Tag: Human rights

Support Proyecto Jardín: A Call to Thought and Action

Human rights and responsibilities Inherent in a proper notion of human rights is its inseparable companion of human responsibilities. Humanity shines brightest when a spirit of care and stewardship infuses our communion with our fellow humans, our sister species, and our mother Earth. Whatever…

Lessons from History for the Here and Now: Thoughts Inspired by “When Muslims Admired the West and Were Admired Back”

I highly recommend reading this article (link below) by UCLA history professor Nile Green. We need to learn more from the lessons of history as we endeavour to forge mutually enriching ties between Muslims and the “western world” in the present. One of the…

Genocide is the word…

The details of the history surrounding the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people are not well known to me. I know that every year, around Earth Day, many people can be seen flying a vibrant primary-colored flag from cars, homes and storefront windows. I’ve…

For Charly Leundeu Keunang aka Charley Saturmin Robinet aka Brother Africa

Does a rose by any other name not smell as sweet? Does a person that goes by another name cease to be a child of Mother Earth? What do the words “serve” and “protect” mean? serve: to be a servant, a person who is…

Race Matters? White Cop Who Killed Black Man During Hurricane Katrina Acquitted

Originally posted on Bossip:
Where’s the justice? White Cop Aquitted of Killing Black Man During Hurricane Katrina Aftermath Another cop who got away with unjustly killing a young black man. According to NY Daily News: A federal jury on Wednesday acquitted a former New…

The LAUSD has more than enough $$$… what’s lacking is R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Here’s my comment on an article from the Contra Costa Times, dated 5/16/12: LAUSD has more than enough money to fund Adult Ed… many times over. Simply re-routing a portion of their expenditures on “Other operating expenses” (a whopping $793 million) would cover it. Not…

“We’re after the gold, and after that, the platinum!” or, why we’re not JUST fighting for 100% of Adult Ed

People who’ve known me for any significant stretch of time know that I am, culturally speaking, a “hip hop head”. As such, I often find that rap lyrics jump to mind when I’m pondering phenomena. Such has been the case for the past several…

A false “choice”… let’s avoid all tragedies.

Reply to L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez’s article about Adult Education: Thank you for helping the extraordinary voices of Adult Ed be heard. Anyone with a basic sense of humanity should recognize the lofty mission of these life-or-death programs. A teacher of GED prep…

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