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"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
––George Eliot

Caged Children and Terrified Infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Describes “Acts of Indecency” at Border
© Truthout
June 19, 2018

"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved."
––Erich Fromm

Julian Assange and the Mindszenty Case
Ray McGovern, © Consortiumnews.com
June 19, 2018

During World War II Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty was a huge critic of fascism and wound up in prison. In Oct. 1945 he became head of the Church in Hungary and spoke out just as strongly against Communist oppression. He wound up back in prison for eight more years, including long periods of solitary confinement and endured other forms of torture. In 1949 he was sentenced to life in a show trial that generated worldwide condemnation.

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"They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse."
––Sitting Bull

The US is no longer a ‘safe’ country for refugees – and Canada is complicit
Andray Domise, © The Guardian
June 19, 2018

Last July, a woman from El Salvador arrived at the Fort Erie border crossing in Buffalo, New York, seeking refuge in Canada. The woman, known only as E, was accompanied by her two young daughters, one still young enough to be fed from a bottle. She threw herself on our mercy, filing a refugee claim based on her fear of being deported by the US to her home country, where she says she had been raped by gang members who harangued her family and threatened to kill her.

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"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it."
––Chief Joseph

European governments must put people’s lives before politics
© Doctors Without Borders
June 17, 2018

Following Italy’s refusal last week to allow more than 600 vulnerable people rescued in the Mediterranean to disembark at its ports, their rescue ship arrived in Valencia, Spain, today after several unnecessary additional days at sea.

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