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  “We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” — Malcolm X –  An African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist

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 Coming to the Table With chapters across the US, Coming to the Table is an organization that invites conversation between the descendants of slaves and slaveholders in a move toward healing and reconciliation. “They value the sharing of personal, family and community stories as a powerful vehicle for uncovering history, building relationships, healing and inspiring […]

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  Center for Economic & Social Justice Get involved. Work in solidarity with others. Identify with a global network of social justice volunteers. Educate yourself and spread the word to support access to capital ownership as a basic human right.   Great Nonprofits This Website is a great resource for finding top-rated social justice nonprofits […]

november 2012

Rights of Indigenous People The Global Issues site contains a very large selection of articles on social, political, economic and environmental issues. For now we focus on the many articles that address the rights of Indigenous people and their struggle throughout the world. Indigenous Peoples This is an essay providing an overview of the environmental […]

november 2012

“So many indigenous people have said to me that the fundamental difference between Western and indigenous ways of being is that even the most open-minded westerners generally view listening to the natural world as a metaphor, as opposed to the way the world really is. Trees and rocks and rivers really do have things to […]

october 2012

  New Laws Could Disenfranchise 10 Million Latino Voters The disenfranchisement of voters is a reoccurring theme in modern election history. A report from The Advancement Project warns that the outcome of the 2012 election may be altered significantly due to recent voter ID laws and their affect on the Latino vote.  The Young & […]

october 2012

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until…lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power… become lovers of wisdom. ~Plato, Greek Philosopher  

september 2012

  Pushing Back | Women Workers Speak Out on Trade Working to improve the working conditions in South America, Central America, and Asia, the International Labor Movement is partnering with working people around the world. The AFL-CIO is addressing labor law reform, filing international claims for failure to respect labor provisions of trade and preference […]

september 2012 quote

  “We do want more, and when it becomes more, we shall still want more. And we shall never cease to demand more until we have received the results of our labor.” – Samuel Gompers, Labor Union Leader

august 2012

  Intellectuals & Their America Dissent, a quarterly magazine of politics and culture, invited several leading intellectuals to participate in a forum about the culture and politics of the US. Each participant was asked to respond to one or all of the following questions: 1. What relationship should American intellectuals have toward mass culture: television, […]

quote | july 2012

  “Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels — men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”  Dwight D. Eisenhower – 34th President of the United States, Five-Star General

june 2012 | quote

  “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” James A. Baldwin – An American Writer, Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Activist