You Can’t Kill a Planet and Live on It, Too by Frank Joseph Smecker and Derrick Jensen

Dandelion Salad

by Frank Joseph Smecker and Derrick Jensen
Truthout
July 16, 2011

Hummingbird and flower

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Let’s expose the structure of violence that keeps the world economy running.

With an entire planet being slaughtered before our eyes, it’s terrifying to watch the very culture responsible for this – the culture of industrial civilization, fueled by a finite source of fossil fuels, primarily a dwindling supply of oil – thrust forward wantonly to fuel its insatiable appetite for “growth.”

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The Great Global Debt Depression: It’s All Greek To Me by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
July 15, 2011

Απεργία 5 Μάη

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In late June of 2011, the Greek government passed another round of austerity measures, ostensibly aimed at getting Greece “back on track” to economic progress, but in reality, implementing a systematic program of ‘social genocide’ in the name of servicing an endless and illegitimate debt to foreign banks. Right on cue, protests and riots broke out in Athens against the draconian measures, and the state moved in to do what states do best: oppress the people with riot police, tear gas and bashing batons, leaving roughly 300 people injured.

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