I am very impressed by the stand Barack Obama took on the case of Trayvon Martin who was murdered by George Zimmerman.
“You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin’s case
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Civil rights activist Al Sharpton has announced a national movement – to protest in front of courts over the course of a year – in reaction to the verdict where George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin. The verdict . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks out on Trayvon Martin case
An unarmed black teen is dead, and his killer – who is white – walks free? What is wrong with Florida? Meanwhile, in another Florida case, a black woman who fired warning shots to protect against an allegedly abusive husband received 20 years in jail.
On the Zimmerman acquittal, one of the prosecutors stated . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Zimmerman Walks
Via Brian McClaren’s blog, Holy Week: Meditation 6: Wherever there is death … wherever hope is buried … wherever evil triumphs over law, and wherever law triumphs over grace … wherever injustice, unkindness, and arrogance are winning … just wait. It’s not over yet.
This is a video about what this holiday season is meant to be about – love and compassion, even in the face of intolerance and hate: * EveryoneMatters.2012.com
A bailout for the people, by the people: Occupy is buying up distressed debt from the banks for pennies on the dollar, and then – instead of extorting it out of the debters, as is the usual practise, it is wiping the slate clean. Brilliant, and v… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Rolling Jubilee: Occupy Turns Tables On Banks, Frees Debt
This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011, with minor updates made on October 1, 2011. It is the first official, collective statement of the protesters in Zuccotti Park.
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
I feel as though I’ve been wrenched from the light of the world and exiled to the heart of darkness. My friends, I just want to let you all know that we’ll not be able to stay as connected as … Continue reading →
I just received an invite from an activist friend to attend the Ottawa launch of Judy Rebick new book on the Occupy movement and solidarity-building, Occupy This! The book excites the activist in me already, even before I’ve read it. … Continue reading →
Reposted from April 4, 2010. Brian McClaren‘s Holy Week: Meditation 6: Wherever there is death … wherever hope is buried … wherever evil triumphs over law, and wherever law triumphs over grace … wherever injustice, unkindness, and arrogance are winning … just wait. It’s not over yet. * More links: Brian McLaren.net
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“I must confess, my friends, the road ahead will not always be smooth. There will be still rocky places of frustration and meandering points of bewilderment. There will be inevitable setbacks here and there. There will be those moments when the buoyancy of hope will be transformed into the fatigue of despair. Our dreams will . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit