I am being inundated with donation solicitations from organizations as a last minute reminder to get those 2010 tax write-offs taken care of. While most of the solicitations I receive are from worthy organizations, here are my top picks, by all means not inclusive of all the great organizations out there doing wonderful things for our … Continue reading It’s that time of year again….
“Happy” New Year?
(I have been out of town for the past 2 weeks, so posting has been non-existent.) I am having difficulty wishing people a "happy" new year with everything that is going in in our world: A failing economy resulting in job losses, a housing market crash, budget shortfalls; A broken health care system that continues … Continue reading “Happy” New Year?
50th Human Rights Day – these documents say it all
Click the images to open a pdf of these documents (Adobe Acrobat needed) Other ResourcesThe Human Rights Education Center of UtahFirst Steps - a Manual for Starting Human Rights Education - Electronic Resource Centre for Human Rights EducationThe No-Nonsense Guide to Human RightsHuman Rights Day
Mother’s Day: Reclaiming and Standing With women Globally
Arise then…women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts! Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!Say firmly:”We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,For caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn All that we have … Continue reading Mother’s Day: Reclaiming and Standing With women Globally
Sometimes it takes the miracle of birth to put everything into perspective. I was priveleged enough to witness the birth of my second grandchild last week, a boy. What an experience. An experience that confirms my convictions more than ever to do my little part during my lifetime to stand up against the injustices to … Continue reading Life
2,000th soldier death reported and confirmed
From Wage Peace: The sad day that we’ve been dreading is here. Today, the Defense Department has announced the 2,000th military death in Iraq. I want to thank you all for organizing events in your community. Together, we have more than 400 events in 49 U.S. states, which will involve thousands of people calling for … Continue reading 2,000th soldier death reported and confirmed
2000th soldier’s death closing in
Ken Sain has reported that 1,997 soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the 2003 invasion there. The Iraq casualties website reports 1,999, with 9 not being confirmed by the DOD. I have also heard that CNN has reported that Air America Radio has already reported the 2000th soldier death. Besides being involved in the … Continue reading 2000th soldier’s death closing in
Rosa Parks dies at age 92
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a section of bus dedicated for white people only. Article in today's Deseret News: Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneer, dies at 92 - has a timeline of Parks' activities. Some links to information on Rosa Parks: Rosa Parks- The Woman Who Changed a Nation Biography: Rosa … Continue reading Rosa Parks dies at age 92