For over 50 years, Israel has been occupying Palestinian land and has been illegally transferring its own population there in violation of international law. Israel's decision to begin annexing the West Bank signals to the world that Israel has no intention of allowing a two-state solution in which Palestinians would have basic rights in a … Continue reading Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) statement on Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land in the West Bank
The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and all those who have lost loved ones because the injustice of racism is so embedded in our country. We call for Metro Louisville to: End the use of excessive force on unarmed … Continue reading Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) Statement on the killing of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd
From “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler … Continue reading The White Moderate
By Jim Johnson The average U.S. temperature for March was 46.1 ˚ F, 4.6˚ F above average, ranking 10th warmest in the 126-year record. The U.S. precipitation average for March was 2.83”, some 0.32” above average, ranking among the wettest one-third of the historical record. Alaska endured the coldest January through March since 2012. Southerly … Continue reading Why main line news organizations do not address the reasons behind extreme weather
By Ira Grupper I have, over five decades, been a labor union shop steward, delegate to Greater Louisville Central Labor Council, and columnist. Now, as I sit at home, with compromised health, I look at the situation of poor and working class folk in the U.S. and elsewhere, and find words difficult to put to … Continue reading LABOR PAEANS—June 2020
By Russell Vandenbroucke Boys playing in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. Note proximity of “security” wall behind them and a guard tower, the source of sound bombs fired at the boys to make them scatter soon after this photo was taken. -- Photo by Russell Vandenbroucke “We laid out a very clear vision for how … Continue reading What do Americans know—and want to know—about Palestine?