|Despite Disastrous Iraq War, Obama “Considering” Airstrikes
by Jon Queally
As a sectarian civil war takes hold in the nation shattered by US invasion, the president reportedly weighs a bombing campaign.
|Iraq Crisis: Created by Bush & Blair and Bankrolled by Saudi Arabia
by Robert Fisk
“Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost.”
|Teachers Sound Alarm over ‘Anti-Public Education’ Ruling
by Sarah Lazare
“This suit is not pro-student. It is fundamentally anti-public education,” said Joshua Pechthalt, CFT president.
|Time for Congress to Investigate Bill Gates’ Role in Common Core
by Diane Ravitch
“The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and — working closely with the U.S. Department of Education — impose new and untested academic standards on the nation’s public schools is a national scandal.”
|Al Gore: Snowden Revealed Crimes ‘Way More Serious’ Than Any He Committed
by Andrea Germanos
“We need to restore the freedom of the internet,” Gore said.
|Soul Murder and the Profound Brokenness of Human Culture
by Robert C. Koehler
“It’s an imitation of militarism, but there’s more to it than that. We’ve barely begun to acknowledge, let alone heal, the profound brokenness of human culture.”
|Food Lobby Colossus Sues Vermont over GMO ‘Right to Know’
by Jon Queally
Powerful lobbyist groups claim ‘free speech’ as they file suit against law that gives consumers ability to know what’s in their food.
|A New Environmentalism for an Unfractured Future
by Sandra Steingrabber
“”Fracking is the deadly enabler that keeps the whole fossil fuel party going far past the time of its curfew.”
|First Nations Vow: There Will Be No Tar Sands Pipeline
by Andrea Germanos
“We have drawn a line in the earth they cannot, and will not, cross,” said Chief Martin Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation.
|Frankenstein Fears His Monster: The Gates Foundation Wants You To Boycott High-Stakes Tests
by Jesse Hagopian
“While the Gates Foundation may be bending to the will of a popular revolt, it will take nothing short of mass civil rights movement to defeat its grotesque monster of high-stakes testing that is menacing our schools.”
Thank you for posting this!
First Nations children’s rights advocate Dr. Cindy Blackstock returned to Indigenous Waves this week to give us an update on the historic FN children’s welfare Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearings, which wrapped up on May 30, 2014.
Cindy Blackstock (Gitxsan) is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is also an associate professor for the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta, and a fierce advocate for the rights of Indigenous children in Canada.
Che Christ – Mother’s Song
Ulali – All My Relations
Leonard Sumner – Best of Me
Black Lodge Singers – Crow Hop
Alo White – Honour Song (via Jack Starr)
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
A Tribe Called Red – Red Skin Girl
Originally Aired Monday June 9, 2014
Photo Credit: Cindy Blackstock/First Nations Child and Caring Society of Canada
Please share this! American people need to becaware of the underhanded tricks the fascists trying to control us thru endless spying etc are getting up to.internationally. Our soldiers have been wrung out and put into a situation of mass suicide and misery by the unending state of war we have been in since 2002-but really even before then. We have to put pressure on our government to avoid more unnecessary damaging wars @ #Syria and #Ukraine.
We are at a crisis point as a species. Right now we are on the midst if the largest extinction event in history of Earth. There is serious depletion of soils and oceans that would threaten our food supply even without global climate change, melting ice caps, rising seas and unbelievable amounts of toxic pollution and irradiation of Earth’s surface from depleted uranium munitions and nuclear accidents.
Unless we truly want to commit collective suicide as a species, we cannot start more wars. We need to focus on solving problems instead of creating more.
Yesterday, Ukraine’s new authorities and its new president #Poroshenko conducted a #phosphorus bombing of the innocent civilians in eastern Ukraine. White phosphorus bombs, banned by the UN, have been used previously by #Israel in #Gaza and #USA in #Iraq and #Afghanistan: see Wikipedia. No one else in the world has used this diabolical type of weapon, except USA and Israel!
Therefore, it is clear where the weapons, and the OK to use them, came from. The bombing took place on the heels of a visit to Kiev of the infamous #neocon Victoria #Nuland from the US State Dept, who just a few months ago openly bragged how USA spent $5bln+ to “subvert Ukraine.”
