RSS Different views

  • Corporate Media go to work on Rafael Correa (Keystone Cop edition) June 20, 2018
    You have to love this headline. The “missing opposition figure” isn’t missing! Ex-Ecuador leader sought in case of missing opposition figure In 2012, Fernando Balda was the victim of a foiled kidnapping in COLOMBIA. If Balda was ever “missing” it was for a few hours (if that) back in 2012! The culprits were tried and […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • Getting Ready for Nuclear War June 19, 2018
    Although many people have criticized the bizarre nature of Donald Trump’s diplomacy with North Korea, his recent lovefest with Kim Jong Un does have the potential to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula. Even so, buried far below the mass media coverage of the summit spectacle, the reality is that […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Who Benefits from the “Booming Economy”? June 11, 2018
    Although the U.S. mass media are awash with stories about America’s “booming economy,” the benefits are distributed very unequally, when they are distributed at all. Buoyed by soaring corporate profits and stock prices, the richest Americans have reached new and dazzling heights of prosperity.  As of May 2018, the growing crop of billionaires included corporate […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • The Guardians of Empire Assail Nicaragua June 8, 2018
    Kath Viner became the Guardian’s editor–in-chief in 2015. She reminds me of OAS chief Luis Almagro and Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno: all three have served the US Empire at least, if not more, slavishly than openly declared right wingers might have done. All were initially applauded by the left who heaved sighs of relief when they got in. […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • EXCLUSIVE: As Venezuelans Suffer, Reuters whitewashes Trump’s direct attack on them May 24, 2018
    Images and statistics regarding Venezuela’s economic crisis are relentlessly aimed a demonizing President Maduro’s government and absolving Trump for what U.S. sanctions do to Venezuelans. For example, in these Reuters articles below, the harmful impact of the Trump’s economic sanctions on the population (and their illegality) can only be reported as claims by the Venezuelan […]
    Joe Emersberger

RSS Different perspectives

  • Rock ‘n Roll Resistance at Big Mountain, Arizona April 7, 2018
    I recently spoke with Clayson and Jeneda Benally about their bands Blackfire and Sihasin, their indigenous roots and the power of punk rock to change the world.
    John Malkin
  • Red State Organizing in the Age of Trump April 7, 2018
    Reflections on the sort of organizing work I’m currently doing in Northwest Indiana, where I live and work. I hope people will find some of my insights interesting and useful.
    Vincent Emanuele
  • Trump’s tax Cuts, Budget Deficits, Trump’s Recession 2019? April 7, 2018
    The U.S. budget deficit consequences of the Trump tax cuts are therefore massive. Instead of averaging $150 billion a year on average (the $1.5 trillion) the effect will be three to four times that, or around $300 to $400 billion a year.
    Jack Rasmus
  • Extraction April 7, 2018
    Donald Trump and his generals are making fossil fuels a crucial ingredient for bulking up our national security. In that way, they will turn anything (or any group) standing in the way of the extraction and exploitation of oil, coal, and natural gas into obstructers of the national interest and, quite literally, of American national […]
    Michael T. Klare
  • No Foreign Bases: Challenging the Footprint of U.S. Empire April 7, 2018
    The footprint of U.S. empire are what Chalmers Johnson called an “empire of bases.”
    Margaret Flowers
  • Why North Korea Wants Nuke Deterrence April 7, 2018
    If politicians in the U.S. and around the world need the ugliness of Donald Trump as a mirror for their own greed, ignorance and temerity, to shame them into changing their ways, so be it--whatever it takes
    Nicolas J.S. Davies
  • Quakers Who Rescued Jews From The Nazis Are Now Banned From Israel April 6, 2018
    Quaker leaders and their Jewish counterparts were instrumental in organizing the Kinder-transport, which brought 10,000 German-Jewish children to safety in Britain in 1938 and 1939. For this work and more, British Quaker organizations and the AFSC won the Nobel Peace Prize together in 1947...
    Allan C. Brownfeld
  • Leopoldo Lopez & MLK April 6, 2018
    The New York Times, by glorifying leaders like López, is demonstrating that the support of the U.S. liberal establishment for popular pro-working class reforms on the nation’s domestic front does not extend to third-world countries.
    Steve Ellner
  • U.S Military Intervention in Vermont Town Meeting April 6, 2018
    General Cray’s approach to the F-35 is misleading, corrupt, and dishonest as well as in clear violation of U.S. Army Regulations
    William Boardman
  • Africa’s Systematic Looting April 6, 2018
    Last year, the Bank appointed Zambia the main pilot country study within the project “Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services
    Patrick Bond

