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Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

Desultory Heroics

By Robert J. Burrowes

There is almost unanimous agreement among climate scientists and organizations – that is, 97% of over 10,000 climate scientists and the various scientific organizations engaged in climate science research – that human beings have caused a dramatic increase in the amount of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide released into Earth’s atmosphere since the pre-industrial era and that this is driving the climate catastrophe that continues to unfold. For the documentary evidence on this point see, for example, ‘Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature’, ‘Consensus on consensus: a synthesis of consensus estimates on human-caused global warming’ and ‘Scientists Agree: Global Warming is Happening and Humans are the Primary Cause’.

However, there is no consensus regarding the timeframe in which this climate catastrophe will cause human extinction. This lack of consensus is primarily due to the global elite controlling the…

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“International Congress of Fear” by Brazilian Poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade

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Statue of Carlos Drummond de Andrade - Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro

Bronze Statue of Carlos Drummond de Andrade – Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Photo Credit: Viagens Vamos Nessa! (Alexandre Macieira/Riotur)

My Poetry Corner August 2018 features the poem “International Congress of Fear” (Congresso Internacional do Medo) by Brazilian poet, journalist, and literary critic Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987), born in Itabira in Minas Gerais, Southeast Brazil. Considered one of the most influential Brazilian poets of the twentieth century, Drummond remains well-loved by the people for his humility and concern with the plight of modern man and struggle for freedom and dignity. 

Home of Carlos Drummond de Andrade - Itabira - Minas Gerais - Brazil

Home of Carlos Drummond de Andrade – Itabira – Minas Gerais – Brazil
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At nineteen, Drummond began his writing career as a columnist for the Diário de Minas newspaper. At his parents’ insistence, he qualified as a pharmacist in 1925 but never practiced the profession. Instead, he cofounded a literary journal…

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Emancipation Day, a Good Reason to Give Pause

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Barbadians join former colonies to celebrate Emancipation Day on August 1.

There can be no disagreement the Black race had to endure a form of slavery that to this day weighs heavy on the conscience of world citizens. Some will engage in a spurious rebuttal that the immoral act of chattel slavery practiced on Black people should be distilled using a logic that it was the legitimate activity of the day. What cannot be refuted is that until the Slavery Act 1833 Blacks resident in the Mother Country (England) and its colonies were regarded as chattel. Then there was the apprenticeship period where the former slave masters exploited Blacks because it was determined that it was cheaper to pay a rock bottom wage or provide room and board to the former slave in exchange for labour.  A capitalist thinking?

The benefit of slavery is that the White race was able…

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Coke or Pepsi? History of a Global Sugar Addiction

The Most Revolutionary Act

The Cola Wars Documentary

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Coca Cola was first produced in 1886, when cocaine, morphine and alcohol were common patent medicine ingredients. The immediate predecessor to Coke was a concoction produced by Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton called French Wine Cola, containing cocaine, alcohol and caffeine. When Atlanta outlawed alcohol sales In 1885, Pemberton left the patent medicine business to produce his renamed Coca Cola for the increasingly popular soda fountain trade. His first version combined cocaine with kola nut extract (a stimulant).

Pemberton, a cocaine addict, sold the company to another pharmacist Asa Kandler shortly before his death in 1889. Kandler added more sugar to disguise the medicinal taste and citric acid to disguise the excessive sweetness. In 1916, he began bottling it as well as dispensing syrup to soda foundations.

Pepsi Cola, Coke’s arch rival, was also invented by a pharmacist in Newburn, North Carolina…

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BOOK: Defeating Domestic Violence in the Americas: Men’s Work – By Luke Daniels

Defeating Domestic Violence In The Americas: Men’s Work

– By Luke Daniels

Domestic violence has been with us a very long time – it has a beginning and it must have an ending. The pace of change has been slow because men have failed to take responsibility for ending the violence. This book challenges men to take that responsibility seriously, especially the men in government throughout the region.

The focus is the Americas since the problem of violence is most urgent there, where 42 of the world’s 50 most violent cities are located. The possibilities for progressive governments in the region to take up the proposed solutions are realistic and imperative.


Meet The Woman Who Learned That Her Mother Passed As White | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Meet The Woman Who Learned That Her Mother Passed As White | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Published on Feb 5, 2018
Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes Gail Lukasik, whose book, “White Like Her,” recounts how she uncovered her mother’s secret: that she was keeping her mixed-race heritage hidden even from her own husband. She recounts her mother’s reaction: “Promise me you will never tell anyone until after I die.”

Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 05 July 2018

Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 05 July 2018

Special Purpose Unit scolds Jagdeo on GY$30 billion bond for Guysuco; investors to inspect estates next month
Jadgeo denies secretly asking Ramson Jr. to float his name for PPP’s presidential candidacy
Norway’s payments to fund solar farms in Guyana ; Jagdeo raises questions
Minimum State pension hiked
CIOG honours top 15 performing NGSA students
Lethem flood: Schools closed, 25 persons evacuated to shelters

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsmagazine – June 2018

The Buxton-Friendship Express Newsmagazine for June 2018 is here. You may click on the following link to access it:

We take this opportunity to wish our supporters in the United States a wonderful 4th July celebration today, as America celebrates its 242ndIndependence Anniversary. Also, we would like to salute our friends in Canada on their recent celebration of Canada Day on July 1st, and our brothers and sisters in Guyana and the Caribbean on the occasion of Caricom Day – 2nd July. And, not forgetting our friends in England, Good Luck in the World Cup!


Lorna Campbell  Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express

DENTAL OUTREACH TO GUYANA – Week of July 23. 2018 – Donations Requested

From Robert Lawrie:

DENTAL OUTREACH TO GUYANA – Week of July 23. 2018 – Donations Requested

When is the last time you have any thought to your teeth? Most of us never think about them unless there is a problem. Despite the fact that our smile is the first impression we make when we meet someone, our teeth are necessary for eating, and our dental health reflects our overall physical health, most of us don’t think twice about them. In the US it is standard to visit the dentist twice a year to maintain proper dental health. In Guyana, however, that practice is rarely followed. For most Guyanese, dental health goes way beyond being a luxury, it is not even a consideration.

In light of this tremendous need, Robert Lawrie, 4th generation Guyanese who has written a book about his life as a Guyanese man living in America, has put together a team of professionals to make dental health accessible back home. Working with clinicians from Miami-Dade College he is bringing this team to Guyana during the week of July 23 to offer free dental services.
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Sisters With A Mission – Labor Day Breakfast – Brooklyn NY – September 1. 2018

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