Monthly Archives: April 2011

A sea in flames

Here’s Carl Safina: The worst environmental disaster in history isn’t the oil that gets away. It’s the oil we burn, the coal we burn, the gas we burn. The real catastrophic spill is the carbon dioxide billowing from our tailpipes … Continue reading

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Why not shared sacrifice?

Here is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders discussing the scofflaw tax evaders. Here is Sanders arguing on his own site: While hard working Americans fill out their income tax returns this tax season, General Electric and other giant profitable corporations are … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben at PowerShift

Check out Bill McKibben‘s speech at PowerShift. The majority in our House of Representatives apparently believe that because they can amend the tax laws, they can amend the Laws of Nature, too. The radicals in this fight are not the … Continue reading

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5 million barrels of oil does not disappear

Here is an excellent and informative (damning) interview author activist Antonia Juhasz on Democracy Now! (her book = Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill). We still have oil coating the bottom of the ocean. We still … Continue reading

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Throw out the money changers

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The collapse of globalization

by Chris Hedges in truthdig: The uprisings in the Middle East, the unrest that is tearing apart nations such as the Ivory Coast, the bubbling discontent in Greece, Ireland and Britain and the labor disputes in states such as Wisconsin … Continue reading

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13.7 billion years in 17.4 seconds

Check out Big History. Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 17.4 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life, … Continue reading

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Study war no more

Here is a book by my friend, World War II veteran and long-time peace activist Jay Wenk: Study War No More: A Jewish Kid from Brooklyn Fights the Nazis, reviewed by The Daily Freeman of Kingston, New York. Live televised … Continue reading

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The real housewives of Wall Street

Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs? by Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone: America has two national budgets, one official, one unofficial. The official budget is public … Continue reading

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Omar Barghouti discusses BDS

It’s not enough to see it as a ping-pong: Hamas attacked this, and Israel retaliated. Israel is never retaliating, because it’s the occupying power, and occupation, by definition, is aggression and violence. Very interesting interview with Omar Barghouti about the … Continue reading

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