RSS Different views

  • Poems, Justice and Data Visualization October 17, 2018
    I have long been entertaining the possibility of somehow tying together the three areas: poems, social justice and data visualization. It has been tricky, but here is my first attempt. The 10 poems by Audre Lorde and Muriel Rukeyser (wellsprings of poetic sensibility) are intended to provide context for the accompanying data visualization on gender […]
    Huzaifa Zoomkawala
  • Dreaming political concepts in Iran and the US: Huey Newton and Ali Shariati, through the movie Black Panther October 11, 2018
    Dreaming political concepts in Iran and the US: Huey Newton and Ali Shariati, through the movie Black Panther       In the movie Black Panther, N’Jobu is residing in Oakland, California as a Wakandan spy when he’s troubled by the racism faced by black Americans. T’Chaka, the king of Wakanda, considers N’Jobu’s plot of […]
    Mina Khanlarzadeh
  • What’s Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans? October 7, 2018
    The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases.  In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining. […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Anti-Maduro Poll shows a coup in Venezuela would require a horrific death toll September 30, 2018
    An op-ed in The Hill ran with the headline “Options to get Maduro out are limited and unpleasant” The author, Mark Feierstein, is a “senior advisor” with the Albright Stonebridge Group led by Madeleine “the price is worth it” Albright. Needless to say, no matter how much death and destruction the US and its allies […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • history from below in Pakistan: Mubarak Ali September 15, 2018
    If anyone can claim the title of “the people’s historian” in Pakistan, it is Mubarak Ali. Some years ago, he put up all his books – Urdu and English – on his website in PDF format. He has been a prolific writer, and although his work in Urdu far outweighs that in English, I thought […]
    Huzaifa Zoomkawala

RSS Different perspectives

  • Threatening Iran October 18, 2018
    There is another glaring difference between the situations in Iran and North Korea. While Iran does not have nuclear weapons, North Korea does. That is North Korea’s insurance policy against U.S. military aggression
    Marjorie Cohn
  • Flat Wages October 18, 2018
    As long we continue to fail to question the world economic system, our conditions will only worsen
    Pete Dolack
  • Getting the Story Wrong: The Distortion of American Politics by the Press October 18, 2018
    Ever since the foundation of the American Republic, there has been both praise for and suspicion of the role the press plays in U.S. political life
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Is The U.S. Voting System Secure? October 18, 2018
    The degradation of American society since 1980 has been deliberate and ruthless, to the point that “Make America Great Again” resonates rationally despite its masking of duplicitous purposes
    William Boardman
  • A Tribute to Ron Dellums, Radical October 18, 2018
    Ron Dellums fought the good fight. He appreciated the struggle against racism is permanently joined with those against sexism, militarism, and capitalism
    Peter Cole
  • Trade War for Real? Parts 2, 3 October 18, 2018
    How China will respond to more U.S. tariffs and technology transfer is the crux of any U.S.-China trade agreement—or trade war
    Jack Rasmus
  • Trump Administration’s Warped View of Religious Freedom Abroad October 18, 2018
    Religious freedom arguments are increasingly being used to challenge anti-discrimination policies and access to services
    Claire Provost
  • Political Authoritarianism October 18, 2018
    Halt the spread of political authoritarianism takes honest, dedicated, courageous and persistent engagement, ranging from education and organization to direct activism, carefully honed for effectiveness under prevailing circumstances
    Noam Chomsky
  • Marching for Peace October 18, 2018
    As the “war on terror” generation comes of age, their status quo is perpetual war, a complete brainwashing that war is inevitable
    Maya Evans
  • Nuclear Power & Climate October 18, 2018
    The great environmental challenge of our time is to understand that the many sources of biodestruction are interconnected and must be confronted simultaneously, rather than disparaging one danger to focus on another
    Don Fitz

 

