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No Justice, No Peace -- in Gaza or Ferguson

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When Palestinians and Black Americans (among many, many other disenfranchised peoples) need to continuously work to convince the world of their humanity and their deserving of dignity, equality, and value--it is appropriate to rage against these systems...


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S J (130)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:24 pm
In Solidarity
Thank you Carrie

. (0)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 1:20 am
NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE: without justice all "peace-talks" are but a pathetic charade


Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 2:23 am
There will never be peace without justice,unfortunately justice is a subjective definition.

Lona G (66)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 5:01 am
Agreed, Arild, justice is subjective, but so is peace. Somehow I think that the peace Jay Nixon, or the Israeli government, is talking about is not the peace the people of Ferguson, or the Palestinians are looking for. The first are talking about "law and order", subduement and oppression, of keeping your mouth shut and doing what your told, for the others it is having their rights and their humanity respected.

Kathleen Mireault (211)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 8:06 am
Noted. Powerful article! Thanks for posting, Carrie.

Thursday August 21, 2014, 11:32 am
I have had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the world and experienced many things, some glorious some too awful to print, but remain 'imprinted' in my mind and sub-conscious. My Step-Father was Hindu, a tolerant man whose family had suffered many injustices. We have over the years had Muslim Friends, Jewish Friends, Christian Friends, friends world-wide from different cultures many with tales to relate of horrendous injustice - but they never advocated Rage. I have sat with my arms around a sobbing mother whose son had been killed in Afghanistan, she was devastated and lost - but no Rage. We had a home in India up until five years ago and Westerners were warned by Extremists to LEAVE OR YOU WILL BE BEHEADED - Rage - we lost everything, nope, just immeasurable sadness. I interviewed a Jewish Nazi Concentration Camp Survivor 30 years ago, who lost her entire family in different camps, was she Outraged, no, just wished she could have said goodbye to her family. A couple of years ago in London a mixed-race young man was shot dead by Police, it lead to days and nights of rioting, looting, with homes and businesses being burnt out - and yes they ALL wore hoodies - simply because they did want to be identified - was there Rage and Outrage - nope, fear, distress and helplessness as the rampage spread from city to city. If this is RAGE - and the outcome is total anarchy and this is what the article advocates, then I give up. I am obviously a lone voice here, but no matter, I have seen enough and lived long enough to state my case calmly without Outrage or Rage - and yes as a child we did lose our home, we almost died when people were Outraged that as whites we had the nerve to buy a home in their neighborhood, they burnt it down while we were sleeping, my mother received terrible burns was it fair - no way, were we outraged that we felt we had lost our dignity - upset, frightened, homeless and unbearably sad but not outraged. I would ask before some of you start to furiously hit the keyboard - you must sometimes see the other side of the picture and if you cannot do that - then work towards peace - but RAGE simply is not the answer, it never was and never will be.

Dianna M (16)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 3:18 pm
Yes, Governor Nixon, I agree: This is a test. And you're the one being tested, governor. Will you pass--or fail?

So far, Im not impressed.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday August 22, 2014, 5:41 am
True peace is no possible without true justice. Thanks Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 22, 2014, 9:24 am
Let peace prevail!!!
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