The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean by Gerald Horne

Kindle location 35: From the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries nearly 13 million Africans were brutally snatched from their homelands, enslaved, and forced to toil for the greater good of European and Euro-American powers, London not least. Roughly two to four million Native Americans also were enslaved and traded by European settlers in the Americas, English and Scots not least. …

Are you a carbon abolitionist? People don’t care about climate change. They care about life.

In Terms of Combating Climate Crisis, Renowned Naturalist David Attenborough Declares: ‘We Cannot Be Radical Enough’ Sir David Attenborough gives testimony to the House of Commons Tuesday. (Image: House of Commons/PA) In testimony to British lawmakers Tuesday, famed scientist and environmental advocate Sir David Attenborough said that humanity “cannot be radical enough” in working to stop the ravages of the …

Pope: We live at a time when profits and losses seem to be more highly valued than lives and deaths, and when a company’s net worth is given precedence over the infinite worth of our human family

“CLIMATE CHANGE AND NEW EVIDENCE FROM SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND POLICY” MEETING WITH FINANCE MINISTERS FROM VARIOUS NATIONS ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Casina Pio IV Monday, 27 May 2019 [Multimedia]   Ladies and Gentlemen, I extend a cordial welcome to each of you here: the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations and Ministers of Finance from …

Pope Francis laments continued fossil fuel investment. ‘Startling’ inaction on climate change must end, he says

The Pope lamented continued development of and investment in fossil fuels.  “We continue along old paths because we are trapped by our faulty accounting and by the corruption of vested interests,” he said. “We still reckon as profit that which threatens our very survival.”  “It is my prayerful hope that…you will agree upon a common plan that accords with climate science, the …

“The intimacy I shared when I thought I was losing my best friend is the intimacy we should have with the Earth…We each get to ask ourselves: what am I called forth to do at this time?

There is no removing the heat we have introduced into the oceans, nor the 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere every single year. There may be no changing what is happening, and far worse things are coming. How, then, shall we meet this?  We each get to ask ourselves: what am I called forth to …

Time for a General Strike

As climate journalist Dahr Jamail (The End of Ice, see his talk on Democracy Now) laid out, science shows that we are locked into catastrophic climate change. Our present carbon level in the atmosphere of 412 ppm translates into a 7 degree C temperature rise. The IPCC is so conservative that one of the authors of its recent report said to …

Pope Francis agrees, water is life and a basic human right. Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, allowing it to remain “chaste” as St. Francis described it

Where there is water there is life, making it possible for societies to arise and advance.  Our common home needs to be protected.  St. Francis tells us, water “serves with humility” and is “chaste”, when we do not pollute it. – The Pope speaks at seminar on “The human right to water”- Feb 24, 2017: “Where There is Water There is …

Bishops tell governments they have ‘moral duty’ to pursue a 1.5 C path

By Ruth Gledhill , Christopher Lamb in The Tablet UK ‘A fair and just ecological transition as required by the Paris Agreement is a matter of life or death for vulnerable countries and people.’ A picture is projected on St. Peters Basilica during the light show ‘Fiat Lux : Illuminating Our Common Home’ on December 8, 2015 at the Vatican. Photo: Photo: Vandeville …