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Monthly Archives: February 2015


The Year the Dam of Denial Breaks – Ready for the Flood?

2015 as the great turning point in climate denial? Wilding looks at 6 key indicators for why 2015 just may be a significant tipping point. But as he notes, system change is messy, chaotic, confusing and hard to see when…

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Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to ‘drawdown’ climate change | GreenBiz

When the activist Bill McKibben wrote the seminal article, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math,” in Rolling Stone in 2012, Hawken asked, “Why aren’t we doing the math on the solutions? Somebody should come up with a list and see what…

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Security Researcher Christopher Soghoian on How to Use a Cellphone Without Being Spied On | Democracy Now!

o, again, the voice and text message services provided by your wireless carrier, if you’re just sending a text message through your phone or making a telephone call through your phone, those calls can be intercepted by your own government,…

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Documents Reveal Fossil Fuel Fingerprints on Contrarian Climate Research | Inside Climate News

Documents Reveal Fossil Fuel Fingerprints on Contrarian Climate Research | Inside Climate News.

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James Tully on Reconciliation here on Earth: Shared Responsibilities

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
This talk is from Dr. Tully’s presentation to the Responsibility for Shared Futures seminars at Dalhousie, which was focused on indigenous issues.

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Caribou Pay the Price. Wolves Get the Blame. Kochs Get the $$.

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
Common Dreams: Alberta’s attempt to boost caribou numbers by killing wolves is an inhumane approach that fails to target the root of the problem—the extractivist industries—says a group scientists. Explaining how…

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Muslim Community Rejects Abbott Government’s Demonisation and Condemns Moves to Silence Legitimate Critique | Muslims In Australia Since the 1600s

Joint Statement: Muslim Community Rejects Abbott Government’s Demonisation and Condemns Moves to Silence Legitimate Critique This joint Muslim community statement expresses our position with respect to the Abbott Government’s ongoing demonisation of Muslims in Australia, their organisations, their leaders and…

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Meet the Australian Company Suing El Salvador for the Right to Poison Its Water – FPIF

An obscure tribunal housed at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. will soon decide the fate of millions of people. At issue is whether a government should be punished for refusing to let a foreign mining company operate because it…

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Book reviews: Corruption in India, China’s hunt for resources, public participation in the EU

Originally posted on The GOVERNANCE blog:
In the current issue of Governance, Sean Yiath reviews The Hungry Dragon: How China’s Resources Quest is Reshaping the World, by Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres and Sophal Ear.    The book “exposes the leverage China…

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“Back to the Māori Future” – Anake Goodall

Originally posted on Image As Voice:
This text is an essay included in “Back to the Māori Future” in Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, Max Rashbrooke (ed.), Wellington, Bridget Williams Books, June 2013. Better by Design: back to the Māori future?…

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