SOA, now officially known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC) trains Latin American military officers. Over the decades, graduates of the school have been responsible for committing atrocities.
|From the Editor's Desk|
|The Day We Took Over the US Senate|| |
Even for these now veteran activist eyes, it was a glorious and inspiring sight to see.
|Preventing Nuclear War in Korea|| |
The stakes of the US-Korean crisis are far greater than is popularly understood.
|Testifying for Immigrants' Rights|| |
Access to college should be a right, not a privilege, and we all should have the same opportunities to achieve our goals and dreams.
|Impending "Realness": Transgender Communities Dealt a Blow By REAL ID|| |
Ultimately, this system will result in outing thousands of transgender people to employers — or potential employers — an action which can have devastating consequences.
|Questions for Candidates on US Torture Policy and Practices|| |
It is helpful to join forces with a number of people for this project so that the candidates come to understand that many people have these concerns.
|A Muslim at the Catholic Worker|| |
I found full nourishment in Islam for ideas I initially encountered in other traditions.
|Education or Mind Infection?|| |
It is time to tell these parents that no-one is handsome in the uniform of brutality. It is time to tell them uniforms and ranks and medals have become ugly.
|Are Americans Becoming More Peaceful?|| |
Today Washington must go to exceptional lengths to maintain the passive support of the 50-60% of the US population whose support for US wars is at most conditional.
|Russia's Secret Heroes|| |
The logic of murder is a logic that is understood by the government and propagated by it. The way things are, you need to kill to become a Hero.
Events, Gatherings, Campaigns, Resources, Opportunities
|Rich Still Getting Richer, Other Trends Vary|| |
While the closing of some poverty gaps is encouraging, in 2005 the income gap between the top 5% and the bottom 10% was the widest observed since the Census Bureau began publishing such data in 1967.