Day 4 – Rebellion as usual?

19 April 2019 — extinction/rebellion

Thursday 18th April – Day 4 of the mother of all protests and we have managed to garner over 500 arrests, £250,000 in crowdfunding, and a whole heap of headlines. And on the ground, dare I say it, this is all starting to feel like business as usual. Dancing like gangbusters around the big pink party boat moored at Oxford Circus? Check. Chilled music and poetry on a plant lined Waterloo Bridge? Check. Moving and informative speeches on a car free Parliament Square? Check. A thriving community growing steadily beside Marble Arch? Check. Sun shining, children playing, people learning? Check. Check. Check.

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Nitrogen Crisis: A neglected threat to Earth’s life support systems

18 April 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Planetary Boundaries. Nitrogen and biodiversity are farther out of safe limits than any others (Rockstrom et. al, Nature, 2009)

Part One of a discussion of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.

Continuing our series on metabolic rifts

by Ian Angus

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Julian Assange Newslinks 19 April 2019

19 April 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Ecuador turns to Interpol to arrest former foreign minister & Assange supporter Patino

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Venezuela Newslinks 19 April 2019

19 April 2019 17:45 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: A Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune

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Black Agenda Report 18 April 2019: Is Apartheid Israel “Reparations” for Jews?; Terri Sewell, Worst of the Black Caucus; “The Resistance” Silent on Assange…

18 April 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Is the Apartheid Colonial Settler State of Israel “Reparations” For Jews? ADOS Thinks So. 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
When ADOS leaders & followers make the ridiculous claim that the apartheid state of Israel is “reparations” for Jews they betray their own right wing and capitalist sponsorship and roots.

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