Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal reports on World War II era Solicitor General's hiding of key evidence in cases authorizing internment Japanese Americans. It is a powerful reminder of the practical importance of governmental transparency and accountability.
Submitted by icujpadmin on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 12:15pm
Dan Bluemel has posted his thoughts on the April 30* panel hosted by ICUJP and The Peace Center of United University Church:
On eve of bin Laden’s death, panel tackles war, morality and resistance
Held at USC’s United University Church on April 30, the panel featured author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, authors Paul Chappell and David Swanson, as well as local community leader Rev. Lewis Logan. The event was hosted by Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace and The Peace Center of United University Church.
Adhering to the event’s spiritual undercurrent, the panelists discussed morality, the teachings of the prophet Jesus and the Christian church.
Swanson said a nation’s morality can become a victim of war, where the society begins to embrace dishonesty as a norm.
(Read the full article at L. A. Activist)
* Corrected from original post which erroneously listed the date of the even at May. 1
Submitted by icujpadmin on Tue, 05/03/2011 - 7:41am
Interfaith Communitites United for Justic and Peace (ICUJP) has been working for peace and an end to violence and war since shortly after September 11th, 2001. As with many others, we have been hoping that Osama Bin Laden, along with others who have perpetuated war and violence, including many of our own leaders in the U.S., would be brought to justice one day. We must not confuse justice with vengeance. It seems that since the U.S. started down the path of revenge, violence, and war as the response to September 11th, this latest incident of killing Osama Bin Laden is yet another step on this path.
We must begin to find a different path forward that will lead to peace and not continue to perpetuate the cycle of violence - how many young people on both sides of this conflict will see the legitimacy of war and violence through the latest U.S. action and be recruited into this bloody conflict? We join with our brothers and sisters in the work of peace and justice and say with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Submitted by icujpadmin on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:37am
David Swanson, author of "War is a Lie" and featured panelist at our April 30 evening program, "Costs of War: Unmasking the Costs of War, Racism and Empire", has posted a video of his Sunday, May 1st, presentation with KPFK radio personality Lila Garrett
* Original post erroneously identified the event at "our recent Book Fair"
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