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  • Could the Climate Crisis Be “The Good News of Damnation”? January 26, 2020
    On August 12, 1945, six days after the U.S. government obliterated the city of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, Robert Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, delivered a remarkable public address.  Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Chicago Roundtable, Hutchins observed that Leon Bloy, a French philosopher, had referred to “the […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • An Easy Proof of Behaviourism January 19, 2020
    The Experiment Confirming that stimulus and reward change behaviour. Participant (Subject): Consent not necessary, as it avoids chances of bias. A Human Lab Rat Behaviour Waking up early based on the stimulus. Stimulus Holding a gun to the head of the participant and threatening to shoot him/her if they don’t wake up at the pre-decided […]
    Anil Eklavya
  • Rush elections are like a non violent coup against public consciousness. January 14, 2020
    Ireland’s leader Leo Varadkar, has just announced snap election for February 8th?? that’s about 3 weeks, how does a legitimate public debate and campaign by opposition party’s have a proper chance to lodge an alternative to this self proclaimed ‘Government of Ireland’ who instead of getting any real progress on the fundamental outstanding problems people […]
    Antonio Carty
  • A Historian Reflects on the Return of Fascism January 6, 2020
    Back in 1941, the year of my birth, fascism stood on the brink of conquering the world.  During the preceding decades, movements of the Radical Right―mobilized by demagogues into a cult of virulent nationalism, racial and religious hatred, and militarism―had made great strides in nations around the globe.  By the end of 1941, fascist Germany, […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons December 22, 2019
    Although today’s public protests against nuclear weapons can’t compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration’s nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces […]
    Lawrence Wittner

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  • Trident is the Crime December 2, 2019
    The U.S. nuclear weapon arsenal creates anguish, fear and futility worldwide. Yet “holy ground” exists as activists work toward abolition of nuclear weapons
    Kathy Kelly
  • Chileans Revolt After Being Told, “Get Up Earlier” December 2, 2019
    A few words that captured the arrogance of the ruling class have set in motion a popular movement and widespread unrest that started in Santiago, the capital city of Chile
    Danica Jorden
  • Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world December 2, 2019
    Demonstration in Quito Ecuador, by Fabiana Lando/Shutterstock.com As its very name suggests, Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of-the-world maneuvers in this country. That is perhaps the reason it is coming to the realization that the Ecuadorean people are […]
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
  • The War on Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook December 2, 2019
    Israel may have found a way to circumvent the influence of Facebook on the discussions pertaining to Palestinian rights and the Israeli occupation
    Ramzy Baroud
  • How We Win December 2, 2019
    There are an awful lot of reasons for hope these days
    Ted Glick
  • The Official Secrets Movie vs. Joe Biden’s Lies About the Iraq War December 2, 2019
    As he pursues the presidency, Joe Biden is persisting with dismal innovations to falsify his record on the Iraq war. In the process, he’s operating completely at odds with what the Official Secrets film and Katharine Gun are all about
    Norman Solomon
  • What George Carlin Taught Us about Media Propaganda by Omission December 2, 2019
    Corporate TV news outlets serve up a series of partial scores. Call it “propaganda by omission”
    Jeff Cohen
  • One Member/One Vote: California Health Care Workers Show How To Endorse, Democratically December 2, 2019
    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) at the 2019 Leadership conference, where they debated which presidential candidate to endorse, by Simone Hogan/Shutterstock.com At the national, state, and even local level, union political endorsements are often made with insufficient membership involvement. Union leaders and legislative/political directors like to get their favorite candidates endorsed, […]
    Steve Early
  • Civil Rights Are on the Chopping Block in New Supreme Court Term December 2, 2019
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    Marjorie Cohn
  • The Foreign Policy of a Con Man December 2, 2019
    The Republican “radical insurgency,” as it was called several years ago by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute, has gone far off the traditional rails under Trump
    Noam Chomsky

 

