RSS Different views

  • Amnesty must reverse its policy of not denoucing US officials (and others) who incite violence against Venezuela August 9, 2018
    BELOW IS AN EMAIL I SENT TO AMNESTY TODAY Drones were just used to drop bombs on a large crowd in an attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Maduro. In February, I asked Amnesty if it would denounce remarks against Maduro’s government made by Trump, Tillerson and Rubio that could incite violence and Amnesty refused. See below ME: […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • Corbyn’s Capitulation: Lessons for the Left from UK Labour’s “anti-Semitism crisis” August 2, 2018
    This passage below from Stephen Bush’s latest on Jeremy Corbyn’s “anti-Semitism crisis” rings very true regarding Jon Lansman and a segment of the Labour left that lacks the willingness to stand up to Israel’s apologists or to fight for a civilized foreign policy. Lansman is on Labour’s National Executive Committee and also runs Momentum, a […]
    Joe Emersberger
  • Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Awful, But There’s a Better Alternative than the Establishment Version August 1, 2018
    Since the advent of the Trump administration, American progressives have been aghast at its narrow nationalist approach to world affairs. But many of them are also uneasy at the American Establishment’s defense of its own foreign policy. The Trump “America First” approach has largely dispensed with American-led alliances of the past and, instead, emphasized U.S. […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Let’s Tax the Rich July 29, 2018
    Whatever happened to the notion that rich people should pay their fair share of the cost for their country’s public programs? Progressive income taxes―designed to fund government services and facilities—go back centuries, and are based on the idea that taxes should be levied most heavily on people with the ability to pay them.  In the United […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • “Early elections” rallying cry of coup supporters in Latin America July 28, 2018
    “Early elections” were advocated by Washington and US apologists in 2002 to consolidate the coup that briefly ousted Hugo Chavez. It’s way to sound like you’re for democracy while actually seeking to consolidate the overthrow of a democratically elected government. If you oppose a coup then you demand the restoration of the government that was […]
    Joe Emersberger

RSS Different perspectives

  • “A Complete Disaster” June 1, 2018
    Interview on Trump and the future of U.S. politics
    Noam Chomsky
  • Trump’s Phony Trade War June 1, 2018
    Is the Trump phony trade war really about reducing the U.S. $375 billion annual trade deficit with China? Or about U.S. bankers wanting more access and ownership of operations in China?
    Jack Rasmus
  • Zohra Drif’s Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter 
 June 1, 2018
    In her actions as a militant, Drif casts aside the romanticization of revolution
    Bill Fletcher
  • The Border Fetish, The U.S. Frontier
 as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice June 1, 2018
    Borders have become another way of making sure that nothing gets in the way of the sanctity of business as usual in a world that desperately needs something new
    Todd Miller
  • Events June 1, 2018
    A list of events, activities, books, music and more for activists
    Joel Chaffee
  • Trump Administration Takes Aim At The World June 1, 2018
    Trump trade policy is set by economic nationalists determined to deepen the dominance of U.S. corporate power at the expense of working people everywhere, U.S. working people not excepted. It is the height of naïveté to expect anything else
    Pete Dolack
  • Secret Teams in Another Deadly Imperial War? June 1, 2018
    Since the end of the Cold War, this undercover infrastructure has only expanded as the brutal destabilizing operations continue. Yemen is but the latest playground, with severe consequences yet again.
    Jeremy Kuzmarov
  • Syria and the Politics of International Law June 1, 2018
    Moral posturing by the United States and its allies fall on deaf ears in the Middle East
    Tarek R. Dika
  • Fifteen Years of Pipeline Spills June 1, 2018
    5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that’s the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines
    Sharon Kelly
  • The President’s Blatant Bigotry May Save DREAMERS in Federal Court June 1, 2018
    There is a hint of light at the end of the tunnel for DACA, but there may only be the Supreme Court at the end of the tunnel, a court where many parties have pleaded positions that are heartless and the court has affirmed their heartlessness
    William Boardman


