Last fall, Fara started hosting the 'Centering on Peace' series on Berks Community TV. The series focuses on finding peaceful solutions to global problems and discussing worldwide conflicts with guest experts.Fara is a member of the Alliance steering committee and founded the Beyond Capitalism Working Group and is the Editor of our publication, Left Turn. Our Centering on … [Read more...] about Faramarz Farbod hosts ‘Centering on Peace’
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The high cost of paper this year has soared, almost doubling the cost of the printed booklet. As a result, the Alliance has decided to publish the next issue early in 2023 instead of this fall. We hope this will enable us to include more work and an even greater selection. Once again, it is a way to express your ideas and help raise awareness of the coming climate … [Read more...] about Next edition of Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet
Check out our 21st issue — now available online! (Printed copies on the way.) With all that‘s been happening in the U.S. and the world this year, it has sometimes been difficult to concentrate on the many steps of getting this publication together. This includes, of course, the war in Ukraine — an illegal and immoral attack, even if partly triggered by years of quiet, … [Read more...] about Sustainable Lehigh Valley – Summer 2022 issue now online
Because the corporate media and our elected officials refuse to tell the truth about what's happening in Palestine, here are a few articles that reveal the ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and apartheid of Israel. NOTE: It's important not to conflate Israel or zionism with Judaism or the Jewish people, who have a long history of advocating for universal human rights. In this … [Read more...] about Israel & Palestine today
The following article from National Geographic covers some side effects of the exponential growth of video conferencing platforms such as GoToMeeting & Zoom, as well as video calling with FaceTime or Skype. This may be one of the largely-unarticulated reasons why so many students are very unhappy with their college and school classes being held online instead of in … [Read more...] about Zoom fatigue?
As my semester at Moravian College and my internship with Alliance come to an end, I’ve been ask to write a piece that weaves my semester’s work together. In the past few months, I’ve been able to write pieces that focus on colonialism in America, sexual assault, gun control, racism today, and what we teach about Columbus. What do all of these pieces have to do with … [Read more...] about How Are Our Problems Connected?
It’s been about two months since the release of Marvel’s Black Panther and somehow, it’s still turning up a significant profit weekend after weekend. In fact, it just surpassed Titanic on the list of highest-grossing films of all time. This film is part of the Marvel Universe saga and ties in with other popular films like Captain America: Civil War, which could explain some of … [Read more...] about The Importance of Black Panther
I've noticed before that certain films do not show up in some searches, especially those about Palestine or critical of the neo-fascists in the government of Ukraine. Even films such as Where Shall the Birds Fly?, which had an astonishing 9.3 rating on the Internet Movie Database were not to be found on Amazon. Google searches divert people from controversial, … [Read more...] about Censorship – by Amazon & Google
One thing you can do to slow down the war against science and truth is to encourage any teachers you know — all subjects, all ages — to integrate climate change into their classes. If you know parents who have children in school, encourage them to do the same! We have put a free guide for interdisciplinary teaching on climate & sustainability online at teach-climate.net. … [Read more...] about Resist the Trump administration’s war on truth
Suzie Hall Rosse, posted in Lehigh Valley Activism Network on November 27, 2016: Today I saw a video of some representatives of the many tribes taking part in Standing Rock Water Protection. The day before yesterday, Friday, a letter was sent to many of the tribes from the Army Corps of Engineers telling them that they could not continue to stay on that land after December … [Read more...] about Suzie Hall Rosse: ‘Standing Rock Protector statements’