>Democracyland

>by Lewis H LaphamHarper's Magazine (March 2005)A party which is not afraid of letting culture, business, and welfare go to ruin completely can be omnipotent for a while. -- Jakob BurckhardtAs seen from New York through the screens of the print and broadcast media during the weeks following last year's elections, the news from Washington … Continue reading >Democracyland

>Writer Karel van Wolferen tells Japan …

>... to get out from 'wings of American eagle'by Manabu Hara, Asahi.com Senior Staff WriterIHT/Asahi Weekend Beat (February 19 2005)Japanese government officials claim that under the Koizumi administration, relations between Tokyo and Washington have never been better.However, in "Sekai ga Nihon o Mitomeru Hi" (The Day that the World Can Take Japan Seriously Again, PHP … Continue reading >Writer Karel van Wolferen tells Japan …

>Imperatives for Transition to a Sustainable and Just Society

>by Ted TrainerSurvivingPeakOil.com (November 2004)Before it makes sense to discuss the form a sustainable and just society must take it is important to be clear about the nature of the global predicament we are in. Most people do not grasp how grossly unjust and unsustainable our society is. Consequently few realise that we must face … Continue reading >Imperatives for Transition to a Sustainable and Just Society

>The Struggle for Memory in Free Societies

>by John Pilgerpilger.carlton.com (February 17 2005)How does thought control work in societies that call themselves free? Why are famous journalists so eager, almost as a reflex, to minimise the culpability of political leaders such as Bush and Blair who share responsibility for the unprovoked attack on a defenceless people, for laying to waste their land … Continue reading >The Struggle for Memory in Free Societies

>Oil Depletion and the Fate of the World

>A Synopsis of The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies by Richard Heinberg (New Society Publishers, 2003)1. IntroductionThe world is about to change dramatically and forever as the result of oil depletion. Within the next few years global production of oil will peak. Thereafter, even with a switch to alternative energy … Continue reading >Oil Depletion and the Fate of the World