RSS Different views

  • On Venezuela’s Regional Elections: Some Elephants in the room October 21, 2017
    Venezuela’s opposition was supposed to receive 3 million more votes than the government in the regional elections of October 15 according to the international media and the main pollster they rely on. Over 18 million Venezuelans were eligible to vote. Instead, the opposition received 700,000 fewer votes than the government nationwide and took only 5 […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • How Reuters lost what little nerve it had on Venezuela – in five charts October 12, 2017
    Reuters used to occasionally push back – albeit timidly –  against what other corporate outlets reported about Venezuela. Now it appears to have given up making any effort at all to break from the corporate pack. This article “No visas, bad jobs: Venezuelan emigrants reluctantly return home” is an example. Consider this excerpt: For decades after […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • Should Limiting North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions Be the Responsibility of the U.S. Government? October 9, 2017
    In recent months, advances in the North Korean government’s nuclear weapons program have led to a sharp confrontation between the government leaders of the United States and of North Korea.  This August, President Donald Trump declared that any more threats from North Korea “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • The Guardian promotes Central Bank Independence – Corbyn should fiercely oppose September 29, 2017
    A weird Guardian editorial seems very much to worry that Central Bank independence “will not survive” It is 20 years since the Bank of England gained independence. It may not survive the nationalist pressures of leaving the EU Indeed, it should not survive.  It is very important that Corbyn’s Labour kill it. Note the toxic elite […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • BBC (Katy Watson) article – distortion and inaccuracy about Venezuela September 29, 2017
    This BBC article by Katy Watson states Official figures put the number of Venezuelans who have left their homeland for Colombia because of the crisis at 300,000. But the actual number is thought to be much higher. A study of the official figures at a Colombian university put the number at 348,321 over the past […]
    Joe Emersberger

RSS Different perspectives

  • Trump Enters Quagmire September 22, 2017
    Afghanistan is evidence of the never-ending policy of full spectrum dominance sought by the U.S. empire
    Margaret Flowers
  • Central Bankers At the End of Their Rope September 22, 2017
    The most reliable guide to understanding neoliberalism is Jack Rasmus’s book, Central Bankers on the Ropes, which examines the fundamental role of central banks in our current savage global economy.
    Jack Rasmus
  • Reaction To Bigotry September 22, 2017
    The vicious assault on counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia by a volatile amalgam of Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, Alt-Right and other white nationalist forces was one of the most horrific acts of domestic terrorism in American history
    Ron Daniels
  • NFL Plantation Owners Ban Uppity Quarterback September 22, 2017
    Trump's administration is contributing to social calm and order by setting out to give local police more military weapons, from armored troop carriers to grenade launchers.
    William Boardman
  • Single Payer September 22, 2017
    Studies have shown that doctors who have received payments from pharmaceutical companies are more likely to prescribe those companies’ medications. But pharmaceutical companies go far beyond wining and dining doctors, or paying them speaking fees. They organize “patient advocacy” groups that pretend to be grassroots organizations
    Pete Dolack
  • Fighting a Giant September 22, 2017
    PepsiCo is the world’s second-largest snacks producer. It makes Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana products in more than 200 countries, and holds at 84 on Forbes’s World’s Largest Public Companies, right behind Amazon. In 2016, it had a market value of $159.4 billion and employed an estimated 264,000 workers. It should come as no […]
    Juan Cruz Ferre
  • Fanning the Flames of Violence in Mexico September 22, 2017
    Leaders of the United States know that they bear significant responsibility for the violence in Mexico
    Edward Hunt
  • Trump’s Racially Obtuse Transcript Highlights, Annotated September 22, 2017
    The alt-right is self-named. The alt-right also invented the term “alt-left” as a term with no specific meaning other than to label whoever the alt-right considers an enemy
    William Boardman
  • Politicians Are Cheating Workers out of Their Social Security September 22, 2017
    The fact is that the U.S. Government has borrowed some $3 Trillion from the Social Security Trust Fund, money now owed by Uncle Sam to millions of working Americans. Social Security is only broke if Uncle Sam defaults on its debts to us. The debt to Social Security is less than 20 percent of the […]
    Nayvin Gordon
  • Challenging Racial Violence September 22, 2017
    If we truly want to challenge racism, oppression, and inequality, we should turn our attention away from the few hundred marchers in Charlottesville and towards the real sources and enforcers of our unjust global order. They are not hard to find.
    Avi Chomsky


