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Showing posts from January, 2022

Desmond Tutu & Thich Nhat Hanh: Two Peacemakers Who Changed the World

In an extended interview, Father John Dear, longtime peace activist and former director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, recalls the lives and impact of his close friends Thich Nhat Hanh and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who corresponded with him regularly. Thich Nhat Hanh, the world-renowned Buddhist monk, antiwar activist, poet and teacher, died Saturday... read more .

Mansoor Adayfi was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years

Today, a Democracy Now! special. We spend the hour with Mansoor Adayfi. At the age of 18, he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan. Shortly before he was scheduled to return home, he was kidnapped by Afghan warlords and sold to the CIA for a bounty after the September 11th attacks. He was jailed and tortured in Afghanistan, then transported to the U.S. military... read more .

Remembering Betty White as 'America's grandmother' highlights a double standard

Since Betty White's death, it's been difficult to find tributes that don't describe her first and foremost as “America's grandmother” or “great-grandmother.” While it's widely known that White was a stepmother to her late husband Allen Ludden’s three children, it's important to remember that she was intentionally child-free and... read more .

Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence reveal Betty White's heartbreaking last word

Betty White's death on Dec. 31 was due to natural causes, not a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. Speaking to People on Jan. 3, the late comedy star's longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas , confirmed that her cause of death had nothing to do with a booster. "Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home. People are saying her death was... read more .
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairperson Jelena McWilliams on Friday submitted her resignation, weeks after she described a dispute with Democrats leading the independent agency as a “hostile takeover” attempt.  Read more.

Looking to 2024 some want to see a Biden primary challenge.

“Will there be a progressive challenger? Yes,” said Jeff Weaver, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ former presidential campaign manager. Weaver stresses that he is not advocating for such a primary campaign. But the chatter about a left-wing challenge to Biden, which was virtually nonexistent weeks ago, has suddenly burst into... read more .