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28.12.2019

The 2019 Nobel Prize shows why we need to dump conventional economics

The 2019 Nobel Prize shows why we need to dump conventional economics

By Dr Ted Trainer The prize has gone to three people studying how the poor can derive more benefit from existing “development” practices. It sees no reason to question the existing market and growth-driven economy and its derivative, development theory. It doesn’t threaten the massively unjust and environmentally… »

16.12.2019

Climate Change – Where Are Our Economic Elites Headed?

Climate Change – Where Are Our Economic Elites Headed?

As William Nordhaus illustrated in his Nobel award address in December last year, the free-rider problem is particularly severe for climate change. Those who do nothing ride free, while those who undertake costly reductions pay dearly. If an important player does not go along, the others could establish a climate… »

16.12.2019

Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case

Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case

by Thomas Scripps WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared via videolink at Westminster Magistrates Court in London yesterday for a brief administrative hearing. The half-hour proceedings confirm that the fundamental legal rights of the world-famous investigative journalist are being trampled in what amounts to an… »

09.12.2019

New Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives ‘Ultimate Wake-Up Call’ to Act on Climate

New Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives ‘Ultimate Wake-Up Call’ to Act on Climate

By Andrea Germanos A new report on ocean oxygen loss released Saturday should serve as the “ultimate wake-up call” to take bold action to rein in planet-warming emissions and save the world’s “suffocating seas,” researchers said. The publication from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows how the problem known… »

06.12.2019

Thousands of workers march in France

Thousands of workers march in France

By Countercurrents Collective A countrywide union strike against pension reform has brought transportation across France to a standstill. Thousands of workers marched in what has been described as the largest protest of its kind since 1995. The protest dwarfed the weekly Yellow Vests demonstrations that have been happening every Saturday… »

02.12.2019

Why We Strike Again

Why We Strike Again

Co-Written by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer and Angela Valenzuela After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders, and the public alike are increasingly recognizing the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. And yet nothing has been done. For more than a year, children… »

28.11.2019

Thanksgiving Also Means Giving Thanks For Our Planet

Thanksgiving Also Means Giving Thanks For Our Planet

By Dr Arshad M Khan It is Thanksgiving holiday in the US.  The Europeans do not celebrate Thanksgiving and the European Parliament has held an election.  It has chosen former German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the new President of the European Commission.  Hailing from a political family… »

28.11.2019

UN report calls for “radical transformations” to avert global climate catastrophe

UN report calls for “radical transformations” to avert global climate catastrophe

By Bryan Dyne The United Nations Environment Program issued its tenth Emissions Gap Report yesterday, which highlighted the stark failure of the 2015 Paris Agreement to curb global greenhouse gas emissions and halt global warming. Even if countries hold themselves to their emissions pledges from four years ago, the report warns… »

25.11.2019

People’s protests pass more than a month in Chile

People’s protests pass more than a month in Chile

By Countercurrents Collective People in thousands joined in protests in Chile on Monday (November 18). It marked the first month of the most serious public protests against neo-liberal policies in recent time in Chile. The protests show the people’s distrust of the social agenda the government announced, and the parliamentary… »

23.11.2019

Lies Which The West Manufactures And Then Consumes

Lies Which The West Manufactures And Then Consumes

By Andre Vltchek After my work in the Middle East had finished, at least for the time being, I was waiting for my flight to Santiago de Chile.In Paris.I could count on a few ‘free’ days, processing what I had heard and witnessed in Beirut. Day after day, for long hours,… »

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