Hate Crimes Legislation Valuable

Clarification is needed to explain why hate crimes deserve special prosecution when some would argue that a crime is a crime, so why give special treatment to some groups. All violent crimes are heinous but hate crimes are different. They target not only an individual but the entire population the individual represents. Hate crimes send … Read more…

Plunder

The arrival of Columbus in this hemisphere 500 years ago was not the beginning of exploitation in the world. Indeed exploitation and destruction of other cultures has yet to be recognized as evil. For many, the images of historic conquests, rape and pillage, connote swash-buckling adventures of courageous figures. Vikings, explorers and adventurers arriving at … Read more…

Greening America

Oklahoma Peace Strategy Newspaper Aug/Sept 2006 All Americans simply must see Al Gore’s movie on global warming: An Inconvenient Truth. With charts, graphs, testimonies and news clips, Gore closes the controversy on whether global warming is a consequence of human activities: It is. The final 15 minutes are devoted to actions and solutions — all … Read more…

America, America

Dear Friends, America is being governed by people who see the world through the eyes of the 14 Families in El Salvador, the privileged Sultans of Brunei and Saudi Arabia, the elitist well-born raised to believe that their class deserves all the wealth they can accumulate.When impoverished masses suffer and die from preventable disease, malnutrition, … Read more…

Five Oklahoma Women in Crawford on Thursday

Rev. Kathy McCallie, Okla.City, Peggy Johnson, Lexington, Serena Blaiz of Oklahoma City, Melissa Rabe of Blanchard, Mary de Julius of Muskogee. Activists from around the nation, and news media from around the world are in Crawford, TX, to see whether President Bush will grant an interview with Cindy Sheehan. At least five Oklahoma women are … Read more…

US Must Boost Aid to Poor

by Nathaniel Batchelder The Sunday Oklahoman, 7/3/05 Representatives of the G-8 nations – developed countries in a position to radically alter world poverty – will meet in Scotland this week to discuss collaboration on global issues. They have a chance to implement simple and cost-effective policies that will save millions of lives, restore hope to … Read more…