Movement Against Police Violence Condemns Violence Against Police

America has a violent history, a racist history, and a gun culture. All of these factors contribute to the current unhealthy climate of prejudice, hatred, discrimination and mindless violence. The police have many dedicated officers who are sincere in their belief that they are an asset to the community and that enforcing the law is a positive, even essential asset for a civilised society. The black community and the poor…

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Report Shows How War Profiteers Are Now Refugee Profiteers, Too

As Europe comes to terms with a Brexit vote fueled in large part by anti-immigrant hate-mongering, a new report exposes how war profiteers are influencing EU policy to make money from unending Middle East conflicts as well as the wave of refugees created by that same instability and violence. Source: Report Shows How War Profiteers Are Now Refugee Profiteers, Too | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the…

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Mothers – Indomitable & Indispensable

Each and every day, all of us would do well to consider that it is our mothers who nurtured us through our first 36 weeks, most often at some considerable discomfort to themselves. Not only that, but after going through a childbirth experience, the thought of which makes most men tremble, they then, with few voluntary exceptions, lovingly and generally with outstanding equanimity, take us to the breast, deal with…

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We are human.  How humanitarian are we?

Most of us are aware of the unprecedented levels of human conflict and suffering that exist in today’s world. We are also aware of the severe inequities in living standards, health, education, housing, access to water, sewerage and the like. We have seen, though not really acknowledged, the obscenity of 53 men and 9 women owning as much wealth as half of the World’s population, i.e 3.6 Billion people. Yes,…

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The case of serial rapist police officer Daniel Holtzclaw tells us so much about 2015

Is there a difference in the way police treat black people as opposed to the way they treat whites? Has society in the “free world” actually matured to the extent that prejudice and discrimination are disappearing and no longer tolerated by those in control and those whose role it is to protect us? Do politicians at local, State, and Federal level really act in the interests of “the people” or…

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The Government Won’t Track Police Killings, So This 24-Year-Old Took the Lead

The originators of the modern police forces intended that they be there to serve the interests of the population. They were supposed to protect the innocent and vulnerable from the malevolent and strong, to see that all citizens were given the same treatment under the law and to support community and society in which mutual respect and tolerance of citizens, within the law, was seen to be desirable. Most modern…

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