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Bernie Sanders: The Cost of Hypercapitalism

by Jonathan Tasini/ Playboy/ October 17, 2013 At a time when politicians—particularly members of Congress—are almost universally reviled and blind partisanship seems to dictate the fate of every piece of legislation, one U.S. senator stands out as a unique voice. Bernie … Continue reading

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DISASTROUS LONG-TERM THINKING

The Myth of Human Progress By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ January 6, 2013 Clive Hamilton in his “Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change”describes a dark relief that comes from accepting that “catastrophic climate change is virtually … Continue reading

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THE EXISTENTIAL CLIFF

The Myth of Human Progress By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ January 13, 2013 Clive Hamilton in his “Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change”describes a dark relief that comes from accepting that “catastrophic climate change is virtually … Continue reading

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Destroying the Village: Then and Now

BPR Quotes of the Day: Japanfocus.org Vietnam War:  “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.” –Quote reportedly attributed to an American military officer by journalist Peter Arnett. ICJ Project  Climate Change:  “We had to destroy the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Glaciers That Are Shrinking

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Global Warming: Not Exactly a New Concept

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WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE?

STUDY: Media Avoid Climate Context In Wildfire Coverage By Jill Fitzsimmons, Jocelyn Fong, Melody Johnson and Shauna Theel/ Media Matters For America/ July 3, 2012    While numerous factors determine the frequency, severity and cost of wildfires, scientific research indicates that … Continue reading

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Consumer Capitalism Wins Again

Twenty years after the first substantive Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, representatives from more than 190 countries met again. Hopes were high, but unlike the first one, the 2012 Summit was mostly window dressing. President Obama, Prime … Continue reading

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What is Radical?

350.org The Most Important News Story of the Day/Millennium by Bill McKibben The most important piece of news yesterday, this week, this month, and this year was a new set of statistics released yesterday by the Global Carbon Project. It … Continue reading

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Are 7 Billion People a Problem?

 The Earth, in case you haven’t noticed, is a big mess right now. All living things, humans included, are suffering the effects of a planet stressed to the breaking point. (At the time of Jesus, there were about 200 million … Continue reading

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