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  • Review of Daniel Ellsberg’s “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner” April 19, 2018
    It’s not every day that an insider tells us how preparations for nuclear war have been proceeding.  So, when one does, it’s worth sitting up and taking notice. Although Daniel Ellsberg is best-known for his 1971 role in delivering the Pentagon Papers (the Top Secret Defense Department study of U.S. involvement in Vietnam) to the […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Which Nations Are the Happiest — and Why April 16, 2018
    America’s oft-quoted Declaration of Independence, when discussing “unalienable rights,” focused on “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Although “happiness” is rarely referred to by today’s government officials, the general assumption in the United States and elsewhere is that governments are supposed to be fostering the happiness of their citizens. Against this backdrop, it’s worth […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Corbyn allies buckle under pressure from the UK’s pro-war establishment April 13, 2018
    Anyone who has been following the career of Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour party since 2015, knows that his key allies within the party have been a small group of Labour MPs and the party membership. They have been Corbyn’s bulwark against a hard core of about 30-40 right wing Labour MPs who […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • First Post April 12, 2018
    I get lost in the words. I listen and watch this fool of a stooge president And then I look at my friends who live, work Or have fled from Central America Live in Venezuela Y me duele el corazón. ¿Qué puedo hacer? Una tristeza me lleva Como un abrigo en el verano I have […]
  • Leadership, Pace, Solidarity April 9, 2018
    This is chapter twenty one of the book RPS/2044: An Oral History of the next American Revolution. RPS/2044 has its own book page, with front matter, reviews, essays, interviews, testimonials and place for user interaction with the interviewees.   Robin Kunstler, Celia Curie, and Noam Carmichael,  discuss leadership, pace, and solidarity. Robin, one of the contentious […]

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

  • Three Sisters Gardens: Grow More Food With Less Work
    Imagine a small garden that produces an above-average harvest, yet needs minimal water, fertilizer, and weeding—and, as a bonus, leaves your soil more fertile at the end of the growing season. Some might call that a dream come true, but what it’s really called is a Three Sisters Garden.
    Merin Porter
  • UCSF Places Secret Agrichemical Industry Documents Including Monsanto Papers Online
    The University of California, San Francisco Industry Documents Library placed online several collections of agrichemical industry documents on Thursday, including some acquired and donated by U.S. Right to Know, a consumer and public health watchdog group. The documents shine light on the public relations, scientific, legislative and regulatory tactics the industry has used to defend […]
  • An Indigenous Corn Makes a Comeback
    Inside an antique farmhouse at the Ganondagan State Historic Site just east of Rochester, New York, a stainless steel coffee roaster hums as it parches Iroquois White Corn with heat, increasing its digestibility. Once the process is complete, after about 20 minutes, Iroquois Corn Project volunteers and staff will use a stone grinder to create […]
    Lisa Waterman Gray
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Drink Licorice Root Tea
    We all feel down in the dumps once in awhile and that is part of being human. We experience ups and downs as we make our way through life. But unfortunately, for approximately 15 million adults, they experience more than a few “bad” days. Mood disorders like depression can significantly reduce one’s quality of life. […]
    Krista Hillis
  • Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm April 20, 2018
  • Organic Farming: Principles and Practices, Crops April 20, 2018
  • Jon Entine and Genetic Literacy Project Spin Chemical Industry PR
    Jon Entine, executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, is a central player in Monsanto and the agrichemical industry’s public relations efforts to promote genetically engineered foods and pesticides and discredit critics. Monsanto listed Genetic Literacy Project as a “Tier 2 Industry Partner” in its confidential PR plan to “orchestrate outcry” against the International Agency for Research […]
    Gary Ruskin
  • Comments Mostly Show Opposition to CAFO Operation
    More than 160 people crowded into a little country club on an overcast spring evening, but they weren't there for a round of golf. These people were more concerned with row crop fields and manure pits than fairways and sand traps.The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' public meeting Wednesday at the Tipton Country Club addressed […]
    Allen Fennewald
  • Missouri Coalition for the Environment Sues Corps of Engineers for Refusing to Release Water Permits
    The Missouri Coalition for the Environment has accused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of withholding information on mining and other development projects that could damage wetlands. 
    Eli Chen
  • Indiana Has a Polluted Reputation. Here's How Bad It Is.
    When it comes to the environment, Indiana has a polluted reputation.Look no further than Hoosiers' dependence on the automobile and the lack of investment in public transit. Or at the coal-fired power plants in southwest Indiana, whose pollution is carried by easterly winds across the rest of the state and beyond.
    Emily Hopkins
  • Chicken Filth Spurs Mountaire Lawsuit Threat by Delaware Residents
    Nearly 50 rural Delaware residents say they’ll sue a local Mountaire chicken-processing plant to force it to stop polluting their drinking water with nitrogen from chicken waste.
    Leslie A. Pappas
  • Delaware Areas Failing in 2018 Air Quality Report
    Some Delaware counties which were once passing the American Lung Association's daily and yearly air quality tests have been found recently to be drastically failing, according to the organization's State of the Air 2018 report. 
    Amy Cherry
  • Glacier Loss Is Accelerating Because of Global Warming
    With global warming, we can make predictions and then take measurements to test those predictions. One prediction (a pretty obvious one) is that a warmer world will have less snow and ice. In particular, areas that have year-round ice and snow will start to melt.
    John Abraham
  • Hawaii Seems Poised To Ban Coral-Damaging Sunscreen
    Environmental groups and lawmakers gathered Wednesday at the Capitol in support of a bill to ban coral-damaging sunscreens.Senate Bill 2571 would prohibit the sale of sunscreen with oxybenzone and octinoxate without a prescription. Although coral bleaching is mainly caused by the warming of ocean temperatures and increased ocean acidification, research shows the chemicals can also bleach corals and […]
    Courtney Teague
  • Arizona Agency's Actions over Lake Mead Ignite Water Fight
    A top official from the Southern Nevada Water Authority is calling on states that rely on the Colorado River to resolve their differences before a growing dispute derails decades of cooperation on the river.The Upper Basin states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming have accused one of Arizona’s largest purveyors of manipulating the river […]
    Henry Brean

