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On Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau believed that there was a higher law that demands obedience from people. That higher law could be a god, love, peace, whatever. But there is also human law stemming from the government. In cases where the two are at odds, then the individual has a duty to disregard human law if it is unjust and violates the […]

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Refugees – Part 2

Theory First, we must address the nature of human rights and forced migration and the theoretical standards of human rights.  On January 6, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt delivered his Four Freedom’s Speech in which he declared that everyone, everywhere had the right to freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship God, freedom from want and freedom from fear (Roosevelt, 1941).  […]

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My Journey to Become a Peacemaker

  I do not know that I can pinpoint the exact moment when I decided that I needed to work toward become a peacemaker.  I was raised Catholic, attended Catholic school for nearly my entire K-12 school career (I went to public school for 6 months in Texas).  The overarching theme that I remember through all of my childhood was […]

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Utah’s Guest Worker Bill: Too Small to Solve Problems within the Immigration System

In March 2011 the state of Utah became the first to pass legislation that has the potential to significantly change the debate trajectory on immigration.  House Bill 116 (HB 116) modifies the Utah Workforce Services Code by creating a program for “Guest Workers” which would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain work permits for the state of Utah.  Recently, the Act […]

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Call for Guest Authors

Geeks4Justice is seeking guest authors to write pieces on issues of social justice.  If you are interested in composing a piece to be featured on the blog please send your proposal to geeks4justice@gmail.com or use this Google Form to enter the info. I am seeking out articles on issues of immigration (if you are “illegal” – I do not like that […]