HomeCandidates 2018Ben Jealous6/5 News Roundup – Sanders To Israel: “This Occupation Must End”, Bernie Speaks In Wales & More
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la58

For a perspective from the Palestine people, this was interesting. https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/02/eyewitness-in-the-unholy-land/

la58

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/06/04/a-half-century-of-oppressionOn

June 5, Israel reaches the grim milestone of 50 years of occupation of the West Bank. Many Israelis have become complacent and succumbed to the government’s argument that the continuing occupation is necessary to safeguard Israel’s national security.

Sounds like what most people here in the US feel about the middle east.

Don midwest

CEOS PRAISED FOR BACKING THE PARIS ACCORD ALSO FUNDED LOBBYISTS PUSHING TRUMP TO WITHDRAW

another front organization for corporations who run the country and the world

Industrial Energy Consumers of America

List of companies members of this front group

• INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSUMERS OF AMERICA (IECA)
• CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP
Abbott Laboratories
Ag Processing Inc
Agrium Inc.
Air Liquide America L.P.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Airgas, Inc
Alcoa Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Ascend Performance Materials
Ash Grove Cement Company
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
CalPortland
Carpenter Technology Corporation
Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc.
Celanese Corporation
CF Industries
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
Corning Inc.
Deere & Company
Domtar
The Dow Chemical Company
Dow Corning Corporation
Eastman Chemical Company
Evonik Corporation
FCA US LLC
FMC Corporation
Formosa Plastics Corporation
Gerdau
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber
• Company
Guardian Industries Corporation
Incitec Pivot
International Paper Company
Johns Manville
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Koch Industries Inc.
LafargeHolcim
Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
Linde, Inc.
LyondellBasell
Marathon Refining
MillerCoors
National Gypsum Company
Nucor Corporation
Olin Corporation
Owens Corning
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Rain CII Carbon
Riceland Foods, Inc.
SABIC Innovative Plastics
TimkenSteel Corporation
US Steel Corporation
USG Corporation
Verso Corporation
WestRock Company
Weyerhaeuser Company

I looked up Weyerhaeuser and fond out that they are an world class ethics organization!!!

How wonderful!!!

This looks like another front organization — whitewashing corporations

polarbear4
humphrey

Just adding to pb’s comment since things are back to normal.

Colombia’s Atrato River is one of the most polluted waterways in the in the country. Now, thanks to a decision by Colombia’s Constitutional Court, the Atrato has its own legally recognized right to “protection, conservation, maintenance and restoration.”

Yes, it’s a river, and it has rights.

This remarkable development happened because caring, concerned people banded together. Representatives of affected indigenous groups, Afro-Colombian organizations and the NGO Tierra Digna brought the case in 2015. Their aim was to require better protection for the Atrato River and the people who live within its basin and along its shores.

The court ruling stated, in part:

According to this interpretation, the human species is only one more event within a long evolutionary chain that has lasted for billions of years and we [humans] therefore, in no way, are the owner of other species, biodiversity or natural resources, or the fate of the planet. Consequently, this theory conceives nature as a true subject of rights that must be recognized by states and exercised under the tutelage of their legal representatives, for example, by the communities that inhabit it or have a special relationship with it.
Imagine that — a court recognizing that nature ought to have legal rights and that humans don’t automatically have dominion over the earth and its resources.

polarbear4

thanks, humphrey.

polarbear4

Figure we can all use a little of this these days: New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy with lots of linkies.

polarbear4

“Today, 15 years after George W. Bush’s “axis of evil” oratory set the stage for ongoing military carnage, politicians who traffic in unhinged rhetoric like “Putin is the ringleader of the unfree world” are helping to fuel the warfare state—and, in the process, increasing the chances of direct military conflict between the United States and Russia that could go nuclear and destroy us all. But such concerns can seem like abstractions compared to possibly winning some short-term political gains. That’s the difference between leadership and demagoguery.”

Dangerous Discourse: When Progressives Sound like Demagogues

polarbear4

polarbear4

He’s corroborating that Rich was the source of the DNC “hacks” to Wikileaks, not Russia. Pretty important in more ways than one.

humphrey

If you tell me who “he” is maybe I can find it.

humphrey

My mistake a refresh solved the problem.

humphrey

Not sure what you mean? the link takes me to Twitter login and I don’t have an account.

polarbear4

yes. Sorry. as you noted, i fixed it. No, he’s not a Hill fan but he is willing to testify before Congress, so that seems pretty real. And they should call him, if they’re still investigating, imo.

humphrey

One thing that I get is that Kim Dotcom is not a fan of Hillary. LOL

humphrey

I don’t think that Tim Black is a fan of the Washington Post.

polarbear4

maybe wapo could change its name to bezocia or something.

humphrey

The Humanist Report sticks up for Nina Turner.

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