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  • Weaponizable Technologies August 14, 2019
    Weapon are devices That can harm people Can also harm property But that’s less important   Weapons are technologies Not necessarily physical As in the Foucauldian sense   In that sense, They can also Harm society And culture, Civilizations Humanity itself   And, More importantly The very idea of What humanity is   In the […]
    Anil Eklavya
  • Yelling Past Each Other Part 2 August 12, 2019
    Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal rebutted In Part 1 we saw how Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal’s article examining the speakers’ roster of the Socialism 2019 conference in Chicago elicited an unhelpful reply from the editors of New Politics, which had been one of the sponsors of that event. Turning to the Norton-Blumenthal (N-B) article […]
    Dave Markland
  • Punishment Determines Crime August 7, 2019
    Crime and punishment Are highly correlated   Humanity doesn’t need to live In the chains of causality The final frontier for humanity   Causality requires us to understand The whole continuous bi-directional Network of effects and their causes   Therefore,   To free humanity from the chains Of complicated tangled causality Punishment determines the crime […]
    Anil Eklavya
  • A Great Lesson from History August 7, 2019
    One of my favourite lessons from History, now in the form of a three part documentary: Of course, it is not just about alcohol (or any other intoxicant). It is about any moral, ethical or legal issue. It is about unintended consequences. It is also about politics and meta-politics and the influence of religion, race, […]
    Anil Eklavya
  • Search Query as a Weapon August 3, 2019
    Sometime after I started this blog, I looked up the stats page to see how was the viewership. I didn’t expect large numbers, but I wanted to check if anyone was reading it at all. It turned out that, at least officially (in a way that would register in WordPress stats), not that many were […]
    Anil Eklavya

RSS Different perspectives

  • U.S. vs. China: From Tariff War to Economic War August 1, 2019
    Nextgen technology development is at the core of that restructuring and restoration of U.S. hegemony. Trump is just the appearance, the historic vehicle, behind the deeper global capitalist transformation in progress
    Jack Rasmus
  • Climate Tipping Points and the Poor People’s Campaign August 1, 2019
    How are we going to address poverty? One major way, the most critical way, is via the Green New Deal route and the conscious creation of millions of decent-paying jobs as we rapidly get off fossil fuels and create a truly green economy
    Ted Glick
  • Fearless Cities: A Guide to The Global Municipalist Movement August 1, 2019
    Anyone involved in municipal politics and related community organizing will find Fearless Cities to be a very useful guide to winning office, holding onto it, and making change in the process                              
    Steve Early
  • An Honorable Course in Iran: End Sanctions, Resume Dialogue August 1, 2019
    Rather than planning cyberattacks and new means of aggression, the United States should heed calls for dialogue and negotiation
    Kathy Kelly
  • Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let’s Talk About the “Israeli Model” August 1, 2019
    The fact that Palestinian intellectuals, poets and activists have been imprisoned for Facebook and other social media posts should tell us volumes about the limits of Israel’s freedom of press and expression
    Ramzy Baroud
  • Liberate Medicine from the Profiteers August 1, 2019
    The widespread popular support for Medicare for All represents a potentially unstoppable popular movement
    Mark Harris
  • Connecting the Dots: Insane Trade and Climate Chaos August 1, 2019
    Hello, A very small proportion of ZNet content is available only to Sustainers. You can become a sustainer for a small repeating donation - monthly or yearly via the links for Sustaining, or Donating, available on the top page of ZNet.
    Sean Keller
  • People in Cages on the Border on July 4th August 1, 2019
    We need to do whatever we can, for as long as necessary,  until these vile camps are shut down
    Ted Glick
  • Economic Boom” a Sham August 1, 2019
    The deaths of despair are estimated at 150,000 a year, contributing to the decline in life expectancy in the U.S. for the past two years, the first time since World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic—a phenomenon unprecedented in developed societies
    Noam Chomsky
  • The Farms of the Future August 1, 2019
    The farms of the future should be regenerative, diverse, accessible, community-oriented, places of celebration
    Isabel Marlens

 

