RSS Different views

  • Caracas Chronicles and Madman Theory August 23, 2017
    The guy who wrote this blog post is a self-described “Fifth year medical student at ULA-Mérida. Dinosaur enthusiast.” He hopes that U.S. government military threats will scare the Venezuelan military into ousting President Nicolas Maduro. Dinosaur enthusiast indeed. As he sums it up his own piece  “So please, Mr. Trump, don’t send the Marines…just make […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • The UK Observer’s latest “news” article about Venezuela August 22, 2017
    RE: President Maduro strips Venezuela’s parliament of power Legislative powers taken from opposition-led parliament, as country’s fugitive attorney general alleges Maduro corruption links Dear Mr. Pritchard (Observer readers’ editor) First of all, article’s headline is false as even the article itself reveals. Venezuela’s constituent assembly (ANC), not President Maduro, took over various National Assembly functions. Nowhere does the article […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • Green Time TV: Shaping Up August 18, 2017
    Green Time TV Shaping Up by Don Fitz September 2017 Green Time episodes say it’s time to shape up on a personal level, shape up environmental problems, and shape up social systems so we can confront individual and environmental issues. Why would energy efficiency building codes be important? In the first September Green Time, host […]
    Don Fitz
  • The Spectator’s Latest Effort to Use Venezuela to Attack Corbyn August 11, 2017
    Excerpts below from a Spectator editorial entitled “Jeremy Corbyn still cannot bear to condemn his fallen idols in Venezuela “ with a few comments of mine interspersed.  Hysterical, dishonest and incompetent as you’d expect from this outlet, but also supported by the entire establishment media, corrupted NGOs etc…fifteen years into a vilification campaign against Venezuela. […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • Playing Nuclear “Chicken” With Our Lives August 10, 2017
    What kind of civilization have we developed when two mentally unstable national leaders, in an escalating confrontation with each other, threaten one another―and the world―with nuclear war? That question arises as a potentially violent showdown emerges between Kim Jong Un of North Korea and Donald Trump of the United States.  In recent years, the North […]
    Lawrence Wittner

RSS Different perspectives

  • A Feminist Perspective on Trumpcare July 19, 2017
    Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 is rife with problems, one of the most disturbing is its shocking gender bias. But why should we be shocked that the AHCA, or “Trumpcare,” privileges males, as it was crafted by a group of privileged males
    Laura Finley
  • Housing Is A Human Right June 29, 2017
    A basic problem of housing is that housing is a commodity instead of a human right. We’re not accustomed to seeing housing as a basic right for everybody, but why isn’t it?
    Pete Dolack
  • How Palestine Disappeared from U.S. Media Coverage June 29, 2017
    As if he has, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, Donald Trump’s 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified.
    Ramzy Baroud
  • Destroying Democracy June 29, 2017
    The one barrier to the threat of destruction is an engaged public, an informed, engaged public acting together to develop means to confront the threat and respond to it. That’s been systematically weakened, consciously.
    Noam Chomsky
  • Terror in Britain June 29, 2017
    The Manchester atrocity lifts the rock of British foreign policy to reveal its Faustian alliance with extreme Islam, especially the sect known as Wahhabism or Salafism, whose principal custodian and banker is the oil kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Britain’s biggest weapons customer.
    John Pilger
  • Resegregation June 29, 2017
    Now the Trump administration wants to further expand the use of vouchers by creating a $20 billion school choice program. According to The Century Foundation, a think tank dedicated to reducing inequality, Trump’s plan would increase segregation in public schools
    Rebekah Barber
  • Feminist Revolution And Climate June 29, 2017
    Globally, movements of movements are working together and this is crucial because it takes everyone to change everything, and we must fight oppression in all its forms, at all times
    Bridget Burns
  • Why Study History? June 29, 2017
    U.S historians have no doubt been having a field day with Trump’s reported clueless comments on U.S. history earlier this year. The president’s moronic take on the nation’s past was front-page news in liberals’ and academics’ favorite newspaper, the New York Times
    Paul Street
  • Summer Events June 29, 2017
    Events SOCIALISM – The Socialism Conference is scheduled for July 6-9 in Chicago, featuring talks and panel discussions. Contact: info@socialismconference.org; http://www.socialismconference.org. LA RAZA – The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 8-11 in Phoenix, AZ, with workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 […]
    Compiled by Joel Chaffee
  • The Only Path to Climate Justice is People Power June 29, 2017
    President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement brings greater clarity to the inability of the U.S. government to confront the climate crisis and clarifies the tasks of people seeking smart climate policy.
    Kevin Zeese
  • How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
    If we truly want to challenge racism, oppression, and inequality, we should turn our attention ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Aviva Chomsky
  • Trump Deepens Racial Divide Again
    In a long, rambling speech full of falsehoods, Trump again equated immigrants with criminals and ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Juan Cole
  • Trump Threatens Funding
    Donald Trump is threatening to withhold grants that fund local police if California passes legislation ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Lee Fang
  • “Democracy is coming to the USA”
    The real Leonard Cohen lyric we should be listening to ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Shelagh Huston
  • Afghans’ suffering has no end
    The president’s decision to expand US military intervention condemns Afghanistan to escalating conflict, and its ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Lucy Morgan Edwards
  • China Bashing
    Not highlighting the distributional aspects of our policy on intellectual property is an enormous failure ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Dean Baker
  • Americans, Criminals, and Thelma & Louise
    Many Americans will pay no concern for the cruelty and suffering that our society’s criminals ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Ezra Kronfeld
  • The road to hate
    For six young men, Charlottesville is only the beginning ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Terrence McCoy
  • Solidarity’s No Heavy Lift
    Last year personal trainers at Canada’s largest chain of gyms became the first fitness workers ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Wednesday, August 23, 2017By Sonia Singh
  • Time to Impeach Trump
    The GOP is at a critical juncture. It must decide whether it wants to become ... Read More...
    Source: ZNet ArticlesPublished on Tuesday, August 22, 2017By Marjorie Cohn

