Category Archives: zeitgeist

Christmas Day, 1914

Christmas Day, 1914 My dear sister Janet, It is 2:00 in the morning and most of our men are asleep in their dugouts—yet I could not sleep myself before writing to you of the wonderful events of Christmas Eve. In … Continue reading

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A conversation about gun control

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep … Continue reading

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The Sykes–Picot Agreement

The Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and France,[1] with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East … Continue reading

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Standing Rock water protectors

On Sunday night, Water Protectors were met with water hoses in freezing temperatures, shot with rubber bullets, and sprayed with pepper spray. Over a hundred were injured, some seriously. It is more important than ever to stand with Standing Rock … Continue reading

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liberation theology

Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero A youthful Father Oscar Romero with Salvadorans (Photo courtesy of the Archbishop Romero Trust) Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980) was a prominent Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador during … Continue reading

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Church attendance

http://www.globalreligiousfutures.org/religions/christians Stories from Ghana – Open from james ault on Vimeo. Western culture, throughout most of its history, has been nearly equivalent to Christian culture, and many of the population of the Western hemisphere could broadly be described as cultural … Continue reading

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Deforestation in Amazonia

Read this Sept. 3 story from the Washington Post on a new report suggesting wild fires and industrial activity are giving Canada the dubious distinction of being the new global leader on deforestation. Tropical forests in Amazonia are being cleared rapidly, representing an important … Continue reading

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ABC signs Facebook deal to livestream 2016 presidential debates Free, online and without advertisements. A cord-cutter’s dream! David Lumb 09.20.16 in Politics

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FIRE IN THE BLOOD

An intricate tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’, FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the … Continue reading

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The Overview Effect — Space Exploration and Human Evolution

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.[1][2][3][4][5] It refers to the experience of … Continue reading

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