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Shirley Sherrod: A Moral Giant

Shirley Sherrod is a moral giant compared to shameful media celebrities who wrongly accused her of racism.
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History is on the Side of the Immigrant

"What part of illegal don't you understand?"
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Friday Links Round-Up

Christian jerks. An oil spill in China. A chance to take action. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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The Careful (and Necessary) Work of Journalism

This week, The Washington Post ran a three-part series on the top secret counterterrorism organizations and activities tha
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The Tea Summit We All Should Attend

The NAACP recently roared into the national spotlight when, during the organization's 101st Annual Convention, its delegates unanimously passed a
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A Hymn of Welcome for Immigrants: 'Abraham Journeyed to a New Country'

Throughout the Bible, we see stories of immigrants -- people called to settle in new lands and begin new lives for a variety
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How Heroes are Made: Remembering Nate Henn

Heroes are not made in the warm hallways of cul-de-sac safety. Nor are they made of black and white print from the critic's air-conditioned desk.
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A New Movement to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The famed Chautauqua Institution devoted this entire week to the theme of nuclear disarmament. It is a sign of the times.
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Shirley Sherrod's True Revelation

The controversy over the injustice done to Shirley Sherrod, the African-American woman whose comments on race were taken out of context, misreported, an
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A Rare Opportunity for Direct Civil Disobedience in Arizona

Since the recent passage of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, scheduled to go into effect on July 29, those of us working for social justice in the United States have a rare opportunity to register a particularly effective form of protest.
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