Cartoonists Demand Action (via Cartoonists)
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(via xkcd: Wake Up Sheeple)
It is interesting that Oppenheimer showed real remorse for his role in the creation of atomic weapons and dedicated the rest of his life, along with many other of the atomic scientists that worked at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge, to working for complete disarmament of all atomic weapons worldwide.
Julius Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb”
I’m only 15 years old. Sometimes my family can’t afford to buy groceries when we need to. I haven’t been to the doctor in three years because we can’t afford it. I have all symptoms of having diabetes and get scared that I might go into a diabetic coma if I have it. My mom works for the school board and my step dad builds homes. I’ve been seeing and hearing about all these arrests and brutal beatings for the protesters in “Occupy Wall Street.” What I don’t understand is, if the Bill of Rights claims we have freedom of speech then why are we being arrested and beaten down for simply sharing our opinions?? Also, we can spend millions, even billions, of dollars to fund a war but we can’t spend even the slightest bit of that to house the homeless or feed the poor?! The government is taking taxes from the poor and giving it to the rich! The poor are already in debt, their houses are being foreclosed, they’re losing their jobs!! While the rich are living in luxury, the poor are SUFFERING! WE NEED CHANGE!
What ever happened to everyone being equal?
I AM the 99%
GOOD: Top Stories of 2011 (by GOODMagazine)
‘In 2010, then-Ambassador Pablo Solón headed Bolivia’s climate negotiating team for the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico. However, for this year’s climate summit he joined climate justice activists outside the official conference in the streets of Durban demanding the United States, and other historically large greenhouse gas emitters, agree to legally binding emissions cuts. “Developed countries, like the U.S., Europe, Japan, Russia, are just trying to avoid their responsibility when it comes to greenhouse emissions cuts,” says Solón. “So, that is the real outcome out of Durban, and that is why there is so much concern around the world, because, especially the developing countries, the poor nations, and the poor people around the world, even in the United States, are going to be those ones that are going to suffer the consequences of this. That is why we call it a climate apartheid.”’
‘Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, there’s been a certain crowd in Washington for the last few decades who respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If only we cut more regulations and cut more taxes – especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger. Sure, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everyone else. And even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, they argue, that’s the price of liberty.
It’s a simple theory – one that speaks to our rugged individualism and healthy skepticism of too much government. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. Here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible post-war boom of the 50s and 60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade.’
~ President Barack Obama
To assemble our second-ever GOOD 100 list (check out the first here), we surveyed culture and politics to pick out trends and seemingly minor moments that tell us where we’re all headed, together. The big picture is pretty exciting.
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Because of the deep systemic problems facing humanity on a global scale and the related opportunities for solving these problems, it has never been more important to foster a worldview and paradigm that promotes cooperation over competition in macroeconomics, international relations, global security, planetary ecology, total human ecosystem sustainability, and every other aspect of planetary human culture.