Nov 042017
 

EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller  (Monsanto, roundup),  The Guardian. Oct 24, very good article.  Update, Oct 25, the EU temporarily dodged the bullet (again). AVAAZ and other organizations have successfully campaigned, mobilizing millions of people to stop the poisoning.  We have been active on this file through the years. There […]

Nov 012017
 
2017-11-01  Book: “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science”  by Carey Gillam   (glyphosate, roundup, Monsanto)

Hart writes: Glyphosate is not necessarily the subject of a new crusade for me. But I do believe that family and friends should know about it. For their own and the health of their families. There are ways to reduce the risks. The info about the chemical is particularly important in the EU right now. […]

Jan 162017
 

Reply to Blake, his email below: . . .   It’s interesting how close-minded people are on this topic.  We’ve been taught for more than half-a-century that we’ve been saved by vaccines,  like being saved by God or Jenner, Pasteur and Salk. As I see it, what we know about the world has changed in the […]

Oct 032016
 
2016-10-02   Excerpt from interview with winner of 2016 Pulitzer Prize, Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen. his book "The Sympathizer".

The interview by Eleanor Wachtel is far-ranging and informative. I transcribed the short portion (appears below) in which Vietnamese-American author,  Viet Thanh Nguyen,  discusses a perception of American wars that is not universal.   I think this other perception with its variations is spreading.  (Ref  2016-03-22 There are two sides to the story. Why do we hear only one? (Terrorists & Context: CIA […]

Feb 062016
 

From books.google: Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion,  by Randal Marlin. Revised Second Edition 2013   This book aims to develop a sophisticated understanding of propaganda. It begins with a brief history of early Western propaganda, including Ancient Greek classical theories of rhetoric and the art of persuasion, and traces its development through the Christian […]

Feb 062016
 

Amy Goodman, I love that woman, covered   “A Significant Victory”: Julian Assange Hails U.N. Panel Calling for His Freedom, At bottom, the link to the actual UN Report. In response to  CTV News Coverage  of this important development for democracy,  I used their “Error Report” button to submit THREE FACTUAL ERRORS. – – – – – – – – – […]

Nov 022015
 
Edward Bernays, 'Father of Public Relations' (the perfection of propaganda)

http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/08/16/specials/bernays-obit.html March 10, 1995 Edward Bernays, ‘Father of Public Relations’ And Leader in Opinion Making, Dies at 103 dward L. Bernays, an early leader in the public relations field who devised or developed many techniques for influencing public opinion, died yesterday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 103. Mr. Bernays was one of […]

Oct 212015
 
2015-04-21  Class Action LawSuits Against Monsanto (false advertising, glyphosate)

http://www.examiner.com/article/monsanto-sued-los-angeles-county-for-false-advertising Exhibit #1 Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or […]

Sep 032015
 

RE  John Pilger’s  documentary, The War You Don’t See   https://vimeo.com/67739294.   Journalists, administrators speak frankly of their personal shame for reporting the propaganda spewed out by the Government spin doctors (propaganda) for the Iraq War.     (At the URL  scroll down through the white space,  there’s a white bar,  click on the left end of it.) It takes courage to […]