Category Archives: freedom

Another Day Another Massacre

After the defeat of the Arab forces in 1948, almost a million Palestinian Arabs fled their houses, villages, and cities in fear of the conquering Israelis. This exodus was a trail of tears. The Palestinians called the tragedy Nakba. The victors showed no mercy during the ethnic cleansing of the region. The refugees never were […]

Cinco De Mayo

Two years ago my brother-in-law and I put the dock in the lake. The water temperature hovered around 62 and the sunny air was a warm 72 for Southern Maine. David and I waddled into the water with trepidation, but it wasn’t so bad once we passed our waists. Coming out was another thing. Both […]

Peace At All Costs – Gaza

After the Deir Yassin massacre by the Irgun, Palestians fled the violence of the 1948 War. The refugees numbered over 800,000. This diaspora was never allowed to return by Israeli authorities and the frced exs has been called Nakba or the ‘Disaster’. Camps sprouted up all around the partitioned lands. The exiles lived in squalor. […]

Martin Luther King Lives

Martin Luther King was a man of non-violence. He led his people to greater freedom. MLK showed others the righteousness of his beliefs. His words ring as true today as back at the time of his death. We Have A Dream. To hear Martin Luther King’s Speech I HAVE A DREAM, please go to the […]

Lorraine Hotel Fifty Years Ago

In April 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to address a gathering at the Masonic Temple. The city’s black sanitation workers had walked off the job to protest working condition and low wages. The speech keynoted by the phrase ‘I’ve been to the mountaintop.” That night King stayed at the Lorraine Hotel with […]