Tag Archives: injustice

Power grab on the Pacific Rim

You may want to click on the image below for a better view. I sincerely hope you do, rather than linger here. If you haven’t yet followed the link to add your voice to object to the rug being pulled … Continue reading

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Bee the change

Neonicotinoids are pesticides. The last time I checked, bees were not pests. On the contrary, bees are essential to our survival, as they and other insects pollinate the crops upon which we rely for our food. And yet our economic … Continue reading

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Ding, dong, the witch is dead

On the radio yesterday I heard the compère read out a tweet that described as ‘obscene’ the act of spending £10k£10m from the public purse on a funeral for the Iron Lady. (I agree with that stance myself; but then … Continue reading

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The cost of inaction

The Scientists for Global Responsibility forum took me in a totally unexpected direction today. What started out as an endorsement of Dr Ben Goldacre’s recent book ‘Bad Pharma’ ended up in the realisation that (as Slavoj Žižek said) It’s easier … Continue reading

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We are all treaty people

Originally posted on 350 or bust:
Photo: http://www.trcm.ca As I write this, Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat Cree First Nation has been fasting for 28 days as she awaits a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  Last week, without acknowledging…

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Urgent call for immediate action to save Jeju Island

I wrote about Jeju, the ‘Island of World Peace’ in October last year. I’ve just received the following email: Dear friends, Starting today, Gangjeong is in an emergency situation. Nearly 700 police have arrived from the mainland in Gangjeong village … Continue reading

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When was the last time you were invoiced by a bee?

Economists have much to learn. The sooner they do so, the better for all of us. [edit 6Jan2012] I’m not convinced that WordPress doesn’t have some bugs in its TED embedding code. So: belt+braces link to the horse’s mouth… Pavan … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end of corporate insanity?

I firmly believe that corporate personhood is a major driving force behind the ills of our so-called ‘civilised’ society. To begin to build a better world, we must first rein in the currently unbridled power and influence of The Corporation. … Continue reading

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The Story of Broke

Annie Leonard waves her hands around far too much for my liking. But what I do like in her latest presentation is that she’s not just mirroring my own chief grievance (ie: our society is seriously broken and needs fixing) … Continue reading

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Time to wake up

Bill Mahler makes a lot of good (and highly amusing!) points in this clip. But one thing that he (understandably) gets wrong is assuming that ‘BP’ still stands for ‘British Petroleum’; it doesn’t. BP is now ‘just’ ‘BP’ – it’s a … Continue reading

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