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Human Rights Open Mic @ Lamont Street Collective
Culture / Human Rights / Poetry / Politics / Revolution / War

Human Rights Open Mic @ Lamont Street Collective

I’m still so inspired by the folks that participated in the Human Rights Open Mic last Friday at the Lamont Street Collective (a truly amazing place)! Some photos below and a teaser. I will soon be launching a page called Mad Catz: The DC Beat, which will feature radical DC poets. Stay tuned, Black Cat readers! Continue reading

Human Rights in Palestine – Voices Across the Divide
Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Uncategorized / War

Human Rights in Palestine – Voices Across the Divide

Alice Rothchild, Director of the film, “Voices Across the Divide”, which features voices of Palestinian refugees, came to talk at American University on Friday following a screening of the film. Full video: <br /><a href=”http://www.ustream.tv&#8221; style=”font-size: 12px; line-height: 20px; font-weight: normal; text-align: left;” target=”_blank”>Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream</a> Continue reading

Chris Woods and Col. Ann Wright: Morality and Legality of Drones
Human Rights / Politics / War

Chris Woods and Col. Ann Wright: Morality and Legality of Drones

The following is from a talk at American University on the morality and legality of drones: It is no longer up for debate, Chris Woods, London-based investigative journalist, said, that drones and their use in warfare make the likelihood of war greater. This is our modern war – remotely piloted drones being controlled by someone … Continue reading

Hedges: Get In the Damn Streets!
Human Rights / Israel / Politics / Revolution / War / Whistleblowers

Hedges: Get In the Damn Streets!

Yesterday, Chris Hedges came to American University to discuss the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers and the targeting of journalists. He began, “Over my own lifetime, 30 years as a reporter, I started covering the war in El Salvador in 1983, you’ve seen an assault against not only the press but basic civil liberties that make … Continue reading

Marjorie Cohn: Reframing US Foreign Policy
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Marjorie Cohn: Reframing US Foreign Policy

This Tuesday, Marjorie Cohn spoke at American University on the topic, “Reframing US Foreign Policy” as part of Human Rights Awareness and Activism week. She is a professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, and has written on torture and incarceration, and most recently on drones and targeted killings in … Continue reading

International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative
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International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative

I spent International Peace Day in one of the best ways possible – eating pizza while having a round-table with other peace activists on how we can work for peace and against violence, militarism, war, and greed. The round-table was led by two bastions of peace activism in the US – Barbara Wien and David … Continue reading

Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

Free Maryam al-Khawaja

On August 30th, Bahrain arrested Bahraini human rights defender Maryam al-Khawaja. She will stand trial today, September 6th, for allegedly attacking a policewoman. Maryam is one of around 4,000 political prisoners in the country. In February 2011, Bahrain began its own “Arab Spring” when more than half the population began to protest government repression, corruption, … Continue reading

DAY OF RAGE: #StandwithFerguson
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DAY OF RAGE: #StandwithFerguson

We, who are against police brutality We, who are against a militarized police force We, who say “Protect and Serve” does not mean “Shoot and Kill” We, who will no longer stand for institutionalized racism We, who will no longer stand for state-sponsored violence We, who believe are young people are not criminals but young men … Continue reading

Culture / Politics / Revolution

The Sique Kidd Podcast Ep.2

Don’t necessarily agree with all of it but a worthwhile listen on how we can begin to make change in the world. It is time we started working together and seeing ourselves as one and the same. Only then can we begin to heal ourselves, our society, and our planet. Check it: http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-sique-kidd-podcast-ep-2_1?error=access_denied&error_code=200&error_description=Permissions+error&error_reason=user_denied#_=_ Continue reading