Tag Archives: Global Crisis

Robert Jensen : The Craziest Person in the Room

The craziest person in the room: Reflections on how a mediocre white guy can try to be useful It’s the job of people with critical sensibilities — those who consistently speak out for justice and sustainability, even when it’s difficult … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Craziest Person in the Room

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Robert Jensen : What Starts at UT… Accelerates Destruction?

Image from Latinitas.UT motto modification:What starts here…accelerates destruction? While UT administrators may be heartfelt in their belief that ‘we are driven to solve society’s issues,’ most of the so-called solutions that are generated ignore or intensify the fundamental problems of … finish reading Robert Jensen : What Starts at UT… Accelerates Destruction?

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Robert Jensen : Why We Won and How We Are Losing

Going, going… Image from Earthweek.From start to finish:Why we won and how we are losing A review essay on human origins and contemporary crises. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | September 27, 2012 James Howard Kunstler, Too Much … finish reading Robert Jensen : Why We Won and How We Are Losing

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Roger Baker : Converging Global Crises and Why We Deny Them / 2

An unraveling earth. Graphic from Sound of Cannons.Converging global crisesand why we deny them  / 2 If the total human impact on nature is approaching a natural limit, we face difficult choices. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Roger Baker : Converging Global Crises and Why We Deny Them / 2

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Roger Baker : Converging Global Crises and Why We Deny Them

Cartoon from Belonging Las Vegas. Converging global crisesand why we deny them It is the system itself that is unsustainable, but the public tends to interpret the problem as being a function of bad leadership. By Roger Baker | The … finish reading Roger Baker : Converging Global Crises and Why We Deny Them

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Robert Jensen : Coping With Anguish

Art from toonpool.Struggling to be ‘fully alive’:Reports on coping with anguish By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / July 12, 2010 I don’t have anything to say that hasn’t been said many times over the centuries. That may have … finish reading Robert Jensen : Coping With Anguish

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Robert Jensen : Emotional Reactions to Collapse

Anguish. Image from Fixing My Life.The anguish of the age: Emotional reactions to collapse By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / June 26, 2010 We live amidst multiple crises — economic and political, cultural and ecological — that pose … finish reading Robert Jensen : Emotional Reactions to Collapse

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The Economic Vocabulary Was Turned Into Double-Think

An Interview with Economist Michael Hudson… The worsening debt crisis: Who got us into this mess and what are the real political options?By Mike Whitney / September 8, 2008 Michael Hudson is a former Wall Street economist specializing in the … finish reading The Economic Vocabulary Was Turned Into Double-Think

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For the West, Mistake Has Become Second Nature

We tilt at windmills as world war loomsBy Simon Jenkins / August 24, 2008 Is the world drifting towards a new global war? From this week the dominant super-power, America, will for three months pass through the valley of the … finish reading For the West, Mistake Has Become Second Nature

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We Just Buy the Leaders with Money

Are You Ready For Nuclear War?By Paul Craig Roberts / August 19, 2008 Pervez Musharraf, the puppet installed by the US to rule Pakistan in the interest of US hegemony, resigned August 18 to avoid impeachment. Karl Rove and the … finish reading We Just Buy the Leaders with Money

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Assessing the Meaning of the Confict in Ossetia

Credit: ABC NewsBush’s war in Georgia: Will it be the flyswatter or the blunderbuss?By Mike Whitney / August 11, 2008 “I saw bodies lying on the streets, around ruined buildings and in cars. It’s impossible to count them now. There’s … finish reading Assessing the Meaning of the Confict in Ossetia

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That Has the Ring of Truth to It

The US economy has been on the verge of recession as it combats a massive national debt, a housing crisis and the declining strength of the dollar [GALLO/GETTY] Dumping (and dumping on) the DollarBy Dale C. / The Rag Blog … finish reading That Has the Ring of Truth to It

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