• The Global Elite’s Crimes Against Humanity May 27, 2015 The Subversion of Life, Liberty and Happiness The Global Elite’s Crimes Against Humanity by COLIN TODHUNTER For thousands of years, people have been writing about happiness. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristippus concluded that happiness lies in the pursuit of external pleasure. Others, from Antisthenes to Buddha, have stressed that looking inwards and leading an ...
  • The landgrabbers May 26, 2015   Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world Updated by Brad Plumer on May 15, 2015, 8:04 a.m. ET @bradplumer brad@vox.com Ahmarej Owunu, an employee at Saudi Star rice farm working in Gambella, Ethiopia, on March 22, 2012. Rights groups have accused the government of forcibly ...
  • America! 80 Percent of Adults Face Near-Poverty May 22, 2015 America! 80 Percent of Adults Face Near-Poverty May 6, 2015 As the handful of multi-millionaires running for president threaten to pretend to make “economic disparity” a campaign meme, and then forget they ever heard of it once in power, four out of five adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare ...
  • Local US newspapers have done a terrible job May 22, 2015 New report: Local newspapers have done a terrible job building local digital audiences LINK: shorensteincenter.org  ➚   |   Posted by: Joseph Lichterman   |   April 6, 2015 The plight of the local American newspaper is well known at this point: Circulation is shrinking, print ad revenue is shrinking, and papers haven’t been able to make ...
  • And we grovel to trade with these people May 22, 2015   Saudi Arabia risks revolution with execution of activist Sheikh al-Nimr Shi’ite protesters carry posters of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Sanaa (Reuters / Khaled Abdullah) Shi’ite protesters carry posters of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Sanaa (Reuters / Khaled Abdullah) ​With ...
  • A word of warning May 20, 2015 In China, smartphones are wrecking marriages and dividing families Simon Denyer,Xu Yangjingjing, The Washington Post   Models in costumes use their smartphones as they take a break at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) It’s a common sight in restaurants in China, like in many ...
  • Great documentary May 20, 2015 Natural World: A Farm for the Future 2009 , Home   » Environment  –  50 min 62 Comments Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to ...
  • Wake Up the Earth! May 20, 2015   Wake Up the Earth! On17 April it was more than 70 degrees Fahrenheit in Ann Arbor. The daffodills were in full bloom. As usual on Wednesdays at the court house we were protesting the police shooting of Aura Roser last November and the prosecutor who refused to indict the policeman for ...
  • Why is Obama pushing TPP May 20, 2015 The Liberal Apologies for Obama’s Ugly Reign “Fact and Scrutiny” So this is how Barack Obama is moving into the final 20 months of his dismal neoliberal presidency, which he once (proudly) described as ideologically akin to the Eisenhower White House. He is nauseating much of his own Wall Street-captive party’s electoral ...
  • ​Globalization is barbarous May 20, 2015   ​Globalization is barbarous, multinationals rule world – Marine Le Pen Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front political party leader (AFP Photo)   Globalization is a barbarity, believes Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, adding that now the world is in hands of multinational corporations and large international finance. “Globalization ...
  • The Cruel Realities of the Neoliberal Agenda May 11, 2015 Global Agribusiness Hammering Away at the Foundations of Indian Society by COLIN TODHUNTER According to the World Bank in the nineties, it was expected (and hoped) that some 400 million people in Indian agriculture would be moving out of the sector by 2015. To help them on their way, farming had to ...