Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

Amnesia & Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton’s 100-year anniversary

     by Lauren Smith When it comes to the ruling elite’s corporate plunder and crimes against humanity, the U.S. national memory’s short and no one, not even its political henchmen, assume blame or suffer real consequences: take Halliburton and former chief executive and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney for example.  Not only did Cheney … Continue reading Amnesia & Lack of Accountability Reign as Wall Street Celebrates Halliburton’s 100-year anniversary

Friday: Breach the Lower Snake River Dams

On Friday, November 16 at 2 pm Pacific Time, a group will be presenting the Governor at the State Capitol in Olympia with a demand to remove the lower Snake River dams immediately. Event details: The Southern Residents need you !!!! Now more then ever. The Orca Task force’s preliminary recommendations do not include Breaching … Continue reading Friday: Breach the Lower Snake River Dams

Capitalism is Killing the World’s Wildlife Populations, not ‘Humanity’

Featured image: Simon Eeman / shutterstock      by Anna Pigott, Swansea University / The Conversation The latest Living Planet report from the WWF makes for grim reading: a 60% decline in wild animal populations since 1970, collapsing ecosystems, and a distinct possibility that the human species will not be far behind. The report repeatedly stresses … Continue reading Capitalism is Killing the World’s Wildlife Populations, not ‘Humanity’

Tasmania: Transgender Law Reform – Women Speak the Truth

Featured image: Girl Guide boycott goes to Hobart’s iconic Salamanca Market on 13th of October     by Women Speak Tasmania While several groups and individuals are lobbying for extended transgender rights at law, Women Speak Tasmania is working on a comprehensive series of policies to address changes in the law that have promoted the rights … Continue reading Tasmania: Transgender Law Reform – Women Speak the Truth

Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws to Build Texas Border Wall in Protected Nature Areas

Bulldozers Aimed at Wildlife Refuge, State Park, Historic Chapel, Family Farms.  Featured image: by Kara Clauser, Center for Biological Diversity.      by Center for Biological Diversity RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas— The Trump administration announced today that it will waive dozens of environmental laws to speed border-wall construction through protected Rio Grande Valley property, including a national wildlife refuge … Continue reading Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws to Build Texas Border Wall in Protected Nature Areas

There are Hundreds of Thousands of Indigenous Children in Residential Schools Around the World Today

     by Jo Woodman and Alicia Kroemer / Intercontinental Cry On September 30, communities across Canada will be commemorating ‘Orange Shirt Day’, an annual event that is helping Canadians remember the thousands of Indigenous children who died in Residential Schools, and to reflect on the intergenerational trauma that was caused by the Residential school system. Similar school systems … Continue reading There are Hundreds of Thousands of Indigenous Children in Residential Schools Around the World Today

How Identity Became a Weapon Against the Left

Dissonance created by a certain conception of identity: if we believe that “women and people of color” are defined entirely by their identities, it becomes impossible to understand how anyone who shares the identity could reject a candidate who fits that identity. Once the distinction between perspective and identity is erased, voters of color become … Continue reading How Identity Became a Weapon Against the Left

Kenya: UN Says Lake Turkana is Endangered

Featured image: Lake Turkana and the River Omo, a lifeline to many tribal peoples, are drying up due to mega dam. © Nicola Bailey/ Survival International, 2015      by Survival International UNESCO added Kenya’s Lake Turkana to its World Heritage Site Endangered List in June, a sign it believes the iconic lake’s survival is at … Continue reading Kenya: UN Says Lake Turkana is Endangered

52 Percent of World’s Birds of Prey Populations in Decline

Featured image: Griffon vulture. Pierre Dalous/ Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0       by Lorraine Chow / Ecowatch Grim news for the world’s raptors—an iconic group of birds consisting of hawks, falcons, kites, eagles, vultures and owls. After analyzing the status of all 557 raptor species, biologists discovered that 18 percent of these birds are threatened … Continue reading 52 Percent of World’s Birds of Prey Populations in Decline