Wednesday, February 27, 2019

One in Five Kids Growing Up in War Zone

The other day someone implicitly challenged me - what right do I have to stand up to governments and corporations and tell them what to do?

Although I think finding the best path forward is fraught and must be multi-stakeholder in process, its clear what paths forward are DELETERIOUS and should be abandoned immediately:
Chen, Michelle (2019, Feb 26). 1 in 5 Children Live in a War Zone. The Nation, that number has only risen in the past few years. Around the world, a stunning one in five children are growing up in a war zone today. Neither their governments, nor humanitarian-aid groups, nor their families can guarantee the basic elements of survival, much less anything like a happy childhood.
As a MOTHER and TEACHER, if for no other reasons, I have the AUTHORITY and LEGITIMACY to speak out against the neo-mercantile governments and merchants of death and extraction that profiteer from a world at war, with children AT RISK.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

'Fukushima Speaks’ Explores Lives of Survivors

'Fukushima Speaks’ Explores Lives of Survivors

On Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Fukushima Support Committee will host the North America premiere of “Fukushima Speaks,” a compelling feature-length documentary by award-winning director and independent journalist Toshikuni Doi.
The screening will take place at Art Share Los Angeles, 801 E. 4th Pl. in L.A’s Arts District.

Fukushima Daiichi Today