Keep Calm and Carry On … With Monarchy?
The recent coronation of King Charles in the UK prompted us to reflect on the role of monarchy in our world today. Pam and Tom, one brought up in suburban Canada the other in privileged boarding schools, share their perspectives.
George Floyd murdered. America living in fear of itself. Change is your choice.
It’s still happening. Don’t forget. George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was an African-American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is one of many. He would have been 50 this year. Racism is a part of America. The only way to extinguish it, heal …
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Propaganda tries to justify the invasion of Ukraine and killing people like us.
It was fascinating to explore the history of the Russian Federation in a DW documentary from 2021 which discussed the tensions in the countries that ceded from the USSR/Russian Federation. But the most striking element was how retarded the progress of Russia has been under Putin, whose imperialistic ego has funnelled money into the army …
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The War Will Be Over in a Week, and Ukraine Forgotten in a Month
People around the world are yearning for peace. But leaders do not want to make it happen. Instead prevarication and incompetence is allowing Putin to take Ukraine. The Russian army will have control of Ukraine in week. We will have forgotten about it in a month as we will be distracted by another sensational news …
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Ukrainian President Zelensky’s speech before the attack
“I have initiated a call today with the president of the Russian Federation. The result – silence. Although silence should be in Donbass. That is why today, I want to come with an appeal to all citizens of Russia. Not as President. I am appealing to the people of Russia as a citizen of Ukraine. …
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System Change – videos of our meeting
Thanks to all who joined our gathering on 8 December 2021. A fascinating conversation ensued (part 3) after an introduction to System Change (part 1) and a tribute to Richard Auler (part 2).
The success of COP26
No COP 26 wasn’t a success. Objectives were not met. An agreement to promise to do better next year is not an achievement. Worse is the deception by fossil fuel promoters (who represented the biggest delegation at the conference (bigger than any country including USA or China) that they will start to phase out fossil …
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The elephant of inequality revealed by USA – the herd leader.
Since 1974, upward redistribution of wealth to the business classes has cost the American labour force $50 Trillion. That’s enough to pay every single person working in the bottom 90% an additional $1,144 a month. Every month. Every single year. America has become more unequal during what seemed to be a golden age of wealth. …
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Podcasts: I like weeds, The stupidity of crippling the USPS.
I like weeds. The stupidity of crippling the post office.