Alexi Rosenfeld, AJR Photography.
On Sunday afternoon (June 16, 2013), Barbra arrived in Israel, in preparation for her first ever live concerts in the country.
Barbra will perform two shows at the Bloomfield Stadium on June 20th/22nd. Barbra will also receive an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday.
Watch this space for further photos and updates of events, as they happen.
Alexi Rosenfeld, AJR Photography.
They are at it again. With faux-science and no exception for rape victims, House Republicans are marginalizing women and again attempting to limit a women's right to choose.
Read this NY Times article and call your representative.
House Republicans Advance Bill to Limit Women's Choice.
June 12, 2013
House Panel Advances Bill To Restrict Abortions
By JEREMY W. PETERS
WASHINGTON — Legislation that would outlaw nearly all abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy was put on a fast track to the House floor on Wednesday after being approved in committee on a party-line vote.Read more »
By Rex Weyler, Greenpeace
We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse is not as big a mystery as the chemical companies claim. The systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors - pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and so forth. The causes of collapse merge and synergize, but we know that humanity is the perpetrator, and that the two most prominent causes appear to be pesticides and habitat loss.Read more »
By Robert Redford.
Obama has expressed worry about climate change, but he needs plan to address it.
Like a lot of people, I felt reassured earlier this year when President Obama spoke of the need to combat climate change for the sake of our children.
The president demonstrated leadership that night in that State of the Union address by making it clear that he doesn't see extreme heat waves, powerful storms like Hurricane Sandy, the most severe drought in decades and the worst wildfires ever in some states as just weird coincidences.Read more »
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog
Even as the economy slowly recovers from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, government-haters and deficit-hawks are sticking to their same story: Americans have lived beyond their means and must now learn to live within them.Read more »
By Dr. Mercola
If you think it’s tough sorting truth from industry propaganda and lies, get ready for even tougher times ahead. More than 50 front groups, working on behalf of food and biotechnology trade groups―Monsanto being the most prominent―have formed a new coalition called Alliance to Feed the Future.Read more »
Dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, reportedly have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, north of the Sabine River in Texas.Read more »
By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch
What is the future likely to bring? A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the human species from the outside. So imagine that you're an extraterrestrial observer who is trying to figure out what's happening here or, for that matter, imagine you're an historian 100 years from now - assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious - and you're looking back at what's happening today. You'd see something quite remarkable.Read more »
Here’s how the LA Times described your show:
The evening’s talky rhythm (the show had more asides than a Shakespeare tragedy) put the audience immediately under the spell of her folksy grandiosity. Streisand … isn’t just a star — she’s a world view, a style of being, an entire cosmology, with the highest possible thread-count sheets. You don’t just come for the music; you come for the whole church service. The sermon, broken up into bits, is inseparable from the songs.
How would you describe it?Read more »
By William Boardman, Reader Supported News
How does the IRS doing its job become a made-up political outrage?
lmost everything you hear and read in the media about the current IRS "scandal" is based on deliberate falsification of basic facts. Some might call it lying.
Here's a reasonably typical media-framing of the IRS lie, from the usually careful and accurate Economist, posted May 23: "Even before this month's revelation that conservative political groups applying for 501(c)(4) status were being singled out for special scrutiny ... "Read more »