Thursday, December 23, 2010

Beyond Belief - Watch the Documentary Film for Free | Watch Free Documentaries Online | SnagFilms

A really well-done vid....well worth the 1.5 hours it takes to view it. Why? Because at least for me, it helped stimulate a vitally-needed thing in our world: empathy... something we must have more of -very soon- if we are to move towards living with each other in peace.

"Susan Retik and Patti Quigley were two ordinary soccer moms living in the affluent suburbs of Boston until the tragedy of September 11 struck. Rather than turn inward, grief compelled these women to focus on empowering widows in the country where the terrorists who took their husbands’ lives were trained: Afghanistan."

Beyond Belief - Watch the Documentary Film for Free | Watch Free Documentaries Online | SnagFilms

Friday, December 17, 2010

"The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention"

The Salon article, "The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention" at http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/12/14/manning alleges (and it seems true to me) that Manning has been held in psychologically crippling solitary confinement and is denied even a sheet and pillow for his bed.

No civilized nation should treat its prisoners this way - whether proven guilty or not. America IS a civilized nation, but if our military is treating him in the way that the Salon piece alleges, we are not acting like a civilized nation.

I love America and want it to be a moral example to the world of justice for all.

See also the companion piece at: http://www.democracynow.org/2010/12/16/alleged_wikileaks_whistleblower_bradley_manning_imprisoned

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