RSS Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Toss Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit
    The suit was filed in 2015 by a group of young people, ranging in age from 10 to 21, who said the federal government has failed to stop climate change by promoting the use of fossil fuels for more than 50 years. They claim that policy violated their constitutional right to "a climate system capable […]
    Pete Williams
  • Horrific' Footage Reveals Fish Suffocating to Death on Industrial Farms in Italy
    Shocking footage of intensively farmed fish has emerged in Italy which raises questions about working practices on aquaculture farms for supermarket produce, and which has sparked fresh calls for regulation. Unlike mammals, fish have almost no legal protections in the EU and the images, secretly filmed in 2017 and 2018, represent the first investigation into Europe’s “factory farms” for fish.
    Arthur Neslen
  • Study: One-Quarter of the World's Adults Don't Get Enough Exercise
    A new study published by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests 1 in 4 adults (27.5 percent) worldwide is getting insufficient exercise as measured by WHO guidelines. After analyzing 358 population-based surveys involving 1.9 million participants representing 168 countries, the study authors concluded more than 1.4 billion adults are at risk of "developing or […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Glyphosate and GMO Testing of Maseca Flours: Results and Relevancy
    On October 9, 2018, Organic Consumers Association (OCA) reported the presence of the chemical glyphosate and AMPA, its main metabolite, in Maseca-brand white and yellow corn flour samples purchased in different regions of Mexico. Some flour samples tested as high as 94.15 percent for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO).Testing was conducted by Health […]
    Mariana Ortega
  • The Mega Oilsands Pipeline You've Never Heard Of
    It’s the largest project in the history of Enbridge, itself the largest oil and gas pipeline company in North America. If completed as planned in mid-2019, it will boost oilsands export capacity by 375,000 barrels per day — over half of what the Trans Mountain Expansion will add.
    James Wilt
  • Cigarette Butts Still Dominate Coastal Litter
    Smokers burn through 6 trillion cigarettes every year, and most are tossed into the environment. Butts contain microplastics and harmful chemicals, and new research suggests they may be directly toxic to wildlife. Efforts to curb butt litter have been largely futile.
    Alastair Bland
  • Study: Microplastics Found in 90 Percent of Table Salt
    Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide.
    Laura Parker
  • Maseca Flours Test Positive for Weedkiller and GMOs. What Should Consumers Do?
    Are those tortillas you’ve been making with Maseca flour toxic?On October 9, the Organic Consumers Association reported that samples of Maseca white and yellow corn flour tested positive for concerning levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.Testing also revealed that some Maseca flour samples tested as high as 94.15 percent for the […]
    Mariana Ortega
  • Over 200 Global Food Movement Leaders and Organizations Reject 'Gene Drives'
    Global food movement leaders and organizations representing hundreds of millions of farmers and food workers today set out their clear opposition to “gene drives” – a controversial new genetic forcing technology. Their call for a stop to this technology accompanies a new report, Forcing the Farm, that lifts the lid on how gene drives may harm […]
    Fin
  • Glyphosate Found in Human Hair: A New Era for Pesticide Testing
    A new testing program organized by The Detox Project in coordination with Kudzu Science, has released the first ever results for glyphosate levels in human hair, in an extraordinary announcement on Wednesday
    Fin
  • How Lobbyists for Monsanto Led a 'Grassroots Farmers' Movement Against an EU Glyphosate Ban
    American agrochemical giant Monsanto paid a public-affairs consultancy up to €200,000 to set up a ‘grassroots farmers’ operation across Europe to oppose a prospective EU ban on glyphosate, Unearthed has learned. Glyphosate is a key ingredient in Monsanto’s signature Roundup weedkiller.
    Zach Boren
  • Burger Chains Still Lag on Antibiotic Policies
    Consumer groups scorched nearly every fast-food burger chain in the country for continuing to buy beef raised using antibiotics in ways that make them less effective on humans. Only two small but up-and-coming chains, Shake Shack and BurgerFi, received A grades in an annual report card issued Wednesday by a coalition of five consumer and environmental groups.
    Geoffrey Mohan
  • Just Got Off the Phone With This Juror. He’s Not Happy.
    Robert Howard, juror #4 in the trial of former school groundskeeper Dewayne Lee Johnson vs. Monsanto, has two questions for the judge who is threatening to undo the jury’s unanimous verdict against Monsanto:“Do you have any reason at all to believe that myself or my fellow jurors did not follow your instructions?”Did you assess the […]
    Alexis Baden-Mayer
  • Hidden Health Dangers: A Former Agbiotech Insider Wants His GMO Crops Pulled
    Genetic engineering isn’t everyone’s childhood dream. Even I didn’t care for it when I started studying biology at the University of Amsterdam, but my professor explained it was an acquired taste and the best option for a good job. So, I suppressed my doubts and learned to extract DNA from plants, recombine the DNA in […]
    Caius Rommens
  • Plastic Pollution: The Impact on Our Oceans and What We Can Do About It.
    Plastic pollution is a global problem that is growing exponentially due to both an increase in consumerism and an increase in the number of plastics used to manufacture the things we use on a daily basis. Many of these items are single-use items, which are used once and then tossed in the trash.
    Fin

