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Repost, in case you missed it.
This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
DerrickCCrowe – April 04, 2010
In his weekly address, President Obama strangely introduces a war theme into a message ostensibly about a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ…y’know, the Prince of Peace.
Mr. President, Easter has nothing to do with war. Please stop trying to make Jesus fit with your outlook on war and international relations. You just cheapen both.
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Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter. Continue reading
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bravenewfoundation·Mar 27, 2013
How can we hold our heads high when remote-controlled, killer aircraft are raining death and destruction on populations half a world away?
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SocialJusticeNOW·Mar 4, 2013
University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen speaks on “We Are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times” in the First Unitarian Universalist Church Public Affairs Forum. Continue reading
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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
23 February 2013
This coming Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing on “Drones and the War On Terror: When Can the U.S. Target Alleged American Terrorists Overseas?”
This is odd for a number of reasons.
1. Congressional committees usually don’t do anything at all on such matters.
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by Finian Cunningham
Crossposted from PressTV
February 13, 2013
Is the Catholic Church ready for a black pope? That is the question many inside and outside the world’s largest Christian organization are asking following the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI this week.
The German pontiff, formerly known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he was elected in 2005, is the first leader of the Catholic Church in 600 years to retire before death. Most of his predecessors, who trace their official lineage back nearly 2,000 years to Saint Peter, the first pope, have died while still in the top job.
by Peter Rugh
February 5, 2013
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IT WAS Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and the sound of pounding drums mingled with subway steel rattling underground, sending a hot pulse through the high-arched edifice of a humble house of worship in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As Nina Simone sang in her blue soliloquy to the slain civil rights leader, “The king of love is dead.” But here, in St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, one could feel King’s heart beat on.
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CatholicNewsService· Dec 12, 2012
Part I in a series examining the sainthood cause of Dorothy Day, an American activist and founder of the Catholic Worker movement. This segment examines recent developments in the canonization process.
with Chris Hedges
December 3, 2012
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Lannan Foundation and Nation Books presented Chris Hedges with Reverend Jeremiah Wright on 12 November 2012 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Hedges spoke about poverty in the U.S., then followed by a conversation with Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Distributed by OneLoad.com.
Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Twenty can be found here: The 15% Solution.
by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
October 14, 2012
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This is the thirtieth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Herein you will find Appendix V. This Appendix, purportedly written by the 20th century political analyst, (the fictional) “Dino Lewis” presents a discussion of the contrasting views of the right and the left on the correct role for government in regulating personal behavior, economic activity, and environmental health, safety and preservation, the relationship, if there is one, between poverty and “sin,” and the whole religious concept of “sin.” It is certainly fully relevant to the United States and what we might face in a future governed fully by the Republican Religious Right.
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Orrin Pratt on Oct 31, 2011
Jesus Radicals Conference 2011. Mark Van Steenwyk and Sarah Lynne Taylor give a primer on Christianity and Anarchism
by Chris Hedges
June 11, 2012
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The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, undaunted at 92 and full of the fire that makes him one of this nation’s most courageous voices for justice, stands in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. He is there, along with other clergy, to ask Trinity Church, which is the third-largest landowner in Manhattan, to drop charges against Occupy activists, including retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard, for occupying its empty lot on 6th Avenue and Canal Street on Dec. 17. The protesters, slated to go to court Monday, June 11, hoped to establish a new Liberty Square on the lot after being evicted by New York City police from Zuccotti in November. Continue reading