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#Ferguson: CNN Is Lying! And we're facing the police again

I have not slept for days. Last night I stood again at the front lines of a mass protest in Ferguson, Missouri. We were marching peacefully, calling for justice in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown last week.

Ferguson: Dispatch from the Field

On Friday, August 15, there was, finally, a feeling of relative calm.

We’re human fodder caught in the crossfire of armed groups and armed governments

“Her father was killed in Helmand amidst fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan/U.S.-NATO forces,” said a relative about Gul Jumma, who looked down, shy and full of angst, sensing a future that’s not promising.

Kein Geld für Krieg: A century of International FOR

I’m writing this from Konstanz, Germany.

One hundred years ago this month, at the outbreak of World War I, German Lutheran Friedrich Siegmund-Schultze and English Quaker Henry Hodgkin shook hands and pledged a fellowship of interfaith pacifism.

They urged their governments to withdraw from war, to disarm their militaries, and to work toward international reconciliation.

There Are Children to Love

The black-and-white beans danced around the screen. The heartbeats thundered through the speakers. My wife and I could not believe our eyes. We knew exactly what they were: twins.

Report from the IFOR Centennial Commemoration

Konstanz, Germany: IFOR 100th Anniversary Conference and 25th Quadrennial Council

James Baldwin: My Uncle and His Love Life

by T. Better Baldwin

(Originally published by the Huffington Post)

August 2, 2014 is the day my family and I gather in New York City to celebrate Uncle Jimmy’s 90th birthday with the gift of co-naming 128th Street “James Baldwin Place.”

ACT NOW: Freedom of speech at the SOA Watch is being threatened

For nearly 25 years, thousands of human rights activists have gathered every November for a vigil at the main gate of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the US Army School of the Americas — SOA — located at Fort Benning near Columbus, Georgia.

Renewing the Covenant by Victoria Furio

When we see the water ─that most sacred of elements─ disappear from rivers and streams