Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is founder + chairman of @WaterkeeperAlliance + @ChildrensHealthDefense, and co-counsel in #Monsanto #Roundup litigation.
Peter Fonda,Feb 23,1940-Aug 16,2019 at Waterkeeper Annual Ski Race,Squaw Valley,Ca 2003. Peter was a fierce advocate for clean water and wholesome communities For a decade,Peter was among Waterkeeper’s most loyal,energetic and treasured supporters. Farewell to Peter Fonda ,with gratitude from the sprawling Waterkeeper family.
Bobcat waves “Hi”. Seven month birthday
Meet Rodrigo de la O, Maule Itata Coastkeeper & one of our #WaterkeeperWarriors. We’re celebrating 20 years of growth with 345 Waterkeepers in 44 countries by sharing 20 stories of 20 Waterkeepers fighting the ultimate clean water battles.We present our “Waterkeeper Warriors” campaign, in partnership with @culturetrip. Hear is Rodrigo’s story told by @piercebrosnanofficial at waterkeeper.org/warriors. Photo by © @tamaramerino_photography, courtesy of Culture Trip. #wka20
Religious freedom is a cornerstone of the American experiment with self governance. That peculiarly American civil right distinguished our constitutional democracy from the aristocratic theocracies of European authoritarianism. In an epic of polarization and intolerance, American Liberals should be reaching out to minorities, instead of oppressing them,fortifying civil rights instead of advocating their erosion,modeling tolerance,not discrimination. We should be advocates of science and against corporate propaganda and fear mongering. We should be standing against the bullies and bigots. New York’s short sighted abolition of its longstanding religious exemptions to mandatory vaccination has created 26,000 child refugees with no place to attend school this fall. A dispassionate investigation of the science will convince any open mind that these children pose zero threat of spreading measles to their schoolmates.The demonstrated peril-if any-comes from fully vaccinated children shedding Pertussis,Chickenpox and Flu post-vaccine. The only threat unvaccinated children pose is to Big Pharma’s profit stream. Query: If captive government agencies have power to coercively compel unwilling citizens to submit to injections of untested and risky chemicals despite their strongly held religious objections,then what are the limits to government power? 1)Mike Sussman and I speak at rally following hearing 2)In courtroom with Mike Sussman and Rabbi Meisels. 3)The families lined the court corridors with photos of children barred from schools 4)Press Conference 5-10) scenes from rally
Leyo Mitten-Smith, 12, had a normal birth. His mom, Amy described him as “a beautiful, healthy baby.” Leyo’s Apgar score was 9. He exceeded all milestones; walking at 8 months running at 9 and speaking 2 to 4 word sentences by month 18. At his 18-month well-baby visit, Leyo received a clean bill of health, and a battery of vaccinations. Within hours, Leyo became irritable, developed a high fever and persistent swelling and redness at the injection site. Welts, hives, raised bumps and sub dermal hemorrhaging (thrombocytopenic purpura) covered his body. His joints swelled painfully. He lost motor skills, walking, and talking. He grunted, twitched, and suffered Grand mal seizures. Ten specialists blamed the DTap vaccine. The Infectious Disease doctor ordered them to not report Leyo’s symptoms as vaccine injuries. Leyo’s immunologist cross-referenced Leyo’s medical and vaccine records; jaundice after vitamin K at birth, a rash after Hepatitis B at one week, (subsequently diagnosed as Giannotti Crosti Syndrome.) Inconsolable, crying, and collapse following his 8 months flu shot and four hospitalizations for extreme lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and severe dehydration following his 12 months polio vaccine. (His doctors had blamed food poisoning.) The immunologist pointed out that Leyo’s symptoms got progressively worse with each vaccine. She diagnosed Leyo with serum sickness and warned Amy “mother to mother” that the next vaccine could kill him. Leyo never recovered. He suffers autism autoimmune issues, hyper-immunity, mitochondrial dysfunction, aphasia, sensory issues, Autism, anxiety, tics, Tourette’s syndrome, OCD, PANDAS / PANS, stuttering and crossed eyes, stimming and toe walking. In 2013, the Vaccine Court conceded that vaccine caused Leyo’s injuries but ruled that the statute of limitations barred all except his 18 month reactions. At 26 months Amy put him on a GFDF diet. Two weeks later Leyo’s language began returning and he stopped toe walking. The Leyo I met is sociable and funny. “He loves jokes” says Amy. “I was terrified he’d never laugh.”
