Tag Archives: human rights

Rest in Love, Dick Gregory

I’m currently reflecting on the loss of Dick Gregory, who was 84. While much of the media will spend the day filling your ears with love-in stories about how much of a good comedian he was — a point I … Continue reading

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POST ELECTION MEDITATIONS – WOMEN AND STRUGGLE

I have plenty of post-election thoughts to share, but will have to break my natural stream-of-consciousness writing style and create a series of posts to avoid publishing tomes. This is still a blog, after all … Perhaps a good place to … Continue reading

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SLAVE REPARATIONS WILL LIKELY TURN DEADLY

        So, what’s my reaction to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent’s recent visit to the United States where they urged the federal government to consider slavery reparations for African Americans? My … Continue reading

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EPA’S LACK OF COURAGE MEANS FLINT’S WATER CRISIS CAN SPREAD

While it became increasingly clear that the Flint, Michigan water crisis is one of the largest leadership, environmental and human rights disasters in American history, I was bollixed about why federal Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 administrator Susan Hedman silenced … Continue reading

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KING ABDULLAH’S BLOOD-STAINED LEGACY

While President Obama and other Washington heavies give posthumous praise to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his “moderate” voice of the Middle East, I have a different set of memories… Under King Abdullah’s reign, unarmed protesters were shot … Continue reading

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DETROIT, WATER, BANKS & HUMAN RIGHTS

  Anyone following the Detroit water crisis will have learned a valuable lesson this week: living a healthy life has nothing to do with human rights—at least not when paying for clean, running water is concerned. I’ll tone down my heavily-opinionated … Continue reading

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SAVING YOUR LIFE BY BOMBING YOU TO DEATH

  Here we go again—the US is undertaking another “Bomb to Protect” humanity adventure, which has killed civilians. This time around, the objective is to free Syrians and the rest of the world from ISIL’s tyranny. I can’t say the seven civilian … Continue reading

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THE BEHEADING KINGS

  You thought ISIL holds the Most Brutal title with its beheadings of civilians? Wrong. This is what the United Nations‘ Human Rights office has to say about Saudi Arabia (emphasis mine): According to the experts, so far in 2014, … Continue reading

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