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Wildlife-cities-disease

Helpful article on the connection between shrinking wilderness, expanding human habitation and disease.


City growth favours animals 'more likely to carry disease'


Hiroshima Day and webinars

 
ACTION CALL OF ILPS COMMISSION 4, Aug., 2020 
UNIVERSAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT NOW!  
STOP MILITARIZATION!  
JUST PEACE FOR THE PEOPLES EVERYWHERE! 
Join local commemorations of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and make these pledges in the fight for just peace. 
 
The anti-imperialist alliance known as the International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) met in Hong Kong from June 23 to 26 where 400 members and guests agreed to mark the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with demonstrations in their areas around the world.

Hiroshima Day 2020

ACTION CALL OF ILPS COMMISSION 4, Aug., 2020

UNIVERSAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT NOW! 
STOP MILITARIZATION! 
JUST PEACE FOR THE PEOPLES EVERYWHERE!

Join local commemorations of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and make these pledges in the fight for just peace.

The anti-imperialist alliance known as the International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) met in Hong Kong from June 23 to 26 where 400 members and guests agreed to mark the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with demonstrations in their areas around the world.

environmental management choices

I just finished watching an environmental documentary called "Planet of the Humans". It was directed and narrated by Jeff Gibbs. The Executive Producer was Michael Moore.

This film takes a hard look at the "green movement" and its failings. Specifically, it shows that wind, solar and biomass solutions, once widely touted by environmental organizations, (1) are for profit industries taken over by big corporations that (2) depend on fossil fuels, large-scale mining and deforestation to provide materials for components or systems production and providing power to produce parts, start up systems and run operations.

RCMP terror

JUSTICE FOR MONA WANG


[Note: RCMP is the national police of Canada (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), which has jurisdiction in areas without other local police.]

On January 20th, 2020, a nursing student named Mona Wang was assaulted by Officer Lacey Browning after the former's boyfriend called the RCMP to request a wellness check for her.

chauvinism

my essay--a bit long, but topical

CHAUVINISM AND DOCTRINES OF CONQUEST 
 
Chauvinism is a group’s implementation of prejudice against others in order to assert its self-declared superiority and dominate. It is thus wider than the term prejudice in that it reflects more than an attitude or negative idea of another group; it expresses the rationalized intended power over others assumed to be inferior, often based on prejudices such as racism or communalism. 
 
In this article, I use my knowledge as a holder of a graduate degree in anthropology, the study of culture, as well as my informal education as a long-time anti-imperialist activist, plus my personal experience as a resident abroad.

half-way 2020

Half-way through 2020. No need to point out the extraordinary happenings of this year for people in general. How am I fairing? More than coasting and keeping up--I continue to grow.

As I have said before, the pandemic crisis coincided with my transition into official senior status. I am not 65 yet, but I have been psyching myself up, planning finances, shifting my lifestyle and identity, and creating a nest for the new life phase.

Financially speaking:
 I have some, though not ample, savings. I am already getting a senior's rental benefit, which was adjusted in the first quarter.

International Women's Alliance

THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S ALLIANCE
The International Women's Alliance (IWA) was an idea for action that came out of a workshop of the International League of Peoples' Struggles assembly in Hong Kong in 2008. The IWA founding meeting happened in 2010. It is an independent alliiance of organizations and individuals who address the particular problems of women as rooted in the exploiting and oppressive global system. It thus sees its struggles as part of a larger struggle connected to other liberation and democracy struggles with a view to fundamentally change the global system.

reject nobility

Now the major corporate media are trying to keep the discussion about racism away from systemic change. (Dare we say, "Revolution?") They are welcoming the upper class or upper class wannabes and their frustrations about not making it to the upper crust of society as the spokespersons for the movement because of their racial identity. One network rep even insisted that the dreams of the coloured and minorities should be about capitalism and their efforts to climb the ladder of capitalist success should not be unfairly dragged down by racial discrimination.

roots of oppression

Don't wanna hear one more talk show host confess what they're just learning now about oppression against people of colour. They can be heard telling "us" (?ASSUMPTIONS!) that we have to pay more attention and be more sensitive. Making pledges to (finally) use "their platforms" (very rich and privileged) to listen to black and brown people and help making change happen. Really? They didn't know about the difficulties facing working people of colour and migrant workers before?
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