The greatest threat to the future of food production in the world is the introduction of genetically engineered foods from the bio-tech industry. Contrary to their mendacious propagandized promises of solving the problem of world hunger through the so-called second green revolution, the bio-tech companies are instead in the process of destroying the world’s ecosystems, and thus the natural food chains and life cycles. Their goal is certainly not to solve any problem at all, but instead to fill the corporate coffers with the profits from selling their dangerous products to countries with already high mortality rates from malnutrition and starvation.
The attack on the British Council in Kabul on 19th August, resulting in twelve deaths and many injuries, further underlined how unwelcome the occupiers are, in a country in which they should never have been in the first place. Further tragedies, heaped on tragedies, also illustrated how out of touch those both on the ground in country – and those in high places abroad are.
by Luis Fernando Cárdenas
August 17, 2011
Guernica: Journalists in Mexico live in constant danger. A photojournalist from the newspaper El Diario was recently murdered in Juárez. The newspaper responded by printing an op-ed piece addressed to the cartels titled, “What do you want from us?” Can you speculate who is responsible for these attacks against the media and why?
Updated: Aug. 24, 2011 added transcript
This Sunday (August 21st), Cindy brings us theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, well-known as a guest of many shows on cable television and radio. Dr. Kaku is the author of a new book that just hit the NYTimes best seller list: Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel. Cindy and this innovative working scientist discuss the recent nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan, plus other important and timely issues. Continue reading
RussiaToday on Aug 18, 2011
This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at how quantitative easing is good for the rich, bad for the poor and how sterling is offering no refuge. In the second half of the show Max talks to Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth, about the role of energy in the current debt crisis.
On a warm spring day, strolling in south London, I heard demanding voices behind me. A police van disgorged a posse of six or more, who waved me aside. They surrounded a young black man who, like me, was ambling along. They appropriated him; they rifled his pockets, looked in his shoes, inspected his teeth. Their thuggery affirmed, they let him go with the barked warning there would be a next time.
ourjourneytosmile on Aug 19, 2011
Y Not make music?
Y Not have a conversation with the ‘demonized’?
Below are events coming up for you to make a connection with or find out more about the ‘demonized’ people of Afghanistan and other conflict areas.
Truth be told, some foreign observers, and certainly this one, having been based in Tripoli the past nearly eight weeks, have not taken very seriously occasional media predictions that Tripoli might soon be invaded by “NATO rebels” — though not by NATO country forces putting their boots on the ground.
In previous columns this writer has mentioned Karma: the total effect of a person’s actions and conduct during the successive phases of his existence. Boy oh boy, what karma our America has! If one reads Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, we can see how much damage our ancestors inflicted upon the indigenous people. The Indians who settled in North and South America over a thousand years ago were systematically exterminated by the White man. Their lands were taken from them and they were interned or massacred. Continue reading
“At 9.22 the Brixton shopping centre appeared almost calm by comparison to Railton Road. Rubbish was strewn across the main A23 Brixton Road; burglar alarms rang vainly from looted shops; and knots of youths, black and white, drifted along in the almost complete absence of police.” — ‘Eyewitness: Looters moved in as the flames spread’
ISLAMABAD, Aug 16, 2011 (IPS) – Pakistani civilian and military leaders are insisting on an effective veto over which targets U.S. drone strikes hit, according to well-informed Pakistani military sources here.