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An Attack on Iran Could Hike Oil Prices to $200 a Barrel

An Attack on Iran Could Hike Oil Prices to $200 a Barrel

Road to World War III: A “Final Solution” for Iran, Syria and Hezbollah In his last appearance in front of the United Nations, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the importance of not letting the Iranians cross what he called a “red line”. Netanyahu showed a childish graphic, but regardless of how crude his illustration […]

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Biodiversity and Sustainability Are Closely Linked to Language and Culture

Biodiversity and Sustainability Are Closely Linked to Language and Culture

An unprecedented study of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state of our species. Like the amphibians that climb to ever tinier areas at higher altitudes to avoid being extinguished by global warming, most of the world’s species currently huddle in a tiny fraction of the Earth’s surface, and most […]

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Global Revolution: Can We Take Money Out of the Social Equation?

Global Revolution: Can We Take Money Out of the Social Equation?

Our neo-liberal capitalist world order is crumbling. Massive popular protests have erupted in the past few weeks in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Haiti and France.  The current system has made money and financial considerations at the core of everything. People are valued for their assets or net worth, not for what they are as human beings. […]

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Can a Global Revolution Be Non-Violent?

Can a Global Revolution Be Non-Violent?

Turning the Other Cheek or an Eye for an Eye? September 17, 2012  was  the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, and sadly enough it was a sentimental fare illustrating not only the good intentions but also the enormous limitations of the movement. In New York, Occupiers got pushed around by the NYPD without much […]

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Colonialism of the Mind – Part I

Colonialism of the Mind – Part I

“Les intellectuels ont toujours été des courtisans. Ils ont toujours vécu dans le palais.” | “Intellectuals have always been courtesans. They have always lived in the palace.” – Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) Western journalists increasingly assume the voices of subjugated countries’ natives while muzzling them by denying them access to the press. In the United […]

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