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20.06.2017

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

By David Korten Four days after President Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on August 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means. The basic point is quite simple: From January… »

17.06.2017

What On Earth Is A Human Being?

What On Earth Is A Human Being?

This article is based on a presentation made at a conference on 13 June, 2017 in Rosario, Argentina titled “Madre Tierra: Una Sola Salud” or  “Mother Earth: Only One Health” By Satya Sagar Many years ago when my daughter was just eight years old she sprung a surprise question on… »

14.06.2017

Corbyn Teaches To Embrace Change We Need

Corbyn Teaches To Embrace Change We Need

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The shocking election result in the United Kingdom – the Conservatives losing their majority and the creation of a hung Parliament; and Jeremy Corbyn being more successful than any recent Labor candidate – cutting a 20 point Theresa May lead down to a near… »

12.06.2017

James Comey’s Testimony

James Comey’s Testimony

By Dr Binoy Kampmark “A man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest.” Simon and Garfunkel, “The Boxer” (1970) No one could say that Donald Trump has not made politics interesting.  In so doing, he may well have distorted it, mangling its practice with ingredients of… »

07.06.2017

Exceptionalist Trump America Exits From Paris Agreement & Launches Neoliberal War on Terra

Exceptionalist Trump America Exits From Paris Agreement & Launches Neoliberal War on Terra

By Dr Gideon Polya An exceptionalist Trump America has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Change Agreement and thereby launched a neoliberal War on the Planet (Terra). The US has 4.4% of the world’s population but contributes more to annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution than China (18.6% of world population). »

30.05.2017

The Merkley-Sanders Climate Bill Isn’t a Launchpad. It’s Quicksand

The Merkley-Sanders Climate Bill Isn’t a Launchpad. It’s Quicksand

By Stan Cox With the Trump administration poised to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, a climate bill cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders and known as the “100 by ’50 Act” is sure to be back in the news. In April, Sanders called the bill,… »

29.05.2017

Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends, Prisoners Declare Victory

Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends, Prisoners Declare Victory

By Ali Abunimah After 40 days without food, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have suspended their hunger strike in Israeli jails. The end of the strike came after 20 hours of intense negotiations between the strike’s leaders, including imprisoned Fatah figure Marwan Barghouti, and the Israel Prison Service,… »

25.05.2017

Is Renewable Energy A Commons?

Is Renewable Energy A Commons?

By Cecile Blanchet How relocating energy in the commons helps scaling-up renewables & saving energy Is energy a mere commodity, or is it a common good? Why is this relevant in the first place? Here we look at why energy is part of our commons, from the sources to… »

23.05.2017

Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story

Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story

By John Pilger Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its… »

23.05.2017

Trump’s Speech In Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran

Trump’s Speech In Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran

By Bill Van Auken Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, President Donald Trump’s speech Sunday before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism throughout the Middle East and a buildup in particular toward war with Iran. Hailed by a fawning… »

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