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  • A song of Andres Calamaro about trust and oppression April 6, 2019
    This song by Andres Calamaro is titled “Alta suciedad.” There’s a pun between Spanish word for “dirtiness” (“suciedad”) and the Spanish word for “society” (“sociedad”). It claims you can only trust in dirty people, the lowest layers of society. “High dirt! (high dirt garbage)   You can not trust anyone else …” Is repeated by […]
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  • What Democratic Socialism Is and Is Not March 24, 2019
    In recent weeks, Donald Trump and other Republicans have begun to tar their Democratic opponents with the “socialist” brush, contending that the adoption of socialist policies will transform the United States into a land of dictatorship and poverty.  “Democrat lawmakers are now embracing socialism,” Trump warned the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in early March.  […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • On politically correct thinking, gender violence, prostititution and (perhaps) the #me too movement March 15, 2019
    The initiatives that become motto and emblem for the initiatives of public administrations in Galicia, and I imagine that in most of the”civilized world” world, I think almost always border on the absurd. In Galicia, which comes from a matriarchy and is traditionally little exposed to violence against women, public advertising campaigns against gender violence […]
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  • Waking up to War Against Venezuela February 28, 2019
    We the people should stop trusting the same ‘journalists’ that cajoled us into the invasion of Iraq, Libya, ect. Large numbers of us protested then, perhaps we now sulk that if our protests didn’t stop it then, why should we try again? But we have got to wake up, instead of waiting for another huge […]
    Antonio Carty
  • Conscience Over Profit February 27, 2019
    Palestine needs Europe and the world’s solidarity in effective ways, so its good to hear a union in my own abuela Beazcochea’s Basque country has voted against its company’s attempted collaboration with the internationally condemned Israeli occupation. The workers council of Spanish train manufacturer CAF voted last month against participation in the Jerusalem light rail tramway […]
    Antonio Carty

RSS Different perspectives

  • Rousing the Multitudes April 1, 2019
    Fear that the “rascal multitude” will threaten the property of the self-designated “men of best quality” traces back to the first modern democratic revolution in 17th century England
    Noam Chomsky
  • The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies April 1, 2019
    A war has been declared on Venezuela, of which the truth is “too difficult” to report
    John Pilger
  • Drug Company Executives Defend Their Prices on the Hill April 1, 2019
    Pharma has two lobbyists for every member of Congress. It spends more on lobbying than tobacco, oil and defense contractors combined
    Martha Rosenberg
  • Labor’s Spectacular Revolt April 1, 2019
    On February 6, 1919, Seattle’s workers struck—all of them. In doing so they took control of the city
    Cal Winslow
  • Financial Imperialism April 1, 2019
    U.S. neocons are once again back in charge of U.S. foreign policy, driving the U.S. toward yet another war and attempt at regime change of a foreign government
    Jack Rasmus
  • African Diaspora Rising
 April 1, 2019
    The Year of the Door of Return to Africa
    Ron Daniels
  • Iran Sanctions April 1, 2019
    When the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 and announced it would reimpose sanctions against Iran, the European Union (EU) declared its commitment to preserving the agreement and finding ways for its companies to circumvent U.S. sanctions. Now, eight months later, the Europeans finally announced the creation of […]
    Medea Benjamin
  • ICE Announces “New Normal” April 1, 2019
    ICE agents may also make “collateral arrests,” detaining anyone in the area who is not capable of providing official documentation to prove their citizenship or legal status at their discretion
    Danica Jorden
  • Education, Jobs and Capitalism April 1, 2019
    American capitalism has a hate-love relationship with the nation’s schools
    Gerald Coles
  • Trump Moves the World Closer to “Doomsday” April 1, 2019
    It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter
    Marjorie Cohn

 

