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Collapse: Revisiting the Adam and Eve Myth

| August 23, 2013

A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright (2004 Caroll and Graf) Book Review The theme of A Short History of Progress is social collapse. In it, Canadian historical archeologist Ronald Wright summarizes humankind’s biological and cultural evolution, as well as tracing the role of ecological destruction in the collapse of the some of the […]

Who Funds the Climate Denial Industry?

| February 26, 2013

According to the Guardian, a newly released Greenpeace study reveals it’s not just Exxon and the Koch brothers who fund the climate denial industry. In a recent article, they describe how a secretive charity known as Donors Trust enabled anonymous billionaires to donate nearly $120m to more than 100 groups campaigning to cast doubt on […]

GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth

| October 9, 2012

2011, Directed and produced by Dave Gardner http://www.growthbusters.org/ Film Review Growthbusters is the inspiring story of Dave Gardner’s efforts to challenge conservative Colorado Springs’ failed growth promotion policies. The film mainly focuses on the insanity of local councils cutting essential public services to “jump start” growth. However it also takes a broader theoretical look at […]

Bank of America Turns Over a New Leaf

| May 6, 2012

Welcome to Your Bank of America (from http://www.yourbofa.com/) Dear Fellow American, Welcome to your Bank of America. Today, it’s time to acknowledge that our Bank isn’t working anymore—not just for the market, but for people, our real customers. We’ve paid $8.58 billion in relief to borrowers and $3.24 billion in fines. We face lawsuits and […]

Taking on Big Coal – and Winning

| April 24, 2012

More good news this month. All signs suggest that ordinary Americans are winning the battle against Big Coal (see * below). However you won’t read it in the New York Times. The mainstream media is never eager to report on the victories of grassroots movements.  Thus the Times neglected to report, in January 2012, that […]

The Female Face of Poverty

| March 8, 2012

Today (March 8th) is International Women’s Day. This year the UN has declared the theme “Empower Rural Women: End Hunger and Poverty.” According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), women comprise 43 percent of agricultural workers worldwide and 70 percent in third world countries. More than 60 percent of chronically hungry people are […]

The Politics of Hemp

| February 20, 2012

(This is the first of three posts about the Industrial Hemp Farming Act Bill sponsored by Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.) For nearly four decades, industrial hemp advocates have extolled the virtues of hemp (cannabis sativa, variety sativa), a plant whose cultivation is still banned in the US, thanks to its scandalous […]

The Origins of the Club of Rome

| February 8, 2012

(This is the second of four blogs about the Club of Rome, which along with Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, is an important think tank in the Round Table network of world elites. Bill Clinton’s mentor Carroll Quigley describes their history and function in his 1966 book Tragedy and Hope.) […]

The World Economic Forum Weighs In

| January 25, 2012

This is the second of two posts on Global Risks 2012, a discussion document the global elite is considering this week at the World Economic Forum meets in Davos Switzerland. How Global Risks 2012 Came to Be Written The World Economic Forum’s Risk Response Network (RRN) was launched in 2004 to provide public and private […]

The Recipe for Change in a Post-Carbon World

| January 19, 2012

Book Review-Part V (of VI) Fleeing Vesuvius, New Zealand Edition (2011, Feasta and Living Economies) Parts 5 and 6 of Fleeing Vesuvius are entitled “Changing the Way We Live” and “Changing the Way We Think.” Both are about solutions. They propose broad strategies for supporting large numbers of people in downsizing their energy guzzling way […]