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by Shelley Ostroff

September 1, 2018

The Global Good – An Ethic for our Time

By Shelley Ostroff (PhD)

A new tribe is emerging on the planet – a tribe that transcends gender, race, religion and nations. It is a tribe of global citizens dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the planet and all its inhabitants - without privilege or prejudice. This tribal identity holds powerful revolutionary and evolutionary potential! It aligns people across cultures and continents. It cuts to the core of what separates people from each other and the planet.

The ethic of ‘the global good’ can be seen as...

March 18, 2017

Orchestrating the seasons, the climate code has evolved with life over billions of years. Like a loving alchemist, it weaves the relationship between earth, air, fire and water giving the gift of life to the planet and all its inhabitants. This intricate and vastly complex intelligence nourishes the healthy relationship among all parts of our interconnected living system. 

We have taken the climate for granted. We have interfered with this extraordinary code of creation and created havoc in the system. The devastation from climate change reflect...

November 2, 2016

In a few days the entire world is likely to be hostage to a new US president who embodies all that is corrupt and dangerous in our political system. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will inevitably amplify the current spiral of war, poverty, disease and devastation led by the ruthless corporations plaguing our planet.

The events leading up to this election have exposed the vast corruption and perilous forces behind the election campaign.  It has been made blatantly evident that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump primarily serve their own inte...

June 24, 2016

Part I - The Big Food Bluff

 “When you control food, you control people.”

Kissinger

Our food has been hijacked by a vast profit machine that invests billions to control consumer’s choices and habits.  Processed foods and pesticides are contributing to serious chronic diseases and environmental destruction, yet so many continue to consume products devoid of nutritional value and laced with a range of harmful ingredients. Now, across the world people are finally awakening to the big food bluff.

Nourishment is the basis of life and of health. The societal...

October 14, 2015

Climate science is shaking up the world as we know it. 

It is destabilizing the establishment and threatening the interests of some of the most powerful financial groups.  The facts regarding the key causes of climate change are also challenging many of our most favorite everyday assumptions and habits.

We now know that fossil fuel conglomerates have hidden information regarding the destructive impact of the fossil fuel industry on the climate. They also invested in false scientific information to deny that climate change is real and have used their...

September 2, 2015

The Iran nuclear deal is not about peace and not about electricity.

The world is being mesmerized by political magicians forcing our focus on a debate of false options, and while our attention is on the debate, they are entrenching a world of nuclear energy and militarization. This is the oldest trick in the book - deceive, divide and conquer.  Global attention is entirely focused on an artificial choice.  While the sides are building up their camps for and against the deal - the nuclear option is being legitimized and the ecological imperative of de...

July 16, 2015

Why is Israel, which could be a global leader in solar and alternative energies, locked in a debate about who gets to profit from fossil fuels?

Why is there no mainstream discussion as to the potential damage offshore drilling can cause to ocean life, to the climate and to the health of citizens?

Mainstream debate is carefully limited to the rightul allocation of profit sharing between the citizens of Israel and the Israeli and American corporate moguls who own the drilling companies.  As the debate gets increasingly heated, the corruption around the...

June 10, 2015

At the end of the day the only viable economic system must be based on what value we receive from the Earth and what value we offer back to her. 

All our resources come from the planet, yet we have created governments as mediators between people and nature. Governments with their corporate links function as parasites, leeching off both  people and planet to funnel resources into the pockets of a few.  There is no healthy value creation or honoring value exchange with the earth whose riches are stolen, abused and depleted for short term gain of those...

June 1, 2015

Information is the food of the soul.

The information we take in impacts our minds and bodies. It determines our belief systems and how we behave towards ourselves, each other and the environment.

The notion of free speech has been perverted to mean the freedom to indoctrinate and manipulate the minds of others for one’s own benefit. Under the umbrella of this seemingly noble value, we are violating the freedom for a healthy mind and body, of people and planet. To uproot this cancerous mechanism, we need to urgently shift the notion of free speech to t...

May 18, 2015

There is widespread awareness in Israel and the world that the democratic system has failed us. Rather than offering freedom, equality and justice it has entrenched some of the most dangerous forms of inequality and exploitation the world has yet seen. The sophisticated manipulation of the democratic system has become the very tool with which 1% of the population has appropriated earth's resources and enslaved humans, animals and the land. The bureaucratic monster we have co-created is choking the very life force of people and planet and generating...

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