Corporate climate risk is about profit, not fixing the problem By Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg

22 October 2016 — Climate & Capitalism

Forms of denial

‘Like latter-day wizardry, corporate risk calculations suggest that markets and capital can, not only control the natural world, but somehow anticipate it’

Climate Change, Capitalism, Corporations

Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg are the authors of Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Climate change poses a major threat to the future of humanity. Extreme weather, rising seas, ocean acidification and biodiversity collapse will undermine many of the systems on which we depend. We’ve even seen a recent example of this, with South Australia’s storm and blackout illustrating the vulnerability of our society to extreme weather.

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‘CETA is a TTIP in Disguise’: The Canada-EU Trade Deal is a US Hegemonic Project: Selected Articles

21 October 2016 — Global Research

ceta‘CETA is a TTIP in Disguise’: The Canada-EU Trade Deal is a US Hegemonic Project

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Sputnik, October 21 2016

Belgium’s region Wallonia has dealt a severe blow to European Union’s hopes to sign a free trade deal with Canada. The region’s President-Minister said he would not support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA by the Friday deadline. Radio Sputnik discussed the CETA agreement with Michel Chossudovsky Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization.

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ICH 21 October 2016: The Worst Place on Earth

21 October 2016 — Information Clearing House

Syria and the Left: Time to Break the Silence
By Eric Draitser

It seems that we have forgotten that our responsibility is to the people of Syria and to peace and justice. 

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Black Agenda Report October 20, 2016: Trump Disintegrates, Peoples Convention on Self-Determination, Henry Louis Gates $10 Million Scam

21 October 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Trump’s Disintegration Means It’s Not Just Safe to Vote Green, It’s Mandatory

A BAR radio commentary by Bruce A. Dixon
Hillary’s most potent argument among most people isn’t her own record, positions or abilities. It’s the proclaimed need to keep her opponent Donald Trump out of the White House. It’s only this need to prevent a disastrous President Trump that keeps many leftists and progressives in Hillary’s big stinking tent. But the self destruction of the Trump campaign frees them from worry that they might throw the election to the Donald, and opens up the possibility that millions can finally vote their hopes, not their fears. Continue reading this...

“The Kremlin’s Playbook”: Russia-EU Cooperation, A Threat to US National Security? Selected Articles

20 October 2016  — Global Research

“The Kremlin’s Playbook”: Washington Views Russia-EU Cooperation, A Threat to US National Security

By Fort Russ, October 20 2016

Europe is dependent on financial and energy resources of Moscow, according to a report by the Washington Center for strategic and international studies. On October 13 in Washington, a study was published, “The Kremlin’s Playbook: Understanding the Russian Influence in Eastern and Central Europe”, which on the example of five countries – Latvia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Serbia, explains the mechanisms of the workings of the Kremlin with the economies of European states.

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Washington’s Global Economic Wars: Selected Articles

19 October 2016 — Global Research

usa-eagleWashington’s Global Economic Wars

By Prof. James Petras, October 19 2016

During most of the past two decades Washington has aggressively launched military and economic wars against at least nine countries, either directly or through its military aid to regional allies and proxies. US air and ground troops have bombed or invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon. More recently Washington has escalated its global economic war against major economic rivals as well as against weaker countries.  The US no longer confines its aggressive impulses to peripheral economic countries in the Middle East, Latin America and Southern Asia:  It has declared trade wars against world powers in Asia, Eastern and Central Europe and the Gulf states.

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The NHS – is it all about the money, money, money? By Paul Hobday

18 October 2016 — OurNHS

As Jeremy Hunt and Simon Stevens appear before the Health Select Committee in an emergency session on NHS finances, Paul Hobday explains why ‘where’s the money coming from’ is the wrong question.

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The Tories just tried to sneak out the biggest EVER privatisation of the NHS By Steve Topple

18 October 2016 — The Canary

The Conservative government has quietly announced one of the biggest sell-offs in the entire history of the NHS. On Friday 14 October, the government’s website released details of nine NHS contracts that are up for sale. And they are worth a staggering £7.9bn; 7.3% of the total NHS budget.

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The Danger of Nuclear War between USA and Russia

18 October 2016 — Global Research

Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 11.12.44War between US and Russia Could Be Sooner than Later. “The Danger of a Nuclear War”

By Joachim Hagopian, October 18 2016

Barely noticed in a virtual media blackout in the West are at least a half dozen high alert, significant international developments that all strongly indicate the extreme danger of a nuclear war breaking out at any time against Russia and its Eastern alliance.

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‘Nothing to See Here’ Is Pundit Takeaway on DNC Leaks

18 October 2016 — FAIR

Atllantic: What the WikiLeaks Emals Say About Clinton

The Atlantic‘s Russell Berman (10/13/16) says you “shouldn’t be surprised” by what’s in the leaked Clinton campaign emails.

Leaks from Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails have been trickling in for the past week. The leaks—along with previous DNC emails—provide intimate details about the inner workings of the campaign that may well soon elect the most powerful person on Earth.

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ICH 18 October 2016: Is The System Rigged? You Betcha

18 October 2016 — ICH

The Real Purpose Behind the US-planned “Liberation” of Mosul?
By Robert Fisk
The entire Isis caliphate army could be directed against the Assad government and its allies.

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of Oct 17, 2016

17 October 2016 — Black Agenda Report

If Trump is a Fascist, What is Clinton?

Speaking to a gathering of the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, in Atlanta, Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford challenged those who maintain that progressives are obligated to support Hillary Clinton for president to counter a “fascist” threat from Donald Trump. “I’d like to know how Donald Trump is supposed to build fascism when the ruling class is mostly with the Democrats this election season,” said Ford. “If you are worried about 21st century fascism, you need to check out the tent where the ruling class congregates — and that’s Hillary’s tent. Most of all, if you’re looking for fascists, go to the sound of the war drums” — which are also pounding in Hillary’s tent. For voters that are looking for a real anti-fascist and pro-peace presidential ticket, the only choice on the ballot in most states is Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, of the Green Party, said Ford.

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Charges Dropped Against Amy Goodman–No Thanks to Corporate Media

18 October 2016 — FAIR

Amy Goodman announcing the dismissal of charges against her outside the Morton County Courthouse in Mandan, North Dakota.Amy Goodman announcing the dismissal of charges against her outside the Morton County Courthouse in Mandan, North Dakota (Democracy Now!, 10/17/16).

North Dakota District Judge John Grinsteiner stood up for the First Amendment by dismissing “riot” charges against Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!, 10/17/16). That’s more than you can say for most of Goodman’s corporate media colleagues.

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COLDTYPE Issue 126 October 2016 – is now on line

17 October 2016 — Coldtype

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