Conserving soil: precious, finite and under threat
Human existence relies on healthy soils. But all over the world soils are being lost and degraded by inappropriate land use, reducing their capacity to produce food and store water, nutrients and carbon. Sustainable land management must be incentivised to conserve this essential resource....
Keywords: Soil Conservation - Sustainable agriculture
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal...
Keywords: Fascism - Neo-fascism
Capitalism is failing the planet
If we continue with capitalist business as usual, there will be disastrous consequences for humanity. Capitalism is in unavoidable conflict with...
Keywords: Climate Change - Global Climate Change
Toward the Agro-Police State
The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of...
Keywords: Agricultural Business/Agribusiness - Agriculture
Global water crisis causing failed harvests, hunger, war and terrorism
The world is already experiencing water scarcity driven by over-use, poor land management and climate change. If we fail to respond to the warnings...
Keywords: Water Resources - Water Stewardship
Edward Snowden's Warning to Canada
Whistleblower Edward Snowden talks about Bill C-51 and the weak oversight of Canada's intelligence agencies.
Keywords: Surveillance - Privacy
Twenty-First-Century Land Grabs
Land grabs -- whether initiated by multinational corporations and private investment firms emanating from the capitalist core, sovereign wealth funds...
Keywords: Land Seizures - Agricultural Industries
Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky
On the occasion of the release of his latest book, Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, Noam Chomsky gave an exclusive and wide-ranging...
Keywords: Capitalism - Capitalist Crises
The liberal climate agenda is doomed to failure
Liberal environmentalism represents a dangerous delusion, writes Scott Parkin – that ‘playing nice’ with Earth-destroying corporations and politicians...
Keywords: Climate Change - Climate Justice
War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda
The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war -- with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and...
Keywords: Journalism - Media Analysis & Criticism
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016 - Depression and Joy
There are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. When millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to look not only at the individual, but also at the society....
Keywords: Deppression - Joy
Parasites in the Body Economic: The Disasters of Neoliberalism
Michael Hudson discusses how financial parasites and debt bondage destroy the global economy. He asks: how do we get the left to pay attention to what is happening in the economy? How do we get the left to talk about economics instead of ethnic identity and sexual identity and culture alone?
Keywords: Debt - Economic Warfare
Top 1 percent own more than half of world’s wealth
Global wealth inequality continues to worsen and has reached a new milestone, with the top 1 percent owning more of the world’s assets than the bottom 99 percent combined....
Keywords: The Superrich - Wealth Accumulation
A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
A complete transition away from fossil fuels is necessary within a few decades. The question is how to construct an exit strategy that will accomplish this. James Hansen has provided a starting point for a realistic climate-change exit strategy....
Keywords: Climate Change Policy - Fossil Fuels
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till...
Keywords: Climate Change - Crises
The new colonialism: Greece and Ukraine
A new form of colonialism is emerging in Europe: colonialism by means of financial asset transfer. It is colony wealth extraction by colonizing country managers, assigned to directly administer the processes in the colony by which financial assets are to be transferred.
Keywords: Identity Politics - Race & Class
NGOs Are Cages
We really need to understand the methods used by NGOs to undermine radical political organizing efforts and divert us into political dead ends.
Keywords: Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
An alternative media list
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Keywords: Alternative Media - Alternative News Sources
Rosa Luxemburg on the Socialist Civic Virtues
One of Rosa Luxemburg’s most striking and least well-understood contributions was to draw on the classical "republican" notion of "civic virtue," as a...
Keywords: Solidarity - Collective Action
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives...
Keywords: Book Preservation - Canadian Heritage