Wake up, America, before you are smothered in your sleep.
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In a move many are hailing as a “turning point” in the climate fight, 20 state Attorneys General on Tuesday launched an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the “high-funded and morally vacant forces” that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.
Hillary Clinton on death of Libyan leader Muammar Ghadafi
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We the exceptional.
We the powerful.
We the wealthiest nation on Earth.
We the liberators.
We fight to secure your human rights:
~ your right to education
~ your right to health care
~ your right to have food on the table and safe drinking water
~ your right to a roof over your head.
We saw the criminalized homeless languishing on your city streets.
We saw the line for a meal outside your local food pantry.
We saw the crumbling roads, bridges, and water pipes.
We saw the mass incarceration of blacks and brown-skin peoples.
We saw the demonstrations for a higher minimum wage.
We saw your dead floating in the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina.
We saw your protests against police brutality in Ferguson and Birmingham.
Jesus Christ died on a cross.
Lakota Chief Sitting Bull died defending his people.
Emmett Till died by lynching at the age of fourteen.
Martin Luther King Jr. died in his struggle for African-American civil rights.
Eric Gray died, suffocated during arrest, for selling cigarettes on the street.
Tamir Rice died at the age of twelve for playing with a toy gun in a park.
Sandra Bland died in prison after a minor traffic violation.
How many more will die?
ISIS is out to kill us.
Only the gods know why.
The chaos in the Middle East as a result of the West’s so-called War on Terror now threatens the stability of the European Union. Is this a deliberate plan of the “faceless world powers” or an unexpected development? Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban believes that the disintegration of Europe is their ultimate goal.
Hungarian PM denounces political correctness, mass Muslim migration
In this historic speech, the Prime Minister of Hungary cries for Europe to unite and fight the political correctness that is destroying the freedom of Western nations. March 15 – 2016.
Here the Truth, according to Victor Orban – Hungary PM – about the future of Europe ….and West. The transcript of his speech is just below the video.
Viktor Orbán: “The Time Has Come for Opposition and Resistance”
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The other side of the demonstrations to oust Brazil’s President Rousseff.
Photo: Arnaldo Saldanha
Note from BW of Brazil: Featured in a previous post, the protests throughout Brazil calling for the end of the Dilma Rousseff presidency captured international headlines last week but several facets of the demonstrations revealed several things about Brazil. They showed that 1) Brazilians are fed up with political corruption, 2) The protests were mostly led by the middle to upper classes and 3) These classes are still mostly white. “Where are the black protesters?” was a question that arose from similar protests against Rousseff in protests of March 2015.
Well, the fact is that it is the mostly poor, black classes that have benefited most from policies initiated by the PT (Rousseff’s Workers’ Party that has ruled the country since 2003) over the past 13 years (a voting block that carried Dilma to a second term in the 2014 election) And as…
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“I am here to tell the American people that, if elected president, I will work tirelessly to advance the cause of peace as a partner and as a friend to Israel.
But to be successful, we have also got to be a friend not only to Israel, but to the Palestinian people, where in Gaza unemployment today is 44 percent and we have there a poverty rate which is almost as high.
So when we talk about Israel and Palestinian areas, it is important to understand that today there is a whole lot of among Palestinians and that cannot be ignored. You can’t have good policy that results in peace if you ignore one side.”
~ Read Bernie’s full speech at the following link.
~ Thanks for sharing, Jerry.
residential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was denied his request to address the annual AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference remotely from a Western state campaign location. In response, Sanders delivered the same address he would have given at AIPAC. In the interest of informing those many Americans yet to cast their votes for President of the United States, the full transcript and video of Sanders’ foreign policy address on Israel, Palestine and the Middle East follows.
I was invited along with other presidential candidates to be at the AIPAC conference in Washington, but obviously I could not make it because we are here.
The issues that AIPAC is dealing with are very important issues and I wanted to give the same speech here as I would have given if we were at that conference.
Let me begin by saying that I think I am probably the only…
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Use water with care. Our lives depend upon it.
Note from BW of Brazil: Once again, another protest and once again Brazil shows how divided it is really is along lines of race and class. Just for the sake of context, if you haven’t already…
Trump Rally – Alabama – 2015
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Quest for dominance
calcifies the soul of man
& perverts reason.
Haiku by Rosaliene Bacchus
Of late, I’m having difficulty in focusing my thoughts about life in these United States of America. In addition to following the news on our 2016 presidential campaign, I’m also in tune with the chaos and human misery resulting from our unending wars in the Middle East and North Africa.
The rants from the front-runners of our Republican presidential candidates are disturbing and dangerous. Where is reason in the face of bigotry?
The living conditions of unwanted Syrian and other refugees, fleeing from our bombs and those of our allies in their homelands, wound the heart and soul. Where is reason to resolve this humanitarian crisis of our times?
While our elected representatives pursue a foreign policy of world domination – they call it a War on Terror – Americans live in national insecurity. With our politics of fear, hatred, and violence, we strengthen our enemies and grow their followers. Where is reason to say NO to this endless war?
Fed with daily doses of fear, hatred, and disinformation, we are fast losing our capacity for logical, rational, and analytical thought. Doped on ignorance, we become blind to the real threats to our well-being and survival as a species on this planet.
In his Introduction of The Assault on Reason, published in 2007, former American Vice President Al Gore notes (p.2): “Faith in the power of reason—the belief that free citizens can govern themselves wisely and fairly by resorting to logical debate on the basis of the best evidence available, instead of raw power—was and remains the central premise of American democracy. This premise is now under assault.”
Sad to say, the power of reason remains under assault.
It’s amazing how fossil fuel companies can support science and yet spread climate change denial. When We the People accept their tainted dollars, we share in their guilt.