>Plastic left holding the bag as environmental plague

>Nations around world look at a banby Joan Lowy, Scripps Howard News ServiceSeattle Post Intelligencer (July 21 2004)Imagine a world without plastic shopping bags. It could be the future.There is a growing international movement to ban or discourage the use of plastic bags because of their environmental effects. Countries from Ireland to Australia are cracking … Continue reading >Plastic left holding the bag as environmental plague

>Enormous Hiatus between US Words and Deeds

>by Bill TottenNihonkai Shimbun and Osaka Nichinichi Shimbun (July 28 2005)(I've written a weekly column for two Japanese newspapers for the past three years. Patrick Heaton prepared this English version from the Japanese original.)Recently, when working at my computer, I was drawn to the juxtaposition of a list of Reuters news article headlines. Various incoming … Continue reading >Enormous Hiatus between US Words and Deeds

>Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 15

>by Pierre Chomat (Universal Publishers, 2004)translated from the French by Pamela Gilbert-SnyderPart II. Age of ExcessChapter 15. The New Slave TradersWe now know that Habib's fears were well-founded with regard to his "pipelines of shame". The torrent of ergamines flowing out of the Sahara has never stopped. Each day, Algerian exporters send seven hundred thousand … Continue reading >Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 15

>The End of Suburbia

>Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American DreamThe Electric Wallpaper Company, c/o VisionTV, 80 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1X2, 87 minute DVD, web site: http://www.endofsuburbia.com, US$27.75 / C$34.50Reviewed by Thomas WheelerAlternative Press Review (Spring 2005 issue)A simple fact of life is that any system based on the use of nonrenewable resources is … Continue reading >The End of Suburbia

>Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 14

>by Pierre Chomat (Universal Publishers, 2004)translated from the French by Pamela Gilbert-SnyderPart II. Age of ExcessChapter 14. The Legend of Ali AouellimAs told by a Hassi-Messaoud ergamineThe Tuaregs grieved to see their desert bleeding from the mounds inflicted by the pitiless pioneers."Pioneers from the North brought me to the Earth's surface at a place of … Continue reading >Oil Addiction: The World in Peril – 14

>Burnt Out

>Kenneth Clarke's work for British American Tobacco should disqualify him from office.by George Monbiot.Published in the Guardian (August 23 2005)If someone told you that the Conservatives would form the next government, then asked you who you would like to see as their leader, what answer would you give? I suspect that most Guardian readers would … Continue reading >Burnt Out