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Entries from October 2015

Can Bernie Sanders’s followers create a true leftist movement? – The Washington Post

October 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Sanders has created an energetic campaign. But will his followers be able to sustain a revolution? Source: Can Bernie Sanders’s followers create a true leftist movement? – The Washington Post

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[Pen-l] Fwd: Offshoring the Economy: Why the US is on the Road to the Third World

October 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Whenever I hear complaints about CounterPunch publishing Paul Craig Roberts, I wonder if the complainers ever read what he writes. http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/30/offshoring-the-economy-why-the-us-is-on-the-road-to-third-world/ Source: [Pen-l] Fwd: Offshoring the Economy: Why the US is on the Road to the Third World

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[Marxism] Fwd: The Chavez Doctrine or Revolutionary Socialism?

October 30th, 2015 · No Comments

(Interesting article but have no idea why the author refers to Chavez as “identifying as a Trotskyist”.) Though Chavez identified as a Trotskyist, the ideal of “permanent revolution” was thwarted by the extractive demands of his socialist program. While windfall revenue funded social welfare initiatives that alleviated poverty, the Chavez administration balked at a reorganization […]

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Is Indonesia’s Fire Crisis Connected to the Palm Oil in Our Snack Food? | Alternet

October 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The widespread burning of tropical rainforests and peatlands to develop palm oil plantations is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution today. Source: Is Indonesia’s Fire Crisis Connected to the Palm Oil in Our Snack Food? | Alternet

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Why Is The Daily Beast’s Russia Critic Silent About So Many Hideous Abuses? 

October 30th, 2015 · No Comments

A comprehensive review by The Intercept of the writings of Sam Charles Hamad — author of this Daily Beast article accusing the “global left” of remaining “silent” on abuses by Russia — reveals that he has been completely silent, shockingly and appallingly so, about the following wide array of severe global injustices, never once writing about, let alone condemning, any […]

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Pope: ‘Revolution’ needed to fight climate change – CNN.com

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Source: Pope: ‘Revolution’ needed to fight climate change – CNN.com

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Economic theory and public jargon/ideology….theories as criminal activity by rogue economists

October 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Our project to critique neo-classical economics proceeds apace…I keep getting distracted but it is enough to undermine economic theories at the root: a physical theory applies to an exact context. The match is exact. But in economics, if we examine the work, we see differential equations used on situations involving human agency: an instant fallacy. […]

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Red Fortyeight Group: regions of planet to be evacuated? // new forms of street demonstration…you are dead already, but you can die forth children of the future…

October 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/27/world/persian-gulf-heat-climate-change/ I think that the climate crisis tends to induce a form numbness and the extraordinary news in this article (research here) fails to register. We are talking about whole regions of the planet becoming unsuitable for human habitation. Zones with very large populations. I think a leftist response, for this and in general, needs […]

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Hedges & Wolin (1/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

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Redfortyeight Group: extended notes to Last and First Men

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

A new blogbook: it is time to make some of the posts here into a ‘blogbook’, like those at eonic-effect.net, and this can be informal on the way to a real book. This book already exists, it’s Last and First Men (http://last-and-first-men.com), but it had a huge number of outtakes and books uncited…We never even […]

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The Climate Crisis and the Myth of “Green” Capitalism

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

RG mail The Climate Crisis and the Myth of “Green” Capitalism September 20, 2015 https://theconversation.com/creative-self-destruction-the-climate-crisis-and-the-myth-of-green-capitalism-47479 Creative Self-Destruction: The Climate Crisis and the Myth of “Green” Capitalism by Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg The upcoming Paris climate talks in December this year have been characterised as humanity’s last chance to respond to climate change. Many hope […]

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Information Enigma

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

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Extended trolley problem – The Panda’s Thumb

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

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Proteins by Accident? Replying to a Critic of The Information Enigma – Evolution News & Views

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Proteins by Accident? Replying to a Critic of The Information Enigma – Evolution News & Views

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Discover Magazine: The Scientific Method is a Myth 

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Here. It’s probably best to get the bad news out of the way first. The so-called scientific method is a myth. That is not to say that scientists don’t do Source: Discover Magazine: The Scientific Method is a Myth | Uncommon Descent

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Life May Have Begun 4.1 Billion Years Ago on an Infant Earth | Richard Dawkins Foundation

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

by Charles Q. Choi Life may have emerged on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, much earlier than scientists had thought, and relatively soon after the planet formed, researchers say. Previous research su… Source: Life May Have Begun 4.1 Billion Years Ago on an Infant Earth | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Is It a Fake? DNA Testing Deepens Mystery of Shroud of Turin | Richard Dawkins Foundation

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

by Tia Ghose Is it a medieval fake or a relic of Jesus Christ? A new analysis of DNA from the Shroud of Turin reveals that people from all over the world have touched the venerated garment. “… Source: Is It a Fake? DNA Testing Deepens Mystery of Shroud of Turin | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Predicting the human genome using evolution

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

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Evolution: On the crest of becoming vertebrate : Nature 

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

The discovery of cells in an invertebrate that share several features with vertebrate neural-crest cells provides insights into how this vital vertebrate cell population might have evolved. Source: Evolution: On the crest of becoming vertebrate : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

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Here’s More Proof That Sugar Is Really Bad For Kids

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/1fa49679c1ead17c3a145a4dbaaaf2f4.htm

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Let the Forests be Forests

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

From the very beginning, government has existed to facilitate the distribution of stolen treasure, and then protect the most powerful serial looters at the expense of their victims. Instead of brin… Source: Let the Forests be Forests

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[Marxism] SOUTHERN INSURGENCY: The Coming of the Global Working Class by Immanuel Ness

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

NEW FROM PLUTO PRESS: SOUTHERN INSURGENCY: The Coming of the Global Working Class by Immanuel Ness Available here: http://www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780745334035&; —————– The site of industrial struggle is shifting. The West needs to look further if it wants to understand how workers’ self-organisation is developing in countries it too often ignores. Across the Global South, peasant communities […]

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[Marxism] Big Pharma Bad Pharma

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Very good book by Ben Goldacre on how Big Pharma mislead doctors and harm patients: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/bad-pharma/ Source: [Marxism] Big Pharma Bad Pharma

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The 116 Things That Can Give You Cancer – The Full List | Alternet

October 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Rocked by the news that processed meat could be terribly bad for you? Well, chimney sweeping, salted fish and fracking also appear on the list. Source: The 116 Things That Can Give You Cancer – The Full List | Alternet

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