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Nature and the Law

Nature and the Law

A new movement is working to protect our environment through the recognition of its fundamental rights. It’s an idea whose time has come.

By Mari Margil from December 20, 2016, 4:39 pm – 8 MIN READ…
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Added by Cromag on December 22, 2016 at 9:08pm — No Comments

State Plastic and Paper Bag Legislation: Justice or Manipulation?

The plastic and paper bag law is ostensibly environmental legislation in hopes that a small fee will diminish the environmental impact of single-use merchant bags. It was possible to have the fee go into an environmental fund to help with diminishing the impact, but that was voted down by CA Prop 65. The resulting declining of Prop 65 is essentially saying that we cannot force the…

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Added by Cromag on December 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA

via Independent Science News | by Jonathan Latham, PhD

Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic…

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Added by Cromag on May 22, 2016 at 9:55am — No Comments

Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you [Updated Info]

Just because food is labeled organic doesn't mean it's what you're expecting, journalist Peter Laufer tells Salon

by Lindsay Abrams 

Published Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 11:00 AM PST…

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Added by Cromag on March 15, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

If Nature Had Rights

... "So what would a radically different law-driven consciousness look like?” The question was posed over three decades ago by a University of Southern California law professor as his lecture drew to a close. “One in which Nature had rights,” he continued. “Yes, rivers, lakes, trees. .…

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Added by Cromag on October 23, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

 (TEDGlobal 2014 transcript)

Why privacy matters

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In…

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Added by Cromag on October 15, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Suffering? Well, You Deserve It

By Chris Hedges March 2nd, 2014

OXFORD, England—The morning after my Feb. 20 debate at the Oxford Union, I walked from my hotel along Oxford’s narrow…

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Added by Cromag on March 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Introducing the Global Power Project (Updated)

Mon, 3/25/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall
originally posted on Occupy.com

We live in an interdependent world, where nations are increasingly…

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Added by Cromag on February 28, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Henry Giroux on Resisting the Neoliberal Revolution

Reactions to Anatomy of a Deep State from the Bill Moyers Show

February 2014 - Credit: Dale Robbins

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Added by Cromag on February 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Rights of Nature: Has Deep Ecology Gone Too Far?

A specter is haunting the French humanist mind these days--a radical ecology movement that threatens to replace the idealization of humanity with an idealization of nature. Already we see "the passing of the humanist era," writes Luc Ferry, a philosopher at the Sorbonne and the University of Caen, in this prize-winning critique of that movement, a book all environmentalists ought to read. It…

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Added by Cromag on January 27, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Leveraged Buyout of America

Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. How have they pulled this off, and where have they gotten the money?

In a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dated June…

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Added by Cromag on August 27, 2013 at 5:50pm — No Comments

The Ecuadorian Library or, The Blast Shack After Three Years

Back in distant, halcyon 2010, I was asked to write something about Wikileaks and its Cablegate scandal. So, I wrote a rather melancholy essay about how things seemed to me to be going — dreadfully, painfully, like some leaden and ancient Greek tragedy.

In that 2010 essay, I surmised that things were going to get worse before…

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Added by Cromag on August 7, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Local Lawmaking: A Call for a Community Rights Movement

Mon, 7/1/2013 - by Thomas Linzey

A little over 10 years ago, a small, rural township in central Pennsylvania banned corporate factory hog farms from their community. A couple of years later, several New Hampshire and Maine towns banned Nestle and other corporations from extracting water for…

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Added by Cromag on July 9, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments

The Transnational Capitalist Class and the Discourse of Globalization

By Leslie Sklair

Cambridge Review of International Affairs

2000

1. Introduction

Remarkably for a sub-discipline in the social sciences, theory and research on globalization appears to have reached a mature phase, in terms of volume of publications if not their quality, in a relatively short period of time. Most attempts to survey the field, despite their differences, agree that…

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Added by Cromag on July 5, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Global Power Project, Part 4: Banking on Influence with JPMorgan Chase

Wed, 7/3/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall
originally posted on occupy.com

In May, JPMorgan Chase was listed as the …

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Added by Cromag on July 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Power Project, Part 3: The Influence of Individuals and Family Dynasties

By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

The following is Part 3 of the Global Power Project, originally published at Occupy.com

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power oligarchy. In …

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Added by Cromag on July 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Power Project, Part 2: Identifying the Institutions of Control

 

Wed, 6/19/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Global Power Project, an investigative…

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Added by Cromag on July 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Power Project, Part 1: Exposing the Transnational Capitalist Class

 

Wed, 6/12/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the…

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Added by Cromag on July 2, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There's no price the big banks can't fix

APRIL 25, 2013…

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Added by Cromag on May 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories AND Where They Originate

An expert explains the psychology of conspiratorial thinking

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Added by Cromag on May 2, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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