Retirement And Passing the Baton
“Here’s the awful truth: even if every person, every automobile, and every factory suddenly emitted zero emissions, the Earth would still be headen full speed towards total disaster for one major reason: The military produces enough greenhouse gases, by itself, to place the entire globe, with all of its inhabitants large and small, in the most imminent danger of extinction.” Barry Saunders, The Green Zone
For some time I have wanted to retire. My take on human affairs has becomes more distanced with the passing of time, although you can tell from the line up of articles cited below, I still keep a close watch. And part of me always will, but at 90 (I am not quite there, give me a few more months) the time to retire from writing anything but personal messages to friends all around the globe takes precedence.
Lisa Savage is a retired educator, published author, and antiwar activist. She led the national Bring Our War $$ Home campaign during the Obama administration, and subsequently founded the Maine Natural Guard to connect the dots between climate crisis and the Pentagon’s enormous carbon bootprint. In 2020 she ran for the U.S. Senate under ranked choice voting in Maine and earned 5% of votes cast. She describes the purpose of her popular blog Went 2 the Bridge, as: Organizing and actions to resist the moral, environmental, and financial bankrupting of the U.S. through wars against the poor, at home and abroad.
ARTICLES on THE WAR In UKRAINE
MILITARY SPENDING and PROFIT
THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA REPORTING
“I do think this is a very protracted conflict and I think it’s at least measured in years. I don’t know about decades, but at least years for sure,” said Milley. “I think that NATO, the United States, Ukraine and all of the allies and partners that are supporting Ukraine are going to be involved in this for quite some time.”
ATROCITIES: WHOSE SIDE ARE WE ON?
Eva Bartlett in Ukraine, Tells A Very Different Factual Story that is Opposite from the Official Narrative — Mark Taliano
PEACE MOVEMENT IN SERIOUS TROUBLE
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At last: some rare good news in a ravaged world: a truce in Yemen
Ecuador grants wild animals legal rights in a world first
Texas DA Gocha Allen Ramirez has elected to release Lizette Herrera and drop the criminal charges against her-including murder-after she was accused of preforming a self-induced abortion
Venezuela great housing mission achieves major milestone with the four millionth house
Democrats introduce bill guaranteeing workers paid time off to vote
U.S’s flaunting of diplomatic immunity challenged in court in the trial of Alex Saab, Venezuela‘s diplomat
In the UK Palestine Action Activists Deface and Blockade London HQ of Elbit Systems
76 Israeli Anti-Aparthied activists declare refusal to cooperate wth the Israeli legal system, in solidarity with Palestinian administative detainees, confrontng the Israeli Service Servce.
Activists celebrate after Biden grants TPS ststatus to Cameroonian immigrants.
Top signs you could be a Repubican at a passover dinner
1. They refuse to answer the four questions without a subpoena.
2. They demand a recount of the ten plagues.
3. They defend not increasing the minimum wage on the grounds that according to Chad Gadya it still costs only two zuzzim to buy a goat.
4. The afikomen is hidden in the Cayman Islands.
5. They refuse to open the door for Elijah until they see his immigration papers.
6. They attack Moses for negotiating a deal with Pharoah because why would we negotiate with our enemies?
7. They don’t understand why the Egyptians didn’t cure the plagues with hydroxychloroquine.
8. They omit the parts about slavery from the Haggadah because it reminds them of Critical Race Theory.
9. They keep saying “when do we get to the miracle
of the Jewish space lasers?”
10. They end the seder by singing “Next year in Mar-a-Lago.”