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Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 2)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

Our government isn't really invested in the well being of these children since our policies have played a great role in making them live as adults and placing them in harm's way all their lives.

5 Things the People's Climate March Is Doing Right, and Why You Should Be There

Justin Haaheim | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Justin Haaheim

It's not about polar bears and saving the trees (unless you like that sort of thing). It's about the millions of people around the world who are being hit hardest by a problem they didn't create.

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 1)

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 09.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

Why such different regard from the government between these children and their parents when poverty, just like wealth, knows no age, but is rather inherited?

Don't Just Make History at the People's Climate March

Adam Greenberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Adam Greenberg

Next Tuesday, President Obama and 124 other world leaders will convene in New York City for a United Nations summit to address climate change.

Scottish Independence and Our Political Natures

David Miles | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
David Miles

The only mention of Scotland in Avi Tuschman's Our Political Nature is a reference to the dangers of inbreeding among Hebridean bumblebees, yet the author's anthropological examination of what divides groups in societies offers plenty of food.

Standing Together, We Too Can Prevail - Part One

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Evgeniya Melnikova

There is no other place in the world, where basic human rights are so violated, as Palestine. For many people around the globe the problem has ended the moment two sides signed a peace agreement. Not for the Palestinians.

#After Ferguson, 100% Voting and Race Conversations

Laura Barrett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Ever so tentatively, it feels like a new day is dawning here in the Show-Me state -- a day in which many residents are challenging their local and state police around basic law enforcement procedures.

Think About It: A Creative Community for Peace

John M. Eger | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

In creating art, consciously or not, artists are attempting to communicate at a powerful emotional level to those within their own culture. The best work transcends its cultural matrix and speaks directly to our common humanity.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

From Funeral Procession to Desecrating the Dead

Neda Najibi | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Neda Najibi

What if that cemetery was the one place on earth where you could visit the final resting place of your loved ones?  What if it was your family?  What if those were your tears?  No one should have to tolerate such abuse. It violates that sense of humanity we all share.

In a Do-Nothing Year, Here's One Thing Congress Can Actually Do

Jeremy Haile | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Haile

In a town where Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on light bulbs or cafeteria utensils, legislation to address overcrowding in the federal prison system had the backing of both President Obama and Senator Ted Cruz.

Ebola, Justice, and Liberia's New Fight

Blair Glencorse | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

Almost unanimously, public health officials are predicting that the Ebola crisis will get worse before it is contained.

What Makes Society Unfair?

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Many of us feel that our societies are a little – or even plain totally – ‘unfair’. But we have a hard time explaining our sense of injustice ...

Ferguson: What Is All of This About?

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

Truth is that we are tired of living in fear while the rest of America lives in denial or justification. We are tired of worrying about the safety and well-being of our sons and daughters. We are tired of wondering when it will be our son or daughter gunned down without accountability.

Reflections on Justice After Ferguson, MO: When Will Youth of Color Receive the Same Due Process as Officer Darren Wilson?

Marsha Levick | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Marsha Levick

It turns out that justice, like so much of what happens in America, has two faces. Michael Brown's shooting -- and the image of his young black body left lying for hours in the summer sun -- has become a symbol of the many forms of unfairness suffered by youth of color across America.

Those Hiding Truth About Disappeared Are Enemies of Humanity

Paul Seils | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Paul Seils

No state or faction has a justifiable reason to keep the information of what they did a secret. The law, and more importantly the most basic concepts of human decency and human dignity demand it.

Fast Track Courts Against Criminal Lawmakers 'Imperative' for Indian Democracy

Samarth Pathak | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Samarth Pathak

A wide section of India's politico-legal fraternity has expressed disappointment with the apex court's recent rejection of a proposal to fast track criminal cases against parliamentarians.

Talking to My White Child About Race

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

"Mommy," he piped up from the back seat in his sweet little voice, "I don't like people who have different skin color than mine." My brain sort of froze, but I stayed on the road as I gulped in discomfort.

How Long, Michael Brown, How Long?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Norma Cook Everist

We need to do more than remember headlines, lest names change but headlines be merely repeated.

Boehner's Constitution Of Convenience

Duncan Hosie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ironically, Speaker Boehner resorted to the American justice system to sue President Obama, the very system he has worked relentlessly to underfund for indigents. Instead of suing Obama, he should start fixing the system he and his colleagues broke.

Ferguson and America's Love Affair With Violence

Derek Flood | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Derek Flood

It can be comforting to think that the police protect us from the "bad guys," unless of course you are profiled as that "bad guy." Violence is most dangerous when it masquerades as good.

Democrats Renew the Call for 'First Class Citizenship' and Justice for All

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The 1960s demand for "first class citizenship" echoes through the years as our call to justice today. Unfortunately the Bull Connor images of peaceful protesters were not historic remnants but eerily prescient of tanks and tear gas last week in Ferguson, MO.

President Obama: What Will Your Legacy Be?

Nancy Kotting | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Nancy Kotting

Our brothers, our sons, our fathers are being slaughtered in the streets. The law has become lawless. Michael Brown's blood and the blood of countless others cannot be spilled in vain, not now, not with a man like you, finally, on the stage. Mr. President, I ask you, what will your legacy be?

May the Odds Be (Never) in Minorities' Favor? Breaking Down the Risk-Based Sentencing Divide

Jessica Eaglin | Posted 08.22.2014 | Crime
Jessica Eaglin

The U.S. criminal justice system is built on the premise that one size does not fit when meting out justice. An individualized sentencing practice is key to a fair and just sentence.

Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.