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CODEPINK founders to step down

Medea Benjamin (Photo by Bill Hughes) Two of the finest social justice activists that I have known, Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin, are relinquishing their leadership roles with CODEPINK. To learn more about who they are, and their backgrounds in […]

CODEPINK founders to step down

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Medea Benjamin (Photo by Bill Hughes) Two of the finest social justice activists that I have known, Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin, are relinquishing their leadership roles with CODEPINK. To learn more about who they are, and their backgrounds in […]

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Josef Stalin, the dictator: The making of a monster

Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay “Tell Stalin I shall be dying with his name on my lips.” — Nikolai Ezhov, ex-boss of Russia’s feared secret police, the

Cold War intrigue: The Soviets, British and Americans

After WWII ended in 1945, the Allied powers, which included the British and the Americans, slowly changed their relationship with their wartime confederate, the Soviet Union. It was then

Baltimore Mourns Activist Kevin Zeese Dead at 64

Kevin Zeese at a Protest Action in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bill Hughes) Members of Baltimore’s social justice community were stunned to learn on Sunday, September 6th, of the sudden

Maryland Regiment’s History (Book Review)

When the vessel, the Pride of Baltimore II, “America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador,” sails into the waters of Baltimore’s outer harbor, it passes two land-based forts. On its port side is

Joe Biden, the National Democratic Convention & Who Let All Those Iraq War Hawks Into the Festivities?

2016 DNC USA, Photo by Doug Christian/BPE I’m getting that deja vu feeling about this year’s presidential election. It is a very uncomfortable experience, to say the least. I vividly recall

The Best of Baltimore’s Monuments & Iconic Aspects

We are so darn lucky in Baltimore. They don’t call us the “Monumental City” for nothing. We earned that title the hard way with fabulous memorials and statues that

Our Quito Ecuador, Amazon River and Galapagos Islands Experience

My wife, Ann, and I, landed in Quito, Ecuador, on February 15, 2015, for a 16 day tour. The city rises to 9,350 feet above sea level. It’s the

Book Review: The Man From Missouri: Harry S. Truman

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog!” That was just one of Harry S. Truman’s more memorable lines. The man from Larmar, Missouri, a farmer’s son,

Edward Snowden and Oliver Stone: Rebels against the establishment

Film director Oliver Stone is in a class by himself. He has dared to go into the political minefields where only a few other Hollywood-based moviemakers have ventured. Perhaps,

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