Little Deaths . . . Finding Solace Inside One’s Heart

Little Deaths . . . Finding Solace Inside One’s Heart


US-China relations at crossroads

The Biden Administration, in dire straits over Afghanistan, is pursuing China for help. There have been two phone calls to Chinese State Councilor and FM Wang Yi from US Secretary of state Antony Blinken since August 16 alone.

The taciturn readouts from Washington would have us believe that these conversations related exclusively to Afghan developments. But Beijing insists that they devolved upon the China-US bilateral relationship as whole. Beijing copiously shared the details of what transpired!

US-China relations at crossroads

A Letter to the Vaccinated

Ontario Civil Liberties Association | August 29, 2021

Following their “Open Letter to the Unvaccinated”, an expanding group of Canadian scholars has now written a letter addressing “the vaccinated”. The writers expose the divisiveness of vaccination status and denounce the resulting rift in society.

Giving up civil liberties in exchange for a false sense of safety is futile. We must not accept a descent into medical apartheid in Canada and around the world.

The letter appeals both to those who chose to take the vaccine and those who were coerced. It reflects on the broader implications of our actions in an effort to collaborate on a constructive path forward.

A Letter to the Vaccinated

Cambodia Fights Against US Meddling: Arrests US-Backed “Union Leader”

August 31, 2021 (The New Atlas) – The US policy of encircling and containing China spares no nation in Southeast Asia. Cambodia is also being targeted, though Cambodia has arrested or driven out the US-backed opposition party of choice – the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) – which now resides in Washington D.C.

Cambodia Fights Against US Meddling: Arrests US-Backed “Union Leader”

XR: Oppressive policing = costly challenges

[I’m not a member of XR and I have problems with XR’s apolitical position on how to go about making radical change in the way we live but where I am with them all the way, is in the right to protest. If I don’t defend XR’s right to protest, I’ll be next in line. The tactics being used by the Met Police are outrageous, especially ‘pre-emptive’ policing and the violence being used against XR activists. This way lies the police state. WB]

XR: Oppressive policing = costly challenges