The Common Good

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Uganda's Transformation Must Start With Me

Since independence 47 years ago, Uganda has not experienced peace. Civil wars, coups, military regimes, you name it. People are getting fed up.
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What's in a Name? Living in a "Rule of Law" City

Last month, the mayor of Costa Mesa -- where I live -- proposed and passed a proclamation declaring our city a "Rule of Law" city. It is not that we were in total anarchy before May.
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10,000 Haitian Farmers March Against Monsanto

More than 10,000 farmers marched in Haiti last Friday, opposing a $4 million donation of hybrid seeds from the Monsanto Corporation that are being shipped with the support of the Haitian government
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An Oily, Slimy, Putrid Epiphany

Joanna Weiss asks the right question in a recent Boston Globe editorial:
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Outrage about Helen Thomas

Sometimes it feels like there's hardly enough outrage to go around. I started this post to condemn the recent, well, outrageous, words of Helen Thomas.
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Focusing World Cup Fever on South Africa's Fringe

I have committed my work, social action, and development endeavors to a social consciousness and awareness that propels a high standard of morality, ethics, and codes of conduct.
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Stop the Crippling of the Clean Air Act

The brazen chutzpah of Big Oil and Big Coal is amazing.
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We Must Respond to the Needs of the Gulf Coast

We are counting the days now: the 49th day of the oil spill, the 50th, the 51st. We now know more every day, too.
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Seeing Our Place in the Matrix

I won't forget the day the 15-year-old Korean exchange student I tutored informed me she needed surgery to "correct" her eyes. I stopped my grammar lesson and had her teach me about racism.
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University of Puerto Rico Students Strike

Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory.
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