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11.04.2017

The U.S. Navy’s Anti-Environmental Broadside In The Gulf of Alaska

The U.S. Navy’s Anti-Environmental Broadside In The Gulf of Alaska

By Dahr Jamail It’s war in the Gulf and the U.S. Navy is on hand to protect us. No, not that Gulf! I’m talking about the Gulf of Alaska and it’s actually mock war — if, that is, you don’t happen to be a fin whale or a wild salmon. »

09.04.2017

Arms And The Babies: Unbridled Compassion For All The Casualties of War

Arms And The Babies: Unbridled Compassion For All The Casualties of War

By George Capaccio Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, is justifiably outraged by the slaughter of innocents in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun where rebel forces are lodged.At least eighty-six people, including women and children, died from exposure to chemical weapons. Doctors Without Borders and the World Health… »

08.04.2017

US Threatens More Strikes After Cruise Missiles Hit Syria

US Threatens More Strikes After Cruise Missiles Hit Syria

By Bill Van Auken The day after US warships rained some 60 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian government airbase, US officials made it clear that this unilateral and criminal attack against an oppressed former colonial country is merely the first shot in what is to be an escalating and widening… »

05.04.2017

Carbon Levels Could Hit Pre-Human State By Mid-Century

Carbon Levels Could Hit Pre-Human State By Mid-Century

By Nadia Prupis Current carbon dioxide levels are unprecedented in human history and could reach a level unseen in millennia if their rates continue at this pace, a new report out Tuesday warns. Research published in Nature Communications finds that if fossil fuel use continues unabated, the atmosphere could… »

15.03.2017

Interview With John Scales Avery, One Of The Greatest Living Intellectuals On Earth

Interview With John Scales Avery, One Of The Greatest Living Intellectuals On Earth

By Binu Mathew I’m at the home of one of the greatest living intellectuals on earth. In the cold, windy Copenhagen weather as we ring the bell John Scales Avery opens the door and welcomes me and my friend John Graversgaard warmly into his home. He serves us coffee and… »

13.03.2017

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death

By Chris Hedges The ruling corporate elites no longer seek to build. They seek to destroy. They are agents of death. They crave the unimpeded power to cannibalize the country and pollute and degrade the ecosystem to feed an insatiable lust for wealth, power and hedonism. Wars and military “virtues”… »

12.03.2017

Imperialist Wars And Interventions Fuel Refugee Crisis In Africa

Imperialist Wars And Interventions Fuel Refugee Crisis In Africa

By Thomas Gaist Large numbers of persons fleeing war and famine in sub-Saharan Africa are transiting through Libya in a desperate effort to reach Europe, UNICEF reported last week. An estimated 80,000 refugees, including 25,000 children, left Libyan ports in an effort to cross the Mediterranean Sea and enter southern… »

04.03.2017

Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think

Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think

By Ralph Nader Back in Congress following February recess’s raucous town meetings, Republicans are shuddering. Instead of nearly empty auditoriums, where legislators’ staff often outnumber voters in attendance, meetings were packed with citizens determined to block the “take away” agenda of the Trump Republicans. It takes provocation for people to… »

03.03.2017

Descendants Of Slaves, Forerunners Of Justice: American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing

Descendants Of Slaves, Forerunners Of Justice: American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing

By Dr Ramzy Baroud I had recently been asked to give a talk about “being an American Muslim in the United States.” Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged. Islam is a religion propelled by values, not race nor, theoretically, by blind tribal allegiances, I… »

01.03.2017

The Sharing Economy: It Takes More Than A Smartphone

The Sharing Economy: It Takes More Than A Smartphone

By Steven Gorelick I ran into my friend Rick the other day in a small town near our homes in northern Vermont. He was just coming out of the bookstore, holding a pink plastic bag that, I would soon learn, contained a dozen eggs from his flock of free range… »

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