Category Archives: Poor Peoples Campaign

National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People

Today, May 5th, is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People. Sometimes abbreviated as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) or Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR). I did not become aware of this … Continue reading

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Pence and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana

With Vice President Pence scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention tonight, I’m reminded of how he tried to diminish the rights of the LGBT community in Indiana, in 2015, when he was Governor there. The Republicans forced the … Continue reading

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A time for reckoning?

Will this be the day that will launch steps toward racial justice in the land called the United States? The horrendous public execution of George Floyd by White police officers has triggered massive protests in cities across the country and … Continue reading

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What’s going on?

Aren’t most of us numb in the face of the number and severity of assaults on our social and political norms, on the rule of law, on the unraveling of civil liberties, against the lawful mechanisms to influence change and … Continue reading

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Apache Stronghold

The sacred ancestral lands of Oak Flat in Arizona have rich deposits of copper. Legislation buried in the National Defense Authorization Act in 2015 allows Resolution Copper to begin mining that copper in 2020. In the video below Former Chairman … Continue reading

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Fourth of July 2019

The more I learn about the true history of the United States, especially related to Native people and people of color, the more problematic the Fourth of July celebration is for me because of our past history and current state … Continue reading

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Peace Activists’ Best Hope? The Sunrise Climate Movement

“Peace Activists’ Best Hope? The Sunrise Climate Movement” by Patrick Walker, Nationofchange.org, December 4, 2018, is an excellent summary of why I’ve supported the Sunrise Movement since it achieved national attention last November, when 250 youth of the Sunrise Movement … Continue reading

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Green New Deal Strategy Planning for Iowa

Last night I attended the Green New Deal Strategy Session: Fighting On Iowa’s Frontlines at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI). I have heard good things about ICCI for years. My aunt and uncle have reported to our Quaker meeting … Continue reading

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Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) Friends and Indigenous Peoples

Following is a blog post I wrote a year ago. I’m sharing this again today because it provides a history of recent connections with Native Americans and Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) Friends, up to when the post was written in … Continue reading

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Sunrise Movement and Green New Deal organizing

Yesterday I tried to provide an introduction to the Sunrise Movement, which is currently the organizing force behind the Green New Deal. What I didn’t do was convey why I feel such hope and interest in this movement. I’ve spent … Continue reading

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