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Mergers & Acquisitions Or Murders & Executions?

Are we going to allow Bayer and Monsanto to join forces in their war on life? Bayer, corporate supporter of Nazi Germany, who used Jewish slave labor in their factories during WWII and whose parent company invested in a company that manufactured Zyklon B nerve gas? Monsanto, the U.S. company annually voted the world’s most […]

Conscious Authenticity

Originally posted on parallax:
via Daily Prompt: Authentic Sunset at Uluru, one of my many favourite photos of the rock, taken last year. Uluru is a well known Aussie icon. Primarily it is an indigenous sacred site, but in a broader sense it is a well known visual associated with Australia as a country. For…

It Feels Like Being on Death Row

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
by GEORGE YANCY After hearing about the two Sacramento police officers who tragically shot and killed 22-year-old unarmed Black male Stephon Clark because they thought that he had a gun when in fact he had a cell phone, I was seized yet again by that profoundly uncomfortable feeling of trying…

The World Is Watching

Photo credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP   Fifty eight Palestinians were brutally murdered by the Israeli war machine this past Monday, May 14th. This was, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “the bloodiest day of the protests by far, as Israeli security officials had predicted.” Hmmm, as Israeli “security” officials predicted. Did they see the potential for extreme […]

What Is Food?

Mad Scientists Live Among Us: It used to be science fiction, but not anymore. There are people living among us who believe it’s OK to “play god” (as the saying goes) and intervene in millions of years of evolution by engineering living beings as if they were tools to use at work or toys for […]

When Assisted Suicide Becomes a Viable Option

Originally posted on A Mile In My Wheels:
One of my most controversial opinions is related to the subject of euthanasia. I strongly believe that if all one has to look forward to is a life of pain with no hope of relief (for example: a person riddled with terminal cancer and suffering horrendous pain),…

Herman Bell is free at last

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
On Friday, April 27, Herman Bell, a 70-year-old respected elder, was released after serving nearly 45 years in prison. Herman was one of thousands of incarcerated older people who was repeatedly denied parole for over a decade after completing his minimum sentence. His release is a result of important…