The last year has been especially catastrophic for life on Earth, while at the same time, corporate profits have jumped a staggering 36.8%, setting all-time records. Is this a coincidence, or are the long-term implications as sinister as they might seem?
How many disasters like the massive poisoning of the Gulf of Mexico, or gushing of radiation from multiple reactor-core meltdowns in Japan can the biosphere take? Or, perhaps a more apropos question is: How much more profit will the biosphere survive?
(SOAPBOX #100) – Cindy presents two guests: 1) up is actress, comedian and political commentator Rosanne Barr, and then on to 2) Cindy Hickey, mother of incarcerated hiker (in Iran) Shane Bauer. Roseanne presents her own web site, roseanneworld.com, and then moves on to discusses her new book: Roseannearchy, also known as “Dispatches from the Nut Farm.” It’s really her personal Journal on leaving ‘Babylon’ (Hollywood), for a real life in Hawaii. Continue reading
Before it may be too late… if not already. My dear friend and fellow activist Ed Dunphy always likes to use that term ‘Moral compass ‘ when discussing our occupations of Iraq & Afghanistan and the current bombing campaigns in Libya. Sadly, we allow our leaders (and media) to chart a path for the continuance of empire, at the disregard for any sense of morality. The result is that we all have become lost, separated from the very reasons why we even became a nation. All the rhetoric and rah rah about our ‘Founding Fathers ‘and ‘Give me liberty or … ‘ is now nothing more than hype.
June 5, 2011
Aid Does Not Equal Freedom
For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Shapiro, +30-694-781-5798, firstname.lastname@example.org
Huwaida Arraf, +30-694-781-5798, email@example.com
Greta Berlin, +33 607 374 512, Iristulip@gmail.com
Israel’s announcement today that it is “allowing between 210 and 220” trucks into Gaza with humanitarian aid is a direct response to the pressure that the upcoming Freedom Flotilla II is creating. Continue reading