RSS Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • To Nurture Nature, Neglect Your Lawn
    “Nothing is so beautiful as Spring,” the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, “When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush.” I say that poem to myself every day now because I can’t think of any place more beautiful than the American South in springtime.
    Margaret Renkl
  • More States Are Restricting Who Can Sue Agriculture Operations
    In the nation's top livestock-producing states, people living next to large-scale livestock operations often complain of odors, asthma, and hordes of flies. These concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, produce more than 1.1 billion tons of manure a year, but are subject to limited federal oversight, so their neighbors have turned to nuisance lawsuits to fight […]
    Emily Moon
  • CRISPR Causes Unexpected Outcomes Even at the Intended Site of Genetic Modification
    Yet another study has shown that the new GM technique CRISPR resulted in unexpected effects. The findings could have implications for the food safety of gene-edited crops produced using this genetic engineering tool.
    Pam
  • Ag Census: More Latinx Farmers Own Their Land. Could They Make the Food System More Sustainable?
    It wasn’t until 2009, when Javier Zamora was in his 40s and living in California, that he started to consider farming as a career. After moving to the U.S. from Mexico in 1985 and working in the restaurant industry in Southern California, Zamora attended Cabrillo Community College in Santa Cruz, where he studied agriculture, reconnected with […]
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  • Don't Be Fooled by New Egg Warnings
    While the consumption of chicken as a source of protein has become popularized in recent decades, eggs have been unfairly vilified, in part because of misconceptions regarding their cholesterol content. For decades, the American public was told that eggs, as a source of cholesterol and saturated fats, promote heart disease.
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Grassland Ecology 101 for Vegans and Synthetic Meat Marketers
    First, congratulations on your commitment to making the world a better place. It's not always popular (or safe) to take a stand on principle when the rest of the world is unaware or insensitive to matters you find extremely important.
    Alan Lewis
  • Only Rebellion Will Prevent an Ecological Apocalypse
    Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the moral challenge it presents.
    George Monbiot
  • Brazil's Beef Eaters Morph into Organic Vegetarians
    Mac Margolis is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Latin and South America. He was a reporter for Newsweek and is the author of “The Last New World: The Conquest of the Amazon Frontier.”
    Mac Margolis
  • The Marvelous Million-Hazelnut Campaign
    Imagine the vast GMO-glyphosate soybean fields of America’s Heartland transformed into a perennial forest with swarms of hazelnut trees, deeply-rooted and thick as lilac bushes, fourteen feet tall, and laden heavy with oil-rich nuts that have a 101 uses.
    Steven McFadden
  • Family Farm Documentary Was Part of Pesticide Lobby's Campaign to Change How You Think
    The documentary opens onto beautiful blue skies, fields of wheat and a house on a farm in Saskatchewan, as country music plays in the background. The Englots, a family growing wheat, soybeans and canola, discuss their day over morning coffee. Loretta, the mom will tend to her horse and the dogs, while dad Norman and son […]
    Carl Meyer
  • Wheatgrass: A Sprout Made From Grains, but Are the Benefits Worth the Risks?
    Sprouts are one of the healthiest vegetables you can grow. Essentially, they're young plants that have recently emerged from their seeds that you can eat right away. At first, it may be weird to harvest them at such a young age, but they're actually concentrated with beneficial nutrients. Furthermore, they're quite easy to grow since […]
    Fin
  • U.S. Legal Claims Over Glyphosate Health Damage Set to Reach $31 Billion
    Emerging risk analysis firm Praedicat suggested that the substances could be “the next asbestos” in terms of costs for the insurance industry, at an event at Lloyd’s of London, where huge asbestos-related losses sent many Lloyd’s ‘names’ into financial ruin in the 1990s.
    Fin
  • What's Causing an Outbreak of a Mysterious Fungal Infection? America's Farms Offer a Clue.
    Last Saturday, the New York Times came out with an alarming report on Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungal pathogen that has been attacking patients with compromised immune systems in hospitals across the globe, including facilities in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.
    Tom Philpott
  • What's Causing an Outbreak of a Mysterious Fungal Infection? America's Farms Offer a Clue.
    Last Saturday, the New York Times came out with an alarming report on Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungal pathogen that has been attacking patients with compromised immune systems in hospitals across the globe, including facilities in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.
    Tom Philpott
  • Hemp at the Crossroads
    America’s hemp movement has come a long way in the past 25 years. Today, hemp CBD is experiencing its own day in the sun moment. Everywhere you turn, there’s a news story—from CVS rolling out hemp to 800 stores to Martha Stewart getting into CBD-infused pet products. In the coming decade, sales of hemp CBD […]
    John Roulac

