57 percent of Americans: the U.S. did the “wrong thing” by “going to war in Afghanistan” [News digest]

A significant fraction of the world includes insects in their diets – a healthy, eco-friendly, and relatively humane source of nutrients. This cultural practice of parts of the developing world is highly adaptive, in contrast to the deeply irrational (except for special interests of course) factory farming of the developed world. And as animals with…

Gaza in the Stone Age [Daily Digest]

Gaza is being driven into the Stone Age by the blockade as sewer-contaminated waters flood the streets and fuel and electricity outages grind garbage collecting and indoor heating to a halt in the midst of rains and unusual cold and snow. http://www.wrmea.org/action-alert-archives/12336-action-alert-from-mohammed-omer.html Meanwhile, the leading American Jewish publication, Forward, headlined the thousands of Israeli homes…