Tag Archive | civil rights

U.S. Rejectionist Policy Toward Palestinian Participation, Rights

Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:
By Rima Najjar Global Research, June 25, 2019 Upon hearing the news that Palestinian diplomat Dr. Hanan Ashrawihad been denied entry to the United States on a speaking engagement, my husband wrote an e-mail to Indiana Senator Mike Braun titled, ‘Tell State Dept & Trump to give Ashrawi a visa now!’ .. His letter was…

Doesn’t It Affect Us All?

  In June of 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided, in the case Williams v. Pennsylvania, that an appellate judge can’t decide an appeal in a case in which he or she had a significant role during prosecution, specifically a case involving the death penalty. It was decided by a 5-3 ruling that Terence Williams’ […]

SPAM Isn’t Just Nasty Meat In A Can Anymore

I’ve written lately about having serious problems with online access and with the use of my old iPad. The problems didn’t happen all at once, they slowly crept up the way the loss of civil rights and decency have crept up on the people of the U.S. I decided that planned obsolescence is the reason […]

The Winds Of Destruction Continue

On February 26, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could be detrimental to the well being of families throughout the United States (as well as to the well being of social justice and democracy). It could adversely affect the ability of public sector workers to […]

Battle Of The Airwaves Part 2

I was attempting to comment recently on a blog posted on The Secular Jurist and was unable to log into WordPress. I spent about a half hour trying to make a one word comment and was continually prevented from doing so. Yes, my iPad is old, but that shouldn’t matter. Plus, it isn’t nearly as […]

This Is Not A Time For Silence

    Have we finally learned how bad it can be when we embrace hate, ignorance and greed and deny love, truth and compassion for all living beings? What will it take? The chasm between who we are and who we can be has been widening at an alarming rate the last few decades. When […]

Ordinary People

To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau, the masses of modern society have been leading “lives of quiet desperation” for many years. This “quiet desperation” is an inevitable result of being locked out of participation in the fake democracy we’ve built in the U.S. as well as the feeling that “things will never change.” However, the quiet […]