 

RSS Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • GMO Rice Approved
    Genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), making the U.S. the fourth country to give the GE food the green light, after Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The FDA based their decision to approve Golden Rice on data supplied by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Polluting Pigs Part III
    Inspectors with North Carolina’s department of environmental quality (DEQ) tested 55 waste lagoons at 35 CAFOs, which revealed vastly different levels of pollutants than were reported by the CAFOs’ own tests just one month prior. Among the disparities were levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and heavy metals, including zinc and copper; in one case, zinc levels […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Monsanto, You Can Run But You Can't Hide
    The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the merger of Monsanto and Bayer, which means just three companies now dominate the global seed and pesticide market. Consolidation promotes lower quality products as there’s less incentive for innovation when there’s less competition. Less competition also typically results in price increases. Both are expected to occur as a […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • GM Wheat in Alberta Raises Questions
    Regulators are scratching their heads after seven genetically modified wheat plants were found in Alberta.No country, including Canada, allows genetically modified (GM) wheat to be produced commercially, so the discovery raises questions, including some the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) can’t answer, like how it got there and the variety of wheat involved.
    Allan Dawson
  • The Bayer Takeover of Monsanto Creates a Mega-Merger of Food, Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals
    Monsanto has officially been bought by Bayer, and they are ending the use of the name Monsanto. From now on all Monsanto products will be known as Bayer, for example Monsanto's Roundup is now Bayer Roundup. Two of the evilest companies are now one mega-corporation, bringing you herbicides, insecticides, GMO's, birth control, and pharmaceuticals. 
    Kara Maria Ananda
  • A New Revolution in Mexico
    The current Mexican government is led by the center-right President Enrique Peña Nieto. His party, the pri, has depicted López Obrador as a radical populist, in the tradition of Hugo Chávez, and warned that he intends to turn Mexico into another Venezuela. The Trump Administration has been similarly concerned. Roberta Jacobson, who until last month […]
    Jon Lee Anderson
  • Our Taxes Used For Disease Outbreak at Commercial Deer Farms
    It's happening on commercial deer farms in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Hundreds of captive deer stricken with the dreaded chronic wasting disease (CWD) are being euthanized. As state Departments of Natural Resources (DNR) try to contain the lethal, incurable disease which threatens their all important hunting revenues, cattle farmers now worry the disease […]
    Martha Rosenberg
  • Man vs. Monsanto: First Trial Over Roundup Cancer Claims Set to Begin
    Dewayne "Lee" Johnson has led what many might call an unremarkable life. The 46-year-old father and husband spent several years working as a school groundskeeper and spending free time teaching his two young sons to play football. But this week he takes center stage in a global debate over the safety of one of the […]
    Carey Gillam
  • When a Grass Towers Over the Trees
    “Bamboo being grass, all 1640 species have a very strong root system that binds soil, and are the fastest growing plants making them best suited for restoring unproductive farmland, erosion control and maintaining slope stability,” Hans Friederich, Director-General of the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), told IPS from their Beijing headquarters.
    Manipadma Jena
  • Farmers From Central America and Brazil Join Forces to Live With Drought
    A region of El Salvador, located in the so-called Dry Corridor of Central America, has suffered for years the effects of extreme weather: droughts and excessive rainfall that have ruined several times the maize and bean crops, the country’s two main agricultural products and local staple foods. There has also been a shortage of drinking water […]
    Edgardo Ayala
  • Mouthwatering Moringa Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’
    Rice is commonly enjoyed around the world, but one glaring issue with it is its high carbohydrate content. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a single cup of cooked rice contains a whopping 44.51 grams of carbohydrates, which is well above the limit if you’re following a ketogenic diet. With this in mind, what […]
    Rachel Saenz
  • How Activating Your Body's Cell Repair Processes Can Improve Your Health and Well-Being
    Naomi Whittel is the former CEO of Twinlab and has written an interesting book about how to achieve radiant health by activating your body's natural autophagy processes. In "Glow 15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life," she shares a number of valuable strategies for doing this naturally. Her deep-rooted […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Farming as Resistance
    Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.“Let us plant trees and grow old on our land. Let us live in peace,” said the old woman. “You tell that to the world.”
    Trina Moyles
  • How America Is Exporting Gun Violence to Mexico
    Some 70 percent of guns recovered in Mexico in the last five years originated in the United States. Some of these guns come from the legal transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars in guns to Mexican police and military forces, which often wind up in the hands of criminal organizations, fueling violence.
    Laura Weiss
  • Maine Becomes the First State to Test Ranked-Choice Voting
    RCV, or ranked-choice voting, is a procedural solution to the problem of vote-splitting. After a three-year tussle between activists and legislators, Maine will become the first state to use RCV, in June. Under RCV, a victor who is reviled by more than half of the voters will be a thing of the past. And progressives can express their […]
    Julia Conley

