Tuesday, December 12, 2017



      Edited by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology

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     OMNI’s DECEMBER VEGETARIAN POTLUCK is Wednesday, DECEMBER 13, 2017, at OMNI, Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology (2ND Wednesdays).  We start eating at 6:00.      All are welcome. 
      You may want to enjoy and discuss some old or new vegetarian or vegan recipes, to talk about healthier food, or you are concerned about cruelty to animals or global warming and climate catastrophe.  Whatever your interest it’s connected to food; whatever your motive, come share vegetarian and vegan food and your views with us in a friendly setting.  If you are new, get acquainted with OMNI’s director, Gladys Tiffany.  OMNI is located at 3274 Lee Avenue parallel to N. College southeast of the Village Inn and south of Liquor World.  More information: 935-4422; 442-4600. 
     If this subject is important to you and you are looking for meaningful, part-time volunteer work, consider coordinating the potlucks or editing this newsletter.  Contact Dick or Gladys.

November Was World Vegan Month!   VV IS SPREADING.  We can give ourselves a pat on the back.

CONTENTS OMNI Vegetarian Action Newsletter #43, Wed , December `13, 2017  
Health, Nutrition
Ruth Frances, Cookbooks
PBS, Dr. Greger’s Books
Taxing Meat for Health
PETA Magazine (Fall 2017)
New Apps
Vegan at ONF Last Month

Protecting Animals, Empathy, Compassion
PETA Magazine
NWA Christian Vegan Group
Farm Sanctuary

Climate Catastrophe from Carnism
OMNI Climate Book Forum on Agriculture
Taxing Meat for Climate
Tyson Foods and Exxon

Contents of Vegetarian/Vegan Action #42, November 2017

Health, Nutrition

Ruth Frances gave me for OMNI two more vegan cookbooks.
Donna Klein.  Vegan Italiano: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes from Sun-Drenched Italy. 
Bryanna Grogan.  World Vegan Feast: 200 Fabulous Recipes from Over 50 Countries. 
I’ll bring both tomorrow for you to see.

PBS, Dr. Michael Greger presented his How Not to Die best-selling book that explains why plants are healthy, meats are not, and certain plants are beneficial for certain body needs.  I recommend his dynamic speech packed with information.  The author has a new recipes book, The How Not to Die Cookbook.   Celia Storey.  “Dr. Greger Survives Deadly Smoothie.”  NADG (12-11-17).  Example:   “…eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet can reverse the No. 1 killer of men and women—cardiovascular disease.”

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Meat Tax Crucial, Says Analysis, to Combat Climate Crisis and Global Health Threats.  Monday, December 11, 2017 by Common DreamsSee below under Climate for the full article.
VegNews (Fall 2017) 
How about a veggiedog, or vegan lobster roll, or trying different pestos, or visiting Memphis’ veg/vegan restaurants?  The Fall VegNews has 70pp. of new eating experiences.   But its ethical foundation is represented to, including an article on global sweatshops.
PETA : “Kale, Yeah!”  “Meat’s Not Green.  PETA is Veganizing the World!”  PETA World Magazine (Fall 2017).  PETA asks us to ask local grocers and eateries to offer vegan options.
In the NADG (11-18-17) Bob and Joy Schwabach report on computer vegan apps:
Forks Over Knives a $5 recipe app for Android and iPhone.    VeganXPress $2 iPhone for vegan goods at chain restaurants and fast-food places.    Bunny Free from PETA.org reveals cruelty free products.
Why go vegan?  See NutritionFacts.org and FreeFromHarm.org.

November 9th: 5:30pm
Vegan Cooking Class
November is World Vegan Month! We want to celebrate by dedicating an entire class to some delectable vegan dishes. We will kick off the class by making a Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup, next up, we will make a Spicy Bolognese, and to end the class, we will make some Tiramisu Donuts that will knock your socks off! RSVP for the event here or call 479-521-7558.
 November 11th: 11:00am
Vegan & Gluten Free Holidays with Deborah Bird
Deborah will be making a pot pie. This non-dairy delight tastes even better than a pot pie made with heavy cream, with a mixture of vegetables that accent one another perfectly! She will make also a lively and colorful mixture of roasted vegetables.  As well as a Chai Hot Chocolate! More vegan and gluten free holiday recipes will be available to attendees.  Call 479-521-7558.

Protecting Animals, Empathy, Compassion (Vegan means protecting animals from harm period)
PETA GLOBALMagazine (Fall 2017)
Examples of contents:
“Meat Stinks. Go Vegan.”  Billboards on the foul smell of hatcheries and slaughterhouses, and stats on farmed animals and CO2.
“Nick Cave and Iggy Pop’s PETA Video Will Leave you ‘Breathless.’”   The video features an animated Iggy preventing various kinds of cruelty.  Also, in a PETA print ad, Iggy condemned Canada’s cruel seal slaughters.
“Dress Right: Dress Vegan.”  Several topics, including NYC’s all-vegan menswear store, and the “future wool” movement against the brutal sheep sheering industry.