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • Three Cheers for the Cop Watchers at the Starbucks in Philadelphia April 22, 2018
    Though stories of every day police brutality and racist policing permeate the news, let’s take a minute to cheer on cop-watching and all forms of direct action to resist this ugly element of US civil society. In particular, witness the nearly perfect Cop Watch technique on display in the recent Starbucks racially-motivated arrest that sparked...
    Paige Collins
  • Malati e Dannati April 21, 2018
    Di Walker Storz. Originale pubblicato il 18 aprile 2018 con il titolo The Sick and the Damned. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. “Capivo che la differenza tra sani e malati era così profonda da annullare ogni differenza in termini di intelligenza o razza.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, Il Grande Gatsby Se il capitalismo produce inevitabilmente il...
    Enrico Sanna
  • ანარქიზმი, როგორც რადიკალური ლიბერალიზმი April 20, 2018
    ნეითენ გუდმანი კლასიკური ლიბერალიზმი გაჩნდა, როგორც რადიკალური იდეოლოგია, ის შეეწინააღმდეგა იმ დროისათვის არსებულ სტატუს-კვოს, როგორიც იყო: მონარქია, მერკანტელიზმი, რელიგიური ტირანია და სხვა ფორმის რეჟიმებს. იმ დროის ლიბერალები ავრცელებდნენ ორ იდეალს, ბაზრის ეკონომიკას და დემოკრატიას, როგორც ძველი დესპოტური სისტემების ალტერნატივას.  ამის მიუხედავად ეს ორი ლიბერალური იდეალი, თითქოს ერთმანეთს ეწინააღმდეგებოდა, რაც აიძულებდა ლიბერალებს შუალედის და კომპრომისის ძებნას...
    Nathan Goodman
  • The Sick and the Damned April 18, 2018
    Postliberal and neoliberal thought views the individual as totally cut off from a social body, simply a biological unit in which malfunctions can be addressed through medical or pharmacological interventions. The tragicomic result of this simultaneous pretense toward empathy (capitalism with a human face) and individualism is “self-care culture.” “Self care” becomes both an industry […]
    Walker Storz
  • Solidarietà Internazionale Radicale per Rojava April 18, 2018
    Di Conner Martínez. Originale pubblicato l’undici aprile 2018 con il titolo The Need for International Radical Solidarity with Rojava. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. All’estremo nord della Siria, la regione di fatto autonoma conosciuta come Rojava indica la strada di un possibile futuro della democrazia radicale e dell’autonomia economica in Medio Oriente. La regione si basa...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Director’s Report: Spring 2018 April 16, 2018
    At its inception C4SS focused on getting timely editorials with an anarchist focus published in newspapers around the world. However, with the slow decline of print media, many of the community newspapers that served as our bread and butter have dried up. Meanwhile, thankfully, our profile has risen as an incubator of theory and discourse....
    William Gillis
    Aku tidak lagi memikirkan, apakah bangsa ini sudah merdeka, dan sudah berapa lama. Aku pikir akan lebih adil bagiku jika cukup hanya menghafalnya, bahwa tanggal 17 Agustus, negara ini memiliki ritualnya. Namun, apa arti dari kata “merdeka”, jika menjadi tirani bagi masyarakatnya sendiri dalam hak kedaulatan individu, baik sebagai manusia, juga sebagai warga negara. Aku...
    Okty Budiati
    “Begitu konyolnya, gerombolan manusia berteriak dalam kalimat; “perjuangkan demokrasi atas hak asasi manusia”, tapi apa yang sebenarnya mereka perjuangkan? Tidak lebih dari kalimat kosong. Ya, inilah negaraku, sebuah bangsa yang telah mendidik masyarakatnya menjadi kaum borjuis dengan rangkaian kalimat santunnya yang apik, namun membangun penjara yang kokoh bagi manusia lain. Singkatnya, sebuah bangsa dengan manusia...
    Okty Budiati
  • La hidra de Lerna April 16, 2018
    La guerra contra las drogas ha traído siempre a mi memoria la leyenda de Heracles y la hidra de Lerna. La historia es de todos bien conocida: Heracles y su sobrino Yolao, por encomienda de Euristeo, encaran a la bestia de Lerna, conocida por poseer nueve cabezas. Cada vez que el héroe corta una de...
    Mario Murillo