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Peaceful accountability

Life is always a battle between tyrants who make and enforce laws to help them become richer and stronger and ordinary folks who just want to live quiet lives in good health and in peace. Tyrants can be obvious and hugely powerful, Henry VIII against England; European governments who enslaved generations of Africans. Or they can be individuals wearing uniforms of United States county institutions, like local police forces. After the witch hunts of the 1950s, when anyone labeled a communist or communist-sympathizer lost livelihoods, and occasionally lives, concerned citizens started to question the role of the FBI in daily life. Making governments and government institutions accountable. That is what peaceful citizens must do. Here are some stories.
Peace Island Institute: "We condemn the Prime Minister's unfounded demands and appeal to the collective conscience to urge the Prime Minister to end his harassment of law-abiding citizens." Turkey click here 
Charges against Vickson Korlewala and Lorpu Korlewala were dropped. When accountability is demanded at the end of a gun, trust is gone, love is gone and the threatened wants revenge. That is what we have in Philadelphia. We have armed police who are afraid of the ease with which guns are passed around and used on the streets, who want to stop the frequent murders and accidental killings of young and old click here
Asking that all make the effort to say a kind word to mothers who have lost children, especially on Mother's Day click here
Media heist in Media: FBI breakin by the Citizen's Commission to Investigate the FBI click here
Olympic salute click here
Rainwater click here
The death penalty makes us all murderers and diminishes us all. The story of the martyrs to Indonesian inhumanity: pastor and the painter: chained to crosses and singing "Bless the Lord, oh my soul" as bullets hit the targets over their beating hearts  click here
Amnesty International "Hate Crime in the Heartland" click here