A Message For The 51 Seeking War.

THE ONENESS of HUMANITY

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-42Alphabet After 51 mid-level U.S. State Department officials called for the Obama administration to begin attacks on Syrian armed forces, it seemed beneficial to share a video of retired U.S. intelligence professional Ray McGovern explaining historical facts which might result in the 51 altering their perceptions. One has to wonder exactly why – as Syrian forces are getting ready to retake ISIS’ long-held self-proclaimed “capitol” city of Raqqa – these 51 individuals would call for such counter-productive action.

Ray McGovern starts by talking about the 1996 document: “The Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm”, and identifying the “realm” as “greater Israel”. The plan consists of “blowing apart Syria”, the same for Iraq, then Iran, and was conceived by so-called “neocons” Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and other high level political people powerfully influencing events in Washington, D.C.. After 5,000 Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis…

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Coral bleaching event now biggest in history – and about to get worse

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

US weather agency says bleaching is now the most widespread on record and is likely to continue for unprecedented third year

The aftermath of the coral bleaching event at Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Photograph: Xl Catlin Seaview Survey/EPA

Michael Slezak.–“The coral bleaching event sweeping the globe and destroying vast tracts of valuable coral reef is now officially the most widespread in recorded history, and is likely to continue for an unprecedented third year, according to the US weather agency.

“For the coming four months, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration says its forecasts show warm ocean temperatures are expected to cause bleaching in the northern hemisphere, including around Hawaii, Micronesia, the Florida Keys and Puerto Rico.

“All northern hemisphere US-coral reefs are on alert for coral bleaching this year,” said Mark Eakin, coordinator of Coral Reef Watch at Noaa. “If we see bleaching in Florida or Hawaii…

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Legal Tools & Links For the Conservation of Nature

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Lists of Conservation Links

Traci Bingham for PETA. Is it cannibalism to eat any sentient creature? GR.–Is it cannibalism to eat any sentient animal?  (Photo: Traci Bingham for PETA)

I once thought I could build a complete list all the important nature-conservation organizations.  There are too many, and yet . . . there aren’t enough.  Despite many solid conservation efforts, wild plants and animals continue disappearing at an increasing rate.  The 423 links are a mix of international, national, local, and species-dedicated organizations.  The emphasis varies from pure wildlife focus to complete human bias.  Most of the links take you direct to the organization websites, but some take you first to the organization’s Wikipedia page.  I did not include links to social media though I recognize that many organizations conduct much of their communications there.  Click here for a look at the list.

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No Democracy, No Unity

The Writing of John Laurits

Unity


No Democracy = No Unity!

Greetings, my sisters, brothers, & others — I hope that all of you are well & that, despite the media’s treachery, you are being well-informed.

Today, I’m going to show you a different kind of math & it’s related to #ExitPollGate. For those of you who haven’t read my recent article about the discrepancies between exit-polling & the results of the democratic primaries, I’d suggest reading that before returning to this article (unless you’ve read about it elsewhere, of course).

Let’s begin! I’d like to teach you about something called “cumulative vote shares” or CVS…

 What are Cumulative Vote Shares?

“CVS analysis” is basically a statistical way to look at how people voted in an election and, because I feel that it’s really important for you to understand the concept, I decided to make a video to explain it — using jellybeans!

It is my dearest hope that, after watching…

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California Primary: Returning to the Scene of Crime

The Most Revolutionary Act

By Greg Pallast and Dennis Bernstein

Editor: How can California declare Clinton the winner of the primary when 96% of the votes were never received by election officials? I love the one about the guy who had to call the police before the poll workers allowed him to vote.

This week on The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — Election Crimes Bulletin — the Crime Scene: California. The Crime? Two million votes still not counted. One million ballots already disqualified, thrown away. Another million so-called provisional “placebo” ballots. Here’s the story of the voting horror show you won’t get on Fox or MSDNC.

[Transcript: Originally broadcast June 8, 2016]

ennis J Bernstein:This week, we’re going to do a postmortem on yesterday’s California primary. Greg, I know you were out there. You were also trying to vote?

Palast: I think we need to get a long piece of yellow tape…

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Civil Liberties Groups Express Concern Over Dramatic Growth of Individuals on Terror Watch Lists

Rise Up Times

“The government’s bloated watch system is based on vague and overbroad standards,’’ said Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s national security project. “As a result, innocent people are wrongly blacklisted without a fair process to correct the error.’’

Since the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Democrats have endorsed various measures to get weapons out of the hands of people on secretive terror watch lists. (photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)Since the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Democrats have endorsed various measures to get weapons out of the hands of people on secretive terror watch lists. (photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

By Jerry Markon, The Washington Post  Reader Supported News
June 19, 2016

he push by congressional Democrats to bar suspected terrorists from acquiring guns and explosives has focused renewed attention on the government’s secretive terrorist watch lists, which have grown exponentially since the 9/11 attacks and triggered widespread concern among civil liberties groups.

Since the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Democrats have endorsed various measures to get…

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Constructing Visions of “Perpetual Peace”: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Rise Up Times

 “One of the most disturbing and dangerous developments is the growing insulation of the elite from any system of democratic accountability,” says Noam Chomsky.

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview  June 19, 2016

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft from Poland, Germany, Sweden and the US over the Blatic Sea, June 9, 2016. Although the US has remained supreme in the military dimension, the consequences of American decline have been many. One is the need to resort to coalitions of the willing when overwhelmingly opposed internationally.A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft from Poland, Germany, Sweden and the US over the Blatic Sea, June 9, 2016. Although the US has remained supreme in the military dimension, the consequences of US decline have been many. One is the need to resort to “coalitions of the willing” when overwhelmingly opposed internationally. (Photo: Senior Airman Erin Babis / US Air Force)

“Who rules the world?” This is one of those perennial questions. In the past, it has been empires or dominant states that dictated the course of history. The United States was able singlehandedly to influence developments and outcomes economically, politically and ideologically in much of the world…

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Shadows of doom

IPPNW peace and health blog

Soviet MIG-21s at Rumbula airfield in Latvia, abandoned at the end of the Cold War Soviet MIG-21s at Rumbula airfield in Latvia, abandoned at the end of the Cold War

Peter Handberg, a writer and translator, has in the years since the end of the Cold War traveled many times in the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. He has visited many sites where nuclear weapons were kept, ready to destroy the world. Handberg has also spoken to military officers who once watched over these instruments of Armageddon. He has written an important book on the subject, Undergångens skuggor (Shadows of Doom). The book is not translated but a documentary film is planned.

Recently he led a group from Sweden to some of these bases, abandoned since 1987.

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New Age of Enlightenment: Why Climate Change Needs 60,000 Artists to Tell Its Story | Occupy

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SOURCE: Occupy

New Age of Enlightenment: Why Climate Change Needs 60,000 Artists to Tell Its Story

A girl holds an umbrella over an ice sculpture at Greenpeace exhibition. A girl holds an umbrella over an ice sculpture, made from water taken from the Yellow, Yangtze and Ganges rivers, at an exhibition by Greenpeace. (Photo: Jason Lee)

“Communicating the climate message to inform, but also engage and influence behaviour has proven intensely difficult. Over a decade of research on this issue has highlighted the need for communication to engage with people’s “deep frames” – beliefs formed over a lifetime, which are mostly subconscious… The world must turn to its artists: storytellers, film-makers; musicians; painters and multi-media wizards.” ~ Elizabeth Boulton

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Transformational News In 60 Seconds; What Works For Seven Future Generations Without Causing Harm?

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