Trish Mikkelson, Co-founder and co-coordinator:  Jesus Vegans Event Center 
Bringing divinity to the table and peace to all creation.  Facebook: www.facebook/jesusvegans

I noticed that the U of A Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group is active again. Their faculty advisor is an acquaintance of mine. Here's their FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/uarkvegans/  (I think this came from Ms. Mikkelson)

Dedicated to ending the terrible abuses animals experience on America’s factory farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses.  It rescues, shelters, and cares for injured animals.  farmsanctuary.org

Climate Catastrophe
Germany for Climate: The German environment ministry banned the serving of meat, fish, and animal derived products from official functions, instead opting for organic, local, and fair-trade vegetarian foods.  VegNews (Fall 2017).


This book is especially apt to follow Jeanne Neath’s  excellent presentation on The Subsistence Perspective, about changing our expectations of what a normal life is, from one of thoughtless consumerism to a recognition of and transition to a life of subsistence, with our demands on nature in harmony with what can be sustained without poisoning the environment…or our spirits. Chris Clayton is a reporter who has studied the attempts to legislate action to reduce negative impacts from agriculture and incentivize conservation practices. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby has formed an Agriculture Committee, since we must do more than lower emissions. –Shelley B

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Meat Tax Crucial, Says Analysis, to Combat Climate Crisis and Global Health Threats.  Monday, December 11, 2017 by Common Dreams
"Driven by a global consensus around meat's negative contributions to climate change and global health epidemics such as obesity, cancer, and antibiotic resistance," meat may soon be taxed like carbon, sugar, and tobacco.
Cuts of beef and pork lie in a display counter at a supermarket in Berlin, Germany. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
"Driven by a global consensus around meat's negative contributions to climate change and global health epidemics such as obesity, cancer, and antibiotic resistance," a new report by a British investor network concludes that a meat tax should be considered "inevitable" for any government serious about addressing the climate crisis and other health concerns that stem from factory farms and livestock production.
"If policymakers are to cover the true cost of livestock epidemics like avian flu and human epidemics like obesity, diabetes, and cancer, while also tackling the twin challenges of climate change and antibiotic resistance, then a shift from subsidization to taxation of the meat industry looks inevitable."
—Jeremy Coller, FAIRR
For more than a decade, the United Nations and environmentalists have warned that "livestock is a major threat" to the environment, due to land and water degradation as well as the substantial amount of greenhouse gas emissions that farm animals generate.
As of 2013, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization found (pdf) that agriculture, including livestock, accounted for nearly 15 percent of anthropogenic emissions. The majority of emissions came from cattle raised for beef and milk.
A report from Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR)—which will be released in full next month—advises that meat is "on the same pathway to taxation as goods such as sugar, carbon, and tobacco," which has led more than 180 countries to tax tobacco, 60 jurisdictions to tax carbon, and at least 25 to tax sugar.
FAIRR researchers point to a 2015 move by the World Health Organization (WHO) to classify processed meat as carcinogenic and red meat as a probable carcinogen, reflecting "similar reports on the harmful effects of tobacco and sugar." They also acknowlege that since the early 1990s, global meat consumption has grown by more than 500 percent.
In response to skyrocketing rates of meat consumption, last year a team at Oxford University conducted the first-ever global analysis of meat taxes, which concluded—as the lead researcher put it—"It is clear that if we don't do something about the emissions from our food system, we have no chance of limiting climate change."
In light of the worldwide surge in consumption and the research illustrating its consequences, as governments look for ways to reduce emissions to meet goals established by the Paris Climate Accord,"it is increasingly probable we'll see meat taxes become a reality," said FAIRR founder Jeremy Coller.
"Countries such as Sweden and Denmark have already looked at meat tax proposals," Coller noted. "If policymakers are to cover the true cost of livestock epidemics like avian flu and human epidemics like obesity, diabetes, and cancer, while also tackling the twin challenges of climate change and antibiotic resistance, then a shift from subsidization to taxation of the meat industry looks inevitable."
"Current levels of meat consumption are not healthy or sustainable," said Marco Springmann, a senior researcher on environmental sustainability and public health at Oxford University. "They lead to high emissions of greenhouse gases that threaten to jeopardize existing climate commitments, as well as to large numbers of avoidable deaths from chronic diseases."
"Taxing meat for environmental or health purposes could be a first and important step in addressing these twin challenges," Springmann added, "and it would send a strong signal that dietary change toward more healthy and sustainable plant-based diets is urgently needed to preserve both our health and the environment."

