Tackling the Twin Evils before it’s too late

By Stephanie Hiller The energy and attention that used to be applied to the creation of temples, libraries, and settings for higher learning are now devoted to the creation and maintenance of nuclear weapons. It’s a necessity, a matter of life and death. Without that, there would be accidents. Even with all that intensive maintenance, […]

Sony Corporation_North Korean Conspiracy?

Have you been following this story on the hacking of Sony Corporation and the North Korean insinuation? What started out as a hacking of a corporation and the theft of personal information, etc. has now morphed into a terrorist threat from North Korea even though there is yet to be a shred of evidence linking […]

“We the People, Can’t Breathe”

Ferguson’s Mike Brown to Bagdad, Is democracy dying in America? By Bryan Maddan Bombs over Bagdad $$$. A Princeton study Sept. 2014, “Testing Theories on American Politics” assessed we the people of the United States are no longer a democracy.  The U.S. is now an oligarchy where the minority wielding power disregards the wishes of […]

Selling the Wars – Part II

By Rebel Fagin I wasn’t asked if I wanted to go to war. You weren’t asked if you wanted to go to war. Most critically, Congress wasn’t asked if they wanted to go to war. Yet at the urging of the State Department, America’s going to war. How was this unspoken agreement reached? Public opinion […]

Freedom of speech and academic freedom without retaliation

By the Social Justice Alliance  (A Standing Committee of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County) The Social Justice Alliance of Contra Costa County supports the full right of every person to freedom of speech and academic freedom without fear of retaliation. On September 12, 2014, the Trustees of the University of Illinois decided to block the appointment of Professor Steven Salaita as a tenured Professor […]

Introduction and Student Journal from the Sit-In at Syracuse

November 18th, 2014 THE GENERAL BODY, a coalition of student organizations at Syracuse University are beginning the third week of their Sit-In in the lobby of the University’s Crouse College Admissions Building.  The Sit-In began on Monday, November 3rd, immediately following a rally announcing a new coalition called The General Body SU. The  student led […]

Selling the Wars – Part I

by Rebel Fagin There is still enough of a democracy left in this country that the government fears the people enough to want our support for their colonial resource wars. They need to ell the wars to us. Here are some of their tools: Embedded deep in any culture are its myths. One dominate myth […]