 

RSS Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • From Retailers to Stewards
    In November 2015, the veteran natural retailer—who founded Abby’s Health and Nutrition in Tampa in 1997—plunked down $300,000 to convert a rural property 20 miles from her store into the area's first nonprofit community farm. Today, apartment dwellers who couldn’t garden otherwise spend mornings harvesting watermelon, okra and peas with their children. School groups drop […]
    Lisa Marshall
  • EU Starts In-Depth Probe of Bayer, Monsanto Deal
    The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer's planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto, saying it was worried about competition in various pesticide and seeds markets. The deal would create the world's largest integrated pesticides and seeds company, the Commission said, adding this limited the number of competitors selling herbicides […]
    Reuters
  • This Merger Would Threaten Food Supplies Around the World. Who Will Stop It?
    It’s the worst corporate merger you’ve probably never heard of, and one that could spell disaster for our global farming system. Bayer recently started the clock for the European Union to approve its $65bn takeover of Monsanto. If approved, the merger would be an extremely risky consolidation of corporate power, not to mention a serious threat […]
    Hannah Lownsbrough
  • Too Many Meds? America's Love Affair With Prescription Medication
    If you’re like most Americans, you probably start your day with a hot shower, a cup of coffee—and a handful of pills. More than half of us now regularly take a prescription medication—four, on average—according to a new nationally representative Consumer Reports survey of 1,947 adults. Many in that group also take over-the-counter drugs as […]
    Teresa Carr
  • What Is Organic Pasture-Raised Chicken Good For?
    Chickens raised in CAFOs are continuously injected with low dosages of antibiotics. Over time, this leads to antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses, particularly outbreaks of salmonella. In light of this revelation, what can you do? Your best alternative is to consume organic, pasture-raised chicken.
    Pam
  • Flame Retardants Damaging Kids' Brains
    Greater exposures to flame retardants during pregnancy are associated with lower intelligence in children. For every tenfold increase in prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), there was a 3.7-point decline in IQ test scores in children. 1 in 6 U.S. children now suffers from neurodevelopmental disorders, and research suggests PBDEs and other flame retardants are likely […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • How Dentistry Is Poisoning the Next Generation
    To protect all children from mercury exposure, the European Union in 2018 will ban dental amalgam for children under 15 and for pregnant and breast-feeding women — action considered to be the first step toward phasing out amalgam for everyone. The pro-corporate U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts industry profits above children’s health, allowing […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Climate Migrants Might Reach One Billion by 2050
    Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or floods, extreme weather, destruction of natural resources, in particular lands, soils and water, and the consequence of severe livelihoods conditions, famine and starvation. Although not yet based on definite scientific projections, the proven speed with […]
    Baher Kamal
  • Growing Concern: Organic Farms Need a New Generation to Keep Them Alive
    Many aging farmers must sell their farms to fund their retirement. Yet it’s not as simple as putting a home or business on the market and decamping to Arizona. “It’s selling your life’s work,” said Liya Schwartzman, who works on California FarmLink’s Agrarian Elders Project. “The hope is that in the transition you’re finding someone […]
    Jonathan Kauffman
  • U.S. Farmers Confused by Monsanto Weed Killer's Complex Instructions
    With Monsanto Co's (MON.N) latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over concerns it can drift in the wind, farmers and weed scientists are also complaining that confusing directions on the label make the product hard to use safely.
    Tom Polansek
  • UK Condemned Over 'Shocking' Export of Deadly Weedkiller to Poorer Countries
    A highly toxic weedkiller not authorised for use in the EU is being exported to developing countries from a UK factory. Paraquat, a pesticide so lethal that a single sip can be fatal, has caused thousands of accidental deaths and suicides globally, and was outlawed by EU states in 2007. But Swiss pesticide manufacturer Syngenta […]
    Alice Ross
  • Glyphosate-Free Certification Debuts—and Brands Jump on Board
    Henry Rowlands, founder of the newly launched certification seal called Glyphosate Residue Free, has worked to educate consumers and companies alike on the harmful qualities of glyphosate via his websites Sustainable Pulse and The Detox Project (which manages the Glyphosate Residue Free seal). But as glyphosate prevalence in the United States increased, and more research […]
    Jenna Blumenfeld
  • Will the Nightmare of President Donald Trump Become the Nightmare of President Mike Pence?
    Will this time be different? Has Trump finally crossed a line that’s the beginning of the unraveling of his presidency? Last week he threatened nuclear war with North Korea. This week he doubled down on defending white supremacists even as his allies, corporate executives and military and intelligence chiefs, backed away.
    Steven Rosenfeld
  • Mangrove-Planting Drones on a Mission to Restore Myanmar Delta
    There is an "urgent need" to restore mangroves in Myanmar to stem saltwater invasion of farmland and shoreline erosion due to sea level rise, as well as to protect lives and property from storms and floods in coastal areas.Drones could plant trees 10 times faster and cut costs by half, according to UK-based start-up BioCarbon Engineering […]
    Thin Lei Win
  • Monsanto Attempts Takedown of Agency Linking Its Weedkiller to Cancer
    Monsanto is on the attack. In its fight to keep its blockbuster weedkiller glyphosate on the European market, the American agrichemical giant has spent the last six months fighting accusations that it suppressed negative findings or even ghostwrote key research about whether the herbicide causes cancer.
    Simon Marks

