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Because There is No Planet B

Because There is No Planet B By Siegrid Raible This September 21st, will be the first anniversary of The People’s Climate March when 300,000 to 400,000 climate change activists and ordinary citizens gathered in New York City to express their deep concern for our planet’s health.  Of the many banners at the march, the one that caught my eye read “There is no Planet B” (see the...

In Memory V

In Memory V Lafayette, Louisiana, Grand 16 Movie Theatre, July 23, 2015 They lived and died this day In the company of strangers enjoying a night at the movies Mayci Breaux, age 21 Jillian Johnson, age 33 Nine injured All have families All are loved Honor their lives and put an end to...

In Memory III & IV

In Memory III & IV Chattanooga, Tennesse an Armed Forces Recruiting Station and a Naval Reserve Facility July 16, 2015, a month after the Charlestown Emanuel AME murders, Five more deaths All members of the United States Armed Forces Marine Sergeant Carson Holmquist, age 27 Navy Petty Officer Second Class Randall Smith, age 26 Marine Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, age...

July 4th – A Celebration

July 4th – A Celebration By Siegrid Raible I am more or less a senior citizen; my friend’s husband prefers to call us old.  So let’s split the difference, I’m an old senior.  I have lived all of my sixty plus years in two of the five boroughs that make up the City of New York.  Through the years I’ve enjoyed attending many of the free Fourth of July firework displays hosted...

Honoring Charleston

In Memory II Charleston, Emanuel A.M.E., a church, June 17, 2015 They lived and died this day They were peacemakers Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, age 45; Cynthia Hurd, age 54; Susie Jackson, age 87; Ethel Lee Lance, age 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, age 49; Rev. Clementa C. Pinkney, age 41; Tywanza Sanders, age 26; Rev. Daniel Lee Simmons, Sr., age 74; Myra Thompson, age...

Getting to Peace

Getting to Peace By Siegrid Raible Pasos hosted a peace quilt making event in 2014 at Figment, an annual interactive arts festival, held each June on Governor’s Island here in New York City.  One of the panels made from fabric and buttons simply asked “How?”  Well, getting to peace involves engaging people in the peacebuilding process.  For people to be engaged in...

Disconnected in a Connected World

Disconnected in a Connected World By Siegrid Raible We live today in a very connected world.  While I live in Greenwich Village, New York, within seconds my tech doctor in some far off place, like Mumbai, India or Manila in the Philippines can connect with my computer, perform diagnostic tests and restore all hitherto fore malfunctioning software to their prior operating...