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Black Lives and the Fourth of July | The Nation

A crowd gathered at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., during a protest against police brutality and racism. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

After Juneteenth, it’s hard to overlook the hollowness of American freedom.

Source: Black Lives and the Fourth of July | The Nation

Opinion | Amid Coronavirus, America Needs a More Just Society – The New York Times

The political scientist Francis Fukuyama has observed that the nations best weathering the coronavirus pandemic are those like Singapore and Germany, where there is broad trust in government — and where the state merits that confidence. – The New York Times Editorial Board

UN chief says ‘women’s inequality should shame us all’ | TheHill

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United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres argued passionately for women’s equal rights across the globe in a speech to The New School in New York this week, calling for the end of “default male thinking.”

Source: UN chief says ‘women’s inequality should shame us all’ | TheHill

The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order

Until recently, Buddhist nuns in the Himalayan region were denied leadership positions and the opportunity to exercise as part of their spiritual practice. Then the spiritual leader of the Drukpa Order, frustrated at the lack of equality for women in the region, changed that and the Kung Fu Nuns were born.

Source: The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order

India court gives sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers human status – BBC News

The Ganges and Yamuna rivers are worshipped by millions, but they are also heavily polluted    GETTY IMAGES

A court says legal protection will help in conserving the heavily polluted Ganges and Yamuna rivers.

Source: India court gives sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers human status – BBC News

Black Genealogies of Power: Seven Maxims for Resistance in the Trump Years – AAIHS

 

Mural in Philadelphia by Parris Stancell depicting Malcolm X, Ella Baker, Martin Luther King, and Frederick Douglass. Photo: Wikimedia.

Source: Black Genealogies of Power: Seven Maxims for Resistance in the Trump Years – AAIHS

The Fall of Feminism: Jessa Crispin’s “Why I Am Not A Feminist” – Los Angeles Review of Books

Source: The Fall of Feminism: Jessa Crispin’s “Why I Am Not A Feminist” – Los Angeles Review of Books

Highlights from the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage – The New York Times

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. — from page 33 of the full document

Highlights from the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage – The New York Times.

Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism by FCKH8.com | Vimeo

Peoples Blog for the Constitution » What do we celebrate this July Fourth?

 

Peoples Blog for the Constitution » What do we celebrate this July Fourth?.