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Our Vanishing World: Insects

By Robert J. Burrowes About 12,000 years ago, late stone age humans precipitated the neolithic (agricultural) revolution that marked the start of the steady rise to civilization. Coincidentally, this occurred at the same time as the beginning of what is … Continue reading

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A New Aesthetic

By Damaris Zehner Source: Resilience There are all these good ideas – intensive agriculture, organic farming, permaculture, the local food movement. But why is most food still not grown this way, if it really is better? Why don’t farmers switch … Continue reading

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Rage Against the War Machine: An Interview with Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan

By Mnar Muhawesh Source: Mint Press News Some 2.7 billion dollars per day. That’s how much the U.S. government will spend next year to prop up the military and the more than 800 bases it maintains in over 70 countries. … Continue reading

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The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why?

By Robert J. Burrowes It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by … Continue reading

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The Incredible Belief That Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content

By Alison Rose Levy Source: FAIR.org As Sen. Bernie Sanders (CJR, 8/26/19) has recently noted, corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the intersection of public need and governance. … Continue reading

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Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

By Robert J. Burrowes On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Glaciers

By Robert J. Burrowes Something is causing the world’s glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing climate catastrophe. It does not matter where on Earth the glaciers and mountain ice … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

By Robert J. Burrowes Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player in Earth’s hydrological (water) cycle, a massive producer of oxygen and home to most … Continue reading

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