When Americans were asked whether the federal government was spending too little on “assistance to the poor”, 65% agreed. When they were asked whether it was spending too little on “welfare”, 25% agreed.
The corporate grip on opinion in the US is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent
Trump Is Following Scott Walker’s Playbook
If you think things are bad now for the nation, a closer look over what happened in Wisconsin shows us that we need to brace ourselves. It seems like Reince Priebus [who came to the Trump administration out of Walker’s political machinery in Wisconsin] has been printing up copies of Walker’s playbook and handing it out not only to Trump but to the Republican leadership in Congress, as well,”
The EPA would sustain the biggest cut of any federal agency to clear away regulations Trump claims are hobbling oil drillers, coal miners and farmers. It would effectively erase Obama’s initiatives to combat climate change by cutting funding for the agency’s signature Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Climate Change Forces Northwest Natives From Their Ancestral Homes
As is true in many Native communities around the world, the Quinault have borne witness to the marked signs of climate change over the past century. In Taholah — which is home to some 825 people — these signs are becoming increasingly impossible to ignore.
Greece To Surrender Gold, Utilities and Real Estate in Exchange For Pieces of Paper Printed in Brussels
The untold story of the Greek “bailouts” is that it wasn’t a “bailout” — it was an auction of Greek assets. Real, tangible things with real, tangible value were seized in exchange for pieces of paper that guarantee Athens will be chained to Berlin and Brussels for the foreseeable future. It’s your basic extortion racket.
Waters off the coast of Tasmania turn a shimmering blue, caused by Noctiluca scintillans – also known as sea sparkle. Despite people flocking to photograph the eerie scenes, scientists have warned that they are, in fact, a worrying sign of climate change
Long before sustainability was a buzzword, architect Shigeru Ban was using ecologically sound building materials such as cardboard tubes. He uses them to build remarkable temporary structures for disaster-struck nations such as Haiti, Rwanda and Japan. Yet often, these buildings remain a beloved part of the landscape long after they have served their intended purpose.
The Oceans are Warming Faster than Thought; Rate is accelerating
This increased rate of warming is rather concerning when you consider that 93% of the extra heat ends up in the oceans. Ocean heat gain is probably a better determiner of overall global warming than atmospheric heat gain.
Improved estimates of ocean heat content from 1960 to 2015
All ocean basins examined have experienced significant warming since 1998, with the greatest warming in the southern oceans, the tropical/subtropical Pacific Ocean, and the tropical/subtropical Atlantic Ocean.
Cambodia Rejects US War Debt, Slams US Imperial Brutality
“They dropped bombs on our heads and then ask up to repay. When we do not repay, they tell the IMF not to lend us money.” Between 1970 and 1975, US fighter jets carried out secret carpet-bombings killing more than 500,000 people, many of them women and children. After the Khmer Rouge took over the country in 1975, more than 2 million people died as a result of political executions, disease and forced labor, and many credited US imperialism in the region for fueling the death toll.