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David Michael Green – The Loser’s Way (or What Do You Do When Your Politics Suck?)

What do you do if you’re a freakin’ loser? Oops, sorry – I don’t mean you.  I mean ‘you’ as in your ideas and your party.  And, actually, I probably don’t mean ‘your ideas’ and ‘your party’ for most people reading these words.  So let me rephrase.  What do you do if you’re a regressive Republican, and nobody’s anymore buying …

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American Academy of Pediatrics links global warming to the health of children

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement that links climate change with the health of children, urging pediatricians and politicians to work together to solve this crisis and protect children from climate-related threats including natural disasters, heat stress, lower air quality, increased infections, and threats to food and water supplies. “Every child need a safe and …

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Naomi Klein – Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina

For me, the road to This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate begins in a very specific time and place. The time was exactly ten years ago. The place was New Orleans, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The road in question was flooded and littered with bodies. Today I am posting, for the first time, the entire section on Hurricane Katrina …

Liberalism’s Death Bell Tolls, Part 3: J’accuse la gauche liberale

Liberalism’s Death Bell Tolls, Part 3: J’accuse la gauche liberale Richard Gale and Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, March 6, 2013   It is past the time for liberalism to continue to function without a human face. It is time for it to stand accused alongside the conservative and religious right as an ideology dedicated to disaster capitalism, ecological demolition, …

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World population-food supply balance is becoming increasingly unstable, study finds

Researchers report that as the world population increases and food demand has grown, globalization of trade has made the food supply more sensitive to environmental and market fluctuations. This leads to greater chances of food crises, particularly in nations where land and water resources are scarce and therefore food security strongly relies on imports. The study assesses the food supply available to …