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The Endgame of Capitalism

Carl Gibson, co-founder of US Uncut, penned this wonderful critique of our economy called ‘The Endgame of Capitalism”.  Here are a few passages: “he board game “Monopoly” was originally invented in the early 20th century to warn players of the dangers of free market capitalism. The original title was “The Landlord Game,” made to show […]

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The Global 1% and the Climate Threat

The following short video explains the Keysone XL pipeline as the “lynchpin enabling the climate intensive tar sands industry to grow unimpeded.”  It explains the urgent necessity for action quite clearly.  As Obama’s decision on the pipeline approaches, this is something that really needs to go viral: With such powerfully disconcerting information about the tar […]

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‘Selling Nature to Save It’? The Story of Environmental Change

Everywhere we look today, we are inundated with facts about how the world is facing environmental catastrophe.  Climate change, rising sea levels, deforestation, desertification, drought; the statistics are staggering.  These troubling realizations have led to the creation of large international bodies: international organizations, environmental summits like Copenhagen and Rio+20, and a number of protocols and […]

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Free Water, not Free Market (Americans Use 1,500 Bottles Per Second)

The ‘free market’ doesn’t guarantee access to water (or to anything, for that matter).  Arguments that the private sector can better manage and distribute resources become very controversial when we’re talking about something that is so fundamentally vital to human life.  A lack of government protection opens the door for private companies, like Nestle, to […]

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Disaster Capitalism

One of the most important reads right now –if not the most important– is The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein. This book connects nearly every major social and environmental injustice, conflict or war with the forceful and uneven rise of the current global neoliberal capitalist regime. This book traces the […]

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