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rowanWHEREIN our colleague Rowan Wolf, editor of Cyrano’s Journal Today, and a professor of sociology with the Community College in Portland, lays out the essential information about this topic. (First compiled in 2007)

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Apr 182014
 
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An Eco-Future is Possible
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The Gemasolar plant in Seville

by ROBERT HUNZIKER

Human-caused climate change may already be out of control, as suggested in recent reports by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), confirming that a “tipping point” may already have arrived (1) with warming of the Arctic and (2) with excessive levels of CO2 causing acidification in the ocean, thereby threatening the existence of both human and marine life. Continue reading »

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Apr 152014
 
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Years of Living Dangerously
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Prelim note by the editor:
So we are to believe the media are finally taking their mission seriously when it comes to climate change?  But can cable specials that reach only a small segment of the audience do the job effectively while the political aspects, i.e., the stranglehold that the criminal oil industry has over the US government and other nations), are given scant attention? Still, we will not be complete spoilsports and pour cold water on these initiatives. Beggars can’t be choosers. We all know, however, in  the aware community, that a great deal still needs to be done. And that the media, in particular television, which continue to take the oil industry money (as they took cigarette money until such advertising was banned), and squander much of their programming hours on toxic escapism, say little about how the government provides no real leadership on this issue. As usual, money comes first.—PG Continue reading »

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In Practical Terms
For the crime of simply being: every single one sentenced to death. Who gave US this right except might?

For the crime of simply being: every single one sentenced to death. Who gave us this right except might? Photo: Pigs held in a factory farm. 

by JON HOCHSCHARTNER

At the 2013 Subversive Festival in Croatia, Marxist writer Richard Seymour was asked by an interviewer whether he believed the dichotomy between revolutionaries and reformists in the context of class struggle was useful. His answer, I think, would help inform similar debates held between animal advocates who seek for non-humans revolutionary and reformist change, or what is also called abolitionist and welfarist change. Continue reading »

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By Jim Stone Freelance Journalist via urbantimes.co

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You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place. Continue reading »

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