Reparations

Remembering Elie Wiesel, Who Inspired Me To Write About Palestine

I learned of Wiesel’s death through Facebook, and immediately went searching in my old file drawer for a photograph. The photo shows my face, very young and fresh, between the faces of Elie Wiesel and Oprah. I had written an essay for a contest in which we were asked to apply the story of Night … Continue reading Remembering Elie Wiesel, Who Inspired Me To Write About Palestine

Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

By Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Special to the Sentinel Ahmad Solaiman Nourzaie and Shireen Agha Ahsan were lost to our community last week, taken by the ocean near Bonny Doon Beach. They were celebrated in a remembrance event on the UCSC campus crowded with family, friends and members of their tight-knit campus community. Solaiman … Continue reading Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses

Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects — an official government program conceived and carried out in the years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He did allow his Justice Department to investigate the C.I.A.'s destruction of videotapes of … Continue reading Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses

We Got Scammed by Government Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

In Context ~ an introduction by Cognitive Liberty This article documents the enormity of financial loss and deception experienced by the American people. These losses can not be compared to the loss suffered by people of the Middle East intentionally murdered and oppressed by the U.S. and her allies: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, … Continue reading We Got Scammed by Government Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU

THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU ©2015 by Alice Walker They will always be More beautiful Than you The people you are killing. You think it is hatred That you feel But it is really envy. You imagine if you destroy them We will forget How tall they stood How level Their gaze … Continue reading THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU

One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq

While in Boston in 1994, full-time peace activist Bert Sacks made a decision that changed his life forever. He decided to seek out a study produced by a group called the Harvard Study Team, which had reported to The Washington Post that the deliberate destruction of Iraq's civilian infrastructure by the US military, along with … Continue reading One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq

Walk For The Ancestors

Walk for the Ancestors: Santa Cruz Mission Gathering Saturday, September 19th Meet 9:30am @ Holy Cross Church (Old Mission site) 126 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 The Walk for the Ancestors is a 650-mile pilgrimage to each of the 21 California Missions, to honor the Indigenous ancestors who suffered and perished in the Mission … Continue reading Walk For The Ancestors

The Most Racist areas In The United States

There are neighborhoods in Baltimore in which the life expectancy is 19 years less than other neighborhoods in the same city. Residents of the Downtown/Seaton Hill neighborhood have a life expectancy lower than 229 other nations, exceeded only by Yemen. According to the Washington Post, 15 neighborhoods in Baltimore have a lower life expectancy than … Continue reading The Most Racist areas In The United States

The Case For Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six … Continue reading The Case For Reparations

Politics And Policing Do Not Reflect Santa Cruz Values: Say No To Homeland Security Grant

Not in Santa Cruz Take Action! Sign the Letter Below! Add your signature to this letter (for complete language,click READ THE PETITION in petition box or below) requesting Santa Cruz City Council rescind their vote to partner with Homeland Security. The militarization of Santa Cruz, California, like many cities across the nation, is being called … Continue reading Politics And Policing Do Not Reflect Santa Cruz Values: Say No To Homeland Security Grant