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Joe Loria.  Greenhouse Gas Emission Giants: Why Tyson Foods Rivals Exxon.  ECO-WATCH, Dec. 07, 2017.
According to The Guardian, JBS, Cargill, and Tyson—three of the world's largest meat producersemitted more greenhouse gas last year than all of France and nearly as much as the biggest oil companies, such as Exxon, BP and Shell.
Hardly any meat or dairy companies publish their climate emissions, so it's almost impossible to know the exact amount of greenhouse gas generated. But using the most comprehensive data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The Guardian estimated emissions from animal agriculture, and the results are staggering.
The top 20 meat and dairy companies emitted more greenhouse gas in 2016 than all of Germany, Europe's biggest climate polluter. This means if these companies were a country, they would be the world's seventh-largest greenhouse gas emitter.
It's impossible to take world leaders seriously when they fail to mention animal agriculture in addressing climate action. Raising animals for food emits more greenhouse gas than all the cars, planes and other forms of transportation combined.

What's more, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, carbon dioxide emissions from raising farmed animals make up about 15 percent of global human-induced emissions, with beef and milk production as the leading culprits.


CONTENTS OMNI Vegetarian Action Newsletter #42, Wed., November 8, 2017
Health, Nutrition
PBS, How Not to Die best-selling book explains why plants are healthy, meats are not.
Meat Increases risk of death
Vegan Films
 Berkeley, CA, VV Paradise
VV Media
Middle Eastern Cookbook

Protection of Animals, Empathy, Compassion
Cruelty Free Accessories
Esther the Pig
Slaughterhouses and Fashion Designer
Book of the Year: Mercy for Animals

Climate Crisis
VV Diet Will reduce CO2 Significantly
Vegetarian Vegan Diet and Climate Catastrophe, Google Search, 11-7-17
Contents of Vegetarian Action #41


Sunday, December 10, 2017


 Compiled by Dick Bennett
(#1 12-10-08; #2 12-10-09; #3 12-10-11; #4 December 10, 2012; #5 Dec. 10, 2013; #6, Dec. 10, 2014; #7, Dec. 10, 2015)

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Contents:  Human Rights Day 2017 Newsletter
UN Human Rights Day, December 10, 2017
UN Human Rights Day, December 10, 2016
UN 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 20      16
UN Human Rights and Refugees, 2016
United States and Human Rights, 2017
United States Violations of Human Rights, 2017

Contents #7, 2015

UNITED NATIONS Human Rights Day 2017, Google Search, Dec. 10, 2017
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"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain ...
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Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States holding a Declaration of Human Rights poster in English. (November 1949). UN Photo. Print. 8 December 2017 – The United Nations will on Sunday kick off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th ...
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of ...
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Every so often a thing comes to pass that is of such astounding importance that we must stand up and recognize it. We must place this thing on the pedestal it deserves, and ensure that the precepts and policies put in place by it are adhered to, appreciated, and spread as far as the human voice will carry. Such is the sort of ...
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Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of ...
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11 December 2017. Launching Ceremony - 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Current Challenges and UNESCO's Contribution. 12 December 2017. UNESCO Campus Birthday - "Human Rights Today" Special participation of Plantu · National Initiatives on the Safety of Journalists - What Works ...
https://www.ndtv.com › Education
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Read a Simplified Version of The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Teens and Young Adults. Watch Videos and Learn More About the ...
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Learn Where Universal Rights Begin, Written By Eleanor Roosevelt, Chair Of The United NationsCommission That Wrote The Universal Declaration Of Human ...
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) (text) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations ..... Brown, Gordon (2016). The Universal Declaration of ...
Apr 17, 2016 - The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) helped to hasten the death of ... By Gordon Brown April 17, 2016 ... Former British prime minister Gordon Brown is the UN's special envoy for global education.
"We not only neglect to teach the UN in its proper context - the ancient ideas about the need ... #WPFD2016 Drives Freedom, Safety, Rights for Journalists ... Read More: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Committee for the Promotion of ...
Apr 20, 2016 - ... those documents is the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ... in 1948 will differ in wording and emphasis from one created in 2016.
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UN Human Rights and refugees 2017, Google Search, Dec. 10, 2017
Defence class teaches refugee women to fight gender violence. At a UNHCR-organized class in Jordan, the SheFighter studio teaches women how to defend themselves and boosts their self-esteem in the process. view story ... Thousands of Rohingyas have fled violence in Myanmar. Follow the crisis here. 10 Dec 2017 ...
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In the first 10 months of the year, almost 328,000 had crossed the sea to reach European shores, compared to 736,646 during the same period in 2015, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Fifty-eight percent of those arriving by sea came from the world's top 10 refugee-producing countries, including ...
The normative power of International Human. Rights Law and UN. Mechanisms. International human rights, criminal, humanitarian and refugee law help embed universal values by providing legal standards.United Nations human rights bodies, independent experts and mecha- nisms such as the Universal Periodic Review ...
News. 08 Dec 2017 - UN agency begins assisting thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya. 08 Dec 2017 - UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund · More news ...
Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar stand outside Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh (July 2017). Photo: Poppy McPherson/IRIN ?Share. Print. 11 September 2017 – The United Nations human rightschief today lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar which has led to more than 300,000 people fleeing ...
Sep 28, 2017 - Rohingya refugee crisis a 'human rights nightmare,' UN chief tells Security Council. Rohingya28.jpg Noting that the humanitarian crisis that has resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar not only provides a “breeding ground” for radicalization, but also puts vulnerable ...
Nov 14, 2017 - Libya's detention of migrants 'is an outrage to humanity,' says UN human rights chief Zeid. Libya_UNHCR_2017_RF2103550-.jpg The European Union's (EU) support for Libya's Coast Guard which has resulted in thousands of migrants being detained in “horrific” conditions inside Libya is “inhuman,” the ...
https://www.theguardian.com › World › United Nations
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https://www.theguardian.com › World › Australia › Manus Island
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UNITED STATES AND HUMAN RIGHTS, Google Search, Dec. 10, 2017
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In the United States, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights provide broad human rights protections. Many of the rights contained in the Constitution are equivalent to rights found in the UDHR, especially those related to political and civil liberties. In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court has identified fundamental rights not ...
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The United States has played a special role in the development and support of human rights ideas and practices. The Declaration of Independence, by which the American colonies severed their allegiance to the British Crown in 1776, proclaimed that “all men are created equal.” No less important, the declaration asserted ...
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In recent history, the United States government and many organizations in the United States have often talked about human rights as if they were only relevant to abuses in other countries, although human rights obligations apply to all countries including the United States. Yet, many Americans have always believed that the ...
In August, the UN Human Rights Committee expressed concern that the investigation into torture in the counter-terrorism context, which the USA was legally obliged to conduct, had not taken place. The Committee noted that the USA had provided no further information on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) ...
In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the foundational document of the modern human rights system. Since then, the United States has provided global leadership on many human rights issues. But its embrace of the rights enshrined in the UDHR has been partial and ...

