Monthly Archives: January 2011

Global warming, concepts of development, and capital’s momentum

Because of the interest in my review of Bill McKibben’s Eaarth, I’m posting an article originally published (slightly edited) in the October 1995 issue of News & Letters. (Yesterday I posted a review of another McKibben book, The End of … Continue reading

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McKibben’s “The End of Nature”

Because of the interest in my review of Bill McKibben’s Eaarth (#2 in page views for this blog), I’m posting my review of his first book, The End of Nature. The review was originally published, slightly edited, in the April … Continue reading

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FBI and Memphis Police harass peace activists

I’ve been hearing from friends in Memphis about a series of events carried out by the FBI, the Memphis Police Department tactical squad, and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday, Jan. 25. In short, the day of a gathering at … Continue reading

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World food crisis, still

The world food crisis, which was hot in 2008 and then subsided temporarily, is getting worse again. It was one of the factors in Tunisia’s revolution, along with recent revolts in Algeria. The piece below, published in the June-July 2008 … Continue reading

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Hazel Johnson, environmental justice and freedom fighter

Hazel Johnson, one of the most important fighters against environmental racism in the U.S., died Jan. 12. She began organizing in 1979 with other African-American residents of the Altgeld Gardens public housing project on the South Side of Chicago. Initially, … Continue reading

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Climate change denial: Attack on the minds of humanity

“For the rest it is not difficult to see that our epoch is a birth-time, and a period of transition. The spirit of man has broken with the old order of things hitherto prevailing, and with the old ways of … Continue reading

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