By Robert C. Koehler
“All the evidence shows that we are nearing the end of man’s tragic experiment in independence from God.”
Wow, I thought. They get it. And suddenly I felt a burst of solidarity with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The words are from one of their tracts, which was given to me because I have this passion for talking about God — a wild glee, almost, for stepping up to The Big Serious and wrestling theology with the neighborhood proselytizers.
There are other ways to express the urgency of our situation, leaving God out of it. An eco-conscious soul might warn that the human species must reconnect with indigenous wisdom and the circle of life. But no matter. What strikes me is the growing recognition, in so many quarters, of the unsustainability of our global culture and the need for, and inevitability of, profound change.
Posted in BP oil Gulf, Energy, Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged 6th extinction, globalization, industrialization, nebrask nuclear plants, new mexico, nuclear danger, oceans, pollution, wildfires
By Matt Stoller
Via Wikileaks, we learned that the son of the former President of Egypt, Gamal Mubarak, had an interesting conversation in 2009 with Senator Joe Lieberman on the banking crisis. Gamal is a key figure in the forces buffeting Egypt, global forces of labor arbitrage, torture, and financial corruption. Gamal believed that the bailouts of the banks weren’t big enough – “you need to inject even more money into the system than you have”. Gamal, a former investment banker trained at Bank of America, helped craft Egypt’s industrial policy earlier in the decade.
Posted in Economy Economics, Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Labor, Military, Neoliberalism, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, Resistance
Tagged arab revolution, austerity, Bob Rubin, class war, corruption, deregulation, egypt, gamal mubarak, globalization, goldman sachs, mubarak, Neoliberalism, privatization, Resistance
By Dana Gabriel
Be Your Own Leader
In the last year, the bilateral process has been the primary means used to advance North American integration, which has drawn little attention. With the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) seemingly stalled after being exposed and discredited, the U.S. channelled trilateral negotiations to parallel bilateral discussions with both Canada and Mexico. Recent reports of a tentative Canada-U.S. security and trade agreement has once again highlighted the whole process of deep continental integration. The U.S. is formulating a strategy with the aim of implementing a North American security perimeter. [Image by NAUresistance]
Guest Blogged by Steve Green
S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.
“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.” ~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower
Posted in Big Pharma, Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Guest Blogger, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged burson martstellar, corpogov, food control, Food Criminalization, food freedom, globalization, GMO foods, monopoly, Monsanto, s510
By Devinder Sharma
My friend Walden Bello is a member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines. Like me, he was among the protesters in the streets of Seattle during the WTO’s third ministerial meeting and has participated in parallel civil society events at all the other ministerial meetings. He represents the Bangkok-based Focus on the Global South. He is the author of 15 books, including Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy.
I have always admired Walden Bello for his realistic understanding of the global economic system. He wrote this comment for the Yes! magazine, December 2009 issue. I am sure you will find it thought-provoking.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True through Action