- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
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I found this piece a few days ago and found it compelling in it’s passion and honesty. As an American of European descent I have often felt embarrassment and regret over the actions and attitudes of my peers and my ancestors, both direct and indirect. Call it guilt by association or whatever you like, the truth is that we of European extraction are the beneficiaries of an ugly, genocidal past, divorced from reality by a culture created by the victors – … Continue reading
Perhaps the biggest shock I got while reading this is the part about Florida having no state department of labor. Seriously? But upon learning who made such a dastardly deed happen, one of the Bush Brothers, it’s really no surprise. Hat tip to the fine folks at the Institute for Southern Studies for bringing this to our attention. By Kathy Mulady, Equal Voice News Workers nationwide are losing millions of dollars each week to wage theft as their employers, some unscrupulous, … Continue reading
This is a public service announcement… sorry, no guitars this time. I found this posted at Green is the New Red. Knowledge is power, so get out there and empower yourselves. The Center for Constitutional Rights has a great new legal guide for activists called “If An Agent Knocks.” From CCR: Federal law enforcement agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have a dark history of targeting radical and progressive movements. Some of the dirty tricks they use against these movements … Continue reading
Americans, especially the conservative variety, are quick to proclaim the freedoms we’ve always thought we enjoyed compared to other nations where human and civil rights are not as well respected. Many love to repeat a quote often attributed to Ben Franklin, which informs us that those who would sacrifice essential human liberties in order to feel a tiny bit more secure, deserve neither. Perhaps we should stop repeating this mantra so often, and instead, consider its implications for us today. … Continue reading
(SOURCE: Workers World, Dianne Mathiowetz) Atlanta - A significant legal victory for trans and gender nonconforming workers was recently won in a case brought by Vandy Beth Glenn. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Dec. 6 that Georgia Legislative Services had discriminated against Glenn when it fired her in 2007. Glenn went back to work on Dec. 9. The decision stated: “All persons, whether transgender or not, are protected from discrimination on the basis of … Continue reading