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Monthly Archives: November 2014


Glimpses of Our Power – NationofChange

Research over the last 100 years of resistance movements shows that when just 3.5% of the public mobilizes to support a movement for social, economic or environmental justice, it always wins. Many win with a smaller percentage, but no government…

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Architecture of doom: DIY planning for global catastrophe.

The new survivalism.. In fact, something like the survivalist dream has become a compelling vision of sustainable future living. Environmental concerns, rising power prices, and the progress in alternative technologies have seen a growing number of people opting to disconnect…

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World bank to focus future investment on clean energy | Environment | The Guardian

The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim. Talking ahead of a UN…

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Time for Class Warfare on College Campuses: How the Managerial Class is Taking Over the Public University And Why We Have to Stop It

Originally posted on S. Shankar :
What good is a university if it doesn’t educate students? Strange question? Not in the ever more bizarre world of the American public university. Don’t get me wrong: many American public universities still do a…

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Ferguson, the SIS, IS & Kōhanga Reo: signs of an incoming storm for the 1%

Originally posted on First We Take Manhattan:
It’s been a bad news week so far. The Ferguson Grand Jury has decided that Darren Wilson, the US policeman who shot an unarmed black youth, Michael Brown, will not stand trial for…

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Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground | Environment | The Guardian

The world’s fossil fuels will “obviously” have to stay in the ground in order to solve global warming, Barack Obama’s climate change envoy said on Monday.In the clearest sign to date the administration sees no long-range future for fossil fuel,…

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House Vote in Favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline an Act of War

Originally posted on Lakota Voice:
November 14, 2014 by Wica Agli Rosebud, SD – In response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President announced that…

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RECONCILIAITON ≠ TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE (Part II)

Originally posted on Novel Alliances:
The relation of transitional justice to contemporary reconciliation studies is an issue that requires much more attention. Some of the most recent examples of reconciliation (Australia and Canada) have not taken place inside of a…

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Why Climate Scientists Receive Death Threats » EcoWatch

Altruistic BehaviorThe title, direction and burden of this book seem to augur almost apocalyptic failure to confront the coming crisis. But, of course, Marshall pulls out an ace near the end.He concludes that while human brains may be hard-wired to…

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APPEA: Hydraulic fracturing inquiry risks damaging SA’s investment reputation

The South Australian Liberal Party risks damaging investor and public confidence in the natural gas industry by moving to establish a Parliamentary inquiry into hydraulic fracturing – an industry practice that has been used safely in the State for many…

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