RSS Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • MAINE: Citizens Sue Town of Belfast over salmon farm. Can you attend the Wednesday public hearing?
    What: Local Citizens for Smart Growth Press Conference followed by Public HearingWhen: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.Where: Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast, MEWhy: To discuss the lawsuit against Belfast, and plans for Nordic Aquafarms factory farm
  • Migrant Injustice: Ben & Jerry's Farmworker Exploitation
    These are harrowing times for the nearly 1,500 migrant workers laboring on Vermont’s largest dairy farms. These farmworkers, predominantly from Mexico, are forced to live in the shadows, where their farm bosses harbor them in exchange for long hours, low wages, and cheap housing. It’s a human rights stain on the state, allowing these migrant […]
  • Brazilian Lawmakers Seek to Deregulate Pesticide Use and Ban Sale of Organic Produce in Major Supermarkets
    Every morning at 6:30, Joaquim dos Santos walks across his farm in Parelheiros, a rural neighborhood that feels out of place deep in the southern part of this crowded metropolis. His best sellers are root vegetables. Ginger, yams, purple sweet potatoes, carrots and a yellow root known as mandioquinha dot his 57 acres.
    Jill Langlois
  • Roundup Weedkiller Could Be Pulled From British Shelves After $289m US Lawsuit Finds Link to Cancer
    Homebase, one of the UK’s largest DIY retailers, was the first retailer to announce it is reviewing the sale of Roundup and Ranger Pro in the wake of the landmark case in California, and others are expected to follow.“We have confirmed that we will be reviewing our range of weedkiller products."
  • Bayer Takes the Hit After Monsanto Loses Roundup Cancer Trial
    Two months after clinching its $66 billion purchase of Monsanto Co., Bayer AG faces a protracted legal battle over the U.S. company’s Roundup weed killer -- a prospect that wiped more than $11 billion off the German conglomerate’s market value.
    Joel Rosenblatt
  • Why Alaska Might Seriously Consider a Carbon Tax
    Alaska isn’t exactly the first state you’d expect to embrace a price on carbon. Yet the state legislature will likely be weighing one after the November elections. When carbon taxes keep getting scrapped by blue states like Washington and Oregon, why would such a plan succeed in Alaska: a red state where oil companies are a major economic lifeline?
    Zoya Teirstein
  • One Man's Suffering Exposed Monsanto's Secrets to the World
    It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.
    Carey Gillam
  • Updates on the Fight for Mercury-Free Dentistry
    Consumers for Dental Choice has successfully facilitated a total ban on dental amalgam for children under 15 and pregnant and nursing women within the European Union (EU), effective July 1, 2018 — a victory that will positively affect half a billion people in 28 countries. Edo, Nigeria, has also followed suit, as have the Bangladesh Dental […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Farmers and Low Income Consumers May Lose Out With Change in Government SNAP Contract.
    By July, farmers’ markets across the country are in full swing. But for many farmers’ market managers, the mid-season momentum turned to confusion and scramble on July 9, after The Washington Post reported that a change in government contracts could leave 1,700 farmers’ markets without the ability to accept SNAP dollars from low-income customers.
    Debbie Weingarten
  • My Personal Journey on How I Went From Sick to Healthy
    "Experience is a formidable teacher, and much of what I'm teaching today grew out of the lessons I learned as I tried to get healthier. I made plenty of mistakes, and fell for many of the lies, deceptions and confusion of conventional medicine.Like so many others, I grew up eating cereal for breakfast, and I […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Food Facts: Valuable Nutrition Information at Your Fingertips
    Have you ever wondered how much vitamin C is in a serving of strawberries or what makes avocados so good for you? Or maybe you're interested to know which has more sugar: raisins or dates? It's questions like these that necessitated the creation of Food Facts.
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Archuleta's Message Inspires: Get the Ecology Right, the Money Will Follow
    Nationally-known soil scientist Ray Archuleta presented a practical road map for restoration of farm profitability to about 200 farmers gathered at the Tainter Creek Watershed Council’s ‘Reducing Costs and Flood Impacts on the Farm’ events. The program was held Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Woodhill Farms in rural Vernon County.
    Gillian Pomplun
  • 'Guilty on All Counts!': In Historic Victory, Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
    In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agro-chemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company's toxic and deadly legacy, a court in California on Friday found the corporation liable for damages suffered by a cancer patient who alleged his sickness was directly caused by exposure to the glyphosate-based […]
  • Monsanto Loses Landmark Roundup Weedkiller Case; Jury Awards $289M to Cancer Victim
    The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today issued this statement in response to today’s verdict in the case of Dewayne Johnson vs. Monsanto Co., awarding $289.2 million in damages to plaintiff Dwayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who, after being required to spray Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is terminally ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.“This verdict proves that when ordinary […]
  • Monsanto to Pay $289.2M in Landmark Roundup Lawsuit Verdict
    A San Francisco jury returned a verdict today in the case of a former groundskeeper with terminal cancer against Monsanto Company, ordering the agrochemical giant to pay $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages for failing to warn consumers that exposure to Roundup weed killer causes cancer.Dewayne “Lee” Johnson filed the lawsuit […]
    Baum Hedlund Law

