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Finite Feeding Frenzy

Resilience | 2022-12-06, 13:28

Share Tweet Print You may be aware that our food industry is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, to the point that it takes about 10 kcal of energy input to deliver 1 kcal of consumed food. The enormous energy multiplier is due to extensively mechanized

Why Rest in Urgent Times?

Resilience | 2022-12-06, 13:28

Share Tweet Print ‘I want everything to pause. I want us to pause long enough to notice the patterns of harm and the systems of oppression that continue to multiply, and I want us to pause long enough to recognize our responsibility to interrupt them. I want

Biodiversity: Plan to declare 30% of the world protected areas by 2030 must place Indigenous ...

Amnesty | 2022-12-06, 12:58

A proposal to commit states to declare 30% of the Earth’s land and sea mass protected for conservation and biodiversity by 2030, the so-called 30 x 30 proposal, will be a major focus of discussions at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the

Five migration solutions for Europe for 2023

The New Humanitarian | 2022-12-06, 12:38

Editor’s Note: The ideas below were drawn from the 2022 Mixed Migration Review, the Mixed Migration Centre’s annual flagship report. European debates about migration are intractable, polarising, and broken, fuelling a downward spiral of ever more extreme

What Could Possibly Go Right?: Episode 95 Geneen Marie Haugen

Resilience | 2022-12-06, 12:34

Share Tweet Print Show Notes Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD, grew up as a free-range wildish kid with a run amok imagination. She is a guide to the experiential, intertwined mysteries of nature and psyche with the Animas Valley Institute, and is on the faculty of

Ukraine: Russian Attacks on Energy Grid Threaten Civilians

Human Rights Watch | 2022-12-06, 11:55

(Kyiv, December 6, 2022) – Russian forces’ widespread and repeated targeting of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure appears primarily designed to instill terror among the population in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. Numerous missile

US Supreme Court Case Puts Basic Voting Rights on Trial

Human Rights Watch | 2022-12-06, 11:55

Tomorrow the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a very consequential case over voting rights. The case could determine the nation’s fidelity to basic democratic principles about checks and balances and allocation of power. The issue at the

The Power of Earth Skills and the Communities that Teach Them

Resilience | 2022-12-06, 11:39

Share Tweet Print This week, Brennan Smith writes a beautiful reflection on how he was introduced to Earth Skills and the joyful time that connecting with others in a natural setting to learn these skills can offer—as well as providing a good antidote to our

Patrick Lawrence: The Trans-Atlantic Rift Grows Wider

Scheerpost | 2022-12-06, 11:36

President Biden and Emmanuel Macron at the Oval Office before their meeting. Office of the President of the United States, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost What an occasion, President Biden’s first state dinner.

US Plans To Build Jerusalem Embassy on Palestinian Land

Scheerpost | 2022-12-06, 11:36

Illustration by MintPress News By Jessica Buxbaum / MintPress News Former President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem was met with widespread international condemnation. Yet, despite rejecting Trump’s extremist politics, President

Rep. Adam Smith Says Calls for Ukraine Aid Oversight are ‘Russian Propaganda’

Scheerpost | 2022-12-06, 11:36

Armed Forces of Ukraine soldier with a Javelin, 2022. Mil.gov.ua, CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Dave DeCamp / Antiwar.com Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), the head of the House Armed Services Committee, said Saturday

NYC Advocates Fear More Police Violence, Homeless Criminalization Amid Forced Hospitalizations

Scheerpost | 2022-12-06, 11:36

Eric Adams, 2022. Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg / The Appeal Advocates are raising alarm over New York City Mayor Eric

Tax the Rich? We Did That Once

Scheerpost | 2022-12-06, 11:36

Protest to tax the rich, stop cuts in social programs. Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota, USA, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Sam Pizzigati / Inequality.org Once upon a time, the United States seriously taxed the

Patient Groups Push Congress to Combat Big Pharma Greed in Spending Bill

Scheerpost | 2022-12-06, 11:36

Photo by Louis Reynolds via Flickr By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams A coalition of patient advocacy groups on Monday urged members of Congress to include bipartisan legislation in the year-end budget package that proponents say will lower prescription drug

Iran: International community must not be deceived by dubious claims of disbanding ‘morality police’

Amnesty | 2022-12-06, 10:33

The Iranian authorities’ vague and conflicting statements on the supposed disbanding of Iran’s so-called “morality police” must not deceive the international community about the continuing violence against women and girls embedded in compulsory veiling laws

The WEF Reveals the Agenda for Davos 2023. “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”. Triggering Economic ...

