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Archive for January, 2013

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Sudan and the Anti-Genocide Paparazzi

Crimes against humanity are best carried out in secret. Terror can be inflicted, ethnic cleansing can be waged, torture can be committed, and if it is not an official hot spot that the whole world is already watching then who in the world will even know? That is the way it has pretty much always been. But brutal regimes are now on notice that human rights activists with satellites may pop up at any time to document their crimes and haul them before the court of world opinion — and possibly even the International Criminal Court…

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January 31st, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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Louie Giglio: Master of Deflection

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It is remarkable how little has been written about Rev. Louie Giglio’s disingenuous statements on the occasion of his withdrawal from participation in the presidential inauguration ceremony. Suffice to say that he has not retreated one bit from the hateful statements that surfaced and forced his departure. But the real problem, you see, is not Giglio. It’s those crafty gay people who objected to the hate. Much more.

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January 13th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

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Creeping Religious Rightism in the Democratic Party — Still Creeping

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Yes, for a number of years now, elements of the Democratic Party sometimes pander to the Religious Right to the point where its more like aping the Religious Right. Just when I thought the leadership was pretty much over it, the Rev. Louie Giglio imbroglio shows that I was wrong.

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January 10th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

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A Haiku by Martin Espada

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A lone sheep cries out:
There are more of us than them!
The flock keeps grazing.

from Spare Change News

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January 3rd, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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