Category Archives: Human Rights

Change your view and the view changes

In thinking about this month’s BeZine theme of Hunger, Poverty and Working-Class Slavery, I was a bit overwhelmed with the scope. Each of these social issues is huge in its own right, with no one solution apparent for any of … Continue reading

Posted in At-Risk Youth, Awareness, Famine, Food For Thought, Human Rights, Hunger, Poverty, Uncategorized, Violence, War, Writing | 4 Comments

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((September is an extra special month over at the BeZine. We are celebrating 100TPC (100 Thousand Poets for Change) in an effort to call awareness to global poverty.  In the words of one of the Co-founders for 100TPC, Michael Rothenberg … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Food For Thought, Giving, Homelessness, Human Rights, Inspiration, Poetry, Poverty, Uncategorized, Veterans | 5 Comments

Bread as the face of God

How many times in your life have you been truly hungry? I don’t mean normal hunger that comes from skipping a meal or two, I mean the kind of hunger that causes a literal pain and gnawing in your belly. … Continue reading

Posted in Famine, Food, Food For Thought, Giving, Human Rights, Hunger, Life, Past Present and Future, Poverty | 2 Comments

Because we’re ALL Homos…Homo sapiens, that is

I watched a well-done short film recently that gave me pause and made me stop and think about something I’d like to share with all of you. It’s about the nature of “love” and how we express our moral beliefs … Continue reading

Posted in Food For Thought, Friendship, Grief, Human Rights, Life, Loneliness, Love, Past Present and Future, Sympathy, Uncategorized, Violence | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Putting the “Action” in “Activism”

It’s Wilderness Awareness Week at The Bardo and scillagrace is heading up lots of amazing posts about the planet to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act being signed into law in the U. S. Image borrowed from … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Rights, Ecology, Elements, Environment, Flowers, Food For Thought, Future, Health, Human Rights, Inspiration, Nature, Past Present and Future, Trees, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

May 28th is Amnesty International Day

If you’re reading this right now, chances are good that you have heard the phrase, “First-World Problem”.  I find myself thinking this phrase more than I would like, but I count myself damned lucky that I’m even aware of what … Continue reading

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An Earth Day Entreaty

That’s a powerful image, isn’t it? I wish we could somehow find a way as a species to celebrate Earth Day every day. I don’t just mean those of us who already do that anyway, but ALL of us; every, … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Rights, Earth Day, Ecology, Environment, Flowers, Food For Thought, Future, Holidays, Human Rights, Inspiration, Life, Nature, Past Present and Future, Politics, Trash, Uncategorized | 4 Comments