Lost in a Brexit Maze: a Baffled Political Class Dreads the Prospect of Jeremy Corbyn By Alexander MERCOURIS

1 August 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Donald Trump’s recent trip to Britain – happening against the backdrop of the sweltering heat of an unusually protracted summer heatwave – took place at a time when Britain’s political system is closer to breakdown than at any time in my memory.

The immediate crisis centres on a Brexit plan which British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled to her top ministers at a closed meeting at Chequers (the British Prime Minister’s official country residence) earlier this month.

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Media Lens: ‘World On Fire’: Climate Breakdown

1 August 2018 — Media Lens

What will it take for society to make the deep-rooted changes required to prevent the terrifying and awesome threat of climate breakdown? This summer’s extreme weather events are simply a prelude to a rising tide of chaos that will be punctuated by cataclysmic individual events – floods, heatwaves, superstorms – of increasing severity and frequency. How long before people demand radical action from governments? Or, and this is what is really needed, how long until citizens remove corporate-captured governments from power and introduce genuine democracy?

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An engineer, an economist, and an ecomodernist walk into a bar and order a free lunch . . . By Stan Cox

31 July 2018 — Climate & Capitalism – Green Social Thought


“The absurdity of the original vertical farming dream has become obvious, but the quest has not been abandoned.”

Stan Cox says ecomodernists are far better at inventing technological fantasies than at finding ways to solve environmental crises

Humanity’s and the Earth’s prospects have been dimming for the past year and a half. But they’ve been bleak for a long time; as little was being done about the global ecological crisis before January 2017 as has been done since. Neither then nor now has the national or world power structure acknowledged that deep reductions in human resource use and economic activity, but with sufficiency for all, are necessary. Instead, the most popular proposed “solutions” would double down on human ingenuity and market forces, the two factors that have been central to creating our predicament in the first place.

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