>by James Howard KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (2005)www.kunstler.com (June 28 2010)I think America missed something. It must be the time of year, what with inhaling all those fumes from the charcoal starter ... and fueling up the Jet-skis so as to turn a perfectly good mountain lake into something … Continue reading >Say What?
>by Jack HittHarper's Magazine Notebook (June 2010)Politics is high school with guns and more money.- Frank ZappaThe ascension of Sarah Palin beyond the realm of mortal politician occurred sometime after her clumsy resignation as governor of Alaska and before the revelation that a recent speaking contract read like out-takes from This Is Spinal Tap, peevishly … Continue reading >Is Sarah Palin Porn?
>The Archdruid Report (June 23 2010)Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial societyThe discussion of revitalization movements and fantasies of collective redemption over the last two weeks here on The Archdruid Report had an interesting though by no means unexpected result. Several people asked me whether I thought it might be possible … Continue reading >A Pathless Land
>by Devinder SharmaGround Reality (June 22 2010)An Australian scientist who helped in eradicating smallpox has sounded a death warning. Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, has claimed that human race will be unable to survive population explosion and unbridled consumption. "Humans will become extinct, perhaps within 100 years, Fenner is … Continue reading >Stock Markets Will Lead to the Extinction of Humans
>Why American Working People Hate the Stateby James Petraswww.lahaine.org (June 17 2010)Why does the rightwing attack on "Big Government" increasingly resonate with working people? Liberals claim wage and salaried workers are acting against their "self-interest", citing government welfare programs like social security and unemployment payments.Progressives argue that workers hostile to the state are "racists", "fundamentalists" … Continue reading >Twenty-Two Reasons
>but I know children are dyingbilbo.economicoutlook.net (June 12 2010)Governments around the world are being stampeded by financial commentators and international organisations (IMF, OECD, G-20) to implement austerity programs to get their "deficits under control". All sorts of horrendous predictions are being touted in the press daily by the deficit terrorists who focus their gaze on … Continue reading >I am in denial
>When did we elect the bankers to supreme power?Will those who sign the cheques continue to write our laws? There is at last popular resistance to currency speculation, and it is forcing governments to distance themselves from the financial industry. Although hardly far enough.by Serge HalimiLe Monde diplomatique, English edition (June 2010)Shareholders in Societe Generale, … Continue reading >Follow the money
>USA Next?by Ellen Brownwebofdebt.com (June 17 2010)Last week, England's new government said it would abandon the previous government's stimulus program and introduce the austerity measures required to pay down its estimated $1 trillion in debts. That means cutting public spending, laying off workers, reducing consumption, and increasing unemployment and bankruptcies. It also means shrinking the … Continue reading >Deficit Terrorists Strike in the UK
>The "New Austerity" Roadby Michael HudsonPersonal Correspondence (June 26 2010)Here's my edited version for my website. I put an earlier version up on Counterpunch and Global Research to get it out BEFORE the G-20 meetings. But I rewrote it as above. Michael Europe is committing fiscal suicide - and will have little trouble finding allies … Continue reading >Europe’s Fiscal Dystopia
>by Gregory ClarkThe Japan Times (June 25 2010)Are they being manipulated by governments? Or, are they just plain lazy, happy to go along with what everyone else is saying and what readers want to believe without wanting to look too closely into relevant background?I refer to the way the Western media, both lately and in … Continue reading >Western media play along in the disinformation game