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Znet Article, September, 08 2009
Trigona's ZSpace page
The increasing export of genetically modified crops is part of a regional trend with Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay now adopting a soy-based economic model. Argentina has made a radical shift toward soy, which has displaced cultivation of...
Znet Article, September, 06 2009
Towsey's ZSpace page
Contribution to the Reimagining Society Project hosted by ZCommunications
Zmag Article, September, 01 2009
Tokar's ZSpace page
Climate politics and prospects in a crucial time frame
Znet Article, June, 13 2009
Sweetman's ZSpace page
What is psychology? What does psychological science have to offer those concerned with participatory society and progressive social change? These are some of the questions that would occasionally pop into my somewhat bored mind as I sat at the ba...
Commentary, May, 13 2009
Monbiot's ZSpace page
The funding for academic research has been taken over by business...
Znet Article, April, 22 2009
Spannos's ZSpace page
If anyone needs further proof that capitalism kills (and warps and maims), on top of the already endless volumes written condemning the system, a recent scientific study published in the highly respected peer review medical journal The Lancet expl...
Commentary, March, 25 2009
Sharma's ZSpace page
Lies, damn lies, and the Monsanto website. Tell a lie a hundred times, and the chances are that it will eventually appear to be true. When it comes to genetically modified crops, Monsanto makes such an effort â€“ and it could be that you too are d...
Shiva: Toxic Genes and Toxic Papers : IFPRI covering up the link between Bt. Cotton and Farmers Suicides
Commentary, January, 20 2009
Shiva's ZSpace page
The financial meltdown that started in September 2008 was a result of the investments based on "toxic" paper - worthless financial instruments traded for super profits, even while they failed to reflect any value in the real economy. "Toxic Assets...
Commentary, September, 02 2008
Sharma's ZSpace page
After the rats, goats, sheep and cows, it is now the turn of Indians. In a few months from now, if the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) of India has its way, the first genetically modified food crop - Bt Brinjal - will be on your table.
Znet Article, August, 28 2008
Zinn's ZSpace page
Author and activist Howard Zinn was one of the speakers at a critical social forum held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, on March 3, 4, and 8, 1969, in which MIT students and scientists had joined together and organized a...
Zmag Article, July, 01 2008
Lipow's ZSpace page
Nobody, except for a small lunatic fringe, still disputes that human-caused climate chaos endangers all of us. Further, most serious scientific and technical groups who have looked at the question have concluded that we have the technological capa...
Znet Article, June, 16 2008
Weisbrot's ZSpace page
Can our state and local governments afford to subsidize businesses that conduct their sales only on the internet, rather than through physical retail stores? And if we could, is there a good reason to do so?
Znet Article, June, 07 2008
George's ZSpace page
At a time when supposed “progress’ is controlled by transnational corporations, the struggle for human emancipation requires perseverance and transnational political organization to be able to control the corporations that seek to control us.
Znet Article, May, 20 2008
Nader's ZSpace page
An invitation to visit Google’s headquarters and meet some of the people who made this ten year old giant that is giving Microsoft the nervies has to start with wonder.
Znet Article, May, 20 2008
Shah's ZSpace page
With hardly a word in the mainstream press, the FDA has gutted the rules restraining drug companies from exploiting clinical trial subjects in developing countries.
Znet Article, May, 03 2008
Parenti's ZSpace page
What is called "creationism" is the belief that in six days the Judeo-Christian god created the universe and all the earthly species including humans in finished form much as they exist today. For centuries this view prevailed throughout the weste...
Commentary, April, 26 2008
Raptis's ZSpace page
Ordinary people in the US have a vague idea about the "big one" [that is: a big earthquake] which will hit California sometime in the future. Seismologists have a rather concrete idea that a "big one" will hit the Mississippi Valley very far into ...
Znet Article, April, 24 2008
Brecher's ZSpace page
This week trade unionists from around the world will travel to Bali for the December 3rd launch of negotiations for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol limiting greenhouse gasses. It will include delegates from such U.S unions as the Electrical Wor...
Commentary, April, 20 2008
Hoodbhoy's ZSpace page
General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, aided by his trusted lieutenant and chairman of the Higher Education Commission, Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, lays claim to a 'revolutionary programme' that has reversed the decades-old decline of Pakistan's universities.
Znet Article, April, 19 2008
Albert's ZSpace page
Like every label for a complex personal and social practice the word science is fuzzy at its edges making it hard for us to pin down what is and what isn’t science. Nonetheless, for our broad purposes, we can assert that science refers to an accum...