GlobalResearch | 2022-12-06, 08:46

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Selected Articles: “No, Putin Did Not Start the War in Ukraine”. Towards a U.S. War ...

GlobalResearch | 2022-12-06, 07:15

“No, Putin Did Not Start the War in Ukraine”. Towards a U.S. War Against Russia? By Mike Whitney, December 05, 2022 The United States is deliberately misleading Ukraine so it can use its territory to prosecute its war on Russia. It is a cynical manipulation

Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Regime Bans Russian Orthodox Church

GlobalResearch | 2022-12-06, 07:15

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Video: Canadian Psychiatric Association Targets Anti-Vaxxers. The Unvaccinated are Categorized As “Having a Mental Problem” ...

GlobalResearch | 2022-12-06, 05:44

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Vaccine Passport, Digital Identity, Social Credit System, Digital Currency (CBDC): An Invisible Prison Has Been ...

GlobalResearch | 2022-12-06, 05:44

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It Is Time for Neutralism

Antiwar | 2022-12-06, 05:14

> Bruce Fein is right about NATO, but that is only a partial solution In a November 25, 2022 article in The Hill, he came out for leaving the alliance. The man is a well-known lawyer and was with the Justice Department in the Reagan administration. Attorney

The ‘Twitter Papers’ Reveal the Totalitarians Among Us

Antiwar | 2022-12-06, 05:14

> I admit to being skeptical of Elon Musk as a free speech hero. He has moved from one US government-subsidized business to another on his path to becoming the world’s richest person. But there is no denying that his release of the “Twitter

Reflections on Events in Afghanistan: US Brings Culture Wars to Afghanistan

GlobalResearch | 2022-12-06, 04:15

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Video: Putin Just Scored a Knockout Blow to Europe and the WEF

GlobalResearch | 2022-12-06, 04:15

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Mexico: Reject President’s Elections Overhaul

Human Rights Watch | 2022-12-06, 02:35

(Washington, DC) – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s proposal to modify the constitution to overhaul the country’s electoral system could seriously undermine electoral authorities’ independence, putting free, fair elections at risk, Human Rights

Ban Taliban from the Olympic Movement

Human Rights Watch | 2022-12-06, 02:35

(New York) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should suspend Taliban-run Afghanistan from participating in international sport until women and girls can once again play sport in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The IOC should make this

US: Back War Crimes Court in Liberia

Human Rights Watch | 2022-12-06, 02:35

(Washington, DC) – The Biden Administration should send an unequivocal, high-level message to Liberian President George Weah during the US-Africa Leaders Summit that a war crimes court in Liberia is important to bring justice for civil wars-era crimes and

Myanmar: Junta Sentences 10 Prisoners to Death

Human Rights Watch | 2022-12-06, 02:35

(New York) – The Myanmar military junta should immediately commute the death sentences recently handed down against 10 prisoners, Human Rights Watch and the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said today. The junta should impose a moratorium

Ukraine: Older people’s experience of war

Amnesty | 2022-12-06, 00:55

Risk Factors Rising Institutionalization Dangerous Conditions The WAy Forward Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022, has been characterized by a flagrant disregard for civilian life and frequent war crimes. Russia has

Ukraine: Older people face heightened risks, unable to access housing in displacement following Russian invasion ...

Amnesty | 2022-12-06, 00:55

Older people killed and injured at higher rates than other groupsOlder people living in damaged houses and dangerous conditionsRussia’s invasion has led to thousands of displaced older people living in overstretched state institutions Older people in Ukraine

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