Israel Has Had Nuclear Weapons Since 1966

By | May 6th, 2018|Peace, Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

The USA, Britain and Turkey are Israel’s only friends in the world. The United States was first in developing an atomic bomb. Albert Einstein signed on to a letter drafted by physicist Leo Szilard approving the suicidal weapon because of a fear Germany would produce such a bomb first. “Had I known Germany would not [...]

HSBC Gives a Token Gift on Earth Day

By | April 23rd, 2018|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Environment|

Having lived in the prosperous British colony for the entire 1970’s, I learned HSBC (Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation) is a multi-billion dollar international octopus which was founded in 1865. Since Hong Kong (which is a Chinese word for “fragrant harbor”) was the original British base for selling opium to China, the super wealthy colony [...]

Abolishing Arms That Could Abort Earth’s Future

By | April 23rd, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Peace, Politics, Uncategorized, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

The Earth Day 2018 theme is abolishing plastic pollution. In the 1960’s movie “The Graduate” Dustin Hoffman portrayed a young student who was advised by his wise uncle in one word: “Plastic!” In the 21st century the one word is “TRASH” that will not disappear and is taking over our ocean. Visit www.5gyres.org for latest [...]

Surrounded By Deceit We Say “I Speak In Total Sincerity”

By | April 19th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Literacy, Spiritual|

As lawyers in Washington, DC hire lawyers to protect themselves in a swamp of unspeakable dishonesty, we recall Gandhi’s conviction: “For me God is truth.” George Orwell observed, “In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Those who testify in senate hearings or courtrooms place their right hand on a [...]

Resurrection Now!

By | April 5th, 2018|Peace, Spiritual, Stories|

Rev. Barnabas Ahearn (1916-1995), was a prominent biblical scholar emerging from the École Biblique in Jerusalem who later served as an adviser to Bishops at the second Vatican council (1962 – 1965). The first day of April 2018 millions of Christians celebrated Easter, a moveable feast yearly observed the first Sunday after the first full [...]

March (Women’s History Month) We Recall Women Hold Up Half The Sky

By | April 3rd, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Politics, War Crimes|

“Women hold up half the sky” was one of many Chinese proverbs I learned during 1970 years in Hong Kong. Elsie Elliott-Tu (1913 – 2009) went to China as a British missionary and spent her entire adult life in Hong Kong as an elected official in the colonial urban council. Weekly I assisted in her [...]

400 + 400 = PETM

By | March 27th, 2018|Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Water|

Over 100 years ago Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927), the father of physical chemistry, warned our unrestricted burning of fossil fuels would release excessive carbon dioxide (“greenhouse effect”) that will surely cause problems for survival of all who live on Earth. Arrhenius repeated the climate warning in 1905. NASA scientist James Hansen declared before a skeptical [...]

How Will We Surive Without Oxygen

By | March 20th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

A friend from Louisiana talks with pride and concern about his son in a U.S. Navy submarine thousands of miles away, lurking in the darkness of our sacred ocean which covers three fourths of planet Earth and provides half of the oxygen we need for daily survival. In our “Industrial Ice Age” we too busy [...]

America Does Not Torture

By | March 14th, 2018|Op Ed, Politics, War Crimes|

During the Bush administration, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld ordered confiscation of all photos taken at Baghdad’s central prison, Abu Ghraib, in which revolting, sadistic scenes of torture were causing a tidal wave of national and international outrage that would have certainly implicated the Bush administration. Bush and Rumsfeld are gone, but torture clings to Gina [...]

Mike Pense Did Not Reduce Tension on Korean Border

By | February 12th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Peace, Politics|

Richard Nixon was the first president in USA history to visit China following the ping pong unification of China and the USA.  Senators of Chinese ancestry named Spong, Fong and Wong were so thrilled they proposed every church bell in the country be rung to celebrate the joyful occasion when the US ping pong team [...]