The internet is full of horrific images of burned down houses and injured children in eastern Ukraine! Here is one video report in Russian about how the village called Semyonovka, near Slavyansk, Donetsk region, was bombed. The phosphorus…
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Aaron Cantú, Truthout: The CommonBound conference, organized by the New Economy Coalition, was an invaluable summit for building a coherent vision of a post-capitalist economic system. What it needs now is a unifying revolutionary spirit.
Robert Naiman, Truthout: Next week, Presbyterians meeting in Detroit have a historic opportunity to help change the fundamental dynamics of the Israel-Palestine conflict by considering divestment from three companies significantly tied to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Julia Angwin, ProPublica: Online marketers are increasingly seeking to track users offline, as well, by collecting data about people’s offline habits – such as recent purchases, where you live, how many kids you have, and what kind of car you drive.
Brad Evans, Truthout: Airport terminals are places where we give up all our rights, where we are literally lined up according to class and encouraged to consume mindlessly. They symbolize how neoliberalism is transforming our societies.
Toshio Meronek, Truthout: San Francisco lawyers Bornstein & Bornstein and their “Rent Control Boot Camps” – which increasingly involves aiding in the ejection of long-term San Franciscans from their homes in the midst of the worst housing crisis the area has ever seen – have become the latest symbol for inequality in the Bay Area.
Kathleen Geier and Staff and Contributors, The Nation: There is little reason to have faith that Sheryl Sandberg-style “trickle-down” feminism will benefit the masses any more than its economic equivalent has.
Derek Pugh, Campaign For America’s Future: Senate Republicans today sided with 22,000 millionaires over 40 million Americans with student debt by blocking the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.
Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo, Grassroots Economic Organizing: Jessica Gordon Nembhard discusses her book chronicling the black cooperative experience in the United States, as well as economic alternatives, cooperation and solidarity.
Kari Lydersen, In These Times: While Superior, Arizona, residents are strongly opposed to multinational corporation Rio Tinto’s plan to mine the land, there is significant political support for the mine from civic leaders in surrounding towns and state elected officials. But many locals see Rio Tinto’s current plan as a very different story.
Lizabeth Paulat, Care2: Although some employees insist they use humane methods in training circus animals, numerous activist groups claim that abuse happens more often than not. Recently, Mexico City has decided that any instance of abuse was simply too much.
Jill Richardson, OtherWords: Europe’s not perfect, but it’s several steps ahead of us when it comes to food standards. Europeans don’t find many – if any – artificial dyes in their food. They can also rest assured that their cows aren’t shot up with artificial growth hormones.
Richard D. Wolff, Economic Update / Truthout: Updates on the Rhode Island Senate rewarding firms limiting inequality; recession-driven increases in suicide rates; opposition to the Dodd-Frank Act; negative effects of lower federal deficits; and the human costs of Detroit-type declines. Major discussions of economics of advertising and privatization.
Iraq Descends Into Bloody Factional Chaos: Bush and Cheney Should Be Tried for War Crimes
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: As the Republicans continue to yammer on about Benghazi, the neocons responsible for war crimes go unprosecuted – and the horror unleashed on the Iraqi people is once again opened, like an infected wound that never has healed.
Jon Stewart: What Is Going On in Iraq?
Eugene Robinson | The Republican Party Is Drowning in Tea
An Ex-Banker and Occupier Walk Into a Jail. Guess Which One’s Serving Time?
First Nations Vow: There Will Be No Tar Sands Pipeline
Paul Krugman | Movement Conservatism Is Dying
How a New Class of Activists Is Changing Immigration Politics
Bowe Bergdahl and the Pathologizing of Dissent
Thank you Laura! This is such a perfect reminder right now because the intense astrological set up right now seems to be felt by many as quite disruptive and distressing personal experiences. Every day is a new opportunity to practice that old kung fu meme of learning to be like water. There is no.impatience in the flow.
Love is in your heart once again dear ones. You all look forward to events speeding up and allowing for the full development of the 5D Earth to reach your lives. You are all so ready to expand your consciousness and your love to new heights. Dear ones, the journey towards the 5th dimensional Earth is the same as the journey towards your own 5th dimensional self. The direction is within. Go to your inner self, your inner soul, your sacred space inside your body and connect with the energies that live and animate it. There is a life force living within all of you. This life force has an immense power, and should you be able to connect with it, your journey towards the 5D dimension possibilities will accelerate your own journey and the planet’s.
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