Tag Archives: Human Rights

Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

The Imperial Obama? Image from The Express Tribune. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency “Same as it ever was…” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | The Rag Blog | February 27, 2013 First of a … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

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Ron Jacobs : From Wounded Knee to Idle No More

Image by Andy Everson from Huffington Post.From Wounded Knee to Idle No More The movement is slowly spreading to the indigenous nations of the northern United States, which have seen their lands ravaged numerous times over the course of history … finish reading Ron Jacobs : From Wounded Knee to Idle No More

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Jean Trounstine : Behind Bars and Blogging for Human Rights

Texas born, Johnny E. Mahaffey’s profile page at betweenthebars.org. Image from Between the Bars.Behind bars and blogging for human rights Martin Luther King Day reminds us about fighting for human rights. It might seem like an oxymoron, convicted criminals blogging for … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Behind Bars and Blogging for Human Rights

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Tom Hayden : Pentagon Calls Civilian Drone Casualties ‘Bug Splat’

Splat from NuUniform.Drone policy attacked in top think tank report Bug splat!That’s what the Pentagon calls civilian casualties in drone attacks. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | January 17, 2013 The Council on Foreign Relations issued a report … finish reading Tom Hayden : Pentagon Calls Civilian Drone Casualties ‘Bug Splat’

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Fran Clark : Keeping Watch on the ‘School of Assassins’

One at a time, marchers place their crosses in the chain link fence outside Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Photos by Heidi Turpin / The Rag Blog.By any other name:Protesters keep watch at the ‘School of Assassins’ Each cross has … finish reading Fran Clark : Keeping Watch on the ‘School of Assassins’

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Harry Targ : The State of Indiana Vs. Universal Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt viewed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as her greatest achievement. Image from Creative Commons.The State of Indiana vs. theUniversal Declaration of Human RightsBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / December 16, 2011 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — … finish reading Harry Targ : The State of Indiana Vs. Universal Human Rights

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Harry Tarq : Does U.S. Foreign Policy Respect Human Life?

Libyan men and children queue up to view the corpse of Muammar Qaddafi. Photo from Getty Images.U.S. foreign policy and the respect for human life By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / October 26, 2011 “The Oriental doesn’t put … finish reading Harry Tarq : Does U.S. Foreign Policy Respect Human Life?

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Jim Rigby : Our Nation of Weeping Executioners

Rev. Jane Adams Spahr. Image from One More Lesbian.Our nation of weeping executioners:The religious tribunal of Rev. Jane Adams SpahrBy Jim Rigby / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2011 Rev. Jim Rigby, human rights activist and pastor at St. … finish reading Jim Rigby : Our Nation of Weeping Executioners

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Ted McLaughlin : Access to Water Is a Human Right

Clean water should be a human right,Not a capitalist commodity By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / August 5, 2010 A vote took place in the United Nations a few days ago that could eventually have far-reaching effects on … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Access to Water Is a Human Right

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /Conclusion

Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline. The Turkmenistan government is apparently still interested in moving forward with a pipeline through Afghanistan. Photo from Tehran Times.Conclusion: 2001-2010A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / July 18, 2010 [If you’re … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /Conclusion

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David Van Os : Celebrate the Vision

Photo by Tom Weber / Minnesota Public Radio.Notes from a Texas patriot:Though stained with hypocrisy,The vision has inspired millions By David Van Os / The Rag Blog / July 4, 2010 [Independence Day] Today is the 234th anniversary of the … finish reading David Van Os : Celebrate the Vision

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John Ross : The Long Night of San Juan Copala

Justicia en San Juan Copola. Photo from Su Propina es mi Sueldo.Mexico’s Gaza:The long night of San Juan Copala Much as the Israeli government had warned the organizers of the Freedom Flotilla not to set sail for Gaza, the Governor … finish reading John Ross : The Long Night of San Juan Copala

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