Regarding the article at the top of Buzzflash today on climate, please also see the video I posted recently on runaway warming.
That video needs to be seen by as many people as possible. I don’t know if the physical activities that sequester carbon can counter it fast enough but after reading The Intention Experiment and The Field I feel that a large enough group with focused intentions *could very possibly* have a useful result.
This may be the “trigger” that ignites humanity into seeking and achieving the Unity consciousness predicted in many religious traditions.
I mean “unity or extinction” does appear to be a rather strong motivation IF enough.humans become AWARE of the necessity.
If nothing else that video reminds you of how very precious and beautiful our Earth and all that we love and care for really are-right now in this precious moment that will soon be gone.
Bless you all for all that you do each day! Just like the butterfly’s wingbeats and the hurricane used to illustrate chaos theory, who knows what action or intention we may flutter out that results in the storm of change we are all seeking?
Ellen Dannin, Truthout: Presidents Clinton and Bush avidly supported the privatization of public services, including the privatization of military base functions – even when there was no credible evidence that the private sector cost less or delivered superior quality.
Crystal Shepeard, Care2: The idea of having to navigate cockroaches, mice, no heat and sexual predators before you even leave for school is not something any child should go through. Yet, this is the daily life for hundreds of children living in two shelters in New York City and Brooklyn. But 12-year-old Dasani helped change that.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Truthout: The debate about the relationship that people who are working for progressive change should have with the Democratic Party is taking center stage. Is this a chance to put a genuinely progressive agenda on the party platform?
Fred Guerin, Truthout: In a recent report on the issue, the Canadian government expressed the desire to address cyber-bullying through criminal code reform. It would be more effective to retrieve a more potent sense of moral accountability in our ongoing relations with one another.
Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: The ever-changing reasons for a never-changing interest rate policy suggest that we aren’t really talking about policy analysis. Instead we’re talking about some mix of class interest and desire to see economics as a morality play.
Andrew Willis Garces, Waging Nonviolence: Carmen Zuvieta’s husband, Roman, was deported February 19, 2013, a few months after he had been booked for a non-immigration offense at the Travis County jail. The day he was deported, Zuvieta became an activist. Activists in Austin, Texas are struggling for immigration reform.
Samuel Oakford, Inter Press Service: The number of recorded executions carried out worldwide rose 14 percent last year, as anti-terrorism measures in Iraq and hardline drug polices in Iran accounted for more than half of all reported government-sanctioned killings in 2013.
Yosef Brody, OtherWords: What will be done about doctors who helped create US torture programs and participated in their implementation? What does it mean for our society to allow health professionals who have been involved with torture to subsequently practice with impunity?
Robert Jensen, Texas Observer: The failure of Dean Starkman’s The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism – and of mainstream journalism more generally – is hidden in plain sight in the title’s metaphor. Starkman explains why journalists often aren’t alert watchdogs, but he can’t see why limiting the profession to the role of a barking dog is a dead end.
John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus: The far right is expected to do well in the upcoming European Parliament elections in late May. The influence that the far right has right now on the interim government in Kiev is indeed worrisome. What hasn’t received much attention, however, is the influence of the far right in Russia itself. It makes Ukrainian fascism look like child’s play.
Jim Burress, The National Radio Project: Countless lives have been saved by providing IV drug users with clean needles. But even now, with hundreds of programs across the US and throughout the world, some states still view distributing needles as illegal.