>by Lewis H LaphamHarper's Magazine Notebook (March 2007)One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind of Empire: how not to end, how not to die, how to prolong its era. By day it pursues its enemies. It is cunning and ruthless, it sends its bloodhounds everywhere. By night it feeds on images of disaster: the sack … Continue reading >Terror Alerts
>by Juniper ElkFor ten years, the Alliance for a Paving Moratorium has been committed to the halting of car culture expansion. Bicycles are rather familiar to the readers of the Auto-Free Times, as are buses and other mass-transit alternatives. Unfortunately, even if our individual transportation needs are met sustainably, many of us find ourselves using … Continue reading >Sail Transport for the Good/s of the Future
>The Descent of the US; the Rise of Latin Americaby Philip Agee in HavanaCounterPunch (March 14 2007)Anyone following the news in recent times cannot be unaware of the wave of progressive change sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean. For many lonely years Cuba held high the torch through its exemplary programs to provide universal health … Continue reading >A Stunning Contrast
>We need a five-year freeze on biofuels, before they wreck the planet.by George MonbiotPublished in the Guardian (March 27 2007)It used to be a matter of good intentions gone awry. Now it is plain fraud. The governments using biofuel to tackle global warming know that it causes more harm than good. But they plough on … Continue reading >A Lethal Solution
>If all the people of the world had the same living style as the average American, the holocaust would have already visited us.by C E KarunakaranFrontline (Volume 24 Issue 04 (February 24 2007)India's National Magazine, from the publishers of The Hindu"I'll tell you one thing I'm not going to do is, I'm not going to … Continue reading >Dangerous denial
>by Jim Kunstlerwww.kunstler.com (March 05 2007)The jive-finance economy had a few acidic burps last week - or, at least, that's how it may seem in the days ahead as the equity markets finally upchuck the toxic notional junk "money" they have been gorging on in recent years. Has there ever been a financial collapse with … Continue reading >Singing the Vegetable Opera
>by Pat AufderheideIn These Times (March 12 2007)Public broadcasting everywhere is in crisis, and in part it's because technology seems to be turning pubcasters into dinosaurs. In fact, not just them, but all broadcasters. Consider the business leaders: NBC formally declared itself an "Internet company" and is slashing its analog TV investments. Mega-media mogul Rupert … Continue reading >Is Wikipedia the New Town Hall?