The following roundup is from the Chinese People’s Daily: Iranian troops have shot down a U.S. pilotless spy plane recently, an Iranian lawmaker announced on Tuesday as the Islamic Republic was facing increasing military pressure from its arch rival –the … Continue reading
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Vasco Pyjama has been on fire since coming back to Australia. Here she outlines the basis of the divide between the developing world and the west: Two years ago, I travelled through Mindanao, the war-torn southernmost island of the Philippines. … Continue reading
From Trace elements: Our culture is based on control, codification, and the application of force to achieve the ends we desire. We live in a world composed of resources and subject to analysis, and we’ve reached a point where the … Continue reading
Vasco Pyjama is an aid worker who has recently been in Afghanistan and Nias in Indonesia. She is now in Australia and suffering from culture shock. I asked her how she coped with being back in Australia. With the difference … Continue reading
Consortium News reports that the US Republican Party’s propaganda organ the Washington Times has been financed by the Rev. Sun Moon at a cost of $3 billion over the years.
Karamoja district, Uganda, April 1980. Starving boy and a missionary. Mike Wells felt indignant that the same publication that sat on his picture for five months without publishing it, while people were dying, entered it into a competition. He was … Continue reading
The U.S. Department of AgricultureÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service today announced its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the use of genetically-engineered fruit flies and pink bollworm in certain plant pest programs. APHIS is … Continue reading
A documentary about the dangers of GMO foods and the way the biotech industry has covered this up. Here is the trailer, and you can find more about the film at Roundup Ready Nation.
Everywhere that desire throws off the heavy armor of lack and expresses its own joyful plenitude, it quickly finds itself captured as an image and offered back to itself as representation. Thus the strategy for any desire that would arm … Continue reading
The latest in a line of Bush administration censorship of science. US Geological Survey scientists must now submit work for screening before it can be published. The famously oppressive Qing dynasty in China used secret police to crack down on … Continue reading
Eric Reeves: The US attempts to bluff KhartoumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gÃƒÂ©nocidaires with Ã¢â‚¬Å“Plan BÃ¢â‚¬Â; Kofi Annan seeks to burnish his legacy after complicity in another genocide; the European Union and Canada offer nothing but more bluster; the Arab League continues its mendacious … Continue reading