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South Africa’s Dennis Brutus : A Poet for Human Rights

Dennis Brutus. Photos by Victor Dlamini / Flickr.He will be remembered for his art and for his life:Liberation poet Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / January 2, 2010 See ‘The Poetic Justice of Dennis … finish reading South Africa’s Dennis Brutus : A Poet for Human Rights

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Cindy Sheehan: Alone at Martha’s Vineyard

The Silence of the Antiwar Movement is DeafeningCindy Sheehan’s Lonely Vigil in ObamalandBy John V. Walsh / August 26, 2009 Cindy Sheehan will be at Martha’s Vineyard beginning August 25 a short way from Obama’s vacation paradise of the celebrity … finish reading Cindy Sheehan: Alone at Martha’s Vineyard

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Dennis Kucinich: Get Out of Afghanistan, Too

Obama has proposed an $82 trillion dollar WAR SUPPLEMENT to the budget. I do not believe in war, whether in Afghanistan or along the Mexican border, where a huge chunk of this money is also destined. I am hearing that … finish reading Dennis Kucinich: Get Out of Afghanistan, Too

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Another Almost Forgotten Story of a Silent Hero

Alice Coy cries for help as she holds her hand over the head wound of British peace activist Thomas Hurndall, who had been shot in the head moments earlier in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, April 11, 2003. Thomas Hurndall, … finish reading Another Almost Forgotten Story of a Silent Hero

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Canada: War Criminal Good, Peacenik Bad

After allowing George W. Bush into Canada to speak, it is telling that the same government would bar the British MP George Galloway. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog George Galloway, the Respect MP, reacts angrily outside the Commonsin July … finish reading Canada: War Criminal Good, Peacenik Bad

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Gaza War is Teaching the Children to Hate

Palestinian peace activist Muhammad Abu Humus was arrested by Israelis in black ski masks for protesting the Gaza killings, while his children hovered in the corner of the room crying.Fuelling the cycle of hate: War is teaching the children of … finish reading Gaza War is Teaching the Children to Hate

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Bernard Lafayette: Martin Luther King’s Disciple

Bernard LaFayette recounts his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama on January 10, 2009. Photo: Reuters/Pamela Zappardino/Handout/United States.Activist spreads King’s teachings on nonviolenceBy Andrea Shalal-Esa / January 19, 2009 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bernard LaFayette, beaten and arrested … finish reading Bernard Lafayette: Martin Luther King’s Disciple

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Worse Than Thought : Maryland Spied on EVERYBODY

Maryland State Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan announced in October that the department was sending letters to activists, inviting them to review their files. Photo by Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post. ‘The Maryland State Police surveillance of advocacy … finish reading Worse Than Thought : Maryland Spied on EVERYBODY

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Photo of the Day: Hoot for Peace

What will you be doing when you’re ninety?By Lee Jordan This is Louis, 90 years of age !!!.. it was a freezing night in Bristol city, yet Louis was standing there, waiting for a hoot ! I have a real … finish reading Photo of the Day: Hoot for Peace

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Is it Wrong to be Muslim in America?

‘Fear and even hatred of Islam is a part of the actual America at this moment of our history.’ By Rabbi Arthur Waskow / The Rag Blog / October 27, 2008 Said Colin Powell in a recent major interview, “The … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Is it Wrong to be Muslim in America?

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CodePink Austin Gives Cornyn the (Pink) Slip

Photo by Deborah Vanko / The Rag Blog‘Rather than giving the Senator another term to “move to the center,” we think he should keep following the Bush administration right out the door.‘By Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog / … finish reading CodePink Austin Gives Cornyn the (Pink) Slip

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Seeking to Stop the Military Recruiters Dead

Barbara Harris discussing ways to educate parents about their right to keep information on their children from the military. Photo: Yana Paskova for The New York Times.‘Counter-Recruiter’ Seeks to Block Students’ Data From the MilitaryBy Javier C. Hernandez / October … finish reading Seeking to Stop the Military Recruiters Dead

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