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22.01.2018

Yes We Can – Feed 9 Billion With Organic Agriculture

Yes We Can – Feed 9 Billion With Organic Agriculture

By Gunnar Rundgren It is possible to feed more than 9 billion people with organic production methods with a small increase in the required crop acreage and with decreased greenhouse gas emission. But this assumes considerable reduction in food wastage and in the quantities of feed grown to animals. That… »

20.01.2018

Support the New Poor People’s Campaign

Support the New Poor People’s Campaign

By David Swanson The new poor people’s campaign should get every ounce of support we can find and generate. I say that without the qualifications and caveats I would usually include, because the Poor People’s Campaign is doing something that may not be strictly unprecedented in U.S. history but is certainly… »

20.01.2018

Near-Record Warm Temperatures Fuel Deadly, Costly Weather Events in 2017 – UN

Near-Record Warm Temperatures Fuel Deadly, Costly Weather Events in 2017 – UN

The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the United Nations weather agency on 18 January 2018 warning that continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have “profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns… »

18.01.2018

Annual Meeting of Silo’s Message, in Park Punta de Vacas, January 2018

Annual Meeting of Silo’s Message, in Park Punta de Vacas, January 2018

During the days 5, 6 and 7 of January the Annual Meeting of Messengers was held in the historic park of Punta de Vacas [1], where Silo gave his first public speech: “The Healing of Suffering”, today recorded in metal and in several languages at the entrance to the Meditation… »

15.01.2018

We Need A Martin Luther King Day Of Truth

We Need A Martin Luther King Day Of Truth

By Edward Curtin As Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country – in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 – people will be encouraged… »

13.01.2018

Frankenfacebook does it again

Frankenfacebook does it again

“Mark Zuckerberg sets toughest new year’s goal yet: fixing Facebook: CEO reveals this year’s ‘personal challenge’ as site faces relentless criticism over spreading of misinformation and damage to users’ mental health… this “personal challenge” for 2018 will be “to focus on fixing these important issues”…The past year has seen the social… »

13.01.2018

Leaked Trump Nuclear Posture Review aims to continue Obama weapons modernization, with significant tweaks

Leaked Trump Nuclear Posture Review aims to continue Obama weapons modernization, with significant tweaks

By Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group. Aims to Restore Nuclear-tipped Cruise Missiles on Some Attack Submarines Calls for Low-Yield Submarine Ballistic Missile Warhead Option Ends “Interoperable” Warhead Program Retains 1.2 Megaton Bomb A leaked “pre-decisional” copy of the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) was published last… »

11.01.2018

To Liberate Cambodia

To Liberate Cambodia

A long-standing French protectorate briefly occupied by Japan during World War II, Cambodia became independent in 1953 as the French finally withdrew from Indochina. Under the leadership of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia remained officially neutral, including during the subsequent US war on Indochina. However, by the mid-1960s,… »

10.01.2018

Conversation with Billy Lawrence

Conversation with Billy Lawrence

By Jhon Sánchez, I met Billy Lawrence in 2002 while attending Southampton College. Billy, Will to his classmates, was taking MFA classes even though he was an undergraduate student. I think we both took Beginning the Novel, French and Russian literature with Kaylie Jones. One of those summers, Billy told… »

09.01.2018

Trashing The Planet For Profit

Trashing The Planet For Profit

By William Bowle, Before I began this essay I read through some of my past forays that mentioned climate change and capitalism, the first I think, being in 2006 where I opined in a piece on the ‘War on Terror’: Perhaps the impending climate catastrophe as well as the genocidal… »

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