Harel's Corner

"Three passions have governed my life.." -Bertrand Russell

Video Poems by Al Brenner

  • Music: Vizion - I am Cinder [kahvi133 - Kahvi Artists' Collective]

    Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.

    Email to a friend who said she was switching from a vegetarian to a vegan diet

    also see FAQ from Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine
  • Facts versus Myths about Vegan/Vegetarian diets (with references aplenty)
  • Mini vegan "food porn" and large, mouth-watering main vegan "Food porn" page (I didn't invent the expression!) ...and... Veggie Starter Kits (some are free..)

  • 'They Die Piece by Piece' by Joby Warrick, Washington Post.
  • Rich Winkel's A Human Rights Primer on Male Genital Mutilation (see also here)
  • Gush Shalom's Intro page and Uri Avnery's regular column
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  • Join the B Society "revolution"? (and here and here)

  • CostOfWar per household in your state, city?
  • The Story of Stuff
  • and here
  • Infinite flash
  • Aaza, Unreported facts
  • and Health And Nutrition from

    Physicians Committe

    for Responsible Medicine

  • "We can't tell people to stop eating all meat and all dairy products. Well, we could tell people to become [vegan] ...if we were truly basing this on the science we would, but it is a bit extreme" - Eric Rimm, Assoicate Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard University (Wow..maybe fear of "sounding extreme" and not giving the public the science-based truth their health badly needs, is what's really "extreme"?)
  • Someone tells it like it is about Online advertisements.

  • Very young Boy Explains To Mom Why He Doesn't Want To Eat Octopus (Video, translated from Portuguese)
    [Luiz Antonio]  That's ok?
    [Mom] Ok... Now eat your octopus gnocchi.
    [Luiz Antonio] Ok mom, alright... This Octopus isn't real, right?
    [Mom] No.
    [Luiz Antonio]  Then alright... He doesn't speak and he doesn't have a head, right?
    [Mom] He doesn't have a head. These are only the chopped little legs of the octopus.
    [Luiz Antonio] Huh? But... is the head in the sea?
    [Mom] It is at the fish market.
    [Luiz Antonio] The man chopped it...? Like this...? [his hands show chopping motion]
    [Mom] Yes he did.
    [Luiz Antonio] Why...?
    [Mom] So we can eat it. Otherwise we'd have to swallow it all.
    [Luiz Antonio] But why...?
    [Mom] So we can eat it, love. Just like a cow is chopped, a chicken is chopped...
    [Luiz Antonio] Ah... the chicken. No. Nobody eats chicken.
    [Mom] Nobody eats chicken?
    [Luiz Antonio] No... those are animals!
    [Mom] Really?
    [Luiz Antonio] Yeah!
    [Mom] So lets eat the gnocchi? Eat the potato then?
    [Luiz Antonio] Errr. Just the potato and just the rice.
    [Mom] Sure
    [Luiz Antonio] Octopus are animals...
    [Mom] Alright.
    [Luiz Antonio] All of them are animals. Fish are animals. Octopus are
      animals. Chicken are animals. Cows are animals. Pig are animals.
    [Mom] Yeah...
    [Luiz Antonio] So! When we eat animals they die!
    [Mom] Ah... yeah.
    [Luiz Antonio] Why?
    [Mom] So we can eat, love.
    [Luiz Antonio] Why do they die? I don't like that they die. I like that they stay standing up.
    [Mom] Ok. Alright. So we're not gonna eat it anymore, ok?
    [Luiz Antonio] Ok! These animals... you gotta take care of them... and not eat them!
    [Mom] You're right, son. So eat the potato and rice.
    [Luiz Antonio] Alright... Why are you crying?
    [Mom] I'm not crying... I'm just touched by you.
    [Luiz Antonio] I'm doing something beautiful?
    [Mom] Eat... No need to eat the octopus alright?
    [Luiz Antonio] Ok!

  • Anti-Fracking protest: my friend Jeremy Alderson Arrested Again after making a typically humor-filled but also inspiring little speech, then calling the Sherrif on his cellphone basically inviting them to arrest him. (July 2 2013 upload)

    Ellen DeGeneres' interview with Katie Couri 4 minute excerpt