Network Neutrality Struck Down

I woke this morning to the news that Network Neutrality had lost to an appeal by the corporate providers.   This is a big setback, and personally raises in me a sense of despair.   Yes.  The decision can, and surely will be appealed yet again.  But look at the Supremes.  these are people who upheld the Citizens United decision. […]

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Class and Race: What Happens When the ‘Have-Nots’ Become ‘Haves’?

SAVE THIS DATE: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 How are human rights affected by class and race? The International Human Rights Day Committee invites you to a discussion of “Class and Race: What Happens When the ‘Have-nots’ Become ‘Haves’?” through a Dramatic Reading of “Palmer Park” written by Joanna McClelland Glass ***  Dear human rights supporters: Every year we gather as […]

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Drone Wars, P3: Who Will Tell the Emperor He Has No Clothes

A year ago October, around the same time I went to Pakistan to meet some Drone victims, visit the countryside where they live, two academic studies were released explicating concerns about the impact of Drone strikes on the civilian population in the Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) of Pakistan along the Afghan border. One was published by a team from […]

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Drone Wars, P2: The Empire Strikes Back

A widening discussion of the use of Drones for targeted assassination in war and in covert actions in countries where we are not at war, has developed since early 2010 when I first began actively protesting their use in these contexts.   When I first began tracking news on drones for the Upstate Drone Action website in late 2010, it […]

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Drone Wars, P1: A Victory for the Home Team?

On Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2013,  9 protesters were arrested at the front gate of Hancock Air Base, a control center for MQ-9 Reaper drone attacks in Afghanistan, a country enduring the largest number U.S. drone strikes in the world.  Starting with the arrest of 39 people at Hancock in April of 2011, there have been 7 or 8  Civil […]

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Echo of Silence, re. Iranian Chemical Weapons Victims

The film below was recently posted on the Fellowship of Reconciliation Blog by Leila Zand.   It appears to have been recently distributed, though the Chemical Weapons attacks visited on Iran and her people are now nearly 30 years in the past.   Perhaps the event was triggered by the global discussion around Chemical Weapons attacks in Syria,   As an ally […]

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Chemical Weapons Update

The Nobel Peace Prize, it’s luster dulled by the wars of Barack Obama and the EU,  and Henry Kissinger’s lifetime record of supporting massacres, dictators and Israeli exceptionalism, was presented to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons this year.   According to Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the award was not necessarily for their current work […]

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