According to Wikipedia, the term “third world” originally described countries that did not align themselves with either the capitalist USA or the communist USSR. As time has marched on and the Soviet Union has disappeared, the definition has changed. This is a definition that seems to describe the modern definition of third-world countries: … nations […]
There’s been a push towards scanners since the attempted bombing of flight 253. We take a look at why they aren’t the solution.
By Guest Blogger George Thompson Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, outlines how “disaster capitalism” is geared to quickly take advantage of crises as opportunities to expand areas of profitable corporate activity. She cites how the New Orleans crisis brought about by Hurricane Katrina was instantly seized upon as an opportunity to replace public schools with […]
Guest Blogged By Terry Morrone In times of cataclysmic change, democracy may be deemed a practical impossibility. Are the armies of the super rich cooking up a disaster that will so traumatize us that we cannot resist their propaganda, that we will become putty in their hands, and they will remake the world? From the […]
Change is coming, it is in the papers daily. Yesterday I saw an ad that took up an entire page. It showed two pictures of the Himalayas. One was taken at the turn of the twentieth century and the other was fairly recent. It showed how almost all the ice is gone. That ice supplies […]