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Entries Tagged as 'Peace and War'

What Kind of Idiot Would Publicly Burn a Koran on 9/11?

September 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Diversity, Peace and War, propaganda, Social and Economic Justice

  • Christ’s message was one of tolerance of differences, acceptance of diversity. Consider as one among many examples the story of the Good Samaritan. Samaritans were a despised ethnic group in Christ’s day, as this post on Bible.org makes clear.
  • What makes the US different from (and better than) totalitarian governments with official state religion is that we were founded on the bedrock principles of justice and equality, even for those who are different from us. While it’s true that as a country, we certainly haven’t always lived up to these principles, they are part of our founding heritage and part of why I am proud to be an American. Bigotry is anti-American, and this is an act of bigotry.
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    Martin Luther King, Jr., Glenn Beck, and the “Ground Zero Mosque” #blogboost

    August 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments · censorship, Democracy, Diversity, Peace and War, propaganda, Protests and Crackdowns, Shel's Personal Life

    I think Beck and Palin are despicable. I also think they have every right to hold their gathering of the lunatic fringe. And I’m aware that I’ve taken plenty of stands over my career for which others would paint me as “lunatic fringe.” Some of them are now mainstream, such as aiming for zero waste, repurposing rooftop space into food and energy collectors, and getting the heck off fossil and nuclear power sources—but they sure weren’t 30 or 40 years ago. I would not have granted then, and don’t grant now, the right of others to tell me how to think, and I don’t claim that same privilege against others whom I disagree with. The right to try to convince them, certainly—but NEVER to dictate what is or is not acceptable thought.

    I remember holding a lone protest in front of the local courthouse when the U.S. bombed Lybia. The first day, I got a lot of middle fingers and angry shouts.

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    Is SRI in Africa About to Come of Age?

    June 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Business Ethics, Democracy, Ethics in Government, Peace and War, Social and Economic Justice, Socially Responsible Investing, Uncategorized

    Worldwide, SRI now accounts for 1 of every 9 dollars invested. However, even though Africa was a pioneer in this field (not just with the Sullivan Principles but also the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s first-in-the-world SRI index), it has lagged—but rapid growth appears to be imminent.

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    Bailout a Success, Missiles Reduced: Recent Obama Victories

    June 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Abundance and Prosperity, Peace and War


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    Afghanistan: The Death Toll Is Much Too High

    June 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Peace and War, Politics

    Yes, we elected him knowing that he had pledged to focus the war effort on Afghanistan instead of Iraq. We also elected him to reform Wall Street, push through meaningful healthcare restructuring (NOT the wimpy thing he worked so hard to get through), move the economy forward and convert it to renewable and clean energy sources. I voted for hm in spite of his Afghanistan pledge, not because of it.

    Unfortunately, while breaking so many of his campaign promises or soaking them in so much compromise that they disintegrate, this is the one he has chosen to keep. OK, Barack—you made “good” on this campaign promise. Now it’s time to proclaim victory and get the hell out. The lives of Americans and Afghanis are too precious for this nightmare to continue.

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    Can A Journalist Whose Child is a Soldier be Objective About THAT War?

    February 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Media Ethics, Peace and War, propaganda


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    Poetry as an Organizing Tool? Oh , Yeah!

    December 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Arts & Entertainment, Democracy, General Commentary, Peace and War, Politics


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    OMG! Barack Obama, Fighting Two Wars, Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    October 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Democracy, Peace and War, Uncategorized


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    Obama’s Groundbreaking Middle East Speech

    June 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Peace and War, Politics


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    Iraq Reconstruction Fraud “Bigger Than Madoff”

    February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Business Ethics, Ethics in Government, Peace and War


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