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there's a powerful documentary film


I understand why people see similarities.
Nothing is black and white.

guard tower:

Israel and the Occupied Territories: The fence/wall violates human rights
Amnesty International 2/19/2004
Amnesty International believes that the construction by Israel of the fence/wall inside the Occupied Territories violates international law and is contributing to grave human rights violations.

According to the Israeli authorities the fence/wall is "a defensive measure, designed to block the passage of terrorists, weapons and explosives into the State of Israel...."

However, most of the fence/wall is not being constructed on the Green Line between Israel and the West Bank. Close to 90% of the route of the fence/wall is on Palestinian land inside the West Bank, encircling Palestinian towns and villages and cutting off communities and families from each other, separating farmers from their land and Palestinians from their places of work and education and health care facilities and other essential services.

....The fence/wall encompasses more than 50 Israeli civilian settlements in the Occupied Territories, in which the majority of Israeli settlers live and which are illegal under international law. The security exceptions in international humanitarian law cannot be invoked to justify measures that benefit unlawful civilian Israeli settlements at the expense of the occupied Palestinian population.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:37 AM (3 replies)

there should be a place for people like her. I think it will happen in future years

because I think the compassionate consciousness of
humanity is on the rise. But it will take time.

Institutions have helped people, but also have become dead
end prisons for too many, with poor nutrition and inadequate care,
abuse in many cases.

It comes down to individuals, especially those who choose
care-giving professions, to raise the bar on treatment of others,
quality of life, understanding the whole person and treating
the whole person, including the broken child inside.

A woman like that with the right care could get well.

Institutions could be wonderful places, if well designed and
maintained, So many of us, left entirely to ourselves -- even with
the best intentions to make changes, usually default to what is
most familiar. A place that provides healthy structure is
probably essential for most people like that. A chance to heal,
a chance to find out who she is without the drugs, the
desperation, and the aloneness.

It's gonna take a lot of love to change the way things are,
to make things work out right.

We have the love. We have the wisdom, we have the
solutions, and the generosity of spirit. It's here, it's already
inside every one of us. We must tap into it, every single one of us.
That's the only way.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:41 PM (0 replies)

“It looks like a bunch of old white men running women out of Washington.” (Mika B)


Top African American Lawmaker Says GOP Attacks On Susan Rice Use Racial ‘Code Words’

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) this morning defended U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, calling out Republican use of “code words” in attacking Rice’s professional capabilities.

Appearing on CNN, Clyburn, the number three Democrat in the House of Representatives and the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, added his voice to a growing number of lawmakers concerned with the appearance of the Republican Party potentially blocking a minority nominee to the President’s cabinet so soon after a bruising electoral loss among minorities.
Clyburn isn’t alone in his assessment of the issues the Republican Party is running up again in their pursuit of Rice. The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe also were incredulous that the GOP would be looking for this fight, against a highly regarded woman of color, so quickly. Host Joe Scarborough, a Republican himself, was struck by how his party seemed unwilling to moderate its tone, with his co-host Mika Brzezinski saying, “It looks like a bunch of old white men running women out of Washington.”

(more at link)
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:56 PM (0 replies)

"Festival of Lights" is something we've celebrated. All the winter traditions are about

light in time of darkness, and hope.

I clean away dust, so all surfaces in the house are reflective,
and light lights and candles through the dark weeks.

It's not about being an atheist which I'm not, or religious,
which I'm not -- it's about the beauty of light, how it takes
darkness away.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:01 PM (3 replies)

I've never been a political junkie

but DU is turning me into one.

DU's like the heroin dealer who invites you over
and gets you high.. you'll be back....

Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:25 AM (1 replies)

Name a Republican strategy after a beautiful creature

and do not expect success.
Higgs-Boson Themself* will introduce chaos.

*(They are anonymous, they are legion, they do not forget
and they are on our side.)

Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:29 PM (0 replies)

this is a real beauty, courtesy of FB/ United Against Homophobia

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:05 PM (15 replies)

This halloween, scare your friends by inviting them to enter

a monstrous hybrid vortex. bwaaaaahaaaaahaaaaa

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:40 PM (8 replies)

Obama Restored Faith in Voting - Jay Z

a gazillion thumbsup

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:21 PM (0 replies)

Dear President Obama: NO CONCESSION if they try to steal this thing

You know you're supposed to get those four more years.
I will chip in for lawsuits if needed.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:14 PM (46 replies)
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