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So incredibly painful and so incredibly necessary.  Thank you, Nancy, for making the connections. 

6 days, 14 hours ago on CI: What We Are Capable Of

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@nancy a heitzeg Yes.  Especially this.  Everyone should read Cone's "The Cross and the Lynching Tree." 

6 days, 14 hours ago on CI: What We Are Capable Of

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@nancy a heitzeg Will people somehow imagines that this redeems the Koch Brothers?  This is a right-wing co-optation that will lead to greater profit centers for corporations.

6 days, 14 hours ago on CI: What We Are Capable Of

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@ScottieThomaston @KayWhitlock@nancy a heitzeggreat to see you, too, Scottie.  I've been thinking of you and holding you close in my heart all day. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on CI: Translation

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@ScottieThomaston @nancy a heitzegYes - Bryer is excellent, and his is the voice that will be remembered later.  As Sam Cooke reminded us, "A Change is Gonna Come."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOYuhLNwh3A

2 weeks, 6 days ago on CI: Translation

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Yes!  Thank you - especially Angela Y. Davis.


And thanks, Nancy, for reminding us...

2 weeks, 6 days ago on CI: Translation

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@nancy a heitzeg Leadership is shared and fluid, according to what is needed at a particular time for a particular purpose. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on CI: Translation

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@nancy a heitzeg Here's to the day when we don't have to deal with the conflicting ethics of whether animals are sentient beings and entitled to justice.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on CI: Animals Rights, Human Wrongs and the Limits of the Law

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Painful beyond words.  Almost unbearable. Yet if we turn away, how on earth do we fully understand what we're fighting for?  


Thank you, Nancy.  This is an archival reference piece now.


The paradigm of using force to turn people into things - the phrase is Simone Weil's, in her classic analysis of The Iliad - applies here as well.  It's the morally and ethically bankrupt ethic of superiority, supremacy, domination, subjugation, commodification.  We do it to people, to animals and other sentient beings, to the biosphere.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on CI: Animals Rights, Human Wrongs and the Limits of the Law

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Kudos to Peter Wagner/Prison Policy Initiative for this infographic.  What's most impressive is that it shows the far reach of the prison industrial complex - and hints at how the net widens.  It's not just prison.  It's the whole network of corrections oversight.

1 month ago on CI: The Prison Industrial Complex, By the Slice

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