The environmental movement has lost its way. At one point environmentalism was about protecting wild places and wild beings. Now environmentalists themselves are trying to sustain this destructive way of life instead of trying to protect wild nature and wild beings.
Many of the billions of dollars being tacked onto the military budget are intended to procure exactly the items you would expect to use in a war with Russia or China (or both of them at once) in the late 2020s or 2030s.
Are mRNA vaccines being given to pigs in that even organic pork products have been infected with mRNA for the last five years? We are currently talking to many farmers and ranchers.
It is up to each one of us to model that which we wish to see in the world. Just like the brave dissenter who can break the circuit of tyranny by voicing opposition to the tyrant, we can also become the models of love, understanding and compassion that will motivate others to become the same.
The US empire will still have spent years imprisoning a journalist for the crime of good journalism, will still be the world’s worst warmonger, and will still be the world’s most egregious violator of human rights.
The judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss, recognizing that federal government officials’ relentless pressure campaign to suppress the speech of Americans on social media that inconvenience the administration’s political agenda cannot be reconciled with the First Amendment.
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The past three years have been tough. They have also been a dramatic litmus test for everything in our lives: our character, our relationships, and our ability to say no to abuse and fight back.
What are these “sovereign wealth funds”? How are they being used? What link, if any, do they have with people’s struggles around food sovereignty, land grabbing and today’s deepening climate crisis?
It seems a safe bet that the US would be a completely different country if separation of media and state and separation of corporation and state were enshrined like the separation of church and state is.
As observed on NPR.org, “Smartphones, computers and electric vehicles may be emblems of the modern world, but … their rechargeable batteries are frequently powered by cobalt mined by workers laboring in slave-like conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
From now on, any further Twitter Files reporting — any actual reporting on the Censorship Industrial Complex at all — will be summarily dismissed as another episode of Elon’s Flying Narcissistic Circus.
The appeal to “scientific consensus” is fraught with problems, just like “the science is settled” and “trust the science” and other authoritarian tropes that have dominated the pandemic.
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