Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Rex Tillerson Believes Humans “Will Adapt To Climate Change”

Earlier this year our organization, the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), announced that it would divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. We mean to do this gradually, but in a public statement we singled out ExxonMobil for immediate divestment because of its “morally reprehensible conduct.” (NY Review of Books, p.31)

When Will “Democracy Now” Be Silenced?

While living in Ossining, NY during the 1960’s, I listened to my friend Jim Beach from Tarrytown, NY give honest political reports about events each evening on Radio WHUD (Tarrytown is a city on the Hudson River 25 miles north of New York City). One day Jim received a phone call from a man in Cleveland who said “Your political comments would no longer be needed.” Jim and I were somewhat shocked to discover his astute progressive political observations would be replaced by a corporate takeover.

By | December 18th, 2016|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Local, Op Ed, Peace, Politics|0 Comments

Christmas 2016 – Warnings, Migrant Births & Assistance From “Doulas”

Fr. Rohr concludes, “We are all in school!” For the first time in nearly eighty years this December, I learned of professional midwifes who are called “Doulas.” The Chinese word for birth is “to come out to the world.” Was there a Doula present with Mary and Joseph at the moment Jesus entered our world?

By | December 18th, 2016|Peace, Poetry, Spiritual, Stories|0 Comments

If We Do Not Read All Of Our History Or We Might Repeat It

In 2014 a Gallup poll was taken among 60,000 people in sixty countries. Results were not well received by public opinion researchers from the USA. Respondents believed the United States and Israel were the two most dangerous threats to peace. Compared to origins of human history in Mesopotamia over 4000 years ago, the United States [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Corporate Responsibility, Politics, War Crimes|0 Comments