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The Messy Path to Independence

I went for a walk this morning. Along the way, I saw an African-American man coming out of his two-story, two-car garage home. We said good morning as we passed, two neighbors just being, well, neighborly.

Anticipating tomorrow’s Fourth of July holiday, it occurred to me that at the time of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, this simple encounter could have been life-threatening for both of us—I, a single woman walking down the street alone (even in broad… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on July 3, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Do You Have Empathy… for Conservatives?

The below was re-posted from AlterNet.

A lot of us left-of-center types like to think we have more empathy for other people’s pain than those hardhearted conservatives. But do we have any empathy for the pain conservatives are in? If you’re inclined to write a scathing comment just about that, please check out this post… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on April 6, 2010 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

Ignite Your Outreach with "Ignite!"

“Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say?”

That’s the invitation of “Ignite,” a global effort that inspires artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities (in other words, common folks just like you and me) to take the stage and share ideas to “spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines.” As the Ignite Global website explains, “In talks that are exactly five minutes long, Ignite presenters share their… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on March 8, 2010 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Tea Party People: I Feel Your Pain

Watching the coverage of last week’s Tea Party Convention in Nashville, one thought continued to reverberate in my mind:

I feel your pain.

How familiar the words were: We’re citizens in this country and no one is listening to us; well they’re going to start listening now. This country is headed in the wrong direction and we can no longer stand by. This deficit spending is out of control and has to stop. We can’t allow this madness to be passed on to our children. They’re… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on February 11, 2010 at 2:51pm — 5 Comments

The Exit Strategy We Need at Home by Lorelei Kelly

Lorelei Kelly is director of the New Strategic Security Initiative and a blogger on Huffington Post. She spoke at the 2009 Department of Peace Campaign National Conference in Washington, DC. Below are some excerpts of a recent blog she wrote that is quite interesting and informative and addresses some powerful questions about government structure, roles, budgeting and more. All emphasis is added by me. Go to Huffington Post to… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on September 2, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Quantum Blur: Bringing clarity to civil-military relationships in a “3D” world

The following was written by Lisa Schirch, Director of the 3D Security Initiative and Professor of Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University and published in the August 2009 edition of Monday Developments. She is a great resource and offers tremendous resources for understanding the complexities of Human Security. You can read the published version of the article online, and… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on September 1, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

CA Co-State Coordinator Recognized as Peacemaker

Congratulations to Bobbi Jo Chavarria, Department of Peace Campaign Co-state Coordinator in Southern California's Inland Empire region! On September 20, 2009, she will be recognized with one of four Peacemaker Awards from the Veterans for Peace (VFP) at their International Day of Peace luncheon.

According to a VFP announcement released August 25, "The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on August 26, 2009 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Celebrating A Future Secretary of Peace

This article was printed in the Sonoma Index-Tribune. It's a look at how the vision of the Department of Peace inspires and fuels life's greatest dreams. What a beautiful world we have with dreams--and actions--like this.

Here's the link to the original article, which is excerpted below.

Schorr, Jasperse top SVHS grads

Graduation tonight

By Emily… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on June 21, 2009 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

What is Real National Security?

"Security is not Defense; Defense does not equal security."

The concept was far from new to me. What was different was who was saying it.

Lt. Col. Shannon Beebe, former Senior Africa Analyst in the Office of the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, is considered one of the nation's leading thinkers on the concept of human security. He spoke as part of a panel discussion at the April 2009… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on June 5, 2009 at 6:07pm — No Comments

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Added by Wendy Greene on June 1, 2009 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

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