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Posts published by “Marco Rosarie Rossi”

Olympia must recognize human right to shelter and housing

Bias against those homeless is fought by recognizing their inherent dignity After almost 70 years since its adoption, the moral influence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has been reluctantly accepted by the governments of the world. Even though the chair of the draft committee of for the…

Negotiating in bad faith; Israel determined to undermine ceasefires in pursuit of Hamas, Gaza at the whim of the United States and Egypt in their unequal support of Israel

Despite the ping-ponging between various diplomats and international agencies on the specifics of a peace plan to end the violence in Gaza, there has yet to be any plan that is acceptable to both sides. The major impasse is that Hamas, knowing the people of Gaza have survived for nearly…

The future of the apple: A small biotech company could change the debate on GMOs

Photo by Alessio Maffeis via Creative Commons In the terms of apple history the Granny Smith is a recent creation. The first known record of Granny Smith propagation dates back to 1886, where Maria Ann “Granny” Smith selectively bred a European red apple (malus domestica) with a European crab apple…

Garfield teachers boycott standardized test

A corruption scandal and validity at heart of refusal to administer MAP The news was every kid’s dreams. In a unanimous decision the teachers at Garfield elementary in Seattle—whose alumni include Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, and Debbi Armstrong—voted to boycott the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The decision was…

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