RSS Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • Dicamba Herbicide Drift: A Disaster in 2017, Will Be Much Worse in 2018
    On October 13th, an EPA press release announced the agency’s decision to allow the use of dicamba herbicides during the 2018 growing season for post-emergent weed control in genetically engineered, dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton.
    Steve Smith
  • Automatic Brain: The Magic of the Unconscious Mind
    “Automatic Brain: The Magic of the Unconscious Mind” is a fascinating first segment of a two-part documentary about the brain. The 52-minute film is based on the belief that your subconscious mind manages about 90 percent of everything you do whether you are asleep or awake.
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Defining GMOs for the Upcoming Disclosure Regulations
    More companies, big and small, are responding by adopting “clean label” initiatives despite the formulation challenges it presents. The “clean label” concept encompasses streamlining the ingredients list, removing artificial ingredients and, above all, being transparent about ingredient sourcing.
    Rachel Gartner
  • The Complex Nature of Gmos Calls for a New Conversation
    The GMO debate is one from which I’ve kept a purposeful distance. For one thing, it’s an issue that has already garnered more than its fair share of attention. For another, when you consider that many domesticated crops resulted from seed irradiation, chromosome doubling and plant tissue culture — none of which are genetically engineered […]
    Maywa Montenegro
  • Fifty-One GOP Senators Just Voted to Cut $1.5 Trillion From Medicare and Medicaid to Give Super-Rich and Corporations a Tax Cut
    Along strict party lines, the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday night voted to pass a sweeping budget measure -- one criticized as both "despicable" and "horrific" for providing massive giveaways to corporations and the super-rich while eviscerating funding for social programs, healthcare, education, and affordable housing.
    Jon Queally
  • Insectageddon: Farming Is More Catastrophic Than Climate Breakdown
    Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown, air pollution, water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of the above.
    George Monbiot
  • MovNat: Movement Training for Motion and Exercise
    The video above features some MovNat movements designed to increase your mobility in about 10 minutes per day. MovNat is a "fitness for the real world" program created by coach Erwan Le Corre. The featured mobility exercises are appropriate for all fitness levels and represent basic, yet incredibly effective, movements that many humans have lost […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • As NAFTA Re-Negotiation Stalls, Family Farmers Lose Hope
    Despite Trump’s promises to make trade work better for American agriculture, the ongoing free-trade negotiations don’t seem to be bringing good news for family farmers.
    Bryce Oates
  • Trump, Sessions Crime Policies 'Risk Igniting a New Drug War,' Eric Holder Charges
    The GOP appears to be marching resolutely backwards on commonsense drug reforms and other criminal justice policies. Former Attorney General Eric Holder, whose tenure was embroiled in controversy, had some strong words this week for the Trump administration's position on key issues involving the criminal justice system. 
    Cristal Hayes
  • Glyphosate: Monsanto Tries One Last Manoeuvre to Save Roundup
    According to the widely circulated rumour on the Internet, Prof Christopher Portier secretly received a considerable sum – $160,000 (approximately €135,000) – from law firms representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Monsanto in the United States.
  • Monsanto Sues Arkansas Board for Banning Disputed Herbicide
    A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage.
    Andrew Demillo
  • Lawsuits Say 'Diet' Soda Claim Is Misleading
    According to the Code of Federal Regulations, a soft drink can be labeled "diet" as long as that label is not deemed "false or misleading." The terminology, long used by soda companies to designate sugar-free and low-calorie varieties, has been around and widely used for decades.
    Megan Poinski
  • Is It Time to Reassess Current Safety Standards for Glyphosate-Based Herbicides?
    Glyphosate is an active ingredient in a number of commercially available herbicides, including several that are used in concert with genetically modified crops. Methods used in environmental health sciences to examine the potential health effects of chemicals, including pesticides, have undergone substantial changes over the past 30 years. We are concerned that the assays used to assess glyphosate safety, including the toxicity studies requested […]
    Laura N Vandenberg
  • Is It Time to Reassess Current Safety Standards for Glyphosate-Based Herbicides?
    Glyphosate is an active ingredient in a number of commercially available herbicides, including several that are used in concert with genetically modified crops. Methods used in environmental health sciences to examine the potential health effects of chemicals, including pesticides, have undergone substantial changes over the past 30 years. We are concerned that the assays used to assess glyphosate safety, including the toxicity studies requested […]
    Laura N Vandenberg
  • How a Forest With More Mammals Stores More Carbon
    To the many moral and practical reasons for protecting the creatures with whom we share this blue marble, add one more. They might help Earth safely store more carbon.
    Brandon Keim

