The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses female genital mutilation.

The Academy suggested it was OK to go ahead and “nick” a newborn female’s clitoris because the families of some “African or Asian cultures” would get it done in otherwise horrific conditions.  FIRST, let it be known that female genital mutilation, fgm, is a not so uncommon Muslim practice.  Giving into it is unacceptable in […]

Open proposal to US higher education: End unlawful US wars through breakthrough civic education. 2 of 4

source from Examiner.com. US universities and colleges could end unlawful US wars and stop banksters’ rigged-casino fraud if they taught the central facts of these issues. This four-part series of articles is an open proposal for their action. Feel free to share it. This is my proposal for the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Ed.L.D. […]

Do You Even Care Anymore?

I do not know much of Somalia.  They have been prominently Muslim dating back to the beginning of Islam.  It was a main economic hub for centuries.  The region has been muddled over by foreign governments who drew boundaries to fit their needs, without a clear understanding of the people or their needs.  Various governmental […]

2009 - The Year in Review

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2009, a white transit cop in Oakland, California, shot and killed Oscar Grant, a young black man. Grant was lying face down on a train platform with his hands handcuffed behind his back at the time of the shooting. The cop claimed he thought Grant was going […]

CENSORED IN 1984

CENSORED IN 1984: MILLIONS OF ETHIOPIANS STARVING TO DEATH Hunger in Africa was consistently nominated as a Censored subject during the early 1980s. When we asked journalists why they didn’t cover the tragedy unfolding there, they would reply;, “It’s not news,” or Everyone already knows about starving Africans,” or “Nothing can be done about it […]

Afghanistan: Sad Incongruities

“All we have to do is send two mujahedeen [warriors] to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth saying ‘al-Qa’ida’ in order to make generals race there, and we cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses – without their achieving anything of note!” —Osama bin Laden, November 1, 2004, CNN […]

What's Next for Somalia?

Just two weeks after the resignation of Abdulahi Yusuf as Somalia’s President, Ethiopia has withdrawn its last troops from the Somali capital of Mogadishu. One day after the withdrawal, there are underscoring fears the country could fall into further chaos because of fresh clashes between rebel fighters and the departing Ethiopian forces. Reports are that […]