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Martin Luther King, We Need Your Voice Today!
by John Scales Avery
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., great orator, champion of justice and equality, fearless opponent of war, we need your voice today!
We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide
by David Korten
Four days after President Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on August 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means.The basic point is quite simple: From January 1 to August 2, the world’s 7.5 billion people will have used as much of Earth’s biological resources—or biocapacity—as the planet can regenerate in a year. During the remaining five months of 2017, our human consumption will be drawing down Earth’s reserves of fresh water, fertile soils, forests, and fisheries, and depleting its ability to regenerate these resources as well as sequester excess carbon released into the atmosphere.
US-Backed Siege Batters Old City Of Mosul
by Bill Van Auken
Backed by US airstrikes, artillery and special forces “advisors,” Iraqi troops began storming Mosul’s crowded Old City, where the United Nations estimates that some 150,000 civilians are trapped under the siege.
US Shoots Down Syrian Government Aircraft
by Peter Symonds
In a marked escalation of the war in Syria, a US F-18 fighter jet yesterday shot down a Syrian government fighter bomber for the first time, claiming that it had been attacking pro-US rebel forces on the ground near Raqqa. While nominally fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forces, the US shoot-down makes clear that the real target of American-led operations is the ousting of the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Questions For U.S. Educators
by Richard Oxman
Do your students know that members of the U.S. military sometimes execute members of their own species, and then take “selfies” with the corpses? If so, are they taught that they can do something to change that? If so, are they taught that that sort of thing is proliferating? If so, are they taught that those millionaire representatives are highly unlikely to do anything to stop that dynamic? If so, are they taught why?
Facebook Makes Everything Worse
by Mickey Z
Breaking news: Your Facebook posts don’t wake people up or inspire sustainable social change. On the contrary, our collective addiction to all forms of social media guarantees more — lots more — of the same.Facebook makes everything worse.
Letter To father
by Sheshu Babu
I would have loved you more
Had you felt happy
When I was born
As you felt when at the time of my brother …
Savitri Bai Bhage
by Poornima Laxmeshwar
That morning when Kawade didn’t find his chai served with the morning paper
He called out her name – “Savitri, Savitri”
Didn’t know how many years it had been since he had done that
When he didn’t get a response
For a moment he shamelessly wondered if Savitri indeed was his wife’s name
WSO Bring Together The Voices Of Indigenous Peoples And Sikhs
by Gurpreet Singh
In order to mark 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation, the World Sikh Organization (WSO) has started a conversation on Sikh settler privilege. To make a beginning, the Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada and a member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council Chief Dr. Robert Joseph was invited as keynote speaker at their annual dinner in Surrey on June 11.
Banned Documentaries Screened In Trivandrum, Watch Them Here Too
Three documentaries which were denied permission to be screened in the tenth edition of the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) were screened in a parallel event in Trivandrum. The parallel screening was organized by the Fraternity Movement.
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness: A Novel That Is Neither Creative Nor Fiction
by Sukumaran C V
Even if I do have genuine respect and love for Arundhati Roy the writer, I can’t but say that the suitable title for the ‘novel’ is not The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, but The Ministry of Utmost Boredom.