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Entries from August 2013

The Orwellian World of Empire

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

The War Train to Syria by PAUL STREET http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/30/the-war-train-to-syria/ A United States military attack on Syria appears to be imminent. Imperial U.S. and British warships are in position in the blue waters of the Mediterranean, loaded for “surgical” acts of war against the Bashar al-Assad regime. The junior British and French partners are on board […]

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Communism beyond marxism

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Last and First Men: the confusion over tactics on the left should be seen as a reaction formation to the legacy of Stalinism. If it weren’t for that the issue of platforms, movements, and tactics would be fairly simple. There is no mystery to ‘what is to be done’: The classic tactics of the revolutions […]

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Fool Me Twice, Shame on US

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Occupying anarchism and the failed strategy of the OWS

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http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2013/sepoct/occupying-anarchy.html?paging=off: Occupying Anarchism “The moral vanguard of change.” Graeber’s book appeared just as the OWS movement was virtually over, and made clear why the movement had no momentum. The anarchist perspective has confused the whole question of what a movment should be doing, and has made the creation of a more effective movement difficult. A […]

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As Darwinism falters…..time for the left to get with on ‘evolution’ and postdarwinism…

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2013/08/25/failure-of-the-synthesis/ http://darwiniana.com/2013/08/25/physiology-is-rocking-the-foundations-of-evolutionary-biology/ http://darwiniana.com/2013/08/25/new-challenge-to-the-synthesis/ http://darwiniana.com/2013/08/25/another-new-series-on-whee-on-the-way-to-a-new-synthesis-using-the-eonic-model-as-a-self-defense-against-oversimplifications/

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Occupy Wall Street is 2 Years Old – List of Events on #S17

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http://occupywallst.org/article/occupy-wall-street-2-years-old-list-events-s17/

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Will North Carolinians Be Forced Into Fracking?

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WNCN: News, Weather for Raleigh. Durham, Fayetteville

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Human emergence

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RG mail by Jack Hitt Lapham’s Quarterly (Spring 2013) http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/images/bonobos.jpg Precisely when the ancient primates who preceded us Homo sapiens actually turned the corner to become human is one of those running battles in anthropology. Theorists scrutinize the long arc of gradual evolution to find a slight nick in the curve and there, it’s argued, […]

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NCSE news: Science League of America Blog

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Miss our fab new blog? We had some killer posts this week from NCSE’s experts, including: Textbook battle brewing in Texas? Maybe. And maybe there’s some good news, too. The latest blog post from Steve Newton. http://ncse.com/blog/2013/08/textbook-battle-texas-0014978

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There is a class warfare …

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… and the workers are not winning by Bill Mitchell RG mIL billy blog (August 29 2013) The Politics of Envy – that old chestnut from the neo-liberals – is bandied around every time there is any insinuation that the capitalist system produces distributional outcomes that are not remotely proportional to the effort put into […]

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Fukushima plume to hit US West Coast in months

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http://enenews.com/upi-fukushima-plume-to-hit-u-s-shores-early-next-year-will-see-measurable-increase-in-radioactive-material-study-prolonged-exposure-for-californian-coast-to-last-10-years-contamination-to

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Rise of the Bullshit Job

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RG mail by Leith van Onselen Macro Business (August 22 2013) http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ScreenHunter_31-Aug.-22-13.38-200×200.gif Back in the early-1930s, renowned economist, John Maynard Keynes, predicted that technical innovations and rising productivity would mean that advanced country workers would be able to work only fifteen hours and still enjoy rising living standards.

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Larry Summers and the Secret “End-Game” Memo

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http://www.alternet.org/economy/larry-summers-and-secret-end-game-memo?akid=10868.26950.0girdI&rd=1&src=newsletter890083&t=9 Larry Summers and the Secret “End-Game” Memo If the confidential memo is authentic, then Summers shouldn’t be serving on the Fed, he should be serving hard time. Hint: It’s authentic.

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Deaths on the Nile

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Deaths on the Nile Is Egypt's revolution following the course of Iran's? By Slavoj Žižek

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History and evolution #10: a new series on WHEE: solving the discontinuity puzzle

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_3.htm

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The Darwin Conspiracy: on this blog, by chapter…

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http://darwiniana.com/2013/08/30/the-darwin-conspiracy-chapter-31-aftermath/

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Natural Selection Is Empty

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http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/08/natural_selecti_2075991.html

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Atheist ghosts back, like a bad penny…

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/darwinism/atheist-ghosts-back-like-a-bad-penny/

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Did life on Earth start on Mars?

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Did life on Earth start on Mars? A scientist lays out the evidence by Deborah Netburn posted on August 30, 2013 03:47PM GMT Did life as we know it start on Mars? Are we all Martians? These are the questions some serious scientists are considering. http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/8/29/did-life-on-earth-start-on-mars-a-scientist-lays-out-the-evidence#

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Experiment Successfully Simulates Evolution of Early Universe

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829092845.htm Ultracold Big Bang Experiment Successfully Simulates Evolution of Early Universe Aug. 29, 2013 — Physicists have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the big bang, using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber at the University of Chicago. Scientists created this detailed, all-sky picture of the […]

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Starting an Illegal War

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Starting an Illegal War Obama’s Impeachment Trap by KEVIN ZEESE http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/30/obamas-impeachment-trap/ The irony of the Obama presidency may hinge on whether he attacks Syria. He began his presidency prematurely winning the Nobel Peace Prize and could end it being impeached for starting an illegal war without congressional or UN approval – violating both domestic and […]

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Fallujah worse than Hiroshima for toxic legacy

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/toxic-legacy-of-us-assault-on-fallujah-worse-than-hiroshima-2034065.html

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Obama: You Cannot Start a War by Yourself

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, August 31, 2013 by Common Dreams Obama: You Cannot Start a War by Yourself by Ralph Nader http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/31 Dear President Obama: Before you decide to attack Syria, yet another Arab or Islamic country that does not threaten U.S. security, there are certain constitutional “niceties” that you should observe. Chronically violating the Constitution […]

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Will Obama Go Alone?

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Published on Friday, August 30, 2013 by Common Dreams Will Obama Go Alone? U.S. unilateral attack against Syria under consideration, says White House http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/30

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