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U.S. Cities and the Paris Climate Accord – part deux

In response to the announced U.S. withdrawal from the climate agreement, three major American cities, and I suspect there will be more, the mayors of New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles have declared their intention to abide by the accords. Their is some hope in that.

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U.S. Cities and the Paris Climate Accord

Of all of Trump’s bad impulses, his action on the one that takes the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord may have the most and the worst far-reaching consequences. The U.S. still sets a standard of leadership in the world, at least in the short-term. Besides the obvious fact that the U.S. is a …

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Razing Calais: This is not a Plan

Whatever you may think about the refugees stranded in Calais, one thing is blazingly clear.  The powers that be have no idea what to do about it.  Their actions if anything indicate a complete lack of sympathy for the plight of their fellow human beings, and worse, a total lack of imagination about what to …

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Migration & Identity art exhibit, Hanoi

A friend sent me an article about two Vietnamese artists living in Berlin whose exhibition, Migration and Identity, is being hosted by the Goethe Institute in Hanoi, Vietnam.  “In 2014 about 16.4 million people or 20 per cent of the German population had an immigrant background,” the article states.  Vietnamese immigration to Germany has been …

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