It stated in part, "The violation of [US] citizens' civil and political rights by the government is severe ... the United States applies double standards ... by requesting unrestricted 'internet freedom' in other countries, which becomes an important diplomatic tool for the United States to impose pressure and seek ...
The United States has a vibrant civil society and strong constitutional protections for many civil and political rights. Yet many US laws and practices, particularly in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice, immigration, and national security, violate internationally recognized human rights. Those least able to defend
The United States has a vibrant civil society and strong constitutional protections for many civil and political rights. Yet many US laws and practices, particularly in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice, immigration, and national security, violate internationally recognized human rights. Often, those least able to defend their ...
The United States Program of Human Rights Watch protects and promotes the fundamental rights and dignity of every person subject to the authority of the US government. We investigate and expose systemic human rights violations committed by the US federal, state and local ...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urges the Human Rights Council to address the widespreadviolations of the human rights of prisoners in the United States associated with solitary confinement and call for the adoption of appropriate measures to protect their human rights. The ACLU calls on the Council to urge ...
In August, the UN Human Rights Committee expressed concern that the investigation into torture in the counter-terrorism context, which the USA was legally obliged to ... No action was taken to end impunity for the systematic human rights violations, including torture and enforced disappearance, committed in the secret CIA ...
Indeed, Fitzpatrick's concerns and motivations – as well as those of his readers – stood for the longstanding, bitter social and political struggles that divided much of the United States at the time, keeping in mind that in the 1940s and 1950s racial divisions, political exclusion, and gender inequalities were basic ...
It stated in part, "The violation of [US] citizens' civil and political rights by the government is severe ... the United States applies double standards ... by requesting unrestricted 'internet freedom' in other countries, which becomes an important diplomatic tool for the United States to impose pressure and seek ...
Apr 4, 2014 - Recently, the UN Human Rights Committee issued a report excoriating the United Statesfor its human rights violations. It focuses on violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the country is party. The report mentions 25 human rights issues where theUnited States is ...
Mar 9, 2017 - China lashed out at the United States for its "terrible human rights problems" in a report on Thursday, adding to recent international criticism of Washington on issues ranging from violence inflicted on minorities to U.S. immigration policies.
Aug 9, 2014 - Sybrina Fulton and Ron Davis, whose sons were killed in what many believe were racially motivated attacks, are using their children's deaths to remind Americans that human rights are being violated right here in the United States. More than a year after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, Fulton felt ...
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Center for Victims of Torture
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