Holding The Candle

by James R. Campbell Thursday, August 9, 1945. The citizens of the Japanese city of Nagasaki rose and prepared for the day ahead. Men and women prepared for the work day, and children ate breakfast before what was to have been another day of play. Suddenly, a single plane appeared overhead: in an instant, tens…

Petition to Get US Army Quit Its Animal Cruelty

by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine PCRM is taking a bold step today—and we need your help. We’re launching phase II of our campaign to get the U.S. Army to end its cruel and shameful use of animals in medic training. This is a major effort to get Congress to pass the BEST Practices Act, which would…

Good Behavior without Permission Slips

Dave Scotese was interviewed by Ernest Hancock on “Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock”. Dave talked about rejection of the government of fear and emphasis on living together as good people without any “permission slip” from authorities. Personally, I know that Dave recognizes and stresses that most people can be trusted to do the right…

Saudi General Egged and Called a Terrorist by Protesters in London

Britain’s government is openly accomplice in Saudi killings of Yemenis over the past 2 years. But one daring citizen stood up to a Saudi general visiting UK and tried to put the general under citizen’s arrest. This past Thursday, Sam Walton, a peace activist advocating human rights and protesting Saudi atrocities in Yemen, intercepted a…

International Women’s Day or Day Without a Woman?

What happened yesterday under the banner of Day Without a Woman seems to have turned the spirit of activism into a comedic street show as women decided to go on a strike in dozens of countries. March 08, 2017 was International Women’s Day. So we expected women to celebrate their achievements in personal, social, economic,…

Too Much Protesting

by Bob Branco People have protested for centuries. I’ve done it myself. However, I believe that the only time we should protest is if we expect something back, such as a pay raise, additional human rights, or anything else that’s tangible. Special interest groups, labor unions, and grass roots groups protest a lot, but their…