fix articles 348792, entirely
We Can Phase Out Fossil Fuels Within a Decade, Study Says (tags)
Thinking is the best way to travel - as we transition to a post-materialist, post-fossil and post-autistic economy.
One Year After Israel's 2014 Gaza Aggression (tags)
"No" Supporters Win in Greece: Now What? (tags)
Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Flounder (tags)
Destroying Public Education in Chicago (tags)
Medicare Privatization Plans (tags)
Cults of Unreason and the End of Species (tags)
People today seem perplexed as civilisation as we know it plummets into the abyss. Yet, in the broad sense, the future is entirely predicable. The much lauded system of economic rationalism has resulted in huge disparities in wealth comparable to ancient societies; the wealth of Pharaoh-God-Kings of the past was staggering and in stark contrast to the wealth of their subjects. The peoples’ living standards were maintained at ‘adequate‘ levels to ensure a fit work/slave force for their rulers – remind you of anything, are you able to draw any comparisons today? In fact ancient Egypt (utilising modern poverty statistics) would have fared better in the social sense than most of today’s societies. So much for economic rationalism and laissez-faire capitalism! The inequity of today’s economic reality is far from mysterious; however, one mystery remains, the masses of today tolerate far greater inequities than the masses of yesterday.
Open letter to Amnesty International (tags)
Apart from writing terrific looking reports, and with the exception of bringing much sought after relief in few individual cases, what level of global impact has Amnesty International had over the years? Its own ongoing reports on Israel-Palestine are of exactly zero impact, as empirically evident by the continual reality of new faits accomplis being daily constructed on the ground! In Project Humanbeingsfirst's view, this is entirely because the battles are often being fought at the "low order bits of the issues", when "the higher order bits" entirely determine where "the page faults" (in computer science geek-speak). This deplorable failing in our view, can easily be remedied by addressing the issues at the right levels of abstraction.
Mainstream Press missing the point entirely re: "Human Shields" (tags)
Mainstream press please pay attention: