Curtain Raiser

Two of the world’s greatest injustices. And, they effect us all. — YUR


Israel & the Plastic Quagmire, Colltalers

In the 1960s, it seemed like a good idea: plastic bags to carry stuff. And to pack, ship, roll into a straw, and wrap food and drinks. It was hygienic, versatile, and eternal. A brave new world miracle. Now it’s what it’s stuffing to death the stomachs of whales.
The global right wing wave hijacking democracies, and promoting a populism of oppression, has a major date tomorrow, with the Israeli elections. A win by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu may dash for good the Palestinians’ dream of a homeland.
Reversing the impact of our toxic lifestyle on the environment, and preventing the expansion of authoritarian regimes, are in fact related issues. For it’s unlikely that a government used to annex territories by force, would also protect its people from pollution and climate change. Netanyahu, who’s played masterfully the ‘fear-your-neighbor’ trump card, has no time for…

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2 Responses to “Curtain Raiser”

  1. 1 Anonymous April 8, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you, unclerave.

  2. 2 unclerave April 9, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    You are quite welcome, Wheeler. — YUR

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