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By Jason Hickel / 07 January 2018
"If we want to have any hope of averting catastrophe, we’re going to have to do something about our addiction to growth." Earlier this summer, a paper published in the journal Nature captured headlines with a rather bleak forecast. Our chances of keeping global warming below the 2C danger threshold are very, very small: only about 5%. The reason, according to the paper’s authors, is that the... Read more
By Stephen Corry / 05 January 2018
How intertwined are governments and big conservation NGOs? And to what extent do they view fundamental human rights - particularly for powerless minorities - through a lens of self-interest tinted by self-delusion? And what happens when they're challenged? Survival International is closer to some answers after engaging with a process devised by the Organization for Economic Cooperation &... Read more
By David Roberts / 04 January 2018
The top 10 percent of the wealthiest people in China emit less carbon per person than people on the bottom half of the US wealth distribution — again, inequality between countries — but it also shows that the top 10 percent wealthiest in the US emit more than five times as much CO2 per person as those on the lower half of the income scale.
By Klaire Gain / 04 January 2018
El agua vale mas que oro,” or in English “Water is worth more than gold,” a young boy chants along with members of his community in Las Piñitas, Dominican Republic. He was born and raised here, neighboring the largest foreign direct investment project the country has ever seen – the Pueblo Viejo gold mine. Pueblo Viejo, owned by Canadian companies Barrick Gold Corporation (60 percent)... Read more
By Anton Jäger / 03 January 2018
For too long 'populism' has been a term of political abuse. The time has come for the American Left to reclaim the mantle of one of its most illustrious ancestors.
By Sean Keith and Alexander Kolokotronis / 02 January 2018
Money is not wealth, only a measure of wealth. What happens when we take this concept seriously?
By Robert J. Burrowes / 02 January 2018
In a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on a domestic violence suspect – the man’s neighbour – but went to the wrong address. See ‘Police kill innocent man while serving warrant at wrong address’. For those who follow news in the United... Read more

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