Monthly Archives: October 2015

Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change – Bill McKibben in The Guardian

Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change October 28, 2015  Bill McKibben With the oil giant vouching for the science of climate change 25 years ago, there is no way we would have wasted decades in fruitless argument Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas…

Slow Food Founder Carlo Petrini on WHO Cancer Study – Eat Less Meat, Skip the Hysteria

As the mainstream corporate media outlets highlight the WHO study released last week, Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini offers a succinct and rational response – eat less meat, skip the hysteria. Petrini: “Let’s eat less meat, but avoid cheap scaremongering” 28 October 2015 Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini responds to the WHO study… The fact…

The Republican Study Committee wants to ratchet austerity up well past the sequester

From Josh Bivens at the Economic Policy Institute’s Working Economics Blog: The Republican Study Committee wants to ratchet austerity up well past the sequester by Josh Bivens October 22, 2015 A bit over four years ago, the U.S. economy threatened to breach the legislated (and totally arbitrary) national debt ceiling. There was no economic sign…

The Problem of Agriculture by Robert Jensen

Originally published at Resilience.org The Problem of Agriculture by Robert Jensen [This is an excerpt from the new book Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully, published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull, which tells the story of Robert Jensen’s intellectual and political collaboration with teacher/activist Jim Koplin. http://www.amazon.com/Plain-Radical-Living-Learning-Gracefully/dp/1593766181] I was born and raised…