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What is happening in your corner of the world with Halloween? Our Kid’s Schools still Celebrate with “Costume Day”


By Kevin Stoda in Salalah in Oman I hope your corner of the globe is celebrating with costume day this time of year.  Below, along with links to stories sharing where in the world Halloween and Costume Fun have been … Continue reading

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Discussion: “Will Mike Brown’s Killer Avoid Charges in Ferguson?” & Cops Stockpile Riot Gear Amid “Troubling” Leaks


Will Mike Brown’s Killer Avoid Charges in Ferguson? Cops Stockpile Riot Gear Amid “Troubling” Leaks TOPICS Ferguson Protests, Michael Brown, Police GUESTS Antonio French, St. Louis alderman of the 21st Ward and longtime community advocate. He recently helped found the … Continue reading

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Arming the Warrior Cop: From Guns to Drones, Inside the Booming Business of Police Militarization


Arming the Warrior Cop: From Guns to Drones, Inside the Booming Business of Police Militarization TOPICS Police GUESTS Shane Bauer, award-winning investigative journalist and senior reporter at Mother Jones magazine. His cover story is “The Making of the Warrior Cop.” … Continue reading

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“[I]f the Austin Police Department and the prosecutors are willing to expend such tremendous resources—they had eight prosecutors in the courtroom over the past couple days—if they’re willing to expend this much to try to ruin my life and to try to get me for a petty misdemeanor, I just imagine what they’re doing to people of color, to the homeless, to the mentally ill, and what they’re doing to cover up when cops really do bad things, such as killing or raping”


Is Filming a Police Officer a “Domestic Threat”? Austin Activist on Trial for Videotaping an Arrest TOPICS Police GUESTS Antonio Buehler, founder of Peaceful Streets Project. His trial over whether he disobeyed a lawful order when he refused to stop … Continue reading

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British Spy Agency: “We Don’t Need Warrant for Americans’ Data. We Have ‘Arrangements'”!


Featured… Election 2014: Ballot Issues to Watch http://www.commondreams.org/ballot-measure-2014 Headlines… British Spy Agency: We Don’t Need Warrant for Americans’ Data. We Have ‘Arrangements’ http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/29/british-spy-agency-we-dont-need-warrant-americans-data-we-have-arrangements Tar Sands Resistance Blowing Huge Hole in Oil Industry’s Bottom Line: Report http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/29/tar-sands-resistance-blowing-huge-hole-oil-industrys-bottom-line-report “Chickenshit”: Public Feud Erupts … Continue reading

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The gospel is about justice and compassion; it’s about the year of jubilee where debts are forgiven and where economic justice is established. If we don’t carry out the whole mission that Christ gave his church, then our gospel has a hole in it.


el Plugging the Hole in Our Gospel An Interview with Richard Stearns from: http://www.plough.com/en/articles/2014/september/plugging-the-hole-in-our-gospel Richard Stearns is the president of World Vision United States and a father of five. Plough: This year saw publication of your bookUnfinished: Filling the Hole in … Continue reading

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The Bomber and Me–Costly Forgiveness


The Bomber and Me A crowd awaits sunset on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa Costly Forgiveness The Bomber and Me Michael Lapsley Father Michael Lapsley, a member of the Anglican Society of the Sacred Mission, has worked in South … Continue reading

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Students with large debts have trouble…


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PROOF Email Recollections PHOTOGRAPH BY VINCENT J. MUSI Photographer Vincent J. Musi spent more than eight years working on a photo story about the ACE Basin in his home state, South Carolina. In an effort to explain why it took … Continue reading

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‘Dear White Academics …’


Kevin, here are some articles we think you’ll find interesting: ‘Dear White Academics …’ Stacey Patton, October 24 Even in higher education, some people say the darnedest things. Here’s a helpful guide to what scholars of color hear. ‘Dear Forums … Continue reading

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