Thursday, July 23, 2015

 

The Value of Our Intelligence

"America's objective has always been to take what is ours. It has not changed, and it will not change; to take what does not belong to them...And, the reality of now is that the system is unfair, and it's not gonna be fair. This system is designed to exploit and oppress. That's the way this civilization is built...We're emotionally traumatized and reactive. We need to get past the emotional trauma stuff, and really understand the value of our intelligence."
--John Trudell

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 

So Long Salmon

Once producing 16 million salmon annually, the Columbia River, and its tributary the Snake River, now face the devastating impact of global warming. As the glaciers of the Cascade Range disappear, the salmon face a similar fate.

Monday, July 06, 2015

 

Human Extinction

Truthout interviews Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of evolutionary biology at University of Arizona, about climate change and human extinction.

Friday, June 05, 2015

 

A Sacred Trust

Coast Salish Nation, a kinship-based society of Washington tribes and British Columbia First Nations on the Salish Sea, announced on June 3, 2015 that they will seek a seat at the United Nations to protect their treaty and aboriginal rights–which includes stopping fossil fuel export through their territories.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

 

Dystopia

BBC reports on the not-so-smart technology behind wind turbines, electric cars, smartphones and flatscreen TVs. While Westerners react with glee at new electronic toys developed for their amusement, residents of Inner Mongolia live daily with the toxic waste from producing them.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

 

Just Say No to 350

When 350 targeted Bolivia and The Peoples Agreement on Climate Change for subversion in 2010, it was an act of aggression with roots in the 2009 attempted coup — funded by the U.S. State Department — in reaction to the 2008 constitutional revolution of Bolivia’s indigenous peoples. The inspiration for the indigenous uprising, that saw the world’s first indigenous head of state elected, was the 2005 attempt at privatization of Bolivia’s water by the US-based Bechtel Corporation that foreshadowed the “new economy” promoted by 350 in 2014.

That “new economy” builds on other privatization schemes on a global scale; REDD and other carbon-market shell games, like fossil fuel divestment, are the ultimate institutionalization of the theft of public resources by the finance sector. The finance sector – that in 2008-2009 devastated the US and EU economies through loan fraud and bank bailouts – has now set its sights on privatizing all aspects of life on earth.

Cheerleading global privatization — enabled by UN agencies like the IMF and World Bank — are financier-sponsored NGOs like 350, Avaaz and Ceres–all of which have fundamental ties to Wall Street moguls and finance sector criminals. Having hijacked the environmental movement on behalf of Wall Street, these false fronts are currently pressing for changes in international law that would give the finance sector carte blanche in privatizing all of nature.

With the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – a threat to globalization – the finance sector immediately began co-opting the indigenous peoples movement through foundation grants to compromised NGOs approved by the UN. These compromised NGOs and individuals are paid to legitimize the annihilation of indigenous nations via UN agencies in partnership with Wall Street.

As indigenous nations challenge Wall Street and the UN over globalization, compromised NGOs like 350 distort reality through social and mainstream media. The “new economy” they promote is essentially what used to be called fascism. While finance sector puppets like Naomi Klein charm gullible liberals with bromides and syllogisms about sustainability, what they are in reality sustaining is totalitarian corporate control of world governance and human survival.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

No Mercy

In Secrecy, Intransigence and War -- last of a three-part series on Hillary Clinton -- CounterPunch examines the former First Lady's "propensity for overkill." As authors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair observe, "repression has always been one of Mrs. Clinton's most prominent characteristics." As a war hawk, Senator Clinton showed no mercy, supporting President Bush and Vice President Cheney without reservation.

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