Category: AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE

Transformations—Actor James Cromwell was motivated to become a full vegan and animal advocate after playing Farmer Hoggett in “Babe”

Cromwell had been a vegetarian since the mid-1970s but became an ethical vegan in 1995 while filming Babe. In his interview with TakePart, the actor explains how he came to the decision: “I was doing a picture in Australia called ‘Babe,’ working with a lot of animals and animal trainers. I cared about their welfare and then, of course, you have lunch and it’s all there in front of you, and I thought, I should go the whole hog, so to speak. So I made that decision and kept that during the shooting. When I came back, I got involved with PETA, and of course, the film opened and it was very successful”.

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Gilets Jaunes participate in Act 14 under heavy surveillance

Act 14 of the Yellow Vests was under heavy surveillance following the many degradations in Act 13 by the Black Blocks and Antifas. During the march, the head of the procession amused itself, on several occasions, to take another path that the route envisaged by the police prefecture which gave a hard time to the police forces. Despite the strong mobilization there was no significant degradation. In Paris, on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.

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The Sanders/Trump Smokescreen (an update) • Why voting in the US may be an exercise in self-delusion

MOTI NISSANI—In the USA, bribery is institutionalized. In fact, if one looks only at the sheer quantity of wealth being stolen from the people, one can perhaps surmise that the USA is the most corrupt country that has ever existed. Bribery is implemented principally through campaign financing, then complemented by such things as lucrative speaking and publishing arrangements after leaving office and by invitations to serve on the boards of the corporations that benefited from the ex-politician’s or ex-judge’s duplicity. (Has anyone heard of Hillary Clinton’s and Barack and Michelle Obama’s ridiculous book contracts and speaking fees?—Ed).

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A phenomenal anti-war movement?

This desire to grasp what was happening would appear to be one of a number of differences between reactions to this Gulf War and that in 1991. While in 1991, there were objections to the way the war was presented in the media – i.e. as akin to a video game – bourgeois journalists remained relatively uncritical of the justifications for the war itself. This time round, however, the size of the movement of opposition to the war, and the fact that the world bourgeoisie was not united behind it, encouraged a much more critical tone in much of the media. The lack of a decisive conclusion to the war, with no arsenal of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ (WMD) being found, and the quick victory turning into a bloody messy occupation, has led to a questioning of the motives behind and reasoning for the war.

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