Henry Giroux
Photograph Source: Dawud Israel – CC BY 2.0

Dec. 16, 2022

The Politics and Culture of Cruelty

Rebecca George, originally published by YES! magazine
Teaser photo credit:A mixture of brown, white, and red indica rice, also containing wild rice, Zizania species. By Earth100 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Website editor: Important and very interesting article.

Dec.20, 2022

Seemingly miraculous varieties that can withstand drought, flood, and saltwater intrusion are the result of centuries of selective breeding by ancient farmers.

Until as recently as 1970, India was a land with more than 100,000 distinct varieties of rice. Across a diversity of landscapes, soils, and climates, native rice varieties, also called “landraces,” were cultivated by local farmers. And these varieties sprouted rice diversity in hue, aroma, texture, and taste.

The New Climate Report
The New Climate Report

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It's never good to hear the words "total societal collapse" from a scholarly paper, but that's exactly the phrasing used in the new UN climate report. We all know it's bad, but what's really standing in the way of us ensuring a livable future?

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Martin Empson
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Dec. 17, 2022

Book review: A powerful polemic against capitalism’s planetary destruction, and an engaging look at the degrowth movement

Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter and Aaron Vansintjan
A Guide to a World Beyond Capitalism

Verso, 2022

reviewed by Martin Empson

Matteo Cimellaro
Francisco von Hildebrand, president of Gaia Amazonas, at COP15 in Montreal. Photo by Matteo Cimellaro / Canada's National Observer

Dec. 15, 2022

With 17 per cent of its forest already lost, the Amazon is near a tipping point. If that reaches 20 to 25 per cent, scientists say there will be irreversible changes.

Uyunkar Domingo Peas Nampichkai, a leader from the Achuar Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, put it simply at a news conference Wednesday: the Amazon is in a “deep crisis.”


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