The biggest changes in history which relate to the welfare of all the people in society, started out with somebody voicing what was then considered a controversial opinion. Consider the abolition of slavery, the granting of the vote for women, the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the introduction of contraception and indeed, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights itself. These and countless other pivotal moments in the development of our civilised society resulted from those who have the courage of their convictions and regardless of the cost to themselves, they stood by what was right not always what was convenient. […]
The following post is a letter I have just sent to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore (and to all members of An Dail and Seanad Eireann) pleading for real action on the genocide presently taking place in Gaza. To paraphrase the old but accurate quote, evil can only prevail when good people do nothing.
Please please send your own email (or the one pre-written) to all TD’s and Senators and let them know that you are horrified by the continued inaction of government, with just one click, using the link below.
“It’s not only greenhouse gas emissions: Washington’s new world order weapons have the ability to trigger climate change”. Yeah, you’re probably thinking not more of the ‘conspiracy theory’ nonsense but after five successive disastrous summers in Ireland and monumental weather events worldwide, it might be time to look a little bit deeper….
By Michel Chossudovsky – Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa and TFF associate, author of The Globalization of Poverty, second edition, Common Courage Press
The important debate on global warming under UN auspices provides but a partial picture of climate change; in addition to the devastating impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the ozone layer, the World’s climate can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated “non-lethal weapons.” Both the Americans and the Russians have developed capabilities to manipulate the World’s climate. […]
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Over the last week or so we have all witnessed the death, destruction and incomprehensible suffering of the people of Haiti. Our response to this has varied from collectively admitting that, as bad as things are here in Ireland, they don’t even begin to compare with what is happening in Haiti to indifference.
Thankfully many of us have been sufficiently moved to make financial contributions to the non-governmental organisations which are operating on the ground there. In most cases we feel that this is the very least we can do and also wish we could do more. Personally, I think we can and it only takes a little bit of effort. Let me explain.
While observing the latest updates regarding the international effort to assist people in Haiti, a rather bizarre thought entered my head. I say rather bizarre because on the face of it it seems to be neither empathetic or justified but if you bear with me, you will hopefully see that the way in which we respond to human suffering appears to be determined by how detached we are from it. […]