Monthly Archives: December 2010

On Repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the Failure to Pass the Dream Act

Last week was both a happy time and a sad time for me as I read the news of Congress. Last Saturday, Congress voted 65 to 31 to pass a stand alone bill repeal the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, … Continue reading

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The Friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John and Abigail Adams

These are extremely partisan times. Democrats and Republicans seem to be unable to work together as they fight to an impasse in Congress over such issues as climate change, gay rights, immigration reform, and health care reform. Tea Party members … Continue reading

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Jasper Meets Howard Zinn

Just over two years ago, I read my first Howard Zinn book. The book was A People’s History of the United States and it taught me a lot about the struggles of Native Americans, African Americans, women, war resisters and … Continue reading

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RAGING GRANNIES GAGGLES

Here is a list of Raging Grannies in the United States and Canada San Francisco Bay Raging Grannies Raging Grannies of San Jose Raging Grannies International New York Metro Raging Grannies and Their Daughters Seattle Raging Grannies Tuscon Raging Grannies … Continue reading

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CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITIES

SOME CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITIES Oakland Catholic Worker Dorothy Day House Berkeley Martin de Porres House of Hospitality San Francisco Los Angeles Catholic Worker Tenemos Catholic Worker San Francisco Gainesville Catholic Worker Des Moines Catholic Worker Charlottesville Catholic Worker Bread & … Continue reading

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The Work of the Catholic Worker

In the early 1930s, Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day conceived of a newspaper called the The Catholic Worker. Dorothy Day was a radical anarchist who was heavily involved in the leftist political movements of the 1910s and 1920s before she … Continue reading

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