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Frida Berrigan: “Do Kids Die, Mom?”

Facing the Future With Trepidation in the Age of Trump As a mother and an activist, here’s what I’ve concluded as 2018 begins: it’s getting harder and harder to think … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

Fred Rogers: On Strength, Love, and Heroism

When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: Best New Poets Under Three

A Review Peter Patenaud, who at one, has produced two volumes that hearken to a shadow life before his soul, dipped in Lethe, came clean into this world as the … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Toward a Philosophy of Tight Pants

Originally posted on Shenandoah Breakdown:
On one of my first mornings at our new hundred year old house in a small town with my wife at work in the city…

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playwright Wallace Shawn translates ADL ad justifying Israeli child murder into plain English

ADL ad that appeared in The Hollywood Reporter. Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn has responded to this Anti-Defamation League(ADL) ad blaming Palestinians for Israel’s mass slaughter of children in Gaza. … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Jewish Voice for Peace

Produced by Jewish Voice for Peace, this video is a first of its kind expression of support for Palestinian freedom, equality and justice.  Featuring a diverse group of celebrities, artists, and … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Video: ‘Free Palestine!’ World marches to protest Gaza victims

In Paris, Police used teargas against pro-Palestinian marchers. Tens of thousands marched peacefully in London, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Ramallah and other cities around the world.Over 350 Palestinians, many of … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Palestinian Children Killed in Airstrike

More atrocities: four children killed by Israeli airstrike. Graphic images.

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island

An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

UN Reports Increasing Number of War Casualties are Children

In 1994, on the eve of Rwanda’s genocide, Radio Mille Collines, in Kigali, incited listeners with a venomous message: “To kill the big rats, you have to kill the little … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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