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Beautiful Justice: Beyond Fairy Tales

By Ben Barker / Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin Children learn early on to trust their parents. Adults are, without a moment’s hesitation, relied upon to take care of problems and make everything okay. When problems do arise, children may not even be aware of the unease, shielded as they are by the eternal wisdom of … Continue reading Beautiful Justice: Beyond Fairy Tales

Alex Rose: Love is a Verb

By Alex Rose / Deep Green Resistance Cascadia We won’t fight for what we don’t know. We won’t die for what we don’t love. Members of normal communities, living communities, love their community. They love their neighbors. They love their sisters and brothers. They are willing to fight for their community. They are willing to … Continue reading Alex Rose: Love is a Verb

Power and Pathology

The social and emotional costs of grappling with the issues of industrial collapse have been extensively documented by Kathy McMahon, a psychologist who focuses on issues of energy and collapse. She has characterized a typical set of reactions that people experience upon awakening to the cultural/ecological reality: shock, disbelief, insomnia, lack of focus, nostalgia of … Continue reading Power and Pathology

Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Over the first dozen years of this century, Americans have experienced a particular thirst for the apocalypse. Whether the apocalypse is waged in ecological, political, religious, or economic terms, Matthew Gross and Mel Gilles suggest that “one single thought unites all Americans in these fiercely partisan … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

Chris Hedges: Welcome to the Asylum

By Chris Hedges / TruthDig When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. Let the masses … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Welcome to the Asylum

New study links rise in autism to consumption of high fructose corn syrup

By Katie Rojas-Jahn / Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy The epidemic of autism in children in the U.S. may be linked to the typical American diet according to a new study published online in Clinical Epigenetics by Renee Dufault, et. al. The study explores how mineral deficiencies—affected by dietary factors like high fructose corn … Continue reading New study links rise in autism to consumption of high fructose corn syrup

Chris Hedges: Murder Is Not an Anomaly in War

By Chris Hedges / TruthOut The war in Afghanistan—where the enemy is elusive and rarely seen, where the cultural and linguistic disconnect makes every trip outside the wire a visit to hostile territory, where it is clear that you are losing despite the vast industrial killing machine at your disposal—feeds the culture of atrocity. The … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Murder Is Not an Anomaly in War

New Pennsylvania law prohibits doctors from discussing health consequences of fracking

By Walter Brasch / Dissident Voice A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and procedures used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. The procedure is commonly known as fracking. Fracking is the controversial method of forcing water, gases, and chemicals at tremendouspressure … Continue reading New Pennsylvania law prohibits doctors from discussing health consequences of fracking

Study finds rich more likely to lie, cheat, and take candy from children

By Agence France-Presse People from the wealthy upper classes are more likely than poorer folks to break laws while driving, take candy from children and lie for financial gain, said a US study on Monday. The seven-part study by psychologists at the University of California Berkeley and the University of Toronto analyzed people’s behavior through … Continue reading Study finds rich more likely to lie, cheat, and take candy from children