Has the White House
lost its collective mind ? Do the president and his minions believe
that Americans can be stampeded into another needless war to save his
party from the consequences of the catastrophe in Iraq ? Is the Bush
administration seriously thinking of bombing Iran for political
purposes ? Of a nuclear strike ? Is it actually possible, as has been
said, that George W. Bush believes himself to be on a divine, messianic
mission ? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then our
democracy may be sleepwalking into its worst crisis since the Civil War. http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12853.htm (via Lamentations)
I think you will be very interested to look at May's issue of Vanity Fair, which is a special "Green Issue". (Look at this article for a taster - http://www.vanityfair.com/commentary/content/articles/060424roco02) Thank goodness some people in the US are brave enough to take on the mainstream views and interest high profile spokespeople too. I think that slowly folk are coming to realisation that what we do as individuals has an effect on the whole system.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels declared a three-month
ceasefire from Thursday and political parties forming a new government
promised to work with them, raising hopes of an end to the decade-old
"Our People's Liberation Army will not carry out any offensive
military action during this period and will remain defensive," rebel
chief Prachanda said in a statement.
Just earlier this week, the impoverished kingdom was paralyzed
by sweeping anti-monarchy protests by hundreds of thousands of people
and there was no end in sight from years of Maoist insurgency in which
more than 13,000 have been killed.
"The fires, stones and trouble were part of the movement," said
Mira Joshi, a housewife who was among tens of thousands of people
attending a noisy but peaceful mass rally in the center of the capital
"But without that it wouldn't be quiet now...It is quiet and this has raised hope and confidence for permanent peace."
Iranian Leader Warns U.S. Of Reprisal By Molly Moore and Thomas E. Ricks
PARIS, April 26 --
Escalating the threats between Washington and Tehran, Iran's supreme
leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned Wednesday that his country would
strike U.S. targets around the world in the event it is attacked over
its refusals to curb its nuclear program. link to view the entire article
Yesterday ten of us went visiting Other Faith Communities in Leicester.
Sister Susthama had organised a great programme for us: Leicester Central
Mosque, the Hare Krishna Centre, Leicester Hebrew Congregation
Synagogue, the Jain Centre and the Guru Nanak Gurdwara. We were warmly
welcomed wherever we went and pleased to be making friends with members
of other faiths. This was a fascinating and enjoyable day.photos
I'm an Acharya (a senior teacher) with the Order of Amida Buddha, which is a Pureland Buddhist Order. I'm a minister, teach on-line and hold Pureland Buddhist sangha gatherings in Perth, Scotland. I mainly write about Buddhist matters and share the teachings of the Head of our Order, Dharmavidya David Brazier