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Help Prevent Sexual Violence in Haiti

Help Prevent Sexual Violence in Haiti

[ 0 ] April 18, 2015

What is Forrest up to Now?! Just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Institute for Social Work trains undergraduate and graduate Haitian Social Workers to provide much needed social services & leadership in their home communities. With your help we can all work together to prevent sexual violence. This June, I will travel to Port-au-Prince to help develop a new […]

U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program Delegation from Pakistan

Inspirational Violence Prevention Work in Pakistan

[ 0 ] December 1, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of spending a morning with a delegation of eight men and women from various parts of Pakistan all involved in government or NGO sexual violence prevention, victim support or perpetrator intervention programs in their communities. They and their organizations support survivors of acid attacks, incest and forced marriages; they provide […]

Romney & Obama’s Childhood Secrets & Why They Matter

[ 0 ] May 12, 2012

The difference between Obama’s teenage pot smoking and rebelliousness and Romney’s homophobic adolescent “hijinks” is that Obama publicly aired these episodes and framed them as mistakes he learned from. Romney, on the other hand, hid, denied and minimized his troubling history. I was threatened by homophobic assholes with scissors as a teen, too. I expect […]

CT Ends Death Penalty!

[ 0 ] April 25, 2012


The opening ceremony at the 4th Annual NH Culture of Peace Conference

Culture of Peace Conference @ KSC a Success!

[ 0 ] March 11, 2012

The 4th Annual New Hampshire Culture of Peace Conference, which took place at Keene State College last weekend, was a wonderful success.  We had 24 workshops on various topics, 5 performing artists and groups, a peace march and moving ceremony.  The richness of this day is due largely to the collaborate contributions by a large […]

Romney: True Conservatives are “Severe”

[ 0 ] February 12, 2012

Some dare call it a slip:

99% Occupy My Town Square? What Do They Want!

99% Occupy My Town Square? What Do They Want!

[ 0 ] October 20, 2011

by Forrest Seymour Our town square is, as it should be, a place of gathering, the town common, nestled here in the hills of northern New England, painted now with the diverse colors of fall. Over the quarter century I’ve lived here our town has seen an ever changing pageant of social and political […]

The UN Wants Your Guns!  Or so the NRA claims.

The UN Wants Your Guns! Or so the NRA claims.

[ 1 ] October 9, 2011

So, National Rifle Association Executive VP Wayne LaPierre called yesterday to chat.  His knickers are all in a knot.  Turns out various countries are planning to talk about (wait for it)  a treaty on the international exchange of conventional weapons.  Outrageous, right?  Like Wayne-baby said to me, foreign countries are-a-coming to U.S sovereign soil near […]

Nine-Eleven-Eleven: Are the Chickens Still Roosting?

[ 8 ] September 2, 2011

by Forrest Seymour The unexpected destruction of Hurricane Irene shocked us all here in northern New England. Mud rivers washing through main streets. Homes and businesses floating away. And, as people do in times of trouble, generosity abounds. In adversity, we feel our brotherhood. It’s what we humans do. Or, sometimes do. In advance […]

When you hear “Entitlement,” think “Promise.” When you think “Entitlement,” say “Promise.”

[ 0 ] August 12, 2011

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are promises that we’ve made to ourselves and our fellow citizens: We will care well for our children, our sick, our frail and our elderly.  It is an honorable responsibility to fullfill, enhance and glory in.  This promise is not a burden. Language is power.  Don’t let the opponents of […]