Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Gatherings from the Internet

14/08/2010
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Growing acceptance of difference

It seems we’re slowly (very slowly) coming back around to becoming a more accepting society. Gender differences were easily accepted in matrilineal and indigenous societies. Now, as our prejudices lose their strictness…because so many of our friends and family members are “coming out” of the closets of their own, the general public (always an uneasy generalization, I know) seems to be more accepting of the queer among us. Continue reading

28/01/2010
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Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

We pay tribute to the late historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn, who died suddenly on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of eighty-seven. Howard Zinn’s classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. It has sold over a million copies and was recently made into a television special called The People Speak. We remember Howard Zinn in his own words, and we speak with those who knew him best: Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove. Continue reading

23/10/2009
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What does Dr. King’s DREAM mean to you?

In his most famous speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prodded the American conscience and spoke of the moral force that hungered for justice and equality. His was a message of civil rights and economic justice, a message that lives on beyond that moment in 1963. And almost 50 years later with Barack Obama as President, the truth in Dr. King’s words still moves us. Please take a moment to tell us, “What does “The Dream” mean to you?” Continue reading

26/08/2009
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Edward M. Kennedy, 1932 – 2009

Democrat of Massachusetts and a member of one of the country’s most influential political families, was one of the most effective senators in American history and one of three brothers whose political triumphs and personal tragedies captivated the nation for decades, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., at age 77. He had been battling brain cancer. Continue reading

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