Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag: Selma

From Selma to Springfield: Why we’re marching in Illinois

Our loved ones – past, present, and future – are always in this struggle with us. We march for all of them, and for all of us.

Not your grandma’s civil rights strategy

Whose streets? (Then and now)

In Selma, Memories of Bloody Sunday Spur Action Today

The fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma this past weekend was a look back at living history. It was also a moment to remember the martyrs of the civil-rights movement then and now. Will bringing together past and present help shape a new future?

Martin Luther King III: Don't Idolize My Father, Embrace His Ideals...

In celebration of Bloody Sunday, King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, spoke this past weekend in Selma and asked the people to embrace his father's ideals of freedom, justice and equality rather than idolize him.

Voting Rights Remain Under Attack 50 Years After the Bloody Sunday...

This past weekend, thousands of people, including President Obama and more than 100 members of Congress, marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Still, the Voting Rights Act is under peril today.

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‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the...

The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.

California to build world’s largest bridge over a major freeway for wildlife

Hoping to prevent the extinction of mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes, and other species that require room to roam, Southern California...

Fascism then and now

A new book  I would like to announce the publication of a new book, entitled “Fascism, Then and...

Routing the two-tier system: Part III – Education

One of the best education systems in the world belongs to Finland.  Its constitution makes free education a right. Section 16...

Our vanishing world: Rainforests

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player...