... in Putin's new statement on the Ukraine crisis by Max Fisher http://www.vox.com (August 28 2014) Russian President Vladimir Putin just dropped the biggest, scariest dogwhistle of the Ukraine crisis: "Novorossiya". The word literally means "new Russia" - it was an old, imperial-era term for southern Ukraine, when it was part of the Russian Empire, … Continue reading The very scary word …
by John Michael Greer The Archdruid Report (August 20 2014) Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society Talking about historical change is one thing when the changes under discussion are at some convenient remove in the past or the future. It's quite another when the changes are already taking place. That's … Continue reading Heading Toward The Sidewalk
by Charles Hugh Smith http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.jp (August 25 2014) The Status Quo is desperate to mask the declining fortunes of those who earn income from work, and the Misery Index 2.0 strips away the phony facade of bogus unemployment and inflation numbers. The classic Misery Index is the sum of unemployment and inflation, though later … Continue reading The New Misery Index
by William Blumhttp://williamblum.org (August 11 2014)Cold War TwoDuring Cold War One those of us in the American radical left were often placed in the position where we had to defend the Soviet Union because the US government was using that country as a battering ram against us. Now we sometimes have to defend Russia because … Continue reading The Anti-Empire Report #131
The West is demonising President Putin when what set this crisis in motion were recklessly provocative moves to absorb Ukraine into the EU by Christopher Booker The Telegraph (August 09 2014) How odd it has been to read all those accounts of Europe sleepwalking into war in the summer of 1914, and how such madness … Continue reading Fresh evidence of how the West lured Ukraine into its orbit
by F William EngdahlGlobal Research (July 01 2012)Birds and bees are something most of us take for granted as part of nature. The expression "teaching about the birds and the bees" to explain the process of human reproduction to young people is not an accidental expression. Bees and birds contribute to the essence of life … Continue reading Death of the Birds and the Bees Across America
Declining US Hegemony + Rising Chinese Power by Fran Shor State of Nature (Summer 2011) The geopolitical role of the United States, operating under the disciplinary regime of military neo-imperialism, may be seen as an effort to shore up fading economic hegemony" A defining historical feature of the decline of specific … Continue reading A Formula for Conflict?