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Yale Professor Timothy Snyder On The Deeper Significance Of Collusion With Russia

Di, 04/07/2017 - 18:11
Overall, Snyder's message is that the United States is not unique—neither in the world today nor against the backdrop of history—in being pushed in more authoritarian directions. If anything, Trump is exploiting the same tactics Putin and state-run media in Russia use, but with the American addiction to 24/7 media and smartphones and other devices, we’re making it easier for an emerging authoritarian like Trump to consolidate his power.

The Politics Of Terror Mirrors The Politics Of Heroin, By Aidan O’Brien

Di, 20/06/2017 - 14:30
Is the war on terror therefore like the war on drugs: does it actually promote what it allegedly is fighting against? The facts suggest that this is the case.

The Cultural Sickness That Needs To Be Named, By Joe Brewer

So, 11/06/2017 - 15:08
This culture tells us that humans are selfish and greedy. It says that we are nothing more than individual islands of ego floating in a sea of chaos. It is the Great Myth of Separation that takes many forms. We’ve seen it as humans apart from nature, reason divided against emotion, body separate from mind, one tribe distinct from another. This mental tendency to categorize the world according to its separations is the root cause of illness in the world today.

The Worst Of Donald Trump’s Toxic Agenda Is Lying In Wait: A Major US Crisis Will Unleash It, By Naomi Klein

Sa, 10/06/2017 - 15:33
It is true that many of the more radical items on this administration’s wish list have yet to be realized. But make no mistake, the full agenda is still there, lying in wait. And there is one thing that could unleash it all: a large-scale crisis. Large-scale shocks are frequently harnessed to ram through despised pro-corporate and anti-democratic policies that would never have been feasible in normal times. It’s a phenomenon I have previously called the “Shock Doctrine,” and we have seen it happen again and again over the decades, from Chile in the aftermath of Augusto Pinochet’s coup to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

Alex Smith’s Radio Ecoshock: A Complete Coverage Of My Work With Audio

Do, 08/06/2017 - 14:33
Carolyn Baker is a one-woman whirlwind of communication. She’s up-to-date on the news of the world, as she publishes her Daily News Digest. Carolyn is author or co-author of 11 books, has provided life-coaching for many, and leads workshops. Her motto is “Speaking Truth to Power”. From Boulder Colorado, it’s a treat to welcome Carolyn Baker back to Radio Ecoshock. Alex Smith devotes an entire page to covering my work

The Problem’s Not Trump, It’s Us, By Sameer Dossani

Di, 06/06/2017 - 15:53
Those who self-identify as “The Resistance” must understand one thing: Trump is no accident of history, no aberration. He is the logical outcome of the system that preceded him. If you would fight against him, you must fight against that system.

The Dangerous Approach Of Living Without Purpose, By Thomas Oppong

Mi, 31/05/2017 - 18:35
William Cowper said “Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.”

An Inside Look At Our Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, By Jefferson Morley

Mo, 29/05/2017 - 14:40
I went to Tillerson's ranch in Bartonville [Texas]. I pulled up in front of his ranch, a big, big horse ranch. In front of the gate to his ranch, there was this big sculpted metal globe. It looked like someone took a carving knife to it and the whole upper part of the globe, along these uneven serrated edges, opened up into this gaping void, and I thought, Wow, that is symbolic. Here is Tillerson’s globe and it’s a world whose apex has been systematically shredded. It was quite a metaphor.

Holding Grief And Joy When Facing Climate Change

So, 21/05/2017 - 00:03
“Dig This! Environmental Watch”–Dr. Carolyn Baker, author, life coach, & historian, examines: HOLDING BOTH GRIEF AND JOY WHEN FACING CLIMATE CHANGE LISTEN HERE

Is There Life Before Death? By Carolyn Baker

Mo, 08/05/2017 - 18:42
I have no problem with preparing for the future. I’ve been writing books on that topic for about six years. The future has come to meet us and smack us upside the head on just about every level imaginable. And…living primarily in the future takes a terrible toll on us in current time. In fact, it strip-mines our lives in the here and now and guarantees that we become “extinct” long before NTHE does its dirty deed.

The Relentless Push Towards War: This Time With North Korea, Why? By Chris Martenson

Sa, 29/04/2017 - 14:55
The news about North Korea is at a fever pitch. Again, we have to ask, why now?

The Height Of Hypocrisy, By Michael Meade

Fr, 28/04/2017 - 16:17
In many ways, Trump is the symptom not the cure. When there is lack of genuine leadership and a loss of meaning at the heart of culture hypocrisy can become a collective illness. An old idea suggests that hypocrisy on the part of powerful people is more dangerous than other crimes; but self-deception on the part of common people is more dangerous than hypocrisy. There is some hope in the fact that recent polls show that a growing majority of people, including Independents and Republicans, feel that Trump is both untruthful and untrustworthy

What Myth Will Replace The American Dream? By Carolyn Baker

Mi, 26/04/2017 - 14:38
So whether you choose to perceive the dissolution of the American Dream as the hero’s journey or as the collapse of industrial civilization—or both, the American Dream was fated to fail each time the collective refused to be instructed by something greater than itself.

Climate Change As Genocide, By Michael Klare

Do, 20/04/2017 - 19:11
In other words, failing to halt the advance of climate change—to the extent that halting it, at this point, remains within our power—means complicity with mass human annihilation. We know, or at this point should know, that such scenarios are already on the horizon. We still retain the power, if not to stop them, then to radically ameliorate what they will look like, so our failure to do all we can means that we become complicitin what—not to mince words— is clearly going to be a process of climate genocide. How can those of us in countries responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions escape such a verdict?

Ensconsed In Eros, Bathed In Beauty, By Carolyn Baker

Di, 18/04/2017 - 16:31
An excerpt from Love In The Age of Ecological Apocalypse In Greek mythology, Eros was the son of Aphrodite, goddess of romance and passion. His divine task was to initiate the bonds of love between gods and between mortals, often doing so illicitly. Eros, of course, was hardly all work and no play, and at […]

Exiting The Anthropocene, By Roger Boyd

Di, 11/04/2017 - 14:14
We are close to the point where the Earth will tip over and start rolling by itself, ending the short Anthropocene. After which humanity will be turned back into an observer of changes in Earth Systems, rather than a remaker of those systems. The need for rapid changes in the way that we run our societies, and the acceptance that the old geographical and climatic certainties may rapidly change, is needed. The thought that we can simply geo-engineer our way out of trouble may be proven to be the naiveté of a still young civilization.

What Would C.G. Jung Say About Donald Trump? By Paul Levy

Fr, 07/04/2017 - 01:19
Reposted from Awaken In The Dream The great doctor of the soul and modern day alchemist C. G. Jung was so far ahead of his time that, more than half a century after his death,[1] he is still barely appreciated. Jung was a genius who had incredibly deep insight into the nature of the psyche, […]

Our Cataclysmic Planet, By Adrienne Lafrance

Mi, 05/04/2017 - 15:44
Reposted from The Atlantic How mass extinctions inform our understanding of human-caused climate change If you could have been there, somewhere in Siberia at the end of the Paleozoic Era nearly 252 million years ago, you would have witnessed an apocalyptic horror that rarely visits our planet. Also, I mean, you would have been doomed. […]