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Monthly Archives: June 2013


transatlantic trade agreement & toxic chemicals

Posted Jun. 21, 2013 / Posted by: Bill Waren On July 8, in Washington, D.C., trade negotiators from the United States and the European Union are expected to open the first round of talks for a Trans Atlantic free trade…

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Fort McMurray, Home to 176 Square km of Tar Sands Tailings Ponds, Overwhelmed by Floods | DeSmog Canada

Fort McMurray, Home to 176 Square km of Tar Sands Tailings Ponds, Overwhelmed by Floods | DeSmog Canada. On Friday the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), the Alberta government’s industry regulator, released a report stating that tar sands companies have failed…

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Adam Kingsmith: The Slow and Painful Death of Freedom in Canada

Less than a generation ago, Canada was a world leader when it came to the fundamental democratic freedoms of assembly, speech and information. In 1982, Canada adopted the Access to Information Act — making it one of the first countries…

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The pedagogy of the oppressed: Chomsky on Friere, education, religion

The pedagogy of the oppressed: Chomsky on Friere, education, religion.

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Understanding the Latest Leaks is Understanding the Rise of a New Fascism by John Pilger | Dandelion Salad

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of…

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Where is territory? Rosenberg report on the Mackenzie River Basin – the anthropo.scene

The report covers a lot of ground. Perhaps not surprisingly since the Mackenzie is an enormous basin. It is an important step towards raising some of the key issues going forward for the region and it comes out at a…

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The Mining Myth: Sustainability and Development | Scoop News

The Mining Myth: Sustainability and Development by Binoy Kampmark May 21, 2013 It has been a fiction that has held sway for a time. Mining booms create trickledown wealth. It is tagged as “sustainable” when it is premised on temporariness….

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Off topic, on point: the problem with #smallenfreuden – the anthropo.scene

’m not an economist, but it seems to me that the latest version of pushing Visa (and other credit card) purchases for small items is surely the worst way to undermine local, independent entrepreneurs. This is described, according to Visa’s…

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KarmaTube: Beth Terry – Living Plastic Free

The average American generates about 100 pounds of plastic waste a year. So did Beth Terry, until she read an article about plastic pollution in the oceans and saw a photograph of a dead albatross chick carcass filled with plastic…

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Our Home – Lead.Learn.Live.

This short trailer opens with a quote by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “…And till my ghastly tale is told, this heart within me burns.” via Our Home – Lead.Learn.Live..

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