Tag: USA

Free Hawaii!

There’s a resistance and sovereignty movement for self-determination and self-governance by Hawaiian natives that few people know or seem to care about. These natives of Hawaii resent the “prolonged military occupation” of their islands as a result of the “‘U.S. armed invasion and overthrow’ of the Hawaiian monarchy.” These “invaders” have taken over large swathes […]

Why are young people leaving religion in droves?

Gee, I dunno. Maybe because the standard religious beliefs and practices globally are irrational, illogical, ineffective, intolerant, guilt-inducing, fear-promoting, bigoted, sexist, divisive, hateful, cruel and violent? I have little doubt that this healthy and welcome move away from religious fanaticism is due significantly to the American Constitution and secular ideals of our freethinking Founding Fathers. […]

Re-thinking American policy toward Egypt: How the U.S. should approach the current turmoil

By Tawfik Hamid www.tawfikhamid.com The recent violence that erupted in Cairo was an inevitable result of the recent illegal declaration by President Morsi. This declaration essentially concentrated all governmental powers (executive, legislative, and judicial) in his own hands. This dictatorial act, which is eerily reminiscent of the Nazi power grab in 1930s Germany, has created […]

NYC: 99 sex abuse cases in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community since 2009

Like fundamentalist Islam, Ultra-Orthodox Judaism is extremely misogynistic and sexually repressive. One of my best friends was raised in this very community in New York, and the horror stories she told me are truly disturbing. Wherever you have sexual repression like that of the fundamentalist religious systems, including and especially Ultra-Orthodox Judaism (and Islam), you […]

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