Other News – Voices Against the Tide

Central Bankers’ Desperate Grab for Power

Central bankers are out of ammunition. Mark Carney, the soon-to-be-retiring head of the Bank of England, admitted as much in a speech at the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in August. “In the longer-term,” he said, “we need to change the game.” The same point was made by... (continua)

Trump Is Dangerously Unstable—and It’s Almost Too Late for an Impeachment

In retrospect, what’s most disturbing about “Sharpiegate” isn’t Donald Trump’s clumsy effort to doctor a National Weather Service map or even his brazen move to get the same agency to lie on his behalf. It’s how utterly petty his motive was.We’ve had presidents try to cover up a sexual liaison with an intern an... (continua)

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)

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