Bradley Manning Walking in the Footsteps of MLK

“The world now demands a maturity of America that we may not be able to achieve. It demands that we admit that we have been wrong … that we have been detrimental to … life…. The situation is one in which we must be ready to turn sharply from our present ways,” said Dr. Martin … Continue reading “Bradley Manning Walking in the Footsteps of MLK”

Tough Minds and Tender Hearts

I spent Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in Washington, D.C., as part of the Witness Against Torture fast, which campaigns to end all forms of torture and has worked steadily for an end to the indefinite detention of people imprisoned in Guantanamo, Bagram, and other, secret sites where the U.S. has held and tortured prisoners. … Continue reading “Tough Minds and Tender Hearts”

The Wages of Fear in Israel and the US

A country programmatically gripped by fear – yes, that’s us for more than eight years now. Fear of terrorism to be exact, even as truly terrible things happened in this land and elsewhere, from hurricane Katrina in 2005 to last week’s devastating Haitian earthquake, which should have put our fears into perspective. But no such … Continue reading “The Wages of Fear in Israel and the US”