RSS Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • In the Largest Prosecution of Organic Fraud in U.S. History, Iowa Grain Seller Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
    The perpetrator of the largest case of organic fraud in U.S. history was sentenced to 10 plus years in prison last Friday. Between 2010 and 2017, court documents show that Randy Constant ran an Iowa grain brokerage, selling $142 million-plus in supposedly “organic” animal feed to livestock farmers throughout the Midwest.
    Jesse Hirch
  • The Second Silent Spring Has Sprung
    Neonicotinoid insecticides are water soluble and used to coat the seeds of most corn, soybeans and canola. However, the toxins affect the insects pollinating plants, kill the birds eating the seeds and get into the groundwater; in addition, the use of genetically engineered seed has increased the need for pesticides in the past 25 years.
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • How Copenhagen Plans to Reach Carbon-Neutral Status in Just Six Years
    Six years ago, the city of Copenhagen set the goal to become the first carbon-neutral capital in the world, shrinking energy use as it shifts to renewable energy and produces enough extra green power to offset other remaining emissions. It plans to reach the goal by 2025, while some other cities, including Washington, D.C., are […]
    Adele Peters
  • People Breathing Dirty Air More Likely to Have Mental Health Problems
    While no mental illness can be pinned on environmental exposures alone, the study, published today in PLOS Biology, adds to growing evidence that air pollution is toxic for our brains and may interact with other genetic and biological factors to impact when some people get mental disorders and how severe the disorders become.
    Brian Bienkowski
  • A Month Ahead of Global Climate Strike, Thousands Pledge to Attend Rallies Across Planet to 'Turn up the Political Heat' and Demand Action
    Organizers behind the global climate strike movement—from teenage students to adults who have fought for climate action for decades—on Tuesday called on all people who want to halt the climate crisis to join the worldwide action on September 20.
    Julia Conley
  • Bee Population Recovering Due to Regenerative Farming, Producers Say
    Paul Kernaleguen says regenerative agriculture has brought bees back to his farm. “With the flowering species [of plants] we have now, you definitely see more,” he said. He’s referring to the mixture of plants in his fields, near Birch Hills, Sask. Along with his partner, Erin Dancey, he now grows flowers like red clover, phacelia and sunflowers, along with barley, […]
    Nathaniel Dove
  • Broccoli Is Dying. Corn Is Toxic. Long Live Microbiomes!
    As food writer Mark Bittman recently remarked, since food is defined as “a substance that provides nutrition and promotes growth” and poison is “a substance that promotes illness,” then “much of what is produced by industrial agriculture is, quite literally, not food but poison.” Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way.
    Louise Elizabeth Maher-Johnson
  • Tell the FDA: The Impossible Burger's GMO Heme Should Be Safety-Tested! August 20, 2019
    Whether you’re excited about new meat alternatives, or you’d rather eat regenerative organic grass-fed beef, we can all agree on one thing: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has a responsibility to ensure that all meat alternatives are safe for consumers.The GMO Impossible Burger is so packed with poisons, that if eating it makes […]
    Pam
  • Take Action by September 3 for Fake Meat Food Safety!
    Even if you prefer organic veggie burgers or grass-fed beef, even if you’d never touch the genetically engineered Impossible Burger, it’s important for all of us to demand safety testing and regulation of GMOs. The future of food—and public health—is at stake.The GMO Impossible Burger is so packed with poisons, that if eating it makes you […]
    Alexis Baden-Mayer
  • Monsanto Hit List Exposed
    In what Democracy Now! refers to as an "explosive report" by The Guardian, documents obtained during the discovery process of lawsuits against Monsanto reveal the company has been engaged in a coordinated campaign to discredit critics of the company.
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Vermonters: Tell the Clean Water Board to Clean Up Vermont's Dirty Dairy
    Should Vermont keep throwing money at cleaning up the state’s polluted waterways—without providing funding for preventing future pollution?Vermont’s Clean Water Board is taking public comments through September 6, on the board’s priorities for funding the cleanup of Vermont’s waterways.You can submit comments in writing here.Better yet, deliver your comments in person at the board’s public […]
    Katherine Paul
  • Restoring Soil Can Help Address Climate Change
    It’s time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence in its latest report, land degradation represents “one of the biggest and most urgent challenges” that humanity faces.
    David R. Montgomery
  • Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post Hit Piece on Mercola.com
    "August 9, 2019, I was contacted by Washington Post reporter Lena H. Sun. She requested an interview, which I had to decline due to travel and speaking engagements. Instead, I asked her to send me the questions, so I could respond in writing."
    Mercola.com
  • Is the Future of Eggs in Family Farms?
    In the town of Monroe, as in all of northeastern New Hampshire, February is a month when agriculture seems an improbable prospect. On one typical late-winter morning, trees and houses lay encased in thick shells of ice after a pre-dawn storm.
    Lela Nargi
  • Six States Sue EPA Over Pesticide Tied to Brain Damage
    Several states sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday over the agency's decision to allow further use of a pesticide linked to brain damage. California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland and Vermont argued in court documents that chlorpyrifos, a common pesticide, should be banned due to the dangers associated with it.
    Rebecca Beitsch