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • Is Elon Musk an Anarchist? More like a Libertarian Lenin June 18, 2018
    Elon Musk is trolling on twitter. A celebrity billionaire wasting his time making inane provocations would hardly be worthy of note but in the process Musk has declared that his politics are in line with Iain Banks’ anarcho-transhumanist utopia and that he aspires to see a world of direct democracy. There’s few spectacles like a...
    William Gillis
  • Il Fallimento della Privatizzazione Sovietica June 17, 2018
    Di William Gillis. Originale pubblicato il 12 giugno 2018 con il titolo The Failure of Soviet Privatization. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Quando “Il Mercato” è Soltanto il Luogo dove si Riciclano i Soldi Insanguinati dello Statalismo Quando cadde l’Unione Sovietica, tra i programmi di “privatizzazione” c’era la distribuzione delle azioni delle aziende ai loro dipendenti....
    Enrico Sanna
  • Karl Popper, Steven Spielberg y capitalismo corporativo June 15, 2018
    Hace algunos días vi Ready player one, la última película del director Steven Spielberg. En términos generales, me pareció una mala película, con problemas de reparto, trama, un villano caricaturesco, sin mencionar que no tiene mucho para ofrecer más allá del hecho de ser un festival de nostalgia y referencias al pasado. Pero Ready player...
    Mario Murillo
  • Pregiudizi Razziali in America June 14, 2018
    Di Conner Martínez. Originale pubblicato il 25 maggio 2018 con il titolo Racial Bias in America. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Ci sono stati di recente numerosi casi in cui persone spinte da pregiudizio razziale sono ricorse alla polizia contro persone innocenti dalla pelle scura. È importante che queste storie si sappiano, e che le persone...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Reprint: Welcome to Chillville, a Police-Free Community June 13, 2018
    The following is republished from Beyond the Badge. The following is an entirely hypothetical representation of a community which uses entirely new ways to address issues that are usually handled by police. This model should in no way be construed as complete, but as a sketch from which we can build upon these ideas and...
    Joshua Scott Hotchkin
  • Review: Radical Markets June 13, 2018
    “Contra doctrinaire libertarians, freedom is a high-dimensional design space.” ~ Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum Co-Founder A distinctive feature of left-libertarianism is its commitment to liberty and egalitarianism – not as moderating influences on each other, but as complementary and mutually reinforcing components of their philosophy. In this sense, they continue a view on markets that goes...
    Voltairine Linnell
  • The Failure of Soviet Privatization June 12, 2018
    When “The Market” Is Just Money Laundering the Bloodsoaked Riches of Statism When the USSR fell one of the “privatization” schemes was to just hand workers stock certificates in the companies they worked at. The problem of course was that the economy was seized up and everyone was starving. So gangsters and the children of...
    William Gillis
  • Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism June 12, 2018
    “The great Randolph Bourne realized that ‘war is the health of the State.’ It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.” — Murray Rothbard In Tyranny Comes Home professors Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall methodically...
    Kelly Wright
  • ვაჭრობა, როგორც შრომის დაზოგვის მექანიზმი June 12, 2018
    დემოკრატიული პოლიტიკა ასულელებს ჭკვიან და განათლებულ ხალხს, ყოველ შემთხვევაში მაშინ, როდესაც ისინი პოლიტიკურად მოქმედებენ. ეს ეხება ორივეს: როგორც ამომრჩეველს, ასევე პოლიტიკოსებს. ამას რამდენიმე რამ განაპირობებს: ცალკეული ხმის უმნიშვნელობა, პროცესიის და ინფორმაციის მიღების უაზრობა, სახელმწიფო აპარატის გაფანტული ფასი, და ამის შედეგად მიღებული ფარსი, რომელსაც ჰქვია საარჩევნო კამპანია. პოლიტიკის გარეთ ცხოვრება სხვანაირია. ჩვენ მოქმედებებს აქვს შესაძლებლობა შეცვალონ...
    Sheldon Richman