Entries of interest tagged with: cultural sustainability

Acknowledging the original inhabitants of this area

We are located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, an area that is a small part of what was Lenni-Lenapé territory. The Lenni-Lenape apparently were friendly and accommodating, until the settlers gradually — and often violently — forced them from their territory. … more

Peter’s blog: ‘Facts & Fiction’

I saw my copy of A People’s History of the United States the other day, and it reminded me that many of the ‘facts’ we learn in school or read in the media turn out to be false—news & ‘history’ … more

Evo Morales – Entering the Pacha, a new beginning

The looming end of the Mayan long-count calendar has prompted fervid doomsday predictions on the internet, mass arrests in China, and a small tourism boom in southern Mexico. But Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, says the date is the beginning of … more

Historic Preservation

The Lehigh Valley has a wealth of historic buildings, structures, sites, and districts that add to the beauty and attractiveness of the region, increase understanding and appreciation of our heritage, and improve the quality of life. (Many significant historical features … more

Arts & Culture

A look at how arts and cultural activities support—and may be essential for—a healthy democracy.

Planning for the Seventh Generation

The principle of planning for the next seven generations has its origins in the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy, founded in the tenth century, by the Oneida, Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora nations. Oren Lyons, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, … more

Israel – Palestine background

The complex and violent situation in Israel & Palestine deserves our attention and action. In the Middle East and elsewhere, war, terrorism, and violence destroy communities and people as they consume vast amounts of economic and natural resources. This alone … more

Needed: An end to half-truths and falsehoods!

This page contains an opinion piece by Mark L. Goldstein and a response by Peter Crownfield. Both call for an end to half-truths and falsehoods, but they have different ideas about the full truth….. Morning Call June 15, 2010 Israeli action … more

Dennis Kucinich’s Statement on Israel & Palestine

Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, today I join my colleagues in Congress in celebrating Israel’s accomplishments over the past 60 years. I am happy to be co-sponsor of this congratulatory resolution. However, like many Israelis and Palestinians, I have concerns about … more

Israel | Palestine links

Following are some links to websites that have information, opinion, and resources beyond what you will find in the mainstream media in the United States [don”t miss the Rachel Corrie links at the bottom!]. Many of these issues are discussed in … more