All Further Articles for 2014-05-27

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Pope, We Need to Speak (and Speak Again) About Justice
Some revealing backstory to the Pope's unscheduled, much-photographed stop Sunday to pray at the Apartheid Wall near graffiti reading "Pope, Bethlehem Look Like Warsaw Ghetto" - which was, many noted, "not an image Israel wanted." Confronted by Israeli security, it turns out activists had returned to the scene a couple of times - armed with their paint and tenacity, almost all they have - to say what they wanted to say.
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Because So Many Have Already Rehearsed, 'Take Whatever You Want, Just Don't Hurt Me'
In the wake of the Isla Vista horror - and the clueless #NotAllMen meme - the powerful hashtag #YesAllWomen has now drawn over a million tweets. Part memorial to the needlessly dead, part hopeful communal conversation, part fierce howl that this has to stop. Update : More violence confronting women every day from When Women Refuse.
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Monday, May 26, 2014
War Is A Racket: A Few Profit, and the Many Pay, Still
As relevant as ever this Memorial Day, the great War Is A Racket speech by Major General Smedley Butler, two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and the most decorated Marine in U.S. history, on war as profit. It ends, "To Hell with war." "WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives." - Smedley Butler
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