Social

23/02/17
Author: 
Denis Delestrac

[Editor: We are aware of how we are using coal, oil, water, arable land, minerals and so on but how many of us have considered sand as a critical and diminishing resource?  You can watch this interesting film at the Knowledge Network site until April 1, 2017.]

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/sand-wars

10/02/17
Author: 
George Monbiot

This is how to stop demagogues and extremists: rebuild community.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th February 2017

Without community, politics is dead. But communities have been scattered like dust in the wind. At work, at home, both practically and imaginatively, we are atomised.

08/02/17
Author: 
Cinzia Arruzza, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Linda Martín Alcoff, Nancy Fraser, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Tithi Bhattacharya

The massive women’s marches of January 21st may mark the beginning of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. But what exactly will be its focus? In our view, it is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies; we also need to target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights.

20/12/16
Author: 
Stefan Kipfer

In early December 2016, the Paris region suffered from the most intense bout of small particle pollution in a decade. Anticyclonic weather (cold air under a cover of hotter air undisturbed by wind) trapped pollutants. These came for the most part from car traffic (including diesel-powered beasts), ammonia-emitting intensive agriculture, some industrial emissions and a spike in pollutants from residential heating (90% of which emanating from the relatively few wood-fired ovens).

16/12/16
Author: 
George Monbiot

In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth

 

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th December 2016

12/12/16
Author: 
Jedediah Purdy
 Women hold a prayer ceremony on Backwater Bridge during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access Pipeline

The incoming Trump administration is likely to see the greatest revival of environmentalism as a confrontational, grassroots, sometimes radical movement since at least 1970, when more than a million people took part in the first Earth Day.

27/11/16
Author: 
Linda Farthing
 Demonstrators holding buckets protest amid the drought, in the center of La Paz. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

The country’s worst drought in 25 years, spurred by poor management, El Niño and climate change, has reservoirs drying up and hospitals struggling

Teodora Cauna de Quispe hasn’t had water at her house in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, for two weeks. “We can’t wash ourselves or our clothes,” she said. “Every so often there is a bit of muddy water that spurts out of the tap on my patio.”

13/11/16
Author: 
The Canadian Press
Protesters rally outside Vancouver's Trump Tower on Nov. 10, 2016. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)

[Editor: There was a second rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery on November 12 http://www.cknw.com/2016/11/12/anti-trump-protest-in-downtown-vancouver-draws-hundreds/ ]

The rally, one of many similar protests around the world, started outside Trump Tower

Hundreds of people turned up in downtown Vancouver on Thursday to protest the results of the United States presidential election.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Social