Pope Francis Expected to Instruct One Billion Catholics to Act on Climate Change


Pope Francis Expected to Instruct One Billion Catholics to Act on Climate Change


Climate change has become a major social and moral problem. There is a need for moral guidance to ensure the natural world is developed in a sustainable and socially inclusive way.

At the end of 2015, the nations of the world will meet in Paris and attempt to hammer out a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions. And Pope Francis hopes that the world’s Catholics, as well as other major religions, will be a big part of serious climate action.

This includes a series of steps next year. Francis is expected to tell the planet’s 1.2 billion Catholics why acting on climate change is essential to the faith using an influential church document called an encyclical. This has been longrumored

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Joe Giarratano – Stories from Solitary ACLU


Joe Giarratano – Stories from Solitary

Joe Giarratano is a prisoner at Virginia’s Wallens Ridge State Prison. He spent a total of eight years in Secure Housing and supermax units, sometimes spending as many as 23 hours a day in isolation, with little or no human contact or natural light. The following is a handwritten letter from Joe along with a typed transcription. The letter has been redacted by the ACLU at the request of Joe’s counsel.

From: Joe Giarratano #1027820
Wallens Ridge State Prison*
P.O. Box 759
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219

Male, Caucasian, DOB: 8/26/56

My first long stint in SHU [secure housing unit]** came in August of 1996, when I was involuntarily transferred from Virginia to the Utah State Prison in Draper, UT. According to the UDOC spokesman, as reported in the news media, [the director of the Virginia Department of Corrections]…

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Ursula Le Guin’s Viral Video: “We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom”


Ursula Le Guin’s Viral Video: “We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom”

Ursula K Le Guin

Writer Ursula Le Guin recently received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and her thank you speech went somewhat viral. Her opinions on capitalism, literature, and imagination are worth some special attention.

In the midst of all the end-of-the-year lists and reminiscences, there is a speech that made the social media rounds recently that we thought deserved a special mention here at BillMoyers.com.In accepting the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at this year’s , , eminent sci-fi writer Ursula Le Guin made a knock-out speech about the power of capitalism, literature and imagination that, as she put it afterwards, “went sort-of viral on YouTube.”

The 85-year-old writer started with a shout-out to her fellow fantasy and sci-fi writers, who have…

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10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America


10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America

on 14 December, 2014 at 17:18


George Orwell ranks among the most profound social critics of the modern era. Some of his quotations, more than a half a century old, show the depth of understanding an enlightened mind can have about the future.

1)  “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”

Though many in the modern age have the will to bury their head in the sand when it comes to political matters, nobody can only concern themselves with the proverbial pebble in their shoe. If one is successful in avoiding politics, at some point the effects of the political decisions they abstained from participating in will reach their front door. More often…

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Walk Drunk!


Friends Don’t Let Friends Walk Drunk

It’s way more dangerous than you think.

| Mon Dec. 29, 2014 6:00 AM EST Email

The champagne’s been flowing since noon. You did the 12 grapes at midnight thing, danced to the requisite amount of Beyoncé, and it’s time to collapse. Car keys are off-limits, obviously, but you’ve heard all those Uber holiday pricing horror stories, and the train is bound to be a sweaty shit show. What’s more festive than weaving one’s merry way home from a New Year’s party, right?

Not so fast. It turns out New Year’s Day is the deadliest day to hoof it home, according to a 2005 study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that looked at every pedestrian death from traffic collisions between 1986 and 2002. Nearly half of the fatal accidents that occurred on a January 1 took…

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Wer trägt Verantwortung?

My Blog Schwein und Meer

Here is the short trailer for the MUST SEE movie. No one can watch without being affected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0LZ8eO-NAY&feature=youtu.be

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How Do You Know If You Have Been Hacked?


big hackedBy Cache Valley Prepper – SurvivoPedia

Whether or not you have been hacked depends on your definition of “hacked.” In the broadest sense, it means that some of your sensitive information has been compromised … that a hacker or identity thief has gained access to some of your data or network resources such as camera or printer. If this is your definition of “hacked” I imagine nearly everyone reading this article has been hacked.

In just a single incidence of mega-hacking, hackers gained root level access to over 19 servers at JP Morgan Chase, compromising the information of approximately 76-83 million households and 7 million businesses for weeks! As of 2009, only about 110 million US households had bank accounts, so about ¾ of US households were affected.

Chase is not some hayseed bank. Chase underpins the global banking infrastructure. Worse than the fact that some of your information was…

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The First Western Journalist to Interview ISIS Is Home With a Terrifying Message




A united Arab party

could trigger the end of

the occupation

A woman walks past campaign posters for the Arab-led Hadash Party in the Israeli-Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, Dec. 26, 2012.  A woman walks past campaign posters for the Arab-led Hadash Party in the Israeli-Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, Dec. 26, 2012.

zion quakes at the concept of the Palestinian Parties in Israel forming a major opposition force …. the following from my ziocrap file tells it all…

Zahalka also said he expects to win 15 seats for the joint Arab list in the coming elections, which would make the party one of the largest in the Knesset – recent polls have put that number at 11 mandates.

Arab Parties to Form Joint List Within a Week

Balad chair says his party, United Arab List and Hadash to form united Arab front in Knesset, claims 15 mandates becoming major party.

Jamal Zahalka, Hanin Zoabi

Jamal Zahalka, Hanin Zoabi Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

MK Jamal Zahalka, chairperson of the radical Arab nationalist Knesset party Balad, stated…

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Why The Guardian Censored One of Its Top Journalists |Interview with Nafeez Ahmed

Social Action 2014

Abby Martin interviews investigative journalist, Nafeez Ahmed, about what was not discussed in the torture report and his claims of censorship at the Guardian newspaper, where he used to work.

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