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(via rss) 21 sep 2017 09:30

To Achieve Truly Equitable & Sustainable Development, We Must Dump the Notion That Self-Interest Dri

Much social and environmental damage is avoidable, if only we'd end our obsession with GDP growth. Calls for a new development paradigm grow louder each day, especially in rapidly growing countries like India. Allen White, a senior fellow at...
(via rss) 20 sep 2017 16:06

Trump's Maniacal U.N. Address Has Set America on a Course with Cataclysm

The president announced to the world this week that the U.S. is a rogue state. For a red-state campaign rally, President Trump’s speech to the United Nations was a stirring package of moralistic rhetoric, nationalistic posturing and...
(via rss) 20 sep 2017 01:27

Federal Refugee and Asylum Officials Criticize Trump's Muslim Travel Ban as Ill-Informed and Un-Amer

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(via rss) 19 sep 2017 22:05

Fake Planet's Apocalyptic Prediction Gains Internet Cachet on YouTube

An amateur astronomer claims earth is threatened by an invented planet, diverting public attention from more important matters. On Saturday, September 23, the Sun, Moon and Jupiter will conjoin in the constellation of Virgo. Though this...
(via rss) 19 sep 2017 20:15

Stephen Miller Censors Internal Report on Refugees to Push Nakedly Xenophobic Agenda

The Trump administration ignores hard data proving refugees benefit the country economically. The Trump administration is suppressing an internal executive branch report that found refugees admitted into the U.S. add billions to federal...
(via rss) 18 sep 2017 20:22

Only Two Countries Think Trump Is Doing a Better Job Than Obama Did

A globally reviled leader makes his UN debut and lectures about mismanagement. Global public opinion of President Trump and the United States has plummeted in 2017—and that was before Trump lectured global leaders at the United Nations...
(via rss) 18 sep 2017 19:44

Draining the Swamp of Turkish Money and Influences

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(via rss) 18 sep 2017 18:12

The F-Word: American Interests in Venezuela Are on the Side of the Mob

Venezuela’s government has its critics on the Left, but it’s the violent, US backed ones on the Right that have burnt people alive. The week was drawing to a close when the news took a turn to the grotesque.  As he spoke to police...
(via rss) 17 sep 2017 22:00

Buildings Made Out of Shipping Containers? Welcome to the Future of Upcycled Architecture

By reusing and remixing mass manufactured objects, our built environment can be economical, ecological—and even luxurious. The following is an excerpt from LOT-EK: Objects + Operations, by Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano and Thomas de...
(via rss) 17 sep 2017 09:45

Together, Canada, China and the EU Can Fill Trump's Climate Leadership Void

A critical summit offers the chance for 34 major world economies to raise their collective climate efforts—without the aid of the U.S. This weekend, environment ministers from more than 30 countries are meeting in Montreal at the invitation...
(via rss) 16 sep 2017 06:27

A Ball O’ Confusion Is Comin' to Your TV: Ken Burns' PBS Series on Vietnam Gives Its Corporate Spo

Don't expect an honest accounting of the atrocities commited by the U.S. Breaking fake news! Bank of America is withdrawing its support for the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick PBS documentary series "The Vietnam War," which starts Sunday night, because...
(via rss) 15 sep 2017 23:35

Jared Kushner's Data Operation Increasingly Suspected of Aiding 2016 Russian Propaganda Attack

Ultra-conservative billionaires Robert and Rebekah Mercer may have contributed to Kushner's scheme. The news regarding Russia’s use of social media platforms to push propaganda and inject false narratives in the U.S. conversation around the...
(via rss) 15 sep 2017 22:40

Theresa May Tweaks Trump in Wake of London Tube Bombing

“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.” After an improvised explosive device detonated inside a crowded London Tube train, President Donald Trump continued his hip-fire tactics and...
(via rss) 15 sep 2017 20:33

Trump's Favorite Prime Minister

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(via rss) 15 sep 2017 17:24

French Workers Are Being Steamrolled by Macron, but They Could Learn a Thing or Two From India's Far

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(via rss) 15 sep 2017 17:24

Protests in France, Victory in India

Farmers in India gain basic government reforms, while French workers struggle to retain theirs. Victories for ordinary people are rare and rarer still our times dominated as they are by Money and Strongmen. In France - where I write these...
(via rss) 15 sep 2017 09:30

Why Switzerland May Be the Best Country in the World—If You're a Pet

Under Swiss law, guinea pigs, parrots and goldfish must have companions of their own species. Humans share their homes and lives with a wide variety of nonhuman animals. However, globally, companion animals are considered to be objects under...
(via rss) 14 sep 2017 18:07

How to Read Donald Duck: What a 1973 Book Can Teach Us About Defeating Donald Trump

In the 1970s, Chile had a handbook for dealing with their own version of a fascist president. The organizers of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville last month knew just what they were doing when they decided to carry...
(via rss) 14 sep 2017 09:30

Move Over, Paris: New Global Pact Could Finally Grant Planet Earth a Right to Survival

New pact could give international environmental treaties some teeth. Despite any claims in the press, nothing new has progressed in international environmental law for a few decades. Activity has been focused on fine-tuning the existing...
(via rss) 13 sep 2017 22:00

Two Serious Threats Could Put Latin American Coffee Production Into Crisis Mode

For java junkies, trouble is brewing. Trouble could be brewing for the Latin American coffee industry, new research warns, as it faces losses in suitable farmland and declines in important bee species as a result of future climate change.The...
(via rss) 12 sep 2017 09:30

One Major Lesson From the Disastrous Floods Around the World: We've Been Building Cities All Wrong

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(via rss) 11 sep 2017 20:52

London's High Flying Cocaine Bankers Get a Wink and a Nod

“I think sometimes the commercial nature of industry means they can’t afford to be too ethical with regards to what their staff are doing.” The week before Christmas, and a party at one sales firm in the City of London turned out to be...
(via rss) 9 sep 2017 00:49

The Syrian War Is Ending and Assad Is the Victor

While we’re all waiting for Trump to start World War Three, we’ve not spotted that the military map of the Middle East has substantially, bloodily changed. It will be years before Syria and Iraq (and Yemen) are rebuilt – and the Israelis may...
(via rss) 9 sep 2017 00:13

Slow and Unsteady: The Path to Justice for Victims of 9/11

Some 9/11 victims are filing suits against Saudi Arabia, but it's an uphill battle. As our summer draws to a close and ushers in a cool and rainy September, there is a solemn chill in the air marking the approaching anniversary of the...
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