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How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine

A major crisis could redraw the political map overnight, explains Naomi Klein, giving Trump and his crew free rein to ram through their most extreme ideas. But these tactics can be resisted. See short video here. https://interc.pt/2rrVKee

Grace Lee Boggs, at 100 years, remembered

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a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. more...

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"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

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Active in Germany for a decade, we continue as part of the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, based in Western Massachusetts. In November 2017 we are back in Germany to report on citizen action before, during and after the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn. more After the conference, we are have a week of meetings and talks in Berlin. Our reports from Germany thus far:
System Change not Climate Change
 November 16, 2017

From the Connecticut River to the Rhine: local reporting for climate action November 11, 2017


Thanks to Cliff DuRand, globaljusticecenter.org   and popularresistance.org for this turkey, and article, The Thanksgiving Myth, on the iconic US-American holiday.

Excerpt here:..."Much of the bounty celebrated on Thanksgiving Day is the fruit of the land we stole from the natives, created by the labor of slaves, their descendants and the waves of immigrants that continue to this day. It is the fruit of exploitation, not brotherhood. It is this sordid history that the Thanksgiving narrative ignores.

Yet, for all that, there is something true in the Thanksgiving Myth. We have to understand that a myth is not history. It does not tell us what we have done; it tells us what we want to be. By celebrating Thanksgiving we are reminding ourselves of the values we want to uphold in our lives and as a people." ... 

Other Thanksgiving Day articles of interest:
The Mourning Road To Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Skip the Turkey

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October 30, 2017

Book review: “Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science” by Carey Gillam

Canadian journalist Joan Baxter reviews 'tell-all' book on pesticide glyphosate.



Whitewash:The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
272 pages, Island Press, by Carey Gillam

Book review by: Joan Baxter


Excerpt: ..."The book does not disappoint. Not only does it answer my initial questions, but it also raises and answers many more, and it does so dispassionately and meticulously. She draws on years of research and investigation, countless scientific studies, court documents, interviews with scientists, farmers and regulators, and her previous experience as a senior reporter with Reuters.

When she first started reporting on agriculture, Gillam — like most citizens in democracies — had a lot of faith in the government agencies whose job it is to protect consumers and ensure the safety of farm products and foods, assuming that they wouldn’t approve herbicides such as Roundup and the GM Roundup Ready seeds that Monsanto produced if they posed any risks. She even became a “fan” of Monsanto’s chief technology officer, and said she enjoyed her chats with “the affable Brett Begemann” who had risen through the ranks to become Monsanto’s president.

But, as time passed, and her research and reports began to expose doubts about GM crops and glyphosate-based herbicides, she discovered that Monsanto could also be far from affable. The company tried to have her editors take her off the beat and their surrogates engaged in smear campaigns.

Eventually, Gillam left Reuters and joined the non-profit, US Right to Know, with its stated goal of “pursuing truth and transparency in America’s food system.” Her book offers readers 251 pages of compelling evidence that there is an urgent need for just such truth and transparency, that glyphosate poses many risks for human health, farms, crops, soils and the environment, and that Monsanto and the agro-chemical industry have gone to extraordinary lengths and expense to hide these from regulators and the public."...
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