RSS Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • The Dirt on What's Making Californians Sick
    California spends hundreds of billions of dollars a year on health care but sees relatively little improvement in health. Amid debate about how to curb these costs, we should be looking at what is making people sick.
    Rupa Marya
  • Leaf Wounds From Insects Make Organic Fruits and Vegetables Healthier
    “Many studies in the past supported this idea, but many others showed no differences,” says principal investigator Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, a horticulture and food scientist at Texas A&M University AgriLife Research. “In our study we proved that wounding leaves in plants like those caused by insects produce healthier organic fruit.”
    Laura Muntean
  • The Time for Postponing Climate Action Is Over
    In 1962, Rachael Carson warned us, with the publication of Silent Spring, that the indiscriminate use of pesticides was disrupting critical ecosystems and causing severe damage to human health.
    David Korten
  • Where Do the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on GMOs?
    We’ve investigated each of the 2020 Presidential candidates to learn where they stand on GMOs by looking into who is funding their campaigns, what their records are as elected officials and what the candidates have said in their platforms and public statements.We know where several of the Presidential candidates stand on GMOs because they were […]
    Alexis Baden-Mayer
  • Bernie's Green New Deal Has a Bold Plan to Revolutionize Our Food & Farming System
    The majority of people still equate the words “Green New Deal” with a plan to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy technologies. Very few people who hear or read those words think “food and farming.”But the Green New Deal plan laid out by Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is much more than a renewable […]
    Ronnie Cummins
  • Ben & Jerry's 'Caring Dairy' Farm Caught Cheating to Avoid Regulations and Oversight
    One of Ben & Jerry’s largest “Caring Dairy” farms was recently caught fudging its cow numbers to avoid state regulations, according to records obtained by Regeneration Vermont.For more than 18 months, the Gosliga Farm in Addison misled state officials about its cow numbers, which kept them from being classified as a “large farm operation (LFO)” […]
    Michael Colby
  • The ADA's Bizarre Celebration
    The American Dental Association (ADA) is celebrating the 75th year of water fluoridation.  This public health experiment began in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 25th, 1945.  According to Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network, “The fact that this practice has continued for 75 years is reason to lament not celebrate and in this […]
    Stuart Cooper
  • Climate Finance: Is Blackrock Going Green? Or Greenwashing?
    On Tuesday, January 14, the New York Times ran a story in its “Dealbook” business section that contained some startling news. Larry Fink, the founder and chief executive officer of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, announced that his firm would fundamentally shift its investing policy to focus on climate change.
    Dan Drollette Jr.
  • The Truth About Statin Drugs
    Since their introduction in the 1980s, statin drugs have been almost universally hailed as “wonder drugs” by medical authorities around the world. The global market for statins was $16 billion in 2016, and approximately 40 million Americans (that’s one in every five adults!) takes a statin.
    Chris Kresser
  • Where are the Women? A Word for the Presidential Forum
    Editor's note: Sherri Dugger, executive director of Women, Food and Agriculture Network and the Indiana Farmers Union, and co-chair of the national coalition of U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal, prepared these remarks for the Farmers, Soil & Climate 2020 Iowa presidential forum, held on Janury 25, 2020. Reprinted here with permission from the […]
    Sherri Dugger
  • St. Louis Roundup Trial Postponed as Large Settlement Appears Near
    The highly anticipated opening of what would have been a fourth Roundup cancer trial was postponed indefinitely on Friday amid settlement negotiations between Monsanto owner Bayer AG and attorneys representing thousands of people who claim their cancers were caused by exposure to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides.St. Louis City Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Hogan issued an order stating […]
    Carey Gillam
  • New Thought Police 'Newsguard' Is Owned by Big Pharma
    NewsGuard, a self-appointed internet watchdog that sells a browser plugin to rate websites on their credibility and transparency, has received much funding from Big Pharma giants through the company Publicis. NewsGuard threatens to allow Publicis and Big Industry to maintain their undisputed reign as shapers of public opinion about health-related issues. 
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Formulations of Glyphosate-Based Weedkillers Are Toxic, Tests Show
    Tests by a US government agency on common weedkilling products made with the chemical glyphosate have found some formulations sold to the public to be genotoxic, meaning they are damaging to human DNA. But the government scientists at the National Toxicology Program (NTP) say the danger probably lies with added ingredients in the products – not […]
    Carey Gillam
  • New Country, Same Oppression: It’s Time to Bolster Farmworkers’ Rights
    "Why is it that farmworkers feed the nation but they can't get food stamps?" This comment by Dolores Huerta, a labor rights leader, resonates with me. Growing up in a farming village in Pakistan, the sight of yellow mustard fields on a cold morning with a backdrop of dense fog meeting a rising sun is engraved […]
    Ans Irfan
  • Biggest Loss of Clean Water Protection the Country Has Ever Seen': Trump Guts Safeguards for US Streams and Wetlands
    The Trump administration is set to continue its corporate friendly assault on U.S. environmental regulations Thursday by finalizing a rule that will allow companies, landowners, and property developers—including golf course owners like the president—to dump pesticides and other pollutants directly into many of the nation's streams and wetlands, potentially threatening the drinking water of millions […]
    Jake Johnson

