September 17, 2012
The only real international politics are geopolitics. Charges of terrorism and the War on Drugs are just excuses to continue our constant state of war pillaging the earth of it’s resources. Ex) Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, but also our bases that were built all over Latin America. Corporation are integral towards pushing our nation to act […]
May 10, 2012
History will absolve the Palestinians. One day these crimes will be stopped. I’m sure of that because these are great sins being committed by Israel. Good always triumphs in the end, yet the time horizons maybe long. There’s no reason to be complacent. Injustices have a habit of digging into regularity. Oddly enough the injustices […]
April 22, 2012
Awhile ago I spoke with Shanad Arshamansab of the Palestinian Solidarity Committee at UT about the current state of the peace process in the Holy Land. Where three religions meet, a war is being waged of guns versus stones. Despite what you heard the vast majority of Palestinians defend themselves by throwing rocks, and sometimes […]
March 8, 2012
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect. I was forced to look upon myself and my living with a harsh […]
March 4, 2012
To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face one must be able to love the meanest of creation as oneself. And a man who aspires after that cannot afford to keep out of any field of life. That is why my devotion to Truth has drawn me into the field of politics' and I can say without the slightest hesitation, and yet in all humility, that those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means. Identification with everything that lives is impossible without self-purification; without self-purification the observance of the law of Ahimsa (Non-violence) must remain an empty dream; God can never be realized by one who is not pure of heart. Self-purification therefore must mean purification in all the walks of life. And purification being highly infectious, purification of oneself necessarily leads to the purification of one's surroundings.
Exert from the last chapter of Gandhi's auto-biography entitled "Farewell"
February 8, 2012
On January 16th the Peace Corps, a U.S. organization set up to improve the lives of real people, announced that all 158 volunteers have been evacuated from the Central American nation of Honduras. In addition the Peace Corps said that they have suspended training for volunteers going to El Salvador and Guatemala as well. […]
January 9, 2012
Two generations of Americans have grown up not having the right to travel or do business with our neighbor Cuba, which is approximately 112 miles south of the Florida Keys. This embargo has been grandfathered in year after year and without notable discussion. However, since Raul Castro succeeded his brother as President of Cuba in […]