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Military Chiefs Stress Nuclear Abolition

HIROSHIMA Memorial Day – August 6, 1980 Admiral Noel Gayler (1914-2011) with 45 years active duty in the US Navy spoke with authority at Haverford College in Philadelphia “The day we dropped an atomic bomb on Japan we made ourselves totally defenseless. The day we detonated a hydrogen bomb we made ourselves 1000 times more defenseless. [...]

What to Do Today If You Reject the Death Penalty

During ten years in the British colony of Hong Kong three pro bono lawyers helped me while in contact with the poorest people in a city claiming more billionaires than found in New York, London or any other prominent metropolis on Earth. One rather impoverished woman came to the church where I lived in the [...]

By | July 27th, 2019|Corporate Responsibility, Politics|0 Comments

21st Century World View of Vice President Pence

Emperor/philosopher Cicero observed – “Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain a child forever.” April 10th Vice President Pence warned about the presence of a small group of Russians in Venezuela. With unusual “gringo” bravado Mr. Pence blustered – “This is our neighborhood!” Were US war ships invited to the [...]

From Coal To Solar In Southern Illinois

There were three 20th century coal mines operating in Breese, Illinois with the Breese-Trenton mining Co.  By 6:30 am, the East Mine coal operation began with a shrill whistle that could be heard throughout the small town. At the same early hour, taverns in Breese opened so the miners could endure the dark drudgery of [...]

Who Would Recommend Asbestos In 2018?

Rick Pankowski was a young man from Mansfield, New Jersey who moved to Philadelphia in the 1980’s. Rick and I were both associated with the charitable organization known as Philadelphia Committee for Homeless. While in his 30’s, Rick learned he had contracted mesothelioma, a serious affliction of the lung, and he would be dead within [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Politics|0 Comments

What If Earth’s Oxygen Runs Out?

A university teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana talks of his son serving on a nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy cruising somewhere secretly in   the ocean covering 70 percent of Earth. The professor knows from his years of study more than half of our planet’s oxygen supply comes from the critical natural process of photosynthesis by [...]

HSBC Gives a Token Gift on Earth Day

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 [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Environment|0 Comments

Abolishing Arms That Could Abort Earth’s Future

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”

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 [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Literacy, Spiritual|1 Comment

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

“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 [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Politics, War Crimes|0 Comments