Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bravo for the solidarity spot ‘Love is contagious’

cf-articleIt all starts with the goodness of a child.

Clemente Ferrer Global News Centre

(MADRID)   This is a video that has gone around the world. It is promoted by  Krizovatka, a Czech organization that seeks to change the world through awareness campaigns of solidarity values. The video does not need words,because it aspires to be universal, and the words differfrom one country to another. So it uses two languages which are universals: the image and the music, says Professor Alfonso Méndiz.

The image is certainly the most attractive. What we see isnot a story: it is a chain of stories linked by a great theme: Love. The final slogan reminds us, “láskou a sluzboucesty spojujeme” (With love and service, we join paths).

Enter the Chameleon

netanyahu-2It’s not the conjuring tricks, which the chameleon performs in front of a be-dazzled audience that we should worry about.  Those are mostly lies and fabrications wrapped in a flimsy attempt at demonizing the other and claiming the high moral ground. 

Jafar M Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON) The stage is set, the venue is the UN General Assembly, New York and the audience is in place, awaiting the appearance of the star performer, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel.

 The chameleon came dressed in the colours of the United States of America.  After all, he was speaking in New York and he employed local American idioms and colloquialisms to deliver what was without doubt a brilliant exhibition of showmanship in full Technicolor. All that was missing were the violins.

Film by Jamal, Benjamin, and Alexander Belica

The Belica Boys“I met Agron Belica at an unusual interfaith conference in New York City. He was a professional, but also a passionate man. I soon discovered that my friend is at once a writer, a singer, and a man of many hobbies. His book on who actually was on the cross caused a stir in academia, yet Agron is not an academician. I was surprised to hear my friend’s songs, which again were artistically moving; yet, my friend is neither a professional musician nor a poet. Agron and I discovered a spiritual affinity between us, which I cannot explain. It is beautiful and enriching.”  -Professor Mahmoud Ayoub Hartford Seminary

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Gilad Atzmon’s memorable, epic appearance in Portland

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Tim King and Gilad Atzmon last week in Portland.

Gilad is making the trip to Portland, Oregon every six months, providing an opportunity for local residents to hear his burning words of unflinching truth, and to catch some of the most wickedly cool jazz sax imaginable.

Tim King Global News Centre

(PORTLAND)  Noted author, journalist and musician, Gilad Atzmon made it to Portland again, and this visit was as rich, colorful and politically stimulating as it gets.  I strongly recommend checking out his next appearance, it makes for an unforgettable night.

A Legacy of Destruction: Monsanto’s dark history exposed in stunning new photo essay

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Mathieu Asselin has been photographing towns impacted by Monsanto and needs about $6,000 to complete his project; click here to support his project.

In an effort to document Monsanto’s toxic legacy, photographer Mathieu Asselin spent three years traveling across the United States capturing images of the people whose lives been most deeply affected, and in some cases destroyed, by the monstrous chemical company that happens to control much of our food supply (and key positions in our government, not so coincidentally).

Nick Meyer Alt Health Works

The Monsanto Company has been active for over 100 years in the United States, and yet the St. Louis based genetically modified seed and chemical giant’s long legacy of nefarious actions has only recently come into public view.

The mainstream in America is just now waking up to the destruction caused to humans, animals and the environment by Monsanto after all these years, but for the people living in communities that have been damaged and even destroyed by the corporation’s unscrupulous practices, the harsh truth has been ever-present (see this ‘Timeline of Crime’ for more on the dark history of Monsanto from the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance’s page).

A Nation without a Conscience

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Joseph Clifford Global News Centre

We are a nation without a conscience, and that friends, is a frightening thing. Far more frightening than any terrorist group could ever be to this nation. Recently I discussed with a friend, the folly of our 23 year war on Iraq. I cited the example of the US imposing the most brutal sanctions in the history of the world on an innocent people. Nothing was allowed into their country, and as the sanctions took their deadly toll the rest of the world pleaded with us to remove them, but to no avail.

Children and the elderly were the hardest hit by the sanctions, as the sick and the infirmed always suffer most in cases like this. In a 1996 famous interview on 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl asked then Secretary of State Madeline Albright a powerful question. “We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” Without blinking Ms. Albright answered, “Yes we think it is worth it.”

Tackling the climate catastrophe strategically

climate_change1Corporations (using their elite fora, industry organisations, front groups, think tanks, political and judicial lackeys, lobbyists, ‘philanthropic’ organisations, corporate media and co-opted NGOs) long ago seized control of governments and key international organisations, such as the United Nations.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA) If you like to ask or beg your oppressor to go easy on you, then you do not need to read this article. And if you like to do what makes you feel good at the time, irrespective of its strategic impact, then this article is not for you either. My interest in tackling violence, in whatever form it takes, has always been to take action myself that leaves the perpetrator powerless (but, hopefully, a convert too). I also like to be strategic so that the impact of my action is long-lasting (in fact, preferably permanent) and structurally reduces the violence in our world. Here’s how I work.

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