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5 Tips for Rebellion Against An Empire

The Rebel Alliance formed in order to fight Emperor Palpatine and his Imperial rule that attempted to destroy the lives and freedom of anyone who opposed his power within the Galaxy.  Slavery, war, death camps, work camps.  Sound familiar?  We all know that George Lucas designed the Imperials and now the First Order to mirror fascists, specifically Nazi’s.  We now […]

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Combating Islamophobia

Islam today is one of the most widely misunderstood and feared religions by non-Muslims around the world.  This fear is especially prevalent within the United States post 9/11.  While fear of fundamentalist Muslims are valid due to their vitriolic rhetoric which includes wishes to implement strict shari’a law within an Islamic state, moderate Muslims and non-Muslims who support them must work within their communities at a highly active level in order to limit and combat the growing trend of Islamophobia.  This paper will study the causes of Islamophobia by concentrating first on historical instances, the different interpretations of the Qur’an by radicals and reformers and the rhetoric of fundamentalists in their writings and actions that causes fear and the moderate […]

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Rogue One: The Battle for Hope

Please be aware that there are potential spoilers in this article.  If you have not seen Rogue One and wish to remain unspoiled please read after you have seen the movie. Last night, I had the opportunity to see Rogue One with my husband.  Rogue One is a tale of the battle for Hope. Hope, seems like a loaded word […]

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IDENTITY CONFLICTS IN IRELAND: AN ANALYSIS BASED ON MANUS MIDLARSKY’S IDENTITY AND INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT

When a nation is divided by religious differences that are associated with specific political beliefs some national institutions are fortified and strengthened but others cannot help but be destabilized in some manner.  In the instance of Ireland prior to the achievement of Irish Republicans gaining independence Catholics and Protestants often met each other with violence in every realm possible.  Political, […]

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Announcements

The Geeks 4 Justice Amazon Affiliate store is now active.  All proceeds from this store will be donated to various charities supporting womens, LGBTQ, and other social justice non-profit organizations, or to organize events for the Geeks 4 Justice community. You can access the store here: http://astore.amazon.com/geeks4justice-20 In the upcoming episodes of Geeks 4 Justice podcast I will be doing a […]

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The Future of Human Rights & The Responsibility to Protect

Vaclav Havel once asked “Is human responsibility unable to keep pace with human civilization?”[1]  The answer appears to be “yes” in cases of human rights violations and the fear of violating state sovereignty.  However, the norms regarding the fate of peoples threatened by powerful forces of state actors are slowly changing. If human rights are going to survive they must […]

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Episode 1: The Quest for Equality by Any Means Necessary

Doctor Sarah Hanisko, speaks about how to create a transnational women’s rights movement, the importance factors of women’s and human rights and what we can do to help women in need at home and abroad.  You can listen directly by clicking the link below or subscribing on iTunes or Stitcher.  //percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=1024753&episodeId=9641143 Transcripts of this episode are available.

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Podcast Recommendation: Full of Sith

This week’s episode of Full of Sith is a much needed discussion on history and politics wrapped up in a lovely Star Wars package. “Bryan convenes a special panel of former co-host Bobby Roberts, Chris Taylor, and Andrew Breznican to have a positive discussion about what lessons Star Wars has taught us and what politics and history the creators drew on to bring us the story.  They also talk about how Star Wars has helped them understand history and politics, both old and new.” Please take some time to listen to this amazing episode this week.

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Dear President-elect Trump

I did not write this letter.  It was posted on social media by a friend and I had to share it: Dear President-elect Trump, I understand that it hurts to see a beloved symbol defaced, but, sometimes, destroying a symbol is the best way to protect the heartfelt belief the symbol represents. The flag represents freedom, an idea that American’s […]

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Daniel Bell and the End of Ideology in the West

At the beginning of the Sixties modern society had undergone vast and amazing changes in the realm of politics, sociology and history.  During the previous ten years the Korean War had been fought and “won,” the Vietnam conflict had just begun and the Suez Crisis resulted in tensions rising between Egypt and Israel.  In addition to the open conflict of […]

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Geeks 4 Justice Podcast

Now introducing the new and shiny Geeks 4 Justice Podcast.  Episode 0 is a brief introductory episode to who I am, what I plan to do with the podcast and information on how to contact me. //percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=1024753&episodeId=9626159

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Reflections on Topaz Japanese Internment Camp

This paper was written for a course in my PhD schedule – History, Memory and Conflict. I find it increasingly important to remind people of our history, considering the current climate and those surrounding Trump using these camps as a precedence for registering those of other faiths. Reflections on Topaz Japanese Internment Camp Ask a person you pass on the street […]

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A 12-Step Program for Responding to President-Elect Trump

This article originally appeared at New York Times – Op Ed by Nicholas Kristof Traumatized by the election results, many Americans are asking: What now? Here are steps that any of us can take that can make a difference at the margins. Onward! 1. I WILL accept that my side lost, but I won’t acquiesce in injustice and I will gird for battle on issues I care about. I will call or write my member of Congress and express my opposition to mass deportation, to cutting 22 million people off health insurance, to nominations of people who are unqualified or bigoted, to reduced access to contraception and cancer screenings. Better yet, I’ll attend my representative’s town meeting and put him or her […]

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The Psychology of Hate

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I had the privilege of guesting on Geek Therapist this week, talking about the psychology of hate. This is a very important discussion that needs to be listened to and practiced. Listen to each other. Welcome to the first Geek Therapist in Trump’s America. Aaron and Katie welcome Dr. Sarah Hanisko from the Geek Parenting […]

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Doctor of Peace’s Rules for Being Just

Let’s take a glance at the definition of justice once more: There will be a great need for us to be just in the coming weeks, months, and years.  We have heroes both real and imagined that have fought for justice and we need to model ourselves on their actions. If you know me, you know that I adore Captain […]