Other News – Voices Against the Tide

US Military Options in Iran

The United States has openly accused Iran of being behind the drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery. Now the question is what the United States will do in response.The U.S. is in a difficult position. The attacks did not directly affect the U.S., save for the spike in oil price... (continua)


LIVES IN ECOLOGY

A new freely downloadable bookI would like to announce the publication of a book, which reviews the lives and thoughts of some of the women and men who have addressed the crucial problems of ecology and sustainability that we are currently facing. I have tried to let them speak to us in their own words. The boo... (continua)


The Guardian view on John Bolton: good riddance, but the problem is his boss

Many will rightly celebrate the departure of the US national security adviser. But however welcome the news, it reflects the deeper problems with this administrationNo sensible observer of international affairs could lament Donald Trump’s announcement that he has fired John Bolton as his national secu... (continua)


Climate Change and the Axes of Power

COP 25 is an opportunity to relaunch multilateralism and save the planetAll countries and their inhabitants are responsible for the future of the Earth, especially the new generations that will inherit a world in a coma, so it is not only necessary to re-educate ourselves in terms of habits of lifestyle and con... (continua)


Seeing horizons in the clotheslines

Automatic tumble dryers notwithstanding, most people in the world (women, most often than not) hang the wash on clotheslines made of metal, hemp rope, or wood. Tree branches can also be used as clotheslines. The technique for hanging the wash varies from one country to another, but there are certain general ru... (continua)


Can we trust CEOs’ shock conversion to corporate benevolence?

An apparent move by big business to maximise stakeholder value sounds too good to be trueFor four decades, the prevailing doctrine in the US has been that corporations should maximise shareholder value – meaning profits and share prices – here and now, come what may, regardless of the consequences to workers, c... (continua)


The Guardian view on the threat of Bolsonaro: tropical disaster is man-made

Brazil’s far-right populist president has encouraged the wanton destruction of the world’s greatest forest. He has been humbled but not stoppedAs Donald Trump’s America retreats from global leadership, coalitions of like-minded nations are attempting to limit the damage. One such grouping at this weekend’s ... (continua)


Amazon Fires Heat Up Political Crisis in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug  2019 (IPS) – August is the month of major political crises in Brazil, but no one suspected that an environmental issue would be the trigger for the storms threatening the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, just eight months into his term.Protests against the fires sweeping Brazil’... (continua)


The El Paso Shooting and the Virality of Evil

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, an unsigned document was posted to 8chan, a site that calls itself “the darkest reaches of the Internet.” Its author appeared to be a twenty-one-year-old white man from near Dallas, Texas, who had just driven about nine hours to the border city of El Paso. According... (continua)


The new social movement on climate change

Over the last nine months, calls to address climate change have become a powerful new social movement.Driving the news: Climate change has traditionally not spawned intense, organized and continued protest. That’s been gradually changing, and since November with the rise of the Green New Dea... (continua)

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