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timothy-bess's picture
Jul.25.2011
Occasionally my thoughts trick me into believing something is true when I know is not true.  How this can be, you ask.  Don’t you have control over your thinking, your thoughts?  You are an educated person and you should know better.  If you can be tricked by your thoughts then can I be tricked too...
timothy-bess's picture
Jul.23.2011
If you visit many urban areas you will see horse drawn carriages giving tours of the city or rides for the recently married.  Most of the horses wear blinders so that they only see straight ahead and not what is on each side of them.  Occasionally you will spot a horse without blinders, one that is...
timothy-bess's picture
Jul.14.2011
 "There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.  There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.  You feel it don't you?"  Rumi You fell it don’t you?  That nagging deep inside that compels you to think, to act in the name of social justice; justice for all and not just the...
ananda-kiamsha-madelyn-leeke's picture
Jan.26.2011
  Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke gave her talk “Digital Sisterhood: A Self-Care, Self-Discovery, and Social Justice Movement for Women in Social Media” at the Ignite Speakers Night on January 21, 2011.  The event was  sponsored by Social Justice Camp II: The Empowered...
tim-wise's picture
Jan.17.2011
Perhaps it's no great surprise that Glenn Beck would distort Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message, as he did when he held a rally for mostly white reactionaries on the 47th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech in August, all the while suggesting that the group was "...
james-g-workman's picture
Jan.05.2011
The magical festive season -- peace and hope, light reborn in the darkest hours of winter -- can affect even outcast dissidents in the most remote corner of the earth. But out there the meaning of the holiday spirit may come with a bittersweet twist. Five years ago on Dec. 25, a procession of...
tim-wise's picture
Nov.23.2010
Thanksgiving has always been among my least favorite holidays. Not merely because of the mendacity of the traditional narrative regarding its origins -- you know, the whole "Indians and Pilgrims living in harmony" nonsense that conveniently ignores the genocide being planned even then...
monty-heying's picture
Jun.01.2010
(When I read this, it's Morgan Freeman's voice I hear, and I am reminded of the exploitation and long term consequences of slavery and apartheid.) Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of...
sam-barry's picture
Mar.18.2010
I am in Anaheim, California attending the annual Religion Education Congress, a convention sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Congress is the nation’s largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics. Just short of 40,000 people are expected to attend the event at the Anaheim Convention...
david-chura's picture
Nov.27.2009
There are 109 inmates serving life sentences without parole for non-homicide crimes they committed when they were 18 or younger. Some, put behind bars when they were 13 or 14, have been locked up for twenty or thirty years. Those 109– minors then, adults now in their prime, or at least they should...