Seventy-five years ago today, my uncle, naval lieutenant Joseph P Kennedy Jr, died while on a secret mission (Operation Aphrodite) to fly an experimental robotic B-24 Bomber loaded with explosives into the Nazi’s North Sea submarine base. He piloted the craft on take off and perished at 2000 feet when the plane exploded as he prepared to parachute out over the Suffolk, England coast. Photo (1) shows him with two rescued puppies at RAF Fersfield (near Norwich) where his Naval Attack Squadron was stationed. 2) standing behind Jack and seven siblings during swimming lessons in Hyannisport (my dad is second from front). 3)With Jack and Grandpa Joe in Palm Beach. 4)Whoops! Jack (not Joe)with Teddy on shoulders Palm Beach.(Thanks for the correction,peeps!)5) with my Dad and his sister Pat (Lawford) in Hyannisport Harbor. 6) Harvard Football 7) Climbing in Swiss Alps 8) With Jack and Kick in London during WW2 9) With Kick and Billy (Lord)Cavendish,the Marquess (and future Duke) of Hartington at their wedding.On September 9,1944 ,less than a month after Joe’s death,a German sniper killed Billy as he lead his Coldstream Guards on an assault to liberate the Belgium town of Heppen. 10) In his flight suit ready to slip earth’s surly bonds.i
1,2) on Mya yesterday with El & Keegan Michael Key, Teddy at helm. 30 knot SW. 3,4) Father Mark Hessian, our longtime family priest said mass this morning at Grandma Ethel’s home for Paul and Courtney. 5) with Anthony Shriver. 6) with Teddy and Conor on pier. 7) Grandma Ethel on golf cart with Rory and Zach. 8,9) waterskiing in rain with Conor, Finn, and Aidan. 10. Kiley launches herself from buoy. #KeeganMichaelKey
1) Saoirse nails Kite Surfing. Saoirse’s cousin,Georgia says she was able to frame this video so perfectly because it was the fourth time it happened. Apparently, Saoirse was sweet on the instructor. 2) on Irish Coast with her friend Cliona Falvey. 3) with Keegan in Hyannis Port. 4) furling the mainsail on Glide. 5) with Noah and Kenny Chesney at Foxborough. Saoirse wanted a career in music-preferably Nashville music. 6) winter sail with cousins on Mya, Teddy Kennedy Jr on helm. 7) with Dierks Bentley. 8) paddle boarding with Caroline Shriver. 9) with favorite artist, Taylor Swift. 10) swinging on halyard, Glide’s bowsprit. #SaoirseKennedy See my eulogy to Saoirse; link in bio
1) Saoirse’s Dad, Paul Hill, has a terror of both heights and water. Having grown up in the catholic ghetto of the Falls Road in Belfast, and spent most of his adult life in 38 British prisons, he never learned to swim. Nevertheless,he wanted to jump off the HH buoy in Saoirse’s honor. He asked us to be there to rescue him when he hit the water. 2) Baptized. 3) Rescue. 4) with Grandma Ethel, Kyra Kennedy, Sydney Lawford and Paul Hill. 5) Seersh on HP jetty with Caroline Shriver. 6)Seersh and Kathleen Shriver. 7)Seersh at Thanksgiving with her friend David Whiteside ( #TennesseeRiverkeeper). 8) with Noah Kennedy on Slip-n-Slide at Best Buddies event. 9) on Glide’s bowsprit with Noah. 10) Sailor girl. #SaoirseKennedy Read my Eulogy to Saoirse. Link in bio.