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03.07.2019

Is Bottled Water Safe to Drink, Everyday?

Is Bottled Water Safe to Drink, Everyday?

The next time you put your lips to a plastic bottle of “crystal-clear mountain spring water” think about Trump’s herculean efforts to dismantle federal agencies that protect health. More to the point, Trump’s innate distrust of science is already starting to impact health risks, e.g., according to Consumer Reports (“CR”)… »

03.07.2019

Queer Liberation March in New York City

Queer Liberation March in New York City

On June 30, tens of thousands joined the Queer Liberation March in New York City, organized by a coalition of activist groups to “reclaim pride.” According to the group’s mission statement, “We march in our communities’ tradition of resistance against police, state, and societal oppression, a tradition that is epitomized… »

03.07.2019

I ‘Heard’ the Rainbow

I ‘Heard’ the Rainbow

By Jhon Sánchez We left Sheridan Square, walking by the iconic Stonewall Inn, and with the spirit that inspired the protests fifty years ago, we marched with Pride. Each step, chant and poster was a bill that claimed for such causes as the rights of the sexual minorities in Africa,… »

03.07.2019

Pride and Faith: Why This Priest Marches

Pride and Faith: Why This Priest Marches

By Father John Jeffrey I am a child of God, a follower of Christ Jesus, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. I am also a middle age, queer, white cis man who carries his own share of baggage from the sloppy theology and biblical illiteracy inflicted on so many… »

02.07.2019

Demonstration against Ramstein Air Base creates more and more awareness

Demonstration against Ramstein Air Base creates more and more awareness

Under an oppressive heat, 5000 participants demonstrated in front of the Ramstein Air Base to rebel against the illegal drone war and the US war and their German support from this centre of US war policy. “The airbase is the key to nuclear and conventional war. “Without it there would… »

01.07.2019

Gay Pride and Nuclear Weapons

Gay Pride and Nuclear Weapons

Bayard Rustin, the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, DC at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave his Dream speech, traveled in the 1950’s with pacifist A.J. Muste to the Soviet Union to build the bridges that would help save the world from our mutually assured nuclear… »

29.06.2019

Asterix and the Myth of Money: the Trump-Kushner peace plan for the Middle East

Asterix and the Myth of Money: the Trump-Kushner peace plan for the Middle East

In 1976 René Goscinny wrote a script for his instalment of Asterix “Obelix and Co.” which turned out to be one of the best studies of neoliberal capitalism and the reasons for its failure. In short, tired of getting defeated by the pugnacious magic potion drinking Gauls who refuse to… »

28.06.2019

At 100, Gaia Faces its Biggest Challenges

At 100, Gaia Faces its Biggest Challenges

James Lovelock theorized Gaia while working for NASA in the 1960s when he was hired to determine if there was “life on Mars.” Gaia may be younger but James Lovelock, Mr. Gaia himself, turns 100 on his upcoming birthday, July 26th. For over 50 years, he has been Britain’s leading… »

28.06.2019

On The Importance of Pride

On The Importance of Pride

By Patricia Smith June. LGBTQ Pride Month. For years, as a young teacher in Boston, I looked forward to Gay Pride Day (what we called it back then), celebrated in Boston on the first Saturday in June. I went in the early years with my very first girlfriend and I… »

27.06.2019

New York City Moved to Divest and Ban Nuclear Weapons

New York City Moved to Divest and Ban Nuclear Weapons

By David Andersson On Wednesday, June 9, New York City Council members Dromm, Rosenthal and Kallos introduced Resolution 976 to: 1) require the city to divest from financial institutions involved in the production and maintenance of nuclear weapons; and 2) stand in support of the U.N. treaty on the Prohibition… »

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