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • Review: Liberty in the Age of Terror August 13, 2018
    Grayling, A.C. (2009). Liberty in the Age of Terror: A Defense of Civil Liberties and Enlightenment Values. London: Bloomsbury In his 2009 book, Liberty in the Age of Terror: A Defense of Civil Liberties and Enlightenment Values, British philosopher AC Grayling sets out to do just what the subtitle suggests. He presents a case for civil libertarianism in a...
    James C. Wilson
  • “Progetto Paura” dietro la Biologia Sintetica August 12, 2018
    Di Harry Bentham. Originale pubblicato il 30 luglio 2018 con il titolo Seeing Through Synthetic Biology’s “Project Fear”. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. “Project Fear” (progetto paura, ndt), strategia usata in Gran Bretagna dalle forze contrarie alla Brexit, rappresentava il tentativo di salvare la situazione ricorrendo alla paura, a scenari catastrofici e alle peggiori profezie. È...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Anarcofobia e Spettacolo August 10, 2018
    Di Roderick Long. Originale pubblicato il 7 febbraio 2016 con il titolo “Arrow” and Anarchophobia. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Negli spettacoli televisivi i personaggi anarchici sono rari (i “Sons of Anarchy” non fanno eccezione). Nella popolare serie televisiva “Arrow”, mandata in onda sulla rete CW e ispirata al personaggio dei fumetti Green Arrow della DC...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Review: “Rise of the Warrior Cop” August 8, 2018
    This book was a timely read after the last book I reviewed for C4SS, Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism by Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall. Tyranny Comes Home gives a “macro” overview of the broader policy implications of U.S. military adventurism, while Radley Balko, in “Rise of the Warrior Cop,” provides more...
    Kelly Wright
  • Killing 8chan: The Heart of Modern Nazi Terrorism [CW] August 3, 2018
    In addition to all kinds of scariness, it’s important also to mention exactly how mediocre 8ch is. It’s the human equivalent of the magazines in your dentist’s but– if it’s even possible– more tryhard. That they consider themselves to be an intellectual vanguard is on par with a grown adult self-identifying as Rick from Rick […]
  • Seeing Through Synthetic Biology’s “Project Fear” July 30, 2018
    “Project Fear,” a strategy used by anti-Brexit forces in the UK, was an attempt to save the status quo by appealing to fears, worst-case scenarios, and the gravest predictions. It’s a common tactic for resisting change. In June, a wave of similarly dark headlines struck a fledgling area of science that could otherwise become the...
    Harry Bentham
  • No Code Alone Will Save You July 29, 2018
    The Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference has long been one of the more explicitly leftist and politically conscious hacker conferences. Unlike hacker conferences like Defcon and BlackHat, where the atmosphere has been relatively permissive of sexual harassment, state collaborators, and reactionary politics, HOPE has a reputation for being better. A little outpost of European...
    William Gillis
  • I Libertari e il Peso della Contingenza July 28, 2018
    Di William Gillis. Originale pubblicato il 23 maggio 2018 con il titolo The Status Quo Bias of Libertarians. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Per definizione, nessun libertario antistatalista crede nella legittimità della proprietà statale. La proprietà di stato è inammissibile per sua stessa natura. Le sue rivendicazioni di proprietà sono rivendicazioni di un pazzo sanguinario armato...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Review: Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons July 26, 2018
    Shareable, a nonprofit media outlet co-founded by Neal Gorenflo in 2009, is devoted to the sharing economy (the real sharing economy of platform cooperatives and other open, self-organized effort — not proprietary, walled-garden, Death Star platforms like Uber and Airbnb). In 2011 Shareable organized the Share San Francisco conference to promote the city as a...
    Kevin Carson