News coverage of local group demanding Rep. Kern resign

This is from the Jun 16 10 pm news on KFOR TV News: Minor edit on the KFOR news video: It was never said, nor does the letter, that we mailed it to Kern’s constituents. I haven’t bothered to “correct” La’Tasha Givens because her story was good … and I don’t think it detracted from … Read more…

In Response to a Biblical Literalist

Dear Sir: I will give your serious question a serious answer. Sexual orientation – gay or straight – is officially considered a naturally occurring physical phenomenon by The American Medical Association The American Psychiatric Association The American Psychological Association The National Association of Social Workers We who are “straight” did nothing to “decide” we were … Read more…

Hunger and Poverty

Poverty and hunger are pandemic in our world, although we in the USA seem shielded from knowing or seeing the vast suffering it causes. Half of humanity survives on $2-a-day or less, without reliable access to safe water. Twenty percent of humanity — some $1.3 billion people — survive on $1-a-day or less with little … Read more…

Day of Reckoning: Tuesday, November 7th

by Nathaniel Batchelder Americans voting this fall must elect Members of Congress who will support legislation in the common good and general interest of all, especially addressing economic and environmental sustainability. The challenges are urgent and daunting: On the first Earth Day, in 1972, many of us learned that, with only 6% of the world’s … Read more…

Affinity Groups for Social Action

It is not situations that are hopeless, but rather people who feel hopeless because events have left them discouraged or disempowered. Yes, these are tough times, politically and economically … all the more reason for us “peace activists” to review and renew our sources of hope. Actions DO make a difference, as all of us … Read more…