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After poisoning and dividing America, Donald Trump has won an ugly victory. The Conversation

9 November 2016 “….In truth, the sickness this election has brought to the surface has been brewing for a long time. Trump is a symptom, not just a pathogen. He has shown a genius for channelling the grievances and insecurities…

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What We as a People Can Do, by Richard Heinberg, David Fridley, originally published by Our Renewable Future | JUL 14, 2016

Ed. note: This is Chapter 10 of Richard Heinberg’s and David Fridley’s new book, Our Renewable Future, now available from Island Press. Post Carbon Institute’s companion website, ourrenewablefuture.org has also just been launched and contains additional content not in the book. Sound national…

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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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U of S fires Robert Buckingham after he spoke out on TransformUs – Saskatoon – CBC News

The head of the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Public Health was fired this morning after he spoke out against the school’s TransformUs restructuring plan. The university confirmed that it fired professor Robert Buckingham, but would not comment further. When Buckingham showed…

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Academics condemn police attempt to spy on students – University World News

More than 100 academics have condemned an attempt by the police to spy on the political activities of students at Cambridge University. The academics said such \”highly invasive and unjustifiable\” covert surveillance would deter students from joining political groups, writes…

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Dame Anne Salmond: We could do with a change of heart – Opinion – NZ Herald News

The “invisible hand” of the market, first conceived in the Enlightenment but coupled at that time with notions of justice, human dignity and “the rights of man”, has failed to deliver prosperity and happiness, in New Zealand as elsewhere. The…

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Noam Chomsky: We Have Huge Institutions Devoted To Making People Stupid | Dandelion Salad

Noam Chomsky: We Have Huge Institutions Devoted To Making People Stupid | Dandelion Salad. One of the world’s treasures…

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TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch – Van Jones “Environmental Justice” | anakegoodall

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch – Van Jones “Environmental Justice” | anakegoodall. We care about giving plastic a second chance yet we don’t do the same for people?  

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Anthropocene re-writes: democracy, economics, liberalism – the anthropo.scene

Anthropocene re-writes: democracy, economics, liberalism – the anthropo.scene. “Contemporary science radically reframes a fundamental idea at the heart of democratic theory and practice: that each person is free to act as he or she wishes so long as that action…

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