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • Nessun Cittadino August 20, 2019
    Abbattere le frontiere, andare oltre lo stato nazione Di Leif J. Originale pubblicato il 12 agosto 2019 con il titolo No Citizens: Abolishing Borders Beyond the Nation-State. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La semplice esistenza delle frontiere rappresenta una delle fondamentali ingiustizie del mondo. Molti lo riconoscono implicitamente, inutile ripetere quello che è stato spiegato da...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Statement on the P2P Foundation August 19, 2019
    It grieves me to write this, but I feel I have no choice but to do so if I want to be able to live with myself in good conscience. I remember some time ago that Michel Bauwens posted something on the P2P Foundation email list reflecting the mindset of Jordan Peterson and/or Quillette (I...
    Kevin Carson
  • Contro il Terrore, Contro lo Stato August 14, 2019
    Di William Gillis. Originale pubblicato l’otto agosto 2019 con il titolo Anti-State Responses to Terrorism. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Un’altra settimana e un altro attacco terroristico misogino e/o del nazionalismo bianco. Si incitano a vicenda, formano vasti movimenti, ecosistemi, reti di cellule. The Base, Atomwaffen, The Rise Above Movement, American Identity Movement, Hammerskin Nation, Wolves...
    Enrico Sanna
  • The Economics of the Black Bloc August 12, 2019
    The black bloc, at least as I have experienced it, is a very extreme departure from everyday economic life.  No one buys or sells anything — in fact, you shouldn’t even bring your wallet to something like this. They’ll use it to ID you. Instead, everyone gives everyone else things — if you need anything...
    Black Cat
  • No Citizens: Abolishing Borders Beyond the Nation-State August 12, 2019
    The very existence of borders is one of the founding injustices of this world. Most of us recognize this implicitly, and I won’t spend too much time here trying to argue what’s been clearly argued by generations of anarchists: Borders and citizenship are constitutive elements of the nation-state, and as such must be overturned and...
    Leif J.
  • Anti-State Responses to Terrorism August 8, 2019
    Another week, another misogynist and/or white nationalist terrorist attack. They’re urging each other on, they’re forming broad movements, ecosystems, networks of cells. The Base. Atomwaffen. The Rise Above Movement. American Identity Movement. Hammerskin Nation. Wolves of Vinland. European Kindred. Proud Boys. The names and factions proliferate. Hordes congregate online to cheer the latest atrocity and...
    William Gillis
  • “Calcolo Economico”, “Diritti di Proprietà” e Bugie Varie dei Libertari Pagati dai Fratelli Koch August 8, 2019
    Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 3 agosto 2019 con il titolo “Economic Calculation,” “Strong Property Rights,” and Other Lies Koch-Funded Libertarian Commentators Told Me. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Secondo un cliché diffuso tra i conservatori e i libertari di destra, un “solido diritto di proprietà” è una spinta alla creazione di ricchezza ed è...
    Enrico Sanna
  • The Struggle for Hawaiian Decolonization Erupts to Protect Maunakea August 7, 2019
    Over the past few weeks, the topic of indigenous self-determination and the decolonization of US-occupied lands has re-emerged, not only with the protests against neoliberal austerity in Puerto Rico, but also in less-covered protests by indigenous Hawaiians and allies on Maunakea. What’s occurring on Maunakea could very well be considered the next DAPL protest, as...
    Sam Dunkovich
  • “Economic Calculation,” “Strong Property Rights,” and Other Lies Koch-Funded Libertarian Commentators Told Me August 3, 2019
    A common cliche among conservatives and those on the libertarian Right is that “strong property rights” are an incentive to create wealth and are necessary for progress. Closely related is Ludwig von Mises’ critique of the Oskar Lange model of market socialism, namely that it would result in irrationality because factor input pricing by non-market...
    Kevin Carson