Sunday, December 28, 2008

Gaza under attack by Israel

Follow this link to an award-winning religious and political blog that describes the events and encourages discussion:

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Barbara MacArthur

Our wonderful and dear mother passed away early this morning, Sunday, December 14 after a courageous battle with a rare form of leukemia. As was her typical fashion, she was more concerned about those she left behind than her own passing. We, her family, will miss her more than words can say. She was deeply loved by many and we were all so fortunate to have her in our lives. Thank you for your support, prayers and, encouragement throughout this difficult time.

Laurie MacArthur, on behalf of our entire family

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pres. Elect Obama and Afghanistan

Finally on Meet the Press , President elect Barack Obama has spoken to the issue of not solving the problems in Afghanistan with military force. It was third on his list of approaches to Afghanistan Let's hope he is giving all the necessary lipservice to military solutions and truly understands the solution lies not in military force and occupation but finally delving into the complexities that comprise the geographic area known as Afghanistan, a country that is not necessarily representative of the hopes of the generations who have found themselves, within those borders,variously under the thumbs of the Brits, Soviets, US and its own warlords.
Finally, a smart guy will be President. What a relief.
Let him not be sucked into the maelstrom of Washington think.
That is all our responsibility. Hold this guy's feet to our fires.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Obama Should Make a Clean Break With the Past on Latin America

Read this article to begin educating yourself about the U.S.'s relationships with its neighboring countries:

Mark Weisbrot

It's by Mark Weisbrot and was distributed by McClatchy Tribune Information Services on November 26, 2008.  It was posted on Huffington Post on December 2.

You can read Mark's bio on the site.