Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Lancet: Fossil Fuels Are Killing Us... Quitting Them Can Save Us

CC News Letter 23 June - The Lancet: Fossil Fuels Are Killing Us... Quitting Them Can Save Us

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 The Lancet: Fossil Fuels Are Killing Us... Quitting Them Can Save Us
By Jon Queally

Comparing coal, oil, and gas addiction to the last generation's effort to kick the tobacco habit, doctors say that quitting would be the best thing humanity can do for its long-term health

On Brink Of 'Sixth Great Extinction,' Humanity Must Conserve Or Die
By Nadia Prupis

It's official: the planet is entering a "sixth great extinction" that even the most conservative estimates show is killing off species at rates far higher than the previous five mass die-offs—and humanity is both at fault...and at risk

Ukraine's President Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup
By Eric Zuesse

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko's own Presidency, came into power from a coup, not from something democratic, not from any authentic constitutional process at all

Neither Forgive Dylann Roof Nor Ourselves: Quandaries Of American 'Democracy'
By Gary Corseri

Ultimately, Dylann Roof is responsible for his unconscionable crimes. But, so is the society that spawned him. It's a matter of theology and teleology: If we are not responsible for our "good" and "bad" deeds, then we reduce ourselves to automatons or actors driven by "biological determinism"—and not amor, not free-will, not "liberty" or "democracy"— but hereditarianism and genetic aberrations conquer all. But, if we deny the medium we thrive or perish within, the matrix of connections and processes we are bequeathed and bequeath, then we surrender to the impulses of solipsism and megalomania

When Temple Bells Drown The Earth's Heartbeat:
Earth-Based Spirituality Versus Organized Religion
By Aparajita Sengupta

Trying to listen in on our planet's heartbeat on a quiet day, someone might figure out that the mysteries of the universe are never going to be solved in temples or mosques or churches

Must Read: The Drone Eats With Me: Diaries From A City Under Fire
By Vacy Vlazna

I read The Drone Eats With Me: Diaries from a City Under Fire by Atef Abu Saif in almost one sitting - resenting that I had to break to cook and eat dinner. These beautifully written searing diaries recounting each of the horrific 51 days of Israel's monstrous war on the people of Gaza sweeps the reader into Atef's anguished experience. An experience so dreadfully encompassing of the dark depths of human sentience that it is simultaneously personal and collective

P.K Nair On #FTIIStrike

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