Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Indigenous Struggles Abroad, A 30,000 lb bomb, and Racists in Alabama

Among the many topic of news today ponder the struggle the Penan people in Malaysia are engaged in. Since the 80's these folks have fought of multinational corporations who want to log their traditional homelands. None the less they continue to fight for their justice. http://www.grist.org/article/2009-07-31-malaysias-penan-tribe-mounts-anti-logging-blockade/

And then I read this on http://www.democracynow.org/ : Pentagon Eyes New 30,000-Pound “Bunker Buster” Bomb
The Pentagon is seeking to speed deployment of an ultra-large “bunker buster” bomb on the most advanced US bomber as soon as July 2010 – three years ahead of schedule. The 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator is designed to destroy deeply buried bunkers beyond the reach of existing bombs. Analysts say the request from the Pentagon reflects growing unease over nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea. In a request for $68 million in funding, Under Secretary of Defense Robert Hale said there was “an urgent operational need for the capability to strike hard and deeply buried targets in high-threat environments.” The precision-guided weapon, built by Boeing, could become the biggest conventional bomb the United States has ever used.

Finally, a devastating piece about an American Indian traditional ceremonial site in Alabama, that is literally being paved over for the sake of a corporate wholesale store. An article can be accessed at: http://www.grist.org/article/2009-08-04-alabama-city-destroying-ancient-indian-mound-for-sams-club ...and I should say to the informed mind, this is extremely disturbing and one should contact Sam's Club in Alabama immediately to express your concerns!

These are indeed the days when multiple issues can hit you from multiple angles, as beyond these three stories, stretching all over the globe, there's so much more happening...but as always, read, get involved, speak, organize and get activated because everyone of us must lend our efforts to the causes for peace , justice and sustainability to ever truly take root!

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