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Millennials Meet to “reRoute” Our Economy

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Originally posted on The Noah Project:
By: Keith Harrington: Huffington Post In case you missed it, this past spring students at over a dozen universities and colleges across North America gathered on their campuses to lay the foundations of a new millennial-led movement…

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Glencore: Profiteering from hunger and chaos – Features – Al Jazeera English (Reflections)

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This world needs economic systems that do what economic systems ‘theoretically’ are supposed to do. They’re supposed to serve humanity. They’re supposed to help us uplift ourselves and one another toward greater fulfillment of our astonishing potential and promise. … This post features an Al Jazeera article on food insecurity, but offers also larger awareness. The better we understand, the better we can be strict and clear in our questions and demands to those we elect. Continue reading

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye: American-Born Is He!

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It’s true – I’ve written more complaint about Obama’s presidential decisions than praise. … Here it is – my bit of praise! I do appreciate that President Obama …, …, Rothkopf’s statement is one I find confirmed again and again. One unpredictable action, with unintended caroming consequence, follows another! Continue reading

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Obama Approves Use of Armed Predator Drones Over Libya – ABC News

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…And I especially detest drones. So far, drones are the most monstrous war machine, ever. Distant, mechanical, deadly, unannounced, silent. I can’t imagine the constant heightened state of trauma chemistry coursing through the bodies of people living where drone strikes are a possibility…., …The satisfaction of “doing something meaningful and/or grand” by strutting brutal power in our world is, fundamentally, no different today than it was one, or two, thousand years ago. Technology has changed, but human commitment to a world of shared respect and wide-spread common weal has not budged one inch forward. Continue reading

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Icelands Economic Visionaries? Elements of 21st Century Thinking?

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However Iceland’s ‘economic crisis’ response turns out, many thanks and much gratitude is due the people of Iceland for standing firm for as long as they have. Their action definitely meets my criteria of human behavior that demonstrates belief in our greater promise – far from realized to date. Continue reading

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Shalom Bayit – Blog Post On American Health Care

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Ahavah Gayle offers a comment on her blog ‘Shalom Bayit’, to a letter (she gives it in full) posted by a military physician who entered private practice. He offers one of the most reasoned and eloquent studies of, and arguments for, universal coverage I’ve read in brief essay form. — Further: Obama said today, (paraphrased): “Americans will contribute to food and health care costs in support of the people in Libya.”. I, and all others without coverage in the United States – join with all humanitarian-minded Americans in support of this declaration of aid. But it must be said, Obama’s statement is peculiar in light of his role in the failure of American health care reform. Strong action on behalf of humanity is required by logic, (if not by heart), to be inclusive. Continue reading

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Why We Should Not Accept President Obama’s Pentagon Assurance on Manning

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President Obama appears to believe he can pass his personalized reassurance of Manning’s treatment onto us citizens. We can now relax about issues of injustice for Bradley Manning. He (Obama) trusts the Pentagon, and we, in turn, should trust him. Continue reading

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Market Response to Disaster Understandable But …

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I wonder if we can design economic structures that foster equitable distribution of essential resources and services in such a way that we outgrow concern for fortunes lost or gained in times of anguish….I wonder if we have that much confidence, to trust in, to follow the lead of, our deeper compassionate natures…just asking … just wondering (about the 21st Century)… Continue reading

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Questions for Americans re MidEast

In my last post, I asked: What do we expect government to do, as ‘coordinating agency’ of our own making, to keep our society one that uplifts human potential?… Continue reading

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Too little, too late? – Inside Story – Al Jazeera English

Dear Readers! My reasons for this post are several, significantly a reminder of universality of the call for human dignity – it is not a ‘western’ concept, but is inborn.  To my mind, we, in at least the United States … Continue reading

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