Daily Archives: August 21, 2018

800 Jews, Christians, Muslims sing Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ in Jerusalem – video

800 Jews, Christians, Muslims sing Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ in Jerusalem

Koolulam mass singing event at Tower of David Museum joins disparate voices in a show of unity coinciding with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

 JULY 8, 2018, 12:50 PM

Jews, Muslims and Christians, young and old, most of them strangers to one another, they were forgoing a night’s sleep for the chance to sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in three languages and three-part harmony as a show of unity from Israel.

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Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth – By Chris Hedges

Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth

On the the dawn of the Anthropocene and how humanity has engineered our own march toward collective suicide

“The question is are we smart enough to deal with the effects of our own power?” (Photo: Sanmonku)

The spectacular rise of human civilization—its agrarian societies, cities, states, empires and industrial and technological advances ranging from irrigation and the use of metals to nuclear fusion—took place during the last 10,000 years, after the last ice age. Much of North America was buried, before the ice retreated, under sheets eight times the height of the Empire State Building.

This tiny span of time on a planet that is 4.5 billion years old is known as the Holocene Age. It now appears to be coming to an end with the refusal of our species to significantly curb the carbon emissions and pollutants that might cause human extinction. The human-induced change to the ecosystem, at least for many thousands of years, will probably make the biosphere inhospitable to most forms of life.

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Guyana: Georgetown celebrates 175th anniversary with ‘City Week’ – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana: Georgetown celebrates 175th anniversary with ‘City Week’

17 August 2018 – BY Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life News. NY

City Hall. Georgetown. Guyana

The Guyana mayor and councillors of the city of Georgetown have planned a week of activities to commemorate its 175th Anniversary, titled: “City Week,” that will begin with a “Gratitude and Celebration” church service at the historic St. George’s Cathedral Church on Aug. 19.

Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene outlined a program to engage Guyana’s diverse population during a showcase of Georgetown’s historic journey that began under Dutch rule.    Continue reading

Canada: Don’t Forget John A. Macdonald — But Don’t Honour Him

Don’t Forget John A. Macdonald — But Don’t Honour Him

John A Macdonald,

Debate over Victoria statue a chance to recognize first PM’s role in genocide.

Robert Alexander Innes [Member of Cowessess First Nation] | TheTyee.ca

The decision by the City of Victoria to remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from in front of City Hall has sparked much discussion about whether statues and other commemorations of historical figures should be removed or replaced.

This is not the first time a statue of Macdonald has caught the attention of Indigenous people.

For many Canadians, there is a fear that removing statues or changing names of buildings will erase the country’s history. Others charge that we cannot judge a historical person’s actions based on contemporary standards. Some say that to attach the word racist or genocide to Macdonald is simply scapegoating for past misdeeds.        Continue reading

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