Saturday, July 27, 2013

 

Fourth Reich

Interviewed by IPS' Mario Queiroz, Portuguese writer Joao Lopes Marques -- author of O Plano Merkel (The Merkel Plan) -- observes that German Chancellor Angela Merkel, "the most powerful woman in the world", navigates without a moral compass. As the leader of economic warfare in the eurozone, says Marques, Merkel's only lodestars are money and power.

Naturally, this has endeared her to other neoliberal leaders -- like Obama -- who share her values.

Monday, July 22, 2013

 

God's Green Earth

As Forrest Palmer of the Wrong Kind of Green Collective remarks, personal responsibility is the missing element emanating from climate change pooh-bahs like 350.org's Bill Mckibben. While it's well and good to challenge the ethics of the fossil fuel industry, says Palmer, examining the fossil-fueled lifestyle that demands the undiminished supply of energy -- and the attendant dehumanization of populations that get in the way -- is off the table for big green, neoliberal NGOs. As dependents of the capitalist institutions they ostensibly challenge, they offer up no real solutions, but rather, as Palmer notes, manipulate religious icons, while achieving nothing in the way of saving God's green Earth.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

 

New Publication from Public Good

Communications in Conflict -- a collaboration of Public Good Project and Intercontinental Cry Magazine, under the creative direction of Wrong Kind of Green -- is now available as an e-book.

Monday, July 15, 2013

 

Imminent Doom

As we witness the melting ice sheets and other symptoms of climate change, adaptation plans still get short shrift in the governments of modern states. While some indigenous nations scramble to adapt to disappearing rivers and depleted aquifers, the fossil fuel extravaganza -- begun in earnest in the post-world war United States -- proceeds apace. As noted in the Statistical Review of World Energy, over the last decade:




Sunday, July 14, 2013

 

Solitary Confinement

Shining a light on the dark side of the Bureau of Prisons inhumane practice of solitary confinement, Religion Dispatches leaves readers with some stark facts about torture for profit in the US. While the United Nations condemns solitary confinement for more than 15 days as a form of torture, American prisons currently hold 80,000 prisoners in solitary, many whom have been so confined for years, even decades. Cut off from communication, these tortured souls are living proof of the failure of the U.S. war on drugs, and the privatization of punishment in American prisons for profit.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

 

Illuminating Indigenous Liberation

Intercontinental Cry

Friday, July 05, 2013

 

Tool of Transparency

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, like Wikileaks, uses the tool of transparency to seek justice for the abused. As the only English language news magazine devoted to the world indigenous movement, a world without IC is a world where indigenous peoples can be abused with impunity. Help keep IC online by making a contribution today.

Monday, July 01, 2013

 

Labor Relations

It is no secret that the ideal labor relation standard of the US Chamber of Commerce is slavery, so it comes as no surprise that American immigration reform is tailored to that model. With an adequate influx of vulnerable and docile temporary foreign workers auctioned by the U.S. Government to the market sector each year, slavery increasingly becomes the de facto reality for both skilled and unskilled labor. As austerity measures against Social Security, food stamps and Medicaid steadily eliminate civic society by creating hopeless and desperate citizens, the importation of a workforce completely submissive to market forces and state power leads to the recreation of feudal society.

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