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Monthly Archives: July 2013


Chris Hedges: The Empire Is Imploding + Q&A | Dandelion Salad

Chris Hedges spoke at Friday’s Interfaith Lecture in the Hall of Philosophy. He was the last to speak on the week’s theme, “Markets and Morals.” His lecture traced the demise of liberal values in America since World War I and…

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Freedom to photograph under threat | Toronto Star

The situation in Canada has reached the point where it needs to be said loudly and clearly: there is no law against public photography in Canada; no one here can ever be arrested for the simple act of making a…

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Imperial Recipes for a Burnt Planet by Chris Williams | Dandelion Salad

AT THE turn of the 19th century, industrialist and weapons manufacturer par excellence Alfred Nobel, the guilt-ridden inventor of dynamite, established the Peace Prize that carries his name, proposing that it go “to the person who shall have done the…

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David Rovics: What If Trayvon Had Stood His Ground? | Dandelion Salad

And what if this trolling vigilante Sowing terror on racist whim What if when he found this teenage boy He instead had found a man more like him via David Rovics: What If Trayvon Had Stood His Ground? | Dandelion…

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Sandra Harding Interviewed

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:
Over at the Ms. Magazine blog, on secularism, philosophy science, and religion (with a bonus one-minute introduction to standpoint theory). Go check it out!

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Chris Hedges: I’m Calling For the Overthrow of the System, Part 7 | Dandelion Salad

On the final episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges answers questions like: “Do you believe the US or Israel will attack Iran?” and “Is there any hope for Bradley Manning?”Pt 7 of via Chris Hedges: I’m…

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A Postcolonial International Relations? | elcidharth

Sankaran Krishna puts it this way: “postcolonial IR is anoxymoron – a contradiction in terms. To decolonise IR is to deschool oneself from the discipline in itscurrent dominant manifestations: to remember international relations, one needs to forget IR”. via A…

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Special: Environmental Communication Research | Sustainable Futures Blog

What do Greenpeace campaign banners, television news stories about climate change and advertisement for a ‘green’ bathroom cleaner have in common? All form part of environmental communication. In this blog post, Mark Meisner, chief executive of the International Environmental Communication…

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OECD educationtoday: Arts education in innovation-driven societies

There is growing consensus that today’s economies require people who can contribute and adapt to innovation. In addition to strong technical skills, many international task forces on the future requirements of our societies have identified skills such as creativity, critical…

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Do chemicals leaching into your water have genetic effects on reproduction? Also, fracking. – the anthropo.scene

Do chemicals leaching into your water have genetic effects on reproduction? Also, fracking. – the anthropo.scene.

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