Author Archives: Sylvia

About Sylvia

Sylvia Hart Wright, the interviewer and blogger, has combined efforts to help achieve a more peaceful world and social and economic justice, with a career as a librarian, author, and longtime college professor. For more about her, please visit her website at sylviahartwright.com There you can also find the first chapter of her memoir-in-progress, ACTIVIST: Adventures at the Cutting Edge of Social Change.

DEDUCTING PROFITS AS IF THEY WERE LOSSES–THE GAPING TAX LOOPHOLE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS (SYLVIA HART WRIGHT)

Sylvia: For a change, I’m using this blog to sound off myself. Savvy real estate investors with ample assets can avoid ever paying taxes on gains in the value of the commercial property they own. They can even use paper … Continue reading

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EGALITARIAN EDUCATOR TURNED REALTOR TACKLES CHALLENGES IN SCHOOLS AND THE TINY HOME MOVEMENT (PHIL BERTRAND)

Sylvia:  It’s July 29, 2017 and I’m interviewing Phil Bertrand. My recollection is that you’ve been involved in education and then real estate most of your life. Is that correct?   Education and real estate. In education I was an inner-city elementary … Continue reading

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WRONGFULLY IMPRISONED, THEN CLEARED AND FIGHTING THE SYSTEM (LUCINDA HITES-CLAUBAUGH — PART 4)

Lucinda:  I ended up getting an attorney that was a drunk. I didn’t know that she was an alcoholic. She was drinking port each day at the breaks and at lunch so she wasn’t quite all there. She also, I … Continue reading

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AN INNOCENT TEACHER, PRESUMED GUILTY, IS RAILROADED TO PRISON (LUCINDA HITES-CLAUBAUGH — PART 3)

Lucinda: She reported that her child had said that a substitute had touched her. It didn’t go into any detail, but the intake people were brand new and they didn’t have proper training. The state protocols say that if you … Continue reading

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GOOD DEED BACKFIRES: ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE (LUCINDA HITES-CLAUBAUGH — PART 2

Sylvia: Now, please tell me how you got wrongly imprisoned.  Lucinda: Well, that’s related to my training in Tibetan chi gong. It’s a healing technique that I learned when I was doing my dance therapy work in New York. And … Continue reading

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DAUGHTER OF IDEALISTS SETS OUT TO REFORM HER WORLD

Sylvia: It’s July 17, 2017 and I’m interviewing Lucinda Hites-Claubaugh.  I know that you’re a Quaker, you’re 60 years old, and for over two years you were imprisoned for a crime you did not commit. Now you’re working to correct … Continue reading

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Using the “Alternatives to Violence” Program to Teach and Heal Inmates in Prisons (Ethen Perkins — Part 2)

Ethen:  For many years now I’ve been involved in introducing nonviolence workshops to prisons and visiting in juvenile detention and jails and things like that. And became aware of the real need that people had in those institutional settings for … Continue reading

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