On a cold Thanksgiving Day in 1994 I was about to interview Karen Armstrong about her new book, “A History of God’. All I wanted was for her to be as wonderful in person as she seemed as a writer. 160 more words
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Back in the day you insulted “a negro” or “colored person” by calling her “black”. Most offensive of all was (and still may be) “black nigger.” Nowadays, for some of my friends “he” or “she” is the new “black”. 17 more words
The image is fake but it is apparently true that John Abarr of the Montana KKK sat down with Montana NAACP leader Jimmy Simmons. Abarr, described as a “former white supremacist” now says he wants to form a new, more inclusive branch of the Klan. 182 more words
The BDS movement seems be gaining steam in lots of places. Nonviolent, principled and on the move. What’s not to congratulate?
On 28 October, San Francisco Bay Area activists organizing to block the unloading of Israeli shipping vessels… 97 more words
This is obviously a step…. in some direction. Well, OK not obviously but as step. Alright, he was vice prez when the elected one died so it’ not exactly that he was voted in. 16 more words