The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil
- Lynn Parramore
A budget approach cloaked in the aura of science and technical jargon became a tool of manipulation.
Orsola Costantini, Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, is the author of a new paper, “The Cyclically Adjusted Budget: ...
Preface to the 2007 Edition of Ward Churchill's Pacifism as a Pathology
- Derrick Jensen
This extraordinarily important book cuts to the heart of one of the central reasons movements to bring about social and environmental justice always fail. The fundamental question here is: is violence ever an acceptable tool to help bring about social ...
The IMF Changes its Rules to Isolate China and Russia
- Michael Hudson Михаел Хадсон
A nightmare scenario of U.S. geopolitical strategists is coming true: foreign independence from U.S.-centered financial and diplomatic control. China and Russia are investing in neighboring economies on terms that cement Eurasian integration on the ...
Reinventing Banking: From Russia to Iceland to Ecuador
- Ellen Brown
Global developments in finance and geopolitics are prompting a rethinking of the structure of banking and of the nature of money itself. Among other interesting news items:
In Russia, vulnerability to Western sanctions has led to proposals for a banking ...
Are Humans Going Extinct?
Interview with Guy McPherson
- Dahr Jamail ظاهر جميل
Some scientists, Guy McPherson included, fear that climate disruption is so serious, with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play, that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction. August, September and October were each ...
Zero Point of Systemic Collapse
- Chris Hedges
We stand on the cusp of one of humanity's most dangerous moments
Aleksandr Herzen, speaking a century ago to a group of anarchists about how to overthrow the czar, reminded his listeners that it was not their job to save a dying system but to replace ...
Our Mania for Hope Is a Curse
- Chris Hedges
The naive belief that history is linear, that moral progress accompanies technical progress, is a form of collective self-delusion. It cripples our capacity for radical action and lulls us into a false sense of security. Those who cling to the myth of ...
Ammo and camo: The climate foe hiding in plain sight
- Nick Buxton
THERE is no shortage of words in the latest negotiating document for the UN climate talks taking place in Paris at the end of November. There are precisely 32,731 of them.
Yet strangely there is one word you won’t find: “military.” ...
Why the Paris climate talks are doomed to failure, like all the others
- Steffen Böhm
Even if the world celebrates a Paris climate deal on December 11, the process will still have to be regarded as failure. Let me explain why.
The basic reason is that the unequal distribution of carbon emissions is not even on its agenda. The historical ...
Sustainable Development is a Lie
- Derrick Jensen
The term “development” is just colonialism applied to the natural world, says Derrick Jensen.
“Sustainable development” is a claim to virtue. The word “development” used in this sense is a lie.
The word “develop” ...