Sunday, March 5, 2017
CounterCurrents: 10 Years of Transition Network, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think
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10 Years of Transition Network: The Early Days
by Rob Hopkins
As Transition Network turns 10, Rob Hopkins looks back to when it all began…
Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think
by Ralph Nader
With President Trump displaying a revealing ignorance toward the role of governing, now is the time for the people to stand up and shape the future of their families and communities. We must demonstrate stamina and hold accountable those in power until they faithfully serve the interests of the people, and not a handful of corporate paymasters. They must tell our lawmakers they are not going away, and that they will keep coming back with more and more of our fellow citizens, ever more informed and determined to achieve the good life with justice, peace, health and opportunities. It’s in our hands.
Risking Lives Over Ocean Mother Murder
by Richard Oxman
Our enigmatic Ocean Mother has always fascinated poets. Rachel Carson is a singular writer, as an eminent scientist who absolutely loved and spiritually respected the sea, provided a factual, instructive and comprehensive survey of the expanse that covers the vast majority of the earth’s surface (in 1950) that my family began reading to me when I was eight-years-old. It took a full year to go through the book, but the thrust of it became embedded in me, its content reinforced by the art and wonder of her poetry.
Electoral Interference As Reality: A Brief History
by Dr Binoy Kampmark
When it comes to electoral interference, the United States can hold its own, whether through the soft power hands of the National Endowment for Democracy, or the more thuggish applications of the Central Intelligence Agency. In brute fashion, the US has swaggered imperially into and through state systems without much care. Even moderate stages of operation saw funding provided for the Solidarity movement in Poland in the 1980s, and various parties from Northern Ireland to Portugal.
German Chancellor Visits Cairo Amid Severe Human Rights Violations By Egyptian Junta
by Abdus Sattar Ghazali
The German Chancellor Angela Markel visits Cairo amid reports of severe human rights violations by the Egyptian Junta led by Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who overthrew President Mohammad Morsi, the first democratically President of Egypt in 2013.
Trump’s Actions And Address To Congress: Some Thoughts
by Dr Arshad M Khan
Coming from Donald J. Trump it was a remarkable speech, the measured tone, the presidential timbre … plus it offered something to everyone. Increased military expenditure of $54 billion to establishment Republicans, immigration controls to the Tea Party wing, tax cuts and a repeal of Obamacare for both, and the sop of family leave to the Democrats.
Making Aadhaar Compulsory For Mid –Day -Meal Is An Attack On Children’s Right To Food
The right to food campaign strongly opposes the central government’s move to make Aadhaar compulsory for children under the midday meal scheme in government schools. This is nothing but an attempt to coerce people to enrol their children under Aadhaar.
The Good Sister, A Model For US All!
by Sally Dugman
In the end, we all need people like my sister in our lives whether relatives or not. They uplift and provide wonderful role models. The benefits that they give are life-long as we try to become the ways that we all should be in the ways that we treat others in our world … and results from their presence go way beyond loss of toes from frostbite, obviously.
Can Go Congo, No
by Richard Oxman
An intrepid investigative journalist recently produced six minutes and seventeen seconds of footage that underscores how attachment to high tech gadgetry is causing abominations which are the equivalent of The Holocaust (which Hollywood never lets us forget). The atrocities being committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — by any standards — deserve as much attention as what is given to past horrors in which we were complicit. As was the case with Nazi Germany’s evil acts.
by Peter Van Els
On Sunday Mister President, you went, as always, to the Church of Christ with your family. As you know God is a “God of love”, and in the church the priest is praying about love, peace, respect and understanding for you Mister President, and for all who live.