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • Via la Jones Act, Punto!! October 15, 2017
    Di James C. Wilson. Originale pubblicato l’undici ottobre 2017 con il titolo Just Reapeal the Jones Act, Already!! Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La Merchant Marine Act del 1920, meglio conosciuta come Jones Act, è un classico esempio di quelle leggi, in vigore da decenni, che fanno parlare di sé solo quando creano problemi troppo grossi...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Just Repeal The Jones Act, Already!! October 11, 2017
    The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, better known as the Jones Act, is a classic example of a law that has remained on the books for decades, only attracting attention when it creates problems too big to ignore. This clearly happened this August, when it delayed shipments of aid to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria....
    James C. Wilson
  • Recensione: The Diamond Age October 10, 2017
    Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 23 giugno 2017 con il titolo Book Review: The Diamond Age. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Neal Stephenson. The Diamond Age: or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (1995). In Four Futures Peter Frase immagina, per prova, un “anti-Star Trek”, un mondo con le stesse tecnologie post-scarsità e la stessa società...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Per un Reddito di Base Universale Serve lo Stato? October 8, 2017
    Di Lexi Linnell. Originale pubblicato il 2 ottobre 2017 con il titolo Does Universal Basic Income Require a State? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Vishal Wilde si è recentemente espresso a favore di un reddito di base universale (RBU) sostenendo che promuoverebbe la libertà economica e la giustizia sociale. Certo la questione ha attirato libertari di...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Does Universal Basic Income Require a State? October 2, 2017
    Recently, Vishal Wilde advocated for a universal basic income (UBI) on the grounds that it promotes economic freedom and social justice. Indeed, UBI has long been attractive to libertarians of various stripes. However, this idea suffers from the problem that, to date, UBI proposals have generally relied on the state for a taxation and distribution...
    Lexi Linnell
  • Giustizia Riparatrice e Responsabilità nella Violenza Sessuale October 1, 2017
    Di Emmi Bevensee. Originale pubblicato il 18 settembre 2017 con il titolo Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence Accountability. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Noi anarchici siamo fortemente contrari al sistema carcerario e alle logiche punitive dello stato. Per questo cerchiamo alternative, puntiamo ad un processo di accertamento della colpa che metta al centro comunità e vittima,...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Longview Anarchism: Transcending the Existential Threat of Freedom September 28, 2017
    Skin as Thick as Bark As asinine, cultish leaders fascistically toy with the notion of nuclear warfare, we are reminded yet again of the fragility of human life. That humans have advanced as far as we have is remarkable. It reminds me of the feeling of awe I have when realizing that we limited humans...
    Emmi Bevensee
  • Preguntas y respuestas acerca de la democracia en el lugar de trabajo September 28, 2017
    Mi colega de BHL (Bleeding Heart Libertarians) Chris Freiman tiene tres preguntas para los libertarios de izquierda en lo concerniente a cómo reconciliamos nuestro «compromiso con la democracia en el lugar de trabajo» con los «demás compromisos que los libertarios están inclinados a tener.» Aquí sugiero algunas respuestas. ¿Es cierto que la democracia en el...
    Mario Murillo
  • Combatiendo el odio: una guía de izquierda radical para el control de armas (parte 6) September 27, 2017
    Esta es la última parte en una serie. Aquí las partes 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5 Si bien atacar las problemáticas de pobreza, indigencia, desempleo, salud mental, intolerancia y brutalidad policíaca contribuye mucho para arrancar la violencia armada desde la raíz, sigue sin dar cuenta de la violencia causada por la ignorancia y una falta de seguridad de...
    Mario Murillo