Our Deteriorating Environment: Is Anybody Listening?


“While the scientists have been doing their job in calling attention to the multiple ways in which environmental decline threatens the planet, we hear less and less from political leaders. Their focus is on the here-and-now—terrorism, jobs…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Tacoma Weekly, The Press-News, Grassroots Press, Mel Gurtov Blog, Chicago Activism, Transcend Media Service, Counterpunch, LA Progressive, Lassen County Times, Sierra County Prospect, Truthout, The Review
Date: August 5,6,8,10,12,23,24,2016
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Who Will Speak for the Voiceless?


“The forest sways in ripples of green. Wind sends the dappled sunlight sparkling through the branches. These are the things we forget in the heat of the political season. There are few politicians who will speak on behalf of all people . . .”

Rivera Sun
Published in: Joplin Independent, Counterpunch, Rivera Sun’s Blog, Grassroots Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: July 30, August 1,3,2016
799 Words

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Real Cooperation with Nations Is the Best Survival Tactic


“Unexamined assumptions are the real dictators in culture and society. Too many people in the U.S. believe that human beings are by nature competitive, and competition brings out the best in us. This idea is seldom questioned. Our media saturates us in stories of competition…”

John M Repp
Published in: Counterpunch, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Transcend Media Service
Date: July 25,29,August 1,2016
770 Words

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On Earth Day, Commit To The Great Turning

“Viewing the destruction of the planet and our natural systems as a form of violence, Campaign Nonviolence – a long-term movement to build a culture of nonviolence – engages people across the country in working toward sustainability, renewable energy, lowering meat consumption, supporting local food…”

Rivera Sun
Published in: Transcend Media Service, Pioneer Big Rapids News, Times of Earth, Point Pleasant Register, My Daily Tribune, The Johnstown Breeze, Windfield Daily Courier, Sierra County Prospect, The Free Weekly, Eureka Spring News, Counterpunch, The PeaceWorker
Date: April 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,2016
491 Words

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How many global crises can a 15-year-old Afghan take on, including the water crisis?


“On Jan. 31 I followed Zekerullah, an Afghan Peace Volunteer who coordinates the Borderfree Street Kids School in Kabul, to visit Zuhair and his family in their rented room. Zuhair attends the school on Fridays with 92 other working and street kids, a minuscule number in the context of six million working children in Afghanistan.”

Hakim, M.D.
Published in: Counterpunch, The Smirking Chimp, Dissident Voice, Common Dreams, Our Journey to Smile, Gilmer Free Press
Date: February 17,29,March 1,4,2016
1,132 Words

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DOD WOE: Pentagon’s war on the Earth


“We are waging war. We are the Nation of War. We destroy. We kill. Everyone fears us. Fewer and fewer admire us. But our fighting forces—and their attendant industries which manufacture the bombs, bullets, and ballistic delivery devices—also wage a war …”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: La Progressive, Sierra County Prospect, Counterpunch, Satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog, Cullman Sense, Gilmer Free Press
Transcend Media Service, Strategic Culture Foundation, Shoah, Aletho News, Popular Resistance, Altn, Suker Punch, My Crazy Headlines

Date: March 8,9,12,13,14,15,2016
443 Words

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