>by Clay EvansDaily Camera of Boulder, Colorado (May 08 2005)"Uh-oh". That was my persistent response as I read James Howard Kunstler's new book, The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century (Grove/Atlantic, 2005)I'm an old science-fiction fan, and I take perverse pleasure in a good, old-fashioned doomsday novel, from Ward Moore's funny … Continue reading >Oil Peak? Uh-Oh
>A response to Friedman's Flat earth hypothesisby Vandana ShivaZNet Commentary (May 28 2005)The project of corporate globalisation is a project for polarising and dividing people - along the axis of class and economic inequality, the axis of religion and culture, the axis of gender and the axis of geographies and regions. Never before in human … Continue reading >The Polarised World Of Globalisation
>by John Pilgerpilger.carlton.com (May 26 2005)From the air, there appeared to be nobody, no movement, not even an animal, as if the great population of Asia had stopped at the Mekong river. Even the patchwork of rice paddies and fields was barely discernible; nothing seemed to have been planted or growing, except the forest and … Continue reading >Cambodia: A Victim of ‘AID’
>Petroleum May Be Nearing a Peakby Matt Crenson AP National WriterAssociated Press (May 28 2005)Could the petroleum joyride - cheap, abundant oil that has sent the global economy whizzing along with the pedal to the metal and the AC blasting for decades - be coming to an end? Some observers of the oil industry think … Continue reading >Mainstream Media Finally Reports It
>by Cahal MilmoThe Independent online edition (May 16 2005)Trade reforms backed and funded by the British Government have caused an agricultural crisis in India which has sparked an epidemic of suicide among impoverished farmers, a leading charity claims today.More than 4,000 farmers have killed themselves in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh since a programme … Continue reading >India’s suicide epidemic is blamed on the British
>Making Poverty History and the History Of Povertyby Vandana ShivaZNet (May 11 2005)The cover story of the Time Magazine of March 14 2005 was dedicated to the theme, "How to End Poverty". It was based on an essay by Jeffrey Sacks "The End of Poverty", from his book with the same title (Penguin, 2005). The … Continue reading >How to End Poverty
>by Alfred J CavalloBulletin of the Atomic Scientists May/June 2005 (May 01 2005)Without any press conferences, grand announcements, or hyperbolic advertising campaigns, the Exxon Mobil Corporation, one of the world's largest publicly owned petroleum companies, has quietly joined the ranks of those who are predicting an impending plateau in non-OPEC oil production. Their report, The … Continue reading >Oil: Caveat Empty
>Climate change's unprecedented moral challenge demands that we restrict market freedomby George MonbiotPublished in the Guardian (May 24 2005)The British government recognises two kinds of freedom. There is the freedom of the citizen, which it appears to perceive as a threat to good order. It has permitted (through the Serious Organised Crime Act) the police … Continue reading >A Restraint of Liberty
>by Aric McBayinthewake.org (March 09 2005)The word "collapse" is, like "civilization", often used to mean very different things. When someone says that civilization is "going to collapse", do they mean that the power grid is going to go out at the stroke of midnight, and never come back on? Do they mean that it is … Continue reading >What is "collapse"?
>by Aric McBayinthewake.org (January 02 2005)If some people hear that people want to "end civilization" they automatically respond in various negative ways because of their positive associations with the word "civilization". This piece is an attempt to clarify, define and describe what I mean by "civilization".If I look in the dictionary to find out what … Continue reading >What is civilization?