Category Archives: Children

Yvonne McCain

These American Lives profile, The Whole Truth The first night that my children and I were at the Martinique was one of the worst nights of my life. I can still remember how desperate and scared I felt. I spent hours sponging … Continue reading

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Kids on kids

I saw two really powerful messages today.  Each one is by kids and about kids. 1. As seen on colorlines, Lakota students from Rosebud, South Dakota posted a powerful rebuttal to the ABC 20/20 special Children of the Plains. The students’ video challanges … Continue reading

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The Field

Mason Jennings, The Field

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“Kill the Indian, Save the Man”

NPR reports: Years ago, thousands of Native American children were forcibly removed from their homes and sent to boarding schools, where the motto of the schools’ founder was “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.” Children lost touch with their culture, … Continue reading

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Name, disappeared (updated)

The Guardian reports: Hilario Bacca was one of hundreds abducted as a baby after his parents were killed during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Some 500 children are believed to have been born under such circumstances and then handed over to military-approved families … Continue reading

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No papers. No water. No words.

Read section 30 of the new Alabama immigration law HB56 (pdf) “This demonstrates the cruelty of the new law by denying the most basic facilities to people. It’s designed to make life so miserable that people self-deport, and this poster … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Love

Four year old Jamilah Mazloom (my friend’s lovely daughter) at Ja’afari Islamic Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Photo: MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson. ‎”…concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war … Continue reading

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