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  • Seeking the Balance: Individual vs. Community

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    The individual has a responsibility to think of and care about community. This is no small task and it belongs to all of us – parents, teachers, community members. How will you make this idea come alive in your life?
  • John Queally's Interview with Robert Shetterly

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    In an interview with Common Dreams, Robert Shetterly says that he began painting the portrait of Edward Snowden almost immediately after seeing the first interview Snowden gave to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.
  • Daily Show's Jessica Williams Frisks White Collar Crime

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    Frisky Business - Jessica Williams Reporting live from "business Harlem," Jessica Williams reveals that white-collar crime is disproportionately committed by people who fit a certain profile.
  • Rob Shetterly Discusses the Power of Art with Nancy Harris Frohlich

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    Robert Shetterly discusses the power of art with Nancy Harris Frohlich.
  • Media Perspectives on Bradley Manning

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    A few media perspectives on Bradley Manning, from Glenn Greenwald to David Carr.
  • Meditations While Painting Edward Snowden

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    The day after I read & watched the video of Glenn Greenwald's interview with Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, I began to paint Snowden's portrait for the Americans Who Tell the Truth project.
  • Bill Bigelow on How Textbooks Continue to Keep the Pentagon Papers a Secret

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    Bill Bigelow teaches students a moment that might have been, when the U.S. had a chance to support a unified, independent Vietnam and the importance of Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers.
  • Edward Snowden: The Asymmetry of Courage

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    Edward Snowden’s courage is like a lever the end of which he shoved under the NSA’s enormous dead weight. Whether the weight moves depends on how many of us grab on. Asymmetry can move mountains.
  • Norman Solomon on Bradley Manning and Who "The Enemy" Really Is

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    Norman Solomon, founder of Rootsaction.org and the executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, uses two questions posed by The New Yorker writer Amy Davidson as prompts for this insightful essay, "Bradley Manning is Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy'-- If the Enemy is Democracy."On her blog, Davidson asked the following:Would it aid the enemy, for example, to expose war crimes committed by American forces or lies told by the American governmentIn that case, who is aiding the enemy -- the wh
  • The Militarization of North American Life

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    Bruce Gagnon delivered this speech, "The Militarization of North American Life", at the Mauna Nui 2013 Teach-In conference held in Berkeley, California from May 31 to June 2, 2013.I live in Bath, Maine where Navy Aegis destroyers are built. These ships are outfitted with so-called "missile defense" systems that the Pentagon is today using to help surround Russia and China.