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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… »

23.02.2017

Can The Climate Survive Electoral Democracy? May Be. Can It Survive Capitalism? No.

Can The Climate Survive Electoral Democracy? May Be. Can It Survive Capitalism? No.

By Stan Cox Donald Trump plans to dismantle America’s already weak climate policy, potentially dooming not only this country but the entire world to runaway greenhouse warming. The day after Election Day 2016, star climate scientist Michael Mann was already saying he feared that it was “game over”… »

16.02.2017

Intelligence Agencies Clash With Trump Over Russia Allegations

by Tom Eley Only one month into his administration, and two days after the ouster of his National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump faces the growing prospect of congressional investigations into alleged ties to Moscow. Powerful sections of the American ruling class are seeking to put the US… »

16.02.2017

Instructive Incarceration Inquiry

Instructive Incarceration Inquiry

By Rachel Olivia O’Connor “Gonna raise me an army, some tough sons of bitches I’ll recruit my army from the orphanages….” — from Bob Dylan’s Thunder on the Mountain In Madness and Civilization Michel Foucault makes the claim that the period of the Enlightenment in Europe effected a transformation in the… »

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