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The 40 Hour Work Week: “Hungry Ghosts” | Bad Apples | Thirst | Rat Race

  Excerpt: All of our well-publicized problems, including obesity, depression, pollution, and corruption are what it costs to create and sustain a trillion-dollar economy. For the economy to be “healthy,” this world has to remain unhealthy. (Read that again - for the economy to be healthy, the world has to remain unhealthy? WHAT the_?) (People have… Continue reading The 40 Hour Work Week: “Hungry Ghosts” | Bad Apples | Thirst | Rat Race

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Blog Bonus: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List | The Other Slavery

On Earth Day, thousands marched in support of science and the environment. But as these stories show, the fight has just begun. READ: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List https://twitter.com/gurlinthewurld/status/857237938555506688 https://twitter.com/4589roger/status/857230405010903040 *** TOP PHOTO: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan Source: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan *****… Continue reading Blog Bonus: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List | The Other Slavery

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Gaslighting: Protect Yourself | Quebec Suicides End Suffering | Trump: America’s gaslighter in chief

Gaslighter in Chief? I wanted to share an earlier post about gaslighting that was very enlightening. And it's driving journalists crazy!  HERE Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well. READ: Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself | Psychology Today *** Five suicides in Quebec indigenous… Continue reading Gaslighting: Protect Yourself | Quebec Suicides End Suffering | Trump: America’s gaslighter in chief

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The Privacy Paradox | Google’s A.I. gets greedy | DuckDuckGo

What you need to know to take back your digital identity - and maybe even your soul. READ and LISTEN: Introducing: The Privacy Paradox - Note to Self - WNYC TECH ETHICS & DATA SURVIVALISM If you can’t stop thinking about privacy, well, neither can we. It’s doing wonders for our insomnia. Kidding! Manoush sat… Continue reading The Privacy Paradox | Google’s A.I. gets greedy | DuckDuckGo

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Let’s Make 2017 the Year of Being Kind | How to Write in the Age of Trump | #NotNormal | Mitakuye Oyasin

“Whoa.” ...only 25 percent of Americans believe we’re living in a kind society, according to a poll by Kindness [...] Source: Let's Make 2017 the Year of Being Kind *** Overnight, America — its past, present, and future — had become unreal.... For me, the symptom of that experience is a constant traumatic alertness, a… Continue reading Let’s Make 2017 the Year of Being Kind | How to Write in the Age of Trump | #NotNormal | Mitakuye Oyasin

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What do we do now? #Election2016

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6LR9032B-Y   By LT  (White Lash video: what DO we tell our kids and grandkids? The truth, all of it...) I’m sure there are plenty of people gloating, in shock, or some even panicking, over the electoral vote for The Donald, as if this one particular presidency is going to make our life better, worse… Continue reading What do we do now? #Election2016

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Survivor | Hero | Umran’s brother | you/me/we

Former Indian school student remembers good, bad times By CHRISTINA LIEFFRING SOURCE GENOA, NEBRASKA — Sid Byrd, a former student at Genoa Indian Industrial School, opened his talk in August at the annual school reunion with a story about his name.  “My middle named used to be Oliver, but I changed it to Howard because… Continue reading Survivor | Hero | Umran’s brother | you/me/we

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“When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers”: How Private Equity Profits off Our Daily Lives | Democracy Now!

When you woke up this morning, chances are your morning routine was touched in some way by a private equity firm.  From the water you drink to the roads you drive to work, to the morning newspaper you read, Wall Street firms are playing an increasingly influential role in daily life.  So says a compelling… Continue reading “When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers”: How Private Equity Profits off Our Daily Lives | Democracy Now!

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Required Reading: How cultural appropriation is hurting indigenous artists

How cultural appropriation is hurting indigenous artists: Q: How is it harmful to Indigenous art and artists? A: It really is our number one source of private direct revenue into our communities, so it’s got a huge economic impact. From a cultural side, it’s a written language here to us on the coast. A lot… Continue reading Required Reading: How cultural appropriation is hurting indigenous artists

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What if “the vocal adoptees” are right? | The adopted ones blog

So, when natural feelings come up, how can you expect others to get it? Source: What if “the vocal adoptees” are right? | The adopted ones blog

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‘My ancestor the Indian Princess’ – Vita Brevis

  [1] Recognition in a tribe is not always a black or white issue and there are exceptions to this rule, such as instances where one is raised in the culture or on a reservation but does not have other requirements for membership such as a blood-quantum requirement. This statement is not speaking to those… Continue reading ‘My ancestor the Indian Princess’ – Vita Brevis

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ALTERNATIVE TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Still relevant TODAY

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By J. Glenn Evans

Below is the address I made at the University of Washington the 30th of January 2013 before a meeting of the Socialist Alternative Party.  It reflects my thoughts on where we are today and what we must do to redeem the dream of a true democracy that our founding fathers set out to create for us.  I strongly feel that more of our citizens must run for public office and replace the corporate toadies that have come to rule us.  Power lies within the political offices to make the necessary changes.  Our neglect to monitor the actions of our elected representatives and demand less secrecy is why we have lost our government.  We must began to reclaim our government starting at the local scene with city councils, school boards, county and state offices.

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‘I Am Not an Incident. I’m a Little Girl’: Adoptees Share Art and Pain | Broadly

While my well meaning, adoptive family gave me as much affection as they could muster, their attempts often felt like taping a bandaid over a bullet hole. Source: 'I Am Not an Incident. I'm a Little Girl': Adoptees Share Art and Pain | Broadly

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Precious Little Justice for Hyun-su

Hyun-su’s death was completely preventable because he should never have been placed with these people.

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The one, single decent thing Brian O’Callaghan has done in the past two years was to admit to killing “Madoc”, the child he and his wife bought from Korea.

“Former NSA official sentenced to 12 years in death of adopted son”

Did I say bought? I meant adopted. I get those words mixed up because there is little difference between the two, but also because 3-year-old Hyun-su was treated like a defective puppy by his owners. And international adoptees are very much like puppies to the adoption industry.

If Hyun-su was physically harmed over the course of three months or if it really was a one-time, unplanned assault, O’Callaghan’s actions both before and after cannot be described as anything other than premeditatively abusive.

Deliberately hiding his PTSD  – going so far as playing with his prescribed meds in order to pass drug screening – was just the first offense. That he would even consider…

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