RSS Center For A Stateless Society

  • Agorismo e Mercato Bianco January 27, 2020
    Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 22 gennaio 2020 con il titolo White Market Agorism. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Qualunque movimento politico che miri a cambiare radicalmente la società, prima o poi si chiede come raggiungere tale obiettivo. Iscrivendosi ad un sindacato e facendo uno sciopero generale? Uscendo dall’attuale sistema per vivere di risorse...
    Enrico Sanna
  • The Growth of Degrowth and The Confusion of Democratic Socialists January 24, 2020
    It has to be said, whoever coined the term Degrowth has done a tremendous disservice to those who advocate scaling down the current industrial mode of production to simultaneously stop climate change and improve human conditions for all. To briefly summarize, Degrowth is a proposed method for decreasing carbon emissions which calls for scaling down...
    Asem
  • White Market Agorism January 22, 2020
    Within any political movement set on radically changing society, there always comes a debate on how best to achieve those goals. Should we unionize towards a general strike? Should we withdraw from the prevailing system by living on scavenged, stolen, and scammed resources in the fashion of classic CrimethInc. propaganda? Should we build cooperatives and...
    Logan Marie Glitterbomb
  • The Dialectics Of Liberty available for preorder January 17, 2020
    C4SS announced way back in February 2019 the forthcoming publication of The Dialectics of Liberty: Exploring the Context of Human Freedom, co-edited by Roger E. Bissell, Chris Matthew Sciabarra, and Edward W. Younkins. Published by Lexington Books in June 2019 as a high-quality (and high-priced) hardcover, the book will be available in an affordable softcover...
    William Gillis
  • Mutual Exchange Radio: Anthony Di Franco on Counter Culture Labs January 13, 2020
    You can now subscribe to Mutual Exchange Radio on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. A little late, but still here, our last episode of the season features Anthony Di Franco, co-founder and board member at Counter Culture Labs. In this episode we continue to touch on anarchist thought in action by taking a close look at...
    C4SS
  • Molinari Review I.2: What Lies Within? January 3, 2020
    The long-awaited second issue of the Molinari Review (the Molinari Institute’s interdisciplinary, open-access, libertarian academic journal) is here! Nearly twice the length of the first issue! You can order a paper copy from Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, or, I believe, any of the other regional incarnations of Amazon. (A Kindle copy should be...
    Roderick Long
  • L’individualismo Verso l’abolizione del Sé December 20, 2019
    Di Frank Miroslav. Originale pubblicato il 17 dicembre 2019 con il titolo Individualism Towards Abolition of the Self. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Nell’attuale discorso politico, individualismo è uno dei termini più distorti. Parlando di individualismo, si tende a confondere, a mettere assieme, due versioni dello stesso rappresentandole come inseparabili. La prima è “individualismo etico”, che...
    Enrico Sanna
  • Anarchy in Philadelphia December 20, 2019
    The Molinari Society will be holding its mostly-annual Eastern Symposium in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in Philadelphia, 8-11 January 2020. Here’s the schedule info: Molinari Society symposium: New Work in Libertarian and Anarchist Thought G5E. Thursday, 9 January 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Philadelphia 201 Hotel, 201 N. 17th St.,...
    William Gillis
  • Individualism Towards Abolition of the Self December 17, 2019
    One of the most twisted words in today’s political discourse is individualism. When people talk about individualism, they tend to conflate two types of individualism and present them as inseparable. The first is ethical individualism which sees the individual as the most important ethical consideration. The second is methodological individualism which sees the individual as...
    Frank Miroslav