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • La Notte delle Merci Viventi April 14, 2019
    Sull’archeologia zombie Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il primo aprile 2019 con il titolo Night of the Living “Things”: Zombie Archeology. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. L’articolo seguente è comparso originariamente su ENTITLE blog. L’Oxford English Dictionary alla voce “archeologia” dice: “studio della storia e della preistoria umana tramite lo scavo di siti e l’analisi di...
    Enrico Sanna
  • ‘The Land Shall Sink’: The Lovecraftian Nature of Sea Level Rise April 11, 2019
    In 1917, H.P. Lovecraft wrote the following lines in his short story “Dagon”: “I dream of a day when [the nameless things] may rise above the billows to drag down in their reeking talons the remnants of puny, war-exhausted mankind—of a day when the land shall sink, and the dark ocean floor shall ascend amidst...
    Eric Fleischmann
  • Call for Poems: May Day 2019 April 10, 2019
    Poetry has a long history in the anarchist tradition. It is often through poetry that we find ways to say the things we can’t say with prose, whether for fear or simply because they can’t be expressed properly that way. Fits of emotion are a part of radical politics, and for many it is these...
    Alex McHugh
  • Cory Massimino on SiriusXM April 10, 2019
    Following his recent publication in The Independent, C4SS coordinator Cory Massimino was again in the news on the issue of immigration. Speaking with Tim Farley on SiriusXM’s morning show yesterday, Cory once again outlined the case for open borders, using El Paso, Texas as a model of success. You can listen to the full segment here...
    C4SS
  • La Pelosità del “Crimine d’odio” April 10, 2019
    Di Alex McHugh. Originale pubblicato il 4 aprile 2019 con il titolo The Pernicious Protection of “Hate Crime” Laws. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Prima o poi la politica doveva saltare sul carro della protezione della “libera espressione”. Leggi come quella approvata nello Utah, che intende proteggere le opinioni politiche, non hanno niente a che vedere...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Red & Brown Alliances: Nativism, Migration & The Anglo-American Left April 8, 2019
    In both the US and UK, the political commentariat are gripped by two related phenomena: Brexit and Trump. It is now generally accepted that the rise of Trump and the vote for Brexit were driven largely by two factors. The first was anger at the unequal nature of modern capitalism, the second was fear of...
    Ruairi McCallan
  • New Antifascism, Internet Leftism, and the Radicalization of Black Cat April 7, 2019
    This is the story of how I became an anarchist. I believe it to be fairly typical, though I could be wrong. Ultimately, these are merely my own, personal experiences — and, as such, these writings should not be taken as more or less than that. Dearest thanks and apologies to Miss Cleyre, as this...
    Black Cat
  • Cory Massimino in The Independent April 5, 2019
    C4SS coordinator Cory Massimino has been published in The Indpendent on the realities of immigration to the United States. Despite the repeated claims of President Trump, the fact remains that immigrants commit less crime than native-born Americans. Trump has recently threatened to close down the border with Mexico, maintaining his line that immigration across that border...
    C4SS
  • Pacifismo e Inerzia April 5, 2019
    Politicamente morti Di Black Cat. Originale pubblicato il 22 marzo 2019 con il titolo Pacifism and the Pacifistic: a Tale of the Politically Dead. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Ci sono ancora, purtroppo, anche tra gli attivisti di sinistra, persone inerti, pacifisti ad oltranza. Ovvero, persone non solo intenzionalmente, esplicitamente pacifiste: tutti i pacifisti sono tali....
    Enrico Sanna