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • Segregazione di Ritorno August 19, 2017
    Di James C. Wilson. Originale pubblicato il 3 agosto 2017 con il titolo The New Jim Crow. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Recensione di: Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 2010. The New Press. Il libro di Michelle Alexander del 2010, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Airbnb e il Potere Antifascista del Mercato August 15, 2017
    Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 13 agosto 2017 con il titolo Airbnb and the Power of Anti-Fascist Markets. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. L’antifascismo è multiforme. Ci sono gli ultrapatriottici che riecheggiano la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, gli attivisti del III% che hanno messo sotto assedio Identity Evropa in Texas, il black bloc che ha...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Airbnb and the Power of Anti-Fascist Markets August 13, 2017
    Anti-fascism comes in all shapes and forms. Whether it be the ultra-patriotic types harking back to the legacy of WWII, the III% who put that Identity Evropa kid in a chokehold in Texas, the black bloc protester who punched out Richard Spencer, the antifa rioters who trashed Milo’s events, the programmers who are letting us...
    Logan Marie Glitterbomb
  • Anarchist Ends, Market Means August 11, 2017
    Zine form can be found here! Markets are not my end goal. My end goal is anarchism which will always look like something just beyond the horizon of my knowledge. Markets unleash the creative complexity that make the dynamic testing of a wide range of liberatory strategies more meaningfully possible. This very same complexity makes...
    Emmi Bevensee
  • “Pubblico-Privato”: Pubblici Costi, Privati Profitti August 11, 2017
    Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il primo agosto 2017 con il titolo “Public-Private Partnership”: Public Cost, Private Profit. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Anche se il programma infrastrutturale pare accantonato, tanto che neanche viene citato più, finora Trump ne ha parlato in termini di “collaborazione pubblico-privato”. Da qui, come c’era da aspettarsi, la gioia dei soliti...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Reparations from Historical Slavery Could Be Used to End Modern Slavery August 10, 2017
    One of the most emotional and difficult topics in contemporary discourse is the history of slavery and its lingering legacy. A common proposal for addressing slavery is reparations, compensatory payments to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved as part of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The arguments for reparations are regularly met with two...
    Vishal Wilde
  • Progressive Border Patrol August 9, 2017
    This is the second part of the series called “Nice Cops and Other Cryptids” exploring apologism for prominent agents of the state. Part 1, “Nice Cops” can be found here. Most people don’t realize the activities and behaviors that are normalized in the U.S. borderlands. Almost every night a Border Patrol helicopter will fly low...
    Abbey Bee
  • Insegnare la Libertà: Guida Anarchica alla Didattica August 8, 2017
    Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 31 luglio 2017 con il titolo Teaching Freedom. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Persone di quasi tutti gli orientamenti politici potrebbero concordare sul fatto che l’attuale sistema scolastico americano non è l’ideale. La sinistra teme perlopiù che la scuola pubblica sia sotto attacco da parte delle aziende private e...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Combating Hate: A Radical Leftist Guide to Gun Control (Part 6) August 7, 2017
    This is the final part in a series. Be sure to check out parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.   While tackling issues of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, mental health, bigotry, and police brutality definitely goes a long way towards alleviating gun violence at the root, it still doesn’t account for the violence caused from...
    Logan Marie Glitterbomb