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • Aiutateci a Sprofondare al “Fondo del Fondo dell’inferno” October 19, 2018
    Di William Gillis. Originale pubblicato il 13 ottobre 2018 con il titolo Help Us Develop “Even Lower Rings of Hell”. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Questa settimana abbiamo celebrato il dodicesimo anniversario della nascita del Center for a Stateless Society. È stata una corsa scatenata, con molti su e giù. Ma in un modo o nell’altro...
    Enrico Sanna
  • “Libertari” per la Pulizia Etnica October 17, 2018
    Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 29 marzo 2015 con il titolo “Libertarians” for Ethnic Cleansing. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Quando un libertario di destra difende la gentrificazione, lo fa di solito inquadrandola come fenomeno del tutto spontaneo proprio del libero mercato, e minimizzando o ignorando il ruolo dello stato nel promuoverla. Già questo è...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Kevin Carson on Liberty Chronicles October 17, 2018
    Yesterday C4SS’s own Karl Hess Chair in Social Theory, Kevin Carson, appeared on the popular libertarian podcast Liberty Chronicles, produced by Libertarianism.org. Together with podcast host Dr. Anthony Comegna, Kevin discusses the possibility of a post-capitalist world, the nature of capitalism as an economic system, and market alternatives to capitalist economics. Listen below, or at Libertarianism.com....
    C4SS
  • The Continuing Obfuscation of Nationalism October 16, 2018
    In their call for nuance on the issue of indigenous nationalism, Emmi ends up writing in ways I find quite dangerous, The nationalism that we oppose is Westphalian. It is neoliberal. It is authoritarian communist. It is anti-cosmopolitan. Its roots are in the sociopathic protection of geographic kin at the expense of those deemed “other”...
    William Gillis
  • Vedere la Differenza: Gli Errori del Miniarchismo October 16, 2018
    Di Roderick Long. Originale pubblicato il 13 settembre 2018 con il titolo Looking for Daylight: Minarchist Strategy’s Missteps. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Nick Gillespie e Katherine Mangu-Ward, redattori della rivista Reason, hanno recentemente discusso di minarchismo (governo minimo) opposto ad anarchismo di libero mercato. Comincio con Gillespie, che si mostra intollerante verso “noiose, stancanti e...
    Enrico Sanna
  • La Terra dei Fuochi October 14, 2018
    Di Roderick Long. Originale pubblicato il 12 settembre 2018 con il titolo Reign of Fire. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Gli incendi che devastano la California sono un dono offerto dallo stato? Così sostiene William Finnegan in un recente articolo: “California Burning”. Secondo Finnegan, le origini del disastro sono da ricercare nell’ampliamento dei compiti del servizio...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Help Us Develop “Even Lower Rings Of Hell” October 13, 2018
    This week we celebrated the 12th anniversary since the founding of the Center for a Stateless Society. It’s been a wild ride, with many ups and downs. But somehow we’ve managed to build one of the most successful sites of anarchist discourse since the journal Liberty shuttered in 1908. We have become, as weird as...
    William Gillis
  • Studies In Mutualist Political Economy, Now Available In French – Traduction complète de “Économie Politique Mutuelliste” October 13, 2018
    Traduction complète de “Économie Politique Mutuelliste” (Préface française ci-dessous.) Thanks to the hard work of Alexandre Sanches, we’re pleased to announce a complete French translation of Kevin Carson’s seminal book, Studies In Mutualist Political Economy. Studies was first published in English eleven years ago, and is widely credited with bringing mutualism and anarchist economic theory...
    Kevin Carson
  • Forcing Marx Into the Automation Debate October 12, 2018
    Automation, the reduction and/or removal of human participation in processes and procedures, has been a topic of economic discussion since the Industrial Revolution. The general dispute has been about whether or not automation will lead to mass unemployment. Acknowledging but passing over the primitivist perspective, in the 20th and 21st century, two camps have taken...
    Eric Fleischmann