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Monthly Archives: January 2015


Arctic Methane Emergency Group – AMEG – Arctic Sea Ice – Methane Release – Planetary Emergency

Arctic Methane Emergency Group – AMEG – Arctic Sea Ice – Methane Release – Planetary Emergency. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
TIME: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:00-12:30 PM SUBJECT: Arctic meltdown: a catastrophic threat to our survivalAMEG calls for rapid refreezing of the Arctic…

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Reposted from The Governance Blog: The IMF’s perestroika moment – The Washington Post

The IMF’s perestroika moment – The Washington Post. In some of its policy thinking the IMF has undergone deep transformations that often point in a more Keynesian direction. The most radical change has been in the IMF’s research on the…

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Hannah Arendt on Free Speech

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
Apropos of this week’s media storm: “Free speech has always come in many different forms and with many meanings, and even in antiquity it had about it that odd ambiguity that still clings to…

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All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace – Parts 1, 2 & 3

Originally posted on Image As Voice:
http://vimeo.com/78979216 https://vimeo.com/78980033 https://vimeo.com/73561591

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The top 5 carbon and climate stories in 2014 | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Year in Review: Scientists across the globe have issued warnings this year that point to one conclusion: it is a warming world, and there is no sign that it is slowing down or at a standstill. via The top 5 carbon…

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Reposted from The Guardian. All over the world, the challenge to the old order is growing | Seumas Milne | Comment is free | The Guardian

All over the world, the challenge to the old order is growing | Seumas Milne | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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From Great Universities to “Knowledge Factories”: Another American Institution in Decline

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
Thomas Frank, perhaps best known for What’s the Matter with Kansas?, an examination of America’s new conservatism, has an article in Salon, “The New Republic, the torture report, and the TED talks geniuses who gutted journalism.” Toward…

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