‘We are called to be universe disturbers. That is what we are calling you to be.’

Global Sisters Report, Sept. 2019 It’s Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, and Dominican Sisters Ardeth Platte, Carol Gilbert and Jackie Hudson are walking a field in Weld County, Colorado. Scattered throughout are underground silos that harbor the LGM-30G Minuteman III, an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead that can obliterate most buildings and human beings inside a 4-mile-wide circle. More than 400 …

Global Warming and U.S. National Security Diplomacy: Why the prospect of raising temperatures and sea levels along the coasts while inland regions suffer drought is viewed simply as collateral damage to the geopolitics of oil

Stopping global warming requires a tax policy to close down the special privileges promoting oil industry profits including the use of “flags of convenience” in offshore banking centers as a means of tax avoidance. A Green program logically would include a natural-resource rent tax (as classical economists advocated throughout the 19th century), and charges for what economists call “external economies,” …

US spends $81 billion a year to protect global oil supplies, report estimates

CNBC SEP 21 2018 Tom DiChristopher The United States spends about $81 billion a year to protect oil supplies around the world, according to an estimate by Securing America’s Future Energy. SAFE released its study the same day President Donald Trump claimed Middle Eastern countries are hiking oil prices while benefiting from U.S. protection. Retired military commanders associated with SAFE say …

White Supremacist Terror Is Part Of A Century Of Racial Violence: Long legacy of anti-Latino violence inspired Hitler

By David Dorado Romo, Texasobserver.orgAugust 13, 2019 | EDUCATE! In the immediate aftermath of the El Paso shooting—the largest massacre of Latinx people in the history of the United States—politicians of all stripes stood before the cameras and gave their diagnosis of what just happened. They sounded like the proverbial blind men who touched one part of the elephant and confused the different …

Environmental Damage Is a War Crime, Scientists Say

Jordan Davidson Jul. 25, 2019 Two dozen prominent scientists from around the world have asked the UN to make environmental damage in conflict zones a war crime. The scientists published their open letter in the journal Nature. The letter, titled “Stop Military Conflicts from Trashing the Environment,” asks the United Nations’ International Law Commission to adopt a Fifth Geneva Convention when it meets …

Almost a billion people are already at high risk from climate change based on where they live; of those, 40% are in countries struggling with conflict

According to an annual peace index released Wednesday by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), climate change poses a severe threat to global harmony over the next 10 years. http://visionofhumanity.org/app/uploads/2019/06/GPI-2019-web003.pdf Competition over resources and migration, along with economic impacts, are seen as the key drivers behind the climate-driven instability. That index found that almost a billion people are …

The $6 trillion on Iraq could have paid for planetary conversion off fossil fuels.

The fossil-fueled military beast chewing up nearly 60 percent of the national budget is energy inefficient and environmentally self-defeating. Research published in the journal Pediatrics in May, 2018, revealed that “children are estimated to bear 88 [percent] of the burden of disease related to climate change.”  Nevertheless, public health agencies don’t discuss what war costs our climate when they discuss …

This Memorial Day: Look at the costs to the 99%, stop hegemonic thinking, dismantle the military-industrial complex, and demand a transformation of national priorities from death and destruction to social uplift and peace

The People’s Memorial Day Instead of using Memorial Day to perpetuate the lies of the war profiteers, let’s examine the costs of war to the 99%.  Kevin Basl, an Iraq war veteran, remembers the eight friends he has lost to suicide, a few of the twenty soldiers who commit suicide every day. He also writes about soldiers who were poisoned by toxic burn …

Tons of Collusion! “102 contacts and 28 meetings between the Trump Campaign/Transition team and Russians” (+ Russia–Trump Timeline)

March 22nd, 2019 by Zachary Shahan Image via Kremlin.ru (some rights reserved) I was on the verge of titling this “Let’s Be Honest — Fox News Viewers Are Idiots,” or perhaps “Let’s Be Honest — Trump Supporters Are Idiots,” but I thought I better take the high road and not do that. Happily, I think the new title is better and I didn’t offend anyone. …

More than a third  of all Americans may have PFAS-contaminated drinking water.  Harvard public health scientist say exposure of 1 ppt of PFAS is detrimental to human health + The “Million Parts Per Trillion Tour” and Most Contaminated Military Bases

More than a third  of all Americans may have PFAS-contaminated drinking water.  Harvard public health scientist say exposure of 1 ppt of PFAS is detrimental to human health. AMERICA’S MOST CONTAMINATED MILITARY BASES By Pat Elder, Militarypoisons.org March 9, 2019 I drove across the country with my daughter Holly last week to draw attention to the reckless behavior of the military …