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! Advertisements 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

International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative
Civil Rights / Culture / Education / Environment / Human Rights / Politics / Revolution / War

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

Open Letter to All My Brothers and Sisters in the Fight for Justice: 
Civil Rights / Culture / Death Penalty / Education / Environment / Human Rights / Labor / Politics / Revolution / War

Open Letter to All My Brothers and Sisters in the Fight for Justice: 

I didn’t come into this fight because of one moment. There was no great epiphany where I suddenly realized that I needed to work to change the world and fight for truth and justice. Inspiration often comes through slowly, almost imperceptively. It is a soft sensation – a gradual awakening of the mind and spirit. I … Continue reading

Thou shalt not bear truthful witness against thy government: John Kiriakou
Politics / Revolution / War / Whistleblowers

Thou shalt not bear truthful witness against thy government: John Kiriakou

To date, only one person has been jailed in connection to the US torture program. One man has been put behind bars for the part that the United States has played in torturing prisoners of war around the globe. On January 25th, 2013, John Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison. He reported to … Continue reading