Just a tad on logic, from the internet:

The concept of “emotive language” is a technical term used to refer to the use of specific terms that have specific argumentative effects. In particular, they can affect the interlocutor’s emotions, and lead him or her to accept or view a certain viewpoint or policy more favorably. Clearly, such words can be manipulated and become fallaciously used. Emotive use of language can be illustrated this example. Bertrand Russell, on the BBC radio in the Brains Trust program, gave three examples designed to illustrate the natural tendency to use words in a persuasive way that support one’s own view and attack an opposed view.

I am firm, you are obstinate, he is a pigheaded fool.

I am righteously indignant, you are annoyed, he is making a fuss over nothing.

I have reconsidered the matter, you have changed your mind, he has gone back…

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Climate Democracy Action Program: training and support for advocates and policymakers

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On June 29, 2022, the Climate Democracy Action Program was launched. It is a training and support program aimed at developing effective, participatory initiatives that will propel climate justice, urgent action and an inclusive and equitable climate transition. It’s all about people!

The CDA Program is a collaboration between People Powered, FIMA, and the World Resources Institute, with funding from Porticus. It will involve six months of free training for forty selected advocates or policymakers. At the end of the training, two participants will be chosen for an implementation grant for their action plan (one will be from sub-Saharan Africa).

You can read more here. For further information, email info@peoplepowered.org.

The deadline is Friday, July 15, 2022, so hurry! Please share with any contacts who may be interested.

Participatory planning in Indonesia. (Photo: People Powered)

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Lawmaker’s comments about the Holocaust raise concerns

There’s very few things that would be worse than distorting the history of the Holocaust, Pasch added.

“Maybe you’re listening to it from the perspective of a Jewish person that has gone through the tragedies that took place,” Fowler Arthur continued. “And maybe you listen to it from the perspective of a German soldier.”

Source: Lawmaker’s comments about the Holocaust raise concerns

California Becomes The First U.S. State To Provide Public Funding For Plant-Based Meals In Schools From Grade K-12 – World Animal News

  • $100 million to support schools in procuring plant-based foods, as well as sustainably produced foods, California-grown foods, and foods to accommodate students with religious or other restricted diets.

  • $600 million to upgrade school kitchen infrastructure and to train and compensate foodservice workers, including how to prepare plant-based meals and increase scratch-cooking, an important facilitator for expanding healthy, plant-forward menus.

Source: California Becomes The First U.S. State To Provide Public Funding For Plant-Based Meals In Schools From Grade K-12 – World Animal News

Liebe öffnet alle Türen … Love opens all doors

Stella, oh, Stella

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Photo: Vernon Barnes PhD Dr Jean Fortunet – Vernon Barnes PhD, CC BY-SA 3.0

Liebe öffnet alle Türen, ganz gleich, wie fest sie verschlossen sein mögen; ganz gleich, wie verrostet sie durch Nichtgebrauch sind. Deine Aufgabe ist es, Einheit und Harmonie zu erbringen, alle diese Türen zu öffnen, die so lange schon verschlossen sind. Sei geduldig und tolerant. Öffne stets dein Herz.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


… Love opens all doors, no matter how tightly closed they may be, no matter how rusty from lack of use. Your work is to bring unity and harmony, to open all those doors which have been closed for a long time. Have patience and tolerance. Open your heart all the time.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Lasst uns die Türen öffnen!

… Let us open the doors!

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Native American elders recall abuse at US government boarding schools | US news | The Guardian

Native American tribal elders who were once students at government-backed Indian boarding schools testified Saturday in Oklahoma about the hardships they endured, including beatings, whippings, sexual assaults, forced haircuts and hurtful nicknames.

They came from different states and different tribes, but they shared the common experience of having attended the schools that were designed to strip Indigenous people of their cultural identities.

“I still feel that pain,“ said 84-year-old Donald Neconie, a former US Marine and member of the Kiowa Tribe who once attended the Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, about 80 miles south-west of Oklahoma City. “I will never, ever forgive this school for what they did to me.

Source: Native American elders recall abuse at US government boarding schools | US news | The Guardian