Tag Archives: Human Rights

Got Milk! Harvey, That Is!

Today was Harvey Milk Day in California.  Milk was serving as a San Francisco supervisor when he was assassinated by a fellow supervisor, Dan White, in 1978. He was the first openly gay elected official at the time.  Milk’s life … Continue reading

Posted in Cyberbullying, gays and lesbians, Harvey Milk, Harvey Milk Day, Race and Gender Issues, Tyler Clementi Suicide | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Stand on Same-Sex Marriage

Today, the President of the United States has publicly taken a stand in favor of same-sex marriage.  NY Times flashed it on my computer screen.    NPR aired the news and weighed in on the airwaves.  ABC recorded the interview on … Continue reading

Posted in gays and lesbians, Human Rights, LGBT, same-sex marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Thoughts On Equality

A few months ago, while driving across the Bay Area, I happened to listen to Neil Conan’s interview of Anita Hill, on the release of her book, Reimagining Equality, Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home.  Twenty years ago, she … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Human Rights, Justice, Politics, Race and Gender Issues, Uncategorized, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

I Can’t Keep Quiet About This Anymore!

I have been quietly restraining myself for the last few weeks from screaming and yelling at the multitude out there.  But I am losing my patience.  First, there was the ruling by the Obama Administration that all health insurance plans … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of Speech, Health Care, Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, Religious Freedoms, Roman Catholic Church, Sandra Fluke, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Price of Adaptation

I was saddened to hear news on All Things Considered (Host Melissa Block, NPR) a few days ago about an immigrant family where three family members, a father, a second wife, and a son, were found by a Canadian jury guilty of … Continue reading

Posted in honor killing, Human Rights, malice, Moral Issues, murder, Religion, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Saint or Sinner, Sinner or Saint

Scott Berkun‘s Dailypost WordPress challenge on September 25, 2011 was:  Would you rather laugh with the sinners, or cry with the saints? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/would-you-rather-laugh-with-sinners-or-cry-with-saints/ I breezed quickly over some comments and I was not inspired or engaged.  Somehow, this evening, on … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Human Rights, Justice, Politics, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Is Peace Possible?

A few days ago, I came across a challenge asking, “Is peace possible in the Middle East?” from Scott Berkun’s The Daily Post at WordPress.com: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/is-peace-in-the-middle-east-possible/#comments All at once, a million ideas came to my mind.  I had to work, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Issues & Trends, Peace, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Universal Healthcare, the Elusive Dream in the U.S.

I read a blog by Nursetopia this morning on her running commentary of the sad inequality of health care in America, Waiting Room Divergence. http://nursetopia.net/2011/09/08/waiting-room-divergence/ I was born in a country where there was no organized healthcare until very recently. … Continue reading

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